Patents Examined by Mahendra Patel
  • Patent number: 10408917
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating a position of a target object are provided. The target object can be equipped with a plurality of spatially distributed antennas, and can be located within a network of a plurality of anchors at fixed locations. A plurality of anchor pairs can be assigned. Each anchor pair can include at least two anchors. The anchor pairs can transmit and receive range request (REQ) and range response (RSP) packets. The REQ and RSP packets can be received by the antennas on the target object. Distance differences between the target object to the first anchor and from the target object to the second anchor of each anchor pair can be estimated, based on times at which the REQ packet and the RSP packet are received at the target object. The position of the target object can be estimated based on the distance differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Red Point Positioning Corporation
    Inventors: Zhenzhen Ye, Chunjie Duan, Georgiy Pekhteryev
  • Patent number: 10397964
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, a terminal apparatus is capable of reporting, to a base station apparatus, information indicating a mobility state of the terminal apparatus. In a case where the terminal apparatus reports information (history information) to the base station apparatus as mobility state indicating information, the terminal apparatus notifies the base station apparatus of a radio resource control connection setup complete message containing information indicating the presence of the history information that is notified as the mobility state indicating information. The history information contains an identifier of a cell that the terminal apparatus visited and the duration of stay in the cell. The base station apparatus notifies the terminal apparatus of information as to whether to report the mobility state indicating information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuboi, Katsunari Uemura
  • Patent number: 10362164
    Abstract: A communication device comprising: one or more processors and one or more memories supporting communication, the device comprising a plurality of modes, including at least a normal mode and at least one focused mode, wherein the normal mode is distinct from the focused mode, and wherein, when the device is in the focused mode one or more features of the device are at least partially disabled, and wherein the one or more features of the device that are at least partially disabled in the focused mode include one or more features relating to communication supported by the device, wherein the device is configured to: support a user interface (UI) for setting one or more focused time periods, and wherein the device is further configured to switch to the at least one focused mode during the focused time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Emma Michaela Siritzky
  • Patent number: 10362486
    Abstract: A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver in which each of the streams of television content are transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel map which defines on which of the plurality of frequency channels each stream of television content is transmitted and the interference being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication signals in a vicinity of the television receiver. The method includes identifying the channel map and adapting a transmission of the radio communication signals between the base station and the one or more of mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at the television receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY EUROPE LIMITED
    Inventors: John Christopher Clifton, John Nicholas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10362471
    Abstract: A system, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions for receiving information about an event from at least one mobile device, the information comprising location information and event type information and identifying the event based on the information, the event being identified by associating the event type information with a specific event and associating the location information with a particular location associated with the specific event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: James N. White, Monica Rose Martino, M. Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 10359985
    Abstract: An electronic paper display unit includes a protective case, which is made of a transparent material, a display, which is installed in the protective case, is powered to display desired image information, and includes a plurality of divided regions, and a control module, which is electrically connected with the display, and includes a first mode transmitting a divided mode signal such that many pieces of image information are independently displayed on the respective divided regions and a second mode transmitting an integrated mode signal such that one piece of image information is displayed throughout the overall divided regions. Further, a mobile communication terminal can visually display various pieces of image information thereon according to selection of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung-Hoon Song
  • Patent number: 10362571
    Abstract: Various devices, methods, and processes are provided for handling conflicting and/or redundant power control and triggering information for transmitting reference signal(s) such as sounding reference signal (SRS) using carrier aggregation (CA). A user equipment (UE) receives a first downlink control information (DCI) and a second DCI including SRS control information that is in conflict with that of the first DCI, for controlling SRS transmission on a component carrier (CC). The UE determines a resolution to reconcile the conflict between the DCIs. Then the UE can transmit an SRS on the CC in accordance with the resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10362478
    Abstract: A method for user equipment (UE) identification in a wireless network comprising selecting, at the UE, a sequence from a stored pool of possible sequences based on a stored secret value; and transmitting the selected sequence to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Baligh, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10356678
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for acquiring a UE capability, a terminal, and a base station. A method for acquiring a UE capability includes: receiving, by a target base station, a handover request sent by a core network device or a source base station, where the handover request carries first UE capability information; and if the first UE capability information indicates an incomplete capability of a UE, after the UE is handed over to the target base station, the target base station determines, according to the first UE capability information, whether to acquire a complete capability of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Guo, Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10356758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a UE for requesting SPS resources for V2X message transmissions in a wireless communication system. The method includes generating a first V2X message for transmission. In addition, the method includes transmitting a first signal to a network node for requesting SPS resources for transmitting the first V2X message and V2X messages which are generated subsequent to the first V2X message, wherein the first signal includes an identity used to associate the SPS resources with the first V2X message and the V2X messages. Furthermore, the method includes receiving a second signal from the network node, wherein the second signal contains a first information indicating the SPS resources and the identity. The method also includes transmitting the first V2X message and the V2X messages according to the SPS resources indicated by the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Te Pan, Wei-Yu Chen, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo
  • Patent number: 10356230
    Abstract: Battery replacement techniques and enhancement features for a mobile computing device are disclosed. In accordance with some embodiments, the disclosed techniques may be implemented in structural device features that provide for easily and rapidly accessing and removing a battery from a mobile computing device. The disclosed techniques may be used, for example, in replacing a depleted mobile phone battery efficiently with an energized replacement battery. Various enhancement features also may be implemented, facilitating operation of the mobile computing device by the user. Numerous configurations and variations will be apparent in light of this disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph Romain
  • Patent number: 10348906
    Abstract: Disclosed is a technology for a sensor network, machine to machine (M2M), machine type communication (MTC), and internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure can be used for intelligent services (for example, services related to a smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security, and safety) based on the technology. A method of controlling a visitor's call by a first terminal in a home network system includes: reading home information pre-stored in the communication module when communication with a communication module installed inside the home is possible; transmitting a visit request message including the home information and identification information of the first terminal to the smart home server or a at least on second terminal from among a plurality of second terminals; and communicating with the at least one second terminal when at least one of the plurality of second terminals accepts communication with the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gye-Young Lee, Hee-Dong Kim, Soo-Young Lee, Hyun-Ki Jung, Dong-Yun Hawng
  • Patent number: 10338192
    Abstract: A system and method for recovering from a failure during the position tracking of an RF-transmitting device includes tracking the position of the radio frequency (RF) transmitting device based on RF signals emitted by the RF-transmitting device. If the tracking loses the position of the RF-transmitting device, new phase difference data are calculated from the RF signals transmitted by the RF-transmitting device and received at four or more antennas. A subset of candidate position solutions for evaluation is identified based on the new phase difference data. One or more of the candidate position solutions in the subset is evaluated to find an acceptable position solution. The tracking of the position of the RF-transmitting device resumes using the acceptable position solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: POSITION IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Schneider, Yi Cao
  • Patent number: 10334497
    Abstract: A method and terminal are disclosed for cell reselection. The terminal obtains a dedicated priority list and a valid time of the dedicates priority list for cell reselection from a first communication system, such as a Long Term Evolution (LTE) system, when the terminal is in a cell of the fists communication system. In case that the terminal camps on a cell of a second communication system, such as a non-LTE system (for example, a UMTS system), and before the valid time expire, the terminal performs cell reselection using the dedicated priority list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Roberts, Johan Johansson, Boyun Xie, Min Huang
  • Patent number: 10327105
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information to a mobile device based on an event comprising detecting an occurrence of the event, determining if the event is a specific event and if the event occurred at or near a geographical location and sending an alert of the event to at least one mobile device if the event is the specific event, if the event occurs at or near the geographical location, and if the at least one mobile device is located at or near the geographical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: James N. White, Monica Rose Martino, M. Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 10321285
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting customer charging in 5G networks are provided. Monitoring functions are instantiated at selected network locations for tracking access to network services. The monitoring functions provide charging information for use in customer billing. A customer can enter a service level agreement with a particular customized method of charging for service usage, and the monitoring functions can be customized to provide charging information according to the service level agreement. Charging can vary based on factors such as time of day, network congestion, service traffic characteristics, and geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10313963
    Abstract: Some example embodiments disclose methods for selecting registered public land mobile network (RPLMN) radio access technology (RAT) modes in wireless communication devices. The method as disclosed herein includes determining location information of the wireless communication device; validating the location information; deriving a RPLMN from the validated location information when the validating is successful; storing a RPLMN access technology (AccTech) based on the derived RPLMN; and selecting a RAT mode using the stored RPLMN AccTech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prasad Basavaraj Dandra, Vijay Ganesh Surisetty, Siddhi Chandrashekhar Mayekar, Akshay Rastogi, Jae-Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10313849
    Abstract: A system and process of sharing a wireless surface allotment in a wireless network includes implementing a metering system to meter wireless service usage by users of the wireless network and tracking wireless usage by a plurality of wireless devices associated with the metering system. The system and process further includes receiving a share request to reallocate the respective wireless service allotment for at least two of the plurality of wireless devices, forwarding modification instructions to the metering system, requesting confirmation from the metering system that the modification instructions have been received, and modifying the respective wireless service allotments for the at least two wireless devices in response to receiving confirmation from the metering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: John Collier
  • Patent number: 10306475
    Abstract: In order for making MTC more efficient and/or secure, a base station forming a communication system connects a UE to a core network. A node serves as an entering point to the core network for a service provider, and transmits traffic between the service provider and the UE. The node establishes, as a connection to the base station, a first connection for directly transceiving messages between the node and the base station. Alternatively, the node establishes a second connection for transparently transceiving the messages through a different node that is placed within the core network and has established a different secure connection to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaowei Zhang, Anand Raghawa Prasad, Andreas Kunz, Genadi Velev, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10298832
    Abstract: A vehicle camera system and method for operating a vehicle camera system comprising a vehicle camera with communication capabilities. The vehicle camera operating in conjunction with other components to provide information to users. The vehicle camera system compiles information from multiple components into a single repository of video recordings with information, such as location information, vehicle status and diagnostic information, alert information and other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Cobra Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Wilfred Charles Boudreau, Michael E. Williams, Brian Neal Hosler, Jonathan Charles Levell