Patents Examined by Marceau Milord
  • Patent number: 10306478
    Abstract: A radio terminal (3) operates to perform a predetermined process regarding a first cell (Cell #2) on an unlicensed frequency (F2) based on a predetermined relationship between a frame timing of a first serving cell (Cell #1) using a licensed frequency (F1) and a frame timing of the first cell (Cell #2) using the unlicensed frequency (F2). This contributes, for example, to enabling a radio terminal to differentiate among two or more cells when these cells use the same cell identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10299307
    Abstract: A wireless media player and a related system and methodology. One feature of the wireless media player system pertains to a virtual connector system, apparatus, and method for the automatic establishment of wireless connectivity with other electronic devices. The media player device can employ the use of integrated Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to exchange communication settings, media capability, and other parameters with an external device that also has integrated RFID technology. The automatic exchange of settings and other information via a proximity-based RFID data exchange allows a media player to quickly establish a secure communication link with another device via a commonly supported wireless protocol such as Ultra Wideband (UWB) or Bluetooth. Another feature of the media player system pertains to a method of using the captured media capability of the connecting device to customize certain menu options and software parameters in the media player.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Syndefense, Corp.
    Inventor: Robin Dua
  • Patent number: 10299248
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting system information and a method and an apparatus for receiving system information are provided. The method includes: acquiring, by a base station, a preset modification period of enhanced system information, where the enhanced system information is system information on which enhanced transmission needs to be performed; the modification period of the enhanced system information is an integer multiple of a modification period of non-enhanced system information; and the non-enhanced system information is system information that is transmitted, based on scheduling by using a control channel, in a system information window; and transmitting the enhanced system information in an enhanced transmission manner in the modification period of the enhanced system information according to a configured time-sequence location. According to the methods or the apparatuses in the present invention, occupied transmission resources can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhuan Xia
  • Patent number: 10298412
    Abstract: In one embodiment, one or more systems may receive input from a user identifying an interactive region of a physical environment. The one or more systems may determine a location of the interactive region relative to a depth sensor and monitor, at least in part by the depth sensor, the interactive region for a predetermined event. The one or more systems may detect, at least in part by the depth sensor, the predetermined event. In response to detecting the predetermined event, the one or more systems may initiate a predetermined action associated with the predetermined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Harms, Pol Pla, Yedan Qian, Olivier Bau
  • Patent number: 10292023
    Abstract: Disclosed are a service data transmission method, a terminal and a charging system, and a computer storage medium. The method comprises: when detecting that a terminal roams from a local place to a different place, requesting and acquiring V-SIM card information about the different place from a V-SIM card server; disconnecting network connections which are established using a SIM card, and establishing network connections using the acquired V-SIM card information; and transmitting service data using the established network connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Yabing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10292088
    Abstract: In certain cellular communication systems, a roaming communication device may attempt to establish a connection with a visited wireless communication network. Before allowing the connection, the visited network may check to see whether the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the device has been listed in an Equipment Identity Register (EIR) as being blocked, and may refuse the connection if the IMEI is listed as being blocked. In addition, when the home network of the device receives a request to authorize usage of the device, the home network may also check its own EIR to determine whether the IMEI has been blocked. If the IMEI has been blocked in the EIR of the home network, the home network indicates to the visited network that the connection should be refused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hichem Zait, Nassereddine Sabeur
  • Patent number: 10284693
    Abstract: A remote controller includes a remote controller body including one or more control devices, a holding mechanism configured to move with respect to the remote controller body to switch between an extended state and a contracted state, a connecting mechanism movably connecting the holding mechanism to the remote controller body, and an antenna provided at a side of the remote controller body and rotatably connected to the remote controller body to be extended or folded. The holding mechanism includes a handle connected to the connecting mechanism. The handle is located outside the remote controller body in the extended state. The remote controller is configured to control an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yumian Deng, Bo Yuan, Zhenkai Wu
  • Patent number: 10271173
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes sending information associated with multiple candidate place-entities to a user, receiving a selection of one candidate place-entity by the user, and updating the rating of the selected candidate place-entity on an online social network. In particular, the sending is based on calculated probabilities the candidate place-entities are associated with a particular geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Kalis, Justin Moore, Jan Kodovsky, Aaron Bryan Adcock, Danielle Rothermel, Zhong Wang
  • Patent number: 10270540
    Abstract: An underwater communications system is provided that transmits electromagnetic and/or magnetic signals to a remote receiver. The transmitter includes a data input. A digital data compressor compresses data to be transmitted. A modulator modulates compressed data onto a carrier signal. An electrically insulated, magnetic coupled antenna transmits the compressed, modulated signals. The receiver that has an electrically insulated, magnetic coupled antenna for receiving a compressed, modulated signal. A demodulator is provided for demodulating the signal to reveal compressed data. A de-compressor de-compresses the data. An appropriate human interface is provided to present transmitted data into text/audio/visible form. Similarly, the transmit system comprises appropriate audio/visual/text entry mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WFS Technologies LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Rhodes, Derek Wolfe, Brendan Hyland
  • Patent number: 10271192
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (WCD) establishes an ad-hoc communication link with a second WCD within operating range. A replica of at least a portion of a display of the first WCD may be shared with the second WCD utilizing wireless broadband signals that are communicated via the established one or more ad-hoc communication links. The first WCD and the second WCD are operable to communicate the wireless broadband signals at a power level that is below a spurious emissions mask. The transmitted wireless broadband signals are spread so they occupy a designated frequency spectrum band. The shared replica of at least a portion of the display of the first WCD includes one or more applications, text, video and/or data content. A user of the first WCD may interact with content that is displayed on a display of the second WCD and vice-versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Ling, Timothy Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10264465
    Abstract: A radio terminal (3) operates to perform a predetermined process regarding a first cell (Cell #2) on an unlicensed frequency (F2) based on a predetermined relationship between a frame timing of a first serving cell (Cell #1) using a licensed frequency (F1) and a frame timing of the first cell (Cell #2) using the unlicensed frequency (F2). This contributes, for example, to enabling a radio terminal to differentiate among two or more cells when these cells use the same cell identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10257648
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to electrical and electronic hardware, computer software, wired and wireless network communications, and wearable computing devices for identifying activities and/or destinations of relative importance. More specifically, a system, a device and a method are provided to determine interactions at a mobile computing device predict activities based on one or more types of interactions. Examples of activities include preferential activities available at a geographic region association with lodging. In one or more embodiments, a method can include receiving data representing an interaction with a user interface, generating data summarizing the interaction to include an interaction type, and determining data representing a prioritized value indicative of a degree of the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HomeAway.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Hedley Turner, Daniel Steven Haligas, Velayudhan Pillai Venugopal, Alex Holm Devine
  • Patent number: 10255791
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for providing reminders. A system for providing reminders comprises a communication device configured to receive location information associated with at least a vehicle, a mobile device, and a tracker coupled to an item, a movement pattern database, and a control circuit. The control circuit being configured to: track a current movement pattern of the vehicle, the mobile device, and the tracker based on the location information received via the communication device, select an expected movement pattern from the movement pattern database based on the location information associated with one or more of the vehicle, the mobile device, and the tracker, compare the current movement pattern of the vehicle, the mobile device, and the tracker with the expected movement pattern, and generate an alert based on detecting a deviation from the expected movement pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce W. Wilkinson, Todd D. Mattingly
  • Patent number: 10251048
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method for performing, by a first device, scanning in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of: receiving a scan request which orders at least one neighboring device to perform scanning; and performing the scan negotiation procedure with a second device. According to the present specification, it is possible to enable a device with an insufficient energy source to perform a scanning function at lower power than a conventional wireless communication technique by performing a search function by another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jingu Choi, Hyeonjae Lee, Minsoo Lee, Younghwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10251019
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a position indicator are presented. In some embodiments, position data indicating a position of a mobile device is obtained. A position indicator is determined based on at least one region of a map. The position of the mobile device is located within the at least one region. The position indicator indicates a map-feature-dependent region of the map. The position indicator is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yin Chen, Saumitra Mohan Das, Payam Pakzad
  • Patent number: 10251075
    Abstract: A Component Carrier (“CC”) controller may monitor usage, by a set of user equipment (“UE”), of radio resources provided by an access node, of a wireless telecommunications network, that utilizes one or more CCs. The CC controller may optimize coverage and/or capacity of the access node by adjusting the number of CCs that are active at the access node, and the power that is allocated for each active CC in response to monitoring radio resource usage that exceeds one or more first thresholds, or monitoring radio resource usage that is below one or more second thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10244449
    Abstract: A communication method according to an embodiment comprises: a step of performing, by a user terminal, a reselection of a target cell to be used as a serving cell from among a plurality of cells operated at different frequencies. The step of performing the reselection of the target cell comprises: a first reselection step of performing, by the user terminal, the reselection of the target cell in a response to reception of a paging signal for requesting the reselection of the target cell from a current serving cell; and a second reselection step of performing, by the user terminal, the reselection of the target cell in a response to a trigger without dependence on the paging signal. In the first reselection step, the user terminal starts measurement of a quality of a measurement target frequency included in system information broadcast from the current serving cell, in response to the reception of the paging signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Noriyoshi Fukuta, Yushi Nagasaka, Henry Chang, Hiroyuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 10244383
    Abstract: A method and system a system for activating a wireless service includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) card having a first surface, the SIM card including a subscriber identity module (SIM), and an activation code stored with the SIM card. The activation code is linked to the SIM. A wireless device configured to receive the SIM, where the SIM is configured to be utilized in the wireless device, the wireless device including: a memory that stores an operating system of the wireless device and a wireless service activation application, a processor that processes a function of the wireless device, a display that displays information to a user, the wireless service activation application is configured to capture the activation code that authorizes the wireless device on a wireless network and authorizes a predetermined amount of wireless service for the wireless device associated with said SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: David Brooks, Sergio Rivera
  • Patent number: 10234299
    Abstract: A system and method that includes a user management device, a server, and executable instructions that provide geo-tracking routing from point to point in a geographical location and to geo-tracking of a user's progress by tracking user location via storing of waypoints along a route and developing a “return home” path for the user. The systems and methods described herein can be employed in a mapping system that may include various geo-tracking services, social networking services, and geo-tracking capabilities, and the determination of return paths, and utilizes Artificial Intelligence to map location, time, and user preferences. The method employs analysis of user trends and will recommend locations that the user will identify as useful. The user's interactive input will be age-agnostic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Osvaldo Morales
  • Patent number: 10231157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device-to device (D2D) operation method executed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of: acquiring a public land mobile network (PLMN) list for a first service; acquiring a PLMN list for a second service; determining frequency priorities on the basis of the PLMN list for the first service and the PLMN list for the second service; and performing cell re-selection on the basis of the frequency priorities, wherein said determining of the frequency priorities comprises determining, as a top priority, a frequency for a PLMN which is commonly included in the PLMN list for the first service and the PLMN list for the second service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee