Patents Examined by Marcos Batista
  • Patent number: 10274580
    Abstract: Position determination for a mobile station is achieved through the modification of certain Wi-Fi access point and station signals, that are radiated by a certain master (i.e., guiding) base station, combined with slave (i.e., guided) stations having known coordinates, and processing the signals received from these base stations at the mobile station to determine the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TOPCON POSITIONING SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Nikolay Afanasyevich Vazhenin, Andrey Vladimirovich Veitsel, Vladimir Viktorovich Veitsel, Fedor Borisovich Serkin
  • Patent number: 10271169
    Abstract: A method includes moving an interrogation device through multiple geographical positions. At each geographical position of the interrogation device, a wireless communication terminal is solicited to establish temporary communication with the interrogation device, and a value indicative of a distance between the wireless communication terminal and the interrogation device is estimated using the temporary communication. A geographical location of the wireless communication terminal is calculated based on multiple estimated values corresponding to the respective multiple geographical positions of the interrogation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Constantin Tanasa, Aleksandar Bozic, Slobodan Ninkov, Nicolas Marcou
  • Patent number: 10264421
    Abstract: A tracking server stores information identifying one or more community mobile devices and information identifying one or more tracking devices within a proximity of each of the one or more community mobile devices. The tracking server receives a tracking device request from a mobile device. The tracking device request includes information identifying a tracking device and configuration instructions for configuring the tracking device. The tracking server identifies a community mobile device from the one or more community mobile devices within a proximity of the tracking device. The tracking server sends the tracking device request to the identified community mobile device. The identified community mobile device is configured to forward the tracking device request to the tracking device and the tracking device is configured to re-configure the tracking device based on the configuration instructions included in the tracking device request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Farley, Jose Pons Vega, Charles Y. Choi, Renu Janjam
  • Patent number: 10262314
    Abstract: A provisioning system for enabling a mobile communication device to operate as a financial presentation device (FPD) presentable to providers of goods or service is provided. The provisioning system relies on a transaction processing system that normally routes authorization requests from merchants to issuers of FPDs for purposes of authorizing FPD transactions. The transaction processing system stores security keys of all issuers in order to validate transaction data sent from the merchants. The provisioning system monitors authorization requests routed through the transaction processing system and retrieves an authorization request of a financial transaction initiated with a particular FPD. The provisioning system then transmits the FPD data contained in the retrieved authorization request and the security key stored in the transaction processing system to a secure memory element of the mobile communication device to enable the mobile communication device to operate as a FPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VISA U.S.A. INC.
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 10257663
    Abstract: Methods for emergency visualization are disclosed. The methods include a computer-implemented method for interactive emergency visualization that includes receiving a notification concerning an incident associated with a multi-floor structure, requesting location information from a user device geographically associated with the multi-floor structure, and receiving, in response to the request, a beacon identifier from the user device, the beacon identifier being associated with a beacon disposed within the multi-floor structure. The method also includes determining on which floor of the multi-floor structure the user device is located based on the beacon identifier and stored information indicating the location of the beacon and displaying a graphical map of the multi-floor structure and information indicating the specific floor on which the user device is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PATROCINIUM SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: John A. South, Richard Daniel Murphy, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10257860
    Abstract: A method of a transmit apparatus for a directional listen-before-talk (LBT) operation in a wireless communication system. The method comprising sensing a channel for an interval comprising at least one clear channel assessment (CCA) slot, determining whether a state of the sensed channel for the interval is an idle state based on a configurable directional energy threshold, sensing an additional number of CCA slots when the state of the sensed channel is determined as the idle state based on the configurable directional energy threshold, and transmitting, to a receive apparatus, at least one of discovery signal or data signal when states of the sensed additional number of CCA slots are determined as the idle state based on the configurable directional energy threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongbo Si, Boon Loong Ng
  • Patent number: 10244119
    Abstract: A driver's communication assistance infra system may include a vehicle terminal device mounted in a vehicle and obtaining mobile phone information related to portable communication devices of a driver and a passenger in the vehicle using a mobile phone pairing; and a connected vehicle center receiving and storing the mobile phone information transmitted from the vehicle terminal device and connecting a calling number to the passenger via a mobile communication network upon receipt of the calling number transmitted by the caller while the driver is driving; and the use of the portable communication device of the driver while driving is switched by the connected vehicle center, thus abiding by the driver's mobile phone regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Kim, Jun-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10237765
    Abstract: A measuring instrument for detecting a source of passive intermodulation (PIM) includes a signal source, a reference signal source, and a first transmitter module and a second transmitter module each configured to receive a signal from the signal source and a reference signal from the reference signal source and generate a tone at a first frequency and a second frequency, respectively. The measuring instrument further includes a receiver and a receiver module configured to receive the signal from the signal source and a harmonic of the test signal generated by a source of PIM to generate a sample signal at the fixed frequency of the reference signal. The receiver is configured to determine a shift in phase between the reference signal and the sample signal. The receiver determines an estimate of distance to the source of PIM using determinations of the shift in phase as the signal source is swept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANRITSU COMPANY
    Inventor: Donald Anthony Bradley
  • Patent number: 10237805
    Abstract: In Internet Protocol communications based on mobile station number (MSISDN) such as Rich Communication Services (RCS), the operator in a region which should be used to route services to a user device addressed by a mobile station number can be determined by recording which operator is the source of any capabilities exchange or signed presence subscription messages relating to the mobile station number which are received. The identified operator identities can then be stored in association with the respective mobile station numbers in a routing database. Messages to be sent to mobile station numbers can then be routed based on respective stored operator identities associated with the mobile station numbers in the routing database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Phillip Carter, Oscar Gallego Gomez, Jakub Nowicki
  • Patent number: 10237359
    Abstract: The present invention includes a wireless communication method and device comprising a one-to-one exchange of wireless electronic device identifications or unique profile IDs between a sending and a receiving party who are both registered users of the electronic business/personal card service and further comprising upload of the wireless electronic identifications to a data server computer system wherein said system matches said identifications with those of registered users and said computer system displays information about the user associated with each identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Dan Coffing
  • Patent number: 10231172
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for more efficiently managing a mobile communications network by varying the frequency with which a mobile terminal searches for a home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Richard MacKenzie
  • Patent number: 10231205
    Abstract: Provided is a method for sending an in-band positioning signal and in-band positioning system in a communication network. The system includes: a Position Management Station (PMS), arranged to manage one or more Position Service Stations (PSSs) and provide a synchronization reference clock for the one or more PSSs; a positioning center network element, arranged to provide position estimation information for a terminal based on position information of the one or more PSSs and send the position estimation information to the terminal; and the one or more PSSs, of which each PSS uses a same frequency band used by the communication network and is arranged to generate an in-band positioning signal for measuring a distance, regulate a sending clock of the in-band positioning signal according to a difference value between a local sending clock and the synchronization reference clock and send the in-band positioning signal to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shijun Chen, Liujun Hu, Guanghui Yu, Bo Dai, Zhaohua Lu
  • Patent number: 10231171
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for more efficiently managing a mobile communications network by varying the frequency with which a mobile terminal searches for a home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Richard Mackenzie
  • Patent number: 10230676
    Abstract: Systems and methods for open social networks configured for a location or a region. The social networks are arranged accessible to all users via an interactive map or a website link. In one aspect, user numbers or post quantities are displayed beside network icons on a map. In another aspect, posts generated by local and remote users are presented in separate windows. In yet another aspect, social networks are searchable via keywords or category in a map setting. Moreover, for a given period of time, a requester continuously receives contents presented at a social network which has the most users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 10228453
    Abstract: An indoor positioning method includes: obtaining, by a terminal, all predicted locations of a current location, predicting, according to historical movement information of the terminal, a first probability that the terminal passes through each predicted location at a next moment, and obtaining, based on strength of a received signal, a second probability that the terminal passes through each predicted location at the next moment; and generating a corresponding third probability according to the first probability and the second probability that are corresponding to each predicted location, and determining a predicted location point with a highest third probability as a location of the terminal at a second moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yunsheng Kuang
  • Patent number: 10219277
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method implemented by a computer system of a vehicle that is a transmitter of a millimeter wave message (“mmWave message”) which is transmitted to a receiver of the mmWave message. In some embodiments, the method includes measuring, by a perception sensor, sensor data describing the locations of objects that are proximate to the receiver and the transmitter. The method includes determining angle data describing one or more angles of arrival and one or more angels of departure for the objects. The method includes generating propagation data describing a list of paths between the transmitter and the receiver and channel gains for each path included in the list of paths. The method includes determining a plurality of channels for successfully transmitting the mmWave message to the receiver. The method includes transmitting the mmWave message to the receiver simultaneously using the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Vutha Va, Takayuki Shimizu, Gaurav Bansal
  • Patent number: 10201035
    Abstract: A method for IP [=Internet Protocol] communication between a mobile terminal and its correspondent node in a mobile radio network. The method comprises establishing an IP connection between the mobile terminal and its correspondent node. After detecting a period of inactivity in the IP connection, keep-alive messages are sent via the IP connection at predetermined intervals, which are varied. The method comprises monitoring the lengths of several periods of inactivity at which the mobile radio network disconnects the IP connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Ari Backholm, Mikko Tervahauta, Seppo Salorinne, Jukka Ahonen, Mikko Daavittila, Andrew Everitt, Lauri Vuornos
  • Patent number: 10194331
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a remote radio unit hub (RHUB), an indoor communications system, and a signal transmission method. The RHUB includes an input port module, a first output port module, and a processing module. The input port module is configured to connect to a baseband unit (BBU) in a wired manner and receive a first communications signal sent by the BBU. The first output port module is configured to connect to another RHUB in a wired manner. Additionally, the processing module is configured to send, according to the first communications signal received by the input port module, a second communications signal to the another RHUB by using the first output port module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Jinsong Hong, Qiongtao Ren
  • Patent number: 10194289
    Abstract: A short message service (SMS) message processing method for a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal, where an SMS message Favorites bar is added to an SMS message interaction interface such that when sending or receiving an SMS message, a user can tap the SMS message Favorites bar on a current user SMS message interaction interface. The method includes receiving a first touch operation on a Favorites button, obtaining a Favorite SMS message from storage space of the mobile terminal according to the first touch operation, and displaying the obtained Favorite SMS message on a touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10194262
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an audio signal at a mobile computing device and determining whether the audio signal is within a particular frequency range using an application executing at the mobile computing device. When the audio signal is within the particular frequency range, the audio signal may be processed to determine speaker location data encoded within the audio signal that indicates a location associated with a speaker generating the audio signal. A message including information associated with the speaker location data may be sent from the mobile computing device to a server, and item data from the server may be received at the mobile computing device. The item data is related to an item that is located proximate to the speaker, and information descriptive of the item may be displayed at the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Frank Kao