Patents Examined by Marcos Batista
  • Patent number: 10735900
    Abstract: A method for identifying one or more other mobile devices in a vicinity of a first mobile device includes transmitting a first set of pulses to a second mobile device, receiving a second set of pulses from the second mobile device, and determining distance and angular information corresponding to transmission times of the first set of pulses and reception times of the second set of pulses received at the mobile device. The angular information indicates an angle between a pointing direction of the first mobile device and the second mobile device. A first probability that a position of the second mobile device lies within a first spatial region having a defined distance range and aligned with the pointing direction of the first mobile device is determined based on the distance information and the angular information. An importance metric for the second mobile device is determined based on the first probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Werner, Brent M. Ledvina, Merrick K. McCracken
  • Patent number: 10733629
    Abstract: A computing system is configured to receive location data from a first wireless device of a first user. The system determines one or more coordinates associated with an establishment. The system determines that the first user is located at the establishment using the location data and the coordinates associated with the establishment. The system receives, from a second wireless device of a second user, a request for a location of the first user. The system determines that that the second user has permission to obtain the location of the first user. The system then transmits, to the second wireless device, information associated with the establishment where the first user is determined to be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: James David Busch
  • Patent number: 10721713
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method and apparatus for monitoring UE reachability in a wireless communication system. A method for monitoring UE reachability may include receiving, by a Mobility Management Entity, a monitoring request message for UE reachability including a maximum response time from a Home Subscriber Server, detecting, by the MME, the UE reachability if it is expected that paging is able to be transmitted to UE when extended Discontinuous Reception is applied to the UE, and sending, by the MME, a UE reachability notification to a Service Capability Exposure Function before a next paging occasion of the UE, wherein the maximum response time may indicate a time during which the UE maintains a reachable state so that downlink data is reliably delivered to the UE, and wherein an occasion when the UE reachability notification is transmitted may be determined by taking into consideration the maximum response time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim
  • Patent number: 10721632
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices and methods for displaying optimal locations for telecommunications equipment. In one embodiment, a method comprises simultaneously recording video footage and wireless signal strengths of a respective room in a plurality of rooms; storing the video footage and wireless signal strengths in a database; accessing the database and analyzing whether the video footage and wireless signal strengths include useful information; displaying one or more locations for telecommunications equipment on a floor plan of the respective room if the video footage and wireless signal strengths include useful information; and transmitting the video footage and wireless signal strengths to a technician if the video footage and wireless signal strengths do not include useful information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Future Dial, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Kikinis, George Huang
  • Patent number: 10720985
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a phased array antenna panel, a plurality of amplifier circuits, and a plurality of beamformer circuits. The phased array antenna panel generally comprises a plurality of antenna elements. Each of the amplifier circuits is mounted on the phased array antenna panel adjacent to a respective one of the plurality of antenna elements and each of the amplifier circuits has one or more first ports directly coupled to the respective antenna element. Each of the beamformer circuits is mounted on the phased array antenna panel adjacent to a number of the amplifier circuits. Each of the beamformer circuits has one or more second ports directly coupled to each of the adjacent amplifier circuits. Each of the beamformer circuits is generally configured to exchange a plurality of radio-frequency signals with each of the adjacent amplifier circuits via the second ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tumay Kanar, Chih-Hsiang Ko
  • Patent number: 10708730
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and machine readable non-transitory storage medium for a SDCI pull and push mode optimization are provided, which comprise synchronizing a caching timer and an allowed delay between a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) and a Packet Flow Description Function (PFDF); comparing the caching timer and the allowed delay; and pushing an updated Packet Flow Description (PFD) from the PFDF to the PCEF based on a result of the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Yang Shen
  • Patent number: 10708438
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, devices, and methods are described for wireless communication. In one example a first wireless signal is received in a first radio frequency spectrum using a first antenna exterior to a building. The first wireless signal is associated with a first wireless protocol. The first wireless signal is converted into a first intermediate signal associated with a coaxial protocol. The first intermediate signal is transmitted to an interior of the building using a coaxial cable. The first intermediate signal is converted into a second signal associated with a second wireless protocol. The second signal is then transmitted in a second radio frequency spectrum using a second antenna interior to the building. The second signal is transmitted using the second wireless protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dish Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark Jackson, Paul Langer
  • Patent number: 10708402
    Abstract: A mobile device has at least one grip handle disposed on the back surface of the mobile device. The grip handle comprises at least one grip surface that enables a user to grasp the mobile device and use it with one hand of the user. Various embodiments of the invention are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Stephen Lowrance Smith
  • Patent number: 10708836
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards enabling user equipment to perform route selection across multiple mobile communication technologies. User equipment route selection allows specifying, by the user equipment, information which affects the way the user equipment's network communications are handled by a communication network. User equipment route selection across multiple mobile communication technologies enables certain route selection capabilities whether the user equipment is connected to a 5G Core network mobile communication technology, a 5G Option 3x network mobile communication technology, or a LTE network mobile communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feza Buyukdura, Ryan Redfern, Hugh Shieh, Jeffrey D. Hjort
  • Patent number: 10694376
    Abstract: This application provides a network authentication method, a network device, a terminal device, and a storage medium. In one aspect, in this application, a network device generates a symmetric key by itself, and generates a correct sequence number of a terminal device in real time by using a first sequence number. In other words, in this application, the network device does not need to store the symmetric key and the correct sequence number of the terminal device, but generates the symmetric key and the correct sequence number of the terminal device in real time. Therefore, storage load of an HSS in the prior art can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei International Pte., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Kang, Haiguang Wang, Zhongding Lei, Fei Liu
  • Patent number: 10681554
    Abstract: A controller node for a wireless communication system includes a processor for operating the controller node in a configuration test context. The processor is configured to transmit at least one configuration test message including at least one configuration test setting and at least one operational setting to at least one first radio node and at least one second radio node, receive a test report indicating at least one result of at least one configuration test of the configuration test context, determine from the test report a capability of the at least one first radio node to operate as an authorized and verified radio node in the wireless communication system, and transmit the capability to the at least one first radio node that the at least one first radio node is an authorized and verified radio node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: George Koudouridis, Henrik Lundqvist
  • Patent number: 10659964
    Abstract: In a first device including a processor and a memory in communication with the processor, the memory includes executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the first device to perform functions of receiving, from a second device via a signal connection, a request to project visual content from the second device, the first device being in a locked state to restrict access to the first device that requires valid authentication to transition from the locked state to an unlocked state; determining that the second device has a permission to project the visual content to the first device; receiving, from the second device via the signal connection, data for projecting the visual content to the first device; and based on the received data, displaying, on a display, the visual content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Rouella J. Mendonca, Vincent Bellet, Cristian M. Matesan, Phuoc Q. Phan, Anders E. Klemets
  • Patent number: 10650371
    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: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 10638262
    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: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Farley, Jose Pons Vega, Charles Y. Choi, Renu Janjam
  • Patent number: 10638443
    Abstract: A deregistration method of user equipment in a network and user equipment performing the same is disclosed. The user equipment determines whether the user equipment is in a connection management (CM)_CONNECTED state in a non-3GPP access network and initiates a deregistration procedure through the non-3GPP access network if the user equipment is in the CM_CONNECTED state in the non-3GPP access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Yoo Hwa Kang, Dongmyoung Kim, No Ik Park
  • Patent number: 10630630
    Abstract: A device analyzes text messages, email, and/or other data for the purposes of suppressing the display of sensitive content on a lock screen. For example, a device may prevent a lock screen from displaying a notification indicating the arrival of a message containing sensitive information. Alternatively, the device may filter any sensitive information from a notification indicating the arrival of a message. The techniques disclosed herein improve the security of a device by preventing the display of sensitive information on a lock screen, while also improving the usability of lock screen notifications by allowing other information to be displayed. The techniques disclosed herein also improve the security of other systems using the device as part of a multi-factor authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jean Khawand, Paul Wayne Irwin
  • Patent number: 10623891
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computer implemented method of processing messages may include receiving priority information from at least one sponsor, the priority information to be used in determining a priority of one or more messages received from a plurality user devices, creating a message collection using a plurality of messages received from the plurality of user devices, and prioritizing at least one message in the message collection according to the received priority information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Sehn, Juan David Borrero, Michael Randall, Brian Ames
  • Patent number: 10621612
    Abstract: A method and system for customizing a mobile application running on a mobile communication device of a user. In one implementation, the method includes providing the mobile application to the mobile communication device of the user, the mobile application having a generic platform; determining a special interest group (SIG) that is affiliated with the user; and customizing the generic platform of the mobile application based on information specific to the special interest group (SIG) that is affiliated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 10616945
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may be configured to operate in dual connectivity (DC) and with split radio bearers, such that one or more split radio bearers are associated with a first cell group and one or more split radio bearers are associated with a second cell group. In some cases, a cell group failure may occur. Accordingly, the UE may autonomously update one or more radio bearer configurations of the one or more split radio bearers to determine a processing scheme for the cell group failure. Additionally or alternatively, as a result of the cell group failure, an amount of unacknowledged data in a radio link control (RLC) buffer for the second cell group may get stuck such that the network cannot access it. Accordingly, the UE may perform a PDCP data recovery (e.g., user plane handling) to access the unacknowledged data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 10594347
    Abstract: A method that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, by a system comprising a processor, interference information associated with one or more physical resource blocks (PRBs) from each base station of a plurality of base stations. Further, the method can include determining, by the system, from the interference information a strategy for improving a PRB utilization of a first base station of the plurality of base stations. In addition, the method can include conveying, by the system, the strategy to at least one base station of the plurality of base stations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventor: Amr Abdelmonem