Patents Examined by Marcos Batista
  • Patent number: 9980212
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for adaptive control of scanning by a communications device, such as a mobile handset, for an available communication network based on a status of the communications device, user behavior, and signal status. A new time interval used for scanning for communications networks and access points is calculated responsive to a detected change in condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Damenti, Christopher Zydel
  • Patent number: 9980186
    Abstract: A method for performing handover decisions for established radio connections in a mobile network is provided where the method comprise: requesting (6:10) a drop prediction report from a communication device, indicating whether or not an established radio connection is predicted to drop; receiving (6:20) a requested drop prediction report associated with the radio connection; determining (6:40), based on the content of the report, whether a first condition has been fulfilled; configuring a first threshold value specifying when a measurement report is to be provided from the communication device using the radio connection for which the drop prediction report has been received, in case the first condition has been fulfilled, and transmitting (6:60) the configured threshold value or an indication of the configured threshold value to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Peter Vaderna, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 9973898
    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: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael George Farley, Jose Pons Vega, Charles Y. Choi, Renu Janjam
  • Patent number: 9961504
    Abstract: A mobile device comprises a communicator configured to communicate with another communication device; an acceleration sensor configured to detect an acceleration value; a direction sensor configured to detect a change of a direction of the mobile device; and at least one controller configured to determine number of steps of a user of the mobile device based on the acceleration value, and a direction of walking of the user based on the change of the direction of the mobile device to perform notification to the other communication device through the communicator when cumulative number of steps of the walking of the user in one of directions exceeds a first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito
  • Patent number: 9961514
    Abstract: A system and method for providing effective presence for Push-to-talk-over-Cellular (PoC) networks, wherein one or more servers performs an effective presence delivery method that reduces presence notifications delivered to mobile units participating in advanced voice services, while ensuring that the presence notifications relevant to the mobile units are available when the advanced voice services are invoked by the mobile units. The presence notifications are used to indicate a change in network presence of the mobile units. In addition, the presence notifications are used to indicate a change in self-availability status of the mobile units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Gorachand Kundu, Giridhar K. Boray, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Krishnakant M. Patel, Ravi Ayyasamy, Ramu Kandula, Harisha Mahabaleshwara Negalaguli
  • Patent number: 9955324
    Abstract: A short message service (SMS) message processing method for a mobile terminal and a mobile terminal are provided. 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: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tao Zhao
  • Patent number: 9948770
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing sender identification information of the communication event on a display is described. In an embodiment the apparatus receives a communication event, for example, a call or a message. The mobile apparatus is caused to output a temporary indication of the communication event and the sender identification information relating to the communication event is not shown on the display. When a user of the mobile apparatus is detected with at least one sensor, the display is arranged to display the sender identification information on the display replacing the temporary indication in response to detecting the user with the at least one sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Marko Yliaho
  • Patent number: 9942745
    Abstract: A method, system and server comprise determining, at a server, an appropriate Position Determining Entity (PDE) to forward data to based on a network in which a mobile station is roaming and forwarding the data from the server to the PDE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: Pavel Despot
  • Patent number: 9930494
    Abstract: Location data is obtained from signals transmitted by a first plurality of mobile wireless devices in a wireless network, wherein the first plurality of mobile wireless devices are moving within a predefined space, and wherein the location data comprises a plurality of location data time points, each location data time point including a timestamp, a unique mobile wireless device identifier, and location information indicating where in the predefined space an associated mobile wireless device is located. For each mobile wireless device, location data time points are aggregated to generate a set of aggregated location data for each mobile wireless device, and the set of aggregated location data is analyzed to determine characteristics corresponding to time-dependent behavior and location-specific behavior of the corresponding mobile wireless device. A user of each corresponding mobile wireless device is classified into a category of a plurality of categories based on the determined characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Liu, David Tang, Zhitao Shen, Hua Zhang, Vikram Kumaran
  • Patent number: 9930606
    Abstract: Provided is a method of expanding beacon service coverage, more particularly, a beacon service coverage expanding method that may expand beacon service coverage by using a user terminal to perform a beacon function to transmit a beacon signal within a certain coverage, and an apparatus and system therefor. The method of expanding beacon service coverage using the terminal may include receiving a beacon signal transmitted from a beacon device, measuring signal strength of the beacon signal to determine whether to perform a beacon function, and transmitting the beacon signal within a certain service coverage when the terminal determines to perform the beacon function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kichon Kang
  • Patent number: 9915988
    Abstract: An accessory associated with a wireless device includes a first interface configured to communicate with the wireless device using a wired communication technique and a second interface configured to communicate with the wireless device using a wireless communication technique. The accessory further includes a data storage device and a controller coupled to the first interface, to the second interface, and to the data storage device. The controller is configured to activate the first interface in response to a message received via the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Manohar Prasad Kashyap, Eyal Felix Hakoun, Vadim Shain
  • Patent number: 9913112
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sending video content to a mobile device is described. According to one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprising embedding a widget in a website, the widget generating a form. The form is provided when a user visits the website so as to execute the widget. The form includes a first field to enter a recipient phone number, a send selector, and one or more non-visible fields, the non-visible fields containing a content service provider identifier, and a video URL. A data packet is generated with the widget when the user selects the send selector, the data packet including the recipient phone number, the video URL, and the content service provider identifier. An encoded version of the data packet is sent to the content service provider and a video link message is sent to the recipient phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Scirocco Michelle Six, Sterling Mace, Rajeev Raman, Stephen Mui, Jason Fisher
  • Patent number: 9883548
    Abstract: Systems and methods for maintaining an IP (Internet protocol) connection in a mobile network are disclosed. Techniques are disclosed wherein an optimal keep-alive interval is determined, and dynamic adjustments of keep-alive message interval are employed to prevent detection and counter measure. Keep-Alive schedule information may be determined at a first mobile terminal for a network, and subsequently used for a second mobile terminal when the second mobile terminal encounters that same network. In some embodiments, the Keep-Alive schedule information is stored at a network-node device. In some embodiments, the first mobile terminal and the second mobile terminal are cellular phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Ari Backholm, Mikko Tervahauta, Seppo Salorinne, Jukka Ahonen, Mikko Daavittila, Andrew Everitt, Lauri Vuornos
  • Patent number: 9883357
    Abstract: A system and method for providing radio access network (RAN) aware service delivery for Push-to-talk-over-Cellular (PoC) networks, wherein at least one of the servers performs an presence delivery method that reduces presence notifications delivered to the mobile units participating in communications services. The effective presence delivery method may comprise: throttling the delivery of the presence notifications; avoiding simultaneous dispatch of the presence notifications to multiple watchers located in the same cell or group of cells of the wireless communications network; or the server delaying sending the presence notifications for a mobile unit until the mobile unit triggers the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Gorachand Kundu, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Krishnakant M. Patel, Ravi Ayyasamy, Ramu Kandula, Harisha M. Negalaguli
  • Patent number: 9883369
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and method to provide assistance during a medical emergency are disclosed herein. The system comprises one or more circuits in an electronic device configured to receive sensor data associated with a user from one or more sensing devices. A change in health condition of the user is detected based on the received sensor data. Alert information that corresponds to the detected change is communicated to one or more other electronic devices associated with one or more other users. The one or more other users are selected based on profiles of the one or more other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Asaf Ulmansky, Adi Goren
  • Patent number: 9883031
    Abstract: A method can include accessing, from memory, sensor data in response to detecting an incoming communication to a given communication endpoint. The sensor data represents at least one of a condition of the given communication endpoint or a condition of an operating environment associated with the endpoint. The method can also include analyzing the sensor data to determine endpoint condition data corresponding to at least one of a willingness or availability of a user to answer the incoming communication at the given communications endpoint. The method can also include adapting a duration that the incoming communication is offered to the given communication endpoint based on the endpoint condition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Shoretel, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert R. Burns
  • Patent number: 9877267
    Abstract: A method for terminal clustering in a wireless communication system supporting D2D (Device-to-Device) communication and an apparatus supporting the method are disclosed. More specifically, a method for a user equipment (UE) to perform UE clustering in a wireless communication system supporting D2D communication comprises determining an initial preference value, determining an initial preference triplet by performing an AP (Affinity Propagation) method by increasing or decreasing the preference value, updating a preference triplet through a GSS (Golden Section Search) method based on the initial preference triplet, determining a final preference value for minimizing energy consumption of the entire UEs from the updated preference triplet; and determining a head UE and member UEs belonging to the head UE by performing the AP method by using the final preference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Hakseong Kim, Seonik Seong, Kwangbok Lee, Sunghyun Choi
  • Patent number: 9869748
    Abstract: Identifying a location of a mobile device is disclosed (e.g., presuming user consent to the same). One or more received signal strengths (RSSs), comprising a first RSS, may be received by a first access point (AP) from the mobile device. The RSSs may be used to identify a grid area, comprising a first grid space. A signal distance between the first grid space and the first AP may be identified using the first RSS, and combined with a first grid space distance, comprising a known distance between the first grid space and the first AP, to determine a first grid space likelihood score for the first grid space. A second grid space likelihood score may be determined for a second grid space (e.g., and a third, etc.), and the grid space comprising a desired grid space likelihood score (e.g., highest) may be selected as the mobile device location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Edward Ding-Bong Un, Jun Zhao, Kai Wang, Hailong Mu, Zeyong Xu
  • Patent number: 9872141
    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: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Constantin Tanasa, Aleksandar Bozic, Slobodan Ninkov, Nicolas Marcou
  • Patent number: 9866632
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed herein for accepting multimodal inputs and deriving synchronized and processed information. A reusable multimodal application is provided on the mobile device. A user transmits a multimodal command to the multimodal platform via the mobile network. The one or more modes of communication that are inputted are transmitted to the multimodal platform(s) via the mobile network(s) and thereafter synchronized and processed at the multimodal platform. The synchronized and processed information is transmitted to the multimodal application. If required, the user verifies and appropriately modifies the synchronized and processed information. The verified and modified information are transferred from the multimodal application to the visual application. The final result(s) are derived by inputting the verified and modified results into the visual application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: GULA CONSULTING LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventor: Ewald C. Anderl