Patents Examined by Marcos L. Torres
  • Patent number: 10349256
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present description provides, in a situation in which, when a user equipment (UE) is roaming in a visited network, i.e. V-PLMN, the roaming is processed by means of a home routed (HR) mode and is successfully registered to H-PLMN IMS and a service is received, a method for performing authentication/registration of a UE, which is to receive an emergency service, if IMS-NNI does not exist between H-PLMN and V-PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Myungjune Youn, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10326890
    Abstract: A charging server stores records corresponding to each of multiple subscriber identifiers associated with respective mobile devices. At least one record contains a counter value corresponding to one of multiple counter identifiers. The charging server receives a request from a policy server via a network, containing one of the subscriber identifirs and a session identifier. Responsive to receiving the request, the charging server determines whether the request includes any counter identifiers. When the request does not include any counter identifiers, the charging server determines whether the record corresponding to the received subscriber identifier contains any counter values. When the record includes at least one counter value, the charging server establishes a communications session with the policy server and transmits the at least one counter value to the policy server. When the record does not include any counter values, the charging server establishes a communications session with the policy server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: REDKNEE INC.
    Inventors: Michael Jung, Jens Schendel
  • Patent number: 10321464
    Abstract: A management method and apparatus for supporting multiple SIM cards to share an RF processor. The method includes: after receiving a resource request sent by a first baseband communications processor, determining whether the RF processor is authorized be used by a second baseband communications processor in at least a part of a time period required for using the RF processor by the first baseband communications processor; if yes, comparing whether a priority of a type of a first communications service that needs to be performed by the first baseband communications processor is higher than a priority of a type of a second communications service performed by the second baseband communications processor; and if yes, sending an authorization message to the first baseband communications processor and instructing the second baseband communications processor to stop performing the second communications service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Hui Wen, Ning Dong, Ning Zhang
  • Patent number: 10313516
    Abstract: A user device (e.g., a mobile phone) may receive unwanted calls on a regular enough basis to irritate a user of the user device. Systems and/or methods, described herein, may identify unwanted calls in an automated fashion, and may allow users to quickly make intelligent decisions as to whether they should answer an incoming call from an unknown number or not. Potentially unwanted calls may be blocked entirely, to further enhance users' experiences. The determination of whether a caller is an unwanted caller may be refined in an ongoing process, in order to ensure that calls are being properly blocked or allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Sadiq Aziz Ansari
  • Patent number: 10292059
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method executed in a wireless communication system for establishing communication links in a millimeter wave network is presented. The method includes determining active communication links between a plurality of transmitters and a plurality of receivers operated by a plurality of users and formulating a quality of service (QoS) proportional fairness (PF) network utility as a constrained submodular set function maximization problem. The method further includes performing an optimization framework by optimizing, based on the active communication links, user association for fixed transmit beam patterns and optimizing, based on the active communication links, the fixed transmit beam patterns and corresponding beam attributes for a fixed set of user associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammad Khojastepour, Narayan Prasad, Sampath Rangarajan, Yasaman Ghasempour
  • Patent number: 10292127
    Abstract: In a system for geopositioning receivers in areas substantially inaccessible to satellite signals, multiple access points configured to periodically transmit management frames (i) via a single shared communication channel and (ii) using a modulation scheme associated with a rate of at least 50 Mbps. A database stores respective locations for each of the access points. A portable computing device is configured to retrieve the location of the access points from the database and, when moving through a region in which the of access points are disposed, receive at least one management frame from each of the access points within a limited time interval on the single shared communication channel. The portable computing device is further configured to determine a current position of the portable computing device based on the management frames using the retrieved locations of the access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Gil Disatnik
  • Patent number: 10278155
    Abstract: A plurality of first wireless devices monitor a ranging exchange of transmissions between a target wireless device and a second wireless device in order to record for each of the plurality of first wireless devices a time of reception of a first transmission that is sent from the second wireless device to the target wireless device and a time of reception of a second transmission that is sent from the target wireless device to the second wireless device. Using a timing error computed from the estimated location, a modification is made of the time of transmission of the first transmission to produce a first modified timestamp and of the time of reception of the second transmission to produce a second modified timestamp. A ranging measurement is computed of the target wireless device relative to the second wireless device using the first modified timestamp and the second modified timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew A. Silverman, Zhigang Gao, John Matthew Swartz, Paul J. Stager
  • Patent number: 10271205
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) for a first mobile device, wherein the IMSI comprises fifteen digits. Further embodiments can include generating a first integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID). In addition, embodiments can include determining a match between the first ICCID and a second ICCID for a second mobile device and adjusting the first ICCID responsive to determining the match. Also, the embodiments can include transmitting the adjusted first ICCID. Transmitting the adjusted first ICCID facilitates a SIM manufacturer to provision a SIM with the first ICCID to a first mobile device to provide communication services. Other embodiments are described in the subject disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10257335
    Abstract: A contact person selecting interface is provided on a mobile terminal for a user. Using such an interface, the user can select one or more contact persons that are desired to transmit reminders. When receiving an incoming call or a new message, the mobile terminal determines whether a person sending the incoming call or the new message is selected by the user. If yes, the mobile terminal makes a wearable device give out a prompt message for remaindering the user. In such a way, it is convenient for the user to trace important calls or messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PRINCO CORP.
    Inventor: Pei-liang Chiu
  • Patent number: 10257670
    Abstract: A portable device providing notice information and a method for providing the notice information thereof are provided. The portable device includes a display configured to be divided into areas respectively corresponding to types of notice information, and a controller configured to sense an event corresponding to the notice information, and control the display to activate pixels included in an area corresponding to a type of the notice information, and inactivate pixels included in an area not corresponding to the type of the notice information, among the areas, in response to the controller sensing the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Pankaj Agarwal, Chang-yeong Kim, Ji-su Jung
  • Patent number: 10230831
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically adjusting telephonic conversation volume are provided. A computer-implemented method includes: detecting a telephone being used for a conversation and receiving data from at least one of a microphone, a camera, and a location system associated with the telephone. The method includes analyzing the data to determine at least one of: usage of sensitive or confidential words in the conversation; distance of the telephone to another person; level of annoyance of another person; conversation loudness relative to ambient loudness; location of the telephone relative to quiet areas. The method includes automatically adjusting a volume of a speaker of the telephone during the conversation based on the analyzing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10211938
    Abstract: A mobile viewing method includes accessing location information indicative of a current location of a mobile device associated with a home market. A current market corresponding to the current location of the mobile device is identified. If the current market differs from the home market, the mobile device is granted access to a retransmission of at least one local channel of the current market. The location information may include GPS information indicative of GPS coordinates of the mobile device. The mobile device may include a mobile viewing application that displays a channel guide indicating local channels available in the current market and national channels. The mobile viewing application may include a summary of the current market and the summary may include weather, news headline, and local advertisement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael S. Thomas, Wes G. Costner, Adam Ferman
  • Patent number: 8010129
    Abstract: An alert signal is generated based on the geographical position of a device and/or based on time or date. The alert signal is generated when the device is within a certain distance from a predefined location. An actual position of the device, the location of a place of interest, and a request for an alert signal associated with the location of the place of interest are stored. The actual position of the device is compared with the location of the place of interest. The alert signal is generated when the distance between the actual position of the device and the location of a place of interest is less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB Lund
    Inventor: Henrik Börjesson
  • Patent number: 8005055
    Abstract: An improved method of network management, particularly in the context of standards IEEE802.11 and IEEE802.11k, through two new MAC measurements, with attendant advantages. The two new measurements include WTRU uplink traffic loading measurement, and an AP service loading measurement and is generally applicable at least to layers 1 and 2 as applied to a least 802.11k in the context of OFDM and CDMA 2000 systems, but is applicable to other scenarios as well. A Method for determining and advertising congestion is also provided for a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system. The present invention also introduces a method for managing congestion when congestion is detected. This aspect of the present invention applies primarily to wireless systems that use the Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) mechanism. The methods are advantageously implemented in selectively configured WTRUs of various forms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph A. Kwak, Angelo Cuffaro, Paul Marinier, Christopher Cave, Frank La Sita, Ahmed Ali, Vincent Roy, Athmane Touag, Marian Rudolf, Teresa Joanne Hunkeler, Shamim Akbar Rahman
  • Patent number: 7996558
    Abstract: A method for routing data, using a stateless routing protocol includes communicating data between a source host and a destination host in a network with a plurality of hosts. Each host in the network has a unique numerical address. The method comprises determining a least common ancestor host of the source host and the destination host using the unique numerical address of each of the source and destination hosts. The data is sent from the source host to the least common ancestor host, and then sent from the least common ancestor host to the destination host. Alternatively, the data can be routed using a stateful routing protocol in which each host records the address of its neighbors and forwards the data to the neighbor host that is closest to the destination host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yuan-Ying Hsu, Jen-Shun Yang, Chien-Chao Tseng
  • Patent number: 7974263
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for transmitting/receiving time information in a mobile communication system. In a method for calculating a current time in the mobile communication system, time information is received from a base station. Date information and parameters for calculation of time are obtained on the basis of the received time information. A lapse time length from a reference time is calculated on the basis of the parameters. A current time is calculated using the calculated lapse time length and the date information. The time information is periodically transmitted and received using the idle frame of an idle state and the stealing flag of a normal burst contained in a BCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Hyun Lee, Yoon-Suk Choi, Jung-Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 7925282
    Abstract: A method for storing short message service (SMS) messages in a mobile communication terminal includes determining that a storing region corresponding to a Class of a new SMS message is full by detecting a transferable SMS message in the pertinent storing region, transferring the detected SMS message to another storing region, and storing the new SMS message in the pertinent storing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hyun-Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 7920880
    Abstract: The present application discloses an apparatus, system and method for reducing the time required for transmitting a multimedia message from any sender to any addressee and thus generally cut the cost of the multimedia message service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Becker, Jan-Christoph Geiger, Werner Goertz, Guido Heling, Stefan Kruppa, Peter Mros, Stefan Nieder, Albert Ratermann, Stanislaus Willemsen, Marco van de Logt
  • Patent number: 7916707
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for the relating identity information with wireless configuration information for a wireless device or a wireless network. A trusted system may be used to generate wireless configuration parameters for a wireless network based on identity information. The identity-based wireless configuration information may be stored on the trusted system remote to the wireless network and accessible to the wireless device. The wireless configuration may be migrated from the trusted system to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Tarquin Consulting Co., LLC
    Inventor: Jean-Emmanuel Fontaine
  • Patent number: 7894832
    Abstract: A method for transmitting short messages (5) in a telecommunications network (10) is proposed, which enables especially simple, convenient downloading of data fields (15, 20, 25, 30) of the short message (5) from a network operator (70). A notice is sent to a subscriber (60) of the telecommunications network (10) as a function of a short message (5) transmitted to the telecommunications network (10) for the subscriber (60). With the notice, data that include items of information about the makeup and/or content of the short message (5) are transmitted to the subscriber (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Ipcom GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Fischer, Martin Hans, Frank Kowalewski, Holger Schulz, Gunnar Schmidt