Patents Examined by Marcos Torres
  • Patent number: 10194263
    Abstract: A recognition system is employed in conjunction with a subscriber's cellular phone and the network serving the subscriber. According to an embodiment, a subscriber can use a cellular phone to receive and capture data signals, from, for example, an audio output. The captured data signals can be transmitted to a remote network element that receives and translates the captured data and performs a plurality of functions. A promotion can be selectively tailored to a user based in part on the user location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Meiss, Jeffrey Mikan
  • Patent number: 10181252
    Abstract: In a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) service, activation of a wearable call device (10) by a PERS client causes a speakerphone console (12) to connect with a PERS call center (18) to enable the PERS client to converse with a call center operator while a PERS client profile is retrieved from a PERS database (52) and displayed on a display component (44) at the PERS call center. From the profile, values of a set of features are generated for the PERS client. An emergency dispatch risk prediction or other risk prediction is computed over a future time horizon for the PERS client based on the generated values of the set of features, and is displayed on the display component. The risk prediction may be wirelessly sent to a mobile device (80) for display on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Steffen Clarence Pauws, Mohammad Hossein Nassabi, Linda Schertzer, Tine Smits, Jorn Op Den Buijs, Patrick William Van Deursen
  • Patent number: 10148805
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing controls corresponding to a particular mobile device. The method includes receiving from a first party corresponding to the particular mobile device a designation of a second party and receiving control instructions from the second party. A particular geographic area and/or a particular time frame is associated with the second party. A processor alternately delegates one or more device controls of the particular mobile device from the first party to the second party based on a current location of the particular mobile device relative to the particular geographic area and/or a current time relative to the particular time frame. The control instructions received from the second party are applied when the one or more device controls are delegated to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Tasos Roumeliotis, Sourya Roy
  • Patent number: 10142772
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, devices, servers, apparatus, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method that includes receiving by an emergency call server an indication of an emergency condition at a device, determining whether the device is to be tracked based, at least in part, on the indication of the emergency condition, and transmitting a triggering message from the emergency call server, in response to a determination that the device is to be tracked, to trigger at the device a tracking session to cause the device to periodically collect and send tracking session data to one or more servers. The tracking session, established between the device and the one or more servers, is separate from an emergency call session established between the device and the emergency call server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirceu Cavendish, Ashok Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10142494
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for enforcing restrictions or compliance rules specified by a dialer application or messaging application executed by a client device such as a smartphone. Such a device can be managed by an enterprise and assigned to a particular user. Restrictions can be based on a location of the client device, a network to which the client device is communicating, or other environmental variables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AIRWATCH LLC
    Inventors: Alan Dabbiere, Erich Stuntebeck
  • Patent number: 10142816
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, devices, servers, apparatus, computer-/processor-readable media, and other implementations, including a method that includes receiving by a device a triggering message from an emergency call server responsive to an indication of an emergency condition at the device to trigger a tracking session to periodically collect and send tracking session data associated with the device to one or more servers, establishing the tracking session, separate from an emergency call session established between the device and the emergency call server, with the one or more servers, and sending, by the device to the one or more servers, the tracking session data collected during the tracking session by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dirceu Cavendish, Ashok Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10129758
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wireless station and method for controlling use of the 60 GHz band are described. The station (STA) can include memory and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to decode a packet received from a second STA via a microwave wireless channel. The packet includes information indicating that a millimeter wave wireless channel is unavailable for communication. A current geographic location and a mobility status for the second STA may be determined based on an authentication message originating from a third STA. The mobility status may indicate whether the second STA is moving or is stationary. The second STA may be authenticated based at least on the mobility status. Upon authenticating the second STA, usage of the millimeter wave wireless channel may be suspended for a pre-determined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Cordeiro, Reza Arefi, Ali S. Sadri
  • Patent number: 10097974
    Abstract: A mobile communication device. The device comprises a processor, a memory, an activation client stored in the memory, and a content client stored in the memory. When executed by the processor during a process of activating the device, the activation client establishes a slot-0 communication channel and completes an activation of the device with a provisioning server in the provisioning infrastructure via a plurality of activation messages exchanged via the slot-0 communication channel. When executed by the processor, the content client parses and analyzes the parsed activation messages, based on analyzing the parsed activation messages, sends a request for content to a media server over the slot-0 communication channel, receives the requested content via the slot-0 communication channel, and presents the received content in a first window of a split-screen in a visual display, where the activation client presents activation information in a second window of the split-screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jagannath Ghoshal, Dale S. Schempp, Kristin B. Wear, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 10085160
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for receiving neighbor BS information by a mobile station in a wireless communication system. The mobile station receives a neighbor BS information message. It is determined whether operator ID information identifying a network operator of a neighbor BS is not included in the neighbor BS information message. Operator information of the neighbor BS is determined as operator information of a serving BS, if it is determined that the operator ID information is not included in the neighbor BS information message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Hyung Kim, Hong-Sung Chang, Yong Chang, Geun-Hwi Lim, Jung-Won Kim
  • Patent number: 10085302
    Abstract: An access node for a telecommunications network is partitioned into a front end unit and a back end unit coupled by an internet protocol (IP) packet based communication link to provide for data and control packets to be sent between the back end unit and the front end unit. The front end unit performs physical layer and media access layer (MAC) sublayer processing for data for transmission to/from user equipment in the network using baseband processing units that perform highly parallel floating/fixed point operations. The back end unit includes a plurality of general purpose processors to provide data link layer and network layer processing. back end portions may be pooled to provide greater efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Dimas R. Noriega, Arthur R. Brisebois, Giuseppe De Rosa, Henry J. Fowler, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10075838
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses automated discovery of and seamless connection to wireless receivers for mirroring, extending, and/or projecting images, audio, and/or video from a computing device to the wireless receivers. A smart discovery program discovers a specific wireless receiver that matches a location for a meeting and provides the user with an option to wirelessly connect to the matching receiver during the meeting. The smart discovery program may also use a current location of the computing device to provide a user with a list relevant wireless receivers. Relevant receivers may include those receivers that are both available and located near the computing device. When a computing device connects to a wireless receiver, it may store the receiver ID for the connected receiver in a local receiver log so that the computing device may use this information to connect to the same receiver at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Perez, Mario Barba Garcia, Gianluigi Nusca, Vishal Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10070453
    Abstract: A radio base station apparatus has a multimode antenna providing multiple antenna configurations, an acquisition unit configured to acquire channel information of user equipment and at least one of location information of the user equipment and phase difference information between antenna ports of signals transmitted from the user equipment, and a determination unit configured to determine scheduling for the user equipment together with an antenna configuration to be allocated to the user equipment, based upon the acquired information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Inoue, Daiki Takeda
  • Patent number: 10051598
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a technique which is capable of reducing the possibility that information related to the user of a target terminal may be acquired by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tawara, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 10034142
    Abstract: One or more wireless networks operate to provide wireless connectivity to a network server that runs an application that operates to deliver content in the form of a location defined file to a mobile communication device that is either moving around a building interior or moving around in the open air. The mobile communication device has functionality that determines is rate of motion and functionality that allows it to determine its geographic location. The rate of motion and the geographic location can be sent to the application running on the network server and used to determine what type of content is appropriate to deliver and to and display on the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CUSEUM
    Inventor: Brendan Ciecko
  • Patent number: 9992804
    Abstract: A communication device for handling a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) procedure comprises instructions of transmitting a first session management (SM) message related to an access point name (APN) to a network; receiving a second SM message comprising a SM cause of insufficient resources and a back off timer value of a back off timer indicating that the back off timer is deactivated from the network in response to the transmission the first SM message; being forbidden to transmit a third SM message for the APN to the network, when the back off timer is deactivated for the APN; receiving a fourth SM message from the network indicating to deactivate and to reactivate an activated SM context associated with the APN, when the back off timer is deactivated for the APN; and transmitting a fifth SM message related to the APN to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Kundan Tiwari
  • Patent number: 9992642
    Abstract: Approaches provide for generating an introductory text message to be delivered to a recipient when a voice-enabled communications device is used to send a message to the recipient for a first time. For example, audio input data that includes an instruction to send a text message can be received and an application can analyze the audio input data to determine an instruction to send a text message, a message body, and an intended recipient of the text message. The application can determine whether a text message has previously been sent to the intended recipient using the voice-enabled communications device or another device associated with the customer's account. In the situation where a text message has been sent, a text message is generated that includes the message body and the application causes the text message to be sent to the intended recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan Christopher Rapp, Douglas Vincent O'Dell, III, Kathryn Lynn Parker, Jonathan Leonard Da Silva, Ian Michael Menzies, Christo Frank Devaraj, David Michael Rowell
  • Patent number: 9992640
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing one or more short-message service (SMS) messages received at the first mobile device from a server of a verification authority; automatically and without manual user input, processing by the application data in the SMS messages to detect a particular bit sequence; and automatically and without manual user input, transmitting the information of the first user to the verification authority from the first mobile device in response to detecting the particular bit sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Neel Ishwar Murarka, Jacob Andrew Brill
  • Patent number: 9955027
    Abstract: When a plurality of services are enjoyed by a single terminal, a communication regulation caused by another service has influence on enjoyment of another service. A service provider and a mobile communication provider are affiliated with each other and newly provide an affiliated service in which a communication fee for a service use is borne by the service provider to a user. Conventional communication and affiliated service communication are performed on a single communication line of the user together, and communication control is performed in units of services such that a service quality of the affiliated service is maintained. It is implemented by affiliating a communication log and contract information between business operators and performing communication identification using user information at the time of a contract as a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Naokazu Nemoto, Yoshiki Matsuura, Yukiko Takeda, Hideya Yoshiuchi, Tatsuhiko Miyata, Tsuneo Sobue
  • Patent number: 9946446
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a wireless communication unit configured to provide wireless communication; a touch screen; and a controller configured to receive a touch input on a peripheral region of the touch screen, display at least one display item from among a plurality of display items on the touch screen in response to the received touch input, in which the at least one display item identifies a foreground panel among a plurality of available foreground panels, receive a dragging touch input in which the touch input is dragged and dropped at the at least one display item, and display a foreground panel corresponding to the at least one item by overlapping the foreground panel on at least part of the touch screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Meeohk Suh, Hyejong Yoo, Jongsup Kim
  • Patent number: 9910131
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, which mainly includes: calculating location information of a estimated point by using a set algorithm according to location information of an original point; and calculating a wireless eigenvalue of the estimated point according to a wireless eigenvalue of the original point obtained by measuring; when a wireless eigenvalue reported by a terminal is received, positioning a location of the terminal according to the wireless eigenvalue of the original point and the wireless eigenvalue of the estimated point. In this way, in a mathematical model manner, location information and a wireless eigenvalue of an unmeasured raster point are fitted, with no need to increase an additional measurement workload, thereby saving a resource. In addition, a division granularity of raster measurement may be changed according to an actual requirement, thereby improving accuracy of terminal positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Anjian Li, Dengkun Xiao, Yongtong Wu, Qiming Sun