Patents Examined by Marcus Hammonds
  • Patent number: 12022021
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing damping analyses on a device are disclosed. The damping analyses may be used by a device in numerous ways. For example, in some embodiments, damping analyses are used to determine whether a device is being worn or held by a user. In some embodiments, damping analyses are used to determine which user of multiple users is wearing a device. In some embodiments, damping analyses are used to determine the body composition of a user who is holding or wearing the device. In some embodiments, damping analyses are used to determine how much force a user is applying to a device via a touch input. In some embodiments, damping analyses are used to determine whether and to what extent a sensor is in contact with a body of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David I. Nazzaro, Erik G. De Jong, Steven J. Martisauskas, Tyler S. Bushnell
  • Patent number: 12010611
    Abstract: User equipment devices (UEs) and methods are described for performing single network slice selection assistance information (S-NSSAI)-aware public land mobile network (PLMN) selection in a roaming scenario. A mapping list is received that includes a mapping of a plurality of public land mobile networks (PLMNs) to corresponding S-NSSAI values. The mapping list is received from a home PLMN (HPLMN) of the UE over non-3rd generation partnership (non-3GPP) access, from a server, or from a Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) subscriber identity module (USIM) of the UE. An available PLMN is determined that is mapped to a preferred S-NSSAI value of the UE based on the mapping list. A connection is established with the available PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Prakasam, Karthik Anantharaman, Krisztian Kiss, Nirlesh Koshta, Nitin Kuppelur, Xiangpeng Jing
  • Patent number: 12010583
    Abstract: Method, system and device for obtaining location information of a mobile device coupled to a wireless network. A request for a location of the device at a first set of times is transmitted by the mobile device toward a first function. A location of the device at the set of times is determined. In response to receipt of the request, the first function replies with an indication of location of the device at the specified times. The mobile device then performs a local tracking operation to determine a location of the device at another time. The local tracking operation is based on the location of the device at the specified times and local input indicative of motion of the device between at least one of the set of times and the other time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11979819
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a communication method and a communication apparatus. The method incudes acquiring, from a preset public network access channel, unique network identification information of a region where the terminal is located; determining a spectrum standard corresponding to the region where the terminal is located according to the public network access channel and the unique network identification information; and communicating according to the spectrum standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Zhen Tao
  • Patent number: 11974186
    Abstract: The identification of a user device as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) may cause the wireless communication network to implement certain operations. A determination may be made based on one or more behavior characteristics of a user device as to whether the user device is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) instead of an airborne user device carried in a manned aircraft as the user device communicates with a wireless communication network via one or more base stations. In response to determining that the user device is the UAV instead of the airborne user device carried in the manned aircraft, a base station handover threshold for the UAV may be modified to prolong a communication duration of the UAV with a base station when a decrease in signal strength or an increase in signal interference of a signal provided by the base station occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Patrick Murphy
  • Patent number: 11968323
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for identifying a recurring event associated with a premises, and automatically performing actions associated with the recurring event. A computing device may generate a signature for the recurring event to indicate a series of actions associated with the recurring event, may detect occurrence of the recurring event, and may perform one or more of the series of actions indicated by the signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Mark Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11963093
    Abstract: The service-providing device (11, 18, 19) of the invention is configured to obtain a code associated with the service-providing device, to wirelessly transmit the code, and to receive data from a service-using device (1,2) in response to the wireless transmission. The code does not comprise characteristics of the service-providing device. The service-using device of the invention is configured to receive information about one or more service-providing devices located on a secure local area network (29) over the secure local area network. The information comprises a code for each of the one or more service-providing devices. The service-using device is further configured to select one or more of the received codes, listen for wireless transmission of the selected one or more codes, and transmit data to a device which wirelessly transmitted at least one of the selected one or more codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V, Nerlandese Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Relja Djapic, Antonius Norp, Miodrag Djurica, Sander De Kievit, Toni Dimitrovski
  • Patent number: 11963247
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Generally, the described techniques at a network provide for efficiently considering parameters of a network slice when determining whether to provide access to the network slice, allow the establishment of a session via the network slice, or grant access to resources for communications via the network slice. Further, the described techniques at a user equipment (UE) provide for efficiently determining when or whether to retry to access a network slice, retry to establish a session via the network slice, or retry to access resources for communicating via the network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Patent number: 11956695
    Abstract: A server for an automatic emergency reporting system of a vehicle is configured to receive emergency information from the vehicle when the vehicle has an emergency. The server includes a location estimator, a terminal estimator, and an information acquirer. The location estimator is configured to estimate positional information of the vehicle having a possibility of occurrence of the emergency when the positional information is not acquirable from the vehicle. The terminal estimator is configured to estimate a communication terminal around a location indicated by the estimated positional information. The information acquirer is configured to acquire, from the communication terminal estimated to be located around the vehicle having the possibility of the occurrence of the emergency based on the estimated positional information, information held by the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isamu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 11956641
    Abstract: In a wireless communications system, such as a 5G CBRS system, a Spectrum Access System (SAS) assigns portions of the (CBRS) spectrum to associated base stations (CBSDs). In some embodiments, a central spectrum-database server receives information about spectrum allocations made by two or more different SASs operated by different companies and tabulates that information in a combined spectrum database that each SAS can independently retrieve for use in allocating bandwidth to its CBSDs. In some implementations, the messages between each SAS and multiple associated CBSDs are transmitted via a domain proxy that snoops on multiple spectrum-allocation-related messages (e.g., spectrum grant/revocation messages and/or heartbeat messages) to gather the information to be transmitted to the server, where the information does not include any company- or network-sensitive information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Volkan Sevindik
  • Patent number: 11950200
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication by a positioning entity includes determining an accuracy of a positioning estimate of a first non-anchor sidelink user equipment (UE). The method also includes determining the accuracy satisfies an accuracy condition. The method further includes configuring the first non-anchor sidelink UE as a first anchor UE based on the positioning estimate satisfying the accuracy condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Chang-Sik Choi, Kapil Gulati, Shuanshuan Wu
  • Patent number: 11930373
    Abstract: A spectral mapping module may include processing circuitry configured to receive spectral activity information from one or more assets that have flown through an area. The spectral activity information may be associated with location information indicating a respective location at which each portion of the spectral activity information was obtained. The processing circuitry may be further configured to associate the spectral activity information with respective volumetric elements that are each associated with respective portions of the area, determine spectral activity indicators for each of the respective volumetric elements that has spectral activity information associated therewith, and generate display data including the spectral activity indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventors: Paul Sameit, Koichiro Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 11917514
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for connecting a user for transmitting multimedia from electronic devices to emergency service providers. In some embodiments, a method for transmitting multimedia from an electronic device to an emergency service provider by an emergency management system includes the steps of: detecting an emergency alert indicative of an emergency; wherein each sensor within the set of pertinent sensors is determined to be associated with the emergency; obtaining a first set of multimedia contents from the set of pertinent sensors; determining, based on at least one of the set of pertinent sensors and the first set of multimedia contents, a set of relevant sensors from the set of pertinent sensors; and transmitting a second set of multimedia contents from the set of relevant sensors to an emergency service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: RapidSOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Martin, John Paul Lawrence, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Zvika Ferentz, Ahmed Hassan
  • Patent number: 11910306
    Abstract: A method for providing updated network slice information to a network slice selection function (NSSF includes registering, by a network slice management function (NSMF) with a network function (NF) repository function (NRF), an NF profile corresponding to the NSMF and subscribing, by the NSMF with the NRF, for status updates corresponding to NF instances belonging to network slice instances created by the NSMF. The method further includes receiving, by the NSMF from the NRF, a notification message including one or more network traffic load level updates related to at least one of the NF instances, processing the one or more network traffic load level updates to generate network slice instance configuration information for at least one of the network slice instances, and providing, by the NSMF, the network slice instance configuration information to a NSSF managing the at least one of the network slice instances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yesh Goel, John Nirmal Mohan Raj
  • Patent number: 11863574
    Abstract: A storage processing unit configured to store, in a storage unit, first data output by a device or any one of multiple devices in association with a first feature context related to the first data, and an analyzing unit configured to obtain a second feature context related to second data in a case where the second data is received from the device or any one of the multiple devices, and analyze an anomaly of the received second data based on the received second data and the obtained second feature context and based on the first data and the first feature context stored in the storage unit, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keita Hasegawa, Takuma Koyama, Yasushi Okano, Masashi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11856509
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device may include: at least one antenna module including at least one antenna; a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) configured to store at least one piece of subscriber identity information; and at least one processor electrically connected to the UICC, wherein the at least one processor may be configured to: receive a request to initialize a subscriber identity module (SIM) stored in the UICC; identify whether the UICC includes information about a list of a wireless communication network service to which a user subscribes; and in response to identifying that the UICC including the information about the list of the wireless communication network service to which the user subscribes, control the electronic device to perform wireless communication network connection through the at least one antenna module based on the information about the list of the wireless communication network service to which the user subscribes being included in the UICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongbeom Kwon, Sungmi Kim, Hyunchul Lee
  • Patent number: 11856510
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to prioritize a plurality of Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMNs) from an aggregate roaming priority public land mobile network (RPPLMN) list containing the plurality of PLMNs into a plurality of prioritized PLMNs and connect to a selected PLMN from the plurality of prioritized PLMNs based on a priority of the selected PLMN. The UE is further configured to determine if an application processor (AP) assisted location service is available, wherein the AP-assisted service is configured to identify a plurality of deployed PLMNs and a plurality of frequencies used by the plurality of deployed PLMNs at a current geographical location of the UE and when the AP) assisted location service is available, determining if a registered PLMN (RPLMN) is valid in a current mobile country code (MCC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangpeng Jing, Sivaramachandran Ganesan, Karthik Anantharaman, Lester K. Chan, Qi He
  • Patent number: 11856508
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. Provided are a method and apparatus for selecting a network functional entity from a plurality of network functional entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 11812370
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method includes a User Equipment (UE) determining whether to request access to a Mutually Exclusive Access to Network Slices (MEANS) group from a CM-IDLE state or from a CM-CONNECTED state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Peter Hedman
  • Patent number: 11785417
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, systems, and/or apparatuses for evaluating movement data to identify a user as a driver or non-driver passenger are provided. In some examples, movement data may be received from a mobile device of a user. The movement data may include sensor data including location data, such as global positioning system (GPS) data, accelerometer and/or gyroscope data, and the like. Additional data may be retrieved from one or more other sources. For instance, additional data such as usage of applications on the mobile device, public transportation schedules and routes, image data, vehicle operation data, and the like, may be received and analyzed with the movement data to determine whether the user of the mobile device was a driver or non-driver passenger of the vehicle. Based on the determination, the data may be deleted in some examples or may be further processed to generate one or more outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Surender Kumar, Sunil Chintakindi, Howard Hayes, Tim Gibson, Soton Ayodele Rosanwo