Patents Examined by Marisol Figueroa
  • Patent number: 10356626
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to reclaiming of resources in a shared frequency spectrum shared by multiple operators are provided. A first wireless communication device associated with a first operator of a plurality of operators identifies a transmission opportunity in a shared frequency spectrum shared by the plurality of operators, wherein the first operator has priority among the plurality of operators for accessing the shared frequency spectrum in the transmission opportunity. The first wireless communication device communicates with a second wireless communication device associated with the first operator, in the transmission opportunity without a prior reservation of the transmission opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan Montojo, Taesang Yoo, Xiaoxia Zhang, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Siddhartha Mallik
  • Patent number: 10349218
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an in-vehicle base station are described. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: broadcasting, using the first access radio, the cellular access network at a first power; transmitting the location of the mobile base station to the cellular network; detecting, at the processor, a transition of the mobile base station from a stationary state to a moving state; reducing, at the first access radio, a transmit power of the cellular access network while in the moving state for disabling the cellular access network outside the vehicle; and increasing, at the first access radio, the transmit power of the mobile base station when exiting the moving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali Talluri, Kaitki Agarwal, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Sumit Garg
  • Patent number: 10324162
    Abstract: A communications device includes: a receiver configured to receive signals including at least one positioning reference signal transmitted in each of a plurality of time units; at least one antenna connected to the receiver; a motion detector configured to determine a relative local position of the communications device; and a controller configured to generate a measurement data set including plural measurement samples of at least a phase of the positioning reference signal according to a sampling rate, and a location of the communications device at which the phase of the positioning reference signal was determined. The controller is configured to estimate a relative angle of arrival of the received radio signals, used to determine an estimation of a location of the communications device, wherein the controller is configured to adapt at the rate of sampling to generate the measurement data set in accordance with predetermined conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10321387
    Abstract: Provided are a method for receiving an on-demand system information (OSI) block by a terminal in a wireless communication system and an apparatus for supporting the same. The method may comprise the steps of: receiving, from a network, an on-demand system information (OSI) configuration including information on mapping between the OSI block and information on a system information request (SIR) preamble; determining an OSI block of interest; selecting an SIR preamble corresponding to the OSI block of interest on the basis of the OSI configuration; transmitting the selected SIR preamble to a serving cell so as to request the determined OSI block of interest; and receiving the requested OSI block of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10318968
    Abstract: A system for determining queues and reducing queue times for a location determines the number of users that are in a queue based on sensor readings from a device of the users and interactions of the devices with a geofence. The system may determine the queue times based on the number of devices it determines are associated with users in a queue and a rate associated with the movement of the queue. The determined queue times may be displayed on one or more user devices that are inquiring about the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Brandon Tineo
  • Patent number: 10311660
    Abstract: A method of passenger flow determination comprises estimating, by a processor (3,6), whether the number of mobile devices on a vehicle (2) has changed based on signals from mobile devices that were received at a sensor (1) located in the vehicle. The processor may compare an estimate whether the number of mobile devices on the vehicle has changed with at least one other data input to the processor, and this allows the processor to determine whether a change in number of detected devices is caused by someone entering or leaving the vehicle rather than a device being switched on or off. The processor may be located on the vehicle, and the method may further comprise forwarding information to a second processor (6) remote from the vehicle. The second processor will receive data from many vehicles and therefore has a larger dataset available than the processor on a single vehicle, and so can extract more reliable information about passenger flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: FourC AS
    Inventors: Tor Rune Skoglund, Pål Skjager Løberg
  • Patent number: 10314007
    Abstract: A method of transmitting paging in a wireless communication network is provided. The method includes transmitting a plurality of paging channels using a plurality of distinct transmitting (TX) beams in a paging available interval by a paging transmitter (PT), each of the plurality of paging channels comprising same paging information; and transmitting a plurality of synchronization channels (SCHs) and/or broadcast channels (BCHs) using a plurality of distinct TX beams, each of the plurality of SCHs comprising a synchronization sequence, and each of the plurality of BCHs comprising system parameters, wherein the TX beams are transmitted in one or more time durations through one or more antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Anshuman Nigam
  • Patent number: 10306030
    Abstract: An electronic device is described. The electronic device may include a shell, a screen mounted in the shell, a screen protector connected to the shell and arranged at a periphery of the screen and a controller received in the housing and electrically connected with a sensor configured to detect whether the is getting close toward an object at a speed greater than a preset value. An inner surface of the screen protector contacts with an outer side surface of the screen, the screen protector may be configured to stretch or retract relative to the screen such that the screen protector moves between a stretchable state and a retractable state. When the screen is getting close toward an object at the speed greater than the preset value, the controller may be configured to control the screen protector to stretch relative to the screen and be in the stretchable state such that the screen protector touches the object to protect the screen from touching the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10292107
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided and includes a communication module, a sensor module, a memory, and a processor configured for acquiring first movement information regarding a first region of a route on which the electronic device moves by using the communication module, if the first movement information satisfies a first condition for route information of the movement route information, deactivating the communication module, and acquiring second movement information regarding a second region of the route by using the sensor module, and if the first movement information satisfies a second condition for the route information of the movement route information, acquiring the second movement information by using the communication module, and providing current movement route information of the electronic device by using the second movement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Entertainment Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyong-Ha Park, Hyunsu Hong, Gongbo Moon, Nakhyun Jeon
  • Patent number: 10284730
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including instantiating a virtual network function to provide a network resource in the network, accessing data usage information associated with facilitation of a service to a communication device via the network, determining whether the communication device exceeds a data limit threshold according the data usage information, accessing a data limit instruction associated with the communication device responsive to determining that the communication device exceeds the data limit threshold, determining a modification to the virtual network function associated with the facilitation of the service according to the data limit instruction, and communicating with the network to cause the modification to the virtual network function. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10285019
    Abstract: A server, an apparatus, and a method for providing a call availability information of a driver are disclosed. A call availability information providing server may include a driving route calculating unit configured to receive a starting position and destination information transmitted from a vehicle terminal connected through a wireless communication network and to calculate a driving route corresponding to the received starting position and destination information; a call availability information generating unit configured to calculate a driving mode and a passing time per unit interval within the calculated driving route and to generate call availability information based on the calculated driving mode and passing time per unit interval when it is determined that a vehicle installed with the vehicle terminal is driving; and a call availability information transmitting unit configured to transmit the generated call availability information to the vehicle terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Seon Su Kim
  • Patent number: 10278189
    Abstract: In wireless communication systems, a determination may be made whether to hand off a user equipment (UE) based on whether the UE encounters time varying interference, such as UE to UE interference. The time varying interference may be present only in a specific set of time/frequency resources or subframes. Measurement reporting may be restricted to time/frequency resources which do not experience the time varying interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Bhattad, Dhananjay A. Gore, Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10271301
    Abstract: An example system includes a first beacon configured to communicate a first wireless signal. A first hub is in communication with the first beacon. The first hub is configured to detect a first signal strength of the first wireless signal. The example system further includes a second hub in communication with the first beacon. The second hub is configured to detect a second signal strength of the first wireless signal. The example system further includes a computing system in communication with the first hub and the second hub. The computing system includes a noise filter and a beacon assignor. The noise filter includes a quadratic estimator configured to output a first estimated distance between the first beacon and the first hub, output a second estimated distance between the first beacon and the second hub, and disregard a third estimated distance between the first beacon and the first hub if the third estimated distance is derived from a ghost signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SekureTrak, Inc.
    Inventors: Parminder K. Batra, Fadi Kahhaleh, Rien Heald
  • Patent number: 10263752
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first communication module, a second communication module, a memory, a processor configured to be electrically connected with the first communication module and the second communication module, and a memory. The processor is configured to verify a first data packet to be transmitted via the first communication module. The processor is also configured to obtain scheduling information of a second data packet received via the second communication module. The processor is also configured to adjust a time when transmission of the first data packet is started, based on the scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Joon Cho, Sung Jin Park, Dae Ho Kang, Chang Won Nam, Hyung Yeol Lee, Chaiman Lim, Ki Tae Lee, Sun Min Hwang
  • Patent number: 10257762
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for a location-based network discovery and connection establishment, which take advantage of location/positioning technology of user equipment (UE) and resolve issues above of the blind search approaches. The location-based network discovery and connection establishment schemes use UE location information and a network access MAP to speed up network discovery, and remove the need for continuous search and measurement by the UE. The schemes also reduce the search space. A wireless network access map (MAP) is provided to the UE. The UE uses the MAP information with UE current location information to reduce the search space and speed up network discovery and radio connection establishment with the network. Network operators can use this network access MAP to control the network access and manage the network load distribution. The network access MAP can be customized for each UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Xu Li, Alex Stephenne
  • Patent number: 10250754
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a network resources brokering system, comprising: a communication network with at least one enforcement function for preferential treatment and charging; and a brokering entity, configured to receive requests from a plurality of network entities for providing preferential treatment during usage of chargeable resources within a predefined charging period, each request comprising an electronic bid value competing with other network entities for preferential treatment during the usage of chargeable resources in the charging period, wherein the brokering entity is configured to rank each network entity from the plurality of network entities into one of a multiplicity of success classes based upon their electronic bid values offered and to interwork with the at least one enforcement function for preferential treatment and charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Lothar Reith
  • Patent number: 10244397
    Abstract: A mechanism for automatically registering Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices to an end-user account of an Internet-based resource, using a gateway that the end-user previously registered to the account. Various security alternatives are described that help avoid masquerading and other attacks on the home network of the end-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SEARS BRANDS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ajaykumar R. Idnani, Angel Fernando Favila
  • Patent number: 10243750
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the field of local break-out traffic. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a technique of selective copying of data related to traffic that is routed locally in a wireless communication network. A method embodiment comprises: selectively copying data related to locally routed traffic based on one or more control parameters received from a core network (40), the locally routed traffic being routed locally between at least one wireless device (10) and a local service cloud (30); and forwarding the copied data related to the locally routed traffic to the core network (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Lars Westberg, Vinay Yadhav
  • Patent number: 10225780
    Abstract: A method of handling a RRC connection resume procedure between a NAS layer and a RRC layer of a communication device, comprising the RRC layer entering a RRC idle mode and camping on a first cell of a network; the NAS layer in a NAS idle mode with suspend indication transmitting a first request message to the RRC layer to resume a RRC connection; the RRC layer starting a timer and transmitting a first RRC connection resume request message to the network, after receiving the first request message from the NAS layer; the RRC layer reselecting a second cell of the network, when the timer is running; and the RRC layer informing the NAS layer a failure of resuming the RRC connection with a first suspend indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Te-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10218769
    Abstract: Methods and systems for monitoring digital pictures and videos on mobile devices are described herein. A method for monitoring digital images on mobile devices includes receiving a designation of a target device and monitoring settings for the target device via a monitoring application on a monitoring device. The monitoring settings are sent to a target application on the target device, and target device information based on the monitoring settings is received from the target application, where the target device information includes digital image information. The target device information is sent to the monitoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Conrad Management Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce Raabe, Gerald Conrad