Patents Examined by Mehmood B Khan
  • Patent number: 10299272
    Abstract: A method may include determining, by a base station, a switching occasion during which at least one connected user equipment will be in a connected off cycle and at least one idle user equipment will be in an idle off cycle, instructing the at least one connected user equipment and at least one idle user equipment to switch, during the switching occasion, from communicating with the base station via a source carrier frequency to communicating with the base station via a target carrier frequency, and switching, during the switching occasion, from communicating with the at least one connected user equipment and the at least one idle user equipment via the source carrier frequency to communicating with the at least one connected user equipment and the at least one idle user equipment via the target carrier frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Roy Yang, Ejaz Shah, Alan Jette, Kamil Bechta, Man Hung Ng
  • Patent number: 10292050
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a platform for sharing a wireless local area network, so as to resolve a problem of low system security that exists in a process of currently implementing wireless local area network sharing. In the embodiments of the present invention, a wireless local area network sharing platform receives a wireless local area network sharing message generated by a first terminal based on locally saved wireless local area network sharing information and generates, according to the sharing information, identifier information corresponding to a wireless local area network sharing page; a second terminal accesses a wireless local area network according to the identifier information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xi Chen
  • Patent number: 10292037
    Abstract: A method of adapting assignment of user equipments (UEs) to home location registers (HLRs) in a wireless communication network. The method comprises receiving location messages from a UE by an application executing on a computer system, where each of the location messages comprise information about a location of the UE at a date and time, analyzing the information about the locations of the UE by the application, selecting a HLR assignment rule based on a user profile associated with the UE by the application, applying the selected HLR assignment rule to the analysis of the information about locations of the UE by the application to determine a preferred HLR in the wireless communication network for the UE, and reassigning the UE from a previously assigned HLR to the preferred HLR by the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Gailloux, Samuel Golomeke, Adam C. Pickett
  • Patent number: 10292073
    Abstract: In accordance with the example embodiments of the invention there a method and apparatus to perform at least establishing, by a network node of a communication network, one or more connections over one or more interfaces with another network node of the communication network, and based on the establishing, communicating over the one or more connections, information associated with multiple slices of the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Anand Bedekar
  • Patent number: 10292094
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a network access method, including logging in to a shared server via a shared account, if a mobile communication terminal detects that a network identification of a PLMN of a visited place does not exist in a local memory; searching the shared network information in the shared server online via a network and acquiring the network identification of the PLMN of the visited place from the shared network information, after the shared server is logged in to; adding the network identification of the PLMN of the visited place to an EPLMN list by the mobile communication terminal; and accessing a network according to the EPLMN list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 10291786
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses to selectively present and customize user prompts in establishing anonymized communication connections, based on available information about the parties to be connected and/or user preferences. For example, the information can be transmitted from a mobile device to a connection server for association with the communication reference of the mobile device in response to an input from the user of the mobile device. The association is configured to expire after a predetermined period of time. During the predetermined period of time, if a connection server receives a call from the mobile device, the information associated with the communication reference of the mobile device is used to customize the interactive voice response prompts for further connecting the call to a service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: YELLOWPAGES.COM LLC
    Inventor: Mehul Jain
  • Patent number: 10292034
    Abstract: A method and device for dispatching data carrier devices is provided. The device comprises: a communication interface; and a controller. The controller is configured to: receive, using the communication interface, an incident report including a location of an associated incident; determine from the incident report: that the location has limited wireless coverage; and information that is to be transported to the location of the associated incident; identify a data carrier device that is capable of transporting the information to the location and is one or more of: presently storing at least a portion of the information; and capable of downloading any portion of the information that is not presently stored at the data carrier device; and transmit, using the communication interface, a dispatch command to the data carrier device to travel to the location; and an indication of the information to be transported to the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael D. Pearce, Philip E. May, Trent J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10237709
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a first session is established between an online charging system (OCS) and a user plane of a gateway device by using a service identifier, so that direct interaction between the user plane of the gateway device and the OCS is implemented, and a technical problem that a gateway device in a decoupled architecture has an extremely long charging path and a large charging delay is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Cai, Weiqi Hu
  • Patent number: 10218768
    Abstract: A Mobile Voice Self Service (MVSS) system that may include an MVSS mobile device and a client system. The system may be used to provide passive outdial support for a mobile device via WAP Push of an MVSS URL. The MVSS mobile device may have various local applications such as a bootstrap application and an outdial application. The client system may include an application server to deliver an MVSS file to the MVSS mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: Chad Daniel Fox
  • Patent number: 10219158
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for protection of control plane functionality of a network node of a communications network providing wireless communication to a mobile terminal. The network node is configured to support control plane signaling with the mobile terminal. A communication context for the mobile terminal is maintained, wherein the communication context is associated with a control signaling message exchange between the mobile terminal and the network node. One method includes establishing, for a received message, a communication context to which it belongs; determining, in relation to information in the established communication context, the received message to be a message conforming to a protection rule or a message violating a protection rule; and handling the message in accordance with rules of a protection policy. Related network nodes, computer programs, and computer program products are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Michael Liljenstam, Prajwol Kumar Nakarmi, Oscar Ohlsson, Mats Näslund
  • Patent number: 10212627
    Abstract: A method for call processing comprising processing telecommunications data with an Over-The-Top (OTT) client on a handset, determining whether to use a voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) client or a WiFi client in response to an operational change and reconfiguring the handset to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client if the determination is made to use the VoLTE client or the WiFi client, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC.
    Inventors: Gautam G. Reddy, Matthew Oommen, Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan, Chao Kan
  • Patent number: 10212539
    Abstract: Apparatus, interfaces, and computer instructions are provided for establishing an association between a user and a declared interest, such as a brand or some other subject, and for generating a map to display the interests of one or more users. An association is established between an interest identifier, a user, and target object selected based upon an action of the user. The target object may include a location that may be specified by coordinates. The action may include selection of the at least one location by the user. Selection may include selecting a user interface feature that causes the at least one location to be selected based upon a geographical position of the user. The position may be determined by a Global Positioning System device carried by the user. Techniques are also disclosed for identifying people who are potentially interested in a given interest, or in a second interest related to a first interest, based on previously established interest-location-user associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: Marc E. Davis, Christopher W. Higgins, Joseph O'Sullivan, Athellina Athsani, Christopher S. Jaffe, Ron Martinez
  • Patent number: 10206062
    Abstract: A user installs a hotspot alert application on their mobile device. The application employs the location technology of the user device to transmit the location of the device, and thus the location of the user. The location can be transmitted to a server located in a hotspot tracking system. By establishing the location of the user, the server may search for hotspots on a database stored on the system. The server establishes the dimensions of a hotspot zone around the user's location and transmits the hotspots and the zone dimensions to the application on the user device. The application monitors the location of the user device and deliver's configured alerts to the user when approaching a hotspot. When the device leaves a zone or remains idle for a configured amount of time, the device requests and receives an updated zone of hotspots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hossein Attar, Ilia Tulchinsky, Aaron David Kemp, Andrew Wahbe, Jerred James Costanzo
  • Patent number: 10187756
    Abstract: An emergency location informer system includes: an emergency mobile positioning (EMP) server; an emergency service number (ESN) database server storing civic addresses and associated tags that are provided by an internet service provider (ISP) over the IP network; a wireless access point (AP) EMP-AP component executing on a processor of an AP at a civic address known to the ISP, the EMP-AP component providing a tag, known to the ISP, forming a part of a radio frequency (RF) beacon signal transmitted by the AP; and a mobile operating system (OS) EMP-OS component executing on a processor of a cell phone and operative to monitor the beacon signal of the AP and to store the tag, the EMP-OS component being further operative to embed the tag in an emergency call from the cell phone to the EMP server over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: 3305978 NOVA SCOTIA LIMITED
    Inventor: Peter Woodford
  • Patent number: 10187829
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cell handover and reconfiguration includes: performing cell measurement and reporting a result of measurement by UE according to a cell measurement request; detaching, when the UE receives a handover command transmitted by a macro eNB or a serving eNB of the UE, from the serving eNB by the UE and reserving an uplink time adjustment parameter NTA of the serving eNB by the UE; and performing cell handover and reconfiguration by the UE according to the handover command. With the method and apparatus of the embodiments, When the UE is still in a state of being connected to the serving eNB, the target eNB begins to detect its uplink signal to determine uplink time advance of the UE and the target eNB, and the UE replaces the source serving eNB with a new target eNB according to indication of other cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Lei Zhang, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 10180488
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains test data, which comprises radio samples with associated indications of reference locations. The apparatus estimates for each of a plurality of representations of a radio environment positions based on the radio samples of the test data and on the respective representation. Each representation has been generated based on a different selection of batches of fingerprint. Each fingerprint comprises a radio sample and an indication of a location of measurement. Each radio sample includes a characteristic of a radio signal transmitted by at least one beacon and an identification of the respective beacon. The apparatus determines for each representation a positioning performance by comparing the estimated positions with the reference locations. Based on the determined positioning performances, the apparatus determines whether any batch of fingerprints is to be excluded from further use and/or which representation is to be used as a valid representation of the radio environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne, Jyrki Ilmari Aarnos
  • Patent number: 10178495
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device by combining a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system determines a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors. When a set of successive locations determined by the radio frequency navigation system is found to have a predetermined pattern (e.g., within a minimum distance from each other, or separated by more than a maximum distance), the mobile device discards the location results from the radio frequency navigation system for the period of time, in favor of the location results from the inertial navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: OneMarket Network LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Cerchio, Brian David Wilson
  • Patent number: 10142893
    Abstract: A method for operating a terminal for a communication network, the terminal, based on a future route of the terminal, transmitting a reservation request for logging into a radio cell of the communication network along the route via the communication network to a radio cell management server, to be able to log into the requested radio cell as a function of a response of the radio cell management server. A method for operating a radio cell management server, a terminal, a radio cell management server, a vehicle, and a computer program, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Rous, Volker Hofsaess
  • Patent number: 10142778
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an antenna array including at least a first antenna element and a second antenna element separated by a first distance. The apparatus receives a wireless advertising message, having a known bit pattern, via the first and second antenna elements. The apparatus samples a first portion of the known bit pattern from the wireless advertising message received via the first antenna element, and samples a second portion of the known bit pattern from the wireless advertising message received via the second antenna element, and determines a phase difference between the received wireless advertising message at each of the first and second antenna elements by correlating the first sampled portion and the second sampled portion to the known bit pattern. The apparatus then determines an angle of arrival (AoA) of the wireless advertising message based at least in part on the phase difference and the first difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL, LTD.
    Inventor: Raja Banerjea
  • Patent number: 10129691
    Abstract: Systems and methods to determine a location of a mobile device by combining a radio frequency navigation system and an inertial navigation system, where the radio frequency navigation system determines a location of the mobile device in reference to a map of radio frequency signals and the inertial navigation system based on dead reckoning the position of the mobile device based on measurements from motion sensors and/or magnetic field sensors. The mobile device combines the position determination results from the radio frequency navigation system and the inertial navigation system to determine two successive locations. A heading of the user of the mobile device is computed from the two successive locations without using the orientation of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Cerchio, Brian David Wilson