Patents Examined by Meless N Zewdu
  • Patent number: 10715609
    Abstract: The embodiments set forth a technique for dynamically adjusting a manner in which notifications are output on a computing device. According to some embodiments, a technique can include (1) identifying that at least one different computing device satisfies a physical proximity threshold relative to the computing device, (2) determining that the at least one different computing device is included in a list of known computing devices associated with the computing device, (3) determining, based on a configuration associated with the at least one computing device, that the at least one different computing device is associated with a respective notification profile maintained by the computing device, and (4) activating the respective notification profile at the computing device to adjust the manner in which notifications are output by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Shepherd, Benjamin T. Sherratt, Marc J. Krochmal, Bob Bradley, Kritarth Jain, Michele Campeotto
  • Patent number: 10715659
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for a collaborative phone reputation system are described herein. A system for implementing a collaborative phone reputation system includes a compute device comprising: a call handling module to detect, at the compute device, an incoming call for a user of the compute device; a scoring module to determine a local probabilistic score that the incoming call is desirable for the user; and an execution module to perform an action at the compute device based on the local probabilistic score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Tatourian, Rita H Wouhaybi, Hong Li, Tobias Kohlenberg
  • Patent number: 10708880
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a communication circuit for communicating with at least one network; and a processor configured to obtain a location estimation region of the electronic device on the basis of the at least one network, via the communication circuit, and to determine whether the electronic device has entered a region of interest, on the basis of a correlation between a probability distribution for the obtained location estimation region and a probability distribution for a preset region of interest, wherein various embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jin-Woo Kim, Bum-Soo Lee, Youngpo Lee, Chai-Man Lim
  • Patent number: 10708754
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for controlling device-to-device discovery. The method includes: obtaining, by a network device, N first relay function parameter sets of N user equipment supporting a relay function; obtaining, by the network device, a second relay function parameter set of remote user equipment; determining, by the network device for the remote user equipment, at least one of the N user equipment supporting the relay function; and sending, by the network device, a first notification message to the at least one user equipment supporting the relay function, to trigger the at least one user equipment supporting the relay function to initiate a device-to-device discovery process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haibo Xu, Jian Wang, Hongcheng Zhuang, Nathan Edward Tenny, Zhenguo Du
  • Patent number: 10708715
    Abstract: A system and method for 3-Dimensional location of a mobile device in which the mobile device is enhanced with an emulation of a wireless communications beacon, in addition to global positioning system (GPS) location capabilities. To pinpoint the location of the mobile device within the general location, a plurality of devices within a wireless communication range of the mobile device ping each other with the emulated wireless communications beacon. The plurality of mobile devices determined within the wireless communication range can send information to one another in order to supply for example their own unprecise GPS coordinates, the relative distance to any mobile device that responded to the virtual beacon ping of the mobile device and a mobile device identification or alias. The information received at each mobile device can be provided from each mobile device to a central location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Anthony Silva
  • Patent number: 10708122
    Abstract: A Quality of Service (QoS) improvement system and method for transport network fault detection and QoS improvement so that a telecommunication network service provider can analyze the root cause on chronic performance issues and recommend potential solutions is disclosed. The system runs performance analysis on each AAV (mobile backhaul) or other transport networks and collects performance related metrics data. The system then selects a subset of the data related to certain key performance indicators (KPIs), such as latency, jitter, packet loss ratio, and availability. On this subset of KPI-related data, the system applies clustering techniques to identify clusters with similar performance issues. For each cluster, the system binds the AAV performance KPI data with one or more of the following site features—health, location, vendor, market, service type, etc.—to create a cluster map. The system can then generate inferences on root causes of the performance issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Chunming Liu, Amer Hamdan
  • Patent number: 10701519
    Abstract: A tracking unit is for a human-powered vehicle having a frame and an electric gear shifter. The tracking unit has a tracker, such as a GPS and/or GSM unit, and an antenna for allowing the tracker to communicate. The tracker is adapted to be placed inside the frame of a human-powered vehicle, and includes a wire adapted to extend from the tracker, through a hole in the frame, to the antenna adapted to be mounted on the exterior of or at least partially integrated in the electric gear shifter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BikeFinder AS
    Inventors: Ole Martin Ølmheim, Erik Brodahl
  • Patent number: 10681192
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first body and a second body movably connected to the first body via a connecting component. The first body includes at least a first display screen having a display area that is exposed from a first surface of the first body. The second body includes at least a second display screen that is exposed from a first surface of the second body and an acquisition apparatus that acquires images via at least a first window of the second body. The first window is arranged at a surface of the second body that is different from the first surface of the second body. The second body is movable from a first relative position with respect to the first body to a second relative position with respect to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengliu Lu, Hailong Wu
  • Patent number: 10671651
    Abstract: The invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for deriving signal location information. A raw signal is ingested and normalized, including deriving a partially normalized signal. The partially normalized signal can be a signal including a Time, a Context and possibly a non-dispositive location hint. A list of one or more geo cells where the raw signal potentially originated is accessed. In one aspect, the one or more geo cells are accessed based on the non-dispositive location hint. A location annotation identifying a geo cell from among the one or more geo cells is formulated. The partially normalized signal can be annotated with the location annotation. A location in a two dimensional space is determined from the location annotation. The location is inserted into the partially normalized signal forming a fully normalized signal. The fully normalized signal can include a Time, a Location, and a Context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Banjo, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian Gratton, Rish Mehta, Damien Patton, K W Justin Leung, Cameron Holt
  • Patent number: 10666797
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and a method for voice prompt of a third-party call. The system includes a contact identification module, a hands-free control module and a voice broadcast module. The contact identification module is for identifying whether a third-party incoming call number exists in an address book of a communication device. The hands-free control module is for extracting a current call status when a third-party call dials in to help judge whether the current call is in hands-free mode. The voice broadcast module is for voice broadcasting information of the incoming call according to the identification result of the contact identification module when the current call is in hands-free mode. The present system could broadcast the information of the third-party incoming call without breaking off the current call so that prevents missing important content of the current call as well as an important incoming call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG GEELY HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD., ZHEJIANG GEELY AUTOMOBILE RESEARCH INSTITUTE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shufu Li
  • Patent number: 10667235
    Abstract: A system for locating and identifying a mobile device in an environment comprising a plurality of access devices disposed in an environment is provided. Each access device detects a signal strength of a mobile device in relation to the plurality of access devices in addition to a media access control address to identify the mobile device. A trilateration processor computed a distance between the plurality of access devices and the mobile device, and a non-linear regression processor determines the second distance from a sum of errors received from the trilateral processor to establish a location of the mobile device. A wireless network is in communication with the plurality of access devices, the mobile device, and a server to associate the distance with the media access control address of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Eric Yellin, Jordyn Hollander
  • Patent number: 10667088
    Abstract: Methods and devices for identifying a driver of a vehicle are provided. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. The collected data may be used to estimate whether a user of the mobile device is a driver or a passenger in a vehicle. Data collected using the mobile device may be analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Patent number: 10659606
    Abstract: A mechanism for filtering communication including receiving an incoming call from a calling party, the incoming call being directed to a called party. The mechanism further comprises obtaining calling party information comprising a value of at least one descriptive parameter of the calling party and obtaining historical called party information relating to past activities of the called party. One or more call-handling rules are generated based on the historical called party information, each call-handling rule defining how to handle an incoming call based on a descriptive parameter of a calling party. The calling party information is processed according to the one or more call-handling rules to determine how to handle the received incoming call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Caroline J. Thomas, Thomas J. Waterton, Liam White, Joshua E. Vines
  • Patent number: 10660083
    Abstract: A system facilitating forward-compatible receivers in wireless communications systems. In one example, the system can include: a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising: generating information according to a protocol for receipt by a mobile device, wherein the information is indicative of a defined behavior of the mobile device relative to whether the mobile device is to override a reserved resource allocation applicable to a physical resource, and wherein the reserved resource allocation is indicative of whether the mobile device is authorized to communicate via the physical resource; and transmitting the information to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ralf Bendlin, Xiaoyi Wang, Salam Akoum
  • Patent number: 10652731
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method to install a terminal profile in a wireless communication system, and the method may comprise the steps of: displaying a list including one or more mobile network providers; detecting a selection with respect to any one of the one or more mobile network providers; obtaining connection-related information with respect to the selected mobile network provider from a discovery server based on information related to the selected mobile network provider; and transmitting identification information of a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) and identification information of the discovery server to a server of the selected mobile network provider based on the connection-related information, in order to download a UICC-related profile from a profile administrator. However, the present invention is not limited to this embodiment and other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee, Taesun Yeom, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10627479
    Abstract: A positioning system has an initiator device configured for emitting a high-speed wireless signal, at least one reference device configured for receiving the high-speed wireless signal and emitting a low-speed wireless signal after receiving the high-speed wireless signal, at least one target device each having one or more components for receiving the low-speed wireless signals, and at least one engine configured for determining the position of each of the at-least-one target device by calculating the distance between the target device and each of the at-least-one reference device based on at least the times-of-arrival of the low-speed wireless signals, each time-of-arrival being the time that the corresponding low-speed wireless signal being received by the target device, and determining the position of the target device based on the calculated distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: ZEROKEY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew William Lowe, Vahid Dehghanian
  • Patent number: 10623886
    Abstract: A position management method according to one or more embodiments may use a mobile communication apparatus that is capable of obtaining position information. The method may include: receiving, by the mobile communication apparatus, a communication signal transmitted from an onboard communication device provided in a vehicle; and transmitting, from the mobile communication apparatus that receives the communication signal, the obtained position information to a management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10615839
    Abstract: First to fourth circuits are connected to corresponding first to fourth antenna terminals. The first to fourth circuits transmit and receive a signal of TDD and a signal of FDD. The first to fourth circuits transmit and receive a signal of MIMO. The third circuit receives a signal of a satellite positioning system. The lower limit of the frequency of the signal received by the third circuit and the fourth circuit is higher than the lower limit of the frequency of the signal received by the first circuit and the second circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sato, Hidetoshi Matsumoto, Kiichiro Takenaka, Masahiro Ito, Satoshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10616934
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A session request for a wireless device may comprise a network slice isolation information parameter. A user plane function may be selected, based on the network slice isolation information parameter, to provide the requested session for the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Peyman Talebi Fard, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Kyungmin Park, Weihua Qiao
  • Patent number: 10616399
    Abstract: A location engine that estimates the barometric pressure measurement bias of a pressure station reference, such as an airport pressure station, resulting in an improved estimate of the elevation of a wireless terminal. The location engine generates the estimate of bias of barometric pressure by comparing i) the outdoor barometric pressure measured by the airport pressure station at its unknown height above mean sea level (MSL) and ii) the expected outdoor barometric pressure derived from the pressure measurements from an already-calibrated pressure station, while accounting for the known height of the already-calibrated pressure station. The expected outdoor measurements correspond to a derived height above MSL of the airport pressure station. Subsequently, the location engine generates an estimate of the elevation of the wireless terminal by accounting for the estimate of measurement bias of the airport pressure station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Arthur Blaha, Jr., Scot Douglas Gordon, Jonathan Shiao-en Lu, Jeffrey Noel Wu, Jian Zhu