Patents Examined by Meless Zewdu
  • Patent number: 9942376
    Abstract: A mobile device and a control method thereof are provided. The mobile device including a detecting module (1), a determining module (2), a controlling module (3) and a storing module (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Defeng Mao
  • Patent number: 9924339
    Abstract: A device may receive first information. The first information may be based on traffic associated with usage of a toll-free data service. The device may receive an identifier for a user device. The user device may be using the toll-free data service. The device may generate second information. The second information may correspond to usage, by the user device, of the toll-free data service. The second information may be generated based on the first information and the identifier. The device may send the second information to another device to support providing a notification of toll-free data service usage. The notification of toll-free data service usage may be based on the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Fnu Bongu Huma Shankar Rao, Jian Huang, Susan Kelly, Gong Zhang, Sayan Dey, Mohammad Zohaib Akmal, Guanrao Chen
  • Patent number: 9918216
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a call control device, an HSS, an AS, and a user service processing method. The call control device includes: a receiving module, configured to: receive an access domain confirmation request message, comprising an identifier of the called UE, sent by a call routing device on a home network; a determining module determining, according to the identifier, that the home network communicates with a visited network of the called UE by using a CS domain on the home network; and a sending module sending an access domain confirmation response message, carrying instruction information, to the call routing device and the instruction information is used to instruct the call routing device to route the call to the visited network by using the CS domain on the home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinghua Zhou, Shixiang Liang, Guojun Xie, Fuxiang Xiong
  • Patent number: 9913171
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for reporting, by a terminal, channel state information in a non-licensed band in a wireless communication system. More specifically, the method comprises: establishing, through a higher layer, a plurality of reserved resource sections of a serving cell for channel state information measurement in the non-licensed band; and measuring/reporting, in each of the plurality of reserved resource sections, the channel state information of the non-licensed band on the basis of the result of sensing the carrier waves of an adjacent cell and whether a reserved resource section of the adjacent cell is established, wherein the reserved resource section of the serving cell is determined based on a type of the reserved resource section of the serving cell measuring the channel state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Joonkui Ahn, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 9906909
    Abstract: Once a proximity beacon is installed within a venue, mobile devices receive signals transmitted by the proximity beacon. These mobile devices then report their own locations to an application server. These mobile devices also report a signal strength to the application server, the signal strength associated with the signal from the proximity beacon. The application server determines the location of the proximity beacon by triangulating based on the locations of the mobile devices and on the signal strengths from the mobile devices. The location of the proximity beacon is then transmitted to a front-end device that then displays the location of the proximity beacon on a map along with other locations of other proximity beacons. The map may also display range areas and battery levels of the proximity beacon, and any other data that can be gathered by the application server from the mobile devices or the proximity beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: BLAZER AND FLIP FLOPS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Sebastian Sahadi, Benjamin Harry Ziskind, Joshua David Bass, Benjamin Keeling Mathews
  • Patent number: 9900741
    Abstract: A method includes determining a first coordinate representing the geo-fence in a first coordinate system when it is detected that a geo-fence is set, where the first coordinate system is a coordinate system used by the geo-fence, converting the first coordinate into a second coordinate representing the geo-fence in a second coordinate system, where the second coordinate system is a coordinate system set to implement geo-fencing by a positioning technology, and the first coordinate system is different from the second coordinate system, comparing a coordinate of a positioning result determined using the positioning technology with the second coordinate representing the geo-fence, and triggering a preset event when a relationship between the coordinate of the positioning result and the second coordinate representing the geo-fence satisfies a trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Henghui Lu, Shuiping Long, Xiaochen Chen
  • Patent number: 9900738
    Abstract: Control systems and methods are disclosed for automatically identifying mobile communication devices located within a vicinity of a gunshot. The control system may discriminates gunshots from other environmental noise and determine the location of the gunshot from information provided by a set of acoustic sensors. Once the gunshot location is determined, the control system may automatically trigger activation of one or more cell site simulators located near the location of the gunshot to identify mobile communication devices within the vicinity. Further precision in identifying the locations of the mobile communication devices may be obtained by using information from radio frequency (RF) sensors that intercept wireless RF transmissions from the mobile communication devices communicating with the activated cell site simulator. The control system may be used as a tool identifying and tracking perpetrators of gun crime and may also be used to located witnesses who may otherwise not have come forward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: John Houston Doherty
  • Patent number: 9894489
    Abstract: Provided is a system and method for a situational proximity observation by a Mobile data processing System (MS) using one or more automated senses of the MS, for example as directed by a user of the MS, to cause an alert to be delivered to one or more other Mobile data processing Systems (MSs) for notifying those other users of the MSs that they are potentially involved in, or affected by, the sensing carried out by the MS making the observation. Specifically, a Situational Proximity Observation Device Reporter (SPODR) senses or captures its environment within its proximity and a TRaveling Observation Device Recipient (TRODR) can be notified when the SPODR may have sensed or captured data relevant to the TRODR. There is a variety of events and conditions under which the alert is provided, including in accordance with a variety of privileges configured between users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventors: William J. Johnson, Michael J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9894504
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide an emergency call support service in which a network device of a visited network obtains user profile data of a wireless device from a home network of the wireless device, and provides the user profile data to a location server of the visited network. The emergency call support service allows an emergency call, when initiated by a roaming subscriber of the wireless device via the visited network, to include the user profile data and be provided to a public safety access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mingxing S. Li, Priscilla Lau, Xuming Chen, Ce Xu
  • Patent number: 9888455
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for optimizing tracking areas for user equipments (UEs) is implemented in a mobile network and includes: defining network slices as a function of UE types, where UEs in the mobile network are associated with the network slices according to the UE types, defining network slice specific tracking areas as groups of one or more mobile base stations according to the network slices; receiving a signal from a given UE from among the UEs at a receiving mobile base station from among the one or more mobile base stations, and paging the given UE in a network slice specific tracking area from among the network slice specific tracking areas, where the receiving mobile base station is in the network slice specific tracking area, and the given UE is associated with the network slice specific tracking area according to an associated UE type from among the UE types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Laslo-Amit, Alon Ben Ami, Ziv Nuss, Vladimir Yanover, Lawrence Sol Rublin
  • Patent number: 9888383
    Abstract: An approach is provided for authenticating a user. A request to authenticate the user is received. Historical data that includes social media interactions that specify a person authorized to access the device and geolocations of the person is polled. A question is generated to be relevant to a social media interaction and/or a geolocation included in the historical data. A digital representation of a voice of the user who provided an answer to the question is received. The voice of the user is verified as matching a voice of the person authorized to access the device. The answer is determined to be correct. Based on the matching voices and the answer being correct, the user is authenticated and access to the device by the user is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, David E. Nachman, Michael P. Shute
  • Patent number: 9872145
    Abstract: A device may obtain event information regarding a set of user equipment. The device may determine a first location for a particular user equipment, of the set of user equipment, based on the event information and a stored set of parameters. The device may provide information associated with identifying the first location. The device may determine a second location for the particular user equipment based on the information associated with identifying the first location and after determining the first location. The device may provide information associated with identifying the second location. The device may update the stored set of parameters as a set of updated parameters. The device may use the set of updated parameters to determine another location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: David Christopher Wyles, John Joseph Holden, David Antony Razzetti, Gareth James Smith, Peter Kenington
  • Patent number: 9872222
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a first base station that supports a first wireless communication scheme; a second base station that supports a second wireless communication scheme; and a mobile station. The first base station acquires communication information on a communication state of the second wireless communication scheme and the first base station includes a wireless communication unit that transmits a notification signal including the communication information by the first wireless communication scheme. The mobile station receives the notification signal by the first wireless communication scheme and the mobile station includes a controller that selects whether to maintain data communication by the first wireless communication scheme or to switch the first wireless communication scheme to the second wireless communication scheme, based on the communication information included in the notification signal and an amount of communication data processed by the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Oyabu
  • Patent number: 9867058
    Abstract: There is provided shared use of licensed frequency spectrum in a mobile communications network, while maintaining confidentiality between the license holder and the licensee. Geographical information on availability of licensed frequency spectrum for shared use is obtained. A site map of a mobile communications network is obtained. The site map includes locations of sites, where wireless access to the mobile communications network is provided. A configuration of frequencies for the sites on the basis of the available licensed frequencies for shared use at each location of the sites is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Lucia Elena Tudose, Janne Juhani Parantainen, Vesa Tapio Hartikainen
  • Patent number: 9860724
    Abstract: An occurrence of an emergency situation pertinent to people presently located within a venue can be identified. Responsive to identifying the emergency situation pertinent to the people located within the venue, location specific emergency information can be automatically communicated to a first mobile device. The location specific emergency information can describe an emergency plan for exiting the venue from a present location of the first mobile device within the venue. The location specific emergency information can be configured to be presented by the first mobile device to a user of the first mobile device to safely guide the user from the present location to an exit of the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hung Tack Kwan, Christian E. Loza, Olivia G. Loza, Mathews Thomas
  • Patent number: 9860749
    Abstract: Systems and methods for verification conducted at a secure element are disclosed. In a method of verification conducted at a secure element interacting with a mobile device, the secure element receives at least one of an identifier of a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) and an identifier of the mobile device. The secure element then compares each of the received at least one identifiers against a registered identifier of corresponding form stored in a non-volatile memory of the secure element. If the received at least one identifiers match corresponding registered identifiers stored in the non-volatile memory, the secure element permits further interaction with the mobile device. If at least one of the received identifiers do not match corresponding registered identifiers stored in the non-volatile memory, the secure element denies further interaction with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Horatio Nelson Huxham, Alan Joseph O'Regan, Tara Anne Moss, Hough Arie Van Wyk
  • Patent number: 9854537
    Abstract: It is presented a method for assisting downlink interference estimation in a cellular network. The method is performed in a network node of the cellular network and comprises the steps of: estimating an average transmit power of the network node in a future time period; transmitting a power parameter based on the estimated average transmit power to at least one wireless device being served by the network node; and transmitting a reference signal for downlink interference estimation. A corresponding network node, wireless device, computer programs and computer program products are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Chrysostomos Koutsimanis, Erik Dahlman
  • Patent number: 9847823
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for mobility state estimation in a heterogeneous network are disclosed herein. User equipment (UE) includes circuitry to perform a mobility state estimation (MSE) operation to determine an MSE state for the UE, and a receiver to receive, from a cell in a heterogeneous third generation partnership project (3GPP) network, mobility state information corresponding to movement of the UE within the heterogeneous 3GPP network. The circuitry is configured to update the MSE state based on the mobility state information received from the cell. The UE may also include a transmitter to communicate the updated MSE state to the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Candy Yiu, Daniel Aley, Mo-Han Fong, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 9846890
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, a profile/content system generates, accesses, and/or serves a compilation profile for targeting content to identifiable communication devices (“ICDs”). The compilation profile can include data associated with a user of an ICD, and the profile/content system obtains the data from multiple data sources. The data sources can include a particular ICD and can also include particular applications running on the ICD and other data sources such as web sites and data aggregators that store data associated with the IDC user. The profile/content system can operate in a variety of modes depending upon a type of request received by the profile/content system. Exemplary modes are: (1) a direct content provision mode, (2) an indirect content provision mode, and (3) a compilation profile provision mode. In at least one embodiment, in the direct content provision mode, the profile/content system receives a request for content directly via an ICD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Collider Media, Inc.
    Inventors: D. Bryan Jones, Christopher J. Duncan, Neeraj Gupta, William T. W. Robbins
  • Patent number: 9832235
    Abstract: A method for extending IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)-oriented handling of telecommunications services within a telecommunications network for a subscriber using circuit switched (CS) connectivity, wherein an identification information of the subscriber is natively lacking an IMS identity and/or IMS profile within the telecommunications network, includes: generating, at least temporarily, by an identity management functionality of the telecommunications network, an IMS identity and/or IMS profile with respect to the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Dieter Jacobsohn, Karl-Heinz Nenner, Steffen Habermann, Georg Wegmann