Patents Examined by Meless Zewdu
  • Patent number: 10149103
    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: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Blazer and Flip Flops, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Sebastian Sahadi, Benjamin Harry Ziskind, Joshua David Bass, Benjamin Keeling Mathews
  • Patent number: 10129718
    Abstract: This disclosure sets forth techniques that aggregate and analyze data usage of a client device over a communications network. Particularly, data usage may be quantified over a predetermined time interval and used to provide recommendations that instruct a client on techniques for reducing a data usage rate. Recommendations may be presented as visual and/or audible alerts. This disclosure further describes techniques to dynamically alter data usage characteristics of particular data usage events to reduce a current rate of data usage. Computational instructions may dynamically reduce a file size of a multimedia/data file, limit a capability to download a multimedia/data file, or reduce a data usage rate of a multimedia stream via trans-rating or pacing techniques. Additionally, exemplary user interfaces may facilitate customizing data usage monitoring settings. The exemplary user interfaces may enable a client to customize a graphical representation of data usage over a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrea Dulick
  • Patent number: 10117052
    Abstract: Tracking devices can be associated with safe zones, smart zones, and high risk zones. Safe zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the safe zone is lower than outside the safe zone. High risk zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the high risk zone is higher than outside the high risk zone. Smart zones correspond to an expected tracking device, mobile device, or user behavior. Home areas are geographic regions in which a user resides, and travel areas are geographic regions in which a user does not reside. A tracking device can be configured to operate in a mode selected based on a presence of the tracking device within a safe zone, a smart zone, a high risk zone, a home area, or a travel area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Arunkumar Puppala, Liuyin Cheng, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10117160
    Abstract: When connected to an alternate network, a user device may search for a preferred network when the user device is actively transmitting traffic via the alternate network. As such, the user device may search for, and potentially locate, the preferred network faster than when the user device waits to search for the preferred network after becoming idle. While active, the user device may search for the preferred network for a relatively short duration, in order to limit the amount of time that data flow transmission is interrupted when searching for the preferred network. The user device may search for the preferred network based on a list of search parameters. The list of search parameters may be prioritized differently based on whether the user device is active or idle, and may be based on a quantity of times that the user device has searched for the preferred network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Xin He, Jignesh S. Panchal, Andrew E. Youtz, Kyriaki Konstantinou, Joseph Peter Kuhn, III, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 10111201
    Abstract: A method in a wireless communication device for handling an extended paging cycle. The extended paging cycle is used for receiving a paging message from a core network node. The extended paging cycle is longer than a frame number range of the wireless communications network. The wireless communication device obtains a parameter related to a length of the extended paging cycle. The wireless communication device obtains an information about when the wireless communication device has entered an idle mode. The wireless communication device determines a time period when the wireless communication device is to monitor for the paging message. The determining is based on the parameter related to the length of the extended paging cycle and based on the information about when the wireless communication device has entered the idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ.)
    Inventors: Tuomas Tirronen, Yufei Blankenship, Andreas Höglund, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10111213
    Abstract: A method for reporting a measurement result for determining a position in a wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, is performed by a terminal and may comprise the steps of: receiving positioning reference signal (PRS)-related information comprising a position identifier of each of a plurality of base stations; performing a measurement on the PRSs transmitted by each of the plurality of base stations; if the position identifier of each of the plurality of base stations are identical to each other, selecting at least one measurement result among the measurement results for the PRSs; and reporting the selected measurement result to a serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunho Lee, Hanjun Park, Bonghoe Kim
  • Patent number: 10104640
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile base station includes: an antenna; a transceiver operative to communicate with a user equipment (UE) via said antenna; a processor; and a mobility control application to be executed by said processor and operative: to provide to said UE when in communication with said mobile base station at least a relevant tracking area list from among at least two tracking area lists associated with said mobile base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shay Laslo-Amit, Alon Ben Ami, Ziv Nuss, Vladimir Yanover, Lawrence Sol Rublin
  • Patent number: 10097982
    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, an emergency alert can be automatically communicated to a first mobile device. The emergency alert can provide contextual information pertaining to the emergency situation, wherein the contextual information indicates precautions to be observed by the user. The emergency alert can be configured to be presented by the first mobile device to the user to alert the user to the emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hung Tack Kwan, Christian E. Loza, Olivia G. Loza, Mathews Thomas
  • Patent number: 10097963
    Abstract: A method for controlling an in-vehicle apparatus to provide a geo-fencing service is disclosed. The method includes providing a geo-fencing service based on location of a vehicle, detecting at least one of a mobile device and a wearable device through a communication terminal equipped in the vehicle, recognizing location of the at least one of the mobile device and the wearable device, and requesting that a network server activates a notification for the geo-fencing service when the mobile device is determined to be located in a geo-fencing area and the wearable device is determined to be out of the geo-fencing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jin Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10091760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a paging for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in a wireless communication system is provided. A network node receives data corresponding to the V2X communication from a first UE, and transmits the paging indicating the V2X communication to a second UE. The network node may further broadcast the data to one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10075811
    Abstract: Tracking devices can be associated with safe zones, smart zones, and high risk zones. Safe zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the safe zone is lower than outside the safe zone. High risk zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the high risk zone is higher than outside the high risk zone. Smart zones correspond to an expected tracking device, mobile device, or user behavior. Home areas are geographic regions in which a user resides, and travel areas are geographic regions in which a user does not reside. A tracking device can be configured to operate in a mode selected based on a presence of the tracking device within a safe zone, a smart zone, a high risk zone, a home area, or a travel area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Arunkumar Puppala, Liuyin Cheng, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10075813
    Abstract: A network node for monitoring a mobile asset in a geographical area. The network node is among a number of network nodes disposed in the geographical area that are configured to receive an Internet-of-things (IoT) signal from the mobile asset, and send respective time stamps, each representing a time-of-arrival (TOA) of the IoT signal, to a network aggregation system to generate a time-difference-of-arrival (TDOA) from which a geolocation of the mobile asset is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TIONESTA, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Struhsaker, Nicholas Cianos, Chenchen Jimmy Li
  • Patent number: 10070314
    Abstract: An approach is provided for authenticating a user. Geolocations are collected during a first time period and social media interactions are collected during a second time period. Historical data is polled which indicates (1) geolocations whose timestamps indicate locations of a person authorized to access the device within the first time period and (2) social media interactions whose timestamps indicate interactions of the person within the second time period. A question is generated to be relevant to a social media interaction and/or a geolocation included in the historical data. The voice of the user who provided an answer to the question 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: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, David E. Nachman, Michael P. Shute
  • Patent number: 10064125
    Abstract: A device and method are provided for concurrently using a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) to support a wireless-enabled communications session. A set of data is processed at a client node to identify a subset of priority data. The set of data and the subset of priority data are respectively provided to a first and second protocol stack, which correspond to a first and second RAT. The first and second protocol stacks are then used to control the transmission of a first and second set of transmitted data, which in turn respectively comprise the set of data and the subset of priority data. The first and second sets of transmitted data are received by an access node, which uses corresponding first and second protocol stacks to control their reception. The first and second sets of transmitted data are then processed to generate a set of received data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shalini Suresh Periyalwar, Mark E. Pecen, David Gwyn Steer
  • Patent number: 10044436
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for multi-channel satellite calibration. In one aspect, a calibration system can provide a transmit calibration signal based on a reference calibration signal to a satellite. The satellite can transmit back a receive calibration signal that can be obtained by the calibration system. Sub-carriers of the receive calibration signal can be compared with sub-carriers of the reference signal to determine adjustments to transmission properties of antennas of the satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Kang Chen, Tyson Shimomi
  • Patent number: 10039006
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a mobile device in communication with a small-cell via managed spectrum, wherein the small-cell is located at a subscriber premises, and wherein the small-cell is in further communication with a mobile network core. Each of a first Internet protocol (IP) address and a second IP address are associated with the mobile device, which accesses network traffic using one of the first IP address, the second IP address or both. Offload traffic associated with the mobile device is identified, wherein the offload traffic is exchanged between the mobile device and the small-cell at the subscriber premises using the managed spectrum. The offload traffic is associated with the first IP address, wherein user data are exchanged between the mobile device and other equipment at the subscriber premises without the user data being exchanged with the network core. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10028183
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network node of a wireless communication network for handling uplink signals sent by a UE. The wireless communication network comprises a serving network node responsible for transmitting downlink signals to the UE, and a non-serving network node capable of receiving uplink signals sent by the UE. The non-serving network node is the first network node and the serving network node is a second network node of the communication network, or vice versa. The method comprises receiving an uplink signal from the UE, measuring signal quality on the received uplink signal, and receiving signal quality information from the second network node regarding signal quality measured by the second network node on the uplink signal received by the second network node, to detect imbalances in experienced signal quality between the first network node and the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pär Ankel, Henrik Egnell, Billy Hogan, Anders Lamm, Erik Larsson
  • Patent number: 10028209
    Abstract: One disclosure of the present invention provides a method for selecting an enhanced packet data gateway (ePDG). The method may be performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprise: determining, by the UE which has roamed from a home public land mobile network (H-PLMN) to a visited public land mobile network (V-PLMN), whether there exists an indication for selecting ePDG in the V-PLMN; determining, by the UE, whether the UE has attached to any PLMN in the V-PLMN, when it is determined that there exists the indication; determining, by the UE, whether there exists an ePDG PLMN list for the any PLMN in the V-PLMN, when it is determined that the UE has attached to the any PLMN; and selecting, by the UE, at least one ePDG in the ePDG PLMN list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myungjune Youn, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Dongsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10028249
    Abstract: A person may utilize multiple connected devices, such as smart watches, user equipments (UEs), smartphones, tablet computers, and/or the like, which may each be assigned unique phone numbers. Operators may assign a common phone number to the multiple connected devices; however, the phone number is not used in the access stratum path of a radio access technology resulting in multiple paging procedures being performed for the multiple connected devices. In implementations, described herein, a first UE, such as a smartphone, may obtain paging information associated with decoding paging messages for a second UE, such as a smart watch. The first UE may use the paging information to decode a paging message of a combined paging cycle established for the first UE and the second UE, thereby obviating a need for multiple paging cycles for the first UE and the second UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanth Kumar Ramkumar, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Arvind Santhanam, Ramachandran Subramanian, Muhammad Imran
  • Patent number: 10028191
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that communicates with an external apparatus to transmit data to the external apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising, a first communication unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus in accordance with a first communication method, a second communication unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus in accordance with a second communication method, and a control unit configured to control operation in the first communication unit and the second communication unit, wherein the control unit controls so as to switch communication with the external apparatus to second communication by the second communication unit after performing first communication by the first communication unit, and transmit transmission target data to the external apparatus in the second communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Takagi