Patents Examined by Michael T. Vu
  • Patent number: 11943689
    Abstract: A network configuration method includes receiving, by an intent management device, a service intent from a requirement device, where the service intent indicates service requirement information, and the service requirement information includes service access time information of at least one terminal device and service access location information of the at least one terminal device. The method further includes determining network configuration information based on the service intent and configuring a network based on the network configuration information. Alternatively, the method may include determining first information based on the service intent and sending the first information to a network management device. The first information includes network configuration information or network intent information. The network configuration information indicates a radio resource configuration, and the network intent information describes an effect of a network configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ruiyue Xu, Kai Zhang
  • Patent number: 11937172
    Abstract: Systems/Methods are disclosed of a two-step process in (i) establishing a capability at a smartphone to conduct a financial transaction and (ii) using the established capability in conducting the financial transaction by paying for a product. According to some embodiments, the first step of the two-step process is performed responsive to sensing at least one parameter and determining that the at least one parameter sensed satisfies a criterion; then, an authorization to establish said capability is requested. Then, responsive to receiving the authorization, the capability to conduct the financial transaction is established at the smartphone. The second step in said two-step process may be performed, comprising using said capability that has been established to conduct the financial transaction and pay for a product, responsive to the smartphone sensing proximity to an access point maintained by a vendor and responsive to the at least one parameter being sensed and satisfying the criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 11930476
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to make it possible to draw proper associations, when integrating pieces of information estimated in individual sensors, by associating between objects sensed by a plurality of sensors. A sensor information integration system 101 includes a radio frame analyzing section 33 configured to analyze a radio frame transmitted from a first object, to extract the first attribute information, an image analyzing section 40 configured to analyze an image, in which a second object is sensed, to extract second attribute information, and an association judging section 21 configured to judge an association between the first object and the second object, using the first attribute information and the second attribute information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11930429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of providing a contactless laundry service including executing an application of a contactless laundry service, receiving a charge system of the contactless laundry service from a user, latching, by the user, a laundry container, into which laundry is put, for the contactless laundry service, and performing, by the user, a collection request using a collection request button of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: LIFEGOESON COMPANY CORP.
    Inventor: Sungwoo Cho
  • Patent number: 11924916
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to transmit, to a cellular carrier, a request to activate the UE with the cellular carrier. The UE is also configured to, in response to receiving an authentication request for authenticating a user of the UE, transmit, to the cellular carrier, information identifying another UE and authentication information for authenticating the user ; prompt the user, via a display of the UE, to provide, to an input system of the UE, verification information transmitted to the other UE; transmit, to the cellular carrier, the verification information; and in response to validation of the verification information by the cellular carrier, receive an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) subscription transferred from the other UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Raj S. Chaugule, Alex M. Was, Avinash Narasimhan, Damien R. Holzapfel, He Zheng, Li Li, Timothy M. Sheridan, Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli
  • Patent number: 11924743
    Abstract: Systems/Methods of establishing and using a capability at a smartphone to conduct financial transactions are disclosed. According to some embodiments, responsive to sensing a value of a parameter and responsive to determining that the value of the parameter sensed satisfies a criterion, a master-slave relationship is selectively established with a device and an authorization to establish said capability is selectively requested from the device. Responsive to receiving the authorization, the capability to conduct financial transactions by the smartphone is established. Then, provided the smartphone is proximate to an access point maintained by a vendor and provided that the value of the parameter is sensed and satisfies the criterion, said capability that has been established may be used to conduct a financial transaction and pay for a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Peter D. Karabinis, Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 11917576
    Abstract: A vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication unit, for wirelessly transmitting and/or receiving V2X signals comprising data in a vehicle, includes a plurality of V2X modules. Each respective V2X module is connected to at least one antenna configured to transmit and/or receive the V2X signals in a transmission and reception area. Each respective V2X module comprises at least a transmitting unit configured to modulate data to be transmitted via the V2X signals, and/or a receiving unit configured to demodulate data received via the V2X signals. Each V2X module includes a data interface configured to transmit the data to be transmitted and/or the data received via the V2X signal and a logic module. The plurality of V2X modules includes at least two spatially separated V2X modules. The logic module is configured to link the at least two V2X modules in such a way that a logical unit is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ZF CV SYSTEMS EUROPE BV
    Inventors: Thomas Dieckmann, Soeren Huebner, Tobias Werle
  • Patent number: 11910477
    Abstract: A central server for communicating with a user equipment and a cellular network is provided. The server is configured to exchange with the cellular network information relating to at least one preconfigured qualifier assigned to the user equipment and assigned to the central server. The server receives a payload item from the cellular network transmitted by the user equipment to said cellular network by means of an authentication failure message for authenticating a user equipment at a cellular network during an attach comprising the payload item, instead of receiving a SMS or establishing an IP connection with the user equipment. The payload item can result from a latest measurement data of user equipment regularly transmitting data to said central server and/or a sensor connectively coupled to the user equipment when operating as an Internet of Things (IoT) smart-metering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Marc Lamberton, Michel Anslot
  • Patent number: 11910412
    Abstract: A method, computer program, computer system, and device is provided for determining media sink capabilities. The method may include obtaining, by a media source, a sink resource associated with a media sink, wherein the sink resource indicates a direct address at which a capability described in the sink resource can be directly accessed; and accessing the capability directly by the media source using the direct address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Iraj Sodagar
  • Patent number: 11910252
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate, e.g., to a method performed by a wireless device for handling communication in a wireless communication network. The wireless device transmits to a radio network node, a first preamble associated with a selected downlink beam. The wireless device further monitors for a random access response, RAR, in a first RAR reception window and when the RAR is not received in the first RAR reception window, monitors for the RAR in a second RAR reception window of a different beam or to transmit, to the radio network node, a second preamble associated with a second beam wherein the first preamble is associated with a channel state information reference signal and the second preamble is associated with a synchronization signal block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Patrik Rugeland, Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 11902895
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media are described for Load Balancing Optimization (LBO) and Mobility Robustness Optimization (MRO) for fifth generation (5G) systems. In particular, some embodiments may be directed intra-radio access technology (RAT) energy saving scenarios while other embodiments may be directed to and inter-RAT energy saving scenarios. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Yizhi Yao
  • Patent number: 11895541
    Abstract: A wireless device is configured to operate in first and second access networks. The first and second access networks respectively provide access to first and second core networks of different types. A first wireless communication network includes the first access network and the first core network. A second wireless communication network includes the second access network and the second core network. The wireless device is configured to receive, from the first access network, control signaling indicating that the wireless device is to suspend a connection with the first access network and indicating a notification area within which the wireless device is allowed to move without notifying either the first and second wireless communication networks. The control signaling indicates the notification area includes one or more areas of the first wireless communication network and one or more areas of the second wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Patrik Rugeland, Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Gunnar Mildh
  • Patent number: 11895640
    Abstract: A method of coordinating positioning signaling includes: sending, from a user equipment (UE), a request wirelessly for positioning service; receiving, at the UE, an indication of UE positioning signal times for sending UE positioning signals; and sending, from the UE, the UE positioning signals at the UE positioning signal times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Alexandros Manolakos, Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11877347
    Abstract: The disclosures relates to a method of provisioning a subscriber profile into a subscriber data store of an IP Multimedia System (IMS) capable telecommunications network, the subscriber profile being for a subscriber which is a visiting subscriber with respect to the IMS-capable telecommunications network, the subscriber data store being for use in IP Multimedia System (IMS) call processing, the method comprising: receiving a request to allocate an IMS Access Point Name (APN); and in response to receiving the request to allocate the IMS APN, triggering a provisioning of the subscriber profile into the subscriber data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD.
    Inventor: Jorge CaƱas
  • Patent number: 11877156
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a UE (103) in a communications system (100). The UE (103) provides information indicating its SI protection capability to a node (101, 105). The SI protection capability is associated with the UE's (103) capability and need to verify SI signatures. The UE (103) obtains SI protection information from the node (101, 105), and uses the SI protection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Prajwol Kumar Nakarmi, Oscar Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 11870776
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus, including a program encoded on computer-readable medium, for routing communications to a mobile device includes registering a cellular telephone identifier with a visitor location register associated with a bridge mobile switching center adapted to receive communication through a cellular backbone network and route communications over a packet-switched network and determining that cellular communications using the cellular telephone identifier are disabled. A home location register associated with the cellular telephone is notified that the cellular telephone is roaming in a network served by the visitor location register. A communication directed to the cellular telephone is received at the bridge mobile switching center. The received communication is routed to the cellular telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Vokee Applications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Elad Pinhas Barkan
  • Patent number: 11864213
    Abstract: Reducing wireless device capabilities based on a usage of the wireless device. Regular wireless device (e.g. non-RedCap wireless devices) with periods of low usage are configured to adjust device capabilities to mimic those of RedCap wireless devices. The capabilities can be modified in real-time based on monitoring of usage, or based on patterns of usage, e.g. during time windows typical to low-usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Nagi A. Mansour, Akin Ozozlu
  • Patent number: 11864074
    Abstract: A method for determining user configurations of services in a radio communication network is performed in a support system node, and includes ranking users of a service based on frequency of occurrences of user reconfiguration in the radio communication network, creating a linear regression model of user configuration for a plurality of users of the service in the radio communication network, identifying a user configuration per user of the service for a selected number of ranked users by fitting the selected number of ranked users in the linear regression model, in order to reduce user reconfiguration of the service, and providing the identified user configuration per user to the selected number of ranked users. A support system node, a computer program and a computer program for determining user configurations of services in a radio communication network are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Vallabhee Sundaramoorthy, Arunkumar K, Meenakshi Sundaram Govindassamy, RamKumar N, Shalini Sundaramurthy
  • Patent number: 11850460
    Abstract: Notifications for instructing user behavior can be determined and presented when appropriate. Historical fitness data and current fitness data are accessed. This data is used to determine whether a user fitness goal is likely to be achieved. If not, a notification may be determined and presented at a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventors: Jay Kriz Blahnik, Aaron P. Thompson, David S. Clark, Julie A. Arney, Brian R. Drell, Keith P. Avery, Kevin M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11856411
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for determining spectrum availability within a radio band managed by a Spectrum Management Entity (SME), and allocating available spectrum to Base Station/Access Points (BS/APs) of an Enterprise Network (EN). The EN includes a domain proxy that sends a registration request to the SME indicating a maximum EIRP for the BS/APs. After receiving registration, the Domain Proxy sends a spectrum inquiry and receives a response specifying available spectrum. If less than the entire requested spectrum is available, then the maximum EIRP indication is reduced, and a next iteration is performed re-registering the BS/APs and requesting spectrum. Iterations are repeated until the entire requested spectrum is available, and then spectrum is allocated to the BS/APs. Each iteration of channel availability is stored, and channels are allocated utilizing a Self-Organizing Network (SON) technique responsive to the stored channel availability. The EN may comprise a CBRS Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Celona, Inc.
    Inventors: Sourav Bandyopadhyay, Nagi Mahalingam, Mark Jan Dijkstra, Mehmet Yavuz