Patents Examined by Michael T. Vu
  • Patent number: 10979904
    Abstract: A method for securing an identifier of a user equipment used when connecting to a network connection in a wireless communication system, according to an embodiment of the present invention, may comprise the steps of: receiving, from the user equipment, a message requesting a first ticket for authenticating a right to access the identifier in a serving network of the user equipment, wherein the message includes information on a second ticket for authenticating a right to access the identifier in a home network of the user equipment; transmitting the information on the second ticket to a mobility management entity (MME) of the home network; receiving, from the MME of the home network, identification information of the user equipment that is determined on the basis of the information on the second ticket; and transmitting, to the terminal, information on the first ticket and a temporary key used to encrypt the identifier in the serving network, on the basis of the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Joonwoong Kim
  • Patent number: 10972892
    Abstract: A system and method for emergency notification comprising a notification module that transmits a message to a pre-established contact when one or more conditions are met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Gordon Edward Phillips
  • Patent number: 10965801
    Abstract: A method for inputting and processing phone number is provided. The method includes: taking or storing a picture P1 including a phone number; obtaining a picture P2 including only the phone number by automatically processing the picture P1 and saving the picture P2; obtaining editable character strings of the phone number in the picture P2 by automatically recognizing the phone number in the picture P2; determining whether a format of the editable character strings of the phone number in the picture P2 is consistent with a standard format of the contact information of the mobile terminal; when consistent, the phone number in the picture P2 is displayed in the dialing interface for dialing or saving; and when not consistent, the phone number in the picture P2 is displayed in a modifying interface for correcting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD.
    Inventors: Aimin Gong, Yaoting Wei, Chao Li
  • Patent number: 10963892
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a location-based information sharing platform are described. The method includes receiving location coordinates of a location of a user. The method includes computing great-circle distances between a plurality of points and the location coordinates using a mathematical formula. The plurality of points represents location coordinates of items of interests near the location of the user. The method includes determining a range information of the location of the user based at least on the computed great-circle distances. The range information includes a plurality of range coordinates. The method includes querying a content database based on the plurality of range coordinates to retrieve information lying within the plurality of range coordinates from available data in the content database. The method further includes facilitating access of the retrieved information to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Micro, LLC
    Inventor: Jeff W. Arias
  • Patent number: 10958774
    Abstract: A called-party is provided identity verification of the calling-party during a telephone call. A call request is received for a calling-party to place a call with a called-party. A call management platform or the like associates a passcode with the call request and communicates the passcode to an online network resource and/or a mobile application associated with the calling entity. During the call, in the event the called-party requests identity verification of the calling-party, the called-party is requested to access the online network resource or the mobile application. In response to the called-party logging in to the online network resource or the mobile application, the passcode is communicated from the call management platform to the called-party and is presented with a display of the passcode. The calling-party announces the passcode to the called-party which matches the passcode displayed as a means of verifying the identity of the calling-party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Paul Joseph Harding
  • Patent number: 10955543
    Abstract: A positioning device and positioning method in which a first wireless signal is transmitted along a first signal path having a first signal path angle that changes relative to time; second wireless signal data representing a response of a wireless station to the first wireless signal is received; a third wireless signal is transmitted along a second signal path; and an assumption that an obstruction is between the wireless communication device and the wireless station is generated if the wireless communication device receives a response from the wireless station to the first wireless signal but does not receive a response from the wireless station to the third wireless signal; wherein the second signal path is a linear path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Tae Young Yang, Jason A. Mix, Chieh-Yih Wan
  • Patent number: 10952126
    Abstract: Among other things described, a method of wireless communication includes transmitting, from a base station of a cell, to a user device requesting to camp on the cell, a message comprising a first field, wherein the first field is indicative of availability of another type of radio access technology (RAT) core network for communication via the base station, including, in the message, a second field whose value indicates that the user device is disallowed to access the another type of RAT core network, providing, when the user device is disallowed to camp on the cell, additional information regarding whether other intra-frequency cells that support the another type of radio access technology (RAT) core network are available for the user device to reselect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Wenting Li, Dapeng Li, Yuan Gao, He Huang
  • Patent number: 10945232
    Abstract: A computer device may include a processor configured to detect a condition to page a user equipment (UE) device, retrieve mobility category information associated with the UE device from a mobility database, and use the retrieved mobility category information to determine a paging policy. The computer device may be further configured to select a number of base station cells to which the computer device is to send a paging message based on the determined paging policy and page the UE device using the selected number of base station cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Priscilla Lau, Suzann Hua, Brian Olson
  • Patent number: 10939294
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) sends, to a wireless access node in a wireless local area network (WLAN), a network access identifier (NAI) that includes an identifier for a cellular access network node. The UE receives an authentication challenge based on information in the NAI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, Eswar Vutukuri
  • Patent number: 10939343
    Abstract: A method and a terminal device for cell reselection are provided. The method is applied to a terminal device. A connection between the terminal device and a network device is in a disconnected state, and the network device retains context information of the terminal device, the context information being used to establish a connection between the terminal device and the network device. The method comprises: when the terminal device triggers a cell reselection operation, determining a serving cell of the terminal device according to a configuration of an initial paging area of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 10932220
    Abstract: Systems and methods permit automatic joining of a network associated with a specified area within which wireless nodes reside. Network managers located in or near the specified area use wireless proximity detection to estimate distances to wireless nodes requesting to join the network. The network managers can use the estimated distances to determine whether or not a requesting wireless node is located within the specified area. If the requesting wireless node is located within the specified area, the network managers can permit the wireless node to join the wireless network associated with the respective specified area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Analog Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Tao Yu, Tze Lei Poo, Lance Doherty, Philip P. E. Quinlan
  • Patent number: 10925342
    Abstract: Various helmet communication, entertainment, and safety techniques are enabled. For instance, a method comprises receiving, by a helmet user-interface system comprising a processor, an output from a sensor, determining, by the helmet user-interface system, whether the output comprises gesture information representative of a gesture, in response to the determining and based on a condition being determined to be satisfied, identifying, by the helmet user-interface system, a gesture type associated with the gesture information, and executing, by the helmet user-interface system, a function associated with the gesture type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BlTwave Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Siew Kok Hui, Eng Sui Tan, Yung Kuei Gan
  • Patent number: 10924230
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for dynamically adjusting beamforming weights based on an azimuthal change request. A proposed azimuth change of an antenna is received, such as at a base station, where the proposed azimuth change is for remote azimuth steering of the antenna. A potential inter-cell interference is determined based on the proposed azimuth change. Based on the potential inter-cell interference, it can be predicted whether the proposed azimuth change can be made. The response, as to whether or not the proposed azimuth change can be made or not, is communicated to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Andrew M. Wurtenberger
  • Patent number: 10912143
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a handover report and for transmitting a radio link failure (RLF) report are provided. The method includes obtaining, by a target base station, at least one of location information of a source cell or location information of a user equipment (UE) history cell during a handover procedure, and transmitting, by the target base station, the handover report to at least one of a source base station or to a base station where the UE history cell is located, according to the obtained at least one of location information of the source cell or the location information of the UE history cell, wherein the handover report including at least one of an unnecessary handover report, a too early handover report, or a handover to wrong cell report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10904702
    Abstract: A method for locating of a wireless device, performed by a third party, comprising: communicating with the wireless device in a silent call, to compel the wireless device to continuously emit signals; activating a monitoring apparatus to monitor the signals emitted from the wireless device; resetting an idling timer means of the wireless device, such that the silent call is not ended by the wireless device, identifying a relative location from which the signals become stronger and locating the wireless device; and terminating the silent call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Roy Glasberg, Ishay Barlev
  • Patent number: 10902287
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to data harvesting for machine learning model training. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a network data collection system can identify a target data source location from which to harvest data for a machine learning system to utilize during a machine learning model training process. The data can be associated with a plurality of mobile communications devices operating in communication with at least one base station of a mobile communications network that serves the target data source location. The network data collection system can collect the data and provide the data to the machine learning system. The machine learning system, in turn, can create a training data set for use during the machine learning model training process based, at least in part, upon the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arthur Zaifman, John Mark Mocenigo, Glen Zdroik
  • Patent number: 10897320
    Abstract: The present technology pertain to a continuous calibration performed by real-time location system controller to continuously calibrate itself to handle data received from network infrastructure devices more accurately, and to use this continuous calibration to accurately predict a location of a portable computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Robert Edgar Barton, Vishal Satyendra Desai
  • Patent number: 10897703
    Abstract: A capability information reporting method, relevant devices and a system are provided. The capability information reporting method includes: acquiring a predicted frequency range of an intra-UE interference; and receiving intra-UE interference suppression capability information with respect to the intra-UE interference from the UE. The intra-UE interference suppression capability information includes intra-UE interference suppression capability information about the UE within the predicted frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dajie Jiang, Fei Qin, Xian Cui, Baigang Wang
  • Patent number: 10887917
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to performing bandwidth part activation in a cellular communication system. A wireless device may attach to a network via a cell that includes multiple bandwidth parts. The wireless device may receive an indication activating a non-default bandwidth part for the wireless device. A bandwidth part activation timer may be initiated based at least in part on activation of the non-default bandwidth part. At expiration of the bandwidth part activation timer, the wireless device may deactivate the non-default bandwidth part and activate a default bandwidth part if there is not a procedure to perform an uplink data transfer in progress. If there is a procedure to perform an uplink data transfer in progress at expiration of the bandwidth part activation timer, the procedure may be completed via the non-default BWP even after expiration of the bandwidth part activation timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Fangli Xu, Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Yuqin Chen
  • Patent number: 10887803
    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: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Patrik Rugeland, Johan Rune