Patents Examined by Minh Dieu A
  • Patent number: RE46853
    Abstract: A software application for recommending workforce resource allocation in a communication center based on requirements of events represented in a communication-center queue has a first interface for accessing information from the queue; a second interface for accessing information from a data source about workforce availability and state information; a processing component for processing queue information and workforce information; and a message generation and delivery component for generating a workforce allocation recommendation based on processing results and sending the recommendation to a target entity. In a preferred embodiment, the application periodically accesses the queue and the data source to obtain the most recent information for processing and generates periodic recommendations based on real-time requirements of events and availability states of resources, the recommendations sent ahead of time before the resources are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC., ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventor: Yevgeniy Petrovykh
  • Patent number: RE46865
    Abstract: A method and platform for providing an interactive interne computer-driven IP based streaming video/audio webcam meeting and interview apparatus, intended for the process of job searching, employer recruiting and the selection of candidates both nationally and internationally, for national and international employment opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Cinsay, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Schifone
  • Patent number: RE46918
    Abstract: Unique encoding of each of a substantial number of distribution video copies of a program such as a motion picture is produced by altering the images slightly at several pre-selected locations in the program in a uniquely coded pattern. Suspected counterfeits can be compared with an unaltered master video to determine the encoded number for the copy which was counterfeited to enable tracking the source of the counterfeit. Preferably, each frame of several whole scenes is altered at each location by shifting an image so as to make the alterations largely undetectable by counterfeiters but easily detected by comparison with an unaltered master video. Artifacts are inserted in patterns representing a unique number for the program. These supplement the encoding by alteration of images and gives added means to aid in tracing counterfeit copies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Deluxe Laboratories LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey H. Dewolde
  • Patent number: RE46956
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and arrangements enable increased security for a processor, including by implementing block encryption. The block may include multiple instructions and/or operations to be executed by the processor. The block may also include multiple bytes that are read into the processor byte by byte. Once a block-wide encrypted buffer has been filled from an external memory source, the block may be decrypted using an encryption algorithm (e.g., the Data Encryption Standard (DES), the triple DES, etc.), and the decrypted block may be forwarded to a decrypted buffer. The decrypted block may thereafter be moved into a cache, which may optionally be organized into an equivalent block width (e.g., for each way of a multi-way cache). Therefore, when a processing core/instruction decoder needs a new instruction, it may retrieve one from the cache, directly from the decrypted buffer, or from external memory (e.g., after undergoing decryption).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Tangkwai Ma, Stephen N. Grider, Wendell L. Little
  • Patent number: RE47136
    Abstract: A method of receiving inputs by an electronic device comprising a user interface component is disclosed. The user interface component is set in an inactive operating mode, such as a keypad locking mode or a screen saver mode, for substantially non-active usage of the user interface component. An input is received in the inactive mode. The input received in the inactive operating mode may be stored and presented on a user interface component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventor: Mikko Nurmi
  • Patent number: RE47138
    Abstract: A software application for recommending workforce resource allocation in a communication center based on requirements of events represented in a communication-center queue has a first interface for accessing information from the queue; a second interface for accessing information from a data source about workforce availability and state information; a processing component for processing queue information and workforce information; and a message generation and delivery component for generating a workforce allocation recommendation based on processing results and sending the recommendation to a target entity. In a preferred embodiment, the application periodically accesses the queue and the data source to obtain the most recent information for processing and generates periodic recommendations based on real-time requirements of events and availability states of resources, the recommendations sent ahead of time before the resources are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC., Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Yevgeniy Petrovykh
  • Patent number: RE47167
    Abstract: A rich set of data can be acquired by suitable technology, integrated with RSS reader implementations, to better understand the web feed consuming audience. That data can be applied to help publishers better understand their readership. This disclosure is directed to capturing user data, generating predictions on how an article would be received by the readership (preferably before it is published), and automatically creating recommendations for use by an author or web publisher on how the article might be edited or “fine tuned” to achieve greater impact. In one embodiment, we build a profile for each author/publisher over her entire set of published articles. When a new article is written, it is matched against this author profile and recommendations are made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignees: ATTENSA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sandeep Natarajan, Eric Hayes
  • Patent number: RE47191
    Abstract: An apparatus for adapting hyper cells in response to changing conditions of a cellular network is disclosed. During operation, the apparatus collects data regarding network conditions of the cellular network. In accordance with the collected network condition data, the apparatus changes an association of a transmit point from a second cell ID of a second hyper cell to a first cell ID of a first hyper cell. Virtual data channels, broadcast common control channel and virtual dedicated control channel, transmit point optimization, UE-centric channel sounding and measurement, and single frequency network synchronization are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: RE47308
    Abstract: A memory card 100 having a NAND type flash memory connectable to a host device 200, capable of transmitting/receiving a signal to/from the host device 200 at a first voltage (3.3 V) or a second voltage (1.8 V) and safely changing a signal voltage of a transmission/reception signal that mutually checks a signal voltage through handshake processing with the host device 200 when the signal voltage is switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihisa Fujimoto
  • Patent number: RE47313
    Abstract: A system and method of encrypting digital content in a digital container and securely locking the encrypted content to a particular user and/or computer or other computing device is provided. The system uses a token-based authentication and authorization procedure and involves the use of an authentication/authorization server. This system provides a high level of encryption security equivalent to that provided by public key/asymmetric cryptography without the complexity and expense of the associated PKI infrastructure. The system enjoys the simplicity and ease of use of single key/symmetric cryptography without the risk inherent in passing unsecured hidden keys. The secured digital container when locked to a user or user's device may not open or permit access to the contents if the digital container is transferred to another user's device. The digital container provides a secure technique of distributing electronic content such as videos, text, data, photos, financial data, sales solicitations, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DIGITAL REG OF TEXAS, LLC
    Inventors: Eugene B. Phillips, II, Seth Ornstein
  • Patent number: RE47324
    Abstract: Data encryption systems and methods. The system includes a storage device storing data and an encryption/decryption module. The encryption/decryption module randomly generates a device key seed according to the occurrence time of a specific operation or the interval between two specific operations on the storage device, and applies the device key seed to data encryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Transpacific IP Ltd.
    Inventor: Bo-Er Wei
  • Patent number: RE47346
    Abstract: A radio system (110) comprising a first (120) and a second (130) radio unit which comprise a transmitter (122, 132) and a receiver (121, 131). The first radio unit (120) communicates with a first external radio unit (101) and the second radio unit (140) with a second external radio unit (102). Both transmitters (122, 132) are arranged to vary their output power level in response to a request from the external radio unit with which they are arranged to communicate. Both of the transmitters also vary their output power level in response to a variation in the transmitter output power level of the other radio unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Dan Rutger Weinholt, Marcus Karl Hasselblad
  • Patent number: RE47357
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide improved systems and methods for adjusting system tests based on detected interference. In one embodiment, a system comprises a host unit; a system test controller to control the performance of system tests, wherein a system test to detect the reception of an interfering signal comprises disabling the generation of tones for transmission through the communication system. The system also comprises multiple remote antenna units communicatively coupled to the system test controller to transmit signals to multiple wireless terminals, wherein a remote antenna unit comprises: an antenna; a transceiver, coupled to the antenna; a signal detector that measures reverse and forward power of signals transmitted to and received from the antenna; and a microcontroller to control the antenna unit, wherein upon receiving a command to perform interference testing, the microcontroller adjusts a subsequent test based on measurements of the reverse power by the signal detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Scott Stratford
  • Patent number: RE47364
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a client device is protected against the execution of unauthorized software. The client includes a code authentication process that verifies the integrity of executable code, by generating and comparing a first hash value of the executable code with a known hash value of the original code. Furthermore, during boot-up, the client initializes a CPU exception vector table with one or more vector table entries. One or more, or all, of the vector table entries direct the CPU to execute the code authentication process prior to executing an event handler when an exception event occurs. Consequently, the code authentication process is virtually guaranteed to execute, thereby protecting against the execution of unauthorized code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: VUDU, INC.
    Inventors: Edin Hodzic, Andrew M. Goodman, Prasanna Ganesan
  • Patent number: RE47365
    Abstract: First and second active optical modules that terminate first and second active optical cable segments, each of which having a respective active end and a respective passive end, can be authenticated by: reading information from active-end storage devices attached to the respective active ends of the first and second active optical modules; providing information read from the active-end storage devices to an aggregation point; reading information from passive-end storage devices attached to the respective passive ends of the first and second active optical cable segments; providing information read from passive-end storage devices to the aggregation point; and authenticating the first and second active optical modules using information provided to the aggregation point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Kamlesh G. Patel, David Stone, Joseph C. Coffey
  • Patent number: RE47372
    Abstract: A user equipment for providing information most relevant to a user as the user becomes impaired or experiences diminishing capacity is disclosed. The user equipment includes a transceiver, a memory, at least one sensor for detecting a biometric measurement of a user of the equipment, a user interface and a processor. The processor filters the biometric measurement, calculates a metric based on the measurement, evaluates the metric, selectively adjusts an amount of information displayed on the user interface based on the evaluated metric and executes an application corresponding to a user actuation of an item of the displayed information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peter Ökvist, Tomas Jönsson, David Lindegren
  • Patent number: RE47384
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory that includes a first storage area and a second storage area and a processor that generates link information to access the file stored in the first storage area, in the second storage area associated with the user identification information associated with the first storage area, requests a notification server that transmits a notification, with identification information that identifies a communication apparatus that corresponds to the user identification information associated with the first storage area, and transfers, in response to a request from the communication apparatus that receives the notification, the link information stored in the second storage area associated with the user identification information corresponding to the communication apparatus and that further transfers, in response to access of the file by the communication apparatus using the link information, the file obtained from the first area to the communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Shuuichi Nakamura, Shinya Mukasa
  • Patent number: RE47394
    Abstract: An electronic device has first and second circuitry. A wireless trigger signal at the first circuitry causes the second circuitry to power up to receive a second wireless signal. The second signal is according to a radio access technology for which the trigger signal is incompatible. In various embodiments the first circuitry (a low power receiver) may autonomously power up upon expiration of a timer. One or more security checks can be performed at various steps, each step conditional on passing the previous security check. The first circuitry operates at a lower power than the second circuitry which comprises a broadband radio. For example, the first circuitry might be a Bluetooth low energy receiver, and a trigger signal there causes a WLAN receiver to power up in order to download software/firmware updates or user content while the device is enroute between the manufacturer and end user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: WSOU Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Jussi P.O. Ruutu, Jani P. J. Ollikainen, Joni J. M. Jantunen, Jukka P. Reunamaki, Mauri J. Honkanen, Jyri J. Hamalainen, Jarmo T. Arponen
  • Patent number: RE47412
    Abstract: A system can obtain an operational metric associated with the transceiver, determine a target figure of merit based on a compromise between a desired transmitter performance and a desired receiver, determine a current figure of merit based on the operational metric, and adjust the variable reactance component of the impedance matching circuit based on a comparison of the current figure of merit with the target figure of merit. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Russell Greene
  • Patent number: RE47488
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments enhance wireless communications device discovery processes. In an example embodiment, a method includes detecting a wireless device discovery message at an apparatus, and in response to detecting the wireless device discovery message, temporarily tuning, by the apparatus, device discovery parameters to increase a rate of detecting wireless device discovery messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventors: Arto Palin, Jukka Reunamaki