Patents Examined by Muthuswamy Manoharan
  • Patent number: 10194291
    Abstract: Various systems are provided comprising: a building including one or more facilities each including at least one broadcast short-range communications unit having a fixed location, an application/computer code configured for execution by at least one of a plurality of mobile devices, and at least one server, that, together, are configured to cooperate to trigger one or more mobile device actions including causing to be output visual information, based on particular location-relevant information that is, in turn, based on at least one value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dyfan, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Sturges Andrews, Axel Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10194292
    Abstract: Various systems are provided comprising: a building including one or more facilities each including at least one broadcast short-range communications unit having a fixed location, an application/computer code configured for execution by at least one of a plurality of mobile devices, and at least one server, that, together, are configured to cooperate to trigger one or more mobile device actions including causing to be output visual information, based on particular location-relevant information that is, in turn, based on at least one value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dyfan, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Sturges Andrews, Axel Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10136406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication method for a dual-card user equipment and an apparatus. The method includes: receiving, by a first network side device, an access request from a dual-card UE, and establishing a first bearer according to the access request; acquiring, by the first network side device, association information between a first card of the dual-card UE and a second card of the dual-card UE; establishing, by the first network side device, a second bearer according to the association information; splitting, by the first network side device, first data to be transmitted into second data and third data; sending, by the first network side device, the second data to the dual-card UE by using the first bearer, and sending the third data to the dual-card UE by using the second bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaolong Guo
  • Patent number: 10117246
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes determining that a cell operates in a shared access radio frequency spectrum, and transmitting signaling information to a mobile device indicating that the cell is prohibited from serving as a primary serving cell based at least in part on the determination that the cell operates in the shared access radio frequency spectrum. Another method includes receiving signaling information at a mobile device from a base station indicating that a cell operating in a shared access radio frequency spectrum is prohibited from serving as a primary serving cell, and identifying the cell as prohibited from serving as a primary serving cell based at least in part on the received signaling information. Another method includes identifying, by a mobile device, a cell operating in a shared access radio frequency spectrum as a secondary serving cell based at least in part on information stored on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: QULACOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tingfang Ji, Peter Gaal, Yongbin Wei, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo, Durga Prasad Malladi, Naga Bhushan, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Shimman Arvind Patel
  • Patent number: 10097680
    Abstract: A trainable transceiver module for operating a home operating system includes a housing, a photovoltaic unit supported by the housing and accessible to sunlight, a rechargeable power source, a trainable transceiver, and a one or more activation switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Frederick T. Bauer, Robert R. Turnbull
  • Patent number: 10084901
    Abstract: A cordless base unit includes a controller that performs control in a case where an incoming call arrives from the landline telephone network, in such a manner that the cordless handset and the mobile information terminal perform sound ringing for the incoming call, that automatic answering starts after a predetermined time has elapsed and the sound ringing for the incoming call is stopped except for the mobile information terminal that is set to be used outside of the house, and that while the automatic answering is performed, the mobile information terminal that is set to be used outside of the house continues to perform the sound ringing for the incoming call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Kawamura, Yoshihiro Shirakawa, Kouji Abe, Daijiro Matsuyama
  • Patent number: 10078964
    Abstract: In at least some examples, a control center, which provides remote driving assistance service, may be configured to receive traffic data from sensors and to identify an area of congested traffic, based on the received traffic data, within a predetermined range of the sensors. When the control center receives a request for the remote driving assistance service, from a vehicle within the predetermined range of the sensor, the control center may generate and transmit remote driving commands to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Daqi Li, Jun Fang
  • Patent number: 10075807
    Abstract: Methods and devices of various embodiments provide enhanced location services by leveraging a system of beacon devices each broadcasting data that is useful in calculating locations and report of the trustworthiness of neighbor beacon devices. Various embodiments include a method performed by a beacon device that may include obtaining location data using a first functionality, evaluating sensor data to identify a breach of trust condition at the beacon device, generating authentication data that indicates any identified breach of trust condition, receiving one or more neighbor beacon broadcast messages using a second functionality, determining whether the one or more neighbor beacon broadcast messages include trustworthy location data, and broadcasting an outgoing broadcast message that includes the obtained location data, timing data, the generated authentication data, and data indicating whether the one or more neighbor beacon broadcast messages include trustworthy location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael-David Nakayoshi Canoy, Stephen Alton Sprigg, Kiet Tuan Chau, Michael Orlando DeVico, Yinyin Liu, Gregory Cisewksi
  • Patent number: 10070323
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing a nap mode on an electronic device includes an electronic device configured to monitor sleeping for a user of the electronic device during a sleep-monitoring time interval and determine a sleep quality score for the user based on the monitoring. When the sleep quality score is less than a threshold sleep quality score, the electronic device is configured to monitor for the user to be napping during a nap-monitoring time interval that is nonconcurrent with the sleep-monitoring time interval. The electronic device is further configured to detect during the nap-monitoring time interval that the user is napping and to initiate the nap mode on the electronic device in response to detecting the user is napping, wherein the nap mode includes disabling an audible alert on the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Rachid M. Alameh
  • Patent number: 10045290
    Abstract: A computing device is interfaced with other devices in a wireless personal area network (PAN) to enhance co-existence with a wireless local area network (WLAN). The computing device coordinates activity of the wireless PAN as a coordinator for the wireless PAN, including communicating with the wireless PAN devices using an overlay protocol that is only partially compliant with the protocol used over the WLAN but enables co-existence. WLAN devices can, upon hearing an overlay protocol frame, understand at least enough of the overlay protocol frame to defer use of a common wireless networking medium. If the PAN coordinator is capable of associating with the WLAN, it can be a dual-network device capable of associating with the WLAN and PAN simultaneously. The dual-network device can use a common network module to handle both WLAN and PAN traffic, communicate with a WLAN device in ad hoc mode and enable power saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Katelijn Vleugels, Roel Peeters
  • Patent number: 10038987
    Abstract: This specification discloses methods and systems for setting automatic reminders in a primary device when the services/capabilities offered by the primary device or one of the connected/nearby devices change. In a first embodiment, the method can include sending a reminder according to a service becoming available on a mobile device. For example, a user can request a mobile device to send a reminder when a reliable voice call service becomes available on the mobile device. In a second embodiment, the method can include sending a notification according to a service or capability becoming available on a nearby device. In a third embodiment, the method can include sending a notification according to a service or capability becoming available on a connected/newly used device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Devrim Varoglu, Gencer Cili
  • Patent number: 10038995
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communications. A communication device may utilize enhanced roaming techniques to use multiple channel maps for a high density AP environment. For instance, a communication device performs at least a partial channel scan by a communications device while the communications device is connected to an access point (AP) associated with a basic service set identifier (BSSID). The communication device further selects a channel map from a plurality of channel maps associated with the BSSID based at least in part on the partial scan, wherein each of the channel maps associated with the BSSID comprises a different set of signal strength measurements for a same set of neighboring APs. The communication device also uses the selected channel map as a basis for a roaming operation by the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Katar, Xiaolong Huang, Keshav Kishore Sahai, Farrukh Usmani, Hoon Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 10021243
    Abstract: A method or apparatus for connecting a telephone call between a vehicle driver and a customer, the method comprising receiving a driver request message from a device associated with the vehicle driver to place a telephone call between the vehicle driver and a customer; using the driver request message to match the vehicle driver with a job allocation record in at least one database and identifying from the record the identity of the customer; retrieving a telephone number relating to the device associated with the vehicle driver and retrieving a customer telephone number from the at least one database; and causing a telephony service to use the telephone numbers to place the telephone call between the vehicle driver and the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Addison Lee Limited
    Inventor: Paul Lacey
  • Patent number: 10004032
    Abstract: Techniques are described for backhaul operations in a millimeter wave wireless communication system. A first base station of the millimeter wave wireless communication system identifies an access demand and one or more access communication parameters associated with the first base station. The first base station sends information to a second base station indicative of the access demand and the one or more access communication parameters, and determines one or more backhaul communication parameters associated with the second base station of the millimeter wave wireless communication system. The first base station establishes a wireless backhaul link with the second base station via the millimeter wave wireless communication system. The first base station partitions resources between an access link with one or more user equipments and the established wireless backhaul link based at least in part on the access demand, the one or more access communication parameters, or the backhaul communication parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Ashwin Sampath, Junyi Li, Zhenliang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9986512
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, receiving a first signal operating at a first carrier frequency, receiving a second signal operating at a second carrier frequency, the first carrier frequency differing from the second carrier frequency, generating a combined signal based on the first signal and the second signal, measuring power levels in the combined signal, averaging at least a portion of the power levels to generate an average power level, determining a threshold according to the average power level, and monitoring interference in the combined signal according to the threshold. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: ISCO INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Jorge Seoane, Mikhail Galeev, Krishna Komoravolu, Gordon Reichard, Jr., William Myers
  • Patent number: 9986492
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communications. A communication device may utilize enhanced roaming techniques to dynamically adjust signal strength thresholds in a high density AP environment. For instance, a communication device determines a signal strength of a communication link between a wireless device and an access point (AP). The communication device further compares the signal strength value to at least a low threshold and a high threshold and performs a channel scan for the communication link when the signal strength value is below the low threshold. The communication device also adjusts the low threshold when the signal strength value is greater than the high threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Katar, Xiaolong Huang, Keshav Kishore Sahai, Farrukh Usmani, Hoon Ki Lee
  • Patent number: 9973899
    Abstract: Various systems are provided comprising: a building including one or more facilities each including at least one broadcast short-range communications unit having a fixed location, an application/computer code configured for execution by at least one of a plurality of mobile devices, and at least one server, that, together, are configured to cooperate to trigger one or more mobile device actions including causing to be output visual information, based on particular location-relevant information that is, in turn, based on at least one value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: Sozo Innovations, LLC, Inventero, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Sturges Andrews, Axel Fuchs
  • Patent number: 9974046
    Abstract: A device may broadcast an indication of an activity level of the device. The device may also receive a notification of an incoming message and receive at least one broadcast from at least one additional device also receiving the notification of the incoming message including an indication of at least one activity level of the at least one additional device. The device may compare its own activity level with the received at least one activity level. In response to determining that the activity level of the device is equal to or greater than a highest received at least one activity level, the device may display the notification of the incoming message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Bradley, James B. Cary, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew E. Shepherd, Neil G. Crane
  • Patent number: 9955322
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide an audio communication system in which a relaying device is connected to terminal devices via a communication network and said terminal devices communicate with each other on the basis of assignments for said terminal devices. [Solution] This relaying device is provided with a network communication unit, a storage unit, and a control unit. The network communication unit is connected to a communication network and communicates with a plurality of terminal devices over said communication network. The storage device assigns each terminal device to one of a plurality of subsystems and stores, for each terminal device, the assigned subsystem and identifying information. When an audio signal is received from a given terminal device, the control unit identifies the subsystem to which said terminal device is assigned from originating-terminal-device information attached to the audio signal and forwards the audio signal to another terminal device assigned to the identified subsystem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Hisaaki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 9949197
    Abstract: A connection right to connect to a base station is appropriately switched. An information processor includes an acquisition unit and a control unit. Here, the acquisition unit obtains a communication quality of wireless communication at a position where a wireless communication apparatus exists. Also, the control unit switches the connection right to connect the wireless communication apparatus to the base station by using the wireless communication based on the communication quality obtained by the acquisition unit (the communication quality of the wireless communication at the position where the wireless communication apparatus exists).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tsuda