Patents Examined by Nathan Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10298279
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, obtaining uplink information associated with a plurality of communication devices transmitting wireless signals on a plurality of uplink paths, performing, based on the uplink information, a plurality of measurements of the plurality of uplink paths, identifying a measurement from the plurality of measurements that is below a threshold, and initiating a corrective action to improve a measurement of an affected uplink path of the plurality of uplink paths based on the identifying. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventor: Amr Abdelmonem
  • Patent number: 10289976
    Abstract: In some embodiments, methods and systems of managing bins audits in a stock room of a retail sales facility include generating at least one bin audit management factor for the bins at the retail sales facility. The bin audit management factor can include an amount of time a total number of products stored in the bin does not change; a number of times a one product is binned or picked from the bin, a number of products stored in the bin; and an accuracy percentage of a worker at the retail sales facility during a preceding audit of the bin. Based on whether the value of one or more of the bin audit management factors meets a predetermined threshold value that supports the auditing of a bin, an indication to a worker at the retail sales facility is generated as to whether that bin is to be audited or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholaus A. Jones, Robert J. Taylor, Matthew A. Jones
  • Patent number: 10275740
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate generally to data science and data analysis, computer software and systems, and control systems to provide a platform to facilitate implementation of an interface and one or more sensors, and, more specifically, to one or more sensors that implements specialized logic to facilitate in-situ monitoring of inventories of consumables and automatic reordering of a consumable. In some examples, a method may include receiving sensor data representing usage of a device configured to process a consumable, characterizing the usage to form a characterized value, correlating data representing a unit of the consumable processed via the device to a characterized value of the usage, adjusting an amount representing an inventory of the consumable, detecting an amount of the inventory of the consumable is associated with one or more ranges of threshold values, and generating data representing a request to replenish the inventory of the consumable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ORDERGROOVE, INC.
    Inventors: Greg E. Alvo, Paul Fredrich, Michael Bifolco, Ofir Shalom, Juan Gutierrez, Marcos Moyano, Bradley Williams Groff
  • Patent number: 10275735
    Abstract: A sales data processing apparatus comprises a control module which switches between a first mode for enabling a reading section, which reads a three-dimensional shape of an article and a two-dimensional image of the article, to read the three-dimensional shape of the article and a second mode for reading the two-dimensional image of the article; a calculation module which calculates a delivery charge of the article based on the three-dimensional shape of the article read in the first mode and a list in which the charge is determined for each volume of the article to be delivered; a registration module which registers an amount of the article contained in the two-dimensional image based on the two-dimensional image read in the second mode; and a first display control module which displays the delivery charge calculated by the calculation module or the amount registered by the registration module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Daisuke Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10271168
    Abstract: A lost tracking device associated with a tracking system can be located by leveraging one or more community members by inviting these members to join a search party. Search party criteria can be identified and candidate search party members can be selected and invited based on the search party criteria. When invited candidate search party members accept the invitations, they are added to the search party. A last known location of the tracking device can be provided to the search party members, and the search party can remain in effect until the lost tracking device is located. The location of the lost tracking device is provided to the tracking system, which forwards it to the owner of the lost tracking device. A reward can be provided by the owner of the lost tracking device to the tracking system, which releases the reward to the search party member that located the lost tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski, Mayank Kumar
  • Patent number: 10271237
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable medium for determining a data call rate comprises determining if a supplemental channel (SCH) should be allocated, if the SCH should be allocated, potentially altering the data rate, requesting an SCH allocation at a current data rate or the altered data rate, and receiving a response to the request with the current data rate, the altered data rate, or a further altered data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Hyeon Bong Park
  • Patent number: 10256870
    Abstract: A method embodiment includes defining, by a network controller, one or more operation modes for a radio node in a network. The one or more operation modes includes a hyper transceiver mode, where the hyper transceiver mode configures a virtual transmission point to cooperatively communicate with a virtual reception point in accordance with neighborhood relations of a target radio node. The method further includes selecting one of the one or more operation modes for the radio node and signaling a selected operation mode to the radio node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu
  • Patent number: 10255645
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing personalized dining checks created by individualized check item ownership or payment enabled by associating device and table indicia. One method includes: receiving information identifying the mobile devices of one or more patrons and information identifying a table indicia as a result of associating the mobile devices of the one or more patrons with a table indicia; receiving requests for dining items, transaction amounts for each dining item, and payment preferences associated with each dining item from each of the one or more patrons; determining the amounts owed by each patron, based on the dining items requested by each patron, transaction amounts for each dining item, and the payment preference of each patron for each requested dining item; and outputting the amount owed by each patron to an electronic storage medium or display of the mobile device of each patron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: Coy Christensen, Scot Bryant, Michael De La Fuente
  • Patent number: 10250745
    Abstract: Technologies for displaying information about a number used to contact a cellular device is described herein. A customizable field in a contact is used to designate which number of plurality of numbers usable by the cellular device the originating device associated with the contact is using to connect to the cellular device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10244359
    Abstract: Techniques for storing information representing a venue are described. A venue data provider may upload venue data to a venue data service. The venue data can include locations, geometries, and business categories of the buildings and floors. The venue data service can validate the venue data, and request a survey service to survey the venue using the validated venue data. A survey can include recording measurements of an environment variable at various locations of the venue. The location service can generate location fingerprint data from the survey. The location fingerprint data can include expected measurements of the environment variable at various locations of the building. The venue data service can provide the location fingerprint data to a mobile device such that the mobile device can determine a location of the mobile device in the venue using sensor readings of the environment variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Agarwal, Ian Aric Mondragon, Rahul Ravikumar, Calvin Lin, Max Muller, III, Philip Stanger, Vojislav Samsalovic
  • Patent number: 10237690
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and non-transitory computer readable storage media for providing on-demand services to vehicles are described. The disclosed technology determines information associated with the vehicle. The information includes a location of the vehicle. A request is generated for the on-demand service using the information and identification of the vehicle is confirmed using a wireless signal of the vehicle. Access is provided to the vehicle to enable performance of the on-demand service and the vehicle is secured after completion of the on-demand service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc
    Inventors: Siddharth Thakur, Gregory D. Dibb, GianLuca Storti, Masahide Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10229404
    Abstract: A method of network configuration of personal identification number (PIN) pads includes obtaining a PIN pad configuration hash value for a current configuration of the PIN pad, comparing the obtained PIN pad configuration hash to a locally stored PIN pad configuration hash, upon determining that the obtained PIN pad configuration hash and the locally stored PIN pad configuration hash do not match, performing additional operations, which include requesting a new PIN pad configuration, receiving the new PIN pad configuration, receiving a new PIN pad configuration hash, and storing the PIN pad configuration hash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Cox
  • Patent number: 10231200
    Abstract: A mobile station (MS), a base station subsystem (BSS), and various methods are described herein that enable a positioning node (e.g., Serving Mobile Location Center (SMLC)) to improve the accuracy of estimating a position of the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Eriksson Löwenmark, Nicklas Johansson, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10223667
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and tracking identified material in at least one fillable receptacle in at least one facility. The method includes installing at least one sensor with an ultrasonic transducer or a laser or both in one of the fillable receptacles, creating a customer profile with a fillable receptacle location, a quantity of fillable receptacles and a preset height limit for each fillable receptacle, and activating the sensor to repeatedly transmit an ultrasonic signal or light pulse into the receptacles and calculate remaining empty space then comparing remaining empty space to the preset height limits to determine whether the fillable receptacle is full. Fillable receptacle locations are aggregated into a route and a driver is alerted to download the route, enabling drivers to pick up filled fillable receptacles and remove identified material at the fillable receptacle locations using the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Joshua Repensek
  • Patent number: 10218853
    Abstract: A wireless conference call telephone system uses body-worn wired or wireless audio endpoints comprising microphones and, optionally, speakers. These audio-endpoints, which include headsets, pendants, and clip-on microphones to name a few, are used to capture the user's voice and the resulting data may be used to remove echo and environmental acoustic noise. Each audio-endpoint transmits its audio to the telephony gateway, where noise and echo suppression can take place if not already performed on the audio-endpoint, and where each audio-endpoint's output can be labeled, integrated with the output of other audio-endpoints, and transmitted over one or more telephony channels of a telephone network. The noise and echo suppression can also be done on the audio-endpoint. The labeling of each user's output can be used by the outside caller's phone to spatially locate each user in space, increasing intelligibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Gregory C. Burnett, Michael Goertz, Nicolas Jean Petit, Zhinian Jing, Steven Foster Forestieri, Thomas Alan Donaldson
  • Patent number: 10217144
    Abstract: An example computer-implemented search method. A location of a user communication device over a network is determined. A search request from the user communication device is received via an interactive application. A database is queried based on the location and the search request. The database stores data representing a plurality of menu items from a plurality of food or beverage delivery services for a plurality of restaurants, and includes data associated with the plurality of restaurants. If restaurants within a predetermined range of the determined location are associated with the received search request, the restaurants are linked to food or beverage delivery services. Data representing the food or beverage delivery services is combined onto a rendered page of the interactive application. Selection of at least one menu item is received. For each delivery service, cost for delivering the selected menu item to the determined location is estimated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bootler, LLC
    Inventors: Liam Hession, Michael DiBenedetto
  • Patent number: 10212604
    Abstract: A spectrum management apparatus and method, and an apparatus and method for wireless communication. The spectrum management apparatus includes: a determining unit, configured to determine an exclusive indicator of a high priority communications system that exists in a management range of the spectrum management apparatus, the exclusive indicator represents a range of the high priority communications system in space and/or frequency domains that is isolated from other communications systems; and an adjustment unit, configured to adjust the exclusive indicator when there are multiple exclusive indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 10206158
    Abstract: Techniques for improved allocation of network resources using geolocation and handover management are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for optimizing a mobile communications network. The system may comprise one or more processors communicatively coupled to a mobile communications network. The one or more processors may be configured identify a neighbors table comprising a handover priority list of target base stations prioritized based on relative signal strength or quality of service of the target base stations apparent to mobile devices in a footprint of a source base station. The one or more processors may also be configured to determine a non-obvious handover plan based on at least one of geolocation data of a mobile device, user information associated with the mobile device, and network resources data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Adam Hamilton, Nick Cooper, Peter Kenington
  • Patent number: 10204330
    Abstract: A tax-exempt sale document creating system includes a device memory configured to store at least one program; and at least one processor configured to execute the at least one program to execute creation processing. The creation processing includes: obtaining an image of a passport or a qualification document and an image of a receipt printed when one or more commodities are purchased; storing the image of the passport or the qualification document and the image of the receipt and classifying the image of the passport or the qualification document and the image of the receipt; printing, on a passport area of one or more documents for tax-exempt sale, the image of the passport or the qualification document; and printing, on a receipt area of the documents, the image of the receipt on which image processing is performed to fit the image of the receipt in the receipt area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuhisa Kawakami, Toshinori Takaki
  • Patent number: 10206068
    Abstract: Systems and methods to position beacons at traffic choke points, use a mobile device to detect the peaks of beacon signals corresponding to the mobile device traveling through the traffic “choke points”, and thus determine accurately the position and speed of the mobile device in the transport corridor between the choke points. The determined position and speed of the mobile device can be used to improve the performance of other location determination technologies, such as radio frequency fingerprint-based location estimate and/or inertial guidance location estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: OneMarket Network LLC
    Inventors: Gerard Joseph Cerchio, Brian David Wilson