Patents Examined by Nizar N Sivji
  • Patent number: 10602429
    Abstract: A method executed by a wireless device for network access of the wireless device to a network node is disclosed. The method includes initiating an access attempt to the network node; reading a first layer of access control information (ACI) from the network node to determine whether an access control indicator in the first layer for an access category is ON, wherein the access control indicator for the access category is associated with a characteristic/classification of the access attempt by the wireless device to the network node; in response to the access control indicator in the first layer for the access category being ON, reading a second layer of the ACI from the network node to determine whether the access attempt to the network node is allowed based on one or more specific parameters associated with the access category in the second layer of the ACI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wei, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 10602480
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a paging method and apparatus, The method includes: obtaining, by a first access network device in a first time period, a first paging parameter group used for paging a terminal device, where the first time period is a time period before the terminal device switches from a connected mode to a light connected mode, and the first access network device is an access network device to which the terminal device is connected last time before the terminal device enters the light connected mode or an idle mode; and generating, by the first access network device, a paging message for the terminal device based on the first paging parameter group, and sending the paging message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guorong Li, Lili Zhang, Aimin Justin Sang
  • Patent number: 10602475
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure relates to a device location manager for a communication system, the device location manager comprising: a southbound interface configured to receive a physical location information of a mobile device from an infrastructure manager of the communication system, a location processor configured to map between the physical location information and a logical location information, and a northbound interface configured to send and/or receive the logical location information to and/or from at least two network slices of the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Wei, David Perez Caparros, Xueli An
  • Patent number: 10594847
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device comprising: a housing including a first plate, a second plate and a lateral member for covering a gap between the first plate and the second plate; a touch screen display exposed through a first part of the first plate; a sensor exposed through the first plate; a wireless communication circuit arranged inside the housing; and a processor which is arranged inside the housing and is electrically connected to the touch screen display, the sensor and the wireless communication circuit. In addition, other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongseok Lee, Minsu Jung, Seungjae Bae, Jongkyun Im, Jina Mock, Jinyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10587995
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media may be configured to facilitate communication with a passenger of a vehicle. A communication event for a passenger inside a vehicle may be detected. Responsive to a detection of the communication event, communication with the passenger may be facilitated via a mobile device of the passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Pony AI Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Dingli
  • Patent number: 10582336
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for sharing mobile device location information. The method includes receiving signals by a mobile device and determining by the mobile device a first location of the mobile device at a first time based on the signals received by the mobile device. Time data is accessed by the mobile device and the mobile device determines based on the time data that the first time is in a first time window. The first location is transmitted to a particular user device at least responsive to the first time being in the first time window. The mobile device determines a second location of the mobile device at a second time based on the signals received by the mobile device. A first error is applied to the second location at least responsive to the determining of the second location at the second time, and the second location is transmitted including the first error to the particular user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventor: Juyong Do
  • Patent number: 10582429
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and a wireless communication method. A wireless communication device for use in a user equipment side includes one or more processors. The processor is configured to: obtain information about movement of the wireless communication device relative to a serving base station thereof; adjust a triggering condition for sending a measurement report for use in cell handover based on the information; and control sending of the measurement report according to the adjusted triggering condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yanzhao Hou, Qimei Cui, Shiyu Zhang, Shiwei Cao, Hui Liang, Qinyan Jiang, Xin Guo, Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10575137
    Abstract: A method of generating of a map of vaping action events includes receiving respective notifications of a vaping action for each of a plurality of electronic vapor provision systems, logging GPS coordinates in response to detection of the vaping action, transmitting one or more logged sets of GPS coordinates to a vaping heat map server, and updating a vaping action count in one or more map regions in the map of vaping action events responsive to the transmitted GPS coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nicoventures Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Darryl Baker, Ross Oldbury
  • Patent number: 10567930
    Abstract: A method for handling call originations is provided. The method includes sending origination information from a mobile device to an application server in an enterprise network using Short Message Service (SMS) and determining whether a hotline feature is present in a subscriber profile associated with the mobile device. Data is then routed from the mobile device to a predetermined destination based on the hotline feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 10567951
    Abstract: A mobile device (1) is configured to receive a plurality of identity profiles from a server system (11), store the plurality of identity profiles in a storage means (7), select a first identity profile from the plurality of identity profiles, and transmit authentication information to a mobile communication network (21,22,25) in order to use the mobile communication network. The authentication information comprises an identifier from the first identity profile. The mobile device is further configured to detect an identity change event, select a second identity profile from the plurality of identity profiles upon detecting the identity change event, and transmit further authentication information to the mobile communication network or to a further mobile communication network (23,26). The further authentication information comprises an identifier from the second identity profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ARMA Instruments AG
    Inventors: Pim Franciscus Hubertus Donkers, Andrii Loginov, Alexey Smirnov
  • Patent number: 10560531
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a location-based system and method for controlling electrical or electronic devices comprising: beacons coupled to said devices for sending and receiving positioning signals; a control device for determining the position thereof, on the basis of the positioning signals received, and sending it to a central control module together with indications to act on a parameter of the devices; a central control module for sending control instructions to a processor module of the corresponding device, which is determined depending on the position of the control device; and a processor module, coupled to each of the devices, for directly acting on the parameters of the device depending on the control instructions received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Beabloo, S.L.
    Inventor: Jaume Portell Guarch
  • Patent number: 10560898
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, computer readable media, and other various embodiments are described for location management processes in wearable electronic devices. Performance of such devices is improved with reduced time to first fix of location operations in conjunction with low-power operations. In one embodiment, low-power circuitry manages high-speed circuitry and location circuitry to provide location assistance data from the high-speed circuitry to the low-power circuitry automatically on initiation of location fix operations as the high-speed circuitry and location circuitry are booted from low-power states. In some embodiments, the high-speed circuitry is returned to a low-power state prior to completion of a location fix and after capture of content associated with initiation of the location fix. In some embodiments, high-speed circuitry is booted after completion of a location fix to update location data associated with content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, John James Robertson, Gerald Nilles, Jason Heger, Praveen Babu Vadivelu
  • Patent number: 10560556
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mobile terminal comprising: a terminal body; a cover covering the terminal body and having a slit formed in one area thereof; and an elastic body provided on the slit and having both ends coupled to the cover adjacent to the slit. When an external force is applied to the cover, the elastic body is elastically deformed while being coupled to the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jejun Han, Byoungchul Kim, Jaejun Jung, Junghong Seo
  • Patent number: 10560810
    Abstract: A method for identifying a suggested application on a mobile device is disclosed. The method includes detecting an event, determining a first location of the mobile device, identifying that the first location is within a first location region of a plurality of predetermined location regions, and then measuring one or more sensor values at one or more times. The measured sensor values may then be used to create a first-data point. In response to identifying the first location region, a plurality of clusters of data points may be retrieved. A first cluster of the plurality of clusters corresponding to the first data point may then be identified. The method may further include identifying a set of one or more applications, and then providing a message to the user based on the identified set of one or more applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent M. Ledvina, Robert W. Mayor, Lukas M. Marti, David R. Stites, Jahshan A. Bhatti, Kevin Duffy
  • Patent number: 10548058
    Abstract: Provided are a cell selection/re-selection method for an inter-frequency sidelink operation executed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, and a terminal using the method. The method is characterized by determining whether cell selection/re-selection parameters which can be applied to a non-serving frequency to execute a sidelink operation have been configured and received; and when the cell selection/re-selection parameters have been configured and received, performing an evaluation for the cell selection/reselection or ranking of a cell in the non-serving frequency by using the cell selection/re-selection parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10547989
    Abstract: A terminal performs communication with an in-vehicle device to control a vehicle. The terminal includes a controller configured to switch and control an operation mode of the terminal to at least a predetermined first mode or a predetermined second mode, a reception unit configured to receive a first signal including a switching request of the operation mode from the in-vehicle device, a generation unit configured to update a predetermined value with the reception of the first signal and generate a second signal based on the updated predetermined value, and a transmission unit configured to transmit the second signal to the in-vehicle device. When a third signal including a command for instructing switching of the operation mode received by the reception unit is a response to the second signal, the controller switches the operation mode from the first to the second mode or from the second to the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toru Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 10542422
    Abstract: A data backup method according to the present invention includes steps of: when a first account is logged in, obtaining information of a SIM card; registering a second account when determining that the SIM card of a terminal is changed from a first SIM card to a second SIM card; executing a predetermined data backup process so as to back up data corresponding to the first account to the second account; and sending a deletion instruction to a server for instructing the server to delete the data corresponding to the first account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xuan Zhou
  • Patent number: 10536830
    Abstract: A wireless apparatus mountable to a vehicle includes a transmission function unit, a detector, an acquirer, and a controller. The detector detects a startup of the vehicle. The acquirer acquires start position information of the vehicle at a start timing at which the detector detects the startup of the vehicle. The controller examines whether a start position indicated by the start position information is within a designated region, and determines whether to activate the transmission function unit based on the examination result. Alternatively, the detector detects an operation end of the vehicle, and a startup subsequent to the operation end. The acquirer acquires position information of the vehicle at timings of detecting the operation end and the startup of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Hatayama
  • Patent number: 10530938
    Abstract: An association server in a communication system receives a device identifier of a user device and searches a device-to-token database in order to determine whether the device identifier is currently associated with any device communication token. In response to determining that the device identifier is associated with a device communication token, the association server creates a communication account for the user device on a communication server, and sends a login credential for the communication account to the user device in a message transmitted via a message server. The message is addressed by the device communication token to a predetermined application installed on the user device. The predetermined application on the user device receives the message from the message service, and thereafter automatically logs in to the communication server according to the login credential included in the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bullhead Innovations Ltd.
    Inventor: Peter S. Warrick
  • Patent number: 10524552
    Abstract: A lens assembly for covering at least a portion of an electronic device having a camera and a microphone. The lens assembly includes a first optically transparent portion configured to cover the camera of the electronic device. The first optically transparent portion extends from a first front optically transparent region having an area bounded by a light-blocking material covering a portion of a front surface of the lens assembly to a first rear optically transparent region having an area bounded by a light-blocking material covering a portion of a rear surface of the lens assembly. The area of the first rear optically transparent region is larger than the area of the first front optically transparent region. The lens assembly further includes an acoustically transparent portion configured to cover the microphone of the electronic device. The acoustically transparent portion includes a water-resistant membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Marina Okada, Dallas M. Scaggs, Weishin T. Sharp