Patents Examined by Omoniyi Obayanju
  • Patent number: 10397760
    Abstract: A user terminal device and a method for providing a web service thereof are provided. The web service providing method of a user terminal device includes connecting to a web server which provides a web service, setting at least one of a plurality of web services provided by the web server based on a user command, and transmitting information on an address of the set web service to an external IoT device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-chul Park, Hong-uk Woo, Ming Jin, Yong-jin Kim, Jong-won Kim, Ho-yong Jung, Hun-seop Jeong
  • Patent number: 10383014
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a cell selection or a cell reselection in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives information on whether a cell supports a relay functionality or not, and performs a cell selection or a cell reselection according to the information. If the information indicates that the cell does not support the relay functionality, the cell can be considered as barred for relay functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10382571
    Abstract: A mobile communication device. The device comprises a cellular radio transceiver, a GPS receiver, a processor, a memory, and a self-locating application stored in the memory. When executed by the processor the application monitors a received signal strength of the radio transceiver, in response to detecting a rate of cellular radio signal strength increase above a first threshold, obtains GPS coordinates of the device from the GPS receiver and an identity of a serving cell site, stores the GPS coordinates with the identity of the serving cell site in the memory, and in response to detecting a rate of cellular radio signal strength decrease below a second predefined threshold and determining that the cellular radio transceiver is served by the serving cell site associated with the GPS coordinates stored in the memory, determines that the device is at the location associated with the GPS coordinates stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Jason R. Delker
  • Patent number: 10341838
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGIS Software Development LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10332153
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of determining reaction to promotional items includes providing to a mobile device a promotional item associated with a geographic location, determining whether the mobile device is proximate to the geographic location, and charging an advertising account if the mobile device is proximate to the geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Eric Mayers
  • Patent number: 10317217
    Abstract: An indoor navigation method of a handheld terminal, which includes: after receiving an instruction, obtaining an image within a scope of a lens, performing analysis on a barcode of a barcode label in the image, obtaining identifier information of each barcode label, selecting color blocks from at least two barcode labels; calculating coordinates of each of the color blocks in a pixel coordinate system according to a position of each selected color block in the image; and calculating coordinates corresponding to each of the color blocks in a coordinate system on the basis of association data of identifier information of the barcode labels and coordinates of the color blocks in the coordinate system according to a barcode label at which each selected color block is located, and calculating coordinates of the handheld terminal in the coordinate system according to a coordinate calculation rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: PING AN TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bao Zhou, Zhongcheng Lai, Guoqiang Rong
  • Patent number: 10299100
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AGIS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10299139
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable storage medium has instructions executed by a processor to access a list of Wi-Fi networks available to a user device. User network activity is classified. It is determined that there is a new Wi-Fi network for the user device to initiate a connection attempt. In the event of an existing licensed spectrum wireless network data connection on the user device, licensed spectrum wireless network data connection analytics are collected and an attempt is made to transition to the new Wi-Fi network to produce either a failed transition to the new Wi-Fi network or a successful transition to the new Wi-Fi network. In the event of an existing Wi-Fi network collection on the user device or a successful transition to the new Wi-Fi network, available Wi-Fi networks are periodically assessed to establish one of a network unavailable state and a network available state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ipass Inc.
    Inventors: Raghu Konka, Navtej Singh Mann, Purushottam Shukla, Blaz Vavpetic
  • Patent number: 10292033
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AGIS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10271175
    Abstract: A method for retrieving maps from a map server is disclosed where, as an intermediate step, map meta-data is requested on the basis of which one or more map can later be selected. Map meta-data on the basis of location data, indicating the location of the user device, and map criteria, specifying at least one condition for selecting maps which may be entered manually or automatically into a user device. The request is sent to a map server where a search for map meta-data matching the received location data and map criteria is executed. In case of at least one match between the map meta-data, the location data and the map criteria, map meta-data associated with at least one map is provided to the user device, such that the user device can select at least one map, which can be acquired from the map server, at least partly on the basis of the retrieved map meta-data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Richard Carlsson, Staffan Larsson, Hjalmar Olsson
  • Patent number: 10271269
    Abstract: It is provided a method, including: monitoring if a first cluster head of a first cluster of first communication devices has disappeared, wherein an apparatus performing the method has access to the first cluster enabling a device-to-device communication of the apparatus with at least one of the first communication devices; and, if it is monitored that the first cluster head has disappeared: detecting a second cluster head of a second cluster of second communication devices, wherein the second cluster head is different from the first cluster head, and the second cluster enables the device-to-device communication between at least two of the second communication devices; and requesting an access to the second cluster for the device-to-device communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Kari Veikko Horneman
  • Patent number: 10247808
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to location reporting for extremely high frequency (EHF) devices. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communications. The apparatus generally includes a transmit interface configured to output a first frame for transmission to another apparatus at a first time, a receive interface configured to obtain, at a second time, a second frame transmitted by the other apparatus in response to the first frame, and a processing system configured to generate a third frame for transmission to the other apparatus via the transmit interface, the third frame including information indicating a difference between the first time and the second time and an indication of at least one of an angle of departure of the first frame or an angle of arrival of the second frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amichai Sanderovich, Carlos Horacio Aldana, Xiaoxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 10243605
    Abstract: A short-range wireless communication apparatus is disclosed. The short-range wireless communication apparatus comprises: multiple connection devices and a control device. The connection devices are capable of simultaneously connecting multiple communication interfaces to a communication counterparty apparatus to enable sound data transfer. When the control device determines that, in cases where the communication interfaces are communicably connected, there arises a request to start outputting the sound data transferred by one of the communication interfaces, the control device disconnects another one of the communication interfaces while keeping the one of the communication interfaces connected and causes a sound data output device to output the sound data transferred from the communication counterparty apparatus by the one of the communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuuji Sakata
  • Patent number: 10219153
    Abstract: A method of operating a User Equipment (UE) enabled isolated Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) operation for public safety (IOPS) is provided. The method includes receiving, from an IOPS-capable eNodeB (eNB), a system information block (SIB) message including an IOPS public land mobile network (PLMN) identity; activating a dedicated IOPS universal subscriber identity module (USIM) application based on the IOPS PLMN identity; and authenticating the IOPS-capable eNB based on the dedicated IOPS USIM application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai
  • Patent number: 10200864
    Abstract: The present application aims to provide a method and device for managing a wireless access point (AP), so as to address the problem of the difficulty in identifying the actual owner of the wireless AP when multiple users share the password of the wireless AP. In particular, in the technical solution provided by the present application, wireless AP-related first authentication information of a first user is acquired, and then owner information of a wireless AP can be automatically determined according to ownership related information of the wireless AP and the first authentication information, thereby conveniently and efficiently determining an owner of the wireless AP. Furthermore, the owner information can be more accurately determined by reasonably configuring a priority level of the authentication information, so as to assign the ownership of the wireless AP to the actual owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Shanghai Lianshang Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: WeiJun Fang, WenKui Li, Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 10165059
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention is directed to methods, systems and apparatuses enabling location sharing group formation and the tracking of group members. Groups may be bound by a geographical area that circumscribes the boundary of a location sharing group. Active members of a location sharing group may become active based on their relative location to the geographical area defining the location sharing group. The geographical area may be static, mobile or change size and shape based on parameters forming the location sharing group. Alerts may be generated informing members of the location sharing group of the entry or exit of members from the location sharing group. Active members of a location sharing group may share location information with other members of the location sharing group. A radius or other shape may identify a geographical area for location sharing between members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 10165089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing security, monitoring, and control of mobile communications device activity including at least one mobile communication device with software operable thereon for receiving rules provided by an authorized user of the device(s) and in accordance with those rules administering actions to provide for controlling, monitoring, and security data stored or generated on the device(s), including logging data and activities related to the mobile communications device, blocking and filtering calls, messages, websites, emails, and combinations thereof, via wireless communication with a remote server computer having a corresponding software module operable thereon for managing and implementing the rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MobileGuard, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Michael Cohan
  • Patent number: 10154527
    Abstract: A method includes, at a user equipment, combining a message requesting the radio resource connection and a message requesting at least one service into a single message. The single message is transmitted from the user equipment to a network element in a wireless network. Another method includes receiving, from a user equipment, a single message including both a message requesting a radio resource connection and a message requesting at least one service. In response to the message requesting radio resource connection, performing radio resource control connection establishment for the user equipment in order to establish the radio resource control connection between the user equipment and at least one of a plurality of network elements of a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Luis Barreto, Juho Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 10143013
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, computer program products and the like provide for updating the CE (Coverage Enhancement)-level of a User Terminal/Equipment (UE). The UE may be a NB-IoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) device, a MTC (Machine Type Communication) device or any other device supporting CE. Embodiments of the invention implement UE selection/re-selection of random access resources and/or base station definition of CE configuration, allocation and/or re-allocation of resources between CE levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Basuki Priyanto, Linh Trang, Rickard Ljung, Anders Berggren
  • Patent number: 10135941
    Abstract: A method for managing push notifications on portable devices. The method includes receiving an indication from a user of a mobile device to initiate a notification rule at a first time. The method further includes identifying a context for initiation of the notification rule, wherein the context includes at least one application of the mobile device that is executing on the mobile device at the first time. The method further includes determining whether the context is present at a second time. The method further includes, responsive to determining the context is present at the second time, initiating the notification rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Dana L. Price, Aaron J. Quirk, Shelbee D. Smith-Eigenbrode