Patents Examined by Phuoc H Doan
  • Patent number: 10721358
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to a method and system of integrating a user's voice mail onto a single voice messaging service, e.g., a Unified Messaging (UM) service, such that a client may access this single source for voice mail retrieval, even where such voice mails are from a variety of sources, e.g., work, mobile phone, etc. A user, or the user's mobile operator, need only agree to accept the service, and the registration and configuration requirements for providing the service and forwarding calls to the service are automatically configured. The user's existing “speed dial” key or other setting for retrieving voice mail may also be automatically configured to the access number(s) for the service. Configurations may monitor the status of the service and update access and/or forwarding numbers. Voice mail forwarding and settings may also be automatically reverted back to the user's original service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Juan V. Esteve Balducci, Michael Higashi, Selvaraj Nalliah, David Paul Limont, John Allen Atwood, Chris J. Hinman, Imran Masud
  • Patent number: 10706699
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a sample image of an area of a property, identifying a moving object from the sample image, determining a site in the property based on the identified moving object, determining an optical pattern to project at the site based on the identified moving object, and transmitting an instruction to a projector to project the determined optical pattern at the determined site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Todd Kerzner, Gary Franklin Bart, Donald Madden, Dean Constantine
  • Patent number: 10701663
    Abstract: A system provides haptic functionality over a networked system. The system receives information from a first device registered at the networked system and determines a notification to be provided to a user based on the information. The system then selects a second device registered at the networked system and provides the notification to the user by producing a haptic effect on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Immersion Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Abraham Alexander Dauhajre
  • Patent number: 10699313
    Abstract: In a method of structured communications, responsive to a user interacting with an observation platform via a software application installed on a first communication device belonging to the user, a signal is received by a computer system of the observation platform. The computer system is associated with an organization. The computer system identifies credentials of the user. The computer system accesses a profile associated with the credentials the user. The profile includes a history of the user's activities associated with the organization. The computer system utilizes the profile of the user to determine a person representing the organization to place in contact with the user via the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Russell, Guy R. VanBuskirk, Ravi Shankar Kumar, Kranthimanoj Nagothu
  • Patent number: 10694244
    Abstract: Novel techniques are described for automated transition classification for binge watching of content. For example, a number of frame images is extracted from a candidate segment time window of content. The frame images can automatically be classified by a trained machine learning model into segment and non-segment classifications, and the classification results can be represented by a two-dimensional (2D) image. The 2D image can be run through a multi-level convolutional conversion to output a set of output images, and a serialized representation of the output images can be run through a trained computational neural network to generate a transition array, from which a candidate transition time can be derived (indicating a precise time at which the content transitions to the classified segment).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Ilhyoung Kim, Pratik Divanji, Abhijit Y. Sharma, Swapnil Tilaye
  • Patent number: 10679369
    Abstract: A method for performing real-time recognition of objects in motion includes receiving an input video stream from a camera, generating one or more depth maps for one or more frames of the input video stream, recognizing one or more objects in a current frame based on corresponding depth map using a machine learning algorithm, and displaying the one or more recognized objects in the current frame in one or more bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Chiral Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Jonathan Hollander, Michael Travis Remington
  • Patent number: 10679330
    Abstract: The present disclosure addresses the technical problem of enabling automated inferencing of changes in spatio-temporal images by leveraging the high level robust features extracted from a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) trained on varied contexts instead of data dependent feature methods. Unsupervised clustering on the high level features eliminates the cumbersome requirement of labeling the images. Since models are not trained on any specific context, any image may be accepted. Real time inferencing is enabled by a certain combination of unsupervised clustering and supervised classification. A cloud-edge topology ensures real time inferencing even when connectivity is not available by ensuring updated classification models are deployed on the edge. Creating a knowledge ontology based on adaptive learning enables inferencing of an incoming image with varying levels of precision. Precision farming may be an application of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Prakruti Vinodchandra Bhatt, Sanat Sarangi, Srinivasu Pappula
  • Patent number: 10674344
    Abstract: Techniques for emergency calling are described. In one or more implementations, data corresponding to an emergency call is received over a network from a communication client implemented al a client device. A registered location of the communication client and an updated location of the client device is obtained, and the updated location of the client device is compared to the registered location of the communication client. If the updated location is different than the registered location, the data of the emergency call is routed along with the updated location to a public-safety answering point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer Aref Hassan, Russell Andrew Penar, David Michael Halley
  • Patent number: 10650547
    Abstract: A computer system is provided that includes a camera device configured to capture images of a physical scene and a processor configured to store a list of identified blobs. Each identified blob includes a determined blob feature and a path of tracked positions for that identified blob. The processor is configured to receive a series of images of the physical scene from the camera device, detect a candidate blob in a candidate image of the series of images, determine a blob feature of the candidate blob and a position of the candidate blob in the candidate image captured by the camera device. For each identified blob in the list, the processor is configured to compute a match score between the candidate blob and that identified blob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nir Finkelstein, John Benjamin Hesketh
  • Patent number: 10652744
    Abstract: A control plane entity can perform validation checks to confirm the validity of a device identifier, for example, an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI), received from a user equipment (UE) during registration of the UE with a communication network. In one aspect, the control plane entity can verify that the IMEI conforms to a defined format; for example, the IMEI is fifteen digits long, does not comprise alphabets and/or symbols, and/or comprises a valid type allocation code (TAC) of eight decimal digits, etc. The validation of the IMEI can reduce errors in billing that can otherwise result in revenue loss for the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ranjit Kumar Avasarala, Vamsidhar Sivadi
  • Patent number: 10638271
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system, method, mobile communication device and one or more computer programs for a monitoring system. In one aspect, the system includes a plurality of transmitters, each transmitter having associated therewith a reflector antenna configured to substantially reflect signal transmission toward a detection area; and a mobile device configured to: receive transmitter signals from at least two transmitters from the plurality of transmitters; and determine that the mobile device is located within the detection area based on received signal strengths of the at least some of the transmitter signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: TMA CAPITAL AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
    Inventors: Anthony Karam, Gregori Alexandravich Laletin, Kevin John Walsh, Paul Blazkiewicz
  • Patent number: 10631160
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for virtualizing a reprogrammable universal integrated circuit chip (UICC) in a connected device's operating system. In one embodiment, an integrated cellular modem in the connected device is configured to use a simple protocol to communicate with the reprogrammable UICC. The protocol may be implemented in a way that allows cellular modem vendors to easily support such functionality and allow original equipment manufacturers to upgrade connected devices already deployed in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Simless, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10616387
    Abstract: Electronic devices, such as mobile communication devices, may include several enhancements and modification not found on traditional electronic devices. An electronic device can include a circuit board assembly that includes stacked layers of circuit components that are retained in a stacked configuration and operably connected to each other by retention features such as solder joints. Features can be provided for structural support and thermal mitigation. A battery assembly can accommodate nesting of other components, such as display components, within one or more recesses defined by variable thickness along different regions of the battery assemblies. The battery assembly can further provide a slim profile by including notches to accommodate the increased thickness of a pouch having folded flaps to seal a cell module of the battery assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Bryan D. Keen, Sina Bigdeli, Sawyer I. Cohen, William A. Counts, Lucy E. Browning, Devon A. Monaco, Jian Yang, Eric W. Bates
  • Patent number: 10609668
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling reuse of such information by a different communication device and/or re-authorizing use by a communication device that previously was authorized to utilize the information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Clifton Ashman Campbell, Stephen Emille Chin, Walter Cooper Chastain
  • Patent number: 10595161
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes: monitoring, by a computing device, respective locations of a plurality of user devices; determining, by the computing device, that a particular group of user devices of the plurality of user devices are located within a threshold distance of each other based on monitoring the respective locations of the plurality of user devices; and storing or outputting, by the computing device, grouping information indicating that the particular group of user devices are associated with a single user based on the determining that the particular group of user devices are located within a threshold distance of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 10585164
    Abstract: Positioning reference signals are transmitted in a downlink direction from base stations (200) of a wireless communication network to a wireless communication device (100) or in an uplink direction from the wireless communication device (100) to base stations (200) of the wireless communication network. According to a frequency hop pattern, a radio interface of the wire-less communication device is switched between multiple different frequency ranges. In this way, the wireless communication device (100) can receive the downlink positioning reference signals on multiple different frequencies defined by the frequency hop pattern or send the uplink positioning reference signals on multiple different frequencies defined by the frequency hop pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Basuki Priyanto, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 10588066
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications method, network nodes and a computer program product are disclosed. The wireless telecommunications method comprises: mapping at least some user plane traffic only from a first transmission path supporting communications between user equipment and a first base station to a second transmission path supporting simultaneous communications between the user equipment and a second base station; providing data protection configuration information used to encode the at least some user plane traffic transmitted over the second transmission path between the user equipment and the second base station; and transmitting the at least some user plane traffic encoded using the data protection configuration information over the second transmission path. In this way, at least some of the user plane traffic may be offloaded from a first transmission path to a second transmission path. That user plane traffic may be transmitted simultaneously with other user plane traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Chandrika K. Worrall
  • Patent number: 10586199
    Abstract: In a method of observing users of communication devices, a central computer system recognizes a first user associated with a first communication device and a second user associated with a second communication device. The central computer system observes a communication between the first communication device and the second communication device, wherein at least a portion of the communication is an audible communication. The central computer system relays the communication between the first communication device and the second communication device. The central computer system identifies features of the communication and makes the features available for decision making purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Russell, Guy R. Vanbuskirk, Andrew W. Kittler
  • Patent number: 10567906
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining location data of a client computer device in reference to a geofence, the client computer device being associated to a certain user, the geofence being associated to a certain enterprise venue; in response to a breach of the geofence by the client computer device, initiating a process to obtain user associated data of the certain user; providing, while the client computer device is located within the geofence, one to more output observable by the certain user in dependence on data of the user associated data obtained by the initiated process; and in response to an exiting of the geofence by the client computer device terminating the process to obtain user associated data of the certain user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mickey Iqbal, Clea A. Zolotow, John V. Delaney, Andrew Barnes, Julian Kopp
  • Patent number: 10568146
    Abstract: Enhanced beam management for a wireless communication system is provided. In one example, a method comprises: receiving, from a mobile device, a message indicating first beam information for a selected first beam of beams associated with the base station device, wherein the message is a first received message of a random access channel procedure; and receiving, from the mobile device, message indicating second beam information for a selected second beam of the beams associated with the base station device, wherein the selected second beam is an alternative to the selected first beam for transmission of downlink data to the mobile device from the base station device, and wherein the second beam is indicated in the first message of a two-step random access channel procedure. Methods of signaling the second beam and/or transmission diversity approaches employing the first beam and/or the second beam are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Salam Akoum, Thomas Novlan, Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh, Ralf Bendlin