Patents Examined by Phuoc H Doan
  • Patent number: 10299125
    Abstract: An improved technique for identifying a user's mobile device is discussed. A persistent and unified identifier that bridges mobile app to mobile web and to other web browser-compatible mediums is utilized. Using a unique verification identifier, the unified identifier is consistently verified, revived and distributed across application and browser mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ACK Ventures Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Ulrich, Harry Kargman, Steve Anson, Jeremy Sadwith, Bernhard Valenti, Ryan McConville
  • Patent number: 10298523
    Abstract: A presence-based capability discovery mechanism for in-call services in the rich communication services (RCS) release 6 suite of services is provided. A method can comprise receiving a unique identifier representing a communication between a first user device and a second user device, the unique identifier comprising a concatenation of a first string, a second string, and a third string, as a function of the second string, performing a look up of a first presence tuple associated with the first user device; and associating the unique identifier to first presence tuple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew Wayne Stafford, Min Lu
  • Patent number: 10299238
    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: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    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: 10285044
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for communicating with a hotel, for example, by establishing calls from a mobile communication device as an extension of a PBX of the hotel. The mobile communication device can receive, by a network interface, guest registration data for a guest of the hotel, including the room assignment and one or more guest service extensions on the PBX. The mobile communication device can store the guest registration data in electronic memory to configure the one or more guest service keys with the one or more guest service extensions. The mobile communication device can based on a selection of a key of one or more guest service keys, communicate directly with the PBX, by the network interface, to place and receive calls as an extension of the PBX associated with the hotel room assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Camposagrado, Inc.
    Inventor: José P. Quiros
  • Patent number: 10278019
    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: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeremy A. Greenberger, Ciaran E. Hannigan
  • Patent number: 10264404
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus for providing position information of a transmission device that sends out a signal including identification information of the transmission device, includes a processor, in communication with a memory, executing a process including storing in one or more storages an identification information of the transmission device in association with an attribute information, a threshold corresponding to the attribute information for each one of the attribute information, and the position information of the transmission device in association with the identification information of the transmission device, correcting the position information using the stored attribute information or the threshold stored in the one or more storages, and displaying on a display the corrected position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadahiro Takata, Hiroyoshi Kuroda, Fumihiko Hashizume
  • Patent number: 10264403
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a method for displaying a map. The method provides a first display area to display a map, and a second display area to overlap a portion of the first display area to display (i) a field to receive a search parameter and (ii) a set of predicted locations to view on the map. The second display area is moveable over the first display area in order to decrease its size to allow a larger portion of the map to be displayed in the first display area, or to increase its size to allow a larger number of predicted locations to be displayed in the second display area. In some embodiments, the second display area overlaps a bottom portion of the first display area. In some embodiments, the method is implemented by a map application that executes on a mobile device. The set of predicted locations displayed in the second display area in some embodiments include addresses harvested from applications executing on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Tim A Aerts
  • Patent number: 10254381
    Abstract: A signal transmitted from a mobile device is received at an antenna array of a device. Motion information of the mobile device is received from a sensor of the mobile device. A change in the AoA of the signal is computed when the mobile device moves from a first position to a second position. The location of the mobile device relative to the antenna array is determined based on the change in AoA of the signal and the motion information of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Souvik Sen, Kyu-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 10257662
    Abstract: In a system a map of a site is presented on a display. A user input specifying at least one path section in the map on the display is detected. A definition of the at least one path section is stored. A representation of a radio environment stored for the site is provided as positioning assistance data. The representation of the radio environment enables a determination of a location estimate for a mobile device at the site based on at least one characteristic of at least one radio signal detected by the mobile device at the site. The definition of the at least one specified path section is provided for enabling an adjustment of a determined location estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Pavel Ivanov, Jani Käppi, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne
  • Patent number: 10257702
    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: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ranjit Kumar Avasarala, Vamsidhar Sivadi
  • Patent number: 10257085
    Abstract: In a method of using structured communications in an observation platform with cloud computing, a signal from a first communication device is received by a second communication device associated with a first computer system. The second computer system forwards the signal from the first computer system to a second computer system, wherein the second computer system is physically remote from the first computer system and connected with the first computer system via a network. The second computer system derives context information for the signal, the deriving based on a plurality of factors derived from an analysis of the signal, wherein the plurality of factors comprises a speech to text analysis of the signal, and wherein the second computer system is cloud based. The second computer system determines at least one destination for the signal based on the plurality of factors for the context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Russell, Guy R. VanBuskirk
  • Patent number: 10257703
    Abstract: An improved technique for identifying a user's mobile device is discussed. A persistent and unified identifier that bridges mobile app to mobile web and to other web browser-compatible mediums is utilized. Using a unique verification identifier, the unified identifier is consistently verified, revived and distributed across application and browser mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ACK Ventures Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David Ulrich, Harry Kargman, Steve Anson, Jeremy Sadwith, Bernhard Valenti, Ryan McConville
  • Patent number: 10251151
    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: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: IMMERSION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincent Levesque, Abraham Alexander Dauhajre
  • Patent number: 10243611
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a method for operating a user equipment (10), UE, in a wireless communication network, the method comprising performing a cell identification procedure based on a comparison between a signal quality of a first cell and the signal quality of a second cell. The disclosure also pertains to related devices and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Joakim Axmon, Bengt Lindoff, Santhan Thangarasa
  • Patent number: 10237719
    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 by way of detecting registration error messages. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Clifton Ashman Campbell, Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10231178
    Abstract: A mobile transceiver having multiple subscriber identity module (SIM) cards and a method of selection is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver, comprising: activating a cellular transceiver using a first SIM card in a plurality of SIM cards, wherein the first SIM card is a last used SIM card in the plurality of SIM cards; searching, via the cellular transceiver, for available wireless services associated with the first SIM card; and switching from the first SIM card to a second SIM card in the plurality of SIM cards when a wireless service for the first SIM card is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: José Eduardo Korneluk, Sandeep Chennakeshu, Siddharth Saxena, Sergio Javier Berriz
  • Patent number: 10225840
    Abstract: A distributed antenna and backhaul system provide network connectivity for a small cell deployment. Rather than building new structures, and installing additional fiber and cable, embodiments described herein disclose using high-bandwidth, millimeter-wave communications and existing power line infrastructure. Above ground backhaul connections via power lines and line-of-sight millimeter-wave band signals as well as underground backhaul connections via buried electrical conduits can provide connectivity to the distributed base stations. An overhead millimeter-wave system can also be used to provide backhaul connectivity. Modules can be placed onto existing infrastructure, such as streetlights and utility poles, and the modules can contain base stations and antennas to transmit the millimeter-waves to and from other modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Donald J. Barnickel, Farhad Barzegar, George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10225879
    Abstract: A communication device for handling a user equipment (UE) access stratum (AS) context comprises a storage device for storing instructions and a processing circuit coupled to the storage device. The processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Te-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 10219561
    Abstract: Methods and systems of detection of presence in and delivery to location are provided. A method detects a presence of a mobile device within a perimeter of a geographic region. The method searches a database to determine whether the first mobile device is associated with any existing account. Responsive to determining that the mobile device is associated with a first account, the method searches the database to determine whether there is any pending task associated with the first account. Responsive to determining that there is a pending task associated with the first account, the method transmits a first message indicating the detection of presence of the mobile device associated with the first account. The method determines that the mobile device is at least approximately at a first location of a plurality of predefined locations within the perimeter. The method transmits information associated with the first location to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Jason D. Shaffer, Rachael Ulman, David J. Carr, Richard Ramsden, Timothy J. Burleson, Mark J. Valentine, Corey L. Peach, Kuleni Gebisa
  • Patent number: 10200900
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a coverage assessment system operable to receive, via a network, coverage parameter data from a user device, where the coverage parameter data includes location data generated by the user device. The coverage assessment system is further operable to generate coverage assessment data based on the coverage parameter data. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Donald J. Barnickel, Paul Shala Henry, Irwin Gerszberg, Farhad Barzegar, Thomas M. Willis, III, Robert Bennett