Patents Examined by Qun Shen
  • Patent number: 10412210
    Abstract: An interactive, electronic network that enables multi-level control, variable access, multi-user communications of real-time contextually relevant data or information among network-connected devices, and actions based on those communications, as the network-connected devices move from one location to another and/or the data/information flow among those devices change over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Bernt Erik Bjontegard
  • Patent number: 10404436
    Abstract: A mobile station includes a radio link control unit for outputting or inputting data that are transmitted or received via a radio channel to or from a higher-level protocol layer, a media access control unit for outputting or inputting the data via a logical channel to or from the radio link control unit, a physical layer control unit for outputting or inputting the data via a transport channel to or from the media access control unit, and for controlling radio communications, and a radio resource control unit for outputting or inputting control data to or from the radio link control unit, media access control unit, and physical layer control unit. The mobile station multiplexes report information therefrom into a channel for packet data transmission so as to transmit it to a base station. The base station carries out assignment of radio resources using the report information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhito Niwano
  • Patent number: 10397287
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining data representing multiple characters, determining a code for each character wherein each code corresponds to a different audio frequency, and transmitting the codes at the corresponding audio frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zhengyou Zhang, Dinei Afonso Ferreira Florencio, Sasa Junuzovic
  • Patent number: 10382270
    Abstract: Provided is a method for receiving a downlink control channel in a machine type communication (MTC) device. A method for receiving a downlink control channel can comprise the steps of: receiving first configuration information about an MTC device-operable subband among system bands of a cell; receiving second configuration information, about a subframe, for monitoring a downlink control channel in a cell-specific search space (CSS); and switching from a subband with respect to the first configuration information to a pre-configured cell-common subband and then receiving, in the cell-common subband in a subframe with respect to the second configuration information, a downlink control channel in the CSS and another channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyangsun You, Yunjung Yi, Joonkui Ahn, Suckchel Yang, Kunil Yum
  • Patent number: 10382614
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed related to managing characteristics of a mobile device based upon capacitive detection of materials proximate the mobile device, a capacitive gesture system that can allow the same gestures be used in arbitrary locations within range of a mobile device. One such method includes receiving a first capacitive sensor measurement with a first capacitive sensor of the mobile device. The method further includes determining a value indicative of a material adjacent to the mobile device based on a correspondence between the first capacitive sensor measurement and stored values corresponding to different materials. The method further includes sending instructions to adjust a characteristic of the mobile device based on the determined value indicative of the material adjacent to the mobile device. In certain examples, gesture sensing can be performed using capacitive measurements from the capacitive sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Isaac Chase Novet
  • Patent number: 10375588
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless communications system management method and a related apparatus. A radio access network element management device may obtain a group identifier of a radio access network element, determine, according to a correspondence between a grouping rule and the group identifier, a group to which the radio access network element belongs, and use, based on a group, a processing policy corresponding to the group to which the radio access network element belongs, thereby performing service management by group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shoucai Zhu, Yu Yin
  • Patent number: 10375760
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for notifying a user that a device needs to be serviced is provided herein. During operation, a device will determine that at least the first device has been serviced or needs to be serviced. When this occurs, the device will determine members of a personal-area-network (PAN) that includes/included the first device, and notify a user that the PAN members should be serviced as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Geng Xiang Lee, Anoop Sehgal Paras Ram, Bing Qin Lim, Rm Muthaiah Ramanathan, Chun Meng Tan
  • Patent number: 10368224
    Abstract: Multimedia content associated with a wireless emergency alert message may be distributed or displayed during emergencies. A Federal Emergency Management Agency gateway may generate a wireless emergency alert and provide to a commercial mobile service provider gateway, the wireless emergency alert with an indication of availability of multimedia content. The multimedia content may be distributed using the broadcast multicast service center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Reza Hussaini
  • Patent number: 10362166
    Abstract: Software downloads to Internet of things (IoT) devices are facilitated over a constrained network. In one embodiment a method comprises monitoring, by a network device comprising a processor, data determined to have been sent to a device for transmission to the device via a radio access network device of a wireless communication network, and determining, by the network device, a type of traffic associated with the data. The method further includes based on a determination that the data comprises firmware and that the type of traffic is of a traffic priority that is lower than a defined traffic priority, applying, by the network device, a low priority transport protocol to the data, wherein the applying comprises associating protocol information with the data representative of the low priority transport protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lien Tran, Simon Byers, Carlos Eduardo De Andrade, David Poole, Emir Halepovic, Vijay Gopalakrishnan, Christopher Volinsky
  • Patent number: 10362522
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments designed to implement a handover operation of a user entity (UE) from a source base station to a target base station using a predictive routing feature in LISP or other ID protocols for packet replication to reduce latency in packet delivery to the user entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Padmadevi Pillay-Esnault
  • Patent number: 10362155
    Abstract: A method, for realizing wireless link processing, a base station and a terminal are disclosed. The method includes: a first communication node receiving reference information from a second communication node and determining link information for performing wireless link communication; and the first communication node communicating with the second communication node according to the determined link information. In the technical solution of the present document, the link information for performing the wireless link communication is determined according to the reference information of the second communication node as a receiving party, to realize that the first communication node communicates with the second communication node according to the determined link information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Zhaohua Lu, Yijian Chen, Yu Ngok Li, Guanghui Yu, Kun Liu
  • Patent number: 10356617
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mobile device to authenticate a user. The mobile device may comprise: a first sensor; a second sensor to use more power than the first sensor; and a processor coupled to the first sensor and the second sensor. The processor may be configured to: collect data from the first sensor; determine if an environmental change occurred based on the collected data from the first sensor; engage the second sensor to collect data if the environmental change occurred; and modify a polling rate for the second sensor based on the collected data from the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tara Abernathy, Eric Trexel, Vijayalakshmi Raveendran, Rahshel Brown, Dallas Wiener, Gabriel Moura da Silva, Kabir Kasargod, Laura Hart
  • Patent number: 10356554
    Abstract: An information processing method performed at a terminal includes: starting a location service of a first application; obtaining place-of-departure information and destination information in a display based on an operation of a user, and generating route indication information according to the place-of-departure information and the destination information; detecting, based on the location service of the first application, real-time information of the user when the user moves along a route indicated by the route indication information, and reporting the real-time information to a server, to obtain push information that is obtained through comprehensive determining based on at least one combination of location information, time information, user behavior information, historically collected information, and point-of-interest (POI) information; and receiving the push information that is directionally pushed when a preset condition is satisfied, and displaying, in the first application, the push information and/or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Wenhan Dai
  • Patent number: 10321268
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and system are provided for managing a dynamic wireless network. An aspect of this invention is to identify the occurrence of an overlap of coverage areas provided by separate wireless access points, at least one of which is mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Cook, Ivan Ong
  • Patent number: 10306433
    Abstract: A method of configuring user settings on a mobile communication device. The method comprises sending a message by a software service layer of a mobile communication device to a first computer system to request an identity of a second computer system from which to obtain user settings configuration instructions, receiving a response message by the software service layer from the first computer system, wherein the response message comprises the identity of the second computer system, sending a user settings request message by the software service layer to the second computer system, receiving a user settings response message by the software service layer from the second computer system, and configuring user settings on the mobile communication device by the software service layer by executing instructions received in the user settings response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Dhananjay Indurkar
  • Patent number: 10306072
    Abstract: There is provided a method for controlling a first device by a control device using BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology in a wireless communication system, the method comprises establishing a BLE connection with the first device; opening a control channel for controlling the first device; determining the first device and a specific control level to the first device, via the control channel, wherein the specific control level indicates a control authority to control the first device by the control device, wherein the specific control level is determined based on a required security level for the first device; and controlling a controllable operation for the first device based on the determined specific control level, wherein the controllable operation is defined based on the determined specific control level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghun Song, Taeyoung Song
  • Patent number: 10299251
    Abstract: A method for supporting activation/deactivation of serving cells by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system provides decreased overhead and decreased power consumption for a user equipment (UE). The method includes configuring M supportable serving cells in the UE, configuring an indicator indicating activation/deactivation of each of the M serving cells, configuring a medium access control (MAC) message which includes a MAC control element (CE) and a logical channel identifier (LCID), the MAC CE including the indicator configured for each of the M serving cells and having a length corresponding to an integer multiple of 8 bits, the LCID indicating that the MAC CE includes the indicator indicating activation/deactivation of each serving cell, and transmitting the configured MAC message to the UE. Accordingly, a control channel or data channel regarding a component carrier is selectively received depending on whether the component carrier is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Ki Bum Kwon, Myung Cheul Jung, Sung Jin Seo
  • Patent number: 10298738
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating and transmitting multimedia messaging service (MMS) messages are disclosed. In some implementations, a mobile device presents, at a touchscreen, a visual user interface. The visual user interface includes multiple thumbnails and multiple contact blocks. Each thumbnail identifies a file. Each contact block identifies a contact having a messaging address. The mobile device receives, via the touchscreen, a selection of a first thumbnail from the multiple thumbnails. The mobile device receives, via the touchscreen, an indication of dragging the first thumbnail across the visual user interface to a first contact block. The mobile device transmits, responsive to the dragging of the first thumbnail to the first contact block, the file identified in the thumbnail to the messaging address of the contact identified in the first contact block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: SM Masudur Rahman, Ying Sun, Zulfiqer Sekender, Sankar Shanmugam
  • Patent number: 10292129
    Abstract: Notifications for a group of portable communication device users are provided based on a meeting of two or more users. A current location of each member is obtained and it is determined whether two or more of the members are in a similar location by comparing the current locations. The notification is automatically generated, the notifications including information regarding the context of the meeting and one or more of the location of the meeting, the identities of the users at the meeting, a time of the meeting, and a status of the meeting. The notification is transmitted to other users in the group, the other users being users in the group that are not at the meeting location. An automatic response may be performed based on the context of the meeting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Life360, Inc.
    Inventors: Dylan Keil, Alexander Haro
  • Patent number: 10278182
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a channel selection method and a transmit end, and the method includes: ranking multiple channels, and generating a backoff count value; sequentially decrementing, from an initial timeslot, the backoff count value in each timeslot according to a ranking sequence of the channels and busy/idle states of all the channels until the backoff count value is 0; and selecting, from the multiple channels according to a result of the decrement performed on the backoff count value and a busy/idle state of at least one of the multiple channels, a channel that is used by the transmit end for sending data. The method and the transmit end can improve channel utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanchun Li, Bo Li, Qiao Qu