Patents Examined by Randy Peaches
  • Patent number: 9793939
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for automatically protecting portable and wearable electronic devices from potential hazards by predicting when such hazards may occur. Techniques may include monitoring a plurality of sensors on the mobile computing device; receiving, on the mobile computing device, context data from a plurality of context-service applications; selecting a set of device-protection policies based upon an availability of the plurality of sensors and the plurality of context-service applications, wherein the set of device-protection policies are configured to determine a level of risk to the mobile computing device based on sensor data received from the plurality of sensors and the context data; applying the sensor data and the context data to the set of device-protection policies to generate the level of risk; and triggering a self-protection action if the level of risk exceeds a pre-determined threshold level of risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Maggie Phung, Eric J. Rozner, Chin Ngai Sze, Zhennan Wang
  • Patent number: 9743388
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for the transmission of data from a transmitter to receiver. The present invention is directed to improving data transmission. To this end, the transmission of data is accelerated, and an inband-signaling of information is carried out on an MAC-layer plane, wherein the information is particularly relevant to the base station (BS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Hyung-Nam Choi
  • Patent number: 9715330
    Abstract: A wearable computing device receives user preferences, wherein the user preferences include information detailing one or more types of information to display based on one or more criteria being satisfied. The wearable computing device determines information to display on the wearable computing device based on the user preferences. The wearable computing device displays the determined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Paul N. Krystek, C. Steven Lingafelt, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9710138
    Abstract: A wearable computing device receives user preferences, wherein the user preferences include information detailing one or more types of information to display based on one or more criteria being satisfied. The wearable computing device determines information to display on the wearable computing device based on the user preferences. The wearable computing device displays the determined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Andrew R. Jones, Paul N. Krystek, C. Steven Lingafelt, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9696406
    Abstract: In one aspect, methods and apparatuses disclosed herein improve positioning based on UL signals in a wireless communication network, by sending UL transmission configuration from wireless devices, and by using that information in the network for performing UL-based positioning of the devices. In this regard, the teachings herein advantageously recognize that obtaining UL transmission configuration information from the wireless devices themselves represents a more efficient, complete and richer mechanism for obtaining parameters relevant to configuring and performing UL-based positioning operations. As a further example advantage, the teachings herein provide for control-plane and/or user-plane signaling of UL transmission configuration information, which comprises, for a given wireless device, at least one of resource allocation information for one or more UL transmissions for the wireless device, and UL signal characteristics information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9699615
    Abstract: An approach for crowd congestion detection, the approach determines one or more selected locations. The approach determines a frequency spectrum history of one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a location of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a frequency spectrum of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a crowding measure for the one or more selected locations based, at least in part, on the frequency spectrum history and the frequency spectrum of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach ranks the one or more selected locations based, at least in part, on the crowding measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Cecilia J. Aas
  • Patent number: 9692884
    Abstract: Embodiments of the systems and methods described herein relate to covertly monitoring call audio and obtaining other communications of a source device with a target device. For example, a source, with a mobile phone configured as the source device, and working in cooperation with an agency agrees to the interception communications at the source device. A covert application provided to the source device manages configuration of the source device and covert interception of the communications. The intercepting of communications at the source device is performed covertly to protect the source in instances where the source is an undercover informant with the agency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: World Emergency Network—Nevada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Christopher Ryan Bennett
  • Patent number: 9686652
    Abstract: An approach for crowd congestion detection, the approach determines one or more selected locations. The approach determines a frequency spectrum history of one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a location of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a frequency spectrum of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a crowding measure for the one or more selected locations based, at least in part, on the frequency spectrum history and the frequency spectrum of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach ranks the one or more selected locations based, at least in part, on the crowding measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Cecilia J. Aas
  • Patent number: 9675278
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a body rehabilitation sensing method based on a mobile communication device. The method comprises placing the mobile communication device at a specific portion of the limb of a user; a sensing module of the mobile communication device sensing the acceleration of the mobile communication device for generating an acceleration information; the mobile communication device transmitting the acceleration information to a remote server through a wireless network module; a computing module of the remote server analyzing the acceleration information and comparing the similarity of the acceleration information and a standard movement information; and the remote server transmitting the compare result of the similarity of the acceleration information and the standard movement information to the mobile communication device through the wireless network module. Accordingly, the user of the mobile communication device can acquire correctness of rehabilitation movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: YUAN ZE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chien-Cheng Lee, Chia-Hao Chang
  • Patent number: 9681346
    Abstract: A method for detecting an uplink signal includes: detecting, by a micro base station according to configuration information about an uplink signal sent by a UE, whether the uplink signal is received in an uplink receive window of a macro base station, where the macro base station and the micro base station have synchronized clock rates, there is a fixed time difference t1 between the uplink receive window of the macro base station and an uplink receive window of the micro base station, and |t1|?0; and if it is detected that the uplink signal is not received in the uplink receive window of the macro base station, after the micro base station advances the uplink receive window of the macro base station by a length of at least one cyclic prefix, detecting, by the micro base station, the uplink signal, and sending the uplink signal to the macro base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yan Wang, Zhiyu Yan, Qiang Li, Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 9661463
    Abstract: An approach for crowd congestion detection, the approach determines one or more selected locations. The approach determines a frequency spectrum history of one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a location of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a frequency spectrum of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach determines a crowding measure for the one or more selected locations based, at least in part, on the frequency spectrum history and the frequency spectrum of the one or more users within the one or more selected locations. The approach ranks the one or more selected locations based, at least in part, on the crowding measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Cecilia J. Aas
  • Patent number: 9654276
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) communication method and apparatus are provided. The WLAN communication method includes allowing a receiving station to receive a multi input multi output (MIMO) frame, allowing the receiving station to determine whether the MIMO frame is erroneous and whether the MIMO frame is destined for the receiving station, allowing the receiving station to generate a single input single output (SISO) acknowledgement (ACK) frame if the MIMO frame is not erroneous and is destined for the receiving station, and allowing the receiving station to transmit the SISO ACK frame to a sending station that has transmitted the MIMO frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chil-youl Yang, Chang-yeul Kwon, Jae-Hwa Kim, Dong-hwi Roh
  • Patent number: 9654916
    Abstract: A tracking device can securely communicate with a secondary device by generating a hash value based on the identity of the tracking device. If the secondary device cannot resolve the hash value, the hash value can be provided to a tracking server, such as a cloud server, for resolving the hash value. Upon resolving the hash value, the tracking server can store a location of the tracking device in association with the identity of the tracking device. To preserve power, the secondary device can activate location-detection functionality (such as a GPS receive) only in response to the detection of movement of the tracking device, can obtain location information, and can de-activate the location-detection functionality upon providing the location information to the tracking server. The tracking server can associate one or both of a previous location and the current location information based on movement of the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 9629033
    Abstract: An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include grouping a plurality of user equipment served by a serving cell radio into one or more groups based on an approximate location of each of the plurality of user equipment and a proximity of each of the plurality of user equipment in relation to each other; selecting a master user equipment for each group; receiving inter-frequency measurement information or inter-Radio Access Technology (RAT) measurement information associated with one or more neighboring cell radios; receiving a first service request for a first user equipment of a particular group; and selecting a particular neighboring cell radio for a service hand-out of the first user equipment based, at least in part, on the first service request and inter-frequency measurement information or inter-RAT measurement information received from a particular master user equipment for the particular group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Sushanth Chandappa Kulal
  • Patent number: 9629044
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for controlling the establishment of a network connection to a mobile relay; communicating with the moving relay connected to a donor network; controlling the activation, reactivation and setup of the connection<a moving relay with donor cellular networks, the networks being controlled by more than one operator; and creating or reactivating and keeping update of the context of the mobile relay context when the mobile relay establishes a connection with a donor cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Kari Veikko Horneman, Ling Yu
  • Patent number: 9615194
    Abstract: A service control method for a machine type communications (MTC) device and a related apparatus are provided. The method includes receiving, by an access-network network element, a paging request message from a core-network network element, wherein the paging request message carries device type indication information of a paged user equipment (UE); determining a device type of the UE according to the device type indication information of the UE; and if the UE is an MTC device, performing the following service operations: paging the UE by using a dedicated paging resource allocated to an MTC device, or determining whether the UE is an MTC device allowed to be accessed in a service control policy, and paging the UE if the UE is an MTC device allowed to be accessed in a service control policy, or determining not to page the UE, and sending a paging reject message to the core-network network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wanqiang Zhang, Xiaolong Guo, Qi Yu, Huadong Hu
  • Patent number: 9606216
    Abstract: A terminal device for indoor positioning includes a communication module to receive access point (AP) radio environment information from one or more Aps, a memory module to store the AP radio environment information in a preset number of frame areas, the AP radio environment information being stored in order of reception, and a terminal control module to calculate an estimated location of the terminal device based on the order of the AP radio environment information stored in the preset number of frame areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Moonok Joe, Hoojeong Lee, Kwangyeob You, Seunghyun Choo
  • Patent number: 9600082
    Abstract: Wireless device gesture detection and operational control comprises identifying a first position of the device based on a sensor reading of at least one sensor operating as part of the device. The method may also include identifying a change in the device's position to a second position that is different from the first position, and receiving a specific pattern of touch input data on a touch pad of the device, the specific pattern of touch input data identified as a predefined object which corresponds to dimensions of a human ear being pressed against the touch pad and changing a current operating state of the device to a different operating state based on a comparison and detection operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 9602651
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a user interface that allows users to change the active line on which an outgoing call may be placed. In example embodiments, upon detecting call screen interaction a line selection menu is displayed. The line selection menu contains a plurality of line identifiers, each line identifier uniquely identifying a corresponding one of the multiple communication lines accessible at the mobile device. A system and method is also presented for providing a call log for identifying call activity associated with a plurality of communication lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: John Jong-Suk Lee, Leonid Vymenets, Kevin John Oerton, Sherryl Lee Lorraine Scott
  • Patent number: 9591445
    Abstract: One example embodiment relates to a method that comprises receiving, via a first portable electronic device, contextual information and a geolocation relating to a first user in a network-based system; receiving, via second portable electronic device, contextual information and a geolocation relating to a second user in the network-based system; identifying a common element in the received contextual information relating to the first user, and the received contextual information relating to the second user; in response to an identification of the common element, defining a boundary for a geofence based on the geolocation of the first or second users, and redefining the boundary of the geofence to exclude at least one member from the population, the exclusion based on an identified change in geolocation or contextual information relating to the at least one excluded member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Scott Zises