Patents Examined by Ronald Eisner
  • Patent number: 10999790
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide for the selection of a cell of a wireless telecommunications network to which a User Equipment (“UE”) should connect. The UE may receive radio frequency (“RF”) signals from a group of cells (e.g., implemented by Radio Units (“RUs”)) of a radio access network (“RAN”), and may determine signal strengths or measures of channel quality associated with the RF signals. For example, the UE may determine a rate of change of signal strengths over time associated with each cell, a differential rate of change, or some other value, and may select the cell based on the respective rates of change. For example, the UE may select a particular cell which exhibits the lowest differential rate of change of signal strengths over time. A particular cell may be implemented, for example, by a mobile RU mounted on a vehicle that maintains relatively close proximity to UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Brockmann, Soumyadeep Pan
  • Patent number: 10999708
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a tracking objects using a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. The participants also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of non-participant objects. Participant objects can then share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Matthew David Perdew, Ryan Scott Luther
  • Patent number: 10992399
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for supporting wireless emergency alert messages sent to mobile devices through radio access networks are provided. One method may include utilizing a binary value of 0000 as an update number in wireless emergency alert messages that have short text, utilizing a binary value of 0001 as the update number in wireless emergency alert messages that have long text, broadcasting the short text wireless emergency alert message to mobile devices on a second generation or third generation (2G/3G) network, and broadcasting the long text wireless emergency alert message to mobile devices on a long term evolution (LTE) network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Nagaraja Rao, Alan Jette
  • Patent number: 10979413
    Abstract: An MR code is generated within a browser on a client device and is read by a mobile application on a mobile device. A communication channel is then established through a web-based service, between the browser and the mobile application on the mobile device. The mobile application generates a user interface display on the mobile device that allows user selection of content. The mobile application sends a link to that content to the browser, which accesses and renders the content on the client device. User input commands to control the rendered content are also received at the mobile device and sent to the browser through the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Milligan, Abhishek Agarwal, John Sanders, Joshua S. Bolduc, David Gray, Skji Conklin, Gary Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10959117
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, identifying a primary serving cell and a secondary serving cell, wherein the primary serving cell facilitates one of attachment, re-attachment or mobility, or any combination thereof, of a mobile device in association with coordination of a wireless service between the primary serving cell, the secondary serving cell and the mobile device. A latency value associated with a message exchange is determined between the primary and secondary serving cells via a messaging interface, and compared to latency requirements, which correspond to a group of mobile service features. A mobile service feature of the group is associated with the wireless service based on the comparison. The wireless service includes a coordinated exchange of wireless signals between the primary serving cell and the mobile device and between the secondary serving cell and the mobile device based on the mobile service feature. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Ye Chen, Zhi Cui, Cheng P Liu, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10917755
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a tracking objects using a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. The participants also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of non-participant objects. Participant objects can then share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Matthew David Perdew, Ryan Scott Luther
  • Patent number: 10873475
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems, methods, and computer program products for identifying a presence of a plurality of mobile devices at a geographic location; determining an entertainment option to be played at the geographic location based on the identified plurality of mobile devices; and based on the determination, selecting an entertainment option to be played at the geographic location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Shoemaker, Michael I. Ingrassia, Jr., Nathaniel P. Hramits
  • Patent number: 10873835
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a tracking objects using a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. The participants also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of non-participant objects. Participant objects can then share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Luther, Matthew David Perdew
  • Patent number: 10869252
    Abstract: An access point (AP) in a wireless communication system supporting a vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) scheme is provided. The AP includes a controller configured to generate a neighbor AP information message including location information of each of neighbor APs and a transmitter configured to transmit the neighbor AP information message. The neighbor AP information message includes a field indicating that a type of a currently transmitted message includes location information, a length field indicating a length of fields located after the length field in the currently transmitted message, and a location information field indicating location information of each of the neighbor Aps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Min-Gyu Lee, Se-Hee Han
  • Patent number: 10856111
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a tracking objects using a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. The participants also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of non-participant objects. Participant objects can then share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Ryan Scott Luther, Matthew David Perdew
  • Patent number: 10856101
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of facilitating communication based on user interest. The method includes receiving, using a communication device, multiple locations corresponding to multiple user devices and generating, using a processing device, multiple anonymized locations corresponding to the multiple locations. Further, the method includes storing, using a storage device, the multiple anonymized locations in association with the multiple user accounts and receiving, using the communication device, a request from a user device associated with a user account, wherein the user account is associated with a user interest. Yet further, the method includes identifying, using the processing device, one or more anonymized locations associated with one or more user accounts from the multiple user accounts based on the user interest. Moreover, the method includes transmitting, using the communication device, the one or more anonymized locations associated with the one or more user accounts to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS INC.
    Inventor: Albert Hilaire Montreuil
  • Patent number: 10841793
    Abstract: A network comprising a first BS and a second BS for handling a RAT tight interworking comprises the first BS connecting to a communication device via a first RAT and transmitting a message; the first BS receiving, upon the message configures the RAT tight interworking, a first response message via the first RAT; the first BS disconnecting, upon the message configures an inter-RAT handover, from the communication device and not receiving the first response message; the second BS connecting to the communication device via a second RAT; the second BS receiving a second response message and communicating second data via the second RAT while the first BS communicates first data via the first RAT, after the first BS receives the first response message; and the second BS receiving a third response message and communicating third data via the second RAT, after the first BS disconnects via the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10798239
    Abstract: A connection manager manages connections for associated user devices by determining whether an incoming connection has been answered at a user device, and if so then generating and transmitting silencing commands to associated user devices using first and second wireless communication modes, with one mode being faster. Connections can comprise phone calls, and modes can comprise push and Bluetooth® messaging. The connection manager can instruct device outputs to provide connection alerts, limited to visual alerts when an associated user device is active, listen for associated user device communications, and instruct device outputs to stop providing alerts when a silencing command is received. Further, a connection manager can receive a signal regarding a headset status, route an outside connection from a phone to the headset when the headset is active or to another device when the headset is not active, detect a change in headset status, and reroute the connection accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Nicholas M. Fraioli, Christopher S. Linn, John J. Iarocci, Keith Stattenfield
  • Patent number: 10785691
    Abstract: A mobile terminal assists in the updating of a neighbor cell list associated with a first cell of a wireless telecommunications network. The list comprises elements that identify other cells that have a neighbor cell relationship with the first cell. The mobile terminal comprises a radio transceiver; and a controller coupled to the radio transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Unwired Planet, LLC
    Inventors: Johan Moe, Harald Kallin
  • Patent number: 10771610
    Abstract: A wearable mobile device executes a personal safety service client application to detect activation of a periodic safety confirmation mode, wherein the activation is detected from a first user input received by the wearable mobile device, receive, from a personal safety service server, a request for safety confirmation, and detect a safety confirmation event, wherein the safety confirmation event is detected from a second user input received by the wearable mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Smartwatcher Technologies AG
    Inventor: Morgan Cohen
  • Patent number: 10708023
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for handling E911 communications within IMS networks, such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) networks. In some embodiments, the systems and methods, via various communication nodes, handle or otherwise govern emergency calls within the VoLTE network, by sending an INVITE message from a sender node of the VoLTE network to a recipient node of the VoLTE network, and starting a retry timer at the sender node that is specific to handling E911 calls by the VoLTE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayank Kaul, Shujaur Rehman Mufti
  • Patent number: 10701212
    Abstract: A method of managing communications between communication devices within a digital intercom system includes providing input and output tables for each communication device. The tables for each device are made up of cells formed from linear arrays corresponding to communication channels and the other devices. When two devices communicate on a given channel, a cell in the appropriate input and output table is identified based on the channel and the devices communicating. The cells provide volume control information which can be relied upon to determine if or to what degree audio signals should be transferred between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: David Clark Company Incorporated
    Inventors: Natan Keddem, Nicholas Cannata
  • Patent number: 10701211
    Abstract: A method of managing communications between communication devices within a digital intercom system includes providing input and output tables for each communication device. The tables for each device are made up of cells formed from linear arrays corresponding to communication channels and the other devices. When two devices communicate on a given channel, a cell in the appropriate input and output table is identified based on the channel and the devices communicating. The cells provide volume control information which can be relied upon to determine if or to what degree audio signals should be transferred between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: David Clark Company Incorporated
    Inventors: Natan Keddem, Nicholas Cannata
  • Patent number: 10687262
    Abstract: A method for communication beam transition in a communication system includes sending beam information on a first communication beam, receiving a beam switch command on the first communication beam, the beam switch command requesting a transition from the first communication beam to a second communication beam, simultaneously sending and receiving information on the first communication beam and the second communication beam, and ceasing sending and receiving information on the first communication beam when transition to the second communication beam is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Assaf Touboul, Ran Berliner, Ronen Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10667178
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless broadband communication method, device, and system. The method provided in an embodiment of the present invention includes: establishing, by a macro base station, a Radio Resource Control RRC connection with a user equipment UE; receiving, by a small cell, a configuration message sent, through a wired or wireless interface, by the macro base station; and establishing, by the small cell, a user plane connection between the small cell and the UE based on the RRC connection and the configuration message, and establishing a data bearer with the UE on the user plane connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Xiong, Yan Wang, Song Zhu