Patents Examined by Sam Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 10299187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment, the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, and the system information further has associated a validity period, the validity period indicating how long the transmitted system information stays valid, while no change of system information occurs, wherein the validity period for system information relating to limited-bandwidth devices is longer than for system information relating to non-limited-bandwidth devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10295649
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for identifying whether a propagation path between a mobile device and an access point is line-of-sight. In some examples, a method performed under control of a mobile device may include receiving, from an access point, a first signal transmitted at a first frequency band; receiving, from the access point, a second signal transmitted at a second frequency band; measuring a difference value between propagation properties of the first signal and the second signal; and identifying whether a propagation path between the mobile device and the access point is line-of-sight or non-line-of-sight based at least in part on the difference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Jin Sam Kwak, Hyun Oh Oh, Ju Hyung Son
  • Patent number: 10292015
    Abstract: Described is an improved active-beacon/passive-listener time difference of arrival navigation system that relies on the multiple beacons to transmit uncoded acoustic pulses of a same frequency that propagate in the system at a same time for high-speed device tracking. Listening devices may receive multiple encoded radio frequency pulses (RF) prior to a single acoustic pulse, and then resolve which RF pulse corresponds to the acoustic pulse using triangulation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arvind Thiagarajan, Evan Duke Jeng, Andrew David Price
  • Patent number: 10291777
    Abstract: A computing system may automatically send a text message to a caller of an E911 call in addition to existing E911 call handling in response to one or more failures of an E911 system. Sending the text message may be a response to a technical failure associated with normal voice call handling and routing. The text message may also be a response to an emergency services center's failure to answer an E911 call. This failure may be due to technical problems or high call volumes, among other things. The text message can prompt the E911 caller to contact 911 services using a text message reply including information association with the nature of the emergency about which the caller is calling 911. The text message can be placed in a call queue at the emergency services center or routed to a local public safety answering point (PSAP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Tong Luo
  • Patent number: 10285155
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosed technology provide ways to report User Equipment (UE) device locations in a 5G network for the purpose of redirecting application traffic from proximately located Data Networks (DNs). In one aspect, the disclosed technology encompasses a process for conveying User Equipment (UE) information to an Application Function (AF), the process includes steps for receiving, at an intermediate-User Plane Function (I-UPF) entity, User Equipment (UE) uplink data from a Radio Access Network (RAN), determining if sharing of location information or application information associated with the UE is restricted, and encapsulating first location metadata or application metadata in an SRv6 packet if the sharing of location information or application information is not restricted. Systems and machine-readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Aeneas Sean Dodd-Noble, Pablo Camarillo Garvia, Om Prakash Suthar
  • Patent number: 10278192
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device comprising a memory to store instructions and a processor coupled to the memory, wherein responsive to executing the instructions, the processor performs operations. The operations comprise receiving signals over a spectrum of frequencies, providing location data of the device to a base station, receiving a request from a base station to perform a spectral analysis of the signals, detecting an interference among the signals, and providing, in response to the request, data to the base station regarding a source of the interference, wherein the data comprises a location of the source relative to the device, spectral data for identifying the source, and a time a frequency of occurrence of the interference. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Sean S. Cordone, Bill Myers
  • Patent number: 10271252
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) device operates to directly determine a target small cell for access or handover with the assistance of a macro cell network. The UE directly generates the connection and selects which small cell to access from among a subset of small cells chosen of a set of candidate small cells. The UE is provided dedicated assistance information from the evolved node B (eNB) or macro network device. The dedicated assistance information enables the UE to measure data from the candidate small cells within a heterogeneous network environment. The UE shares the measured data and connects directly to the selected small cell for an access or handover operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Hyejung Jung, Candy Yiu, Qinghua Li, Pingping Zong, Youn Hyoung Heo, Yujian Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Abhijeet Bhorkar
  • Patent number: 10270718
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to implementing an operational safety mode that manages the output of notifications at an electronic device when a user of the device is operating a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emily Clark Schubert, Todd Blocksom, Andre MJ Boule, Richard R. Dellinger, Craig M. Federighi, Matthew Elliot Shepherd, Garrett L. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10264388
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving information indicative of an incoming communication, determining a notification that signifies the incoming communication, causing rendering of the notification, receiving information indicative of a point of interest selection input that identifies a selected point of interest, and causing performance of a location response action associated with the incoming communication, based at least in part, on the selected point of interest is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Arto Lehtiniemi, Antti Eronen, Jussi Leppänen, Jukka Holm
  • Patent number: 10264469
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a robust coverage method for relay nodes in a double-layer structure wireless sensor network. The present invention is a local search based relay node 2-coverage deployment algorithm which, by means of reducing the global deployment problem to a local deployment problem, achieves optimal deployment while ensuring robustness. The method specifically comprises two steps: first 1-coverage and second 1-coverage, wherein the first 1-coverage comprises the three steps of construction of relay node candidate deployment locations, grouping of sensor nodes and local deployment of relay nodes, wherein the sensor nodes are grouped by means of a novel grouping method, and the complexity of the algorithm is reduced while ensuring optimal deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Wei Liang, Haibin Yu, Chaofan Ma, Xiaoling Zhang
  • Patent number: 10257359
    Abstract: In a call forwarding system, a management apparatus of the call forwarding system determines service terminals capable of near field wireless communication within a reception range of near field wireless communication, generates a terminal list, and receives a call event message reporting the receipt of a call from a reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit a call report message including the terminal list to the reference terminal and the service terminals. The management apparatus may forward the call initially received by the reference terminal to a terminal which transmitted a receipt request message by transmitting a call forwarding request message to the reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit, to the reference terminal and the service terminals, a receipt report message reporting the call was forwarded. According to a change receipt message or upon non-receipt by an intended terminal, the call may be reforwarded to another terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Sung June Park, Goang Yel Lyu
  • Patent number: 10250756
    Abstract: Methods for provisioning wireline or wireless services and goods to at least one prepaid or postpaid customer in a communications network are provided. In one such method, a request is received for at least one service or good from a prepaid customer and it is determined based upon the request if sufficient funds are available to pay for the requested service and, if not, a warning message is sent to the customer. If funds are available a payment for the requested service or good is deducted from the customer's account, the account balance is updated, and an authorization is sent to the service node that facilitates the requested service or good. Upon receipt of the authorization, the service node is permitted to access the requested service or good in accordance with a parameter. Other similar methods are provided for postpaid customers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: John Scott Daniel, Tina Michelle Guess, Thomas McGinty, Melody Ezell Eclavea, Christopher John Pidgeon, Lauren Lucille Champion, Yvette Sass Salley
  • Patent number: 10244483
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, monitoring performance parameters in a communications network, identifying a degradation in performance of one or more nodes of the communications network according the monitored performance parameters, and initiating corrective action to mitigate the degradation in performance of the one or more nodes of the communications network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Jorge Seoane, Mikhail Galeev, Krishna Komoravolu, Zhigang Wang, Gordon Reichard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10237741
    Abstract: The proliferation of networked, wireless-enabled devices is challenged by the reliance upon password management and user knowledge of privacy and security techniques to maintain control over data that is personal, proprietary or restricted. This disclosure enables a geo-proximity security and privacy system for assuring control and non-repudiation for wireless-enabled devices by relying upon location and trusted network relationships among a set of wireless-enabled devices, where one or more devices may act as a control or master key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventor: Lillie Bruce Coney
  • Patent number: 10225063
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, a method that determines at least one threshold for detecting signal interference in a first plurality of segments occurring in a first radio frequency spectrum of a first wireless communication system, detecting a pattern of recurrence over time of signal interference in a segment of the first plurality of resource blocks according to the at least one threshold, and performing one or more mitigation steps to mitigate the signal interference without filtering the signal interference where the one or more mitigation steps include at least one of transmitting signals out of phase from the signal interference, adjusting transmit power, increasing power in a resource block of a long term evolution communication session, performing beam steering, or changing time parameters for the resource block without changing to a new resource block. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Amr Abdelmonem
  • Patent number: 10218583
    Abstract: A method is described that comprises executing a service selection method on an off load processor of a computing system to select an available network service for handling traffic sent to/from a handheld device. The execution of the service selection method is performed while a main CPU of said computing system is in a low power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kristoffer Fleming, Robert J. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10212048
    Abstract: The present application provides a service offloading method, a device, and a system, and relate to the mobile communications field. The method includes: sending attribute information of a first network to a network controller of a second network, where the attribute information includes identity information of the first network or a combination of identity information and status information of the first network; sending quality information of service to the network controller of the second network, receiving the service offloading indication fed back by the network controller; and selecting, according to the received service offloading indication, a bearer network for a service requested by user equipment, thereby achieving an effect that the network controller of the second network can perform service offloading appropriately according to a network status of the first network, the network status of the second network, and the quality information of service, so as to improve network utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao Chen, Tianle Deng
  • Patent number: 10206243
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes: a base station; and a wireless station, wherein the base station transmits to the wireless station, after receiving a first signal of Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol from the wireless station, a second signal of RRC protocol including information related to a timing of transition to a first state of RRC protocol, and the wireless station transitions to the first state according to the information related to the timing and included in the second signal, and upon transition from the first state to a second state other than the first state, stores a parameter related to wireless communication and used in the first state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Ohta
  • Patent number: 10206116
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to set forth a method that can prevent demodulation errors in user terminals and make maximum use of resources when data transmission is carried out by using only part of the OFDM symbols in subframes. A user terminal according to an example of the present invention has a receiving section that receives information about the number of symbols used in a given subframe of a carrier where LBT (Listen Before Talk) is configured, in the carrier, and a control section that controls a receiving process in the given subframe based on the information about the number of symbols used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Harada, Satoshi Nagata, Jing Wang, Liu Liu, Huiling Jiang
  • Patent number: 10206088
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for reliable, wireless group messaging or alerting in a system having a database, switch, wireless network, and a plurality of intelligent mobile receivers. A message is broadcast to and received by a selected group of the mobile receivers. The network replies to the sender with detailed information about the individual members in the group. Each of the mobile receivers in the group can acknowledge the group message back to the system such as when the message is received, when the message is read, and a response when sent. The system employs centralized management to provide the sender with response information of the mobile receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: James M. Dabbs, III, Brian Claise