Patents Examined by Srilakshmi K. Kumar
  • Patent number: 11877210
    Abstract: A method and a device for assisting the positioning of a device capable of connecting to a Wi-Fi local area network of a domestic gateway of a user. Such a method is implemented by a mobile terminal placed in a domestic environment of the user. The Wi-Fi signal levels emitted by the mobile terminal and received by the domestic gateway originate from the domestic gateway, and at successive time intervals, and an average is calculated during a sliding time window and of a determined duration. This average is compared with a value of at least one determined threshold. A piece of information representative of the area of the domestic environment in which the mobile terminal is located with respect to the domestic gateway, is returned to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Louis-Xavier Carbonnel, Yoann Vincent
  • Patent number: 11864071
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an indoor positioning tag and an indoor positioner. The indoor positioning tag includes a gravity sensor. The indoor positioning tag determines whether to start to transmit a wireless signal according to the acceleration magnitude, the acceleration direction, and the duration of acceleration change detected by the gravity sensor, and adjusts the frequency of the transmission interval of the wireless signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Inventors: Yan-Cheng Chang, Po-Shan Kao, Cheng-Yang Tseng, Jia-Yang Tsao
  • Patent number: 11863996
    Abstract: An electronic device, a base station, and a method for managing a shared spectrum. The electronic device includes a processor configured to cause the electronic device to obtain coexistence measurement reports (CMRs) from the plurality of BSs; identify interference relationships among the plurality of BSs based on the CMRs; assign a set of BSs to one or more basic allocation units (BAUs) in a plurality of BAUs based on the interference relationships; and transmit a spectrum access grant (SAG) to the set of BSs, wherein the SAG includes BAU assignments for the set of BSs. Each BAU in the plurality of BAUs is a time/frequency unit and the set of BSs includes a primary BS and a secondary BS. The secondary BS can transmit in the one or more BAUs when a transmission of the secondary BS does not interfere with a transmission of the primary BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Ford, Jeongho Jeon, Joonyoung Cho, Vishnu Vardhan Ratnam, Matthew Tonnemacher
  • Patent number: 11856403
    Abstract: Intelligent network access technology (NAT) control is described herein. An event associated with a mobile computing device can be detected. Responsive to the event being detected, a subscriber identity module (SIM) associated with the mobile computing device can access location information associated with a location of the mobile computing device. The SIM can access a configuration table storing NAT data provided by a network for controlling which NATs the mobile computing device is permitted to use to access the network. The SIM can determine, based at least in part on the NAT data and the location information, that a requested NAT of the mobile computing device is not a permissible NAT for the mobile computing device in the location and the SIM can cause the mobile computing device to connect to the network via an alternate NAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hun An, Mathew George, Nandita Sharma, Phani Ramisetty
  • Patent number: 11849423
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices including transmitting, by a server, a first signal to a set of user equipment; receiving, by a user equipment, the transmitted first signal; transmitting a response indicating whether the user equipment is located within a first specified distance from the provider; determining a subset of user equipment that are within the first specified distance; transmitting a second signal to the determined subset of user equipment; transmitting a third signal to the subset of user equipment; receiving the transmitted third signal while a received countdown timer is still running; transmitting a response indicating whether the user equipment is located within a second specified distance from the provider; determining a second subset of user equipment that are within the second specified distance; and transmitting a fourth signal comprising a second specified amount of time to be added to the previously running countdown timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Elliot Berookhim, Pejman Yedidsion
  • Patent number: 11825315
    Abstract: Magnetic field sensors of mobile devices are used for providing the mobile devices with information at a locally extremely restricted area in that, specifically, a magnetic field modulated with the information is locally generated at this position by an information signal generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fraunhofer Portugal Research
    Inventor: Dirk Elias
  • Patent number: 11818583
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method and device for unlocking communications. The method can include that, after a connection is established with a second device, a preset time interval for communications in an unlocking process is determined. The method can further include that, after the preset time interval for communications is determined, unlocking communication with the second device is performed according to the preset time interval for communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Tian Jiang
  • Patent number: 11750346
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable media are described. In one example, a method, on a base station, for providing position measurements signals in a wireless communication network, comprises: determining a plurality of subcarriers for downlink transmission, wherein the plurality of subcarriers for downlink transmission comprise all subcarriers indicated in a resource block of a scheduled time of transmission within a scheduled transmission occasion, wherein the resource block comprises a plurality of symbol periods, wherein each symbol period of the plurality of symbol periods is for transmission of a symbol using one or more subcarriers of the plurality of subcarriers; and transmitting at the scheduled time of transmission, and using each subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, a wireless position measurement signal at the scheduled transmission occasion, the wireless position measurement signal being part of a sequence of wireless signals representing a position measurement signal bitstream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Sven Fischer, Naga Bhushan, Stephen William Edge, Jie Wu, Rayman Wai Pon
  • Patent number: 11743828
    Abstract: A system and method for increasing device efficiency by monitoring and replacing batteries. The system includes a mobile computing device and a data repository, where the data repository is configured to detect a unique device identification, a unique battery identification, a geographic location of the device, and battery information such as the current life of the battery and the number of times the battery has been charged. The mobile computing device in the system communicates the data repository to a processor. The processor calculates when a new battery is needed and the system ships a replacement battery to the facility closest to the location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Charles P. McLellan, Sheetal J. Sonis
  • Patent number: 11714426
    Abstract: A positioning system and a method based on neural network models are provided. The positioning method includes collecting WI-FI® fingerprint data; configuring a computing device to receive the WI-FI® fingerprint data, and the computing device includes a processor and a database storing positioning map data and a group of neural network models including a global positioning model, a coarse positioning model and a fine positioning model; configuring the processor to input the WI-FI® fingerprint data and perform the following steps: estimating a global coordinate through the global positioning model; obtaining the corresponding coarse positioning model from a corresponding primary sub-region to estimate an estimated coarse coordinate of a current position; estimating a plurality of estimated fine coordinates of the current position from the corresponding fine positioning model; and performing a merging process on the estimated fine coordinates to generate a final coordinate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventors: Chung-Yuan Chen, Alexander I Chi Lai, Ruey-Beei Wu
  • Patent number: 11683659
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling a moving agent group platooning within a building, the method comprising: a sensing step in which a first moving agent among a plurality of moving agents senses an occurrence of a predetermined event during the plurality of moving agents are platooning, wherein the first moving agent leads the platooning of the plurality of moving agents; and a transferring step in which the first moving agent transfers a group control authority to a second moving agent among the plurality of moving agents, wherein the second moving agent just follows the first moving agent; wherein the second moving agent having the group control authority leads movement of remaining moving agents following the second moving agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Taehyun Kim, Beomoh Kim, Jichan Maeng, Jonghoon Chae
  • Patent number: 11659079
    Abstract: A method for receiving audio broadcasts during a digital enhanced cordless telecommunication (DECT) frame, the method may include (a) opening, during a DECT frame and by a portable point (PP) that is a potential recipient of the audio broadcasts from a fixed part (FP), multiple reception windows that are spaced apart from each other and are allocated to receive signals related to audio broadcast; (b) receiving received signals, by the PP and during the multiple spaced apart reception windows; and (c) processing, by the PP, the received signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: DSP Group Ltd.
    Inventor: Otmar Rengert
  • Patent number: 11647359
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a memory circuitry, a processor circuitry, a wireless interface, and one or more sensors. The processor circuitry is configured to obtain sensor data from the one or more sensors. The processor circuitry is configured to determine mobility data based on the sensor data. The processor circuitry is configured to control, based on the sensor data, transmission of a positioning message including the mobility data, via the wireless interface, to a location server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Anders Berggren, Nafiseh Mazloum, Olof Zander, Rickard Ljung, Kåre Agardh, Basuki Priyanto
  • Patent number: 11610490
    Abstract: A control device for a vehicle controls a vehicle configured to provide a ridesharing service by autonomous traveling. The control device for a vehicle includes: a first information acquiring unit configured to acquire first information of a passenger who is supposed to use the ridesharing service; a second information acquiring unit configured to acquire second information of a passenger who has entered the vehicle at a pickup point; a determination unit configured to determine whether the vehicle is to depart by comparing the first information with the second information; and a vehicle control unit configured to control the vehicle based on a determination result from the determination unit. The determination unit is configured to prohibit departure of the vehicle when the first information does not match the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Masaki Wasekura, Michio Ikeda, Shunsuke Tanimori
  • Patent number: 11600012
    Abstract: A method for determining the position of a real object and displaying a virtual object linked to the real object in an augmented reality display device is provided. For this purpose, a tracking system is used to detect a position of the real object) at different consecutive measurement times and in each case to calculate an estimated position for the measurement times. A reliability value is determined on the basis of the detected position of the real object and of the estimated position of the real object and shown in the augmented reality display device. The present method furthermore discloses a corresponding augmented reality system having an augmented reality display device for displaying a real object and a virtual object linked to the real object).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Hermann Georg Mayer, Hans Schweizer
  • Patent number: 11564196
    Abstract: A computer apparatus is provided for determining one or more peripheral device positions. A primary display of the computer apparatus may be provided with two or more signal receivers disposed at different locations in relation to the primary display and may be configured to receive signals from a signal transmitter at a peripheral device. The computer apparatus may include a processor and a memory configured to provide computer program instructions to the processor to execute a method of: determining a distance from the signal transmitter to each of the two or more signal receivers based on a strength of the received signal; using positioning determination to determine a direction and/or distance to a position of the signal transmitter from the primary display; and configuring the peripheral device based on the determined direction and/or distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Colin Ian Holyoake, John A. Owen
  • Patent number: 11558848
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at an electronic device, an event has occurred; detecting, using a device sensor, that the electronic device is proximate to at least one other person; accessing, in a storage location, a rule set including a rule regarding the detecting that the electronic device is proximate to at least one other person; identifying, using a processor of the electronic device, a type of notification for the event based on the rule set; and providing, using an output device of the electronic device, a notification of the type identified. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: John Carl Mese, Scott Edwards Kelso, Aaron Michael Stewart, Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 11444732
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that relate wireless device positioning based on cell portion specific Positioning Reference Signals (PRSs) by multiple Transmit Points (TPs) in a shared cell. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a TP in a cellular communications network is provided. The TP is one of multiple of non-co-located TPs of a shared cell that has a shared cell identifier. The method of operation of the TP comprises transmitting a PRS having at least one parameter that is a function of a cell portion identifier of the TP, where the at least one parameter comprises a frequency-shift of the PRS, a portion of a system bandwidth in which the PRS is transmitted, and/or a PRS sequence used for the PRS. By transmitting cell-portion-specific PRSs, the TPs in the shared cell enable wireless device positioning based on PRSs transmitted by the non-co-located TPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yufei Blankenship, Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 11412186
    Abstract: A method and system for enhancement of video systems using wireless device proximity detection. The enhanced video system consists of one or more video capture devices along with one or more sensors detecting the presence of devices with some form of wireless communications enabled. The proximity of a device communicating wirelessly is sensed and cross referenced with received video image information. Through time, movement of wirelessly communicating mobile devices through a venue or set of venues can be deduced and additionally cross referenced to and augmented over image data from the set of video capture devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: James Francis Hallett, Kirk Arnold Moir
  • Patent number: 11395099
    Abstract: A student tracking system deploys distributed sensors throughout a school building. The distributed sensors receive identification information broadcast by user devices carried by occupants of the school such as students, teachers and school administrators. The student tracking system tracks the location of the occupants within the building based on which sensors most recently detected the user devices. The system sends the location information for the occupants to tracking devices operated by tracking users such as school administrators, emergency responders and/or parents. The tracking devices also present to the parents image data captured by surveillance cameras depicting the students. Additionally, the distributed sensors detect the presence of unauthorized individuals within the school building by determining whether an individual detected via a proximity or motion detector corresponds to identification information for a registered user device received by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Miguel Galvez, Walter A. Martin, Danny Hyun