Patents Examined by Stephen M. D'Agosta
  • Patent number: 10893390
    Abstract: Provided herein are a method for receiving, by a first device, location information of a second device in a wireless communication system and a device for supporting the same. The method may include the steps of receiving a physical sidelink control channel (PSCCH) from the second device, and receiving location information of the second device from the second device through a physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) related to the PSCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jongyoul Lee, Jinwoo Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Jaeho Hwang
  • Patent number: 10887776
    Abstract: Facilitating backhaul between multiples access points (APs) using ducts or other bounded passageways within a building, dwelling, etc. is contemplated. The backhaul may be utilized to facilitate exchange of data obtained by the APs through fronthaul with one or more clients. The data exchanged between the APs through backhaul may be referred to as ducthauling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: John C. Bahr
  • Patent number: 10887251
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method of implementing a packet capture ring. The packet capture ring includes a plurality of appliances, and the plurality of appliances includes a first appliance and a second appliance. The first appliance and the second appliance are both attached to a network tap, and the first appliance works as a master appliance. The master appliance ingests packets from the network tap, encapsulates the packets and forwards encapsulated packets in the packet capture ring. The method includes: detecting, by the second appliance, a failure of the first appliance; working, by the second appliance, as the master appliance; and removing, by the second appliance, the first appliance from a forwarding designation list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne F. Tackabury, Russell Couturier, William A. Bird, Thomas D. Silliman, Alex Omo Agerholm, Michael Milde Lilja, Peter Dahl Ekner, Philip Due Soeberg
  • Patent number: 10880880
    Abstract: This application provides an information transmission method and apparatus. A terminal receives downlink control information (DCI), wherein a format of the DCI corresponds to a time domain resource set, the time domain resource set comprises first time domain resource. The terminal determines the first time domain resource from the time domain resource set based on the format of the DCI and second information, wherein the second information is carried in the DCI, and the second information indicates the index of the first time domain resource in the time domain resource set. And the terminal performs information transmission on the first time domain resource and through a physical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ruixiang Ma, Yongxia Lyu, Jiafeng Shao, Shengyu Li, Dan Hu
  • Patent number: 10873850
    Abstract: A method is provided for providing mobile device support services. The method may include monitoring a mobile device status. The method may additionally include performing device diagnostics based at least in part on captured device status data to identify potential faults that may affect mobile device functionality. A corresponding system, apparatus, and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Assurant, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron E. Hurst, Cassandra G. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10867024
    Abstract: This invention discloses a system of remote user authentication to an authentication server, with a telephone interface to the authentication server that only receives routed calls that have originated from a cell phone in a cellular network and a call handling logic function which routs only those calls to the authentication server over the interface that have originated from a cell phone with a subscriber identity module (SIM) card and for which the cellular company maintains an individual subscriber identification data. In a different embodiment a remote user authentication system has different interfaces and different authentication processes that correspond with a telephone network interface and with a cellular telephone company network interface, enabling the authentication system to have different methods of authentication depending upon which interface a remote user connection authentication request originated from.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10856331
    Abstract: An example device detects a pattern of medium reservations by a first wireless device by detecting that the first wireless device has indicated a reservation duration that meets or exceeds a threshold duration value. Responsive to detecting the pattern of medium reservations, the device provides a mitigation operation to prevent a second wireless device from yielding the medium to the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Kamesh Medapalli, Sangho Seo, Kenneth Ma
  • Patent number: 10841775
    Abstract: An example of a medical equipment management system includes a notification system, separate from a dispatch center, that is configured to post a Internet accessible application, receive responder enrollment information prior to an emergency event from a user interface of the application, associate the responder with an account for sending information to a mobile device, receive, from the dispatch center, an emergency location, receive, a current location from the mobile device, receive equipment locations for registered medical equipment, and based on the emergency location, the equipment locations, and the current mobile device location, provide to the mobile computing device, an automatic notification that includes the emergency event information and mapping information that indicates a location of registered medical equipment that is located near the current mobile device location, and the current mobile device location relative to the emergency location and relative to the registered medical equipment lo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ZOLL Medical Corporation
    Inventors: David Barash, Mark Totman, Gary A Freeman, Timothy S McGough
  • Patent number: 10841838
    Abstract: Disclosed by the present invention are a communication method and device, wherein the method comprises: a first user plane function (UPF) network element establishing a secondary user plane channel to a secondary radio access network (RAN) network element; the first UPF network element receiving downlink data sent by a data network, and from within said downlink data, sending downlink data that requires distribution to the secondary user plane channel on the basis of data flow information to be distributed, wherein the data flow information to be distributed is stored in the first UPF network element so as to carry out the distribution of data in a 5G system, thus increasing the utilization of radio resources, reducing the delay in switching systems and improving user and system performances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Juan Zhang, Ying Wang
  • Patent number: 10841739
    Abstract: Geographic location data is sent from a first device to a second device with a modified message to signal the presence of geographic location data associated with the message. The message can include (or attach) the geographic location data or file, or the message can include a link to a network-based resource which the second device can use to obtain the geographic location data. In some implementations, when a user of the first device views a location on a map display of the first device, a graphical user interface is presented to allow the user to select an option to share the geographic location with the second device. The second device receives geographic location data or a link from the first device which can trigger a map display on the second device showing the location of the first device and, optionally, the location of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel M W A Van Os, Scott Herz, Mike Matas
  • Patent number: 10841807
    Abstract: A network infrastructure equipment establishes a configuration of radio resources within a second frequency band for use by a terminal device for communications with network infrastructure equipment based on a first radio access technology and communicates an indication of that to the terminal device. The terminal device establishes a configuration of radio resources for use by the terminal device for communications based on a second radio access technology and determines if there is any overlap in radio resources configured for use by two different radio access technologies, and if so communicates an indication of that to the network infrastructure equipment. In response the network infrastructure equipment establishes a replacement configuration of radio resources for communications with the terminal device based on the first radio access technology that avoids the radio resources indicated as subject to overlap, and transmits an indication of the replacement configuration to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10827441
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for power headroom report generation. One method includes aggregating multiple serving cells. The method includes determining that a power headroom report is triggered. The method includes determining that an uplink resource for a new transmission on a serving cell of the multiple serving cells is allocated at a first time after the power headroom report is triggered. The method includes determining a power headroom value for each serving cell of the multiple serving cells being activated based on information received prior to and including a predetermined time before the start of the uplink resource at the first time. The method includes generating a power headroom report medium access control control element including at least the power headroom value for each serving cell of the multiple serving cells being activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Ebrahim MolavianJazi, Prateek Basu Mallick, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 10827043
    Abstract: The invention is a method and device for normalizing communication. The method includes receiving on a first device a first message via a first protocol from a second device; transmitting a second message to a third device via a second protocol, wherein the second message is transmitted using a first spreading factor; initiating a delay timer upon transmitting the second message, wherein a duration of the delay timer is based on a second spreading factor, wherein the second spreading factor is greater than or equal to the first spreading factor; receiving a third message from the third device via the second protocol, wherein the third message is transmitted using the first spreading factor, and wherein the third message is in response to the second message; and upon the expiration of the delay timer, sending a fourth message to the second device via the first protocol. The device includes the hardware and instructions to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hall Labs LLC
    Inventors: Mark Hall, Craig Boswell, John Robinson, Taylor Robbins, David R. Hall
  • Patent number: 10813166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to technologies for sensor networks, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, machine-type communications (MTC), and the Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail businesses, and security and safety related services, on the basis of said technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Sun Baek, Jeong-Wun Jee
  • Patent number: 10798743
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method includes generating, by an access point, a frame, the frame assigning first resource units to first devices participating in a multi-user transmission with the access point during a transmission opportunity, and further indicating second resource units available during the transmission opportunity for transmissions to other devices, transmitting the frame; and receiving the multi-user transmission from the first devices according to the resource unit assignments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Guido Robert Frederiks
  • Patent number: 10791426
    Abstract: Optimized location information is provided for a location based service. An event is detected which is indicative of an error in the location based service which degrades the performance of the location based service. A cause of the error is determined, and resolution of the error is initiated based on the determined cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel N. Zellner
  • Patent number: 10784569
    Abstract: A system for transmitting signals includes processing circuitry for receiving at least one input signal for transmission from the processing circuitry to a second location. Electromagnetic knot processing circuitry receives processed signals from the first processing circuitry and applies an electromagnetic knot to the received processed signal before transmission to the second location. A first signal degradation caused by environmental factors of the electromagnetic knot processed signal is improved over a second signal degradation caused by the environmental factors of a non-electromagnetic knot processed signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 10785823
    Abstract: Measures, including methods, systems and computer-readable storage mediums, for use in processing notifications relating to telecommunication sessions. A cluster of servers is operable to receive incoming notifications where each server can process any given notification and update a store holding records based on previous notifications. The cluster may include a timer function to allow records to be closed when no relevant notifications are received after a timeout interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Matthew Williams, Andrew Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10779159
    Abstract: A method is provided for diagnosing and assessing potential faults with a mobile device. Based on device status data acquired from the mobile device and aggregated device status data from other mobile devices, potential faults with the mobile device may be diagnosed, and the impact of such potential faults may be evaluated. A corresponding system, apparatus, and computer program product are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: ASSURANT, INC.
    Inventors: Cameron E. Hurst, Cassandra G. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10778475
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure provide a method and device for Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) transmission. The method includes that: User Equipment (UE) determines an activated uplink Bandwidth Part (BWP); the UE determines an SRS parameter configuration corresponding to the active uplink BWP; and the UE transmits an SRS on the uplink BWP according to the SRS parameter configuration. With adoption of the embodiments of the disclosure, SRS transmission flexibility can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Wenhong Chen, Zhihua Shi