Patents Examined by Steve D Agosta
  • Patent number: 10135784
    Abstract: Verifying source addresses associated with a terminal is disclosed, including: receiving a packet from a terminal, wherein the packet comprises a source Internet Protocol (IP) address and a source Media Access Control (MAC) address associated with the terminal; determining whether a matching entry associated with the terminal is found in a local verification table storing valid source IP addresses and valid source MAC addresses; determine that the matching entry associated with the terminal is not found in the local verification table; generating a request based on the source IP address and the source MAC address; transmitting the request to a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server; and determining whether the source IP address and the source MAC address associated with the terminal are valid based at least in part on a response from the DHCP server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Gaoliang Deng
  • Patent number: 10135997
    Abstract: Technologies for converting mobile communications network billing records include a billing record converter system. The billing record converter system receives a data usage billing record associated with a mobile computing device communicatively coupled to a long term evolution wireless communications network. The received data usage billing record is formatted according to a real-time data usage billing record format. The received data usage billing record is converted into a new data usage billing record formatted according to a roaming data usage billing record format that corresponds to a legacy wireless communications network. The new data usage billing record is transmitted to a billing system of the legacy wireless communications network for processing. In some embodiments, the billing record converter system cumulates and converts multiple data usage billing records associated with the mobile computing device into the new data usage billing record. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Sudir Kumar Anand
  • Patent number: 10123181
    Abstract: Systems and Methods for Collaborative Vehicle Mission Operations are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Jinming Huang, Andrew Graham Ball, Yufeng Liu, Kenneth R. Jongsma
  • Patent number: 10123364
    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: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD
    Inventors: Matthew Williams, Andrew Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10111106
    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: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10104037
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method and system for network access request control. During operation, the system may identify a network access request received by a website. The system may determine a type of the network access request, and control the network access request according to the type of the network access request. The type of the network access request can be one of a user access request, a crawler access request, or an invalid access request. Based on the type of the network access request and/or the access requests overall compared to a cluster stability threshold, the system may take measures to throttle the access requests or otherwise adjust a throttling policy. The system may take measures such as demoting a service to a lower priority, rejecting execution of an access request, redirecting an access request to another service cluster, and expanding a physical layer of a service cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Tengchao Wang, Wei Zheng
  • Patent number: 10091693
    Abstract: The present invention facilitates handoffs for a mobile terminal in a wireless access network that is capable of supporting different types of handoffs. The different handoff types may include soft handoffs and fast base station switching (FBSS). In operation, context information associated with supporting wireless communications between the wireless access network and the mobile terminal are determined. Based on whether the context information is shared between base stations involved in the handoff or transferred from one base station to another of the base stations involved in the handoff, a particular handoff type is selected from the different handoff types that are available. Selecting the specific type of handoff to use may also be based on the level of context information that is available, the actual content of the context information, application preferences, channel conditions, base station or mobile terminal capabilities, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong, Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong
  • Patent number: 10085232
    Abstract: A method of transmitting paging in a wireless communication network is provided. The method includes transmitting a plurality of paging channels using a plurality of distinct transmitting (TX) beams in a paging available interval by a paging transmitter (PT), each of the plurality of paging channels comprising same paging information; and transmitting a plurality of synchronization channels (SCHs) and/or broadcast channels (BCHs) using a plurality of distinct TX beams, each of the plurality of SCHs comprising a synchronization sequence, and each of the plurality of BCHs comprising system parameters, wherein the TX beams are transmitted in one or more time durations through one or more antenna arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Anshuman Nigam
  • Patent number: 10079942
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods and apparatuses for implementing telemetry applications with the SIM card of a mobile equipment. For one embodiment of the invention the telemetry application allows the encoding of TAD within a supplementary services message and transmission of the TAD over a control channel of a GMS telecommunications system. For one embodiment of the invention the telemetry application allows the decoding of caller identification message received from a CMS to obtain the TAD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dae Seong Kim, Syed Zaeem Hosain, Hein Dinh Ho, Scott D. Pedersen, David V. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10069618
    Abstract: RF circuitry, which includes RF RX circuitry, an RF PA, RF TDD switching circuitry, and RF TX switching circuitry, is disclosed. The RF TX switching circuitry is coupled between the RF PA and the RF TDD switching circuitry. The RF PA receives and amplifies an RF input signal to provide an RF TX signal. During a first CA FDD-TDD operating mode, the RF TX signal has a first FDD TX carrier frequency, the RF TDD switching circuitry forwards a first filtered RF TDD RX signal to the RF RX circuitry, and the RF TX switching circuitry provides isolation between the RF PA and the RF TDD switching circuitry. During a first TDD TX operating mode, the RF TX signal has a first TDD TX carrier frequency and the RF TX switching circuitry forwards the RF TX signal to the RF TDD switching circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventor: Nadim Khlat
  • Patent number: 10057710
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for augmenting global positioning system (GPS)-based navigation via light-based communication (LCom). In accordance with some embodiments, a light-sensing device, such as a camera or an ambient light sensor configured as described herein, may be used to detect an LCom signal transmitted by a local LCom-enabled solid-state luminaire. The LCom signal may include data about the location of the transmitting luminaire, and in some cases that location data may be used, for example, in computing the amount of time that it would take to navigate indoors to the luminaire's location. In some instances, GPS data also may be considered to calculate the total trip duration for an entire trip, including time spent indoors and outdoors. In some other cases, the location data and, if available, GPS data may be used, for example, in computing an automotive navigation route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Anant Aggarwal, Bernhard Siessegger, Christian Breuer, Barry Stout
  • Patent number: 10050853
    Abstract: A computational method and system for identifying bad ports in a network may use a neural network learning function based on available network path data that is already collected. In this manner, bad ports in the network may be identified without having to measure each individual port using sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Xi Liu, Max Simmons, Calvin Wan, Jacky Kuo, Vamseedhar Reddyvariraja
  • Patent number: 10051493
    Abstract: A network communication system includes three or more nodes that are wirelessly connected in a mesh configuration, forming a reconfigurable mesh network, to improve communication link performance. The reconfigurable mesh network can be dynamically adjusted to maintain and improve communication links throughout a region serviced by the mesh, or between a source and destination on the mesh network. Adaptive antenna system techniques are implemented in one or more of the nodes on the mesh network, such that multiple radiation pattern modes can be generated to dynamically adjust radiated performance between specific links along a selected path for communicating information on the mesh network. Antenna system metrics, such as signal to noise ratio, signal to interference plus noise ratio, and receive signal strength indicator are used to monitor and to adjust adaptive antenna system characteristics to optimize link performance between nodes on the mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Pajona, Laurent Desclos
  • Patent number: 10038610
    Abstract: A global cross-carrier system for distributing mobile data. A sharer utilizes a mobile application to access the data share server to enable sharing of any unused data in the sharer's data plan with a wireless network carrier. A borrower associated with another carrier can utilize a mobile application to access the data share server to enable borrowing of any available data shared by other users. A data share server might optionally purchase data from one or more carriers, the one or more carriers need not be located within the same country. The sharer has an option of purchasing a data plan from the data share server. A borrower has the option of purchasing on-demand data in the form of a session if there are no sharers in the data pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Suruchi Gupta, Jinesh Doshi, Jayant Kshirsagar, Sandeep Gupta
  • Patent number: 10034153
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creation of a device identity (ID) for mobile communications devices may capture equipment identification information and subscriber identification information for mobile communications devices and combine them to create a device identity for each pairing of equipment identification information and subscriber identification information captured. Such mobile communications devices, may be operating in association with a controlled-environment facility and the equipment identification information and subscriber identification information are captured by a controlled-environment facility mobile communications managed access system (central access point) and/or by a controlled-environment facility contraband mobile communications device assessment system (access point(s)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Smith, Mark Baker
  • Patent number: 10034139
    Abstract: Provided herein are system, methods and computer readable storage media in facilitating the determination of a location of at least one mobile device. In providing such functionality, the system may be configured to, for example, receive contextual data corresponding to a contextual state of a mobile device, determine the location of a mobile device, and transmit the location of the mobile device to at least one other mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey Hubert Woo, Jonathan R. Zhang, Jonathan D. Chang
  • Patent number: 10028090
    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: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Samuel N. Zellner
  • Patent number: 10027815
    Abstract: A method for informing a telecommunications subscriber in a foreign country of at least one item of information. The telecommunications subscriber is assigned to a telecommunications provider in a home country via a customer relationship. The home country has a first time zone. The foreign country has a second time zone. The at least one item of information comprises the first time zone and the second time zone and is transmitted to the telecommunications subscriber when a mailbox provided by the telecommunications provider is used. The method includes transmitting the at least one item of information to the telecommunications subscriber via a voice message, announcing the voice message via an automatic voice message, and then playing back a call stored in the mailbox.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Johannes Opitz
  • Patent number: 10028208
    Abstract: There is provided a communication system that performs a service based on ProSe under the management of a communication provider. A ProSe application code for discovering and detecting a proximity terminal is managed and a process based on a procedure associated with a ProSe service such as an announcement request, a monitoring request, or a match report request is performed based on the authentication of a server device operated by a communication provider. Means for invalidating the ProSe application code based on the policy of the communication provider is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Enomoto, Masafumi Aramoto
  • Patent number: 10021250
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, a wireless communication device transfers a SIP INVITE message having a first header with a first value indicating a location-handling requirement. The SIP INVITE message also has a second header with a location value. A communication signaling processing system processes the SIP INVITE message to determine a second value responsive to the first value indicating the location-handling requirement. The processing system replaces the location value in the second header of the SIP INVITE message with the second value. The processing system transfers the SIP INVITE message with the second value in the second header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Bonnie Chen