Patents Examined by Steven Kelley
  • Patent number: 10244488
    Abstract: Technologies for the calibration of a body presence sensor include a mobile computing device configured to calibrate the body presence sensor based on a present physical configuration mode of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may be adjustable into multiple physical configuration modes based on the intended use of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device controls a transmit power level of an associated communication circuit based on whether the body presence sensor detects a body presence within proximity to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kwan Ho Lee, Yasuharu Omi, Ulun Karacaoglu, Pronay Dutta, Simin Xiong
  • Patent number: 10212545
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a memory; and one or more processors configured to: assign a first positioning role to the electronic device and a second positioning role to a counterpart device, the counterpart device and the electronic device being part of a communications network, obtain at least one of a location information and a supplemental location information based on the first positioning role and the second positioning role, and detect a location of the electronic device based on the at least one of the location information and supplemental location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Won Suk Choi, Jeong Min Park, Kwang Sub Son, Jae Woong Chun
  • Patent number: 10187510
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes establishing, via a wireless communication unit of the mobile terminal, a wireless data channel to an external device; receiving, via a controller of the mobile terminal, application execution information from the external device, said application execution information indicating an application executed on the external device that is to be executed on the mobile terminal; displaying, via the controller, a lock screen corresponding to the application to be executed on the mobile terminal on a touchscreen of the mobile terminal; receiving, via the controller, a lock release signal indicating the lock screen has been released; and executing the application on the mobile terminal when the lock screen is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kiwan Kim, Jaeyoung Chae, Jiyen Son, Hyunjung Lee, Jongseok Park
  • Patent number: 10168413
    Abstract: A near field communication (NFC) mobile device may obtain location information from a NFC terminal device that is communicating with the NFC mobile device. A data transfer link may be established between the NFC mobile device and a mobile telecommunication network. The mobile telecommunication network may prompt the NFC mobile device to obtain location information from the NFC terminal device. The mobile telecommunication network may then receive the location information from the NFC mobile device via the data transfer link, and may subsequently determine a location of the NFC mobile device using the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Magesh Annamalai, Zhengyi Jin, Shreenivas M. Shirekar
  • Patent number: 10154150
    Abstract: A device determines a connection status of a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) communication interface and a wireless Local Area Network (LAN) communication interface, and stores the connection status in a queue. The device waits, subsequent to storing the connection status, for expiration of a time delay; and retrieves, subsequent to the expiration of the time delay, the connection status or another connection status from the queue. The device sends, based on the retrieved connection status or the other connection status, a service validation request to a server associated with the PLMN, and receives from the server, in response to the service validation request, a validation response that authorizes service delivery to the device via a PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Huang, Susan Kelly, Gong Zhang, Fnu Bongu Huma Shankar Rao
  • Patent number: 10149174
    Abstract: A communication system includes a user equipment (UE), and a plurality of cells that perform communication with the UE. The plurality of cells include a macro cell having a relatively-wide-range coverage, and a plurality of small cells having a relatively-narrow-range coverage. The plurality of small cells are connected to a concentrator. The concentrator selects the small cell to which the UE is to be connected, from among a plurality of small cells, based on the flow of at least either one of the received data that each small cell receives from the UE and the transmission data that each small cell transmits to an MME and an S-GW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fusako Takayanagi, Etsuko Hokan, Taisei Suemitsu, Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki, Takayuki Nonami
  • Patent number: 10122398
    Abstract: In one example, an apparatus comprises a first profile host configured to allow storing at least one non-operational SIM profile. The apparatus further comprises a second profile host comprising a certified non-removable subscriber identity module and configured to allow storing at least one operational SIM profile. The apparatus further comprises a profile host selection unit configured to select only one of the first profile host and the second profile host to be active at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jussi Lokasaari, Antti Järvinen
  • Patent number: 10117243
    Abstract: A method of acquiring information on a resource region for transmitting PHICH and a method of receiving PDCCH using the same are disclosed. The resource region for transmitting the PHICH can be specified by first information corresponding to the per-sub frame PHICH number and second information corresponding to a duration of the PHICH within the subframe. The first Information can be specified into a form resulting from multiplying a predetermined basic number by a specific constant. And, the specific constant can be transmitted via PBCH. Moreover, the second information can be acquired from the PBCH as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joon Kui Ahn, Bong Hoe Kim, Young Woo Yun, Ki Jun Kim, Jung Hoon Lee, Dae Won Lee, Dong Youn Seo, Dong Wook Roh, Suk Hyon Yoon
  • Patent number: 10117291
    Abstract: Service Access Codes (SACs) are special codes that are part of the standard North American Numbering Plan (NANP). Presented herein is a solution for which these special SACs can be used as addresses to wireless data and messaging applications without precluding their traditional use for voice calls. Accordingly, provided herein is an exemplary messaging address system and method for facilitating interaction between mobile subscribers and message-based applications. The system comprises: a communications network; and a message center system coupled to said communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: MOBILE MESSENGER GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Randall Snyder, Gerald Hewes, Boon Hwang, Michael Pirie, Eswar Priyadarshan
  • Patent number: 10079936
    Abstract: The application is directed to a method and system for improving user experience with porting a telephone number to an electronic device. The method includes the steps of displaying a user interface on a display of the electronic device for initiating porting of a telephone number. Upon receiving user information via the user interface associated with the telephone number, it is determined whether the telephone number is portable. If the telephone number is portable, it is transmitted to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Nestor Miranda
  • Patent number: 10045263
    Abstract: A network switching method and a terminal device, which relate to the field of communications technologies, includes acquiring a network resource parameter of a network allowed to be accessed, and determining, from the network allowed to be accessed and according to the network resource parameter of the network allowed to be accessed, a target network to be switched to and a network resource parameter of the target network, where the network resource parameter of the target network is used to determine and set a running parameter of an application program that is to be run in the target network, and switching from a current network to the target network, and running the application program in the target network. The solutions can be used to enable the application program to implement, to some extent, seamless network switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Wu, Kangmin Huang, Mingjie Dong
  • Patent number: 10033852
    Abstract: A device is configured to receive a request to use a sensor of a user device. The device determines a sensitivity area associated with the sensor. The sensitivity area indicates an area the sensor is capable of sensing. The device identifies a restricted area in the sensitivity area. The restricted area corresponds to an area from which the user device is limited from use. The user device identifies a restriction associated with the restricted area, generates a response to the request based on the restriction, and provides the response. The response causes the user device to limit use of the sensor, recording of data captured by the sensor, or access to data recorded by the user device even when the user device is located outside of the restricted area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Clavenna, II, Paul V. Hubner, Steven T. Archer, Kristopher A. Pate
  • Patent number: 9998867
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) beacon deployed in an indoor or outdoor environment broadcasts an RF signal that can be received by a client device operating in the environment. Based on information provided by the beacon and client device sensor data, content (e.g., a software application) locally relevant to the environment is recommended to a user of the client device. The recommended content can be manually or automatically downloaded and installed on the client device so that it can be used in the environment. In some implementations, sensor data is used to indicate whether the user is interested in receiving the recommendation and is capable of receiving the recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Craig J. Keithley
  • Patent number: 9998585
    Abstract: A telephone call may be established with a mobile communications device in response to a user dialing an abbreviated dialing code. Content provided external to the mobile communications device associated with the abbreviated dialing code may be identified. Thereafter, a message may be sent to the mobile communications device including a pointer to information complementary to the identified content, wherein the pointer when activated at the mobile communications device, determines one more operational parameters associated with the mobile communications device and causes data associated with the identified content to be transmitted to the mobile communications device in a format compatible with the determined one or more operational parameters. Related methods, apparatuses, computer-program products, and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SITO Mobile R&D IP, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony G. Macaluso
  • Patent number: 9980190
    Abstract: Because the current RRC: ACTIVE SET UPDATE message presently used in soft handover does not contain HS-DSCH related information, which could be utilized for a Serving HS-DSCH cell change, a separate Radio Bearer Control procedure is needed between the UE (10) and the RNC (20) for carrying out the Serving HS-DSCH cell change. Should HS-DSCH related information—applicable to Serving HS-DSCH cell change—be added to the RRC: ACTIVE SET UPDATE message (32), an unnecessary Radio Bearer Control procedure is avoided, and the drawbacks of the current method are overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Petri Vuorinen, Jukka Nauha, Juho Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 9924042
    Abstract: Videomail and/or voicemail methods for mobile devices and systems are provided. A communication session request is received from a source device for communication with a destination device. Responsive to the request, it is determined whether the requested session will be established with the destination device. When the requested session will not be established with the destination device, the source device is caused to present a message request to a source device user. Responsive to the message request, a message generated by the source device user is received which includes at least one of video or audio information. A file transfer (FT) message is generated from the received message. The FT message is temporarily stored on a messaging server, and is sent to the destination device via the messaging server, without maintaining a stored copy of the FT message on the messaging server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: Rodney Dale Regan
  • Patent number: 9877149
    Abstract: An assisted passive geo-location method and system for determining the location of a wireless device. The method includes passive location techniques in order to assist in determining the location of the wireless device and active techniques in order to assist in the calculation of the relative drift between the clock associated with the wireless device and the clock associated with the measuring station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Passler
  • Patent number: 9877319
    Abstract: A method of acquiring information on a resource region for transmitting PHICH and a method of receiving PDCCH using the same are disclosed. The resource region for transmitting the PHICH can be specified by first information corresponding to the per-subframe PHICH number and second information corresponding to a duration of the PHICH within the subframe. The first information can be specified into a form resulting from multiplying a predetermined basic number by a specific constant. And, the specific constant can be transmitted via PBCH. Moreover, the second information can be acquired from the PBCH as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joon Kui Ahn, Bong Hoe Kim, Young Woo Yun, Ki Jun Kim, Jung Hoon Lee, Dae Won Lee, Dong Youn Seo, Dong Wook Roh, Suk Hyon Yoon
  • Patent number: 9860831
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminal and method for an idle handoff based on a High Rate Packet Data (HRPD) system. The method includes, when the terminal switches from the HRPD system to a non-HRPD radio access technology system, an HRPD protocol stack of the terminal migrating from a non-tunnel state to a tunnel state. When the terminal is in a handoff area, and performs the idle handoff from the HRPD system to the non-HRPD radio access technology system, the terminal after the handoff is in the tunnel state, and the HRPD session information of the terminal is reserved. Thus, when the terminal switches back to the HRPD system, it is not necessary to perform the HRPD session negotiation again, thereby effectively avoiding the waste of air interface resources and system processing capabilities, and improving efficiency of interconnection and intercommunication between the HRPD system and other radio access technology system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanfang Yu, Ting Lu
  • Patent number: 9801096
    Abstract: Generic service request signalling is defined where a multimode terminal is allowed to request any service that it supports in any of the modes (e.g., access technology like GERAN/UTRAN/CDMA2000/BlueTooth/WLAN/ . . . ) supported by the terminal. The network may then decide to move the terminal to other system if possible and necessary in order to establish the service. Mostly existing terminal capability indication for each system mode is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licesing S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Hannu Pirilä, Harri Jokinen, Kari Pihl