Patents Examined by Steven S. Kelley
  • Patent number: 11070668
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for providing call logs for cellular and internet calls that are rerouted to one or more terminating caller devices. The techniques include: organizing a call routing scheme based on call routing configuration settings, the call routing scheme directing routing of incoming calls to one or more user devices that receives service from a telecommunications network; receiving a call log request from a user device that includes a unique identifier of the user device or a user; transmitting the call log request to a database server of the telecommunications network to obtain a call log for an incoming call to the one or more user devices, the incoming call being routed according to the call routing scheme; and sending the call log to the user device to display the call log information at the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Adrian Synal, Vinod Ravichandran, Michele Kinsey
  • Patent number: 11064484
    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: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    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: 11051360
    Abstract: A radio communication equipment installed on a vehicle, comprises a radio communicator configured to perform radio communication with a network, and a controller configured to perform location registration and emergency call origination to a public safety answering point (PSAP) as an emergency call process via the network, in which the controller is configured to perform any one of termination of the emergency call process or continuation of the emergency call process, according to a failure cause value notified via the network, when at least one of the location registration and the emergency call origination is failed when the emergency call process is performed via the network in occurrence of an emergency situation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tokiyasu Kamata
  • Patent number: 11038282
    Abstract: An energy absorbing circuit includes a power divider that is configured to divide an incoming RF signal into a plurality of RF component signals; a plurality of transmission lines that are connected with the power divider, each of the transmission lines configured to transmit a respective RF component signal of the plurality of RF component signals; and a plurality of matching elements, each matching element being terminated to a respective one of the transmission lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Yunzhe Li, Jinchun He
  • Patent number: 11038931
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for Internet Protocol based Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) registration and device, a communication device, and a storage medium. The method for IMS registration includes determining whether a network side supports an IMS service; acquiring, based on an IMS Access Point Name (APN), an address for the IMS registration when the network side supports the IMS service; performing the IMS registration based on the acquired address for the IMS registration; and initiating an IMS re-registration when the IMS registration fails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventors: Wentao Li, Hengbin Cui
  • Patent number: 11032705
    Abstract: A passive authenticating system includes a mobile device in communication with at least one of a multiple of access controls, the mobile device operable to determine a path trajectory of a user to authenticate the user based at least in part on the path trajectory then permit passive access to a particular access control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Devu Manikantan Shila, Shirish Kumar Singh, Emeka P. Eyisi
  • Patent number: 11026080
    Abstract: A PCF determining method includes receiving, by a first AMF, PCF identification information sent by a second AMF, and obtaining, by the first AMF, policy information from a target PCF when at least one PCF corresponding to the PCF identification information includes the target PCF, where the PCF identification information includes identification information of at least one first PCF, the identification information of the first PCF includes at least one of an IP address of the first PCF, an IP prefix of the first PCF, and an FQDN of the first PCF, the first AMF is an AMF providing a service for the terminal to access a network this time, and the second AMF is an AMF providing a service for the terminal to access a network last time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventors: Yizhuang Wu, Chunshan Xiong, Haiyang Sun
  • Patent number: 11019203
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of systems, methods, and products comprises an authentication server for caller ID verification. When a caller makes a phone call, the server receives the phone call and verifies whether the phone call is from a registered device associated with the phone number. The server queries the registered device to retrieve one or more current call states via an authentication function on the registered device. The server compares the states and/or state transitions to the observed states and/or state transitions of the phone call. If the registered device states and/or state transitions match the observed phone call states and/or state transitions, the server verifies that the phone call is from the registered device and not some imposter's device. If there is no such match, the server rejects the phone call before the call phone is connected or terminates the phone call after the phone call is connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Pindrop Security, Inc.
    Inventors: Payas Gupta, Terry Nelms, II
  • Patent number: 11005981
    Abstract: A single camera module able to swivel to capture images in front of and behind an electronic device includes a housing, a camera module, and a turnover element. The turnover element includes a support plate and a connecting portion. The housing is arranged on the support plate, thus forming a receiving space together with the support plate. The camera assembly is received in the receiving space. The connecting portion is arranged on the support plate and located on an outside of the housing. The disclosure further provides an electronic device including the camera module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Jing-Wei Li, Shin-Wen Chen, Sheng-Jie Ding, Jian-Chao Song
  • Patent number: 11002822
    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: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Magesh Annamalai, Zhengyi Jin, Shreenivas M. Shirekar
  • Patent number: 10993070
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an electronic apparatus, and relates to an electronic apparatus and a method for providing service information. To this end, the present invention provides an electronic apparatus comprising: a first communication module; a second communication module; a memory for storing location information of the electronic apparatus; and a processor, wherein the processor may be configured to: acquire identification information corresponding to a place where a first external electronic apparatus is located, from the first external electronic apparatus located near the electronic apparatus, using the first communication module; transmit the identification information and the location information to a second external electronic apparatus, using the second communication module; and receive service information corresponding to the identification information from the second external electronic apparatus, using the second communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Inhwan Hwang, Taegun Park
  • Patent number: 10992048
    Abstract: A method and a device for combined signal transmission or for combined signal transmission and energy transfer, in particular a portable electronic terminal. The device has at least one coil structure for producing a first electromagnetic field for energy transfer or for signal transmission, wherein the device also has at least one antenna structure for additional signal transmission. The antenna structure has a first partial structure and a second partial structure. The first partial structure is designed and/or is arranged in relation to the second partial structure in such a way that signals in a first frequency range can be received and transmitted by the antenna structure. At least the first partial structure is arranged adjacent to the at least one coil structure in a projection plane oriented perpendicular to a central axis of the coil structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Rainer Holz, Frank Scholz, Ahmed Al-Mughalles
  • Patent number: 10986485
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for measuring a mobility state of a terminal and an apparatus for supporting same. The method comprises the steps of: receiving, from a current cell, a mobility value related to a previous cell when a terminal moves from the previous cell to the current cell; storing the received mobility value; and measuring the mobility state of the terminal on the basis of the stored mobility value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10972885
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-readable instructions for a short range communication apparatus, when executed by a processor of the short range communication apparatus, may cause the short range communication apparatus to perform: receiving connection information from an image forming apparatus via a short range wireless communication established between a short range communication interface and the image forming apparatus; and storing the received connection information in a memory, sending the connection information, portable-program-identification information, and an executing instruction to the portable apparatus via the wireless interface, the portable-program-identification information being information for identifying the portable program, the executing instruction being an instruction for the portable program to establish the second wireless communication with the image forming apparatus using the connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Satoki Nagao
  • Patent number: 10953323
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless communication terminal capable of efficiently exchanging, with another wireless communication terminal, data items generated by a plurality of application programs. The wireless communication terminal, which performs wireless communication with another wireless communication terminal, is configured to: store a plurality of exchange data-related information items output when a plurality of application programs are executed; determine, when a wireless communication connection is established to the other wireless communication terminal, an exchange data-related information item to be subjected to data exchange processing, based on the stored plurality of exchange data-related information items and exchange data-related information items stored in the other wireless communication terminal; and execute the data exchange processing which is based on the determined exchange data-related information item, with the other wireless communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Tomonori Shimomura
  • Patent number: 10959206
    Abstract: In a wireless communications system that supports directional communications (e.g., a millimeter wave (mmW) system), a base station and a user equipment (UE) may utilize directional transmissions during a paging procedure. In some cases, a base station may use beam sweeping to transmit a control channel, which may contain a paging group information. For example, the base station may configure the UE or a group of UEs to monitor for the paging group information over a set of time-frequency resources. A UE that receives the paging group information may determine transmission resources to monitor for a subsequent data channel transmission based at least in part on the identified paging group information. The base station may then transmit the paging information over the indicated transmission resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Karl Georg Hampel
  • Patent number: 10939486
    Abstract: Techniques for location source control for paired devices are described. Location source control selects a location source for a mobile device. The mobile device can receive, from an application program, a request for determining a location of the mobile device. The mobile device can determine a first location estimate using a location subsystem of the mobile device. The mobile device can determine whether to provide the first location estimate as input to the application program, or to provide a second location estimate as input to the application program. The second location estimate can be an estimated location of the companion device and determined by the companion device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Joel Jensen, Glenn Donald MacGougan, Kumar Gaurav Chhokra, Robert Mayor, Ronald K. Huang, Stephen J. Rhee
  • Patent number: 10916119
    Abstract: A system and method to determine availability of caregivers to respond to nurse calls or other alerts originating in patient rooms is provided. Caregivers are designated as unavailable depending upon room types in which they are located, or depending upon patient types in the rooms in which they are located, or depending upon how long they have been present in certain rooms, or depending upon whether the caregivers have designated themselves as unavailable, or any combination of the foregoing. A system and method to escalate alerts to other caregivers if a primary caregiver is unavailable includes escalating first to a designated secondary caregiver and then to a caregiver who is closest in proximity to the room from which the alert originated if the secondary caregiver is also unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Bradley T. Smith, Eric D. Agdeppa, Pamela Wells, Laura A. Hassey, Andrew S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10902399
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for completing a transaction using a wireless mobile communication channel and another communication channel, particularly another communication channel that provides for near field radio channels (NFC), as well as other communication channels, such as Bluetooth or WIFI. The present invention also provides a method of completing a transaction in which a management server assists a transaction server and a point of sale terminal in forwarding transaction information to a hand-held mobile device, with the transaction having originated from the hand-held mobile device. There is also provided a hand-held mobile device that wirelessly communicates between a secure element and a radio element that are associated with the hand-held mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Michelle Fisher
  • Patent number: 10904736
    Abstract: An emergency call practice application can execute on user equipment (UE) to allow users to practice dialing 9-1-1 or other emergency numbers. In a network practice mode, the emergency call practice application can initiate a practice emergency call by sending a call setup message to an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). The IMS can route the call setup message to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) routing server, which can recognize a destination identifier in the call setup message as being associated with a test server instead of a PSAP. The PSAP routing server can forward the call setup message to the test server to connect the practice emergency call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Ine.
    Inventor: Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang