Patents Examined by Steven S. Kelley
  • Patent number: 11516634
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide an intelligent vehicle to everything (iV2X) service that ensures robust communication of teleoperations and other data. An edge slice proxy system is used to incorporate edge platforms into network slicing considerations. A network device may receive a request for a connection from an end device, such as a vehicle requiring the iV2X service, via wireless signals. The network device may detect that the request is a request for an iV2X service and assign the end device to a network slice that supports stateful and robust iV2X services. The network slice may include one of the virtual network functions executed on the edge platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Bhumip Khasnabish, Rohit Shirish Saraf
  • Patent number: 11483673
    Abstract: A method of wirelessly connecting a first device to a target device is provided. The method includes searching for at least one device located in an orientation region of the first device, when a first input signal is received, determining the target device based on a direction that the first device is oriented, performing a wireless connection with the target device, and determining whether to maintain the wireless connection with the target device, when a second input signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kang-min Lee, Hyun-geun Jo, Hyung-rae Cho, Gi-ppeum Choi, Jae-keun Na, Young-eun Lee
  • Patent number: 11483423
    Abstract: A method of enhancing personal contact information display on a mobile device is disclosed herein. The method of enhancing personal contact information display on a mobile device includes integrating a software code with an operating system for the mobile device. The code is configured to interact with a voice message module, the phone module, the internet module, and the personal contact information module of the mobile device operating system. The method of enhancing personal contact information display on a mobile device is useful for viewing contact information and accessing at least one voicemail left by a first-user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Sean Wilson, Liza Savage
  • Patent number: 11445354
    Abstract: A method for translating geodetic position measurements of emergency caller locations into dispatchable address locations that includes transmitting a geodetic location of a mobile communication device that is being used by a caller in a building to a public safety answering point, providing a building data store that includes a civic address for the building, latitude and longitude coordinates defining a 2-dimensional footprint of the building and vertical information about the building, using the building data store to convert the geodetic location to the civic address and transmitting the civic address of the mobile communication device to the public safety answering point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Geo-Comm, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brosowsky, Karl Larsen, Steven Henningsgard, Darell Stoick, Jacqueline Vaquerano, Chris Nelson
  • Patent number: 11445444
    Abstract: The technical problem of reducing power consumption of paired client devices is addressed by using respective location data of paired client devices to determine whether to disable or to resume operation of short range wireless communication component, such as, e.g., a Bluetooth® sensor. In some examples, the location services utilize global positioning system (GPS). Respective location data of paired client devices is communicated between the paired client devices via a messaging server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Jiang Tham, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Tsung-Yu Tsai
  • Patent number: 11425546
    Abstract: An electronic lock may transmit advertising that the electronic lock is available for communication. A smartphone may establish communication with the electronic lock in response to the advertising. The electronic lock may transmit an encrypted lock identification to the smartphone. The smartphone may transmit the lock identification and a smartphone identification to a cloud. In response, the cloud transmits to the smartphone an encrypted update such as the user database, time and date, and lock configuration. The smartphone may transmit the encrypted update to the electronic lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventors: John R. Ahearn, Joseph W. Baumgarte, Gabriel D. Focke, Michael S. Henney
  • Patent number: 11412348
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device of a localization system comprises a wireless transceiver to exchange data with a mobile device and a processor. The electronic device obtains, from the mobile device, location coordinates of the mobile device. The location coordinates of the mobile device are set as location coordinates of the electronic device. A beacon package comprising an identifier of the electronic device and the location coordinates of the electronic device is generated. The beacon package is transmitted to a local device in proximity to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ronaldo Rod Ferreira, Christopher Charles Mohrman
  • Patent number: 11393326
    Abstract: A school communication system includes: a district server configured to manage at least one communication system located within a district location managed by the district server; a district network configured to communicatively couple the at least one communication system and the district server; and the at least one communication system. The at least one communication system comprises: a network switch configured to integrate communication equipment associated with the district location; and campus controller. The campus controller is configured to: receive an emergency drill configuration from the district server; receive a signal to begin an emergency drill; perform one or more actions in the emergency drill via the network switch; and report that the drill was initiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Rauland-Borg Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Arsinow, Peter Holtermann, Stacie Dinse
  • Patent number: 11382032
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cell access method and device. The method is applied to a base station and can include generating RRC information that is used for instructing a terminal to determine a speed state of the terminal and a cell type of a cell to be accessed. The method can further include sending the RRC information to the terminal, so that the terminal determines the speed state and the cell type according to the RRC information and initiates access to the cell to be accessed when determining that the speed state and the cell type meet a preset cell access condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11297014
    Abstract: Software and computer processor implemented system useful for preventing distracted driving. Here the invention's software runs on a smartphone or other computerized device configured to automatically connect to various devices, such as automobile associated Bluetooth peripherals. When operating, the invention determines what peripheral connections are active, and uses these to automatically select responses to various incoming messages and often automatically send these responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Loralee Hajdu, Oliver Hajdu
  • Patent number: 11290848
    Abstract: The controller circuitry is configured to identify one of the plurality of different position assistance information for use by the terminal device to identify a position of the terminal device, and to estimate the position of the terminal device by combining the identified position assistance information with the radio signal received by the position detection receiver circuitry. The position assistance information is identified in accordance with a permission allocated to the terminal device. By providing system information which is unencrypted and other system information which is encrypted, conditional access to the position assistance information can be provided in which a lowest level of position assistance information can provide the least level of position estimation accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Yuxin Wei, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11259160
    Abstract: A computer system for provisioning voicemail. The system comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, and a voicemail provisioning application. Upon execution by the processor, the provisioning application receives a request to create a voicemail account associated with a first phone number, creates a voicemail account comprising a first voicemail box, assigns a voicemail account identifier associated with an identity of the subscriber, and transmits the voicemail account and first voicemail box to a voicemail system, wherein the voicemail account identifier is used to reference the voicemail account. The application further receives a request to create a voicemail account associated with a second phone number of the mobile communication device, determines that a voicemail account associated with the mobile communication device already exists, creates a second voicemail box, and transmits the second voicemail box to the voicemail account identified by the voicemail account identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: John E. Belser, Mark Douglas Peden, Raymond E. Reeves, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 11252539
    Abstract: In order to make it possible to suppress increase in the cost of message retransmission, this message delivery device delivers a message, stores a history relating to the success or failure of the delivery to each of destinations of the message in a history storage unit, when the delivery of the message has failed, determines on the basis of the history whether to perform retransmission of the message, and when determining to perform the retransmission, performs the retransmission of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tadayuki Oono
  • Patent number: 11228968
    Abstract: Provided are an electronic apparatus and a method which is performable by the electronic apparatus to set a network of an audio device. Furthermore, provided are an electronic apparatus that may transmit, via a second communication method, access point connection information that corresponds to an access point that is connected via a first communication method to an audio device, and a method for setting a network of the audio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-woo Lee, Chang-heon Yoon, Jong-min Kim, Sang-hun Park, Sung-min So, Wha-seob Sim, Se-young Oh
  • Patent number: 11228863
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying positioning information associated with a wireless communication device, determining a current location of the wireless communication device based on the positioning information, detecting a location change based on the current location of the wireless communication device, and responsive to the detection of the location change, sending a location change notification to a location management entity. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Leslie Leonard, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Marc Sather, Qingmin Hu
  • Patent number: 11202166
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes establishing, by a first device, a wireless connection to a second device; transmitting a request, by the first device and to the second device, for location data indicative of a location of the second device; receiving, by the first device and from the second device, the location data indicative of the location of the second device; determining, by the first device, a distance between the first device and the second device based at least in part on the received location data; generating, by the first device, an altered value based on the received location data and the determined distance; and transmitting, by the first device and to the second device, the altered value and an account identifier associated with a user of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Thomas Bellenger
  • Patent number: 11202180
    Abstract: A system and method using both SMS and push notifications in parallel to ensure that a notification to a mobile device arrives quickly and reliably at the correct application on the device and to ensure that the application can respond on any channel, thereby, providing the highest probability that the notification will be received by the application and that the response is sent and received by the origin server in timely manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: iCrypto, Inc.
    Inventor: Vasilis Polychronidis
  • Patent number: 11146946
    Abstract: A presence server in a network can receive capability information about a UE in a publish message, and make that capability information available to other UEs on the network. When the UE later deregisters from the network, the UE can send an unpublish message. However, the presence server can at least partially disregard the unpublish message and continue to make the capability information about the UE available to other UEs. The presence server can also filter capability information of one or more target UEs provided to a watcher UE based on a registration status of a target UE, capabilities of the watcher UE, and/or whether a set of target UEs associated with a single user share certain capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Miles Raymond, Tarannum Ferdous
  • Patent number: 11129029
    Abstract: A road-side network node for operation in an adhoc radio communications network is provided. The road-side network node includes a processor, a memory, a radio module, and an antenna. The road-side network node is configured to: determine data to be transmitted via an adhoc radio channel; determine or provide an adhoc time slice reserved for transmissions via the adhoc radio channel; and start a transmission of the data via the adhoc radio channel during the adhoc time slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Eckert, Frank Hofmann, Nadia Brahmi
  • Patent number: 11089152
    Abstract: A method, a missed call client application (MCCA) deployed on a calling party device, and a missed call management system (MCMS) are provided for placing a missed call from a source number of the calling party device to a destination number of a called party device. The MCMS receives the source number and the destination number from the calling party device through a data network or a telecommunication network based on a presence of connectivity between the calling party device and the data network as detected by the MCCA. The MCMS places a missed call from the source number to the destination number by placing a call to the destination number with an identification of an originator of the call as the source number and terminating the call when the call successfully reaches the destination number prior to completion of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AAWAAZ INC.
    Inventors: Inderpal Singh Mumick, Surinder Singh Anand