Patents Examined by Umair Ahsan
  • Patent number: 11985569
    Abstract: A method to identify a problematic 2D position of a mobile device can include: determining a reported 2D position of the mobile device; determining a piece of information about the mobile device; and comparing the reported 2D position and the piece of information about the mobile device. Upon determining that the reported 2D position and the piece of information about the mobile device are consistent with each other, the reported 2D position of the mobile device is used as an estimate of the actual 2D position of the mobile device, or upon determining that the reported 2D position and the piece of information about the mobile device are not consistent with each other, the reported 2D position is determined to be problematic, and the reported 2D position of the mobile device is removed from a list of reported 2D positions of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Guiyuan Han, Michael Dormody, Badrinath Nagarajan, Arun Raghupathy
  • Patent number: 11985581
    Abstract: This application provides a call method and a terminal device. The method includes: when roaming from a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) to a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN), a terminal device obtains a first emergency number list of the VPLMN, and the emergency number corresponds to at least one emergency service type; the terminal device obtains a first number, and when the first number is an emergency number in a second emergency number list of the HPLMN and the first number is not an emergency number in the first emergency number list, determines a second number based on the first number, where the second number is the emergency number in the first emergency number list, and the second number and the first number correspond to a same emergency service type; and the terminal device initiates an emergency call based on the second number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qi Zhang, Yanbin Ma, Minghui Chen, Fei Luo, Dong Xie
  • Patent number: 11972197
    Abstract: An OCR system which acquires character data from a form (50) through OCR processing is characterized by: managing an OCR information table (34e) in which an issuer name of an issuer on the form (50) is associated with a font name of a font used in the OCR processing; and, when the OCR processing is performed on an issuer-recorded content reading target area in the form (50), performing the OCR processing (S156) in the font indicated by the font name associated in the OCR information table with the issuer name of the issuer of the form (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Tomohiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11974121
    Abstract: A method comprising receiving a handover request message indicating a request for handover of a wireless communications device from a source infrastructure equipment to a target infrastructure equipment, receiving an indication from the source infrastructure equipment as to whether or not user plane data is being transmitted to or received from the wireless access network via the source infrastructure equipment using an integrity protection scheme, determining whether or not the integrity protection scheme for the user plane data is supported by the target infrastructure equipment, transmitting a handover command to the source infrastructure equipment to indicate to the source infrastructure equipment that the source infrastructure equipment should handover the wireless communications device to indicate to the source infrastructure equipment, and providing an indication as to whether or not the integrity protection scheme can be used for transmitting or receiving user plane data via the target infrastructure
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11953614
    Abstract: A method for measuring coordinate position include detecting the distance of a target relative to a portable electronic device to generate a measurement signal corresponding to the distance, sensing a relative position of the target to generate a azimuth angle corresponding to the relative position, detecting the movement of the portable electronic device to generate an inertial signal corresponding to the movement, obtaining positioning information of the portable electronic device, converting the measurement signal into distance data, converting the inertial signal into a tilt angle, calculating coordinate difference information with the tilt angle, the distance data and the azimuth angle, and calculating coordinate position of the target with the positioning information and the coordinate difference information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chia-Chang Chiu, Wei-Rong Chen
  • Patent number: 11948353
    Abstract: A method performed by a road identifying system of a vehicle for localization of the vehicle in a multi-level road system. The road identifying system determines with support from a positioning system, a position of the vehicle, identifies, based on the vehicle position with support from at least a first digital map, a multi-level road system in which the vehicle is positioned and obtains image data with support from one or more image capturing devices adapted to capture surroundings of the vehicle. Moreover, the road identifying system determines a road level at which the vehicle is positioned based on feeding the image data through a neural network trained to classify road level based on context of image content and identifies based on the determined road level, with support from the at least first digital map, a road and/or lane of the multi-level road system at which the vehicle is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Zenuity AB
    Inventor: Lucia Diego Solana
  • Patent number: 11941785
    Abstract: An electronic device may include scaling circuitry to scale input pixel data to a greater resolution. The directional scaling circuitry may include first interpolation circuitry to receive best mode data, including one or more angles corresponding to content of the image and interpolate first pixel values at first pixel positions diagonally offset from input pixel positions of the input pixel data based on the best mode data and input pixel values corresponding to the input pixel positions. The directional scaling circuitry may also include second interpolation circuitry to receive the best mode data and the input pixel values and interpolate second pixel values at second pixel positions horizontally or vertically offset from the input pixel positions based at least in part on the best mode data and the input pixel values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jim C Chou, Yun Gong
  • Patent number: 11922330
    Abstract: An apparatus for estimating a physical state of a movable object includes a processor receiving or determining a probability mass function including probabilities for each of a first group of at least two movement classes, wherein the movement models of the first group being determined using sensor data from the inertial measurement unit. The processor receives at least one additional probability mass function associated with a second group of at least two movement classes, wherein the additional probability mass function has been obtained using additional information different from the sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Norbert Franke, Sebastian Kram, Christian Nickel, Jochen Seitz, Mohammad Alawieh
  • Patent number: 11924710
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for selecting locations for transmitting emergency beacons. In an embodiment, a method comprises: determining a current location of a mobile device in a geographic area; configuring a transmitter of the mobile device for device-to-device (D2D) communication; determining one or more candidate transmit locations for D2D communication, wherein each candidate transmit location is determined based at least in part on its elevation, proximity to a D2D device density location that is within a maximum communication distance from the candidate transmit location, and an availability of a trail or path to the candidate transmit location; receiving input selecting a particular candidate transmit location from the one or more candidate transmit locations; in accordance with the input, determining a route from the current location of the mobile device to the particular candidate transmit location; and presenting the route through an output device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Shiva Krishna Narra, Sanjeevi Balasubramanian, Dhruv Khati, Anjaneyulu Maganti
  • Patent number: 11916969
    Abstract: Methods and systems provide for reducing privacy leaks in DNS request by using a private DNS service. The private DNS service provides for matching a level of privacy provided by a type of communication protocol to a level of privacy desired or required for a particular client communication. When the DNS service determines that an intended communication protocol does not supply at least the level of privacy desired for a particular communication, the private DNS service may initiate the creation of a connection with the desired level of privacy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventor: Brian James Buck
  • Patent number: 11910269
    Abstract: In one or more implementations, a user of a client application may share the location of the user in relation to an avatar of the user. In various examples, an avatar-based location sharing user interface element may be selectable to execute an augmented reality content item that is executable to make the location of the user accessible to one or more additional users of the client application. In one or more examples, a message may be generated that includes user content captured at a location of the user, an avatar of the user, and location information related to the location of the user. In one or more additional examples, the location of the user may be accessible via a map user interface that displays the avatar of the user at the location of the user within a geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Virginia Drummond, Jean Luo, Alek Matthiessen, Celia Nicole Mourkogiannis
  • Patent number: 11910471
    Abstract: A computer device generates a response to an emergency being reported by a plurality of sensor devices. The memory contains a sensor data engine and a determinant code calculator. The computer device determines the likelihood of an emergency based on received sensor data and, in some embodiments, answers received from an information provider. The sensor data engine receives external sensor data, determines data values associated with the external sensor data, and calculates an emergency likelihood based on the data values. The determinant code calculator generates a determinant code based on the calculated likelihood, and provides the code to an emergency responder system to generate an emergency dispatch response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Clawson, Ronald McDaniel
  • Patent number: 11902856
    Abstract: An electronic device for securely determining current location information regarding the electronic device, the electronic device comprising a radio communication module and a secure element including a processor and a memory, the secure element being connected to the radio communication module and the processor being configured to obtain one or more beacon messages from one or more beacon devices; determine in real-time the current location information, the current location information comprising one or more distances between the electronic device and the beacon devices; and store the current location information in the memory of the secure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: LEGIC Identsystems AG
    Inventors: Rainer Troester, Marcel Plüss
  • Patent number: 11885898
    Abstract: A method for locating an object in a plane that includes a first so-called learning phase for informing a database, and a second so-called location phase, the location phase using a classifier operating using the database comprising information representing the transmission of signals between the object and antennas, for determining a probability of location of the object in zones of the plane, the location phase further using a neural network, for determining, for the zone of the plane for which the location probability is the highest, the position of the object in the form of coordinates in the plane. The invention also relates to a location device implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Claire Billet, Justine Lebrun
  • Patent number: 11864079
    Abstract: It is possible to accurately convey information relevant to a long period ground motion to a person staying on each floor of a building. A system 1 for communicating information relating to a long period ground motion acquires information indicating a floor on which a user stays in a building at which the user stays, information relevant to a position and a structure of the building, and information relevant to a state of an earthquake that occurs, and calculates a state of shaking that occurs on the floor of the building at which the user stays due to the long period ground motion to be communicated to the user through a user terminal 3, and thus, information relevant to the long period ground motion can be obtained through the user terminal 3 that the user has.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: RC Solution Co.
    Inventor: Akira Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11856483
    Abstract: A method of determining a reference clock in a mesh network includes receiving multiple signals, correlating the multiple signals with a local signal generated by the first node to determine a coarse set of time differences, refining the coarse set of time differences using a phase of a carrier signal of the multiple signals to produce a refined set of time differences, and using the refined set of time differences to define a reference clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: ZaiNar, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Kratz, Daniel Jacker
  • Patent number: 11856643
    Abstract: An electronic equipment 100 includes a cellular communicator 111 configured to perform cellular communication with a base station, a GNSS receiver 120 configured to receive, from a satellite, a satellite signal of information related to disaster, and a controller 130 configured to control whether to perform processing of the satellite signal in response to whether the electronic equipment 100 is in an area of the cellular communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Shibasaki, Daisuke Haraki, Yoshinori Senoo
  • Patent number: 11849370
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method of determining, by a processing system, complete neighbor information for a plurality of radio devices in a wireless network, wherein the complete neighbor information denotes neighboring radio devices; establishing, by the processing system, a backbone list including radio devices that provide beacons, wherein the backbone list includes a first radio device of the plurality of radio devices; determining, by the processing system, a set of radio devices in the plurality of radio devices that are not neighboring radio devices of every radio device in the backbone list; adding, by the processing system, an additional radio device from the plurality of radio devices to the backbone list responsive to an existence of at least one radio device in the set, wherein the additional radio device has at least one neighboring radio device in the backbone list and has at least one neighboring radio device in the set; and repeating, by the processing syst
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventors: Georgiy Pekhteryev, Oleg Mitin, ZhenZhen Ye, Chunjie Duan, Volodymyr Piasetskyi, Serhii Rybalko
  • Patent number: 11844041
    Abstract: A method implemented at a location server is proposed. The method comprises: deciding inter-frequency measurement information for positioning a user equipment, UE, wherein the inter-frequency measurement information comprises at least one frequency other than a frequency of a serving cell of the UE; sending a first measurement request containing the inter-frequency measurement information to an access node of the serving cell; receiving a first measurement result from the access node; and determining a position of the UE based on the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Kunpeng Qi, Di Shu, Thomas Johansson, Åke Busin
  • Patent number: 11818624
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for passive contact tracing is provided. An example method includes detecting a wireless signal from a mobile device at a sniffer device, generating a unique mobile device ID for said mobile device, recording the mobile device ID, identification data of the sniffer device, and a detection time, receiving a query for a target mobile device ID, proximate distance, and time period, and generating a list comprising a mobile device ID of every mobile device that came within the proximate distance of the target mobile device within the time period. The method further includes associating a mobile device with an employee by detecting an indication of employee identity within the range of a sniffer device and storing one or more mobile device IDs detected by said sniffer device as an employee parameter in an employee database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Paulo Ramon Naranjo, Dominik Vitavsky