Patents Examined by William D. Cumming
  • Patent number: 10779209
    Abstract: A handover method, a network device, and a terminal device are provided. The method includes: a first network device acquires measurement results of links, wherein the links include a link between the first network device and a first terminal device and a link between the first network device and a second terminal device; and the first network device determines at least one of a first handover scheme of the first terminal device, or a second handover scheme of the second terminal device according to the measurement results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10771965
    Abstract: A combination of target images and control images are presented to a user device for selection by the user. Based on a correct selection of images that the user either recognizes or does not recognize, the user may be authenticated. Target images have some connection to a legitimate user in a way that a legitimate user may recognize the target image. Control images have no known connection to the legitimate user, such that they would not typically be recognized by the legitimate user. The legitimacy of a user may be determined based on images selected and/or not selected, depending on accompanying instructions for selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: LexisNexis Risk Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Yaniv Koss, Benny Rotem, Bryan Knauss
  • Patent number: 10771614
    Abstract: An upcoming event associated with a predicted time in the future is detected. A set of users of a database that have responded to events of the database that correspond with the upcoming event may be identified. Data on a current state of each user of the set of users may be gathered, after which a user of the set of users to respond to the upcoming event may be identified by analyzing the data and the database. It may be determined, using the database and the data, that it is approaching a deadline time at which the user must act in order to respond to the upcoming event by the predicted time. A reminder for the user may be generated in response to determining that it is approaching the deadline time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Todd Russell Whitman, Michael Bender, Jeremy R. Fox, Kulvir Singh Bhogal
  • Patent number: 10771613
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus comprises at least one processing unit and at least one memory. The at least one memory stores program instructions that, when executed by the at least one processing unit, cause the mobile apparatus to detect an intention to input data on a screen relating to a locked state of the mobile apparatus, enter into an inking mode, the inking mode enabling input of data directly on the screen relating to the locked state, and capture data input on the screen relating to the locked state while the mobile apparatus remains in the locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Apaar Tuli
  • Patent number: 10771474
    Abstract: A method for managing wireless device communications including establishing active, persistent, and repetitive communications with a wireless device operating in a coverage area of a local wireless network. In an example, the local wireless network is and overlay to a portion of a macro wireless network. The repetitive communications include placing a call to the wireless device, completing a call connection to the wireless device, sending a message to the wireless device, receiving and processing a response to the message from the wireless device, and persistently repeating a call function of the placing a call, completing a connection, sending a response, and receiving and processing the response until a specified termination event. In an embodiment, the termination event is a power off of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TECORE, INC.
    Inventor: Jay Salkini
  • Patent number: 10771994
    Abstract: A method for mobile network testing uses at least one testing device that is configured to be connected to the mobile network. A predefined set of test procedures is run on the at least one testing device for generating at least one heat map assigned to the mobile network. The test results of the test procedures are evaluated via a machine learning model. The machine learning model is trained to complete missing information on an already present heat map based on the test results obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Roman, David Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10764957
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. Embodiments herein provide a method and UE for optimizing resources of wireless communication network while providing 5G services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kailash Kumar Jha, Mudit Goel, Alok Kumar Jangid, Govind Irappa Uttur
  • Patent number: 10757588
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device in a base station used for wireless communication. The base station transmits M1 first-type reference signals; receives M2 second-type radio signals in first time-domain resources, with any of the M2 second-type radio signals being associated with one of the M1 first-type reference signals; and transmits a first radio signal in the first time-domain resources. If an antenna port transmitting the first radio signal is associated with at least one of the M2 second-type radio signals, first-type channel monitoring is adopted targeting transmission of the first radio signal; otherwise, second-type channel monitoring is adopted targeting transmission of the first radio signal. The above method allows the base station to share a COT acquired by a UE in unlicensed spectrums so as to increase channel access efficiency, and at the same time avoids interference with other potential ongoing communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNCATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: KeYing Wu, XiaoBo Zhang, Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 10743280
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extending communication capabilities of a vehicle are described herein. The systems and methods enable a user equipment to facilitate communication between a vehicle and a central system, adding the vehicle as a node in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaviphat Lekutai
  • Patent number: 10728379
    Abstract: A method, a mobile device, and a computer program product for detecting if a mobile device is in an airplane environment. The method includes receiving motion sensor data from a motion sensor and calculating a velocity value based on the motion sensor data. The method further includes determining if the velocity value is greater than a velocity value threshold and in response to determining that the velocity value is greater than the velocity value threshold, a barometric pressure sensor measures barometric pressure data associated with a current environment of the mobile device. The method further includes receiving the barometric pressure data from the barometric pressure sensor and determining if the barometric pressure data matches reference barometric pressure data. In response to determining that the barometric pressure data matches the reference barometric pressure data, an airplane mode of the mobile device is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, Santhosh Kumar Gillella
  • Patent number: 10728700
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for privacy assurance in location based services is provided. The method includes receiving a location of a mobile device corresponding to an end user of a multi-user enterprise application. The method additionally includes identifying a valid location of the mobile device that is at least a threshold distance from the received location and that is a public facility. Finally, the method includes presenting the valid location to other end users in the multi-user enterprise application in lieu of the received location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUGARCRM INC.
    Inventors: Filipe Guerra, Vladyslav Kulchytskyy
  • Patent number: 10726703
    Abstract: A phone proximity alarm system for inhibiting a user from losing an electronic device includes an electronic device that has an electronic memory. The electronic memory stores location software which has the capability of setting a trigger distance for the electronic device. An alarm unit is provided and the alarm unit is carried by a user of the electronic device. The alarm unit is in electrical communication with the electronic device and the electronic device broadcasts a tracking signal to the alarm unit. The alarm unit is turned on to emit an audible alarm when the strength of the tracking signal falls below a pre-determined threshold. In this way the alarm unit audibly alerts a user that the user is a risk of losing the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Norman La Plante
  • Patent number: 10728900
    Abstract: A radio terminal (2) receives beam configuration information from a base station (1), measures a plurality of transmission beams (10) transmitted from the base station (1) in accordance with the beam configuration information, and uses one or more beams selected from among the plurality of transmission beams (10) based on a measurement result as a serving beam. Each of the plurality of transmission beams carries a beamformed reference signal to be measured by the radio terminal (2). The beam configuration information includes a reference signal configuration indicating a radio resource used on each beam for transmitting the beamformed reference signal. It is thus, for example, possible to contribute to provision of a procedure for UE mobility between beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10721737
    Abstract: A cell configuration method of a base station in a mobile communication system supporting Carrier Aggregation (CA) which includes configuring a first cell consisting of at least two sectors formed with different antennas to a terminal, configuring a second cell consisting of at least two sectors formed with different antennas to the terminal, and communicating with the terminal through the first and second cells, wherein one of the first and second cells consists of sectors using same Physical Cell Identifier (PCID) and the other consists of sectors using different PCIDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Joseph Jeon, Jaroslav Holis, Seungjoo Maeng, Chanho An, Seunghee Han
  • Patent number: 10721611
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to search for a service in a wireless communication system. According to an embodiment, after a first device is connected with a second device, the first device can recognize a service provided by the second device or a characteristic value associated with the service through a message received from the second device. In addition, when the service or characteristic value is changed, the first device can receive a message informing of this from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Younghwan Kwon
  • Patent number: 10708938
    Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for transmitting acknowledgement information. The method comprises receiving a physical downlink control channel conveying a downlink control information (DCI) format, a physical downlink shared channel conveying one or more data transport blocks scheduled by the DCI format, and configuration information for transmission of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) conveying acknowledgement information in response to the reception of the one or more data transport blocks; and transmitting the PUCCH in time-frequency resources within a first slot. An index of the first slot is configured by the DCI format. The time-frequency resources within the first slot are configured by the DCI format through a configuration of an index of a first symbol, a number of consecutive slot symbols, and an index of a first frequency resource block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 10708766
    Abstract: A method may include receiving identification information associated with a user device and determining whether the user device is associated with a new order or an upgrade order associated with a wireless service provider. The method may also include activating an order in response to determining that the user device is associated with an upgrade order and identifying address information of a network device associated with obtaining a subscriber identity module (SIM) profile for the user device. The method may further include forwarding the address information to the user device, receiving, by the network device, a request from the user device for the SIM profile and transmitting, by the network device, the SIM profile to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kartik P. Umamaheswaran, Zhengfang Chen, Rashmi Naik, Vijayanand K. Paulrajan
  • Patent number: 10701554
    Abstract: A method, performed by a device configured to perform communication with a base station, and including detecting whether an abnormality of the device occurs in response to an event signal, sending a request to the base station for permission to change a capability of the device based on the detecting that the abnormality occurs, changing the capability of the device based on a permission indication received from the base station in response to the sending the request, sending changed capability information to the base station based on the changing, and performing a radio resource connection (RRC) reconfiguration operation based on an RRC reconfiguration message received from the base station in response to the sending the changed capability information. A device performing the method adaptively changes a capability of the device to mitigate an error or impairment caused by an abnormality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kang-yong Lee
  • Patent number: 10679381
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a radiofrequency (RF) front end and a computing platform. The RF front end includes a base station, an amplifier connected to the base station, an RF distribution device connected to the amplifier, and one or more antennas connected to the RF distribution devices. The computing platform includes a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium storing a program of machine instructions and a processor. The processor executes the machine instructions to control the RF front end to receive from the RF front end, location updates from wireless devices, determine a wireless access technology of each wireless device, lock each wireless device to the system, determine an access category of each wireless device, release first category wireless devices from the system lock, and maintain the system lock for second category wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TECORE, INC.
    Inventors: Jay Salkini, Thomas Joseph, III, Youssef Dergham
  • Patent number: 10679382
    Abstract: A wireless communications system includes a radiofrequency (RF) front end and a computing platform. The RF front end includes a base station, an amplifier connected to the base station, an RF distribution device connected to the amplifier, and one or more antennas connected to the RF distribution devices. The computing platform includes a non-transitory, computer-readable storage medium storing a program of machine instructions and a processor. The processor executes the machine instructions to control the RF front end to receive from the RF front end, location updates from wireless devices, determine a wireless access technology of each wireless device, lock each wireless device to the system, determine an access category of each wireless device, release first category wireless devices from the system lock, and maintain the system lock for second category wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TECORE, INC
    Inventor: Jay Salkini