Patents Examined by William D. Cumming
  • Patent number: 10321319
    Abstract: A method for securing an access method for vehicles includes a mobile device and a remote control device for administration of access rights. The mobile device is repeatedly connected to the remote control device and characteristic synchronizing data are generated for each connection. One part of the synchronization data is stored in the mobile device and in the remote control device. Characteristic prior synchronization data of a preceding connection is transmitted from the mobile device to the remote control device. A consistency check is performed in the remote control device between the prior synchronization data received from the mobile device and the prior synchronization data stored in the remote control device. If the data are consistent, the connection is terminated and a synchronization interval is waited before the connection is restored for the next synchronization. If the data are inconsistent, the mobile device is blocked from further access to vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Huf Huelsback & Fuerst GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Sven Gennermann
  • Patent number: 10320840
    Abstract: A method for detecting spoofing by wireless access devices. In some embodiments, spoofing can be detected based on locations for a wireless access device having an identifier at first and second times. The locations are compared to determine whether the wireless access device could access the particular network at the locations in the time period between the first and second times. In several embodiments, spoofing can be detected by tracking the activity of wireless access devices and identifying events that that are prohibited by one or more policy elements of the particular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: OL Security Limited Liability Company
    Inventors: Elaine Harvey, Matthew Walnock
  • Patent number: 10317506
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for identifying and tracking UAVs including a plurality of sensors operatively connected over a network to a configuration of software and/or hardware. Generally, the plurality of sensors monitors a particular environment and transmits the sensor data to the configuration of software and/or hardware. The data from each individual sensor can be directed towards a process configured to best determine if a UAV is present or approaching the monitored environment. The system generally allows for a detected UAV to be tracked, which may allow for the system or a user of the system to predict how the UAV will continue to behave over time. The sensor information as well as the results generated from the systems and methods may be stored in one or more databases in order to improve the continued identifying and tracking of UAVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Dedrone Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Rene Seeber, Ingo Seebach, Henning Meyer, Markus Schoeler, Kai Baumgart, Christian Scheibe, David Prantl
  • Patent number: 10312978
    Abstract: In a wireless transceiver station having M antennas, designate an antenna as a target reference antenna (TRA) and for each antenna m other than the TRA: define N distinct paths from antenna m to TRA through zero or more intermediate reference antennas, N is two or more, each distinct paths has a distinct associated set of one or more antenna pairs; for each antenna pair of the sets, estimate an effective forward and backward channel response by sending calibration pilots forth and back between the antenna pair and calculate a reciprocity coefficient for the antenna pair using the estimated channel responses; for each of the N distinct paths, calculate a reciprocity coefficient estimate using the reciprocity coefficients calculated for the set of antenna pairs associated with the path; and combine the N calculated reciprocity coefficient estimates to produce a final reciprocity coefficient estimate for antenna pair (m, target reference antenna).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: National Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Jörg Hofrichter, Michael Löhning, Eckhard Ohlmer
  • Patent number: 10313901
    Abstract: A method for monitoring software application performance and one or more device states affecting a software application on a periodic basis on a mobile device. The method includes one or more computer processors identifying a software application on a mobile device. The method further includes the one or more computer processors identifying a plurality of sampling plans and one or more respective triggers within the plurality of sampling plans that are respectively associated with the software application and are stored on the mobile device. The method further includes the one or more computer processors determining a first value associated with the one or more respective triggers. The method further includes the one or more computer processors selecting a first sampling plan from the plurality of sampling plans for the software application based, at least in part, on the value associated with the one or more respective triggers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Ashish K. Mathur, Vikrant Nandakumar, Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 10313870
    Abstract: An identity verification method includes: receiving an identity verification instruction from a server; in response to the identity verification instruction, determining local hardware information of local hardware and first pre-stored mobile phone number information, wherein the first pre-stored mobile phone number information is mobile phone number information pre-stored locally; sending, to the server, the local hardware information and the first pre-stored mobile phone number information as identity information to be verified; and receiving a verification result generated by the server based on the identity information to be verified. The technical solutions according to the disclosure can simplify operations for identity verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lijun Liu, Yang Chen, Daokuan Liu
  • Patent number: 10291790
    Abstract: A method for dynamic charging in a communication network is provided. The method may include dynamically determining a charging rate for the communication session upon initiation of a communication session, based on at least one of an estimated quality of service and a dynamically determined inter-network charging rate for the communication session. The method may further include initiating charging for the communication session based on the determined charging rate, monitoring at least an actual quality of service for the communication session with respect to the estimated quality of service for a duration of the communication session, and dynamically updating the determined charging rate based on the monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Swaminathan Seetharaman, Madhavan Kalyanaraman
  • Patent number: 10285071
    Abstract: A base station control method for a wireless communication system, a base station control apparatus, a wireless communication system and an electronic device. The wireless communication system includes a small cell. The base station control apparatus includes an upper limit determination unit and a frequency band control unit; wherein the upper limit determination unit is configured to determine the upper limit of the estimated number of small cells using unlicensed frequency bands in a target region according to available unlicensed frequency band resources and estimated service volume in the target region; and the frequency band control unit is configured to control one or more small cells to use or stop using the unlicensed frequency bands according to the upper limit of the estimated number, so that the number of small cells operating at the unlicensed frequency bands is not greater than the upper limit of the estimated number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Xin Guo, Zhongbin Qin, Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 10285015
    Abstract: A location estimation system for estimating a location of a wireless communication terminal, the location estimation system including first to M-th wireless communication devices and a control device, wherein i-th wireless communication device includes communication circuitry, which in operation, receives a signal transmitted from the wireless communication terminal using beams in Ni directions, and control circuitry, which in operation, calculates Ni reception qualities corresponding to the beams in the Ni directions, respectively, and wherein the control device includes control circuitry, which in operation, estimates i-th arrival direction of the signal received by the i-th wireless communication device by comparing the Ni reception qualities with the radiation angle characteristics of the beams in the Ni directions, and estimates the location of the wireless communication terminal based on the first to the M-th arrival directions estimated and locations of the first to the M-th wireless communication devi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Naganori Shirakata, Hiroshi Takahashi, Tomoya Urushihara, Junichi Morita
  • Patent number: 10285157
    Abstract: A disclosed example apparatus receives a tag transmission signal from a tag at a receiver, wherein the tag transmission signal comprises a series of pulses; determines a coarse estimate of a time-of-arrival (TOA) of the tag transmission signal based on a detection of a pulse of the series of pulses in an adjustable coarse timing window, wherein the coarse estimate is based on a plurality of coarse timing windows; determines a fine estimate of the TOA based on a detection of the pulse in at least one of a parallel set of fine timing windows; and determines a sub-window resolution of the TOA based on at least one detection transition between consecutive fine receiver windows of at least one of a plurality of pulses and a weighted average of the TOA for each pulse of the series of pulses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Edward A. Richley, Belinda Turner, Chang Wang, Aitan Ameti
  • Patent number: 10278235
    Abstract: An embodiment of a radio for disposition on an unmanned vehicle includes first and second receiver circuits. The first receiver circuit is configured to receive a signal over a current active channel within a frequency sub band corresponding to the unmanned vehicle. And the second receiver circuit is configured to monitor a respective availability and a respective quality of each of a current standby channel and at least one other channel within the frequency sub band while the first receiver circuit is receiving the signal, and to request an assignment of one of the at least one other channel as a new standby channel if the second receiver circuit determines that the quality of the one of the at least one other channel is better than the quality of the current standby channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Yakubisin
  • Patent number: 10264449
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for sim-less subscription mechanism for mobile cellular networks. In novel aspect, the mobile device supporting the e-SIM is provisioned with the assistance the UE by obtaining subscription information from the UE. In one embodiment, UE retrieves an ID from the mobile device. The UE sends a subscription request to the e-SIM platform, wherein the subscription request includes information of the retrieved ID of the mobile device and the subscription information of the UE. In another embodiment, the mobile device retrieves subscription information from the UE. The mobile device sends a subscription request to the e-SIM platform, wherein the subscription request includes information of the subscription information retrieved from the UE and the ID of the mobile device. The mobile device receives a subscription response from the e-SIM platform and enables the mobile device through mobile device's e-SIM based on the subscription response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, I-Kang Fu
  • Patent number: 10264076
    Abstract: The invention concerns the field of communicating objects intended to promote a smart environment. The invention more particularly concerns a communication system comprising: —a recipient 1 for a cosmetic or pharmaceutical product or a wine or a spirit as the communicating object and —at least two mobile telecommunication devices 110, 120. The invention also concerns an associated communication method. The recipient is incorporated into the communication system in such way as to adapt at least to the presence of the first mobile telecommunication device in the coverage area of the communication means of same. The recipient is therefore advantageously an actor of the communication system. The recipient promotes the smart environment defined by the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Qualipac
    Inventor: Gérald Martines
  • Patent number: 10250542
    Abstract: A proximity discovery system enabling a person to quickly and efficiently discover colleagues within their proximity without visual contact. The system comprises a mobile computing device including an antenna and transceiver for exchanging messages with a plurality of other mobile devices nearby the user device, a user detection module for detecting the messages from the other mobile devices, a proximity detector for estimating a distance between the user device and each of the mobile devices, a connection module for sharing biographic and professional information with the plurality of mobile devices based on one of a plurality of connection levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: PLEXUS MEET, INC.
    Inventor: Erika Larson
  • Patent number: 10244536
    Abstract: In a method for determining whether a communication device can transmit via a first communication channel, the communication device receives a packet via a second communication channel and sets a network allocation vector (NAV) timer corresponding to the second communication channel using duration information included in the header of the packet. The communication device determines whether the second communication channel overlaps in frequency with a first communication channel. If the second communication channel overlaps the first communication channel, the communication device is not permitted to transmit via the first communication channel when the NAV timer is not zero. If the second communication channel does not overlap the first communication channel, the communication device is permitted to transmit via the second communication channel even when the NAV timer is not zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinjing Jiang, Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10237681
    Abstract: A communication technique of fusing a fifth generation (5G) communication for supporting higher data transmission rate beyond a fourth generation (4G) system with an Internet of things (IoT) technology and a system thereof is provided. The technique may be applied to an intelligent service (smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety related service, or the like) based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT related technology. A method is provided for effectively managing a registration state for a terminal in a 5G core network such as an access and mobility management function (AMF) in a situation of accessing a 5G network via a non-3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Kim, Youngkyo Baek, Hoyeon Lee, Jungje Son
  • Patent number: 10234563
    Abstract: A portable device is configured to display disaster and safety information and a method is configured to control the portable device to display the disaster and safety information. The portable device includes a global positioning system (GPS) module for receiving position information of the portable device and an information receiving module for receiving the disaster and safety information. A sensor module of the portable device detects an inclination of the portable device and the processor module of the portable device visualizes the disaster and safety information in a first person view or a third person view according to the sensed inclination. A display module of the portable device displays the disaster and safety information based on weather prediction information and/or forest fire damage prediction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION
    Inventors: Minsu Joh, Jooneun An, Taejin Ha
  • Patent number: 10231116
    Abstract: A communication access server may provide a client service for communication access services. The communication access server may authenticate a user having an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) and registering user credentials. The communication access server may activate a communication interception service at a communication service provider (CSP) system for the IMSI. The communication access server may receive an intercepted communication from the CSP system and send the intercepted communication to the client service for access by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sivananthan Perumal, Hisham E. Elshishiny
  • Patent number: 10225709
    Abstract: A system and method of enabling a wireless device that has no directly accessible wireless Internet connection at a given location to make a data connection through a neighboring different wireless device that does have directly accessible wireless Internet connection, to connect to the Internet. Specifically such indirect Internet connection does not require any authorization from any such other device, such as a server, other than between both wireless devices and additionally the wireless device that has no directly accessible wireless Internet connection does not require any credits from the wireless network to which the wireless device that does have directly accessible wireless Internet connection is connected to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SID LIMITED
    Inventors: Jose Merino, Michael Camilleri, Simon Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10219244
    Abstract: A device may obtain information. The information may represent a distance between a first user device and a second user device. The first user device and the second user device may share a destination address. The device may receive a first message associated with a call. The first message may be received based on the call having been made to the destination address. The device may determine, based on the information, whether to provide a second message associated with the call or a notification associated with the call. The device may selectively provide the second message or the notification based on determining whether to provide the second message or the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Yuan, Yuk Lun Li