Patents Examined by William Nealon
  • Patent number: 10575207
    Abstract: A data service control method and a related device are disclosed. The method includes: determining, by a PGW, a status of a data service switch of UE; if the status of the data service switch is that the data service switch is turned off, after the PGW receives a first data packet that comes from or goes to the UE, determining, by the PGW, whether the first data packet belongs to a specified type; and forwarding, by the PGW, the first data packet if the first data packet belongs to the specified type; or discarding, by the PGW, the first data packet if the first data packet does not belong to the specified type. During implementation of embodiments of the present disclosure, when the data service switch of the UE is turned off, data traffic of the UE can be saved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Weiwei Chong, Xiaobo Wu
  • Patent number: 10575127
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for providing a smart meetup location to a plurality of user devices. In one example, the method may include one or more of receiving a request for a meetup location of a first user device and a second user device, dynamically determining a geographical position of the first user device based on current location information of the first user device, dynamically determining a geographical position of the second user device based on current location information of the second user device, selecting a meetup location from among a plurality of meetup locations based on the dynamically determined geographical positions of the first and second user devices, and outputting the selected meetup location to at least one of the first and second user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: OLX GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Stephen Simeon Ballot, Camila Santos Matos de Freitas Ribeiro, Pedro Moreira Proenca
  • Patent number: 10568022
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for enabling a user equipment to access a radio network, a network equipment and a user equipment. A specific embodiment of the method comprises: determining, by a network equipment, whether a predetermined condition is satisfied; and if yes, the method further comprises: transmitting, by the network equipment, information indicating whether a radio network to which the network equipment belongs is isolated, such that the user equipment performs related operations. In the embodiment, the network equipment informs UE of state information about whether the radio network to which network equipments belongs is isolated or not in different ways, so that the isolated network can provide users with reliable local bearer supporting service continuity, thereby meeting communication requirements for public safety and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10560828
    Abstract: A method for transferring data using optimized short message transport includes receiving at a first network node an attach request message. The attach request message includes short-message data. The first network node receives from a second network node a short-message data response message. The short-message data response message includes at least one of an address for a short message service center, an indication that indicates no mobile-terminated message is pending for the UE, or a short-message entity destination address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker, Nicholas James Russell
  • Patent number: 10555187
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining configuration update messages received from neighbor cells of a serving cell of a wireless network, wherein the configuration update messages include dual connectivity capability information of the neighbor cells. The neighbor cells are ranked according to the dual connectivity capability information resulting in a dual connectivity ranking. A target cell of the neighbor cells is selected according to the dual connectivity ranking and a dual connectivity capability of a mobile device, and a dual connectivity service is established according to the dual connectivity ranking. The dual connectivity service includes exchanging user plane messages between the mobile device, a master cell and a secondary cell of the wireless network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Zhi Cui, Yonghui Tong, Yung Choi-Grogan
  • Patent number: 10555128
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a method for transmitting positioning assistance data and a device. The method includes: receiving, by a network device, at least one positioning assistance data message sent by a positioning server, where the at least one positioning assistance data message is used to carry positioning assistance data; and broadcasting, by the network device, a system message to a terminal device, where the system message is used by the terminal device to obtain the positioning assistance data. According to the embodiments of this application, the network device broadcasts the system message to broadcast the positioning assistance data. In this way, a problem of low efficiency of transmitting existing centralized positioning assistance data can be resolved, and a problem in the prior art that a positioning server needs to perform signaling communication with each terminal device in a unicast transmission scenario can be avoided, thereby reducing signaling overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yinghui Yu, Chenwan Li, Zhe Jin, Yiling Wu, Zhe Chen, Weiliang Zhang, Zhihu Luo
  • Patent number: 10555122
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a computer-implemented messaging system for sharing location specific information. Users of the messaging system may provide a message about a specific location. The message can be displayed as a tag. The messaging system can comprise a map-based interface, and a plurality of tags on the map-based interface. The tags may be (i) positioned adjacent to a specific location and (ii) oriented to point towards the specific location. The tags may be configured to display at least a portion of a message about the specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TIPTAGS INC.
    Inventor: Timothy G. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10541800
    Abstract: Facilitating a signaling framework for configuring different types of reference signals for wireless communication systems is provided herein. A system can comprise: a processor, and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations. The operations can comprise: receiving a reference signal from a user equipment device; based on the reference signal generating a unique identifier from the reference signal; allocating a resource associated with the reference signal based on a reference signal type and a component carrier index list; associating the unique identifier with the resource, the component carrier index list, and the reference signal type in a data structure; and storing the data structure to the memory and transmitting the data structure to the user equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh, Salam Akoum, Thomas Novlan
  • Patent number: 10542136
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method to provide transcriptions of an audio communication session is disclosed. The method may include receiving audio data at a first device from a second device over a first wireless network connection of a first wireless network type and providing the audio data to a speaker of the first device for output of the audio data. The method may further include encoding the audio data at the first device based on a second wireless network type and transmitting the encoded audio data from the first device over a second wireless network of the second wireless network type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas N. Pakidko, Jasper Pan
  • Patent number: 10542105
    Abstract: Techniques for determining a location of a user based on locations of other users. First user location information and second user location information is received. The first user location information includes a first centroid and first radius associated with a first user position and the second user location information includes a second centroid and second radius associated with a second user position. The second user is further associated with second user venue information. A venue correlation score between the first user and the second user is determined based on an amount of overlap between the first user radius and the second user radius and a social metric indicating a strength of a social relationship between the first user and second user. Venue information for the first user is created based on the second user venue information when the relationship score exceeds a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AXON VIBE AG
    Inventors: Katherine Yoshida, Thomas Annicq, Roman Oberli, Jacopo Tagliabue
  • Patent number: 10536575
    Abstract: A communication device has a storage, a GPS receiver, a communicator, and a controller. The storage stores a planned travel route. The GPS receiver receives GPS signals. The communicator communicates with the outside. The controller sets an area including the planned travel route as a target area, and when an out-of-area state has begun in which the location of the communication device falls outside the target area, transmits information indicating the location of the communication device as observed when the out-of-area state began to a previously registered transmission destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Toshimasa Takaoka
  • Patent number: 10536801
    Abstract: Tracking devices can be associated with safe zones, smart zones, and high risk zones. Safe zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the safe zone is lower than outside the safe zone. High risk zones correspond to regions where a likelihood that a tracking device is lost within the high risk zone is higher than outside the high risk zone. Smart zones correspond to an expected tracking device, mobile device, or user behavior. Home areas are geographic regions in which a user resides, and travel areas are geographic regions in which a user does not reside. A tracking device can be configured to operate in a mode selected based on a presence of the tracking device within a safe zone, a smart zone, a high risk zone, a home area, or a travel area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Arunkumar Puppala, Liuyin Cheng, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10531515
    Abstract: In a 5th-Generation (5G) cellular communication network, charging customers for data usage is performed by a network function referred to as a charging function (CHF). A session management function (SMF) of the network repeatedly sends update requests to reserve additional data for a data session. If the CHF is not available and the SMF does not receive a response to an update message, the SMF continues to assign data for the data session, even though it has not received authorization to do so from the CHF. When the CHF becomes available, the SMF sends a request to start a second data session to continue the data connection that was previously supported by the original data session. This request specifies the amount of data that was used in the original data session without being confirmed by the CHF, allowing the CHF to account for this data usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Engelhart
  • Patent number: 10531245
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for transmitting a plurality of push-based communications associated with products moving geographically. In various aspects, an application programming interface (API) endpoint server having a push-based API, the push-based API associated with a webhook provided to a delivery service server, may receive via the webhook a webhook-push following an update to a delivery status state of a delivery event. A short message service (SMS) webpage server may generate a description of the update to the delivery status state. The SMS webpage server may be further configured to generate an SMS-based webpage and the description of the update to the delivery status state may include the URL of the SMS-based webpage. An SMS delivery component may transmit a communication including the description of the update to a client device associated with the delivery event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Andrew Schweinfurth, Lindsey Kanefsky
  • Patent number: 10531279
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a method including: operating a plurality of receivers of a mobile computer to obtain information from two or more different types of wireless transmitting devices in a vicinity of the mobile computer; where the information comprises data relating to an access point and data relating to at least one other wireless transmitting device; where at least two of the two or more wireless transmitting devices transmit data using different communication modalities; transmitting the information from the mobile computer to a remote device; and thereafter obtaining a location of the mobile computer based on the information. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Rod D. Waltermann, Scott Edwards Kelso, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler
  • Patent number: 10512106
    Abstract: A random access (RA) procedure based state transition method in a communication system is disclosed. A terminal in the communication system may comprise transmitting a RA preamble to a base station when an uplink data unit to be transmitted exists in the terminal; receiving a RA response from the base station in response to the RA preamble; and transmitting a message including the uplink data unit to the base station through a resource indicated by the RA response. Therefore, performance of the communication system can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Kyoung Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 10506401
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a device associated with a caller and determine whether the caller is eligible for biometric authentication via the device by sending, via a communications network, an eligibility determination request to an issuer of the device. In response to the caller being eligible for biometric authentication, a request to initiate a biometric authentication process on the device is sent to an issuer of the device, where biometric credentials are received by the device and an indication of whether the biometric credentials were verified is received from the issuer of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: David Tuomikoski, Rochelle A. Tijerina
  • Patent number: 10504149
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed which may allow a user having a mobile device to check in to a location using a packet sequence that includes information for identifying the location. The location may be transmitted by one or more Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) beacons at or near the location. The user may be able to store packet sequences for various locations that may allow the user to automatically check into these locations using the store packet sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Joshua Bleecher Snyder, Max Edward Metral
  • Patent number: 10506552
    Abstract: A method performed by a core network node for handling communication for a wireless device in a communication network, wherein the communication network comprises partitioned sets of functionalities. A first set of functionalities belongs to a first network slice supporting the wireless device, and a second set of functionalities belongs to a second network slice supporting the wireless device, and which first and second sets of functionalities are separated from one another and other sets of functionalities. The core network node obtains a common identity for defining paging occasion for the wireless device for paging from the first network slice and the second network slice. The core network node receives a paging request for the wireless device from the first network slice when the wireless device is in idle mode, and the core network node initiates a paging procedure of the wireless device by using the obtained common identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Alexander Pantus, Angelo Centonza, Gunnar Mildh, Jari Vikberg, Oscar Zee, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10499281
    Abstract: Detection of an unbalanced network load and redistribution of network traffic to balance the network load is provided herein. Load balancing across different radios in the same sector of a cell site can be facilitated through detection of the unbalance network load and changes to one or more parameters can be made to rebalance the network load. After radios within a sector are more evenly balanced, network load balancing across sectors can be facilitated. The balancing can be performed to improve system performance, reduce a dropped call rate, as well as to achieve other benefits that can provide an improved user experience as compared to systems that do not attempt to balance the network load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Mark Austin, Kurt Huber