Two-way Paging Patents (Class 340/7.21)
  • Patent number: 11417663
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for collecting and exchanging data are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a non-volatile memory device, which includes an interface for coupling the non-volatile memory device to a host system; non-volatile memory for storing data, including a plurality of executables at least two of which are executable on different operating systems or devices. The plurality of executables includes a data collection executable and a data transfer executable. The nonvolatile memory device also includes a controller to cause execution of at least one executable in the plurality of executables, including the data collection executable and the data transfer executable, where execution of the data collection executable causes data to be collected and stored in the non-volatile memory, and execution of which causes the collected data to be transferred to a location external to the non-volatile memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: MO-DV, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Boliek, Robert D. Widergren, Wayne Hossenlopp
  • Patent number: 11249824
    Abstract: Balancing a recurring task between multiple worker processes is disclosed. Each of a plurality of worker processes attempt, over a period of time, to acquire a task lock. A first worker process of the plurality of worker processes acquires the task lock. The first worker process performs a task that is associated with the task lock and sets a timer for an amount of time that prevents acquisition of the task lock by any other worker process for the amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: David Martin
  • Patent number: 11233716
    Abstract: In an electronic monitoring system, a base station can identify missing video and/or audio (“media”) packets from a recording device by detecting gaps between sequence numbers corresponding to media packets received in an encoded media stream. The base station can efficiently avoid individually acknowledging every media packet received from the recording device. However, when missing media packets are identified, the base station can queue non-contiguous sequence numbers for the missing media packets for requesting re-transmission from the recording device in a single message. The base station can request such re-transmission during regular report intervals providing statistics and/or control information, and/or in between such intervals in application-specific messages, subject to a guard time. If the recording device still has at least one missing media packet in an egress queue, the recording device can accordingly re-transmit the missing media packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Arlo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Hokanson, Chetan Karia
  • Patent number: 11184337
    Abstract: A computerized system for encryption and transmission of digital information comprising: a set of non-transitory computer readable instructions that, when executed by a processor, preform the steps of: receiving a data set from an instance of a sender browser running on a sender computer device, verifying that a recipient is a subscriber and if the recipient is a subscriber, generating a sender key, encrypting a portion of the data set with the sender key, generating a key pair having a first key and a second key, encrypting the sender key with the first key, encrypting the second key with a master key, and, generating a hyperlink to the portion of the data set that is encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Virtual Connect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Hathaway, David Setzer
  • Patent number: 11108445
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for signalling control information associated with transmission of data over a wireless channel. A second communication device receives (S2) data from a first communication device, wherein the data comprises an indication of recommended precoders and a recommendation of a first transmission rank to possibly use during transmission. The second communication device determines (S4) a second transmission rank to use for transmitting data, and transmits (S6) a confirmation message to the first communication device. The confirmation message comprises a confirmation that transmission of data from the second communication device is using at least parts of each recommended precoder associated with a frequency resource that falls within the transmission of data and an indicator of the second transmission rank to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bo Göransson, George Jöngren
  • Patent number: 11108748
    Abstract: Embodiments extend protocols for secure communication between two parties to allow a party to securely communicate with multiple parties using a single message. For example, the sending party can determine a unique shared secret for each recipient and encrypt data for a recipient using a session key generated from the corresponding shared secret. The encrypted data can be combined into a single message, and each recipient can decrypt only the subset of the message that it is authorized to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventor: Eric Le Saint
  • Patent number: 11018854
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a computer-readable memory medium coupled to a processor is disclosed. The memory medium is configured to store instructions which cause the processor to retrieve a seed value, receive a digital bit stream, generate a stream of random bits, using the seed value as a seed to a pseudo random number generator (PRNG), wherein the stream of random bits contains at least as many bits as the digital bit stream, shuffle bits of the stream of random bits to create a random bit buffer, generate an obfuscated digital bit stream by applying a first exclusive OR (XOR) to the digital bit stream and the random bit buffer, wherein the obfuscated digital bit stream has the same number of bits as the digital bit stream, and provide the obfuscated digital bit stream to the communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AgilePQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio A. Fernandez, Bruce Conway, Drew Conway, David J. Gotrik, Ayman Ibaida, Dhiah Al-Shammary, Alsharif Abuadbba, Mark Conway
  • Patent number: 10990376
    Abstract: A processing device executing a wide area network (WAN) accessible service receive an encrypted digital image comprising a firmware update for an embedded system of a device having a specific device serial number (DSN). The processing device additionally receives device related information from a computing device, wherein the device related information comprises the DSN of the device comprising the embedded system and a version number of a current firmware component installed on the embedded system. The processing device determines, using the device related information, that the encrypted digital image for the device is available. The processing device then provides the encrypted digital image to the computing device for use by the computing device to update a firmware version of the embedded system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Ayla Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Pritish Gandhi, Peter Hunt, Sudha Sundaresan, Daniel Myers, Joseph R. Eykholt, Adrian Caceres
  • Patent number: 10958424
    Abstract: A system, such as an extension service, receives a first public key that is derivable based at least in part on a secret that is shared between at least a first device and a second device. The system, in an embodiment, derives a cryptographic key based at least in part on the first public key and transmits a second public key that enables another system to derive the cryptographic key. In an embodiment, the cryptographic key is a symmetric key and the system lacks access to a first private key that corresponds to the first public key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jasmeet Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10951629
    Abstract: A trusted branded email method and apparatus in one aspect detects branded electronic messages and performs validation before it is sent to a recipient. In another aspect, an electronic messages is branded by embedding branding assets and validation signatures. Algorithms that generate validation signatures are dynamically selected to further strengthen the security aspects. Branding assets are presented to a user using a distinct indicia that represents to the user that the branding assets are secure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Jose J. Picazo, Jr. Separate Property Trust
    Inventors: Harish Seshadri, Noel Ruane
  • Patent number: 10952224
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for transmitting and receiving a signal based on a mobility coverage class are provided. The method includes the operations of receiving, from a base station, information for estimating mobility and information for determining whether to return to a first mode, determining whether the terminal has mobility based on the information for estimating mobility, entering a second mode in which a predetermined coverage class is switched to the mobility coverage class when it is determined that the terminal has mobility, transmitting, to the base station, a second mode indicator indicating entry into the second mode, selecting one of coverage classes of the base station as the mobility coverage class, and transmitting and receiving a signal using a resource allocated to the selected mobility coverage class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Jin Lee, Jung-Soo Jung, Beom-Sik Bae, Young-Bin Chang
  • Patent number: 10902466
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for managing the communications and information resources of a user. Identity information relating to the user is received. The user's preference for withholding an incoming communication is obtained. An entry is created in a message log for the withheld communication. The user is not notified of receipt of the withheld communication, yet receipt of the withheld communication is logged in the message log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Dale Malik, Robert A. Koch, Peter Hill, Richard A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10742358
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a method is provided in which a control channel used for transmitting control information is partitioned into a plurality of subchannels each of which is operated at a specific data rate. For each of one or more user terminals, one of the subchannels is selected based on one or more selection criteria for transmitting control information from an access point to the respective user terminal. Control information is transmitted from the access point to a user terminal on a particular subchannel selected for the respective user terminal. At the user terminal, one or more subchannels are decoded to obtain control information designated for the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jay Rodney Walton, John Wendell Ketchum
  • Patent number: 10592072
    Abstract: A device provides user interfaces for a messaging application. The device receives a first message and displays a representation of the first message, where the first message is scheduled to be deleted upon satisfaction of expiration criteria. The device displays an affordance for keeping the first message. In accordance with a determination that the affordance was selected prior to the satisfaction of the expiration criteria, the device keeps the first message. In accordance with a determination that the expiration criteria has been satisfied without detecting selection of the affordance, the device ceases to display the representation of the first message on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence Y. Yang, Roberto Garcia, Imran Chaudhri, Justin Wood, Craig M. Federighi, Stephen O. Lemay, Eugene Bistolas
  • Patent number: 10587399
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a computer-readable memory medium coupled to a processor is disclosed. The memory medium is configured to store instructions which cause the processor to retrieve a seed value, receive a digital bit stream, receive a digital bit stream, generate a stream of random bits, using the seed value as a seed to a pseudo random number generator (PRNG), wherein the stream of random bits contains at least as many bits as the digital bit stream, shuffle bits of the stream of random bits to create a random bit buffer, generate an obfuscated digital bit stream by applying a first exclusive OR (XOR) to the digital bit stream and the random bit buffer, wherein the obfuscated digital bit stream has the same number of bits as the digital bit stream, and provide the obfuscated digital bit stream to the communications interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AgilePQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio A. Fernandez, Bruce Conway, Drew Conway, David J. Gotrik, Ayman Ibaida, Dhiah Al-Shammary, Alsharif Abuadbba, Mark Conway
  • Patent number: 10558811
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for collecting and exchanging data are disclosed. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a non-volatile memory device, which includes an interface for coupling the non-volatile memory device to a host system; non-volatile memory for storing data, including a plurality of executables at least two of which are executable on different operating systems or devices. The plurality of executables includes a data collection executable and a data transfer executable. The non-volatile memory device also includes a controller to cause execution of at least one executable in the plurality of executables, including the data collection executable and the data transfer executable, where execution of the data collection executable causes data to be collected and stored in the non-volatile memory, and execution of which causes the collected data to be transferred to a location external to the non-volatile memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MO-DV, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Boliek, Robert D. Widergren, Wayne Hossenlopp
  • Patent number: 10431223
    Abstract: A method for receiving processed information at a remote device is described. The method includes transmitting from the remote device a verbal request to a first information provider and receiving a digital message from the first information provider in response to the transmitted verbal request. The digital message includes a symbolic representation indicator associated with a symbolic representation of the verbal request and data used to control an application. The method also includes transmitting, using the application, the symbolic representation indicator to a second information provider for generating results to be displayed on the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Gudmundur Hafsteinsson, Michael J. LeBeau, Natalia Marmasse, Sumit Agarwal, Dipchand Nishar
  • Patent number: 10406287
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 10389736
    Abstract: A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of channels and a plurality of protocols. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Dawes, Chris Decenzo, Gerry Gutt, Aaron Wood
  • Patent number: 10375446
    Abstract: This invention relates to a system and a method for distributing an invitation to one or more communication terminals connected in a wireless communications network. The system and method enables a user of a communication terminal to invite other users of communication terminals to a shared media experience, such as watching a television transmission at the same time, while the users may be at different locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventors: Akseli Anttila, Mikko Makipaa, Toni Kopra
  • Patent number: 10334427
    Abstract: Techniques to manage notifications for state changes of eSIMs of a mobile device are described. Processing circuitry of the mobile device provides a command to the eUICC to delete an eSIM. The eUICC changes the state of the eSIM to a locked state and generates a notification of the forthcoming state change before completion of the transition to the deleted state. The processing circuitry sends the notification to a provisioning server and provides to the eUICC a response indicating successful delivery of the notification, and the eUICC subsequently transitions the eSIM to the deleted state. While the eSIM is in the locked state, applications and files of the eSIM can be unusable. In some embodiments, credentials of the eSIM can be reused to re-authenticate with a wireless network in order to deliver the notification to the provisioning server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Xiangying Yang
  • Patent number: 10243891
    Abstract: A cross-device messaging integration capability is disclosed, which allows a user using a first device to indicate, using a first user computing device, an intent to perform one or more messaging actions at one or more second user computing device(s). The first and second devices may be different devices. The user may receive a reminder or other notification of the user's intent at the second device(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Supreeth Rao, Sudharsan Vasudevan, Seema Kamath, Swapnil Patel, Utkarsh Shrivastava, Varun Bhagwan, Kaushal Kurapati, Patrick Mason
  • Patent number: 10204308
    Abstract: One or more content providers push data related to: movies, movie products, digital movie content over a network (e.g., a LAN, a WAN, the Internet, or a wireless network) onto an information filling station which, in turn, wirelessly transacts (over a network based on the 802.11b protocol) and transmits any requested data to a portable computer-based device (e.g., laptop, a pen-based computer device, a PDA, a wireless phone, or a pager). The portable device performs financial transactions for: purchasing movie tickets (directly or via auctions), downloading digital entertainment content of interest (e.g., copy of a movie of interest, copy of a movie identified based on a pre-stored profile, copy of soundtrack of a movie of interest), or movie related products. Any purchased digital content is either transferred wirelessly onto the portable device or, optionally, sent on a storage medium to a physical address associated with the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Deas, Lalitha Suryanarayana, Bruce Edward Stuckman, David Randall Wolter, Rias Muhamed, Russell William White, Michael Grannan
  • Patent number: 10205739
    Abstract: Preventing unintentional communication of data over a network by monitoring an outbound memory buffer of a computer system, the outbound memory buffer storing outbound network messages, and in response to a detection of an outbound network message corresponding to a heartbeat response message, overwriting at least a portion of a payload of the heartbeat response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Fadi El-Moussa
  • Patent number: 10200504
    Abstract: A system and methods comprise a touchscreen at a premises. The touchscreen includes a processor coupled to a security system at the premises. User interfaces are presented via the touchscreen. The user interfaces include a security interface that provides control of functions of the security system and access to data collected by the security system, and a network interface that provides access to network devices. A camera at the premises is coupled to the touchscreen via a plurality of interfaces. A security server at a remote location is coupled to the touchscreen. The security server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with the touchscreen and the security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Decenzo, Marc Baum, Paul Dawes, Frank Chu
  • Patent number: 10168891
    Abstract: A display device including a touch screen configured to display an analog watch screen; a wireless communication unit configured to receive data from an external device; a sensing unit configured to sense at least one of a motion of the display device and biometric state information of a user; and a controller configured to switch the analog watch screen to a digital watch screen in response to at least one of a predetermined touch input on the touch screen, an amount of data received from the external device, a specific motion of the display device sensed by the sensing unit, and specific biometric state information of the user sensed by the sensing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Kyungdong Choi
  • Patent number: 10142131
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments of a two-way wireless data communication system and associated methods. An embodiment of a system can include a network operations center (NOC), a plurality of fixed-location receive base stations (RBS) in communications with the NOC, and an intelligent shortwave communication network in communications with the NOC and the plurality of RBS and including a plurality of remote intelligent transceiver units (ITU). In an embodiment, for example, the NOC can be operative to a) compute rapidly a protocol under which nationwide communications is to be completed via coordinated operations of the linked ITU and RBS, b) determine propagating and clear electromagnetic wavelengths over an entire 3 MHz to 30 MHz shortwave band, and c) send a continuous stream of data indicating times and frequencies at which remote units can rapidly and efficiently transmit data and at which antenna sites can reliably and efficiently receive that data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HYSKY TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: James V. Rootsey, Charles C. Maynard, Phillip L. Galpin
  • Patent number: 10052073
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed that provide smart alerts to users, e.g., alerts to users about diabetic states that are only provided when it makes sense to do so, e.g., when the system can predict or estimate that the user is not already cognitively aware of their current condition, e.g., particularly where the current condition is a diabetic state warranting attention. In this way, the alert or alarm is personalized and made particularly effective for that user. Such systems and methods still alert the user when action is necessary, e.g., a bolus or temporary basal rate change, or provide a response to a missed bolus or a need for correction, but do not alert when action is unnecessary, e.g., if the user is already estimated or predicted to be cognitively aware of the diabetic state warranting attention, or if corrective action was already taken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Anna Leigh Davis, Scott M. Belliveau, Naresh C. Bhavaraju, Leif N. Bowman, Rita M. Castillo, Alexandra Elena Constantin, Rian Draeger, Laura J. Dunn, Gary Brian Gable, Arturo Garcia, Thomas Hall, Hari Hampapuram, Christopher Robert Hannemann, Anna Claire Harley-Trochimczyk, Nathaniel David Heintzman, Andrea J. Jackson, Lauren Hruby Jepson, Apurv Ullas Kamath, Katherine Yerre Koehler, Aditya Sagar Mandapaka, Samuel Jere Marsh, Gary A. Morris, Subrai Girish Pai, Andrew Attila Pal, Nicholas Polytaridis, Philip Thomas Pupa, Eli Reihman, Ashley Anne Rindfleisch, Sofie Wells Schunk, Peter C. Simpson, Daniel Smith, Stephen J. Vanslyke, Matthew T. Vogel, Tomas C. Walker, Benjamin Elrod West, Atiim Joseph Wiley
  • Patent number: 10037428
    Abstract: Requests are submitted to a request processing entity where the requests include a cryptographic key to be used in fulfilling the request. The request processing entity, upon receipt of the request, extracts the key from the request and uses the key to perform one or more cryptographic operations to fulfill the request. The one or more cryptographic operations may include encryption/decryption of data that to be/is stored, in encrypted form, by a subsystem of the request processing entity. Upon fulfillment of the request, the request processing entity may perform one or more operations to lose access to the key in the request, thereby losing the ability to use the key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Eric Jason Brandwine
  • Patent number: 10019296
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispatching messages in a distributed computing system. A dispatcher receives a message. The dispatcher examines the message to determine whether the message is addressed to the dispatcher. If the message is addressed to the dispatcher, the dispatcher performs an action based on the message. If the message is not addressed to the dispatcher, the dispatcher passes on the message to a destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Cameron Little
  • Patent number: 9998933
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a mobile terminal, a plurality of base stations, and an information processing device. The information processing device includes: a first processor that executes a first process including: first generating information to be transmitted to the mobile terminal; and first transmitting the generated information to the plurality of base station. The plurality of base stations include a second processor that executes a second process including receiving the information transmitted from the information processing device, then second generating a radio signal in a shortwave frequency band that corresponds to the information, and second transmitting the generated radio signal to the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal includes a third processor that executes a third process including acquiring the information from the radio signal transmitted from one base station among the plurality of base stations in a case where the radio signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Taki Kono
  • Patent number: 9986054
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards enhanced push notifications for mobile computers. Message data and notification information may be obtained from an application server. A target client computer may be determined based on the notification information. If, the target client computer may be available on the network, a push notification message may be generated based on the notification information and the message data and communicated to the target client computer. Also, the message data may be communicated to the target client computer rather than waiting until a user to access the push notification message on the target client computer. Alternatively, if the target may unavailable on the network, the message data may be archived at the network computer enabling the message data to be communicated to the target client computer if the target client computer becomes available on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MOVREN MANAGEMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Evgeny Vladimirovich Olomskiy
  • Patent number: 9980118
    Abstract: A method to provide ambient listening on target devices is shown. The ambience listening can be initiated by the listener or by the target device. When a console initiates an Ambience Listening (AL) call regarding a target and the target is logged into more than one device, the PTT server presents the console with a list of all concurrent devices of that user. The console is presented with additional information regarding the target, such as the location, role selected by the user on each device, and the user's operational status on each device. The operational status includes, for example, an emergency state. This enables the console to setup one or more ambience listening session with one or more appropriate devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ilya Freytsis, Madhusudan Pai, Vikas Mehrotra, Timothy J. Manczko
  • Patent number: 9905248
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for inferring explicit user intentions based on user conversation data and associated spatial-temporal data of the user. For example, a method includes detecting a named entity in a conversation of a user communicating on a mobile computing device of the user, obtaining spatio-temporal information associated with the user, wherein the spatio-temporal information comprises information regarding one or more locations of the user and timing of the user's presence at the one or more locations, and utilizing the spatio-temporal information to disambiguate the named entity detected in the conversation of the user. The disambiguated named entity and the spatio-temporal data associated with the user are utilized to determine user intentions and to generate or update user profile information associated with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Prasenjit Dey, Vijay Ekambaram, Vikas V. Joshi, Ramasuri Narayanam
  • Patent number: 9906483
    Abstract: A method and system for distributing messages sent from senders to receivers in a reliable and real-time manner. Some of the receivers are designated as recording receivers that are responsible for recording each message that it receives so it can provide to other receivers messages they have missed. When a sender distributes a message, it waits for an acknowledgement from a recorder that it received and recorded the message. If an acknowledgement is received, then the sender knows at least one recorder has a copy of the message that that recorder can provide to other receivers that missed the message. When a receiver detects that it missed a message, it then initiates a “hole filling” process that distributes a request for the missing message to the recorders. A recorder who can provide the missing message sends to the requesting receiver a response indicating it can provide the missing message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Sven Vosshall, Alan Stuart Robbins
  • Patent number: 9876609
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a method is provided in which a control channel used for transmitting control information is partitioned into a plurality of subchannels each of which is operated at a specific data rate. For each of one or more user terminals, one of the subchannels is selected based on one or more selection criteria for transmitting control information from an access point to the respective user terminal. Control information is transmitted from the access point to a user terminal on a particular subchannel selected for the respective user terminal. At the user terminal, one or more subchannels are decoded to obtain control information designated for the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: J. Rodney Walton, John W. Ketchum
  • Patent number: 9867088
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a location area management method and a core network controller, where the method is performed by a core network controller includes: receiving a location update request message sent by a UE in a first network standard; generating a paging area list including at least a first location area identity used to indicate a location area of the first network standard and a second location area identity used to indicate a location area of a second network standard; and adding the paging area list to a location update accept message and sending the location update accept message to the UE. According to the method and the core network controller, unified management is performed on location areas of different network standards, collaboration on an inter-standard location update is implemented, and management efficiency of a location area is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weisheng Jin, Bin Tan, Ying Huang
  • Patent number: 9838099
    Abstract: The invention relates to devices and methods for signalling control information associated with transmission of data over a wireless channel. A second communication device receives (S2) data from a first communication device, wherein the data comprises an indication of recommended precoders and a recommendation of a first transmission rank to possibly use during transmission. The second communication device determines (S4) a second transmission rank to use for transmitting data, and transmits (S6) a confirmation message to the first communication device. The confirmation message comprises a confirmation that transmission of data from the second communication device is using at least parts of each recommended precoder associated with a frequency resource that falls within the transmission of data and an indicator of the second transmission rank to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bo Göransson, George Jöngren
  • Patent number: 9781581
    Abstract: A system for exchanging messages between a business user and another messaging-capable device, and associated methods are presented. The system may include a business server, an application programming interface (“API”) and/or an SMS database. The business server may be configured to exchange messages with the business user and to obtain a public identifier for the business user to enable duplex message exchange between the business user and the messaging-capable device by either retrieving the public identifier or associating the business user with the messaging-capable device and a public identifier. The system may accommodate temporary events, such as emergencies, by associated a public identifier with a business user initiating the temporary event and one or more messaging-capable devices involved in the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Higher Ground LLC
    Inventors: Michael Glenn Capella, David Daugherty, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9763067
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for the enablement of sending and receiving encrypted messages over Long/Short Wave, Low, High, Very High, or Ultra High Frequency Radio (LSW/HFR) provide for an interconnect between short or other message transmission over LSW/HFR, and other terrestrial or satellite based digital communications systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Protected Mobility, LLC
    Inventors: William J. Marlow, Robert Cichielo, Paul Benware, Anthony Fascenda, Emil Sturniolo
  • Patent number: 9743278
    Abstract: A method and device are described which provide a security interface, preferably for a mobile device. The security interface provides user-selectable non-secure data that is displayed without the need for a password. The non-secure data is preferably updated on a regular basis, and can be obtained from different sources, as selected by a user. The secure data can be accessed after successful authentication, such as a positive password verification. Additional non-secure data, related to the displayed non-secure data, can preferably be accessed, with or without a need for a password. An indication can be provided to inform a user that secure data has been updated, without the need to access such secure data. The security interface is preferably enabled after a predetermined timeout period. The interface allows the device to operate in three data access states: a controlled access state; a verification state; and a full access state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Krishna K. Pathiyal
  • Patent number: 9742806
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus are directed towards enabling access to payload by a third -party sent over an SSL session. The third-party may be a proxy situated between a client and a server. SSL handshake messages are sent between the client and the server to establish the SSL connection. As the SSL handshake messages are routed through the proxy, the proxy may extract data. In addition, one of the client or the server may send another message within, or out-of-band to, the series of SSL handshake message directly to the proxy. The other SSL message may include secret data that the proxy may use to generate a session key the SSL connection. With the session key, the proxy may receive SSL messages over the SSL connection, modify and/or transpose the payload within the received SSL messages, and/or terminate the SSL connection at the proxy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Abraham Rothstein, Arindum Mukerji, David D. Schmitt, John R. Hughes
  • Patent number: 9712984
    Abstract: A system for exchanging messages between a business user and a mobile device, and methods for making and using the same. The system may include a business server, an application programming interface (“API”) and/or an SMS database. The business server may be configured to exchange messages with the business user and to obtain a public identifier for the business user to enable duplex message exchange between the business user and the mobile device by either retrieving the public identifier or associating the business user with the mobile device and a public identifier. The business user may be unambiguously determined according to the public identifier or a combination of the mobile device and the public identifier, which may enable the mobile device to direct a reply message to the business user that may be the sender of a direct message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Higher Ground LLC
    Inventors: Michael Glenn Capella, David Daugherty, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 9680872
    Abstract: Custom policies are definable for use in a system that enforces policies. A user, for example, may author a policy using a policy language and transmit the system through an application programming interface call. The custom policies may specify conditions for computing environment attestations that are provided with requests to the system. When a custom policy applies to a request, the system may determine whether information in the attestation is sufficient for the request to be fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Eric Jason Brandwine
  • Patent number: 9660724
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including a communication unit having an optical communication scheme and a different communication scheme from the optical communication scheme, a level setting unit configured to set a security level in data communication, and a communication scheme switching unit configured to switch communication schemes of the communication unit in accordance with the security level that is set by the level setting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoichiro Sako, Takushi Kunihiro, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Mitsuru Takehara, Kento Suzuki, Makoto Akagi, Kouichirou Ono, Katsuhito Ishida, Tomoya Onuma, Michihiro Kobayashi, Akira Tange, Takatoshi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Hanaya
  • Patent number: 9596339
    Abstract: A communications system may include at least one mobile wireless communications device, and a wireless communications network for sending text messages thereto. More particularly, the at least one mobile wireless communications device may include a wireless transceiver and a controller for cooperating therewith for receiving text messages from the wireless communications network. It may further include a headset output connected to the controller. The controller may be for switching between a normal message mode and an audio message mode based upon a connection between the headset output and a headset. Moreover, when in the audio message mode, the controller may output at least one audio message including speech generated from at least one of the received text messages via the headset output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Darrell Reginald May, Alain R. Gagne
  • Patent number: 9558202
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for reducing database workload in implementing selective subfolder synchronization in a cloud-based environment. In one embodiment, a method comprises, in response to a selection, from a user, of a first synchronization state of a first folder in the workspace, synchronizing content of the first folder in the workspace with a corresponding folder on devices of a user (and collaborators) based on the first synchronization state. The workspace is shared among the user and one or more collaborators of the user. In some embodiments, the method further comprises determining the first synchronization state of the first folder based on synchronization states of one or more folders, other than the first folder, that are related to the first folder. The entries can be configured to identify hierarchical relationships between the one or more folders and the first folder on a per-user basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Box, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimber Lockhart, Adam Platti, Joy Ebertz, Nicholas Silva
  • Patent number: 9532190
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a communication circuit configured to establish a communication over a wireless network, and a messaging circuit operative to create messages for transmission to other devices via said communication circuit. The messaging circuit is configured to automatically include into a user-composed message multimedia data that corresponds to an entity subsidizing the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Mary M. Cox
  • Patent number: 9495359
    Abstract: Textual Geographical Location relates a placename, which is a set of terms, from one to any maximum as defined in an individual language, to a unique point or area (many points) as found on a map or other coordinate system, such as the map of the United States as used in global positioning system (GPS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventors: Athena Ann Smyros, Constantine John Smyros
  • Patent number: 9477701
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for generic data compression. A mobile device receives realtime data from a medical-monitoring device, such as a heart monitor, worn by a patient. The invention compresses and encodes this data into ASCII text characters, which are transmitted via a commonly available low-bandwidth text-messaging service, such as the SMS service supported by most cell phones. The text messages are received by a second mobile device, which decodes the text characters into their original form and displays them to a healthcare practitioner. More critical portions of the data are encoded by a high-precision lossless compression mechanism. In some embodiments, the two mobile devices may be cell phones and the second device may have the ability to interpret the decoded information in order to determine whether to directly or indirectly alert the practitioner or other parties of an exceptional condition detected by the medical monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tanmoy Kundu, Kaushik Lahiri, Avirup Mandal, Amitava Mukherjee, Mrinal K. Naskar, Sandipan Sinha