Special Services Patents (Class 370/259)
  • Patent number: 11503459
    Abstract: A device obtains a data structure from a computing device, and divides the data structure into data segments. The device obtains a list of user devices from the computing device and obtains, from one or more network devices, a respective location and a respective reachability of each user device. The device determines, based on the respective location of each user device, a set of user devices connected to a base station. The device determines a communication capability of the base station, and determines, based on the communication capability, a subset of the set of user devices and one or more sets of the data segments. The device sends, based on the respective reachability of each user device of the subset of user devices, the one or more sets of data segments to the subset of user devices via the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Jin Yang, Stephen J. Kolanowski, Bjorn Hjelm, Stephane Chaysinh, Martin A. Iroff
  • Patent number: 11457108
    Abstract: A desktop agent configured to execute on a computer includes a web-application interface and an agent communication port. The web-application interface receives an application launch request for an emergency service application from a web-based application executing in a browser. The emergency service application has a plurality of application communication ports. The agent communication port transmits a launch message to a selected port of the plurality of application communication ports, the selected port selected based on the application launch request. The agent communication port receives, from the selected port, information collected by the emergency service application responsive to the launch message. The desktop agent is configured to transmit the information collected by the emergency service application to a cloud-based computer aided dispatch system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: RapidDeploy, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Meyerowitz, Jozua Kloppers, Ivor Chalton
  • Patent number: 11412084
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure are directed to customization of alerts using telecommunications services. A data-communications server is configured to provide a database with a set of virtual office features including client-specific call routing functions available to remotely-situated client entities based on a subscription. The server is configured to provide to the client entities, a set of instructions written in a first programming language, and to receive from each respective client entity, client-specific sets of control data written in a second programming language. The client-specific sets of control data may specify particular alerts and/or reminders to be provided to end-users of the respective client entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 11399094
    Abstract: A method for permitting unfamiliar call, applied to a communication device having a memory and a call-blocking app to provide an unfamiliar call, includes the steps of: configuring an area in the memory of the communication device as a storage unit; recording at least one password into a password-correlated table in the storage unit, each of the at least one password being related to a specific user of the communication device; as an unfamiliar call is received, asking a caller of the unfamiliar call to provide an answer for a trivial question immediately provided by the communication device; determining whether or not the answer matches any of the at least one password in the password-correlated table; forwarding the unfamiliar call to the user corresponding to the matched password listed in the password-correlated table if positive; and, blocking the unfamiliar call if negative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Zhenkun Wang
  • Patent number: 11399306
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media herein dynamically assign user devices to communicate to cell sites and antenna arrays using either a first wireless communication protocol or a second wireless communication protocol. User devices assigned to communicate with an antenna array are monitored to determine if they are located within a desired location of the sector. If the user device is located outside of the desired location, the number of quality of service class identifiers (QCI) is determined. If the number of QCIs exceeds one, the lower priority QCIs are disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11395118
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for a connected vehicle to serve as a hub vehicle for a vehicular micro cloud that enables a set of vehicles to complete computational tasks that are more complicated than an individual vehicle can complete. In some embodiments, a method includes determining that an ego vehicle that includes the onboard vehicle computer is designated as a hub vehicle. The method includes broadcasting a wireless message that includes an invitation for remote vehicles in the limited geographic area to join a vehicular micro cloud managed by the ego vehicle. The method includes forming the vehicular micro cloud which includes the ego vehicle and a set of remote vehicles as members of the vehicular micro cloud. The method includes the ego vehicle serving as the hub vehicle for the vehicular micro cloud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Takamasa Higuchi, Seyhan Ucar, Onur Altintas
  • Patent number: 11375354
    Abstract: A method for creating a resource for an application entity, a method for application entity registration, a communication node device and a terminal device, according to the method for creating a resource for an application entity, a first resource is created according to a first registration request, the first resource including a first identifier, such that the application entity is associated with the first resource through the first identifier; and a second resource is created according to a second registration request, the second resource including a second identifier, such that the application entity is associated with the second resource through the second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junyuan Ren, Junjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 11343308
    Abstract: An example system may include a first rack including a first access node and a second rack including a second access node and a storage node. The first and second racks are included within a multi-rack distributed storage system. The first access node is configured to receive over a connection with a client a first request for an object data. The connection with the client is uniquely identified by a connection ID independent of source and destination addresses and ports. The first access node is further configured to determine object data locality details of the object data and relocate the connection to the second access node in the second rack when the object data locality details of the object data indicate the object data is located within the second rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kishore Kumar Reddy Devireddy, Ken Williams
  • Patent number: 11336556
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for a first edge device in a first datacenter that implements a centralized routing component of a logical router that spans multiple datacenters and handles data traffic between a logical network implemented across the multiple datacenters and external networks. From a second edge device in a second datacenter, the method receives via routing protocol a route having a particular routing protocol tag. When the first datacenter is a primary datacenter for the logical router such that all data traffic between the logical network and the external networks is handled by one or more centralized routing components implemented at the first datacenter, the method uses the routing protocol tag to determine whether to advertise the received route to the external networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Ganesan Chandrashekhar, Abhishek Goliya, Ankur Dubey, Sami Boutros, Yashika Narang
  • Patent number: 11310240
    Abstract: One or more embodiments of the disclosure include systems and methods that generate and utilize digital visual codes. In particular, in one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods generate digital visual codes comprising a plurality of digital visual code points arranged in concentric circles, a plurality of anchor points, and an orientation anchor surrounding a digital media item. In addition, the disclosed systems and methods embed information in the digital visual code points regarding an account of a first user of a networking system. In one or more embodiments, the disclosed systems and methods display the digital visual codes via a computing device of the first user, scan the digital visual codes via a second computing device, and provide privileges to the second computing device in relation to the account of the first user in the networking system based on the scanned digital visual code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Anthony Leach, Eugenio Padilla Garza, Anthony Tran, Russell William Andrews
  • Patent number: 11246012
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for improving establishment and broadcasting of communication among mobile computing devices. For example, a method comprises determining a first user accesses a mobile application on a first mobile device of the first user; determining a second user accesses the mobile application on a second mobile device of the second user; and initiating the audio conversation between the first user and the second user, wherein the audio conversation is broadcasted to a third user who accesses the mobile application on a third mobile device of the third user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Stereo App Limited
    Inventors: Artur Nugumanov, Sergey Frolovichev, Andrey Ogandzhanyants
  • Patent number: 11245791
    Abstract: The disclosed system and method detect robocalls using biometric voice fingerprints. The system receives audio input representing a plurality of telephone calls. For at least a portion of the telephone calls, the system analyzes the received audio based on a voice biometrics detection model to identify one or more biometric indicators characterizing a speaker in the analyzed telephone call. The system generates and stores a voice fingerprint characterizing the speaker based on the biometric indicators, and a time of the analyzed telephone call. The system analyzes stored voice fingerprints and times corresponding to speakers in the analyzed telephone calls to determine a frequency of occurrence of each voice fingerprint within an analyzed timeframe. If the frequency of occurrence of a voice fingerprint exceeds a threshold call quantity within the analyzed timeframe, the voice fingerprint is characterized as being associated with a robocaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Marchex, Inc.
    Inventors: William Li, Nam Kim, Michael Pruitt, Mark Corley
  • Patent number: 11244222
    Abstract: An artificial intelligence-enabled device that handles delivery of user consumable information independent of network connectivity of the AI-enabled device, includes a memory and neural circuitry. The neural circuitry allocates a dedicated cache storage and determines a type of intelligent service on the AI-enabled device, for which first information is to be cached at the dedicated cache storage. The neural circuitry caches first information from a cloud server to a local sub-cache in the dedicated cache storage. The first information of the determined type of service is adaptively cached during at least one of a background activity or a foreground activity of the AI-enabled device, in accordance with an offline state or an online state of the AI-enabled device. The neural circuitry further controls delivery of user consumable information, based on a user input, on the AI-enabled device, based on the local sub-cache and supplemental information retrievable from the cloud server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jenke Wu Kuo
  • Patent number: 11245769
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an Internet of things platform which includes: a middleware that includes an apparatus management unit for receiving apparatus generated information from an Internet of things apparatus so as to establish a connection to the Internet of things apparatus, a service management unit for abstracting the Internet of things apparatus into a service apparatus and for controlling the Internet of things apparatus according to a service scenario, and a data management unit for generating and storing data regarding the apparatus management unit, the service management unit and the Internet of things apparatus; and a script editor that generates the service scenario for the service apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Soon Hoi Ha, Eun Jin Jeong, Hyun Jae Lee, Dong Hyun Kang, Jang Ryul Kim
  • Patent number: 11228602
    Abstract: An in-vehicle network system includes one first node and a plurality of second nodes. The first node is configured to transmit predetermined data to the respective second nodes, and transmit verification data for verifying whether the predetermined data has been normally received by the second nodes to the second nodes when the predetermined data has been transmitted to the second node. Each of the second nodes is configured to receive the predetermined data transmitted from the first node, receive the verification data transmitted from the first node, verify whether the received predetermined data has been normally received based on the received predetermined data and the received verification data, and transmit a verification result to the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Serina Gangi, Junya Kobayashi, Kazuo Kato
  • Patent number: 11222097
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus installs a license instructed to be installed when a reliable date has been successfully acquired from a server. When the reliable date fails to be acquired and the license instructed to be installed is a valid-days-designated license, the information forming apparatus installs the valid-days-designated license based on the image forming apparatus' built-in clock. When the reliable date fails to be acquired and the license instructed to be installed is an expiration-date-designated license, the information forming apparatus does not install the expiration-date-designated license.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masanori Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 11224091
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for prioritizing Mission Critical Push to Talk Traffic during an emergency. Embodiments disclosed herein relate to wireless communication networks, and more particularly to mission critical services in Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication networks. Embodiments herein disclose a channel sensitive MCPTT prioritization scheduling method and system to increase the download/upload speeds for MCPTT users during the emergency situations. Embodiments herein methods and systems for prioritizing traffic for connected User Equipments (UEs) over idle UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Arjun Nanjundappa, Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Lalith Kumar, Avinash Bhat
  • Patent number: 11218951
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for obtaining and transmitting system information are provided by the present disclosure. The method of obtaining the system information includes: a function of detecting a first target beam is turned on under a preset trigger condition, where the first target beam is a beam that carries target system information and is emitted by a base station to shared initiating equipment in response to a system information request transmitted by the shared initiating equipment; the first target beam is detect before a preset state; and the target system information is obtained according to the first target beam when the first target beam is received before the preset state. With the method of obtaining the system information, acquisition latency of the target system information is effectively shortened and utilization of air interface resources is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 11212324
    Abstract: A solution of supporting IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) call setup in a next generation system (5GS) is proposed. During a registration procedure, the network sends indications to a user equipment (UE) indicating whether IMS voice over PS session (VoPS) over 3GPP access and over non-3GPP access is supported or not. The indications comprise two independent indicators, one indicator for indicating whether IMS VoPS is supported over 3GPP access, and the other indicator for indicating whether IMS VoPS is supported over non-3GPP access. In one example, the two independent indicators are included in a 5GS network feature support information element (IE) carried by a registration accept message sent from the network during the registration procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Chien-Chun Huang-Fu
  • Patent number: 11196776
    Abstract: Method and system comprising a remote UE being connected to a relay UE, the system moreover comprising a HSS of the remote UE, an ADMF, a MME serving the relay UE and a GW. The relay UE is transmitting in a message (12) an identity of the remote UE (IMSI_1) and an IP address of the remote UE to the MME serving the remote UE. The MME transmitting in an update record message (14) for the remote UE (IM-SI_1); the identity of a relay UE and the identity of the MME serving the relay UE, to the HSS of the remote UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Roland Gustafsson, Gunnar Rydnell, Shabnam Sultana
  • Patent number: 11190465
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure facilitates processing of natural language (NL) messages. In one embodiment, upon receiving a NL message from a user directed to a chatbot operational in a digital processing system, a data set pertinent for responding to the NL message is formed. An interactive widget that facilitates examination of the formed data set in different views is constructed and sent for display as a response to the NL message. Accordingly, when the interactive widget is displayed (on a display unit), the user is facilitated to examine the data set (pertinent to the NL message) in different views by interacting with the interactive widget.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ashish Kumar, Rahul Dutta
  • Patent number: 11184842
    Abstract: User equipment appends a header to a non-access stratum (NAS) message to form an encapsulated NAS message. The header is formed according to a wireline access network protocol. The user equipment transmits the encapsulated NAS message over a wireline connection between the user equipment and an interworking function of a core network. The interworking function receives the encapsulated NAS message over the wired connection and forwards the NAS message to a core network entity selected based on addressing information included in the header. A point-to-point control plane session can be established between the user equipment and the interworking function in response to a session request transmitted by the user equipment. The point-to-point control plane session can be used to convey encapsulated NAS messages, which can be used to request establishment of an NAS session for a user plane connection to the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Thomas Theimer, Devaki Chandramouli, Laurent Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 11182764
    Abstract: A host establishes an up-to-date, an automated, secure, and Peer-Two-Peer (PSP) communication session with a peripheral. During the communication session, the host controls serialization, prioritization, and delivery of messages being passed. Each message providing command instructions and/or information for processing between the host and the peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Frank Bukovics
  • Patent number: 11128997
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for improving establishment and broadcasting of communication, including providing an improved user experience using descriptive operator management. For example, a method comprises determining a first user accesses a mobile application on a first mobile device of the first user; determining a second user accesses the mobile application on a second mobile device of the second user; determining a descriptive operator associated with at least one of the first user, the second user, or the audio conversation; and initiating the audio conversation between the first user and the second user, wherein the audio conversation is broadcasted to a third user who accesses the mobile application on a third mobile device of the third user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Stereo App Limited
    Inventors: Andrey Ogandzhanyants, Sergey Frolovichev, Artur Nugumanov
  • Patent number: 11128672
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a inter-networked lawful intercept service is provided. The inter-networked lawful intercept service may include providing lawful intercept information from a proxy call session control function to a future generation core network device. The proxy call session control function may be resident in an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem network. The proxy call session control function may use a Diameter message that includes the lawful intercept information. The future generation core network device may be a policy control function. The lawful intercept information may be further provided to other core network devices, such as a session management function and a use plane function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: William W. Wong, Amir Saghir, Rakesh Chandwani
  • Patent number: 11116018
    Abstract: In some examples, a device detects a calling identifier received as part of initiating a call matches an emergency identifier, the emergency identifier associated with information from which to derive a Uniform Resource Name (URN). The device detects that the device is attached to or registered a first network different from a second network, where the second network configured the emergency identifier. In response to detecting that the device is attached to or registered the first network different from the second network, the device includes a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 11096030
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of operating an apparatus for providing a cell broadcast service. The operating method includes receiving, by a transmission device of a broadcaster, a cell broadcast service signal containing an emergency alert from a mobile carrier; converting, by the transmission device, the cell broadcast service signal into a public warning broadcast signal; and transmitting, by the transmission device, the public warning broadcast signal to a mobile switching center or a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Suk-Hee Cho, Byung-Jun Bae, Woong-Soo Na, Na-Yeon Kim, Dong-Joon Choi
  • Patent number: 11089560
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, by a constrained wireless network device comprising a local clock, a plurality of messages from respective neighboring wireless network devices advertising as available parent devices in a directed acyclic graph of a time-synchronized network that is synchronized to a master clock device; determining, by the constrained wireless network device, a corresponding timing error of the local clock relative to each message output by the corresponding available parent device; and executing, by the constrained wireless network device, a distributed time synchronization of the local clock with the master clock device based on correlating the respective timing errors relative to the local clock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Patrick Wetterwald, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Eric Michel Levy-Abegnoli
  • Patent number: 11082915
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing data communication in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for communicating delay tolerant information in a network of moving things, for example comprising any of a variety of types of vehicles (e.g., autonomous vehicles, vehicles controlled by local operators, vehicles controlled by remote operators, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiago Condeixa, Joao Azevedo, Carlos Ameixieira, Ricardo Matos, Roy Russell, Joao Barros
  • Patent number: 11071006
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a first User Equipment (UE) to request dedicated sidelink configuration. In one embodiment, the method includes the first UE transmitting a first Radio Resource Control (RRC) message to a network node, wherein the first RRC message includes a sidelink Quality of Service (QoS) information, and wherein a presence of an identity of a sidelink QoS flow in the sidelink QoS information is mandatory and a presence of a QoS profile of the sidelink QoS flow in the sidelink QoS information is optional. The method also includes the first UE receiving a second RRC message from the network node, wherein the second RRC message includes a dedicated sidelink configuration and the identity of the sidelink QoS flow associated with the dedicated sidelink configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Te Pan, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo
  • Patent number: 11063990
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for verifying an identity of an originating device that initiates a VoIP communication with a recipient device. Specifically, an attestation parameter module is configured to detect a call request associated with a VoIP communication that is initiated by an originating device. The attestation parameter module may authenticate an identity of the originating device, and in doing so, insert an attestation parameter into an identity header of a modified SIP INVITE message sent to the recipient device. In response to receiving the modified SIP INVITE message with the attestation parameter, the telecommunication network associated with the recipient device may verify the identity of the originating device based on the attestation parameter included within the SIP INVITE message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Homer Nicolas B. Filart, Jose R. Mendoza, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11064071
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for generating and handling a waitlist during an audio conversation on a mobile application. For example, a method comprises: receiving a request from a first user, listening to a first audio conversation involving a second user and a third user, to join a waitlist associated with the second user or the first audio conversation; adding the first user to the waitlist associated with the second user or the first audio conversation; enabling the second user to view the waitlist; and initiating a second audio conversation between the second user and a user on the waitlist upon termination of the first audio conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Stereo App Limited
    Inventors: Sergey Frolovichev, Artur Nugumanov, Andrey Ogandzhanyants
  • Patent number: 11050746
    Abstract: A method is provided to anonymize the media access control (MAC) address of a client device. The method involves generating a plurality of media access control (MAC) addresses for use by a client device in a network. Policies are defined that determine which one of the plurality of MAC addresses is to be used by the client device. The plurality of MAC addresses allocated for use by the client device are registered with a management entity in the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Shree N. Murthy, Pradeep Kumar Kathail, Brian Weis
  • Patent number: 11039303
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (100) provides a first indication to the wireless communication network. The first indication indicates a set of at least two capabilities of the wireless communication device (100). Further, the wireless communication device (100) determines whether the wireless communication device (100) supports a combination of two or more of the capabilities and provides a second indication to the wireless communication network. The second indication indicates whether the combination of capabilities is supported by the wireless communication device (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Rickard Ljung, Basuki Priyanto
  • Patent number: 11038763
    Abstract: An intelligent network policy engine can be utilized to apply dynamic policy changes for microservices. For example, based on outlined service provider policies, user equipment state data, and/or network state data, the intelligent network policy engine can determine which microservices to use and/or what order to use the microservices to increase a performance of the network. The intelligent network policy engine can perform conflict resolution based on how network traffic should be treated in certain scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr., Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11006295
    Abstract: A Core Service Platform (CSP) system is integrated with an operator network and IT system to provide services to subscribers and operators. Based on information collected from the operator network and IT system, the CSP system delivers alerts to a subscriber's device and provides offers to resolve the condition causing the alerts. The CSP system provides customized contextual offers to the subscriber's device based on contextual assessments of a subscriber's current context, such as time in contract, loyalty status, data and voice usage, value of customer, time, location and purchase history. The CSP system also provides an operator a suite of tools for the operator to manage its pricing, offers, campaigns and other subscriber-related issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jahangir Mohammed, Amit Gupta, Daniel Gerard Collins, Gautam M. Shah, Scott Barkley, Jack McGwire
  • Patent number: 10990949
    Abstract: A host establishes an up-to-date, an automated, secure, and Peer-Two-Peer (PSP) communication session with a peripheral. During the communication session, the host controls serialization, prioritization, and delivery of messages being passed. Each message providing command instructions and/or information for processing between the host and the peripheral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: Bruce Frank Bukovics
  • Patent number: 10993146
    Abstract: Provided is a user equipment maximum bandwidth control method and device, and computer storage medium. The method includes that a gNodeB acquires a first user equipment-aggregated maximum bit rate (UE-AMBR) and an aggregated maximum bit rate (AMBR) corresponding to all established protocol data unit (PDU) sessions from a core network; the gNodeB calculates a second UE-AMBR based on the first UE-AMBR and the AMBR corresponding to all the established PDU sessions; and the gNodeB executes bandwidth control on a Non-Guaranteed Bit Rate (Non GBR) service of a user equipment (UE) in accordance with the second UE-AMBR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaoyun Zhou, Jinguo Zhu
  • Patent number: 10993175
    Abstract: A spectrum information query system, a method of querying a database storing spectrum information and a secured query proxy device are provided, the spectrum information query system comprising a database storing spectrum information; one or more spectrum utilising devices forming a first communications network; and a secured query proxy device, the secured query proxy device configured to communicate at its front-end with the database storing spectrum information, wherein the secured query proxy device is configured at its back-end for a one-way downlink to the first communications network; a decoupled source that is decoupled from the first communications network, the source being coupled to the secured query proxy device, wherein the secured query proxy device is configured to obtain information associated with the first communications network via the decoupled source, the secured query proxy device being further configured to perform encryption of obtained information associated with the first communicati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Whizpace Pte Ltd
    Inventors: Ser Wah Oh, Pankaj Sharma
  • Patent number: 10992803
    Abstract: A method and system for identifying an unwanted caller using a call answering system. The method comprises receiving, by a call records server, information about callers from a plurality of telephony devices and one or more phone number data sources, classifying, by the call records server, one or more of the callers as either wanted or unwanted callers based on the received information, and storing, by the call records server, the received information and the classification of the one or more of the callers into a directory. The method further comprises identifying, by a call answering server, that a call from a given caller from a phone number to a receiving telephony device is from an unwanted caller by searching the directory, and handling, by the call answering server, the call from the given caller according to one or more preferences of the user, the one or more preferences including rejecting the call from the receiving telephony device, playing a recorded message, and disposing of the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YouMail, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander E. Quilici, Michael J. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 10965820
    Abstract: The proposed solution relates to a method and an apparatus in a communication system. The solution comprises creating (400) a bearer for user terminal communication; transmitting (402) a credit control request message to Online Charging System, storing (404) the message to a transmission buffer, receiving (406) a credit control answer message as a reply to the request message and, if the credit control answer message comprises an error code: opening (412) a charging data record and timestamping the opening with the time the bearer was created, copying (414) the message from the transmission buffer to the charging data record, adding (416) information regarding rating groups affected by the error to the charging data record as containers and closing the containers and updating (418) result code-field of the charging data record according to the error code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Cesar Augusto Zevallos
  • Patent number: 10965620
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques for redacting mirrored network packets prior to providing the mirrored packets to an intended recipient application, such as a third-party analysis application. More specifically, a multi-destination packet redaction device obtains mirrored network traffic that comprises one or more mirrored network packets. The multi-destination packet redaction device filters the mirrored network traffic to determine an intended recipient application of the one or more mirrored network packets and applies a redaction process to redact one or more portions of at least one of the one or more mirrored network packets. The redaction process is customized based on one or more attributes of the intended recipient application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Chih-Tsung Huang, Wei-Jen Huang, Kelvin Chan, Chiapeng Wu
  • Patent number: 10951233
    Abstract: A decoder is configured to perform, for a unit of data received by the decoder, a plurality of decoding iterations in which a plurality of messages are passed between a plurality of check nodes and a plurality of variable nodes, each message indicating a degree of reliability in an observed outcome of data. The decoder determines, for each of the plurality of decoding iterations, whether a trigger condition is satisfied based on an internal state of the decoder and, when a trigger condition is determined to be satisfied during a respective decoding iteration, scales one or more respective messages of the plurality of messages during a subsequent decoding iteration. The unit of data is decoded based on the plurality of decoding iterations and at least one scaled message resulting from the trigger condition being satisfied during the respective decoding iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Kent D. Anderson, Anantha Raman Krishnan
  • Patent number: 10904302
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and non-transitory computer readable storage medium, in one embodiment, associating at least one autonomous transport and at least one user, determining at least one characteristic of said at least one user based on at least one of at least one user search history and at least one user preference selection, determining at least one user location of said at least one autonomous transport and querying at least one adjacent entity based at least on said determined at least one characteristic within a predetermined range of said at least one user location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10893553
    Abstract: A method for communicating with a network at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes steps of suspending a connection with the network; selecting one of a first connection procedure or a second connection procedure based on a cause value of a connection provided from a higher layer; and performing the selected connection procedure, wherein the cause value of the connection is determined according to a type of data to be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Jinsook Ryu, Daewook Byun, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10891017
    Abstract: A mobile communication device. The mobile communication device comprises a display, a processor, a non-transitory memory, an application launcher stored in the non-transitory, and a first mobile application comprising a rotating icon software development kit (SDK) stored in the non-transitory memory. When the first mobile application is executed by the processor, the SDK requests the application launcher to present application icons in a rotation sequence in a same position on the display, where the application icons comprises a first icon and a second icon, when the first icon is selected, the application launcher launches the first mobile application, and when the second icon is selected, the application launcher launches the first mobile application, an alternative activity of the first mobile application is performed, and the first mobile application accesses a link to a second mobile application associated with the second icon, where the link references an application data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Burcham, M. Jeffrey Stone
  • Patent number: 10869363
    Abstract: Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE), an Evolved Node-B (eNB) and methods for communication are generally described herein. An UE may be configurable to operate as an eRelay UE. The eRelay UE may be configured to operate as a relay between an eNB and an eRemote UE. The eRelay UE may receive, from the eRemote UE, a message that includes an identifier of the eRemote UE for paging of the eRemote UE. The eRelay UE may determine whether a first paging message from the eNB includes the identifier of the eRemote UE. If it is determined that the first paging message includes the identifier of the eRemote UE, the eRelay UE may transmit, to the eRemote UE, a second paging message to page the eRemote UE. The second paging message includes the identifier of the eRemote UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Changhong Shan, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10841233
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses a data plane configured for processing function scalability. The processing functions for which scalability is supported may include charging functions, monitoring functions, security functions, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Randeep S. Bhatia, Fang Hao, Tirunell V. Lakshman, Harish Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 10826957
    Abstract: A communication server and accompanying communication devices allow near instantaneous communication between users of the communication devices. A communication device may be configured with multiple channels, where each channel is assigned a corresponding communication device. As the communication devices are registered with the communication server, each communication device has knowledge of other registered communication devices. Thus, communication devices may communicate nearly instantaneously with each other. Furthermore, as the communication device is equipped with multiple channels, a single communication device may host a conference call with other communication devices. In addition, communication device may include multiple buttons to control the communication device, and indicator lights to indicate the status of calls with other communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Hong Jiang
  • Patent number: 10819853
    Abstract: System and method for handling a transaction between a waiting party and queuing party include an independent communication system (ICS) managing calls between the waiting party and calling party and handles sensitive data as well as call-attached data. The ICS manages the transaction in different stages and with different levels of sensitivity. Either party is allowed to modify the call or call preferences during the transaction. The ICS works independently from the queuing party calling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Fon Cloud, Inc.
    Inventors: Shai Berger, Jason Bigue, Michael J. Pultz