Special Services Patents (Class 370/259)
  • Patent number: 10321268
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable medium, and system are provided for managing a dynamic wireless network. An aspect of this invention is to identify the occurrence of an overlap of coverage areas provided by separate wireless access points, at least one of which is mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Cook, Ivan Ong
  • Patent number: 10313917
    Abstract: A front-haul controller for a network coupling a BBU and an RRH that exchanges RF analog signals with a supported UE. The network comprises a plurality of nodes coupled by variable bit-rate network communications links. The BBU exchanges packets of frequency-domain samples with the RRH along the network. The front-haul controller monitors information about wireless spectrum occupancy at the RRH and at least one spectrum occupancy threshold and varies a bit-rate of the network link in accordance therewith. The front-haul controller can proactively adjust the bit-rate and/or the threshold during periods associated with at least one event that may impact the spectrum occupancy. The network link can be a FlexE, SONET, DWDM, LAG and/or ECMP link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hassan Halabian, Peter Ashwood-Smith
  • Patent number: 10306511
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for deciding a secondary eNB (SeNB) user equipment aggregate maximum bit rate (UE-AMBR) in a wireless communication system is provided. In one embodiment, a master evolved NodeB (MeNB) in dual connectivity receives assistant information, which includes at least one of a buffer size or load information of a SeNB, from the SeNB, and decides whether to change a SeNB UE-AMBR based on the assistant information. In another embodiment, the MeNB transmits an indication which requests change of a SeNB UE-AMBR to a SeNB, receives information related to a new SeNB UE-AMBR from the SeNB; and decides whether to change the SeNB UE-AMBR based on the information related to the new SeNB UE-AMBR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Daewook Byun
  • Patent number: 10275750
    Abstract: A customer engagement device (CED) may receive a payment token associated with a transaction from a point of sale (POS) system. The CED may retrieve transaction details associated with the transaction from a gateway. The CED may prompt a customer to provide payment information for the transaction and may collect payment information from the customer. The CED may provide the payment information and may obtain a transaction authorization from the gateway. The CED may inform the POS system regarding the transaction authorization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CAYAN LLC
    Inventors: Marc Castrechini, Henry Helgeson, Markiyan Malko
  • Patent number: 10277681
    Abstract: A machine-to-machine communication platform provides a flexible system for device control and solution hosting. In particular, the communication platform hosts and manages third party vertical solutions that interact with external devices. A third party gateway provides the third parties with access to the communication platform so that the third parties may define, configure, and monitor custom vertical solutions that are locally hosted in the communication platform. The communication platform provides a communication manager that implements a device independent communication facility for communicating with the external devices. As a result, the communication platform connects to, communicates with, and controls virtually any external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Fabio Mungo, Andrea Franco, Emilio Paterlini
  • Patent number: 10270643
    Abstract: Embodiments of methods and systems for peer-to-peer interconnection between service providers are presented. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a session controller, a request for access to a target communication device, the target communication device being communicatively coupled to a foreign service provider network. The method may also include referencing a list of available routes for peer-to-peer communication with the target communication device on the foreign service provider network from a database of available routes. Additionally, the method may include identifying, in a peer-to-peer interconnect controller, a path for communication with the target communication device in response to the list of available routes. In one embodiment, the method also includes establishing a peer-to-peer communication session from a peering point to the target communication device over the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: GENBAND US LLC
    Inventors: Frederick C. Kemmerer, Jr., Carroll L. Gray-Preston, Jeremy Fuller
  • Patent number: 10264062
    Abstract: A system, method and computer-readable medium for request routing based on content popularity information are provided. A client computing device transmits a first DNS query to a content delivery network service provider. The content delivery network service provider transmits an alternative resource identifier in response to the client computing device DNS query. The alternative resource identifier is selected as a function of popularity information pertaining to the requested resource. The client computing device then transmits a second DNS query to the content delivery network service provider. The content delivery network service provider can then either resolve the second DNS query with an IP address of a cache component or transmit another alternative resource identifier that will resolve to the content delivery network service provider. The process can repeat until a DNS nameserver resolves a DNS query from the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Richardson, Bradley E. Marshall, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian
  • Patent number: 10244501
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to support parallel communication using multiple subscriber identities in a wireless communication device via multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs) are disclosed. A representative method includes establishing a connection with a first wireless network via a first wireless cellular protocol software stack for a first subscriber identity associated with a first subscriber identity module; registering with a second wireless network via a second wireless cellular protocol software stack for a second subscriber identity associated with a second subscriber identity module; and receiving radio frequency signals from the second wireless network via the second wireless cellular protocol software stack in parallel with communicating with the first wireless network via the first wireless cellular protocol software stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang Miao, Jianxiong Shi, Li Su, Wenping Lou
  • Patent number: 10243799
    Abstract: A policy and charging rules function (PCRF) virtualization method, device and a virtualization policy and charging system are provided. The device includes: at least two virtual machine; where each of the virtual machine correspondingly realizes at least one function of the PCRF device; and the virtual machines are connected to each other through an Internet Protocol (IP) rout. According to the technical solution of the embodiments of the present disclosure, when a function of a PCRF VM is expanded, the VM can be configured flexibly, thereby reducing the cost and improving the performance price ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuhua Chen, Chenghui Peng, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10237277
    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: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Anthony Leach, Eugenio Padilla Garza, Anthony Tran, Russell William Andrews
  • Patent number: 10230833
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is configured to determine a speed at which it is moving based on timing advance values, which are provided by a base station in order to synchronize TDMA communications. The timing advance values are received at periodic intervals, and indicate by how much time the device should advance its data bursts so that they arrive at the base station within the correct TDMA timeslot. Each timing advance value can be multiplied by the length of a timeslot and by the propagation speed of radio waves to determine the distance of the device from the base station. The speed of the device can be determining by analyzing changes in this distance over time. When the device detects that it is moving at greater than a threshold speed, the device disables certain activities or functions that might be distracting to a driver of a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Muhammad Tawhidur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10225412
    Abstract: A device and a method for implementing a data service in order to avoid generating an unnecessary data usage fee for user equipment (UE) and further avoid data usage waste after a data service switch of the UE is turned off. The method includes determining, by a first network-side device, a status of a data service switch of UE, and sending, by the first network-side device, a first notification message to a second network-side device when the data service switch of the UE is turned off, where the UE is already registered with a network, the first notification message includes first instruction information and an identity of the UE, and the first instruction information instructs the second network-side device to skip charging for data packets of the UE flowing through the second network-side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiwei Chong, Xiaobo Wu, Shengze Zu
  • Patent number: 10218746
    Abstract: Call transferring method and device for a multi-channel terminal are provided. The method includes: receiving an incoming call request from a first remote subscriber and setting up a call with the first remote subscriber based on a first service channel; and connecting the first service channel with a second service channel to forward service data of the first remote subscriber to a second remote subscriber and forward service data of the second remote subscriber to the first remote subscriber through the first and second service channels, wherein the first and second service channels are set up based on a current subscriber identity card. The method and device may improve flexibility of call transferring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xichun Gao, Xianliang Chen, Jinjin Ni, Yi He, Yiguo Zhao
  • Patent number: 10200338
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer readable media for persistent conversations are described. In some implementations, a method can include receiving a communication message sent from a first user to at least one other user and generating a persistent conversation object having a conversation content section and conversation state information. The method can also include storing the communication message in the conversation content section of the persistent conversation object and forwarding the communication message to the at least one other user. The method can further include updating the conversation state information to reflect the receiving, storing and forwarding of the communication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin David Eidelson, Heradon Douglas, Peter Pawlowski, Per Gustafsson, Björn Kempén, Jonas Erik Lindberg
  • Patent number: 10193851
    Abstract: In a machine to machine (M2M) system, an M2M node is identified by a first machine identification, the first machine identification being specific to an underlying communication network via which the M2M node is communicatively accessible, and a second machine identification, the second machine identification being specific to an M2M application layer by which other M2M application layer entities can communicate with the M2M node. A mapping between the first machine identification and the second machine identification is used for facilitating communication with and triggering of the M2M node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Rajesh Bhalla
  • Patent number: 10178531
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure relate to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) data sharing. The sensor data collected from each vehicle may be divided into common information and detailed information. The common information is broadcasted to every other nearby vehicle. Based on the received common information other vehicles may express interest in some particular detailed information. Unicast and/or multicast sessions may be set up to share the detailed information with the interested vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tien Viet Nguyen, Libin Jiang, Zhibin Wu, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Baghel, Shailesh Patil, Durga Prasad Malladi, Junyi Li, Georgios Tsirtsis
  • Patent number: 10178585
    Abstract: A network-based solution of supporting IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) call setup in a next generation system (5GS) is proposed. During an attach or registration area update procedure, a serving base station sends an indication to a UE indicating whether IMS voice over PS session is supported or not. Upon receipt of the indication that IMS VoPS is supported, the UE triggers an IMS registration procedure. However, when an MO/MT call happens, the network determines that the UE may be in conditions where voice service is not supported because the network is not able to provide a successful IMS VoPS over the current serving cell connected to 5G core network. The network then triggers a RAT change or a EPS fallback procedure such that the UE is handover to a target cell that supports IMS VoPS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Guillaume Sebire, Yu-Syuan Jheng
  • Patent number: 10165618
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a service processing method and device. In this way, when determining that an exception occurs in the packet data network gateway (PGW), the serving gateway (SGW) no longer needs to send the fact that an exception occurs in the PGW to the mobility management entity (MME), thereby reducing a signaling transmission amount in a system, and simplifying a service processing procedure. Moreover, because different deletion policies are used, service processing is accelerated, service processing efficiency of the system is further improved, and user experience is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sirui Long
  • Patent number: 10149318
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes receiving downlink control information for a first UE based at least in part on a group identifier associated with a NOMA group including the first UE and at least a second UE; and receiving a set of NOMA downlink transmissions at the first UE based at least in part on the downlink control information for the first UE. A second method includes receiving downlink control information for a first UE, the downlink control information for the first UE including an indication of at least a second UE; receiving downlink control information for the second UE based at least in part on the indication of at least the second UE; and receiving a set of NOMA downlink transmissions at the first UE based at least in part on the downlink control information for the first UE and the downlink control information for the second UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi, Siddhartha Mallik, Xiaoxia Zhang, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10142688
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein involve selecting a coordinator device for multichannel playback by a first playback device and a second playback device are joined into a zone group of playback devices that are configured to render audio content from an audio source in synchrony. An example implementation may involve determining that a wireless interface performance metric of the first playback device exceeds a wireless interface performance metric of the second playback device. Based on such a determination, the first playback device and the second playback device may be configured as a group coordinator and a group member of the zone group, respectively. The group coordinator (a) receives the audio content from the audio source, and (b) forwards at least a portion of the received audio content to a group member during rendering of the audio content by the zone group of playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Hrishikesh Gossain, Jonathan Lang
  • Patent number: 10140169
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can be configured to automatically trigger a notifying event when a failure occurs. The method can also store information specifically relating to the failure. The storing is performed upon the automatic triggering of the notifying event. The specific information is stored such that the specific information persists after a system restart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Heikki Jarmo Tapani Laaksonen
  • Patent number: 10129079
    Abstract: Methods and elements are disclosed for controlling services in a specific location in a wireless communication network, by configuring a policy comprising service control information and location based information corresponding to the specific location for controlling services for user equipments, UEs in the location from a second core network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Lasse Olsson, Di Liu, Mikael Östborn, Qi Xia
  • Patent number: 10129427
    Abstract: In a communication system including a first terminal and a second terminal, a management server manages the first terminal and the second terminal, and a relay server relays communication between the first terminal and the second terminal, upon authenticating the first terminal, the management server notifies the first terminal of first authentication information for requesting authentication to the relay server and connection information for connecting to the relay server, and upon authenticating the second terminal, the management server notifies the second terminal of second authentication information for requesting authentication to the relay server. In response to a request from the first terminal, the relay server creates access information and transmits it to the first terminal. The relay server transmits the access information to the second terminal and relays the communication performed between the first terminal and the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirofumi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10129689
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing machine-type communication and for mobile network memory conservation. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a machine-type communication gateway including a centralized policy engine and a device trigger storage may be communicatively connected to control nodes of a mobile network and to trigger providers of a fixed network. The machine-type communication gateway may be configured to receive device triggers from the trigger providers, store the device triggers in the device trigger storage in queues, and providing the device triggers to the control nodes at rates determined by the centralized policy engine. Consistent with disclosed embodiments, a non-transitory storage memory may store bearer information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Definition Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Kathuria, Kenneth Edward Virgile, Mahavir Dagdulal Karnavat, Harish Chintamani Ratnaparkhi, Mukesh Kumar Singhal
  • Patent number: 10115135
    Abstract: A system and method which overcome the limitations of online charging systems which do not natively support redirection functionality. In an embodiment of the invention a SCIM provides the added redirection functionality to online charging systems which do not natively support redirection functionality. The SCIM supports redirection of a user session to a process application in a manner which allows the user to easily continue with the activity the user was engaged. If selected criteria are met the SCIM can update credit control answers (CCA) with redirection information to redirect the session to an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shlomo Livne, Vladimir Furman, Renana Seidman, Tzach Livyatan
  • Patent number: 10116457
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for usage monitoring are disclosed. In some examples, a method occurs at a policy enforcement node for enforcing policies in a mobile network. The method may include installing a rule for reporting user equipment (UE) related usage information based on at least one threshold value indicating an interval for sending usage reports. The method may also include in response to UE related usage meeting or exceeding the at least one threshold value, sending a first usage monitoring report message to a policy rules node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Rohit Juneja
  • Patent number: 10110550
    Abstract: An example system for device-independent point to multipoint communication is configured to receive a message addressed to one or more destination users, the message type being, for example, Short Message Service (SMS), Instant Messaging (IM), E-mail, web form input, or Application Program Interface (API) function call. The system also is configured to determine information about the destination users, the information comprising preferred devices and interfaces for receiving messages, the information further including message receiving preferences. The system applies rules to the message based on destination user information to determine the message endpoints, the message endpoints being, for example, Short Message Service (SMS), Instant Messaging (IM), E-mail, web page output, or Application Program Interface (API) function call. The system translates the message based on the destination user information and message endpoints and transmits the message to each endpoint of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TWITTER, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone
  • Patent number: 10103897
    Abstract: A method, performed in a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) for managing subscription to a policy counter maintained at an Online Charging System (OCS) is disclosed. The PCRF is operable to communicate with the OCS over an Sy reference point. The method comprises receiving an All Users subscription trigger from a network operator (202), the All Users subscription trigger identifying a network policy, and sending a Spending Limit Request (SLR) command to the OCS (208), the SLR command specifying an identifier of a policy counter for the network policy and specifying application of the SLR command to all ongoing Sy sessions between the PCRF and the OCS. Also disclosed is a method, performed in an OCS, for managing subscription by a PCRF to a policy counter maintained at the OCS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: R. Kumar, Rameshwaran Thulasidoss
  • Patent number: 10091178
    Abstract: A Method for supplying protected multimedia content during which a terminal a) acquires a service date from a date server and b) evaluates a temporal criterion of a licence with respect to the last acquired service date. A headend associates with each segment of the multimedia content, its transmission date, and transmits it in a stream together with the segment. The terminal extracts from the stream the date of transmission of the segment, then it compares the extracted transmission date to the last acquired service date. And, only if the extracted transmission date is later than the last acquired service date, acquires it as service date, and uses it as last acquired service date on an execution of the step b) between two successive executions of the step a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: VIACCESS
    Inventors: Mathieu Phirmis, Mathieu Boivin, Quentin Chieze, Nicolas Pochon
  • Patent number: 10078510
    Abstract: In general, the techniques of this disclosure describe a method that includes receiving, by a computing device, a user interaction for identifying one or more undesired features of a software program to be removed. The software program is provisioned on the computing device as a software binary. The method further including identifying, by the computing device, one or more execution paths of the software binary that implement the one or more undesired features. Identifying the one or more execution paths includes outputting an indication directing the user to interact with the one or more undesired features, generating undesired feature information of an execution log, and determining the one or more execution paths using the execution log. The method further includes removing, by the computing device, the one or more execution paths to generate a modified software binary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Architecture Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Judson Powers, Daniel McArdle, Robert A. Joyce
  • Patent number: 10079860
    Abstract: Methods, nodes, a terminal, a communication system and computer programs to be used in association with terminating a circuit switched signaling service to a terminal (108) via a circuit switched access of a mobile network (100) are described. In one method, the signaling service is different from a voice call via the circuit switched access and from a mobile terminating location request service. A call via an internet protocol domain of the mobile network (100) and a packet switched access of the mobile network (100) is or is being established for the terminal (108). The method is performed by a control node (104) of the mobile network (100) and comprises receiving (112) a paging request for paging the terminal (108) via the packet switched access. The paging request is for the circuit switched signaling service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Magnus Hallenstål, Ivo Sedlacek
  • Patent number: 10050891
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments described herein include systems, methods, and nodes for distributing relay wireless devices across an access node. Network identification numbers associated with at least two wireless devices may be determined. At an access node, a traffic class identifier and frequency band may be assigned to the at least two wireless devices, wherein each frequency band available for communication at the access node is assigned at most a maximum number of wireless devices comprising a network identification number that meets the criteria. Data may then be communicated between the access node and the at least two wireless devices according to the assigned traffic class identifiers and frequency bands, wherein the wireless devices comprise relay wireless devices that relay data between the access node and one or more small cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Vanil Parihar, Nitesh Manchanda, Sreekar Marupaduga, Sharath Somashekar
  • Patent number: 10051544
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for selecting at least one SIM card for data communication at a wireless communication device which is capable of housing a plurality of SIM cards. When a switching condition is satisfied, the wireless communication device selects a second SIM card group, and disconnects one or more connections established using any non-second group SIM card. Non-second group SIM cards are SIM cards that are not in the second SIM card group. A selected SIM card from the second SIM card group is then used for data communications. The steps are repeated until (i) the switching condition is no longer satisfied, (ii) no more SIM cards selected from the second SIM card group can be used for data communications or (iii) no more connection is made using non-second group SIM cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Kit Wai Chau, Ho Ming Chan, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 10033878
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for providing a sponsored service on an IMS-based mobile communication network, and comprises the steps of: a sponsored service client transmitting to a sponsored service server a sponsored service start request message; the sponsored service server determining the validity of the sponsored service after receiving the start request message; transmitting to the sponsored service client a sponsored service start acceptance message when the sponsored service server determines the sponsored service as valid; generating a sponsored service between the sponsored service client and an Internet service provider server; the sponsored service server generating charged fee information and transmitting the charged fee information to an authentication/authorization/accounting (AAA) server, when the sponsored service client requests termination of the sponsored service; and terminating the sponsored service session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Kyung Hee University Industry Academic
    Inventors: Ji Cheol Lee, Sung Won Lee, Beom Sik Bae, Han Na Lim, Sang Soo Jeong, Song Yeon Cho, Sung Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10027790
    Abstract: A device for performing a cooperative function with another device is provided. The device includes a communication unit, and a controller that determines whether the other device is in a surrounding area of the device based a signal received through the communication unit, selects one cooperative function from among a plurality of cooperative functions according to a relative position of the device with respect to the other device and performs the selected cooperative function with the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seung-dong Yu, Woo-yong Chang, Se-jun Park, Min-jeong Moon
  • Patent number: 10021603
    Abstract: A technique for handling a status of a connection for a call is provided. The connection has a signal path and a media path towards a terminating side. The signal path includes nodes at least some of which are to be informed of the status by a signal packet that is forwarded towards the terminating side of the connection on the signal path. One node inserts a media resource in the media path of the connection. The media resource provides media for announcing the status of the connection at the terminating side of the connection. The node includes in the signal packet, which signals the status to one or more of the nodes that are further towards the terminating side, a suppression indicator controlling suppression of media resource insertion at the one or more nodes. The node transmits the signal packet towards the terminating side on the signal path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Dénes György Pázmány, Tony Edman, Michael Mause, Stephan Muetter
  • Patent number: 9992813
    Abstract: Various methods for determining network entity timeout values to improve keep-alive signaling are provided. One example method may comprise providing for transmission of a request for a timeout value associated with a keep-alive timer. The method of this example embodiment may further comprise receiving a response to the request, wherein the response comprises an indication of the timeout value of the keep-alive timer. Additionally, the method may further comprise determining an expiration time of the keep-alive timer based at least in part on the timeout value. The example method may further comprise providing for transmission of a keep-alive data packet prior to the determined expiration time. Similar and related example methods, example apparatuses, and example computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jouni Korhonen, Markus Isomäki, Gabor Bajko
  • Patent number: 9984226
    Abstract: A screen sharing server receives a connection request each from a sender's user terminal and a receiver's user terminal, receives an authentication number to specify the sender's user terminal with which a screen is to be shared, in response to the connection request, allows the receiver's user terminal to display a prompt to ask for an input of the authentication number, authenticates the authentication number in response to receiving the authentication number from the receiver's user terminal, receives shared screen data from the sender's user terminal and sequentially transfers the shared screen data to the receiver's user terminal, if the authentication number is correct, detects that the sender's user terminal discontinues transmitting the screen data, and makes an inquiry to the receiver's user terminal with an authenticated authentication number about whether or not to transmit the shared screen data, in response to the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 9972285
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a device and method for controlling zooming-in of an electronic map, a device and method for controlling zooming-out of an electronic map, a device and method for controlling panning of an electronic map, a device and method for computing tiles within a visual region of an electronic map, and a device and method for processing an electronic map tile request queue, wherein the method for controlling zooming-in of an electronic map comprises: determining a target display level to be reached via zooming in when receiving an instruction of zooming in the map, and searching out a plurality of target tiles that need to be displayed in the target display level; selecting a pre-loaded display level based on a relationship between a current display level and the target display level, and searching out pre-loaded tiles corresponding to the target tiles in the pre-loaded display level; acquiring the pre-loaded tiles and the target tiles according to an order of priority, loading and displ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xinming Yang
  • Patent number: 9973467
    Abstract: Provided are devices, computer-program products, and methods (e.g., methods implemented by a network device), for automatic provisioning of an access point. In some implementations, a network device may receive a request for provisioning information. In some implementations, a group name is determined. In these implementations, the group name may be determined using information provided in the request. In some implementations, provisioning information is selected. In these implementations, selecting the provisioning information includes using the group name. In some implementations, the selected provisioning information is transmitted. In these implementations, provisioning information facilitates self-configuration of un-provisioned network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ARUBA NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Suresh Dhulipala, Venkatesh Kannan
  • Patent number: 9967348
    Abstract: A method for a user agent to access a session policy in a network is provided. The method comprises the user agent sending a registration message to a first network node. The method further comprises the user agent receiving policy-related information from the first network node in a response to the registration message. The policy-related information is one of the session policy, a Uniform Resource Locator that points to the session policy, and a Policy-Contact header containing a policyContactURI for a policy document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Montemurro, Andrew Allen, Adrian Buckley
  • Patent number: 9953188
    Abstract: A system for storing and controlling access to data representing personal behavior, the system comprising an ID retrieval apparatus to receive identifying information revealing the identity of an individual, to submit a request corresponding to the received identifying information to an ID generation apparatus, to receive an anonymized user ID in return, and to output the user ID to the individual; a data engine comprising a data store and an access controller, the store being inaccessible to the ID retrieval apparatus and configured to receive and store personalized behavioral data, access to the stored behavioral data being controlled by the controller, the behavioral data representing behavior of the individual, which data are anonymously personalized with the user ID; the controller controlling access to the data by requiring that access requests from service providers specify the user ID with which the behavioral data are personalized to access the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: David Snelling
  • Patent number: 9942058
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a novel method for managing hardware forwarding elements (MHFEs) that facilitate the creation of multiple logical networks on a set of shared physical forwarding elements. The method uses a set of logical controllers that generate data that defines a set of logical networks, and a set physical controllers to distribute the generated data to the hardware forwarding elements. In some embodiments, each MHFE can serve as either a master MHFE or a slave MHFE for one set of computing end nodes (e.g., VMs, containers, etc.) in a logical network. To ensure proper routing of data packets to the computing end nodes, each MHFE sends to its physical controller an inventory (e.g., a table, a list, etc.) of the set of computing end nodes for which it serves as the master MHFE or the slave MHFE. Each physical controller forwards the inventory for each logical network to the logical controller for the logical network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Anupam Chanda, Ariel Tubaltsev
  • Patent number: 9942874
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and an apparatus for transmitting system information, and a method and an apparatus for receiving system information. The method includes: acquiring, by a base station, a preset modification period of enhanced system information, where the enhanced system information is system information on which enhanced transmission needs to be performed; the modification period of the enhanced system information is an integer multiple of a modification period of non-enhanced system information; and the non-enhanced system information is system information that is transmitted, based on scheduling by using a control channel, in a system information window; and transmitting the enhanced system information in an enhanced transmission manner in the modification period of the enhanced system information according to a configured time-sequence location. According to the methods or the apparatuses in the present disclosure, occupied transmission resources can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhuan Xia
  • Patent number: 9935856
    Abstract: A system automatically determines end user timing across multiple platforms and network browsers. End user timing data may be captured using one or more techniques. The techniques may include utilizing a navigation timing standard and handler call back functionality. The end user timing data may be analyzed to identify which technique's data is most accurate, and the most accurate end user timing data is then reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Manoj Acharya, Binil Thomas, Adam Cath
  • Patent number: 9936161
    Abstract: Providing video visitation with cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individuals may call for limiting functionality of a personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device, such as by an operating system of the personal device. The personal device may play audio and video, accept video communications in response to touching of a screen of the personal device, and establish a video communication in response to such touching of the screen. Providing the video visitation may also include receiving a request to initiate a video communication over the personal device with a cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual, such as may be requested via a visitor communication and/or media device. Whereupon, an audible message may be played by the personal device, indicating the request, and the video communication between the personal device and the visitor device may be established in response to touching of the screen of the personal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander Noland
  • Patent number: 9930759
    Abstract: An emergency light system is provided to help an emergency response team in locating an emergency site, the emergency light system comprising an LED light bulb with a wireless connectivity preferably Wi-Fi, and an app installed on a mobile communication device and connected to the LED light bulb via the wireless connectivity. The app allows registering emergency numbers in it. Further, the app is connected to the dialing pad of the mobile communication device to detect dialing of a registered emergency number. When the app detects the dialing of a registered emergency number, it sends signal to the LED light bulb via wireless connection to activate the LED light bulb to light in strobe pattern. The LED light bulb can be deactivated automatically after 45 minutes or manually through App. The emergency light system also provides a battery backup to the LED light bulb.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Johnathan Harrison
  • Patent number: 9929918
    Abstract: Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method and related network node including one or more of the following: receiving performance metrics from at least one device within the cloud network; analyzing the performance metrics to generate at least one application requirement, wherein the at least one application requirement indicates a recent performance associated with a resource provisioned for a customer, wherein the resource is supported by a first device within the cloud network; identifying a second device within the cloud network to support the resource based on the at least one application requirement; and migrating the resource from the first device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Elisha J. Rosensweig, Etti Shalev, Sharon Mendel-Brin, Dmitri Krasnenko, Ifat Afek
  • Patent number: 9924330
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for a multi-media broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) by a radio network controller (RNC), including generating a command for updating an MBMS notification indicator, the command including notification indicator information and a connection frame number, transmitting the command to a base station, and receiving a notification indicator starting at a time based on the connection frame number for a modification period if the modification period is included in the command, wherein the notification indicator information is used to generate the notification indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, Beijing Samsung Telecom R&D Center
    Inventors: Chunying Sun, Xiaoqiang Li
  • Patent number: 9917943
    Abstract: Disclosed is a first audio device comprising a speaker for reproduction of first audio signals, a microphone for reception of second audio signals, a first transceiver configured for establishing a wireless link according to a short-distance wireless technology, where the first audio device is configured for establishing the wireless link with a second audio device configured for establishing a call, where the first audio device is configured for transmission of the first and second audio signals of the call via the wireless link, wherein the first audio device is configured for detecting a call-end request during the call, wherein the first audio device is configured for, upon detecting the call-end request, inquiring whether the wireless link between the first audio device and the second audio device should be disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GN Audio A/S
    Inventor: Lisa Rørbæk Kamstrup