Wireless Distribution System Patents (Class 455/3.01)
  • Patent number: 11031757
    Abstract: An underwater cable route planning technology is provided for automatically generating underwater cable routes using a model. In this regard, one or more processors may receive bathymetry data, and may also receive existing route data for a plurality of existing underwater cable routes. Based on the bathymetry data and the existing route data, a model for determining underwater cable routes may be generated. As such, when a request for an underwater cable route connecting a first location and a second location is received, the model may be used to generate one or more potential underwater cable routes based on the first location, the second location, and the bathymetry data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Shirshendu Bhattacharya
  • Patent number: 11018931
    Abstract: Examples described here include systems and methods for configuring device settings for a number of user devices across an enterprise. A management server can provide a user interface at an administrator console for creating a profile and identifying an associated device type. The management server can then retrieve a schema file associated with the device type. Based on information in the schema file, the management server can populate the user interface at the administrator console with available configuration options pertaining to the device type. An administrator can configure the options and send instructions to the management server to deploy the profile across the number of user devices. The management server can instruct each user device to download a device configuration application from an application repository and transmit the settings information to an agent application of the user device that has permission to configure the device configuration application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Stillman, Kyle Barry
  • Patent number: 11019601
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method by which a terminal receives multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) control information through a beam in a wireless communication system, and a device for supporting the same. The method can comprise the steps of: selecting a beam; transmitting, to a base station, an MBMS control information request message including a beam index for indicating the selected beam; and receiving, from the base station, the MBMS control information through the beam according to the MBMS control information request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 11005560
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes receiving, by a processing system at a first premises, a request from a second premises for a channel signal to be obtained from a first signal received via a satellite dish system; the request specifies one channel provided by the satellite dish system. The method also includes converting the first signal to generate a converted signal, and encrypting and modulating the converted signal to generate a second signal; the modulating is performed by a first transceiver at the first premises, and the second signal includes the requested channel signal. The method further includes transmitting the second signal to a second transceiver at the second premises; the second transceiver demodulates and decrypts the encrypted second signal to provide the requested channel signal at equipment at the second premises. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Megha Venugopal
  • Patent number: 11006348
    Abstract: A transmission method of system information, a user equipment, a network side device, a system and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: receiving, by the UE, system information sent by a network side device, the system information is part of system information of the network side device; sending, by the UE, a request message to the network side device, wherein the request message is used to request the system information required by the UE; receiving by the UE, the system information required by the UE in on-demand system information sent by the network side device, wherein the on-demand system information is another part of system information of the network side device other than the part of system information of the network side device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yuan He, Wei Bao, Pierre Bertrand
  • Patent number: 10993275
    Abstract: An apparatus for managing communication links with a plurality of traffic nodes registered with a radio network configured to receive a request from a first traffic node to establish a communication link with a second traffic node, which is one of the plurality of traffic nodes. The apparatus further receives, from the first traffic node, object description information associated with the request, compares the object description information with stored information relating to at least some of the plurality of traffic nodes, determines, based on the comparison, a likelihood that the object description information pertains to the second traffic node and decides, based on the determination, whether to grant the request. The apparatus is able to act as a traffic node manager for the radio network and could be a network node such as a Base Station or Base Transceiver Station or a dedicated vehicle identity manager for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanwen Cao, Sandip Gangakhedkar, Steffen Schieler
  • Patent number: 10985850
    Abstract: A system includes a media distribution device including a first network interface, a second network interface, and a first processor. The first processor configures the first network interface to use a first communication network, and broadcasts, using the first communication network, audio data. The system includes a media device including a third network interface, a fourth network interface, and a second processor. The second processor causes, using the third network interface, the media device to join the first communication network, receives, using the third network interface, a first portion of the audio data, processes the first portion of the audio data to generate first audio output, and transmits, using the fourth network interface, a control signal to the second network interface of the media distribution device. The control signal is configured to cause the first processor to modify an attribute of the audio data or stop broadcasting the audio data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ravi Ichapurapu, Sameet Ramakrishnan, Morris Yuanhsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 10986477
    Abstract: A device for vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication, including a computing apparatus for data processing and a generating apparatus for generating vehicle-to-X messages by a protocol stack. The computing apparatus is configured to forecast an anticipated event triggering the broadcasting of a V2X message and to produce data forecast on the basis of the anticipated event and to provide the same to the generating apparatus for generating a forecast vehicle-to-X message. A corresponding method as well as the use of the device in a vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 10979738
    Abstract: An image decoding method performed by means of a decoding device according to the present invention comprises the steps of: obtaining first split information relating to a first target block; if the first split information indicates that the first target block is to be split, splitting the first target block into first sub-blocks; obtaining MPT split information relating to a second target block which is one of the first sub-blocks of the first target block; splitting the second target block into second sub-blocks on the basis of the MPT split information; and decoding the second sub-blocks, wherein the second sub-blocks are non-square blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junghak Nam, Seunghwan Kim, Hyeongmoon Jang, Jaehyun Lim
  • Patent number: 10972863
    Abstract: A Road Side Unit (RSU) (120) transmits V2X report information to a control node (140) and transmits location-related information about the RSU (120) to the control node (140). The control node (140) determines, based on the received location-related information about the RSU (120), at least one of: one or more sending nodes; a transmission area; a distribution path; and a communication scheme, to distribute a V2X control message to a plurality of UEs. It is thus, for example, possible to contribute to achievement of a configuration in which, upon receiving V2X report information from an RSU, a server transmits a V2X control message based on the V2X report information to a plurality of vehicles or pedestrians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10958385
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may be used for supporting multiple hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) processes per transmission time interval (TTI). A transmitter and a receiver may include a plurality of H-ARQ processes. Each H-ARQ process may transmit and receive one TB per TTI. The transmitter may generate a plurality of TBs and assign each TB to a H-ARQ process. The transmitter may send control information for each TB, which may include H-ARQ information associated TBs with the TBs. The transmitter may send the TBs using the associated H-ARQ processes simultaneously per TTI. After receiving the TBs, the receiver may send feedback for each of the H-ARQ processes and associated TBs indicating successful or unsuccessful receipt of each of the TBs to the transmitter. The feedback for multiple TBs may be combined for the simultaneously transmitted H-ARQ processes, (i.e., TBs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Robert L. Olesen, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 10944999
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for network-based processing and distribution of multimedia content of a live performance are disclosed. In some implementations, recording devices can be configured to record a multimedia event (e.g., a musical performance). The recording devices can provide the recordings to a server while the event is ongoing. The server automatically synchronizes, mixes and masters the recordings. The server performs the automatic mixing and mastering using reference audio data previously captured during a rehearsal. The server streams the mastered recording to multiple end users through the Internet or other public or private network. The streaming can be live streaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignees: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation, Dolby International AB
    Inventors: Philip Nicol, Antonio Mateos Sole, Giulio Cengarle, Cristina Michel Vasco
  • Patent number: 10944159
    Abstract: An antenna housing facilitates retrofitting a repeater/router and/or an LTE antenna on a vehicle. The combination antenna housing comprises a housing including a base adapted to be assembled to the vehicle, an intermediate portion, and an upper antenna enclosure portion for a radio and television antenna. A method for providing a vehicle with one or more communication links includes the steps of first assembling a plurality of cables within a wall of the vehicle that extend from inside the vehicle to a location on a roof of the vehicle. A radio and television antenna is attached to one or more of the cables within the combination antenna housing. An extra cable is secured inside the housing without electrically connecting the extra cable to another device until after assembly of the vehicle is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNADYNE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry L. Caren, Mark E. Hockett, CM Wong, Wentsan Yeh
  • Patent number: 10916965
    Abstract: A system and method for supplying uninterruptible power includes a housing, a power supply input connected to a solar panel as a power supply, a main network input, a powered device output, an alternative power supply as a plurality of batteries, and a control module. The power supply input includes a controller and power distribution unit to manage the solar panel. The main network input and control module are also modified to include an adapter, a power management processor, and a network management processor. There can be a panel irradiance sensor on the solar panel and connected to the power management processor. The system can be located at a remote location with only the solar panel connected to the power supply input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: BTU RESEARCH LLC
    Inventors: Michael Kanarellis, Charles I. McAndrew, Kenny Swatzel
  • Patent number: 10917814
    Abstract: To control content delivery to plural clients of a mobile communication network, a network entity of the mobile communication network collects geo information of the plural clients and evaluates the collected geo information of the plural clients based on a rule to determine whether the content delivery is to be adapted. The network entity identifies a region for which the content delivery is to be adapted. The network entity selectively outputs a message to a controlling entity if it is determined that the content delivery is to be adapted. The controlling entity controls the content delivery in response to receiving the message, to adapt the content delivery for clients located in the identified region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonakiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Heiko Perkuhn, Markus Kampmann, Rene Rembarz
  • Patent number: 10904930
    Abstract: A communication device for a working machine disposed on the working machine and configured to be connected to a mobile terminal, includes an identifier setting circuit configured to set at least one of a first program identifier and a second program identifier, and a first communicating circuit configured to transmit, to the mobile terminal, the first program identifier set by the identifier setting circuit with a first beacon and the second program identifier set by the identifier setting circuit with a second beacon, the first communicating circuit being configured to transmit the second beacon to the mobile terminal while the mobile terminal executes a first program after receiving the first beacon, the first program corresponding to the first program identifier being included in the first beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryosuke Kinugawa, Keisuke Egashira, Keisuke Miura
  • Patent number: 10893321
    Abstract: System and method for detecting and classifying direct response advertisements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: ENSWERS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jaehyung Lee, Ji-hoon Song, Hoon-Young Cho, Kil-youn Kim, David Lonjon
  • Patent number: 10885382
    Abstract: A method for classifying an object for a vehicle. The method includes at least: classifying, extracting and creating. In the classifying, an object from a camera image is classified using a generic classifier. In the extracting, at least one specific object feature assigned to the object is extracted from the camera image. In the creating, a specific classifier is created using the specific object feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Schulz, Florian Schmitt, Gregor Schwarzenberg
  • Patent number: 10884894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating synthetic data are disclosed. For example, a system may include one or more memory units storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a dataset including time-series data. The operations may include generating a plurality of data segments based on the dataset, determining respective segment parameters of the data segments, and determining respective distribution measures of the data segments. The operations may include training a parameter model to generate synthetic segment parameters. Training the parameter model may be based on the segment parameters. The operations may include training a distribution model to generate synthetic data segments. Training the distribution model may be based on the distribution measures and the segment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Mark Watson, Anh Truong, Jeremy Goodsitt, Reza Farivar, Kate Key, Vincent Pham, Galen Rafferty
  • Patent number: 10862990
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer readable media may be configured for improved predictive content caching. A system may determine a value that is a function of one or more rates at which a portion of a content item is being consumed and based on this value, may also calculate a projected position after a predetermined time period. By comparing the projected position to a dynamically adjustable threshold position for requesting a new portion of the content item, a determination may be made as to when to retrieve and/or cache a new portion of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Warren Wong
  • Patent number: 10862600
    Abstract: A reception apparatus includes a memory configured to store a television receiver application. The reception apparatus further includes processing circuitry configured to display, via a television broadcaster application, a user interface that provides a plurality of services for user selection. The processing circuitry is further configured to receive a user selection of a service from the plurality of displayed services. The processing circuitry is further configured to determine whether the selected service is an Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 1.0 service. In response to the determination that the selected service is the ATSC 1.0 service, the processing circuitry is further configured to continue execution of the television broadcaster application along with a display of the contents of the selected service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Graham Clift
  • Patent number: 10854071
    Abstract: Provided is an electronic device including a storage configured to store map data, and at least one processor configured to generate information indicating a trajectory of a user's movement based on a transition of a position of the user of the electronic device. The at least one processor is further configured to acquire the map data corresponding to a current position of the user, and execute at least one of notification to the user and notification to outside when it is detected that the user is to cross a road based on a positional relationship between a position of the road on a map specified from the acquired map data and the trajectory of the user's movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito, Tetsushi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 10856147
    Abstract: An identification information providing system includes a sending processor configured to send a predetermined signal including identification information; a managing processor configured to set or change identification information and manage predetermined identification information that is set or changed; and a receiving processor configured to be able to receive a predetermined signal to obtain predetermined identification information and perform synchronization, and to use a result of determining matching between obtained predetermined identification information and a received predetermined signal to determine whether the sending processor is an authorized sending processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10817902
    Abstract: A system and method for preference determination, including obtaining permission for profile access from social media users where the users agree to participate in surveys. Profile data, preferences, and data from completed surveys is retrieved, and base odds are calculated for particular variables in profiles of respondents and of people in the general population, and attributes for which predictive targeted sets are desired are returned. The profile data, preferences, and survey data is analyzed using a combined index calculation method to reduce the profile data, preferences, and data from surveys to a single index value for one or more particular keywords. The variables are placed in rank order based on the single index value to determine a likelihood of a particular user to prefer a particular item, and a predictive targeted set is returned for a likelihood of users in a particular set of users to prefer a particular item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: LOUDDOOR, LLC
    Inventors: James Sawczuk, Jeffery French
  • Patent number: 10812283
    Abstract: A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service logic modules in the gateway. The service management system also may selectively provide secure communications and exchange of information among gateway devices and among associated endpoint devices. An exemplary service management system includes a router connected to the network and one or more computer platforms, for implementing management functions. Examples of the functions include a connection manager for controlling system communications with the gateway devices, an authentication manager for authenticating each gateway device and controlling the connection manager and a subscription manager for managing applications services and/or features offered by the gateway devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: KIP PROD P1 LP
    Inventors: Amir Ansari, George A. Cowgill, Leon A. Nicholls, Jude P. Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R. McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan
  • Patent number: 10809960
    Abstract: The invention regards a method for reproducing visual and/or audio data synchronously by a group of devices, as well as a system for realizing such method. According to the invention first, a spatial location of each of the devices of the group is determined. Then, the visual and/or audio content is partitioned into content parts, each part dedicated to be reproduced by one device of the group respectively, based on the spatial location of the device. The dedicated portions are transmitted to their associated devices together with a time stamp, and the group of devices reproduces commonly and synchronously the transmitted portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA RESEARCH INSTITUTE EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Nils Einecke, Stefan Menzel
  • Patent number: 10805784
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed herein for efficiently providing wireless emergency alerts (WEA) to a mobile device. The techniques include broadcasting a warning message from a base station in a wireless network within a cell for the base station and including an interior cell or exterior cell indication and a geographic area description for an external cell. A receiving mobile device may then display the warning message to a user either unconditionally when an interior cell is indicated or after verifying the mobile device is located within the geographic area for an exterior cell. The wireless network may determine interior versus exterior cell status by determining interior cells to be wholly within the geographic area and exterior cells to be partly within the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Farrokh Khatibi, Kirk Allan Burroughs, James Deloach
  • Patent number: 10797944
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to commissioning in Zigbee Light Link (ZLL) networks. The proposed solution takes advantage of the existing Touchlink procedure in order to enable a controller device joining a ZLL network without having to Touchlink with every single lighting devices comprised in the ZLL network. This way, the one or more lighting devices of the ZLL network may be directly controlled by the newly joined controller device after a single Touchlink thanks to the introduction of a commissioning device. The commissioning device may be configured to provide specific joining information and binding information to the controller device. Further, a timer in the commissioning device may be triggered to lapse after a given period of time where the controller may be disconnected from the ZLL network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Chen Min Tan, Frank Zhang, Shengli Zhang
  • Patent number: 10798190
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a profile page of a user of an online social network, determining whether content on an external web site has been update by the user, and if the content on the external web site has been updated, then updating the profile page of the user to include the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: William K. Tiu, Jr., Kent Lindstrom, Ross Ainsley MacKinnon
  • Patent number: 10764187
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a server connected to a network, a plurality of emergency alerts from a plurality of devices connected to the network. The method also includes analyzing, by the server, the plurality of emergency alerts to determine an emergency type of each of the plurality of emergency alerts. The method includes categorizing, by the server, the plurality of emergency alerts based on the emergency type of each of the plurality of emergency alerts. The method includes prioritizing a first category of the plurality of emergency alerts and consolidating the plurality of emergency alerts of the first category into a consolidated alert. The method includes causing the consolidated alert to be provided to an emergency responder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Dahan, Jiansong Wang, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10757455
    Abstract: One or more computing devices may be configured to identify information corresponding to a program change request associated with a multi-program data transmission. The information may comprise at least a link to a desired program within the multi-program data transmission. The one or more computing devices may communicate the link to the desired program to a client device over a specified time period. After the time period, the one or more computing devices may communicate the desired program to the client device using a single program data transmission. The single program data transmission may be derived from the multi-program data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, David DeAndrade, Christopher Stone
  • Patent number: 10749620
    Abstract: A server device that communicates with a user device and the server device is enabled to receive a request for a copy of content, the request including a first identifier associated with the content, information associated with the user device, and information associated with a broadcast station that is broadcasting the content. The server device may obtain a user profile associated with the user device and obtain a station profile associated with a broadcast station, and identify the content, in the station profile. The server device may obtain the copy of the content to enable the user device to access the copy of the content and send, to the user profile, a notification indicating that the user device is authorized to access to the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Music Pocket, LLC
    Inventor: Mazen Anees Fayyad
  • Patent number: 10726226
    Abstract: Systems and methods for decoding and using data on cards are disclosed. According to one disclosed embodiment, a system for decoding and using data on cards includes: a network interface; a scanner configured to scan a passive data source on the identification card and transmit a scanner signal associated with the passive data source; a processor coupled to the scanner and the network interface, the processor configured to: receive the scanner signal; process the scanner signal and determine data stored in the passive data source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Integrated Solutions International, LLC
    Inventors: Michael F. Sweeney, Thomas J. Stopyra, Kenneth F. Gooden
  • Patent number: 10701726
    Abstract: Provided are method and apparatus for sending V2X service, and method and apparatus for configuring resources. The method for sending V2X service includes that a first OBU acquires sending resources for sending a V2X service, where the sending resources include resources required for sending V2X service data and scheduling information of the V2X service, the scheduling information is used for specifying information required for resource scheduling for the V2X service data; and the first OBU sends, on the sending resources, the scheduling information and the V2X service data to a second OBU. Frequency-domain multiplexing is performed in a same subframe in the sending resources for scheduling information and the V2X service data, and the scheduling information specifies that resource configuration is performed, in same and/or different subframes, for the V2X service data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Zijiang Ma, Yong Lv, Chen Lu, Yutang Xie
  • Patent number: 10677884
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods, terminals, and base stations for terminal positioning method. One example method applied to a baseband unit (BBU) in an indoor distributed NodeB system includes: receiving an uplink positioning signal forwarded by multiple remote radio units RRUs, where the uplink positioning signal is sent by a to-be-positioned terminal to the multiple RRUs; selecting, from the multiple RRUs, at least two RRUs as target RRUs according to the uplink positioning signal and a preset rule; and respectively obtaining signal angles of arrival corresponding to the target RRUs, and determining a location of the to-be-positioned terminal according to the signal angles of arrival, locations of the target RRUs, and a preset algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanping Jiang, Yongjun Liu, Xun Yang
  • Patent number: 10645344
    Abstract: A video system for intelligent visual display includes a video camera having an imager that produces a first set of image data representing an image of a scene. Video analytics receive and analyze the first set of image data to track an object. The video analytics generate metadata synchronized to the first set of image data and representing location information of an image of the object in the image of the scene. A display management module receives the first set of image data and the metadata and uses the metadata to derive from the first set of image data a second set of image data representing a cropped close-up image of the object. The second set of image data is distinct from the first set of image data to enable separate display presentation of the cropped close-up image and the image of the scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AVIGILION ANALYTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas H. Marman, Mahesh Saptharishi, Levi Glozman, Michael Ushomirsky
  • Patent number: 10595157
    Abstract: A Road Side Unit (RSU) (120) transmits V2X report information to a control node (140) and transmits location-related information about the RSU (120) to the control node (140). The control node (140) determines, based on the received location-related information about the RSU (120), at least one of: one or more sending nodes; a transmission area; a distribution path; and a communication scheme, to distribute a V2X control message to a plurality of UEs. It is thus, for example, possible to contribute to achievement of a configuration in which, upon receiving V2X report information from an RSU, a server transmits a V2X control message based on the V2X report information to a plurality of vehicles or pedestrians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10580041
    Abstract: A playback page, which can include embedded media players and a user interface that functions as an Internet media station tuner, can be transmitted from a web server to a web browser running on a client computer. In response to receiving a message from the playback page indicating a user-selected media station, the web server transmits a message instructing the media station to transmit a tagged media stream to one media player (a Content Playback Instance), and transmits a browser file to an advertisement server. The browser file includes information used by the advertisement server to select targeted media content to be inserted into an untagged media stream delivered to another media player (an Ad Spot Playback Instance). The web server controls whether the Content Playback Instance presents a tagged media stream, or the Ad Spot Playback Instance presents targeted content, at any particular time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: iHeartMedia Management Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark DuVall, Alan Gilbert
  • Patent number: 10567832
    Abstract: Transmission frequency information in units of component, the component being a data element contained in one broadcast delivery service and allowed for independent delivery, is supplied to a user terminal to execute reception setting in units of component. A data transmission device transmits, to the user terminal, metadata recording transmission frequency information in units of component that is constituent data of a broadcast delivery service and corresponds to a data element allowed for independent delivery to the user terminal, such as units of component of image data having a particular resolution, audio data or subtitle data in a particular language, or other types of data. The user terminal corresponding to a receiving device executes a setting process for setting a reception frequency allowing reception of a component to be received based on transmission frequency information recorded in units of component in the metadata received from the data transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: SATURN LICENSING LLC
    Inventors: Masahito Mori, Yasuaki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10565648
    Abstract: Mobile communication devices, systems, and methods involve receiving an extension of a trading-related application running on a mobile computing device by one or more processors of a wearable computing device and displaying a visualization of trading-related data on a display screen of the wearable computing device received via wireless communication with the mobile computing device from one or more back-end servers. A capture of input on the wearable computing device is detected by the mobile computing device via wireless communication with the wearable computing device and forwarded by the mobile computing device to the one or more backend servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CITIBANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Noa Kalechstain, Raphael Menachem, Dor Nir, Sagiv Shahori, Tsafrir Atar, Ofir Eyal
  • Patent number: 10545579
    Abstract: A remote control, such as a 3D air mouse, includes motion sensors used to measure position/orientation in space to alternatively control a cursor on a display, recognize gestures by the user so that data/commands can be entered into an electronic system being controlled or the like. Timed sequences of pressing a single trigger button and the quantity of motion during said sequences are both timed in relation to thresholds to switch between modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOVEA
    Inventors: Etienne De Foras, Guillaume Aujay, Gregoire Aujay, David Gomez, Loic Michallon, Nicolas Meunier
  • Patent number: 10542415
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a data transmission method for an edge MBMS service and a related device. The method includes providing an MBMS service data transmission system that includes a central BM-SC located on a core network and an edge BM-SC and an MBMS GW that are located on a network edge; creating, by the central BM-SC, a control-plane bearer context; sending a session start request to the edge BM-SC, so that the edge BM-SC creates a user-plane bearer context; receiving a session start response sent by the edge BM-SC; and delivering a service key to the edge BM-SC, so that the edge BM-SC encrypts data of the edge MBMS service by using the service key and sends data to UE via the MBMS GW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yihe Hou, Yan Wang
  • Patent number: 10542514
    Abstract: A mobile communication network comprises a first cell (200) and a second cell (210, 220, 230, 240) arranged in a coverage area of the first cell (200). A node (100) of the mobile communication network obtains positioning data of a UE (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16). The node (100) correlates the positioning data to a coverage area of the second cell (210, 220, 230, 240). Depending on the correlation of the positioning data and the coverage area of the second cell (210, 220, 230, 240), the node (100) selects between an active state and an inactive state of the second cell (210, 220, 230, 240). In accordance with the selected state, the node controls a base station of the second cell (210, 220, 230, 240).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhinong Ying, Vanja Plicanic Samuelsson, Erik Bengtsson, Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 10536810
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus comprises an accelerometer, an air-pressure sensor, a communication unit, and an at least one processor. The at least one processor performs determination processing of determining whether probability that the user will move on a road at the intersection after the user approaches the intersection is high based on change in the air-pressure value if the at least one processor detects approach of the user to the intersection when the user is moving in a predetermined movement manner. The at least one processor sends a notification that the user will move on the intersection to a roadside unit if the probability that the user will move on a road at the intersection is high. The at least one processor does not send a notification that the user will move on the intersection to a roadside unit if the probability is not high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito, Tetsushi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 10492037
    Abstract: A system for providing multimedia messages to a mobile device and a method thereof. The system includes a portal server, such as an integrated web portal server, structured to receive and direct processing of a multimedia message. The system may also include a Short Message System (SMS) server acting as an interface between the portal server and the mobile device. The SMS server may forward an SMS message to the mobile device indicating that the multimedia message has been received for the mobile device. Other features of the system may include an Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) server for converting the multimedia message to a text message, a media server to store the multimedia message for retrieval by the mobile device, and a billing server structured to determine an amount to bill for processing of the multimedia message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventor: Larry Clement Edward Singleton
  • Patent number: 10469624
    Abstract: A method for implementing a user interface (UI) control in a networked audio system that includes a plurality of audio playback devices that are adapted to play audio and that are operatively connected to a network over which audio data is delivered from a digital audio source to the audio playback devices, where the networked audio system further includes a control device that is operatively connected to the network and that has a display that is adapted to display a representation of a UI, and where the control device comprises an operating system (OS) and a native application program written for the control device OS, and memory. There is a local UI program that is stored in the control device memory. The local UI program is loaded in the control device when the native application is opened. The loaded UI is then displayed on the control device display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Marc Nicolas Gudell, Rameshwar Sundaresan
  • Patent number: 10453096
    Abstract: A movement controller includes a search unit, a determination unit and an instruction unit. The search unit searches for locations of information provision target candidate. The determination unit determines a movement form that causes a visual recognition rate of the moving object, which provides the information, to be higher on the basis of a search result. An instruction unit instructs the moving object to move in accordance with the movement form determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Patent number: 10425280
    Abstract: A method for determining an optimal laying arrangement of a new infrastructure link for connection from a new site to an existing infrastructure network includes modeling a terrain of a region around and at the new site and the existing infrastructure network near the new site; modeling each factor affecting the laying arrangement as a respective cost function; applying a respective weighting to each of the cost function to determine a life-cycle cost function; and determining, based on the determined life-cycle cost function, an optimized laying arrangement with minimal life-cycle cost from the new site to a connection point in the existing infrastructure network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: City University of Hong Kong
    Inventors: Moshe Zukerman, Zengfu Wang, Qing Wang, Yu Wang, Gang Wang, William Moran, Felipe Cucker, Jun Guo, Elias Tahchi
  • Patent number: 10402178
    Abstract: A device receives a request to publish content for different computing platforms, and receives the content to be published for the different computing platforms. The device reconfigures the content for the different computing platforms, based on one or more labeled categories of information, to generate different reconfigured content, and compiles the different reconfigured content, based on the one or more labeled categories of information, to generate different compiled content for the different computing platforms. The device provides at least one of the different compiled content to a client device associated with at least one of the different computing platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Bogumil Swiecki, Brent R. Blum, Guillaume P. Carre, Sarah Healy, Vanessa Oliva Araujo, Eoghan Kidney, David Joseph Arendash
  • Patent number: 10349405
    Abstract: Logic may coordinate communications of different types of wireless communications devices such as high power and low power wireless communications devices. Logic may coordinate communications by assigning time slots to a low power station (LP-STA) in a management frame such as a beacon transmitted by an access point (AP) associated with the LP-STA. Logic of the high power stations (HP-STAs) may receive the beacon and shepard logic of the HP-STA may defer transmissions by the HP-STA throughout the duration(s) indicated in the beacon from the AP. Logic of the LP-STA may comprise carrier sense multiple access with collision avoidance logic to determine when to transmit a communication. Shepard logic of an HP-STA may detect the communication from the LP-STA and defer transmission of communication during a time duration for the communication by the LP-STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Adrian P. Stephens, Emily H. Qi, Thomas A. Tetzlaff