Wireless Distribution System Patents (Class 455/3.01)
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 10341002
    Abstract: Apparatus for management of communications resources of a moving platform comprising a communications system configured to effect wireless data communication between the moving platform and a recipient node, the communications resources comprising a plurality of wireless communications links for facilitating the wireless data communication and a plurality of antennas associated therewith, the apparatus comprising an antenna analysis and selection module residing with the communications system and configured to: identify a communications requirement between the moving platform and a recipient node; receive attribute data representative of movement of the platform, the attribute data including platform movement data comprising future known movement of the moving platform and/or future predicted movement of the moving platform and/or the recipient node; determine, using the attribute data, suitability of each of a plurality of antennas and/or portions of aperture antenna for data transmission from the moving
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Peter Noble Hudson, Rania Hamdi Eissa, Monadl Abd Al-Abbas Mansour Al-Ameri
  • Patent number: 10326611
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed comprising receiving an upstream service signal from a premises. In an aspect, the systems and methods are configured for providing a wireless signal based on the received service signal external to the premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony Gene Werner, James Stephen Poder
  • Patent number: 10326544
    Abstract: A method for receiving public warning system (PWS) data includes receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a public warning system (PWS) message. The UE determines that the PWS message is a type 2 PWS message. The type 2 PWS message indicates that type 2 PWS data is delivered using a type 2 PWS data delivery mechanism. The type 2 PWS data is received using the type 2 PWS data delivery mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Michael Eoin Buckley, Shu-Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10318708
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for calculating athletic activity parameters. Multiple housings are position at different locations on a user's body. The housings are configured to be removably engaged with an electronic module that includes a sensor and a processor configured to calculate athletic activity parameters. Each housing is connected to or includes an identification memory that stores information identifying a location of the housing. The electronic module uses the location information to select an algorithm to use when calculating the athletic activity parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Santoshkumar Balakrishnan, Jordan M Rice
  • Patent number: 10321414
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a downlink information processing method and a device. The method includes: determining, by UE, whether a communication link between a cell in an active set and the UE meets a preset communication quality requirement; and if the communication link between the cell in the active set and the UE does not meet the preset communication quality requirement, stopping, by the UE, processing downlink information that is sent from a base station by using the communication link; therefore, transmission performance of the UE is not affected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fangfu Guo, Xiaoying Xu, Dong Chen
  • Patent number: 10304412
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving, by a first computing device, a command regarding operation of an application. A first version of the application is configured to execute on the first computing device and a second version of the application is configured to execute on a second computing device that has a different form factor than the first computing device. In response to receiving the command, the first computing device may determine a series of instructions that cause the first version of the application to display visual representations of an activity on the first computing device synchronized to displayed visual representations of the activity on the second computing device. The displayed visual representations are respectively adapted to the form factors of the first and the second computing devices. The first computing device may execute the determined series of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Paul Byrne, Matthew Amacker, Melissa-Ann Chan
  • Patent number: 10296668
    Abstract: A data modeling studio provides a structured environment for graphically creating and executing models which may be configured for diagnosis, prognosis, analysis, identifying relationships, etc., within a process plant. The data modeling studio includes a configuration engine for generating user interface elements to facilitate graphical construction of a model and a runtime engine for executing data models in, for example, an offline or an on-line environment. The configuration engine includes an interface routine that generates user interface elements, a plurality of templates stored in memory that serve as the building blocks of the model and a model compiler that converts the graphical model into a data format executable by the run-time engine. The run time engine executes the model to produce the desired output and may include a retrieval routine for retrieving data corresponding to the templates from memory and a modeling routine for executing the executable model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Mark J. Nixon, Terrence L. Blevins, Daniel Dean Christensen, Paul Richard Muston, Ken Beoughter
  • Patent number: 10298573
    Abstract: A management system includes an authentication information management unit configured to manage authentication information used in authentication of a request to participate in a session among communication terminals; a content data management unit configured to manage content data transmitted among the communication terminals in the session; a request acceptance unit configured to accept a request for the content data managed by the content data management unit; an authentication unit configured to perform authentication using the authentication information managed by the authentication information management unit; and a transmission unit configured to transmit the content data managed by the content data management unit to a communication terminal that is a request source of the content data, when authentication of the request for the content data by the authentication unit using the authentication information is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10257245
    Abstract: There is provided a server and method for association of user interactions of a first venue and a second venue. The server including a memory storing a user profile of a user and a hardware processor, wherein the hardware processor may be configured to receive first user interactions of the user with a first system in a first venue, the first user interactions including a request for playing a first media content using the first system in the first venue, store the first user interactions of the user in the user profile of the user in the memory, determine, after storing, the user is in a second venue, retrieve from the user profile, after determining, the first user interactions, and provide, after retrieving, a custom presentation to the user using a second system in the second venue, wherein the custom presentation is based on the first user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Natalie Hobson, Angela Marchinkow
  • Patent number: 10244610
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a lighting network is provided whereby both legacy and next generation lighting may be controlled by a harmonized controller. Wireless controllers are deployed within the lighting network to control the operation of the harmonized controller. Wireless interconnectivity allows each of the wireless controllers to independently command the harmonized controller and allows each wireless controller to correctly display through visible feedback the current status of the lighting network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Illum Horticulture LLC
    Inventors: James V. Rhodes, James M. Shaker
  • Patent number: 10225049
    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: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Robert L. Olesen, Jin Wang, Arty Chandra
  • Patent number: 10225591
    Abstract: Provided are methods and systems whereby a user device can monitor the attributes of content presented to a plurality of users. The user device can monitor interaction between each of the plurality of users and one or more of the content and the user device. The user device can generate a plurality of profile clusters based on one or more of the monitored attributes and the monitored interactions over a time period. The user device can generate a plurality of user profiles based on the plurality of profile clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: James H. Stephens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10212561
    Abstract: A message transmission system, a receiving apparatus, a receiving method and a computer-readable recording medium thereof are provided. The message transmission system includes a transmitting apparatus, a receiving apparatus and a database. The transmitting apparatus transmits a broadcasting message, where the broadcasting message includes an identification code. The receiving apparatus forwards the identification code in response to receiving the broadcasting message. The database provides an intent content corresponding to the identification code without an application identification. The receiving apparatus presents a notification according to the intent content by an operation system (OS) without opening an application corresponding to the application identification in response to receiving the intent content. Accordingly, without installing an application for receiving a push message, the receiving apparatus still can receive the notification, and efficiency of push notification can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Future Sync Int'l Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Che Kung, Yu-Lee Horng, Ching-Wei Yang, Ernest Chung-Ching Chen, Yu-Heng Lo
  • Patent number: 10194326
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) for a first node associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, and transmitting data over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band when the CCA is successful. The data may be transmitted by the first node in accordance with an agreement between the first operator and a second operator in the deployment of operators. A second method includes receiving over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, at a user equipment (UE), a first transmission from a first node associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators. The first transmission may include data originating from a second operator in the deployment of operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10194331
    Abstract: Embodiments disclose a remote radio unit hub (RHUB), an indoor communications system, and a signal transmission method. The RHUB includes an input port module, a first output port module, and a processing module. The input port module is configured to connect to a baseband unit (BBU) in a wired manner and receive a first communications signal sent by the BBU. The first output port module is configured to connect to another RHUB in a wired manner. Additionally, the processing module is configured to send, according to the first communications signal received by the input port module, a second communications signal to the another RHUB by using the first output port module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Zhang, Jinsong Hong, Qiongtao Ren
  • Patent number: 10187220
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices of the various embodiments enable a receiver device to determine the available broadcast services in a network having different network identifiers assigned to different geographic regions. The various embodiments enable a receiver device to identify a national service (e.g., a service available in more than one geographic region of the network) assigned different temporary mobile group identifiers (“TMGIs”) in different geographic regions as the same service across the different geographic regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos Marcelo Dias Pazos, Nagaraju Naik, Ralph Akram Gholmieh
  • Patent number: 10186912
    Abstract: Systems and methods for wireless power transmission are described herein. In one aspect, a charging pad to transfer power wirelessly comprises a power antenna assembly configured to receive wireless power. The power antenna assembly is configured to charge the battery based on the received wireless power. The charging pad further comprises a ferrite layer assembly. The charging pad further a shielding layer defining a shape configured to receive a part of the host device and/or conform to a shape of a host device. The shielding layer can define a notch or can define a concave shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Milenko Stamenic, Edward L. Van Boheemen, Simon Islinger, Wojciech Adam Chlebosz, Stefan Raabe, Alberto Garcia Briz
  • Patent number: 10182464
    Abstract: There is provided a method of implementing carrier aggregation on a first transceiver. The method comprises receiving and decoding, during a first subframe, channel quality information from user equipment and transferring, before the expiry of a second subframe immediately following the first subframe, the decoded channel quality information over a direct physical link to a second transceiver, for use in decoding further channel quality information from the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies Singapore (Sales) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Binu Mathew
  • Patent number: 10148985
    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: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Sallas, David DeAndrade, Christopher Stone
  • Patent number: 10134059
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for streaming digital media content, such as music, video, or television content. In accordance with an embodiment, the system includes support for providing music-styled advertisement or other sponsor-directed content. Metadata describes media content that can be streamed or otherwise provided to a user's media device. A media streaming logic and targeting service analyzes a playing media content, and selects advertisements for delivery in conjunction with that content. For example, the system can determine a genre, tempo, or mood of music being streamed during a session, and select advertisements targeted to a style of music. Information associated with the user, for example their location, can be used to predict their mood, and select appropriate advertisements. Advertisements can also be selected based on an analysis of, for example, a playlist description or a song lyrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventors: Kinshuk Mishra, Alex Sarkesian, Ajay Kalia, Michael Becker
  • Patent number: 10129717
    Abstract: A warning system in which users' devices performs a method including: receiving a broadcast message comprising message information in a first human language from a mobile telecommunication network or an indication of an alternative radio bearer or network for retrieval of the message information; storing information templates in one or more different human languages; and presenting to a user, according to a language preference of the user: the message information of the broadcast message; or one or more information templates corresponding to the message information, in a second human language other than the first human language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Silke Holtmanns, Rune Lindholm
  • Patent number: 10123355
    Abstract: A method includes attempting, by a computing device capable of connecting to a long term evolution (LTE) cellular network, to perform a first non-access stratum (NAS) procedure via a serving eNodeB associated with a serving cell included in the LTE cellular network. The first NAS procedure includes a radio access network (RAN) layer portion and a NAS layer portion. The method further includes determining that the first NAS procedure was unsuccessful due to a first NAS procedure failure. In response to the first NAS procedure being unsuccessful due to the first NAS procedure failure, a first alternate cell included in the LTE cellular network is selected, and there is an attempt to perform a second NAS procedure via a first eNodeB associated with the first alternate cell. The selection of the first alternate cell is initiated by the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Joseph Peter Kuhn, III
  • Patent number: 10102187
    Abstract: Information about named entities referenced in an electronic book (ebook) is provided to a client device. An ebook identifier identifying the ebook is received from the client device. A set of layers available for use with the ebook is determined. The layers in the set provide information associated with the ebook and a layer in the set provides information associated with named entities referenced in content of the ebook. A content range identifying a range of content of the ebook for which layer information is requested and an identification of one or more of the layers in the set for which layer information is requested is received from the client device. Layer information associated with the ebook content identified by the content range for the identified layers is transmitted to the client device. The transmitted layer information includes information associated with named entities referenced by ebook content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Frank Ronald Worsley, Tania Bedrax-Weiss, Abraham Phelps Murray, Dana L. Dickinson, Gopal Venu Vemula, Kirill Buryak
  • Patent number: 10091613
    Abstract: A method according to one embodiment comprises receiving preference information from a user, the preference information causing the mobile device to automatically receive local information based on a current location of the mobile device, determining the current location of the mobile device, receiving a request from the user for output of a local page, including identifying a selection, by the user, of the local page to be displayed, in response to the identifying of the selection, retrieving content via a wireless connection based on the current location of the mobile device and the preference information, the content including local weather, traffic delays, and nearby businesses, automatically designing a layout of one or more objects associated with the retrieved content for display on the mobile device, and including the content retrieved based on the current location of the mobile device in the local page displayed by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: Dominic M. Kotab
  • Patent number: 10091317
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for proximity-based content sharing on wireless devices is presented in which a first device having a wireless communication region surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices. In response to a user action data is pushed from the wireless device to other wireless devices in the region. Communication connections can also be formed between devices in the region and devices outside the region and data may be pushed to the devices outside the region. Users can block other devices either within the region or outside the region so that they do not receive pushed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Evan Rifkin, Ryan Rifkin, Alex Pronin, Steve Lackenby
  • Patent number: 10089449
    Abstract: A device for controlling network access comprising a first transceiver configured in as open access point device, a second transceiver configured in client mode and configured to connect to a second network, and a human detectable output device. The first transceiver device is configured to request and receive a user access security key. Upon matching the output and received security keys, data access to the network is enabled. Further, the device limits the addresses to which a user client device can transmit data. The user access security key required for the connecting to the first transceiver is time varying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventor: David Avital
  • Patent number: 10075930
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in a first User Equipment (UE) that reduces the number of required transmissions when transmitting device-to-device (D2D) synchronization signals or broadcast channels in a wireless network. The first UE determines its level of interest in being received by a second UE that is within network coverage, and adapts a time pattern for transmission of synchronization signals or broadcast channels, depending on the determined level of interest of the first UE. The first UE's interest may be determined by analyzing a type of service that the first UE is interested in performing, and concluding the first UE is interested in being received by the second UE only when the first UE is interested in performing a certain type of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10069830
    Abstract: A communication system comprising a plurality of terminals, comprising: a start request information obtaining unit that obtains information for requesting start of a session between a first terminal and a second terminal of the plurality of terminals; a session management unit that establishes the session in accordance with the start request information; a participation request information obtaining unit that obtains participation request information with which a third terminal of the plurality of terminals requests participating in the already established session; and a participation determination unit that allows the third terminal to participate or prohibit the third terminal from participating in the already established session, wherein when the participation determination unit allows participation in the already established session, the session management unit lets the third terminal to participate in the already established session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Taro Okuyama
  • Patent number: 10044542
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for transmitting data in a wireless communication system. The device generates a scrambling sequence, scrambles the data with the scrambling sequence, maps the scrambled data to a radio resource, and transmits the mapped scrambled data. The scrambling sequence is generated based on 2N+1, where N denotes a cell identifier of a cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Lee, Dae won Lee, Ki Jun Kim, Joon Kui Ahn
  • Patent number: 10027614
    Abstract: For managing multiple duplicative notifications, a method receives and parses, at a processor, a first notification. The method also receives and parses, at the processor, a second notification. The method also compares the second notification with the first notification to determine if the second notification has a substantially similar purpose as the first notification. The method also includes preventing, in response to the second notification having a substantially similar purpose, the second notification from being presented on a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10003829
    Abstract: A cabin service system may include a control module unit, a pair of power rails, the power rails being configured to provide mechanical attachment and electrical power to the control module unit, and a plurality of cabin services, wherein the control module is communicatively coupled to the plurality of cabin services to provide control of the plurality of cabin services. The control module unit may include a plurality of communication ports, and a plurality of relays coupled to at least one communication port of the plurality of communication ports, wherein each communication port of the plurality of communication ports corresponds to at least one cabin service of the plurality of cabin services, and wherein each relay of the plurality of relays provides discrete control of an associated cabin service of the plurality of cabin services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Yakentim M. Ibrahim, Donald B. Lee
  • Patent number: 9980301
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a terminal device, a communication method, a program, and a communication system, which can enable one-on-many wireless communication among terminal devices with less trouble for the user. A communication system according to the present disclosure is a communication system in which one parent device and a plurality of child devices perform one-on-many wireless communication. The parent device includes a management unit which manages group information representing a group made up of two or more child devices to which a child device belongs, and a child device connecting unit which establishes wireless connection with the child device which performs notification of the group information that matches the managed group information, and consecutively establishes wireless connections with a plurality of child devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Natsuki Itaya, Katsutoshi Itoh, Hideyuki Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ikenaga, Kimiya Kato, Erika Saito