Radiotelephone System Patents (Class 455/403)
  • Patent number: 10652304
    Abstract: Quality parameters, such as encoding bitrate, can be determined for the providing of media content based at least in part upon aggregate consumption data. An unknown number of media players can obtain content at a bitrate that depends upon network conditions, and encoders can use variable bitrate encoding, such that egress bandwidth usage can vary widely over time. Aggregate consumption data can be obtained for the various client devices to project the egress costs for a particular period. If the projected resources deviate unacceptably from the target for the period, new quality setting values can be determined, such as new maximum, minimum, target bitrate, or target quality values for the various quality levels. These settings can be automatically applied or suggested to customers, who can then accept any or all of the suggestions, or choose to adjust at least some of the settings based on the suggestions or cost projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Olaf Nielsen, James Ka Sin Au
  • Patent number: 10629051
    Abstract: DESAC is an after-market supplemental wireless (battery-operated, non-contact, radio-linked) pair of transmitter-receiver sensing modules designed to significantly enhance the safety of many wheelchair-bound semi-mobile residents prone to falling while transferring without assistance, many with varying degrees of dementia, in Skilled-Care, Nursing, Rehabilitation, CCRC, Assisted-Living, Memory-Care, and other forms of Senior Living Facilities (including private homes). It works as an automatic trigger of a standard hospital CALL button that works with any standard ¼ inch plug, normally open, Push-to-Close, mechanical-contact (fully isolated, non-electronic) call-box jacks. Functionally, it appears as though the resident physically pushed their bedside, cabled call button for a constant 10 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Gustin
  • Patent number: 10631228
    Abstract: A method for executing or adapting a forwarding strategy in a vehicular ad-hoc network (VANET) includes performing, by a first vehicle being a node in the VANET, the following actions: analyzing current environmental conditions; creating a forwarding strategy based on the current environmental conditions; and forwarding information to other vehicles in the VANET according to the created forwarding strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pedro Miranda d'Orey, Nitin Maslekar, Nikola Zahariev
  • Patent number: 10609570
    Abstract: A method for optimizing network parameters of a network includes receiving, via a network probe in communication with the network, a service type, key performance indicators associated with the service type, and network parameter information of the network. A customer satisfaction score associated with the service type and the associated key performance indicators is determined. When the customer satisfaction score is determined to be below a threshold, one or more network parameters leading to the customer satisfaction score being below the threshold are determined from the network parameter information. The one or more network parameters are adjusted, via a network configuration interface in communication with the network, to thereby increase the customer satisfaction score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Pietro Martone, Emanuele Procaccioli, Sushil Magan Ostwal
  • Patent number: 10602523
    Abstract: A device may receive a request, from a user equipment (UE), to connect to a network. The device may receive antenna information indicating that the UE has a single antenna, and the device may receive device type information indicating a device type of the UE or network resource requirements associated with the UE. The device may obtain network policy information, relating to the UE, based on the antenna information and/or the device type information. The network policy information may indicate one or more policy rules associated with allocating network resources. The device may determine a quantity of network resources to allocate based on the network policy information, and the device may allocate the quantity of network resources for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 10594412
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example antenna monitoring systems and methods that can include, among other things, a transmitter near each of the antennas in a distributed antenna system (DAS). The transmitter can transmit on a certain frequency or channel corresponding to that antenna, so that the various transmitters in the DAS each transmit on different frequencies. These frequencies can be detected by a receiver and can be processed to determine whether a signal at any frequency or channel expected to be received is missing. If any expected signal is missing for any frequency or channel, the receiver can infer that the antenna or a component associated with the antenna (such as cabling) may have failed. The receiver can then output an indication or notification that may be accessed by maintenance personnel and/or emergency personnel to enable them to identify and repair the non-functioning antenna or component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: JD Design Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Daniel Leaf, Joshua Travis Helling
  • Patent number: 10588091
    Abstract: An arrangement for controlling energy consumption of a network node associated with a cell includes a terminal activity monitor configured to detect active terminals served by the cell. A transmission controller is connected to the terminal activity monitor and is configured to restrict transmission downlink in the cell during time periods when there are no active terminals served by the cell. During these time periods transmission is restricted to intermittent transmission of information assisting active terminals not served by the cell in finding the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Bo Hagerman, Bengt Lindoff, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 10575086
    Abstract: A method for using a set of wireless earpieces includes establishing a connection between each earpiece within the set of wireless earpieces, acquiring data indicative of a mode of operation, setting the mode of operation to operate the set of wireless earpieces based on the data indicative of the mode of operation and delivering audio to one or more speakers of each earpiece of the set of wireless earpieces based on the mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BRAGI GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 10554820
    Abstract: Systems and methods for routing communications received via a PTSN are disclosed. A communication session server facilitates communication sessions between a first computing device, a second computing device and a public service accessible via a PSTN. The first computing device establishes a communication session with the communication session server using a first communication mode. The second computing device establishes a communication session with the public service using a second communication mode and a communication session with the communication session server using the first communication mode. Communications received by the second computing device from the public service via the second communication mode are routed to the communication session server via the first communication mode. The communication session server then sends the received communications to the first computing device using the first communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Mahendra D. Sekaran, Michael J. Davis
  • Patent number: 10545880
    Abstract: A memory device includes an unmapped read control module and a page buffer. The unmapped read control module is configured to receive a read command from a host, determine whether the read command is an unmapped read command, and output a memset command when the read command is the unmapped read command. The page buffer is configured to generate unmapped data by performing a memset operation in response to the memset command. The memset operation does not include a read operation for a memory cell array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Hoi Heo, Sung-Won Jeong, Moon-Sang Kwon
  • Patent number: 10541836
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a packet from a first virtual machine (VM) in a distributed overlay virtual Ethernet (DOVE) network. A first virtual switch appends the packet with a tunnel header that is addressed for a second virtual switch. The first virtual switch acts as a virtual default gateway based on replacement of a first destination address for the virtual default gateway with a second destination address for a second VM. Multiple virtual gateways in the DOVE network share a same media access control (MAC) address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephan Benny, Uday S. Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 10542395
    Abstract: A method for routing calls between a third party telecommunications device (“TD”) and a subscriber TD associated with a primary service and a second line service (“SLS”) involves associating the SLS number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and the primary number of a third party via a common relationship number. Calls directed from a third party to the SLS number of a subscriber are routed to an SLS platform and redirected to the subscriber TD. Calls directed from the subscriber TD to the third party use the relationship number to route the call to the SLS platform. The combination of the primary service number and the relationship number identifies the third party number for call completion. Calls can be directed to and from an SLS number of a subscriber TD using a combination of protocols such as ISUP, CAP and SIP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Movius Interactive Corporation
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Patent number: 10542401
    Abstract: Disclosed are a vehicle capable of changing an audio output mode according to audio streamed from a smart device connected thereto and a control method therefor. A method of changing an audio output mode in a vehicle Audio Video Navigation (AVN) system include setting a steaming channel through wireless connection to a smart device and the AVN system, determining whether navigation announcement voice is detected from streaming data received through the streaming channel, and if the navigation announcement voice is detected, changing the audio output mode from a mode in which the navigation announcement voice is not output through a vehicle speaker to a streaming mode in which the navigation announcement voice is output through the vehicle speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Seong Soo Yae
  • Patent number: 10536569
    Abstract: A contact-note application is disclosed herein that runs in a computing device. When a phone call event occurs, the contact-note application is notified and responsively surfaces a prompt over a user interface to a phone call application. When the prompt is selected, the contact-note application surfaces a user interface to the contact-note application. The user interface provides the end-user with a view of a note associated with a contact on the phone call such that they user may create, edit, and consume the note.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Swadheen Shukla, Anurag Rao, Bijoy Raveendran, Paramveer Singh Sisodia, Netal Gupta, Jagdish Singh, Anubhav Mehendru, Pankaj Aher, Sejal Sharma, Anish Chandran, Mahesh Sridharan
  • Patent number: 10530649
    Abstract: There is provided a method for signaling an event associated with a wireless terminal in a communications network. The method is performed by an information providing node. The method comprises detecting an event associated with a wireless terminal, the event causing a change of operation in at least a client node or a hub node in a wireless backhaul network. The method comprises transmitting a message indicative of the event towards an information receiving node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Joel Berglund, Pål Frenger, Martin Hessler
  • Patent number: 10530932
    Abstract: Various embodiments relate to a portable user device including: a wireless transceiver; wherein the portable user device is configured to send a request, via the wireless transceiver, to replace a first user communication device in a communication session between the first user communication device and a second user communication device in response to receiving an indication of the communication session; and via the wireless transceiver, establishing a communication connection with the second user communication device in response to receiving, via the wireless transceiver, an agreement to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory B. Tevonian, Jessica C. Thelen
  • Patent number: 10497253
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for disrupting bone conduction signals. According to one aspect, a device can receive a signal via a communication path that is external to a body of a user associated with the device. The device can generate a disruption signal to disrupt the signal. The device can send the disruption signal through the body of the user to disrupt the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Baldwin, Brian S. Amento
  • Patent number: 10492117
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10484487
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a server performing operations including receiving a list of media content items; the media content items have a priority order according to a number of communication devices of network subscribers in a region predicted to request the respective media content items and a predicted location of the communication devices. The operations also include monitoring network traffic to predict a period of decreased network load, and scheduling copying of the media content items from a content server to a caching proxy located in the region; the copying is scheduled to be performed during the predicted period of decreased network load and in accordance with the priority order. The operations further include receiving from the caching proxy a report including the media content items stored at the caching proxy and an amount of storage remaining at the caching proxy. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Fix, Sheldon Kent Meredith, George Goehring
  • Patent number: 10476531
    Abstract: A high-frequency front-end circuit includes a communication band selection circuit, a high-frequency processing circuit, and a multi-band amplifier. The multi-band amplifier amplifies high-frequency signals in a plurality of communication bands. The communication band selection circuit is connected an output end of the multi-band amplifier. The communication band selection circuit includes a communication band selection switch. The high-frequency processing circuit is connected between a first connection line connecting the multi-band amplifier and the communication band selection circuit and a ground potential. The high-frequency processing circuit includes a passive element and an impedance selection switch. The passive element is connected between the first connection line and the ground potential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Isao Takenaka
  • Patent number: 10469308
    Abstract: A communication adapter for transmitting information about a system being monitored, such as a multi-water-heater system, to a remote management apparatus and collecting information about the system being monitored allows the location of an abnormality in communication to be easily identified even when the adapter is communicably connected to the remote management apparatus via a communication relay unit, thereby improving the reliability of the information collection process. The communication adapter 11 includes a function for detecting an abnormality in communication between the communication adapter 11 and system being monitored 1, a function for detecting an abnormality in communication between the communication adapter 11 and communication relay unit 12, and a function for detecting an abnormality in communication between the communication relay unit 12 and remote management apparatus 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoharu Inoue, Masayuki Sugioka, Yoshihiko Maekawa, Tsuyoshi Yamashita, Naoki Tawada, Masaru Ono
  • Patent number: 10469898
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for efficiently directing communications are disclosed. On example entails receiving, from a mobile terminal, a communication directed to a cellular communication network, the communication being received in an alternative channel that differs from a channel of the cellular communication network. The communication is then converted for a relayed communication to the cellular communication network on behalf of the mobile terminal, the relayed communication being made through the cellular communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Innovation Sciences, LLC
    Inventors: Tiejun Wang, Tiehong Wang
  • Patent number: 10462093
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a request to send data to a user. The data exceeds a message size limit of a delivery channel associated with the user. The method also includes converting the data into a number of messages that each conform to the message size limit; and sending the number of messages through the delivery channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Yen-Ting Tony Tung
  • Patent number: 10462246
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems to provide a unified content posting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Junyong Jonathan Ding, Bo Huang
  • Patent number: 10462787
    Abstract: A method of allocating radio resources in a multi-carrier system is disclosed, by which a signaling message can be efficiently transmitted according to necessity of a user equipment. In a user equipment of a mobile communication system transceiving data using a plurality of subcarriers, the present invention includes the steps of if the signaling message to be transmitted is generated in the user equipment, generating a preamble sequence according to a user equipment identifier to identify the user equipment, transmitting a preamble signal including the preamble sequence and the signaling message to a base station, and receiving an acknowledgement signal for the preamble signal generated according to the user equipment identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: WILD GUARD LTD.
    Inventors: Hak Seong Kim, Bong Hoe Kim, Joon Kui Ahn, Dong Youn Seo, Jung Hoon Lee, Young Woo Yun, Suk Hyon Yoon, Eun Sun Kim, Ki Jun Kim
  • Patent number: 10454847
    Abstract: A RF router for routing n input signals to m destinations, where the router comprises a backplane coupled to a plurality of RF input terminals, a plurality of RF output terminals, a plurality of splitters and a plurality of connectors. The backplane is also coupled to a controller and a plurality of connectors for receiving a plurality of switching matrices. The RF router comprises a plurality of u×v input switch matrices, a plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and a plurality of r×s output switch matrices, where at least one of the plurality of u×v input switch matrices, the plurality of p×q intermediate switch matrices and the plurality of r×s output switch matrices are redundant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Evertz Microsystems Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Baldor
  • Patent number: 10439670
    Abstract: A mobile terminal according to the present invention includes a first power amplifier (PA) to amplify and output a first signal of a first transceiver, a power combiner to combine a second signal of the first transceiver with a third signal of the second transceiver, a second power amplifier to amplify and output a fourth signal combined by the power combiner, and a switch to select one of a first transmission signal that is an output signal of the first power amplifier and a second transmission signal that is an output signal of the second power amplifier, wherein the first transceiver operates in a first communication system and the second transceiver operates in a second communication system, whereby a mobile terminal having improved transmission output power characteristics can be provided using the first communication system and the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Younghee Kang, Inkyung Kim, Jihyuk Park, Dongsu Won, Kyungho Lim, Jaehyuk Jang, Eunbit Cho
  • Patent number: 10440528
    Abstract: A method for detecting SMS messaging service interruptions by classifying SMS messages as delivered or undelivered based upon the receipt of a successful conversion message within a predetermined time period. A current conversion rate is calculated for each network operator partner and destination network pair and the current conversion rate is compared against a reference conversion rate to identify a decrease in the conversion rate of the SMS messages. If the conversion rate decrease exceeds a predefined value, the channel between the network operator partner and the destination network pair is flagged and subsequent SMS messages are routed to end users via an alternative destination network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stefan Stuehrmann, Michael Krolikowski, Thomas Hopfengaertner, Markus Roder
  • Patent number: 10433269
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and methods for an integrated wireless backhaul and access network. A relay node (RN) comprises a transceiver configured to receive, from a second node, which may be an anchor base station (ABS) or a second RN, a synchronization signal burst comprising a plurality of synchronization signal blocks, each of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks transmitted using a set of channel resources. The RN further comprises a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to measure the received plurality of synchronization signal blocks and to identify, based at least in part on the measurement of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks, at least one of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks to monitor as a synchronization reference for the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boon Loong Ng, Young-Han Nam, Li Guo
  • Patent number: 10412576
    Abstract: A method of using subscriber identification information stored in mobile user equipment (UE) to connect to a communication service over a public wireless network in the UE, establishing a communication link between the UE and a device, generating network access information (NAI) associated with the communication service in the UE, and sending the NAI from the UE to the device via the communication link. The method further comprises connecting the communication service in the device using the NAI and terminating the connection of the communication service in the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Wook Song, Dong-Hyun Kim, Jong-Han Lim
  • Patent number: 10394805
    Abstract: Storing a subset of a database on a mobile device. The subset of the database stored on the mobile device being based on privilege information associated with the mobile device and/or a user of the mobile device. One of more mobile applications can access the subset of the database stored on the mobile device when the mobile device is offline and unconnected to a database management system associated with the database. A set of queries can be performed on the subset of the database stored on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Srinath Warrier
  • Patent number: 10390234
    Abstract: Implementing a live wireless communication system configuration from a virtual wireless communication system design using an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specific software system in a real wireless communication system is disclosed herein. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, the OEM specific software system enables a designer to create, save, import, modify and/or preconfigure a virtual wireless communication system in a virtual wireless communication system configuration file(s) using OEM specific software tools resident in the real wireless communication system. The OEM specific software tools could include functionality such as the ability to incorporate and enforce OEM design constraints of the real wireless communication system. The configuration file(s) can then be subsequently implemented to modify and/or configure live equipment of a real wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Lior Michael Kruh, Bryan Ray Roark
  • Patent number: 10365798
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a method, apparatus, and system for obtaining user ratings and/or feedback for a software application. During operation, the system tracks one or more interactions between a user and the application, wherein the application is configured to execute on an electronic device. While tracking the interactions, the system determines whether the interactions meet or exceed a familiarity threshold, wherein meeting or exceeding the familiarity threshold indicates that the user would be more likely than not to provide an informed rating for the application. Next, if the one or more interactions meet or exceed the familiarity threshold, the system displays a message that asks the user whether the user likes the application. If the user likes the application, the system assists the user in rating the application. Otherwise, the system assists the user in providing feedback for the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Muhieddine El Kaissi
  • Patent number: 10365377
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting a mobility mode of a mobile device. The method, in response to receiving an observation decision, comprises finding (e.g., recursively) the most probable mobility mode state of the wireless mobile device using a dynamic programming algorithm based on a Hidden Markov Model that comprises: calculating the probability for the observation by the knowledge of the observation and probability of the previous state using the transition probability and multiplying by the emission probability of observation for the state, obtaining the maximum probability for the detected mobility mode states, determining a mobility mode state with the maximum probability, and storing the mobility mode state data of the wireless mobile device in a given FIFO queue of the one or more FIFO queues. The method future comprises controlling the output of the position data by acquiring the satellite navigation data on an interval basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: BoChih Liu, Zhike Jia, Jing Yu, Jinfeng Liu, Mobo Qiu
  • Patent number: 10356016
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a message from an XMPP client for delivery to a contact, querying an XMPP presence system for an XMPP address and presence information related to the contact, querying the XMPP presence system for an alternative address if an XMPP address is not available or the presence information indicates that the contact is unavailable, and delivering the message to the alternative address or storing the message for future delivery if an alternate address is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: WEBTEXT HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: AJ Cahill, Colm Keating
  • Patent number: 10331594
    Abstract: A data transmission method and an electronic apparatus are disclosed. The data transmission method comprises: establishing transmission channels between the local endpoints and a plurality of remote endpoints, wherein at least one of the local endpoints corresponds to at least two of the remote endpoints and at least two transmission channels are established; and transmitting data by using the transmission channels in a time-slice manner between the local endpoints and the corresponding remote endpoints. The data transmission method and the electronic apparatus of the present disclosure can achieve data transmission between a USB host and a plurality of USB devices even when the number of remote endpoints included in the USB devices is greater than the number of local endpoints included in the USB host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AUTOCHIPS INC.
    Inventor: Zhanyong Wang
  • Patent number: 10313195
    Abstract: Techniques for virtual network embedding (VNE) with dedicated protection of multiple virtual networks against a single node or link failure are described. The virtual network embedding provides dedicated protection without using redundant substrate network resources for each of the individual virtual networks (VNs) elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Reaz Ahmed, Jeebak Mitra, Shihabur Chowdhury, Nashid Shahriar, Raouf Boutaba
  • Patent number: 10306402
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for providing notification information. The method includes identifying terminal location information in an area including a terminal; identifying at least one piece of setting location information in an area which is set by a user; providing corresponding first notification information when there occurs a notification event corresponding to the terminal location information; and providing at least one piece of corresponding second notification information when there occurs a notification event corresponding to the at least one piece of setting location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-Chang Kwak, Jun-Ho Park
  • Patent number: 10297100
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for verifying the validity of ID cards. A card reading device reads an ID card and transmits a request to a database server. A database is queried and a reply is sent back to the card reading device indicating whether the ID is valid. If desired, the reply can include additional information, such as a description of the ID holder. The ID verification system can be used to help verify whether an ID belongs to the ID holder. The system can also log and timestamp events for future access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph J. Cipriano
  • Patent number: 10277465
    Abstract: A system, apparatus and method are provided for dynamically updating a configuration of a network device when relevant sources and destinations of network traffic are added, removed or migrated in a network. A configuration of a network device is associated with a set of network addresses representing a set of relevant sources and destinations of network traffic. The set is dynamic in that the membership of the set can change over time to include different network addresses as the set of relevant sources and destinations of network traffic changes over time. One or more data sources are monitored to obtain the network addresses for the set of relevant sources and destinations and to determine if the membership of the set has changed. When a change is detected, the configuration of the network device is updated on the network device to reflect the network addresses that are currently in the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Proofpoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Theron D. Tock, Vadim Kurland, Michael P. Horn
  • Patent number: 10276152
    Abstract: An audible based electronic challenge system is used to control access to resources by using a test to identify an origin of a voice. The test is based on optimized text sentences selected for their discrimination capability in identifying different speakers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: J. Nicholas and Kristin Gross
    Inventor: John Nicholas Gross
  • Patent number: 10278072
    Abstract: A communication device may supply connection information to a first wireless interface so as to store the connection information in an interface memory, establish a wireless connection via a second wireless interface with a terminal device by using the connection information after the connection information has been sent to the terminal device, execute a first authentication using first authentication information in a case where the first authentication information is received from the terminal device, send a first registration instruction to the terminal device by using the wireless connection via the second wireless interface in a case where the first authentication is successful, and execute a second authentication using the first authentication information in a case where the first authentication information which has been registered in the terminal device is received from the terminal device after the first registration instruction has been sent to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shun Takeuchi, Hirotaka Asakura
  • Patent number: 10278049
    Abstract: Methods and systems for communicating alert messages to target communications devices in a target physical location are disclosed. The target devices may not be preconfigured to be discovered or to receive the alert message. Network sources are queried to identify accessible logical locations, which are associated with physical locations in a database. The logical locations include an intelligent network source which, having received the alert message, detects nearby devices in the target physical location. The system prepares and communicates the alert message to the target device. The intelligent network source may be configured to prepare and communicate the alert message without any intermediate system step of formulating a list of recipients. Auto-discovery and message delivery methods employ protocol packet injection, network and access point spoofing, and Bluetooth signaling. Auto-discovery and unconfigured delivery methods can be used to reveal the presence of devices in an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Suhayya Abu-Hakima, Kenneth E. Grigg
  • Patent number: 10264579
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a communication method, a UE, and a base station. The method includes: acquiring, by the user equipment UE, on an anchor carrier, synchronization information to synchronize with the base station, where a frequency resource between the UE and the base station includes N subcarriers, where the N subcarriers include the anchor carrier and at least one supplementary carrier, and N is an integer greater than or equal to 2; acquiring, by the UE, on the anchor carrier, system information, where the system information includes information about identities and frequency locations of the subcarriers; selecting, by the UE, the anchor carrier or a supplementary carrier according to the system information; and accessing, by the UE, the base station on a selected subcarrier, and communicating with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yingyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10244575
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for managing performance of communications over a Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) network. A packet flow associated with a VoLTE call may be monitored, and an interruption in the packet flow that exceeds a threshold duration may be determined to be an abnormal termination of the VoLTE call. Information regarding the abnormal VoLTE call termination may be propagated through various network platforms to an enhanced Node B (eNB), where an abnormal VoLTE call termination event may be logged. The abnormal VoLTE call termination event may be utilized when analyzing the performance of the VoLTE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Muhammad Tawhidur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10235816
    Abstract: The methods describe the use of Handset Apps in garages currently using paper tickets or ID tokens in ways that minimize disruption to the existing infrastructure. The techniques include automatic recognition of garage/gate ID, automatic identification of paper ticket ID without optical scanning, and direct payment in manually operated garages, including those using valet parking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Transparent Wireless Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Santanu Dutta, Nils Rydbeck
  • Patent number: 10231138
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments disclosed herein, there are provided apparatuses, systems and methods for implementing wireless system discovery and control using a state-space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kerpez, Wonjong Rhee, Mung Chiang, Ardavan Maleki Tehrani
  • Patent number: 10225827
    Abstract: A method and low-cost/low-capability (LC) device are provided for performing a random access procedure in a wireless communication system. The LC device receives configuration information for a random access procedure from a base station. The configuration information includes resource information for transmitting a random access preamble, and the resource information is specific to the LC device. The LC device transmits, to a base station, a random access preamble on a random access resource determined based on the resource information. The LC device receives a random access response in response to the random access preamble. The random access resource is configured for each region of a coverage of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Joon Kui Ahn, Dong Youn Seo, Suck Chel Yang, Min Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10212579
    Abstract: A method of using subscriber identification information stored in mobile user equipment (UE) to connect to a communication service over a public wireless network in the UE, establishing a communication link between the UE and a device, generating network access information (NAI) associated with the communication service in the UE, and sending the NAI from the UE to the device via the communication link. The method further comprises connecting the communication service in the device using the NAI and terminating the connection of the communication service in the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Wook Song, Dong-Hyun Kim, Jong-Han Lim
  • Patent number: 10211894
    Abstract: Disclosed are a downlink precoding method and a base station. The method includes: configuring a first precoding mode for a first cell, wherein the first precoding mode includes information of a precoding matrix configured for each candidate user of the first cell on each resource; selecting a scheduling user on each resource from candidate users according to the first precoding mode; and performing precoding to a channel estimation signal and downlink data of the scheduling user according to a precoding matrix of the scheduling user, and transmitting precoded channel estimation signal and precoded downlink data to the scheduling user. Such method and base station of the present disclosure can reduce the feedback overhead of the user, effectively improve the accuracy of channel quality indicator (CQI) estimation, and improve the system throughput and user throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Lan, Anxin Li, Huiling Jiang