Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/404.2)
  • Patent number: 10728378
    Abstract: A method implemented in a smartphone associated with a transportation apparatus to detect a crash of the transportation apparatus, comprises receiving a signal generated in time domain by a sensor of the smartphone in response to an event triggered by motion of the smartphone. The method further comprises transforming the signal to a delay domain to generate a two-dimensional representation of the signal in the delay domain. The method further comprises processing the two-dimensional representation using a Hough transform to select lines from the two-dimensional representation having a parameter greater than or equal to a predetermined threshold. The method further comprises determining a pattern associated with the selected lines, comparing the pattern to a predetermined pattern indicating crash event of the transportation apparatus, and determining based on the comparison whether the event indicates crash event of the transportation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Faisal Waris, Matthew K. Titsworth, Marco T. Carnevale, Gregory G. Macdonald
  • Patent number: 10728387
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing on-scene camera intelligence, available at crime center computing devices, with call handling and CAD computing devices. One example call handling computing device includes an electronic processor configured to receive a call from a remote caller and caller location information. The electronic processor is further configured to transmit, to a crime center computing device, a camera availability request including the caller location information. The electronic processor is also configured to receive, from the crime center computing device, an indication of available cameras substantially at the location of the remote caller and status information for the available cameras. The electronic processor is further configured to provide a call handling user with the status information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Brian J. Frommelt, James C. Duran, Larry D. Freeman, Francesca Schuler, Ross Venhuizen
  • Patent number: 10721655
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of processing emergency call transfer requests by an entry server of an IMS core network. The method includes configuring a table associating at least one emergency call session transfer number with a plurality of emergency call session transfer nodes, each node being identified in the table by an address. Upon receiving a request to transfer an emergency call session from a first access network to a second access network, the request including an emergency call session transfer number, the table is used to determine at least one address of a transfer node associated with the transfer number contained in the request to transfer the request. The transfer request is then sent to the at least one determined address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Guy Loaec, José Doree, Jean-Claude Le Rouzic
  • Patent number: 10715987
    Abstract: A system for dynamic derivation of and sending to a contact group. The system may recognize an emergency situation (natural disaster, stranded, lost cell connection) and send a confirmation that may be sent to different contact groups from a network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Christopher Volinsky, James Klosowski
  • Patent number: 10713643
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a physical location verification system include receiving, from a first user device, a first physical location associated with the first user device. A first feature physically located at the first physical location is determined. A first physical location verification request associated with displaying a first reference image including a first marker associated with the first feature on the first user device. Movement data associated with a first movement of the first user device is received from a sensor system of the first user device. First image data captured by a first camera of the first user device during the first movement in response to the physical location verification request is received from the first user device. The first image data and the first movement data are analyzed to verify that the first user device is physically located at the first physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Cheng Tian
  • Patent number: 10701542
    Abstract: A method for providing an alternate communication pathway for emergency data to an emergency service provider (ESP) is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more processors of said emergency assistance system (EAS) implement the method for using social media content to detect and facilitate emergency communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Reinhard Ekl, Michelle Cahn, John Paul Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10692359
    Abstract: A witness request and alert notification and tracking system provides users the ability to notify other users of an alert event, such as a fire, or request a witness to an event, such as an altercation or protest. An alert event may be an emergency situation that users may be warned to avoid and a witness request may request users to come to an event location. A witness request event may be an event that the posting user wants documentation of, such as an altercation. A witness request may be an event wherein the posting user wants assistance and/or protection. The system enables a user to set an area range for the post and users within the range will receive the post. Other users can then add to the event log with text, pictures or videos. The system utilizes global positioning systems to track the location of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Anthony D. Wright
  • Patent number: 10687167
    Abstract: In general, embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer readable media for detecting aggregation events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Joseph
  • Patent number: 10687379
    Abstract: A communication system includes a Core Network (CN); a 3GPP Home Node-B GateWay (HNB-GW); a Communication Apparatus (CA) coupled to the CN and embedded in a Communication Device (CD), wherein said CA transforms a 3GPP Home Node-B (HNB) into a mobile or location independent portable entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventors: Doron Shaul Shalev, Jacob Fastovsky, Aliza Breuer
  • Patent number: 10674373
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing site survey, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing drone-based radio frequency (“rf”) site survey. In various embodiments, a computing system might receive at least one of a first signal from a first rf sensor or a second signal from a second rf sensor, in response to corresponding at least one of the first rf sensor receiving the first signal within a first operating frequency range or the second rf sensor receiving the second signal within a second operating frequency range as the drone travels through a geographical area; might analyze the received at least one of the first signal or the second signal to identify a frequency range of detected radio signals within the geographical area; and send, to a user device of a user, the identified frequency range of detected radio signals within the geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Ronald A. Lewis
  • Patent number: 10667113
    Abstract: A processor may determine, using natural language processing, a writing style of content of a composed message written by a composer. The processor may analyze, using natural language processing, a set of previous message written by the composer. The processor may identify, based on the analyzing, writing habits of the composer. The processor may also identify a difference between the writing style of the content and the writing habits of the composer. The processor may display a notification of the difference to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10656239
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques and systems for tracking assets using wireless beacons attached to the assets. In some embodiments, an asset tracking system may receive, from a mobile device, a device identifier (ID) of a wireless beacon. At a different time, the asset tracking system may receive, from the mobile device, event data indicating that the mobile device is located at a site among a plurality of sites maintained in a data store. The asset tracking system may determine whether a time between the receiving of the device ID and the receiving of the event data is less than a threshold amount of time, and, if so, the asset tracking system may associate the wireless beacon to the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Footmarks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Preston Reed, Jared Klassen
  • Patent number: 10659915
    Abstract: An anti-disaster system, comprising: disaster detection apparatuses detecting an occurrence of disaster; position processing apparatuses generating distribution information; base stations communicating with the mobile station; and a control apparatus. The control apparatus determines a disaster region concerned among a plurality of regions, based on a message from the disaster detection apparatus located in the disaster region concerned. The control apparatus instructs the position processing apparatus located in the disaster region concerned to generate the distribution information based on information from the base station located in the disaster region concerned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Xiao Peng
  • Patent number: 10659947
    Abstract: An apparatus for transmitting shelter location information is disclosed. The apparatus for transmitting shelter location information according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes a wake-up information checking unit that checks a value of a wake-up indicator provided in a head of a data file to determine whether a disaster has occurred; and a shelter location information insertion unit inserting the shelter location information into an advanced emergency alert table (AEAT), as it is confirmed by the wake-up information checking unit that a disaster has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND BUSINESS, SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Sung Hoon Kim, Byung Jun Bae, Dong Ho Kim, Bong Seok Seo, Chang Jong Hyun, Eun Yeong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10659950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or a pre-5G communication system to be provided in order to support a higher data transmission rate than a 4G communication system such as LTE. The present invention provides a method for receiving, by a terminal, a mobile end service in a communication system, the method including: a step of ascertaining whether there exists a continuously available service among services which have been provided from a serving base station, on the basis of a list of supported services received from a target base station; and in the case that there exists a continuously available service, a step of transmitting a service area update request to the target base station via a connection layer if the continuously available service supports a mobile end service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Na Lim, Jung-Shin Park, Joo-Hyung Lee, Jin-Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 10656238
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques and systems for tracking assets using wireless beacons attached to the assets. In some embodiments, an asset tracking system may receive, from a mobile device, a first device identifier (ID) of a first wireless beacon that is presently associated with a site. At a different time, the asset tracking system may receive, from the mobile device, a second device ID of a second wireless beacon. The asset tracking system may determine whether a time between the receiving of the two device IDs is less than a threshold amount of time, and, if so, the asset tracking system may associate the wireless beacon to the site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Footmarks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Preston Reed, Jared Klassen
  • Patent number: 10659492
    Abstract: Mitigation of bot networks in wireless networks and/or on mobile devices is provided. A botnet detection component is provided that inspects data traffic and data flows on the wireless network to identify mobile devices that are suspected of behaving as bots. A traffic profile of the suspected bot behavior can be generated and forwarded to the mobile devices that are suspected of behaving as bots. The mobile device can correlate data traffic on the device to the traffic profile in order to identify applications responsible for the suspected bot behavior, and remove the identified applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Arati Baliga, Baris Coskun
  • Patent number: 10652705
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing call services in a mobile terminal are provided. The method for processing call services in a mobile terminal includes entering into, when a call is generated, a call handling mode, recognizing and analyzing voice signals sent and received in the call to produce speech analysis information, detecting a state change of the mobile terminal using a sensing unit to produce user behavior information, and predicting, when a state change of the mobile terminal is detected, an application corresponding to the speech analysis information, and activating the application as a follow-up service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10652950
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system, apparatus, and method are described for requesting access authorization from an access network access point (AP) via an access network interface, generating at a processor a public-private key pair to be used to generate a cryptographically generated address (CGA) upon receiving the access authorization, sending a secure neighbor discovery (SeND)—neighbor solicitation (NS) to the AP via the access network interface after the public-private key pair has been generated, receiving a signed user location information (ULI) from the AP in response to the SeND-NS, and sending the signed ULI to one of a 3GPP mobility controller or an emergency service via a 3GPP network interface. Related systems, apparatuses, and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Pradeep Kumar Kathail
  • Patent number: 10645561
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and non-transitory computer-readable medium for vehicle information reporting of a vehicle using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers and a satellite communication transceiver for a satellite system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Fan Guo, Lu Ning Wang, Zhi Peng Guan, Ran Xia
  • Patent number: 10638254
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for handling an early position fix for LPP-type positioning sessions, such as for use in or with mobile communication devices, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Govind Ram Venkat Narayan, Santosh Munirathna
  • Patent number: 10638370
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to the field of service delivery. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a technique of supporting provisioning of a service from a wireless communication network associated with an operator to one or more end devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ola Melander, Branko Djordjevic
  • Patent number: 10638298
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining public events are described. Data is received from a plurality of heterogeneous data feeds each having a native format. Event data objects are generated based on the received data, the event data objects each including at least a human readable message, an event time, and an event location. The human readable message of each of the event data objects is parsed into keywords, and the event data objects are grouped into one or more public events based on the keywords, time, location, and a sentiment based on the keywords. The public events are filtered based on a filter score, and the event data objects are clustered based on sentiment, location, and time. A density of the clustered event data objects is determined, and the validity of the public events is determined by a comparison of the density to a predetermined density threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Di Domenico, Edward T. Cavanagh, Dmitriy Yarmaliuk, Brittney Burchett, Michael C. Leap
  • Patent number: 10636309
    Abstract: Example vehicle communication management systems and methods are described. In one implementation, a communication management system determines whether a vehicle can communicate with an external system. If the vehicle is unable to communicate with the external system, the communication management system identifies a neighboring device that can communicate with the external system and communicates vehicle information to the neighboring device. The communication management system also requests the neighboring device to communicate the information, and other details from the neighboring device's perspective, to the external system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Yun Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10629053
    Abstract: A computer monitors a plurality of social media communications. The computer identifies a first social media communication of the plurality of social media communications. The computer evaluates the first social media communication for a first communication emergency level. The computer identifies a first location associated with the first social media communication. The computer groups the first social media communication into a location group based, at least in part, on the identified first location. The computer evaluates a location group emergency level, based, at least in part, on the first communication emergency level of the first social media communication. The computer determines the location group emergency level exceeds a threshold value. The computer issues an emergency warning alert in response to determining that the location group emergency level exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Werner, Diane M. Stamboni, Eli M. Dow, Nicholas G. Danyluk, Sarah Wu, Kavita Sehgal, Sneha M. Varghese
  • Patent number: 10631141
    Abstract: Inmate text communication can include communicating a text message through a server via a Wi-Fi radio, where the Wi-Fi radio is associated with an active predetermined and unique telephone number selected from a group of reserved predetermined and unique telephone numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hank Technology LLC
    Inventor: Dave W. Hangsleben
  • Patent number: 10628445
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing a synchronization of data. These mechanisms and methods for performing a synchronization of data can enable a more efficient synchronization, time and resource savings, an enhanced user experience, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Didier Prophete, Ronald F. Fischer, Sönke Rohde
  • Patent number: 10623451
    Abstract: A computer-implemented communication channel, server, methods, systems, device, apparatus, platform, application & service are disclosed for receiving by a server from a first user, a selection of a second user from a contact list, a request for initiating a call and a selection of one or more types of one or more applications, interfaces and media. In the event the second user accepts an initiated call within pre-set duration, start communication session and presenting said selected one or more applications, interfaces, media to first user and/or second user. Enabling the first user and/or the second user in real-time to access said presented application or interface or media and receiving by the server, a termination indication from the first user or the second user, the termination indication indicating the ending of the call and based on the termination indication, terminate the call or terminate said communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Yogesh Chunilal Rathod
  • Patent number: 10623149
    Abstract: Blockage detection in a wireless transmit receive unit includes performing a radio link measurement on one or more reference signals. The radio link measurement is compared to a comparing threshold and a blockage condition is indicated in response to the comparing of the radio link measurement meeting a threshold criterion on the comparing threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Syuan Jheng, Yuanyuan Zhang, Yuan-Wen Ting, Pei-Shan Kao
  • Patent number: 10623568
    Abstract: A method for providing a communication service includes detecting an initiated communication initiated by a communications device with a processor and a memory. Environmental data for an environment of the communications device is identified based on detecting the initiated communication. The environmental data is used to supplement a communication service requested by the initiated communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Ginger Chien
  • Patent number: 10616412
    Abstract: A code generator can receive a data object from a legacy network gateway location interwork function (LNG-LIF) for an emergency services call initiated by an end-user device, wherein the data object includes location information in a legacy format. The code generator can select fields of the location information for the emergency services call. The code generator can convert data object in the legacy format into a presence information data format location object (PIDF-LO) based on the selected fields of the location information in the data object for the emergency services call. The PIDF-LO embeds location information for the end-user device. Additionally, the code generator can send the PIDF-LO to the LNG-LIF, wherein the PIDF-LO is a format consumable by an Emergency Call Routing Function (ECRF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Geo-Comm, Inc.
    Inventors: John Brosowsky, Erik Loberg, Donald Le Roy Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10616171
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for applying social collaboration programs. Within a social network setting, a user can be connected to other users within the social network setting. Counters are collected on events associated with the other users within the social network setting and a visual representation is outputted to the user. The visual representation includes keywords; a count bar (with sub-sections) indicative of a number of occurring events associated with the other users within the social network setting; a total number of events among the other users within the social network setting; and the image of the other users associated with the count bar. Events are analyzed by utilizing mapping logic, inverted structures, indexed structures, and aggregating collected counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Eitan Shapiro
  • Patent number: 10616747
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for determining and managing the location of a calling device during an emergency call. A computing device at a data store establishes a connection with a computing device at a public safety access point (PSAP). The connection is established upon activation of an emergency function at a calling device coupled to the computing device at the PSAP via a first communications channel. The calling device is associated with a unique identifier. The computing device at the data store receives location data for the calling device, where the calling device streams the location data to the data store via a second communications channel upon activation of the emergency function. The computing device at the data store makes the location data for the calling device available to the computing device at the PSAP using the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Rave Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: William Todd Piett, Matthew A. Serra, Brett Wilfred Marceau
  • Patent number: 10609541
    Abstract: Emergency notification systems, such as Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) and AMBER alerts, as well as emergency help request systems, such as E911, are generally centralized systems. Often the first responders for emergencies may not be near the people who need assistance which may sometimes cause unacceptable delays in responding to emergencies. A method and apparatus are disclosed that offer a distributed and decentralized emergency notification and response system that informs and engages the people in the immediate vicinity of the person requiring assistance and enables dissemination of more detailed information beyond what may be provided by conventional emergency services systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Sivakumar Govindassamy
  • Patent number: 10602045
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented and can include for instance: determining a location of interest; and obtaining image data from one or more camera device about the location of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lee Carbonell, Tsz Shing Cheng, Jeffrey Lynn Edgington, Pandian Mariadoss
  • Patent number: 10588003
    Abstract: A processor may determine, using natural language processing, a writing style of content of a composed message written by a composer. The processor may analyze, using natural language processing, a set of previous message written by the composer. The processor may identify, based on the analyzing, writing habits of the composer. The processor may also identify a difference between the writing style of the content and the writing habits of the composer. The processor may display a notification of the difference to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Jay S. Bryant, James E. Carey, Joseph W. Cropper, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10584977
    Abstract: An interactive system for use in connection with recreational vehicle usage includes a server system, including an off-road trail database containing trail data, trail condition information, and points-of-interest information, as well as a trip mapping system accessible by any of a plurality of riders, allowing a rider to create a route based on the data in the off-road trip database. The server system further includes a trail maintenance interface accessible by users affiliated with an authorized group to edit the trail data, trail condition information, and points-of-interest information associated with the authorized group. The server system includes a location data management system configured to receive location data, allowing a rider to publish location information to one or more other riders, and a user feedback interface configured to receive trip data from riders for publication, including information describing an actual route and user data associated with that route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Koenig, Joseph D. Tharaldson, Adam C. Koosmann, Christopher G. Wolf, William C. Fisher, Kim A. Weckert, John W. Callahan, Daren W. Herman, Todd L. Frostad, Gary L. Gustafson
  • Patent number: 10586441
    Abstract: In an arrangement for triggering at least one alarm having at least one mobile data device with an interface for transmitting data and/or electrical currents to at least one other device, and having at least one device linked to the interface, software is stored on the data device. The software has access to physical signals emanating from the interface when the device is disconnected from the interface and which is linked to at least one further component of the data device. This arrangement allows a secure alarm even in hard-pressed situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventors: Mitchell Mkrtchian, Johannes Lueken
  • Patent number: 10582366
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for network selection and traffic routing are disclosed herein. User equipment (UE) is configured to store an access network selection and detection function (ANDSF) management object (MO). The ANDSF MO may include network selection rules indicating relative priority based on a specific radio access technology (RAT) types of different access networks. The UE is configured to identify one or more available access networks. The UE is configured to establish a connection with an access network of the one or more available access networks. The UE establishes the connection with an access network having a RAT with a highest relative priority of the one or more available access networks based on the network selection rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Puneet K. Jain
  • Patent number: 10582163
    Abstract: A system and method to connect several cameras located in a given location, such as a parking garage, or area, such as in a neighborhood, is provided. The system allows each camera to function independently from each other with the purpose of recording video within the field of view of the particular camera. Image recognition processes the video to identify objects of interest and generate classification data. A search request can be generated, for example, by touching on a specific object shown on a display of the video, and networked cameras are searched for classification data that matches the search request, e.g., the selected object. Networked cameras can determine the relative spatial views of other cameras. Within a prescribed location or area, a camera or other user can access other networked cameras to extend the range of the search for the requested classification data in a “peer-to-peer” manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: OWL CAMERAS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Hodge, Nathan Ackerman, Jean-Paul Labrosse
  • Patent number: 10580286
    Abstract: A vehicle includes one or more controllers, programmed to responsive to detecting an accident event and an unavailability of a telematics controller, generate an emergency message to broadcast by a radio-frequency identification (RFID) transceiver, and responsive to detecting a digital entity within a predetermined range from the vehicle, send the emergency message to the digital entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael David Kaminski
  • Patent number: 10575192
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods and systems are disclosed for optimizing the performance of wireless networks by automatically capturing wireless traffic and other radio frequency (RF) signal data in the network and analyzing the data to identify network anomalies and to determine one or more solutions, without human intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Wyebot, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Gupta, Hien Nguyen, Roger D. Sands, Louis E. Pereira, John S. Balian, David V. Baker
  • Patent number: 10574880
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a photographing method. The method includes: detecting a first operation performed on the mobile terminal; determining whether the first operation meets a first preset condition; supplying electrical power to hardware components of the mobile terminal that are involved in performing the photographing operation when the first operation meets the first preset condition, and pre-allocating an application resource for the photographing operation; detecting a second operation performed on the mobile terminal; determining whether the second operation meets a second preset condition; and performing the photographing operation when the second operation meets the second preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiuwen Wang, Xiaobo Yu, Yuanqiang Ni, Wei Su, Junbo Ye
  • Patent number: 10567535
    Abstract: A program product for detecting abnormal behavior of users is disclosed. A computer identifies first and second users based on user definitions and at least one personal device associated with the users. Activities of the users are monitored in real time based on the user definitions, location data received over a time series from the personal devices. A proximity distance, between the personal devices over the time series, is identified based on the location data. The computer generates movement patterns for the personal devices over the time series based on the location data and the proximity distance and creates a workflow. The computer compares the current location with the workflow in real time, and detects a deviation from the workflow in response to the comparing the current location in real time. The computer generates an alert in response to the detecting deviation in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dean T. Brown, Hernan A. Cunico, Martin G. Keen, David W. Messina
  • Patent number: 10567096
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting the audio component of a performance, such as a movie, to audience members located in the listening area of a venue, such as a movie theater, to improve the quality of the audio experience and reduce problems with other noise activity interfering with the performance. The system and method use the location of the occupied seats, geometry of the venue and the audience density to produce a structured operating envelope that is utilized to more efficiently and effectively broadcast an audio signal, which comprises the audio component of the performance, to individual audience members. The audio signal is received by a smart phone or other electronic device associated with one or more audience members. The audio component is transferred to headphones, ear buds or other devices worn by an audience member and connected, wired or wirelessly, to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Muteflix Media Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Bickers, David Hakim
  • Patent number: 10567534
    Abstract: There is provided methods, apparatuses and computer program products for delivering contents from a source device to a multiple of destination devices. In an apparatus in a source device an indication of a content selected for delivery to destination devices is received and at least one delivery condition to be used to control the delivery of the selected content to the destination devices is defined. A notification regarding the selected content is formed and information on the at least one delivery condition is included in the notification. The notification is transmitted. The at least one delivery condition includes at least one of a location condition and a time condition. In an apparatus in a destination device an indication of a content selected for delivery from a source device to the apparatus is received and information of at least one delivery condition to control the delivery of the selected content to the apparatus is obtained from the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Sailesh Sathish
  • Patent number: 10560831
    Abstract: A notification of an emergent condition. In one example, a mobile device application executing on the processor of a user device communicates with a server system over a telecommunications network, which generally comprises the public Internet. The mobile device user includes a “dead man's switch” control, which begins the emergency notification process if released. The emergency alert process uses a central case management server to provide a uniform interface into key data, reducing the need for operators to provide information verbally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Noonlight, Inc.
    Inventors: William Zachary Winkler, Christopher Chad Womack, Aaron Mikkael Kunnemann
  • Patent number: 10560570
    Abstract: Devices that connect via a WLAN and Internet to communication network, e.g. a Public Switched telecommunication network (PSTN) can call e.g. an emergency centre. The method proposed, defines enables the device that initiates a call setup via a WLAN to provide the emergency centre with geographical location information by retrieving this information locally by e.g. a GPS module. The operator of the phone of the subscriber maintains a database wherein the identity of the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is recorded. The subscriber is enabled to add devices that generally have no SIMs (non-SIM devices), such as tablets to the database. In determining whether a WLAN based call setup to the emergency centre is allowed, it is checked with the database whether a record for the non-SIM device is present, and valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jan Bot, Fedor Maas
  • Patent number: 10547887
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing wireless transmission capacity, comprising receiving by a server an indication about available wireless transmission capacity from a wireless transmission capacity provider, receiving by the server from a client an indication about wireless transmission capacity need concerning a user, reserving wireless transmission capacity for the user by the server based on the available wireless transmission capacity and wireless transmission need, and requesting the wireless transmission capacity provider to allocate the reserved wireless transmission capacity for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CLOUDSTREET OY
    Inventor: Mika Skarp
  • Patent number: 10542517
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device receives location estimates for a wireless node in a network, each location estimate having an associated timestamp. The device applies hierarchical clustering to the received location estimates and their associated timestamps, to identify locations and points in time in which the wireless node was stationary. The device performs sequence modeling on the identified locations and points in time in which the wireless node was stationary, to form a sequence of locations and associated time periods in which the wireless node was stationary. The device associates the wireless node with a behavioral profile based on the sequence of locations and associated time periods in which the wireless node. The device generates, based in part on the behavioral profile for the wireless node, a predictive model that predicts a location of the wireless node at a particular point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek Mukherji, Santosh Ghanshyam Pandey, Abhishek Bhattacharyya, Vinay Raghuram, Balaji Gurumurthy, Prasad Walawalkar