Usage Measurement Patents (Class 455/405)
  • Patent number: 10728323
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for operating an infrastructure layer of cloud computing architecture. A specific implementation of the method comprises: determining, in response to receiving an operation request sent by a user via a user terminal for the infrastructure layer, whether to execute an operation indicated by the operation request; sending, in response to determining to execute the operation, the operation request to the infrastructure layer; updating, after the infrastructure layer successfully executing the operation and updating the resources related to the infrastructure layer, a state of the resources related to the infrastructure layer stored in the intermediate layer database; acquiring changed data in the resources related to the infrastructure layer, and storing the data in the infrastructure layer database; and synchronizing the data in the infrastructure layer database to the intermediate layer database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Heng Dong
  • Patent number: 10715657
    Abstract: A voice or video call is to be established between a caller and a callee based on a call flow that involves a call establishment request and a corresponding call acceptance response. A first call establishment request is sent to a called terminal (of the callee) that is unready to accept the call upon receiving this first call establishment request. Once the called terminal is ready to accept the call, instead of the call acceptance response, a reverse call establishment request for the call is received back from the called terminal. The reverse call establishment request is automatically accepted on behalf of the caller on condition that the reverse call establishment request was received back from the called terminal within a certain time limit. If so, the call is accepted by sending an instance of the call acceptance response to called terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vincent Marc Oberle, Carl S. Olivier, Mateusz Tomaszewski, Vasiliki Gkiza, Mabel Wing Ling Wong
  • Patent number: 10715679
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for detecting instances of missing data records in Usage Data Records (UDRs) generated for wireless services is disclosed. The system and method comprises recording a sequence of events related to transmission of data through at least one service element, transmitting the sequence of events as usage data records to a server for accounting and using an anomaly detection algorithm to detect instances of missing usage data records in the transmitted usage data records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Subramanian Balakrishnan, Shriman Anupam Bagchi
  • Patent number: 10708762
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for virtualizing a SIM card, a terminal and a network side device are provided in the present disclosure. The method includes: receiving a request for accessing to SIM card data; and accessing SIM card data on a remote end according to the request for accessing to SIM card data. The method, the apparatus, the terminal and the network side device in the present disclosure are simple in implementation and have a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xupeng Wang, Huawei Zhang, Canguo Wang, Ping Jiang
  • Patent number: 10708218
    Abstract: Calls and messages are threaded, e.g., a method can include: receiving messaging content; and displaying the messaging content in a single thread, wherein the messaging content is threaded and a thread of the messaging content comprises at least one text message and at least one call. The method can further include threading the messaging content, wherein the threading comprises ordering the messaging content based, at least, on a time at which received ones of the messaging content are received at a communication device. For instance, the messaging content can include one or more of voice information, MMS or SMS text messages, voicemail information, system messages, email messages, instant messages, pictorial information, video information or audio information, data traffic information, user-opted notifications, traffic reports, news alerts, weather information, stock reports, social networking chats, social networking posts or social networking status updates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Cristy Swink, Jason Sikes, David Merkoski, Benjamin Fineman, Jonathan Solis Snydal, Megan Elisabeth Knight
  • Patent number: 10694346
    Abstract: A system and method for the real-time management of a device, and more particularly to the establishment and enforcement of policies or rules associated with the feature or functions that may be performed with the device, such as making and receiving calls, exchanging data, playing games and music, sending and receiving email, accessing web sites, and paying for goods and services. If a child or employee is using the device, there may be a need to regulate how that device can be used and to determine who will pay for what goods or services. In addition to providing all of the features associated with a device, service providers need to be able to establish and enforce rules (policies) regulating how and when that device can be used and who will pay for a good or service requested by the user of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KAJEET, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Donald Baker, Steven Ira Geller, Douglas Owen Kesser, Daniel John Neal, Carol Ann Politi, Ben Julian Weintraub
  • Patent number: 10671142
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for providing social-geofenced-based application management for battery maximization. Social traffic information is collected for a defined cohort of persons within one or more predefined geofences, wherein the defined cohort of persons is based on one or more individual or group attributes, and the social traffic information includes battery usage for devices used by the defined cohort of persons. The social traffic information is analyzed to classify conditions derived therefrom into one or more categories. Application performance is controlled on a user's device, based on the conditions classified into the categories, to optimize battery usage of the user's device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Tushar Kumar Jayantilal, Fang Lu, Ishwarya Rajendrababu
  • Patent number: 10652935
    Abstract: A system and method (600) of securely and accurately connecting mobile devices (110) to wireless networks in vehicles (210) for a predetermined work assignment by using encrypted wireless network configurations based on vehicle specific data is disclosed herein. The system comprises a vehicle (210) comprising an on-board computer (232) with a memory (231) having a vehicle identification number (233), a connector plug (235), and an motorized engine (234), a connected vehicle device (130) comprising a processor, a WiFi radio, a BLUETOOTH radio, a memory, and a connector for mating with the connector plug of the vehicle (210), and a mobile device (110) comprising a graphical user interface (335), a processor (310), a WiFi radio (307), a BLUETOOTH radio (306), and a cellular network interface (308).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Platform Science, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Kennedy, Scott Kopchinsky, Don Son, Jacob Fields, Emily Stuart, Darrin Demchuk
  • Patent number: 10652757
    Abstract: A base station (13) is configured to receive, from a Machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal (11) or a core network (14), history information indicating whether or not specific coverage enhancement processing was executed in previous communication with the M2M terminal (11). Further, the base station (13) is configured to control communication using the specific coverage enhancement processing between the M2M terminal (11) and the base station (13) based on the history information received from the M2M terminal (11) or the core network (14). It is thus possible to contribute to improving efficiency of determination regarding whether to apply a special coverage enhancement processing to the M2M terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10638336
    Abstract: A method (20) of enabling improved efficiency in a first communications network (10A) based on relation metrics on a relation between a first operator (A) of the first communications network (10A) and a second operator (B) of a second communications network (10A, 10B). The method (20) is performed in a network entity (7) and comprises: obtaining (21) data relating to users having a subscription with the first operator (A) and data relating to users having a subscription with the second operator (B); determining (22), based on the obtained data relating to users, a first metric IAB giving number of users roaming to the first operator (A) from the second operator (B) and a second metric OAB giving number of users roaming from the first operator (A) to the second operator (B); and providing (23) the first and second metrics IAB, OAB as relation metrics to a network device (9A) of the first communications network (10A) for use in improving efficiency in the first communications network (10A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Vincent Huang, Martha Vlachou-Konchylaki
  • Patent number: 10630796
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes determining a power consumption profile for each of multiple devices, where the power consumption profile includes information regarding a typical rate of power consumption by the corresponding device, and receiving status information for a first device of the multiple devices, where the status information includes power status and network connectivity status. The method also includes determining a schedule for sending push events to the first device using a resource-control algorithm, where the determining is based at least in part on a comparison of the power consumption profile for the first device with the power consumption profiles for one or more second devices and the status information for the first device. The method further includes sending the scheduled push events to the first device, where the push events provision content to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke St. Clair, Daniel Weaver
  • Patent number: 10623912
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for creating and transmitting a telephone call requested by a transmitting service to the telephone of a recipient, wherein a server of the transmitting service is capable of submitting a call request to a call server, the call request containing digital information enabling the call server to initiate a call to the telephone of the recipient using a calling number to be displayed on the telephone, wherein the call contains an enhanced voicemail, consisting of a voicemail constructed by the call server from a portion of the information contained in the call request and intended to be broadcast during the call, and additional non-voice information contained in the call request and used by the call server to form the calling number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: PAYCOOL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Serge Barthelemy
  • Patent number: 10623583
    Abstract: A method for displaying wireless service usage information and account information using an account management application operating on a wireless device includes receiving, at the account management application operating on the wireless device and from a tracking module, wireless service usage information for a wireless subscriber associated with the wireless device, the wireless service usage information including one or more units of wireless services that the wireless subscriber has used, receiving, at the account management application operating on the wireless device and from a service provider over a wireless network, account information associated with the wireless subscriber associated with the wireless device, the service provider being different from the wireless device and the wireless network, and enabling presentation, on a display of the wireless device, of the account management application including the wireless service usage information and the account information for the wireless subscriber
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 10595205
    Abstract: A mobile device traffic splicer is disclosed. In various embodiments, a network communication associated with a destination is received from a mobile device. A stored routing data associated with the mobile device is used to determine, based at least in part on the destination, to redirect the network communication to a proxy associated with the destination. The network communication is sent to the proxy associated with the destination. In various embodiments, one or both of metering network traffic by destination and/or domain and filtering network communications and/or portions thereof based on the destination and/or domain may be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MOBILE IRON, INC.
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Batchu, Mansu Kim
  • Patent number: 10587425
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method related to an online charging system for a cellular radio communication system. The method includes obtaining a notification that a refill action of a user account for the communication system is pending. The notification includes an identifier (vid) of a refill resource for the refill action. The method also includes inspecting a refill database updated by an account management function of the online charging system to determine whether the refill resource identifier is included therein, indicating whether or not the user account has been refilled based on the refill resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Meenakshi Sundaram Govindassamy, Karthikeyan Premkumar
  • Patent number: 10588026
    Abstract: A base station (13) is configured to receive, from a Machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal (11) or a core network (14), history information indicating whether or not specific coverage enhancement processing was executed in previous communication with the M2M terminal (11). Further, the base station (13) is configured to control communication using the specific coverage enhancement processing between the M2M terminal (11) and the base station (13) based on the history information received from the M2M terminal (11) or the core network (14). It is thus possible to contribute to improving efficiency of determination regarding whether to apply a special coverage enhancement processing to the M2M terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10582484
    Abstract: The present specification provides a method and UE for receiving configuration usable for a discovery, which can be used in a small cell scenario. In detail, the UE is configured for receiving measurement configuration for a discovery signal, wherein the discovery signal includes CRS, PSS, and SSS. The discovery may further include a channel status information-reference signal (CSI-RS) depending on a configuration of the CSI-RS. The measurement configuration may include at least one set of configuration elements. The UE performs a measurement on the discovery signal based on the received configuration. Further, the UE receives channel status information-reference signal (CSI-RS) configuration including at least one set of CSI-RS configuration elements used for a zero power CSI-RS, wherein the CSI-RS configuration includes at least one set of CSI-RS configuration elements, each set of CSI-RS configuration elements includes CSI-RS interval information and CSI-RS offset information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Bonghoe Kim, Kijun Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Jonghyun Park, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10581972
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique for Internet of Things gateway-based carrier-operator signage monitoring is provided that illustratively comprises: receiving, by a gateway device and from a first device of a plurality of devices of a mesh network in a monitored site, positioning information associated with a second device of the plurality of devices, wherein each of the plurality of devices is affixed to a respective sign; generating, by the gateway device, site monitoring information by aggregating the positioning information with other positioning information received from the plurality of devices, wherein the site monitoring information indicates a physical change in placement of a sign to which the second device is affixed; and sending, by the gateway device, the site monitoring information to a signage monitoring device configured to perform a mitigation action for the monitored site based on an identification of the physical change in placement of the sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Venkatesh Cumbakonam GokulRaju
  • Patent number: 10582348
    Abstract: Disclosed are various examples for message-based management service enrollment. In one example, message data is received. The message data includes a device identifier of a client device, and a communication identifier of the client device. An enterprise is identified based on data that maps the enterprise to the network endpoint, and/or the message data. An account is created in association with the particular enterprise. A username for the account is generated using the device identifier and the communication identifier. A message is transmitted to the client device using its communication identifier. The message includes enrollment data that enables an enrollment of the client device in association with the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Azhar Faiz Samdani, Subhrajit Bhowmik, Anantha Raman B R, Bhyruva S Gangadharaiah
  • Patent number: 10575736
    Abstract: A plurality of pulse position candidate extraction units characterize waves included in a vibration signal from a vibration sensor using predetermined specific forms and extract respective sets of pulse position candidates. A frequency distribution calculation unit calculates a frequency distribution of the pulse interval and a frequency distribution of variation in pulse intervals on each of the extracted sets of pulse position candidates. A distribution ratio calculation unit calculates the distribution ratio of a modal class to the total frequency in each of the calculated frequency distributions. A selection unit selects a set of pulse position candidates from among the extracted sets of pulse position candidates using the calculated relative frequencies as indicators for evaluating accuracy of the sets of pulse position candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Shigemori, Takehiko Hiei, Sayo Toramoto, Chiaki Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 10582372
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a network device, a credit control request to allocate a quota to a subscriber device. The quota may relate to access, by the subscriber device, to network resources provided by a network provider. The device may determine a subscriber value based on historical usage of network resources by the subscriber device, identify a group value based on historical usage of network resources by a group of subscriber devices with which the subscriber device is associated, and determine a particular quota to allocate to the subscriber device based on a baseline quota, the subscriber value, and a group value. The device may perform one or more actions to cause the particular quota to be allocated to the subscriber device based on determining the particular quota.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo David Muñoz Sanchez, Landry N'drin Edi, Mirza Zillur, Maria Cel Halili Zaballero, Daniel Osorio
  • Patent number: 10575355
    Abstract: Application processes executing on a mobile device can interact with interfaces (e.g., routines of an application programming interface) exposed on that mobile device in order to establish a wireless connection either directly to a network (e.g., the Internet) or directly to an intermediary device through which the application processes can then communicate with the network indirectly. The intermediary device can communicate with the network on behalf of the mobile device. The application processes can remain unaware, in either case, of whether the interfaces are communicating with the network through the intermediary device or not. The interfaces can insulate the application processes from that fact. The use of the intermediary device can be transparent to the application processes, such that the manner in which the application processes transmit and receive data using the interfaces remains constant regardless of whether the intermediary device is involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel M. Vinegrad, John J. Iarocci, Marc J. Krochmal
  • Patent number: 10572869
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a mobile client device for automatically performing a mobile financial service function, including a memory storing software instructions, the software instructions including a mobile financial service application configured to perform financial service processes. The system may also include and one or more processors configured to execute the software instructions to detect a physical action performed on the mobile client device, and determine a first financial service function to perform based on the detected physical action, wherein the first financial service function is a function provided by the mobile financial service application. The one or more processors may also determine whether verification of a user is required, verify the user if verification of the user is required, and automatically initiate the first financial service function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Douglas, Paul Moreton
  • Patent number: 10572882
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tracking and responding to mobile events in a relationship management system is described. The method may include detecting a mobile event associated with a user of a relationship management system. Furthermore, the method may include analyzing the mobile event to determine at least one relationship management process associated with the user for which the mobile event is related. The method may also include generating one or more relationship management system notifications for transmission to the mobile device of the user prior to initiation of the mobile event, and generating one or more relationship management suggestions or relationship management system notifications for transmission to the mobile device of the user after a termination of the mobile event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jason Li, Adam Evans, Steve Loughlin, Patricio Echague
  • Patent number: 10560402
    Abstract: An electronic communications method includes sending, by a device, an electronic communication to a user device. The electronic communication method further includes receiving, by the device, an electronic message from the user device. The electronic communications method further includes authenticating, by the device, the electronic message received from the user device; and, the electronic communications method further includes generating, by the device, an electronic list based on authenticating the electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: CHALLENGE STAR LLC
    Inventor: Jed Royer
  • Patent number: 10536282
    Abstract: A mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operation over a metered network. A current basis for computing usage charges over one or more networks may be made available to the cost-aware application components through an application programming interface supported by an operating system service. That service may receive a policy for charging for data usage over a network and may also obtain information defining data usage for the mobile computing device. Based on this information, the service may determine a current basis for charging for data usage. With this information, the application component can determine a manner for executing network operations that involve data transmission over the network, such as deferring the operation or selecting an alternative network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pascal Menezes, Marco Piumatti, Upshur Parks, Ravi Rao
  • Patent number: 10523524
    Abstract: Systems, graphical user interfaces, and methods are provided to optimize bandwidth usage associated with a local network. As part of the bandwidth optimization techniques, a network regulation entity may maintain a plurality of usage statistics for a plurality of electronic devices. These usage statistics may be presented by an electronic device as part of a usage summary interface. In addition to displaying the usage statistics, the usage summary interface may enable a user to modify how the network regulation entity regulates traffic. Accordingly, the network regulation entity may update an access profile in accordance with the modification. Subsequently, the traffic received from the electronic device is processed based on the user-indicated modification. Thus, compliance with network neutrality principles may be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventors: Bryan Adrian Lauer, Patrick J. Walsh, Sara B. Rossio, Rachel Morris
  • Patent number: 10511723
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for sharing data usage by a plurality of SIM cards at a plurality of network devices. Each of the plurality of network devices is capable of housing at least one SIM card from the plurality of SIM cards. The method comprises the steps of determining the total data usage allowance. A remaining total data usage allowance is determined by either retrieving it from a carrier server or by subtracting aggregated data usage information from the total data usage allowance. The method further comprises restricting use of one or more of the plurality of SIM cards when the remaining total data usage allowance is below a first threshold until the remaining total data usage allowance is above the first threshold. The total data usage allowance is changed to a first value periodically or according to an administrator's instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ho Ming Chan, Kit Wai Chau, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 10506106
    Abstract: A system, method and program product for implementing a cellular resource sharing support system. A system is disclosed that includes: a behavior analysis system that collects usage data from a set of mobile devices in a cellular network; a subscription manager that computationally generates offers to mobile device owners to avail excess compute resources of the mobile devices to a resource sharing services system; a device manager that tracks the real-time availability and usage of participating mobile devices that are associated with mobile device owners that have accepted offers to avail excess compute resources; and an account manager that calculates a compensation for participating mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shiva P. Chandrashekar, Ashoka S. Rao, Sreekrishnan Venkateswaran
  • Patent number: 10505745
    Abstract: A mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operation over a metered network. A current basis for computing usage charges over one or more networks may be made available to the cost-aware application components through an application programming interface supported by an operating system service. That service may receive a policy for charging for data usage over a network and may also obtain information defining data usage for the mobile computing device. Based on this information, the service may determine a current basis for charging for data usage. With this information, the application component can determine a manner for executing network operations that involve data transmission over the network, such as deferring the operation or selecting an alternative network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pascal Menezes, Marco Piumatti, Upshur Parks, Ravi Rao
  • Patent number: 10498882
    Abstract: A method of accessing a wireless communication network using secure voice print authentication. The method includes receiving a request from a mobile device at a gateway of the wireless communication network for service on the wireless communication network. A voice print is obtained at the gateway from a user using the mobile device. The voice print is compared by the gateway with a primary voice print, wherein the primary voice print is associated with a voicemail account at the wireless communication network, and wherein the voicemail account is associated with a primary user of the mobile device. Based upon comparing the voice print with the primary voice print, the service may be provided to the mobile device on the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Arash Obaidi, Darren J. Kress
  • Patent number: 10491938
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media can define a set of video quality levels. One or more social engagement signals associated with videos uploaded at each video quality level out of the set of video quality levels can be acquired. Information associated with each user out of a set of users can be acquired. A respective video quality level for each user can be determined based on at least one of the information associated with each user or the one or more social engagement signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Eran Ambar
  • Patent number: 10492026
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wireless communication system that is used with a wireless communication device and a position location system, the wireless communication device being capable of communicating with the position location system. The wireless communication system includes a memory device for storing position locations of the wireless communication device and for storing transactions made relating to the wireless communication device, a processor for determining trends by recalling stored information from the memory device and processing the recalled information, and a transmitter for transmitting targeted broadcasts to the wireless communication device based on the current location of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas E. Coverstone
  • Patent number: 10491754
    Abstract: A method for providing a predicting bandwidth utilization for a customer of a connectivity service provider is disclosed. The method includes receiving bandwidth utilization data over time for a customer of a connectivity service provider. The method further includes training a machine learning model for the bandwidth utilization data during a time period based on the received data. In an embodiment, training the machine learning model includes determining a value for a parameter. The bandwidth utilization may be substantially periodic over the time period. Relying on the periodicity of the bandwidth utilization, the method further includes predicting, using the trained model, future bandwidth utilization over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Yermakov, Travis Duane Ewert
  • Patent number: 10467327
    Abstract: A real-time event transcription system and related methods provides for determining the existence, sequencing and timing of an event and/or event elements, for detecting and compensating for latency issues and cheating while providing synchronized user engagement, wherein users who are observing an event interact with a stream of stimuli generated over the course of the event, each user's interactions precisely recorded and accurately timestamped, accounting and/or compensating for various delays that may cause different users to encounter the stimuli at different times. Embodiments further provide for methods to determine and synchronize stimuli and reaction timing across a plurality of geographical locations, transmission methods and media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Matan Arazi
  • Patent number: 10470006
    Abstract: The methods and systems of the present disclosure can configure, by a microprocessor, a message from a sending user to a recipient device; set, by the microprocessor, a reduced alert for the message, where the reduced alert is set by the sending user; and send the message to the recipient device, wherein the recipient device provides the reduced alert upon receipt of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventor: David Chavez
  • Patent number: 10462305
    Abstract: A method for displaying wireless service usage information and account information using an account management application operating on a wireless device includes receiving, at the account management application operating on the wireless device and from a tracking module, wireless service usage information for a wireless subscriber associated with the wireless device, the wireless service usage information including one or more units of wireless services that the wireless subscriber has used, receiving, at the account management application operating on the wireless device and from a service provider over a wireless network, account information associated with the wireless subscriber associated with the wireless device, the service provider being different from the wireless device and the wireless network, and enabling presentation, on a display of the wireless device, of the account management application including the wireless service usage information and the account information for the wireless subscriber
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 10445325
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for detecting proximity between users. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that when executed cause the system to: determine a context associated with a first user device; query other user devices based on the context to create a set of other user devices that satisfy a query; generate a list of filtered devices by filtering the set of other user devices; notify the first user device of the list of filtered devices; and query for the list of filtered devices to determine which filtered devices are within proximity to the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alan Lee Gardner, III, George Cody Sumter, Nadav Aharony
  • Patent number: 10448409
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. Particularly, the present invention relates to an allocation and a user of a channel, and a method for operating a terminal comprises the steps of: receiving channel allocation information; and transmitting a data signal through at least one channel based on the channel allocation information. In addition, the present invention includes other examples different from the aforementioned example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Min Sagong, Yeohun Yun, Taeyoung Kim, Jiyun Seol
  • Patent number: 10420158
    Abstract: A method for routing communication for a user, wherein the routing system comprises an onward calling device a receiving device, and a communication computing system. The onward user may place an onward call for a receiver user identification and the receiving user may receive the onward call using the receiving device. Once the onward calling device and the receiving device are connected, the connection may continue for a sufficient time period. If the connection is discontinued the onward user may make no further attempt to connect with the receiving user, or the communication computing system may generate a subscriber ID of the receiving user and mark the good quality route for future connections with the receiving user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Timur Voloshin
  • Patent number: 10412534
    Abstract: A service providing method including transmitting user ID information to a service terminal, receiving first service information from a server, and controlling a user terminal to provide a service using received first service information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang-min Lee, Hyun-geun Jo, Hyung-rae Cho
  • Patent number: 10401807
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus are provided for operating an electronic device. A status of a user wearing the electronic device is determined using a sensor disposed in the electronic device. An operational status of a nearby electronic device is wirelessly controlled according to the status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Han-Kyung Jo, Do-Yoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10405181
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for user authentication and human intent verification of administrative operations for eSIMs of an eUICC included in a mobile device are disclosed. Certain administrative operations, such as import, modification, and/or export, of an eSIM and/or for an eUICCs firmware can require user authentication and/or human intent verification before execution of the administrative operations are performed or completed by the mobile device. A user of the mobile device provides information to link an external user account to an eSIM upon (or subsequent to) installation on the eUICC. User credentials, such as a user name and password, and/or information generated therefrom, can be used to authenticate the user with an external server. In response to successful user authentication, the administrative operations are performed. Human intent verification can also be performed in conjunction with user authentication to prevent malware from interfering with eSIM and/or eUICC functions of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Xiangying Yang, Jerrold Von Hauck, Christopher B. Sharp, Yousuf H. Vaid, Arun G. Mathias, David T. Haggerty, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman
  • Patent number: 10397351
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a user of a social networking system requests to look up a contact's communication channel information in the user's address book. The social networking system provides to the user the contact's communication channels in an ordered sequence based on the user's social graph and communication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 10375217
    Abstract: In one aspect, a sale-integrated transaction mobile device includes the set of components of a mobile device system. The sale-integrated transaction mobile device includes a set of components of a payment device system that is a separate module such as a payment module. The sale-integrated transaction mobile device includes a plastic housing upper portion of the mobile device system. The sale-integrated transaction mobile device includes a metal housing bottom portion of the mobile device. The plastic housing upper portion of the mobile device system is connected with the bottom metal housing portion to house the components of the mobile device system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Faisal Saeed, Zia Hasnain, Asif Rao, Abhinav Subramani, Jaykishan Dakshesh Choksi
  • Patent number: 10366118
    Abstract: A technique for identifying individual instances of electronic devices. This is done by using a basic RFID reader to read the RF emissions from the electronic device to obtain an emitted electromagnetic spectrum and compare it to a library of emitted electromagnetic spectrums of different instances of that type of electronic device and, based on that comparison, finding a best match and identifying the electronic device as being a particular instance of that type of electronic device. This comparison may be made by computing Euclidean distances between vectors that are based on the measured electromagnetic spectrums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Alanson Sample, Chouchang Yang
  • Patent number: 10338806
    Abstract: A mobile computing device and method performed by a mobile computing device are provided. The mobile computing device includes a touch screen display, a touch enabled border surface, and a processor. The processor is configured to generate image data representing a viewport of the device. The processor is configured to add a graphic representation of at least one user interface element to the image data. The processor is configured to determine a press intensity of a touch pressure applied by a user of the device to the touch screen display in a region where the graphic representation of the at least one user interface element is displayed. The processor is configured to determine a position of the hand of the user using the touch enabled border surface. The processor is configured to slide the viewport downwards based on the press intensity and the position of the hand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francesco Brillante, Luca Lazzaro, Alessandro Scotti
  • Patent number: 10333850
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for controlling on a wireless device the amount and speed of data transferred between a wireless device and the Internet, and a wireless device with a metering client that can throttle data speeds and types based on how much data a user has used. Specifically, the wireless device includes a metering client to track one of data usage or an amount of prepaid data available. When the metering client determines that the amount of data available has exceeded a pre-determined threshold, the wireless device inhibits further data transmission amounts and speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergio Rivera, Satish Ramprasad, Sze Ho Wong
  • Patent number: 10331485
    Abstract: A first quality of service identifier is assigned to each subtask associated with each node of a compute workflow, the first quality of service identifier indicative of a level of quality of service associated with each node. A planned resource requirement is assigned to each subtask, the planned resource requirement indicative of a total amount of system resources required to complete each subtask. A resource allocation plan is generated for each subtask, the resource allocation plan indicative of a distribution of the system resources over time in at least one resource manager. The resource allocation plan and the first quality of service identifier are output to the at least one resource manager for enforcement of the level of quality of service on one or more jobs submitted for each node through at least one workflow orchestrator external to the at least one resource manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sam Sanjabi, Chong Chen, Reza Pournaghi, Shane Anthony Bergsma, Wei Pei
  • Patent number: 10321295
    Abstract: Methods and systems for cellular device detection are presented. A signal processing receiver operable to determine a plurality of uplink parameters according to a downlink broadcast message. The signal processing receiver is also configurable to receive an uplink message according to the plurality of uplink parameters, thereby determining a presence and/or an identity of a cellular device by decoding the uplink message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Epiq Solutions
    Inventors: Keith Blankenship, John Orlando, Aaron Madsen, Michael Johnson