Usage Measurement Patents (Class 455/405)
  • Patent number: 10290029
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a media engagement gateway (MEG) for providing application and analytic services across diverse operating platforms is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Stuzo, LLC
    Inventor: Gunter Pfau
  • Patent number: 10285025
    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: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KAJEET, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Donald Baker, Steven Ira Geller, Douglas Owen Kesser, Daniel John Neal, Carol Ann Politi, Ben Julian Weintraub
  • Patent number: 10275787
    Abstract: Product offering systems are provided. Product offering systems may include sending an offer to a customer that possesses a mobile computing device and has agreed to receive offers for products via the mobile computing device. Agreeing to receive offers would result in the unique data about the customer being available to offer provider. Unique customer data may include data related to the customers wireless service provider or from a financial account in a financial institution, and collecting customer data about the customer, wherein the customer data comprises financial data and personal data. Product offering systems may further include registering a wireless computing device of the customer to able the device to receive the offer, and determining opportunities to send the offer to the customer by monitoring the customer and the customer data. Product offering systems may also include sending the offer to the customer's registered device based on the determination of opportunities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Comerford, Joseph M. DeFilippo
  • Patent number: 10277751
    Abstract: Customer devices (e.g., mobile cellular phones) are configured to interact with a communications service provider (and optionally an administration and monitoring system). A customer device is configured as a “capped pay-as-you-go” device in which the customer associated with the device is charged no more than a pre-arranged amount in any given (dynamic or static) billing period. For example, if $50 is the “capped” amount for a billing period, a user might pay $10 for using 1 gigabyte of data in a billing period, or it might pay $50 whether it used 5 gigabytes of data or 10 gigabytes of data in a single billing period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: IDT Telecom, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Jonas, Gabriel Schecter
  • Patent number: 10271225
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to determining a performance index related to a performance of a communication service provided in a network, wherein the communication service is usable by a mobile user terminal. A method aspect is directed to determining the performance index by comparing performance information associated with a characteristic location of the user terminal and performance information associated with at least one other location visited by the user terminal, the performance index being indicative of a relative performance of the communication service at the characteristic location of the user terminal compared to the at least one other location visited by the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: László Toka, Péter Hága, Zsolt Kenesi, Péter Mátray
  • Patent number: 10268660
    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: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Matan Arazi
  • Patent number: 10264478
    Abstract: A network node in a wireless network performs a method for enhancing reliability in wireless communication. The method includes determining, at a first network node, that a current link with a second network node is broken. The method also includes attempting, at the first network node, to recover the current link. The method further includes, upon a determination that the current link is not recoverable, establishing, at the first network node, a new link with the second network node according to one of a plurality of switching rules, the switching rules ordered according to a priority among the switching rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Zhouyue Pi, Farooq Khan
  • Patent number: 10263899
    Abstract: Systems and methods of enhanced customer service for mobile carriers using real-time and historical mobile application and traffic or optimization data associated with mobile devices in a mobile network are disclosed. The data can be tracked by a client-side and/or a server-side reporting engine and usage analytics engine. Reports can also be generated by the system from the data and provided to the customer service/call center, such as trend charts showing optimization efficiency of traffic over a network and battery consumption vs. application load for a mobile device as a function of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Bott
  • Patent number: 10248536
    Abstract: According to an aspect of some embodiments of the present invention there is provided a method for verifying correctness of application configuration of an application, comprising: for each of baseline and changed source codes of an application analyzing a graph representation of an execution flow of a plurality of application functionalities performed by execution of the respective source code to identify a plurality of functional dependencies between source code segments of the baseline source code and a plurality of functional dependencies between source code segments of the changed source code, wherein each of the functional dependencies is at least one of data dependency and control dependency, identifying a configuration discrepancy according to a match between functional dependencies of the changed source code when compared to the baseline source code, and producing a notification when the configuration discrepancy is found and is not permitted by the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aharon Abadi, Nili Ifergan-Guy, Dmitri Pikus, Oleg Sternberg
  • Patent number: 10251076
    Abstract: A customer self-service tuning system assists a mobile device user in adjusting his network settings and device configuration. Device, network and performance metrics are stored for a population. Over time all of these suggest changes in the device or network that change measured performance. The potential improvement(s) are presented to the user for selection. Performance measurements are taken and the user can choose to go forward with the new configuration or to revert. Each time a user requests self-care service, a new cohort is extracted from the then current overall population and analyzed for similarity to the user at that point in time. Each time an improvement is selected, the history of device states and network states is augmented. Identified variances are transformed into an action plan specific to a user and implemented on the device or network upon concurrence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER IQ, INC.
    Inventors: Frederick Peter Mikkelsen, Alberto Gutierrez, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10231118
    Abstract: A method is provided for performing a management of a multi-subscription SIM module. The multi-subscription SIM module includes at least one memory adapted to store at least a first and a second profile associated with a respective first and a second mobile network operator. The memory includes a volatile portion. The operation of storing includes installing or updating profiles by downloading one or more downloaded profiles from a remote host. The management includes selecting one or more enabled profiles including an application to be executed and allocating a partition of the volatile portion of the memory to the one or more enabled profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Amedeo Veneroso
  • Patent number: 10205702
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to allocating communication resources via information technology infrastructure. A system can provide a communication tag and an analytics tag for integration in a web site. The system can receive a request to allocate a phone number generated based on an interaction between the communication tag and the analytics tag. The request can include the communication endpoint identifier, the site identifier for the web site, and a bucket identifier formed from bucketing criteria corresponding to a network activity session of the computing device. The system can determine a virtual phone number to assign to a combination of the values of the fields provided in the request, and create a link between the assigned virtual number and the combination. The system can provide the assigned virtual phone number to the computing device that initiated the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Mohamed Hassan Osman Akef, Anshul Kothari, Daniel Andersson, Amit Agarwal, Anshul Kundani, Narendra Kumar Singhal
  • Patent number: 10200272
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system can be used to selectively transmit bandwidth-intensive data over a cellular network based on dynamically determining resource availability over the cellular network. Monitoring system data to be transmitted to a remote server can initially be obtained by a component of a monitoring system. One or more network performance tests may be performed on a carrier network associated with the monitoring system. One or more network performance parameters can be computed based on results of the one or more network performance tests. The one or more network performance parameters can then be evaluated in relation to transmission requirements associated with the monitoring system data. A particular transmission strategy to use in transmitting the monitoring system data to the remote server can then be selected from among multiple transmission strategies. The monitoring system data is then transmitted to the server in accordance with the particular transmission strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen Scott Trundle
  • Patent number: 10193983
    Abstract: An information distribution device includes: an action information collection unit that collects action information from an action information transmission device; a rules construction unit that, on the basis of a plurality of related pieces of action information constructs personalization rules including a selection condition and selection information; a rules transmission unit that transmits the personalization rules to an information reception device; and a distribution information transmission unit that transmits distribution information stored in a distribution information storage unit to the information reception device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Ryo Furukawa
  • Patent number: 10187531
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method and system of reporting a charging information for a Device-to-Device (D2D) communication established using a wireless network. The method includes recording by a first electronic device the charging information associated with a D2D communication session. The D2D communication session is established between the first electronic device and a second electronic device. Further, the method includes determining by the first electronic device whether the charging information meets charging criteria during the D2D communication session. The charging criteria are generated by a network node in a secure environment of the first electronic device. Further, the method includes reporting the charging information to the network node in the wireless network in response to determining that the charging information meets the charging criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Erik Guttman
  • Patent number: 10178225
    Abstract: Systems and methods for identification of a controlled-environment facility resident in possession of a contraband communications device capture or otherwise accept managed access data and/or contraband communications device assessment data for contraband communications devices operating in the controlled-environment facility. Controlled-environment facility resident call data for each resident of the controlled-environment facility is gathered from the controlled-environment facility resident communications system. Correlations in the managed access data and/or assessment data with the controlled-environment facility resident communications system call data are analyzed to identify each resident of the controlled-environment facility in possession of a contraband communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly S. Solid, Mark Baker
  • Patent number: 10178518
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling a system comprising a mobile terminal for a guardian and a mobile terminal for a child.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinkuk Ryu, Taehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10178524
    Abstract: The disclosure includes an apparatus comprising a diagnostic unit configured to communicate with a rules engine to determine whether a transmission detected in a vehicle is classified as unauthorized wireless device usage based on characteristics of RF signals received by a Detector Module collocated with the vehicle, geographic location data, and, optionally, additional secondary data, such determination being made by an external Rules Engine that is in communication with the Detector Module. The Rules Engine can provide instructions to and modify various threshold values used for preliminary RF signal analysis by the Detector Module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: STOPCELL, LLC
    Inventors: Jeremy Chalmers, Keith Morgan, Stephen Stewart
  • Patent number: 10165064
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing third-party content can include a data processing system receiving criteria defining online activities of an online activity type related to a product or service context from a computing device of a third-party content provider. The data processing system can identify a cluster of client devices based on the defined online activities, and determine a subset of keywords associated with the defined online activities and the identified cluster of client devices. The data processing system can determine a performance metric of the subset of keywords based on the cluster of client devices, and provide the subset of keywords and the performance metric to the computing device. The data processing system can receive from the computing device a parameter value of a first keyword of the subset of keywords to use in selecting content items of the third-party content provider associated with the first keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Gavin James, Justin Lewis
  • Patent number: 10154152
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method and system of reporting a charging information for a Device-to-Device (D2D) communication established using a wireless network. The method includes recording by a first electronic device the charging information associated with a D2D communication session. The D2D communication session is established between the first electronic device and a second electronic device. Further, the method includes determining by the first electronic device whether the charging information meets charging criteria during the D2D communication session. The charging criteria are generated by a network node in a secure environment of the first electronic device. Further, the method includes reporting the charging information to the network node in the wireless network in response to determining that the charging information meets the charging criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Erik Guttman
  • Patent number: 10142492
    Abstract: Computer systems and methods for managing network data consumption between a client computer and one or more server computers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LotusFlare, Inc.
    Inventors: Qing Guo, Shao Xia, Guogang Li, Kunal Gulati, Zhihui Chen
  • Patent number: 10140596
    Abstract: A first identity credential (for example, a username and password), in conjunction with a second identity credential (for example, a token identifier and a token-generated password) verified by an authentication provider, permits access to a protected resource (for example, a bank account) maintained by a service provider (for example, a bank) where the service provider is a separate entity from the authentication provider. Such separation of the service provider from the authentication provider allows multiple service providers to use the same authentication provider such that subscribers of services from multiple service providers may register a single authentication provider, and thus use a single method to produce the second identity credential. An authentication provider provides a common validation service to a plurality of unrelated service providers. An electronic user interface and a key-chain token for carrying out the authentication process are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Bryan S. M. Chua
  • Patent number: 10129349
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and articles of manufacture to monitor mobile Internet usage are disclosed. An example method includes accessing a log of requests from a proxy. The log of requests is a mixture of foreground requests and background requests. Each request has a timestamp and belongs to a respective application. The respective applications of the requests are identified. A burst of consecutive requests is identified in the log of requests. The requests in the burst are differentiated between the foreground requests and the background requests based on the timestamps of the requests. The respective applications of the foreground requests are credited with a presentation duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Achilleas Papakostas, Susan Cimino
  • Patent number: 10127561
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for acquiring services on a multiplicity of devices. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a service management center (SMC) (100) that has a plurality of service centers (102-110) for supplying services to a corresponding plurality of devices (120-128), and a controller (112) for managing operations of the service centers. The controller is programmed to receive (202) from a select one of the devices an identification reference in response to a request for service by an end user, search (210) for one or more services associated with the identification reference, select (212) from the search results one or more services appropriate for the requesting device, and enable (220) the one or more services on the selected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David A. Deas, Michael Grannan, Umesh M. Desai, Anil Doradla, Lalitha Suryanarayana, David Wolter, Dinesh Nadarajah
  • Patent number: 10104357
    Abstract: Among other things, videos and commercials are downloaded to a mobile device for storage on the mobile device and later playout on the mobile device. The downloading includes downloading of metadata associated with the commercials and based on which the mobile device can select commercials for insertion into videos being played back to the user of the mobile device. The commercials to be downloaded are selected based on one or a combination of any two or more of the location of the user, the type of mobile device, and personally-identifiable information about a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Penthera Partners, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam L. Berger, Joshua Pressnell, Richard David Jackson
  • Patent number: 10091363
    Abstract: A method and system of restoring a functionality of a mobile user device. A lock screen is displayed on the display of the user device. An international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of a subscriber identity module (SIM) card presently installed in the user device is determined. The IMSI is sent to a Remote Recovery Server (RRS). A message is received from the RRS indicating whether the IMSI is authorized for the user device and whether an account of the user device is replenished at least in part. Upon determining that the IMSI is authorized for the user device and the account of the user device is replenished at least in part, at least one function that was previously restricted is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Kevin Lau
  • Patent number: 10080218
    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: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Bonghoe Kim, Kijun Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Jonghyun Park, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10069978
    Abstract: A system, smart device and method for apportioning costs of smart device operations between purposes. Operation information concerning operations performed by the smart device is recorded. The operations are apportioned between purposes based on categorization information and the operation information. The cost of the apportioned operations performed by the device is determined for the purposes based on the operation information and tariff information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Mobility View Inc.
    Inventor: Thom Damstra
  • Patent number: 10069705
    Abstract: Embodiments profile users and applications based on network data usage. Data usage statistics are collected and compared for the users and applications. Profiles are assigned to the users and applications based on the comparison. In some embodiments, the applications are ranked based on data usage and presented to the users in an application marketplace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: DATA USAGE PROFILES FOR USERS AND APPLICATIONS
    Inventors: Gil Zalmanovitch, Gregory James Scott, Shai Guday, Alec Garvin Kwok, Yue Jiang, Kenneth Vincent Ma
  • Patent number: 10055008
    Abstract: A portable electronic device includes a battery, a communication unit, a pressure detector, and at least one processor. The battery supplies power. The communication unit communicates with an external device. The pressure detector detects pressure. The at least one processor increases a shutoff reference value in accordance with a drop in the pressure. The at least one processor shuts off the supply of the power when the remaining battery capacity of the battery is less than the shutoff reference value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Natsuhito Honda
  • Patent number: 10045189
    Abstract: An enhanced wireless home phone (WHP) component for use in an emergency call service network is presented herein. A method can include in response to determining that address information representing an address corresponding to a subscriber identity associated with a wireless service has been included in a data store corresponding to an emergency telecommunication service, determining whether a location of a wireless communication device associated with the subscriber identity satisfies a defined condition with respect to a distance of the wireless communication device from the address; and in response to determining that the location of the wireless communication device satisfies the defined condition, and in response to determining that a communication corresponding to the emergency telecommunication service has been received from the wireless communication device, sending the address information directed to a public safety answering point device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Juan Zermeno, Lizbet Gonzalez, Liaqat Ali, Debbie Knittel, John Mark Dammrose, William S Morris, IV, Richard Warburton Davis
  • Patent number: 10038988
    Abstract: Methods, servers and systems for directly accessing and modifying charging information maintained within a telecommunications operator's business and operating systems' infrastructure from user equipment. A mobile application server may receive a charging request from a user equipment, identify a relevant charging system based on the received request, send a charging request to the identified charging system for processing, receive a first response message including charging information from the identified charging system, generate a second response message based on the charging information included in the first response message, and send the generated second response message to the user equipment. The received charging request may include various types of information, including information for transferring cost or billing information from a first billing category to a second billing category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: OPENET TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: Alan McNamee, Cameron Ross Dunne, Joe Hogan, Bart Lehane, Andrew D'Souza
  • Patent number: 10038778
    Abstract: Locally securing sensitive data stored on a mobile phone. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for locally securing sensitive data stored on a mobile phone may be performed, at least in part, by a computing device including at least one processor. The method may include operating a mobile phone in an owner mode. The method may also include locally detecting, by the mobile phone, an insecurity event on the mobile phone. The method may further include, in response to locally detecting the insecurity event on the mobile phone, automatically switching, by the mobile phone, to operating the mobile phone in a guest mode, with the automatic switching to operating the mobile phone in the guest mode resulting in automatically securing sensitive data stored locally on the mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SYMANTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Debanjan Bhattacharyya, Vipul Sawant
  • Patent number: 10033879
    Abstract: Systems and methods for mobile device usage optimization are described herein. These methods can include automated mobile device usage data collection, analysis, usage optimization through device level pooling, reallocation, and/or other device plan optimizations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: vMOX, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Siebels, Matthew Williamson, David Gardner
  • Patent number: 10015685
    Abstract: A network infrastructure for a wireless communication system is disclosed. The infrastructure comprises a fronthaul network, an RRH pool, a radio service chain (RSC). The RSC is coupled to the fronthaul network and the RRH pool for allocating the RRH resources. The RSC comprises an orchestrator and a remote radio head (RRH) controller. The orchestrator is used for receiving a radio resource request from the at least one C-RAN and converting the radio resource request into a RRH specific command. The RRH controller is used for slicing the RRH resources to create virtual RRHs according to the radio resource request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin-Rong Chen, Chih-Yuan Huang, Chin-Hung Chien, Chin-Ning Lai, Chia-Wei Yuan
  • Patent number: 10004054
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, an IOPS-capable user equipment is registered on both a normal PLMN and an IOPS PLMN. The user equipment is configured to set one of the first PLMN and the second PLMN as a primary PLMN and the other one of the first PLMN and the second PLMN as a secondary PLMN randomly, according to an MO PLMN preference provided by a user of the user equipment, or according to a dialing history of the user equipment. Therefore, PLMN precedence can be provided for the user equipment in the IOPS dual PLMN mode of operation to make MO calls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Pei-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 10003956
    Abstract: A method is provided for performing a management of a multi-subscription SIM module. The multi-subscription SIM module includes at least one memory adapted to store at least a first and a second profile associated with a respective first and a second mobile network operator. The memory includes a volatile portion. The operation of storing includes installing or updating profiles by downloading one or more downloaded profiles from a remote host. The management includes selecting one or more enabled profiles including an application to be executed and allocating a partition of the volatile portion of the memory to the one or more enabled profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Amedeo Veneroso
  • Patent number: 9998860
    Abstract: Managing a geofence of a mobile device in a network is provided, which includes: identifying, by a first application operable with the mobile device, the geofence associated with the mobile device or a user of the mobile device; based on identifying the geofence, registering the identified geofence with a network component; identifying, to a first granularity, a first location for the identified geofence; monitoring, to a second granularity, a location of the mobile device, where the first granularity is more coarse-grained than the second granularity; and based on the mobile device triggering the geofence, pushing a notification to the application; and based on receiving the notification, performing an operation associated with the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert B. Nicholson, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Kiran Raghu Ganti, Dinesh Verma
  • Patent number: 9984349
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable medium, and apparatus assemblies are described for assessing a current location for a node-enabled logistics receptacle. In the method, the node-enabled logistics receptacle is operative to detect a level of wireless communication signal activity on a communication interface on the node-enabled logistics receptacle as well as receive and temporarily maintain custody of a package being shipped. The receptacle then records the detected level of wireless communication signal activity over a predetermined period of time in a memory disposed in the node-enabled logistics receptacle. Next, the receptacle compares the recorded level of wireless communication signal activity over the predetermined period of time to a user criteria level for the node-enabled logistics receptacle. Using the comparison of the recorded level and the user criteria level, the node-enabled logistics receptacle is thus able to assess that suitability of the current location of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: FEDEX CORPORATE SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Ole-Petter Skaaksrud
  • Patent number: 9979834
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for metering on a prepaid wireless access point the amount of data transferred between a wireless device and the Internet and inhibiting further data transmission when the amount of prepaid data available reaches or drops below a pre-determined threshold. Specifically, the wireless access point includes a metering client to track one of data usage or an amount of prepaid data available. When the metering client indicates that the amount of data available has dropped below a pre-determined threshold, the wireless access point inhibits further data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 9967753
    Abstract: A method of managing a wireless communication network. The method comprises collecting network performance data from enhanced node Bs (eNBs) by an application executing on a computer system and collecting user equipment (UE) performance data from UEs, where the UE performance data comprises self-location information at the time of a wireless coverage outage experienced by the UEs. The method further comprises, for each eNB, analyzing by the application network performance data associated with the eNB and UE performance data of wireless coverage outages experienced by UEs determined based on their self-location information to have been proximate to the eNB when its wireless coverage outage was experienced, and, based on the analysis of network performance data in combination with UE performance data, taking action to manage the wireless communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin V. Jadunandan, Seth T. Shelnutt, Paul Andrew Shinholster, Jr., Todd M. Szymanski
  • Patent number: 9949236
    Abstract: A method of communication includes generating a traffic advertisement. The traffic advertisement indicates availability of data to be sent to multiple devices of a set of devices. The data includes first data to be sent to a first device and second data to be sent to a second device. The method also includes sending the traffic advertisement during a paging window. The method further includes receiving a first acknowledgement (ACK) during the paging window from the first device. The method also includes receiving a trigger message from the second device. The method further includes sending the first data to the first device during a data transmission window. The method also includes, in response to detecting receipt of the trigger message from the second device, sending the second data to the second device during the data transmission window without receiving a second ACK during the paging window from the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Santosh Paul Abraham, Alireza Raissinia, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 9946864
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing identification tests. In some embodiments, a system and a method are provided for generating and serving to a user an animated challenge graphic comprising a challenge character set whose appearance may change over time. In some embodiments, marketing content may be incorporated into a challenge message for use in an identification test. The marketing content may be accompanied by randomly selected content to increase a level of security of the identification test, in some embodiments, a challenge message for use in an identification test may be provided based on information regarding a transaction for which the identification test is administered. For example, the transaction information may include a user identifier such as an IP address. In some embodiments, identification test results may be tracked and analyzed to identify a pattern of behavior associated with a user identifier. A score indicative of a level of trustworthiness may be computed for the user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NuData Security Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Everett Bailey
  • Patent number: 9936082
    Abstract: A method, system and server for processing low balance data session requests are provided. The server includes a memory storing an account record including an account balance and a count of failed service requests; a network interface; and a processor interconnected with the memory and the network interface. The processor receives a request to access a data service for a mobile device corresponding to the account record; and to determine whether the account balance is sufficient to access the data service. When the account balance is not sufficient, the processor compares the count of failed service requests to a threshold. When the count exceeds the threshold, the processor sends a notification to the mobile device, and when the count does not exceed the threshold, the processor increments the count. The processor also returns a message denying access to the data service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: REDKNEE INC.
    Inventor: Chrisaman Sood
  • Patent number: 9936354
    Abstract: A processor may be configured to access mapping data for a route to a destination, as well as information associated with a mobile device that may include usage data of the mobile device, a user profile associated with the mobile device, or demographic data associated with a user of the mobile device. The route to the destination may be displayed along with an indicator of the predicted coverage for the mobile device along the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 9934068
    Abstract: The present invention, provides a method of data analysis in which data subscriptions are defined and data for that subscription be collected for analytical purposes. Supplemental queries based on new information received can be generated automatically and old queries can be eliminated automatically on the basis that they are rendered obsolete in. terms of not providing novel information in comparison to other queries and their results not being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventor: Simon Gilles Thompson
  • Patent number: 9924392
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Software Defined Networking (SDN) orchestration of antennas and frequencies in a heterogeneous Radio Access Network (RAN) include maintaining status of a plurality of devices connected to the heterogeneous RAN; determining whether to upgrade connections of a first subset of the plurality of devices; determining whether to downgrade connections of a second subset of the plurality of devices; and providing instructions to the heterogeneous RAN for the first subset and the second subset. The systems and methods enable enforcement of business-aware prioritization on the heterogeneous RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cienna Corporation
    Inventors: David Côté, Aung Htay, Roger Michael Elbaz
  • Patent number: 9917909
    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: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 9916604
    Abstract: A method and system for bringing together online and offline advertising uses anonymous links that are associated with consumer data. The anonymous links allow processing without personally identifiable information (PII) in a secure environment. Data is matched using the anonymous links, and further using identifiers that are encrypted for use in connection with individual match distribution partners. The method and system allows a marketer to utilize offline data to precisely target advertisements without the use of PII, and to perform analytics concerning the use of the online advertisements to more precisely determine the effectiveness of multichannel marketing efforts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Acxiom Corporation
    Inventors: Thierry Roullier, Dana S. Robbins, Linda Young, Scott Jones, Mike Zukerman
  • Patent number: 9913126
    Abstract: A security element of a mobile device comprises a service-provider network subscription associated with a service provider. The security element is arranged such that the service-provider subscription is employable parallel to a user network subscription installed on the security element. A service associated with the service provider thus becomes utilizable on the basis of the service-provider subscription, independently of a user subscription that might be present on the same security element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Florian Gawlas, Daniel Albert, Leif Östling