Usage Measurement Patents (Class 455/405)
  • Patent number: 11900060
    Abstract: According an embodiment, an information processing device includes a memory and one or more processors coupled to the memory. The one or more processors are configured to: cluster key phrases extracted from a document group to generate clusters each including items; extract a sub-document group corresponding to a specified key phrase from the document group; calculate a score for each of the clusters, the score indicating usefulness of information displayed in a graph image that indicates an amount of information for each of the items in the sub-document group; select clusters to be displayed whose scores are from a highest ranking to a predetermined ranking, among the clusters; and generate the graph image of each of the clusters to be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Kosei Fume
  • Patent number: 11863606
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, storage media, etc., to perform media monitoring for mobile platforms using messaging associated with adaptive bitrate streaming are disclosed. An example media platform disclosed herein is to detect an outgoing message to be sent by the mobile platform to stream media in accordance with an online streaming protocol, and associate resource identifier information included in the outgoing message with a time value. The disclosed example media platform is also to transmit the outgoing message to a first server to cause the media to be streamed to the mobile platform, and transmit the resource identifier information and the time value to a second server different from the first server to cause a media impression associated with the mobile platform to be monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventor: Jan Besehanic
  • Patent number: 11852488
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and a computer program product for activity-based mapping and navigation is provided. The present invention may include receiving a number of reports indicating a tethered device charging event in proximity of a particular location in a venue. The present invention may further include, in response to the received number of reports satisfying a threshold number of reports, determining that the particular location includes at least one power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Fang Lu
  • Patent number: 11843958
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing cellular network coverage. In order to enhance network coverage, churn data is correlated with the measured coverage data for the multiple locations in the cellular network. Based on the correlation, a network readiness status in the multiple locations is determined. Network resources are then deployed to any of the multiple locations determined to have a network readiness status of not ready.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Ashish Tuli, Heitor Almeida
  • Patent number: 11838781
    Abstract: A wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) may operate in a dual connectivity (DC) context. While in a RRC_INACTIVE state, the WTRU may receive a paging message from a first cell, which may be associated with a master cell group (MCG). The paging message may indicate that the WTRU is to respond to the paging message on another cell. Also, or alternatively, the paging message may indicate that data for the WTRU is available on an SCG bearer. The WTRU may select a second cell (e.g., a cell other than the first cell) from a secondary cell group (SCG) list, which may include one or more secondary cells. The WTRU may initiate a random access channel procedure with the second cell based on receiving the paging message from the first cell. The WTRU may receive data from the second cell via the SCG bearer while in the RRC_INACTIVE state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Martino M. Freda, Yugeswar Deenoo, Ghyslain Pelletier
  • Patent number: 11824832
    Abstract: Methods and systems for preventing malicious use of endpoint devices are described herein. A computing device may receive data indicative of usage of the computing device by a user. The computing device may compare the received data with other data (indicative of how an authorized user for the computing device uses the computing device) stored on the computing device to identify instances of abnormal usage of the computing device. The computing device may detect unauthorized use of the computing device based on the number of instances of abnormal usage exceeding a threshold. The computing device may prevent access to a computing environment with use of the computing device in response to detection of unauthorized use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Karan Jayant Dalvi, Joseph L. Freedman, Jose Angel Lago Graveran
  • Patent number: 11818526
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may comprise: a housing comprising a first surface facing in a first direction and a second surface facing in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction, the first surface comprising an at least partially transparent part and at least one opening formed adjacent to the at least partially transparent part; a camera positioned inside the housing, the camera comprising an image sensor facing in the first direction through the at least partially transparent part of the housing; and an acoustic component arranged between the first surface and the second surface, the acoustic component comprising a vibration plate configured to generate a sound such that the same moves in at least one direction selected from the first and second directions, a first passage formed in a third direction that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction such that the generated sound passes through the same, and a second passage forme
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Bae Park, Byoung-Hee Lee, Jae-Hee You, Tae-Eon Kim, Han-Bom Park, Sun-Young Lee, Byoung-Uk Yoon, Kyung-Hee Lee, Ho-Chul Hwang
  • Patent number: 11785505
    Abstract: An exposure node (50) receives a first request for resource management for future background data transfer between an application service provider and a plurality of radio terminals (10) from a server (60) associated with the application service provider and send a second request to a policy control node (40) in response to receiving the first request. The first request includes a parameter indicating whether background data transfer not complying with a previously agreed or negotiated transfer policy should be stopped, or whether the background data transfer should continue under a charging rule different from a previously agreed charging rule. The second request includes the parameter obtained from the first request. This enables the application service provider to negotiate with the radio communication network about handling of background data transfer not complying with a previously agreed transfer policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Iwai, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11777749
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a first entity for a communication network, in particular a mobile communication network, configured to obtain, from a second entity and/or a third entity, information for the second entity comprising a request for analytics information and/or a request for a rule related to analytics information that can be provided by the first entity. The first entity can be further configured to provide to the second entity analytics information according to one or more rules, in particular according to the request for analytics information, and/or the requested rule. Alternatively, the first entity can be further configured to forward the obtained information to a fourth entity according to one or more rules. Moreover, the disclosure relates to a corresponding method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Clarissa Marquezan, Riccardo Trivisonno, Qing Wei
  • Patent number: 11762818
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a location information analytics mechanism. The location information analytics mechanism is configured to analyze location information to extract contextual information (e.g., profile) about a mobile device or a user of a mobile device, collectively referred to as a target entity. The location information analytics mechanism can include analyzing location data points associated with a target entity to determine features associated with the target entity, and using the features to predict attributes associated with the target entity. The set of predicted attributes can form a profile of the target entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: FOURSQUARE LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 11765277
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for intelligent, real-time network consumption tracking and traffic steering in fifth-generation (5G) networks via a network configuration and implementation. The disclosed hybrid network traffic steering is effectuated by using Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) and Subscriber Location Function (SLF) to route/steer fourth-generation (4G) network traffic by 5G subscribers to a 5G Charging Function (CHF) for 4G fallback network consumptions. Network currency consumption tracking is performed by the 5G CHF. The CHF dictates policy rules for 5G networks via the Policy Control Function (PCF) of the 5G Core, and dictates policy rules for 4G networks via the Policy and Charging Rules Functions (PCRF) for fallback sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Madhan Muralimanohar, Violeta Cakulev, Muthukumar Retnasamy, Hans Raj Nahata
  • Patent number: 11765061
    Abstract: Methods to predict end of streaming media using a prediction model are disclosed herein. An example apparatus includes at least one memory, instructions in the apparatus, and processor circuitry to execute the instructions to generate a prediction model using a mean value of a bandwidth of a transmission of a streaming media to a user device and an amplitude of the streaming media, and identify an end of a streaming media session when an output of the prediction model satisfies a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventor: Jan Besehanic
  • Patent number: 11741245
    Abstract: An operating system of a mobile device defines an interface for an MDM to ensure security of the device. A private personal MDM (PPMDM) instead interfaces with the operating systems and one or more enterprise MDMs (EMDM) implement security policies through the PPMDM subject to user control. Data may be flagged as associated with an EMDM based on source or location to enable deletion due to theft or disassociation with an enterprise. Blocks or threat detection according to an EMDM policy may be reported to an EMDM in a non-invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: LOOKOUT INC.
    Inventors: Brian James Buck, Aaron David Cockerill
  • Patent number: 11689669
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising monitoring if a request for granting a requested quota for a subscriber is received; calculating a quota consumption speed based on a consumption of a previous quota granted to the subscriber and a duration during which the previous quota is consumed; determining a determined quota size based on the quota consumption speed; granting a granted quota to the subscriber in response to the received request, wherein the granted quota has the determined quota size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Daniel Saker, Renee Fang, Xinlan Xia, Mark Bryant
  • Patent number: 11681779
    Abstract: Disclosed are a notification service server and an operating method thereof. The present invention presents a notification service server capable of providing an access notification service to harmful sites and an operating method thereof to support a manager to prevent a client terminal from accessing a harmful site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: FRANKLIN TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Changsoo Yu, Ok Chae Kim
  • Patent number: 11677845
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first event data from a device, the first event data including a first identifier (ID) that identifies the device, web browser metadata, and data associated with an application state. The method includes generating a first persona including the first ID and a first event identifier that identifies a first user action. The method includes receiving second event data, the second event data including device metadata and a second ID that identifies the device. The method includes generating a second persona based on the second event data, the second persona including the second ID and a second event identifier that identifies a second user action. Additionally, the method includes determining that the first and second personas are associated with the device based on matches between the browser metadata and device metadata and transmitting a response to the device configured to route the device to the application state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Branch Metrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sofus Attila Macskassy, Dmitri Ariel Gaskin, Eric J. Glover, Kan Yu, Wenchang Yan
  • Patent number: 11606709
    Abstract: A method for controlling a function of a terminal device, a terminal device and a network device are provided. The method comprises operations as follows. Function configuration information is acquired. The function configuration information is used to instruct the terminal device to activate a target function. Whether to execute the target function that is indicated to be activated in the function configuration information is determined based on a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Shukun Wang, Ning Yang, Yang Xu, Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 11533376
    Abstract: Described are examples for providing cell level migration of physical layer processing in a virtualized base station. A system for operating virtualized base stations includes a plurality of physical layer (PHY) servers within a datacenter and a media access control (MAC) server. Each respective PHY server includes: a memory storing instructions and at least one processor coupled to the memory. The at least one processor is configured to perform physical layer radio access network processing for a cell at the respective PHY server. The MAC server includes a memory storing instructions and at least one processor coupled to the memory. The at least one processor is configured to migrate the physical layer radio access network processing for the cell from a first server of the plurality of PHY servers to a second server of the plurality of PHY servers within the datacenter at an inter-slot boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anuj Kalia, Ilias Marinos, Daehyeok Kim
  • Patent number: 11520908
    Abstract: An operating system of a mobile device defines an interface for an MDM to ensure security of the device. A private personal MDM (PPMDM) instead interfaces with the operating systems and one or more enterprise MDMs (EMDM) implement security policies through the PPMDM subject to user control. Data may be flagged as associated with an EMDM based on source or location to enable deletion due to theft or disassociation with an enterprise. Blocks or threat detection according to an EMDM policy may be reported to an EMDM in a non-invasive manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: LOOKOUT INC.
    Inventors: Brian James Buck, Aaron David Cockerill
  • Patent number: 11507083
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a server, a remote control device, and a remote control method for an automatic (or autonomous) driving vehicle. The method may include: after receiving a remote control request of an automatic driving vehicle, acquiring a target wireless channel of a target wireless network with the shortest communication delay from a plurality of candidate wireless channels of a plurality of candidate wireless networks in combination with the current geographic location of the automatic driving vehicle, and transmitting a corresponding control instruction to the automatic driving vehicle through the target wireless channel of the target wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apollo Intelligent Driving Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jialin Yang
  • Patent number: 11494200
    Abstract: The devices, systems, and methods described herein enable automatically configuring an electronic device using artificial intelligence (AI). The devices, systems, and methods enable accessing telemetry data representing device usage data, inputting the accessed telemetry data into machine learning models that are matched to device metadata, and determining notifications to publish to components of the electronic device. The notifications represent events predicted to occur on the electronic device. The notifications are published to the components of the electronic device such that the electronic device is configured according to the published notifications. The determined notifications enable the identification of optimal settings for the electronic device based on the usage pattern of the device and enable components of the electronic device to preemptively take action on events which are predicted to occur in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC.
    Inventors: Chen Liang, Bryston M. Nitta, Shayak Lahiri, Adrian Francisco Teran Guajardo
  • Patent number: 11489928
    Abstract: Settings on an information handling system may be adjusted to set priority levels for processes executing on the information handling system in view of desired operational characteristics of the information handling system for a user persona and in view of expected future events for the information handling system. A score may be generated based on a user persona (e.g., whether a user is a light gamer, heavy gamer, corridor warrior, or desk worker) and expected future computer contexts (e.g., an expectation that a user will play a game in one hour). That score may be used to determine policies (e.g., high performance, balanced, or battery saver) to implement through settings on the computer system. Consideration of user persona classifications, associated group behaviors, and dynamic system contexts (including resource extremas, location, temporal context, and predicted future events) improve use of system resources through prioritization and governing of diverse optimization methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Tyler Ryan Cox, Nikhil Manohar Vichare, Marc Randall Hammons
  • Patent number: 11445032
    Abstract: A method includes receiving first event data from a device, the first event data including a first identifier (ID) that identifies the device, web browser metadata, and data associated with an application state. The method includes generating a first persona including the first ID and a first event identifier that identifies a first user action. The method includes receiving second event data, the second event data including device metadata and a second ID that identifies the device. The method includes generating a second persona based on the second event data, the second persona including the second ID and a second event identifier that identifies a second user action. Additionally, the method includes determining that the first and second personas are associated with the device based on matches between the browser metadata and device metadata and transmitting a response to the device configured to route the device to the application state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Branch Metrics, Inc.
    Inventors: Sofus Attila Macskassy, Dmitri Ariel Gaskin, Eric J. Glover, Kan Yu, Wenchang Yan
  • Patent number: 11409913
    Abstract: In a communication method, a processor activates an application program; acquires identification information of an external wireless device from the external wireless device; reads, from a memory, function restriction information indicative of presence/absence of restriction of a function of the application program associated with the acquired identification information; and sets an executable function of the application program in accordance with the read function restriction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Gou Kawakami
  • Patent number: 11410146
    Abstract: An order processing system is provided, including a first client (100), a second client (110), an order server (120), a resource manager (130), and a resource transfer server (140). The order server communicates with the resource transfer server through the resource manager according to a received order preprocessing request to complete transfer of a prepaid resource. Then the order server performs order settlement according to a received order settlement request or order cancellation request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING SANKUAI ONLINE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Xiaojing Xie
  • Patent number: 11392480
    Abstract: Various methods, systems, apparatuses, and media for implementing a log file processing module are disclosed. A database stores a plurality of log files each having one or more lines with keywords for searching common keywords of errors and warnings appearing in testing an application. A receiver receives a log file from the database via a communication network. A processor operatively connected to the receiver and the database via the communication network dynamically and automatically summarizes contents of the log file by generating a reduced data file in a human readable format by automatically executing a summarization algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Richa Rajendra Gandhewar, Mark Frederic Kirsch
  • Patent number: 11349585
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and storage media for providing recommendations for an advertisement campaign are described. In one instance, an apparatus for providing recommendations for an advertisement campaign may include a campaign outcome index provision engine communicatively coupled to one or more processors, to generate a campaign outcome index (COI) associated with the advertisement campaign, based at least in part on a ratio between an actual outcome key performance indicator (KPI) associated with the advertisement campaign; and a baseline outcome KPI that reflects an expected average performance of the advertisement campaign; and a recommendation engine, communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, to provide recommendations to adjust a use of advertisements in the advertisement campaign, during the advertisement campaign, based at least in part on the generated COI. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ISPOT.TV, INC.
    Inventors: Sean Muller, Stuart Schwartzapfel, Kachuen Sam Hui, Jason Harrington, John McCloskey, Joseph Samuel Marcus
  • Patent number: 11343111
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for performing online charging in next generation networks. In one embodiment, a Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) server is implemented at a Radio Access Network (RAN) of a next generation network. The MEC server hosts a plurality of edge applications provisioned to provide MEC services for a session. The MEC server communicates with a Session Management Function (SMF) of the next generation network to acquire a quota of service units for the session. The MEC server then manages the quota by allocating slices of the quota to the edge applications, and transmitting messages to the edge applications indicating the slices allocated to the edge applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Zhi Wang, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 11276123
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for the recognition and allocation of revenue generated by a subscription based pricing model or plan that is applied to a product or service. Embodiments respond to customer needs for a flexible and powerful revenue allocation engine to permit correct revenue distribution within a subscription economy and effectively trace changes to a revenue schedule and the resulting revenue recognition. Embodiments can efficiently react to changes to a subscription agreement and calculate a new distribution for a revenue schedule and its impact on revenue recognition and future revenue projections. In one embodiment, the systems and methods includes a revenue recognition/allocation engine that operates to evaluate the impact of “charge events” on revenue generation, taking into account relevant business rules and revenue recognition principles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Zuora, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Jin, John Banks, Kang Ao, Muyun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11244559
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a plurality of electronic sensor devices configured to take and report sensor readings or measurements relating to an asset with which each device is associated to a remote computer system. One of the devices at a given time has wide area network (WAN) connectivity as a designated device to communicate with the remote computer system using wide area network connectivity. The designated device and the other devices take sensor readings and measurements and the other devices to report sensor readings and measurements to the designated device using local area network (LAN) connectivity. The designated device reports sensor readings and measurements received from the other devices to the remote computer system using wide area networks connectivity. It is detected when a battery in the designated device has reached a charge level below a defined threshold. One of the other devices is assigned as the designated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Tive, Inc.
    Inventors: Krenar Komoni, Walker Schwenk Harden, Betim Drenica
  • Patent number: 11246015
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method performed in an operator network providing data network connectivity to Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices, for charging of a service session involving a plurality of the M2M devices. The method comprises, from each of the plurality of M2M devices involved in the service session, receiving a service message comprising a service identifier (SID) corresponding to the service session. The method also comprises, by means of the received SID from each of the plurality of M2M devices, determining the number of M2M devices involved in the service session. The method also comprises, based on the determined number of M2M devices, calculating a charging rate for the service session. The method also comprises using the calculated rate, charging the service session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Meenakshi Sundaram Govindassamy, Karthikeyan Premkumar
  • Patent number: 11232711
    Abstract: A message conveying system comprising a set of sensors that can detect features such as a camera, LADAR, ranging sensors, or acoustic sensors in which the lead autonomous vehicle conveys messages to the other autonomous vehicles that follow behind of rendezvous locations for the entire convoy to meet when they get separated from the lead autonomous vehicle. The rendezvous locations are derived from paths entered by the operator, by using the general direction of travel, or by using the old route. In addition, different rendezvous points can be chosen based on exactly where the loss of communication occurs. These rendezvous points may or may not lead to the final destination dictated by the lead autonomous vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: ROBOTIC RESEARCH OPCO, LLC
    Inventor: Alberto Daniel Lacaze
  • Patent number: 11212308
    Abstract: Computerized methods and systems locate a first device connected to a first network. One or more logs, each generated at a corresponding second device connected to the first network, are received via a second network linked to the first network. Each log has network data having network information associated with the corresponding second device, and location data having location information indicative of a location of the corresponding second device. The network data is analyzed to identify network information in at least one log that matches received network information associated with the first device. Location information in the location data of the at least one log is used to determine a location associated with the first device. In some implementations, the network data in the at least one log and timestamps associated with the network data in the at least one log are used in order to classify the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: CYBERTOKA LTD.
    Inventors: Alon Kantor, Moty Zaltzman, Sofia Belikovetsky, Reut Roich
  • Patent number: 11195162
    Abstract: A system that allows developers to designate transactions for an application to track and monitor the performance of their applications on various mobile devices. In some embodiments, each transaction is composed of multiple interactions across several different screens that interact with different services or functions. The transactions of some embodiments overlap or are nested within each other, so that multiple transactions are monitored simultaneously. In some embodiments, each transaction is assigned a value, allowing a developer to prioritize troubleshooting in an application, as well as quantifying the costs of various issues in the application. In some embodiments, the system includes a transaction agent is installed on various devices that identifies and monitors transactions in the system and a transaction server that receives transaction data from the mobile devices and processes the data to allow a developer to monitor the performance of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kevan Dunsmore, David Shirley, Paul Lappas, Andrew Levy, Robert Kwok, Sean Hermany, David Albrecht
  • Patent number: 11190510
    Abstract: A method for authenticating radio access network devices is disclosed, comprising: authenticating, at a coordination server, a base station in a radio access network using a first authentication factor; selecting, following successful authentication of the base station using the first authentication factor, a challenge question based on historical information of the base station stored within a database; sending, from the coordination server to the base station, a request containing the challenge question to further authenticate the base station based on the historical information of the base station; receiving, from the base station at the coordination server, a response to the challenge question; verifying, at the coordination server, the correctness of the response using a key derived from the historical information; and granting the base station access to a core network of a mobile operator, thereby addressing security issues unsolved by one-factor authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Jitender Arora, Yang Cao, Steven Paul Papa
  • Patent number: 11184082
    Abstract: A communications base station is mounted on an aircraft such as a drone or a tethered balloon to provide wireless coverage over a remote area. The use of an airborne device allows a much wider coverage area to be served by one base station, and therefore one backhaul connection, than would be possible by ground based antennas. Power and maintenance savings are achieved as the aircraft is launched only when activity is detected on the ground in the area of coverage, and returns to a ground station when such activity ceases. Activity may be detected for example by sensors on a highway identifying vehicles approaching the coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: EE Limited
    Inventors: Ayan Ghosh, Mansoor Hanif
  • Patent number: 11159681
    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: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Satish Ramprasad
  • Patent number: 11153831
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling uplink transmit power of a UE, for instance on an FDD connection. An example method includes, iteratively for each successive given time interval of a continuum of equal-duration time intervals (i) determining an actual average transmit power of the UE in the given time interval, (ii) using the determined actual average transmit power of the UE in the given time interval as a basis to set a maximum average transmit power of the UE in a respective subsequent time interval of the continuum of time intervals, and (iii) applying the set maximum average transmit power as a limitation on uplink transmit power of the UE in the respective subsequent time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: William Shvodian
  • Patent number: 11144931
    Abstract: In one example, a data package created by a particular wireless mobile device, and comprising metrics collected by the wireless mobile device, is retrieved. The metrics concern performance of the wireless mobile device in a wireless communication network, and are transformed into measures that enable derivation of a key performance indicator concerning the performance of the wireless mobile device. An enriched measure is generated by processing the measures based on correlations of wireless mobile device events in a time sequence, and the enriched measure is transformed into a KPI that is specific to the performance of the wireless mobile device. The KPI of the wireless mobile device is compared to a KPI of the population of wireless mobile devices, and results of the comparison of KPIs serve as a basis to resolve a problem regarding operation of the wireless mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY IP, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce Blaine Lacey, Ellis L. Wong, Steven R. Carr
  • Patent number: 11146987
    Abstract: Methods and systems for controlling application of MU-MIMO service by a base station are provided. The disclosure provides for determining a base station's buffer occupancy and then, based on the determined buffer occupancy, setting a maximum limit on a quantity of UEs that the base station will concurrently provide with MU-MIMO service. For instance, a system could determine that the base station's buffer occupancy is at least predefined threshold high and, based at least on that determination, could increase the maximum limit. Or, the system could determine that the base station's buffer occupancy is at least predefined threshold low and, based at least on that determination, could decrease the maximum limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11129080
    Abstract: A method operative in conjunction with a cellular communication network having a core element and comprising providing moving relays including base and mobile station functionality and a relay resource manager, all co-located, including providing an emergency moving relay from among the moving relays further including a simulated stationary network that includes a simulated IP connectivity gateway communicating with a simulated mobility management entity. The simulated stationary network simulates a stationary network's operation; the emergency moving relay being a root of a sub tree that includes moving relays and mobile stations, and is configured to utilize its mobile and base station functionalities and relay resource manager for operating in: (i) normal mode: emergency moving relay communicates with other relays in the network and with the stationary network; (ii) emergency mode, including, in response to an emergency event, finding new networks to connect to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Adi Schwartz, Yaakov Shoshan, Itay Sherman, Udi Weinsberg
  • Patent number: 11122550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for controlling a specific service in a network congestion state in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the method for controlling a service by a base station in a wireless communication system according to the present invention comprises: a step of receiving a paging message from a mobility management entity (MME) when a certain terminal generates a downlink packet; a step of checking the setup state of the core network domain included in the paging message; and a paging processing step of, if the core network domain is set as a packet-based voice call service, processing the paging message as a priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Soo Jeong, Song Yean Cho, Han Na Lim, Jin Uk Lee
  • Patent number: 11115501
    Abstract: It is presented a method, executed in a gateway, the gateway being arranged to facilitate communication between a client device and an application server. The method comprises the steps of: sending a request for an electronically transferable subscriber identity module, the request comprising an identifier based on an identity of the client device; receiving a response indicating that an electronically transferable subscriber identity module, generated based on the identifier, is available; downloading the electronically transferable subscriber identity; and storing the electronically transferable subscriber identity module with an association to the client device, along with any previously stored electronically transferable subscriber identity modules. A corresponding gateway, computer program and computer program product are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Patrik Salmela, Mohit Sethi
  • Patent number: 11106737
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatuses for providing search recommendation information. The method can include acquiring, when a user performs a search in user equipment, search reference information corresponding to the user; determining search requirement information corresponding to the user based on search reference information; and providing corresponding search recommendation information based on the search requirement information. Compared with the existing technology, the present disclosure can have the following advantages. Based on the information flow data in the user equipment, the search requirement of the user is determined and the corresponding search recommendation information is provided, so that the obtained search recommendation information is more conformable to the current search requirement of the user, which breaks the traditional approach in which the search is performed only based on the query information inputted by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Feng Li
  • Patent number: 11102656
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a network access authorization method, a related device, and a system. The method includes: when accessing a home network from an unlicensed spectrum access node, sending, by UE, a request message to the home network; performing, by a control plane network element of the home network based on access information and subscription data of the UE, access authorization for the UE that accesses the home network from the unlicensed spectrum access node, that is, determining whether to allow the UE to access the home network from the unlicensed spectrum access node; and sending an authorization result to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youyang Yu, Huan Li, Weisheng Jin
  • Patent number: 11080366
    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: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Matan Arazi
  • Patent number: 11082814
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing the recipients of application-to-person (A2P) short message service (SMS) messages. A send-to list comprised of telephone numbers to which to send A2P short message service (SMS) messages is received from an A2P sender. The opt-in/opt-out status of each telephone number on the send-to list is determined. Telephone numbers on the send-to list that cannot be verified as opt-in status are flagged as opt-out status. The A2P sender is then prevented from sending of A2P SMS messages to telephone numbers flagged as opt-out status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Bandwidth, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Roldan, Mark Macchioni
  • Patent number: 11063886
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for directing data packets over a network from a source machine (100) via at least one virtual packet switch (110, 130), over a physical unidirectional connection (150, 250) to at least one destination machine (200), by configuring a transmission (TX) Layer 3 agent module (140), located between the source machine and the physical unidirectional connection, to receive an Address Request Protocol (ARP) request message from the source machine and to respond with an ARP response message containing a Media Access Control (MAC) address of a reception (RX) machine, wherein the physical unidirectional connection is located on the network between the TX Layer 3 agent module and the RX machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: VADO SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Oren Shani, Tamir Levinas, Yossi Ben Hagay
  • Patent number: 11039336
    Abstract: A system may receive user device information that includes a location associated with the user device and an identifier of a base station associated with the location and receives load information associated with the base station. The system may determine, based on the user device information and the load information, whether congestion is predicted and perform traffic throttling in response to determining the congestion is predicted. A schedule for adjusting the traffic throttling is determined and the traffic throttling is adjusted based on the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Jin Yang, Sagiv Draznin, Matthew W. Nelson, Miguel A. Carames
  • Patent number: RE49054
    Abstract: A telecommunications addressing system/method allowing selection of a telephone instrument device (TID) using arbitrary identifiers is disclosed. The system/method allows a source TID (STD) to select a target TID (TTD) by the use of a Target Telephone Identifier (TTI) data string rather than a traditional numeric telephone identification (NTI). This TTI is then indexed within a TTI/NTI mapping server (TMS) that functions as a hierarchical repository of TTI/NTI mappings. STD/TTD communication is established by first performing a lookup of the STD-selected TTI within the TMS to identify the NTI of the TTD. Once the NTI of the STD has been identified by the TMS, communication between the STD and TTD is established using the NTI via the normal public switched telephone network (PSTN). TMS TTI lookup may be performed via STD TID web application and/or via PSTN infrastructure interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Maqsood A. Thange