Usage Measurement Patents (Class 455/405)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 11032272
    Abstract: A mobile number of a mobile device can be employed as an authorization factor when the mobile device is connected to a WLAN. When a user attempts to interact with a restricted access server via the mobile device, verification functions loaded on the mobile device determine whether the mobile device is connected to a WLAN. If so, the verification functions cause the mobile device to open a port on the cellular network interface of the mobile device and transmit data packets to a mobile device identification server via a cellular network. The mobile device identification server can then determine the mobile number of the mobile device based on the cellular network IP address of the mobile device, and transmit the mobile number to the restricted access server as an authentication factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ZUMIGO, INC.
    Inventors: Harish Manepalli, Chirag C. Bakshi
  • Patent number: 11032336
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing supplementary information on a virtual whiteboard. One system includes an electronic computing device including a display and an electronic processor communicatively coupled to the display. The electronic processor is configured to generate a virtual whiteboard on the display and receive an input via the display. The input illustrates a site of an incident. The electronic processor is further configured to identify the site of the incident. The electronic processor is further configured to generate supplementary information about the site of the incident as a function of context information associated with the incident. The electronic processor is further configured to display, on the virtual whiteboard on the display, the supplementary information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Pawel Jurzak, Grzegorz Kaplita, Wojciech Kucharski
  • Patent number: 11019185
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: detecting, at a network device and from an information handling device, a request to connect to a network; receiving, from the information handling device, an indication of an expected data usage to be used by the information handling device on the network; enabling, responsive to approving of the expected data usage, the information handling device to connect to the network; determining, using a processor, whether an actual data usage by the information handling device is different than the expected data usage; and performing, responsive to determining that the actual data usage is different than the expected data usage, an action. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Nathan J. Peterson, Arnold S. Weksler, Mark Patrick Delaney, John Carl Mese
  • Patent number: 10966122
    Abstract: A method and a migration managing module for managing a migration of a service. The migration managing module determines a point in time relating to completion of the migration of the service based on resource requirements related to the service. For each radio network node a respective impact on a quality of the service is estimated. Moreover, the migration managing module selects from among servers at least one respective target server for which the respective server location measure of said at least one respective target server matches the respective radio network node location measure of said each radio network node, thereby obtaining a set of target servers comprising said at least one respective target server for said each radio network node. For each target server, a respective cost of the migration based on the resource requirements related to the service is determined. A respective tendency as a function of said each probability value, the respective cost and the respective impact is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jing Fu, Xiaoyu Lan, Liyi Meng
  • Patent number: 10965551
    Abstract: Inducements are provided to customers to regularly connect back to a service provider and report usage that is expressed using a count of requests from a local computing device for cloud-based operations such as packet routing, container instantiation, virtual machine (VM) utilization, calls to a service or application, and the like. The count information is reported within a secure context, such as a trusted execution environment (TEE), using public-private key pair cryptography by which key derivation is dependent on some form of counting. For example, a customer computing device that is subject to a usage license encrypts an operation count and reports it to the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gerardo Diaz-Cuellar, Stefan Thom, Joerg-Thomas Pfenning
  • Patent number: 10959086
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multi-SIM multi-standby system, a multi-SIM multi-standby method and device. The multi-SIM multi-standby system includes: a SIM card management system including at least one SIM card and a modem device that uses the at least one SIM card according to a SIM card's identification; a communication terminal configured to transmit a SIM card using request to a server, where the SIM card using request carries the SIM card's identification; the server being configured to receive the SIM card using request and acquire a modem device identification of the modem device that uses the SIM card according to the SIM card's identification, and return the modem device identification to a communication terminal; and the communication terminal being configured to transmit a communication request to a corresponding modem device according to the modem device identification so as to realize communication services by means of the modem device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UCLOUDLINK NEW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingbing Chen, Liang Wang, Zhihui Gong
  • Patent number: 10933332
    Abstract: An information processor comprises a terminal-side controller programmed to execute: (A1) a process of allowing a creation of a message to the information processor of a transmission destination; and (A2) a process of expanding a representable range of the message on condition of charging when the message is created, and a server comprises a server-side controller that calculates a charge amount charged for the message in the information processor by referring to a charge amount determination data, and a server-side memory that stores the charge amount correspondingly to each of the information processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Entertainment Corporation
    Inventors: Masaki Oyama, Atsushi Kumita, Toshikazu Jinnouchi
  • Patent number: 10937001
    Abstract: Described is a smartphone lock box system that is used to track and record when and how long a mobile computing device is locked or secured in a container, such as a box, a sleeve or the like, without access by the owner of the mobile computing device. The smartphone lock box system is used to help the owner of a mobile computing device disconnect from the mobile computing device to devote time and attention to other tasks. The smartphone lock box system includes a container that holds at least one mobile computing devices such as a smartphone or tablet. The mobile computing device operating a lock box application senses it is within the container and records and reports the amount of time the mobile computing device is in the container and tracks the frequency that the user checks or removes the phone from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Charles Isgar
  • Patent number: 10939328
    Abstract: Handover bursts are identified for source and target cell pairs along a given public transport line, and each of the handover bursts are tagged with anonymized identifiers of participating users. By searching for handover bursts with a significant share of common user identifiers, it is possible to recursively connect bursts corresponding to a particular public transport vehicle trip. Further, by projecting the estimated location of all connected handover bursts to the path of the given public transport line, it is possible to interpolate stop times and locations for the given vehicle along the entire trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Péter Kersch, Eszter Bencsne Bokanyi, Péter Bognár, Attila Korösi, László Toka, Tamas Zambo
  • Patent number: 10904776
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are provided to provide an active coordinator service in a sensor network, analyze maintenance information that indicates a battery level of a device, determine whether the device can continue to provide the active coordinator service; request maintenance information from another network device in the sensor network when the battery level does not satisfy a threshold level, determine whether the other network device can provide the active coordinator service based on its maintenance information, cease providing the active coordinator service when the other network device can provide the active coordinator service, in which a long-range wireless communication interface is turned off, and enable an IoT service that includes turning on a sensor, generating sensor information, and transmitting the sensor information to the other network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Aliasghar Arab, Nanjun Qian, Jeremy Nacer
  • Patent number: 10896018
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include receiving an image representing a screenshot associated with the incident occurring within the software system, processing the image to generate a vector, the vector including features representative of the image, at least one feature representing one of more keywords of the image, comparing the vector to a set of known vectors to provide a result, each known vector being associated with at least one solution for resolving a known incident, identifying a solution of a plurality of solutions based on the result, and transmitting data representation of the solution to a customer, the customer having transmitted the image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Qi Xu, Yong Zhang, Jianquan Ye, Han Wang, Qianting Wang
  • Patent number: 10871814
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media, for reducing transitions between active and idle states are provided. In some embodiments, transition data indicating transitions between an active state and an idle state associated with a mobile device is received. Thereafter, an idle state pattern that indicates a pattern of an idle state associated with the mobile device is identified. Based on the idle state pattern, an inactivity timer update corresponding with the idle state pattern is provided to at least one communication tower. The inactivity timer update provides a time duration or time duration adjustment to be applied by the at least one communication tower for use in detecting a transition from an active state to an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Suryanarayanan Ramamurthy, Deveshkumar N. Rai, Saravana Kumar Velusamy
  • Patent number: 10867138
    Abstract: An electronic payment terminal has a casing which is formed by assembling an upper half-shell and a lower half-shell. The lower half-shell includes a magnetic-card-reading single-piece element that has a groove for the movement of a magnetic card so as to enable reading of a magnetic stripe of the magnetic card. The magnetic-card reading single-piece element has a metal sliding blade positioned at the bottom of the groove for movement of the magnetic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Marion Froment
  • Patent number: 10850840
    Abstract: Unmanned monitoring devices, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), drones or rovers may survey an area of interest (AOI) such an electric power distribution system including generation, transmission, and distribution elements to automatically determine components in the AOI to be monitored. Types, placements locations, and pathways taken by other unmanned monitoring devices to facilitate the monitoring of the components of the AOI are also automatically determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Florida Power & Light Company
    Inventors: Eric D. Schwartz, Stephen S. Cross, Bryan M. Kitchener
  • Patent number: 10841387
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes sending a request from a first user for communication-channel information associated with a second user to a computing device, and receiving one or more user-selectable elements corresponding to each communication channel of a plurality of communication channels from the computing device, wherein the plurality of communication channels are determined based on an affiliation coefficient between the first user and the second user, wherein each communication channel is associated with a score calculated based on a social proximity between the first user and the second user, and wherein the one or more user-selectable elements corresponding to each communication channel of the plurality of communication channels are presented in an order ranked based on the respective score associated with the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 10820273
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for interaction between a terminal and a network device, including: sending, by a terminal, a first heartbeat to a network device; receiving, by the terminal, a first heartbeat response returned by the network device; if a screen of the terminal is in an off state, and optionally, the off state lasts for a preset period of time, releasing network link resources of a connection between the terminal and the network device, and/or prohibiting a background application of the terminal from accessing the network device, and/or disabling a data service of the terminal; before the terminal sends a second heartbeat to the network device, restoring, by the terminal, a status of network connection to a normal connection state; sending, by the terminal, the second heartbeat to the network device; and receiving, by the terminal, a second heartbeat response returned by the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Zhao, Guanghua Zhong
  • Patent number: 10819813
    Abstract: A message pushing method and an apparatus are provided in the field of electronic technology. The method may include: acquiring a push message corresponding to a target user account; acquiring a state parameter for each smart device that is bound to the target user account; determining whether each smart device is in an active state based on the state parameter; and sending the push message to at least one target smart device in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Xie, Yueyue Chu, Yue Cheng
  • Patent number: 10812848
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method of preparing and presenting a customized media channel, including receiving user preferences of a first user; receiving data plan information applicable to a first device utilized by the first user; receiving consumption information of the first user; scheduling media content on a first channel customized for the first user, by arranging the media content based on the user preferences of the first user and the consumption information of the first user; and providing the first channel to the first device at a first bit rate that varies according to the data plan information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Virgil L. Archer, III, Michael Depies, Mathew Goldade, Grant Hafer, Maxwell Shteir-Dunn
  • Patent number: 10797813
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile receiving system includes the steps of registering and storing, in a first cycle, a plurality of receivable transmitters in a first specifiable frequency range with a first receiving method, and establishing a number of the receivable transmitters from the first cycle. The method further includes the steps of registering and storing, in a second cycle, a plurality of receivable transmitters in the first specifiable frequency range with the first receiving method, and establishing a number of the receivable transmitters from the second cycle. The number of receivable transmitters from the first cycle are compared with the number of receivable transmitters from the second cycle and, when the numbers of receivable transmitters in the first cycle and the second cycle deviate from one another by a first specifiable value, the first receiving method is switched to a second receiving method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Hirshmann Car Communication GmbH
    Inventor: Dimitri Stotski
  • 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