Billing Patents (Class 455/406)
  • Patent number: 11330335
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods of presentation and management of audio and visual content across devices. Example methods may include causing presentation of first audio content at a speaker device, causing presentation of a first audio notification indicative of visual content available for presentation, causing presentation of second audio content after the first audio notification, and sending first visual content to a first display device for presentation during presentation of the second audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Loritsch, John Martin Miller, Paul Anthony Kotas, Ross Tucker
  • Patent number: 11330094
    Abstract: Systems and methods for generating an alert on an eyewear device are provided. The systems and methods include receiving, by an eyewear device, from a mobile device, data indicative of a first combination of notification attributes that trigger a first alert on the eyewear device; determining that the mobile device has received a new notification based on additional data received from the mobile device; determining that a combination of attributes of the new notification matches the first combination of notification attributes; and in response to determining that the combination of the attributes of the new notification matches the first combination of notification attributes, retrieving from a storage device of the eyewear device, a first visual indicator animation that represents the first alert; and activating a visual indicator of the eyewear device in accordance with the retrieved first visual indicator animation to generate the first alert on the eyewear device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: John James Robertson, Andrew Joseph Bartow, Samuel Ahn, Matthew Du
  • Patent number: 11330113
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a charging method. The method includes that a session management function determines, a data flow within a protocol data unit, PDU, session and a charging key corresponding to the data flow within the PDU session, wherein a plurality of user plane functions are involved in the PDU session. For each of the plurality of user plane functions, the session management function sends to an online charging system, a quota request for a charging key without available quota for the UPF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoqian Chai
  • Patent number: 11323567
    Abstract: A method comprises establishing a communication session between an agent and at least one of a caller and a called party. The method comprises establishing a communication session between an agent and at least one of a caller and a called party and monitoring the communication session for one or more audit triggers. The method comprises detecting the one or more audit triggers. The method comprises, in response to detecting the one or more audit triggers, sending a notification to a client, the notification identifying one or more communication session auditing procedures available for the communication session. The method comprises receiving, from the client in response to the notification, a request to audit the communication session using at least one of the available one or more communication session auditing procedures. The method comprises performing the requested at least one communication session auditing procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: AMERICAN TEL-A-SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas V. Curtin, Kevin Mark Beale, Daniel R. Cropp
  • Patent number: 11316581
    Abstract: An example embodiment may involve flying, by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), to a geographical location, where a wireless router is at the geographical location. The example embodiment may also involve detecting, by the UAV, a wireless coverage area defined by the wireless router. The example embodiment may also involve accessing, by the UAV, the wireless coverage area using a network identifier and a password. The example embodiment may also involve establishing, by the UAV, a backhaul link to a data network. The example embodiment may also involve transmitting, by the UAV, a notification to a client device served by the wireless coverage area, where the notification indicates that the UAV is a default gateway for the wireless coverage area. The example embodiment may also involve exchanging, by the UAV, data transmissions between (i) the client device, and (ii) one or more other devices accessible via the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Wing Aviation LLC
    Inventors: David Vos, Andrew Patton, Sean Mullaney, Behnam Motazed, Siegfried Zerweckh
  • Patent number: 11310653
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to registering a Visitor Location Register (VLR) at a Home Location Register (HLR). A request from a VLR may be received. The received request may be a request to update a location record of a subscriber associated with a subscriber profile at a database. A record of the database may be checked to determine whether the requesting VLR is a flagged VLR. Responsive to determining that the VLR is flagged, a cancelation of a currently registered VLR may be delayed. The delay may include maintaining the registration of the currently registered VLR while attempting to register the subscriber at the requesting VLR. Where the requesting VLR is successfully registered, the currently registered VLR may be canceled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Tiffany A. Moore, Venkatesh G Bettadapura
  • Patent number: 11303760
    Abstract: The disclosed system provides a facility for split billing for a single user on multiple billing systems. The disclosed system activates the user on each respective billing system using a unique pairing, such as an international mobile subscriber identity that identifies the user, and a mobile station international subscriber directory number that identifies a particular user device. As device data is routed through a telecommunication network via each access point name (APN), the network generates call detail records (CDRs), which include an indication of the APN used. The CDRs are routed to a mediation platform that uses the received APN information to route each CDR to the appropriate target billing system and to the appropriate service types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mehul Shah
  • Patent number: 11301854
    Abstract: Technologies for managing payment authorization request messaging for payment transactions include a transaction management controller for receiving a transaction amount for a payment transaction from a business management engine and payment card data for the payment transaction from a point of interaction device. The transaction management controller inserts the transaction amount and the payment card data into a payment authorization request message, which is transmitted to a payment network. A payment authorization response message is received from the payment network and transmitted by the transaction management controller the business management engine. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Worldpay, LLC
    Inventors: Francois B. Bergeon, Scot A. Bryant, Coy A. Christensen
  • Patent number: 11290868
    Abstract: Methods and system are disclosed for subscription information configuration (200). A method comprises transmitting a subscription information configuration message from an external server to an authenticate apparatus, wherein the subscription information configuration message includes assistance information that configures parameters of a base unit for a mobile unit; authenticating, at the authenticate apparatus, the subscription information configuration message, and in response to a success of the authentication, sending the subscription information configuration message to a subscriber server; and storing, at the subscriber server, the subscription information configuration message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhuoyun Zhang, Jing Han, Haiming Wang, Lianhai Wu
  • Patent number: 11290390
    Abstract: An example method for lockless communications network resource quota sharing occurs at a first charging node of a distributed charging system comprising multiple charging nodes. The example method comprises: receiving, from a requesting entity, a first communications network resource quota request for requesting a first resource amount from the shared resources plan; without confirming that the shared resources plan has enough available resources to allot the first resource amount, providing, to the requesting entity, a first communications network resource quota for the first member, wherein the first communications network resource quota indicates a second resource amount less than the first resource amount and/or wherein the first communications network resource quota is associated with a validity time indicating when the first communications network resource quota expires; and sending, to a second charging node, a first resource reservation request for reserving resources of the shared resources plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Debdulal Dey
  • Patent number: 11290463
    Abstract: A method for monitoring and limiting access to a data connection by an electronic which has means for enabling/disenabling selectively the data connection is disclosed. The method includes a) detecting the initial and final time of each access to data connection during a predetermined time interval; b) counting the overall duration of the accesses to the data connection during the predetermined time interval; and c) if the overall duration reaches a value equal to a maximum duration value pre-set before the end of the predetermined time interval, actuating the means for disenabling the data connection until the end of the predetermined time interval. The method can provide a detailed report and a check in real time, by remote access, of the accesses and durations of a web site, of the time use of installed applications on the device, telephone calls, texts and screenshots of the devices placed under control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SAINTS GROUP S.R.L.
    Inventors: Gianluca Pini, Giancarlo Giorgetti
  • Patent number: 11283883
    Abstract: A method for providing optimized BSF PDU session binding discovery response includes maintain a PDU session binding database, subscribing with an NRF to receive notification of changes to NF profiles of PCF instances or NF sets identified in the PDU session binding records, and obtaining, from the NRF, lists of NF profiles for the PCF instances in the NF sets identified in the PDU session binding records. The method further includes receiving, from the NRF and in response to the subscription, at least one notification of changes in at least some of the NF profiles in the NF sets identified in the PDU session binding records. The method further includes receiving a PDU session binding discovery request from a consumer NF and responding to the PDU session binding discovery request using the PDU session binding records, the lists of NF profiles obtained from the NRF, and the notifications of changes in at least some of the NF profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rajiv Krishan, Raghuvamshi vasudev Singh Thakur
  • Patent number: 11282080
    Abstract: Implementations of electronic payment service processing methods and devices are disclosed. In an implementation, a server receives a first information set for performing an electronic payment, where the first information set includes payment information of a first payment option and service information for performing the electronic payment. The server may determine that the electronic payment has not been successfully performed. In response to determining that the electronic payment has not been successfully performed, a one-click payment link associated with payment information of a second payment option and the service information is generated, and the one-click payment link is provided to a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced New Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chenming Hua
  • Patent number: 11277523
    Abstract: A method for supporting envelope reporting in a radio communication network having a control plane, CP, function separated from a user plane, UP, function, is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Ioannis Sapountzis, Jiehong Yang
  • Patent number: 11270291
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling data access through the interaction of a short-range transceiver, such as a contactless card, with a client device are presented. An exemplary system and method may include establishing a database storing information for a plurality of accounts, receiving from a client device of the second account holder an account link request to link a first account with a second account, the account link request generated in response to a tap action between a contactless card and the client device, transmitting to a client device of the first account holder a link approval request to approve the account link request, receiving from the first account holder client device, a link approval message generated in response to an indication by the first account holder approving the account link request, and transmitting to the second account holder client device an account link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Rajko Ilincic
  • Patent number: 11249796
    Abstract: A method, an electronic device, and computer readable medium is provided. The method includes receiving, from a client device, an assertion that includes a value predicate; configuring entities in a workflow to accomplish a task within requirements of the value predicate found in the assertion; and directing a payload from a client device to the entities configured in at least one media processing entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prakash Kolan, Imed Bouazizi
  • Patent number: 11252580
    Abstract: A mobile radio device, a base station, a transmitter network, a method, a software module, and a server for improving transmission and/or reception quality, wherein, according to a main aspect, a mobile radio device is proposed for communication in a mobile radio network, wherein the mobile radio device is configured such as to operate in a mobile radio network and to communicate by way of mobile radio signals which are allocated to the mobile radio device, wherein the mobile radio device is further configured in order, as a function of a test result, to amplify mobile radio signals between a base station and at least one further mobile radio device, in order to improve reception quality and/or transmission quality of the mobile radio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Institut Fur Rundfunktechnik GMBH
    Inventors: Clemens Kunert, Ralph Peter Zahnder, Hermann Lipfert, Swen Petersen
  • Patent number: 11233801
    Abstract: A policy-controlled communication system including a plurality of client devices establishing a secure session with remote instances on a web server using a protocol. The system includes a policy component with a set of policies customized based on parameters. The policies specify configuration settings of encryption protocols for content security on a client device. The parameters include connection, application, source, destination, data classification, type, user groups, encryption type, and/or performance. A local application selects a cloud service. A mid-link server includes a router to provision the set of policies, a security developer to determine an encryption link to deliver the cloud service to the client device and a linker to select a session protocol for establishing the secure session between the client device and the web server based on the set of policies. The router establishes via the encryption link the secure session based on the selected session protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Netskope, Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Robinson
  • Patent number: 11226605
    Abstract: A control layer automation device comprises a processor, one or more control layer applications, a database, a wireless interface, a device memory. Each control layer application is configured to perform a discrete set of automation functions. The database comprises a plurality of operator device identifiers and the wireless interface allows the one or more control layer applications to communicate with a plurality of operator devices via the plurality of operator device identifiers. The device memory comprises the one or more control layer applications. The control layer application manager is configured to manage execution of the one or more control layer applications on the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: George Lo, Livio Dalloro, Thomas Gruenewald, Christian Winkler, Peter Kob, Andreas Scholz, Mina Azib, Hermann Friedrich, Ren-Yi Lo
  • Patent number: 11218561
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to system and method for managing cache data in a network through edge nodes. The method includes receiving set of first node parameters, set of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) node association metrics, and set of data request parameters from the user device; identifying a variation in at least one of the set of first node parameters, the set of MEC node association metrics, and the set of data request parameters; selecting a second edge node from the plurality of edge nodes to store the cache data based on a set of second node parameters, the set of MEC node association metrics, and the set of data request parameters, when variation is above predefined threshold; associating the second edge node with the user device to store the cache data for the user device; and dynamically managing cache data for the user device in the second edge node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Subhas Chandra Mondal, Shailesh Prabhu, Aniket De
  • Patent number: 11197168
    Abstract: A system includes a wireless network and a software defined network overlaid over the wireless network. The software defined network includes at least one UAV having a software defined network device and a bridging radio component. The system includes a communication component in communication with the bridging radio component and a controller connected to the software defined network that makes routing decisions and communicates the routing decisions to the software defined network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Patent number: 11188625
    Abstract: A stranger who has come across user information of a user is prevented from being successfully authenticated as the user. A user authentication system includes: an authentication information acquisition unit (20) configured to obtain an entered password of a user; a user authentication unit (22) configured to execute authentication of the user based on the entered password; and an authentication procedure change unit (28) configured to change, when the authentication of the user fails and the entered password matches or is similar to a password candidate that is based on information associated with the user, a procedure of the authentication of the user which is executed by the user authentication unit (22), based on whether or not a genuine password of the user matches or is similar to the password candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Rakuten Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Takaaki Koshinuma
  • Patent number: 11178288
    Abstract: A mobile virtual network operator is provided. The operator includes a server that is communicatively coupled to a mobile device. The mobile device includes application software provided by the virtual network operator for allowing phone call and data connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Fiatal
  • Patent number: 11178257
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a computer implemented method, including: receiving an application including a plurality of services to be hosted on a remote services environment; obtaining, a resource profile identifying a usage of a resource by a given service of the plurality of services over a period of time; splitting, based upon the resource profile corresponding to a given service, the given service into a plurality of service slices; selecting, for each of the plurality of service slices an incarnation fulfilling a resource demand requirement and a service-performance-offering, wherein an incarnation has a total demand value based upon a resource capacity of a node at the remote services environment; and assigning, for each of the plurality of service slices the incarnation selected to at least one node within the remote services environment based upon the resource capacity of the at least one node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Venkatesan T. Chakaravarthy, Ashok Pon Kumar Sree Prakash, Padmanabha Venkatagiri Seshadri, Amith Singhee, Yogish Sabharwal
  • Patent number: 11172374
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a next generation communication system comprising a set of network nodes that are interconnected into a wireless mesh network, where a subset of the network nodes in the set are further coupled to a blockchain network that is configured to provide blockchain-based services, such as blockchain-based distributed data storage or a service for blockchain-based digital cryptocurrency mining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin Ross, Muhammad Ahsan Naim
  • Patent number: 11158136
    Abstract: A method performed by a computing system includes receiving from a detection system, a plurality of identity tokens. The plurality of identity tokens include different types of identity tokens. The method further includes associating each of the plurality of identity tokens with a node of a graph, incrementing an edge between two nodes of the graph in response to determining that the two identity tokens associated with the two nodes were detected by the first detection system within a detection time window, decrementing the edge between the two nodes in response to determining that one of the identity tokens associated with one of the two nodes is detected within a detection time window without detecting one of the identity tokens associated with the other of the two nodes, and correlating the identity tokens associated with the two nodes based on a value of the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC TRANSACTION CONSULTANTS CORP.
    Inventors: Alessandro Stagni, Janamejaya Chowdhary, Scott Colman Cote, Ronald Joseph Albright
  • Patent number: 11153434
    Abstract: An example method of operation may include one or more of identifying an inbound call intended for a mobile device subscribed to a protected carrier network, determining the inbound call is assigned an origination telephone number that is subscribed to the protected carrier network, determining whether an inbound call origination source location indicates the protected carrier network or an out-of-network carrier network based on one or more call parameters received with the inbound call, and determining whether to transmit an indication to the mobile device that the inbound call has an elevated likelihood of being a scam call based on the inbound call origination source location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: FIRST ORION CORP.
    Inventors: Robert Francis Piscopo, Jr., Jefferson D. Stalnaker
  • Patent number: 11144312
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a management method for preset third-party applications, an intelligent terminal in which a control center is preset, a server and a storage medium. The management method includes: detecting by the control center whether to download a third-party application in a preset third-party application list according to set detection condition; and, if the detection result is “yes”, downloading the third-party application in the third-party application list from a server to a data storage partition by the control center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jincun Gu, Bingjun Shao
  • Patent number: 11134290
    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: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Virgil L. Archer, III, Michael Depies, Mathew Goldade, Grant Hafer, Maxwell Shteir-Dunn
  • Patent number: 11134430
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining whether a past throughput of past traffic communicated between a communication device and a communication network meets a first threshold value, resulting in a first determination; responsive to the first determination being that the past throughput meets the first threshold, transmitting an instruction to the communication device to restrict a first subsequent throughput of first subsequent traffic to no greater than a second threshold value; determining whether the first subsequent throughput has been restricted, resulting in a second determination; and responsive to the second determination being that the first subsequent throughput has not been restricted, taking one or more actions to enforce a second subsequent throughput of second subsequent traffic to no greater than a third threshold value, wherein the third threshold value is lower than the second threshold value. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Cricket Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Justin McNamara, Rajeev Garg, Mark Austin
  • Patent number: 11128757
    Abstract: A method of a roaming user equipment (UE) according to an embodiment of the disclosure includes obtaining billing information of the roaming UE from a message received from a communication carrier server, sending a billing information authentication request message including the obtained billing information to an authentication server, and receiving an authentication result regarding whether the billing information is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho-Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11122460
    Abstract: An object is to provide a policy control system that can easily change a policy. A policy control system according to the present invention includes a PCRF entity (10) including a policy control unit (11) for determining a policy to be applied to a group including a plurality of wireless terminals according to environmental information changed at a specified timing and a PCEF entity (20) including a policy control execution unit (21) for applying the policy determined by the policy control unit (11) to communication related to the plurality of wireless terminals included in the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoji Hirata, Toru Yamada, Masahiro Serizawa, Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11095776
    Abstract: A mobile virtual network operator is provided. The operator includes a server that is communicatively coupled to a mobile device. The mobile device includes application software provided by the virtual network operator for allowing phone call and data connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Fiatal
  • Patent number: 11082811
    Abstract: Provided are methods and apparatuses configured to programmatically generate and provide group-based communication decision records to a client device associated with one or more group-based communication feeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Locascio, Matthew Crocker, Ohjoong Kwon, Shiranka Arsiri Miskin, Machisté Naóri Quintana
  • Patent number: 11083044
    Abstract: In a 5th-Generation (5G) cellular communication network, charging customers for data usage is performed by a network function referred to as a charging function (CHF). A session management function (SMF) of the network repeatedly sends update requests to reserve additional data for a data session. If the CHF is not available and the SMF does not receive a response to an update message, the SMF continues to assign data for the data session, even though it has not received authorization to do so from the CHF. When the CHF becomes available, the SMF sends a request to start a second data session to continue the data connection that was previously supported by the original data session. This request specifies the amount of data that was used in the original data session without being confirmed by the CHF, allowing the CHF to account for this data usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Engelhart
  • Patent number: 11082419
    Abstract: A system and method in accordance with example embodiments may include systems and methods for a cloud-based analytics platform. The cloud-based analytics platform may allow the manual and automatic uploading to and/or downloading from a cloud server. The platform may include single sign-on (SSO) capabilities such that a user may have one set of credentials to access data from the cloud-based analytics and/or data stored locally. The platform may include data validation and processing in order to provide real-time feedback on uploads based on file type, file size, access rights, extracted data, and transformed data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Anoop Kunjuraman Pillai, Jonathan Lee, Venu Gopal Rao Meda, Dan Tresnak, Raveender Kommera, Michael Carrillo, Leonardo Gomide
  • Patent number: 11064496
    Abstract: The objective of the present application is to provide a method, a device, and a system for rewarding a wireless access points. Compared with the prior art, in the present application, after establishing a wireless connection between a user device and a target wireless access point, rewarding prompt information regarding the target wireless access point is presented on the user device. Further, rewarding operation information regarding the target wireless access point submitted by the user according to the rewarding prompt information is sent to a corresponding network device through the wireless connection. Accordingly, the network device receives the rewarding operation information. Further, according to the rewarding operation information, the network device transfers a corresponding rewarding resource from a corresponding account of the user device to a corresponding account of the target wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI ZHANGMEN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: FaYou Zhang, XiaoLin Tong
  • Patent number: 11062291
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include receiving transaction data for a transaction that is to be executed by a computer-implemented person-to-person (P2P) payment system, the transaction data including a unique account identifier uniquely identifying an account of a first user among a plurality of accounts of the first user, and an amount to be transferred to the account from a second user, processing the transaction data to execute the transaction, and transmitting notifications to each of the first user and the second user, the notifications providing information regarding the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: John Weatherman Brady, Christopher J. Cox
  • Patent number: 11064561
    Abstract: A method for enabling autonomous emergency assistance for a communication device, CD, registered in a regular cellular network is presented. The method is performed in an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV, and comprises directing the UAV to a geographical region connected to a preregistered position of the CD, emulating a cellular network in the geographical region, wherein the UAV and the CD are without connectivity with the regular cellular network, and providing autonomous emergency assistance for the CD in the geographical region. A CD, a UAV, a computer program and a computer program product are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Tommy Arngren, Jonas Pettersson, Ylva Timner, Min Wang, Stefan Wänstedt
  • Patent number: 11055711
    Abstract: A payment card security system includes a payment card provider account system communicatively coupled to a payment card transaction device and a mobile device. The payment card transaction device sends an indication that a payment card is being used to perform a transaction. The payment card provider account system includes processors that receive the indication that the payment card is being used to perform the transaction from the payment card transaction device. The processors also send a notification indicating that the payment card is being used to perform the transaction. The processors further enable authorization of the transaction via the mobile device. In this manner, the payment card security system may prevent or reduce the occurrence of suspicious transactions as they are occurring, rather than waiting until after they have occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Nathan Scott Harman, Ashley Nicole Munoz, Matthew David LaBrenz, Mark Jeffrey Wallace, Bryan Leonard Bain, William Daniel Farmer, James Edward Finley, Jr., Arthur Vajirasarn
  • Patent number: 11049511
    Abstract: In one aspect, a device includes at least one processor and storage accessible to the at least one processor. The storage includes instructions that may be executable by the at least one processor to receive input from a camera in communication with the at least one processor and to determine, based on the input from the camera, whether a user is currently speaking. The instructions may also be executable to present a notification regarding whether to unmute at least one microphone accessible to the at least one processor responsive to a determination that the user is currently speaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenneth Seethaler, Adam Jerome Cavenaugh, Kazuo Fujii, Koji Kawakita
  • Patent number: 11044664
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a network that implements network slicing. In one embodiment, the system includes an account charging server that determines a plurality of charging rules for a UE that are each mapped to a different network slice of the network, a policy control server that identifies the charging rules, and a slice selection server that selects a network slice for the UE based on the charging rules. The system further includes an interface between the policy control server and the account charging server that supports a transaction based on Diameter protocol that includes a request/response. A first Attribute Value Pair (AVP) is defined for the response to identify a charging rule, and a second AVP is defined for the response to identify a network slice that is mapped to the charging rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Ranjan Sharma
  • Patent number: 11039368
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for dynamically changing coverage modes and/or communication bandwidth in a wireless communication system. According to some embodiments, a wireless device may attach to a serving cell associated with a cellular network. A volume of data for upcoming communication with the cellular network may be determined. An indication of a requested communication bandwidth may be provided to the serving cell. The wireless device may communicate data with the serving cell using the requested communication bandwidth. In some instances, a request for narrowband communication bandwidth may result in use of a coverage enhancement mode, while a request for wideband communication bandwidth may result in use of a normal coverage mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Su, Srinivasan Nimmala
  • Patent number: 11037218
    Abstract: A system for ordering a new electronic device is provided with an application programming interface to receive notification of the availability of a new electronic device and to send a selection of a feature for that new electronic device. A database can be coupled to a server to store the selected feature and to store a priority status value assigned to the new electronic device when feature selections are made. The priority status value allows prioritized ordering of a new electronic device. Preferably, one or more new electronic devices are ordered within a pre-determined period after a pre-order opening date, all of which is performed on the application programming interface of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lisa Coleman, Blythe P. Cook, Mohanakrishnan V. Giridharan, Jeffrey S. Henshaw, Aleksander Koromyslov, Deepthi Kota, Neilesh Nath, Nagaraj Palaniswamy, Robert R. Roy, Kathy Ternes
  • Patent number: 11032706
    Abstract: Multi-RAT UEs currently have 2 independent paths to authenticate with HSS (either via the MME or the 3GPP AAA Server causing repeated authentication messages to HSS. The use of one unified authentication path between the UE and HSS for Small Cell and Wi-Fi authentication is described. First, a new 3GPP EPC-TWAN interworking architecture has the MME manage all the authentication requests from multi-RAT UEs. Second, new unified authentication procedures are added, which allow the ISWN-based multi-RAT UE to be authenticated directly with the HSS, irrespective of its current access network (TWAN or HeNB). Third, new fast re-authentication procedures for Inter-RAT handover scenarios are done. Finally, the needed extensions to the various standard protocol messages to execute the authentication procedures are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Mohamed, Michael F. Starsinic, Vinod Kumar Choyi, Qing Li
  • Patent number: 11012323
    Abstract: A feature parameter obtaining method and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: obtaining feature set information from a data analytics network element, where a feature set corresponding to the feature set information includes a first part of feature and a second part of feature; obtaining a first feature parameter of the first part of feature when data corresponds to the first part of feature; sending a request message to at least one second network element, to request a second feature parameter of the second part of feature when the data corresponds to the second part of feature; receiving the second feature parameter from the at least one second network element; and sending, based on the first feature parameter and the second feature parameter, a third feature parameter of the feature set when the data corresponds to the feature set to the data analytics network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiwei Chong, Xiaobo Wu, Yang Xin
  • Patent number: 11012934
    Abstract: A network system comprises a first logic block providing a link to a first network via an access point of a WLAN and a second logic block communicating with a node of a second network (such as a WPAN) and configured to provide a link between the node and the first network via the access point. The network system is configured to maintain continuous connections to both the access point and the node while receiving power. The second logic block can communicate with the node using a modified communication protocol that is only partially compliant with an 802.11x communications protocol. A wireless hub can integrate a WPAN with a WLAN including, in part, a wireless circuit compliant with the WLAN standard (such as an 802.11x standard), a processor, and a memory. The wireless circuit can connect to the WPAN without losing connectivity (such as association and synchronization) to the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Ozmo Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Katelijn Vleugels, Roel Peeters
  • Patent number: 11005765
    Abstract: The system and methods of the various embodiments enable the efficient management and distribution of application filters or packet flow descriptions within a telecommunications network. A policy management system may be configured to receive a request message from a charging and enforcement (CaE) component, determine application identifiers for a data communication based on information included in the received request message, and determine policy rules. The policy management system may send a stimulus message that includes the determined application identifiers to a filter management system component so as to cause the filter management system to preemptively provision the charging and enforcement component with application filters. The policy management system may also send a response message that includes the determined policy rules to the CaE component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: OPENET TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: Max Bacik, Alan McNamee, Andrew D'Souza
  • Patent number: 10992817
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for selecting and delivering an electronic value certificate to a mobile device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the method includes utilizing a certificate selection device to generate electronic certificate selection information and providing the electronic certificate selection information and associated recipient data to a merchant server. From the merchant server, electronic value certificate data derived from the certificate selection information is received. The method also includes establishing a communications link with a mobile device corresponding to the recipient data. The electronic value certificate data is provisioned on the mobile device over the communications link via over the air (OTA) communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Pradeep Kumar, Mikel Robert Delagrange
  • Patent number: RE48656
    Abstract: A cellular traffic monitoring system includes: a Traffic Detection Function (TDF) module to monitor cellular traffic associated with a cellular subscriber device, and to generate application detection output indicative of an application used by the cellular subscriber device; an application-based charging module to generate, based on the application detection output of said TDF module, application-based charging data related to said cellular subscriber device; a Policy Charging and Enforcement Function (PCEF) module to enforce one or more charging rules that are Service Data Flow (SDF) based and are related to said cellular subscriber device; an SDF-based charging module to generate SDF-based charging data related to said cellular subscriber device; and a charging correlator module to identify a potential over-charging due to an overlap between the application-based charging data and the SDF-based charging data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Allot LTD.
    Inventors: Alla Goldner, Asaf Shahar