Billing Patents (Class 455/406)
  • Patent number: 10089147
    Abstract: A scheduling system and method for high-performance computing (HPC) applications includes a network management component stored in physical memory and executed by a processor. The management component is configured to transform HPC resources into a schedulable resource catalog by transforming multi-dimensional HPC resources into a one dimension versus time resource catalog with a dependent graph structure between resources such that HPC resources are enabled to be provisioned into a service environment with predictable provisioning using the resource catalog. A graphical user interface component is coupled to the network management component and configured to provide scheduling visibility to entities and to enable a plurality of different communication modes for scheduling and communication between entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hani T. Jamjoom, Mark E. Podlaseck, Huiming Qu, Yaoping Ruan, Denis R. Saure, Zon-Yin Shae, Anshul Sheopuri
  • Patent number: 10079635
    Abstract: An example embodiment may involve receiving a request to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based wireless coverage to a particular geographical location. Possibly in response to the request, a UAV may fly to the particular geographical location. A first wireless interface of the UAV may define a wireless coverage area that covers at least part of the particular geographical location. A second wireless interface of the UAV may establish a wireless backhaul link to a data network. The UAV may provide wireless data transfer services to at least one device in the particular geographical location, where the wireless data transfer services allow the device to exchange data communication with the data network via the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: X Development LLC
    Inventors: David Vos, Andrew Patton, Sean Mullaney, Behnam Motazed, Siegfried Zerweckh
  • Patent number: 10080116
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing offline charging for group communications. One embodiment is an application server that identifies data for a group communication, identifies an encryption code assigned to the group, encrypts the data for the group communication using the encryption code, and initiates delivery of the encrypted data for the group communication to the group of mobile devices over an MBMS bearer. The application server collects charging information related to the group communication using MBMS delivery, formats the charging information into an offline charging communication, and transmits the offline charging communication to an offline charging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Ranjan Sharma, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10075478
    Abstract: There are provided measures for lawful interception and security based admission control for proximity service. Such measures could include detecting a requirement for control in relation to setting up or securing a connection of a proximity service between at least two devices, determining availability of at least one lawful interception and security agent capable of performing an operation relating to lawful interception and/or security in relation to the connection of the proximity service, and performing control in relation to setting up or securing the connection of the proximity service when availability of the at least one lawful interception and security agent is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Kari Veikko Horneman
  • Patent number: 10070285
    Abstract: The method include receiving, by one or more computer processors, a request for data usage, the request for data usage being associated with a mobile device. The method further includes identifying, by one or more computer processors, a current data usage quantity, the current data usage quantity being associated with the mobile device. The method further includes determining, by one or more computer processors, whether the current data usage quantity is beyond a threshold data usage. The method further includes responsive to the data usage quantity being beyond the threshold data usage, receiving, by one or more computer processors, mobile device information associated with the mobile device. The method further includes analyzing, by one or more computer processors, the mobile device information. The method further includes determining, by one or more computer processors, access for the request based on the mobile device information and the current data usage quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Geetha Adinarayan, Shaw-Ben Shi, Gandhi Sivakumar, Meng Hong Tsai
  • Patent number: 10069750
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method of provisioning a resource to an electronic device. The method comprises the steps of: (a) maintaining a library of resources at a remote server from the device; (b) after a triggering event, providing a data transmission to the device, the data transmission containing access information for the library that can be extracted by the device and used to access the library; and (c) after a selection event initiated on the device for a specific resource from the library, providing a second data transmission to the device, the second data transmission containing a copy of the specific resource. The system provides a server, a resource, a device and a communication link incorporating the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Knowles, Robert Edwards, Andrew Bocking, Tatiana Kalougina
  • Patent number: 10068195
    Abstract: Method, apparatus and systems for managing product distribution and a data hub for connecting and integrating related systems are described herein. Data hubs are integrated with external sensors and automated systems to remove stress points for operating such systems. A distribution system which may interface with the data hubs allows for efficient distribution of products produces and monitored by environments that suffer such stress points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: John R New, Dylan Straughan
  • Patent number: 10057430
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and a program for causing a computer to execute the method, the information processing apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire communication quality at a time of communication between a base station and a wireless communication apparatus that connects to a predetermined network via the base station and performs the communication, and a charging processing unit configured to perform charging processing related to the communication based on the acquired communication quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10057432
    Abstract: In a method of payment for service of a portable communication unit, a customer prepays a dealer for said service, the dealer forwards transaction order information about the pre-payment to a prepaid management center (PMC); and the PMC provides a bank the transaction order information. The bank, upon receipt of the transaction order information from the PMC, determines whether there are sufficient funds in the dealer account to cover the transaction. If there is insufficient cash on hand, the dealer is notified and is provided an opportunity to replenish the account so that the transaction may proceed. If there are adequate funds in the dealer account, the bank automatically transfers the amount of the purchase transaction in the SPS account, less the dealer's fee for the purchase. After funds are transferred from the dealer account, the PMC is notified of the transfer, at which time the PMC generates codes and issues the codes to the dealer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Peter D. Wendt
  • Patent number: 10055558
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a telecommunication method for authenticating a user with respect to a computer system, the computer system comprising an authentication system including a user interface and an interface for connecting the computer system to a digital, cellular telecommunication network, the authentication being carried out by way of a mobile telecommunication terminal, the mobile telecommunication terminal comprising an interface for the communication network, the computer system comprising a memory in which a communication address for the telecommunication terminal is stored, comprises: the user identifies himself or herself with respect to the authentication system of the computer system by entering login information via the user interface; after successful identification of the user on the authentication system, the authentication system accesses the communication address stored in the memory and transmits an activation request via the communication network to the mobile telecommunication termin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Paul El Khoury, Robert Lorch
  • Patent number: 10049640
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a control method thereof are provided. Contents displayed in a mobile terminal may be optimized for and displayed on a different mobile terminal in communication therewith. The method for controlling a mobile terminal includes: outputting previously stored contents to a first mobile terminal; and controlling a transmission of the contents being outputted based on characteristic information of a second mobile terminal that is to receive at least a portion of the contents being outputted, wherein there is a difference between the contents being outputted to the first mobile terminal and the contents the second mobile terminal is to receive and output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Soohwan Oh
  • Patent number: 10045099
    Abstract: A method for providing access to a passive optical network for services to homes or businesses from two or more telecommunications service providers and a billing means is described. A first service provider connects to a point of presence at one side of passive optical network. The provider transmits the appropriate services through this network to an authorization receiver. The authorization receiver is used to receive a periodic authorization code from the network provider to enable the appropriate services from the service provider to be transmitted to a subscriber at a home or business. The authorization receiver enables an optical fiber path to be established for the services to flow to and from the home or business.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: James Lloyd McNaughton, Randall Lee Markway
  • Patent number: 10039105
    Abstract: Amongst others, a spectrum monitoring apparatus is disclosed. In some embodiments, a spectrum monitoring apparatus includes a radio-frequency (RF) receiver, an RF decoder, a query interface coupled to a spectrum access right database, a processor, and an access right determination module. The RF receiver is configured to receive radio frequency signals of an operator of a radio communication system utilizing frequencies of a monitored spectrum. The RF decoder is configured to decode radio frequency signals received by the RF receiver and to determine an identity of the operator. The processor is configured to send an operator query to the spectrum access right database via the query interface, the operator query containing the determined identity of the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Uwe Baeder
  • Patent number: 10038610
    Abstract: A global cross-carrier system for distributing mobile data. A sharer utilizes a mobile application to access the data share server to enable sharing of any unused data in the sharer's data plan with a wireless network carrier. A borrower associated with another carrier can utilize a mobile application to access the data share server to enable borrowing of any available data shared by other users. A data share server might optionally purchase data from one or more carriers, the one or more carriers need not be located within the same country. The sharer has an option of purchasing a data plan from the data share server. A borrower has the option of purchasing on-demand data in the form of a session if there are no sharers in the data pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Suruchi Gupta, Jinesh Doshi, Jayant Kshirsagar, Sandeep Gupta
  • Patent number: 10028131
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting, by a first device including a least one processor and a first Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), a second device having a second UICC, detecting, by the first device, that the second UICC is unprovisioned, selecting, by the first device, one of a plurality of selectable options, where the selection identifies a first Mobile Network Operator (MNO) selected from a plurality of MNOs, receiving, by the first device, first credential information of the first MNO, and transmitting, by the first device, to the second device the first credential information for enabling the second device to facilitate establishment of communication services with network equipment of the first MNO according to the first credential information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David A. Christopher, Dana Tardelli
  • Patent number: 10027819
    Abstract: A method includes receiving input at a user interface displayed by a wireless device, the wireless device configured to access a communication service. The method also includes determining, at a processor of the wireless device, usage profile-related information based at least in part on the input. The method further includes generating a message associated with the usage profile-related information, the message indicating that usage of the communication service is to be billed to a first billing account of a plurality of billing accounts associated with the wireless device. The method also includes sending the message from the wireless device via a wireless network and directed to a network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Tingting Lu, Patrick Manno
  • Patent number: 10027820
    Abstract: A charging system switching method and an apparatus such that an online charging system or a customer relationship management system may initiate charging system switching of a specific service, and may switch any service from an original charging system to a new charging system in real time, without switching all users on the original charging system onto the new charging system. Therefore, a smooth switching between multiple charging systems is supported, and in addition, multiple charging systems may perform charging for different services of a same user, thereby implementing coexistence of different charging systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiuyan Xia
  • Patent number: 10019246
    Abstract: The object of the invention is to provide the user with improved operatability of an information-processing apparatus and usability of application programs as well as to implement rendering of services to download the application programs from a server to the information-processing apparatus. If storage means employed in the information-processing apparatus does not contain a free area with a storage size large enough for accommodating a desired application program and a data file relevant thereto to be downloaded from the server, an information communication system comprising the information-processing apparatus and the server automatically transfers application programs and data files from the storage means to an external recording medium such as the server itself to be saved therein in order to secure a free storage area in the storage means. The free storage area is used for storing a desired application program and a relevant data file which are to be downloaded from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Toyoaki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 10015648
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method for wireless data clearing and settlement. The disclosed systems and methods relate towards near real-time ratings for purposes of wireless rating for data clearing and financial settlement. The present disclosure reconciles differing rating attribute formats using flexible matching. The disclosed systems and methods apply known negotiated rates for Home Service Provider (HSP) users roaming onto a VNP hotspot, and apply a standardized set of attributes of the contract with the applicable HSP, and other attributes applying a different set of rates to another HSP. The present disclosure provides systems and methods that enable traffic to be offloaded more easily from the Wide Area Networks (WAN) or macro networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BSG WIRELESS LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Sym
  • Patent number: 9998911
    Abstract: In some examples, a first mobile device is placed into communication with a second mobile device, such as through a short-range radio connection. User information is transferred from the first mobile device to the second mobile device. For example, application information for an application and saved application state information may be transferred to the second mobile device. The second mobile device may configure the application on the second mobile device based in part on the application state information received from the first mobile device. In addition, a user communication ID may be transferred from the first mobile device to the second mobile device, and may be used for communication with a third device with which the first mobile device has previously communicated. For instance, the user communication ID may be used in place of a device communication ID when sending communications from the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Chu, Justin Quan, Michael A. Chan
  • Patent number: 9992659
    Abstract: A method of real-time streaming telecommunication event records. The method comprises receiving event records by a collector component executing on a computer system, storing the event records in a messaging queue by the collector component, where the messaging queue is executed on the computer system, retrieving some of the event records from the messaging queue by a producer component executing on the computer system, where each of the retrieved event records are associated with a same on-going telecommunication activity, aggregating the event records associated with the same on-going telecommunication activity by the producer into a bundle, retrieving the bundle by a consumer component executing on the computer system, formatting the bundle by the consumer component into an aggregated data record, analyzing the aggregated data record based on a predefined fraud pattern by the consumer component, and generating a billing record by the consumer component based on the aggregated data record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sridhar R. Amireddy, Carter W. Floyd, Kenneth W. Samson, Vincent E. Turnbaugh
  • Patent number: 9986457
    Abstract: Excellent communication is to be enabled even in a communication environment with poor line quality. A mobile terminal acquires communication state information indicating a state of communication with a base station, and sends this communication state information to a carrier server device through the base station. The carrier server device receives this communication state information, and, based on this communication state information, controls the communication speed of content data to be transmitted from a web server to the mobile terminal device through the base station. The carrier server device sends this content data having the controlled communication speed to the mobile terminal through the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Usui, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9986389
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for transmitting information. During operation, the system receives, by a server from an initial mobile device, a request for transmitting information. The request does not specify a recipient for the information. The system obtains location and/or orientation information associated with the initial mobile device and location and/or orientation information associated with a plurality of mobile devices. The system selects from the plurality of mobile devices a subset of mobile devices based on the location and/or orientation information associated with the initial mobile device and the location and/or orientation information associated with the plurality of mobile devices, and transmits the information to the selected subset of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Yunguang Luo
  • Patent number: 9986104
    Abstract: A device may determine a subscriber identifier associated with a subscriber device. The device may obtain a service indicator based on the subscriber identifier. The service indicator may identify a network service to which a subscriber, associated with the subscriber identifier, is subscribed. The device may obtain a charging data function (CDF) identifier based on the service indicator. The CDF identifier may identify a destination CDF for charging messages associated with the network service. The device may establish a communication session associated with the subscriber device and the network service. The device may transmit one or more charging messages, associated with the communication session, to the destination CDF identified by the CDF identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Nanjundan, Arvind Aggarwal, Earlin George
  • Patent number: 9979789
    Abstract: This invention relates to an Open Wireless Architecture (OWA) unified airborne and terrestrial communications architecture providing optimal high-speed connections with open radio transmission technologies (RTTs) between aircrafts and ground cells, and between different aircrafts in Ad-Hoc or Mesh network group, to construct the multi-dimensional unified information delivery platform across the airborne networks and the terrestrial networks wherein the same OWA mobile device or OWA mobile computer can be used seamlessly and continuously both in the aircrafts and on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Lu, Dexi Lu, Wei Lu
  • Patent number: 9972037
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing wireless charging via radio-frequency (RF) carrier wave. The system can enable user equipment (UE) to charge wirelessly using RF waves when the UE is not it use. The system can activate wireless charging based in part on the battery level of the UE. The system can also initiate wireless charging when the UE is sufficiently idle (e.g., not being used for a call or web browsing). The system can also ensure that the signal strength of the carrier waves at the UE is sufficiently strong to support wireless charging. One or more system components can ensure that the threshold charge level, threshold signal strength, and threshold utilization rate are met and that the UE is authorized for wireless charging on the network. Wireless charging may be billed to the user according to usage (e.g., kWh), at a flat rate, or per instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Srinivasan Sridharan
  • Patent number: 9973906
    Abstract: A device of a first party may receive a message from a second party. The device may obtain mapping information. The mapping information may be associated with a third party verification that the enterprise identifier was assigned to the second party. The mapping information may be associated with mapping the enterprise identifier to a media identifier selected by the second party or the third party to represent the enterprise sender. The device may map the enterprise identifier to the media identifier based on the mapping information. The device may provide the media identifier with the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rohini Prabhune, Kumar Sanjeev, Radhika Khanna, Lodema M. Steinbach
  • Patent number: 9953322
    Abstract: The present embodiment relates to a mobile payment method, system and device using home shopping, wherein OTP (One Time Password) information is verified through a telephone conversation with an agent, ARS or a webpage, depending on the method for purchasing the specific merchandise chosen by the user in the process of executing a mobile payment using home shopping, and electronic payment is executed more rapidly and securely thereby. The present embodiment also relates to a mobile payment method, system and device adapted for transmission using an applicable payment device, without need for direct user input of OTP (One Time Password) information based on payment-means information chosen by the user in the process of executing a mobile payment using a terminal, and adapted to allow the execution of more secure payments through verification in accordance with the selected payment means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Won Jun Lee, Dong Phil Lim, Hye Youn Chung, Se Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 9948791
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and apparatus are disclosed. The method includes determining whether a shared balance threshold has been breached, and notifying a member of a sharing group, in response to a determination that the balance threshold has been breached. The shared balance threshold is for the sharing group, which includes a number of members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Avinash Permude
  • Patent number: 9942780
    Abstract: A method or corresponding apparatus for performing an automated action based on a roaming satisfaction indicator (RSI). A roaming satisfaction indicator for each individual mobile subscriber at a given time is evaluated by determining an age for each stored event by comparing the time the event was identified and the given time, assigning a current value to each of the stored events as a function of the determined age, the predetermined event type, and the predetermined impact level, and compiling the assigned current values of the events, resulting in the roaming satisfaction indicator at the given time. Based on the evaluated RSI, an action is automatically performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: iBasis, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuping Zhang, Mauro Mattos Silva Araujo
  • Patent number: 9942812
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to improving wireless data rates, and more particularly to methods and systems for dynamic CoMP-link maintenance. In one embodiment, a system may identify a default coordinated multipoint set of neighboring base stations for a user equipment associated with a serving base station. The system may detect at least one of: a change in a data rate requirement for the user equipment, and a stale coordinated multipoint link for the user equipment to one of the neighboring stations in the default coordinated multipoint set. The system may also determine, after detecting at least one of the change in the data rate requirement and the stale coordinated multipoint link, whether to perform at least one coordinated multipoint link maintenance procedure, including at least one of: a coordinated multipoint link handover, a coordinated multipoint link replacement, a coordinated multipoint link consolidation, or a coordinated multipoint scheme modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Saptarshi Chaudhuri, Avijit Manna, Shyam Sundar Pal
  • Patent number: 9942761
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a method of providing access verification for a system that includes activating a security control device, which is in communications with a host device. The method also includes having the security control device receiving a verification signal coming from outside the system while being locally-based, and comparing the verification signal to a table of stored criteria values. The device then chooses a response based on that comparison and sends an access determination signal based on the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kangguo Cheng, Shawn P. Fetterolf
  • Patent number: 9936531
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for proximity discovery among user equipments (UEs). The method includes: a UE registers with a device to device (DTD) server and obtains DTD default resources from a received registration response. When the UE is a user to be discovered and is not in coverage, it sends a discovery message on the DTD default resources. When the UE is a discovering user, it receives the discovery message on the DTD default resources. The present invention also discloses a device. With the technical solution of the present invention, it is not only possible to support a discovering service and a to-be-discovered service when the UE is in coverage, but also to support the same services when the UE is not in coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke
  • Patent number: 9917810
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for short messaging service (SMS) aggregation system setup. A computing platform (e.g., a server, a multi-processor server, a cloud array, a processor, etc.) is configured to receive messages over a network (e.g., an aggregator carrier network) and to deliver the messages to a processing entity executing on the computing platform. The processing entity receives messages comprising a set of SMS configuration parameters such as SMS configuration parameters to identify an SMS aggregator identifier and SMS configuration parameters comprising an aggregator network type and/or an aggregator carrier name. The SMS configuration parameters are stored for later retrieval and used when formatting and sending SMS messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Suresh Kumar Kalyanaraman, Taran Deep Arora, Sandeep Kumar Gain, Gaurav Mathur
  • Patent number: 9917609
    Abstract: A method implemented by an enterprise server to facilitate activation of a virtual subscriber identity module (SIM) service on a mobile communication device. The method includes detecting a triggering event and in response to detecting the triggering event: determining that a SIM application on a physical universal integrated circuit card (UICC) currently inserted into the mobile communication device is associated with a mobile network operator (MNO) providing one or more virtual SIMs to which the enterprise server has access; determining whether the SIM application on the physical UICC is associated with one of the virtual SIMs provided by the MNO; and if the SIM application on the physical UICC is associated with a virtual SIM provided by the MNO, sending a message to the mobile communication device indicating that the mobile communication device is enabled for a virtual SIM service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Christopher Smith, Nathan Provo, Srdan Dikic
  • Patent number: 9918248
    Abstract: Service continuity when a user equipment (UE) employing local breakout mechanisms at a femto access point (FAP) for a communication session and moves out of the femto coverage area is disclosed. In particular, a network change detection component can be employed to detect when the UE, attached to the FAP, changes its connection from the femto network to the macro network. Further, an active communication session can exist between the UE and a device/service/application on a local Area network (LAN) connected to a FAP, and/or the Internet, which utilizes local breakout at the FAP. When the UE moves out of the femto network, a context management component can be employed to seamlessly resume the communication session, via the macro network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Cheng P. Liu, Kurt Huber, Alireza Faryar, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 9913115
    Abstract: To enable multiple message originators to share an SMS shortcode, originator identifying codes can be added to outbound SMS messages that prompt recipients to respond with response messages that include the originator identifying codes. The originator identifying codes can be added by a service provider that administers the SMS shortcode. When a response message is received on the SMS shortcode number, the service provider processes the response message content to extract the originator identifying code. The code and, optionally, a recipient ID can be used as a lookup to determine the intended originator that the response message is for. The response message can then be associated by the service provider with the correct originator for subsequent processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Kilpatrick, Cindy Nelson, Danny J. Thrash, Baron Morvant
  • Patent number: 9913174
    Abstract: A method, device and system for implementing optimized inter-RAT handover are disclosed. In the method, a user equipment or a source network decides to prepare for a handover to a target network. A corresponding target network ID is obtained from a configured mapping between cell IDs and target IDs according to a received cell ID. Target network bearers are set up after determining an access node of the target network. The user equipment is connected to the target network after handover preparation is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yanglai Shuai, Hai Liu, Wenruo Zhu, Longgui Huang
  • Patent number: 9912597
    Abstract: Provided is a method for controlling traffic of a Radio Access Network (RAN) in a wireless communication system. The method includes acquiring at least one of subscription class information of a User Equipment (UE) user and type information of an application or content; determining whether a congestion situation has occurred in the RAN; and controlling traffic for the UE based on the acquired information, if the congestion situation has occurred in the RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Soo Jeong, Song-Yean Cho, Han-Na Lim, Beom-Sik Bae, Young-Kyo Baek, Sung-Hwan Won
  • Patent number: 9906959
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mobile communication systems, and more particularly to technology that enables a User Equipment (UE) to obtain authorization to use Proximity-based Services. In a first aspect of the invention, a method is performed by a home network proximity service function (104) for authorizing a mobile terminal (100) to use a proximity service, comprising receiving a request from the mobile terminal to obtain proximity service authorization in at least one other network (107, 108), obtaining authorization information from a proximity service function (103, 105) of the at least one other network for which proximity service authorization is requested, and providing the mobile terminal with authorization information required for authorization with said at least one other network for which the request is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Rydnell, Roland Gustafsson, Ann-Christine Sander, Shabnam Sultana, Stefan Karl Toth
  • Patent number: 9905225
    Abstract: A voice recognition processing apparatus includes a voice acquirer, a first voice recognizer, a second voice recognizer, a sorter, a storage device, and a processor. The voice acquirer acquires a voice uttered by a user and outputs voice information. The first voice recognizer converts the voice information into first information. The second voice recognizer converts the voice information into second information. The sorter sorts third information and fourth information from the second information. The storage device stores the first information, the third information, and the fourth information. The processor performs processing based on the first information, the third information, and the fourth information. If there are one or two pieces of missing information in the first information, the third information, and the fourth information, the processor complements the missing information by using information stored in the storage device and performs processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Koganei, Tomohiro Konuma
  • Patent number: 9898168
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for controlling access to a premises based system through a user interface device. Criteria are used for establishing a set of system functions that are accessible through the user interface device; and this set of system function is provided by determining an access characteristic associated with the user interface device, comparing the access characteristic to the criteria, and determine the set of system functions to provide the user interface based at least in part on the comparison. The criteria may be defined by an access profile containing a predetermined set of system functions. The access characteristic may include physical location of the user interface device, connection type, device type, and a device identifier. The set of functions may be automatically provided to the user interface device upon with a prompt to arm/disarm the system, and/or control other devices, such as through geo-fencing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ADT US Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Shapiro, Raymond North, Timothy Albert Rader, Jorge Perdomo, Anne-Marie Rouse, James Timothy Black
  • Patent number: 9900626
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for recording a video production from one or more panoramic and/or high resolution video feeds and recreating the video production at a remote location, or client using meta data, production data, and video feed from a remote source, and serve the video feed to multiple clients on a local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sankar Jayaram, Ritesh Kale, John Harrison, Charles DeChenne, Uma Jayaram
  • Patent number: 9900444
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to communication network, and more particularly to a system and method for online charging in a communication network. In one embodiment, a method is provided for online charging in a communication network. The method comprises monitoring at least one of a user characteristic, a session characteristic, an event characteristic, and a network condition during one or more ongoing communication sessions involving an online charging via one or more initial charging trigger functions, determining a need for selection of one or more new charging trigger functions based on at least one of the user characteristic, the session characteristic, the event characteristic, and the network condition, and dynamically selecting the one or more new charging trigger functions in response to the need so as to perform online charging for the one or more ongoing communication sessions based on substantially accurate determination of resource consumption in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Swaminathan Seetharaman, Madhavan Kalyanaraman
  • Patent number: 9894215
    Abstract: A method may include determining a number of user devices that can access data services in a wireless network and storing information identifying the determined number of user devices for each of a number of sectors for each of a number of periods of time. The method may also include receiving a request from a first user device associated with a first user for access to data services during a first period of time, accessing the stored information to determine whether to grant the request and providing access to data services via the wireless network to the first user device. The method may further include excluding data usage by the first user device during the first period of time from being applied against a data limit associated with the user's data plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy P. Bolton, Luke D. VonFeldt, Christopher M. Perry, Mamadou Mamoune Niang, Barry F. Hoffner, Mark Andrews, Scott A. Townley, Lixia Yan, Marc Chiaverini, Javier A. Ferro, Hiywote Demisse, Ratul K. Guha, Jolly Lal, Romeo R. Tan, Uma Venkata Raman, Bhaskar Srinivasiah, Jonathan B. Ofri, Alexis Polanco, Jr., Mark Gilbert
  • Patent number: 9888044
    Abstract: A system for data communications comprising a handset having a processor, a wireless communications device, a speaker and a microphone and one or more software applications operating on the processor that are configured to interface with a voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE) service. A wireless access point coupled to the handset through a local wireless communications media and the wireless communications device, the wireless access point further coupled to a long range wireless communications media and configured to interface with a server that provides VoLTE calling functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM USA, INC.
    Inventors: Gautam G. Reddy, Pallavur A. Sankaranaraynan, Jayabharath R. Goluguri, Matthew Oommen
  • Patent number: 9866687
    Abstract: A system for sharing, with the recipient of a phone call, data provided by a caller, comprising: A phone device, equipped and configured to collect data, link it to a recipient of an outgoing phone call, and send it, and a phone device equipped and configured to present the data sent to it by another phone device, as a part of an incoming call event. In various embodiments of the invention, the system is further comprised of a server configured to transfer the data between phone devices. In other embodiments the system is also comprised of a network enabling phone calls between phone devices. In some embodiments such sharing can be done by a caller using a single operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PICK UP MOBILE (2015) LTD
    Inventors: Lior Shacham, Ofir Oron
  • Patent number: 9866588
    Abstract: A method at a user equipment capable of supporting at least two radio connections, the method including requesting from a remote server, using a first radio connection, a subscriber identity; receiving, at the user equipment, the subscriber identity over the first radio connection; using the subscriber identity to establish a second radio connection; and forcing the first radio connection to remain on a same network as the second radio connection. Further, a method at a user equipment capable of supporting at least two radio connections, the method receiving a subscriber authentication challenge over the second network connection; using the first radio connection to connect to the remote server to obtain an authentication challenge response for the subscriber authentication challenge; and sending the authentication challenge response over the second network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Trevor Plestid, Sylvie Allard, Joseph Tu Long Deu-Ngoc, Keizo Marui
  • Patent number: 9836787
    Abstract: One or more financial accounts associated with a user are designated for balance monitoring and balance display. Balance increments are then defined and a unique balance indicator image, symbol, or display, is associated with each defined balance increment. One or more websites, and/or applications, are then designated to display the balance indicator images, symbols, or displays, and whenever one of the designated websites or applications is accessed, data indicating a current balance in the designated one or more financial accounts is obtained. The current balance amount is then encoded using the appropriate balance indicator image, symbol, or display, and the appropriate balance indicator image, symbol, or display, is displayed on a display device associated with the user computing system as part of, on, in, or through, the accessed designated website or application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew James Homier, Patricia Powell
  • Patent number: RE46653
    Abstract: The present publication discloses a method and system for sending messages in a telecommunications network. In the method, a first text-form message is sent to a user of the service, a reply to the first text-form message is received from the user of the service to an address defined in the previous message, if the reply is of the correct form and content, the desired service is sent to the user of the service. According to the invention, the user of the message service is offered a second service by a message, the information (such as the sending number is text-message traffic) defining the reply address of which differs from that of the first message, and the second offer message is sent with a sending delay, which depends of the content or type of the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: BOOKIT OY AJANVARAUSPALVELU
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen