Privacy, Lock-out, Or Authentication Patents (Class 455/411)
  • Patent number: 10255427
    Abstract: The authorization of unique computer peripheral specimens to connect to a host computer employs a computer connected device storing both a unique identifier matched by a digital fingerprint authenticating the unique identifier, a device driver on a host computer for communicating with the computer peripheral device, and a policy module that communicates with the host to determine the security policy for the computer peripheral device. The host computer decides whether to allow the computer peripheral device be used by the host, according to the security policy set by the policy module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Brandon Kaines
  • Patent number: 10257036
    Abstract: A cloud-based onboarding server detects a network change and facilitates an onboarding process for a new access point. An SSID and authentication credentials for an existing Wi-Fi channel are sent over a temporary Wi-Fi channel using a preconfigured SSID and passphrase generated by both the new access point and the master access point. A wireless station scans the identification information from a label on the new access point and sends it directly or indirectly to the master access point, so that both sides have the same seed for generating a matching passphrase. The master access point terminates the temporary channel and reactivates the existing Wi-Fi channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: NEUTRINO8, INC.
    Inventors: Bojan Likar, Ihab Abu-Hakima
  • Patent number: 10257165
    Abstract: A system and method of providing security service to a mobile traffic network are provided. A local network group comprising a plurality of user devices that are subscribed to the security service is created. One of the plurality of the user devices is selected to act as a firewall for the plurality of user devices of the local network group. The selected user device is provisioned to act as a firewall for the local network group. A message is sent to the plurally of user devices of the local network group to route communication through the selected user device via a short range wireless communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 10251095
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for user equipment (UE) devices to perform more efficient frequency scans for potential base stations. According to techniques described herein, the UE may determine that it does not have cellular service and determine first information based on a last camped cell. A time period during which the first information was acquired may be determined and one or more frequency scans may be performed. The frequency scans may be limited to a set of frequencies based in part on the time period. Thus, if the time period is less than a first value, the set of frequencies may include a first set of frequencies and if the time period is greater than the first value but less than a second value, the set of frequencies may include the first set of frequencies and a second set of frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianxiong Shi, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Thanigaivelu Elangovan, Viswanath Nagarajan, Yifan Zhu
  • Patent number: 10250586
    Abstract: Implementations for managing mobile devices associated with enterprise operations include actions of receiving a request to access information regarding a mobile application for download to and installation on a mobile device of a user, the request including an enterprise identifier, receiving a tenant-specific configuration based on the identifier, the tenant-specific configuration including criteria for mobile applications to be available for download to and installation on mobile devices associated with the enterprise, transmitting a request for a list of available mobile applications to an application and certification database, the request including the tenant-specific configuration, receiving the list of available mobile applications, which includes a subset of mobile applications of a superset of mobile applications, the subset of mobile applications being provided based on the tenant-specific configuration, and providing graphical representations of each mobile application in the list of available mob
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Achim D. Brucker, Michael Herzberg
  • Patent number: 10250667
    Abstract: An Internet infrastructure delivery platform operated by a provider enables HTTP-based service to identified third parties at large scale. The platform provides this service to one or more cloud providers. The approach enables the CDN platform provider (the first party) to service third party traffic on behalf of the cloud provider (the second party). In operation, an edge server handling mechanism leverages DNS to determine if a request with an unknown host header should be serviced. Before serving a response, and assuming the host header includes an unrecognized name, the edge server resolves the host header and obtains an intermediate response, typically a list of aliases (e.g., DNS CNAMEs). The edge server checks the returned CNAME list to determine how to respond to the original request. Using just a single edge configuration, the CDN service provider can support instant provisioning of a cloud provider's identified third party traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Akamai Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen L. Ludin, Prasanna Laghate, Matthew J. Stevens, Frederick R. Shotton, Jozef Hatala
  • Patent number: 10244486
    Abstract: A method for operating a femtocell in a wireless communication system comprises the steps of: triggering the switching from the operation mode for providing a service to closed subscriber group (CSG) terminals which belong to a specific terminal group and to non-CSG terminals which do not belong to the specific terminal group, to the operation mode for providing the service only to said CSG terminals; and commanding said non-CSG terminals to change the operation mode, and carrying out a handover. The method of the present invention improves efficiency of femtocell operation, and reduces restrictions on terminals disposed in the vicinity of the femtocell. The method of the present invention can utilize the unused frequency range of the femtocell, thereby providing a service with a high data ratio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: IBEX PT HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongseok Lee
  • Patent number: 10244074
    Abstract: A method for receiving profile information by a terminal in a communication system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure to solve the above-described problem comprises the steps of: transmitting, to a predetermined server, a first request message including an identifier related to the terminal and information related to a standby server; transmitting, to the standby server, a second request message including identifier information related to the terminal; and receiving, from the standby server, a first response message including server information for profile reception. According to the embodiment of the present disclosure, it is possible to effectively carry out an opening of an eUICC terminal and a device change, and flexibly manage a transfer server for profile download. In addition, it is possible to flexibly install and manage a communication provider's remote installation of a profile in the eUICC terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10244505
    Abstract: A mobility node is configured to track a mobility of entities. A pool of mobility nodes serve a common section of a cellular network, wherein for each of the mobile entities a unique identifier is used to uniquely identify the corresponding mobile entity and a temporary identifier is used to identify the corresponding mobile entity in at least one section of the cellular network. A message is received for one of the mobile entities identifying the mobile entity by an unknown temporary identifier. An identification request is transmitted to a storage unit storing information allowing a unique identifier to be determined based on a temporary identifier, the identification request requesting the unique identifier based on the unknown temporary identifier. A response to the transmitted identification request is received including information allowing the unique identifier to be determined. A reaction message is transmitted taking into account the unique identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Oliver Speks, Florin Alexandru Deaconu
  • Patent number: 10244472
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a system to provide wireless service to user equipment. The system comprising a controller communicatively coupled to a core network and a plurality of radio points to transmit and receive radio frequency signals to and from the user equipment. Each of the radio points is associated with at least one antenna and is located remote from the controller. The plurality of radio points is communicatively coupled to the controller. The controller comprises at least one baseband modem to perform Layer-3, Layer-2, and Layer-1 processing for the air interface. The controller is configured to automatically control transmit power for the radio points based on operational measurements (OMs) for each radio point, wherein the OMs are based on radio resource control (RRC) messages received at the controller. In some implementations, the radio points are configured to perform at least some Layer-1 processing for the air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Fatemeh Fazel Sarjoui, Nagi Jayaraman Mahalingam, Ehsan Daeipour, Michael McFarland
  • Patent number: 10244087
    Abstract: A method for handling an ATTACH reject message with packet radio service mobility management reject cause number (#14 cause) at a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method includes receiving, at the UE, an ATTACH accept message for a network service on a public land mobile network (PLMN) from a first network entity, wherein the PLMN is in a “forbidden PLMNs for general packet radio service (GPRS) service” list, detecting, by the UE, that the UE's evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) capability is disabled, and enabling, by the UE, the UE's E-UTRA capability and removing the PLMN from the “forbidden PLMNs for GPRS service” list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Prasad Basavaraj Dandra, Vijay Ganesh Surisetty, Akshay Rastogi, Srinivas Chinthalapudi
  • Patent number: 10235670
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to systems and methods for efficiently provisioning mobile devices with personalization data. For some embodiments, a method is disclosed comprising receiving a request for provisioning comprising device information for a mobile device and user authentication information for a user, generating a partial personalization script, an activation script, and a deletion script using the device information, sending the partial personalization script, the activation script, and the deletion script to an application provider computer, wherein the application provider computer initiates execution of the partial personalization script on the mobile device, authenticating the user authentication information, and sending an activation message to the application provider computer, wherein the application provider computer initiates execution of the activation script.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Erick Wong, Oleg Makhotin
  • Patent number: 10237718
    Abstract: The invention enables a device to discover one or more other devices within range for a device-to-device mode of communication. This proximity discovery may trigger a target device, e.g. to start listening to signals from a source device or perform any other action based on the proximity discovery like e.g. charging at a toll gate. A source device that wants to be discovered broadcasts a message including an identifier or a representation of the identifier. This identifier may be an identifier of the target device to be contacted or of the source device or a derivation thereof or a common security association used by a set of peers. The target device compares the broadcast identifier with a known identifier to establish proximity discovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Frank Fransen, Peter Veugen, Sander de Kievit, Maarten Everts
  • Patent number: 10237740
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising executing a first application on a mobile device, identifying a first user in proximity to the mobile device based on a predefined proximity criterion, and responsive to identifying the first person in proximity to the mobile device, identifying, in a registry, a first action defined on the basis of a predefined association between the first application and the first user, and performing the first action to modify at least one of the mobile device and the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Giuseppe Ciano, Francesca Curzi, Marco De Santis
  • Patent number: 10237789
    Abstract: A communication device comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise being configured to connect to a first base station and a second base station; detecting a connection failure in a first cell of the first base station when performing a secondary cell group (SCG) failure information procedure; performing a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment procedure in response to the detection of the connection failure; and transmitting a SCG failure information message of the SCG failure information procedure to the first base station after transmitting a RRC connection reestablishment complete message of the RRC connection reestablishment procedure, or stopping performing the SCG failure information procedure in response to the connection failure or the RRC connection reestablishment procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10237722
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses that select initial subscriber information module (SIM) profile via a mobile device are described. Multiple SIM profiles including a first SIM profile and a second SIM profile can be stored on a SIM card for the mobile device. The mobile device may attempt to connect to a first network via the first SIM profile. In response to a failure to connect to the first network according to the first SIM profile, the mobile device can access the second SIM profile to connect to a second network according to the second SIM profile. In an embodiment, this logic continues to the next SIM profiles stored on the SIM card for the mobile device until it is successfully connected to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jian Chen, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 10237729
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed to protect a user equipment's international mobile subscriber identity by providing a privacy mobile subscriber identity instead. In an attach attempt to a serving network, the UE provides the PMSI instead of IMSI, protecting the IMSI from exposure. The PMSI is determined between a home network server and the UE so that intermediate node elements in the serving network do not have knowledge of the relationship between the PMSI and the IMSI. Upon receipt of the PMSI in the attach request, the server generates a next PMSI to be used in a subsequent attach request and sends the next PMSI to the UE for confirmation. The UE confirms the next PMSI to synchronize between the UE and server and sends an acknowledgment token to the server. The UE and the server then each update local copies of the current and next PMSI values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Anand Palanigounder, Adrian Edward Escott, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 10237734
    Abstract: Methods and systems for proximity-based access control include determining whether a distance from a first mobile device to each of one or more safe mobile devices falls below a threshold distance; determining whether a number of safe mobile devices within the threshold distance exceeds a safe gathering threshold with a processor; and activating a safe gathering policy in accordance with the safe gathering threshold that decreases a security level in the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul C. Castro, Yunwu Huang, Marco Pistoia, Umut Topkara
  • Patent number: 10231124
    Abstract: The invention provides an anti-theft method and client for a mobile terminal. Wherein, the anti-theft method for a mobile terminal comprises: receiving a background anti-theft opening instruction from a server, wherein the background anti-theft opening instruction carries verification information of the mobile terminal; parsing the background anti-theft opening instruction, obtaining the verification information and performing verification; and opening the anti-theft function in the background according to the background anti-theft opening instruction if the verification is passed. The embodiment of the invention can open the anti-theft function of a mobile terminal after the mobile terminal is lost, and then perform a corresponding anti-theft operation according to an anti-theft instruction, which achieves the beneficial effects of guaranteeing the security of the mobile terminal and fighting against theft crimes more reasonably and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zheng Huang, Jiongxuan Zhang, Guofeng Fan, Xuesong Yan, Yunyu Tan
  • Patent number: 10231128
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for proximity-based device access. In some implementations, a first electronic device receives, over a wireless communication link, a message from a second electronic device in proximity to the first electronic device. The first electronic device determines that the second electronic device has been previously associated with the first electronic device as an authentication factor for accessing the first electronic device. The first electronic device receives an encrypted form of a password from the second electronic device over the wireless communication link. The first electronic device determines the password from the encrypted form of the password and provides the password to software executing on the first electronic device to enable access to the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MicroStrategy Incorporated
    Inventors: Siamak Ziraknejad, Feng Xia, Liang Chen, Quan Jia
  • Patent number: 10230875
    Abstract: A camera module for a vision system for a vehicle includes a housing, a lens holder and a rear cover. The housing houses a printed circuit board having an imager disposed thereat. The lens holder is attached at a front portion of the housing so that a lens assembly is optically aligned with the imager. The rear cover attaches at an opening at a rear portion of the housing and includes a connecting element for electrically connecting to circuitry at the printed circuit board when the rear cover is attached at the opening at the rear portion of the housing. An outer portion of the connecting element is disposed in a connector portion of the rear cover so as to be electrically connectable to electrically conductive elements of a vehicle connector when the camera module is disposed at the vehicle and the vehicle connector is connected to the connector portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jamie A. Mleczko, Jonathan D. Conger, Steven V. Byrne, Yuesheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10223853
    Abstract: A portable terminal device of an authentication system includes a first communication unit that performs wireless communication with a vehicle-mounted device by using a first frequency band, a second communication unit that performs ultra-wideband wireless communication using a second frequency band, a notification unit configured to perform a predetermined notification operation, and a first controller that controls the first communication unit, the second communication unit, and the notification unit. The first controller controls the first communication unit to perform wireless communication for authentication with the vehicle-mounted device, and controls the second communication unit to perform wireless communication for measuring a distance from the portable terminal device to the vehicle-mounted device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hiroki Okada
  • Patent number: 10218583
    Abstract: A method is described that comprises executing a service selection method on an off load processor of a computing system to select an available network service for handling traffic sent to/from a handheld device. The execution of the service selection method is performed while a main CPU of said computing system is in a low power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kristoffer Fleming, Robert J. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10218514
    Abstract: It is provided an apparatus, comprising property checking means configured to check whether a claimant property information received from a claimant device corresponds to a predefined claimant attribute; obtaining means configured to obtain a result, which is positive only if the claimant property information corresponds to the predefined claimant attribute as checked by the property checking means; key generation means configured to generate a first claimant intermediate key from a predefined claimant permanent key stored in the apparatus; supplying means configured to supply, to the claimant device, the first claimant intermediate key using a secured protocol, wherein at least one of the key generation means and the supplying means is configured to generate and to supply, respectively, the first claimant intermediate key only if the result is positive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Guenther Horn, Wolf-Dietrich Moeller
  • Patent number: 10217068
    Abstract: A method and system may automatically detect failures and pre-schedule repairs for home equipment in a smart home environment when the property owner is away from the property. A smart home controller may receive sensor data from each of several pieces of home equipment to detect whether any failures have occurred. If the smart home controller detects a failure in one of the pieces of home equipment based on the sensor data, the smart home controller may communicate with a repair service provider to pre-schedule a repair of the piece of home equipment which experiences the failure. The repair service provider may then transmit a pre-scheduled time and cost for performing the repair and may perform the repair at the scheduled time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Davis, John Hailey, Edward P. Matesevac, III, Mark O'Flaherty
  • Patent number: 10218832
    Abstract: A mobile terminal unlock method for security protection is provided. The method includes: obtaining a trigger signal for unlock, and generating a first password according to the trigger signal; generating a corresponding unlock signal according to a preset correspondence between the unlock signal and the first password and with reference to the first password, and sending the corresponding unlock signal; obtaining an unlock password that is obtained by means of parsing by a user according to the unlock signal; matching the unlock password with the first password; determining whether the unlock password is consistent with the first password; and if a determining result is yes, unlocking a password lock; or if a determining result is no, obtaining a trigger signal for unlock again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGZHOU ZHIJING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Xiaojun Liu, Minsheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10209978
    Abstract: A mobile communication device. The device comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, and a native application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor the application receives notification that a network connectivity status of the device changed, starts a timer, in response to expiration of the timer, presents a notification that provides access to get-started information, stores a state of the notification in the non-transitory memory, receives an input selecting the notification, presents a get-started grid comprising selection options, receives an input selecting a selection option, in response to receiving the input selecting a selection option, presents a notification associated with the selection option, stores a state of the selection option in the non-transitory memory, in response to receiving an input selecting the notification associated with the selection option, presents a screen for performing the function associated with the selection option.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Drew T. Dennis, M. Jeffrey Stone
  • Patent number: 10212685
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to apparatuses and methods for a network to manage communications for a plurality of wireless communication devices including, but not limited to, registering, by the network, the plurality of wireless communication devices associated with a same subscription identifier, identifying, by the network, each of the plurality of wireless communication devices based, at least in part, on device capabilities associated with each of the plurality of wireless communication devices, and routing, by the network, communications to or from each of the plurality of wireless communication devices based, at least in part, on the device capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dileep Kumar Vayilapelli, Pradeep Kumar Darisi, Rajendra Prasad Katakam, Ramprasad Katkam
  • Patent number: 10211988
    Abstract: A personal digital ID device provides a digital identifier to a service for a predetermined duration in response to user interaction. The user interaction may include a button press. The personal digital ID device may be in the form of a bracelet, a key fob, or other form factor. The service may be provided by a mobile device, in the cloud, or elsewhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tyfone, Inc.
    Inventors: Siva G. Narendra, Prabhakar Tadepalli, Saurav Chakraborty, Donald Allen Bloodworth
  • Patent number: 10212210
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device and a method of providing information about an access point (AP) may include: confirming one or more access points (APs) outside an electronic device; starting a connection to the selected AP of the one or more APs through a communication circuit; acquiring AP information corresponding to the selected AP from the selected AP during the connection to the selected AP; determining characteristics of the selected AP based on at least the AP information; and displaying a first notification in association with the selected AP based on the characteristics including a first group and a second notification in association with the selected AP based on the characteristics including a second group through the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiho Cho, Wontae Chae, Sinjae Kang, Hyuk Kang, Inji Jin
  • Patent number: 10212594
    Abstract: An authentication server establishes a network connection to user equipment (UE) in a non-3GPP compliant access network. The authentication server obtains an identity for the UE and determines that the UE is unauthenticated and requesting establishment through a non-3GPP compliant access network. The authentication server negotiates a connection mode with the unauthenticated UE and negotiates connection parameters for the connection mode with the unauthenticated UE. The authentication server may then establish a network connection through the non-3GPP compliant access network to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jennifer Liu
  • Patent number: 10209942
    Abstract: Various aspects of a system and a method for collaboratively displaying media content on multiple display devices comprises a plurality of display devices. A first display device of the plurality of display devices determines a portion of the media content to be displayed by the plurality of display devices, respectively. The portion of the media content is determined based on at least one parameter associated with the plurality of display devices. The first display device assigns at least a portion of a second display device of the plurality of display devices to display additional content. The portion of the second display device is determined based on the at least one parameter associated with the plurality of display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT LLC
    Inventors: True Xiong, Charles McCoy
  • Patent number: 10212151
    Abstract: Disclosed are method for operating a designated service, a service unlocking method and terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Mingxue Qin, Xiao He, Lei Qin, Yuye Wang
  • Patent number: 10205722
    Abstract: A mechanism is described for facilitating remote access of device and user credentials for at computing devices according to one embodiment of the invention. A method of embodiments of the invention includes remotely accessing, by a first computing device, credentials of a second computing device. The credentials may facilitate the first computing device to perform one or more tasks. The method may further include performing, at the first computing device, the one or more tasks based on the accessed credentials and according to capabilities of the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: John Light
  • Patent number: 10206110
    Abstract: Techniques are described for network security. One method includes identifying a network-access boundary associated with a network for a location, generating a credential for the network based at least in part on the identified network-access boundary, receiving a request from a user equipment (UE) to access the network associated with the location, and transmitting the credential associated with the network based at least in part on the network-access boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Shavell, Lei Gu, Ilya Sokolov, Kevin Jiang
  • Patent number: 10206170
    Abstract: Controllers can communicate with accessories using various paths, such as a wireless communication path. A controller can maintain reachability information for each accessory indicating the path(s) via which the accessory is currently reachable. Maintaining the reachability information can include scanning to detect broadcasts from the accessories and updating the reachability information based on the results of scanning. Scanning parameters such as scan interval and scan duration can be selected dynamically based on the current operating context of the controller (e.g., where the controller is located, what processes are active on the controller, what other devices have been detected within communication range of the controller).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Mathews, Craig Dooley, Anjali S. Sandesara
  • Patent number: 10203979
    Abstract: A virtual machine control device that controls a C-Plane base station virtual machine for providing a base station function of a virtual base station. The virtual machine control device includes: a virtual machine controller configured to activate a clone of the C-Plane base station virtual machine that is a target of software update; and a virtual base station switching controller configured to assign a network assigned to the C-Plane base station virtual machine to the clone after performing the software update to the clone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10206093
    Abstract: A method and a network node device for auditing a Visitor Location Register (VLR) to manage communication device retention. The method comprises, when the age of a communication device's age in the VLR reaches or exceeds a first threshold, triggering a request to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) to notify the VLR of the communication device's activity. The method further comprises receiving a notification from the MME indicating the communication device's activity, and updating the communication device's aging information based on the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Zhigang Xu, Pui-Sze Ho
  • Patent number: 10198143
    Abstract: A local computing device may use a remote computing device to host various resources on behalf of the local computing device. The local computing device may receive data related to a graphical window of the remotely hosted resource and generate a graphical window on the local desktop environment for the remotely hosted resource. The local computing device may also update a taskbar to include the remote hosted resource. Window previews may also be generated by the local computing device and the window previews may include snapshots or dynamic images of the graphical window for the remotely hosted resource. In some instances, the snapshots may be provided to the local computing device from the remote computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Desai, Georgy Momchilov
  • Patent number: 10198168
    Abstract: A mobile terminal provides a guide and feedback for a lock release operation to implement a gesture for a lock release operation at an arbitrary location and in various directions. A method of releasing a user interface lock state in a mobile terminal having a touch sensing display according to an embodiment of the present disclosure may include setting the mobile terminal to a user interface lock state; detecting a contact with the touch sensing display at an arbitrary location on the touch sensing display; displaying a lock release region corresponding to the arbitrary location while maintaining a contact with the touch sensing display; displaying the movement of the contact in the lock release region; and switching the mobile terminal into a user interface lock release state when the movement of the contact in the lock release region satisfies a predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Minsoo Park, Moonkyung Kim, Sangwoon Lee, Jihye Ham, Minjin Lee, Harim Jang, Taehoon Cho, Younghoon Lee, Inyong Hwang, Hyoungmi Kim
  • Patent number: 10201011
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, a device, and a communications system for performing data communication by using an unlicensed spectrum. In an embodiment, a base station determines to use an unlicensed spectrum to perform data communication, and sends mode request information to a terminal. The terminal receives the mode request message sent by the base station and determines, according to a preset configuration table, whether to use the unlicensed spectrum to perform data communication. When determining to use the unlicensed spectrum to perform data communication, the terminal sends a mode acknowledgement message to the base station. The base station receives the mode acknowledgement information sent by the terminal, and the terminal performs data communication in a first unlicensed frequency band with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Guangzhu Zeng, Yungang Li
  • Patent number: 10200934
    Abstract: In one example, a mobile AP device receives from a mobile device a request to a server or device in an IP network. When cellular data service of the mobile AP device is available, the mobile AP device allows the request to be sent to a mobile network for communication to the server or device. When the cellular data service is suspended, the mobile AP device disallows the request from being sent to the mobile network to prohibit the communication to the server or device. For a request for content, the mobile AP device may additionally generate and send to the mobile device a response indicating a redirect to a local landing page of the mobile AP device. A control center or server may send one or more messages which instruct the mobile AP device to process the requests in accordance with one or more rules to disallow the requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Douglas Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10193891
    Abstract: An electronic device in a device-to-device network of a user of the electronic device communicates with a group of one or more other instances of the electronic via dynamic connections that are based on pre-established and maintained (i.e., long-lived) associations in the device-to-device network. Moreover, a given dynamic connection between the electronic device and a given instance of the electronic device in the group is setup by the electronic device without assistance of a computer in another network, which conveys the communication within the group. During operation, the electronic device: detects a change to a location of the electronic device in the other network; and communicates a message with the update to the location to a second user in the device-to-device network who is associated with a second instance of the electronic device in the group at a second location specified by one of the associations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Neone, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave Glassco, Athanassios H Diacakis, Dan Cohen
  • Patent number: 10194320
    Abstract: An information handling system of a local service broker system operating a subscription electronic SIM assignment system may comprise a memory storing a pool of international mobile subscriber identities for assignment to requesting clients, a network interface device for communication with an authentication server in a wireless communication network, and a processor executing machine readable executable code instructions to receive a transaction history associated with a client information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Will A. Egner, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10187211
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device and method to authenticate a user to a computer prior to the user having access to the computer or network. As user name and password protocols are nearly ubiquitous in authentication applications used today, there have been developed many nefarious techniques to defeat the security of such systems. It is relatively easy to write a computer program to guess passwords and then use those passwords to defeat security and cause harm and mischief to a computer, its users and others. To thwart such activity, the present invention provides a novel device that can be provided within a keyboard, in a computer, or in a third device having connectivity thereto. The device in conjunction with the method provides a secure password mode and a challenge/response protocol to verify that the password is entered in response to a particular request for a password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ADVANCED BIOMETRIC CONTROLS, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur W Joyce, III
  • Patent number: 10186151
    Abstract: A method for finding an object coupled to a radio transmitter, wherein the radio transmitter emits an assigned identifier. The method includes transmitting a first message to at least a first vehicle by a data processing system, wherein the message contains the information that a specific identifier is being searched for; forwarding the first message to at least a second vehicle by the first vehicle; receiving and comparing the assigned identifier with the specific identifier by a vehicle which received the first message; and, if the assigned identifier corresponds to the specific identifier, transmitting a second message by the vehicle which received the assigned identifier to the data processing system. The second message contains information that the specific identifier has been found and information about a position of the vehicle which received the assigned identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Bernd Ette, Sebastian Jäckl
  • Patent number: 10182415
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for processing a device trigger message, a network element of a bearer network, an M2M node and a system, which relate to the field of communications. The method comprises: receiving a device trigger authorization request which is sent by a CSE and comprises an identifier of the CSE; according to the device trigger authorization request, sending a device trigger authorization permission to the CSE; receiving a device operation request instruction which is set and sent by the CSE and comprises a device operation attribute value pair; according to the device operation request instruction, conducting an authorization check on the CSE, so as to acquire an internal identifier of a trigger device and routing information thereabout; and according to the internal identifier and the routing information, sending a trigger request message to the trigger device. Also disclosed at the same time are three computer storage mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Kun Yang, Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 10181052
    Abstract: Technologies for informing a remote user of a local user's availability to receive a contact on a communication device are disclosed. The availability of the local user may be determined based on the local user's context information, which may be reported to the remote user in response to a contact status request. The local user's context information provided to the remote user may inform, for example, whether the local user is available to receive a contact, the best way to contact the local user, and/or other context information of the local user. The type and/or level of specificity of the local user's context information reported to the remote user may be determined based on a privacy level, which may be determined based on the local user's context, the identity of the remote user, and/or other criteria. In some embodiments, contact status updates may be provided to the remote user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hong Li, Sharad K. Garg, Mark D. Yarvis, Joshua Boelter
  • Patent number: 10182338
    Abstract: Representative embodiments described herein set forth techniques for provisioning bootstrap electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) to mobile devices. According to some embodiments, a mobile device can be configured to issue, to an eSIM selection server, a bootstrap eSIM request that includes (i) metadata associated with the mobile device, and (ii) metadata associated with an electronic Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) included in the mobile device. In turn, the eSIM selection server selects and binds a particular bootstrap eSIM to the mobile device, and provides information to the mobile device that enables the mobile device to obtain the particular bootstrap eSIM from one or more eSIM servers. When the mobile device obtains the particular bootstrap eSIM, the mobile device can interface with a mobile network operator (MNO) and obtain a complete eSIM that enables the mobile device to access services provided by the MNO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Clark P. Mueller, Avinash Narasimhan, Arun G. Mathias, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10181057
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a method may include automatically determining that a mobile computing device is unlocked and away from a pre-determined trusted user associated with the mobile computing device, where the determining that the mobile computing device is away from the pre-determined trusted user is based on communication between the mobile computing device and an identification device carried by the trusted user, and by the mobile computing device, automatically erasing all software and data on the mobile computing device. The identification device may include a BLUETOOTH fob, a Near-Field Communication (NFC) tag, or a Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The method may include communicating with the identification device to verify that the identification device is in a vicinity of the mobile computing device. The communication may be via a communication protocol such as BLUETOOTH, a Near-Field Communication (NFC), or Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason S. Sobel