Privacy, Lock-out, Or Authentication Patents (Class 455/411)
  • Patent number: 10045255
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of processing Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) of an Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) Radio Access Bearer (E-RAB). For example, an apparatus may include PDCP processor configured to process a plurality of PDUs of an E-RAB, the PDCP processor configured to apply a sequence of a plurality of PDCP procedures to one or more first PDUs communicated via the cellular link, and to apply no more than a part of the sequence of PDCP procedures, by selecting not to apply one or more of the plurality of PDCP procedures, to one or more second PDUs communicated via a non-cellular Radio Access Technology (RAT).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotkin, Jing Zhu, Nageen Himayat, Jerome Parron, Penny Efraim-Sagi, Martin Kolde
  • Patent number: 10033718
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for pairing a base and a detachable device. A query module queries a detachable device in response to the detachable device connecting to a base. The detachable device provides a display for the base if the detachable device and base are connected. A determination module determines if the detachable device is paired with the base. A credential module obtains a pairing credential for a pairing in response to the determination module determining that the detachable device is unpaired with the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Steven Richard Perrin, Mark Charles Davis, Scott Edwards Kelso, Bin Li, Sheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10032013
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus configured to communicate with an authentication apparatus through a network, the image forming apparatus including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire a user ID through the network; a transmission unit configured, when the user ID is acquired by the acquisition unit, to transmit an authentication request including a user ID to the authentication apparatus through the network; and a control unit configured to allow the user to log in to the image forming apparatus according to an authentication result in response to the transmitted authentication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takashi Osuki
  • Patent number: 10033715
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method for authenticating a login without a password. The method includes: receiving a request to authenticate a login, the request including a user identifier and excluding a password; based on the user identifier, identifying a device to be used to authenticate the login; and in response to determining that a login confirmation message has been received from the identified device, authenticating the login.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: nadaPASS, Inc.
    Inventor: Jay Lawrence Cox
  • Patent number: 10032162
    Abstract: A secure non-volatile solid state memory data key appears similar to a conventional USB flash drive modified to have a physical shape resembling a door key with an eyelet for attaching the data key to a key ring or lanyard. The data key includes a USB port, a microprocessor (effectively serving as the “chip” in the chip-and-pin configuration), and a secure memory for holding secure transaction information, such as credit and debit card numbers, verified personal identification (federated ID), and other secure data. The data key may include a dual-purpose electrical contact that serves both as a four-pin USB contact and an eight-pin chip-and-pin contact. Another example is a data key with a near-field communication (NFC) receiver that allows to data key to turn a smartphone, laptop or other computer into an NFC merchant terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: uQontrol, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Maus, Brandon Maus
  • Patent number: 10034124
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for identifying at least one pairing subject in an electronic apparatus are provided. The method includes generating detection information of the electronic apparatus, receiving a beacon including detection information of at least one external electronic apparatus from the at least one external electronic apparatus, and identifying the at least one pairing subject among the at least one external electronic apparatus based on a result of comparing the received detection information with the generated detection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwang-Sub Son, Won-Suk Choi, Sung-Ho Son, Young-Eun Han
  • Patent number: 10028149
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for managing network sharing, where the method includes: acquiring, by an access network element, information about occupation of a resource of an access network element by a network sharing party; and reporting, by the access network element, the occupation information to a core network device, where the occupation information is used by the core network device to charge a user equipment UE that accesses the access network element. By acquiring and reporting information about occupation of a resource of an access network element by a network sharing party, the present invention enables a core network device such as a charging system to perform accurate charging according to the information about occupation of the resource of the access network element by the network sharing party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10027646
    Abstract: An agent device is registered in a first device registry maintained by a first registry apparatus for authenticating agent devices for communicating with application providing apparatuses. The agent device can be assigned to a second device registry maintained by second registry apparatus. The method of assignment comprises the first registry apparatus receiving from a requestor device a device assignment request. In response to the device assignment request, the first registry apparatus checks whether the agent device is allowed to be assigned to the second device registry, and if so, the agent device transmits second authentication information for authenticating the identity of the agent device to the second registry apparatus which registers this in the second device registry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ARM IP Limited
    Inventors: William Allen Curtis, Douglas Miles Anson, Kerry S Balanza
  • Patent number: 10021558
    Abstract: Methods and devices are disclosed for customizing a wireless communication device having at least one radio frequency (RF) resource associated with an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM). The wireless communication device may detect a condition that uses provisioning of a new subscriber identity module (SIM) profile for the eSIM, switch an enabled SIM profile for the new SIM profile, and identify one or more parameters based on information from the eSIM. Based on the identified one or more parameters, the wireless communication device may select a configuration package that provides configuration settings and software associated with at least one device feature, and corresponding activation commands. The wireless communication device may install and activate the configuration settings and software associated with the at least one device feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Poornima Lalwaney
  • Patent number: 10021665
    Abstract: A core telecommunications-network device can receive a request associated with user equipment (UE) and transmit a third-party request on behalf of the UE to a mandatory network device. The core device can receive a first reply from the mandatory network device indicating success or failure of the third-party registration request, determine a second reply based on the first reply, and transmit the second reply to the UE via the telecommunications network. The core device can process the request and transmit the third-party request if successful. The UE can receive the second reply including status. In response to one status, the UE can retry the registration request via a first access network. In response to another status, the UE can delay for a predetermined time period, and refrain, during the delay, from retrying the registration request via the first access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammad Shaheed Alam
  • Patent number: 10021568
    Abstract: Methods and systems for associating a mobile station subscriber with at least one application or service are provided. The subscriber is provided with a subscriber identity module (“SIM”) identifier, which identities a SIM associated with the subscriber. The SIM identifier is bound to the application or service. The SIM identifier and the application or service are registered with a home location register (“HLR”) to bind the SIM identifier to the application or service. If the SIM is a virtual SIM, the provider of an application or service may cover the data costs associated with the use of that application or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Todd S. Biggs, Robert E. Rapp, Alois Widmann
  • Patent number: 10021560
    Abstract: A mechanism to allow provisioning and use of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) for authorized access in the enterprise network through a 3G/4G/Wi-Fi access network is provided. A brokering entity in the mobile packet core is provisioned for each authorized employee with enterprise specific rules for security and steering of user traffic. An Enterprise Container is defined as entity on the User Equipment that is self-contained virtual machine with enterprise sanctioned applications. An intelligent mechanism for and steering of signaling and traffic from such BYOD devices to the brokering entity is defined. At any time by using the personal container or the default behavior of the user equipment the user can get mobile service as if the Enterprise Container did not exist. Further, when such employment relationship is terminated the user's BYOD needs to be restored to its pre-employment functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mavenir Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nishi Kant, Heeseon Lim
  • Patent number: 10015731
    Abstract: A network access method includes the follows. Information of a target user identification card inserted into a mobile terminal is detected. Whether the target user identification card is included in at least one user identification card stored in advance by the mobile terminal is determined. If no, determine that the target user identification card is a new card inserted into the mobile terminal the first time and all the network types supported by the target user identification card according to a type of the target user identification card will be determined. Network identifiers of PLMNs of all the network types are determined and added to an EHPLMN list. If it finds a target PLMN that matches a network identifier in the EHPLMN list when the mobile terminal arrives at a place of visit from a designated location, a communication connection between the mobile terminal and the target PLMN is established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Cao
  • Patent number: 10015795
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to, in general, mobile device translation into a secure channel identifier for resource management. Typically, a system configured to establish a network activity channel with a networked device is provided. In some embodiments, based on analyzing a trigger signal, the system is configured to identify a network activity initiated by the user. In some embodiments, the system identifies a network activity channel configured for performing the network activity initiated by the user, based on at least determining a channel latency of the network activity channel. The system may then present the network activity channel to the user, configure the network activity channel such that the mobile device associated with the user is a secure channel identifier for performing the network activity; and modify, dynamically, a channel interface associated with the network activity channel based on the identified network activity and the trigger signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Jon Robert Wolf, Charles R. Liu, Matthew Edward Williams, Jill A. Hatfield
  • Patent number: 10015156
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for assessing network authentication requirements based on situational instance. In this regard, the invention dynamically determines specific user authentication requirements for accessing a service or executing an activity based on the determining the user's network connections, geographic location, and applications, in real-time. The invention provides a novel method for employing activity data provided by a plurality of users associated with historical activity information to vary the authentication requirements dynamically. Another aspect of the invention is directed to constructing geographic maps with predefined physical areas and overlaying graphical representations of activity data on the maps, in real-time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Joseph Neil Johansen
  • Patent number: 10007775
    Abstract: A method, system or computer usable program product for managing access to an electronic system through a touchscreen device including presenting a display of a first and a second scrolling stream of icons; responsive to user input, detecting contemporaneous selection of a first icon from the first scrolling stream and a second icon from the second scrolling stream; and responsive to the selection of the first and second icon matching an established unlock pattern, unlocking the electronic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Faraz Ahmad, Adekunle Bello, Gregory J. Boss, Anto A. R. John
  • Patent number: 10009290
    Abstract: A method and a broadband device for modem dial-up terminal which relate the communication with an evolved high rate packet data (eHRPD) network by using an existing protocol by receiving, by a broadband device, a first link control protocol (LCP) request message of a wireless network side device; processing an extensible authentication protocol (EAP) authentication field of the first LCP request message into an authentication field supported by a dial-up terminal; sending the processed first LCP request message to the dial-up terminal; receiving a first LCP response message returned by the dial-up terminal; processing an authentication field of the first LCP response message into an authentication field supported by the wireless network side device; sending the processed first LCP response message to the wireless network side device; and acquiring an Internet Protocol (IP) address from the wireless network side device, and sending the IP address to the dial-up terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Peng Zhao
  • Patent number: 10009943
    Abstract: A method for controlling disconnection during a call, and a terminal are provided. The method used during the call made between a first terminal and a second terminal includes the following steps that: the first terminal detects a hang-up event generated by a hand-up operation of a local user; the first terminal determines whether or not the second terminal is a controlled terminal included in a preset controlled terminal list; and the first terminal ignores the hang-up event and rejects to send a disconnection message to a network side if the second terminal is a controlled terminal included in the preset controlled terminal list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuanni Luo
  • Patent number: 10009762
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a method and system for creating a secure connection for a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless network including a UE, carrier aggregated with at least one first serving frequency served by a first eNB and at least one second serving frequency served by a second eNB. A unique non-repetitive security base key associated with the second eNB is generated using a freshness parameter and security key associated with the first eNB. The use of a different freshness parameter for each security base key derivation avoids key stream repetition. Further, a user plane encryption key is derived based on the generated unique non-repetitive security base key associated with the second eNB for encrypting data transfer over at least one data radio bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 10009891
    Abstract: This invention discloses a communication methods, servers, and terminals. Aspects receive an allocation request, used for registering and connecting to the communication network, of an identity identifier from a terminal; parse the allocation request of the identity identifier and acquiring an attribute information of the identity identifier; find, from a plurality of identity identifier candidates, an identity identifier matching with the attribute information of the identity identifier and regard the found identity identifier as the one to be allocated; read the data, used for registering and connecting to the communication network, of the to-be-allocated identity identifier, and send the data, used for registering and connecting to the communication network, of the to-be-allocated identity identifier to terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventors: Zhuangzhuang Hao, Xuegong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10002481
    Abstract: A voting system is provided that results in more efficient voting and more time for voter's to consider and make voting selections. Voter's use an interactive device to obtain a ballot and to make vote selections on the ballot. A machine readable vote selection code is generated and output to a paper or a display device. The machine readable vote selection code is read at a polling location to fill in a ballot on a voting machine, and output a human readable ballot. The voter verified the votes match the voter's intent, and the voted ballot/receipt is accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: John L. Seibel, Nicholas Koumoutseas
  • Patent number: 10003974
    Abstract: Representative embodiments set forth techniques for enabling a mobile device to be a member of various trust circles. According to some embodiments, an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) included in the mobile device can be configured to store, for each trust circle of which the eUICC is a member, at least one digital certificate associated with a Certificate Authority (CA) that serves as a root of the trust circle. In this manner, the at least one digital certificate for each trust circle enables the eUICC to participate as a member of the trust circle. According to some embodiments, the eUICC can be pre-configured to include digital certificates that establish membership to trust circles that the mobile device may encounter during operation. Moreover, the eUICC can also be updated to modify the different trust circles, which can further enable the functionality of the mobile device to evolve throughout its operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Xiangying Yang
  • Patent number: 10003957
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for allocating and updating an identifier in order to protect the location privacy of a user equipment (UE), and apparatuses for supporting the same. As an embodiment of the present invention, a method for protecting the location privacy of a UE in a wireless access system may comprise the steps of: receiving, from a mobility management entity (MME), an access acceptance message including a globally unique temporary identifier (GUTI) assigned so as not to expose an IMSI of the UE and update period information indicating an update period of the GUTI; determining whether to update the GUTI on the basis of the update period information; transmitting a GUTI update request message to the MME when the update period indicated by the update period information is reached; and receiving a GUTI update message including a new updated GUTI, in response to the GUTI update request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Genebeck Hahn, Jaehoon Chung, Eunjong Lee, Jinmin Kim, Kukheon Choi, Kwangseok Noh
  • Patent number: 10004028
    Abstract: A request to pair a first device with a second device is received. An indication is sent from the second device to the first device. The indication confirms that the second device is paired with the first device. One or more actions are received from the first device. The one or more actions may be taken on the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tara Astigarraga, Itzhack Goldberg, Jose R. Mosqueda Mejia, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 10003965
    Abstract: An eUICC 100 embedded in an UE 200 authenticates an AUTN transmitted from an HSS 300, and calculates a transfer key TK by using a secret key K. The eUICC 100 acquires a transfer Token by decoding an enc Token by using the transfer key TK, and acquires a new Customer ID by decoding an enc New ID by using the transfer key TK. The eUICC 100 transmits a user auth resp in response to a User auth+transfer Setup Req including the AUTN, the enc Token, and the enc New ID to the HSS 300. The eUICC 100 generates a shared-Secret Key shared between the eUICC 100 and an HSS 400 by using the transfer Token, and executes an attach procedure for the HSS 400 by using the generated shared-Secret Key and the new Customer ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Koshimizu, Hiroshi Aono, Alf Zugenmaier
  • Patent number: 10003991
    Abstract: A method, eNB, UE and system for reducing measurement signalling in a LTE network at an eNB side are provided, including: a reported measurement result containing a physical cell identifier of a neighboring cell is received; the physical cell identifier of the neighboring cell is mapped; and the physical cell identifier of the neighboring cell is sent when determined to be unsuccessfully mapped. Another method for reducing measurement signalling in an LTE network at a UE side is also provided, including: signal strengths of a serving cell and a neighboring cell are measured, and a measurement result is reported; and when the measurement is performed again after an unsuccessfully-mapped physical cell identifier of the neighboring cell is received, a physical cell of the neighboring cell corresponding to the unsuccessfully-mapped physical cell identifier of the neighboring cell is not measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Li, Zhaoyu Liu
  • Patent number: 9998547
    Abstract: A vehicle computing system includes at least one processor configured to provide a lockout icon to a mobile device using a uniform resource identifier. The at least one processor is further configured to, in response to established communication with the mobile device having a user-interface display, retrieve the uniform resource identifier based on an application being executed at the mobile device. The at least one processor is further configured to transmit the uniform resource identifier to the mobile device to lockout the user-interface display with the lockout icon associated with the uniform resource identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Livio, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Dickow, Michael Burke, Stefan Bankowski, Michael Wollman
  • Patent number: 9998983
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for a network-assisted device-based radio access control. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a mobile device selects one or more radio access networks (“RANs”) to connect to, based upon network conditions, policies, user profiles, local device information, and/or other information. The mobile device can receive network load information from multiple RANs. The mobile device can also receive one or more policies from a radio access technology (“RAT”) selection system. The mobile device can also obtain local device information such as, but not limited to, mobility state information, performance measurement information, battery utilization information, channel quality information, applications, and/or a user override selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Farooq Bari, Alan Blackburn, Ryan Hallahan
  • Patent number: 9998925
    Abstract: A method for preparing an eSIM for provisioning is provided. The method can include a provisioning server encrypting the eSIM with a symmetric key. The method can further include the provisioning server, after determining a target eUICC to which the eSIM is to be provisioned, encrypting the symmetric key with a key encryption key derived based at least in part on a private key associated with the provisioning server and a public key associated with the target eUICC. The method can additionally include the provisioning server formatting an eSIM package including the encrypted eSIM, the encrypted symmetric key, and a public key corresponding to the private key associated with the provisioning server. The method can also include the provisioning server sending the eSIM package to the target eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangying Yang, Li Li, Jerrold Von Hauck
  • Patent number: 9986447
    Abstract: Embodiments of a UE and methods for D2D communication are generally described herein. The UE may transmit, as part of an in-network communication session, a D2D discovery status message. The D2D discovery status message may indicate an initiation or termination of a D2D discovery operation at the UE and may indicate if the UE is announcing or monitoring part of the D2D discovery operation. The D2D discovery operation may be at least partly for configuring a D2D communication session between the UE and one or more other UEs. The UE may transmit, as part of the D2D discovery operation, a D2D discovery signal for reception at one or more other UEs. The UE may transmit and receive D2D packets over a direct link to a second UE as part of the D2D communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Youn Hyoung Heo, Pingping Zong, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski, Achim Luft
  • Patent number: 9986382
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for determining relationship between POIs. The method comprises: obtaining a WiFi fingerprint uploaded by the user, the WiFi fingerprint comprising information of a wireless access point AP listing at a location where the user lies; determining a POI corresponding to each AP in each WiFi fingerprint; if the number of times that APs respectively corresponding to any two POIs occur in the same WiFi fingerprint exceeds a first threshold, determining the two POIs as being in a neighboring relationship. The solution of the present disclosure may be employed to save costs of manpower and material resources and improve accuracy of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Baidu Online Network Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing Liu, Weiyu Chen, Yu Xu
  • Patent number: 9983787
    Abstract: A communication device, which is capable of presenting one or more of a plurality of virtual keyboards, may be operable to receive application content. The application content may require a user to enter particular data via one of the plurality of virtual keyboards. The plurality of virtual keyboards may comprise a system keyboard and one or more third-party keyboards. The communication device may be operable to determine whether the particular data to be entered by the user may comprise sensitive personal information associated with the user. Based on the determination of the personal information and/or based on a configuration option communicated from the user, the communication device may be operable to determine whether to cause presentation of the system keyboard for the user to enter the particular data. The communication device may cause presentation of the system keyboard by disabling the one or more third-party keyboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Diego Puppin
  • Patent number: 9986465
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a mobile switching center and a system for returning to a long term evolution network, which may prevent a UE which does not need to return to the LTE network from mistakenly returning to the LTE network. The method includes: receiving a first CSFB indication corresponding to a UE that is sent by a MME after the UE initiates CSFB, wherein the first CSFB indication is used for identifying that the UE needs to return to a LTE network after circuit service of the UE is finished; and sending, according to the first CSFB indication, a second CSFB indication corresponding to the UE to an RNC/BSC when the circuit service of the UE is finished, wherein the second CSFB indication is used for indicating that the RNC/BSC is to notify the UE of returning to the LTE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Wu, Hai Liu, Lin Shu, Yanyan Chen, Weisheng Jin
  • Patent number: 9980143
    Abstract: A communication system including: a terminal, and a base station configured to wirelessly couple to the terminal using a first frequency band, wherein a second frequency band is used for wirelessly coupling the base station to the terminal instead of the first frequency band only when a specified application program executed in the terminal communicates only with a specified network via the base station, the second frequency band being used for communication between the specified application program and the specified application program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuki Shinada, Noboru Hasegawa, Katsuyuki Masuda
  • Patent number: 9980142
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus presented herein allow a non-SIM device to access a paid Wi-Fi network by having a server emulate the non-SIM device as a related SIM-enabled device to a mobile operator. The mobile operator is led to believe that the non-SIM device is the related SIM-enabled device, and thereby grants authorization to the non-SIM device to access the paid Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Travis Roland Beals
  • Patent number: 9973996
    Abstract: In order to change control over a user equipment within a femtocell in accordance with a change in camping of the user equipment, a communication system includes a femto base station (10) that provides a femtocell includes notification destination setting means (20) for setting, in the femto base station (10), a notification destination to be notified of a change in camping of a user equipment (30) on the femtocell. The femto base station (10) notifies the set notification destination of the change in camping of the user equipment (30), upon detection of the change in camping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Ueda, Masato Shindo
  • Patent number: 9973927
    Abstract: The invention enables a software application to be executed on a mobile station in dependence of a SIM. Challenge data originating from the software application is input to the SIM to generate first response data using a security function of the SIM. The software application is enabled to be executed in dependence of the first response data. In addition, the challenge data may be transmitted to a verification server for the generation of second response data in dependence of the challenge data and possibly using an authentication center. The software application is then enabled to be executed in further dependence of the second response data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: IRDETO B.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen Mathias Doumen
  • Patent number: 9973929
    Abstract: A mobile device includes a display unit to display a screen to set the mobile device in a security mode and a condition as a safe zone in the security mode, a user interface to receive a user input to activate the mobile device, and a control unit to selectively apply the security mode in response to the user input when a current condition is identical to the set condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Seungman Kim
  • Patent number: 9973924
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a method and system for creating a secure connection for a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless network including a UE, carrier aggregated with at least one first serving frequency served by a first eNB and at least one second serving frequency served by a second eNB. A unique non-repetitive security base key associated with the second eNB is generated using a freshness parameter and security key associated with the first eNB. The use of a different freshness parameter for each security base key derivation avoids key stream repetition. Further, a user plane encryption key is derived based on the generated unique non-repetitive security base key associated with the second eNB for encrypting data transfer over at least one data radio bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 9965611
    Abstract: Examples of comparing real-time movements to a pattern profile are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a method may include receiving, by a computing system, a data stream indicative of real-time movements of a mobile device. The method may further include comparing, by the computing system, the data stream indicative of real-time movements of the mobile device to a pattern profile for the mobile device to determine whether an abnormality occurs in the movement of the mobile device based on a pattern profile, wherein the pattern profile is indicative of historical usage patterns of the movements of the mobile device. The method may also include triggering, by the computing system, an authentication event when an abnormality is determined to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Adi Kidron, Erez Yaary, Yael Keren
  • Patent number: 9967740
    Abstract: The embodiments herein provide a method and system for creating a secure connection for a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless network including a UE, carrier aggregated with at least one first serving frequency served by a first eNB and at least one second serving frequency served by a second eNB. A unique non-repetitive security base key associated with the second eNB is generated using a freshness parameter and security key associated with the first eNB. The use of a different freshness parameter for each security base key derivation avoids key stream repetition. Further, a user plane encryption key is derived based on the generated unique non-repetitive security base key associated with the second eNB for encrypting data transfer over at least one data radio bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 9967723
    Abstract: A roaming wireless user device on a Visited Public Land Mobile Network (VPLMN) may initiate a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) emergency call to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). Accordingly, a Proxy Call Session Control Function (P-CSCF) of the VPLMN may receive an anonymous Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) invite message for the LTE emergency call. The anonymous SIP invite message lacks a Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) of the wireless user device but has an International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) of the wireless user device. The anonymous SIP invite message is forwarded to a Location Retrieval Function (LRF) in a Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) of the VPLMN. The LRF obtains a MSISDN of the wireless user device that matches the IMEI in the anonymous SIP invite message from a database of the GMLC, such that the MSISDN is routed with the LTE emergency call to the PSAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Nassereddine Sabeur, Hichem Zait
  • Patent number: 9967832
    Abstract: A special purpose mobile communication terminal is provided. The special purpose mobile communication terminal includes: a receiver unit, configured to receive a first mobile communication signal and a second mobile communication signal respectively transmitted from base stations in a restricted area and an unrestricted area; and a control unit, configured to judge the mobile communication signals received by the receiver unit, the control unit being configured to reduce a transmitting power or not transmit an electromagnetic signal if the first mobile communication signal is received and a signal strength of the first communication signal is greater than a predetermined threshold value, and the control unit being configured to transmit an electromagnetic signal if the signal strength of the first mobile communication signal is less than the predetermined threshold value and the second mobile communication signal is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignees: CHINA NUCLEAR POWER ENGINEERING CO., LTD., CHINA GENERAL NUCLEAR POWER GROUP
    Inventors: Shang yue Jiang, Wei jia Yang, Qi Pan
  • Patent number: 9967731
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a User Equipment (UE) device and associated method performing improved data roaming with reduced cost. The UE may comprise at least one radio, one or more processors, a first SIM entity and a second SIM entity. The first SIM entity may be configured to implement subscriber identity module (SIM) functionality for a subscribed voice and/or data plan of a first carrier. The second SIM entity may be configured to facilitate dynamic subscription to a local data plan of a second carrier when the UE is data roaming outside of a network of the first carrier. As one example, the UE, using the second SIM entity, may be configured to dynamically subscribe to a pay-as-you-go data plan of a second carrier, to which the user is not subscribed, when the user is data roaming outside of the first carrier's network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianxiong Shi, Li Su, Johnson O. Sebeni
  • Patent number: 9964969
    Abstract: Systems and methods of controlling communications using temperature and/or Radio Frequency (RF) signals are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method may include determining whether a user operating a communications device has at least temporarily transferred at least partial control of the communications device to another user based, at least in part, upon a change in at least one of: a temperature or an RF signal sensed at the communications device. The method may also include controlling an aspect of a communication conducted via the communications device based, at least in part, upon the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Higgs, Adam C. Edwards
  • Patent number: 9967388
    Abstract: Mirrored interface navigation is disclosed between two or more mobile devices with similar capabilities. When a connection is established between the mobile devices, interface navigation actions detected on a first of the connected devices are transmitted to the other devices. The other devices receive and execute those interface navigation actions to perform parallel interface navigation with the first mobile device. For example, two smart phones are connected for shared interface navigation, interface navigation actions performed on the first smart phone are translated to the second smart phone to perform mirrored parallel interface navigation. The mirrored parallel interface navigation may occur regardless of device type or specific application, such that interface navigation actions on an Apple, Inc., IPHONE® may result in parallel interface navigation on a Google ANDROID®-based phone to similar application types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Jill S. Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9961080
    Abstract: To allow a third party system to more particularly identify sets of users for distributing content, an online system receives data from a third party system identifying users of the online system who have authorized communication with the third party system and stores information authorizing communication between the third party system and the users in user profiles associated with the user. The online system receives a request from the third party system to transmit a notification to online system users satisfying criteria specified by the request. User profiles including information authorizing communication between the third party system and online system users are identified by the online system, which selects a set of the identified user profiles associated with information satisfying the criteria specified by the request. The online system transmits the notification to client devices associated with users associated with the set of the identified user profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Tirunelveli R. Vishwanath, Vijaye Ganesh Raji, James J. Yu
  • Patent number: 9961651
    Abstract: Embodiments of computer-implemented methods, systems, computing devices, and computer-readable media are described herein for assigning transmission power to one or more components carriers in an uplink transmission utilizing carrier aggregation. In one embodiment, power is assigned to a component carrier based on the priority level of the component carrier. In another embodiment, power is assigned based on absolute priority order. In yet another embodiment, power is assigned based on relative priority order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rongzhen Yang, Jong-Kae Fwu, Hujun Yin
  • Patent number: 9955517
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless communication connection, including: obtaining direction information entered by a user; sending an ultrasonic signal in a direction indicated by the direction information, so that a target terminal device located within a transmission range of the ultrasonic signal receives the ultrasonic signal; receiving a target response signal returned by the target terminal device for the ultrasonic signal; and establishing a wireless communication connection to the target terminal device according to the target response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingjie Dong
  • Patent number: 9949113
    Abstract: Techniques to manage updates for eSIMs of a secondary wireless device are disclosed. Responsive to a user input, expiration of a timer, receipt of a message from an associated primary wireless device, processing circuitry of the secondary wireless device commands an eUICC to update an eSIM. A secure data connection is established between the eUICC and a network provisioning server, either directly from the secondary wireless device to a cellular wireless network or relayed indirectly via the primary wireless device. The eUICC and the network provisioning server exchange messages in accordance with a BIP process to update the eSIM. The eUICC provides a status to the processing circuitry indicating success or failure for the eSIM update. Upon success, a portion of the secondary wireless device may be placed in a reduced power state. Upon failure, the eSIM update process may repeat up to a maximum number of retries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chandiramohan Vasudevan, Rohan C. Malthankar, Prashant H. Vashi, Viswanath Nagarajan, Vikram Bhaskara Yerrabommanahalli, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Samuel J. Miller, Kannan Jeyakumar, Li Li