Privacy, Lock-out, Or Authentication Patents (Class 455/411)
  • Patent number: 9875478
    Abstract: Methods, machine-readable media, apparatuses and systems are provided to provide an application platform that provides the ability to track and report the location of customers of various organizations such as retailers, banks and other service organizations. In one embodiment, customers' locations are tracked via automatic check-in with a centralized location service via channels of such organizations such as corporate websites, ATMs, POS terminals and so forth. In one embodiment, customers' locations are tracked via third-party websites such as social networking websites via manual and/or automated check-in with check-in facilities on such websites. Organizations, with appropriate, permissions can then inquire on, inter alia, customers' last known location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Misys International Banking Systems Limited
    Inventor: Timothy N. Tyler
  • Patent number: 9877182
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for retrieving an EID of a terminal, comprising a Machine Type Communications (MTC) server, a processor of the MTC serbver is configured to be capable of executing programmed instructions comprising: storing a corresponding relationship between an EID of a terminal and a Reference Number (RN) of the EID of the terminal; and when a terminal responds to a trigger request from a Machine Type Communications (MTC) server, retrieving an EID of the terminal which corresponds to an RN according to the RN of the EID of the terminal and the corresponding relationship. By employing the system, the network side can retrieve the EID of the terminal, and use a correct EID to respond to a terminal trigger request from an MTC server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kun Yang, Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 9876780
    Abstract: Examples provided herein are directed to a computing device and media playback system sharing access to a media service corresponding to a media application installed on the computing device. In one example, a media playback system may be configured to (i) receive from the computing device an authorization code that corresponds to a media application installed on the computing device that is authorized to access media from a media service, (ii) transmit to the media service an authorization request with the authorization code, (iii) receive from the media service an authorization token that facilitates obtaining media from the media service, and (iv) transmit to the media service a request for media for playback by the media playback system, where the request for media includes the authorization token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Kuper, Sherwin Liu, Emilio Arce, Arthur L. Coburn, IV
  • Patent number: 9877192
    Abstract: A mobile terminal including a camera provided at a terminal body; a touch screen configured to output a preview image received through the camera; and a controller configured to perform an authentication process associated with an object included in the preview image and for obtaining security-set information for operating the object included in the preview image, and output the security-set information when the authentication process is successfully performed based on input authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsoo Jung, Minjoo Kim, Euitaek Oh, Sunhee Kim
  • Patent number: 9877275
    Abstract: A mobile transceiver having multiple subscriber identity module (SIM) cards and a method of selection is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver, comprising: waking up the mobile transceiver from a low power mode in response to a wakeup event; determining whether a SIM card has been pre-selected for a location of the mobile transceiver or the wakeup event; when a SIM card has been pre-selected, selecting the pre-selected SIM card as a first subscriber identity module (SIM) card, activating a cellular transceiver using the first SIM card, and searching, via the cellular transceiver, for available wireless services associated with the first SIM card; and when a wireless service is available, sending at least a portion of a data log to an asset tracking service using the wireless service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: José Eduardo Korneluk, Sandeep Chennakeshu, Siddharth Saxena, Sergio Javier Berriz
  • Patent number: 9872176
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device including a processor that receives an input signal for requesting an authentication, determines whether a mobile oriented (MO) server is available based on at least one of an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) or network Internet Protocol (IP) information of the electronic device, and if it is determined that the MO server is available, creates an authentication code, and a communication module that transmits the created authentication code to the MO server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Junghun Kim, Jaehwan Kim, Sangmi Park, Yongseok Park, Jisup Lee
  • Patent number: 9872140
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for social networking connections through short range wireless devices. A user may become associated with a new location based on one or more connections made by the user's communication device and a device at the location, such as a communication device of another user at the location or a wireless beacon established at the location. The user may previous have been associated with another location, such as a previous workplace, apartment building, or other commonplace for users. Once the user is associated with the new location, other nearby users associated with that location may be determined. The nearby users may be detected using similar devices at the location or may provide information that associates them with the location. Using social networking connections between the user and nearby users, the users may receive contact recommendations proposing new social networking connections between the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Todasco, Christina Marie Todasco
  • Patent number: 9870138
    Abstract: A method and system for extending display content across multiple display devices over a network using fingerprint of a user by registering fingerprints of the user in a master device and allowing the user to perform an action on the master device is provided. The method includes broadcasting, by the master device, a first key to one or more slave devices after authorizing the user and generating the first key based on a polarity of a hand performing the user action on the master device and considering a relative location of the slave device, and extending, by the master device, the display content to one or more identified slave devices within the network after establishing a connection between the master device and one or more slave devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Krishnamraju Murali Venkata Mutyala, Prakhyath Kumar Hegde, Rames Palanisamy, Gandhi Gurunathan Rajendran, Srinidhi Nirgunda Seshadri
  • Patent number: 9867034
    Abstract: Disclosed are a BBU and a method of obtaining RRU information, which comprises, in a heterogeneous cell environment in which a macro cell and small cell coexist, a BBU receiving, from a terminal and via a serving RRU of the terminal connected to the BBU, a measurement reporting message that includes information on an RRU transmitting, to the terminal, a reference signal at an intensity equal to or stronger than a threshold value, and determining the RRU as a neighboring RRU of the serving RRU by using information included in the measurement reporting message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyeyoung Choi, Heejeong Cho, Jaehoon Chung, Genebeck Hahn, Eunjong Lee
  • Patent number: 9864996
    Abstract: Systems and methods include an input interface that receives registration information including a contact number input into a mobile device of a user, a call interface that transmits a call signal to a call center system, wherein the call signal comprises the call signal contact number that placed a call associated with the call signal and a communication interface that transmits the registration information to a profile database that stores the registration information as a profile for authenticating the mobile device user and identifying information from the mobile device of the user during the call. The call center system includes a call authentication processor that retrieves the user profile, an authentication interface that receives the identifying information, and an authentication processor that compares the identifying information with the user profile, and routes the call on an authenticated call path if the identifying information at least partially matches the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christopher D. Martin
  • Patent number: 9860703
    Abstract: The last known location of a lost or stolen device can be determined based on the device's last communication with a data network. A portable device can be set up to communicate its location to or through a server to a second client after the portable device after at least one of the portable device obtains a wireless connection to a data network and registers a most recent location with the server. A device location based on data network router IP address or GPS. A location can be stored until a subsequent location and/or wireless connection is obtained. The server can be programmed to send at least one of “lost” message, ringtone, lock code and wipe command to a lost or stolen portable device. The server or lost device can be programmed to provide map location information to the second client for last known location of the lost portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Sofia Alexandra Ortiz, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 9860927
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method that includes receiving, by supporting user equipment UE, a pairing request message sent by a network side; and acquiring, by the supporting UE, a friend UE short-distance identifier list when self supporting capability information of the supporting UE indicates that the supporting UE supports a friend UE. The method also includes performing, by the supporting UE, identity authentication on the benefitted UE according to the friend UE short-distance identifier list and a short-distance identifier of a benefitted UE that is carried in the pairing request message. The method also includes performing, by the supporting UE, pairing processing with the benefitted UE, and sending a pairing response message to the network side, if the benefited UE has been authenticated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hantao Li
  • Patent number: 9860734
    Abstract: A communication method is provided. The communication method includes receiving, by a Mobile Management Entity (MME), information accessed by a User Equipment (UE) through a Relay Node (RN), and sending, by the MME, a Tracing Region Identification (TAI) list of an RN cell where the UE is located to the UE. A network device and an access network device are further provided. By sending a TAI list of an RN cell to the UE, when TAI(s) of the cell are contained in the TAI list of the relatively stationary UE, the UE does not need to initiate an uplink TAU process, and thereby unnecessary signaling and network jamming can be reduced, and at the same time, paging efficiency and network performance can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 9852644
    Abstract: Modern farming is currently being done by powerful ground equipment or aircraft that weigh several tons and treat uniformly tens of hectares per hour. Automated farming can use small, agile, lightweight, energy-efficient automated robotic equipment that flies to do the same job, even able to farm on a plant-by-plant basis, allowing for new ways of farming. A hybrid airship-drone has both passive lift provided by a gas balloon and active lift provided by propellers. A hybrid airship-drone may be cheaper, more stable in flight, and require less maintenance than other aerial vehicles such as quadrocopters. However, hybrid airship-drones may also be larger in size and have more inertia that needs to be overcome for starting, stopping and turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Bee Robotics Corporation
    Inventors: Vladimir Salnikov, Anatoly Filin, Harm Burema
  • Patent number: 9852731
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein that allow a user to wake up a computing device operating in a low-power state and for the user to be verified by speaking a single wake phrase. Wake phrase recognition is performed by a low-power engine. In some embodiments, the low-power engine may also perform speaker verification. In other embodiments, the mobile device wakes up after a wake phrase is recognized and a component other than the low-power engine performs speaker verification on a portion of the audio input comprising the wake phrase. More than one wake phrases may be associated with a particular user, and separate users may be associated with different wake phrases. Different wake phrases may cause the device transition from a low-power state to various active states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Saurabh Dadu, Lakshman Krishnamurthy, Francis M. Tharappel, Prabhakar R. Datta, Bryan R. Peebler, Michael E. Deisher, Mandar S. Joshi, Saurin Shah, Brian K. Vogel
  • Patent number: 9848326
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal, and a safety verification method and device for mobile payment. The mobile terminal includes a payment card and an NFC chip, also includes: a conduction switch coupled between the payment card and the NFC chip, and configured to receive a control signal from a processor and control, according to the control signal, closing or opening of a conduction path between the financial card and the NFC chip; and the processor, which is configured to verify, before the financial card transacts with an external reader, verification information input by a user; generate, when the verification information input by the user passes the verification, a control signal for controlling the conduction switch to open the conduction path, and generate, when the verification information input by the user does not pass the verification, a control signal for controlling the conduction switch to close the conduction path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mingtao Gu, Gang Xu
  • Patent number: 9848329
    Abstract: A mobile phone 10 comprises a display 14 and a touch panel 16, and a lock state of restricting performance of the predetermined processing based on a touch operation is set. A home screen including a function icon is displayed on the display 14. When the lock state is set, a lock screen is produced based on this home screen. Then, the lock screen is displayed if the power supply of the display 14 is turned on. A cancellation icon corresponding to the function icon is included in the lock screen. If a cancellation operation using the cancellation icon corresponding to a mail application is performed the lock state is canceled and the mail application is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Nade
  • Patent number: 9847982
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing authentication using hashed personally identifiable information. The authentication platform processes and/or facilitates a processing of personally identifiable information associated with a device, a user of the device, or a combination thereof to cause, at least in part, a generation of hashed personally identifiable information. Next, the authentication platform causes, at least in part, a transmission of the hashed personally identifiable information to one or more network nodes in place of the personally identifiable information for use in one or more operations acting on the personally identifiable information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Teemu Kääriäinen, Jari Tapio Otranen
  • Patent number: 9844091
    Abstract: A method for controlling signal transmission includes detecting whether there is a requesting terminal that requests to establish a wireless connection and turning off a sending function of sending beacon frames if there is no requesting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Jialin Fan, Qiuzhi Huang, Heng Qu
  • Patent number: 9843930
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a TEE initialization method. An operator identifier acquired from an SIM card is compared with operator identifiers in a list or a table of correspondence between the operator identifiers and public keys preset in a TEE of a mobile terminal, so as to acquire a public key and authenticate a TSM platform with the public key. After the TSM platform has been authenticated successfully, loading processing on the TEE is completed, and a management key of the TEE is downloaded from the TSM platform. According to the present disclosure, it is able to initialize the TEE of the mobile terminal without designating an operator, thereby to improve the openness of the mobile terminal as well as the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: China Mobile Communications Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaoming Ren, Gengsheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9838372
    Abstract: A particular authentication-based service is implemented via a physical authentication device. A service description of the particular authentication-based service is read from the physical authentication device via a user terminal; and based thereon, a service request is generated, which specifies a capability description of the user terminal. A communication node receives the service request and checks this against a database containing information about which node in a set of nodes that stores downloadable software for implementing which authentication-based services on which types of user terminals. If a match is found between at least one node and the particular authentication-based service, a download identification message is sent to the user terminal, which specifies at least one address string uniquely identifying a respective location for the downloadable software stored in the matching node(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: FIDESMO AB
    Inventors: Mattias Eld, Petter Arvidsson, Miguel Cardo Rodríguez
  • Patent number: 9836589
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing services to administrative personnel and other persons using electronic devices in an institution. One method involves receiving an identifier entered as input on an electronic device and receiving a security code entered as input on the portable electronic device or transmitted to the electronic device, wherein the security code was generated by a security token and security codes generated by the security token change over time. The method further involves authenticating the person based on the identifier and the security code and allowing access to one or more administrative services based on the authenticating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: CONFINEMENT TELEPHONY TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Charles David Orr, Zachary Alan Way, Peter Slauta, III, David Charles Woody, Matthew Robert Polmanteer, Rick Allen Lubbehusen, John Vincent Townsend, III
  • Patent number: 9838932
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses that can implement Physical Cell Identity assignments that reduce collision or confusion of small cell identities at User Equipment and techniques for using the same. According to an example apparatus a device can be configured to estimate a location of the small cell eNodeB based on at least one of Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates of the location of the small cell eNodeB and an RSRP measured at the small cell eNodeB, determine if the location of the small cell eNodeB is within a first region or a second region of a large cell transmission area, wherein the first and second regions do not overlap, and in response to determining which region the small cell eNodeB is deployed in, assign a PCI code from a respective group of available PCI codes to the small cell eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Candy Yiu, Youn Hyoung Heo, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 9832787
    Abstract: Techniques are described for attention management. In one embodiment, a computer program product comprising a computer-readable storage medium has program code embodied therewith. The program code is executable by a computing device to build a communication history between two or more users, perform an analysis of the communication history for a pattern of communication between the two or more users, and generate an assessment based on the analysis. The communication history may include data from multiple different communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Broomhall, Itzhack Goldberg, Bruce Kahn, Boaz Mizrachi, Neil Sondhi
  • Patent number: 9832804
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to prevent a direct connection between unintended wireless communication terminals without distributing identification information of wireless communication terminals. [Solution] There is provided a device including an acquisition unit configured to acquire identification information that is identification information for a direct connection between two wireless communication terminals and is issued by another device that is different from the two wireless communication terminals, and a control unit configured to perform control for the direct connection using the identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Itagaki, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 9832591
    Abstract: A mobile device may obtain wireless network connectivity from a local telecommunications provider by replacing a card in a mobile device associated with the user. In one implementation, a method may include receiving identification information relating to a mobile device; determining, based on the identification information, that the mobile device is compatible with a wireless network; transmitting, based on the determination that the mobile device is compatible with the wireless network, a Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) client application to the mobile device, the VoLTE client application providing functionality, for the mobile device, relating to usage of VoLTE services in the wireless network; and communicating, with the mobile device and the VoLTE client application, to provide one or more VoLTE services to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Arda Aksu, William H. Stone, Sanyogita Shamsunder
  • Patent number: 9832626
    Abstract: The invention relates to a session control entity, subscription entity, methods and computer programs for transmitting a request to terminate a registration of a user, determining if the user is registered for an emergency service, for maintaining the user registered for the emergency service, if based on the determination the user is registered for the emergency service, and transmitting an indication indicating that the user is registered for an emergency service if based on the determination the user is registered for the emergency service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Jozsef Varga, Jiadong Shen, Peter Leis, Ulrich Wiehe
  • Patent number: 9830145
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media are provided for provisioning a service using a web-based user interface. An exemplary method may include establishing, using the web-based user interface, a profile including one or more services; and configuring an environment by specifying a computer to use for provisioning the one or more services in the profile. Furthermore, the method may include provisioning the one or more services in the configured environment, such that the one or more services generate a return code indicating a status of the provisioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORPORATION (FREDDIE MAC)
    Inventor: Yih-Jen Huang
  • Patent number: 9826383
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and a method for providing a service using a terminal scanning device. When the terminal scanning device scans for a terminal located within a particular range, executes a particular application pre-installed in a terminal found through the scanning, and provides user information of the found terminal to a service server, the found terminal receives a particular service related to the user information from the service server through a link with the particular application executed by the terminal scanning device. Therefore, necessary information can be automatically provided to the terminal when the terminal approaches a particular place such as a shop or a building without a continuous scanning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Huh, Chul Yong Shin
  • Patent number: 9826104
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided that prevent a user equipment (UE) from entering into a permanent out of service (OOS) state. The UE receives a registration reject message associated with a permanent cause when the UE triggers a registration request for registering with a first network entity. It is determined whether the UE was previously registered with a second network entity upon receiving the registration reject message associated with the permanent cause. The UE stores a network entity identifier of the first network entity in a temporary forbidden list when the UE was previously registered with the second network entity, to prevent the UE from entering into the permanent OOS state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Pavan Kumar Devarayanigari, Seshadri Elluru
  • Patent number: 9826333
    Abstract: The present invention provides an integrated web-based portal for dealers to activate and port cellular devices/SIM cards and manage associated commissions in real time. The web-based portal provides for immediate payment of commissions earned by a dealer. Additionally, the portal includes user interface modules for displaying SIM inventory, dealer account information, activation history and payment history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Simapay Inc.
    Inventors: Jeyson Sanchez, John H. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9826564
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A subscriber server supporting subscription of an electronic device in a communication system is provided. The subscriber server includes a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a signal, and a controller configured to receive a first subscription connection request message of the electronic device from a terminal, the first subscription connection request message including subscription terminal information of the terminal and identification information of the electronic device, authenticate a user of the terminal on a basis of the subscription terminal information included in the received first subscription connection request message, and transmit a second subscription connection request message of the electronic device to a support server if the user authentication has succeeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kisuk Kweon, Hyunah Oh, Franklin Antony, Jicheol Lee, Hakyung Jung
  • Patent number: 9826022
    Abstract: Content can be shared between devices by transmitting an encoded signal that indicates, to each capable device within range, instructions for accessing the content. For example, a first device can emit an encoded audio signal that can be received by any capable device within audio range of the device. Any device receiving the signal can decode the information included in the signal and obtain a location to access the content from that information. Using such an approach, a first user can quickly and easily share content with several users at the same time without any of the receiving users having to determine or navigate to the content being shared. Further, using signals, such as audio signals, provides the ability for most existing devices to easily share content without significant hardware modification or additional expense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Bezos
  • Patent number: 9825840
    Abstract: A method for improving device-to-device (D2D) communication in an LTE-Direct communication system includes exchanging communication information between a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE over an LTE-Direct connection with a first network resource of a first set of network resources allocated to the first and second UEs by a base station for the LTE-Direct connection. The method also includes determining, by the first UE, whether a first link quality of the LTE-Direct connection with the first network resource is below a link quality threshold. If so, the LTE-Direct connection is shifted to another network resource of the first set of network resources until an LTE-Direct connection is established that has a link quality that is equal to or greater than the link quality threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Anand Rajurkar, Prashanth Mohan, Aravinth Rajendran, Nithin Thilak Nallasivam, Janga Reddy Alimineti, KrishnaKumar Vasanthasenan
  • Patent number: 9826406
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus and method provide logic for processing information. In one implementation, an information processing apparatus may include a receiving unit configured to receive, from a first communications device, a request for information identifying at least one second communications device. In such implementations, the second communications device may be associated with the first communications device, and the first and second communications devices may share at least one connection right. The information processing apparatus may also include a control unit configured to obtain the information, based on the received request, and generate an instruction to transmit the information to the first communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiko Naito, Katsutoshi Itoh, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 9817720
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a memory unit, and a control unit connected to the memory unit. The apparatus can be configured to interface at least one access node; the control unit is configured to derive at least one local level security key within an established security context for a terminal, forward the derived local security key to at least one access node, and detect failures in a handover for a terminal being served by a first access node towards a second access node. The failures concern the interface between the apparatus and the second access node. In response to a verified trigger condition, the control unit can re-adjust local level security keys with keys maintained at the terminal within the established security context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Guenther Horn, Hinrich Eilts
  • Patent number: 9820214
    Abstract: The present invention provides an access control method, a base station, user equipment, and a mobility management entity, where the access control method includes: receiving, by the base station, a temporary identifier and a PLMN available indication that are of the UE and sent by the UE; receiving a service request message sent by the UE, and determining a serving MME of the UE according to a GMMEI in the temporary identifier of the UE; and sending the service request message and the PLMN available indication to the serving MME of the UE, so that the serving MME of the UE sends a redirection indication, and the UE registers with an HPLMN of the UE. Therefore, in a network sharing scenario, the UE can select the home PLMN of the UE as a serving PLMN of the UE as early as possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongzhuo Zhang, Yang Zhao, Dong Chen, Philippe Reininger
  • Patent number: 9811657
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying a security policy for a software part. Security information for the software part is signed with a security information digital signature to form signed security information. The security information identifies a security policy for the software part. The signed security information is associated with the software part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Gregory A. Kimberly
  • Patent number: 9813402
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure are directed to authenticating a user requesting access to a computing resource. To authenticate the user, activity data describing various activities are collected and stored. The activities may be categorized, for example, as work-related activities, personal-related activities, and social-related activities. The activity data may be utilized to generate challenge questions to present to the user. If the user answers enough of the challenge questions correctly, then the user may be successfully authenticated and granted access to one or more computing resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Tao Chen, Manjunath Rao
  • Patent number: 9813251
    Abstract: A communication control device, includes a terminal information acquisition unit which acquires terminal-related information including communication service information relating to a communication service executed, and network information relating to a network, a selection unit which selects, among a plurality of combinations of networks each of which can be used by each of a plurality of communication services, a combination of networks having a smallest total communication cost to be charged for each of the plurality of communication services in each of the plurality combinations of networks, on the basis of the terminal-related information, and network-related information including communication cost information, and communication bandwidth information, and a network control unit which executes a network control such that the networks used respectively by each of the plurality of communication services are the selected combination of networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroaki Senoo, Yoshiharu Tajima, Dai Kimura, Makoto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9811827
    Abstract: A transaction verification process performed by a transaction network operator in communication with a client computing device and a third party provider. A computing device may be equipped with an integrity verification module for verifying the system integrity of the computing device, and a cryptographic module for digitally signing transaction requests. The transaction network operator may verify that transaction requests processed by the third party provider are properly associated with a valid computing device by verifying signatures from the cryptographic module and the integrity verification module. In response to a request from the third party provider, the transaction network operator may verify that the computing device is authorized to complete the transaction by challenging the computing device for proper credentials. The transaction network operator may verify the credentials provided by the client device and indicate to the third party provider that the transaction is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventor: Nayer Naguib
  • Patent number: 9813548
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mobile terminal control method, including: receiving a communication request sent by a communication request initiating party, and calculating a time interval between a time when the communication request is received and a time when a previous communication request from the communication request initiating party is received; and if the time interval is greater than a preset threshold, skipping generating a vibrating and/or ringtone alert for the communication request, and detecting an online status of a communications software account associated with the communication request initiating party and sending prompt information to an online communications software account, where the prompt information is used to indicate that a mobile terminal is in a Do Not Disturb mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan Wang, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 9813839
    Abstract: A method and intermediate network node provide a service requested by a mobile terminal in a wireless communications network. The intermediate network node has a processing unit and a memory containing instructions executable by the processing unit. The intermediate network node receives a first request for a service from the mobile terminal, and receives application software configured to be executed at the intermediate network node to provide the mobile terminal with at least part of the requested service. The intermediate network node provides the mobile terminal with the at least part of the requested service. A subsequent request related to the service of the mobile terminal terminates at the intermediate network node, and provides the mobile terminal with at least part of the service requested in the subsequent request on behalf of a provider of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jacob Ström, Pål Frenger, Hugo Tullberg
  • Patent number: 9811713
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and techniques are provided for performing human fingerprint detection and authentication for authenticating a request to access a locked mobile device equipped with a fingerprint detection module. In one aspect, responsive to detecting a contact from an object with the fingerprint detection module, described technique can be used to determines whether the contact from the object is from human skin. When determined that the detected contact from the object is from human skin, a presence of a human fingerprint can be detected from the object making contact. The detected fingerprint data can be obtained from the object and compared against stored fingerprint profiles associated with an authorized user of the locked mobile device. Based on the comparing, the request to access the locked mobile device can be granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Pi, Yi He
  • Patent number: 9807088
    Abstract: A network node, such as a Wi-Fi Access Point/Authenticator, is able to obtain a permanent device identity of a wireless device requesting authentication, in case the wireless device has only provided an alias. This is achieved by the network node intercepting an authentication message from the wireless device, wherein the authentication message includes a signaled identity of the wireless device, and extracts the signaled identity. In case the extracted identity is an alias and not a permanent identity of the wireless device, the network node responsively manipulates at least one further authentication message to cause the wireless device to signal its permanent identity in a subsequent authentication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Filip Mestanov, Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 9805207
    Abstract: Video content sharing is provided. A user may select friends from various social networking site accounts and aggregate those friends into a friends list with the user's video service provider. The user may select a video to share, select friends with whom he/she would like to share the video, and a link to the video may be created. The video link, a token, and, if applicable, a link to download a video player may be sent to each selected friend in an invitation via email, text, programming guide, or social media services. The token may be used for tracking the sender and the receiver of the video, contain authorization information allowing each friend to watch protected content, and may be used to authenticate the receiving user. Each friend may be enabled to stream the shared video and watch the content based on rules associated with the token.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, Jay Paul Langa, James Alan Strothmann
  • Patent number: 9804750
    Abstract: A user interface is provided next to a textbox in a cross-platform mobile application to access one or more native features of a mobile device. Once the user interface is selected by a user, the mobile application operates to access one or more associated native feature of the mobile device and retrieve data to automatically populate it on the textbox in the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Ellaiyaraja B., Stephen A Burdeau, Raju Yadava, Saurabh Sood
  • Patent number: 9800577
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and an apparatus for controlling a communications terminal and a corresponding communications terminal, including: setting, in a communications terminal, authentication information of a subscriber identity module (SIM) change; monitoring a SIM change broadcast sent by the communications terminal, and setting, after the SIM change broadcast is monitored, the communications terminal to a locked state; and monitoring input information on the communications terminal, performing authentication and comparison, after the input information is monitored, on the input information and the set authentication information of a SIM change, and releasing, after the authentication succeeds, the locked state of the communications terminal. The embodiments of the present invention can improve security of information in a communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventor: Jiashun Song
  • Patent number: 9801034
    Abstract: A vehicle including a wireless communication processor configured to provide wireless communication; a keypad; a display unit configured to display a character corresponding to a key input through the keypad; and a controller configured to activate the keypad when information related to a driving of the vehicle satisfies a preset condition, and deactivate the keypad when the information related to the driving of the vehicle does not satisfy the preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inshick Kim, Sukjin Chang
  • Patent number: 9800578
    Abstract: A method for handling authentication failures in a wireless communication system includes transmitting, by a user equipment (UE) and via a first cell, a first plurality of messages including at least one of AUTHENTICATION AND CIPHERING FAILURE messages or AUTHENTICATION FAILURE messages, where two or more of the first plurality of messages indicate at least one of synch failure or medium access control (MAC) failure, and where the UE includes at least one of a subscriber identity module (SIM) or universal SIM; receiving at least one of an AUTHENTICATION REJECT message or an AUTHENTICATION AND CIPHERING REJECT message subsequent to transmitting the two or more of the first plurality of messages indicating at least one of synch failure or MAC failure; and in response to receiving the at least one of an AUTHENTICATION REJECT message or an AUTHENTICATION AND CIPHERING REJECT message, transmitting an ATTACH message via a second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jeffrey William Wirtanen, Muhammad Khaledul Islam, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker