Caller Identification Patents (Class 455/415)
  • Patent number: 10244106
    Abstract: A verification process is executed between a software-controlled communication device and a software-controlled server in a network to verify that an unconfirmed telephone number, which is transmitted to the server, corresponds to an actual subscription telephone number and that this subscription telephone number is assigned to the communication device. In the verification process, the server initiates a verification call to the unconfirmed telephone number from a selected calling telephone number. The communication device intercepts the verification call, identifies the originating telephone number, and transmits the originating telephone number to the server. The verification succeeds if the originating telephone number matches the calling telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SINCH AB
    Inventors: Daniel Forsman, Bjorn Fransson, Michail Rikakis
  • Patent number: 10218792
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting data for use in a vehicle. The method involves a user request for the transmission and reproduction of desired data from a first source by way of a mobile radio link being taken as a basis for ascertaining whether the desired data are also provided by a second source independently of the mobile radio link. The desired data are received in the vehicle from the second source for reproduction for a user if the desired data (DAT) are also provided by the second source independently of the mobile radio link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Johannes Hafner
  • Patent number: 10187522
    Abstract: Implementations of the present application relate to caller preview data and call messages based on caller preview data. In some implementations, a method includes sending, by a caller device, a call request to one or more callee devices, and establishing a connection to at least one callee device prior to receipt of an acceptance of the call request by the callee device. At least a portion of caller preview data is transmitted to the callee device over the connection prior to the receipt of the call acceptance. In response to determining that the at least a portion of the caller preview data has been transmitted for a particular time period without receipt of the acceptance of the call request, information is transmitted to instruct a call message to be stored on the callee device, where the call message includes at least a part of the caller preview data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Alan Lee Rogers, Richard Yuan-Ching Lo, Matthew Thomas Austin, Justin Uberti, Heidi Rafael Sales, Koa Metter, Anton Volkov
  • Patent number: 10187521
    Abstract: The invention is a method, system, and computer-readable medium for gathering and communicating caller identification information on a wireless device. The invention includes receiving, at a wireless device, a calling party phone number to be communicated by the wireless device, determining that the calling party phone number and a corresponding caller identification are not stored on the wireless device memory, performing, in response to the determination that the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification are not stored on the wireless device memory, an external database search for the calling party phone number and corresponding caller identification, and determining that the calling party phone number and corresponding caller identification have been identified in the external database search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Collart
  • Patent number: 10165613
    Abstract: A control method, suitable for an electronic device, includes following operations. A first connection is established based on a classic Bluetooth protocol or a Bluetooth Low Energy protocol from the electronic device to a first target device. A Bluetooth identifier of the first target device acquired in the first connection is recorded. The Bluetooth identifier of the first target device is shared. The Bluetooth identifier is utilized to establish a second connection based on the classic Bluetooth protocol or the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol to the first target device. The first connection and the second connection are established based on different protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Lo-Chien Lee, Chih-Yuan Chien, Kai-Hsiu Chen, Wen-Yuan Chen
  • Patent number: 10140428
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method performed in a computerized system incorporating a central processing unit, a network interface and a memory, the computer-implemented method involving: using the network interface to receive a content and an associated access restriction from a client computer system directly accessible by a user; causing the received content to be stored in a content storage system; using the central processing unit to generate a self-destructing content link for the stored content based on the received associated access restriction, wherein the generated self-destructing content link is configured to de-activate pursuant to the received associated access restriction; storing a metadata corresponding to the generated self-destructing content link for the stored content; and using the network interface to provide the generated self-destructing content link to the client computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ANCHORFREE INC.
    Inventors: David Gorodyansky, Eugene Molobrodsky, Eugene Lapidous, Anton Vishnyak
  • Patent number: 10133337
    Abstract: A temperature control device (e.g., a thermostat) may be configured to control an internal heat-generating electrical load so as to accurately measure a present temperature in a space around the temperature control device. The temperature control device may comprise a temperature sensing circuit configured to generate a temperature control signal indicating the present temperature in the space, and a control circuit configured to receive the temperature control signal and to control the internal electrical load. The control circuit may be configured to energize the internal electrical load in an awake state and to cause the internal electrical load to consume less power in an idle state. The control circuit may be configured to control the internal electrical load to a first energy level (e.g., a first intensity) during the awake state and to a second energy level (e.g., second intensity) that is less than the first during the idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., INC.
    Inventors: Jason C. Killo, Donald R. Mosebrook, James P. Steiner
  • Patent number: 10129366
    Abstract: For location-based communication with mobile devices, a set of callee conditions is received at a caller's device, which has to be satisfied by a callee according to information descriptive of a condition of the callee. The state information is distinct from the location and a time of the callee's presence at the location. An evaluation is made that each device associated with each potential callee in a first subset has been present at the location at a specified time, and that each potential callee in the first subset satisfies the set of callee conditions. At the caller's device, an instruction is received for making a telecommunication call to a device of a potential callee in a first subset. The call is initiated from the caller's device to mobile devices associated with the first subset of potential callees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Patrick J. Bohrer, Ahmed Gheith, Michael D. Kistler, Ramakrishnan Rajamony, Brian L. White Eagle, James Xenidis
  • Patent number: 10129393
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a social networking system determines a user identifier of a caller placing a call to a receiving user based on the call's phone number, accesses one or more data stores for information associated with the caller, and present to the receiving user the information associated with the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Brandon Marshall Walkin
  • Patent number: 10122848
    Abstract: Implementations of the present application relate to caller previews for video calls. In some implementations, a method includes sending, by a caller device, a call request to a callee device and determining an identifier associated with the callee device. The method determines whether the identifier is associated with an address book of the caller device, and/or is in an outgoing call record of the caller device. An acknowledgment is received from callee device, and, upon receipt of the acknowledgment, a connection is established with the callee device. Based on determining that the identifier is associated with the address book and/or in the outgoing call record, at least a portion of a caller video is transmitted over the connection with the callee device. The caller video is transmitted prior to receipt of an acceptance of the call request from the callee device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Heidi Rafael Sales, Rebecca Michael, Koa Metter, Jason Cornwell, Alan Lee Rogers, Richard Yuan-Ching Lo, Anna Maria Jansson, Matthew Thomas Austin, Tyler Bahl, Minjae Lee, Justin Uberti, Amit Fulay
  • Patent number: 10122770
    Abstract: A communication terminal receives, from a mobile terminal, counterpart terminal identification information for identifying a counterpart communication terminal that the communication terminal is to start communication, and determines a communication application to be used by the counterpart communication terminal based on the received counterpart terminal identification information. When the determined communication application is a first communication application, the communication terminal identifies, as the counterpart communication terminal, a first counterpart communication terminal that uses the first communication application. When the determined communication application is a second communication application, the communication terminal identifies, as the counterpart communication terminal, a second counterpart communication terminal that uses the second communication application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshinaga Kato
  • Patent number: 10111159
    Abstract: A wireless communications device has network interfaces for accessing cellular data networks and Wi-Fi wireless local area networks. Wi-Fi offload allows data traffic to be moved away from the cellular network to the Wi-Fi network. To avoid any existing data sessions being broken during offload, Proxy Mobile IP (PMIP) must be supported by a Wi-Fi access point and associated Mobile Access Gateway. Before Wi-Fi association and authentication, the wireless communication device scans the surrounding area for access points and determines which of the access points supports PMIP before selecting one for association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Francis James Scahill, Richard Joseph Evenden, Barbara Orlandi
  • Patent number: 10075585
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting information of a person on the other end of a call. In a method of operating a first electronic device synchronized with a second electronic device, the method includes receiving a call requested from a third electronic device, detecting information related to the third electronic device, and transmitting data regarding the detected information to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10075586
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for providing information relating to a subscriber A in a call connection establishment initiated by the subscriber A to a subscriber B. The method includes the steps of: receiving a call connection in a connection control unit; initiating a query to a server; obtaining information relating to the subscriber A from a database; and providing the obtained information relating to the subscriber A to the subscriber B. Also disclosed is a system and a server implementing at least some steps of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventors: Thomas Glod, Juho Seppanen
  • Patent number: 10070215
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable medium are provided for managing connections of user devices. For example, two source devices may be configured to maintain a data stream with one another. The data stream may enable the two source devices to identify one or more connections between each other and at least a third device. In response to receiving an event that indicates content to be provided to the third device, the data stream may be used by the source devices to configure their network connections with the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas E. Schobel, Nathan de Vries, Gregory B. Novick, Anthony J. Guetta, Jason C. Conn, Augustin Prats
  • Patent number: 10057853
    Abstract: Techniques for increasing the battery life on a mobile device by decreasing the energy consumption of the mobile device's wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) interface are described. In one embodiment, the mobile device's Wi-Fi interface is automatically disabled when the device is not engaged. When the device receives a wake up call from a server via its Cellular interface, the Wi-Fi interface is enabled if the device answers the wake up call and the Wi-Fi interface is available. Using its Wi-Fi interface, the mobile device then connects to an IP-based network via a Wi-Fi access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Paramvir Bahl, Alastair Wolman, Ranveer Chandra, Kevin Chin, Yuvraj Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10045166
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for identifying short messages received by mobile terminals as being from pseudo base stations, wherein, the method comprises: obtaining feature information of the short message when the mobile terminal receives the short message, wherein the feature information includes content information; judging whether the short message is suspected to be an annoying short message based on the feature information; obtaining, when it is judged that the short message is suspected to be an annoying short message, an operation time of when the mobile terminal performed a cell reselection operation with a location area update, wherein the operation time is closest in time to when the mobile terminal received the short message; determining whether the short message is an annoying short message from a pseudo base station based on the operation time. In the technical feature, information security of user terminals may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qianhong Huang, Hengbin Cui, Laijun Yan
  • Patent number: 10031911
    Abstract: A method of controlling an external service among a plurality of external services, by receiving an input command at a mobile device, translating the input command into a common language sharable between the external services so that such input commands are understood between the plurality of devices and services and functions are performed at the devices and or services in response to the input command. This control of the services is also sharable as instructed by an input command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Vishal Sharma, Elhum Amjadi
  • Patent number: 10020856
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for measuring and feeding back channel information are disclosed. In an embodiment the method includes receiving, by a first network device, a reference signal and measuring the reference signal to obtain a measurement result. The method further includes selecting a first codebook from a first codebook set according to the measurement result, wherein the first codebook set comprises at least two first codebooks, a sub-vector Wx of each first codebook is formed by a zero vector and a non-zero vector, wherein the vectors forming the Wx correspond to different groups of antenna ports, and sending a codebook index to a second network device, wherein the codebook index corresponds to the first codebook selected from the first codebook set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kunpeng Liu, Leiming Zhang, Jianghua Liu
  • Patent number: 10021544
    Abstract: A Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS) user equipment (UE) which provides enhanced caller ID capabilities. In particular, the UE may be a Dual SIM Dual Active (DSDA) UE capable of using two SIMs and two radios so as to maintain two active voice calls simultaneously. The UE may include a single transmitter and one or more receivers. Mechanisms are described such that, when a first voice call is active, desirable services such as receiving and presenting caller ID information associated with this second call are provided to the user of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianxiong Shi, Li Su
  • Patent number: 10002525
    Abstract: A method and device for the remote control of a function of a vehicle is disclosed. Images of the vehicle are recorded by a camera which is integrated in the mobile control unit. A visual signal is generated at a predetermined position on the vehicle, where remote control is only enabled if the visual signal is recorded by the camera. The device for the remote control of a function of a vehicle includes a mobile control unit with an integrated camera to record the images of the vehicle. A signal generation unit is arranged at a predetermined position on the vehicle for the generation of a visual signal and the vehicle includes a function unit for the control of the function. The function unit is formed in such a way that remote control is only enabled when the visual signal is recorded by the camera.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventors: Marc Scheerle, Holger Schoepges
  • Patent number: 10003938
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sharing location information during a message conversation are provided. An electronic device detects a location-sharing request from a first participant of a message conversation to share first participant location information with a second participant. The device then enables the second participant to obtain the first participant location information during a predetermined location-sharing time period. In response to detecting interaction by one of the first participant and the second participant with the message conversation during the predetermined location-sharing time period, the device extends the predetermined location-sharing time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Woo Chang, Megan M. Frost, Joshua B. Dickens, Stephen O. Lemay, Marcel Van Os, Richard R. Dellinger, Lawrence Y. Yang
  • Patent number: 9973628
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide improved communication between a caller and multiple parties. A caller performs a call spray operation on a group of contacts using an electronic communication device such as a mobile telephone. The call spray operation attempts to contact an electronic device associated with each contact in the group of contacts. If one of the contacts answers and is deemed to be a live user, then the remaining contacts that did not answer each receive a message on their associated electronic device indicating which of the contacts answered the caller with a live user. In this way, a group of people can be conveniently contacted and kept up to date with the status of the communication with the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Dana L. Price
  • Patent number: 9961177
    Abstract: A communication message, which carries contact displaying information of a target contact may be received. The contact displaying information of the target contact may be displayed on a communication interface. Contact information of the target contact may be obtained when a select instruction corresponding to the contact displaying information of the target contact is received. The contact information of the target contact may be added to an address book.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Chen, Jing He, Xi Liao, Bin Li
  • Patent number: 9949089
    Abstract: A position management system includes a first receiving unit configured to receive a radio wave according to a predetermined wireless communication standard from a first device when the movement of a second device is detected; a second receiving unit configured to receive second position information including latitude and longitude information from an IMES transmitting device when the movement of the second device is detected; and an acquiring unit configured to measure an intensity of the received radio wave, estimate a position of the second device based on the intensity, and acquire first position information indicating the estimated position. The second receiving unit receives a radio wave from GPS when the second device moves outdoors where communication with the IMES transmitting device is not possible, and sets latitude and longitude information, which is measured based on the radio wave received from the GPS, as the second position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9942285
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to enable a user to have a call transferred between user devices regardless of how the user devices are connected to a wireless telecommunications network. For example, a user may register a first and second user device for a service that allows calls to be transferred between the user devices. A server may detect a call involving the first user device and may identify the second user device based on the prior registration. The server may detect a type of connection between the second user device and the wireless telecommunications network and may notify the second user device of the call based on the type of connection detected. In response to the notification, the user may request that the call be transferred to the second user device, and the server may cause the call to be transferred accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Wahlon Lam, Jason A. Coglon
  • Patent number: 9921888
    Abstract: A control system includes a multi-core processor configured to operate plural different applications performing different operations for controlling a controlled system. The applications are associated with different levels of criticality based on the operations performed by the applications. The processor is configured to provide a single hardware platform providing both spatial and temporal isolation between the different applications based on the different levels of criticality associated with the different applications. The processor also is configured to synchronize communications of the applications operating in a real time operating system with scheduled communications of a time sensitive network (TSN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Wesley Michael Skeffington, William Smith, Austars Schnore, Jr., Daniel Sexton
  • Patent number: 9921835
    Abstract: The present solution targets independent or inter-dependent resource management scenarios such as multi-sensor and other scenarios of possible process/component sharing, intended for individual or group synchronized core task management as part of a flexible long-term solution for monitoring, self-calibration, built-in self-testing, measurements and/or group synchronization dependant strategies. An extension to I2C compatible instruments is described. Disclosed is a module comprising an interpreter sub-module, for receiving and responding to I2C sequences and a register bank module comprising a plurality of registers for storing values. The disclosed module and method of operation can be used for initialization, measurement, and resource management through mixed-signal analog bus scheduling, synchronization and group addressing for built-in calibration strategies for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: INESC TEC—INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIÃ?NCIA
    Inventors: José Alberto Peixoto Machado Da Silva, Miguel Fernando Paiva Velhote Correia, António José Salazar Escobar
  • Patent number: 9894190
    Abstract: A device may identify application layer information for content to be provided to a user device. The device may determine, for the user device, a priority for activating carrier aggregation based on the application layer information. The device may activate carrier aggregation for the user device based on the priority for activating carrier aggregation. The device may provide the content to the user device using carrier aggregation based on activating carrier aggregation for the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jignesh S. Panchal, Rakesh Chandwani
  • Patent number: 9893783
    Abstract: Data in a mobile communications system is transmitted on at least one channel between at least one base station with multiple antennas and at least one user equipment. A base station applies precoding to the data based on a set of predefined codebooks. A first tracking mode with a first codebook from the set of predefined codebooks is used for the precoding, and at least a second tracking mode with at least a second codebook from the set of predefined codebooks is used for the precoding. The base station switches between the first tracking mode and the second tracking mode depending on at least one condition of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Josef Martin Eichinger, Volker Jungnickel, Egon Schulz, Wolfgang Zirwas
  • Patent number: 9888108
    Abstract: A communication device and system are disclosed for providing communication and data services to residents of a controlled facility. The device can be restricted to communicating only using an internet protocol so as to restrict the device communication to an internal intranet. Wireless access points may be disposed throughout the environment to route calls and data between the device and a central processing center. By converting a protocol of the communications received from the device to a protocol used b r central processing center, minimal modifications to the central processing center are needed to support a wireless communication infrastructure. Many restrictions and safeguards may be implemented within the phone and system in order to prevent improper use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Hodge, Garth Johnson, Christopher McNitt
  • Patent number: 9883363
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for processing call services in a mobile terminal are provided. The method for processing call services in a mobile terminal includes entering into, when a call is generated, a call handling mode, recognizing and analyzing voice signals sent and received in the call to produce speech analysis information, detecting a state change of the mobile terminal using a sensing unit to produce user behavior information, and predicting, when a state change of the mobile terminal is detected, an application corresponding to the speech analysis information, and activating the application as a follow-up service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 9860371
    Abstract: The invention is a method, system, and computer-readable medium for gathering and communicating caller identification information on a wireless device. The invention includes receiving, at a wireless device, a calling party phone number to be communicated by the wireless device, determining that the calling party phone number and a corresponding caller identification are not stored on the wireless device memory, performing, in response to the determination that the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification are not stored on the wireless device memory, an external database search for the calling party phone number and corresponding caller identification, and determining that the calling party phone number and corresponding caller identification have been identified in the external database search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Collart
  • Patent number: 9848406
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing a Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in an electronic device are provided. A method for operating an electronic device includes connecting to a first network, when being connected to the first network, receiving incoming call information of a second network, obtaining caller identification information of the incoming call information of the second network, and determining whether to connect a call based on the caller identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wook-Hyun Jeong, Sang-Mook Kim, Jin-Woo You
  • Patent number: 9838874
    Abstract: A terminal device including: a communicator configured establish a phone call with another terminal device having a remote control right to an external device, and to receive state information of the external device from the another terminal device; a display configured to display a mirroring screen corresponding to a screen displayed on the external device based on the received state information; and a controller configured to, in response to a user manipulation command being input on the mirroring screen, transmit a control command for the external device corresponding to the input user manipulation command to the another terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang-min Lee, Sun-young Han, Mi-ju Park
  • Patent number: 9838523
    Abstract: A mobile terminal apparatus including an operation lock mode setting unit that sets an operation lock mode; an event container display control unit that displays, when a predetermined event occurs, an event container indicating the occurred predetermined event on a display unit; an event container display change control unit that sets an event container between an active state and an inactive state; a lock canceling operation unit that cancels the operation lock mode; and a canceling operation handling control unit that, when an active-state event container is displayed on the display unit and the operation lock mode is canceled, performs automatic activation and display of an application program corresponding to the event of the active-state event container, and when all event containers on the display unit are in the inactive state and the operation lock mode is canceled, displays a predetermined display screen on the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Takamoto Tsuda
  • Patent number: 9826079
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multifunction core for use with a wide variety of belt connectors, operating systems, mobile devices, and replaceable cases. The features of the multifunction core are controlled by a dedicated application program installed in the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Aharon Henry Elgrissy
  • Patent number: 9806942
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing deep linking capability from any mobile app to any other mobile app in a way that is scalable. App configuration information (including deep link information) is programmatically accumulated and provided to mobile devices in a way that enables launching or linking to mobile apps to meet expressed information needs of users. In addition, online marketplaces are described that employ such techniques to enable a wide variety of transaction types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanchan Saxena, Daryl Low, Gaurav Vaish
  • Patent number: 9807218
    Abstract: A method for filtering spam in an electronic device is provided. The method includes transmitting a request message inquiring whether a received call or message is spam to a server through a mobile communication network, in response to the received call or message being determined to be spam based on a response message received from the server, displaying an alert message, and storing a sender phone number of the received call or message in a spam phone number list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Park, Hey-Young Park, Jong-Kyu Bae
  • Patent number: 9801230
    Abstract: A method for remotely controlling a telematics unit (TMU) of a vehicle includes: receiving, by a telematics multimedia system (TMS) center, login information of a vehicle remote control application of a user terminal using a vehicle remote control service; transmitting, by the TMS center, a wake-up message for enabling the TMU of the vehicle to the TMU of the vehicle as soon as the login information is received; and transmitting, by the TMS center, a remote control signal for controlling the TMU of the vehicle to the TMU of the vehicle after the wake-up message is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Chang Woo Chun
  • Patent number: 9781731
    Abstract: A base station includes a controller to execute a process including grouping a plurality of wireless terminals into one or more groups using at least one of phases of signals and location information of each wireless terminal received from the plurality of wireless terminals, and allocating, to wireless terminals belonging to each group, resources to perform coordinated multi-point transmission by the wireless terminals in each group, a transmitter to transmit an identifier of each group and an allocation result of the resources to each wireless terminal, and a receiver to receive data transmitted from the wireless terminals of each group by the coordinated multi-point transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hongyang Chen, Akira Ito
  • Patent number: 9774674
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and products utilize wireless-backup technologies to provide contact-reconciliation services with respect to sets of contacts stored on mobile devices. One embodiment of the inventions includes receiving an indication of an update event associated with a first set of contacts on a first mobile device, updating a remotely-stored copy of the first set of contacts, determining that a remotely-stored copy of a second set of contacts does not include a portion of contact information corresponding to the first mobile device, and updating the remotely-stored copy of the second set of contacts. In an embodiment, the remotely-stored copy of the second set of contacts is synchronized with the second set of contacts, thereby updating the second set of contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A Gailloux, Kenneth W Samson
  • Patent number: 9766800
    Abstract: According to one of aspects, an electronic device includes a touch screen display and a controller. The touch screen display is configured to display a screen. The touch screen display is configured to detect an operation. The controller is configured to display the screen, reduce the screen according to an operation detected through the touch screen display, and display a reduced screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsuo Chiba, Hideko Murakami, Hisae Honma
  • Patent number: 9763165
    Abstract: A method of operating a network server, such as a mobile application gateway, connect devices on a cellular or carrier network with individual networks, such as enterprise voice and data networks or residential networks. The effects of the present invention are far reaching in terms of transferring effective call control from the cellular network into the control of the individual network, such as the enterprise, and enabling new business models for the purchase of cellular service from a public cellular carrier by an enterprise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Tango Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Silver, Lathan Lewis, Patricia Landgren
  • Patent number: 9756045
    Abstract: Method, device and computer-readable medium for enabling a virtual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card are provided in the disclosure, which belongs to a technical field of communication. The method includes: receiving an initiation instruction for initiating the virtual SIM card; detecting a current talk mode of a communication device based on the initiation instruction, the current talk mode includes a single-card mode; and installing a target talk mode corresponding to the current talk mode according to the current talk mode, the target talk mode includes a dual-card mode. The method and device for enabling a virtual SIM card may solve the problem that the virtual SIM card may not coexist with a physical SIM card in a single-card mode communication device, and may achieve an effect that the virtual SIM card and the physical SIM card may coexist with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Yao He, Guilin Liu, Zhongyu Yang
  • Patent number: 9746924
    Abstract: A portable terminal device (10) includes a touch panel display (12) which displays information such as character strings, vibration setting information (16c) which stores character strings and vibration patterns in association with each other, a control unit (15) which recognizes an image displayed on the touch panel display (12) as a character string, and a vibration generating unit (14) which generates vibration in a particular vibration pattern. The control unit (15) determines a character string from among a displayed image, obtains a pattern of vibration corresponding to the determined character string referring to the vibration setting information (16c), and causes the vibration generating unit (14) to generate vibration in the obtained vibration pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigehiro Ichimura
  • Patent number: 9749468
    Abstract: A method for screening an incoming call is provided. The method may include receiving a transmission of the incoming call in a user device. The method may include determining the incoming call originates from an area code of a telephone number associated with the user device. The method may include determining call information associated with a telephone number is stored within a database. The method may include determining at least one previous call from the telephone number has a call duration that does not satisfy a user preconfigured call duration threshold. The method may include determining the at least one determined previous call satisfies a maximum short call duration threshold. The method may also include determining a previous call frequency count satisfies a user preconfigured frequency threshold. The method may further include displaying the incoming call and an incorrectly dialed call notification on a display screen of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tracy C. Allen, Charles J. Bryant, Kevin D. McKenzie, Ajay K. Moluguru, Eileen P. Tedesco, Cherri Vidmar
  • Patent number: 9692897
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to routing customer calls to preferred agents. Embodiments receive a call from a customer using a user device; determine an identity of the customer; retrieve information associated with the matching entry; based at least in part on the retrieved information, select one or more agents; and route the call to one of the selected agents. Some embodiments determine a telephone number from which the call was received; comparing the telephone number with a plurality of entries in a customer information database; and determining that the telephone number matches an entry in the database. Other embodiments receive a communication from the user device indicating that the customer has placed the call; determine that the customer is currently authenticated through an online banking session or a mobile application on the user device; and receive a communication from the user device indicating the customer's identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Carrie Anne Hanson, Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Craig Sobol, Brent Alan Shelkey, Kimberly Ya-chin Chang, Sarah Beth Gottfried, Wang Liang, Neha Rani Rathi, Anthony Scott Wong
  • Patent number: 9686271
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling online user account using a mobile device. The method includes receiving an option to lock an online account of a user from a service provider. The computer-implemented method also includes locking the online user account by using a mobile device. Further, the computer-implemented method includes initiating a user action at a later point of time. Furthermore, the computer-implemented method includes receiving an alert to unlock the online user account in order to perform the user action and obtaining an unlock password from the service provider. Moreover, the computer-implemented method includes unlocking the online user account with the unlock password by using the mobile device and performing the user action subsequent to the unlocking, thereby controlling the online user account using the mobile device. The system includes a computing device, a web browser, a service provider and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventor: Dharmendra Prakash Adsule
  • Patent number: 9686745
    Abstract: A device for use with a wireless transceiver that is operable to transmit a data file. The device includes a communication component, a processing component, a parameter detecting component and a controlling component. The communication component wirelessly communicates with the transceiver. The processing component operates in a first manner. The parameter detecting component detects a first parameter and generates a parameter signal based on the detected first parameter. The controlling component generates a wake-up signal based on the parameter signal. The communication component can further receive the data file based on the wake-up signal. The processing component can further operate in a second manner based on the data file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Oleson, F. Grant Kovach, Nathan Dau, Angela Nelligan