Call Diversion Patents (Class 455/417)
  • Patent number: 10623915
    Abstract: A portable communication device is provided. The portable communication device includes a first communication circuitry to perform a short-range communication; a second communication circuitry to perform a cellular communication; and a processor configured to establish, via the first communication circuitry, a communication connection with a first external device; deactivate the second communication circuitry, based at least in part on a determination that the portable communication device is communicatively coupled with the first external device via the communication connection; and while the second communication circuitry is deactivated, perform a telephone call with respect to a second external device using the communication connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Park, Kwang Sub Son, Dong Il Son, Sung Ho Son, Su Ha Yoon, Sun Kee Lee, Won Suk Choi, Sun Min Hwang, Sung Hyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 10574770
    Abstract: Modifying a notification on one client device can trigger the generation and transmission of a silent notification to another client device that is associated with the same user account. The silent notification can include instructions to query for and modify a similar notification, if present, on the other client device. Silent notifications that are undeliverable can be stored in offline storage and delivery can be reattempted at a later point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew H. Vyrros, Matthew Elliott Shepherd, Dylan Ross Edwards, Justin Wood, Daniel Ben Pollack, Pierre de Filippis, Jonathan Drummond, Justin Santamaria, Greg Novick
  • Patent number: 10564695
    Abstract: Methods and systems for transaction utilizing electronic device battery monitoring are disclosed herein. An electronic device may include a battery with a power level sensor. The power level may be monitored and, if the power level is below a threshold level, power draw of the electronic device may be reduced by shutting off one or more non-essential or low priority applications. Other transaction saving techniques may also be disclosed such as communicating data to the transaction server to allow for the transaction to be easily continued and/or indicating that the transaction should be automatically processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Vidit Maniyar
  • Patent number: 10534932
    Abstract: Location and other status information may be communicated between Proximity Service (ProSe) users. A ProSe function may retrieve a ProSe WTRU's location data from SLP and provide it to a monitoring WTRU via a ProSe discovery procedure or EPC-level ProSe discovery procedure. A ProSe function may retrieve a ProSe WTRU's location data from a ProSe WTRU and provide it to monitoring WTRUs via a ProSe discovery procedure. A ProSe WTRU may broadcast its location and/or other status information in a discovery message. A ProSe function may encrypt the location and/or other status information for encryption before broadcast. A ProSe WTRU may send its location and/or other status information via a user plane to another ProSe WTRU or ProSe group. A ProSe function may verify whether a WTRU is permitted to disclose and/or process information (e.g., location information) and may indicate to a WTRU whether to disclose information, e.g., before the information is disclosed, and/or whether to process the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guanzhou Wang, Loic Canonne-Velasquez, Saad Ahmad, Mahmoud Watfa, Dimitrios Karampatsis
  • Patent number: 10524177
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to manage data connections to multiple wireless networks in a wireless communication device supporting multiple subscriber identities via multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs) are disclosed. A representative method includes detecting an application request to establish a data connection; obtaining a preference for prioritization of data connections for the multiple SIMs; and based on the preference, establishing the data connection with a wireless network associated with one of the multiple SIMs. In representative embodiments, the preference is based on a user specified or default prioritization of the multiple SIMs, an order of radio access technologies (RATs), one or more quality metrics, data rates supported, and/or availability of wireless local area networks for the data connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Qiang Miao, Jianxiong Shi, Li Su, Wenping Lou
  • Patent number: 10499203
    Abstract: A method for generating notification is provided. The method includes following steps. A mobile device is paired with a wearable device. The mobile device has a first motion sensor, and the wearable device has a second motion sensor. Notification synchronization is performed between the mobile device and the wearable device. When an event is triggered and a corresponding notification should be generated, the mobile device generates the corresponding notification if the first motion sensor senses a motion is latter than the second motion sensor senses a motion. When an event is triggered and a corresponding notification should be generated, the wearable device generates the corresponding notification if the second motion sensor senses a motion is latter than the first motion sensor senses a motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hung-Tao Hsieh, Kuo-Chen Wu
  • Patent number: 10498901
    Abstract: A system and method are presented for voicemail acceleration. A voicemail acceleration system, which functions to accelerate the experience of a user, is associated with at least one user device. A user may initiate an interaction with another user, wherein the device associated with the voicemail acceleration system detects that the interaction is being sent to voicemail through contact analysis. A pre-established message and/or a number of options may be presented to the user initiating the interaction, wherein the user may choose an option or elect to automatically leave a message and end the interaction on their end. The voicemail acceleration system provides the retrieved message to the other user and finishes the interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Richard J. Walsh, Michael D. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10484846
    Abstract: A network-based service is utilized to facilitate twinning of two or more communication devices associated with a subscriber account. Incoming communication is intercepted by a communication device and forwarded to a network server, which in turn transmits the incoming communication to the multiple twinned devices. In addition, identifier data associated with outgoing communication is replaced with a primary identifier (e.g., customer telephone number (CTN)) of a user's primary device or a common identifier (e.g., a mobile one number (MON)) assigned to devices associated with the user's subscriber account. Communication devices can be temporarily twinned for a defined time period, during which a common bill can be generated for the twinned devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Edward G. Schmit, Jayanta Das
  • Patent number: 10477512
    Abstract: A method of paging in a wireless telecommunications system. A core network element selects a base station from plural base stations including a tracking area to have primary responsibility for paging a terminal device and conveys an indication of the terminal device to the selected base station. Each base station maintains a paging database identifying one or more terminal devices for which it has a responsibility for paging. When a terminal device is to be paged, the core network element transmits a paging request to the plural base stations including the tracking area. The respective base stations then determine whether to onward transmit a paging message for the terminal device based on a comparison between an identifier for the terminal device being paged with entries in their paging database, and if the comparison indicates it has responsibility for paging the terminal device, it will transmit a paging message accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Truelove, Hideji Wakabayashi, Jussi Kahtava
  • Patent number: 10470016
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to methods for provisioning a secondary wireless device with an eSIM for wireless communication and activating multi-SIM functionality between the secondary wireless device and a primary wireless device having a subscribed SIM. The primary wireless device may act as a proxy in obtaining the eSIM for the secondary wireless device. The primary wireless device may then provide, to the cellular network, identifiers of the SIMs of the primary and secondary wireless devices. The primary wireless device may then request initiation of multi-SIM functionality for the two SIMs, and receive an indication that the multi-SIM functionality has been initiated. As an example, the multi-SIM functionality may be implemented by mapping the SIM of the primary wireless device and the SIM of the secondary wireless device (e.g., the provisioned eSIM) to the same Mobile Directory Number (MDN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli, Li Li, Arun G. Mathias, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman, Chandiramohan Vasudevan, Rohan C. Malthankar, Francisco J. Gonzalez, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Jean-Marc Padova
  • Patent number: 10448252
    Abstract: A GSM, UMTS or LTE mobile telecommunications network includes a radio access network comprising base stations, and further includes one or more additional access points. An access point may be connected to the network core by an IP transport broadband connection. The access point is configured to appear to the mobile terminal as a base station. Arrangements are disclosed which allow the network to restrict access to the network via these access points whilst also minimizing signaling requirements. The access points may be excluded from traditional Tracking Areas, but associated therewith by a network controller in a mapping in order to notify authorized mobile terminals of the Access Point's existence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: David A. Fox, Timothy Frost, Gavin Wong, Jonathon Batkin, Jose-Luis Carrizo-Martinez
  • Patent number: 10440530
    Abstract: Embodiments selectively place or accept telephone calls based on recipient preference information, wherein processors are configured to determine whether a first telephone number of a different telephone numbers associated to an identified recipient is ranked highest relative to others of the telephone numbers within the ordered ranking for preferred use in calling the recipient at a local times and geographic locations of receiving mobile devices associated with the telephone numbers. In response to determining that the first number is not ranked highest, the embodiments stop execution of the initiated call to the first number and request authorization from the caller to place the call to another of the telephone numbers that is ranked highest within the ordered ranking. Embodiments further iteratively request authorization from the caller to place the call to others of the telephone numbers next-highest in rank, until placing the call to an authorized one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Kumar Ananthapur Bache, Jhilam Bera, Vijay Ekambaram, Saravanan Sadacharam
  • Patent number: 10434943
    Abstract: Specifically programmed, integrated motor vehicle dangerous driving warning and control system and methods comprising at least one specialized communication computer machine including electronic artificial intelligence expert system decision making capability further comprising one or more motor vehicle electronic sensors for monitoring the motor vehicle and for monitoring activities of the driver and/or passengers including activities related to the use of cellular telephones and/or other wireless communication devices and further comprising electronic communications transceiver assemblies for communications with external sensor networks for monitoring dangerous driving situations, weather conditions, roadway conditions, pedestrian congestion and motor vehicle traffic congestion conditions to derive warning and/or control signals for warning the driver of dangerous driving situations and/or for controlling the motor vehicle driver use of a cellular telephone and/or other wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Robert D. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10440320
    Abstract: According to at least one embodiment, a computer-implemented method to manage incoming communications is described. An incoming call may be received on a landline. One or more devices may be located within a predetermined area based at least in part on the receipt of the incoming call. The incoming call may be forwarded to the one or more devices based at least in part on the locating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventor: Harry Rein
  • Patent number: 10425867
    Abstract: A network node in a communication network provides Automated Neighboring Relation (ANR) data to User Equipments (UEs). The network node collects information of ongoing end-to-end traffic sessions from other network nodes in the communication network, and determines service characteristics of Radio Base Stations (RBSs) based on the collected information. For each RBS, the network node creates an ANR record indicating the determined service characteristics of neighboring RBSs. The network node then transmits the ANR record to each RBS to cause the RBS to propagate the ANR record to attached UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jad El-Najjar, Suliman Albasheir
  • Patent number: 10425247
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for translating a non-playback command into a playback modification to encourage a recipient of the command to execute on the command. A media guidance application may determine a command from a first user to a second user. The media guidance application may compare the command to a set of playback operation commands for a media asset that is currently being played back. The media guidance application may determine that the command is not contained within the set of playback operation commands. In response to determining that the command is not contained within the set of commands, the media guidance application may determine whether the second user executes a desired outcome of the command. And in response to determining that the second user does not execute the desired outcome of the command, the media guidance application may determine whether to modify playback of the media asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen E. Roe, Michael McCarty, Charles Dawes, Milan Patel
  • Patent number: 10387487
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for identifying images which may be of interest to a user based on their current geographic location. In some embodiments, a check is first performed to determine if the current geographic location is a location-of-interest. Images are searched that are in geographical proximity to the current geographic location of the user to identify images-of-interest. The images-of-interest may be designated in part based on actions taken by subjects having had interactions with the images. The user is notified based on the discovery of one or more images-of-interest. The one or more images-of-interest may be presented to the user through the use of map overlays and/or augmented reality techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Ikorongo Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Hugh Blake Svendsen
  • Patent number: 10365622
    Abstract: For controlling an appliance setting based on user position, systems, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus may include a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. In one embodiment, the processor monitors user position data for at least one registered user. In another embodiment, the processor identifies a travel scenario based on the user position data. In a further embodiment, the processor controls a setting of an appliance based on an identity of a registered user corresponding to the travel scenario.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: James Anthony Hunt, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10341492
    Abstract: Method, device, and system being performed by a first station. The method includes receiving a first call identification of a first communication session between the first station and a second station. The method further includes receiving a request, from a third station, to allow the first communication session to be transferred from the first station to the third station. Following the receipt of the request, the method includes displaying a prompt on the first station for permission to allow the first communication session to be transferred to the third station and, when the permission is received, transmitting a response, to the third station, granting permission to transfer the first communication session from the first station to the third station. Additionally, upon the call being transferred, an advisory, such as an audio or visual message, may alert the second client station of the call transfer event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Verma, Deepankar Bhattacharjee, Prateek Sharma
  • Patent number: 10321301
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the notification of an SM-SR subscription management server by an eUICC card or an eSE element. The card includes, in local memory, at least one short number (or “short code”), and more generally an address identifier, unique to a mobile-phone operator, wherein the number is associated with an operator subscriber profile within the secure card. The card is configured to retrieve, from the local memory, a short code associated with a subscriber profile in use to send, using the retrieved short code, a card status notification to the SM-SR server. In the absence of a short code, the card uses a unique international telephone number as the recipient of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: IDEMIA France
    Inventors: Guillaume Larignon, Jerome Dumoulin
  • Patent number: 10304048
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for authentication depending on device capabilities and user requests based on situational information collected in advance of a device becoming non-operational. A user may wish to utilize some device process, such as access and use of a device application or other module. For example, a user may wish to utilize a payment application of the communication device, or authenticate the user using a service provider accessible through the communication device. If the communication device becomes non-operational (e.g., lack of power or signal strength), the user may be prevented from authenticating through the communication device. Thus, the user may establish a limited use authentication credential from situational data to the user and device (e.g., location or current image) that allows the user to authenticate with the service provider. The authentication credential may be limited to a location, amount, and/or type of authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Billy Henry Runyan, Marty Jorgensen, Mohammad Zunaid Siddique, Rahul Nair, Eduardo Batlle, Michael Benjamin Bowman, Rashmi Singh Prakash
  • Patent number: 10284710
    Abstract: The present application 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: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan Wang, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10237464
    Abstract: A method for recording videos includes receiving first network connection information sent from a mobile terminal and acquiring second network connection information of a bound monitoring device according to the first network connection information. The bound monitoring device is bound with the mobile terminal. The method further includes, when the first network connection information matches the second network connection information, sending a stop instruction to the monitoring device to stop recording.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Feiyun Li, Fei Xu, Yanlu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10219124
    Abstract: In a telecommunications network, an incoming connection request to a primary (mobile) device may be terminated at a selected secondary device based on location information (WiFi connectivity, GPS location, Bluetooth connection). Similarly, a user may move an existing connection from the primary device to the secondary device, and back, by simple interaction with the primary device. A Mobile Device Application (MDA) resident in the primary device may control the termination and movement of connection requests and connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Garbin, Jeff McNiece
  • Patent number: 10218648
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to set of improvements to the out of office assistant that send out of office messages to senders of messages while a recipient is out of the office. One embodiment of the out of office assistant associates an out of office message with a calendar event to ensure the out of office message is sent only for the predetermined time period associated with the calendar event. Other embodiments of the out of office assistant generating different messages to people internal to an organization and people external to an organization, and the out of office assistant allows different rich text formatting for the different messages. In a further embodiment, a persistent reminder reminds the user that the out of office message application is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andy Brauninger, Aaron Hartwell, Jason Mayans, Alvin Mok
  • Patent number: 10200832
    Abstract: A network-based service is utilized to facilitate twinning of two or more communication devices associated with a subscriber account. Incoming communication is intercepted by a communication device and forwarded to a network server, which in turn transmits the incoming communication to the multiple twinned devices. In addition, identifier data associated with outgoing communication is replaced with a primary identifier (e.g., customer telephone number (CTN)) of a user's primary device or a common identifier (e.g., a mobile one number (MON)) assigned to devices associated with the user's subscriber account. Communication devices can be temporarily twinned for a defined time period, during which a common bill can be generated for the twinned devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Edward G. Schmit, Jayanta Das
  • Patent number: 10194014
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10178234
    Abstract: A first electronic device receives a phone call that was routed to the first electronic device by a call-routing service. While receiving the call, the first electronic device receives a request to route the phone call to a second electronic device. In response to receiving the request to route the phone call to the second electronic device, in accordance with a determination that a first routing criteria have been met, the first electronic device sends a request to the call-routing service to route the phone call to the second electronic device instead of routing the phone call to the first electronic device. In accordance with a determination that a second routing criteria have been met, the first electronic device causes call data associated with the call to be routed through the first electronic device to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Coffman, Keith Walter Rauenbuehler
  • Patent number: 10167837
    Abstract: A mobile telephone capable of controlling a remote keyless system is provided. The mobile telephone is loaded with an executable program that enables the mobile telephone to control the remote keyless system using frequencies and systems already used by the remote keyless system. The complex functionality a mobile telephone allows the executable program to fully control remote keyless systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Dipam Patel
  • Patent number: 10165089
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing security, monitoring, and control of mobile communications device activity including at least one mobile communication device with software operable thereon for receiving rules provided by an authorized user of the device(s) and in accordance with those rules administering actions to provide for controlling, monitoring, and security data stored or generated on the device(s), including logging data and activities related to the mobile communications device, blocking and filtering calls, messages, websites, emails, and combinations thereof, via wireless communication with a remote server computer having a corresponding software module operable thereon for managing and implementing the rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: MobileGuard, LLC
    Inventor: Todd Michael Cohan
  • Patent number: 10162495
    Abstract: Customization features for providing users with the ability to customize various aspects of a vehicle management system are described. These customization features can include functionality for generating custom reports based on vehicle parameters, including diagnostic codes. The customization features can also include features for customizing alerts based on vehicle parameters and features for customizing nomenclature in the vehicle management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Ali'i McCormick, Jason Mathew Koch, Ralph James Mason, William Robert Elliot
  • Patent number: 10154527
    Abstract: A method includes, at a user equipment, combining a message requesting the radio resource connection and a message requesting at least one service into a single message. The single message is transmitted from the user equipment to a network element in a wireless network. Another method includes receiving, from a user equipment, a single message including both a message requesting a radio resource connection and a message requesting at least one service. In response to the message requesting radio resource connection, performing radio resource control connection establishment for the user equipment in order to establish the radio resource control connection between the user equipment and at least one of a plurality of network elements of a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Luis Barreto, Juho Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 10136271
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for automatically answering an incoming voice-call on a mobile device. A voice-call answering application, executed on the mobile device, may allow a user to answer an incoming voice-call by applying a movement or a biometric sample that is preconfigured to answer the incoming voice-call. In some examples, the user may preconfigure the voice-call answering application to recognize different movements or biometric samples based on a time of day, a day of the week, a geographic location, or a type of motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd DeLoy
  • Patent number: 10111083
    Abstract: A communication system according to an exemplary aspect of the present invention is a communication system including a location management server for managing the location of a mobile station, a base station for deciding an exchange which accommodates the mobile station via the base station in response to a location registration request from the mobile station and making the location registration request to the exchange decided, and an exchange for making the location registration request to the location management server in response to the location registration request from the base station, wherein the location management server designates an exchange for accommodating the mobile station in response to the location registration request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10098084
    Abstract: A device may determine a set of characteristics of a network. The set of characteristics may relate to a set of wireless devices connected to the network. The device may alter a network configuration associated with a set of positioning reference signals (PRS signals) transmitted via the network based on the set of characteristics of the network. The alteration may relate to a characteristic of the set of PRS signals or a resource allocation for providing the set of PRS signals via the network. The device may transmit the set of PRS signals based on altering the network configuration to enable geolocation to be performed by the set of wireless devices connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Shankar Venkatraman, Jin Yang, Lei Song, Yee Sin Chan
  • Patent number: 10089805
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for householder of mansion to manage entrance by smart phone, so that the householder can manage entrance at outside. When a visitor pushes a doorbell of a mansion door machine, the householder at outside uses a smart phone to conduct audio and video communication with the visitor. If the householder agrees to let the visitor go in, the householder instructs the smart phone to generate a password for the visitor to memorize and let the visitor enter the mansion. The password is also sent to a home door machine of the householder. When the visitor an ives the home door machine of the householder, input the password. If the password inputted by the visitor is the same as the password generated by the smart phone, then the home door will open to let the visitor go in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NATIONAL TAIPEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Shaw Hwa Hwang, Bing Chih Yao, Kuan Lin Chen, Yao Hsing Chung, Chi Jung Huang, Cheng Yu Yeh, Shun Chieh Chang, Li Te Shen, Ning Yun Ku, Tzu Hung Lin, Ming Che Yeh
  • Patent number: 10084920
    Abstract: A multi-party conversation analyzer and logger uses a variety of techniques including spectrographic voice analysis, absolute loudness measurements, directional microphones, and telephonic directional separation to determine the number of parties who take part in a conversation, and segment the conversation by speaking party. In one aspect, the invention monitors telephone conversations in real time to detect conditions of interest (for instance, calls to non-allowed parties or calls of a prohibited nature from prison inmates). In another aspect, automated prosody measurement algorithms are used in conjunction with speaker segmentation to extract emotional content of the speech of participants within a particular conversation, and speaker interactions and emotions are displayed in graphical form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Gainsboro, Lee Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10080119
    Abstract: Some embodiments relate to methods for provisioning a secondary wireless device with an eSIM for wireless communication and activating multi-SIM functionality between the secondary wireless device and a primary wireless device having a subscribed SIM. The primary wireless device may act as a proxy in obtaining the eSIM for the secondary wireless device. The primary wireless device may then provide, to the cellular network, identifiers of the SIMs of the primary and secondary wireless devices. The primary wireless device may then request initiation of multi-SIM functionality for the two SIMs, and receive an indication that the multi-SIM functionality has been initiated. As an example, the multi-SIM functionality may be implemented by mapping the SIM of the primary wireless device and the SIM of the secondary wireless device (e.g., the provisioned eSIM) to the same Mobile Directory Number (MDN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli, Li Li, Arun G. Mathias, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman, Chandiramohan Vasudevan, Rohan C. Malthankar, Francisco J. Gonzalez, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Jean-Marc Padova
  • Patent number: 10063697
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, modules, and/or computer instructions for redirecting calls in a home communication center are provided. More particularly, a home communication center can include a femtocell, a DECT interface, and/or a network interface. The home communication center can register one or more cellular communication devices with the home communication center; receive, from the femtocell, a call directed to one of the cellular communication devices; determine if a redirection rule applies to the call; if a redirection rule applies to the call, determine a DECT phone to receive the call; determine a phone number for the DECT phone; and, send the call to the DECT interface to call the phone number of the DECT phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Flextronics AP, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher P. Ricci
  • Patent number: 10064022
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method manage a telephone number in a terminal, which can separately manage telephone numbers, a call to each of which an attempt to originate has been made and to each of which the call has failed to be connected, and then enable a convenient attempt to re-originate a call to the telephone number. The apparatus includes: a memory including a temporary list which stores a non-connecting telephone number, to which a call has been originated and has failed to be connected; and a controller for performing a control operation so as to store a particular telephone number in the temporary list as the non-connecting telephone number, when an attempt to originate a call to the particular telephone number is made and the call fails to be connected to the particular telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Chun Moon, Dae-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10057737
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a system and a method for automatic call synchronization. When a mobile terminal receives a called signal from a calling mobile terminal and determines that an automatic call synchronization function is enabled by itself, the mobile terminal transmits, to a wireless signal transponder, a call synchronization request which carries identification information and call information of the mobile terminal; a mode recognition unit which is connected to the wireless signal transponder performs an authentication on the mobile terminal according to the identification information of the mobile terminal; and transmits a call access request which carries the identification information and the call information of the mobile terminal to the fixed terminal via the wireless signal transponder, after the authentication on the mobile terminal is passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaheng Wang, Feng Bai, Jiuxia Yang
  • Patent number: 10057738
    Abstract: A network-based service is utilized to facilitate twinning of two or more communication devices associated with a subscriber account. Incoming communication is intercepted by a communication device and forwarded to a network server, which in turn transmits the incoming communication to the multiple twinned devices. In addition, identifier data associated with outgoing communication is replaced with a primary identifier (e.g., customer telephone number (CTN)) of a user's primary device or a common identifier (e.g., a mobile one number (MON)) assigned to devices associated with the user's subscriber account. Communication devices can be temporarily twinned for a defined time period, during which a common bill can be generated for the twinned devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Edward G. Schmit, Jayanta Das
  • Patent number: 10051133
    Abstract: Systems and apparatus, and methods relating thereto, can be implemented to include base station having a transceiver adapted to establish a radio-frequency link with a mobile telephone; a first interface, separate from said transceiver, that is adapted for communication over the public Internet; and a controller. The controller can be adapted to obtain from a server accessed via the public Internet, gateway address information for a remote gateway that provides an interface between the public Internet and a network of a telephone service provider and route data from the mobile telephone, over the public Internet, to the remote gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Barkan Wireless IP Holdings, L.P.
    Inventor: Elad Pinhas Barkan
  • Patent number: 10049368
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for providing compliant messaging services are disclosed. Methods according to some embodiments include receiving input data from a campaign sponsor, encrypting at least a portion of the input data, generating a message schedule that includes message content, recipient identification data and temporal data corresponding to a plurality of messages, and sending and/or receiving one of the plurality of messages to and/or from a corresponding recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: ERESEARCHTECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Hansen, Simon Dennison, Sue Meyer, Bipin Patel, Timothy James Davis
  • Patent number: 10016897
    Abstract: Systems and methods to predict and present availability and value of retail spaces in shopping malls. Robots are dispatched to temporary retail spaces to collect at least a portion of operation data stored in a database with leasing data of temporary retail spaces in a mall, tenant coordination data, and subscriber data. A web-based application predicts availability of the temporary retail spaces in the mall based on the leasing data, the tenant coordination data, and the operation data. The web-based application includes an interactive plan of the mall as a user interface for subscribers to access data related to the temporary retail spaces, and process applications for leasing the temporary retail spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: OneMarket Network LLC
    Inventors: Riley James Hitchcock, Sarah A. McElroy, Darlene A Veloso, Edmund James Golby Spencer, Corrine C Barchanowicz, Aram Marabyan, Erik Davin Kokkonen, Joshua Lynton Lowy, Brian Porter
  • Patent number: 10009322
    Abstract: Secure virtualizing of a mobile cellular device uses a cellular communication network having base transceiver station edge node servers. A virtualized-instance host server contains a virtualized instance of an enterprise environment. Base station controllers are in communication with and control the base transceiver stations. A mobile switching center in communication with the base station controllers contains the virtualized-instance host server. A cellular communication device is in communication with an edge node server, and an auxiliary data display entry device is in communication with the cellular communication device such that the virtualized instance of the enterprise environment is on the edge node server. Communications between the auxiliary display and data entry device are encrypted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dakshi Agrawal, Bruce O. Anthony, Jr., Chatschik Bisdikian, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Dinesh Verma
  • Patent number: 10007919
    Abstract: A method for managing customer interactions includes: receiving first proximity information relating to a proximity between an electronic communication device carried by a customer and a first proximity device located in a first location of a physical establishment associated with a customer contact center; creating an interaction object including data corresponding to the first proximity information; receiving, by the processor, second proximity information relating to a proximity between the electronic communication device and a second proximity device located in a second location; modifying the interaction object to include data corresponding to the second proximity information; storing the interaction object in a first data storage device, wherein data of contact center interactions between the customer and resources of the customer contact center is also stored; and retrieving the stored data of the interaction object and the data of contact center interactions for generating an output based on the retri
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: Juergen Tolksdorf, Christopher Connolly, Charlotte Toerck, Merijn te Booij, Herbert Willi Artur Ristock, Robert Kassel, John Keyes
  • Patent number: 9986397
    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: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhong Jeong
  • Patent number: 9967700
    Abstract: A content providing system based on location information recognition includes: a plurality of location signal output devices having different coverages; a user terminal configured to, when a location signal output from one of the plurality of location signal output devices is recognized, transmit access information of the location signal output device to a service server and enable a location signal reception module for receiving a location signal output from a location signal output device having a smaller coverage; and the service server configured to, when the access information is received from the user terminal, extract at least one content information to be transmitted to the user terminal among content information related to one location signal output device corresponding to the received access information and provide the extracted content information to the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Huh, Chul Yong Shin
  • Patent number: RE47939
    Abstract: Energy efficient roaming of a mobile device is described. The mobile device can include a sensor for sensing a motion of the mobile device to generate a sensor signal. A radio is capable of communicating with a wireless network. A processor activates the radio in the mobile device. The processor generates an environmental profile of the mobile device based at least on the sensor signal. A memory is coupled to the processor for storing the environmental profile. The processor deactivates the radio when the environmental profile indicates that the rate of motion of the mobile device is above a predetermined threshold for a first period of time. The processor reactivates the deactivated radio when the environmental profile indicates that the rate of motion of the mobile device is below the predetermined threshold for a second period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce A. Willins