Programming Control Patents (Class 455/418)
  • Patent number: 10743129
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a driver is provided. The method includes receiving and analyzing GPS data identifying locations of GPS enabled devices of a plurality of users. A group of users are determined to be located within a specified proximity to each other based on the analysis. The group of users are determined, based on an altitude, velocity, and a vector of the group of users, to be located within a vehicle. A position and role for each user with respect to the vehicle is determined. Selected functions of each GPS enabled device are controlled based on each role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa M. Chavez, Rhonda L. Childress, David B. Kumhyr, Michael J. Spisak
  • Patent number: 10743259
    Abstract: Wireless transition timers associated with wireless transition states are adaptively controlled in relation to use of applications by user equipment (UE). A UE can include a transition management component (TMC) that can adaptively control wireless transition timers associated with wireless states based on application type, session content, or other factors. The TMC monitors data flow associated with an application and, for a current or subsequent communication session, controls the length of wireless transition timers and switching between wireless states to improve UE, application, and/or network performance while maintaining QOE for the user. The TMC can access a timer look-up table that maps wireless transition timers to application type, content type, user behavior, or other factors. The TMC also can desirably control maintaining persistence or always-on connections by controlling switching between wireless states using the adapted wireless transition timers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Gaviphat Lekutai, David R. Wolter
  • Patent number: 10741279
    Abstract: Provided are mechanisms and processes for a medical appointment delay management system. According to various examples, the system includes a location sensor that detects when a medical professional enters an examination room to conduct an examination of a particular patient. The system also includes a medical schedule processor that logs a time associated with when the medical professional enters the examination room and compares this time with scheduling information to predict whether future appointments in the schedule will be delayed. A notification interface, included in the system, is designed to notify an upcoming patient if their scheduled appointment will be substantially delayed. Scheduling information is cryptographically separated from HIPAA information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Deborah T Bullington, Andrew B Bullington
  • Patent number: 10743160
    Abstract: A method includes detecting a user-input instruction for displaying a user interface for notification management and displaying the user interface for notification management. The user interface for notification management includes a classification option. The method further includes receiving a user-input instruction for selecting the classification option, displaying at least two application types, detecting a user-input instruction for selecting an option of one application type of the at least two application types, displaying, in a same user interface, an identifier of at least one application corresponding to the selected application type, displaying a setting option of a UI prompt manner of a notification message for each of the at least one application, detecting an operation of a user on the setting option of the UI prompt manner of the at least one application, and saving the setting option of the UI prompt manner of the at least one application after the user operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanyan Mao
  • Patent number: 10735578
    Abstract: Methods for unlocking a mobile terminal can include capturing a face image of a user through a front-facing camera of the mobile terminal in response to a sliding action applied to a sliding module on the mobile terminal; and unlocking the mobile terminal by using the captured face image as a key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaoqin Lin, Zheng Yan, Yudong Chang, Yuning Li, Chengxing Gao
  • Patent number: 10735899
    Abstract: A server and a corresponding method for communicating over a network with a first mobile device that is registered on the network and configured to transmit, via the network, positional data of the first mobile device to the server. The server including circuitry that outputs an instruction to a first mobile device, computes a time delay incurred in commencing the instruction, authenticates identifying information from the first mobile device, monitors a location of the first mobile device, to determine a displacement of the location of the first mobile device with respect to the location of a second mobile device, updates a factor based on data received by the server from the first and second mobile devices. The server further determines, based on the factor being lower than a predetermined factor threshold, a second instruction to be sent to the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Stackpole & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Irving L. Stackpole, Richard Ashodian
  • Patent number: 10728843
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a base station, and a method of operating a base station, in a cellular telecommunications network, the base station having normal, compensation and energy saving modes of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Richard Mackenzie, Michael Fitch
  • Patent number: 10728696
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed relating to proximity detection of devices and targeted information services, such as information campaigns. Disclosed methods provide targeted campaigns to a user, such as targeted campaigns to presentation devices based on proximity of user devices near the information devices. Other methods provide targeted campaigns across various applications, while other methods provide for scheduling campaigns to premises device identifiers based on an event schedule, and other methods provide a hierarchal system for monitoring different sets of premises device identifiers when a user device can monitor for a limited number of premises device identifiers at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Franklyn Athias, Erami Botchway, John Hart, Michael Chen, Corey Farrell
  • Patent number: 10728744
    Abstract: Examples herein relate to a state of a multi-access edge computing (MEC) application. Examples disclose the identification of a device that is capable of executing the MEC application. In response to the identification of the device executing the MEC application, caching at a MEC platform within a home network for the device, the state of the MEC application and associated data for the device. The examples transmit the state of the MEC application and associated data to a different MEC platform located outside of the home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Senthil Kumar Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10726138
    Abstract: An unauthorization determination system includes a memory device that is mounted in a vehicle and includes a predetermined non-access area, a connection device mounted in the vehicle and configured to be connected to the external device in a wired or wireless manner, and an ECU configured to, in a case where access to the non-access area is requested from the external device or in a case where the non-access area is accessed by the external device, determine that the access from the external device is unauthorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tetsuro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10721593
    Abstract: A network controller including processing circuitry may be configured to receive dynamic position information indicative of a three dimensional position of at least one mobile communication node, compare fixed position information indicative of fixed geographic locations of respective access points of a network to the dynamic position information to determine a relative position of the at least one mobile communication node relative to at least one of the access points based on the fixed position information and the dynamic position information, and provide network control instructions to at least one network asset based on the relative position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventors: Gerard James Hayes, Elbert Stanford Eskridge, Jr., Koichiro Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 10713935
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments provide control services for controlling devices with body-action input devices. An example method includes subscribing, by a control service, to one or more sensor signals from a selected body-action input device, the sensor signals including raw sensor data corresponding to one or more body-actions with the selected input device. The control service analyzes, using a selected component control service, the raw sensor data, to identify a body-action input corresponding to the body-actions with the selected input device. The control service converts, using the selected component control service, the identified body-action input, into one or more control signals, to control the selected controlled device corresponding to body-actions with the selected input device. The control service then provides the control signals to control the selected controlled device in response to the body-actions with the selected input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Aik Hua Siew, Timo Virtanen, Pratibha Gupta
  • Patent number: 10713337
    Abstract: Systems and methods for payload encoding and decoding are disclosed. An example apparatus includes a processor. The example apparatus further includes a storage device in communication with the processor, the storage device including instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to at least process a license file to obtain information to access a message encoded in audio, the information obtained from the license file including at least one of decoding information, message codes, a decoding algorithm or diagnostic information; detect the message encoded in the audio based on the information obtained from the license file; and output the detected message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Wendell Lynch, Ronald D. Smith
  • Patent number: 10700881
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method performed at a Policy and Charging Rule Function, PCRF, entity for provisioning policy information. The method comprises preparing policy information for provision to a PCEF entity and then provisioning the policy information to the PCEF entity. The method also comprises indicating a recurring time interval for applying a policy associated with the policy information to the PCEF entity such that the policy can be applied at the PCEF repeatedly at the recurring time interval without further provisioning of the policy information to the PCEF entity. Correspondingly, there is also provided a method performed at a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function, PCEF, entity for applying a policy. Apparatuses embodied at the PCRF and PCEF are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hui Yang, Juying Gan, Chengqiong Xie
  • Patent number: 10701712
    Abstract: A network node (110) provides a first system information set to a radio device (120), The network node (110) also signals a limitation to the radio device (120). The limitation specifies a condition for requesting a second system information set from the network node (110). Correspondingly, the radio device (120) receives the first system information set and the limitation from the network node (110), and may, for example, determine whether or not to transmit a request for the second system information set based on detecting that the condition is or is not met, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jens Bergqvist, Rui Fan, Janne Peisa, Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 10693792
    Abstract: A first mobile device and a plurality of other mobile devices connect to a network. A routing configuration table is configured. The routing configuration table includes rules about sharing communication between the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices. The first mobile device is paired with the plurality of other mobile device based on the routing configuration table. A determination is made whether the first mobile device has received a communication. In response to the determination that a communication has been received by the first mobile device, the communication is transferred to at least one mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices based on the configuration table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gregory J. Boss, Jeremy R. Fox, Andrew R. Jones, Kevin C. McConnell, John E. Moore, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10691170
    Abstract: A device (100) for handheld operation is provided. The device comprises a touchscreen (110) and processing means (111) operative to display a plurality of user-interface (UI) elements (121-124) on the touchscreen, wherein each UI element is associated with an action which is performed in response to touching the UI element, determine one or more of the displayed UI elements which a user (150, 151) of the device is likely to touch based on a touch pattern (130), and perform, for at least one of the determined UI elements, the action associated with the UI element. The action may, e.g., comprise pre-fetching content which is likely to be requested by the user from a server (180). Performing an action, such as pre-fetching, based on a touch pattern is advantageous since a touch pattern reflects the relative likelihood that the user touches a specific position, or region, of the touchscreen, thereby reducing latency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Peter Ökvist, Tommy Arngren, Till Burkert, David Lindegren
  • Patent number: 10693989
    Abstract: A Proxy Service Broker on a Hoster Platform as a Service (PaaS) receives a request for a Service Catalog including PaaS services available from a Partner PaaS. Using the Proxy Service Broker, creation of an instance of a Partner PaaS service selected from the Service Catalog is initiated. Using the Proxy Service Broker, a call is transmitted to a Partner Service Broker on the Partner PaaS to create the instance of the Partner PaaS service executing on the Partner PaaS. An Application is deployed on the Hoster PaaS to consume the instance of the Partner PaaS service. The deployed Application is bound with the instance of the Partner PaaS service and directly consumes the bound Partner PaaS service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Peter Eberlein, Momchil Atanasov, Martina Galabova
  • Patent number: 10683004
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for input signal management for vehicle park-assist. An example vehicle includes a door, an autonomy unit, a communication module, a vehicle speed sensor for monitoring a vehicle speed, and a controller. The controller is to cause the autonomy unit to perform remote parking upon receiving, via the communication module, a remote parking signal. The controller also is to receive an unlock request during performance of the remote parking and prevent unlocking of the door responsive to determining the vehicle speed is greater than a threshold speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, Ali Hassani, Alyssa Chatten, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10679016
    Abstract: A method of translating information using crowdsourcing includes evaluating a metric related to a content to be translated, determining a priority for the content, queuing the content for the crowdsourcing based on the priority determined from the metric, and translating the information from a language to another language using the crowdsourcing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian Ni, Andrzej Sakrajda, Hui Wan, Cheng Wu, Sasha P. Caskey
  • Patent number: 10677618
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for sensor testing for computing devices during initial movement of the device, such as movement on a manufacturing line. In one instance, a device with integral sensor testing during initial movement of the device may include a plurality of sensors and a sensor test block coupled with the plurality of sensors, to detect, collect and/or report readings provided by at least some of the sensors in response to movement of the device between at least a first test station and a second test station. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yael Yanai, Yehiel Shilo, Eli Kupermann, Chen-Hsun Wu, Elena Agranovsky, Marlon D. Bada
  • Patent number: 10671634
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed for transmitting notification updates to computing devices (“the technology”). Various embodiments of the technology includes a proxy server that facilitates transmission of notifications to the computing devices based on a location proximity and/or access pattern of the computing devices. In one such embodiment, if a particular computing device of the user is not within a predefined location proximity of a primary computing device of the user, the proxy server delays or decreases the frequency of transmission of the notifications to the particular mobile device. In another example, based on the access pattern of the particular computing device, if the proxy server determines that the user is not likely to use the particular computing device, e.g. until a certain point of time, the proxy server delays or decreases the frequency of the transmission of the notifications to the particular mobile device until around that certain point of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Chan, Justin Quan
  • Patent number: 10673549
    Abstract: A system comprises an Internet network interface, and a first server. The first server include a first port operatively coupled to the Internet network interface, a memory, a processor, and a service application for execution by the processor. The service application is configured to receive a digital audio file and associated radio broadcast information via the Internet network interface, obtain an audio file identifier using a segment of the digital audio file, forward the digital audio file to a radio broadcast system according to the radio broadcast information, receive the segment of the digital audio file and associated radio reception information via the internet network interface, and identify the digital audio file and record the radio reception information for the identified digital audio file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: DTS, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Smalley
  • Patent number: 10674498
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide various procedures and methods for accelerated secondary cell (SCell) activation when carrier aggregation (CA) is configured. A scheduling entity receives, from a network entity, an indication of anticipated data for a user equipment (UE) in an idle mode. The scheduling entity determines supplemental wake-up information based on the carrier aggregation capability of the PCell. The scheduling entity transmits a wake-up message to the UE. The wake up message is configured to cause the UE to wake up in a CA configuration using the PCell and one or more SCells, based on the supplemental wakeup information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kaushik Chakraborty, Rahul Malik, Srinivas Yerramalli, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10671932
    Abstract: A method for recommendation model integration includes obtaining, using a first model, multiple text scores ranking multiple software applications according to a first user submitted terms in a source software application, and obtaining, using a second model, multiple feature scores ranking the software applications according to multiple features of the software applications. The method further includes integrating the text scores and the feature scores to generate multiple combined scores for the software applications, and presenting, to a user, the software applications according to the combined scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Meng Chen, Bei Huang, Ngoc Nhung Thi Ho
  • Patent number: 10667185
    Abstract: A method for avoiding unnecessary actions in a connection establishment comprises sending a request to a network node to initiate the connection establishment, upon sending the request to the network node, starting a timer for the connection establishment, wherein an expiration of the timer stops the connection establishment for a user equipment (UE), and stopping the timer to stop the connection establishment upon the UE receiving a suspend message or a release message, or upon the UE performing a cell reselection procedure while the timer is running. The timer may prevent the UE from waiting the connection establishment to be completed if there is an error or bad transmission in the connection establishment. Furthermore, the timer to stop the connection establishment may avoid unnecessary actions and inform other layers in the network when the timer expires to stop the connection establishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. da Silva, Gunnar Mildh
  • Patent number: 10666813
    Abstract: A method and system of restoring a functionality of a mobile user device. A lock screen is displayed on the display of the user device. An international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of a subscriber identity module (SIM) card presently installed in the user device is determined. The IMSI is sent to a Remote Recovery Server (RRS). A message is received from the RRS indicating whether the IMSI is authorized for the user device and whether an account of the user device is replenished at least in part. Upon determining that the IMSI is authorized for the user device and the account of the user device is replenished at least in part, at least one function that was previously restricted is restored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Kevin Lau
  • Patent number: 10667217
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides an information processing device which reduces the possibility of a false detection of lifting of an electronic device. A standstill determination section (63) determines that a standstill condition is satisfied in a case where a dispersion of acceleration detected by an acceleration sensor (11) is (i) within a predetermined standstill reference range and (ii) outside a predetermined complete standstill reference range. Then, in a case where the standstill determination section (63) determines that the standstill condition is satisfied, a lifting determination section determines that an electronic device (1) has been lifted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tohru Kashiwagi, Shinya Okuda, Akihiro Isoo, Tomoki Kato
  • Patent number: 10667088
    Abstract: Methods and devices for identifying a driver of a vehicle are provided. Embodiments collect vehicle and driving data using a mobile device of a user. The collected data may be used to estimate whether a user of the mobile device is a driver or a passenger in a vehicle. Data collected using the mobile device may be analyzed to determine when the user is engaging in distracted driving behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Rafi Finegold, Dan Shiebler, Kevin Farrell
  • Patent number: 10667125
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for receiving, from a mobile device, a request to register with a mobility network, the mobile device including a partially-activated subscriber identification module (SIM); determining that the partially-activated SIM qualifies for on-device activation; in response to determining that the partially-activated SIM qualifies for on-device activation, providing a short message service (SMS) message to the mobile device through the mobility network, the SMS message including a uniform resource locator (URL); in response to activation of the URL, providing, to the mobile device, access to an activation portal web page associated with the URL, wherein SIM data and device data are automatically provided to the activation portal web page; and receiving, from the mobile device, activation data, and in response, activating the SIM and provisioning the mobile device within the mobility network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, L.P., CRICKET WIRELESS LLC, AT&T MOBILTY II LLC
    Inventors: Tina Steeley, Dennis Duffy, Vadim Nerovnia, Kenneth Hughes, Andre Lakhansingh, Derek Baylor, Umair Rabbani, Jacqueline Levy Johnson, Chris Denton Morris, Elizabeth Petronella Grimbergen
  • Patent number: 10657531
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a “one-click payment” scheme for streamlining customers' online checkout experiences. According to one particular embodiment, a customer can use a computing device to be authenticated and receive a unique, one-time token to make a one-click payment during an online checkout process. The one-time token may be encrypted and directly associated with a payment account which the customer is authorized to access. The online merchant may forward a transaction request including the one-time token and purchase amount to an authorization server which would verify the token and charge the corresponding payment account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventor: Avin Arumugam
  • Patent number: 10655979
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for an application that operates on a mobile device. The method predicts several likely destinations for a vehicle to which the mobile device is connected based on data from a several different sources. The method generates, for a display screen of the vehicle, a display that includes the several likely destinations. In some embodiments, the method receives a first type of input through a control of the vehicle to select one of the likely destinations, and enters a turn-by-turn navigation mode to the selected destination in response to the received input. In some embodiments, the display is for a first destination of the several likely destinations. The method receives a second type of input through a control of the vehicle to step through the set of likely destinations, and generates a display for a second destination in response to the input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuele Vulcano, Bradford A. Moore, Jorge Fino
  • Patent number: 10652807
    Abstract: An example technique is performed by a client on a device, and includes: obtaining attributes relating to the device, to one or more wireless networks, or to both the device and the one or more wireless networks; evaluating the attributes in voting modules of the client to generate votes, with a voting module evaluating one or more of the attributes and generating a vote; making a determination, based on the votes, to connect the device to a wireless network of the one or more wireless networks, or to maintain a connection between the device and the wireless network; and controlling the device based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventor: William Kenneth Logan
  • Patent number: 10652940
    Abstract: A method for communication between network nodes of a mobile communication network includes: transmitting, by a first base station, a first message to a specific network node using a first indirect communication interface; and transmitting, by the specific network node, a second message to a second base station entity using the second indirect communication interface. Via the first and second messages, information related to configuration information content is transparently transmitted from the first base station entity to the second base station entity, via the specific network node of the mobile communication network, using the first and second indirect communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Andreas Neubacher, Olaf Zingler
  • Patent number: 10645118
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for virtualized network honeypots. Network traffic is received from a connecting device. It is determined whether the network traffic is authorized or unauthorized. The network traffic is selectively routed to a requested network service or to a honeypot server based at least in part on whether the network traffic is authorized or unauthorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dennis Naylor Brown, Jr., Volker Helmut Mosthaf
  • Patent number: 10645584
    Abstract: Wireless communication of information from an access control device to a mobile communications device is disclosed. The mobile communications device is capable of communicating with at least two transmitters. The at least two transmitters include i) a first transmitter located at a first access controlled door that transmits first BLE beacons; and a ii) second transmitter located at a second access controlled door that transmits second BLE beacons. The mobile communications device includes a Bluetooth communication module that is configured to receive a plurality of BLE beacons, including the first BLE beacons and the second BLE beacons, from the at least two transmitters at different locations on a same floor within a premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Avigilon Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Hu
  • Patent number: 10645046
    Abstract: A method postpones an electronic message displayed for a user of a computing device. The user provides input to postpone the electronic message. Postponement options are displayed for the user. The user selects one of the options. Display of the message at the computing device is inhibited accordingly. One option enables a user to repeat the most recently selected postponement option. Another option postpones the message until the computing device is at a user-designated location. Another option inhibits display of the message at the computing device, but enables display of the message at another user-specified second computing device. Some postponement options are generated according to context of the electronic message, such as the content of the electronic message, the date or time when the user requested the postponement, or prior history of user-selected postponements. Some options are based on a sampling of postponement options selected by a plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vijay Umapathy, Xander Pollock, Ryan Proch, Taylor Kourim, Liam Asher Segel-Brown, Ryan James Fioravanti, Michael Christopher Joseph Landry, Shalini Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10645569
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for remote provision of a secondary subscriber entity. A method is performed by a primary subscriber entity. The method comprises providing a selected subscription type for the secondary subscriber entity to a subscription portal of the primary subscriber entity during an authenticated session between the primary subscriber entity and the subscription portal. The method comprises receiving an activation code for a new network subscription of the selected subscription type from the subscription portal. The method comprises providing the activation code to the secondary subscriber entity to remotely provision the secondary subscriber entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Patrik Salmela, Abu Shohel Ahmed, Kazi Wali Ullah
  • Patent number: 10635430
    Abstract: Techniques for updating an application installed on a communication device may include determining that an update for a private portion of the application is available at a server, sending a request for the update to the server, receiving an updated version of the private portion from the server, and installing the updated version of the private portion on the portable communication device without updating the public portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Paul Hilliar, Brijendra Singh, Mohamed Nosseir, Robert Youdale
  • Patent number: 10638306
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in reducing signal latency in a mobile network with use of localized Unified Data Management (UDM) entities are described. For example, the technique may employ a plurality of localized UDMs, where each localized UDM is associated with a unique location area. A localized UDM provides for storage of, in a localized Unified Data Repository (UDR), subscriber profile data associated with a subscriber of user equipment (UE). The subscriber profile data stored in the localized UDR may be a replica or copy of at least a subset of subscriber profile data for the subscriber stored in a UDR of a “centralized” UDM. Query access to the localized UDR may be provided for network functions (NFs) or subscriber/UEs. The replica or copy of subscriber profile data may be stored in the localized UDR for those subscribers having use in the location area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Shekhar, Ameo Ghosh, Sharad Chandra, Humberto Jose La Roche, Ian McDowell Campbell
  • Patent number: 10635376
    Abstract: A client is provided which is connectable to multiple mobile units while reducing or eliminating inconvenience to be given to a user. A client 2 is a client 2 which is connectable to multiple mobile units 3 and 4, and includes: a client output unit 25 configured to output information; a client communication unit 23 configured to perform communication; and an output controller 211. When connection is made to one mobile unit of the mobile units 3 and 4 through the client communication unit 23, the output controller 211 outputs pieces of mobile unit identification image information P1 to P8, M1 and M2 which can identify the connected mobile unit, on the basis of communication with the connected mobile unit, to the client output unit 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10638447
    Abstract: A method and system for processing control plane signaling in a Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) transmission mechanism are provided. A base station configures a trigger condition for a user equipment (UE) based on resource situations. The UE receives the trigger condition, and reports current location information to the base station based on the trigger condition when the trigger condition is satisfied. The base station appropriately reduces control plane signaling overheads and the power consumption of the UE on the premise of ensuring the location accuracy of the UE by controlling the number of reports and reporting frequency of the UE based on the trigger condition, thereby achieving the objective of improving the overall utilization of radio resources and reducing the power consumption of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yixue Lei, Yunfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10638492
    Abstract: A radio communication system includes a first base station, a second base station, a third base station, and a user equipment, wherein the radio communication system includes a determination unit that determines allocation of signal processing that is commonly performed by the first base station and the second base station and signal processing that is performed by the third base station, based on a predetermined reference value; a first signal processor that performs the signal processing allocated to the first base station in accordance with the allocation determined by the determination unit; a second signal processor that performs the signal processing allocated to the second base station in accordance with the allocation determined by the determination unit; and a third signal processor that performs the signal processing allocated to the third base station in accordance with the allocation determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kubo, Takahiro Asai
  • Patent number: 10635371
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing a lock-screen are provided. The method includes turning off a display unit, configuring content for the lock-screen in response to the turning off of the display unit, receiving a user interaction, based on at least one button, turning on the display unit in response to the user interaction, and displaying the lock-screen that is changed based on the content configured to correspond to the user interaction when the display unit is turned on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Juho Hyun, Sung-wook Byun, Haksoon Im
  • Patent number: 10628649
    Abstract: A method of recognizing a fingerprint, an electronic device and a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium are provided in the present disclosure. The method includes: touch information on a designated area within a touch screen of an electronic device is obtained when a fingerprint recognition fails, where a distance between the designated area and a fingerprint collection area of the fingerprint recognition is within a designated range; and a fingerprint recognition failure operation is prohibited from being executed when the touch information indicates that the designated area satisfies a preset touch condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guosheng Li, Yinghong Liu
  • Patent number: 10631119
    Abstract: An architecture is provided that can facilitate and/or transmit notifications based upon device presence techniques in connection with a wireless communications network. For example, when certain mobile devices register with a particular network entity (e.g., a femtocell) that services a particular target location (e.g., place of residence), then such registration can be leveraged to indicate presence at the target location. Accordingly, notifications can be delivered to custodian devices that indicate the presence information if certain predetermined conditions or criteria are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: William S. Robbins, Judson John Flynn, Randolph Wohlert
  • Patent number: 10631155
    Abstract: A communication apparatus may determine whether specific apparatus identification information for identifying a specific external apparatus is stored in a memory in a case where the specific apparatus identification information is received via a second interface from the specific external apparatus, shift an operating state of the communication apparatus from a non-parent station state to a parent station state in a case where it is determined that the specific apparatus identification information is stored in the memory, receive a wireless connection request from the specific external apparatus via a first interface after the operating state has been shifted from the non-parent station state to the parent station state, and form the wireless network in which the communication apparatus operates as the parent station and the specific external apparatus operates as a child station, in a case where the wireless connection request is received from the specific external apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kunihito Terashita
  • Patent number: 10621649
    Abstract: A collaborative platform applies various machine learning techniques to correlate potential purchasers with high-value articles of property that may be of interest. Attributes, characteristics, preferences, and the like of a potential purchaser are scored against attributes and features of articles. The platform learns from interaction by the agents and the potential purchasers to become more attuned to the desires and lifestyle of purchasers and to gain more and more pertinent information from the listing agents regarding high-value articles, so as to ultimately to arrive at a better match between a high value article for sale and a likely purchaser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: REALM IP
    Inventors: Julie L. Faupel, Hunter Albright, Edward Dombrower
  • Patent number: 10616729
    Abstract: A data assist application allows people to share structured data, and update and/or collaborate in real time. Companies can use embodiments of the invention to send and/or receive structured data. Embodiments of the data assist application work standalone or while a user is talking to a person or a company. In use, information is spread when people share data with non-users. The data are preferably owned and/or controlled by the user and stored on user devices. Further embodiments of the invention integrate with OS-supplied data and third party apps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: [24]7.ai, Inc.
    Inventor: Kioma Aldecoa
  • Patent number: 10616810
    Abstract: A method for transmitting buffered data of an MME comprises the steps of: performing a CP mode; buffering downlink data, when the downlink data on a terminal is received from an S-GW, during an idle period in which an ECM-idle state of the terminal is maintained; receiving, from the terminal, a service request message for requesting a UP mode; transmitting, to a base station, an initial context setup request message for setting a DRB, and receiving, from the base station, an initial context setup completion message; and transmitting, to the S-GW, a modified bearer request message for setting an S1 bearer between the base station and the S-GW, wherein the buffered data is included in the initial context setup request message and may be transmitted to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinsook Ryu, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim, Sangmin Park