Programming Control Patents (Class 455/418)
  • Patent number: 10298745
    Abstract: Interaction with a handheld device is modified based upon the speed at which the handheld device is traveling, for example while being held in a passenger vehicle. If the handheld device appears to be moving faster than a pre-established threshold, a lockout flag indicates that interaction with the user must be modified. Then, the lockout flag is cleared only when the handheld device is held off at an angle and the user focuses gaze upon the display for a minimum amount of time. Once the lockout flag is cleared, interaction with the user returns to a normal state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Ralph Peter Guisti
  • Patent number: 10295946
    Abstract: A first computer program generates a code encoding a date when the code was generated, an at least substantially unique identifier of a consumable item for an image-forming device, and usage information regarding the consumable item. The at least substantially unique identifier and the usage information are retrieved from a memory of the consumable item. Upon a user returning the consumable item for warranty purposes, a second computer program decodes the code to obtain the date, the at least substantially unique identifier, and the usage information. The second computer program determines whether to entitle the consumable item for warranty purposes based on the date, the at least substantially unique identifier, and the usage information. The second computer program outputs whether the consumable item should be entitled for warranty purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Stephen L. Testardi
  • Patent number: 10299187
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting system information from a base station to a user equipment, the user equipment being a limited-bandwidth device, camping on the base station, wherein the system information is divided in a plurality of system information blocks, and the system information further has associated a validity period, the validity period indicating how long the transmitted system information stays valid, while no change of system information occurs, wherein the validity period for system information relating to limited-bandwidth devices is longer than for system information relating to non-limited-bandwidth devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Lars Wehmeier, Thomas Ulrich
  • Patent number: 10289885
    Abstract: Systems and methods for keeping a display screen active that include a fingerprint sensor coupled to a processing system and configured to perform a check for a presence of a finger. The processing system may be configured to alert an operating system to cause a display screen to be in an active state based on a detection of the finger; perform a future finger sense action to detect that the finger is still interacting with the fingerprint sensor; report to an operating system, based on detecting that the finger is still interacting with the fingerprint sensor, that the display screen should remain in the active state, wherein the operating system causes the display screen to be in the active state based on the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Synaptics Incorporated
    Inventor: Anna Ostberg
  • Patent number: 10291465
    Abstract: Methods and systems for configuring computing devices using mobile workspace contexts based on proximity to locations are described herein. A mobile computing device determines that the device is proximate to a location, another device, or an individual associated with an enterprise system. The mobile computing device may then receive a mobile workspace context associated with the location, device, or individual, such as one or more specific wireless networks, enterprise applications, and/or documents, and may configure the device based on the received mobile workspace context. Additional methods and systems are described herein for transmitting and receiving sets of device capabilities between multiple devices, establishing communication sessions, and sharing various capabilities between devices. Still additional methods and systems are described for determining and accessing the capabilities of enterprise system resources using mobile computing devices in an enterprise system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joe Abou Rjeili, Joseph L. Freedman, Georgy Momchilov
  • Patent number: 10292032
    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: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kunihito Terashita
  • Patent number: 10292043
    Abstract: A method for managing a profile for a subscription in a subscriber identity module comprises the steps of (a) sending a management message from a server to the subscriber identity module; (c) carrying out a management measure corresponding to the management message in the subscriber identity module; wherein the following step b) which is effected before step c): (b) requesting and receiving a user input at the subscriber identity module; and carrying out step (c) only on the occasion of a successful carrying out of step (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventor: Nils Nitsch
  • Patent number: 10282131
    Abstract: Enablement of backup and restoration of specific data (SD) without creating a new firmware. An electronic device includes a system control, data-acquisition, and data-restoration sections. The system-control section downloads, from an application-providing-server, an application having an SD backup-procedure and a data-restoration-procedure of the SD based on the backup-procedure and the data restoration-procedure. A storage-section stores the downloaded application. The data-acquisition section executes the application to acquire the SD. The data-restoration section executes the application to restore the SD. The system control section causes, during the backup-procedure, transmit the SD acquired by the data-actuation-section to a backup-server and delete, thereafter, the application stored in the storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Kensaku Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10282680
    Abstract: A ridesharing with a surprise destination based on a reservation is disclosed. A user can request a ridesharing service for the reservation. The request may include a set of ridesharing preferences. The pickup location for the ridesharing service to pickup the user is determined along with a pickup time before the reservation time based on the ridesharing preferences. The system may request a ridesharing vehicle to pick the user at the pickup location and deliver the user to the surprise destination. Furthermore, a driver of the ridesharing vehicle may be instructed not to reveal the surprise destination. Furthermore, an application associated with the ridesharing may hide a set of revealing information for the reservation. Upon determining the ridesharing vehicle has reached the surprise destination based on the reservation, the reservation may be revealed. Furthermore, the ridesharing vehicle may pickup additional users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SplitTix LLC
    Inventor: Kathy Seacat
  • Patent number: 10284709
    Abstract: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus including a controller that is electrically coupled to a plurality of transceivers within a vehicle for enabling bi-directional wireless communication via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) between the controller and an occupant communication device (OCD). The controller is further configured to: transmit an advertisement signal indicative of the vehicle being in motion from each transceiver to the OCD via BLE and to receive, at each transceiver, a scan request signal from the OCD via BLE at a first power level. The controller is further configured to determine the location of the OCD in the vehicle in response to receiving the scan request signal at each transceiver at the first power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Lee Miller, Eric L. Reed, Doron M. Elliott, Bridget Chechak, David Anthony Hatton
  • Patent number: 10282761
    Abstract: A process of detecting an implemented blacklist may include downloading data from at least one blacklist. The process may also include compiling a list of image elements from the at least one blacklist based on a feature of the image elements, and selecting an image element from the list of image elements. The process may further include receiving a report indicative of the selected image successfully loading while a webpage is loaded on a web browser of a client device, and analyzing the report based on an expected response of the web browser to detect the implemented blacklist of the at least on blacklist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: comScore, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Thomas, Paul Barford
  • Patent number: 10278236
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a first communication section configured to communicate with a communication terminal through a first communication channel, and a second communication section configured to communicate with the communication terminal through a second communication channel different from the first communication channel, wherein the first communication section is used for transmission of connection information for establishing the second communication channel with the communication terminal, wherein the second communication section is configured to establish the second communication channel based on the connection information, and wherein the information processing apparatus is connected to a network based on a connection instruction transmitted across the second communication channel, and receives service data by which to run the information processing apparatus from a service providing apparatus via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Isao Soma, Naoki Miyabayashi, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Seiji Kuroda, Yasuharu Ishikawa, Kazuo Takada
  • Patent number: 10277723
    Abstract: An information acquiring device includes an information acquiring control circuit; or an information processing device includes an information processing circuit. The circuit prevents an operation of the information processing device and/or an information acquiring device based on the presence of a connection between the information acquiring device and the information processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryogo Ito, Kazuma Akamatsu, Shunsuke Katsumata, Shiro Eshita, Megumi Takagi, Ayumi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10268530
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for managing predetermined functions on a mobile device within a moving vehicle, the mobile device having an operating system (OS) that includes an event API installed therein that is configured for two-way communication with an external control device, the control device being installed within the vehicle and further configured to communicate with a software application installed and running in memory resident on the mobile device. In response to initiation of a predetermined function on the mobile device, a notification message is transmitted by the event API to the control device. The control device then communicates with the software application to determine a desired action for the mobile device to take with respect to the predetermined function. The control device then instructs the mobile device on the action to take on the predetermined function by transmitting an action message to the event API.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CELLCONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Breaux, Chad A. Kennedy, Michael W. Lynn
  • Patent number: 10271182
    Abstract: A method, device and a computer program product operable in a communications network to provide enhanced public warning system (PWS+) messages to a communication device over the current PWS system is disclosed. The method includes generating, at a server or network device, at least one public warning system (PWS) message and at least one enhanced PWS (PWS+) message, and associating the PWS+ message with the at least one PWS message. The at least one PWS+ message and the PWS message are transmitted via a communications network to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: John David Netto, Shu-Lin Chen, Michael Eoin Buckley
  • Patent number: 10271247
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device-to device (D2D) operation method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system. The method comprises: separately receiving, from a serving cell, measurement bandwidth information about a frequency not included in information indicative of a measurement object for the purpose of supporting the mobility of the terminal; measuring the frequency not included in the measurement object for the purpose of supporting the mobility on the basis of the measurement bandwidth information; selecting a cell on the frequency; and performing discovery announcement on the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10268471
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, by a first terminal, version information of a second terminal, where the version information of the second terminal includes at least a device model and a version number of system software of the second terminal; if the device model of the second terminal is compatible with a device model of the first terminal, determining, by the first terminal according to the version number of the system software of the second terminal and a version number of system software of the first terminal, whether system upgrade is to be performed on the first terminal; and if the first terminal determines that system upgrade is to be performed, obtaining, by the first terminal from the second terminal, system software data indicated by the version number of the system software of the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kheng Hong Ang, Chaozhi Huang
  • Patent number: 10261782
    Abstract: A request to store, in first data store associated with a customer of a computing resource service provider, a software image is received, the request including a set of layers of the software image to be stored. As a result of successful authentication of the request, based at least in part on a security token included with the request, a subset of layers of the software image that have not previously been stored in the first data store are determined, based at least in part on first metadata obtained from a second data store, the subset of layers in the first data store are stored, second metadata about the subset of layers are stored in the second data store, and the software image is caused to be launched in a software container of an instance based at least in part on the subset of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph Suarez, Scott Kerns Windsor, Nare Hayrapetyan, Daniel Robert Gerdesmeier, Pooja Kalpana Prakash
  • Patent number: 10257702
    Abstract: A control plane entity can perform validation checks to confirm the validity of a device identifier, for example, an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI), received from a user equipment (UE) during registration of the UE with a communication network. In one aspect, the control plane entity can verify that the IMEI conforms to a defined format; for example, the IMEI is fifteen digits long, does not comprise alphabets and/or symbols, and/or comprises a valid type allocation code (TAC) of eight decimal digits, etc. The validation of the IMEI can reduce errors in billing that can otherwise result in revenue loss for the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ranjit Kumar Avasarala, Vamsidhar Sivadi
  • Patent number: 10255382
    Abstract: A method for forming an optimized radiation shield design for a component including providing a computer system programmed to generate data files that define a component radiation shield having an optimized design based on pre-stored data defining particular radiation characteristics and user-provided data defining radiation shield design criteria. Radiation shield design criteria are inputted into the computer system which processes the inputted radiation shield design criteria and the pre-stored data defining particular radiation characteristics in order to generate data files defining an optimized design for a component radiation shield. The generated data files defining the optimized design for a component radiation shield are provided to a metallic three-dimensional printing system. The three-dimensional printing system is then activated to form a component radiation shield using a predetermined metal powder and the generated data files that define the optimized component radiation shield design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Lauenstein, Steven J. Kenyon, Raymond L. Ladbury, Thomas Jordan
  • Patent number: 10254881
    Abstract: An apparatus including an electronic device is configured with an ultrasonic touch sensor-based virtual button. The ultrasonic sensor is disposed behind a first portion of an exterior surface of the electronic device. A processor associated with one or both of the electronic device and the ultrasonic sensor is configured to: (i) process a signal received from the ultrasonic sensor so as to acquire image data of a surface or substance in contact with the first portion of the exterior surface; and (ii) make a first determination whether or not the acquired image data is related to an intended control touch on the first portion by determining whether or not the image data is characteristic of a fingerprint or a patterned stylus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Saurav Kumar Bandyopadhyay, Eliza Yingzi Du
  • Patent number: 10257279
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein to allow a service provider supporting applications running on a client device to remotely disable the applications, features of the applications, or sessions of the applications running on the client device. The service providers may initiate the disable action automatically upon the detection of certain events on or through the client device without requiring user input. The disable action is specific for the client device. In one embodiment, the service provider collects information associated with the application and with the remote client device that runs the application to conduct one or more transactions with the service provider. The service provider determines from the collected information a feature set of the application to disable on the client device. The service provider disabling remotely the feature set of the application on the client device without affecting any other client devices that run the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Nadav Naaman
  • Patent number: 10251129
    Abstract: Described in example embodiments herein are techniques for implementing power savings in a wireless local area network (WLAN). In accordance with an example embodiment, a centralized controller can be employed to gather data about network activity and select access points to switch to power save mode. Optionally, the controller may designate certain access points to remain active so as to monitor for clients attempting to access the WLAN. An aspect of an example embodiment is that it allows the controller to configure and manage power consumption based on demands on the overall system. In an example embodiment, techniques for implementing power savings within individual hardware components, such as access points, are disclosed. An aspect of a technique described in an example embodiment is that it provides flexibility to balance power savings and performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Clark Carty, Corey Metsker, Chad Jones, Robert Bowser
  • Patent number: 10250404
    Abstract: A consumer electronics (CE) device includes at least one processor and at least one computer readable storage medium accessible to the processor. The medium is programmed with instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute logic including detecting the position of the CE device and sending a command to at least one apparatus at a location distanced from the CE device to establish at least one configuration of the apparatus. The command is sent responsive to a determination that the CE device is passing a predefined distance from a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Dipendu Saha, Prem Venkatesan, Steven Friedlander, Nobuyuki Fujiwara, Paul Douglas Heavener, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10242067
    Abstract: The invention provides a display interface in a social networking system that enables the presentation of information related to a user in a timeline or map view. The system accesses information about a user of a social networking system, including both data about the user and social network activities related to the user. The system then selects one or more of these pieces of data and/or activities from a certain time period and gathers them into timeline units based on their relatedness and their relevance to users. These timeline units are ranked by relevance to the user, and are used to generate a timeline or map view for the user containing visual representations of the timeline units organized by location or time. The timeline or map view is then provided to other users of the social networking system that wish to view information about the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Serkan Piantino, Ryan Case, Stanislav Funiak, Daniel Klatzko Gibson, Jeff Huang, Ryan David Mack, Paul M. McDonald, Arun Vijayvergiya, Joshua Wiseman, Zizhuang Yang, Steven Young, Raylene Kay Yung, Mark E. Zuckerberg
  • Patent number: 10242083
    Abstract: Techniques to prevent circular event publication are disclosed. In various embodiments, a change in an entity's own value is detected. A change event is published based at least in part on the detected change, including by associating with the change event an event path vector that includes an identifier associated with the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Sreejith Prabhakaran Nair, Swati Bhatia, Sachin G. Totale
  • Patent number: 10244119
    Abstract: A driver's communication assistance infra system may include a vehicle terminal device mounted in a vehicle and obtaining mobile phone information related to portable communication devices of a driver and a passenger in the vehicle using a mobile phone pairing; and a connected vehicle center receiving and storing the mobile phone information transmitted from the vehicle terminal device and connecting a calling number to the passenger via a mobile communication network upon receipt of the calling number transmitted by the caller while the driver is driving; and the use of the portable communication device of the driver while driving is switched by the connected vehicle center, thus abiding by the driver's mobile phone regulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Kim, Jun-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10244380
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method in which a User Equipment will be able to register near instantly onto an available preferred roaming network, when the cellular radio of the UE is powered on. The method disclosed comprises of a roaming destination determined from a mobile boarding pass or input via User Interface of an Application installed on the Mobile Equipment or via UI on the Operating System of the ME, where the Application or OS compares the roaming destination with a PLMN list to obtain the preferred PLMN ID of that roaming destination which is selected and updated to specific files within the UICC. LTE and/or UMTS band information can also be obtained for the roaming destination and an MRU database updated to include the LTE and/or UMTS band information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELUS COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Robert E. Manalo, Prashanth Dappula
  • Patent number: 10243929
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. The methods, systems, and devices may provide for a time varying allocation of resources which includes a shared pattern of resources. The shared pattern of resources may be generated, determined, or otherwise identified by a base station and transmitted to the user equipment (UE). The shared pattern of resources may include one or more resource blocks (RBs) allocated for uplink transmission such as uplink control information to be transmitted using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) or uplink data transmissions using a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 10232709
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed towards providing a dynamic application environment where separate components of an application can execute on separate processing hardware at any given point in time. A host device monitors current operating characteristics associated with a computing device, such a head unit of an automobile, and based on those characteristics selects which components of one or more applications to execute on the computing device and which components to execute on the host device, if any. The host device provides the selected components to the computing device for execution by the computing device and the host device executes any other components that are not executed by the computing device. The host device monitors the current operating characteristics associated with the computing device, and modifies the selection of which components are executing on which device based on changes in current operating characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xevo Inc.
    Inventor: Ira Snyder
  • Patent number: 10237810
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as long term evolution (LTE). Provided is a method for processing System Information (SI) by a User Equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system. The method includes receiving, from a first base station (BS), information related to change of SI; and waiting for reception of changed SI based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anshuman Nigam, Jung-Soo Jung, Sun-Heui Ryoo, Jung-Min Moon, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10237425
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus including a transmission function for transmitting an image sets whether to permit use of a destination not previously registered. The image processing apparatus also receives, from an external apparatus, data including at least a destination field. The image processing apparatus sets the transmission destination based on destination information included in the destination field of the received data upon a condition that a setting is set permitting use of a previously un-registered destination and does not set the transmission destination based on the destination information included in the destination field of the received data upon a condition that a setting is set prohibiting use of a previously un-registered destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hikaru Sugita, Yosui Naito
  • Patent number: 10237745
    Abstract: Methods and systems for managing access of a communication resource in a licensed assisted access (LAA) network. Each transmission point (TP) of a plurality of TPs provides a first set of information indicative of expected usage of a first communication resource by each TP. Information is transmitted to the TPs to cause each TP to align usage or reservation of the first communication resource with any other TP belonging to a first radio access cluster (RAC) to which the given TP belongs, the first RAC being one in a first set of one or more RACs, wherein each of the plurality of TPs belongs to a respective RAC in the first set of RACs and each RAC in the first set of RACs contains one or more TPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohamed Adel Salem, Amine Maaref
  • Patent number: 10234868
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are disclosed for mobile device initiation of vehicle remote-parking. An example method for initiating vehicle remote parking includes presenting, via a touchscreen of a mobile device, a first motion track that is predefined by a user and continuous. The example method also includes detecting a travel point of the user on the touchscreen and initiating forward motion during remote parking of a vehicle in response to determining, via a processor, the travel point is moving in a clockwise direction within the first motion track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Erick Michael Lavoie, John Robert Van Wiemeersch
  • Patent number: 10228927
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for distributing, installing, and operating a software-defined radio-based radio application independent of hardware and a user application. A radio application distribution method for installing a radio application in a user terminal using a radio application package comprises the steps of: generating a radio application package including a radio controller code, compiled by an application processor compiler, and a user-defined function block; and uploading the radio application package to a server, wherein the radio controller code is in the form of an execution code executed by an application processor or radio computer of the user terminal, and provides a user application of the user terminal with context information of a radio application to be installed in the user terminal or defines a radio controller for transmitting and receiving data with a networking stack of a communication service layer located in the application processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Neo SASTech Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Won Choi, Hyun Wook Yang, Dong Hyun Kuem, Yong Jin, Kyung Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10231085
    Abstract: An event processing system for distributing geospatial computations with geo-fences is disclosed. The system can partition and distribute geo-fences efficiently for parallel computation, and can track a potentially unlimited number of moving objects. A computing device determines a minimum bounding rectangle (MBR) covering a geographic area indexed by a geo-grid, and partitions the MBR and a set of geo-fences to a plurality of processing nodes. The computing device receives input events of a stream comprising locations within the geographic area. The device distributes the events to partitions on processing nodes, based at least on the events' locations. The device can determine a partition identifier corresponding to a respective location in constant time. The computing device then combines partition results to obtain a single geospatial computation result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Santosh Kumar, Santosh Kumar Singh, Prithviraj Singh, Rahul Gupta, Yathish Gatty, Kunal Mulay
  • Patent number: 10229701
    Abstract: A mobile device is adapted for automatic speech recognition (ASR). A user interface for interaction with a user includes an input microphone for obtaining speech inputs from the user for automatic speech recognition, and an output interface for system output to the user based on ASR results that correspond to the speech input. A local controller obtains a sample of non-ASR audio from the input microphone for ASR-adaptation to channel-specific ASR characteristics, and then provides a representation of the non-ASR audio to a remote ASR server for server-side adaptation to the channel-specific ASR characteristics, and then provides a representation of an unknown ASR speech input from the input microphone to the remote ASR server for determining ASR results corresponding to the unknown ASR speech input, and then provides the system output to the output interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Willett, Jean-Guy E. Dahan, William F. Ganong, III, Jianxiong Wu
  • Patent number: 10231093
    Abstract: A method of determining a position of a mobile device in a vehicle includes obtaining accelerometer data collected using a accelerometer in the mobile device, obtaining angular orientation data collected using a gyroscope in the mobile device, and determining a start time of a driving event. The method also includes determining an entry side for the mobile device prior to the driving event, detecting an acceleration event, aligning the mobile device to a reference frame of the vehicle, and determining a front/back location of the mobile device. The method further includes detecting a braking event, determining an end time of the driving event, determining an exit side for the mobile device after the driving event, and determining the position of the mobile device during at least a portion of the driving event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Joe Adelmann
  • Patent number: 10231181
    Abstract: Various of the disclosed embodiments concern efficiency improvements in wireless products. For example, some embodiments specify profiles for regional and custom-specified operational constraints. The profiles may be retrieved from across a network or stored locally upon the device. The profiles may specify various configuration adjustments that optimize the system's performance. For example, when possible, some embodiments may allow the system to operate at a lower power level and to thereby save energy. Various factors and conditions may be assessed in some embodiments prior to adjusting the existing power configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Shun-Liang Yu, Peiman Amini
  • Patent number: 10223466
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for searching for and acquiring information under a computing environment. The apparatus includes: at least one input device configured to receive a first query input of a first query type and a second query input of a second query type; and a controller configured to output a query input window including a first display item corresponding to the first query input and a second display item corresponding to the second query input, to automatically switch, in response to receiving the first query input, the apparatus from a first state to receive the first query input of the first query type to a second state to receive the second query input of the second query type, and to obtain a search result according to a query based on the first query input and the second query input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-shik Kang, Min-Jeong Kang, Won-Keun Kong, Ga-hyun Joo
  • Patent number: 10223845
    Abstract: A method based on separating ambient gravitational acceleration from a moving three-axis accelerometer data for determining a driving pattern is presented. A server may receive telematics data originating from a client computing device and combine the telematics data. The server may estimate a gravitational constant to the combined telematics data and generate a function for pitch and a roll angle from the combined telematics data. The server may further determine a driving pattern using at least the pitch and the roll angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Sunish Shreenarayan Menon, David James Dosher, Scott Thomas Christensen
  • Patent number: 10225216
    Abstract: A conversation interface system provides remote access to manufacturing operation information using plain language message exchange. A cloud-based conversation interface service is exposed to an instant messaging application, and receives plain language queries from via the instant messaging application's interface requesting information relating to one or more industrial systems. The cloud-based system synchronizes the queries to one or more on-premise conversation interface agent devices residing at one or more plant facilities. The on-premise agent devices translate the queries and apply the translated queries to local sources of manufacturing operation data. The on-premise agent devices then generate and return response messages based on the retrieved information, and the cloud-based system directs the response messages the originators of the queries via the instant messaging interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Wise, Petr Ptacek, David Wayne Comeau, Nancy Lynne Burnham, Jonathan D. Walter, Michael John Pantaleano, Eugene Liberman, Kenneth S. Plache
  • Patent number: 10216763
    Abstract: Media objects, such as images or soundtracks, may be ranked according to a new class of metrics known as “interestingness.” These rankings may be based at least in part on the quantity of user-entered metadata concerning the media object, the number of users who have assigned metadata to the media object, access patterns related to the media object, and/or a lapse of time related to the media object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Daniel S. Butterfield, Caterina Fake, Callum James Henderson-Begg, Serguei Mourachov
  • Patent number: 10219139
    Abstract: An approach is provided for configuring one or more mobile devices to multiple access points and/or services associated with at least one structure. An access platform determines status information associated with at least one structure, wherein the at least one structure is associated with one or more access points located in one part of the at least one structure, one or more other access points located in another part of the at least one structure, or a combination thereof. The access platform then processes and/or facilitates a processing of the status information to cause, at least in part, an activation, a deactivation, or a combination thereof of the one or more access points, one or more services associated with the one or more access points, the one or more other access points, one or more other services associated with the one or more other access points, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Arto Palin, Jari Antero Nikara, Vesa-Veikko Luukkala, Petri Liuha
  • Patent number: 10219205
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multiple network mode selection devices in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment of the invention, a multiple network mode selection device includes a processor, a radio module connected to the processor, and network determination process storage connected to the processor and configured to store one or more network determination processes, wherein the processor is configured to connect to a first network using the radio module, execute a network determination process selected from the one or more network determination process, reprogram the radio module in response to the executed network determination process, and connect to a second network using the radio module, where the second network is separate from the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CalAmp Corp.
    Inventors: Somu Ramiah, Pierre Olivier, David Best, Lloyd Wendland, Christopher J. Ludewig, Andrew Morrow
  • Patent number: 10212665
    Abstract: A mobile phone includes an acceleration sensor, a communication unit, and a controller. The acceleration sensor detects an acceleration value. The communication unit performs communication. When determining, based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, that the mobile device has shifted from a moving state to a stop state, a controller turns off a power supply of the communication unit when a communication connection between the communication unit and a base station is not established and the controller does not turn off the power supply of the communication unit when the communication connection between the communication unit and base station is being established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hajime Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10212177
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a system and a method for managing a terminal to improve the security. The system for managing a terminal 1 connects to a WEB content containing information on an application running on the terminal; calculates reliability of the WEB content; references data on an application in the WEB content if the calculated reliability exceeds a threshold; and performs control of the application for the terminal based on a result of the reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OPTIM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunji Sugaya
  • Patent number: 10205818
    Abstract: Provided is a mobile terminal having a sensor detecting movement thereof and an event processing method. The mobile terminal includes: an orientation detector for monitoring, in response to detection of an event, movement of the mobile terminal for a preset time duration to identify an orientation of the mobile terminal; and a controller for processing the event in an operating mode corresponding to the identified orientation. As a result, the user can readily switch operating modes of the mobile terminal by changing orientations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyu-Ok Choi, Won-Chul Bang
  • Patent number: 10203949
    Abstract: A system for providing a software update includes a server in which software updates are registered, and a terminal for receiving version information of a software update from the server and performing a software update on the basis of the received version information of the software update, wherein the server includes a version information checking unit for collecting version information of software temporarily stored in the terminal or version information of software installed in the terminal and comparing the version information of the temporarily stored software or the version information of the installed software with the version information of the software update to determine whether to transmit the software update to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventor: Kee Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10206217
    Abstract: Provided is a communication control device including a performance acquisition unit that acquires a parameter indicating communication performance on a signaling path of a base station of a small cell that at least partially overlaps with a macro cell in a wireless communication system, a selection unit that selects an interference control scheme for controlling interference between the macro cell and the small cell, based on the parameter acquired by the performance acquisition unit, and an interference control unit that transmits an interference control signal to the base station of the small cell in accordance with the interference control scheme selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Sawai