Programming Control Patents (Class 455/418)
  • Patent number: 11128749
    Abstract: A communication terminal device records voice data indicating a voice input during a call in memory (S2), and upon detecting that a proximity of a user's head to the communication terminal device has ceased to be detected (S3 and S4; YES), recognizes an utterance after a time point a predetermined period of time prior to a time point at which a proximity of the head to the communication terminal device has ceased to be detected, based on voice data recorded in the memory (S5). Upon detecting that a predetermined keyword has been recognized, and that no proximity of the head to the communication terminal device is detected, the communication terminal device terminates the call (S9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventor: Satoru Kawamura
  • Patent number: 11129239
    Abstract: The wireless communication device includes one or more wireless transceivers and a controller. The one or more wireless transceivers detect(s) one or more first frequency bands of one or more cellular networks, and detect(s) one or more second frequency bands of one or more non-cellular networks. The controller selects one of the first frequency bands and one of the second frequency bands, which do not overlap, and assigns the selected first frequency band to one of the wireless transceivers, thereby enabling one of the wireless transceivers to camp on a cell on the selected first frequency band. Also, the controller assigns the selected second frequency band to one of the wireless transceivers, thereby enabling one of the wireless transceivers to connect to one of the non-cellular networks on the selected second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Lun Liu, Sheng-Kai Chang, I-Ching Hsieh, Yen-Chih Yang, Teng-Wei Huang, Tzu-Shiang Hsu, Tzu-Yu Lee, Tsung-Yueh Chiang
  • Patent number: 11126265
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor that is programmed to receive input specifying a component in a vehicle and data specifying a location of a wearable device in the vehicle. The processor is programmed to determine a distance of the wearable device from a location of the component and actuate the wearable device to provide haptic output based on the determined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Yifan Chen, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante, David Melcher, Jeffrey Allen Greenberg, Ali Hassani, Devinder Singh Kochhar, Jeffrey Brian Yeung, Kenneth Michael Mayer
  • Patent number: 11119755
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system and method for receiving at an application server a request for a software application from a mobile device wherein the request includes an indicator that allows the application server to tell whether the mobile device currently has a software application interpreter installed, sending the software application interpreter to a cellular wireless network for provisioning to the mobile device if the indicator shows that the mobile device does not have the application interpreter installed, and sending the software application to a cellular wireless network for provisioning to the mobile device. The invention further comprises a system and method for updating the software application in a way that seems automatic to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Fidelity Information Services, LLC
    Inventor: Rodney Aiglstorfer
  • Patent number: 11120650
    Abstract: Vehicle bus data is collected from an electronic control unit. User input is received to initiate creation of a vehicle health report for describing a vehicle diagnostic event. A voice message descriptive of a context of the diagnostic event is recorded. The telematics controller sends, to a sever, the vehicle health report including the voice message and a subset of the vehicle bus data including a time of the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chad Bednar, Erik J. Christen
  • Patent number: 11122403
    Abstract: A communications system is to communicate with an application server storing a plurality of applications. The communications system includes a mobile wireless communications device configured to store at least one application from among the plurality of applications, the at least one application having stored version information associated therewith. An intermediate server is configured to update the mobile wireless communications device by at least obtaining respective current version information for associated current versions of the plurality of applications and obtaining the stored application version information from the mobile wireless communications device for the at least one stored application. The stored application version information is compared with the current version information for the at least one stored application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Xianfeng Chen, Orlin Vesselinov Stoev
  • Patent number: 11119836
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for managing predetermined functions on a mobile device within a moving vehicle. A control device in a vehicle establishes a connection with the mobile device. The control device receives, from an event notification service via the connection, an event notification indicative of an initiation of one of the functions on the mobile device. The control device sends an action responsive to the event notification to the mobile device via the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CELLCONTROL, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Breaux, Chad A. Kennedy, Michael W. Lynn
  • Patent number: 11122391
    Abstract: One or more location analysis computing devices, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed herein for determining the position of a mobile device (smartphone, tablet computer) within an interior of a vehicle. The position of the mobile device may be calculated by detecting changes in accelerometer data. The accelerometer data may first need to be translated to determine corresponding axes, since the device may not be right side up (e.g., in a pocket). The vehicle may travel over road discontinuities such as bumps, and calculating the position of the mobile device may be based on the different magnitude and angle resulting from a first tire and a second tire hitting the bump. Data from vehicle sensors or other mobile device sensors may also be used in the calculating. Once the position is determined, commands may be sent to the mobile device to deactivate certain functionality, or to a remote server for further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Soren K. Lundsgaard, Dana Ferguson, Jared S. Snyder
  • Patent number: 11115900
    Abstract: Convergence of a 5th-Generation communication system supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-Generation system(s) with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT) may be applied to intelligent services. Operator specific services are permitted and provided by allowing an unauthorized terminal to search for and access the such services, and includes notifying a terminal of information corresponding to “operator specific services” by allowing a base station to broadcast predetermined information, displaying information acquired by a terminal, matching information acquired by the terminal with information broadcast from a base station to arrange services, requesting access and notifying a terminal performs an access for “operator specific services” upon accessing a network, providing a menu for determining whether neighboring base stations are capable of “operator specific services” to a user of a terminal, and allowing the terminal to determine whether there is the base station broadcasting the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sujung Kang, Duckey Lee, Jonghan Park, Youngsun Ryu, Kangjin Yoon, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 11114068
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a device housing and one or more displays presenting one or more user actuation targets defining one or more virtual buttons in a predefined arrangement relative to a first end of the device housing. One or more sensors detect a condition of the electronic device, such as an approaching object, change in the direction of gravity, or an object tapping or pushing the electronic device. One or more processors cause, in response to the one or more sensors detecting the condition, the one or more displays to present the one or more user actuation targets defining the one or more virtual buttons in another predefined arrangement that is different from the predefined arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid Alameh, John Gorsica, Michael Russell
  • Patent number: 11115879
    Abstract: Provided are a state switching method, a network device and a terminal device. The method is used for a first terminal device in an inactive state; the inactive state indicates that the first terminal device and a network device are in a disconnection state, and the first terminal device and the network device retain context information of the first terminal device. The method includes: generating indication information, which is used to indicate the first terminal device to release the context information, or not to release the context information; and sending the indication information to the first terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11115957
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed that allows for uplink resource reuse. A user device is provided an uplink resource for a first data type. If the user device does not have enough data of the first data type to fill the granted uplink resource, the user device fills the granted uplink resource with a second data type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hilco Patent Acquisition 55, LLC
    Inventors: Zhijun Cai, Sean Bartholomew Simmons, James Earl Womack, Takashi Suzuki, Yi Yu
  • Patent number: 11109202
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a mobile edge network-based intelligent routing service is provided. The intelligent routing service includes using default network devices to initially provide application services to end devices. The intelligent routing service further includes selecting and migrating the application services to a multi-layered mobile edge computing network when performance metrics associated with the application services are not satisfied. The intelligent routing service may determine whether performance metrics are satisfied based on performance metric information obtained from the serving nodes and the end devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Sagiv Draznin, Matthew W. Nelson
  • Patent number: 11109091
    Abstract: A content access device and system may allow portable remote devices to be paired with a variety of different devices, allowing remote control through a network connection. Content access devices may expose application program interfaces, allowing incoming network traffic to control operation of the device much in the same way that a local infrared remote would. Routing content commands through an external application server may also yield other benefits, such as allowing more customized selection of information and advertising content to users based on their viewing history.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. McMahon, Donald Dischner, Jamesheed R. Batmanglidj, James Capps, Joshua Seiden
  • Patent number: 11107175
    Abstract: An approach is provided for performing ride-sharing functions based on joint motion using multiple sensor data. The approach, for example, involves retrieving a joint motion prediction indicating whether at least two devices are traveling in a same transportation vehicle. The joint motion prediction is computed based on sensor data collected from the at least two devices using at least one sensor type from among a plurality of sensor types. Each sensor type of the plurality of sensor types is associated with a respective joint motion classifier configured to compute a sensor-type joint motion prediction that is used for generating the joint motion prediction. The approach also involves initiating a ride-sharing function for respective users of the at least two devices based on the joint motion prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Silviu Zilberman, Herman Ravkin, Daniel Schmidt, Harel Primack, Natalia Skorokhod, Ofri Rom
  • Patent number: 11108473
    Abstract: A method of user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises providing an indicia to instruct placement of the UE in a beam training condition, in response to identifying placement of the UE in the beam training condition, performing a beam codebook training including identifying beam usage rate statistics, and generating a beam codebook for a beam generation of an antenna array of the UE for the beam training condition based on the identified beam usage rate statistics, the beam codebook including a UE-specific sub-codebook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boon Loong Ng, Jianzhong Zhang, Jin Cao, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 11107349
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for detection of a scooter riding environment are described. A scooter alarm and pedestrian walkway detection system includes an alarm, a movement sensor configured to detect motion of a scooter and transmit motion data indicative of the motion to a processor, and an image capture device configured to detect features of a riding environment of the scooter and transmit riding environment data indicative of the features to the processor. The processor is configured to determine whether the riding environment of the scooter is a pedestrian walkway based on the motion data and the riding environment data. The processor is configured to activate the alarm in response to determining that the riding environment of the scooter is a pedestrian walkway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: AitronX Inc.
    Inventors: Xinlu Tang, Alexandra Li, Chen Zhong, Fang Jiang, Quan Zhang, Yong-Gang Sun
  • Patent number: 11102644
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for network configuration. The method includes: sending an acquisition request to a second device, in response to determining that a first device requires network configuration; receiving network configuration information sent by the second device according to the acquisition request, the network configuration information including network configuration information of one or more wireless networks to which the second device had been connected; and configuring, based on the network configuration information, a wireless network accessible by the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yan Xie
  • Patent number: 11101946
    Abstract: A network node, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), and system for operating a wireless network is disclosed. A first network node receives a radio resource control (RRC) message from a WTRU, the RRC message including WTRU capability information. The first network node then sends an application protocol message having RRC information to a second network node for use by the second network node to configure uplink resources for the WTRU, the RRC information including the WTRU capability information and physical channel configuration information of the WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 11095771
    Abstract: An example method comprising receiving a plurality of categories of availability statuses, receiving a plurality of categories of different contact groups, identifying, for each contact, at least one contact group, receiving a plurality of rules for call handling, each of the plurality of rules being associated with at least one of the different availability statuses and at least one of the different contact groups, receiving a telephone call from a first caller, identifying a caller identifier of the first caller, determining a contact group of the first caller, determining a current availability status of the recipient, identifying an applicable rule based on the contact group of the first caller and the current availability status of the recipient, selecting an audio prompt based on the applicable rule, and presenting the audio prompt to the first caller based on the applicable rule, the audio prompt indicating a preference of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventor: Farhad Arshad
  • Patent number: 11095768
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for preventing wireless communication while driving is presented. The system including a text prevention device configured to be installed in a vehicle and detect mobile computing devices within the vehicle. The text prevention device is further configured to establish a connection with detected mobile computing devices and serve as a proxy device to receive signal transmissions transmitted from and received by the mobile computing devices preventing the mobile computing devices within the vehicle from distracting the driver during operation of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: AtWill USA
    Inventors: Richard J. Pearce, Scott D. Smiley
  • Patent number: 11095667
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for, responsive to receipt at a security device of a webpage request from a client to a server, obtaining a unique user identifier corresponding to a tab of a web browser issuing the webpage request and associating the unique user identifier with network events associated with the tab and the webpage request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Forcepoint LLC
    Inventor: Luke Somerville
  • Patent number: 11095700
    Abstract: A management server includes a processor and a storage that stores correlation information in which a category into which content is classified, location information, and an access frequency are correlated with one another. The processor acquires access information on an access from a wireless terminal to a content server via an access point and a network, a content requested by the wireless terminal, and location information corresponding to the accessed access point, updates the correlation information by rewriting the access frequency corresponding to a category to which the requested content belongs and the acquired location information, according to the access information, specifies a category and location information such that an access frequency related to the category and location information in the updated correlation information satisfies a criterion, and stores a content belonging to the category in a cache area of an access point corresponding to the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichiro Oyama, Takeshi Ishihara, Hiroshi Nishimoto
  • Patent number: 11089549
    Abstract: To provide for power saving and the flexibility to activate a sufficient number of links without sacrificing link performance during a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle, a method to selectively activate a subset of links is disclosed. The method includes a user equipment (UE) receiving an indication from a base station to use a subset of a plurality of antenna ports. The UE may enter a sleep mode as part of the DRX cycle. The UE may activate the subset of the plurality of antenna ports indicated during a part of the DRX cycle such as during periodic wake up intervals. The UE may monitor for communication from the base station during the part of the DRX cycle using the plurality of antenna ports. If the UE detects the communication, the device may activate one or more additional links to prepare for data communication during another part of the DRX cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wooseok Nam, Tao Luo, Olufunmilola Omolade Awoniyi-Oteri
  • Patent number: 11087209
    Abstract: Systems and methods for using collecting and analyzing device sensor data to determine whether an individual is an operator or a passenger of a vehicle are disclosed. According to certain aspects, an electronic device associated with the individual may collect or access sensor data that is indicative of or associated with an operation of the vehicle. The electronic device may transmit pertinent portion(s) of the sensor data to a backend server, which may input the portion(s) into a neural network for analysis. The neural network may output a probability metric(s) indicative of whether the individual is a passenger or an operator of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BlueOwl, LLC
    Inventors: Vinay Kumar, Kenneth J. Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11089463
    Abstract: A method and device for activating a Near Field Communication (NFC) can improve efficiency in management of switching a simulation card. The method can include: a default action of at least one associated device is detected; in response to that a default action of the at least one associated device is detected, an NFC card associated with the default action of the at least one associated device in a local device is activated. A terminal integrated with an NFC function can implement automatic selection and activation of an NFC card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shan Chen, Mengshan Hu
  • Patent number: 11080350
    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: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Woo-Shik Kang, Min-Jeong Kang, Won-Keun Kong, Ga-Hyun Joo
  • Patent number: 11082124
    Abstract: A network analytics control module may include processing circuitry configured to receive three dimensional location information and corresponding signal quality information for a particular asset in an air-to-ground (ATG) network, make a service quality inference for the particular asset based at least in part on the received information, and provide an instruction for a network control activity based on the service quality inference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventors: David Claassen, Douglas Hyslop
  • Patent number: 11082751
    Abstract: The invention provides a network outage continued playing method of an on-demand video, and an IPTV playing device, wherein the method comprises: connecting a network to acquire a data stream of the video; playing, by a player, the data stream, and obtaining a start playing time of the video; in the case of network outage, obtaining the playing time length of playing the video; when network is connected again, obtaining a time point according to the start playing time and the playing time length; searching for, by the player, according to the time point, and starting to continue to play the video at the display time label of the key frame. The present invention has the beneficial effects of directly performing the breakpoint continued playing of the on-demand video from the network outage time point when the network is connected again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AMLOGIC (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yinli Xia
  • Patent number: 11079928
    Abstract: A system for use in controlling operating functions of a controllable device includes a hand-held device and an intermediate device in communication with the hand-held device and the controllable device. The hand-held device is adapted to receive a gesture based input and to transmit a signal having data representative of the gesture based input. The intermediate device has programming for translating the data representative of the gesture based input in a signal received from the hand-held device into a command signal to be communicated to the controllable device wherein the command signal has a format appropriate for controlling an operating function of the controllable device that is associated with the gesture based input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Negron, Patrick H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11076340
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (BSRs) are disclosed. A wireless device may receive from an eNode-B a first indication indicating a logical channel group and at least one associated priority. The wireless device may produce a BSR associated with first data, which may include an indication associated with the logical channel group and an index indicating an amount of the first data. The wireless device may transmit the BSR to an eNode-B. Then, the wireless device may receive allocation information for transmission to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) group. Further, the wireless device may transmit at least a portion of the first data to the WTRU group over a logical channel in the logical channel group. Also, the BSR may further include a plurality of indications associated with a respective plurality of logical channel groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, Stephen E. Terry, Mihaela C. Beluri, Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 11076054
    Abstract: A system and method for programmatically managing device connectivity to a network that includes provisioning connectivity devices with an account of a communication platform, where for a set of the connectivity devices, provisioning includes uniquely associating network operating identifiers of each of the connectivity devices with a corresponding programmatic device resource in the communication platform, setting communication metering properties in a programmatic connectivity plan resource in the communication platform and associating the connectivity plan resource to at least a subset of the device resources of the connectivity devices, and activating network communication status of the connectivity devices; servicing communications from the connectivity devices; and programmatically managing the communications from the connectivity devices through at least the device resources and the connectivity plan resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Twilio Inc.
    Inventors: Chetan Chaudhary, Evan Cummack, Brian Tarricone
  • Patent number: 11076393
    Abstract: A device and method controlling working state change of a small cell and a base station including the device. The device includes: an information acquiring unit that acquires interference between a small cell to be controlled and an adjacent small cell and/or load of the small cell to be controlled; and a state change determination unit that determines working state change to be performed by the small cell to be controlled according to the acquired interference and/or load. The working state includes multiple sleep levels from low to high. A sleep degree of the small cell to be controlled in a low sleep level is less than a sleep degree of the small cell to be controlled in a high sleep level, the working state change being performed among multiple sleep levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qimei Cui, Ningyu Chen, Jiahui Liu, Yingni Zhang, Liang Zeng, Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 11068876
    Abstract: Purchasing related activity that is executed on computing devices on a LAN is monitored. Information is identified concerning purchases of IoT devices on the LAN, based on the monitoring of the purchasing related activity. For example, a specific purchase of a specific device (or specific device type) can be identified, or identifying information concerning a purchased device can be inferred, based on monitored purchasing related activity. IoT devices are discovered on the LAN and identified. Identifying a discovered device can further comprise interrogating the discovered device, monitoring activities of the discovered device, and/or analyzing information concerning purchases of IoT devices on the LAN. Gleaned identifying information concerning a discovered device can be used to determine or disambiguate the device's identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Norton LifeLock
    Inventors: Ilya Sokolov, Bruce McCorkendale, Keith Newstadt
  • Patent number: 11071148
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a system information transmission method, a base station and a terminal. The method includes: a base station configuring physical random access channel (PRACH) parameters according to an access purpose of a terminal, and transmitting to the terminal, the access purpose comprising to request system information or to request initial access, the PRACH parameters comprising a number of a PRACH occasion and a time interval for the terminal to retransmit a random access request, each of the PRACH occasion corresponding to a different PRACH resource; receiving a random access request transmitted by the terminal according to the PRACH parameters selected according to the access purpose; if the access purpose of the terminal is to request the system information, transmitting system information to the terminal. The embodiments of the present disclosure facilitate system efficiency optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhi Zhang, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11064352
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dynamic file system management of an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) in response to changes for electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) on the eUICC are disclosed herein. Hardware specific file information, e.g., hardware-based eUICC parameters, which may apply to multiple eSIMs and/or multiple Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), is included in a default eUICC file system. MNO specific information, e.g., MNO-specified parameters, is included in eSIMs. Customized eUICC level files are created, stored, modified and/or replaced based on a combination of default eUICC files and MNO specific information extracted from an eSIM at installation and/or in response to a change of state of the eSIM, such as when enabling, disabling, or updating the eSIM on the eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Xiangying Yang
  • Patent number: 11064446
    Abstract: Provided herein are apparatus and methods for wideband receivers. In certain configurations, a radio frequency (RF) communication system includes two or more receiver slices that operate in parallel with one another to process an RF input signal. The receiver slices generate digital signals by processing different sub-bands of the RF input signal. For example, the RF communication system can include a first receiver slice that processes a first sub-band of the RF input signal and that generates a first digital signal representing the first sub-band, and a second receiver slice that processes a second sub-band of the RF input signal and generates a second digital signal representing the second sub-band. The RF communication system further includes a clock generation circuit that generates one or more clock signals to control timing of the receiver slices, and a sub-band processing circuit that processes the digital signals from the receiver slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Anatog Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Saeed Aghtar
  • Patent number: 11064167
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, by a processor of an audio/video recording and communication device (A/V device), an input in response to a press or a touch of a button of the A/V device. The method further includes determining, by the processor based on the input, that the button was pressed or touched for a threshold period of time. Upon determining that the button was pressed or touched for the threshold period of time, the method further includes activating, by the processor, a command input mode. During the command input mode the processor analyzes visual data captured by a camera of the A/V device. The method further includes determining, by the processor based on the visual data, a command input entered during the command input mode. The method further includes executing, by the processor, an action based on the command input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: James Siminoff
  • Patent number: 11064428
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a communication circuit, a display, and a processor. The processor acquires a first MAC address of an access point to which the communication circuit already made a connection, and a second MAC address that corresponds to an SSID that is obtained by electronic equipment by performing scanning processing. The processor makes a determination of whether or not vendors are identical with each other, based on the first MAC address and the second MAC address, and performs processing of displaying on the display, in a mode in accordance with the result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junpei Koizumi
  • Patent number: 11055572
    Abstract: A system and method of training an appearance signature extractor using a training data set, the training data set including input images associated with a plurality of domains. The method comprises inputting an input image of the training data set, an identity label, and a domain label to the appearance signature extractor, the identity label providing identity information of the input image, and the domain label providing domain information of the input image, the domain information corresponding to one of the domains; determining an appearance signature from the input image using the appearance signature extractor; determining an identity score from the appearance signature; determining a loss value between the identity score and the identity label according to the domain label, wherein the loss value relates to an error between the identity score and the identity label; and updating the appearance signature extractor using the determined loss value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 11055166
    Abstract: Systems and methods for storing a covert payload of data within a network are provided. A datagram is generated at an origin host comprising the covert payload of data, a more fragments flag indicating that the datagram is part of a larger transmission, a source address for a confederate host, and a destination address for a blind host. The datagram is transmitted from the origin host to the blind host. When no further datagrams are received, the blind host sends an error message with the covert payload of data to the confederate host. This may be repeated across a number of blind and confederate hosts to form a ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Rankin Labs, LLC
    Inventor: John Rankin
  • Patent number: 11050702
    Abstract: A mobile application for integrating a location sharing event with a messaging platform such as a text messaging or email platform allows users to be prompted about location sharing when at least a part of the message includes location or time information. In one embodiment, the mobile application takes the form of an integrated location sharing application that parses the message to discern the relevant location or time information. The application may also provide a notification of a future event and may optionally generate a location sharing event based on the notification. In another embodiment, the application permits interactive route sharing between at least two computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Glympse, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Trussel, Stephen Miller, James Stanton, Jason Keimig, Craig Link
  • Patent number: 11049615
    Abstract: A system and method for identifying a customer's location at a business and provide notification to a company representative upon arrival of the customer at the business location. Real-time location determinations for the customer and customer location tracking can be provided. One or more wireless beacons communicate with the customer's electronic device. The beacons provide the system with real-time data about the customer's whereabouts, allowing for the confirmation and tracking of the customer at the location. A first non-limiting example of use, include a company that provides food and beverage allowing the customer to place an order for food and beverages on their electronic device and having the order delivered to the person at their current location as determined by the system. Another non-limiting example includes a company using the notification system to have assigned staff members notified of the customer's arrival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 11048495
    Abstract: Various embodiments include an electronic device and method for near field communications. An electronic device comprises a memory, a first communication circuit, a second communication circuit, and at least one processor operatively connected with the memory, the first communication circuit, or the second communication circuit, wherein the processor identifies an occurrence of a designated event for the electronic device while at least one piece of first software stored in the memory is performed, in response to the occurrence of the designated event, receives update software for the at least one piece of first software from an external device through the second communication circuit, and updates the at least one piece of first software using the received update software, and wherein the first communication circuit operates in a first mode before the at least one piece of first software is updated and transitions into a second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Choonghoon Kim, Youngil Nam, Junkyoung Shin, Sungjun Kim
  • Patent number: 11051228
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting communication buffer status reports (BSRs) are disclosed. A wireless device may receive from an eNode-B a first indication indicating a logical channel group and at least one associated priority. The wireless device may produce a BSR associated with first data, which may include an indication associated with the logical channel group and an index indicating an amount of the first data. The wireless device may transmit the BSR to an eNode-B. Then, the wireless device may receive allocation information for transmission to a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) group. Further, the wireless device may transmit at least a portion of the first data to the WTRU group over a logical channel in the logical channel group. Also, the BSR may further include a plurality of indications associated with a respective plurality of logical channel groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter S. Wang, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Nobuyuki Tamaki, Stephen E. Terry, Mihaela C. Beluri, Kai Liu
  • Patent number: 11051190
    Abstract: Adaptive talkgroup selection and resource assignment for listening posts. One example system includes a communication interface and an electronic processor. The electronic processor receives, via the communication interface, a plurality of data capture prioritization parameters for the plurality of communication channels. The electronic processor assigns at least one of the plurality of listening posts to listen for data from at least one of the plurality of communication channels based on the plurality of data capture prioritization parameters. The electronic processor determines, for each of the at least one of the plurality of listening posts, at least one post over-the-air data capture parameter based on the plurality of data capture prioritization parameters. The electronic processor transmits, to each of the at least one of the plurality of listening posts, the at least one post over-the-air data capture parameter for the listening post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew E. Simms
  • Patent number: 11043220
    Abstract: This relates to intelligent automated assistants and, more specifically, to intelligent context sharing and task performance among a collection of devices with intelligent automated assistant capabilities. An example method includes, at a first electronic device participating in a context-sharing group associated with a first location: receiving a user voice input; receiving, from a context collector, an aggregate context of the context-sharing group; providing at least a portion of the aggregate context and data corresponding to the user voice input to a remote device; receiving, from the remote device, a command to perform one or more tasks and a device identifier corresponding to a second electronic device; and transmitting the command to the second electronic device based on the device identifier, wherein the command causes the second electronic device to perform the one or more tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Hansen, Nikrouz Ghotbi, Yifeng Gui, Xinyuan Huang, Benjamin S. Phipps, Eugene Ray, Mahesh Ramaray Shanbhag, Jaireh Tecarro, Sumit Wattal
  • Patent number: 11039418
    Abstract: Example methods for processing a system message and network devices are described herein. One example method includes obtaining, by a user terminal, indication information, wherein the indication information indicates that a system message of a cell cluster has changed or whether a system message of a cell cluster has changed, wherein the cell cluster comprises a set of at least one cell. The user terminal can then determine whether currently used information about the cell cluster needs to be updated. In some instances, obtaining the indication information comprises obtaining a system information update message. In those instances, determining whether currently used information about the cell cluster needs to be updated can include updating the currently used information about the cell cluster or updating a system message of a cell in the currently used cell cluster based on the indication information in the system information update message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Chai, Jian Zhang, Wei Quan
  • Patent number: 11039339
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) system includes a plurality of access points and a WLAN server. Each access point includes a wireless transceiver, which transmits and receives data packets to and from client stations (STAs) in the WLAN system, and is connected to a wired local area network (LAN). First encapsulation logic in the access point encapsulates the data packets received by the wireless transceiver, including the MAC headers and payloads, in data frames and transmits the data frames over the LAN. The WLAN server receives the data frames transmitted over the wired LAN from the access points. Second encapsulation logic in the WLAN server decapsulates the received data packets from the received data frames. A MAC processor in the WLAN server applies MAC processing functions to the MAC headers and payloads of the decapsulated data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Nilesh N. Khude, Vijay Ahirwar, Ankit Sethi, B Hari Ram, Vijay Ganwani, Sayak Roy, Sri Varsha Rottela
  • Patent number: RE48749
    Abstract: A data processing method and a terminal device, where the method includes obtaining a speed of the terminal device, receiving a first communications service, disabling a preset reminder of the first communications service when the speed of the terminal device exceeds a first preset value, and enabling the preset reminder of the first communications service when the speed of the terminal device decreases to a second preset value, where the second preset value is less than or equal to the first preset value. The data processing method and the terminal device are used for a user reminder of a terminal device in a vehicle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HONOR DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yali Wang, Min Zhang, Xuesong Yu, Xiaomei Yang