Remote Programming Control Patents (Class 455/419)
  • Patent number: 12015520
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a local community may manage its own RAN via a simple, secure, self-service user interface in conjunction with a mobile operator. An exemplary system is disclosed, including: at least two base stations providing wireless access to one or more mobile devices and located in a community; a gateway providing a connection to a core network for the at least two base stations; a management functionality in the core network, in communication with the gateway, for authorizing management activities for the at least two base stations; and a user-facing administration module in communication with the management functionality, the user-facing administration module having: a user interface for providing management control to an administrative user in the community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Paul Papa
  • Patent number: 12016080
    Abstract: A system and method to reduce misuse of radio resources, by modifying radio access network (RAN) features of user devices. The UE segregation server unit [302] as disclosed in the present disclosure identifies one or more UE required to be modified due to which network KPI's are getting degraded, based on an analysis performed by a Network Performance Unit [304]. Further, the UE segregation server unit [302] updates/modifies a UE Capability Indication message to disable certain radio capabilities causing some malfunction in the network based on identification of one or more UEs as erroneous UE based on a successful comparison of the at least one TAC information present in the UE Capability Indication message with at least one TAC information of the identified one or more UE that are required to be modified. This disclosure provides improved throughput for network subscriptions in user devices by saving network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: JIO PLATFORMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ranjit Ma Kumar, Amol M Kadam, Ulhas D Parab, Nikhil V Ghadge, Bhushan Palande, Humera Shaikh, Rakesh Khati
  • Patent number: 12010151
    Abstract: Deploying configurations on computing devices and validating compliance with the configurations during scheduled intervals. Particular embodiments described herein include computing devices that send a requests to a management platform at different time periods for lists of configurations that are assigned to those computing devices at those different time periods. Received lists include identifiers of the configurations that are assigned to the those computing devices during the different time periods. Local agents on the computing devices use the received lists to determine if each of the configurations in that list are implemented. If a configuration is not implemented on a computing device, the local agent on that computing device implements that configuration or alerts the management platform that the configuration could not be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Kandji, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Pettit, Wesley Pettit, Mark Daughters, Brandon Modesitt
  • Patent number: 12008842
    Abstract: A telematics analysis (TA) computing device including a processor in communication with a memory device for monitoring driving behavior of a driver of a vehicle may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: BLUEOWL, LLC
    Inventor: Vinay Kumar
  • Patent number: 12001831
    Abstract: An onboard update apparatus includes a control unit that controls adoption of an update program by an onboard ECU installed in a vehicle, wherein the control unit attempts to communicate with an external server outside of the vehicle when a target onboard ECU for updating adopts the update program stored in a predetermined storage area in the vehicle; in a case where communication with the external server is successful, in a case where information relating to cancelation of the update program is acquired, adoption of the update program by the target onboard ECU for updating is canceled, and in a case where the information relating to cancelation cannot be acquired, the target onboard ECU for updating adopts the update program; and in a case where communication with the external server has failed, the target onboard ECU for updating adopts the update program.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Taro Itatsu
  • Patent number: 12003265
    Abstract: A system of mobile devices that reduces the transmission strength of outgoing signals originating from a handheld device, and sends such signals to a second device. The second device communicates with the first device using low-power, short-range RF communication signals, and then generates and transmits high-power, long-range RF communication signals through a cellular tower to a remote recipient. When the first and second devices encounter a femtocell, the first device automatically switches directly to the femtocell, and the second device is either shut off or switched to a stand-by mode. The intelligence and power of the devices may be split between two or more devices, resulting in longer use time, deeper and more complex computing capability, and fewer disruptions due to power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Eric James Malinen
  • Patent number: 11966472
    Abstract: A known-deployed file metadata repository (KDFMR) and analysis engine enumerates reference lists of files stored on a software delivery point (SDP) and compares the enumerated list of files and associated metadata to previously stored values in the KDFMR. If newly stored or modified files are identified, the analysis engine acquires the files from the SDP. Each file is analyzed to determine whether the file is an atomic file or a container file and metadata is generated or extracted. Each file stored in a container file is recursively extracted and analyzed, where metadata is generated for each extracted file and each container file. The KDFMR periodically analyzes the files stored on the SDP for differences to maintain the currency of the KDFMR data with respect to files stored on the SDP. Storage or modification of files on the SDP triggers analysis of the associated file. KDFMR data is updated with metadata determined based on sandbox detonation of files and/or identified artifacts of known-deployed files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Dan E. Summers, Jeffrey Texada, Matthew E. Kelly, Steven Dimaria
  • Patent number: 11956712
    Abstract: Electronic device includes first wireless communication interface; second wireless communication interface; and controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-woo Lee, Chang-heon Yoon, Jong-min Kim, Sang-hun Park, Sung-min So, Wha-seob Sim, Se-young Oh
  • Patent number: 11950321
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for communicating at a cellular router between a first wireless communication module and a first subscriber identity module (SIM). The cellular router receives a first request from a first wireless communication module and encapsulates the first request in a first modified request. The cellular router then sends the first modified request to a first SIM card in a first communication apparatus and waits for a first modified reply. While waiting for the first modified reply the cellular router sends at least one halt message to the first wireless communication module after a first time threshold. After receiving the first modified reply, the cellular router decapsulates the first modified reply to retrieve a first reply and sends the first reply to the first wireless communication module where the first modified reply is a reply to the first modified request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Uzair Ahmed Chughtai, Man Kit Kwan, Yu Yeung
  • Patent number: 11949556
    Abstract: A method and a system implement a thermal context manager (hereinafter “TCM”) that detects a thermal state and a position of a computing device. Based on the detected thermal state(s) and the detected position(s) of the computing device, the TCM initiates an action associated with the computing device. The TCM continually monitors the computing device in order to create a thermal state profile of the computing device. To create the thermal state profile, the TCM stores data representing each detected instance of the thermal state of the computing device and data representing each detected position of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Robert He, Bryant Genepang Luk, Christopher Diebold O'Toole
  • Patent number: 11941113
    Abstract: A known-deployed file metadata repository (KDFMR) and analysis engine enumerates reference lists of files stored on a software delivery point (SDP) and compares the enumerated list of files and associated metadata to previously stored values in the KDFMR. If newly stored or modified files are identified, the analysis engine acquires the files from the SDP. Each file is analyzed to determine whether the file is an atomic file or a container file and metadata is generated or extracted. Each file stored in a container file is recursively extracted and analyzed, where metadata is generated for each extracted file and each container file. The KDFMR periodically analyzes the files stored on the SDP for differences to maintain the currency of the KDFMR data with respect to files stored on the SDP. Storage or modification of files on the SDP triggers analysis of the associated file. KDFMR data is updated with metadata determined based on sandbox detonation of files and/or identified artifacts of known-deployed files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Dan E. Summers, Jeffrey Texada, Matthew E. Kelly, Steven Dimaria
  • Patent number: 11928454
    Abstract: A method is described for remotely managing a piece of network connection equipment in order to deploy a firmware. The method includes generating connection data of the equipment to the network over a predetermined period of time, determining, on a remote management server, a time slot, specific to the equipment, for downloading the firmware depending on these the generated connection data, transmitting, to the equipment, information relating to the time slot specific to this equipment and to an address of a download server, sending, from the equipment, a request for downloading the firmware to the download server, sending, from the download server, firmware download data to the equipment, and downloading the firmware during the time slot specific to the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Simon Gloanec, Hervé Marchand
  • Patent number: 11902278
    Abstract: The disclosure related to methods and associated devices and/or systems for authorising at least one operation associated with a device, the device operating in a communication network, such as a user network, that comprises a plurality of devices communicatively coupled to a server computer, such as a control server. The disclosed method comprises generating a data model based on a plurality of patterns of actions for one or more devices among the plurality of devices. The data model is configured to detect and/or store at least one regular pattern of actions for each device among the one or more devices, each action corresponding to an operating state of the device. The disclosed method comprises receiving a request for an operation associated with a first device among the plurality of devices and determining if the received request satisfies a first criterion, the first criterion being based on or associated with the data model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION SARL
    Inventors: Mohammad Tarig Zafar, Ritwik Chattopadhyay, Vaidyanathan Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 11895504
    Abstract: Federated multi-access edge computing availability notifications may be provided by: transmitting, from a User Equipment (UE) to an Access Point (AP) of a wireless network, an attach request for the wireless network that includes authentication credentials for an identity provider independent from the wireless network to authenticate the UE to the wireless network; receiving, at the UE via the AP, an authentication success message for the wireless network from the independent identity provider; transmitting, from the UE to the AP, a Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) query; and receiving, at the UE from the AP, a MEC response that identifies MEC resources that are available to the UE based on an identity for the UE confirmed by the identity provider to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagendra Kumar Nainar, Robert E. Barton, Carlos M. Pignataro, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 11871429
    Abstract: A user equipment, a base station, and a method for determining search space sets for PDCCH monitoring. The UE includes a receiver and a processor and is configured to receive a configuration for search space sets. The configuration includes a first group of search space sets, a second group of search space sets, a first group index for the first group of search space sets, and a second group index for the second group of search space sets. The UE is also configured to determine an indication corresponding to either the first group index or the second group index, and to receive, based on the indication, physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) according to either the first group of search space sets or the second group of search space sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiongjie Lin, Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 11858519
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing vehicle collisions based on driver risk groups are provided. A plurality of vehicle operators may be classified into a driver risk group based on one or more attributes (e.g., location, workplace, school, demographic, hobby, interest, etc.) shared by the plurality of vehicle operators. Vehicle sensor data (e.g., speed data, acceleration data, braking data, cornering data, following distance data, turn signal data, seatbelt use data, etc.) associated with each of the plurality of vehicle operators of the driver risk group may be analyzed. Based on the analysis of the vehicle sensor data, one or more indicia of safe driving behavior associated with the driver risk group may be identified. In response to a third-party query regarding a vehicle operator in the driver risk group, an indication of the safe driving behavior associated with the driver risk group may be provided to the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: BlueOwl, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Wind Russo, Eric Dahl, Theobolt N. Leung
  • Patent number: 11850048
    Abstract: The disclosure provides methods and systems for determining an emotional fitness metrics for users. A physiological parameter of the user is measured during a group activity using at least one biosensor to acquire a measured signal. The measured signal of the user is compared to a measured signal for the physiological parameter of one or more additional users as measured when the one or more additional users perform the group activity. An emotional connectivity may be calculated based on a synchronicity of the measured signal of the user with the measured signal of the one or more additional users, as well as a cognitive appraisal metric, a resilience metric and an emotional fitness metric. Connectivity values for user pairings for a group activity can be computed based a synchronicity in a time-series correlation for the physiological parameters for permutations of the user pairings for the group activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Lululemon Athletica Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Sian Elizabeth Gordon, Sian Victoria Allen, Todd James Smith, Brandon Scott Jung, Ellisa Kathleen Calder, Navjot Kailay, Kerem Dogurga
  • Patent number: 11836271
    Abstract: A method for configuring mobile online services for use with a transportation vehicle including providing a configuration system which assigns data contents to a data release class, providing a selection possibility for a user by the configuration system by which selection possibility the user allows one or more mobile online services to use the data contents of a data release class, selecting a data release class for the one or more mobile online services, and releasing the data contents of the selected data release class for use by the mobile online service by the configuration system. The method provides for enabling transparent and conveniently usable data protection configuration for the use of mobile online services together with a transportation vehicle which leads to increased trust of customers and potential buyers in the transportation vehicle manufacturer and in the offered mobile online services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Inventors: Oliver Hartkopp, André Oberschachtsiek, Hendrik Decke, Florian Pflug
  • Patent number: 11818670
    Abstract: A wireless communication system in which wireless stations perform transmission, a plurality of wireless modules that are operated in a shared frequency band being installed in the wireless stations, wherein the wireless stations each include means for notifying a control device of environment information that includes capacity information regarding the wireless station and information regarding a surrounding wireless environment, and setting transmission power values in the plurality of wireless modules, the wireless stations being notified of the transmission power values by the control device, and the control device includes means for calculating a transmission power value of each wireless module of each wireless station based on the environment information collected from each wireless station, following a control guideline that is determined in advance, and notifying the wireless stations of the transmission power values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiro Nakahira, Hirantha Abeysekera, Tomoki Murakami, Koichi Ishihara, Takafumi Hayashi, Yasushi Takatori
  • Patent number: 11818083
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing communications. A method is provided that includes receiving, at an enrollment web portal, enrollment data including: enrollment credentials identifying a user for authentication, a phone number of a mobile device associated with the user, and consent by the user to persistently interact with an account servicing system via SMS texting. The method includes: processing the received enrollment data, authenticating the user responsive to processing the received enrollment data, storing the phone number of the mobile device associated with the user in a phone number data storage, and generating, responsive to the authenticating, a revocable token for persistent access to a natural dialogue module via a SMS texting gateway for the mobile device identified by the phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Karp, Srinaath Thyagarajan
  • Patent number: 11812405
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein are directed to multiple subscriber identity module (multi-SIM) operation by a user equipment (UE) in communication with a network. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Naveen Palle, Richard Burbidge, Youn Hyoung Heo, Sudeep Palat, Marta Martinez Tarradell
  • Patent number: 11799973
    Abstract: A system includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) application; a physical SIM driver configured to be coupled to a physical SIM card; a simulated SIM driver; a control switch that selectively couples the SIM application to the physical SIM driver or the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM application, when coupled to the physical SIM driver, is configured to read and write on the physical SIM card; and a SIM simulator in communication with the control switch and the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM simulator is configured to control the selective coupling of the control switch, and is configured to receive at least one request comprising an authentication request from the simulated SIM driver and transmit at least one response comprising an authentication response to the simulated SIM driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SIMO Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Wei Ren, Chao Wang, Xiaolei Qin
  • Patent number: 11800327
    Abstract: Methods systems, and computer-readable storage media for sharing information between a source augmented reality device and a receiving augmented reality device. The method including detecting, using an infrared device of the source augmented reality device the presence of the receiving augmented reality device. The method further establishing a connection between the source augmented reality device and the receiving augmented reality device. When a connection is established, the method sharing information for displaying in a field of view of the source augmented reality device and a field of view of the augmented reality device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: NAVITAIRE LLC
    Inventor: Justin Steven Wilde
  • Patent number: 11797261
    Abstract: An on-vehicle device includes: a plurality of agent function units configured to provide services including causing an output unit to output an audio response in response to an utterance of an occupant of a vehicle; and a content management unit configured to determine whether or not the instructed content is stored in an in-vehicle storage device mounted in the vehicle or a portable storage medium brought into the vehicle when the playback of the content is instructed by the utterance of the occupant, and to cause the playback device to play back the content present in the in-vehicle storage device or the portable storage medium when the instructed content is determined as being stored in the in-vehicle storage device or the portable storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshikatsu Kuramochi, Mototsugu Kubota
  • Patent number: 11783358
    Abstract: A system and method for customer and business referral with a concierge system, comprising a database comprising customer and business information, a mobile device operating a concierge application, and a referral engine, to allow users to register for and install the concierge application, and use it to place orders for products, services, or reservations with participating businesses, gives or place these orders for other users who approve of receiving the product, service, or reservation, and compensating concierge application users who have a commercial interest in operating the application, called a commercial concierge, who may be compensated for referring users to various businesses for products, services, or reservations the user may enjoy or be searching for, in lieu of a traditional concierge that may help refer customers manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: ROCKSPOON, INC.
    Inventor: Nagib Georges Mimassi
  • Patent number: 11720448
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein relating to backing up applications or applications stacks that utilize two or more computing resources. In some aspects, a snapshot of operating states of a collection of computing resources that operate collectively as an application may be captured and stored as an application recovery point. The application recovery point may include an application definition that identifies first and second computing resources usable to provide the application, a first computing resource recovery point, which upon restoration, restores the first computing resource according to the snapshot, and a second computing resource recovery point, which upon restoration, and restores the second computing resource according to the snapshot. Responsive to a request to restore the application using the recovery point, the collection of computing resources may be launched in a coordinated way to instantiate the application according to the application recovery point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Sirotin, Aditya Maruvada, Tony Zoght
  • Patent number: 11716608
    Abstract: A system and method to reduce misuse of radio resources, by modifying radio access network (RAN) features of user devices. The UE segregation server unit [302] as disclosed in the present disclosure identifies one or more UE required to be modified due to which network KPI's are getting degraded, based on an analysis performed by a Network Performance Unit [304]. Further, the UE segregation server unit [302] updates/modifies a UE Capability Indication message to disable certain radio capabilities causing some malfunction in the network based on identification of one or more UEs as erroneous UE based on a successful comparison of the at least one TAC information present in the UE Capability Indication message with at least one TAC information of the identified one or more UE that are required to be modified. This disclosure provides improved throughput for network subscriptions in user devices by saving network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: JIO PLATFORMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Ranjit Ma Kumar, Amol M Kadam, Ulhas D Parab, Nikhil V Ghadge, Bhushan Palande, Humera Shaikh, Rakesh Khati
  • Patent number: 11706609
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to transfer user preferences for cellular wireless service associated credentials transferred from a source device to a target device. Transfer of credentials can include physically moving a physical subscriber identity module (SIM) card between devices, transfer of cellular wireless service from a first SIM card at the source device to a second SIM card at the target device, and/or transfer of cellular wireless services for one or more electronic SIMs (eSIMs) from the source device to the target device. Preferences associated with some or all of the transferred SIMs/eSIMs can be applied at the target device when certain matching criteria are satisfied. Exemplary matching criteria include matching identifiers, such as integrated circuit card identifier (ICCID) values, mobile station international subscriber directory number (MSISDN) values, and/or mappings thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anish Kumar Goyal, Li Li, Raj S. Chaugule, Vladimir M. Appel
  • Patent number: 11689417
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a local community may manage its own RAN via a simple, secure, self-service user interface in conjunction with a mobile operator. An exemplary system is disclosed, including: at least two base stations providing wireless access to one or more mobile devices and located in a community; a gateway providing a connection to a core network for the at least two base stations; a management functionality in the core network, in communication with the gateway, for authorizing management activities for the at least two base stations; and a user-facing administration module in communication with the management functionality, the user-facing administration module having: a user interface for providing management control to an administrative user in the community.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Paul Papa
  • Patent number: 11683421
    Abstract: A system and method for resolving an unsatisfactory quality of experience (QoE) for an application executed on a wireless device that accesses a CSP network is described. A QoE network appliance generates an integrated event stream that includes a RAN data set, a CN data set, a NWDAF data set, a QoE latency measurement, a QoE bandwidth measurement, and a QoE packet loss rate measurement. A measured QoE score is generated with the RAN data set, the CN data set, and the NWDAF data set. The measured QoE score is associated with a QoE latency measurement, a QoE bandwidth measurement, and a QoE packet loss rate measurement. A robotics process automation (RPA) module receives the integrated event stream when the measured QoE score fails to satisfy the QoE requirement. The RPA module performs one or more automated actions to improve the measured QoE based on information from the integrated event stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: GUAVUS, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas Alan Junkins, Chris Stuart Neisinger, Andrew Howard Colby
  • Patent number: 11677742
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a multi-applicant account profile are described. During a first remote session, a first applicant provides at least two pieces of contact data for second applicant. A unique link and a one-time password are transmitted to the second applicant using respective first and second pieces of contact data. A second remote session is initiated, in response to receipt of the one-time password, provided via the unique link. During the second remote session, identification information of the second applicant is provided. A new multi-applicant account profile is then created, after verifying the identification information of the first applicant and the second applicant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: THE TORONTO-DOMINION BANK
    Inventors: Marina Izvekova, Jane Holtslander, Andrew David Clark, Alan Tam, Tina Patel, Steven Anthony Ghose, Michael David Mewhort, Chun Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11665014
    Abstract: System, device, and method of multi-path wireless communication. A method includes: constructing in an electronic device of a user, a control message indicating a user command intended to be performed by a Home Automation Device (HAD) of the user; wherein the constructing includes inserting into the control message a unique Message-Identifier. The method then transmits the control message, from the electronic device of the user to the HAD, concurrently via at least two different wireless communications channels which include at least: (i) a first wireless communication channel that includes passage of traffic through the Internet, and (ii) a second wireless communication channel in which no traffic passes through the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: OLIBRA LLC
    Inventors: Zohar Shinar, Christopher Andrew Merck, Bradley Luke Totaro, Joao Ricardo Mattos e Silva, Marcio Granzotto Rodrigues, Natan Grando
  • Patent number: 11659582
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication technique for combining a 5th generation (5G) communication system with an IoT technology to support a higher data transmission rate than a 4th generation (4G) system, and a system thereof. The disclosure may be applied to intelligent services (for example, services related to smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety, etc.) based on a 5G communication technology and an IoT-related technology. A method and an apparatus for 5G migration in a frequency interference combination band and, more specifically, to a scheduling method and apparatus for interference control and efficient resource utilization in a mobile communication system supporting a carrier aggregation technology, a dual connectivity or multi-connectivity technology, or the like which simultaneously uses a plurality of frequency resources are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jooyoung Baek, Byoungyoon Min, Hyoyol Park
  • Patent number: 11647373
    Abstract: A load control system may include one or more wireless control devices that may be associated via a programming device. An identifier for a first wireless control device may be determined in response to an actuation of a button on the first wireless control device. An association between the first wireless control device and a second wireless control device may be defined at the programming device. The identifier for the first wireless control device may be transmitted to the second wireless control device, which may cause the first wireless control device to enter a sleep mode. The first wireless control device may enter the sleep mode after an actuation of a button on the first wireless control device. The identifier may be determined in response to the actuation of the button on the first wireless control device and/or prior to the first wireless control device entering the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Lutron Technology Company LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Mann
  • Patent number: 11637442
    Abstract: A wirelessly charged electronic device, a wireless charging method, and a wireless charging system are disclosed. A charger of a receive end of the system includes an open-loop DC-DC (direct current-to-direct current) converter. When power of a transmit end is greater than a first preset threshold of the transmit end and required charging power is greater than a first preset threshold of a receive end, the open-loop DC-DC converter is controlled to work in a fast charging phase, specifically including: controlling the open-loop DC-DC converter to work in a constant current step-down phase to charge a battery at a constant current, or controlling the open-loop DC-DC converter to work in a constant voltage step-down phase to charge the battery at a constant voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Digital Power Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baoshan Wu, Yunpeng Yang, Chengliang Zhang, Bing Cai, Donghao Wu
  • Patent number: 11605105
    Abstract: An electronic payment card processing system and method includes a host computing device having at least one processor in communication with a memory device and a multi-party payment processing network for processing payment-by-card transactions. The host computing device is configured to identify a first payment-by-card transaction between an enrolled cardholder and a first enrolled merchant that is processed over the multi-party payment processing network, identify at least one affiliated merchant of the first enrolled merchant; and send an affiliate incentive offer for the at least one affiliated merchant to the enrolled cardholder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Rick Unnerstall
  • Patent number: 11597351
    Abstract: In an electronic device and an operating method of an electronic device, according to various embodiments, the electronic device comprises: a communication module frequency performing communication with an external electronic device; and a security module which monitors a change in data relating to an applet for managing a key used for the authentication of the external electronic device, which manages information relating to the applet, and which stores the applet and an applet identification (AID) list including at least one AID, wherein the security module can be configured to receive, from the external electronic device, a signal for requesting the application identifier (AID) list to be transmitted, transmit the AID list to the external electronic device through the communication module in response to the reception of the requesting signal, receive, from the external electronic device, a signal for requesting information relating to an applet associated with at least one AID selected, from among AIDs inc
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Yi Yang, Jonghwan Kim, Byounghak Jin, Bokun Choi
  • Patent number: 11584380
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing vehicle collisions based on driver risk groups are provided. A plurality of vehicle operators may be classified into a driver risk group based on one or more attributes (e.g., location, workplace, school, demographic, hobby, interest, etc.) shared by the plurality of vehicle operators. Vehicle sensor data (e.g., speed data, acceleration data, braking data, cornering data, following distance data, turn signal data, seatbelt use data, etc.) associated with each of the plurality of vehicle operators of the driver risk group may be analyzed. Based on the analysis of the vehicle sensor data, one or more indicia of safe driving behavior associated with the driver risk group may be identified. In response to a third-party query regarding a vehicle operator in the driver risk group, an indication of the safe driving behavior associated with the driver risk group may be provided to the third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: BlueOwl, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Wind Russo, Eric Dahl, Theobolt N. Leung
  • Patent number: 11580519
    Abstract: Techniques described herein include a platform and process for provisioning user information onto a machine-to-machine device in order to enable the machine-to-machine device to conduct transactions utilizing the user information. In some embodiments, a user device is used to relay information between a machine-to-machine device and a provisioning service provider computer. In some embodiments, a machine-to-machine device is connected to the provisioning service provider computer via a network connection. Upon receiving a request to provision the machine-to-machine device, the service provider computer may identify the device from a device identifier. The service provider computer may generate an access credential or token for the machine-to-machine device. The access credential, token, and/or one or more policies may be provisioned onto the machine-to-machine device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Gyan Prakash, Ajit Gaddam, Selim Aissi
  • Patent number: 11570617
    Abstract: A communication method and a communications apparatus are provided. The method includes: when receiving a first PDU session establishment request sent by a UE, encrypting, by an access and management network element (AMF), user information in the request, to obtain encrypted user information; and sending, by the AMF, a second PDU session establishment request to an SMF in response to the first PDU session establishment request, where the second PDU session establishment request carries the encrypted user information. In this manner, after the UE accesses a core network, an AMF entity may encrypt user information of the UE. The interaction information between NF entities, for example, the AMF entity and an SMF entity, carries the encrypted user information, which helps prevent user privacy leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Jiang, Wenjin Yang
  • Patent number: 11558736
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for performing operations in a distributed computing environment comprising a plurality of computing devices implementing a Kubernetes environment. An indication is received of one or more custom resources of the Kubernetes environment. The custom resources are grouped into a commit set. The commit set is defined as an atomic unit which either succeeds or fails atomically. It is determined that at least one of the custom resources has failed to complete. In response to the determination, the custom resources of the commit set are reverted to a previous consistent state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Gordon Libby, Ronald Mark Parker
  • Patent number: 11546208
    Abstract: A method of deploying a network service across a plurality of data centers, includes the steps of: in response to a request for or relating to a network service, identifying virtual network functions associated with the network service and determining network connectivity requirements of the virtual network functions, issuing commands to provision a first virtual link between at least two of the data centers in which the virtual network functions are to be deployed, and issuing commands to provision a second virtual link to one of the data centers in which the virtual network functions are to be deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Thakkar, Abhinav Vijay Bhagwat, Weiqing Wu, Serge Maskalik, Uday Suresh Masurekar
  • Patent number: 11533141
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided to allow signals for multiple service slices using sub-bands that are part of a system bandwidth. In some cases the signals for a given service slice are self-contained within the sub-band in the sense that channels for initial access and ongoing communications are all located within the sub-band. A receiver that is only accessing the given service slice need only be capable of receiving the sub-band. The method may involve, in a first sub-band predefined for a first service slice, transmitting first initial access information for a first service associated with the first service slice. The method further involves, in a second sub-band predefined for a second service slice, transmitting second initial access information for a second service associated with the second service slice. The second sub-band is different from the first sub-band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 11528598
    Abstract: A method for identifying and controlling remote user equipment on a network side includes: receiving, by a session management device, an identifier of a remote user equipment, and generating, based on the identifier, a policy related to the remote user equipment, where the policy includes the identifier of the remote user equipment; sending the policy to a user plane function device; and identifying, by the user plane function device, a packet of the remote user equipment based on the policy, and implementing policy control on the remote user equipment based on the policy. According to the method, the network side can be compatible with service access of the remote user equipment and can perform service management and policy control on the remote user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youyang Yu
  • Patent number: 11516060
    Abstract: A method for operating a device includes determining adaptation criteria for a waveform to be transmitted by a transmitting device over a communications channel towards a receiving device, and adjusting a generalized multi-carrier multiplexing parameter (GMMP) of the waveform in accordance with the adaptation criteria. The method also includes transmitting an indicator of the adjusted GMMP to at least one of the transmitting device and the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 11516642
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device includes a plurality of network interfaces to communicate over respective different networks, and a storage medium to store information associating a first application of the electronic device with a first profile, and associating a second application of the electronic device with a second profile. The first profile selects a first network interface of the plurality of network interfaces to use for communications, and the second profile selects a second network interface of the plurality of network interfaces to use for communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael John Rogan
  • Patent number: 11509766
    Abstract: A method and system to preserve group call audio during a cloud-based group call service upgrade are provided. Audio duplication requests are received and managed through a message broker and instances of an audio distribution service. When a determination is made that an audio distribution service needs to be upgraded, the group call is preserved by generating new instances of the audio distribution service. The new instances of the audio distribution service are added to a queue of the message broker, and old instance of the audio duplication service are gracefully shutdown. Each new instance of the audio distribution service is used to route an audio stream associated with each of the original audio duplication requests, while the olds instances of the audio duplication service are being gracefully shutdown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Pawel Antemijczuk, Djamel Ouerdane, Fernando Casanova Galeano
  • Patent number: 11496420
    Abstract: A contact system includes an ID information management section that discloses and manages ID information for specifying a user to a third party; a contact information management section that gives priorities to respective pieces of contact information of the user of a plurality of contact tools, and manages the respective pieces of contact information in a private manner to the third party; a reception section that receives a contact request designating the ID information as a contact destination from the third party; a selection section that selects contact information to be used, from the respective pieces of contact information of the user according to the received ID information, based on the priorities; and a contact relay section that relays contact by the corresponding contact tool, by using the selected contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Eiji Miyamae
  • Patent number: 11494950
    Abstract: An experience providing system includes: a passenger information detector configured to detect information regarding a passenger of a vehicle; an outside information detector configured to detect information outside the vehicle; an output section configured to output sound; a virtual image generator configured to output display; and a provider configured to dynamically provide an interaction to the passenger of the vehicle by causing the sound output from the output section to be synchronized with the display output from the virtual image generator on the basis of detection results of the passenger information detector and the outside information detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuji Yasui, Shion Tokunaga, Nobuyuki Watanabe, Kazuki Nishioka, Yudai Hirohata, Hisakazu Yamane, Takayuki Shimoyamada
  • Patent number: 11487866
    Abstract: A security application may monitor applications attempting to be installed on a user device. In one example, various steps may include at least one of: receiving an application access operation on a computing device, identifying at least one application action associated with the application access operation, retrieving an application security profile stored in memory, identifying at least one application security restriction in the application security profile related to the at least one application action, restricting the at least one application action from occurring based on the at least one application security restriction and notifying a pre-registered device responsive to restricting the at least one application action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Bender, Rhonda L. Childress, David B. Kumhyr, Michael John Spisak