Remote Programming Control Patents (Class 455/419)
  • Patent number: 10772063
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for processing registration backup data are disclosed. A Serving Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) receives a request from a User Equipment (UE) and judges whether the request carries multi-registration information so as to decide whether to add multi-registration indication information into a Server Assignment Request (SAR) message sent to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS). The HSS performs operations according to whether the SAR message carries the multi-registration indication information, therefore avoiding unnecessary signaling interactions, reducing the signaling load, avoiding unnecessary data processing between the HSS and the S-CSCF, and saving system resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shufeng Shi
  • Patent number: 10764746
    Abstract: A mechanism of obtaining electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) credentials from an inactive mobile communication device is described. This includes communicating, by an active mobile communication device, with an inactive mobile communication device via a peer-to-peer wireless interface. The active mobile communication device receives identification data for the eSIM credentials as stored in the inactive mobile communication device. The active mobile communication device transmits the identification data for the eSIM credentials to a subscription manager data preparation (SMDP+) server. The active mobile communication device also receives the eSIM credentials from the SMDP+ server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Dreiling, Balasubramaniam Guru, Philip W. Uehling
  • Patent number: 10735948
    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: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youyang Yu
  • Patent number: 10735932
    Abstract: An information transceiving method, apparatus and storage medium are provided. The method includes: establishing a connection with a base station; and during establishing the connection with the base station, sending terminal capability information to the base station for connecting the terminal to a mobile data network in accordance with the terminal capability information, wherein the terminal capability information comprises at least one field representing terminal capability comprising data throughput capability and at least one of latency capability, power consumption capability, reliability capability, enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) capability, massive Machine-Type Communication (mMTC) capability and Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC) capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiyan Ge, Juejia Zhou
  • Patent number: 10725764
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a system and method for the reprogramming of the electronic control units (ECU) devices simultaneously in one or more motor vehicles using a radio broadcast system to transmit a digital radio signal to a receiving electronic control units (ECU) device present in the motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO Y DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE OCCIDENTE, A.C
    Inventors: Héctor Antonio Rivas Silva, Luis Enrique González Jiménez, Riemann Ruiz Cruz, Raúl Campos Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10708766
    Abstract: A method may include receiving identification information associated with a user device and determining whether the user device is associated with a new order or an upgrade order associated with a wireless service provider. The method may also include activating an order in response to determining that the user device is associated with an upgrade order and identifying address information of a network device associated with obtaining a subscriber identity module (SIM) profile for the user device. The method may further include forwarding the address information to the user device, receiving, by the network device, a request from the user device for the SIM profile and transmitting, by the network device, the SIM profile to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Kartik P. Umamaheswaran, Zhengfang Chen, Rashmi Naik, Vijayanand K. Paulrajan
  • Patent number: 10708836
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards enabling user equipment to perform route selection across multiple mobile communication technologies. User equipment route selection allows specifying, by the user equipment, information which affects the way the user equipment's network communications are handled by a communication network. User equipment route selection across multiple mobile communication technologies enables certain route selection capabilities whether the user equipment is connected to a 5G Core network mobile communication technology, a 5G Option 3x network mobile communication technology, or a LTE network mobile communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feza Buyukdura, Ryan Redfern, Hugh Shieh, Jeffrey D. Hjort
  • Patent number: 10698421
    Abstract: Autonomous vehicles may be dynamically directed to rendezvous with autonomous vehicle trains or convoys. Current location and/or route information of the Autonomous Vehicle Train (AVT) may be received by an autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle may compare its current location and/or route information to determine a rendezvous point with the AVT. The autonomous vehicle may route itself to the rendezvous point with the AVT. Once there, the autonomous vehicle may verify the identification of the AVT, such as by using sensors/cameras to verifying a lead vehicle of the AVT (e.g., by verifying make/model, color, and/or license plate). The autonomous vehicle and lead vehicle may communicate to allow the autonomous vehicle to join the AVT. A minimum level of autonomous vehicle functionality may be verified prior to the autonomous vehicle being allowed to join the AVT. As a result, vehicle traffic flow and travel experience by passengers may be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Steven J Harris, Theobolt N Leung, Jay T Hieb
  • Patent number: 10693633
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for provisioning a device onto a network using a non-secure communication channel between the device and a provisioner is described. The provisioner receives a timestamp-based on-time password (TOTP), and a universal resource identifier (URI) from the device and provides the TOTP and an out-of-band (OOB) UUID to a remote server over a secure communication channel identified by the URI. The device is then provisioned onto a network based on comparisons of the UUID and the TOTP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Dharam Kumar, Sahana D N, Prejith Padmanabhan, Sathish Kumar Mani
  • Patent number: 10691579
    Abstract: A system, method and software product emulate and profile an application playing on a mobile device. The mobile device is emulated using a model based upon characteristics related to performance of the mobile device. The application is played and monitored within the model to determine resource utilization of the application for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: WAPP TECH CORP.
    Inventor: Donavan P. Poulin
  • Patent number: 10694415
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application is a method by which a terminal reports aperiodic channel status information (CSI) to a base station in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the method comprises the steps of: receiving, from the base station, through downlink control information (DCI), a CSI report triggering message including information on at least one CSI process among a plurality of CSI processes and on one aperiodic reference signal among a plurality of aperiodic reference signal resources included in the at least one CSI process; and updating the aperiodic CSI relating to the at least one CSI process and reporting the same to the base station, on the basis of the one aperiodic reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyungtae Kim, Jonghyun Park
  • Patent number: 10687245
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for transmitting and/or receiving data in an electronic device are provided. According to an embodiment, an electronic device includes a communication module and a processor. When the electronic device outputs content, the processor can transmit the content to an external electronic device using the communication module, detect a state of the electronic device in relation to the output, select substitute content for the content at least based on the detection, determine a schedule corresponding to the substitute content, and transmit the substitute content to the external electronic device based on the schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bu-Seop Jung, Bum-Jib Kim
  • Patent number: 10681490
    Abstract: An asset location and management system, the system including multiple reader nodes, each reader node having a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio in communication with a plurality of peripheral devices, a local service module and a communications manager in communication with a cloud server. The system further including the cloud server having a communication module, a process flow library to describe how peripheral devices are expected to move through a facility, a rules library describing trigger events associated with one or more peripheral device and identifying a corresponding action for each trigger event, and a real-time compute engine to generate a sequence of events based on the data from the peripheral devices and the process flow library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: CloudLeaf, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghavendra Kulkarni, Sharath Narahari, Ravindar Roopreddy
  • Patent number: 10681207
    Abstract: Communication source identifier verification system mechanisms are provided. The mechanisms receive communication information for a communication initiated between a source communication system and a destination communication system. The communication information comprises a source identifier and a local device identifier signature specifying zero or more local device identifiers of devices local to the source communication system. The mechanisms retrieve valid device identifier information for an authorized communication source corresponding to the identifier of the source communication system. The mechanisms execute a verification operation that verifies whether the source identifier is validly associated with the source communication system based on the retrieved valid device identifier information and the local device identifier signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Richard C. Johnson, Spyridon Skordas, Lawrence A. Clevenger
  • Patent number: 10674414
    Abstract: This application discloses a super-cell handover method which is applied to an NCS and includes: receiving, by a first LE, measurement reports sent by a plurality of first TPs, where the measurement reports are determined by the plurality of first TPs based on a reference signal sent by target UE in a second super cell, the first LE is in a first super cell, the plurality of first TPs are in the first super cell, and the second super cell is adjacent to the first super cell; determining a first handover policy based on a preset condition and the measurement reports, where the first handover policy indicates whether the first LE allows to hand over the UE from the second super cell to the first super cell; and sending indication information of the first handover policy to a second LE, where the second LE is in the second super cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Xie, Yalin Liu, Sainan Li
  • Patent number: 10673738
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method for comparing first and second descriptions of a web service includes computing a distance between each type used as a parameter in the first description and each type used as a parameter in the second description. A distance is calculated between methods in each of two or more pairs of methods. Each pair includes a method in the first description and a method in the second description. The calculating is performed by comparing the parameters of the first set of methods and the second set of methods using the computed distances between types. To the calculated distance between each pair of methods is added the distance between the names of the compared methods and the distance between the returned types of the compared methods. For each method in the first description, the method in the second description with the lowest calculated distance is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julien Canches, Omer Tripp, Emmanuel Wurth
  • Patent number: 10673651
    Abstract: In accordance with various implementations, a method is performed at a gateway with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a data interface. The method includes: obtaining a request to instantiate a tunnel for data from a guest service provider (GSP) to a user device that traverses an operator network; determining whether the request satisfies tunneling criteria, where the tunneling criteria at least includes a first criterion associated with intrinsic information associated with the operator network and a second criterion associated with extrinsic information that characterizes network resources of the network operator based on a relationship between the operator network and the GSP; instantiating the tunnel in response to determining that the request satisfies the tunneling criteria, where instantiating the tunnel includes the gateway transmitting tunnel instructions to other nodes of the operator network; and routing the data through the tunnel to transmit the data to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Humberto Jose La Roche, Desmond Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10659956
    Abstract: A contract assignment switching apparatus includes a memory and a processor configured to send a notification to switch an assignment of identification information corresponding to one contract for communication through a telephone network, at a switching time of the assignment of the identification information, to a first terminal device to which the identification information is assigned before the switching time and a second terminal device to which the identification information is assigned after the switching time, and request the first terminal device and the second terminal device to rewrite information with respect to the contract stored in the first terminal device and the second terminal device respectively so as to switch the assignment of the identification information from the first terminal device to the second terminal device in accordance with a response to the notification from each of the first terminal device and the second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Minakuchi, Hideyuki Matsuda, Jo Sugino
  • Patent number: 10659598
    Abstract: A wearable computing device is described that detects an indication of movement associated with the wearable computing device when a user of the wearable computing device detected being located within a moving vehicle. Based at least in part on the indication of movement, a determination is made that the user of the wearable computing device is currently driving the moving vehicle. An operation is performed based on the determination that the user of the wearable computing device is currently driving the moving vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Mohammed Waleed Kadous
  • Patent number: 10659590
    Abstract: An electronic system for indirect intercommunication messaging includes at least one central processing unit acting as a server, and one or more user terminals adapted to be bidirectionally connected to the central processing unit, wherein each one of the user terminals includes components for preparing and sending to the central processing unit a request for contact with another one of the user terminals, the contact request including data relating to at least one interaction genre and to the identification of the other user terminal; components for receiving and displaying a contact request sent by the central processing unit and coming from another one of the user terminals; the central processing unit includes components for receiving and storing the contact requests coming from each one of the user terminals; comparing the data contained in the contact requests; sending to a pair of the terminals the requests for contact with the other terminal of the pair only if and when coincidence is verified between
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: TSB S.R.L.
    Inventor: Paolo Massinissa Magini
  • Patent number: 10650371
    Abstract: A provisioning system for enabling a mobile communication device to operate as a financial presentation device (FPD) presentable to providers of goods or service is provided. The provisioning system relies on a transaction processing system that normally routes authorization requests from merchants to issuers of FPDs for purposes of authorizing FPD transactions. The transaction processing system stores security keys of all issuers in order to validate transaction data sent from the merchants. The provisioning system monitors authorization requests routed through the transaction processing system and retrieves an authorization request of a financial transaction initiated with a particular FPD. The provisioning system then transmits the FPD data contained in the retrieved authorization request and the security key stored in the transaction processing system to a secure memory element of the mobile communication device to enable the mobile communication device to operate as a FPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 10652802
    Abstract: A wireless relay attaches to a wireless base station and broadcasts a wireless hop count. Another wireless relay receives the wireless hop count and attaches to the wireless relay. The other wireless relay increments the wireless hop count and broadcasts the incremented wireless hop count. The wireless relays receive attachment requests from User Equipment (UEs) responsive to their wireless hop counts. The wireless relays exchange user data with the UEs after the attachments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jasinder Pal Singh, Deveshkumar Narendrapratap Rai, Naresh Madineni, Rajil Malhotra
  • Patent number: 10644896
    Abstract: In the present invention, a household appliance is controlled in accordance with a state of a user. An agent server (1) in accordance with the present invention includes a setting management section (21) which identifies a mode corresponding to a state of the user and a process executing section (22) which executes a process in accordance with the mode identified by the setting management section (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masaki Hashiura, Kazunori Yasuda, Yoshie Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10645562
    Abstract: A method and system includes the ability for individuals to set up an ad hoc digital and voice network easily and rapidly to allow users to coordinate their activities by eliminating the need for pre-entry of data into a web or identifying others by name, phone numbers or email. This method is especially useful for police, fire fighters, military, first responders or other emergency situations for coordinating different organizations at the scene of a disaster to elevate conventional communication problems either up and down the chain of command or cross communication between different emergency units. The method and system provides that the users are only required to enter a specific Server IP address and an ad hoc event name, a password and perhaps the name of the particular unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AGIS Software Development LLC
    Inventor: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10638273
    Abstract: Provided are a timer-based method for a terminal for requesting a system information block (SIB), and an apparatus for supporting the method in a wireless communication system. The method may comprise the steps of: determining whether an essential SIB has been omitted from a cell; requesting the omitted essential SIB from an RAN if the essential SIB is determined to have been omitted from the cell; starting a system information request timer; and re-requesting the omitted essential SIB from the RAN when the system information request timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sangwon Kim, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10628149
    Abstract: Examples described herein include systems and methods managing firmware versions of user devices that are enrolled in an enterprise mobility management system. The system can include a management server that sends profiles to enrolled devices, causing those devices to restrict further firmware updates and register with a firmware server. The management server can retrieve available firmware versions and display those in a console. An administrator can select target firmware versions in the console. The management server can the cause the enrolled devices to update to the target firmware versions. This can include sending a call from the management server to the firmware server, causing an automatic update. It can also include sending a command from the management server to an enrolled device, causing the enrolled device to prompt a user prior to requesting a firmware update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kashyap Kumar Sharma, Lokeswar Akuthota, Eric Matthew Stillman, Daniel Benjamin Quintas
  • Patent number: 10624109
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, one or more scheduler of base stations may be configured to schedule resource blocks on a frequency band of two adjacent cells to eliminate crossed timeslots interference by selecting different starting points on the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Anpeng Huang
  • Patent number: 10613739
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, a method is performed at a first device with one or more processors, non-transitory memory, and a display. The method includes displaying, on the display, a device control transfer affordance while operating the first device based on user input from an input device that is in communication with the first device. The method includes receiving a device control transfer user input from the input device selecting the device control transfer affordance that is displayed on the display of the first device. In response to receiving the device control transfer user input, the method includes configuring a second device to be operated based on user input from the input device and ceasing to operate the first device based on user input from the input device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Fleizach, Clare T. Kasemset, Darren Christopher Minifie, Gregory F. Hughes, Ibrahim G. Yusuf, James Nathan Cartwright, James Plowden Craig, Patti P. Hoa
  • Patent number: 10600028
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems, methods, computer program products, and the like, that provide automated topology change detection and policy based provisioning and remediation in information technology systems, among other functions and advantages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald Dean Cotten, Richard David Haase, Kevin Dean Wein, James Edward Borowicz, Madhukar Bandi, Eric Alden Rumer, Craig W. Hotes
  • Patent number: 10592889
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing cloud-based access to consumer financial information. A cloud-based platform may receive a notification from a server, the notification comprising a request to access consumer data associated with a financial services account. After confirming authorization by both the associated financial services account provider and the consumer, the platform may configure a software object identifying the server and at least a portion of the consumer data that the server is authorized to access. After presentation of the configured software object by the third party server, the platform may verify the configured software object, and provide to the server access to the authorized consumer data. The server may then utilize the provided consumer data to perform a mobile service for the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: mFoundry, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Aiglstorfer
  • Patent number: 10594566
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enhanced communication capabilities discovery in managed networks. A network controller network node in a network may receive from a first network node a request for information regarding communication capabilities of one or more other network nodes; may obtain in response to the request communication capabilities related information corresponding to the one or more other network nodes; and may send the obtained communication capabilities related information to a second network node. In some instances, at least some of the communication capabilities related information may be obtained directly from one of the one or more network nodes. In some instances, at least some of the communication capabilities related information may be obtained based on broadcast of requests by the network controller network node to all network nodes. The network controller network node may store information relating to discovered communication capabilities of all network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Zong Liang Wu
  • Patent number: 10582399
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) can include a roaming analyzer to capture call data to monitor conditions of roaming coverage and networks. The UE can aggregate data and report such data to a network device to further aggregate the data and to generate reports. The network device can use the aggregated data to evaluate roaming coverage and to determine a coverage index for each location area code. Network components can be deployed or optimized based at least in part on the coverage index. In some instances, when the UE is connected to a roaming cell, the coverage index can be used to adjust a search frequency for a provider cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Sung Yoon
  • Patent number: 10542413
    Abstract: In some examples, a computer-readable medium includes instructions. The instructions may be executable by a processing resource to maintain a default roaming restrictions database that stores default roaming restriction attributes specific to roaming classes of service defined by a network operator. The default roaming restriction attributes may be specific to the roaming classes of service independent of mobile country code and mobile network code. The instructions may also be executable by the processing resource to perform a lookup into the default roaming restrictions database to identify a particular default roaming restriction attribute specific to a particular roaming class of service defined by the network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Tiffany A. Moore, John I. Ayers, Michelle Mitchell, Anders H. Askerup, David C. Williamson
  • Patent number: 10540520
    Abstract: A system and method for selectively securing data from unauthorized access on a client device storing a plurality of data types with reference to an authorization level indicated in a command. A command is received at a client device comprising an authorization level indicator. Based on at least one predefined rule, which may be implemented in an IT policy stored at the client device, each of the plurality of data types to be secured is determined, and then the data corresponding to those types is secured. The data may be secured by encrypting and/or deleting the data at the client device. The predefined rules associated with each authorization level may be configured by a user or administrator having an authorization level that exceeds the associated authorization level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Blackberry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Michael Stephen Brown, Herbert Anthony Little, Scott William Totzke
  • Patent number: 10536844
    Abstract: The present invention may provide a method for downloading a profile by an electronic device and the electronic device performing the same, the method comprising: transmitting, to a routing server, profile download request-related information including profile server indication information; transmitting, to the routing server, a profile download request message including profile download identification information; and receiving a profile from the routing server, wherein the profile download request message is transmitted to a profile server, which provides a profile of the electronic device, via the routing server on the basis of the profile server indication information. Further, the present invention may provide a routing server which operates with the electronic device and an operation method of the routing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 10506069
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for connecting devices includes receiving a device identifier associated with a second device. A search is initiated for a second device profile associated with the device identifier using the device identifier. The second device profile is received. The second device profile includes a device address and a link key. The link key was generated by a second device different from the first device. The address of the first device is set to the device address. Encrypted data is received from the second device addressed to the address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony C Romano, Brian Kai Peasley, Sean E Anderson, Timothy D Burrell
  • Patent number: 10491743
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for limiting functionality of a smartphone by an administrator device based on the speed of the smartphone, which can indicate that the smartphone owner is driving. In some embodiments, the smartphone can be configured to launch a blocking application as the default home screen application. The blocking application can be used to pair the smartphone to the administrator device. The smartphone can receive a velocity threshold and an allowed application list from the administrator device. The smartphone can determine that the velocity of the smartphone, based on GPS data, exceeds the velocity threshold. The blocking application can enable a block mode on the smartphone in response to determining that the velocity exceeds the velocity threshold. Enabling the block mode can include disabling access to applications that are not in the allowed application list, thereby limiting distractions caused by the smartphone for the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: SinSep Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sinibaldi, Chad J. Sepulvado, David Anderson
  • Patent number: 10477383
    Abstract: A download order message is received from a business support function of a wireless communication carrier. The download order message is for initiating a preparation of an unpopulated eSIM profile for downloading to an EUICC on a user device. The unpopulated eSIM profile is an eSIM profile that lacks pre-populated profile metadata. A metadata provision value is extracted from the download order message. The metadata provision value is compared to a mapping table that maps profile metadata provision values to corresponding combinations of one or more metadata element values. Accordingly, a combination of one or more profile metadata element values for the unpopulated eSIM profile is identified based on the comparison of the metadata provision value to the mapping table. The combination of one or more profile metadata element values is then populated into the unpopulated eSIM profile to generate a populated eSIM profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Babak Namiranian
  • Patent number: 10470207
    Abstract: This application discloses a control information sending method, a data block transmission method, and a related apparatus. The control information sending method in this application is used to schedule multiple transmission time intervals TTIs for data transmission, and the multiple TTIs include at least a first TTI and a second TTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shurong Jiao, Meng Hua, Wenquan Hu, Jinlin Peng
  • Patent number: 10462800
    Abstract: Provided are a method whereby user equipment (UE) transmits capability information in a wireless communication system and UE using the method. The method comprises: generating UE capability information indicating the capability of the UE; and transmitting the UE capability information to a base station, wherein the UE capability information includes blind decoding (BD) capability information indicating the number of times the UE can perform BD on a downlink control channel in one subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10454800
    Abstract: An information notification method for providing information from a server device to a plurality of devices connected to a network, including: reading notification information stored in association with information indicating a particular action of a user; acquiring operation histories of the plurality of devices; estimating, based on operation histories of one or more devices owned by the user among the plurality of devices, a no-operation period during which the user is unlikely to operate the one or more devices; determining, based on current operation state of the one or more devices, whether the particular action has been performed outside the no-operation period; and transmitting, when outcome of the determining is affirmative, the notification information associated with the particular action to a destination device among the one or more devices owned by the user. The destination device provides the user with the notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Michiko Sasagawa, Motoji Ohmori, Yuji Unagami, Hideo Umetani, Kazunori Isogai
  • Patent number: 10452748
    Abstract: A lack of available responsive options for existing web sites and/or pages, and the wide spectrum under which they fall presents a challenge for a satisfying mobile user experience (UX) with a hosted collaboration service. Templates used to create a site and/or page may each have capabilities and features which “cross-over” into other templates. Deconstructing and rendering a web page into a native application experience at a mobile client may highlight a template's functionality to enhance the UX. For example, a server side application programming interface (API) may be provided for the mobile UX, a type of a page to be rendered may be determined, the page may be deconstructed into pieces, and the deconstructed pieces may be provided to rebuild the page at the mobile client natively. The page may be rendered on the mobile client with added elements based on the deconstructed pieces to enhance the mobile UX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nathaniel T. Clinton, Andrew C. Haon, Kin Man Yau, Karl Thompson, Zhihua Dong
  • Patent number: 10441847
    Abstract: The application relates to technological frameworks whereby user skill performances are monitored using Performance Sensor Units (PSUs), and data derived from those PSUs is processed thereby to determine attributes of the user skill performances. For example, the identification of attributes of performances is used to drive computer processes, such as computer processes described herein. Particular focus is given to technologies which enable the gamification of skills via delivery of competitive challenges, such challenges being driven by data derived from PSUs that monitor physical performances. For example, in one embodiment users compete in the context of performing a particular skill or skills “better” than others (for example in the context of amplitude, power, accuracy, successive completions, and so on).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: RLT IP Ltd
    Inventor: Darren Wrigg
  • Patent number: 10447689
    Abstract: An instant access device may receive a request from a user device to access secure content corresponding to a particular web service. The instant access device may create a hash code based on a telephone number of the user device and a hash code, and may communicate the hash code to an authentication system. The authentication system may authenticate the user device by comparing the hash code to a hash table that includes a list of hash codes associated with user devices that are authorized to access the secure content. Based on whether the user device is authenticated by the authentication system, the instant access device may cause the user device to access the secure content, whether by accessing the secure content directly (when the user device authentication is successful) or by creating a new user account (when the user device authentication is unsuccessful).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Guanqun Bao, Manish Sharma, Devin Blong, Kevin Flores, Tushar Chaudhary, Gaurav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10448225
    Abstract: To further improve certainty of security assurance using a cellular system. [Solution] A device including: a communication unit configured to perform wireless communication; an acquiring unit configured to acquire, via the wireless communication, information related to a response destination of a message transmitted from a base station via the wireless communication; and a processing unit configured to execute a process related to a response to the response destination on the message on a basis of the acquired information related to the response destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryota Kimura
  • Patent number: 10434941
    Abstract: A wearable device is provided that includes a receiver, a processor, and a transducer. The receiver is configured to receive speed limit data indicative of a posted speed limit corresponding to a route or road upon which the wearable device is traveling. The processor is configured to compare the speed limit to a current speed of the wearable device and/or a vehicle in which the user wearing the wearable device is driving. The transducer is configured to deliver a haptic or other notification to a user upon which the wearable device is worn when the current speed exceeds the speed limit or exceeds the speed limit by a predetermined amount. As a result, safer driving and vehicle collision avoidance may be facilitated. Safe driving auto insurance discounts may be provided to drivers that use the safe driving or speed limit warning functionality discussed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventor: Lee Assam
  • Patent number: 10440034
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for detecting fraudulent device operation. In one exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, a device is issued a user access control client that is uniquely associated with a shared secret that is securely stored within the network and the access control client. Subsequent efforts to activate or deactivate the access control client require verification of the shared secret. Each change in state includes a change to the shared secret. Consequently, requests for a change to state which do not have the proper shared secret will be disregarded, and/or flagged as fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerrold Von Hauck, Li Li, Stephan V. Schell
  • Patent number: 10425777
    Abstract: A system for communicating a message in response to placement of a product within a receptacle configured to receive a packaged product, the receptacle comprising a sensor configured to extract information from a token printed on the packaged product when the token is in a range of the sensor, and a wireless transmitter. The system may also include a mobile electronic device comprising a processor, a computer-readable memory, a wireless receiver operable to detect a signal emitted by the wireless transmitter of the receptacle, a transmitter. The mobile device may also include programming instructions comprising an installed application configured to cause the processor to detect the signal, analyze the signal and extract the information from the signal, retrieve user information for a user associated with the installed application, generate a message corresponding to the extracted information, and cause the transmitter of the mobile electronic device to send the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: George A. Gibson
  • Patent number: 10425851
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from methods, apparatuses, and systems for data collection. For example, wireless communication systems of the third generation partnership project (3GPP) may benefit from data collection in network management layer coverage and capacity optimization. For example, a method may include sending performance measurement job activation indicating that minimization of drive test data is to be collected (in an alternative, the job can be configured to indicate that non-MDT data is to be collected). The method may also include receiving performance measurements in response to the job activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Anatoly Andrianov, Yi Zhi Yao
  • Patent number: 10409643
    Abstract: Operations include selectively presenting application features to a service request interface. A service request interface may present service request data to an agent. The service request data may be used by the agent to process the service request. Based on the service request data, the system identifies application features which would be useful to the agent in processing the service request. The application features may be presented in the form of a set of toolbars customized for a particular kind of service request. The toolbars may be refined and restructured using a heuristic machine-learning model. The presence of a particular application feature may be reinforced or weakened based on factors such as frequency of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Kiran Vedula Venkata Naga Ravi