Remote Programming Control Patents (Class 455/419)
  • Patent number: 10299127
    Abstract: Examples include autonomously authenticating a financial transaction, on behalf of the user, without interacting with the user, via wireless communication link. In various embodiments, the user's cellular phone may be configured to process a message that provides at least partial service context and autonomously authenticate the financial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Miodrag Potkonjak, Nathan Beckmann
  • Patent number: 10292033
    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: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AGIS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10284559
    Abstract: A managed access system for mobile wireless devices (MWDs) in a facility that is geographically within a wireless communications network includes a plurality of antennas at the facility. Radio equipment is coupled to the antennas. A management access controller cooperates with the radio equipment to communicate with a given MWD within the facility, block outside communications via the wireless communications network when the given MWD is an unauthorized MWD, and provide outside communications when the given MWD is an authorized MWD. At least one security assessment device is arranged at the facility. At least one operator station is configured to cooperate with the management access controller and the at least one security assessment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HARRIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric J. Salyers, Shawn H. Gallagher, Barry R. Birdwell
  • Patent number: 10278187
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for supporting wireless access network service request capability in a user equipment (UE) device that is operable in wide area cellular network (WACN) bands as well as in wireless access network bands (e.g., GAN bands and/or UMA bands). The UE device includes capability for gaining Internet Protocol (IP) connectivity with a wireless access network node (e.g., a GAN controller (GANC) or UMA network controller (UNC)). Thereafter, the UE device is operable to initiate a registration request message towards the wireless access network node, wherein the registration request message includes at least one information element pertaining to wireless access network services required by the UE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, George Baldwin Bumiller, Paul Marcus Carpenter
  • Patent number: 10278063
    Abstract: A wireless companion device that supports an Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card receives a logging request from a wireless communication device. The wireless companion device applies to a remote provisioning server for logging information that corresponds to remote provisioning of the eUICC. The wireless companion device receives the logging information and routes at least a portion to the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jogendra Yaramchitti, Ravikumar Pattabiraman, Christopher M Schmidt, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Ye Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10271231
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and device for handling a cell outage. The method for handling a cell outage includes: receiving, by a first base station, an energy saving activation message sent by a second base station when a cell outage happens to a second cell, where the energy saving activation message is used to disable the energy saving function; transferring, by the first base station, the first cell from the energy saving state to the normal state according to the energy saving activation message, or keeping a third cell in the normal state until learning that the cell outage of the second cell is solved. This method prevents a coverage blind area in the network when a cell outage happens to a second cell that covers the area of a first cell which is in the energy saving state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lan Zou, Kai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10262314
    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: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: VISA U.S.A. INC.
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 10263694
    Abstract: Satellite provisioning of cell service for an in-vehicle telematics control unit (“TCU”) is presented. Thus, a truly carrier independent TCU is facilitated. A TCU may be provided with a cellular modem and two or more SIM cards, each associated with a cellular carrier that has approved the modem and their SIM card. The TCU may also be provided with connectivity to a satellite, such as, for example, via an SDARS antenna and processing module, that can receive and process SDARS audio and data signals. When a user desires to change from one of the cellular carriers to another, provisioning data for the new carrier's SIM, now already in the telematics system, may be (i) sent over the satellite, (ii) received at the satellite antenna, and (iii) passed to a telematics processor. The telematics processor, in turn, may (iv) deliver the provisioning data to the cell modem, which may then (v) program the appropriate SIM with the provisioning data, thus allowing cellular communications on the new carrier's network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sirius XM Radio Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Marko, Craig Wadin
  • Patent number: 10250739
    Abstract: At least one embodiment of the disclosure discloses a terminal device control method, terminal device, a system and a computer storage medium. The method includes: control strategies for the terminal device and information on current scenario where the terminal device is located are acquired; control information used in controlling the terminal device, is acquired according to the control strategies for the terminal device and the information on the scenario; and the terminal device is controlled according to the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Chong Cheng
  • Patent number: 10248940
    Abstract: A transaction processing system includes a payment reader for processing payment transactions. The payment reader receives payment information from a payment interface. The payment information is processed based on firmware instructions that are stored in memory and executed by a processor. A first subset of the firmware instructions is associated with transaction processing modules. Each of the transaction processing modules comprise position independent code and are located in a distinct section of memory from a second subset of firmware instructions and the position independent code associated with each of the other of the transaction processing modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Ovidiu I Bota, Kshitiz Vadera
  • Patent number: 10237263
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of performing automated administrative operations on a mobile device. One example method may include determining via a hosted server that an action needs to be performed by a mobile device under management. The method may further include generating a message via the hosted server, the message includes the action, and transmitting the message to the mobile device under management, and receiving a result message from the mobile device under management responsive to the transmitted message, the result message indicating that the action has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Allan A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10229207
    Abstract: A solution for managing applications in a network is proposed. A distributed application management system receives information about a first application installed on a first device in the network and determines whether a second application is required or recommended for the first device or for a second device in the network or whether a further device is required or recommended for the network based on the received information. A device management system then informs a user about a required or recommended second application or a required or recommended further device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Dirk Van De Poel, Patrick Goemaere, Kurt Jonckheer
  • Patent number: 10216225
    Abstract: A protective case for use with a mobile device is provided. The protective case includes an attachment device that is configured to couple to one of a handle assembly, a battery source, and a fascia plate when a void is provided on the protective case. When the handle assembly is coupled to the protective case, the handle assembly is configured to pivot about the protective case for moving the handle assembly from a closed configuration to an open configuration. When the battery source is coupled to the protective case, the battery source is configured to charge the mobile device, and, when the fascia plate is coupled to the protective case, the fascia plate is configured to fill the void, that is otherwise filled by one of the handle assembly and the battery source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: George D. Youlios, George O. Podd
  • Patent number: 10218569
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to client-side enforcement of storage quotas in a cloud service or distributed computing environment. A storage driver is configured to monitor access to an external storage system by a cloud process and to enforce storage limits for the external storage system. The storage driver intercepts reads and writes from the process to the external storage system and updates a local state to track the process's usage of the external storage system. A storage quota database is periodically checked for an updated storage usage and, if the updated storage usage is not present, then the external storage is scanned to obtain the updated storage usage. The updated storage usage is provided to the storage driver, which overwriting the local state. The storage driver continues to update the local state based upon the intercepted reads and writes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Joaquin Vano Newman
  • Patent number: 10219146
    Abstract: An application for mobile devices that enables a server device to control multiple client devices with numerous features and capabilities relevant to both server and client devices, such as learning gamification and safety controls. Running on popular operating systems, this application is compatible with other mobile applications and provides a mechanism for the server device to override internal controls on one or more client devices with ability to configure access controls based on gamification features using parameters that include but not limited to applications, programs, goals, and rewards. This application includes safety and security control features that enables the server device to remotely monitor and control one or more client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Scott Russell Schultz
  • Patent number: 10218837
    Abstract: Systems and methods for preventing a driver from driving concurrently with using a mobile phone, by disabling functionalities of the mobile phone or by disabling the driver's ability to drive, when the possibility of such concurrent use is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Michael Dweck, Jack Dweck
  • Patent number: 10212047
    Abstract: Techniques for providing interface modules for controlling network devices are provided. For example, a method may include receiving, at a computing device, a communication including a unique identifier for a network device connected to a network. The method may further include using the unique identifier to determine an interface module for the network device and transmitting the interface module, wherein when the interface module is received, the interface module displays one or more interface elements usable to control the network device connected to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yong Kim, Venkata Subba Rao Pathuri
  • Patent number: 10212048
    Abstract: The present application provides a service offloading method, a device, and a system, and relate to the mobile communications field. The method includes: sending attribute information of a first network to a network controller of a second network, where the attribute information includes identity information of the first network or a combination of identity information and status information of the first network; sending quality information of service to the network controller of the second network, receiving the service offloading indication fed back by the network controller; and selecting, according to the received service offloading indication, a bearer network for a service requested by user equipment, thereby achieving an effect that the network controller of the second network can perform service offloading appropriately according to a network status of the first network, the network status of the second network, and the quality information of service, so as to improve network utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao Chen, Tianle Deng
  • Patent number: 10205816
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a memory; a communication unit for exchanging communications with a wearable device and an external device; and at least one processor that is operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: detect an event that is associated with a connection with the external device; identify a function that is associated with the external device in response to the event; and transmit to the wearable device an instruction for executing the function, wherein the instruction is transmitted via the communications unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Sub Kim, Chulhyung Yang, Ji-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10198577
    Abstract: A hack-proof computer interface between a public-side operating system and a private-side operating system utilizing a “King's food taster” approach. A public-side operating system is exposed to the outside world, while a private-side operating system is isolated from the outside world except through the hack-proof interface. This effectively prevents infection of the private-side operating system with viruses or other computer malware from the outside world. The hack-proof interface includes a bitmap-coupled interface, such as a camera capturing a video image of the visible computer screen public-side operating system. A security device, such as a video scrambler or security lens, distorts or decimates the video image sufficiently to prevent active virus code from passing through the bitmap-coupled interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Mimicc, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Anthony Kleimeyer, Steven James Shamrock, Christian Thomas Chicles, Lydia Chicles, David Michael Booth, Matthew A Panzo
  • Patent number: 10187772
    Abstract: A short-range radio communication method is presented including the steps of introducing a first communication device; introducing a plurality of second communication devices in operable communication with the first communication device; detecting one or more signals emitted from the plurality of second communication devices; identifying one or more of the plurality of second communication devices emitting the one or more signals by a unique identifier; and setting up an individualized communication between the first communication device and the one or more second communication devices detected and identified within a region defined by the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mobiquity Wireless, S.L.
    Inventors: Josep Cedo Perpinya, Marc Dalmau Ballester, Jose Manuel Gil Lozano, David Maso Mas, Pedro Monjo Florit
  • Patent number: 10187771
    Abstract: A short-range radio communication method is presented including the steps of introducing a first communication device; introducing a plurality of second communication devices in operable communication with the first communication device; detecting one or more signals emitted from the plurality of second communication devices; identifying one or more of the plurality of second communication devices emitting the one or more signals by a unique identifier; and setting up an individualized communication between the first communication device and the one or more second communication devices detected and identified within a region defined by the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Mobiquity Wireless, S.L.
    Inventors: Josep Cedo Perpinya, Marc Dalmau Ballester, Jose Manuel Gil Lozano, David Maso Mas, Pedro Monjo Florit
  • Patent number: 10182463
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for sharing data among computing devices. In one technique, a first device broadcasts wireless data and establishes a wireless connection with a second device. The first device receives authorization data and first entity data from the second device. The first device authorizes the second device based on the authorization data. The first device then sends second entity data through the wireless connection to the second computing device. The first device sends the first entity data over a network to a remote server system. The first device receives, from the remote server system, entity data that pertains to an entity that is identified by the first entity data. The first device may then display at least a portion of the entity data on a screen of the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Chamila Amithrigala, Jacek Suliga, Xin Sun, Rachel Kumar, Steven Brooks, Mark Hull, Hariharan Gopalakrishnan, Haider Sabri
  • Patent number: 10182123
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present disclosure can provide an improved user experience on client devices selecting to receive context-based third-party content by reducing the number of third-party content items presented for display on such client devices. A data processing system can be configured to employ an auction mechanism with selection criterion thresholds (such as minimum bid values) that result, when used in auctions, in enforcing a limit on the amount of third-party content presented for display on client devices that have selected to receive context-based third-party content. The selection criterion thresholds can result, when used in auctions, in enforcing minimum revenues for publishers. The selection criterion thresholds can be determined offline based on historical statistical parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Patrick Hummel, Hal Ronald Varian
  • Patent number: 10182365
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and computer programs for acquiring and providing measurement results from mobile devices. Disclosed is a method for providing information about a measurement result of a mobile device which includes obtaining a data message containing information about a measurement job. The information about the measurement job includes information about a geographical area in which the measurement job is to be carried out. The method further includes determining whether the mobile device is within the geographical area, determining the measurement result based on the information about the measurement job if the mobile device is within the geographical area, and providing the information about the measurement result based on the determined measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventor: Simon Gerlach
  • Patent number: 10162961
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for managing an authentication credential of an account of a machine of a computer system via a remote connection with the machine. A method includes accessing in the computer system, at least one credential parameter for an authentication process for the account of the machine, the at least one credential parameter being included in an authentication file associated with the computer system. The method also includes determining a password complexity rule for the account based at least on the at least one accessed credential parameter, thereby enabling automatic generation of a password consistent with the determined password complexity rule for a user associated with the account of the machine, and determining a credential management protocol, based on interaction with the machine via the remote network connection, thereby enabling updating a password for the account at the machine based on the automatically generated password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CYBERARK SOFTWARE LTD.
    Inventors: Koby Shitrit, Tal Bazadka, Eyal Ben Tov
  • Patent number: 10164960
    Abstract: A method for customizing a controlled smartphone involves downloading a source code and relevant development tool for Android 5.1, compiling a ROM package to produce a version of ROM having the master APP, flashing the smartphone with the ROM, creating states of “Deactivated” and “Activated” for the smartphone's various functions, and whitelisting the master APP for APP installation authentication, incoming/outgoing number authentication, and short text message authentication, thereby achieving control over adolescents' web surfing times and hours, visited websites, used application programs and received messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GREEN NET WORLD (FUJIAN) NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xicong Zhang, Longbin Wu
  • Patent number: 10162983
    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: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Kenneth Brown, Michael Stephen Brown, Herbert Anthony Little, Scott William Totzke
  • Patent number: 10165428
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method for managing warning notifications includes identifying a trigger event. A status of a setting in User Equipment (UE) to indicate at least one of enablement or disablement of warning notifications in a wireless system is determined. In response to at least the trigger event, the status of the setting for warning notifications is automatically presented through the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Claude Jean-Frederic Arzelier
  • Patent number: 10140654
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a repair or purchase program that may be associated with a common carrier. In various embodiments, one or more bids for a target item are received prior to receiving a listing for an item. After receiving the listing for the item, one or more relevant bids may be identified. Information associated with at least one of the identified bids may be provided. A user selection of one of the identified bids may be received. Completion of the transaction indicated by the user's selection may be facilitated. Associated methods, systems, and computer program products are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Carrie Parris
  • Patent number: 10128991
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for performing a dual-carrier operation. A first timer is initiated for an anchor carrier and a second timer is initiated for a supplementary carrier. A physical channel failure may be declared on a condition that either of the timers expire before a predefined number of in-synch indication received from a layer 1 (L1) entity is counted. Uplink transmission and enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) operations may be stopped on a supplementary carrier associated with the physical channel failure, but may be continued on an anchor carrier that has a physical channel established. If the physical channel failure is associated with the anchor carrier, uplink transmission and E-DCH transmission operations are stopped on all carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Benoit Pelletier, Rocco DiGirolamo
  • Patent number: 10129726
    Abstract: A short-range radio communication method is presented including the steps of introducing a first communication device; introducing a plurality of second communication devices in operable communication with the first communication device; detecting one or more signals emitted from the plurality of second communication devices; identifying one or more of the plurality of second communication devices emitting the one or more signals by a unique identifier; and setting up an individualized communication between the first communication device and the one or more second communication devices detected and identified within a region defined by the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Mobiquity Wireless, S.L.
    Inventors: Josep Cedo Perpinya, Marc Dalmau Ballester, Jose Manuel Gil Lozano, David Maso Mas, Pedro Monjo Florit
  • Patent number: 10121173
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sharing information regarding a purchase result between a plurality of clients and receiving at least one of an application and content from a server based on the shared information regarding the purchase result. The method includes receiving information regarding a purchase result of the at least one of the application and the content from a second client; transmitting the information regarding the purchase result and device information of the first client to a server providing the at least one of the application and the content; and receiving the at least one of the application and the content from the server in response to the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hyung-sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10122664
    Abstract: A programmable electronic device includes a processor, a cellular transceiver module and a command interpreter module. The cellular transceiver module can be executable by the processor. The command interpreter module is in communication with the cellular transceiver module and is executable by the processor. The command interpreter module is configured to transmit and receive text messages via the cellular transceiver module. The command interpreter module is further configured to program and configure operation of the programmable electronic device from commands and content identified by the command interpreter module in the text messages. The text messages may be unstructured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Logical Concepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Owen Ward, David Lee Brown
  • Patent number: 10117074
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for establishing a communication between mobile device users that register with a collaboration system. The collaboration system determines a match between profile data of the first registered mobile device and profile data of the second registered mobile device. Displayed at the first registered mobile device is a first list of user identifications, which includes an identification of a user of the second registered mobile device and an identification of a user of at least one other mobile device. Displayed at the second registered mobile device is a second list of user identifications. The second list includes an identification of a user of the first registered mobile device and an identification of at least one other mobile device user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: KINECTUS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Nordstrom, Romit Roy Choudhury
  • Patent number: 10114943
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include systems and methods for managing an authentication credential of an account of a machine of a computer system via a remote connection with the machine. A method includes accessing in the computer system, at least one credential parameter for an authentication process for the account of the machine, the at least one credential parameter being included in an authentication file associated with the computer system. The method also includes determining a password complexity rule for the account based at least on the at least one accessed credential parameter, thereby enabling automatic generation of a password consistent with the determined password complexity rule for a user associated with the account of the machine, and determining a credential management protocol, based on interaction with the machine via the remote network connection, thereby enabling updating a password for the account at the machine based on the automatically generated password.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CyberArk Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Koby Shitrit, Tal Bazadka, Eyal Ben Tov
  • Patent number: 10110722
    Abstract: Systems, methods and non-transitory computer readable media for allowing a user to switch between watches that have been paired with a device such as a smartphone are described. In one embodiment, the watches automatically detect a removal of a first watch from a user's wrist and an attachment of a second watch to the user's wrist. Messages from the watches are transmitted to the device to allow the device to switch the active watch from the first watch to the second watch. The switch can occur while the device is in a locked state, and the device can synchronize the second watch with data received from the first watch. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Donley, Julien A. Poumailloux, Pierre J. De Filippis, Tyler D. Hawkins, Craig P. Dooley, Daniel B. Pollack, James C. Grandy, Gregory B. Novick, Todd A. Shortlidge, Aroon Pahwa, David T. Wilson, Yan Yang, Nicholas Joseph Circosta
  • Patent number: 10111076
    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: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AGIS Software Developement LLC
    Inventors: Malcolm K. Beyer, Jr., Christopher R. Rice
  • Patent number: 10084878
    Abstract: Systems and methods for hosted application marketplaces in accordance with embodiments of the invention are described. In one embodiment, a hosted application marketplace server system includes a processor and a memory storing hosted application marketplace application, wherein the hosted application marketplace application directs the processor to obtain request data describing a request for hosted application data, wherein the request data includes user profile data and computing device capability data, identify a computing device based on the user profile data, determine compatible application data based on the request data, wherein the compatible application data identifies a set of applications that are compatible with the computing device based on the computing device capability data, generate hosted application data based on the compatible application data; and transmit the hosted application data in response to the obtained request data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SweetLabs, Inc.
    Inventor: Adrian Bourke
  • Patent number: 10075921
    Abstract: A TCU is provided to resolve an abnormal state while minimizing loss of convenience for a user. The TCU which communicates with a server terminal providing service for a vehicle via a mobile telephone network for receiving provision of the service, includes a main control unit, and a communication module for communicating with the mobile telephone network. The main control unit resets an operation state of the communication module when communication for receiving the service is not available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CLARION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Sumitomo, Masahiro Yonemitsu
  • Patent number: 10070503
    Abstract: An LED based illumination device includes a receiver and a transmitter for communications adhering to a lighting control communications protocol and a high speed communications protocol. The LED based illumination device may be part of a lighting control network, wherein the data transmission rate of the high speed communications protocol is more than twice that of the lighting control communications protocol. The lighting control network may be coupled to a digital communications gateway, including a digital communications interface configured to be coupled to a network operating in accordance with an internet protocol and a lighting control network interface coupled to the lighting control network. A processor determines a summary status value of the LED based illumination device based on information stored in memory of the digital communications gateway. The digital communications gateway may periodically transmit the time of day to the LED based illumination device over the lighting control network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Barry Mark Loveridge
  • Patent number: 10061829
    Abstract: A method to provide content for user devices connected to an application server (WAS) via an intermediate device includes one or more of the user devices requesting content from the intermediate device. The intermediate device fetches the requested content, and executes the content. A content tree is generated based on the executed content, and the generated content tree is split into content sub trees for each user device. The respective content sub tree is provided to the respective user device. The content tree and/or content sub-trees are updated in case of a content change on at least one user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Bin Cheng
  • Patent number: 10063688
    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: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sinsep Designs, LLC
    Inventors: Peter Sinibaldi, Chad J. Sepulvado, David Anderson
  • Patent number: 10057401
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising: a memory; a communication unit for exchanging communications with a wearable device and an external device; and at least one processor that is operatively coupled to the memory, configured to: detect an event that is associated with a connection with the external device; identify a function that is associated with the external device in response to the event; and transmit to the wearable device an instruction for executing the function, wherein the instruction is transmitted via the communications unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joo-Sub Kim, Chulhyung Yang, Ji-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10052964
    Abstract: A battery control method includes: receiving a reprogramming request from a diagnostic device located outside of a vehicle to reprogram software of one or more electronic control units (ECUs) of the vehicle; performing reprogramming of the one or more ECUs or recharging of an auxiliary battery according to a number of the ECUs to be reprogrammed and whether or not a state of charge (SOC) of the auxiliary battery exceeds a critical value varied depending on the number of the ECUs to be reprogrammed; and sending a signal informing of the reprogramming or a warning signal associated with the recharging to the diagnostic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Dae Ro Park, Jae Hoon Cho, Hyun Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10051574
    Abstract: The base station of the present invention is a base station that wirelessly communicates with a terminal device. The base station includes: a reception unit for receiving first information relating to mobility of the terminal device; a determination unit for determining second information relating to scanning of base stations based on the first information; and a transmission unit for transmitting the second information to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Saeki
  • Patent number: 10034166
    Abstract: A wireless companion device that supports an Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card receives a logging request from a wireless communication device. The wireless companion device applies to a remote provisioning server for logging information that corresponds to remote provisioning of the eUICC. The wireless companion device receives the logging information and routes at least a portion to the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jogendra Yaramchitti, Ravikumar Pattabiraman, Christopher M Schmidt, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Ye Ouyang
  • Patent number: 10028115
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of performing automated administrative operations on a mobile device. One example method may include determining via a hosted server that an action needs to be performed by a mobile device under management. The method may further include generating a message via the hosted server, the message includes the action, and transmitting the message to the mobile device under management, and receiving a result message from the mobile device under management responsive to the transmitted message, the result message indicating that the action has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Allan A. Miller
  • Patent number: 10013231
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments that facilitate remote access to mobile communication devices. A video signal generated in a first computing device is captured, where the video signal corresponds to a screen of the first computing device. The video signal is encoded into a media stream, which is then sent to a second computing device. Input data is obtained from the second computing device. The input data is generated by way of a user interaction relative to a graphical representation of the first computing device. The graphical representation includes a graphical representation of an integrated input device of the first computing device. The input data is provided to an application executed in the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan Z. Evans
  • Patent number: 10009715
    Abstract: Techniques for geographic information for wireless networks are described. According to various embodiments, a connectivity module on a mobile device receives geographic position information for a mobile device from another functionality of the mobile device and independent of a query by the connectivity module for the information. The connectivity module retrieves the geographic position information locally on the device, and utilizes the geographic position information to cause various actions to be performed. For instance, the connectivity module utilizes the geographic position information to identify a wireless network at a particular geographic region, and to cause a wireless scan to be initiated to detect the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mateja Sponza, Shadi Mahassel, Imelda J. Kirby