Remote Programming Control Patents (Class 455/419)
  • Patent number: 11124195
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for retrieving driver safety scores by passenger devices may include (i) determining that an operator of a mobile device is a passenger in a vehicle, (ii) gathering, via one or more sensors of the mobile device, identifying information about at least one of the vehicle and a current driver of the vehicle, (iii) identifying, based on the identifying information gathered by the one or more sensors of the mobile device, the current driver of the vehicle, (iv) retrieving a driver safety score for the current driver of the vehicle from a collection of driver safety scores, and (v) performing, by the mobile device, a security action in response to retrieving the driver safety score. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NortonLifeLock Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Gu, Matt Boucher
  • Patent number: 11126423
    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: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Kashyap Kumar Sharma, Lokeswar Akuthota, Eric Matthew Stillman, Daniel Benjamin Quintas
  • Patent number: 11122404
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device a processor configured to, receive a signal for requesting activation of a communication service for the external electronic device, from the external electronic device using the second communication module; transmit device information of the electronic device to the first external server using the first communication module; receive information for activation of the communication service from the first external server; access the second external server on the basis of an address of the second external server which is included in the information for activation of the communication service; and perform activation of the communication service for the external electronic device using data transmitted from the second external server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Jeongtak Bae, Hyongjin Ban, Jeongdon Kang, Jieun Jung, Sangsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11115065
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, adjusting a matching network utilizing a weighted tuning state determined according to an application of a first weighting factor to multiple tuning states based on enhancing performance associated with different types of operation, including transmit, receive, and duplex operation. A weighted reference metric is determined based on a second weighting factor and first, second and third reference metrics selected from first, second and third groups of reference metrics based on the enhancing performance associated with the different types of operation. The tuning is continued utilizing the weighted tuning state, responsive to a first determination that a first performance metric satisfies a first threshold according to a comparison of the first performance metric to the weighted reference metric. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Russell Greene, David Michael Schlueter
  • Patent number: 11115843
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for managing multiple remote radio heads (RRHs) in a communication network, including, in response to an occurrence of an alarm indicating that a value of an operation parameter of an RRH among the multiple RRHs is beyond a predetermined range, determining whether the RRH is faulty by using a model for detecting a fault in the RRH, based on one or more pieces of operation information of the RRH which respectively correspond to multiple timestamps, and issuing a notification indicating that the RRH is faulty when it is determined that the RRH is faulty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Anton Komlev, Maksymilian Augustyn, Sungbum Park
  • Patent number: 11099918
    Abstract: A method for accelerating algorithms and applications on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The method includes: obtaining, from a host application, by a run-time configurable kernel, implemented on an FPGA, a first set of kernel input data; obtaining, from the host application, by the run-time configurable kernel, a first set of kernel operation parameters; parameterizing the run-time configurable kernel at run-time, using the first set of kernel operation parameters; and performing, by the parameterized run-time configurable kernel, a first kernel operation on the first set of kernel input data to obtain a first set of kernel output data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Nagesh Chandrasekaran Gupta, Varun Santhaseelan
  • Patent number: 11096110
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system comprising a wireless base station and a communication apparatus capable of wirelessly communicating with the wireless base station. The wireless base station comprises a regulatory-signal informing unit that informs the communication apparatus of type information indicating a type of the communication apparatus and a regulatory signal for restricting transmission to the wireless base station, in response to a predetermined condition being satisfied. The communication apparatus comprises a communication-controlling unit that restricts transmission to the wireless base station based on the regulatory signal, when the type of the communication apparatus and the type indicated by the type information are matched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Otaka
  • Patent number: 11082821
    Abstract: A method for provisioning an applet in a security element with credentials of a terminal application provided by an application server comprises: Sending a request to provision the applet with credentials from the terminal application to the applet; Sending an SMS message containing an identifier of the applet from the applet to an OTA platform; Adding the MSISDN of the security element by an SMSC located in front of the OTA platform in the header of the SMS; Requesting the credentials from the OTA platform to the application server; Sending from the application server to the OTA platform the credentials to be associated with the MSISDN; Sending from the OTA platform to the applet the credentials associated with the MSISDN; and Sending from the applet to the terminal application a message that it has been provisioned with credentials of the terminal application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Nagy Korkmaz, Jean-François Gros
  • Patent number: 11076304
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for communication configuration selection. One apparatus (200) includes a receiver (212) that receives (602) configuration information for multiple communication configurations. The configuration information corresponds to services having different performance requirements, and the performance requirements include latency, reliability, peak data rate, efficiency overhead, control overhead, system capacity, or some combination thereof. The apparatus (200) also includes a processor (202) that selects (604) a communication configuration of the multiple communication configurations. The apparatus (200) communicates (606) using the selected communication configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Hongchao Li, Xiaodong Yu, Haipeng Lei, Chenxi Zhu
  • Patent number: 11064347
    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: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Ryan P. Dreiling, Balasubramaniam Guru, Philip W. Uehling
  • Patent number: 11044591
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for establishing communication between a remote device and a virtual machine on a computing node of the cloud-based services via the distributed network. The cloud-based services include multiple operating systems and one or more applications. In response to receiving an instruction from the remote device the virtual machine is accessed, where the virtual machine is associated with at least one of a user of the remote device and the remote device. When directed by an instruction from the remote device, the virtual machine identifies one of the operating systems in which to execute the one or more applications and transmits results, based on execution of the one or more applications by the virtual machine, to the remote device via the distributed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Yazdani, Chen Tian, Lawrence Davison, Viet Trinh
  • Patent number: 11044298
    Abstract: In one embodiment, change handling in mobile client applications may be facilitated by intermediate storage of changes using a data-provider-agnostic change object schema. An input on a mobile device that indicates a create, update, or delete action on a data object stored in a remote datastore is received. In response to receiving the input, a description of the action on the data object in a syntax that is agnostic as to type of remote service provider used for interacting with the remote datastore is created. The description of the action to a syntax of the first remote service provider is converted to compose a command configured to cause a first remote service provider to execute the action. The command is transmitted over a network to the first remote service provider to cause the action to be performed on the data object in the remote datastore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Kaarthik Balasubrahmanian, Donald Creig Humes, Srikanth Doddadalivatta Venkatesh Prasad, Sridhar Tadepalli, Rajesh Ashwinbhai Shah
  • Patent number: 11039524
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a signal indicating that a timeout timer associated with a space has been has crossed a threshold in a space. If a motion sensor is disposed within the space, the method includes sending a signal to a connector operatively coupled to a light source such that the connector reverts to a default state. If (1) a motion sensor is not disposed within the space and (2) a light sensor is disposed within the space, the method includes sending a signal to the connector such that the connector is controlled by the light sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Powercast Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Greene, Daniel W. Harrist
  • Patent number: 11030630
    Abstract: In one example in accordance with the present disclosure, a method is described. According to the method, a computing device acquires data related to a variable data component. The computing device then authenticates at least one of the computing device and the proper user of the computing device. Upon authentication of the computing device and/or proper user of the computing device, a downstream workflow is authorized. The downstream workflow is defined by the data associated with the variable data component and enabled via the authentication of the computing device and/or proper user of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven J. Simske, Jason S Aronoff, Matthew D. Gaubatz
  • Patent number: 11030827
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to detect an application initiation request. The processor is further configured to determine whether current vehicle connectivity availability is sufficient to support remote execution of the application. Also, the processor is configured to launch a local version of the application, responsive to determining that current vehicle connectivity is insufficient to support remote execution. The processor is further configured to request that a remote server launch an instance of the application, once current vehicle connectivity is sufficient to support remote execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Grix, Thomas Madden, Joseph Patrick Oravec, Matthew Liwienski
  • Patent number: 11021253
    Abstract: The invention concerns a communications system and a communications method and software for passengers in an aircraft. The aircraft comprises an aircraft-supported data-processing arrangement and at least one on-board communications interface for communication with a passenger appliance, the communications system being arranged to receive a passenger profile from the passenger appliance by means of the communications interface of the aircraft and transmitting it to the data-processing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Andrew Muirhead
  • Patent number: 11016748
    Abstract: A companion device can obtain a new version of a software program (e.g., in portions) from a server at the request of an accessory device, and provide the new version of the software to the accessory device. The software update of the accessory device can be initiated at the companion device. The companion device can communicate with the accessory device before and after the update to determine whether the update was successful. A notification about the update can then be provided to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Pollack, Eric S. Brown, Gregory B. Novick, Paul W. Chinn, David C. Donley, Tyler D. Hawkins, Julien A. Poumailloux
  • Patent number: 11012834
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods and/or procedures performed by a V2X application enabler (VAE) client, of a V2X user equipment (UE), in communication with a VAE server. Exemplary embodiments include sending, to the VAE server, a first message comprising an identifier of the V2X UE and at least one of the following: identifiers of one or more first types of intelligent transportation system messages, from the VAE server, to which the V2X UE wishes to register or unregister for receiving; and an identifier of a first geographic area that V2X UE wishes to register or unregister for association with the V2X UE at the VAE server. Exemplary embodiments also include receiving, from the VAE server, a second message indicating acknowledgement of a registration or an unregistration action requested in the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ali el Essaili, Thorsten Lohmar, Yunpeng Zang
  • Patent number: 11005748
    Abstract: There are provided measures for optimizations for cloud storage related data flow. Such measures exemplarily comprise receiving, from a component of said terminal, data related to an application, identifying, in said data, storage data intended for cloud storage, and selecting, for said storage data, a transmission path of a plurality of transmission paths to said cloud storage bypassing an application server hosting said application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sandeep Rk, Elangovan Manickam
  • Patent number: 10999394
    Abstract: There is provided a communication method in which an in-vehicle communication device transmits data to a server. The communication method includes: transmitting the data from the in-vehicle communication device to the server when a first communication link between the in-vehicle communication device and the server is established; transmitting the data from the in-vehicle communication device to a relay device different from the server when the first communication link is not established; temporarily storing the data received from the in-vehicle communication device in the relay device when a third communication link between the relay device and the server is not established; and transmitting the temporarily stored data from the relay device to the server through the third communication link when the third communication link is established and the temporarily stored data is present in the relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Fumiyuki Kagara
  • Patent number: 10991214
    Abstract: A system and a method are disclosed for reestablishing a mobile bug communications session. In an embodiment, a service establishes a one-way communications session between a mobile bug and a monitoring device, the one-way communications session providing data from the mobile bug to the monitoring device during the one-way communications session without audio being provided from the monitoring device to the mobile bug during the one-way communications session. The service detects a break in the one-way communications session, and determines whether the monitoring device has activated a remote reestablishment feature. Responsive determining that the monitoring device has activated the remote reestablishment feature, the service instructs the monitoring device to output an option to reestablish the one-way communications session. Responsive to detecting a selection of the option, the service corrects the break in the one-way communications session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CALLYO 2009 CORP
    Inventors: Christopher Ryan Bennett, Derek Anthony Seroky
  • Patent number: 10990373
    Abstract: Examples of systems and methods are described for selecting firmware versions of multiple components for a distributed computing system (e.g., a cluster). Multiple selection interfaces may be presented to a user who may select at least one firmware version of at least one component. Based on the user selection(s), a service manager may evaluate firmware component dependencies and identify compatible firmware versions of other components for installation. In this manner, a set of firmware versions may be installed and/or upgraded which may be different than a current set of versions and/or a set of versions recommended in a wholly automated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nutanix, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Olderdissen, Raghu Prasad Rapole, Sragdhara Datta Chaudhuri, Thomas Jason Hill, Vidhi Taneja, Jerome Joseph, Viraj Sapre
  • Patent number: 10986047
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing communications. A method is provided that includes receiving, at an enrollment web portal, enrollment data including: enrollment credentials identifying a user for authentication, a phone number of a mobile device associated with the user, and consent by the user to persistently interact with an account servicing system via SMS texting. The method includes: processing the received enrollment data, authenticating the user responsive to processing the received enrollment data, storing the phone number of the mobile device associated with the user in a phone number data storage, and generating, responsive to the authenticating, a revocable token for persistent access to a natural dialogue module via a SMS texting gateway for the mobile device identified by the phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Scott Karp, Srinaath Thyagarajan
  • Patent number: 10986570
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying a local mobile country code (MCC) for a wireless communication device, accessing a home MCC list for the wireless communication device, and determining whether the local MCC for the wireless communication device matches any home MCC comprised in the home MCC list for the wireless communication device. In various embodiments, an operating parameter of the wireless communication device may be modified responsive to a determination that the local MCC for the wireless communication device does not match any home MCC comprised in the home MCC list for the wireless communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sreejith Menon, Mario Manuel Jardon, William Harry Rosenberg
  • Patent number: 10978912
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for wirelessly receiving power are provided. The electronic device includes a wired power interface; a power receiving circuit; and a control circuit configured to control the power receiving circuit to wirelessly receive power from a wireless power transmitting device; and provide the received power to an external electronic device through the wired power interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Young-Joon Kim, Sang-Wook Lee, Ki-Young Kim, Dae-Hyun Kim, Ji-Hoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10980084
    Abstract: A method in a session management function (SMF) of a network. The method comprises: receiving a session request message from a user equipment (UE), the session request message comprising: an identifier of the UE; a UE-specific application identifier that uniquely identifies a particular application among a set of one or more applications implemented on the UE; and an application-specific packet filter set identifier that uniquely identifies a particular packet filter set among a group of one or more packet filter sets supported by the particular application. A protocol data unit (PDU) session is established based at least in part on the identifier of the UE, the UE-specific application identifier, and the application-specific packet filter set identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Ngoc Dung Dao, Xu Li
  • Patent number: 10980078
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for controlling network connection of an application terminal. The method includes: determining whether one or more connected equipments are equipments in the application terminal's equipment list; and controlling the network connection of said application terminal based on the determination result. Therefore, according to embodiments of the present disclosure, the application terminal may control network connection automatically according to connected equipments rather than always connecting the application terminal with the network, which reduces the risk of leaking user's data and at the same time reduces power consumption of the application terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventor: Junjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 10979893
    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: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youyang Yu
  • Patent number: 10970722
    Abstract: A computerized system and method of managing events surrounding the lifecycle of used and new mobile devices. The system provides a “360 view” that integrates a mobile device's service options, such as financing and device protection, as well as at the device level regarding potential hardware/software errors. This provides an end-to-end view of consumers, such as claims on device protection plans, repayment issues, utilization of upgrades and/or other information in a user's profile across multiple underlying systems during the device's lifecycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Brightstar Corp.
    Inventors: Mariela Millington, Ranga Rajamanickam, John Harper, Clay Bodnarek
  • Patent number: 10970705
    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: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: MFOUNDRY, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Aiglstorfer
  • Patent number: 10963203
    Abstract: The invention relates to a computer-implemented method and a system for generating a mobile application (MA) having an interactive graphic user interface (MUI) displayable on a display screen of a mobile device (MD) from a desktop application (DA) executed on a data processing device (DC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Alexander Hieser, Marcus Zinn, Michael Patri
  • Patent number: 10952067
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a terminal and a base station in a wireless communication system. The terminal includes: a processing unit for obtaining terminal network capability information about at least one of a computing capability, a storage capability, and a support capability for neural network of the terminal; and a transmitting unit for transmitting the terminal network capability information to a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Jing Wang, Anxin Li, Lan Chen, Xin Wang, Xiaolin Hou
  • Patent number: 10942727
    Abstract: A system, method and apparatus for installing software at a mobile electronic device are provided, the mobile electronic device enabled for communication with a computing device. A query for available software for installation on the mobile electronic device receiving is received from the computing device, the query directed to a proxy server rather than a public server enabled as a gateway for software downloads. A list of the available software is generated. The list is modified to produce a modified list of approved software. The modified list is transmitted to the computing device such that the approved software can be selected for installation on the mobile electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy Richard Tyhurst, Paul Edward Landry
  • Patent number: 10939395
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described that provide for synchronization signal (SS) blocks in which synchronization signals and broadcast channel transmissions may be transmitted. Broadcast channel transmissions may be demodulated using SS transmissions, reference signal transmissions, or combinations thereof. Broadcast channel transmissions may be transmitted in a subset of SS block time resources, and synchronization signals may be transmitted in another subset of SS block time resources. Reference signals may be transmitted using tones within the broadcast channel time resources, and may be transmitted at a higher density for portions of the broadcast channel transmission bandwidth that are outside of the SS transmission bandwidth. Waveforms for reference signal transmissions, and information provided by reference signal transmissions may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Hung Ly, Tao Luo, Bilal Sadiq, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10932120
    Abstract: Examples relate to determining mobile network class of service. In one example, a computing device may receive, from a mobility management entity (MME), a request from a device that requested access to a network operated by the MME, the request specifying an account identifier and location data that corresponds to the device; based on the location data, determine that the device is roaming; based on the account identifier and in response to the determination that the device is roaming, identify a class of service (CoS) for the device; and provide the MME with response data including the identified CoS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Cameron, Anders H. Askerup, John I. Ayers
  • Patent number: 10924053
    Abstract: The invention relates to electric drive apparatuses used in different industries for different applications more particularly to a method for remote support of an electric drive apparatus. The method comprises: starting in a first apparatus a remote support tool application, said first apparatus having a connection with an at least one electric drive apparatus in a local site, forwarding by said first apparatus an indication of a configuration parameter data user interface of said first apparatus to a third apparatus in a remote site, and receiving by said first apparatus from said third apparatus at least one tagged version of a screen of the configuration parameter data user interface of said first apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Zhongliang Hu, Pasi Koivumäki, Mikko Korpinen
  • Patent number: 10911944
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for activating a purchased or previously deployed device by a subscriber. In one embodiment, activation includes authenticating the device to a service provider or carrier, and providing the device with data necessary for enabling the service to the device. In one variant, a user device is activated at a retail store, with the assistance of a carrier representative. In another variant, user equipment is activated via a communications network without the assistance of a representative. In yet another variant, the user equipment is activated via the Internet without the assistance of a representative. The provision of access data includes pre-assigning eSIM from a population of unassigned eSIMs to certain devices for various carrier networks. Alternatively, the eSIM may be assigned on an as-needed basis. Unassigned and/or unused eSIMs can be released (or sold back to the vendor) and/or reused. Solutions for eSIM backup and restoration are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan V. Schell, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10911544
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing Internet of Things (“IoT”) functionality. In some embodiments, a first IoT-capable device might receive beacon data from each of one or more other IoT-capable devices in a self-organizing network (“SON”) of IoT devices, might compare the received beacon data with stored beacon data, and might send at least one first data to a computing system to update the computing system of any changes in the SON (indicating, without limitation, new devices, failed devices, disabled devices, devices that have moved out of range, etc.). The computing system might receive and analyze the at least one first data to determine a status of each IoT-capable device in the SON, might generate control instructions, and might autonomously send the control instructions to at least one of the IoT-capable devices in the SON to improve the functionality of the SON.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Charles I. Cook
  • Patent number: 10911590
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed that identify a motor vehicle operation and whether a driver is operating a mobile device. One example of operation may include a method that includes receiving vehicle data based on active operation of a vehicle and compiling a candidate driver identification profile (DIP) based on the received vehicle data. The method may also include comparing the candidate DIP to a pre-stored DIP and determining a match between the candidate DIP and the pre-stored DIP. The method may also include applying a restriction to a mobile station operated by a driver of the vehicle responsive to the match determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Silver, Lathan Lewis
  • Patent number: 10904742
    Abstract: A method for the communicating of a subscriber identity module, implemented or implementable in an end device, in which at least one profile is adapted for the utilization of the mobile end device in a mobile communication network, vis-à-vis a server, in which method a message from the subscriber identity module is sent to the server. Before the sending of the message, a step of the establishing of a technology is carried out in the subscriber identity module in which there is established, which technology the profile corresponds to, and the sending is carried out compliant with the technology. The communicating can involve the notifying of a profile change effected in the subscriber identity module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Nils Nitsch, Ulrich Huber
  • Patent number: 10897702
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and device for calling SIM card, a method and device for pushing information, and a SIM card allocation system. The method for calling SIM card is applied in a mobile terminal and includes: parsing an external network as currently searched out by the mobile terminal to generate a parsing result; reading a network information database pre-stored in the mobile terminal; and calling a target SIM card that matches with the external network to perform network registration according to the parsing result and the network information database. Due to the fact that which V-SIM card needs to be called is determined by the mobile terminal itself, the operations of continuously interacting with the server and continuously verifying the network are basically avoided, not only networking time is shortened, but also network traffic is saved, and user experience is greatly improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Zhihui Gong, Kun Wang
  • Patent number: 10891196
    Abstract: According to the present invention, content generated from a mobile terminal, a camera, or the like is stored automatically in a home gateway in a home network system. If synchronization is set between the home gateway and a home device, the home gateway may transmit backup content to the synchronized home device. Content may be selectively stored and classified based on a specific location, memo, voice, and the like set by a user for privacy protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Suk Min, Ji-Hyeon Kweon, Kwan-Woo Song, Kyung-Jae Kim, Jin-Choul Lee, Kyu-Hyung Cho
  • Patent number: 10887757
    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: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: APP CAP LLC
    Inventor: Scott Russell Schultz
  • Patent number: 10871972
    Abstract: The present disclosure may provide a method for loading a driver during a terminal starting up and a terminal device. The terminal includes at least one component having a driver to be loaded during starting up. The method includes: receiving a startup instruction; reading a component list; determining whether the component list comprises a driver related to a component; and if the component list includes the driver related to the component, loading the related driver. By such means, the present disclosure increases a startup speed and improves user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Bin Song
  • Patent number: 10872127
    Abstract: A method of providing for cross-device operations between user devices includes maintaining, using an intermediate device connected to the user devices, state information on different elements in different sub-views displayed respectively on first and second ones of the user devices. The first and second user devices are different from each other. The method further includes performing: migrating and synchronizing the state of one of the elements which is moved from the sub-view of the first user device to the sub-view of the second user device; and/or generating a shadow element on the sub-view of the second user device and linking the shadow element to one of the elements on the first user device which is duplicated from the sub-view of the first user device on the sub-view of the second user device, and updating the states of the linked elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Bin Cheng
  • Patent number: 10869276
    Abstract: Idle vehicles have limited energy resources for onboard systems during idle periods. Devices and techniques for processing data generated from sensors on board the vehicle and transmitting the information in the form of a V2X message is accomplished by determining a method for transmitting the message using the lowest energy consuming method available to the vehicle. Where energy resources are below a threshold value the vehicle may store the message until energy resources are at a critical level or may look for new, lower energy transmission methods at intervals until the message may be distributed to another network connected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Gaviphat Lekutai
  • Patent number: 10862893
    Abstract: A system and method for managing a network policy of an application on a client includes discovering, by the client, a first network, determining if the first network is a restricted network, applying a restricted network rule to the client when the first network is a restricted network, lowering a network score of the first network when the first network is a restricted network, and associating with the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventor: Steven Hartley
  • Patent number: 10855684
    Abstract: A communication framework is provided that can be configured to control or limit a network controller's ability to communicate, export, or share the network controller's data with others, such as with other network controllers in the network environment. As part of this framework, techniques are provided that enable constraints to be specified for a particular network controller, where the constraints control and limit the data that is permitted to be communicated from the particular network controller to other network controllers or intended data recipients in the network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas David Nadeau, James Gregory Hall
  • Patent number: 10849095
    Abstract: A device may broadcast an indication of an activity level of the device. The device may also receive a notification of an incoming message and receive at least one broadcast from at least one additional device also receiving the notification of the incoming message including an indication of at least one activity level of the at least one additional device. The device may compare its own activity level with the received at least one activity level. In response to determining that the activity level of the device is equal to or greater than a highest received at least one activity level, the device may display the notification of the incoming message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bob Bradley, James B. Cary, Marc J. Krochmal, Matthew E. Shepherd, Neil G. Crane
  • Patent number: 10843086
    Abstract: A virtual space is provided to users via client computing devices. Device information related to a client computing platform used by a user to interact with the virtual space may be obtained. Different users using different client computing platforms may be provided with different in-game capabilities such as user roles, content items, levels, and/or other content or actions available for the user in the virtual space based on the client computing platform used by the users to access the virtual space. The device information may be used to facilitate enhanced party formation between users of the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Electronic Arts Inc.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Clifford J. Harrington