Remote Programming Control Patents (Class 455/419)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10003960
    Abstract: A system and method for restricting cell phone use while operating a vehicle. The operation and functionality of a subject mobile communication device (MCD) is restricted during operation of a subject vehicle. A control/monitor communication device (controller) installs a functionality restriction application (FRA) on the subject MCD and registers the MCD to a server. The registration process associates a specific vehicle and specific functionality restrictions with the subject MCD. The vehicle may be associated with the subject MCD via an on-board module (OBM) integrated with an on-board diagnostic device of the vehicle. When the vehicle is operational, the OBM transmits a signal to the server. The server accesses the registration information and transmits a signal to the associated MCD. The signal activates the FRA as well as communication functionality so that if the subject MCD is within a threshold distance of the OBM it is restricted as specified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Ramona E. Alvez
  • Patent number: 9998556
    Abstract: A unified end-user notification platform delivers event alerts to different types of clients including mobile devices and HTTP clients. Users can subscribe to a plurality of notification channels and select from the associated various delivery options via a single user interface. The events are received by the unified notification platform which matches the received events with the user subscription data to identify subscribers and their respective delivery options. Corresponding event alerts are generated and delivered based on the user or subscriber specified options. Multiple event alerts corresponding to public and private data notification channels are provided to a user device via a single connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Feng, N. Nachiappan, Bruno M. Fernandez-Ruiz, Lin Shen
  • Patent number: 9986948
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wearable electronic device includes communication circuitry configured to communicate with an external device, and transmit access right information to the external device, the access right information for a write access right to first data stored in a server, the first data corresponding to a user of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Takashi Sudo
  • Patent number: 9986109
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus capable of instructing a facsimile transmission by controlling a device capable of transmission and receiving of a facsimile, and a method of controlling the apparatus are provided. The apparatus specifies address information indicating a transmission destination of a designated document, and determine whether or not the specified address information includes information of a communication mode. If the address information includes the information of the communication mode, in a case where a driver, that instructs the device to perform the facsimile transmission, supports the communication mode, the apparatus performs the facsimile transmission in accordance with the address information and the communication mode, and if the specified address information does not include the information of the communication mode, the apparatus performs the facsimile transmission in accordance with a communication mode that the driver supports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Kusakabe
  • Patent number: 9973935
    Abstract: A centrally controlled dynamic frequency selection (DFS) mechanism is defined that uses a historical analytical database to define DFS hop patterns, which allows for a better probability of picking a non-interfering channel but also meets the performance requirements of the mesh and satisfying the timing constraints of DFS. A method for performing dynamic frequency selection (DFS) is disclosed, comprising: receiving, at a gateway, measurement reports from a radio access node regarding observed utilization of a 5 GHz radio frequency band shared with a plurality of radio access nodes; determining, based on the received measurement reports, a frequency hop pattern at the gateway; and sending the frequency hop pattern from the gateway to each of the plurality of radio access nodes, thereby enabling compliance with DFS regulations using a centralized gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Sumit Garg, Steven Beaudette
  • Patent number: 9971723
    Abstract: A device and a system for bridging electrical signals between a SIM card and a mobile device and providing a service to the mobile device are disclosed. The system includes: a SIM card interface, for electrically connecting with contacts of a SIM card; a mobile device interface, for electrically linking to a circuit of a mobile device, further connecting to a processor of the mobile device; and a secure element, for bridging electrical signals between the SIM card interface and the mobile device interface, and providing an application corresponding to a request from the processor of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Taisys Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Hsin Ho, Ching-Kuang Han
  • Patent number: 9971678
    Abstract: A system and methods to emulate an application executing in real time in a mobile device. The mobile device is emulated in real time using a model running on a processor extrinsic to the mobile device. The model is based on characteristics indicative of performance of the mobile device. The application is executed in real time within the model and the application executing in the model is monitored to determine resource utilization information by the application for the mobile device. The resource utilization information for the mobile device is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: WAPP TECH CORP.
    Inventor: Donavan Paul Poulin
  • Patent number: 9967953
    Abstract: A lighting system, an identification system and an identification device for a lighting system, wherein the lighting system comprises a plurality of components. The identification device comprises a transmitter adapted to receive an identification request, and a signaling apparatus comprising a control unit and one or more signaling devices, wherein the control unit is adapted to control the one or more signaling devices so that, in response to receipt of the identification request, an identification signal is produced that alerts a human to a location or direction of one or more of the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Matthias Wendt, Lennart Yseboodt, Bozena Erdmann, Manuel Eduardo Alarcon-Rivero, Maurice Herman Johan Draaijer
  • Patent number: 9967671
    Abstract: An apparatus may include an ear piece housing, an intelligent control disposed within the ear piece housing, and a transceiver disposed within the ear piece housing and operatively connected to the intelligent control. An apparatus may further include a microphone operatively connected to the intelligent control, a speaker operatively connected to the intelligent control, and a sensor operatively connected to the intelligent control. An apparatus is adapted to receive input from the microphone and/or the sensor and communicate the input through the transceiver to an electronic device in operative communication with the transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Peter Vincent Boesen
  • Patent number: 9954904
    Abstract: A communication device may include a message generator configured to generate a message in accordance with a command set to use a communication service provided by a communication session setup protocol; and a modem circuit coupled to the message generator and configured to operate in accordance with the message generated by the message generator; wherein the message generator is configured to generate the message comprising a command to at least one of control or establish an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Kowalewski
  • Patent number: 9946640
    Abstract: A method of managing a memory of a device is provided. The method includes acquiring amount of memory use information of the device, estimating a memory use pattern, based on the amount of memory use information of the device, and acquiring an amount of memory of the device, based on the estimated memory use pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chang-sik Yun, Tae-hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9942093
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed including a mobile device configured for initiating a communication session with a transceiver interface of a node that comprises a network interface. The node may be queried via the communication session for a status report associated with an error, and an instruction may be communicated to the node via the communication session instructing the node to perform an operation. Communication may be established with the wireless access point via the wireless network after communication of the instruction. The transceiver interface may be configured to communicate via a second network to address issues in the wide area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Ivan Ong, David Urban, Clifton Lowery
  • Patent number: 9942691
    Abstract: Various systems, mediums, and methods may determine one or more configurations associated with a provider application. For example, a mobile system may determine a request to install a provider application, possibly based on one or more user inputs received by the mobile system. The mobile system may determine other applications installed on the mobile system. The mobile system may determine one or more configurations of the provider application based on the other applications installed. As such, the mobile system may install the provider application to the mobile system based on the one or more configurations determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Ward, Vijeyta Aggarwal, Michael Charles Todasco
  • Patent number: 9942820
    Abstract: A system and methods that are performed by a macro cell and a user equipment (UE) to implement a carrier aggregation mode in a network. The system includes a macrocell including a first coverage area and a plurality of small cells, each of the small cells including a second coverage area wherein the plurality of second coverage areas substantially cover the first coverage area. The macro cell operates a first component carrier as a primary component carrier in a carrier aggregation enabled network and one of the small cells operates a second component carrier as a secondary component carrier in the carrier aggregation enabled network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Dawei Zhang, Tarik Tabet
  • Patent number: 9941954
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a first user equipment (UE) from a second UE, identity information and transmitting, by the first UE to a communications controller, the identity information. The method also includes receiving, by the first UE from the communications controller, a first packet after transmitting the identity information and transmitting, by the first UE to the second UE, the first packet in accordance with the identity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Shi, Wee Kian Toh
  • Patent number: 9940618
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for transmitting data of a terminal which includes a wallet application used for a commercial transaction service is provided. The method includes determining wallet data which comprise payment information and non-payment information provided by the wallet application, which is able to be transmitted, and a scheme of transmitting the wallet data; notifying a receiving terminal of a transmission of the wallet data according to input transmission information; transmitting the wallet data to the receiving terminal based on the transmission method, after receiving an acceptance message from the receiving terminal; and updating information of the wallet data, which is transmitted to the receiving terminal, based on preset regulation information. The apparatus includes a wallet transmission and reception unit and a wallet management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bogyeong Kang
  • Patent number: 9942094
    Abstract: The use of a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) of a user device to perform Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) update may replace the conventional use of multiple SMS messages to update the UICC of a user device. A UICC update request may be sent to a UICC update service of a wireless communication network via a communication session by a trusted update application that is executing in the TEE. Subsequently, the UICC update service may send a UICC update file to the user device via the communication session for storage in the TEE. A copy of the UICC update file is then transferred from the TEE to modem software of a modem in the user device. The modem software chunks the UICC update files into multiple UICC update data chunks. The data chunks are sent by the modem software to the UICC to update the UICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Amela Kovacevic, Ryan King
  • Patent number: 9930707
    Abstract: A method by a cabin wireless access point (CWAP) server includes receiving an IP address request message from a CWAP installed in a vehicle cabin. The IP address request message contains data identifying a physical location of the CWAP within the vehicle cabin. The physical location of the CWAP is identified within the vehicle cabin responsive to the data contained in the IP address request message. An IP address is assigned to the CWAP responsive to the physical location of the CWAP identified by the data. An IP address message containing the IP address is communicated to the CWAP. Related methods by CWAPs and corresponding CWAP servers and CWAPs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jueren Ma
  • Patent number: 9924300
    Abstract: A short-range radio communication method is presented including the steps of defining a region by a first communication device, the first communication device in operable communication with a plurality of second communication devices, each of the plurality of second communication devices communicating with different technologies and different protocols and setting up individualized communication between the first communication device and each of the plurality of second communication devices detected within the region defined by the first communication device, and having the different technologies and the different protocols. The first communication device determines which of the different technologies and the different protocols of each of the plurality of second communication devices it is capable of communicating with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 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: 9915975
    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: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: George D. Youlios, George O. Podd
  • Patent number: 9918344
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a communication between a user equipment (UE) and an evolved Node B (eNB) that are both running in Enhanced Coverage (EC) mode. The UE and eNB may communicate in a contention-based random access procedure having an EC level that may be used to determine the number of times an RA preamble may be sent, and one or more RA response opportunity windows that may be used to receive one or more RA responses. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marta Martinez Tarradell, Hyung-Nam Choi, Debdeep Chatterjee, Richard Burbidge, Youn Hyoung Heo, Umesh Phuyal
  • Patent number: 9913113
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide secure, reliable communications for utility control devices during emergency conditions. Emergency conditions include power outages, natural disasters, and periods of network congestion. The network may be a radio access network, such as one operated by a mobile telephone carrier. The communications between the utility control devices and the network are wireless. In one embodiment, wireless communications are transitioned to a different wireless communication protocol during emergency conditions. For example, during an emergency, communications may be sent using short-message-service (“SMS”) messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Michael Huey, Gregory John Bahas
  • Patent number: 9904450
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, and media for creating a plan through multimodal search inputs are provided. A multimodal virtual assistant receives a first search request which comprises a geographic area. First search results are displayed in response to the first search request being received. The first search results are based on the first search request and correspond to the geographic area. Each of the first search results is associated with a geographic location. The multimodal virtual assistant receives a selection of one of the first search results, and adds the selected one of the first search results to a plan. A second search request is received after the selection, and second search results are displayed in response to the second search request being received. The second search results are based on the second search request and correspond to the geographic location of the selected one of the first search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael J. Johnston, Patrick Ehlen, Hyuckchul Jung, Jay H. Lieske, Jr., Ethan Selfridge, Brant J. Vasilieff, Jay Gordon Wilpon
  • Patent number: 9891908
    Abstract: An integrated-circuit radio communication device (1) comprises processing means (7), memory (13), and radio communication logic (17). The memory (13) stores (i) a boot-loader (22), (ii) a firmware module (23) in a firmware memory region, and (iii) a software application (27) in a software-application memory region. The firmware module (23) comprises instructions for controlling the radio communication logic (17) according to a predetermined radio protocol, and the software application (27) comprises instructions for invoking a radio-communication function of the firmware module (23). The boot-loader (22) or the firmware module (23) comprises instructions for using the radio communication logic (17) to receive a new firmware module (40), and the boot-loader (22) or the firmware module (23) comprises instructions for storing the new firmware module (40) in the software-application memory region such that at least a portion of the software application (27) is overwritten by the new firmware module (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA
    Inventors: Martin Tverdal, Joel David Stapleton
  • Patent number: 9894172
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for location-based, just in time social networking. In one embodiment, a method for providing a social network includes receiving a request from a first user of the social network to provide information from a location of interest specified by the first user, and locating a group comprising at least one other user of the social network, where each of the at least one other user is currently at the location of interest and has volunteered to provide information from the location of interest, wherein the group is selected from a larger group of other users who are at a plurality of locations of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Sanjay Macwan
  • Patent number: 9887903
    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: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Julien Canches, Omer Tripp, Emmanuel Wurth
  • Patent number: 9853865
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for Layer 2 (L2) discovery in a managed shared network, such as a Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) network. A network controller node of the MoCA network node may receive, from a node entering the MoCA network, a submission requesting discovery of information regarding communication capabilities of a plurality of nodes in the network. In response to the request, the network controller node may obtain from one or more nodes of the plurality of nodes information regarding communication capabilities of the plurality of nodes, and may send the communication capabilities of the plurality of nodes, such as to a second plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Zong Liang Wu
  • Patent number: 9847017
    Abstract: A remote control apparatus receives, processes and then transmits wireless signals as control commands specific to a target appliance, device or product. The apparatus, which is a combination of a remote receiving device and a secondary relay transmitting device, communicates with the target device to control its operations. The apparatus can be used to control a plurality of target devices via their existing remote controlling scheme. The apparatus can operate in an area that does not have existing wireless infrastructure, and can be controlled by a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Steven Yuh-Ming Chien
  • Patent number: 9832747
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device includes a receiver circuit and a processing circuit. The receiver circuit is configured to receive a plurality of reference signal patterns from a plurality of transmission locations, wherein each of the plurality of reference signal patterns corresponds to a respective transmission location of the plurality of transmission locations. The processing circuit is configured to determine a synchronization offset estimate for each of the plurality of transmission locations based on the plurality of reference signal patterns to generate a plurality of synchronization offset estimates; determine if a minimum-valued synchronization offset estimate of the plurality of synchronization offset estimates satisfies predefined criteria; and determine a reception time window for processing data based on the minimum-valued synchronization offset estimate if the minimum-valued synchronization offset estimate satisfies the predefined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dae Jung Yoon, Bertram Gunzelmann, Ansgar Scherb
  • Patent number: 9832307
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems support focused driving, working, and studying without distraction. A method of operating a device includes setting event information for an event, the event information for the event including a device mode corresponding to said event. The device mode is selected from the a normal mode and at least one focused mode. At a start time of said event, a mode of the device is automatically set to the device mode corresponding to said event. When the device is in a focused mode, one or more features of said device, including one or more features relating to cellular communications, are at least partially disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Emma Michaela Siritzky
  • Patent number: 9823918
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a system and method for receiving at an application server a request for a software application from a mobile device wherein the request includes an indicator that allows the application server to tell whether the mobile device currently has a software application interpreter installed, sending the software application interpreter to a cellular wireless network for provisioning to the mobile device if the indicator shows that the mobile device does not have the application interpreter installed, and sending the software application to a cellular wireless network for provisioning to the mobile device. The invention further comprises a system and method for updating the software application in a way that seems automatic to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: mFoundry, Inc.
    Inventor: Rodney Aiglstorfer
  • Patent number: 9810444
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for controlling a terminal apparatus that is used for an appliance control system for executing a remote operation on a plurality of air conditioners from a car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Toshihisa Nakano, Hiroshi Amano
  • Patent number: 9811819
    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 already stores security keys of all issuers to validate transaction data being sent from the merchants. The provisioning system monitors authorization requests being routed through the transaction processing system and retrieves an authorization request of a financial transaction that was 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 so as to enable the mobile communication device to operate as a FPD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Ayman Hammad
  • Patent number: 9811752
    Abstract: A wearable smart device includes a sensor configured to detect data corresponding to a detected object, a memory configured to store a contact list including contact information for a plurality of contact devices and to store stored data corresponding to a plurality of stored objects, an antenna and a processor. The processor is programmed to determine whether the detected object can be identified by comparing the detected data to the stored data, to transmit the detected data to at least one of the plurality of contact devices via the antenna in response to not being able to identify the detected object by comparing the detected data to the stored data and to receive an identification of the detected object from the at least one of the plurality of contact devices. The wearable smart device also includes an output unit to output the identification of the detected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Kenichi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9807679
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device may include a radio processing circuit configured to transmit communication data indicating a serving cell, the communication data intended for a server and receive system information of one or more proximate cells of the serving cell indicated by the communication data. The mobile terminal device may also include a baseband processing circuit configured to determine if system information of a target cell is included in the received system information of the one or more proximate cells, and, if the system information of the target cell is included in the received system information of the one or more proximate cells, apply the received system information of the target cell to control the radio processing circuit to transmit or receive data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Anshul Kumar Gupta
  • Patent number: 9805733
    Abstract: A method of connecting a service between a device and at least one other device is provided. The method includes recording, by the device, a user voice input in a state where a voice command button has been input, outputting first information based on the recorded user voice when an input of the voice command button is cancelled, receiving, by the device, second information corresponding to the first information, recognizing a service type according to the first information and the second information, connecting the device to a subject device in an operation mode of the device determined according to the recognized service type, and performing a service with the connected subject device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Sehwan Park
  • Patent number: 9800735
    Abstract: The user calls to the mobile device with a predetermined pattern. In one embodiment the predetermined pattern is coded on the duration of the unanswered calls and the duration between successive calls. The predetermined pattern may be time coded on the durations of successive calls. After detecting the predetermined pattern the mobile device answers the incoming call. The user may continue by identifying via the voice line, if that is required. The mobile device responds to commands provided via the voice line, for example by providing contact information as synthesized speech.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Juuso Gren
  • Patent number: 9794727
    Abstract: A mobile communication device. The device comprises a cellular radio transceiver, a processor, a memory, and a custom application launcher stored in the memory. When executed by the processor, the custom application launcher periodically sends a message to an application server, wherein the message informs the application server that the custom application launcher is installed on the mobile communication device and, responsive to initiation of a process of removing the custom application launcher, sends a removal message to the application server, wherein the removal message informs the application server that the custom application launcher is being removed from the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jason R. Delker, Drew T. Dennis, Cynthia Fung, M. Jeffrey Stone, Shannon L. Stone
  • Patent number: 9792104
    Abstract: A system and method for flashing wireless devices. One or more wireless devices are received. The testing device being operable to receive the one or more wireless devices simultaneously. A selection of one or more original equipment manufactures (OEMs) is received. Models of wireless devices associated with the one or more OEMS are visually displayed in response to receiving the selection of the one or more OEMS associated with the one or more wireless devices. A selection of one or more models associated with the one or more wireless devices is received on the test device. Instructions associated with the one or more models are displayed for flashing the one or more wireless devices. The one or more wireless devices are flashed in response to a user selection to flash each of the one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: FedEx Supply Chain Logistics & Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Jimmie Paul Partee
  • Patent number: 9792329
    Abstract: The present invention includes systems and method for providing mood-based content. User data may be collected via biosensors and manual input by a user. User data may be processed to determine the user's current mood. Information regarding the user's current mood may be used to identify content associated with the user's current mood. The identified content may be used to update content for display. The updated content may be displayed to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Rich Media Ventures, LLC
    Inventors: John Cronin, Neil Balthaser
  • Patent number: 9788209
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for controlling the distribution of electronic access clients to a device. In one embodiment, a virtualized Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) can only load an access client such as an electronic Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) according to an activation ticket. The activation ticket ensures that the virtualized UICC can only receive eSIMs from specific carriers (“carrier locking”). Unlike prior art methods which enforce carrier locking on a software application launched from a software chain of trust (which can be compromised), the present invention advantageously enforces carrier locking with the secure UICC hardware which has, for example, a secure code base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jerrold Von Hauck, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 9788177
    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: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Allan A. Miller
  • Patent number: 9781749
    Abstract: Provided is a communication control device for controlling wireless communication among a plurality of communication apparatuses, including an identification information acquisition unit configured to acquire, from a first object corresponding to a first communication apparatus of the plurality of communication apparatuses, first identification information for identifying the first communication apparatus, and to acquire, from a second object corresponding to a second communication apparatus of the plurality of communication apparatuses, second identification information for identifying the second communication apparatus, an action recognition unit configured to recognize an action of coupling the first object with the second object, and a connection control unit configured to perform communication between the first communication apparatus and the second communication apparatus corresponding to the coupled first object and second object, respectively, based on the acquired first identification information and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Ito
  • Patent number: 9781761
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for multiple radio access technology (multi-RAT) access mode operation for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) are disclosed. A WTRU and a network may enable a multi-RAT access mode of operation based on at least one of WTRU subscription, a service agreement of the WTRU, a roaming status of the WTRU, a selected access point name (APN), an Internet protocol (IP) flow class, a subscriber profile identity for the WTRU, requested quality of service, or a proximity indication indicating proximity to a cell supporting multi-RAT access mode. The WTRU may send a capability indication of support of multi-RAT access to a network, wherein the multi-RAT access mode is enabled based on the capability indication. A partial handover of bearers may be performed. In performing the handover, the target cell is determined based on a priority rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal M. Adjakple, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Peter S. Wang, Kai Liu, Saad Ahmad
  • Patent number: 9781543
    Abstract: Techniques are described that can be used for efficient mobility management signaling. In some cases, a network can specify an extended timer used for a machine to machine (M2M) type device to communicate with a network. The extended timer can be transmitted in connection with an attachment acceptance message, Location Updating Accept message, Tracking Area Update Accept, or Routing Area Update Accept message. In some cases, a timer can be adjusted using a multiplier in order to increase a period at which communications with the network occur. The network can transmit an indication to change a timer by multiplying the timer with the multiplier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Puneet K. Jain
  • Patent number: 9775052
    Abstract: A superordinate base station, a subordinate base station with control functionality that is more limited than the control functionality of the superordinate base station, a user device that can communicate by radio with the superordinate base station and with the subordinate base station, a switching center, and a gateway device are provided. The superordinate base station has interfaces for control-plane communication and a transceiving unit that performs transceiving with the subordinate base station through an X3 interface. The subordinate base station has an interface for user-plane communication and an X3 interface for communication with the superordinate base station. Operations of the subordinate base station are controlled by control messages transmitted from the superordinate base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yasufumi Morioka, Yukihiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 9762650
    Abstract: A collaborative phone-based file exchange technique that wirelessly synchronizes a user's work context with his or her mobile phone and makes this context readily available and sharable in collaborative situations. When the user is away from their desk, collaboration with others is possible by sharing/downloading between the mobile phone and a paired PC, which may be a colleague's computer or a meeting room workstation/computer. When the user returns to their office, any recently downloaded files are automatically synchronized back to their office PC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amy Kathleen Karlson, George G. Robertson, Brian R. Meyers, Gregory Smith, Mary Czerwinski
  • Patent number: 9763070
    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: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: KINECTUS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Nordstrom, Romit Roy Choudhury