Control Of Another Apparatus Patents (Class 455/420)
  • Patent number: 11119748
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a mobile application store. In an exemplary embodiment, the method includes executing a first mobile application store that operates in an environment of an operating system of the apparatus; receiving user input to select a mobile application in the store to run; connecting to a second mobile application store operable only in an environment of an operating system of a mobile device; obtaining user account information for authenticating a connection to the second mobile application store; requesting the mobile application to be downloaded to the apparatus from the second mobile application store; downloading and installing the mobile application; and instructing an emulator installed on the apparatus to run the mobile application. The application selected to run is configured to run only in the environment of the operating system of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: IRON GAMING LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Marek Zmijewski, Scott Matthew Dowdell
  • Patent number: 11122433
    Abstract: Systems and methods enhance the security of an electronic device by causing an application on the device to intercept and analyze a communication. When the communication meets certain conditions an audio transmission is initiated. In the absence of the conditions the communication is passed to a different application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LOOKOUT, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Patrick Mahaffey, David Luke Richardson, Ayan Mandal, Cherry Mangat, Vance Grkov
  • Patent number: 11115542
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system are disclosed for connecting a device to subscriptions and cellular billing plans. The method includes enrolling a second device enabled for connectivity to cellular or other wireless service in a cellular subscription and associated billing plan associated with a first device, wherein the enrollment includes providing an identifier for the second device to a cellular service provider associated with the first device by a second user, and allowing a second user to use capabilities of the second device as governed by the cellular subscription and an associated billing plan associated with the first device; while the second device is also configured to allow a first user to use capabilities of the second device as governed by the cellular subscription and an associated billing plan of the first user's choice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: David Hu, Drew S. Johnson, Robert B. Fultz, Steven A. Millstein, Dae Seong Kim, John Molise
  • Patent number: 11074655
    Abstract: Systems and methods may transmit a plurality of locationing pulse requests from a mobile device in a vehicle to an audio system of the vehicle during a period of vehicle operation. The mobile device may be associated with a vehicle driver. The audio system may have an array of speakers disposed inside the vehicle, and the locationing pulse requests may include a request to emit a locationing pulse from the array of speakers. The systems and methods may receive the locationing pulse at a microphone of the mobile device, and generate or update a vehicle occupancy profile based upon the receiving operation. The vehicle occupancy profile may include occupancy data of one or more seats inside the vehicle. A vehicle risk profile may be determined based upon the vehicle occupancy profile, and a risk message transmitted if the vehicle risk profile satisfies a high risk condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Justin Davis, Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Craig Benjamin Cope
  • Patent number: 11068229
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a control system includes a first electronic device and a second electronic device connectable to the first electronic device via an audio cable. The first electronic device generates first sound data encoded with status information indicative of a state of the first electronic device, and transmits the first sound data to the second electronic device via the audio cable. The second electronic device receives the first sound data from the first electronic device via the audio cable, acquires the status information by decoding the first sound data, and displays the status information on a screen of the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Client Solutions, CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Rinzo Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 11069440
    Abstract: A mobile device application for measuring actual wait times experienced by patients of doctors or other medical service providers. A patient launches the application on the mobile device, views available service providers and selects a provider. The patient starts the clock for the selected service provider when the wait begins, and stops the clock when the wait ends. At this time or after the visit, the patient can post their actual wait time, a star-based rating and comments for other patients to view on the application or on a web page equivalent. The patient must be within a GPS-verified geofence around the provider's office in order for the wait time to be considered valid. An integrated real-time messaging application used during surgical procedures is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: FAST PATHWAY, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Carter, Kevin Makati, Brandon Sultemeier
  • Patent number: 11044164
    Abstract: An actuator (4), having a communication unit (7) to set up a first radio link (6) to receive and transmit messages, and having a processing unit (9) to process messages. The actuator (4) is configured to process received messages in the processing unit (9) and to forward them via a second radio link (6). The actuator (4) is incorporated as a network node into a mesh network (1) and an optimum transmission path (32) between the network nodes is first determined for the transmission of messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: AUMA Riester GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudiger Stenzel, Andreas Ortlieb
  • Patent number: 11044349
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a sub controller; a main controller; and a communication interface, the main controller being configured to detect a trigger to start the sleep mode, then create port-dependent TCP packet patterns and port-dependent UDP packet patterns, the port-dependent TCP packet patterns being packet patterns specifying all in-use TCP ports, the port-dependent UDP packet patterns being packet patterns specifying all in-use UDP ports, determine that a total number of the port-dependent UDP packet patterns and the port-dependent TCP packet patterns exceeds a maximum value, then delete all the port-dependent TCP packet patterns, create port-independent TCP packet patterns for different TCP protocols, respectively, the port-independent TCP packet pattern being one packet pattern specifying no TCP port, and supply the port-dependent UDP packet patterns and the port-independent TCP packet patterns to the sub controller, and start the sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Masaaki Aiba
  • Patent number: 11036367
    Abstract: Provided is an operation method of an electronic device for controlling an external device, the operation method including: receiving a user input to a user interface provided for controlling the electronic device; determining whether a foreground application is associated with the external device; and, when the foreground application is associated with the external device, transmitting a control signal corresponding to the user input to the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byoung-oh Kim, Chul-joo Kim, Sang-jeong Lee, Yoon-kyung Lee, Dong-yun Jin
  • Patent number: 11031011
    Abstract: Electronic devices and methods for controlling the electronic devices are provided. The electronic device includes a user interface, a communication circuit configured to connect to a cellular network and a Wi-Fi network, a microphone, a speaker, a processor connected to the user interface, the communication circuit, the microphone, and the speaker, and a memory connected to the processor and configured to store instructions executable by the processor for transmitting a first audio sound including first information associated with a wakeup utterance for calling a speech-based intelligence service through the speaker upon receipt of the wakeup utterance through the microphone, receiving a second audio sound including second information through the microphone, and determining whether to control the electronic device to transmit speech information following the wakeup utterance to an external server based on at least part of a comparison between the first information and the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 11028616
    Abstract: A building alarm system and automated door lock arranged to place the alarm system in an armed state when a door lock fails to engage to lock an associated door in a closed position. Activation of a single button by a user or use of specific code by a user to gain access to a building can cause the alarm system to automatically rearm and for door locks at the building to be locked after entry by the user. A first responder code can be used by first responder personnel to gain access to a building after an alarm system indicates an alarm state, e.g., that corresponds to an emergency condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: SimpliSafe, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Laurans, Heath Marvin, Rahul Subramany, Roy Grindall
  • Patent number: 11002558
    Abstract: A device displays a first user interface on a first display, including a plurality of objects and corresponding to a second user interface on a second display. While a first object is displayed as a selected object in the second user interface, the device: detects a first input requesting information about a second object; and in response to detecting the first input, displays information about the second object in the first user interface and maintains display of the first object as the selected object in the second user interface. After displaying the information, the device detects a second input selecting the second object. In response to detecting selection of the second input, the device: displays the second object as the selected object in the first user interface; and provides, to the second display, information that enables the second user interface to display the second object as the selected object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Justin E. Santamaria, Imran Chaudhri, Donald W. Pitschel, Jorge S. Fino, Emily C. Schubert, Joshua H. Shaffer, Bob Bradley, Eric Lee, Scott M. Herz
  • Patent number: 10951728
    Abstract: In some examples, a proxy is provided to enable access of an internal network of a vehicle from an entity coupled to an external network. Responsive to a request received over the external network to access a vehicle component over the internal network, the proxy applies a security policy to determine whether to allow the access of the vehicle component over the internal network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 10943465
    Abstract: Described is a device notification aggregation service (“DNAS”) that aggregates device state information, such as alarms, from multiple distributed devices and then provides device state information and/or device set status information to services that rely on data from the distributed devices to make decisions on other events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vuong Van Le, Ohil Krishnamurthy Manyam, Michel Leonard Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10943420
    Abstract: A system that allows an end-user to locate and gain access to a private facility, such as a restroom or other resource, without requiring that the end-user interact with any facility personnel. A mobile application allows a user to identify and proceed to a location where a private facility is available. When a user arrives at the location, the mobile application communicates with access control devices at the location to notify facility personnel of the user's presence and unlock doors or otherwise remove safeguards preventing general public access to the private facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Good2Go, Inc.
    Inventors: Frances Heller, Nicolas M. Bonnet
  • Patent number: 10936343
    Abstract: Computer interfaces are provided for accessing and displaying content from disparate and remotely connected computer systems and that can be used for facilitating collaboration and visualization of physical and cloud resources for distributed event management. Systems are provided for generating, modifying, deploying, accessing, and otherwise managing the computer interfaces. Templates are used to build canvas interfaces that are contextually relevant for different entities based on the context of associated events and assigned roles of the entities with respect to the different events. The canvas interfaces can be used to access and orchestrate resources associated with the different events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Eli Schwartz, Alok Srivastava, Michael Andrew Foynes, Eli Ben-David, Merav Davidson, Alexander Vakaluk, Nir Levy, Ami Luttwak, Irit Shalom Kantor, Eli Arbel, Eyal Livne, Avner Shahar-Kashtan, Rona Mayk, Ariel Ben-Horesh, Moaid Hathot, Alexander Pshul, Karen Master Ben-Dor, Adi Diamant, Eliazer Carmon
  • Patent number: 10929919
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a seamless user experience across electronic and physical retail stores of a retailer include storing, locally with a session corresponding to a user's visit to the retailer's electronic store, indications of items that were viewed and/or focused on by the user at the electronic store. At least some of said indications may be transferred to a centralized data storage of the retailer for persistence after the session is terminated. Subsequently, an electronic device operated by the user may determine its location and determine, based on its location, a particular physical retail store of the retailer. Via communications with one or more retailer servers, items that were recently viewed by the user at the electronic store may be identified, and indications thereof may be presented on the display of the electronic device in conjunction with information corresponding to the recently viewed items at the particular physical store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Nicholas L. Eby, Joseph M. Rago
  • Patent number: 10917381
    Abstract: Provided is a device control system including: a device, which has a device ID for identifying the device, and is configured to write a user ID for identifying a user in a memory based on an instruction to register the user ID; and a server configured to transmit a message containing the user ID and a command to the device having the device ID. The device is configured to: receive the message, and compare the user ID contained in the message and the written user ID; and determine whether the command contained in the message is executable in accordance with a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Suyama
  • Patent number: 10908725
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to interactive projection systems. In one implementation, an interactive projection system for a vehicle window may include a film having a plurality of sensors embedded therein, the plurality of sensors configured to detect local pressure disturbance on the film; a projector configured to project a user interface onto the film; and at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to perform operations, including receiving a detection of a local pressure disturbance from at least one of the plurality of sensors, based on a location of the detected local pressure disturbance, determining a change in the user interface, and transmitting a command to the projector to modify a projected user interface according to the determined change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Qiaochu Tang, Sunil Subrahmanyam Vasisht, Stephen Michael Wylie, Geoffrey Dagley, Micah Price, Jason Richard Hoover
  • Patent number: 10891096
    Abstract: A communication device may receive first authentication information from a specific server, store the first authentication information in a memory, store selection information in the memory in a case where one or more service providing servers are selected by a user, send the first authentication information in the memory and first related information to the specific server in a case where the selection information is stored in the memory, determine whether the selection information is stored in the memory in a case where a deletion instruction for instructing deletion of information in the memory is acquired; and delete the first authentication information in the memory in a case where it is determined that the selection information is not stored in the memory. The first authentication information may be not deleted in a case where it is determined that the selection information is stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10873580
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for providing services to a presentation device. The method comprises detecting a service delivery module in a communication system using a communication device and performing an authentication and authorization session between the service delivery module and the communication device, wherein user authentication and authorization is created. The method further comprises connecting to a service information module in said communication system to access services; providing a service request from said communication device to said service information module and initiating a service delivery session with said service information module using said user authentication and authorization information and said service request. Moreover, the method comprises delivering at least one service to said presentation device based on said service request. The present invention further provides a communication system for providing at least one service to a presentation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tele2 Sverige AB
    Inventor: Johan Bolin
  • Patent number: 10862313
    Abstract: A power control unit (100) and method of use thereof for varying the supply of electricity to an electrical apparatus using a wireless communications link between a controller (20) and the power control unit (100). The power control unit (100) is adapted to alternatively communicate with the controller (20) using a non-peer-to-peer communications standard or a peer-to-peer communications standard such as Wi-Fi Direct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Kortek Industries Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Barrie Davis, Benjamin Davis, Matthew Davis
  • Patent number: 10863024
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system, an user equipment and a method for providing access to mobile communication services, allowing a user to regularly access his/her mobile services and applications through an Internet connection, but pretending to use a regular mobile device. The invention is based on an alternative user equipment equipped with a subscriber identity module to which it is associated the same telephone number as a subscriber identity module that is equipping the user's main regular mobile device, so that the alternative user equipment can access at least one communication service that is also available to the main regular mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Saronikos Trading and Services, Unipessoal LDA
    Inventor: James Robert
  • Patent number: 10855780
    Abstract: In response to a request from an external device, information related to a server that provides a service related to an apparatus is set. The set information related to the server is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Katano, Takeshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10847021
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for a media controller configured to associate data from a media device received using a media device interface with actions on the media devices. The associated data and actions may be used to build a media device interface command map. The media device interface command map may be used by the media controller to control the media device. A user interface provided by the media controller may thus be used to control disparate devices, allowing for a coordinated and consistent user experience across multiple media devices, even when they are from different manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert M. Scalise, Jano D. Banks, Andrew S. Brenner, Christopher D. Painter
  • Patent number: 10848006
    Abstract: A method of charging wireless peripheral devices within a conferencing system. The method includes, with a conference controller, identifying a plurality of sets of peripheral devices in communication with the conference controller, and wirelessly charging the sets of peripheral devices based on a number of policies that define prioritization of charging of the sets of peripheral devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Syed S. Azam, Alexander Wayne Clark, Kent E. Biggs
  • Patent number: 10848966
    Abstract: A method of enrolling a mobile device to provide subsequent access to a device includes actuating a mechanical switch electrically connected to the device, generating a mobile device identification number, and generating, with an on-board controller of the device, a mobile device key. The method further includes transmitting, from the device to the mobile device, the mobile device identification number and the mobile device key, storing, with the on-board controller, the mobile device identification number, and storing, with a mobile device controller, the mobile device identification number and the mobile device key. A system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Arjun Veneshetty
  • Patent number: 10848943
    Abstract: Methods and systems for using and/or storing identity data associated with a device to direct communications to another device are described herein. A server may store identity data, such as subscriber identity module (SIM) data, associated with a device or user. The SIM data may be used to authenticate and/or register the device or user with a mobile network. Using the SIM data, other devices may use the capabilities of the first device. The server may receive, from another device, a request to access one or more capabilities of the first device. Based on the request, the server may send a request to register the SIM data with a mobile network. After registration of the SIM data with the mobile network, the server may be used to direct communications to the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 10841734
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for enforcing at least one rule within a geofence. The rule is enforced by a fencing agent on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The geofence is defined by a plurality of geographic designators, with the plurality of geographic designators each being associated with an Internet Protocol (IP) address, preferably an IPv6 address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: GeoFrenzy, Inc.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10841310
    Abstract: A method provides access to data or a service from a first device relating to a first user. A set of identifiers relating each to a second device is predefined. Each second device is related to a second user. A server receives, from the first device, a request for accessing the data or service from a current location relating to the first user. The server sends, to each selected second device, a request to determine whether the first user is locally present. Each selected second device requests, from to the second device user, whether the first user is locally present. Each selected second device gets, from the second user, a presence response and sends, to the server, the presence response. The server verifies whether the received presence response includes a predefined positive presence response. If yes, the server authorizes the first device to access the data or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Michael Hutchinson, Asad Ali
  • Patent number: 10836318
    Abstract: A logo lamp device includes a housing having a top, a bottom, a left side, a right side, a front, and a back, a cap covering the top of the housing or preferably an encapsulant, one or more clips formed integrally with or attached to the housing, a connector receiving portion including an opening formed at the back of the housing, a printed circuit board (PCB) fully enclosed within the housing, a light source connected to the PCB and enclosed within the housing, and an optical assembly including at least one optical element for receiving light projected by the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: SMR Patents S.à.r.l.
    Inventors: Jacob Messenger, Daniel Flynn, Simon Belcher, Jake Whittenbury, Dean Stevens
  • Patent number: 10834545
    Abstract: Provided is a method for providing a group communication service performed in a service server for performing data communication with a manager terminal and a user terminal. The method comprises a first group setting step of setting a first group by providing an interface for receiving group member information from a manager terminal and setting a member classification item, a second group setting step of setting a second group by providing an interface for providing a clustered information on the basis of the member classification item based on information on the first group and receiving a manager input for the clustered information and a message sending step of receiving message information sent according to an input of a manager terminal and sending a message to a user terminal belonging to the second group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SEESAWTALK Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Ho Moon, Sung Hee Cheng
  • Patent number: 10834212
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for querying a database of geofences, with each geofence in the database being associated with a plurality of IP addresses, preferably IPv6 addresses, and each IP address corresponding to a specific geographic coordinate. The method and system convert location coordinates to IP addresses and determine whether a location anchor point is associated with a geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10817548
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and systems for querying a database of geofences. A method for querying a database of geofences in the present invention includes generating at a device a first request comprising an Internet Protocol address, converting the IP address to a geographic location, identifying one or more geofences associated with the geographic location, and creating a first response to the first request wherein the first response comprises information describing the one or more geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10816975
    Abstract: A system for adjusting acceleration of a vehicle based on user preference includes a memory designed to store first and second base vehicle acceleration modes each corresponding to a different pre-selected acceleration profile of the vehicle, and a power source for generating power. The system also includes an input device designed to receive a selected base acceleration mode and a user acceleration adjustment indicating a desired adjustment to the selected base acceleration mode. The system also includes an ECU designed to control the power source to accelerate the vehicle using the selected base acceleration mode during an initial trip of the vehicle, create a first user acceleration profile that corresponds to the desired adjustment to the selected base acceleration mode when the user acceleration adjustment is received, and control the power source to accelerate the vehicle using the first user acceleration profile during a second trip of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Geoffrey D. Gaither, Nathan C. Westover
  • Patent number: 10820139
    Abstract: Systems and methods for creating a database of geofences and registering geofences, with each geofence in the database being associated with an IP address, preferably an IPv6 address. Each geofence is defined using at least one geographic designator, preferably real property boundaries. Entitlements can be associated with geofences relating to permissive and prohibitive activities within the geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10812257
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methodologies for generating a vehicle identification hash value and verifying the integrity of the vehicle. The vehicle identification hash value is generated based on hashes provided by each vehicle component. The generated overall vehicle identification hash value may be dynamic and reflects changes that occur to the vehicle at the component level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Porsche AG
    Inventors: Liang Kong, Payton White
  • Patent number: 10805761
    Abstract: Systems and methods for aerial vehicle registration are disclosed. A server computer and at least one database are constructed and configured for network communication with at least one aerial vehicle. The at least one aerial vehicle transmits a registration request to the server computer. The server computer assigns a unique registration ID for the at least one aerial vehicle. The at least one database comprises a geofence database storing information of a multiplicity of registered geofences. Each of the multiplicity of registered geofences comprises a plurality of geographic designators defined by a plurality of unique Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses. One of the plurality of unique IPv6 addresses is encoded as a unique identifier for each of the multiplicity of registered geofences. The server computer caches the information of the multiplicity of registered geofences on the at least one aerial vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 10795466
    Abstract: An apparatus may include a transmitter capable of sending a signal to a device that is configured with an action module that interprets the signal and a programming module, a dial that is adjustable to a plurality of positions, where position is matched by the programming module with a programmable action, and a button that is communicatively coupled to the transmitter and that, when pressed, triggers the transmitter to send to the device the signal indicating the current position of the dial, such that the action module activates a programmable action associated with the current position of the dial in response to the button being pressed. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Elysian Labs, Inc
    Inventors: Joanne Chung-Yan Lo, Adam Patrick Hutz
  • Patent number: 10798188
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments may include: a communication module comprising communication circuitry; and a processor configured to receive, from an external electronic device functionally connected with the electronic device, a request associated with transferring a portion of one or more rights capable of controlling the electronic device, using the communication module; transfer the portion of the one or more rights to the external electronic device, based at least on the request if the electronic device is performing a function associated with driving; and restrict transferring the portion of the one or more rights to the external electronic device, based at least on the request if the electronic device is performing a function not associated with the driving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyunseok Shin, Tae-Seon Kim, Seung-Nyun Kim, Yong Sang Yun
  • Patent number: 10779211
    Abstract: Provided are a method for acquiring system information by a terminal in a wireless communication system and an apparatus for supporting the same. The method may comprise the steps of: acquiring system information for a first area and system information for a second area belonging to the first area; entering a third area; acquiring system information for the third area; and determining whether the first area has been changed, on the basis of an identifier included in the system information for the second area and an identifier included in the system information for the third area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sangwon Kim, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10779055
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for alerting a user that the user will be unable to view a broadcast program based on an estimated time of arrival of the user to a media consumption device, and responsively providing the user with an option to record the broadcast program. These systems and methods are performed at least by identifying a plurality of broadcast programs that are indicated on a profile of a user, receiving an estimated time of arrival of the user to a location of a media consumption device, responsively determining whether the user will be unable to view a broadcast program of the plurality of broadcast programs, responsively providing the user with an option to record the broadcast program, and responsively causing the broadcast program to be recorded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Cara Lyn Hathaway, Walter R. Klappert
  • Patent number: 10768780
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of controlling a computer system is provided. In particular, the method relates to controlling of a touchscreen of the computer system in order to display contextually relevant user interface objects on a graphical display of the touchscreen. The computer system includes a processor and the touchscreen includes a touch sensor as an input device. The method includes determining, by way of a user context determination module, a user context of at least one user of the computer system, selecting, using an icon selection module, one or more user interface objects which are contextually relevant to the determined context of the user, and displaying, using the graphical display of the touchscreen, the one or more user interface objects selected by the icon selection module. Determining the user's context may include monitoring the user's behavior, mood or cognitive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ashley D Gritzman, Abdigani M Diriye, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10750006
    Abstract: A system and method for implementing controls corresponding to a particular mobile device. The method includes receiving from a first party corresponding to the particular mobile device a designation of a second party and receiving control instructions from the second party. A particular geographic area and/or a particular time frame is associated with the second party. A processor alternately delegates one or more device controls of the particular mobile device from the first party to the second party based on a current location of the particular mobile device relative to the particular geographic area and/or a current time relative to the particular time frame. The control instructions received from the second party are applied when the one or more device controls are delegated to the second party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Weiss, Tasos Roumeliotis, Sourya Roy
  • Patent number: 10735086
    Abstract: A communications system is provided. The communications system comprises: at least one wideband remote radio system each of which is configured to be coupled to at least one antenna; a baseband system coupled to each of the at least one wideband remote radio system; wherein at least one wideband remote radio system and the baseband system are in different locations of a vehicle; wherein the baseband system comprises a datalink communications management system and an audio processing system; and wherein the at least one wideband radio baseband system is coupled to the audio processing system and the datalink communications management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Alfonso Malaga, Thomas D. Judd, Christophe Ceccom, Stephane Marche
  • Patent number: 10734703
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are described for integration of an RF antenna in an appliance. For example, one embodiment of an apparatus includes: a dielectric having a specified length and width defining an area; a ground plane made of conductive material directly adjacent to the dielectric, the ground plane formed from one or more components of a handle or a door of a heating device; an antenna element made of conductive material forming a plane adjacent to the dielectric and parallel to the ground plane, the antenna having a first dimension defining a first end and a second end, the first end electrically coupled to the ground plane; and an antenna feed electrically coupled to the antenna element at specified distance from the first end, the distance from the first end selected in accordance with a wavelength of a radio frequency (RF) signal to be transmitted and/or received by the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Bartlett, Doug Kough, Joe Britt, Nam La
  • Patent number: 10728249
    Abstract: The disclosure reveals a system having secured electronic access. The system may have one or more vehicle buses, one or more electronic control units on a vehicle connected to the one or more vehicle buses, a security module connected to the one or more vehicle buses, and a vehicle access port connected to the security module. An accessing entity may attempt connection to the vehicle access port. Messages injected or extracted by the accessing entity may be authorized or unauthorized at the security module based on a security policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GARRETT TRANSPORATION I INC.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Markham
  • Patent number: 10721610
    Abstract: A method of communication between a first apparatus and a second apparatus, and pertains to the field of communications technologies. The method includes receiving, by the second apparatus before the second apparatus is associated with the first apparatus, a radio signal from the first apparatus carrying a message frame, detecting rich media information in the message frame, and providing the rich media information on a user screen of the second apparatus to help a user make an association decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Qin, Xiaoxian Li
  • Patent number: 10715655
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing standardized mobile device distraction prevention and safety protocols are disclosed. In particular, an embodiment of a method for activating a distraction prevention or safety protocol behavior in a mobile device when the mobile device satisfies a specific condition is disclosed. The method includes discovering one or more protocol activators configured to transmit discovery information associated with a specific condition. The method further includes activating distraction prevention safety protocol behavior in the mobile device based at least in part on the discovery information. In an implementation, the specific condition may be a specified environment itself and or include an event when the mobile device enters a specified environment or a specified sequence of numbers is dialed from the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CELL COMMAND, INC.
    Inventors: John J. Fischer, Hap Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10706646
    Abstract: A method of performing diagnostic communication with a vehicle using a diagnostic device includes: acquiring a certificate revocation list (CRL) corresponding to a certificate of the diagnostic device from an external device, verifying a validity of the certificate using the acquired CRL, performing authentication with the vehicle when the validity of the certificate is verified, and starting diagnostic communication between the diagnostic device and the vehicle when the authentication is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, Hyundai AutoEver Corporation
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Ahn, Ho Jin Jung, A Ram Cho, Jae Woo Im