Control Of Another Apparatus Patents (Class 455/420)
  • Patent number: 11483676
    Abstract: Provided is a transmitting device for a cart with an auto following function, which can sense the position and moving path of a user and move while following the user. The transmitting device for a cart provides a sensing and communication function such that the cart with the auto following function can sense and follow the position of the transmitting device. Thus, the cart can sense and follow the position of the transmitting device. Furthermore, since the transmitting device for a cart can be conveniently worn like a watch, a user's convenience can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Anna Kim, Sunryang Kim, Keunsik No, Hye Ri Park
  • Patent number: 11442743
    Abstract: For device configuration and monitoring, a processor receives configuration settings from an electronic device via the electronic device interface. The processor converts the configuration settings to hardware settings for a target device. The processor communicates the hardware settings to the target device via a target device interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaofeng Shi, Yanbin Zhang, Chirag L. Malkan, Zhen Wei, Vaithianathan Jothi, Benfeng Tang, Alvaro Sanchez, Steven T. Haensgen, David D. Brandt, John Caspers
  • Patent number: 11432154
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure is directed to an exemplary system, including: an access controlling platform, executing software instructions that instruct to record an expectation data record as an access control mechanism to access an access-restricted digital resource, the expectation data record including: access code and identity linked to a computing device; where the access code is associated with the access-restricted digital resource; receive, while the access controller interface element is displayed, a mobile originating communication having data that includes the access code and the identity; perform a confirmation of the expectation data record with the mobile originating communication; instruct a cellular communications network to perform, based on at least one part of the data, at least one action with the cellular network hosted access controlling schema to generate a session record associated with the identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventor: Ari Kahn
  • Patent number: 11418049
    Abstract: Example charging methods are described. One example method includes determining that a second electronic device is wirelessly connected with a first electronic device. The first electronic device is charged using the second electronic device, in a wireless charging receiving mode of the first electronic device, when the second electronic device is a wireless charging cradle device. Charging current is provided to the second electronic device, in a wireless charging cradle mode of the first electronic device, when the second electronic device is a wireless charging receiving device. The first electronic device can be used both as a wireless charging receiving device to receive electric energy provided by a wireless charging cradle device, and as a wireless charging cradle device to provide charging current to a second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Renjun Dai
  • Patent number: 11417157
    Abstract: A computer includes a processor. The processor is programmed to generate, upon detecting a vehicle entry device, a first data block including a hash of identification data for the entry device. The processor is further programmed, upon detecting a trip event, to generate a second data block including a hash of trip event data and a hash linking the second data block to the first data block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Perry Robinson Macneille, Kwaku O. Prakah-Asante
  • Patent number: 11398947
    Abstract: A communication interface and a device control, management and monitoring system are provided to enable the networking of and communication between a multiple devices operating under different protocols. The communication interface may act as a translator or protocol converter that reformats transmissions from one protocol to another based on protocol compatibility between the recipient and transmitting devices. The device control and monitoring system may store predefined rules that are triggered when specified conditions associated with the networked devices are detected. The rules may specify an action to take such as transmitting a discount offer to a user or turning off a light. According to one or more arrangements, the communication interface may act as an intermediary between the networked devices and the device control system so that the device control system is not required to understand or be compatible with the various other protocols used by the networked devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Interactive Media, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Dixon, James Poder
  • Patent number: 11394426
    Abstract: A network communication module (NCM), comprising: (a) a housing configured to connect to an outlet containing power wiring; (b) a PLC interface in said housing and electrically connected to said power wiring; (c) a legacy control interface configured for electrical connection with one or more downstream devices; (d) a microprocessor and memory configured for causing said microprocessor to perform at least the following steps: communicate over the powerline via PLC to at least receive control signals or transmit data related to said one or more downstream devices, and communicate with said one or more downstream devices via said legacy control interface to transmit control signals or receive said data from one or more said downstream devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: KORRUS, INC.
    Inventors: Phil Kearney, Laszlo Takacs, Michael Larson, Artem Mishin
  • Patent number: 11385317
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for generating position information of a terminal device served by a mobile communication network. The method including: receiving at least one signal carrying data applicable in a determination of a position of the terminal device; determining the position of the terminal device, applying a masking function to determined position data, determining a slice within a time-dependent network representation in accordance with at least one network characteristic determined by the terminal device, and generating a data record including: a masked position data; information on the determined slice; and at least one network parameter applied by the masking function. Also disclosed is a terminal device and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventor: Timo Saija
  • Patent number: 11388601
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure is directed to an exemplary process including: receiving, by a processor of a computing device, via an application program and a communications network, application program instruction to display an access controller interface element and an access code on a screen; where the access controller interface element is communicatively coupled to a cellular network hosted access controlling schema and operationally linked to an access-restricted digital resource; transmitting, by the processor, an access request having data that includes the access code and an identity linked to the computing device; where at least one part of the data is configured to be accepted by the cellular network hosted access controlling schema; receiving, by the processor, access program instruction to unlock the access-restricted digital resource; and executing, by the processor, the access program instruction to unlock the access-restricted digital resource for accessing via the computing devi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventor: Ari Kahn
  • Patent number: 11381945
    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: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Lei Cao
  • Patent number: 11372401
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes an operation screen including a contact sensor and remotely issues an instruction to move a vehicle, wherein output of the instruction to move the vehicle is started based on a reciprocating operation on the operation screen in a case in which the reciprocating operation has satisfied a predetermined condition, and the predetermined condition includes a condition related to at least one of a cumulative distance and a count of a stroke of the reciprocating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junpei Noguchi, Gaku Shimamoto, Rikuro Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 11368522
    Abstract: A lightweight and extensible information model for machine-to-machine systems is disclosed. A service layer information management architecture uses three categories of atomic objects, subjects, actions, and descriptions. Information for use within the model is built using the atomic information objects. Application programming interfaces are used to perform operations and information processing by different nodes. Common service functions are used in the model as instances of a generic common service information model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Guang Lu, Dale N. Seed, Lijun Dong, Quang Ly, Shamim Akbar Rahman, Chonggang Wang
  • Patent number: 11341605
    Abstract: Techniques for document rectification via homography recovery using machine learning are described. An image rectification system can intelligently make use of multiple pipelines for rectifying document images based on the detected type of device that generated the images. The image rectification system can provide high-quality rectifications without requiring human cooperation, multiple views of the document in multiple images, and/or without being constrained to only be able to process images from one source context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kunwar Yashraj Singh, Amit Adam, Shahar Tsiper, Gal Sabina Star, Roee Litman, Hadar Averbuch Elor, Vijay Mahadevan, Rahul Bhotika, Shai Mazor, Mohammed El Hamalawi
  • Patent number: 11337041
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for distributing publish-subscribe messages to clients over a network using a message broker. A first client is configured to send a message to the message broker to declare a second client as its successor. The message broker is configured to, when the first client disconnects from the message broker, route to the second client one or more messages that are indicated for delivery to the first client. The second client may then receive and process these messages in place of the first client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: VESTEL ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
    Inventor: Çagdas Döner
  • Patent number: 11323420
    Abstract: Methods and systems disclosed herein relate to providing a receiving entity with a package of assertions. A package of assertions may include a group of yes or no statements (e.g., as an answer to a question). Alternatively, or additionally, a package of assertions may comprise a clustered assertion, which is a singular yes or no statement, that is itself based on a set of underlying assertions made using information from one or more sources. A particular type of package of assertions may be selected based on the relying entity requesting the assertions, based on an assertions model. The package of assertions may be cryptographically secured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventors: Michael Steven Bankston, Erik Christopher Friend, Jerry Wald, Victor Zhiltsov
  • Patent number: 11303335
    Abstract: A wireless audio system including a transmitter using multiple antenna diversity techniques for different signal types is provided. Multipath performance may be optimized, along with improved spectral efficiency of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Shure Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rodriguez, Robert Mamola
  • Patent number: 11277358
    Abstract: In an approach to interact with a chatbot through an augmented reality device. Embodiments consist of receiving a query from a user including a video feed, collecting visual information from the video feed, and determining additional visual information is required to respond to the query. Further, embodiments consist of dynamically identifying the additional visual information that is required, providing activity instructions to the user on how to collect the additional visual information in the form of a new video feed, and directing user actions via an augmented reality device while the user collects the additional visual information according to the activity instructions. Additionally, embodiments consist of identifying, in a knowledge corpus, a recommended response to the query based on the visual information from the video feed and the additional visual information from the new video feed, and presenting, via the augmented reality device, the recommended response to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11272339
    Abstract: Methods for sharing and transferring music files using near field communication (NFC), which include receiving an NFC ID from an NFC chip using an NFC enabled device, authenticating the received NFC ID with a server system using the NFC enabled device, and upon authentication, permitting the NFC enabled device to temporarily stream or purchase music files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Bruce Quarto, Chi Huynh
  • Patent number: 11248919
    Abstract: A driving support apparatus includes a communication device configured to be able to communicate with a vehicle-mounted device installed in a vehicle that is under automatic driving control and a mobile terminal of a user of the vehicle; and a processor configured to send, upon receiving a return request for moving the vehicle to an exit location at which the user has exited the vehicle, from the mobile terminal through the communication device, a return command for moving the vehicle to the exit location to the vehicle-mounted device through the communication device, when a return time required to move the vehicle to the exit location is less than an available return time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takahiro Shiga, Mami Kato, Masato Endo
  • Patent number: 11245953
    Abstract: Novel techniques are described for enabling headphone-driven systems to handle packetized streams of next-generation television (NGTV) content. For example, a headphone system can include an antenna and a NGTV tuner to receive and decode a packetized television content stream wirelessly from a content provider via a digital television content network. The decoded stream can be processed by the headphone system to generate an audio stream and a video stream. Audio content of the audio stream can be output via an audio transducer of the headphone system. The video stream can be transmitted, via a device interface of the headphone system, to a media playback device for outputting of video content (e.g., and audio content, in some cases) of the video stream. For example, the video stream is transmitted, via a short-range wireless network to a smartphone, tablet computer, transport vehicle display, or other playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Network L.L.C.
    Inventors: Kate Megan Carney Landow, Marcel Guajardo
  • Patent number: 11228677
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure receive a call from a caller, generate a first session through a first channel associated with the caller when the call is received and then send a request for authentication credentials to a device associated with the caller. In some embodiments, sending the request for authentication credentials generates a second session through a second channel associated with the caller. The caller can be authenticated to the first session using communication received during the second session through the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Justin Cairns, David Alexander Lilley, Robert Bruno Pace, Jr., John Raymond Harris, Joshua Samuel Leonard, Yuibi Fujimoto, Kevin Kenneth Fiedler, Michael W. Lester
  • Patent number: 11210949
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing meter time notifications to a user are disclosed. The system includes a display, a receiver that receives one or more signals from one or more parking meters via a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system, the one or more signals including an identification of an occupied parking space and an amount of time remaining before the occupied parking space must be vacated, and a processing device communicatively coupled to the display and to the receiver. The processing device is configured to receive the one or more signals from the receiver, determine the amount of time remaining for one or more occupied parking spaces based on the one or more signals received via the receiver, and cause the display to display an indicator of one or more occupied parking spaces and the associated amount of time remaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Preston Steffey, Derek A. Thompson, Sean Xu
  • Patent number: 11196856
    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: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Cell Command, Inc.
    Inventors: John J. Fischer, Hap Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11191112
    Abstract: The vehicle communication system includes a management server and an in-vehicle communication device. The management server manages a plurality of access points for communication relay. The in-vehicle communication device is mounted on a vehicle and is capable of wirelessly communicating with the access points. The in-vehicle communication device transmits, for example, travel route information indicating a travel route to a destination of the vehicle to the management server. The management server transmits access point information indicating the access points connectable, to the in-vehicle communication device using the travel route information transmitted from the in-vehicle communication device and a congestion level of the access point. The in-vehicle communication device connects to the access point using the access point information transmitted from the management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryohei Nishizaki, Shingo Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11178273
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides details of a system and method for detecting and monitoring a contraband device including communication devices by utilizing a combination of mobile devices, fixed monitoring devices, and a contraband monitoring center. The mobile devices include smart phones or tablets that are borrowed, rented, or purchased by an inmate from a correctional facility. These mobile devices are configured to detect, monitor, and intervene in the communications of target devices. Further, the mobile devices are configured to communicate with fixed monitoring devices located throughout the correctional facility in performing intervention operations. The contraband monitoring center may also be utilized in the coordination, monitoring, and intervention of target devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11172059
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for controlling electric and electronic devices. The devices may communicate with each other in a many-to-many, peer-to-peer network to provide control functionality without the need for a central controller. Device-to-device control messages may be implemented over short range, wireless broadcast messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: AVI-ON Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Eric L. Miller
  • Patent number: 11164572
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing intelligent assistance across voice services. In some embodiments, an Information Handling System (IHS) may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the IHS to: transmit an audio instruction from a user to a voice service provider, wherein the voice service provider is configured to: (i) convert the audio instruction into a text instruction, and (ii) transmit the text instruction to an intelligent assistance provider; receive a command from the intelligent assistance provider, wherein the intelligent assistance provider is configured to generate the command based, at least in part, upon a cache built using a prior text instruction previously generated in response to a prior audio instruction; and execute the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Tyler Ryan Cox, Todd Erick Swierk, Marc Randall Hammons
  • Patent number: 11163622
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing device configured to obtain shared identifiers associated with portions of a web application and to register web application plugins in the web application by defining linkable parts of the web application plugins corresponding to the shared identifiers. The processing device is also configured to receive, from a web application component of the web application, a link request specifying a given one of the shared identifiers and to determine whether any of the defined linkable parts corresponds to the given shared identifier specified in the link request. The processing device is further configured, responsive to determining that a given defined linkable part of a given one of the web application plugins corresponds to the given shared identifier specified in the link request, to generate a given link to the given defined linkable part and to return the given link to the web application component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Raphaël Aubert
  • Patent number: 11158175
    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: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventors: Bennett Hill Branscomb, Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 11153741
    Abstract: A system and method arranged to enable a user to access recovery-related resources and/or other resources of interest quickly and privately to the user. The system includes a downloadable computer program configured to operate on a mobile communication device and configured to access the internet. The system also includes a database of information accessible through the mobile communication device, wherein the information of the database includes recovery and/or other resource information in the form of website links, telephone number links or both. The system also includes a resource access function configured to enable the user to access a resource of the database either through a direct link to a website of the resource, a direct link to call a telephone number of the resource or both without requiring the user to conduct an internet search to find and access the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignees: Safe House, Eliza LLC
    Inventor: Elizabeth Michea Danine Conley-Lepene
  • Patent number: 11132072
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes a housing including an inner space and a hole connected with the inner space, a first conductive coil, a first wireless communication circuitry, a first electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) communication control circuitry, a processor operatively connected with the first EMR communication control circuitry and the first wireless communication circuitry, a memory operatively connected with the at least one processor, and a stylus pen which is insertable into the inner space through the hole. The memory includes instructions that, when executed, cause the processor to transmit or receive a signal by using the first EMR communication control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Hojin Jeon, Donghoon Kang, Zion Kwon, Jeonghoon Kim, Sangmin Shin, Yeunwook Lim
  • Patent number: 11133953
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may receive one or more input signals comprising information related to a user of the computing system. The computing system may determine an interpretation of the one or more input signals using a knowledge graph. The knowledge graph may include a number of layers of knowledge about the user or an environment of the computing system. The interpretation of the input signals may be determined based on the knowledge in the knowledge graph. The system may perform one or more execution operations based on the determined interpretation of the one or more input signals. The execution operations may include configuring one or more controllable systems associated with the computing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Catherine Lois Shive, Dirk John Stoop
  • Patent number: 11128723
    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: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GEOFRENZY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin T. Jones
  • Patent number: 11129006
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for multi-subscription management are described. A user equipment (UE) supporting a dual-subscriber identify module (SIM) configuration may identify a message to disable a subscription associated with a first SIM of a dual-SIM universal SIM (USIM) card. Disabling the first SIM may include powering down a modem stack associated with the first SIM while maintaining power to the first SIM. The UE may configure a SIM toolkit manager associated with a SIM toolkit for the first SIM to a disabled state based at least in part on the message. The UE may then indicate to the first SIM that the SIM toolkit manager is in the disabled state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Venkata Konda Reddy Reddem, Naga Chandan Babu Gudivada, Kanakathodi Shreyas Hegde, Rajendra Prasad Nelurouth, Venkata Durga Vinod Chikkala, Phani Pradeep Kumar Kothapalli Venkata
  • Patent number: 11128712
    Abstract: A recording system may use the information stored in a list to determine whether to receive and/or respond to messages transmitted by notice systems. The source of the information for the list includes a server and/or the recording system itself. A server that provides the list may use data provided by an agency to determine a relationship between a people, recording devices and notice systems. The associations between people, recording devices and notice devices may be used to determine what information is in the list. A recording device that forms the list may receive messages from any notice system, detect the session identifier, store the session identifiers from received messages, and receive and/or respond to messages in accordance with the list formed by the recording system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Axon Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Hanchett, Reinhard J. Gagnon, Rick Wong
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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