Including Other Radio Communication System (e.g., Cordless Telephone, Paging, Trunking, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/426.1)
  • Patent number: 10694390
    Abstract: A technique includes identifying a cellular communication frequency band and a wireless local area network communication channel being used by a wireless station. Based on the identified cellular communication frequency band and wireless local area network communication channel, assignment of the wireless local area network communication channel is regulated to inhibit interference due to the concurrent use of the cellular communication frequency band and the wireless local area network communication channel. The regulation of the assignment includes using the wireless station to determine whether to reassign the wireless local area network communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: I-Chen Lin, Han-Kuang Chang, Chen-Chung Chang, Thomas E Hofstede, Angelino Ara, Leo J Gerten
  • Patent number: 10694380
    Abstract: A subscriber identity element authenticates a communication device to a communication network. The communication network comprises a subnetwork having a profile server. The subscriber identity element comprises: a memory in which an initialization profile of the subscriber identity element is stored, wherein the initialization profile indicates a subnetwork identifier of the subnetwork; and a communication interface, configured to establish a communication link to the profile server using the subnetwork identifier and to retrieve a subscriber profile from the profile server via the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Thomas Sonntag
  • Patent number: 10687206
    Abstract: In some examples, a system includes a storage to store a repository of user information, and a processor to receive, from a requester device, a request for a first information element relating to a user entity, and in response to a determination that the requester device supports a feature that enables the requester device to request multiple different information elements relating to the user entity in one request, send, in a response message that is responsive to the received request, the first information element and a second information element, the second information element not indicated as being requested by the received request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Ravi Saxena
  • Patent number: 10681671
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a paging method, a device, and a system, and relate to the communications field, so as to reduce signaling exchange performed when an access network device pages UE, save a network resource, and improve data transmission efficiency. The paging method includes: receiving, by user equipment (UE), paging information sent by an access network device, where the paging information is used to instruct the UE to send a paging response by using an uplink data sending resource; and obtaining, by the UE, the uplink data sending resource according to the paging information, and sending paging response information to the access network device by using the uplink data sending resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoying Xu, Tianle Deng, Hongzhuo Zhang, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Li Yang
  • Patent number: 10667121
    Abstract: In an example, a mobile network apparatus is configured to operations support systems, OSS, including at least one processor, and at least one memory storing program instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to: request, by a coordination function of the OSS, information relating to an uncoordinated function or an instance of an uncoordinated function, wherein the uncoordinated function or the instance of the uncoordinated function is related to the coordination function; receive, by the coordination function, a response including the information; based on the response, control, by the coordination function, the uncoordinated function or the instance of the uncoordinated function. In other examples, a method and a computer program product have been discussed along with the features of the mobile network apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Haitao Tang, Kaj Peter Stenberg
  • Patent number: 10660000
    Abstract: The invention relates to the initiation of a service to a mobile terminal capable of communicating via at least a first and second access network. Further, the invention relates to a reduction of power consumption of mobile terminals supporting connectivity to at least two access networks. The invention also relates to mobile communication systems and in particular to mobile communications through heterogeneous access networks. In order to prove improved method for initiating services to mobile terminals and/or to reduce power consumption of mobile terminals, the invention introduces of a sleep state that can be entered by the terminal for an access system if same is not used. Upon requesting a service from/to the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal starts service initiation through a second access system and transits back to active state for the first access system for service provision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Jens Bachmann, Kilian Weniger, Rolf Hakenberg
  • Patent number: 10659596
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for controlling content and/or sound provided to a user including generating content data configured for presentation on a display, transmitting the content data to one of the display, a speaker, or both, collecting behavior data of the user sensed by the tracking sensor, and determining whether behavior data represents a value that satisfies a threshold value. When the value satisfies the threshold value, generating, by the processing module of the device, a change in the content data presented on at least one of the display, the speaker, or both, and when the value does not satisfy the threshold value, presenting, by the processing module, the same content data on at least one of least one of the display, the speaker, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10660146
    Abstract: A Device to Device (D2D) user equipment (UE) is configured to support synchronization in a D2D network. The D2D UE includes an antenna configured to communicate via a D2D communication. The D2D UE also includes processing circuitry configured to enter a communication Mode 2 when certain conditions are met. The certain conditions include: when a first timer (T310) for detecting radio link failure is running, a second timer (T311) for initiating the connection reestablishment is running, or a third timer (T301) for requesting connection reestablishment is running. In communication Mode 2, the D2D UE, on its own, selects resources from resource pool(s) to transmit D2D data and D2D control information. The processing circuitry further configured to exit the communication Mode 2 and enter a communication Mode 1 when the certain condition is no longer met. In communication Mode 1, the D2D UE uses resources configured by another station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Thomas David Novlan, Boon Loong Ng, Gerardus Johannes Petrus van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 10631104
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes a casing configured to fit behind an ear of a user's head and against a side of the user's head. The hearing aid further includes a first proximity sensor associated with the casing and configured to generate a first signal that is proportional to a proximity of the casing to the ear and includes a processor coupled to the first proximity sensor and configured to select an operating mode from a plurality of operating modes in response to the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: III Holdings 4, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Charles Neumeyer, John Michael Page Knox, Gregory Charles Yancey
  • Patent number: 10621825
    Abstract: Various system, method, and device embodiments are disclosed for establishing and utilizing a wireless connection between an electronic gaming machine and a mobile device associated with a player. Such embodiments include use of a first component configured to communicate information with the mobile device using near-field communications and use of a second component configured to automatically pair the mobile device with the mobile interface device, using a Bluetooth connection, wherein the pairing of the mobile device with the mobile interface device utilizes the information communicated to the mobile device using the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Japan Cash Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: David Kubajak, Dominic Mohrhardt
  • Patent number: 10601651
    Abstract: A communication system includes a redirect server and a deployment server configured to configure different terminal devices so that those devices are able to access a network of a service provider. A terminal device, computer readable medium and method are also disclosed that helps deploy such a service. In one embodiment, a communication system is configured so that a user of a terminal is provided with a code. The code is then communicated to a redirect server via a terminal associated with the user. The redirect server utilizes the code to determine the address of a deployment sever. The redirect server then provides the address to the terminal so the terminal can connect to a configuration management system so that the terminal may communicate with that system to be configured for accessing the network services hosted by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: James Smith, Johann Zeiner
  • Patent number: 10602355
    Abstract: A device for accessing a wide area network via a mobile communication network. The device includes a first connection module for connection to the mobile communication network, a second connection module suitable for generating a local network, a data processing module and a subscriber identification card. The data processing module is configured to connect the first and second connection modules via a channel. The subscriber identification card is configured to implement a control module suitable for controlling the use of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Vincent Auvray, Aymeric De La Forest Divonne
  • Patent number: 10595275
    Abstract: In a wireless media network a source device provides entertainment content to a sink device over a radio frequency (RF) wireless channel. The source device can go into a receive only quiet enrolment mode until activated by a sink device transmitting enrolment trigger packets or having a signal strength above a certain threshold, thereby improving coexistence with other wireless devices. The source device changes from the quiet enrolment mode to an active enrolment mode when activated by the sink device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ralph Mason, Andrew Burns, Chengbin Fan
  • Patent number: 10582368
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting a power tool with a mobile device. The mobile device receives a user request to connect to a power tool and transmits a short-range advertisement. The power tool receives the short-range advertisement and transmits a signal. The mobile device receives the signal from the power tool and determines a signal strength. The mobile device compares the signal strength to a predetermined signal strength value. When the signal strength value exceeds the predetermined signal strength value, the mobile device connects with the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian Paul Coulis, Jason Glenn Rothman, Steven M. Stefanik
  • Patent number: 10574335
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are a method and device for relay transmission, and relay terminal apparatus, used to lower processing complexity of relay transmission. The method comprises: a relay terminal apparatus sends to a core network apparatus a bearer establishment request used to request for establishing an EPS bearer for a remote terminal apparatus; and the relay terminal apparatus receives a reconfiguration message sent by an access network apparatus, the reconfiguration message carrying configuration information of the EPS bearer established for the remote terminal apparatus, wherein the EPS bearer comprises a cellular data transmission channel between the access network apparatus and the relay terminal apparatus, and a D2D data transmission channel between the relay terminal apparatus and the remote terminal apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 10574536
    Abstract: Improved network optimization and scaling are provided by combining optimization of traffic engineering and network topologies. Sets of minimal link capacities are determined based on the constraints of network topology, network demand, and failure modes. The optimization problem is reframed to allow for simultaneous optimization across all failure modes, reducing or eliminating overprovisioning in link capacity allocation by utilizing convex optimization solvers and techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zhao Cheng, Muhammad Muntazir Mehdi, Nikolaj Skallerud Bjorner
  • Patent number: 10543799
    Abstract: A system for protection from potentially hazardous personal devices includes a passenger interaction console co-located proximate to a passenger seat of a vehicle and usable by a user seated at the passenger seat, an isolation chamber configured to store a potentially hazardous personal device, an access control module configured to confirm that the user is authorized to use the potentially hazardous personal device and enable the user to access the potentially hazardous personal device in response to confirming that the user is authorized to use the potentially hazardous personal device. A corresponding method includes determining a passenger seat location for a user, accessing seat assignment information for the user, confirming that user is assigned to the passenger seat location, and enabling the user to access a potentially hazardous device stored within an isolation chamber corresponding to the passenger seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Werner, Noah Singer, Arkadiy O. Tsfasman, Budy Notohardjono
  • Patent number: 10540615
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a network planning tool comprising one or more memory storage areas containing data related to a plurality of transportation networks, and one or more computer processors configured to: receive input data comprising one or more modifications to one or more parameters associated with the plurality of transportation networks; retrieve at least a portion of the data contained in the one or more memory storage areas; validate the input data against the portion of data retrieved from the one or more memory storage areas, the validating comprising at least calculating one or more impacts to the integrated flow model based at least in part upon the received input data; and calculate, based at least in part upon the identified one or more impacts, one or more updated flow models for the plurality of transportation networks. Associated computer program products and computer-implemented methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Marc Daniel Stevens, Allan Brady Cole
  • Patent number: 10542495
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure include methods and apparatus that allow dynamic configuration of discontinuous reception (DRX) mode based on conditions associated with device use. For example, a device may be operating in a first mode of DRX having short and long DRX cycles that provide a level of user experience that is balanced with a level of power conservation. During operation, changing conditions of device use may indicate that the first configuration of the DRX may be changed to a second configuration by removing the short DRX cycle to conserve power without affecting the user's experience. For example, a user may move out of proximity of the device and may not be affected by a slower speed of data downloading. Based on the changed conditions of device use, the DRX may be changed to operate in a second configuration that may download data slower but consumes less power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mahesh Yadav, Taehwan Jung, Srinivasa Rao
  • Patent number: 10536892
    Abstract: A method and a device for data transmission are provided. A transmission device determines a plurality of wireless links through which data is to be transmitted between the transmission device and a reception device, and transmits physical-layer transmission blocks including identical data packets to the reception device through the determined wireless links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Li Chen, Fei Qin, Shaoli Kang, Bin Jiao
  • Patent number: 10531258
    Abstract: The present invention relates not only to a fourth-generation (4G) communication system, such as long-term evolution (LTE), but also to a fifth-generation (5G) or pre-5G communication system to be provided to support a higher data transfer rate. The present invention provides a method for a first device in a communication system supporting a device-to-device (D2D) scheme, the method comprising the steps of: when existence of a second D2D device, of which the location information needs to be detected, has been detected, transmitting a discovery request message which requests activation of at least one of an urgent discovery operation and a location measurement operation; receiving a discovery response message to the discovery request message from at least one device including the second device; and transmitting, to the second device, information related to execution of the location measurement operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Seok Ryu, Anil Agiwal, Jeong-Ho Park, Won-Jun Hwang, Kyung-Kyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10531304
    Abstract: A method and system for wirelessly tracking power tools and related devices to aid with inventory management and to help minimize, prevent, and recover misplaced or stolen tools throughout the job site. The tools and/or batteries include wireless transmitting capabilities (e.g., an ISM unit) to transmit data to a fob, puck repeater, and/or gateway over an ISM network. The gateway is operable to translate and output the ISM communications over a cellular network to a remote monitoring unit, such as a personal computer or smart phone. Additionally, the gateway is further operable to translate and output cellular communications from the remote monitoring unit to ISM communications over the ISM network. A wireless tethering system and method is also disclosed whereby an ISM battery places a power tool in a lock-out or limp mode after the ISM battery remains outside of ISM communications for a prolonged period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Zeiler, Leslie J. Reading
  • Patent number: 10530604
    Abstract: Mobile communication services that include voice calls, text messages, and internet are transitioning from circuit switched to packet switched networks such as internet. Although internet usage by mobile devices is on the rise, voice calls and text messages continue to be routinely and widely used. Most users at home or office may typically have phones that may be primarily based on wired connections. Although the eventual connection to the network may be wired, cordless phones may be used within the premises to connect with the base of the cordless phone which may connect to the wired network. A method and apparatus are disclosed that enable multi-user service with single broadband internet service in a base device and distribute the voice and text message service to the other users in the local premises. This may enable reduced cost and power consumption along with improved performance and user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Sivakumar Govindassamy
  • Patent number: 10524297
    Abstract: Provided are a method for device-to-device (D2D) performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system and a terminal using the method. The method is characterized by: delivering data related to D2D operation from an upper layer to a lower layer from among protocol layers of the terminal; starting a timer when the data is delivered; and transmitting a D2D signal using an exception resource, when the timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10523527
    Abstract: Example computing systems with off-load processing for networking related tasks are disclosed. Example consumer electronic devices disclosed herein include first wireless interface circuitry to support cellular communication and second wireless interface circuitry to support wireless local area network communication. Disclosed example consumer electronic devices also include processor circuitry to monitor a communication environment, select one of the first wireless interface circuitry or the second wireless interface circuitry to provide a user device in communication with the consumer electronic device with access to a network, and connect the user device with the network via the selected one of the first wireless interface circuitry or the second wireless interface circuitry. Disclosed example consumer electronic devices further include a housing dimensioned to be positioned in a consumer residence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kristoffer D. Fleming, Robert J. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10513216
    Abstract: A method for controlling the light distribution of vehicle headlights using vehicle-to-X communication, as well as a vehicle having an electronic circuit that executes such a method. The method can be used to implement a variable light distribution of vehicle headlights without cameras and digital maps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 10511967
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes at least one communication module and a processor configured to control the at least one communication module. The processor is configured to verify properties of at least one communication network accessed by the electronic device through the at least one communication module, to determine an authentication scheme to be applied to a communication connection between the electronic device and an external electronic device and to establish the communication connection such that the external electronic device accesses the at least one communication network through the electronic device based on the authentication scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Seok Kang, Hong Chan Park, Gi Beom Kim, Sung Soo Park, Young Kow Lee, Hyuk Kang, In Ji Jin
  • Patent number: 10511954
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention disclose a method of transmitting a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) discovery frame over a PC5 link. According to one embodiment, the method includes registering, by one or more User Equipment's (UE), with a Prose Server by sending a capability information for receiving direct discovery or communication parameters, policies, authorization, provisioning and radio resources by the prose server, the one or more UE's to include a WLAN discovery frame in a PC5 message, transmitting, by a first User Equipment, a PC5 discovery message to a second User Equipment, indicating by the second UE, a message to a neighbor awareness networking (NAN) discovery engine indicating the reception of PC5 Discovery message along with the WLAN discovery frame, and establishing by the second UE, a WLAN communication link with the first UE, without performing a WLAN discovery search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arijit Sen, Jagadeesh Gandikota, Kyoo-Chun Cho, Kranthi Kumar Thuthika, Pratibha Kattemane Satyaganapati, Yong-Soo Kwon
  • Patent number: 10505799
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for transmitting and/or receiving system information for changing a configuration. One apparatus includes a receiver that: receives first system information for a first configuration; and receives second system information for a second configuration based on the first configuration. The second system information includes changes to the first configuration without repeating information common to the first and second configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 10506395
    Abstract: A method for wireless communication between a moving vehicle and remote servers through at least one external mobile network. A router in the moving vehicle is configured for receiving and transmitting wireless data to and from both an aggregation server, using aggregated communication over at least two separate links, and at least one other stationary communication server, using non-aggregated communication over a single link. The router is further accessible by a plurality of client devices onboard the moving vehicle. At least one selection rule is provided in the router for selecting whether to use aggregated or non-aggregated communication, and a determination is made, upon a request from a client device to communicate with one of said remote servers, whether one of the at least one rules applies; and if so selecting to use aggregated communication via the at least one other communication server for communication based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ICOMERA AB
    Inventors: Martin Bergek, Mats Karlsson, Peter Eklund
  • Patent number: 10499200
    Abstract: To perform a process related to group formation rapidly. An information processing device includes a wireless communication and a control unit. The wireless communication unit is a wireless communication unit configured to interchange a stream for outputting image information from a first information processing device by using wireless communication, the first information processing device belonging to a first group to which one or more information processing devices including the own device belong. In addition, The control unit is a control unit configured to perform control such that capability information regarding the one or more information processing devices is exchanged with a second information processing device belonging to a second group which is a new group other than the first group when the second group is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideki Iwami, Daisuke Kawakami
  • Patent number: 10484114
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer readable storage device are provided for collecting data associated with a WiFi signal profile of an area of interest (AOI), analyzing the collected data, and generating a dataset from the data representative of the signal profile. The dataset includes value information and location information, wherein value information include signal data that are to be displayed in a visual representation. The dataset includes values of measured WiFi signal strengths, and in some examples the values are weighted based on one or a combination of device data, interference data, and business-related data. This can enable generation and display of a visual representation that includes a representation of signal strength values based on assessed signal strengths needed to support particular services on particular user devices. The visual representation can be a heatmap that shows color-coded variations in WiFi signal values associated with locations or devices in the AOI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICAIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Anant Pralhad Patil
  • Patent number: 10484866
    Abstract: Published are a device-to-device identification conflict solution method and a D2D UE. The method comprises: a first D2D UE determining whether a terminal identification of the first D2D UE has a conflict with a terminal identification of another D2D UE or a D2D group identification; when the terminal identification of the first D2D UE has a conflict with the terminal identification of the other D2D UE or the D2D group identification, reallocating a terminal identification to the first D2D UE; and sending the terminal identification reallocated to the first D2D UE to a second D2D UE, wherein the second D2D UE is a D2D UE adjacent to the first D2D UE, or a D2D UE which has established a PC5 connection with the first D2D UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ying Huang, Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 10484914
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including: a first communication unit having a first communication range; a second communication unit having a second communication range wider than the first communication range; a control unit which transmits a request signal for starting communication via the second communication unit from the first communication unit to another communication apparatus, and transmits authentication information from the second communication unit to the another communication apparatus in the case where it is determined that communication with the another communication apparatus via the second communication unit is possible based on a response signal after the first communication unit receives the response signal in response to the request signal; and a notification unit which notifies a user after the second communication unit receives a result of authentication based on the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Takada, Isao Soma, Seiji Kuroda, Yasuharu Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Naoki Miyabayashi
  • Patent number: 10477380
    Abstract: A base station according to a present embodiment is a base station configured to manage a cell, and comprises: a controller configured to transmit, if a relay terminal configured to relay data by direct communication between a remote terminal and a network is not present in a vicinity of a radio terminal located within the cell, control information to the radio terminal. The control information is information for starting transmission of a discovery signal for discovering another radio terminal that can be the relay UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Adachi, Takahiro Saiwai, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 10477449
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile and/or static nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for providing dynamic routing and/or selection of communication pathways in a communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things), for example including a network of autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo Matos, João Barros
  • Patent number: 10477608
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a network, a mobile subscriber identifier for the UE, the mobile subscriber identifier being exclusively assigned to the UE within a wireless tracking area of the network, and transmitting, by the UE to a relay node, an initial message of an access procedure for accessing a user data service of the network, wherein the initial message comprises a request to connect to a control node of the network, and wherein the initial message includes the mobile subscriber identifier, and an indication to relay the initial message over a first signaling radio bearer (SRB) to the control node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 10461846
    Abstract: A system and method for providing communication in a distributed LMR system architecture is provided herein, wherein the system includes a plurality of LMR subsystems interconnected by a data network. In some embodiments, a subsystem may include a distributed simulcast architecture comprising a plurality of LMR sites, each site having a subsystem controller and a plurality of repeaters. In one embodiment, one subsystem controller operates in an active mode and the remaining subsystem controllers operate in standby to provide redundancy. The repeaters include integrated voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality and circuitry. In some embodiments, the repeaters are operable in an active or standby mode, wherein repeaters in the active mode perform voter comparator and simulcast controller functionality. The distributed simulcast architecture provides simulcast controller and voter comparator redundancy, network failure redundancy, and site redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY
    Inventors: Arindam Roy, Larry Emmett
  • Patent number: 10462710
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including: a first communication unit having a first communication range; a second communication unit having a second communication range wider than the first communication range; a control unit which transmits a request signal for starting communication via the second communication unit from the first communication unit to another communication apparatus, and transmits authentication information from the second communication unit to the another communication apparatus in the case where it is determined that communication with the another communication apparatus via the second communication unit is possible based on a response signal after the first communication unit receives the response signal in response to the request signal; and a notification unit which notifies a user after the second communication unit receives a result of authentication based on the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Takada, Isao Soma, Seiji Kuroda, Yasuharu Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Naoki Miyabayashi
  • Patent number: 10455497
    Abstract: Selective activation of communications services on power-up of a remote unit(s) in a wireless communication system (WCS) based on power consumption is disclosed. To avoid a remote unit drawing more power than is allowed and risking shutting down all of its communications services, after a remote unit in the WCS is powered-up to start its operations, the remote unit selectively activates its different communications services. The remote unit selectively activates communications services based on the power consumption of the remote unit to avoid the remote unit drawing more power than is allowed. If activating a next communications service would cause the remote unit to draw more power than is allowed, the remote unit discontinues activating additional communications services. In this manner, the already activated communications services in the remote unit can remain operational without risking powering down of the remote unit and discontinuing all of its communications services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Ron Hagag, Dror Harel
  • Patent number: 10447788
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a collaboration node prioritizes each modality of communication accessible by at least a first user and a second user based on one or more communication characteristics in a collaboration profile, monitors communication characteristics of a communication session conducted in a first modality of communication between the first user and the second user, and determines a second modality of communication accessible to the first user and the second user having a higher priority than the first modality of communication based on the collaboration profile and the communication characteristics for the communication session. The collaboration node further notifies at least one of the first user or the second user when the second modality of communication has the higher priority than the first modality of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Keith Griffin
  • Patent number: 10440802
    Abstract: A lighting control system and a method thereof are provided. The lighting control system includes a light board and a mainboard. The light board includes a light-emitting module, transmission interfaces and a lighting control module. The mainboard outputs interface testing signals to inquire which types of the transmission interfaces are supported by the light board. The transmission interfaces output interface message signals in response to the interface testing signal. When the mainboard determines that the light board supports one or more types of the transmission interfaces indicated by the interface testing signal, the mainboard selects one of the transmission interfaces and instructs the selected transmission interface to control the light-emitting module. When the mainboard determines that the light board does not support any type of the transmission interfaces indicated by the interface testing signal, the mainboard instructs the lighting control module to control the light-emitting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ADATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng-Tsung Lin, Yung-Hsing Yin
  • Patent number: 10440552
    Abstract: According to the teachings herein, a wireless device that is a candidate for operating in the cooperative positioning advantageously activates that mode in response to detecting a warning situation. In some embodiments, the detection and/or activation operations are autonomously undertaken by the wireless device. In other embodiments, the wireless communication network provides warning situation detection and/or control of the cooperative positioning mode. More generally, the wireless communication network maintains a database identifying those wireless devices within a given service area that are cooperative positioning mode candidates—e.g., the devices having D2D communication capability and operational configurations that allow such operation. By the network providing such information in advance of a warning situation, the candidate devices have the information needed to efficiently discover or otherwise identify other such candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gabor Fodor, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10432781
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling content displayed on a user device, including the steps of by a processing content data configured for presentation on a display of the user device, transmitting the content data to one of the display, speaker, or both, collecting behavior data of the head of the user by the tracking sensor, determining, by that the user is viewing the display based on the head position and/or the amount of the head captured by the sensor. When the viewer is viewing the display generating, by the processing module of the user device, a change in the content data presented on at least one of the display, speaker, or both, and when the viewer is not viewing the display presenting, by the processing module of the user computing device, the same content data on at least one of least one of the display, speaker, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10433281
    Abstract: Provided is a D2D operation method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, and a terminal using same. In the method, received is indication information indicating whether or not using preconfigured D2D resources within cell coverage is permitted, resources for D2D signal transmission are determined on the basis of the indication information, and a D2D signal is transmitted by using the determined resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10433363
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a user device that dynamically initiates a change to its connectivity configuration. Some embodiments of the user device determine its current connectivity configuration and, based upon its current connectivity configuration, obtains one or more metrics associated with its current operating environment and/or current operating configuration. In turn, the user devices analyzes the metrics to determine whether to alter its current connectivity configuration. Responsive to the analysis, some embodiments modify the current connectivity configuration by modifying a connection type to a wireless networking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Mary Khun Hor-Lao, Ranjeet Gupta
  • Patent number: 10425239
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems, methods, and computer programs are presented. An exemplary embodiment of a method includes a conferencing system establishing an audio conference between a plurality of participants via a communication network; providing a conference user interface to the plurality of participants; in response to a first participant speaking during the audio conference, a second participant indicating via the conference user interface that the first participant has low-quality audio; the conferencing system polling one or more additional participants to specify via the conference user interface audio quality feedback associated with the first participant; determining from the feedback the first participant has low-quality audio; attempting to correct the audio connection with the first participant, if unable to correct the audio connection, notifying the first participant of the low-quality audio with suggested actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: American Teleconferencing Services, Ltd.
    Inventors: Monica Chitre, J Douglas Martin, Rishi Kaneria, Patrick Harper, Teresa Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10419906
    Abstract: A wireless connectivity arrangement for an infotainment system of a motor vehicle includes a user profile manager storing associations between users of the motor vehicle and respective personal electronic devices. A wireless connection manager is communicatively coupled to the user profile manager. The wireless connection manager detects that a personal electronic device is in a vicinity of the vehicle, and refers to the user profile manager to determine whether the personal electronic device is a primary personal electronic device of a current user of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America
    Inventors: Shaheer-Ahmed Shaikh, Annamalai Paramasivam
  • Patent number: 10397276
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a secure element management method and a terminal. The method includes: when a first secure element is connected to a secure element interface, acquiring identification information of the connected first secure element; acquiring preset identification information, where the preset identification information is used to identify an exclusive secure element; matching the identification information of the first secure element with the preset identification information; and when the identification information of the first secure element matches the preset identification information, setting the first secure element to a normal working state, and setting connected other secure elements on the terminal to a non-normal working state. According to the embodiments of the present invention, the terminal supports a management mode of an exclusive secure element, a requirement of an exclusive secure element issuer for taking control of a secure element of the terminal is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Xinmiao Chang
  • Patent number: 10387868
    Abstract: A method for managing mobile payments in a mobile phone. The method includes receiving data associated with a plurality of issuer specific payment services at a mobile phone, selecting one of the issuer specific payment services, and conducting a transaction using the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: VISA U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: David Wentker, Erick Wong, Doug Diebert, Gavin Shenker