Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/456.1)
  • Patent number: 10150375
    Abstract: A method for pairing a wireless charging system to a vehicle, includes: determining location coordinates of a target position of a vehicle parking space within a parking lot; storing the location coordinates of a center of the parking space; receiving a signal including location coordinates of the vehicle; and determining a location match using the location coordinates of the center of the parking space and the location coordinates of the vehicle to pair the wireless charging system to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc., Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Allan Lewis
  • Patent number: 10152987
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for invoking actions at a second user device from a first user device. A method includes determining that a first user device has an associated second user device; accessing specification data that specifies a set of user device actions that the second user device is configured to perform; receiving command inputs for the first user device; for each command input, determining whether the command input resolves to one of the user device actions; for each command input not determined to resolve to any of the user device actions, causing the command input to be processed at the first user device; and for each command input determined to resolve one of the user device actions causing the first user device to display in a user interface a dialog by which a user may either accept or deny invoking the user device action at the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Omer Bar-or, Scott B. Huffman, Ida Mayer, Arthur E. Blume, Pravir K. Gupta
  • Patent number: 10149095
    Abstract: A method of an electronic device and the electronic device including a first processor operable at a first power level and a second processor operable at a second power level are provided. The method includes receiving first location information of the electronic device from an external electronic device through at least one first sensor functionally connected with the first processor, and upon failure to identify second location information of the electronic device from the external electronic device through the at least one first sensor using the first processor, obtaining the second location information through at least one second sensor functionally connected with the second processor using the second processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chae-Heun Lee, Bo-Sung Kwak, Myeong-Woo Koo, Tae-Ho Kim, Jeong-Min Park
  • Patent number: 10149339
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of embodiments herein, the object is achieved by a method in a base station for handling a Random Access Channel (RACH) procedure in a mixed cellular and device to device (D2D) network. The base station receives from a first user equipment in a RACH message, an indication that the RACH relates to D2D communication. The base station then schedules a D2D link to the first user equipment based on the indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Qingyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10149214
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Secondary Cell (sCell) selection for wireless devices operating according to a carrier aggregation scheme in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a network node in the cellular communications network obtains geographic signatures for a number of candidate sCells. The geographic signatures include a geographic signature for each candidate sCell that approximates a coverage area of the candidate sCell. The network node obtains position information for a wireless device and then selects one or more sCells for the wireless device from the candidate sCells based on the geographic signatures for the candidate sCells and the position information for the wireless device. The network node then configures the selected sCell(s) for use by the wireless device according to a carrier aggregation scheme. Using this process, sCell selection is performed, in some examples, without measurement gaps and without disabling an s-Measure parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Guoqiang Lu, Karl D. Mann, Lisa Boström, Eric W. Parsons, Richard Liu, Iris Bujold, Jamie Beuerman, Qingchao Liu, Damitha Ranaweera, Edward Mah
  • Patent number: 10145689
    Abstract: A method and system localizing a mobile device along a pedestrian route traversed in an indoor area, the mobile device including a processor and a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MAPSTED CORP.
    Inventors: Sean Huberman, Majid Bavand, Paramvir Singh Nagpal
  • Patent number: 10146493
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method and apparatus for starting a screen of a mobile device including a first screen and a second screen, the method including: detecting a screen starting operation; detecting and obtaining at least one of a first measurement parameter corresponding to the first screen, and a second measurement parameter corresponding to the second screen; determining a screen to be started, from the first screen and the second screen according to the detected at least one of the first measurement parameter and the second measurement parameter; and starting the determined screen. The embodiments of the disclosure enable the screen to be started adaptively to thereby avoid the user from operationally selecting the screen manually so as to improve the convenience in starting the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: Hisense Mobile Communications Technology Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corporation, Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hui Sun
  • Patent number: 10149096
    Abstract: A transmission unit transmits a signal to a relay station. A reception unit receives a signal from the relay station if the transmission unit does not transmit a signal. A control unit determines whether to (1) perform continuous transmission by the transmission unit or (2) perform communication in which transmission by the transmission unit and reception by the reception unit are alternately switched, based on the positional information acquired in the positional information acquisition unit and the communication area information acquired in the communication area information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Inada, Hiroyuki Nakajima, Kazuki Mannami, Shimpei Kamaya, Yasuma Suzuki, Atsushi Saito
  • Patent number: 10146710
    Abstract: An arbiter device, during a given clock cycle, determines an ordered set corresponding to a plurality of first interfaces. The ordered set indicates whether each first interfaces of the plurality of first interfaces is available for selection for a second interface of a plurality of second interfaces during the given clock cycle. The arbiter device, during the given clock cycle, selects a respective available first interface, from the ordered set corresponding to the plurality of first interfaces, for each of the plurality of second interfaces. Selecting an available first interface for a particular one of the second interfaces is performed in parallel with and independently from selecting available first interfaces for other ones of the second interfaces. The arbiter device, during the given clock cycle, generates an output that indicates the selections of the respective first interfaces for the second interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell Israel (M.I.S.L) Ltd.
    Inventors: Rami Zemach, Dror Bromberg
  • Patent number: 10145934
    Abstract: A user terminal measures a location thereof. In a method for measuring a terminal location, the terminal measures received signal strength indicator (RSSI) values of signals received from a plurality of electronic devices deployed in a space. Then the terminal extracts a preliminary location of the terminal with respect to each of a plurality of predetermined algorithms by applying the plurality of algorithms to the measured RSSI values, identifies a first estimated location of the terminal by applying a predetermined weight to each preliminary location, identifies a second estimated location of the terminal using an output of at least one sensor, and determines a final location of the terminal, based on the first and second estimated locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonggwon Lee, Youngkyu Kim, Taewon Ahn, Dongkeon Kong, Kyungjae Kim, Junhyung Kim, Dusan Baek
  • Patent number: 10146794
    Abstract: Methods and systems for clustering objects using Geohash grids. The clusters are typically displayed on an interactive map. A clustering module receives multiple objects having respective geo-information and derives clusters for the objects in respective grid cells of a given resolution level. The clustering is based on the geo-information of the objects at one or more resolution levels that are finer than the given resolution level. Clustering based on finer-resolution levels provides spatial information at a granularity that is unavailable at the given resolution level and therefore achieves clustering with improved accuracy. The geo-information may comprise a Geohash spatial index that specifies the geographic location in accordance with the Geohash system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Gilad Mor, Ronen Nussbaum
  • Patent number: 10148779
    Abstract: An intermediate network node manages location data of mobile terminals in a wireless communication network and includes a processing unit and a memory, which contains instructions executable by the processing unit, whereby the network node is operative to establish connection with one or more mobility management nodes in the network, establish connection with any one of network nodes requesting location data indicating the location of at least one mobile terminal, receive a request for the location data indicating the location of the at least one mobile terminal from a requesting network node of said network nodes, obtain a set of location information indicating the location of the at least one mobile terminal from at least one of the mobility management nodes, produce the requested location data from the obtained set of location information, and provide the produced location data to the requesting network node of said network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Lars-Bertil Olsson, Lars Lövsén, Roland Gustafsson
  • Patent number: 10149114
    Abstract: The present invention provides systems and methods for providing geolocation services in a mobile-based crowdsourcing platform. More specifically, the system of the present invention includes a plurality of remote mobile devices configured to communicate and exchange data with a cloud-based service, such as a crowdsourcing platform. The crowdsourcing platform generally provides a geolocation service based on the crowdsourcing, or polling, of users of the mobile devices so as to determine location and movement of the users within a specific environment. The system is further configured to automatically render a floor plan or layout of a location based on the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CROWDCOMFORT, INC.
    Inventors: Abdullah Daoud, B. Eric Graham, Chris Fuentes
  • Patent number: 10149274
    Abstract: In order to determine the location of wireless network devices without inherent location capabilities, a wireless network device such as an access point can receive geolocation information from transient data sources such as mobile devices requiring network access from the access point. The access point stores geolocation records including location coordinates received from the transient data sources. The geolocation records can be processed to determine the position and movement of the access point. The geolocation records and/or location information can be passed to other transient clients that do not have inherent location capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Peterson, Mark Gerard
  • Patent number: 10149093
    Abstract: Determining a location of a user device comprises a wireless system supported by wireless access points receiving signals from a user device. The wireless system estimates a location of the user device based on a coarse calculation based on an angle of arrival of the received signal and determines if the user device is in an area under a access point. If so, the wireless system performs a fine location calculation. The wireless system identifies received signal strength indicator values for the user device and uses the values and the calculated location of the user device to improve calibration of a received signal strength location model. If the system determines that the user is not in the area under the access point, the wireless system combines the coarse calculation location and a received signal strength determined location and estimates a location based on the combined calculations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Santosh Pandey, Rong Peng, Brian Donald Hart
  • Patent number: 10139635
    Abstract: A method, includes receiving content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients, wherein each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented in the recipient's see-through head-worn display and a sender of the content has a preference for the physical location at which the content is to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients, identifying a final physical location for the presentation of the content for each recipient of the plurality of recipients, wherein the final physical location is based on both the recipient's preference and the sender's preference and causing the content to be presented to each recipient of the plurality of recipients when each recipient is proximate the final physical location identified for the recipient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Osterhout Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10142869
    Abstract: A method and wireless communication device for estimating wireless signal strength value of a wireless signal transmission for an unpopulated cell in an array corresponding to a geographic area. The method includes populating at least one cell along a route within the array with a corresponding received wireless signal strength value, selecting a number of populated cells within a predetermined distance of the unpopulated cell, identifying one of the number of populated cells within a predetermined distance of the unpopulated cell, determining a maximum wireless signal strength value from among the received wireless signal strength values, estimating a first wireless signal strength value for the unpopulated cell based at least on a wireless strength value for the identified one of the number of populated cells and the maximum wireless signal strength value, and storing the first estimated wireless signal strength value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillermo Llosa, Graham K. Smith
  • Patent number: 10140306
    Abstract: A system and method for adaptive data placement in a distributed file system is provided. Upon creation of a new subdirectory, a first heuristic procedure is formed to determine whether the newly created subdirectory should be created locally or on a remote flexible volume. Should it be determination be made to create or store the subdirectory on a remote flexible volume, a second heuristic procedure determines which of a plurality of flexible volumes should store the newly created subdirectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NETAPP, INC.
    Inventors: Richard P. Jernigan, IV, Robert Wyckoff Hyer, Jr., Daniel Tennant
  • Patent number: 10139471
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains fingerprints that have been collected by a plurality of mobile devices at a particular site for supporting a positioning of other mobile devices, each fingerprint comprising results of measurements on radio signals of at least one communication node at a particular location and an indication of the particular location. The apparatus generates feedback information based on the obtained fingerprints as a whole for coordinating a collection of fingerprints by the plurality of mobile devices. The apparatus transmits the feedback information to the plurality of mobile devices for presentation to users of the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Jari Syrjärinne, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Lauri Wirola
  • Patent number: 10140830
    Abstract: Devices and methods for generating locational and other pertinent information from a tracking device associated with an asset in need of tracking during a tracking event and for selectively retaining and deleting information stored during a loss of communication between the tracking device and a communication network, to increase probability of retaining information suitable for use as evidence in court or other proceedings in which accurate information is desired regarding the tracking event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: 3SI Security Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Markwell, Daniel James Kilcourse, Simon Wesley Jones, Mary Cecilia Pifer
  • Patent number: 10142783
    Abstract: A method for providing adaptive location sharing based on proximity includes identifying a group of entities (people and/or places) associated with a target person, and setting a location sharing mode to one of a plurality of sharing modes including first sharing mode in which current geographic locations of the target person can be shared regardless of proximity between the target person and any group member, and a second sharing mode in which current geographic locations of the target person are conditionally shared based on proximity between the target person and group members. Based on the location sharing mode and, when in the second sharing mode, the proximity of the target person to one or more entities of the group, either current geographic locations, or a location-based status that does not specify any geographic location, is/are shared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: David Robert Gordon, Michael Hintze
  • Patent number: 10142933
    Abstract: Methods for performing communication by a user equipment (UE) and a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, a UE, and a BS are provided. The method for performing communication by the UE includes identifying a starting orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol for a downlink (DL) channel in a subframe based on higher layer signaling; identifying a bandwidth of the DL channel based on a modulo operation using a cell identity and a predetermined number; and receiving the DL channel in the subframe based on the starting OFDM symbol and the bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Hyoung-Ju Ji, Young-Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 10135932
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-program product for digital content delivery within a multi-dimensional space are disclosed. The method includes obtaining location information (where the location information represents a location in an n-dimensional space, and the location information is associated with a user, at least in part, by a device associated with the user), identifying a geometric shape of a plurality of geometric shapes (where the geometric shape is identified, at least in part, using at least a portion of the location information), determining whether the location is within a polytope corresponding to the geometric shape, and, in response to a determination that the location within the polytope, delivering digital content using the device. Each of the plurality of geometric shapes is, at least in part, within the n-dimensional space. The determining uses at least a portion of the at least the portion of the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Frank Liu, Henrik Nicolas Hauge
  • Patent number: 10132914
    Abstract: A target device positioning method and a mobile terminal are provided. The mobile terminal determines, according to obtained measurement signals sent by a target device from a trigger moment to a current measurement moment, azimuths of the target device relative to the mobile terminal at the moments, obtains an original motion trail of the target device from the trigger moment to the current measurement moment, determines an effective motion trail of the target device according to the original motion trail and change rates of the azimuths of the target device relative to the mobile terminal at the moments, performs matching with a map according to an azimuth of the target device relative to the mobile terminal at the current measurement moment and the effective motion trail of the target device, to determine location information of the target device, and displays the location information of the target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yajun Zhang, Xiaoping Zhang, Yu Zhu
  • Patent number: 10136426
    Abstract: A wireless-conferencing system enables two or more radios to communicate with each other in full-duplex communication, such as by using time division multiple access (TDMA). To use the wireless-conferencing system in a narrowband radio service system, such as GMRS having channel spacing of 25 kHz, one or more techniques are used to implement the wireless-conferencing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Dominant Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald H. Fraser
  • Patent number: 10132645
    Abstract: An activity monitoring device accumulates a count of steps taken as an individual bearing the activity monitoring device travels by foot along a route, and wirelessly acquires positioning data from a discrete global-positioning device corresponding to a sequence of locations along the route. The activity monitoring device iteratively revises an estimated stride length of the individual based on the positioning data and the step count and iteratively updates a travel distance on a display of the activity monitoring device according to the step count and the estimated stride length as the individual proceeds from one location in the sequence to the next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fitbit, Inc.
    Inventors: Shelten Gee Jao Yuen, Timothy M. Roberts, Heiko Gernot Albert Panther, Barry Christopher Burton
  • Patent number: 10136408
    Abstract: The present invention is a method and system of determining and assigning a geographic location such as a work or home location to the owner or user of a mobile device. Mobile devices such as smart phones, tablets, internet computers, and other hand held mobile devices may be preferentially targeted for ads based upon the geographic location of the owner or user of the mobile device. The home or work location is determined based upon startup events associated with the mobile device as tracked by startup activations of the mobile device, beacon activations, tile activations, or any other Bluetooth or near field communication device activation, during either day time or night time hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Colby Green, Andrew Schrader, Vamshi Guduguntla
  • Patent number: 10136249
    Abstract: Proposed are an information distribution apparatus and method capable of efficiently distributing information. Clustering processing of collecting time series position data, which is configured from position information of a plurality of mobile communication objects, and classifying the time series position data into a plurality of clusters based on the collected time series position data of each of the mobile communication objects is executed, profiling processing of determining, for each of the clusters, a dominant attribute of each user in which the time series position data was allocated to the relevant cluster based on pre-registered attribute information of each of the users of each of the mobile communication objects is executed, and, for each of the clusters, information to be distributed to each of the users in which the time series position data was allocated to the relevant cluster is determined based on a processing result of the profiling processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Ikemoto, Masato Utsumi, Tohru Watanabe, Yoshihisa Okamoto, Kengo Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10135873
    Abstract: The present invention provides a data sharing method and apparatus, and a terminal. The method includes: acquiring shared data, where the shared data is data used to be shared with another person; determining a privacy degree of the shared data; determining a sharing group of the shared data according to the privacy degree, where the sharing group is a group that receives the shared data and includes a terminal allowed to obtain the shared data; and sending the shared data to the sharing group. In this way, in a case in which privacy degrees are different, that is, shared data is different, the shared data is sent to different sharing groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huimin Zhang, Jiali Fu
  • Patent number: 10126143
    Abstract: A method of operation of a navigation system includes: determining a POI (point-of-interest) based on comparing a destination description and a POI information for a match; determining a privacy preference for communicating with a device; generating a temporary contact based on the POI and the privacy preference representing an anonymous mode; and establishing a communication session between a contact address and the temporary contact with a control unit based on the privacy preference for communicating with the POI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Telenav, Inc.
    Inventor: Naveen Kumar Vandanapu
  • Patent number: 10129875
    Abstract: Disclosed are processes, devices and systems for exchanging messages between devices in support of measuring ranges between devices. In one particular implementation, a first wireless transceiver device may transmit one or more fine timing measurement (FTM) messages to a second wireless transceiver device, and receive a message acknowledging receipt of at least one of the one or more FTM messages. The first wireless transceiver device may authenticate the received message as being transmitted from the second wireless transceiver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos Horacio Aldana, Santosh Vamaraju, Olaf Hirsch
  • Patent number: 10129261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to processing location information access requests. An identifier of a sender of a received location information access request is determined, and the identifier is compared to identifiers in a contact storage. Location access control information and/or supplementary contact information associated with an entry having a matching identifier in the contact storage is then retrieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Petri Rauhala, Tommi Laine, Mikko Blomqvist
  • Patent number: 10128967
    Abstract: A system for emulating an over-the-air channel for communicating with a device under test is provided. The system comprises an anechoic chamber having NA primary probes and NB secondary probes where NA>NB. The system also comprises a dividing module for dividing NA primary impulse responses {?nA} into NB subsets; and a defining module for defining NB secondary impulse responses {vnB} in terms of the primary impulse responses {?nA} and a set of NB complex sequences {?nB}. In the system, either the primary probes are downlink probes, the primary impulse responses are downlink impulse responses, the secondary probes are uplink probes and the secondary impulse responses are uplink impulse responses, or the primary probes are uplink probes, the primary impulse responses are uplink impulse responses, the secondary probes are downlink probes and the secondary impulse responses are downlink impulse responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Keysight Singapore (Holdings) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Pekka Kyosti, Lassi Hentila, Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 10126404
    Abstract: The description relates to receiver gain offset. One example can obtain data sensed by a mobile device at a position. The example can evaluate the sensed data and survey data to identify a venue proximate to the position. The survey data of the venue can be organized into regions and then individual regions can be organized into sub-regions. The example can compare signal strengths of the sensed data to signal strengths of the survey data to identify the position relative to an individual region. The comparison can utilize a receiver gain offset estimation between the mobile device and another device that acquired the survey data. The example can refine the receiver gain offset estimation and attempt to identify the position relative to an individual sub-region within the individual region utilizing the refined receiver gain offset estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jyh-Han Lin, Chih-Wei Wang, Stephen P. DiAcetis
  • Patent number: 10123216
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling an inter-cluster interference in a multi cell network are provided. The method includes collecting cluster information in order to cluster base stations into at least one cluster; clustering the base stations into at least one cluster by using at least one of a dynamic clustering method and a hierarchical clustering method, based on the cluster information, determining a cluster boundary base station, which satisfies a predetermined condition, among base stations in a cluster, and controlling the inter-cluster interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye-Mi Park, Joseph Jeon, June Moon
  • Patent number: 10123158
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of recognizing a user of at least one mobile device by using an imaging device. The method comprises a first obtainment step of obtaining first positional information of the user of the at least one mobile device by using the imaging device; a second obtainment step of obtaining both second positional information and ID information of the at least one mobile device; a comparison step of comparing the first and second positional information so as to obtain a comparison result; and a determination step of determining, based on the comparison result, whether or not to let the ID information of the at least one mobile device be associated with the user of the at least one mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ke Liao, Bin Da, Wei Wang, Haihua Yu, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 10120081
    Abstract: A method of selecting a satellite positioning system which is used in positioning by a positioning device capable of performing positioning based on a plurality of satellite positioning systems includes acquiring given support information which is referred to in selecting a satellite positioning system, and selecting a satellite positioning system which is used in positioning from the plurality of satellite positioning systems, on the basis of the support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Gobara, Naganobu Aoki
  • Patent number: 10123295
    Abstract: Method, device, computer program product, and apparatus to enable mobile device position optimization and reporting are described. Signals provided by a plurality of base transceiver stations (BTS) are received to determine a BTS-based position of the mobile device. A reference position of the mobile device is determined. A range measurement with respect to a target BTS is determined. In one aspect, one or more unreliable BTSs may be detected and reported based on a positioning measurement quality, a range measurement quality, or combinations thereof. In one aspect, the positioning measurement quality is determined based on a difference between the reference position of the mobile device and the BTS-based position of the mobile device. In one aspect, the range measurement quality is determined based on a difference between a measured range/distance and a reference/expected range/distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rayman Pon, Ju-Yong Do, Gengsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10121029
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus relating to processing a low-energy data packet are provided. A method includes receiving, using a receiver in a portable wireless device, a low-energy data packet from a low-energy tag. The portable wireless device is stationary. The low-energy data packet includes data identifying the low-energy tag. The method can also include determining at least an approximate distance between the low-energy tag and the portable wireless device. The method can also include transmitting, via an intermediate wireless device and to a central device, the data identifying the low-energy tag, the data identifying the at least approximate distance, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Laura Rabb, Kenneth Louis Herman
  • Patent number: 10122607
    Abstract: A method for providing fault tolerance in mobile traffic management services is provided. The method includes detecting, at a mobile device, that one component of multiple components for providing mobile traffic management services is non-operational, at capacity, or near capacity, identifying the mobile device serviced by the one component, retrieving information for the mobile device serviced by the one component, from a repository coupled to the one component and the multiple components, re-assigning the mobile device originally serviced by the one component to another one of the multiple components for servicing, and communicating with the another one of the multiple components for servicing communication requests of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Luna, Ross Bott
  • Patent number: 10117061
    Abstract: Systems and methods to track a device in an indoor environment having polygonal obstructions are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Athentek Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: David S. De Lorenzo
  • Patent number: 10117060
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining whether or not an apparatus, such as a mobile device, is being handled or otherwise used within a vehicle. The apparatus may comprise an accelerometer configured to measure acceleration and a gyroscope configured to measure orientation. The apparatus may determine an axis of gravity of the apparatus based on acceleration measurements made by the accelerometer over a period of time. The apparatus may also determine a rotation vector of the apparatus based on orientation measurements made by the gyroscope. Using the axis of gravity of the apparatus and the rotation vector of the apparatus, the apparatus may determine a rate of rotation of the apparatus perpendicular to the axis of gravity. If the rate of rotation of the apparatus perpendicular to the axis of gravity exceeds a threshold, the apparatus may determine that it is being handled or otherwise used within the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jared S. Snyder, Dana Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10117048
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to client boundary location. For example, a non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions executable by a processing resource to cause a computer to estimate a location of a client within a first boundary; determine whether there is a pathway between the first boundary and a second boundary for the client to move; and indicate whether the client is in the first boundary or the second boundary based on the determination of the pathway and the estimated location of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Manaswini Lakshmikanth Sugatoor, Gopal Agarwal, Manas Sharma, Sachin Shamrao Sanap
  • Patent number: 10116669
    Abstract: Determining the physical location of wirelessly connected devices within a network can provide a number of security benefits. However, manually determining and configuring the physical location of each device within a system can be burdensome. To ease this burden, devices within a network are equipped with a location detection sensor that is capable of automatically determining a device's location in relation to other devices within the network. A location detection sensor (“sensor”) may include a light source, a light direction sensor, a rangefinder, and a radio or wireless network interface. Two location detection sensors can perform a location detection process to determine their relative locations to each other, such as the distance between them. As more sensors are added to a network, a sensor management system uses the relative locations determined by the sensors to map the sensors to a physical space layout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Mankovskii, Steven L. Greenspan, Maria Cecilia Velez Rojas
  • Patent number: 10116615
    Abstract: A method of posting ephemeral posts is disclosed. The method starts with receiving, from a user of a social network, a request to post an ephemeral post, the request including an ephemeral variable associated with a threshold event. The ephemeral post is posted on behalf of the user. Then an occurrence of the threshold event is monitored. When the threshold event has not occurred, the post is allowed to be accessible to at least one viewer other than the user. When the threshold event has occurred, the post is blocked from being accessible by the at least one view other than the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Yigal Dan Rubinstein, Aditya Koolwal, Ken Taro Deeter, Sergey Markov, Karl Frankowski
  • Patent number: 10117123
    Abstract: A method for applying network services related to geographic location including receiving regions within a map and receiving geo-service definitions for the regions. The method includes determining a subscriber's region and determining information related to the subscriber's traffic flow. The method then applies geo-service definitions based on the subscriber's region and the information related to the traffic flow. A system for applying network services related to geographic location having a location detection module for detecting a subscriber's location and a region detection module for determining the subscriber's region within a map based on the subscriber's location. The system further including a geo-service definition and enablement module for defining geo-service definitions and actions; and a subscriber detection and traffic management module adapted to receive the subscriber's region and apply geo-service definitions to the subscriber traffic flow based in part on the region of the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVINE INCORPORATED ULC
    Inventor: Ambuj Mittal
  • Patent number: 10117057
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for locating a mobile device in a surrounding area, wherein the device has multiple sensors for detecting the area surrounding the device using different locating methods, wherein a reference map is provided for the surrounding area, said reference map comprising multiple positions within the surrounding area, wherein at least one locating method which is to be carried out using at least one sensor in order to detect the surrounding area is recommended for at least one position within the surrounding area, wherein the at least one locating method recommended according to the reference map and to be carried out using at least one sensor is used for a current position of the mobile device in order to locate the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Florian Schuller, Harald Altinger
  • Patent number: 10117059
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, a system and method for facilitating proximity detection and location tracking using a mobile wireless bridge are provided. The system includes a beacon badge, a beacon tag, and a real-time location services (“RTLS”) server communicatively coupled to the beacon badge, such as via a wireless network or the like. The beacon tag broadcasts a beacon message receivable by the beacon badge. The beacon badge determines whether it is proximate to the beacon badge based on the signal strength of the received beacon message. The beacon badge further communicates identifying information contained with the received beacon message to the RTLS server. The RTLS server uses the identifying information to determine the proximate location of the beacon badge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Charles Theurer, Brandon Good, Shaopeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10117096
    Abstract: Systems and methods to generate safe zones and safe routes associated with a device are disclosed. These safe zones and safe routes can be used to map complicated location behavior into location behavior scores that can be applied systematically to tracking and authentication applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Athentek Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: David S. De Lorenzo, Huanchun Ye, Yi-Hsiu Wang, Ivy H. Tseng
  • Patent number: 10108728
    Abstract: The geographic location obtained by a location-aware computing device can be shared with a location-unaware computing device such that user interaction with a search engine through the location-unaware computing device can still include, when appropriate, a geographic location associated with the user, thereby increasing the relevance and aptness of the search results presented to the user and, accordingly, increasing user interaction performance with the search engine. Short range communicational connections can be used to share location information prior to being utilized in conjunction with searches. Location information can be provided, from a location-aware computing device, to a centralized, networked computing device, and associated thereon with a user identifier, thereby enabling associated location information to be utilized in conjunction with that user's searches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Anunay Tiwari, Gurpreet Singh, Arun Prakash Mariyappa