Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/456.1)
  • Patent number: 11991689
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for positioning in a mobile communication system are provided. Method for positioning includes receiving by a terminal from a base station a SIB1 comprising a first scheduling information and a second scheduling information, transmitting to request the second positioning SIB a first uplink message based at least in part on the second scheduling information if the terminal is in RRC_INACTIVE, transmitting to request the second positioning SIB a second uplink message based at least in part on the second scheduling information if the terminal is in RRC_CONNECTED, acquiring a SI based on the first scheduling information and the second scheduling information the SI includes a positioning SIB and transmitting to request the second PRS data a RequestAssistanceData the RequestAssistanceData includes a physical cell identity of Primary Cell and a second identifier related to the second PRS data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignees: BLACKPIN INC.
    Inventor: Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 11991772
    Abstract: Systems and methods for extending connectivity with a cellular network are disclosed herein. A UE may monitor a serving cell of the UE and a neighbor cell of the UE to determine whether there is a network condition wherein the UE is to transition to an out-of-service (OOS) state if it were to fall to a Radio Resource Control (RRC) Idle state. The UE may react by, before expiration of an inactivity period corresponding to a transition to an RRC Idle mode, initiating signaling activity with a radio access network (RAN) node of the serving cell. In other embodiments, the UE may determine, based on a number of secondary devices connected to the UE, to initiate signaling with the RAN node of the serving cell before expiration of an inactivity period and according to whether a maximum number of extensions of an extension activity period has been reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Tarakkumar G. Dhanani, Vijay Ventkataraman, Karan R. Sachdev, Neeraj D. Vaghela, Raghuram Mungara, Sharad Garg, Vijay Gadde
  • Patent number: 11989069
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing the distribution of electrical power are disclosed. The system can maintain a status of each account of a plurality of accounts. Each account can correspond to an electrical power generation device, an electrical power consumption device, and an electrical power transmission device. The system can generate a first record object in response to the generation of a unit of power. The system can identify a first path identifying a source device and a destination device to transmit the unit of power. The system can generate a control signal to route the unit of power from the source device to the destination device. The system can update an event tracker to indicate the routing of the unit of power. The system can generate a second record object corresponding to the destination device. The system can update a second account to include the second record object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: DMK Nano LLC
    Inventors: David Michael King, Robert Dean King
  • Patent number: 11989566
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for controlling an electronic device. The electronic device includes a processor, a read-only memory (ROM), a random access memory (RAM), an image sensor control (ISC) circuit, an image signal processor (ISP) and a communication interface circuit. The method includes: in response to the electronic device being powered up, executing a first program code in the ROM by the processor to initialize the communication interface circuit; transmitting identification information to an external device through the communication interface circuit; receiving, through the communication interface circuit, a second program code that the external device sends in response to the identification information so as to store the second program code to the RAM; and executing the second program code by the processor to initialize the ISC circuit and the ISP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: SIGMASTAR TECHNOLOGY LTD.
    Inventors: Lijin Chen, Suzhen Liu, Ye Chen
  • Patent number: 11988778
    Abstract: Various embodiments determine a position of a wireless device and enable the wireless device to retrieve the determined location. In one embodiment, a system comprises of at least one wireless transmitting device, a plurality of wireless receivers, and at least one server. Each of the plurality of wireless devices receive signals from the wireless transmitting device with unknown position and send time stamped information to the server. Each of the plurality of wireless device also sends unique identifying information about the wireless transmitting device. The server calculates a position of the wireless transmitting device by considering the inputs received from the plurality of wireless receivers. The wireless device obtains its position from the server. The process can be executed on demand or at regular frequent intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventor: Nicholaus J. Bauer
  • Patent number: 11988805
    Abstract: The system as described collects and utilizes weather data sensor information in order to rapidly collect and update weather forecasts using real-time weather data collected at high rates of frequency, and use this collected high frequency weather data to rapidly correct and update the weather forecasts generated by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The Tomorrow Companies Inc.
    Inventors: Shimon Elkabetz, Jacob Ribnik, Itai Zlotnik, Rei Goffer, Nir Nossenson, Daniel Alexander Rothenberg, Karl Ginter
  • Patent number: 11985286
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus connectable to one or more devices via a network. The apparatus includes a measuring unit measuring an inclination of the apparatus; a determining unit determining whether the inclination of the apparatus relative to a given surface of one of the one or more devices is within a predetermined inclination range; a receiving unit that receives radio waves; an obtaining unit obtaining identification information from the radio waves; a radio wave strength measuring unit measuring strength of the radio waves; a selection unit determining whether to select a given one of the one or more devices based on the strength of the radio waves; and a connection unit connecting the information processing apparatus to one of the one or more devices selected by the selection unit and for which the inclination of the apparatus is within the predetermined inclination range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Teruaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11979790
    Abstract: A system for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) of an object in an area includes: at least one base station; at least one user equipment (UE) configured to communicate with the at least one base station; and at least one object to be localized. Each object of the at least one object comprises an identification (ID) tag. The at least one UE and/or the at least one base station is configured to localize a respective object via a respective ID tag. The at least one base station is configured to localize the at least one UE in the area based on 5G communication. The at least one UE is configured to localize the object based on the respective ID tag and configured to transmit a relative position of the respective object with respect to the at least one UE to the at least one base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Ingo Rechenberger
  • Patent number: 11979794
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) positioning within a 5G New Radio (NR) network may be determined by receiving a downlink (DL) position reference signal (PRS) resource set indicating a plurality of DL PRS resources and receiving a DL PRS report configuration that indicates a set of measurements to be performed by a UE for each of the plurality of DL PRS resources within the DL PRS resource set. Position measurements may be performed for each of the plurality of DL PRS resources within the DL PRS resource set, including generating a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measurement by estimating a timing of a first arrival path from at least two of the plurality of DL PRS resources and determining a reference signal received power (RSRP) metric or a signal to noise and interference ratio (SINR) metric associated with the at least two DL PRS resources. The performed position measurements may be reported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexey Khoryaev, Sergey Sosnin, Mikhail Shilov, Sergey Panteleev, Suenghee Han
  • Patent number: 11979793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to determining a position of a mobile device, and in particular signaling for on-demand positioning reference signal configuration, for example, in 5G new radio. The present invention provides a positioning device for calculating a position of a mobile device. The positioning device is configured to determine a measurement quality, and/or a reference signal type and configuration based on a positioning request, to determine a reference signal configuration request based on at least the measurement quality, and/or the reference signal type and configuration, to obtain a measurement result based on a reference signal configured according to the reference signal configuration request, and to calculate the position based on at least the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Patent number: 11979243
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for supporting a two-stage device-to-device (D2D) discovery using a D2D interworking function (IWF). A D2D IWF component may be configured to perform mapping between an application running on an application server and a third generation partnership project (3GPP) network, and provide a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) to allow discovery to be provided as a service to D2D applications. An application identifier may be mapped to a 3GPP identifier. Further, a method and apparatus are described for performing client-server discovery. A first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may be configured for a listen-only operation, and a second WTRU may be configured to transmit beacons. The first and second WTRUs may perform a radio access network (RAN) discovery procedure at an access stratum (AS) layer. A method and apparatus for performing charging for D2D service using a D2D IWF are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Ravikumar V. Pragada, Saad Ahmad, Balaji Raghothaman, Samian J. Kaur, Pascal M. Adjakple, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Zhuorong Deng, Kiran K. Vanganuru, Gregory S. Sternberg, Guanzhou Wang, Michael F. Starsinic, Alexander Reznik, Juan Carlos Zuniga, Eldad M. Zeira
  • Patent number: 11979845
    Abstract: A method for an apparatus in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment comprises the steps of: receiving information on a transmission time point of a plurality of positioning reference signal (PRS) resources included in at least one PRS resource set; measuring information associated with positioning for each of the plurality of PRS resources, on the basis of the information on the transmission time point; and on the basis of the information associated with the positioning, transmitting at least one from among an identifier (ID) of a specific PRS resource of the plurality of PRS resources, or an ID of a PRS resource set including the specific PRS resource, and a transmission and reception point (TRP) ID associated with the PRS resource set including the specific PRS resource. The UE is capable of communicating with at least one of another UE, a UE related to an autonomous driving vehicle, the BS or a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsu Cha, Sukhyon Yoon, Woosuk Ko
  • Patent number: 11974141
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to facilitate allocating resources to zones for IOT equipment in a fifth generation (5G) network or other next generation networks. An example method discussed herein includes identifying, by carrier allocation equipment, carrier transmission information corresponding to transmission of a first carrier signal configured to support Internet of things equipment. The method can further comprise analyzing, by the carrier allocation equipment, the carrier transmission information to determine coverage information corresponding to a potential for coverage, by the first carrier signal, of an Internet of things equipment support zone corresponding to a geographic area. The method can further include, based on the coverage information, facilitating configuring transmission parameter information, representative of a transmission parameter applicable to the coverage of the Internet of things equipment support zone by the first carrier signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Shomik Pathak, James P. Daves, Iftekhar Alam
  • Patent number: 11971493
    Abstract: An indoor positioning method based on image visual features is disclosed. A Wi-Fi signal strength value of a Wi-Fi tag is matched with a signal strength list to obtain a first location of a first Wi-Fi tag with the greatest matching degree. A SURF descriptor of an image of the Wi-Fi tag is matched with SURF descriptors recorded in the signal strength list to discover an image of a Wi-Fi tag with the greatest matching degree, thereby obtaining a second location of a second Wi-Fi tag corresponding to the image of the Wi-Fi tag with the greatest matching degree. A three location of a three Wi-Fi tag is obtained according to a homography matrix corresponding to the image of the Wi-Fi tag with the largest matching degree. Positioning information of the mobile device is obtained according to the first location, the second location and the third location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Nanning FuLian FuGui Precision Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng-Yen Tsai
  • Patent number: 11974216
    Abstract: A signal interpretation system includes a communication device, a memory storing instructions, and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations including: receiving scanned information including a shape of at least one article scanned with a scanning device to identify the at least one article and identifying a geographic location of the scanning device, when a scan of the at least one article was performed, based on a location signal received from the scanning device. The operations also include evaluating a signal indicative of interest in the identified at least one article and transmitting, via the communication device, a notification based on the evaluated signal, the notification being indicative of the identified at least one article and the identified geographic location, the notification being configured to cause an update in at least one graphical element presented by the scanning device or another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Micah Price, Geoffrey Dagley, Qiaochu Tang
  • Patent number: 11968321
    Abstract: A set of tracking devices can be placed within a geographic area as part of a scavenger hunt. A user with a mobile device can traverse the area, and when the user moves within a threshold proximity or communicative range of a tracking device, the mobile device can receive a communication from the tracking device identifying the tracking device. In response to determining that the tracking device is part of the set of tracking devices and thus part of the scavenger hunt, the mobile device can modify a tracking device interface displaying a representation of the tracking device to indicate that the tracking device has been found. In response to each tracking device being found, the mobile device can modify the tracking device interface to indicate that the scavenger hunt has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Felipe Knorr Kuhn, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 11960014
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for communication. In an aspect, a UE reports a combination pattern for a combined measurement associated with samples across PRS occasions of a PRS measurement procedure. In another aspect, a UE reports a combined calibration error of a combined measurement associated with samples across PRS occasions of a PRS measurement procedure. The reported combination pattern and/or combined calibration error may be used by a position estimation entity for derivation of a position estimate of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jingchao Bao, Sony Akkarakaran, Weimin Duan
  • Patent number: 11960019
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a first user equipment (UE) may identify a plurality of UEs for a UE positioning session. The UE may identify a set of parameters for the UE positioning session. The UE may broadcast information indicating at least the set of parameters for the UE positioning session. The UE may receive, from at least one of the plurality of UEs, a set of positioning reference signals (PRSs) based at least in part on the set of parameters. The UE may broadcast, based at least in part on the set of PRSs, positioning information. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chang-Sik Choi, Kapil Gulati, Gene Wesley Marsh, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 11963014
    Abstract: The disclosure refers to a method in a network entity for establishing network cells in a wireless communication system, wherein the network entity provides wireless network coverage to a plurality of network cells. The method comprising the method steps of: identifying a need of establishing network cells, accessing a network cell establishment list, wherein the network cell establishment list defines a number of network cells and an order in which respective network cell is to be established, and establishing network cells in accordance with the order provided by the network cell establishment list. The disclosure also refers to a network entity configured to perform such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Jimmy Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11960017
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is described comprising: receiving downlink positioning signals from each of a plurality of communication nodes of a mobile communication system at a user device of the mobile communication system, wherein each downlink positioning signal is received from a downlink beam direction for the respective communication node; determining an angle of arrival and/or a time of arrival for each of the received downlink positioning signals; and determining an uplink positioning signal beam configuration based, at least in part, on the determined angle of arrival and/or the determined time of arrival for said received downlink positioning signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ryan Keating, Benny Vejlgaard, Oana-Elena Barbu, Johannes Harrebek
  • Patent number: 11963204
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for utilizing positioning reference signals (PRS) in full duplex scenarios. An example method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a positioning reference signal in a time slot, wherein the positioning reference signal spans a first frequency bandwidth, transmitting a signal in a second frequency bandwidth during the time slot, wherein the second frequency bandwidth includes frequencies within the first frequency bandwidth, and processing the positioning reference signal received in the first frequency bandwidth excluding the frequencies in the second frequency bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Weimin Duan, Alexandros Manolakos, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Muhammad Sayed Khairy Abdelghaffar
  • Patent number: 11956731
    Abstract: A booming cell start distance and recommended electronic tilt is identified by retrieving a list of cells served by a first base station. A plurality of grids is generated from the first base station to a predetermined threshold distance. A plurality of selected grids is identified between an acceptable coverage limit and a threshold distance. An evaluation is made regarding whether the first base station is not the dominant cell in each of the selected grids based. The number of grids where the first base station is not the dominant cell site is determined based on a dominant carrier threshold. A column of grids where the first base station is no longer the dominant cell site is determined based on the dominant carrier threshold. A bad booming distance of the cell is determined based on the distance from the first base station and the determined column of grids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: RAKUTEN SYMPHONY SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Atul Singh Rajpoot, Sudeep Kumar Jain, Durgesh Rathore, Dharambir Bharti
  • Patent number: 11953585
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a first user equipment (UE) may transmit, to a second UE via reflection by one or more passive devices, a first reference signal (RS) that is based at least in part on a shared first key that corresponds to a configuration of the one or more passive devices. The first UE may receive, from the second UE via reflection, a second RS that is based at least in part on the first key. The first UE may generate a second key based at least in part on a measurement of the second RS. The first UE may transmit a positioning reference signal that is based at least in part on the second key and that is associated with a measurement of a range between the first UE and the second UE. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Shuanshuan Wu, Kapil Gulati, Junyi Li, Sourjya Dutta, Preeti Kumari, Hong Cheng, Gene Wesley Marsh, Shailesh Patil
  • Patent number: 11950170
    Abstract: A method of passive sensor tracking includes using a Wi-Fi access point that transmits a management frame comprising sensor data of a sensor as part of Wi-Fi wireless network discovery, associating unique identifying information of the Wi-Fi access point with a sensor in a sensor tracking database, receiving observation data of the Wi-Fi access point from a Wi-Fi AP Database, the observation data including the unique identifying information of the Wi-Fi access point and the sensor data of the sensor, and storing the sensor data in the sensor tracking database. The Wi-Fi AP Database receives one or more reports comprising observation data from one or more wireless devices that encounter the Wi-Fi access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: TROVERLO, INC.
    Inventor: Cody William Catalena
  • Patent number: 11950303
    Abstract: A communication system includes a communication apparatus and a communication terminal configured to wirelessly communicate with each other, wherein the communication terminal includes a first wireless communication interface configured to support a Bluetooth® standard and include a single antenna, and wherein the communication apparatus includes a second wireless communication interface configured to support the Bluetooth® standard and include a plurality of antennas, and includes one or more controllers configured to function as a unit configured to obtain angle information and field intensity information based on a result of reception of radio waves, by the plurality of antennas, transmitted from the single antenna; and a unit configured to transmit an establishment request for wireless communication based on the Bluetooth® standard to the first wireless communication interface via the second wireless communication interface based on a fact that the angle information and the field intensity information sat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Hada, Tsunahito Nakashita, Motoki Koshigaya, Koichi Ito, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11950262
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A device may be configured to support multi-beam, or multi-panel operations, or both which may allow multiple sidelink transmissions to occur simultaneously. In some cases, flexible beam-management for the beamformed sidelink communications is implemented to manage the beams. A transmitting UE may indicate transmission beam information to the base station that the base station may use to schedule sidelink transmissions as part of a beam management procedure. The beam management procedure may allow a transmitting UE to update transmission beam information based on the mobility of the sidelink UEs and other environmental factors. In some cases, beam management includes a beam training procedure that may be implemented to refine the sidelink beams, where support for multi-panel and multi-beam operation may allow for multiple beams to be trained simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Ling Ding, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11947861
    Abstract: The subject matter of this specification can be implemented in, among other things, a method that includes storing first client information identifying a first client device, identifying a location of the first client device, and identifying a first remote access session that provides the first client device access to resources of the remote access system. The method further includes receiving access information identifying an access device and a user account associated with the first client information. The access information indicates that the user account has been successfully authenticated by the access device. The method further includes, in response to the receipt of the access information, causing the first client device to connect to the first remote access session with the remote access system as a background process of the client device while a user interface of the client device remains locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Parallels International GmbH
    Inventors: Claudio Rodrigues, Nikolay Dobrovolskiy, Serguei M. Beloussov, Liubov Kulakova
  • Patent number: 11941237
    Abstract: A computer system receives, by a messaging application, information identifying a first shared content item as shared content. The first shared content item is of a first type. In response to receiving the information identifying the first shared content item as shared content and in accordance with a determination that a first application of the plurality of applications can open content of the first type, in accordance with a determination that providing the information identifying the first shared content item as shared content to the first application has been authorized, computer system device automatically makes the first shared content item available within the first application, and in accordance with a determination that providing information identifying the first shared content item as shared content to the first application has not been authorized, the computer system does not make the first shared content item automatically available within the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Marcos A. Weskamp, Zheng X. Hong, Marcel van Os, Corey K. Wang
  • Patent number: 11941658
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for measuring the effectiveness of a marketing and advertising campaign directed at consumers. The systems and methods receive data corresponding to consumers that were served impressions in the campaign, and match the data to identifiers for credit records of the consumers. Credit record activity information in the credit records related to products and services of the campaign can be retrieved and potentially depersonalized. The credit record activity information can be the basis of a campaign report for adjusting and optimizing the campaign, in the case of an in-flight campaign report, or future campaigns, in the case of a post-campaign report. More accurate measurement of the effectiveness of the campaign can be obtained due to linking of a consumer's activity with the campaign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: TRANS UNION LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Chaouki, Tammy P. Mitchell, Clifton H. Burns
  • Patent number: 11943156
    Abstract: One or more anchor nodes, which may be sidelink devices, may transmit positioning reference signals (PRSs) to a wireless device, such as a user equipment (UE). The UE may select one or more PRSs to process based on respective priorities of the PRSs. At least one anchor node may transmit a priority indication including the respective priorities, or the one or more anchor nodes may transmit the PRSs according to a scrambling sequence or pattern to implicitly indicate the respective priorities. The UE may decode one or more PRSs based on the respective priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wooseok Nam, Tao Luo, Sony Akkarakaran, Yucheng Dai, Jingchao Bao
  • Patent number: 11943735
    Abstract: An indoor target positioning method based on an improved convolutional neural network (CNN) model includes acquiring and preprocessing target camera serial interface (CSI) data of a to-be-positioned target and matching the preprocessed target CSI data with fingerprints in a positioning fingerprint database to obtain coordinate information of the to-be-positioned target. The generation method of the positioning fingerprint database includes: collecting indoor WiFi signals by a software defined radio (SDR) platform to obtain indoor CSI data corresponding to the WiFi signals, and preprocessing the indoor CSI data; partitioning the preprocessed indoor CSI data into a plurality of data subsets through a clustering algorithm; training an improved CNN model by the data subsets to obtain a trained improved CNN model; and generating the positioning fingerprint database by the trained improved CNN model and the preprocessed indoor CSI data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Dengyin Zhang, Yepeng Xu, Yuanpeng Zhao, Yan Yang, Chenghui Qi
  • Patent number: 11936934
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method and system for preventing a fraudulent video relay. The method comprises: a video source node slicing a video source and relaying fragments of video data to next nodes; a relay node user receiving a relayed fragment of video data from a previous node and writing a video relay session information into a system; a viewing node establishing a video relay session with the relay node, receiving, reassembling, decoding and playing the fragment of video data, and regularly recording relay behavior data to the system; and a relay reward node regularly obtaining unprocessed relay behavior data, calculating a reward value for each relay user, and writing the reward value into a block-chain system, to implement accurate rewards of relay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing Xitong Wuzhou Zhilian Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xizhuo Jiang, Xizhi Hao
  • Patent number: 11933905
    Abstract: A method is provided that may include receiving a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal for a moving vehicle and obtaining a position estimation of the vehicle by inputting values of observable characteristics into an artificial intelligence (AI)-based model and receiving the position estimation as an output from the AI-based model. The AI-based model applies different coefficients to the values of the observable characteristics to output the position estimation. The method may also include calculating an error between a location derived from the GNSS signal that may be received and the position estimation obtained from the AI-based model, and changing one or more of the coefficients applied to the observable characteristics in the AI-based model based on the error that is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TRANSPORTATION IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Nasri, Earle Edie, Mark Kraeling, Tyler Listoe, Brett Trombo, Tom Cwikla
  • Patent number: 11937149
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing a weapon manager are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes the actions of determining, by the server, that the weapon is in a particular location. The actions further include determining, by the server, a projected travel path of the weapon. The actions further include, based on determining that the weapon is in a particular location and the projected travel path of the weapon, generating, by the server, an instruction to disable the weapon. The actions further include providing, for output to the weapon, the instruction to disable the weapon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Arash Obaidi
  • Patent number: 11937204
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods, apparatuses, storage media, and systems for delivering UE capability indication to a positioning server in a wireless communication network. A user equipment (UE) or access note (AN) may notify a positioning server of UE capability information associated with positioning measurements so that the positioning server may determine corresponding positioning measurement configurations based on acknowledgement of such UE capability information in terms of the positioning measurement. Embodiments describe UE capability indications to a positioning server that may enable flexible deployment and integration of various types of UEs. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Yang Tang
  • Patent number: 11929892
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for a service activation system in a telecommunications network that utilizes one or more generic container files for building the configuration file to instantiate the service on the network. A request for service from a network may be received from an order entry system that includes specific information about the requested service. A collection of generic configuration files may be selected based on the information included in the service order and arranged to build a configuration file to be executed on the network. The service activation system may also include a component or group of components to verify a received service order and alter the service order with default information or data where applicable. The configuration file may also be executed on the network through one or more drivers communicating with the affected devices to configure the one or more network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Dwyer, Michael L. Nyhus
  • Patent number: 11929904
    Abstract: Method for monitoring network performance in a telecommunication network coupled with a plurality of Virtual Machines (VM) arranged in a cluster format is disclosed. A packet is received at a VM smart cluster device. Metadata is extracted from the packet. The packet can be distributed to one of the plurality of VMs. Key performance indicator (KPI) session related data associated with a subscriber in one of the plurality of VMs that receives the distributed packet can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Netscout Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Nadkarni, Abhishek Saraswati, Anil K. Singhal, Bruce A. Kelley, Jr., Narendra Byrapuram, John Peter Curtin, Tauras Liubinskas
  • Patent number: 11930555
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable media are set forth for providing digital and non-digital content to a segment of a population that is identified using geolocation data and other activity data. In some implementations, non-digital content is delivered via postal mail to a segment of a population according to whether the segment of the population viewed certain content before, during, or after visiting a particular geographic location. In other implementations, digital content, such as phone calls or voice messages, can be delivered to a segment of a population according whether the segment of the population is present or has recently been present at a particular location and previously viewed certain content associated with the location. Segmenting populations in this way can conserve computational resources and materials that might otherwise be wasted on serving a larger population that may have less of an interest in the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: EL TORO.COM, LLC
    Inventors: Stacy B. Griggs, David T. Stadler, III, Daniel L. Kimball, Richard M. Teachout, III
  • Patent number: 11930516
    Abstract: Disclosed are various techniques for wireless communication. In an aspect, a user equipment (UE) may determine that the UE is or will be at a location within a calibration region. The UE may report, to a network entity, location information, the location information being associated with the location within the calibration region. In an aspect, a network entity may obtain calibration error information associated with a user equipment (UE) and a calibration region. The network entity may send the calibration error information to the UE, to a base station, or to combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jingchao Bao, Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Alexandros Manolakos, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 11929957
    Abstract: Embodiments herein show a method performed by a user equipment for handling communication via a set of serving cells comprising a first serving cell and a second serving cell of a communication network. The user equipment receives a grant on a first serving cell, wherein the grant comprises a first identifier identifying Channel State Information Reference Signal (CSI-RS) resources of the first serving cell. Furthermore, the user equipment calculates a first CSI report for the first serving cell using the CSI-RS resources identified by the first identifier; and calculates a second CSI report for a second serving cell, using CSI-RS resources of the second serving cell identified by a second identifier, the second identifier being received previously in a grant on the second serving cell. The user equipment then transmits the first and second CSI reports to a network node serving the first serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Shiwei Gao, Siva Muruganathan, Robert Mark Harrison, Stephen Grant
  • Patent number: 11924719
    Abstract: Localization systems and methods for transmitting timestampable localization signals from anchors according to one or more transmission schedules. The transmission schedules may be generated and updated to achieve desired positioning performance. For example, one or more anchors may transmit localization signals at a different rate than other anchors, the anchor transmission order can be changed, and the signals can partially overlap. In addition, different transmission parameters may be used to transmit two localization signals at the same time without interference. A self-localizing apparatus is able to receive the localization signals and determine its position. The self-localizing apparatus may have a configurable receiver that can select to receive one of multiple available localization signals. The self-localizing apparatuses may have a pair of receivers able to receive two localization signals at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Verity AG
    Inventors: Luca Gherardi, Raffaello D'Andrea, Markus Hehn, Markus Waibel
  • Patent number: 11924067
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve systems and methods for a service activation system in a telecommunications network that utilizes one or more generic container files for building the configuration file to instantiate the service on the network. A request for service from a network may be received from an order entry system that includes specific information about the requested service. A collection of generic configuration files may be selected based on the information included in the service order and arranged to build a configuration file to be executed on the network. The service activation system may also include a component or group of components to verify a received service order and alter the service order with default information or data where applicable. The configuration file may also be executed on the network through one or more drivers communicating with the affected devices to configure the one or more network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: James C. Dwyer, Michael L. Nyhus
  • Patent number: 11923911
    Abstract: An underwater acoustic communication system includes a transmission device including N transmitters, and a reception device. The reception device includes M (M is an integer of two or more) receivers configured to receive M reception signal sequences corresponding to N transmission signal sequences transmitted from the N transmitters through sound waves, a beam former configured to suppress multipath waves other than direct waves of the M received reception signal sequences and to generate L (L is an integer of two or more) signal sequences from the M reception signal sequences, and a signal estimation unit configured to estimate the N transmission signal sequences based on the L generated signal sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Yosuke Fujino, Hiroyuki Fukumoto, Marina Nakano, Kazunori Akabane
  • Patent number: 11917575
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to automatic location of access points in a network. An embodiment of one or more non-transitory computer-readable storage mediums includes instructions for transmitting a request from a computing device to multiple access points in a network to determine a distance between each pair of access points of the multiple access points; receiving at the computing device the determined distances between each pair of access points; generating a proximity matrix containing the determined distances between each pair of access points; solving the proximity matrix to automatically generate a set of locations for the multiple access points; and orienting the generated set of locations for the multiple access points based on known locations of one or more anchor points in a subset of the access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Vikram Raghu, Eldad Perahia, Sachin Ganu, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Charles Lukaszewski
  • Patent number: 11915585
    Abstract: A method of generating an output movement layout for a traffic intersection is disclosed which includes receiving intersection geographical data, establishing a center point for the intersection, receiving vehicle global positioning system (GPS) data, establishing a radius of interest for the intersection based on the received vehicle GPS data, establishing entry and exit headings for each vehicle based on the GPS data, generating an angular cluster chart based on the entry and exit headings of each vehicle, and generating an output movement layout for the intersection based on the generated angular cluster chart. Further, a method for green time reallocation at traffic signals is disclosed that is based on the congestion experienced by vehicles identified as following specific movements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Enrique Daniel Saldivar Carranza, Haoxiang Howell Li, Darcy Bullock
  • Patent number: 11917487
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques of geo-location for building sites including: providing means for determining a precise position; providing an application; starting the application; providing at least one feature option to the user of the application, the at least one feature option including at least one option that uses the precise position; acting upon at least one feature action on behalf of the user, the at least one feature action including at least one action that uses the at least one feature option; interacting with a 3D end point on the basis of the at least one feature action; and providing a final output that takes into account the interaction with the 3D end point. Users are enabled to precisely position building information that specifies precise construction deficiencies of a building site in a 3D model and to address those deficiencies during construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: 3990591 CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Julien Tessier-Lessard, Aleksandar Stevanovic
  • Patent number: 11917490
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media herein generate an E911 location report based on an uncertainty associated with a device-based hybrid (DBH) location received from a UE device. The uncertainty may be compared to an uncertainty threshold value to determine which values to include in a location report sent to a PSAP. A civic address associated with a UE device may be included in a location report where the uncertainty is sufficiently low, thus a location report can be sent to a PSAP with the most relevant and accurate information so that first responders can more effectively locate a distressed caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Nan Xiao, Wei-Ming Lan
  • Patent number: 11916836
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for wireless communication. In an aspect, a user equipment (UE) operating in discontinuous reception (DRX) mode receives a DRX configuration, receives a reference signal resource configuration, determines, at least based on the DRX configuration and the reference signal resource configuration, whether an overlap exists between a reference signal occasion of a plurality of reference signal occasions of the reference signal resource configuration and an active time of the DRX configuration, receives or transmits at least based on a determined overlap, at least a first reference signal in the reference signal occasion, and receives or transmits, while remaining in an active state of the DRX configuration, at least based on the determined overlap, at least a second reference signal in remaining reference signal occasions of the plurality of reference signal occasions after expiration of the active time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Sony Akkarakaran, Guttorm Opshaug, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11914058
    Abstract: The positioning capabilities of a User Equipment (UE) are stored in a core network to reduce positioning latency when the UE indicates that its positioning capabilities are stable and/or are long term valid. The UE may provide its positioning capabilities to a location server during a location session along with an indication of whether the positioning capabilities are stable. The location server may enable storage of the positioning capabilities for the UE in the core network, e.g., in the location server or another entity in the core network such as Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF), if there is an indication that the positioning capabilities are stable. The AMF may include a UE identifier in location requests with which the location server may retrieve the UE positioning capabilities if stored at the location server or may include the UE positioning capabilities if stored at the AMF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer, Alexandros Manolakos, Sony Akkarakaran, Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Hong Cheng
  • Patent number: 11910341
    Abstract: Synchronization reference source selection may be used to support advanced services of NR V2X. One method may be performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network. The method includes: broadcasting group information for identifying a wireless communication group including the UE; and broadcasting a special synchronization signal identification for identifying the UE as a synchronization reference source in the wireless communication group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventors: Jie Hu, Jing Han, Haiming Wang, Lianhai Wu, Xiaodong Yu, Zhennian Sun