Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/456.1)
  • Patent number: 10656237
    Abstract: A mobile wireless transmitter is detected from location data received for a plurality of wireless transmitters obtained through crowdsourcing or wardriving. Location data is held until sufficient time or enough location data is collected from which movement of a wireless transmitter can be detected. Sets of measurement data for each wireless transmitter are determined from the collected location data. The sets of measurement data may include, e.g., Service Set Identifier (SSID), a round trip time (RTT) variance, and/or a neighbor relationship graph for each wireless transmitter. The mobile wireless transmitter is identified from the sets of measurement data. An almanac database may then be published in which any mobile wireless transmitters are identified or excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Milind Patil, Aditya Narain Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10659922
    Abstract: A method and mobile transceiver for asset tracking is provided. In one aspect, a method of operating a mobile transceiver comprising a processor, a memory, a satellite receiver, and at least one wireless transceiver is provided. The method comprises activating a wireless transceiver associated with a last used wireless service from a low power mode, searching for a wireless signal for the last used wireless service, and selecting an alternate wireless service when the last used wireless service is not available. Different approaches for selecting the alternate wireless service are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: José Eduardo Korneluk, Sergio Javier Berriz
  • Patent number: 10659444
    Abstract: A method includes executing a mobile threat detection function to determine whether an electronic device is corrupt. The method also includes when determining that the electronic device is not corrupt, identifying whether an encrypted user key (UKc-Enc) is stored in the electronic device. The method further includes when the UKc-Enc is not stored in the electronic device, decrypting an application key (AKc) and transmitting the AKc and a unique universal identifier (UUID) that is associated with the application to a gateway for establishing a secure application specific communication channel between the electronic device and the gateway. In addition, the method includes when the UKc-Enc is stored in the electronic device, decrypting the UKc-Enc to form a user key (UKc), extracting a UUID from the UKc, and transmitting the UUID from the UKc to the gateway for establishing the secure application specific communication channel between the electronic device and the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Uniken, Inc.
    Inventors: Bimal I. Gandhi, Nishant Kaushik, Tejas Digambar Limaye
  • Patent number: 10659929
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing location-based information and functionality to people and computing devices in various ways. In at least some situations, the techniques include enabling multiple people in a common geographic area to interact in various ways, such as via devices capable of communications (e.g., cellular telephones, computing devices with wired and/or wireless communications capabilities, etc.). In addition, the techniques include enabling the creation and maintenance of location-based virtual groups of users (also referred to as “clouds”), such as for users of mobile and/or fixed-location devices. Such clouds may enable various types of interactions between group members, and may be temporary and/or mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren E. Vengroff, Jeffrey Alan Holden
  • Patent number: 10660060
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses for determining location of a wireless arbitrary device are disclosed herein. In one example, an asynchronous system for localization of a wireless arbitrary device in a wireless network architecture includes a plurality of wireless anchor nodes each having a wireless device with one or more processing units and RF circuitry for transmitting and receiving communications in the wireless network architecture. The one or more processing units of at least one wireless anchor node are configured to receive instructions to prepare for localization of the wireless arbitrary device, to change a RF channel to be the same as an RF channel of the wireless arbitrary device based on the received instructions, to receive a communication including data traffic from the wireless arbitrary device, and to obtain ranging information including a receive timestamp and channel sense information (CSI) from the data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Locix, Inc.
    Inventor: Arnold Mark Bilstad
  • Patent number: 10660019
    Abstract: An example device for processing a query for a physical asset includes a processor and a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations may include receiving a query for a physical asset from a requesting device, determining a near field communication node that detects the physical asset, and providing to the requesting device an identification of a communication device that is associated with the near field communication node in response to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, William Cottrill, Brandon B. Hilliard
  • Patent number: 10659527
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing an opportunistic crowd based service platform is disclosed. A mobile sensor device is identified based on a current location and/or other qualities, such as intrinsic properties, previous sensor data, or demographic data of an associated user of the mobile sensor device. Data is collected from the mobile sensor device. The data collected from the mobile sensor device is aggregated with data collected from other sensor devices, and content generated based on the aggregated data is delivered to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Andrea Basso, Lee Begeja, David C. Gibbon, Zhu Liu, Bernard S. Renger, Behzad Shahraray
  • Patent number: 10659921
    Abstract: Method, mobile device, computer program product, and apparatus for performing Fine Grain Position Data Collection is described. In one aspect a mobile device performs measurement batching of data, for example positioning and AP measurement data. In some aspects, the mobile device processes positioning and AP measurement data in response to a batch trigger. The mobile device may send the processed measurement batch to a server for analysis or processing. A batch trigger may include receiving a positioning fix with high confidence such that the mobile device may backfilter or otherwise correct mobile sensor based positioning data associated with AP measurements. The server may interpret the data from the measurement batches identified from a number of different mobile devices to calculate position of APs within an environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Dominic Gerard Farmer, Aditya Srivastava, Gengsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10657155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for processing large-scale data streams (big data), comprising a knowledge base, a hardware and software assembly constituting a front-end communication device for capturing the streams of the external medium and if needed restoring data to this medium, the front-end delivering the streams to a platform where it undergoes different processings, traces are collected and stored in a storage and memory architecture during execution of processing operations, the platform producing data which supply a decision-making device comprising a hardware and software assembly defining decision rules for either triggering actions or initiating retroactions to the front-end communication device or to the knowledge base of said processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ATOS INTEGRATION
    Inventor: Gabriel Kepeklian
  • Patent number: 10652800
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: a download server instantiated on a computing device, and a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs), where the download server is operative to: receive a download request from a mobile device, determine a current location for the mobile device, predict a route for the mobile device based at least on the current location, allocate at least one target AP along the route from among the multiplicity of wireless APs, and in response to the download request, forward at least one download file to the at least one target AP, where the at least one target AP is operative to: receive the at least one download file, identify the mobile device, and download at least part of the download file to the mobile device in an mmWave transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John Apostolopoulos, John M. Graybeal, Louis Gwyn Samuel, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 10649077
    Abstract: There are provided a signal transmitter that generates a signal indicating execution of distance measurement and transmits the signal to a plurality of antennas, a combiner that adds a plurality of received signals that are radio signals including a response signal from the mobile station and each of which is correspondingly received by each of the antennas, a timing detector that detects a timing at which reception power for a signal added by the combiner is maximized and determines a reception timing of the response signal, a base station time calculator that determines a round trip time from transmission of the signal indicating execution of distance measurement to reception of the response signal on the basis of the reception timing and a timing of the transmission of the signal indicating execution of distance measurement, a power detector that identifies one of the antennas that has received a received signal with highest reception power among the plurality of received signals, and a distance calculator
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kaoru Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10650653
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking the location of an asset may utilize wireless asset beacons broadcasting asset information/data and powered asset beacons secured relative to movable powered assets. The powered asset beacons may be configured to receive signals transmitted from the asset beacons and to ascertain a relative location between the asset beacon and the powered asset to determine an estimated location of the asset. Moreover, the asset beacons may be selectively activated based on the occurrence of a trigger event, such that the asset beacons do not wireless transmit information/data when it is desirable to limit wireless data transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Tyler, Balakrishna Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10652079
    Abstract: A system and method of selecting a corrective action for a network connection problem based on historical data is disclosed. A first network connection problem in a current environment associated with a set of one or more conditions is identified. A second network connection problem, with the same set of one or more conditions as the first network connection problem, is determined as being previously corrected by an application of a particular corrective action. Responsive at least to the determination, the particular corrective action is selected from a plurality of corrective actions for application to the first network connection problem. The particular corrective action is applied to correct the first network connection problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Subbu Ponnuswamy
  • Patent number: 10652745
    Abstract: The present invention filters access points presented to a user and locks onto an access point and includes an access point filtering unit and an access point locking unit. The access point filtering unit determines the access points that are accessible by a client device and then filters them to present only the access points that are acceptable to under a security policy in force. The access point locking unit has a plurality of operating modes and can lock onto a user selected access point, a security policy prescribed access point, or the access point with the best signal profile. The present invention also includes a method for filtering access points and a method for locking onto an access point that is selected by the user, that has the best signal profile, or that is prescribed by a security policy for a given location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent Beachem, Peter Boucher, Gabe Nault, Richard Rollins, Jonathan Brett Wood, Michael Wright
  • Patent number: 10641905
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for determining a moving body's position and velocity in the presence of motion of a measuring device relative to the body. For example, a swimmer's position and velocity may be determined by compensating for bias that may result from a swimmer's arm swing. This may help avoid over-estimating a swimmer's velocity that results in inaccurate position estimation along the swimmer's path. To compensate for the swimmer's arm swing, an estimate of translational velocity due to arm rotation may be removed, e.g., from pseudo-range rates (PRRs) from satellite positioning system measurements, to reduce the systematic bias errors. A scale factor is applied to an estimated velocity of the swimmer's body to estimate the velocity of a mobile device on the swimmer's wrist, e.g., while above water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: David Tuck, Michael Koenig
  • Patent number: 10643218
    Abstract: Technologies are described herein for persisting advertisement data on a computing device and tracking consumer access to the advertisement data. A web-based advertisement viewed by a consumer on a consumer computing device contains a hyperlink or clickable control allowing the consumer to request advertisement data regarding a product or service offered in the ad. If the consumer clicks the hyperlink or control, a data object containing the advertisement data is delivered to the consumer computing device for storage on the device as a contact. Access to the contact containing the advertisement data by the consumer computing device may be tracked as well as access to a landing page referenced in the stored contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: David Erdmann, Andrew S. Craft
  • Patent number: 10645637
    Abstract: An access point control device controls a plurality of proximal wireless LAN access points arranged in proximity to each other and communicating with a communication terminal in a wireless LAN having an access point group of the proximal wireless LAN access points. The access point control device includes an identification information recording section and a terminal communication instructing section. The identification information recording section records identification information of the proximal wireless LAN access points. The terminal communication instructing section, based on records in the identification information recording section, instructs one or more of the proximal wireless LAN access points to stop communicating with the communication terminal and instructs the proximal wireless LAN access points other than the proximal wireless LAN access points instructed to stop communicating with the communication terminal to communicate with the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Allied Telesis Holdings K.K.
    Inventor: Jaehyuk Ryu
  • Patent number: 10645045
    Abstract: A first user muting a conversation, taking place among a plurality of users using an exchange of electronic messages, can be detected. Responsive to the first user muting the conversation, an electronic message inbox of the first user can be configured to prevent further electronic messages pertaining to the conversation from being visible in the electronic message inbox. At least one additional electronic message pertaining to the conversation can be received. Responsive to receiving the additional electronic message, the additional electronic message can be analyzed and, based on the analysis, whether the conversation should be unmuted for the first user can be automatically determined. Responsive to determining that the conversation should be unmuted for the first user, the electronic message inbox of the first user can be configured to make visible at least one electronic message pertaining to the conversation that is received earlier than the additional electronic message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Andrew E. Davis, Dan Dumont, Lorelei M. McCollum, Eric S. Portner, Amanda N. Savitzky, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10643242
    Abstract: A parking locator system providing variably priced parking includes one or more parking sensors and one or more parking kiosks. The parking sensors may generate parking information identifying one or more occupied parking spaces and one or more unoccupied parking spaces within a vicinity. Promotion information including one or more discounts to parking fees may be received at the parking kiosks. The parking kiosks may display the discounted parking fees and receive payment of the same. The discounts to parking fees may expire at particular times. The size of the discounts may be set based on traffic congestion, which may be determined based on the number of occupied parking spaces within the vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Mentis Services France
    Inventors: Richard E. Rowe, Jean-Louis Fiorucci
  • Patent number: 10644922
    Abstract: A periodically-transmitted reference signal can have certain proprietary properties to help to help prevent unauthorized detection and utilization of the signal. More specifically, a base station can adjust times at which a reference signal is transmitted and/or a code with which the signal is encoded. These adjustments may be based on an equation or algorithm, which can be shared with particular mobile devices as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Rayman Wai Pon, Jie Wu, Sven Fischer, Stephen William Edge, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 10645645
    Abstract: Methods and systems for use in a wireless communications system are disclosed. In some aspects, a method includes determining motion information for a first connection point of one of the plurality of wireless access networks, the motion information indicating motion of the first connection point, causing to be stored, in a data repository, the determined motion information, the database accessible by device via one of the plurality of wireless access networks, obtaining second motion information for a second connection point for a second of the plurality of wireless access networks from the data repository, the second motion information indicating motion of the second connection point; and determining whether to connect to the second connection point based on the second motion information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Alastair Gillett, Soren Vang Andersen, Christoffer Asgaard Rödbro
  • Patent number: 10645592
    Abstract: Techniques for centralized control of peer-to-peer (P2P) communication and centralized control of femto cell operation are described. For centralized control of P2P communication, a designated network entity (e.g., a base station) may control P2P communication of stations (e.g., UEs) located within its coverage area. The designated network entity may receive an indication of a first station (e.g., a UE) desiring to communicate with a second station (e.g., another UE). The designated network entity may determine whether or not to select peer-to-peer communication for the first and second stations, e.g., based on the quality of their communication link. The designated network entity may assign resources to the stations if peer-to-peer communication is selected. For centralized control of femto cell operation, the designated network entity may control the operation of femto cells (e.g., may activate or deactivate femto cells) within its coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Palanki, Avneesh Agrawal, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 10635983
    Abstract: Various exemplary aspects are directed to acoustic context recognition apparatuses and methods involving isolating and identifying context(s) of an acoustic environment. In one exemplary embodiment, source audio is converted into audio spectrograms, each spectrogram indicative of a period of time. The series of spectrograms are analyzed to identify audio patterns, over a period of time, which are indicative of an environmental context of the source audio. In many embodiments of the present disclosure, acoustic context recognition also includes comparing the identified audio patterns to known environmental contexts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOODIX TECHNOLOGY (HK) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Daniele Battaglino, Ludovick Lepauloux, Laurent Pilati, Nicholas Evans
  • Patent number: 10638263
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device in a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method. The electronic device comprises: one or more processing circuits, wherein the processing circuits are configured to execute the following operations: acquiring an on/off state of a small cell base station in a pre-determined geographical area; and on the basis of the acquired on/off state of the small cell base station, generating reconfiguration information about a positioning reference signal (PRS) used for the small cell base station in the pre-determined geographical area, so as to position user equipment in the pre-determined geographical area. By using the electronic device and the wireless communication method in the present disclosure, an existing PRS signal can be reconfigured, so as to improve the positioning accuracy, and achieve the purpose of accelerating the positioning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hui Tian, Yang Liu, Xi Ke, Mingyang Li, Xinchen Lu, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10636270
    Abstract: A position management system 1 includes an identification information transmitting apparatus 10, a relay mobile terminal 20, and a management apparatus 30, wherein the identification information transmitting apparatus 10 includes a power generating unit 12, an identification side storage unit 13, and an identification side transmitting unit 14 that wirelessly transmits an identification side signal using the electric power generated by the power generating unit 12, wherein the relay mobile terminal 20 includes a terminal side communication unit 21 and a terminal side communication unit 21 that wirelessly transmits a relay side signal, and wherein the management apparatus 30 includes a management side communication unit 31 and a management side control unit 33 that is based on the relay side signal received by the management side communication unit 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SOUNDPOWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Godo Irukayama, Kohei Hayamizu
  • Patent number: 10638267
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Machine Type Communication (MTC), and technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as, for example, and without limitation, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, security and safety services. A method for operating a management server configured to process location information of a terminal includes receiving, from a mobile terminal, a mobile terminal ID of the mobile terminal and a beacon terminal ID of a beacon terminal broadcast by the beacon terminal; generating first location information related to the mobile terminal ID and the beacon terminal ID and indicating an estimated location of the mobile terminal; and generating content information based on the first location information and transmitting the content information to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junhyung Kim, Hyukjoong Kwon, Sunghoon Kim, Dongkeon Kong
  • Patent number: 10638266
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for UE positioning in wireless networks. Various embodiments may include signaling of virtual identifiers associated with remote radio heads of a coordinated multipoint communication system and generating a positioning reference signal based on the virtual identifiers. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Huang, Yang Tang
  • Patent number: 10638277
    Abstract: Multicast expert system information dissemination systems and methods making use of artificial intelligence are provided. The systems and methods include a wireless device for receiving RF multicast information messages from a content provider wherein said information is descriptive of objects potentially of interest to users of the device. Received multicast messages may include information parameters about objects of potentially interest to the user. The wireless device also includes a knowledge base prestored in the wireless device descriptive of the user's level of interest in various objects. Artificial intelligence expert system control is used to evaluate a combination of the user's level of interest in the object information and distance from the user to the location where the object may be obtained. The artificial intelligence expert system derives a user advisory action index. In one embodiment the artificial intelligence may be implemented using fuzzy logic inference engine apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Robert D. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 10638445
    Abstract: An object is to enable a receiving side to estimate a position of a vehicle on a transmission side to be estimated with high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Clarion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mutsumi Nakano, Keisuke Mutou, Tomonori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10638444
    Abstract: Positioning techniques for wireless communications devices using shared radio frequency spectrum are provided that may enhance positioning determination for devices operating using shared radio frequency spectrum. Various disclosed techniques provide for identifying determining one or more parameters for a positioning procedure for a UE based on characteristics of shared radio frequency spectrum transmissions. Such parameters may include, for example, frequency information for positioning transmissions or frequency hopping patterns. In some cases, a base station may transmit multiple positioning transmissions that have different coverage levels. In some cases, a UE may transmit an uplink positioning signal that may be received by multiple base stations and used for UE position determination. In some cases, a UE may be configured to monitor for a positioning transmissions on a dedicated frequency, and report measurements associated with the positioning transmissions using a shared frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Hao Xu, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10638329
    Abstract: A method for implementing an antenna cloud node communication in an indoor high-density network and system thereof are described. When a plurality of mRRHs detect uplink signals of the user equipments and a signal-to-interference noise ratio of each uplink signal is greater than or equal to a signal-to-interference noise ratio threshold, the mRRH coverage area information corresponding to the position of the user equipment is acquired according to the numbers of the mRRHs. The mRRH coverage area information corresponding to the position of the user equipment is configured to establish an antenna cloud node cluster, represented by a matrix, and the user equipments make communication each other by using the antenna cloud node cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HuiZhou TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanbo Tang
  • Patent number: 10634761
    Abstract: A tracking system uses a mobile reader or scanner that scans, for example through a barcode reader, a passive tag reader, a probe, input, camera, or an active RF tag communication reader, and records item (asset or inventory) data. After being recorded, this item data and other relevant data is sent by radio transmission to a receiver network in the tracking system. The receiver network has at least two receivers (or at least two receiver antennae). The scanner location data, calculated by comparing the signal information at each receiver antenna receiving the radio transmission, is then used to register and record the location data of the scanned item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: POSITION IMAGING, INC.
    Inventors: Edward L. Hill, Harry Lee Deffebach, III
  • Patent number: 10628783
    Abstract: Improved approaches for monitoring status of articles being shipped are disclosed. The monitoring can produce notifications to interested parties. The notifications typically contain status information pertaining to the articles being shipped. Alternatively, interested parties can gain access to status information pertaining to the articles being shipped via a website. According to one embodiment, the status information includes at least position (location) information and shipping conditions information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung Lau, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 10630803
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to a computer implemented method of receiving data at a vehicle having control circuitry configured to wirelessly couple a processor system of the vehicle to a network. The method includes determining, using the processor system, a route that is expected to be traveled by the vehicle. The method further includes determining, using the processor system, a portion of the route that includes a buffering zone, wherein the buffering zone comprises an area in which the strength of signals transmitted over the network meets a predetermined criterion. The method further includes, based at least in part on a determination that the vehicle is within the buffering zone, pre-fetching data from a source over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jinho Hwang, Shriram Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 10631301
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically to positioning reference signal (PRS) enhancements for enhanced machine type communication (eMTC). An example method generally includes determining a first bandwidth within a larger system bandwidth to transmit a first positioning reference signal (PRS) to a first type of user equipment (UE), determining a second bandwidth within the system bandwidth to transmit a second PRS to a second type of UE, and transmitting information associated with the first PRS and the second PRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10631227
    Abstract: The invention relates to a network entity for geographically routing a data packet towards a mobile device over a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Andrey Krendzel, Philip Ginzboorg, Xavier Gelabert
  • Patent number: 10631143
    Abstract: A technological solution to the problem of meeting people solely through electronic communication is described. The technological solution includes receiving location data from a first user system a second user system of a potential encounter within a venue, and delivering a nudge from the first user system to the second user system. The nudge is a canned request to engage in an in-person communication for users associated with the first user system and the second user system. Upon confirmation of the nudge, and receiving confirmation of a human-to-human interaction, potential encounter contact information is provided to facilitate electronic communication between the first user system and the second user system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: STIR7 LLC
    Inventors: Daniel J. France, Jaden M. Lemmon, Tommy Yi, Jaret T. Martin
  • Patent number: 10631132
    Abstract: Disclosed are a positioning method and device for improving precision of positioning. The method comprises: acquiring an electrical signal vector in a current location of a UE device, and determining a current base station of the UE device; determining multiple mesh areas corresponding to a coverage area of the base station; and determining the current location of the UE device according to a distance between the electrical signal vector in the current location of the UE device and an electrical signal vector in each of the mesh areas and a preset reference distance corresponding to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianghai Duan
  • Patent number: 10623886
    Abstract: A position management method according to one or more embodiments may use a mobile communication apparatus that is capable of obtaining position information. The method may include: receiving, by the mobile communication apparatus, a communication signal transmitted from an onboard communication device provided in a vehicle; and transmitting, from the mobile communication apparatus that receives the communication signal, the obtained position information to a management server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SYSMEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akihiko Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10623887
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for augmenting ping timing for mobile devices based on contextual analysis of a current data exchange based on historical data exchange data. One example system includes operations such as receiving information related to a current data exchange associated with a particular user profile. The current data exchange can be associated with a particular location, and each user profile can be associated with at least one data exchange pattern, where the data exchange pattern identifies a locational and a data exchange history of the user profile. The current data exchange is compared to a data exchange pattern of the particular user profile. If the current data exchange does not correspond, a request for the user's current location is transmitted to an associated user device. If the current data exchange does correspond, the current data exchange is associated with the particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Vipul Kishore Lalka, Edward Robert Lucas Lounsbury, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee, Sarabjit Singh Walia
  • Patent number: 10623894
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining data of breaches of a geofence by client computer devices to determine respective positions of the breaches; establishing an updated location for the geofence using the determined respective positions of the breaches; updating a location of the geofence so that the location of the geofence is the updated location; obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location; and providing one or more output in response to the obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10621247
    Abstract: A method and a system for providing location and profile based system and services. A system may includes a plurality of data sources disposed within a network for providing location and identity information associated with objects disposed within the network and a concentrator bridge, operatively coupled to the plurality of data sources, the concentrator bridge including a receiver associated with each of the plurality of data sources, wherein the concentrator bridge receives location and profile data associated with the objects from the plurality of data sources and provides the identity and location of the objects disposed within the network for viewing on a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Francisco Gonzalez, Michael Colin Jaccino, Yousef Wasef Nijim, Michael Lawrence Smith
  • Patent number: 10623946
    Abstract: A MSIM capable UE may operate in a connected mode on a first subscription with a first network and operates on a second subscription in an idle mode or an active mode. The UE may miss communication on the first subscription by tuning away for activity on the second subscription. As presented herein, the may UE transmit, to the first network, MSIM assistance information regarding the second subscription. The MSIM assistance information may enable the network to determine periodic gaps needed by the UE to monitor a second subscription in an idle mode. The MSIM assistance information may enable the network to identify a network for the second subscription and to obtain scheduling information directly from that network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Hargovind Prasad Bansal
  • Patent number: 10623903
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that relates to estimating the temporal location of mobile ground based Wi-Fi stations by monitoring a multitude of ground based access points, using an airborne Wi-Fi monitoring device. The airborne monitoring station first identifies and locates ground based access points within the area of interest. The airborne monitoring station monitors the transmission of the ground based stations and access points in the said networks, in particular the probe response management frames, recording the access point and station addresses and the time of reception. The transmissions contain an address of a corresponding ground-based access point and the address of the ground-based mobile station. The airborne monitoring station then matches all the times of the probe responses corresponding to the each station address and together with the location of the access points computes the likely temporal track for each station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Passler, Graham K. Smith
  • Patent number: 10623906
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein are directed to a tracking objects using a cognitive heterogeneous ad hoc mesh network. Participant objects transmit notification signals to inform other participant objects in line-of-sight of their position and movement. The participants also utilize echoes of the notification signals to detect and estimate the position and movement of non-participant objects. Participant objects can then share this positional information with one another to refine the estimated position and movement of non-participant objects. The position of each other participant and non-participant object is updated based on an individualized update rate that dynamically changes based on the distance and velocity of closure between the participant and the other participant or non-participant object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUIXOTIC HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventors: Matthew David Perdew, Ryan Scott Luther
  • Patent number: 10621536
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed to detect whether an interaction has occurred between a customer and one or more store employees. By analyzing a how long a communication device used by the customer was within a threshold range of one or more devices worn by store employees, an interaction between the customer and one or more store employees may be identified. Employees whom the customer interacted with may be identified by processing transmission parameters broadcasted by the devices worn by the store employees. Thus, all employees in which a customer interacted with while visiting a store may be identified. The customer may be asked for feedback via the communication device upon detection that a customer has completed a transaction and/or left the store. Using the solicited feedback provided by the customer, various types of reports may be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: WALGREEN CO.
    Inventors: Benjamin Weiss, Timothy P. McCauley, Nicholas L. Eby
  • Patent number: 10623911
    Abstract: An apparatus for predictive intermittent service notification for a mobile communication device is disclosed. A method and computer program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus includes a device locator that determines a location of a mobile communication device during a communication session with a remote communication device, a service zone mapper that estimates a travel time between the location of the mobile communication device and a current boundary of an intermittent service zone, and a notifier that communicates a predictive intermittent service notification in response to the estimated travel time falling within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Mark Patrick Delaney, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10623940
    Abstract: A terminal mobility management method includes: sending, by a first network device, uplink signal configuration information for an idle terminal to a terminal; receiving, by the first network device, uplink signal measurement information sent by a first base station, wherein the uplink signal measurement information is obtained by measurement by the first base station upon receiving an uplink signal carrying a terminal identifier sent by the terminal based on the uplink signal configuration information; and configuring, by the first network device, mobility for the terminal based on the uplink signal measurement information, wherein the configuring mobility is configuring a serving base station for the terminal when a downlink service from the terminal arrives at a network side, such that the terminal receives paging information from the serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CLOUDMINDS (SHENZHEN) ROBOTICS SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: William Xiao-qing Huang, Haitao Jiang, Zhenkai Wang
  • Patent number: 10621232
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods, systems, and computer program products for importing data to a semantic graph. One computer-implemented method includes collecting, at a client, data from an information source; receiving, from a server, a query for information associated with the semantic graph; and sending, in response to the query, the collected data to the server in accordance to a communication protocol, wherein the collected data is imported to the semantic graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Christian Lahmer, Stefan Scheidl, Michael Neumann
  • Patent number: 10615863
    Abstract: A controlling entity communicates with a plurality of network devices having a plurality of distributed transceivers and one or more corresponding antenna arrays. The controlling entity receives information, such as location information, propagation environment characteristics, physical environment characteristics and/or link parameters and quality from the network devices and/or communication devices that are communicatively coupled to the plurality of network devices. The controlling entity coordinates communication of data streams for the distributed transceivers and the antenna arrays based on the received information. The network device comprises an access point, a router, a switching device, a gateway and/or a set top box. The controlling entity is located within or external to one of the network devices. One or more functions performed by the controlling entity are split between the controlling entity and one or more of the network devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: GOLBA LLC
    Inventor: Mehran Moshfeghi