Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/456.1)
  • Patent number: 11327180
    Abstract: Selective broadcast of corrective vehicle positioning information using a hyper-precise-positioning (HPP) proxy is presented herein. A system can obtain satellite navigation correction data; assign respective portions of the satellite navigation correction data to defined geographical regions to facilitate respective point-to-multipoint wireless broadcasts of the respective portions of the satellite navigation correction data to respective vehicles that have been determined to be located within the defined geographical regions; and distribute, via respective signaling planes, broadcast requests comprising the respective portions of the satellite navigation correction data to respective wireless access point devices to facilitate the respective point-to-multipoint wireless broadcasts of the respective portions of the satellite navigation correction data—such satellite navigation correction data facilitating correction of satellite navigation data that has been received by the respective vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Julius Mueller, Erie Lai Har Lau, Reza Hussain Hussaini, Hendrawan Susanto
  • Patent number: 11330491
    Abstract: A method for handing over a call from a first communication network to a second communication network, comprising the steps of: registering, by a first mobile client, in particular, an IP-PBX VoIP client, running on a mobile device, the mobile device with an IP-based PBX for the first communication network, following a naming convention, by sending a registration message from the first mobile client to the IP-based PBX, the registration message comprising an endpoint ID, establishing an active conversation over the first communication network, detecting, on the mobile device, a connectivity change with respect to the first communication network, wherein the further steps of retrieving, by the first mobile client, the status of the call impacted by the connectivity change, and subsequently transferring the call to the second communication network are carried out using SIP NOTIFY messages. Further, a communication system for carrying out the method is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: UNIFY PATENTE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Nikolaos Kostopoulos, Adamantia-Eleni Stamelaki
  • Patent number: 11330551
    Abstract: A method of selecting an optimal wireless link based on an information handling system location fingerprint may comprise receiving a plurality of wireless signals from a plurality of address-identified wireless local area network (WLAN) access points (APs), detecting a plurality of time of flight (TOF) signal distances between the information handling system and the plurality of address-identified WLAN APs based on the plurality of wireless signals, determining a location fingerprint of the information handling system, relative to the plurality of address-identified WLAN APs, identifying an optimal wireless link associated with the location fingerprint of the information handling system, and automatically establishing the optimal wireless link associated with the location fingerprint of the information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Kamal J. Koshy, Karun P. Reddy, Lars Fredrik Proejts
  • Patent number: 11327711
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed herein that are related to providing extended functionalities on-demand to an audio-based wearable device. One example provides a wearable computing device including an acoustic receiver configured to receive speech inputs, a speaker configured to present audio outputs, a communications subsystem configured to connect to an external device, a logic subsystem configured to execute instructions, and a storage subsystem having instructions executable by the logic subsystem to execute a program, connect to the external device via a wireless communications protocol, conduct an audio-based interaction of the program via the speech inputs received at the acoustic receiver and the audio outputs provided by the speaker, upon reaching a screen-based interaction of the program, notify a user via the speaker to interact with the external device, and provide image data to the external device for presentation via a screen of the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Weidong Zhao, Gary Caldwell, Ruchi Bhargava
  • Patent number: 11330398
    Abstract: A method and system for determining a suspected data source among one or more data sources reporting geo coordinate data in a location based services network is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes, receiving geo coordinates of a user device reported by the one or more data sources over a period of time, calculating a notional speed between geo coordinates reported at two consecutive times, flagging simultaneously, one or more data sources that reported the geo coordinates at the two consecutive times resulting in a notional speed that exceeds a predefined notional speed, and analysing a data on at least one of, the number of instances of geo coordinates reported by a data source, the number of instances a data source was flagged, the data sources that were also flagged simultaneously with each flagging, for determining the suspect source of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: INMOBI, PTE LTD.
    Inventors: Ameya Shrinivas Sakhalkar, Raghunath Thondanur Mandayam
  • Patent number: 11321044
    Abstract: A method includes receiving an image of a product, obtaining content relevant to using the product, and displaying the content in an augmented reality view of the product by overlaying the content on the image of the product on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Erik Todeschini, James Timothy Sauerwein, Jr., Donald Anderson
  • Patent number: 11319039
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a vessel data integration system and a vessel comprising same. Accordingly, the present invention preferably comprises: a first vessel data conversion device for converting first vessel data which have a non-standard format and are received from first equipment; a second vessel data conversion device for converting second vessel data which have a standard format and are received from second equipment; a data processing device for classifying, by type, the integrated vessel data received from the vessel data conversion device; a complex event processing (CEP) device for filtering out integrated vessel data, which needs to be transmitted in real-time; and a real-time data transmission device for transmitting in real-time the integrated vessel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Soo Park, Jong Gu Kang, Young Soo Cheong, Jee Hoon Park, Seong Min Ha, Dan Bi Lee, Chan Ho Song
  • Patent number: 11323895
    Abstract: A communication device is provided in a vehicle and is configured to communicate with an external center. The communication device includes a collection unit configured to collect data to be transmitted to the center, a communication unit configured to transmit the data collected by the collection unit to the center, a prediction unit configured to predict an occurrence of communication interruption between the center and the communication unit based on predetermined information, and a controller configured to cause the communication unit to stop transmitting the data in a case where the prediction unit predicts that a predicted time from a current time to the occurrence of communication interruption is less than a first predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsuhiko Bessho
  • Patent number: 11321944
    Abstract: Techniques for detecting cycle data can include determining object properties and motion properties in a set of consecutive frames of a sensor stream. The cycle data can be determined from the object properties and motion properties without detecting constituent objects. The object properties and motion properties enable improved detection of cycle data in the presence of different object poses, different positions of the object, partial occlusion of the object, varying illumination, variation in the background, and or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Drishti Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnendu Chaudhury, Ananya Honnedevasthana Ashok, Sujay Narumanchi, Devashish Shankar, Ritesh Jain
  • Patent number: 11320542
    Abstract: In a method for determining a position, in particular of a vehicle, a first position determination entity is defined as the active position determination entity. The position determined by the active position determination entity is output as the currently determined position. A further position determination entity is started and determines a position on the basis of the received sensor data. If the further position determination entity has reached a stable status, it is defined as the active position determination entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ELEKTROBIT AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventor: Fabian Kirsch
  • Patent number: 11315346
    Abstract: Examples described herein include methods for producing an augmented reality image. An example method includes a portable computer terminal obtaining a first estimated position and a first estimated orientation of a first scene; producing a first estimated image of the first scene; obtaining a first camera picture of the first scene; executing a first pattern matching between the first estimated image and the first camera picture; adjusting the approximate position and/or orientation of the portable computer terminal; executing a second pattern matching; and producing an augmented reality image considering the current position and orientation of the portable computer terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Remi Driancourt, Simon Stannus
  • Patent number: 11317252
    Abstract: A method and system to avoid echo in large volume calls is provided. A Land Mobile Radio (LMR) core network receives audio packets for audio packets intended for a plurality of mobile devices. The Smart Connect Gateway determines a geographic location of each of the plurality of mobile devices. The Smart Connect Gateway transmits the audio packets to the plurality of mobile devices based upon the geographic location of each of the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Maarten Faddegon, Yunhai Yang
  • Patent number: 11305755
    Abstract: An apparatus for remotely controlling an exit mode in a vehicle includes a driver detector that detects a location of a driver, an obstacle detector that detects an obstacle located around the vehicle, and a controller that sets an exit mode of a remotely started vehicle based on the location of the driver, detected by the driver detector, and the location of the obstacle, detected by the obstacle detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jong Ho Park, Kyung Soo Ha, Gil Won Seo
  • Patent number: 11310168
    Abstract: An electrical computer system processing architecture for providing an indication of activity in the electrical computer system, the electrical computer system processing architecture comprising a plurality of client computers connected to at least one server by a computer network. Each of the client computers is configured to provide requests to the at least one server. The or each server comprises a store for storing requests provided by the plurality of client computers. The or each server is configured to match complementary requests from the plurality of client computers stored in the store. Following the matching of complementary requests, the or each server counts unmatched requests corresponding to one or other of the complementary requests in the store, and outputs the counted number of unmatched requests to provide the indication of activity in the computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NEX Services North America LLC
    Inventors: Jason Chauval, Christopher Freedlander, David J. Lyons
  • Patent number: 11310677
    Abstract: The present disclosure in some embodiments relates to a method of selecting a packet processing function and an apparatus therefor, which select a packet processing device that can maximize data transmission efficiency based on state information of a communication interface formed between the packet processing device and a control plane device and thereby providing a constant high-quality network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongjin Lee
  • Patent number: 11307639
    Abstract: This application discloses a power consumption control method and system for an electronic positioning device, and an electronic positioning device. The method includes: obtaining sensing data of a sensor for sensing a physical quantity of an object's state of motion (101); determining, based on the sensing data, whether a current condition meets a preset trigger condition, to obtain a first determining result (102); sending a first control instruction when the first determining result indicates that the current condition meets the preset trigger condition (103), where the first control instruction is used to enable a positioning module in the electronic positioning device such that the positioning module is in an on state; and maintaining the positioning module in an off state when the first determining result indicates that the current condition does not meet the preset trigger condition (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: CHENGDU JAALEE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhiyuan Yan
  • Patent number: 11310197
    Abstract: Provided is an IP address use area identifying system, including: a communication path detection unit 11 detecting a communication path including router passing information; and an area identifying unit 12 identifying an area from an IP address of a router located at an end of the detected communication path, with reference to IP address use area information in which the IP address is associated with the area in which the IP address is used, in which when the area identifying unit 12 identifies the area, an extent of the area identified from the IP address is varied on the basis of the number of routers included in the detected communication path, by utilizing a network characteristic that the number of routers to be passed through when a communication path can be detected up to a transmission source user terminal (up to a terminal end of the communication path) becomes a prescribed number, and thus, even when the communication path is not capable of being traced up to the transmission source user terminal, t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Geolocation Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Keisuke Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11310627
    Abstract: A connected object, which is able to calculate its own position without using embedded elements specific for doing this. The connected object possesses a wireless receiver for receiving signals coming from a plurality of located terminals. The signals include location data for locating the located terminals. The connected object calculates a piece of geolocation information of its own position based on a plurality of location data coming from the various located terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Philippe Surbayrole, Apostolos Kountouris
  • Patent number: 11310708
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication method, an access network device, a core network device, and user equipment. One example method includes: sending, by a core network device, a handover request to an access network device, wherein the handover request comprises first information, and the first information comprises an identifier of allowed network slice selection assistance information (NSSAI); and sending, by the access network device, a handover request acknowledgement to the core network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Honor Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Han, Yinghao Jin, Hong Li, Wei Tan
  • Patent number: 11300649
    Abstract: A Vehicle Localization Augmentation for Dismounts (VLAD), which extends the technology used by dismount localization systems to include the capability of riding and aligning inertial systems to a vehicle. VLAD takes the proven Warfighter's Integrated Navigation System (WINS) and, when appropriate, increases capabilities by investigating aiding sensors, algorithms, and frameworks to align dismount inertial sensors to vehicle inertial sensors. The two focuses of this effort are initialization and maintaining the solution quality. Initialization is the process where an inertial unit calculates sensor biases in an effort to minimize systemic errors in the localization solution. This process is highly related to the sensor being used. High quality sensors, for example, perform a gyrocompassing operation on initialization. Gyrocompassing measures the Earth's rotation and gives the absolute heading relative to the Earth. On man-portable inertial systems, this process can take 15 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ROBOTIC RESEARCH OPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Alberto Daniel Lacaze, Karl Nicholas Murphy
  • Patent number: 11304253
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems for coordinating wireless communication are disclosed. One method includes generating, by a wireless radiator, a plurality of selectable directional wireless communication links capable of providing connectivity across a plurality of cells, wherein each of the cells is spatially different from other cells, and wherein each of the cells covers a cell area, wherein a plurality of hubs are located within the cell area, generating, by a controller, a cell map, wherein the cell map maps which of the directional wireless links, which of the plurality cells, and which of the hubs are active as a function of time, thereby supporting a wireless communication link between the base station and the hubs of the cell area corresponding with the active directional wireless link, and providing the cell map to the base station and the hubs of each of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Vijay Lewis, Meghna Agrawal, Keijo Tapio Lehtinen, Yihenew Dagne Beyene, Christopher Acker, Rounak Salim, Andrew Nuttall
  • Patent number: 11304121
    Abstract: A local network connection method, apparatus, and system, where the method is applied to a control plane node, and includes: receiving a location area identity sent by an access node, where the location area identity is sent by the access node when receiving an access request sent by a user equipment, and is used to indicate a location area in which the user equipment is currently located; determining at least one local network identity based on the location area identity, and sending the at least one local network identity to the user equipment; receiving a connection establishment request sent by the user equipment, where the connection establishment request carries a first local network identity selected by the user equipment based on the at least one local network identity; and establishing a connection between the user equipment and a first local network based on the first local network identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Yin, Caixia Qi
  • Patent number: 11304172
    Abstract: Crowd sourced data from mobile devices may be used to estimate site locations. In addition, machine learning models may be used to filter out any inaccurate crowd sourced data before using algorithms to estimate the cell site location. An apparatus may include a processor and a memory coupled with the processor that effectuates operations. The operations may include receiving data associated with a location of plurality of devices that have connected with a base station in a geographic area; determining a machine learning model to apply to the received data based on the type of data, wherein the machine learning model is a clustering model; performing the clustering model on the received data; based on the performing the clustering model on the received data, obtaining representative data that excludes outliers in the received data; based on the representative data, determining a location of the base station in the geographic area; and sending a message with the location of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ronald Kiefer, Mario Kosseifi, Xiaodi Zhang, Kumar Vadlamudi, Badal Chowdhary
  • Patent number: 11302188
    Abstract: A communication apparatus determines a transmission mode to specify a priority order of a plurality of types of vehicle information for each traveling section, based on each transmission speed in one or more traveling sections. The communication apparatus selects a transmission mode at a position where a vehicle is traveling, from among transmission modes in each traveling section. The communication apparatus transmits the plurality of types of vehicle information in accordance with the priority order specified in the selected transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Teruko Fujii
  • Patent number: 11302173
    Abstract: A point-of-sale terminal is used to process purchases by a customer during normal operation. However, the point-of-sale terminal also may receive, aggregate and/or process information measured by sensors that are co-located with or in the vicinity of the point-of-sale terminal. The point-of-sale terminal may receive information from at least one sensor that indicates that the at least one sensor has sensed a measureable parameter that is outside of a threshold range; establish at least one communication channel with at least one third-party based on the indication that the at least one sensor has sensed a measureable parameter that is outside of the threshold range; and send to the at least one third party at least one communication relating to the at least one sensor indicating that the at least one sensor has sensed a measureable parameter that is outside of the threshold range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: National Retail Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Elie Y. Katz, Harold Jeffrey Goldberg
  • Patent number: 11304249
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to buffer/memory management for multi-connectivity in a wireless communication network are provided. A wireless communication device transmits a first portion of a plurality of data packets using a first radio access technology (RAT). The wireless communication device transmits a second portion of the plurality of data packets using a second RAT different from the first RAT. The wireless communication device stores at least some of the plurality of data packets in a memory pending an acknowledgement (ACK) indication associated with at least a first data packet of the plurality of data packets. The wireless communication device determines a transmission configuration for at least the first data packet and a second data packet based on whether a threshold occupancy of the memory is satisfied. Other aspects and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sitaramanjaneyulu Kanamarlapudi, Arnaud Meylan, Shailesh Maheshwari, Arun Prasanth Balasubramanian, Vishal Dalmiya
  • Patent number: 11297594
    Abstract: Locations of cells of a communication network can be estimated, determined, and validated. Cell location component (CLC) can analyze timing advance (TA) measurement data and/or location data associated with devices associated with a base station associated with one or more cells. CLC can estimate a first location of the base station, based on the TA measurement data and/or location data, to facilitate estimating the location of an associated cell. CLC can validate the estimated cell location or recorded cell location of the cell (recorded in a cell location pool) based on analysis of estimated cell location, recorded cell location, TA measurement data, and/or location data, and, based on the validation, can tag the cell location determination as accurate, acceptable, bad, or uncertain. CLC can request additional monitoring of a cell location determination tagged as uncertain, or investigation of a cell location determination tagged as bad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Ye Ge, Abraham George, Wenjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 11294064
    Abstract: A first apparatus assembles assistance data for a satellite signal based positioning of a device, the assistance data comprising a satellite specific ionospheric model for at least one specific satellite and a time stamp that relates the satellite specific ionospheric model to particular ephemeris data for the at least one specific satellite. The assistance data is provided for transmission. A second apparatus receives the assistance data and computes a position of the device making use of the particular ephemeris data and of the satellite specific ionospheric model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jari Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 11294976
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide enhanced computer- and network-based methods, techniques, and systems for incorporating indoor and outdoor location technology to automatically discover, track, and publish ad-hoc engagement opportunities for computer-aided facilitation of dynamic connections between end-users and different levels of engagement in a dynamic venue setting. In one embodiment, the ACES server the ACES server comprises one or more functional components/modules that work together to provide automatic notification of ad-hoc engagement opportunities and/or events and multiple levels of engagement in a dynamic venue setting to client devices currently present in the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Tuple Software LLC
    Inventors: Craig H. Wittenberg, Ryan M. Beieler
  • Patent number: 11290936
    Abstract: During operation, an access point aggregates communication-performance information and behavior information in a wireless local area network (WLAN) corresponding to an electronic device, where the communication-performance information and the behavior information are aggregated over a time interval that is longer than an instance of a connection or association of the electronic device to the WLAN. Then, the access point provides the communication-performance information and the behavior information to a second electronic device. After receiving information about another instance of a connection or association of the electronic device to the WLAN, the access point provides a request to the second electronic device for historical information about communication performance and behavior of the electronic device in the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Navneeth N. Kannan, Kurt Alan Lumbatis
  • Patent number: 11290850
    Abstract: Provided are an indoor positioning method of a positioning apparatus using a particle filter based on an RSSI includes initializing a particle in a base map corresponding to a target space for positioning, measuring a first distance value between a terminal and a beacon and a second distance value between the particle and the beacon, calculating a weight of the particle by comparing the first distance value and the second distance value, updating a previous weight of the particle based on the weight and resampling the particle, deriving location estimation coordinates of the terminal if the resampling has been performed as many as a given number of times, and moving the particle to a given point in the target space and repeatedly measuring the first distance value and the second distance value again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: RESEARCH & BUSINESS FOUNDATION SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jaehoon Jeong, Yiwen Shen
  • Patent number: 11290847
    Abstract: An electronic device includes an indoor positioner and a positioning engine server. The indoor positioner has an array antenna to receive a wireless signal from user equipment, and to calculate the angle of arrival (AOA) of the wireless signal according to the phase difference and the time difference. The wireless signal includes status data of the user equipment. The positioning engine server converts the angle of arrival into a set of coordinates that correspond to a position of the user equipment, and inputs the set of coordinates to an IMM module. The IMM module includes a first state module and a second state module. The IMM module calculates weighting values for the first state module and the second state module according to the status data of the user equipment, and outputs an estimated set of coordinates according to the set of coordinates and the weighting values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Shu-Wei Yeh, Po-Shan Kao, Chiao-Wei Lu, Wan-An Yang
  • Patent number: 11290975
    Abstract: A method for obtaining an emission probability includes obtaining a plurality of measurement reports (MRs) of a terminal in a target region and an engineering parameter of at least one base station in the target region, obtaining, based on parameter information in each of the plurality of MRs and the engineering parameter of the at least one base station, a feature vector corresponding to each of the plurality of MRs, processing, using a regression model, location information in each of the plurality of MRs and the feature vector corresponding to each of the plurality of MRs, to obtain a single-point positioning model, calculating, based on the single-point positioning model, the location information in each of the plurality of MRs, and the feature vector corresponding to each of the plurality of MRs, an emission probability of the feature vector corresponding to each of the plurality of MRs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fangzhou Zhu, Mingxuan Yuan, Jia Zeng, Weixiong Rao
  • Patent number: 11290979
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, for each of a plurality of mobile communication devices in a physical vicinity of one another, a respective operational capability; selecting, from the plurality of mobile communication devices, first and second mobile communication devices, the first and second mobile communication devices being selected based at least in part upon a determination that a first operational capability of the first mobile communication device is greater than a second operational capability of the second mobile communication device; engaging in wireless communications with the first mobile communication device, a service being provided to the first mobile communication device via the wireless communications; sending instructions to the first mobile communication device, the instructions including an identifier of the second mobile communication device, the instructions indicating the second operational capability of the second mobile communication device, the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui
  • Patent number: 11287256
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a process that formulates an inference that a first group of mobile devices are at ground level, and obtains, for the first group of mobile devices, positions and barometric pressure readings. Ground heights with respect to a common reference height are determined for the first group of mobile devices, and reference barometric pressures are calculated for the first group of mobile devices, at the common reference height according to the barometric pressure readings and the determined ground heights. At least a portion of the reference barometric pressures are combined to obtain a reference barometric pressure. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 11284460
    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: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Manabu Hada, Tsunahito Nakashita, Motoki Koshigaya, Koichi Ito, Tatsuya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11283531
    Abstract: A system and a method may be used for operating and/or calibrating a transmitter device. The system and method may include wirelessly transmitting a radio signal with identification data specific to the transmitter device and reference data. The transmitter device may transmit the radio signal with signal properties at least partially dependent on the reference data. A communication device may receive the radio signal and ascertain a distance between the transmitter device and the communication device using reception-side signal properties and the reference data ascertained from the received radio signal. A distance sensor may detect a distance between the transmitter device and the communication device. An evaluation unit may ascertain the reference data depending on the reception-side signal properties of the radio signal and the detected distance and to provide the ascertained reference data in the transmitter device for calibrating the transmitting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Osram GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Peitz, Andreas Zaggl, Karl-Heinz Wallwitz, Michel Stutz
  • Patent number: 11283484
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to dynamically and temporarily adjusting power to an NFC reader of a computing device from a first power level to a second power level based on a feedback mechanism between a contactless card and the computing device. The contactless card may provide a message containing a checksum. The computing device may receive the message and calculate a checksum based on the received message. By comparing these two checksums, it may be determined whether the entire message has been correctly received. If not, the power to the NFC reader may be temporarily increased to allow better communication between the contactless card and the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rule, Rajko Ilincic
  • Patent number: 11284218
    Abstract: A UE includes: at least one sensor configured to provide at least one sensor measurement; and a processor configured to: determine first and second ranges between the UE and a positioning signal source based on first and second positioning signal measurements of first and second positioning signals from the positioning signal source corresponding to first and second times; determine whether a selected range of the first range or the second range is a multipath range based on the first range, the second range, and movement of the UE between the first time and the second time indicated by the at least one sensor measurement; and discount use of the selected range in a positioning technique in response to the selected range being determined to be a multipath range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chandrakant Mehta, Gautam Nirula, William Morrison, Grant Marshall, Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug
  • Patent number: 11284217
    Abstract: Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses in a mobile device to crowd source mobile terrestrial transceiver identifiers associated with mobile terrestrial transports. In an embodiment, transceiver identifiers associated with mobile terrestrial transports may be identified and tracked through the detection and measurement of signals transmitted by mobile terrestrial transceivers received either by mobile devices located on the mobile terrestrial transport or through the detection and measurement of transient signals transmitted by passing mobile terrestrial transceivers received by stationary or near stationary mobile devices. The identity of detected mobile terrestrial transceivers and their locations and time observed may be uploaded to a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Bala Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 11277166
    Abstract: Occupancy sensing using ultra-wideband (UWB) keyless infrastructure is provided. Channel impulse response (CIR) measurements are received from a plurality of UWB transceiver nodes arranged about a plurality of locations. A classification model it utilized to predict occupancy of each of the plurality of locations based on CIR tensors formed from the CIR measurements for each of the UWB transceiver nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Yunze Zeng, Yongsen Ma, Vivek Jain
  • Patent number: 11275724
    Abstract: A method, system, and program product for implementing automated feedback validation is provided. The method includes monitoring an Internet search associated with locating preferred user attributes associated with a specified geographical location. Results of the Internet search are analyzed and the preferred user attributes are verified for accuracy. Discrepancies between the preferred user attributes and attributes associated with the specified geographical location are determined and a resulting a confidence factor is applied to the preferred user attributes with respect to a level of accuracy of the preferred user attributes. A notification indicating a confidence rating applied to the preferred user attributes with respect to the level of accuracy is transmitted to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Denise Bell, Stefania Errore, Valory Batchellor
  • Patent number: 11276648
    Abstract: An on-chip electromagnetic (EM) pulse protection circuit detects EM pulse attacks, generates an alarm, and performs a defensive action to protect the integrated circuit. The EM pulse protection circuit can be used with various integrated circuits or manufactured chips in which, for example, there is a desire to keep information secure, maintain the security of the chip, secure boot processes, and/or protect private keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventors: Chinmay Apte, Brian Smith, Tezaswi Raja, Roman Surgutchik
  • Patent number: 11277180
    Abstract: The position of a mobile device is estimated using angle based positioning measurements. The angle based positioning measurements are generated using transmit (Tx) beams or receive (Rx) beams from one or more base stations that generate the beams over an ultra-wide bandwidth, which produces frequency and spatial distortions and impairments in an array gain response. The array gain distribution variation as a function of angle and frequency for the set of beam weights used in beamforming is conveyed to indicate the frequency and spatial distortions. The array gain distribution variation may be provided to the mobile device in assistance data for a sub-band that is only a portion of the allocated bandwidth for the base stations, or as an aggregation of the array gain distribution variation for a plurality of sub-bands of the allocated bandwidth to reduce the overhead in signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanthan Raghavan, Sony Akkarakaran, Juergen Cezanne
  • Patent number: 11269652
    Abstract: A memory is configured to store statistics indicative of historical vehicle use patterns. A processor is programmed to identify a next reboot time and top locations at which reboot is allowed according to the statistics, and upon transition to a keyoff state, reboot a vehicle controller responsive to confirmation that a current time has reached at least the next reboot time and that the vehicle is located at one of the top locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jin Kim, Jeffrey William Wirtanen
  • Patent number: 11269048
    Abstract: A radar sensing system for an autonomous driving vehicle (ADV) is disclosed. The system comprises a number of radar sensors operable to detect radio waves emitted from one or more objects in proximity of the ADV. Each of the radar sensors includes one or more antennas to receive the radio waves and to convert the radio waves into respective antenna output signals. The system further comprises a signal processor configured to determine a number of angles of arrival associated with the radio waves responsive to the antenna output signals, and to provide object location information based on the angles of arrival. The object location information includes a location of each of the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAIDU USA LLC
    Inventor: Karam Noujeim
  • Patent number: 11272356
    Abstract: A first mobile device is provided. The first mobile device includes at least one hardware processor and a first mobile device application, executed by the at least one hardware processor. The first mobile device application is configured to detect that the first mobile device is in physical contact with, or within a predetermined distance of, a second mobile device. The first mobile device is also configured to, in response to the detection, send a switch request to make a mobile phone line inactive for the first mobile device and active for the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: John Patrick Edgar Tobin
  • Patent number: 11269046
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for assisting positioning or timing calculations. In one aspect the invention provides a method for assisting a determination of a position or a time, the method comprising: obtaining first phase information, the first phase information characterizing a first phase of a first wireless signal transmitted by a transmitter at a first frequency and received by a first receiver at a first location; and obtaining second phase information, the second phase information characterizing a second phase of a second wireless signal transmitted by the transmitter at a second, different frequency and received by a second receiver at a second, different location. The method further comprises comparing the first phase information with the second phase information to produce phase comparison information; and using the phase comparison information to assist in the determination of a position or a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: u-blox AG
    Inventor: Christopher Marshall
  • Patent number: 11272437
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for mapping the wireless network environment as observed from a computing device having at least one network interface for accessing said environment. The mapping method requires limited storage space and processing power, so that it may be executed on said computing devices without requiring further network services. Structured mapped data generated from gathered network discovery traces enables a plurality of location-based, mobility or network routing services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
    Inventor: Sébastien Faye
  • Patent number: 11272496
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may retune from a first narrowband carrier to a second narrowband carrier. The UE may determine to retune in one or more symbols of either a first narrowband subframe or a second narrowband subframe based on the number of symbols for the UE to retune and a number of other factors. The other factors may include the start symbol of a downlink channel scheduled in the second narrowband subframe, the number of antenna ports configured for the UE, hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) identifier (ID), coding rate or effective coding rate, among others. The UE may determine to retune in the first narrowband subframe, the second narrowband subframe, or in both subframes in order to utilize reference signals transmitted to the UE and reception of all downlink messages scheduled for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Zaki, Ravinder Kumar, Vijayvaradharaj Tirucherai Muralidharan, Murali Menon