Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/456.1)
  • Patent number: 10271197
    Abstract: A system for publishing digital content is described which, in one embodiment, includes a beacon device associated with a first user configured to transmit identification information and information indicating its current position. A browsing device includes a display configured and adapted to display to a second user a representation of a local geographical area, and to selectively display to the second user content information associated with the first user, based at least in part on whether the location of the beacon device is within the local geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jarl A. Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10271284
    Abstract: A GPS capability of a mobile device may be turned on in order to ascertain an updated current location and then be turned off. Position relative to the geofence may be determined based on the updated current location and a time to fence value that provides an estimate of how soon an individual carrying the mobile device could cross the geofence may be calculated. The GPS capability may be kept turned off for a delay time period that is based at least in part on the calculated time to fence value. After the delay time period, the GPS capability of the mobile device may be turned back on and the cycle of turning on the GPS, ascertaining an updated current location and turning off the GPS may continue. An indication of the position of the mobile device relative to the geofence may be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Soumitri Kolavennu, Kevin L. Weirich
  • Patent number: 10267894
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, an apparatus comprises a processor configured to determine a first result of estimating a position based at least in part on a first partial radio map, the processor further configured to perform a first comparison of the first result to a reference position, and a memory configured to store a second result based upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Wirola, Laura Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne, Mikko Blomqvist
  • Patent number: 10268701
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for acquiring and distributing location-related information performed at a computer system. The method includes: receiving a positioning request from a client device, wherein the positioning request includes a network address of the client device and a unique identifier of a mobile terminal; determining a first location of the client device according to the network address of the client device and a second location of the mobile terminal according to the unique identifier of the mobile terminal; choosing one of the first location of the client device and the second location of the mobile terminal as a current location of the client device; identifying a plurality of search results according to the current location of the client device; and sending the plurality of search results and the current location of the client device to the client device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tieming Huang
  • Patent number: 10270814
    Abstract: The present invention relates to electronic units, communication systems and methods, information processing terminals and methods, and information processing apparatuses and methods which allow easy and quick communications. When a link pin 21A is inserted into a VCR 3, the VCR 3 reads the pin ID stored in the RF tag of the link pin 21A, and reports the pin ID and the address to a management server 1. When the management server 1 has already obtained the pin ID of a link pin 21B read by a television receiver 5, the management server 1 determines whether the group ID included in the pin ID reported by the VCR 3 is the same as the group ID included in the pin ID reported by the television receiver 5. When the management server 1 determines that they are the same, the management server 1 connects the VCR 3 to the television receiver 5. The present invention can be applied to various types of information processing apparatuses connected to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ayatsuka, Nobuyuki Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10261190
    Abstract: A processor of a satellite radio wave receiving device processes radio waves received by a receiver to identify a bit value in each of divided unit time segments that are obtained by dividing a time period of one bit into a plurality of unit time segments of equal duration; creates a bit array having the identified bit values in respective divided unit time segments by sequentially arranging the identified bit values in an order of receipt, the one or more processors creating said bit array in a plurality by successively shifting a time at which the bit array starts by one unit time segment; and performs a bit edge detection operation by detecting a head timing of the bit data at which a bit value changes in the received radio waves based on said plurality of bit value arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takeshi Matsue
  • Patent number: 10261165
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a position of a mobile device connected to a network are presented. In various embodiments, the mobile device obtains a synchronization status of the network associated with one or more base stations. If the synchronization status indicates that the network is synchronous, the mobile device determines the position of the mobile device using previously collected crowdsourced time correction data for the synchronous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mayur Shah, Guttorm Opshaug, Rayman Pon, Grant Marshall, Dominic Farmer
  • Patent number: 10262485
    Abstract: A portable terminal includes a memory and a processor coupled to the memory. The processor is configured to: set a function associated with a visitor to be executable, and determine whether or not execution of a function is permitted using information on a location of the portable terminal when an instruction to execute the function is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Masami Yorifuji, Maho Tamai, Masanori Kimura, Masafumi Matsumura
  • Patent number: 10254125
    Abstract: Driving assistant systems and computer-implemented methods for improving landmark-based route guidance are provided. The computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processor, image data including one or more landmarks. The computer-implemented method further includes identifying, by the processor, a candidate landmark within the image data. The computer-implemented method further includes presenting, by the processor, the candidate landmark to a user. The computer-implemented method further includes, in response to the user accepting the candidate landmark, storing, by the processor, the candidate landmark and a location of the candidate landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Masakuni Okada, Takeyuki Shimura, Hiroki Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 10254471
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a light guide plate for a backlight module. The light guide plate includes: a body comprising: a first surface; a second surface which is opposite to the first surface and serves as a light output surface; and a side face; and a groove formed inside the body and having an opening located in the side face. The groove is configured to accommodate an optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE DISPLAY LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaochu Zhang, Yaling Kang, Zuchuan Shi
  • Patent number: 10254380
    Abstract: A method including obtaining location estimates of a wireless mobile device inside a structure based on wireless signals transmitted by the wireless mobile device and received at a plurality of wireless access points, wherein the inside of the structure is represented by a plurality of path segments; modeling a transition from a first estimated location of the wireless mobile device to a second estimated location of the wireless mobile device by minimizing a ratio of an angle to a length between the first estimated location and the second estimated location; selecting, based on the modeling a particular path segment of the plurality of path segments; and aligning the second estimated location of the mobile device to the particular path segment. An apparatus and a computer-readable storage media implementing the method are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Phuong Tran, Santosh G. Pandey
  • Patent number: 10257278
    Abstract: Systems and methods of crowd sourcing data are provided. In one embodiment, a method of crowd sourcing data comprises: receiving data region boundary information from an aggregation system, the data region boundary information defines boundaries of data regions; determining membership in a data group for a vehicle based on position of the vehicle within a region; determining whether another member of the data group has been selected as data source; determining whether the vehicle can provide information to the data aggregation system; broadcasting a self-nomination message for the information to members of the data group, wherein the self-nomination message self-selects the vehicle as data source for the information; wherein the self-nomination message identifies the type of information; and transmitting the information from the data source to the data aggregation system via a communication link, wherein only the data source transmits the information to the data aggregation system for the data group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: David B. Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10255331
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an indication that a first user has interacted with a first object within a newsfeed of an online social network, the first object including one or more n-grams, and identifying a list of second objects from one or more data stores, each second object matching one or more of the n-grams from the first object and being identified based at least in part on a predetermined static-rank of the second object. The method also includes calculating a final-rank for each of the identified second objects and determining one or more revised static-ranks for one or more of the identified second objects based on a comparison of the final-ranks and the static-ranks of the identified second objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Allan Stewart
  • Patent number: 10257768
    Abstract: The present application discloses a packet sending method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving a packet notification message sent by a first forwarding entity, where the first forwarding entity is a forwarding entity that receives a packet that is sent by a public data network PDN to a mobile terminal, and the packet notification message carries at least a terminal address of the mobile terminal; if the mobile terminal is in an idle state, paging the mobile terminal according to the terminal address of the mobile terminal, so that the mobile terminal sets up a connection to a base station eNodeB; and setting up a data channel between the eNodeB and the first forwarding entity, to connect the mobile terminal and the first forwarding entity, so that the first forwarding entity sends the packet to the mobile terminal by using the data channel and the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhiwei Xiong, Hui Ni, Hui Cai
  • Patent number: 10257657
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for triggering transmissions using a location. One apparatus includes a processor that determines reference location information. The processor also determines current location information. The processor determines whether a trigger is satisfied using the reference location information and the current location information. The apparatus also includes a transmitter that transmits the current location information in response to the trigger being satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Innovations Limited (Hong Kong)
    Inventors: Xiaodong Yu, Haipeng Lei, Zukang Shen
  • Patent number: 10251150
    Abstract: A mobile communication device collects and reports location data associated with itself and with mobile communication devices within a proximity. The mobile communication device determines its location and detects the presence of another communication device located within the proximity of the mobile communication device. The mobile communication device determines a location of the other mobile communication device. The mobile communication device reports its location and the location of the other mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Mark Austin, Sheldon Kent Meredith
  • Patent number: 10251102
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system includes: an input/output (I/O) module operative to receive operational data for features associated with at least inter-cell performance in a mobile network, processing circuitry, a model generator application to be executed by the processing circuitry and operative to: use at least one prediction model to analyze training sets comprising examples of values for the features for at least overshooting cells, and to generate a scoring model for detection of the overshooting cells from among cells in the mobile network, and a boomer detection application to be executed by the processing circuitry and operative to: use the scoring model with the operational data to detect the overshooting cells from among cells in a mobile network, and reduce interference by the overshooting cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ohad Levinkron, Yaron Kassner, Sharon Taib, Natalia Romero, Asi Assayag, Mohamed Hegaze, Lior Orgad
  • Patent number: 10248711
    Abstract: A method and associated systems for a multidimensional information repository for managing dynamic time-sensitive and space-sensitive user profiles. A profile-management system receives an incoming event that identifies a user profile and is associated with a location, a time period, and a subject. The system searches the repository for records that identify the profile, location, time period, and subject and creates any such records that do not already exist. The system then creates time-sensitive and space-sensitive linkages that link the user profile record to the location, time-period, and subject records. The system dynamically updates these linkages in response to changes to the user profile and uses the linkages to assign context to queries submitted to a main database. In another embodiment, the system recommends additional linkages based on patterns identified in the newly created linkages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Faried Abrahams, Amol A. Dhondse, Anand Pikle, Gandhi Sivakumar, Lennox E. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10244360
    Abstract: A mobile device can identify its physical location without explicit knowledge of physical coordinates, but instead using sensor measurements dependence on distance, e.g., signal strength from a Wi-Fi router. Sensor measurements can be used to determine the mobile device is at a same physical location as a previous measurement. For example, numerous measurements of sensor values can form data points that are clustered in sensor space, where a cluster of data points in sensor space corresponds to a physical cluster of physical positions in physical space. A current physical location of the mobile device can be determined by identifying which cluster of sensor positions the current measurements correspond. To identify the cluster of sensor positions, a probability can be determined for each cluster based on a sensor distance between the current measurement and a representative data point of the cluster and a kernel function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jahshan A. Bhatti, Brent M. Ledvina
  • Patent number: 10244457
    Abstract: The present aspects relate to out-of-service searches in a wireless communication system. Specifically, the present aspects provide that while in an out-of-service state corresponding to a radio resource disconnection, a user equipment (UE) may determine that a first time duration following entry into the out-of-service state has elapsed. The UE may further obtain a geofence identifier representing a shape forming a geographic region including one or more boundaries based on determining that the first time duration has elapsed. The UE may further identify at least one location identifier based at least on the geofence identifier and determine at least one radio access technology (RAT) and one or more associated frequency bands based on the at least one location identifier. The UE may further search on the at least one RAT and one or more associated frequency bands for at least one network entity within the geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Arvind Santhanam, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Reza Shahidi, Neha Goel
  • Patent number: 10244359
    Abstract: Techniques for storing information representing a venue are described. A venue data provider may upload venue data to a venue data service. The venue data can include locations, geometries, and business categories of the buildings and floors. The venue data service can validate the venue data, and request a survey service to survey the venue using the validated venue data. A survey can include recording measurements of an environment variable at various locations of the venue. The location service can generate location fingerprint data from the survey. The location fingerprint data can include expected measurements of the environment variable at various locations of the building. The venue data service can provide the location fingerprint data to a mobile device such that the mobile device can determine a location of the mobile device in the venue using sensor readings of the environment variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ashish Agarwal, Ian Aric Mondragon, Rahul Ravikumar, Calvin Lin, Max Muller, III, Philip Stanger, Vojislav Samsalovic
  • Patent number: 10244348
    Abstract: One variation of a method for distributing notifications to a mobile computing device, includes: receiving a unique identifier broadcast wirelessly from a wireless beacon arranged within a physical space; receiving authorization to communicate with the wireless beacon based on the unique identifier; identifying a product arranged within the physical space proximal the wireless beacon; projecting a level of interest in the product by a user affiliated with the mobile computing device based on communication between the mobile computing device and the wireless beacon during a period of time; and in response to the level of interest in the product exceeding a threshold value, presenting, on the mobile computing device, a product ordering option for ordering a unit of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Estimote Polska Sp z o.o.
    Inventors: Lukasz Kostka, Jakub Krzych
  • Patent number: 10237684
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for adaptively determining location of a mobile device. Antenna probabilities for a plurality of antennas in an area covered by a mobile radio network may be determined, with the antenna probabilities being determined based on expected field strengths for the plurality of antennas in each of a plurality of sub-areas of the area; and with the antenna probabilities indicate for each antenna, in each of the plurality of sub-areas, the probability that a mobile communication terminal uses that antenna when located in that sub-area. A location area for a user using a mobile communication terminal may then be determined based on the antenna probabilities and a determination of one or more antennas used by the mobile communication termination, wherein the location area is determined without measuring signal properties at the mobile communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventors: Ernst Versteeg, Eric Taillard, Patrick Bailly, Maxence Laurent
  • Patent number: 10237768
    Abstract: A disclosure of the present specification provides a method of measuring a neighboring small cell. The method may include the steps of: receiving measurement configuration information from a serving cell; and measuring on the serving cell, the neighboring small cell, and a neighboring macro cell. The measurement configuration information may include one or more of a discovery signal measurement timing configuration (DMTC) and a measurement gap (MG) for the neighboring small cell. In addition, the DMTC may include DMTC periodicity information and information on the occasion section of a discovery signal. When a frequency band in which the serving cell operates, a frequency band in which the neighboring small cell operates, and a frequency band in which the neighboring macro cell operates are all the same, a measurement on the neighboring small cell may be performed for the time section by the DMTC and a measurement on the serving cell may be performed for sections other than the time section by the DMTC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yoonoh Yang, Sangwook Lee, Suhwan Lim, Manyoung Jung, Jinyup Hwang
  • Patent number: 10237005
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and a method in a radio communications system. The apparatus in a radio communications system comprises an estimation unit and a statistics collection unit. The estimation unit is used for estimating a signal receiving strength of each of multiple transmission positions, compared with a signal transmission strength of each of one or more possible transmission positions of a first-type node of a to-be-test communications system on a transmission resource block. The statistics collection unit is used for collecting, according the estimation result, statistics on power space distribution of the first-type node of the to-be-tested communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Jean-Sebastien Ernest Arturo Gomez, Bo Bai, Wei Chen, Zhigang Cao, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 10237225
    Abstract: A computer based system for social network assistance is disclosed. Via use of the system and related methods, a high-volume social media account (for example, an airline Twitter account) may be managed to enable prompt and thorough responses to incoming social media messages. In this manner, customer issues and feedback may be more effectively addressed, resulting in improved customer satisfaction and goodwill associated with the owner of the high-volume social media account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: American Airlines, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali M. Ande, Annette G. Hernandez, Gaurav H. Nasit, Paul I. P. Piemonti
  • Patent number: 10235580
    Abstract: A method automatically detects parking zones in at least one residential street, wherein a) a computing unit is provided; b) information in the form of panoramic images of the at least one residential street is inputted from an external data store; c) information in the form of street data of the at least one residential street is inputted from a map database; d) an internal database is generated, which persists the panoramic images; e) the inputted panoramic images are analyzed for the presence of vehicles; f) the inputted panoramic images are analyzed for the presence of street signs and traffic signs; g) from the analyses of the presence of vehicles and the presence of street signs and traffic signs for at least one selected residential street, expected existing no-parking/no-stopping zones are determined; h) a data set that contains the detected information regarding identified vehicles, street signs, and the markings of no-parking/no-stopping zones and parking zones is generated, and i) the information c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heidrun Belzner, Daniel Kotzor, Vladimir Haltakov, Andrej Maya
  • Patent number: 10232271
    Abstract: Online games may include game content that may be played cooperatively by groups of users. The game content may include a group roles set for the users in individual groups. Users of an online game may interact with the online game via client computing platforms. The client computing platforms may include virtual reality platforms and non-virtual reality platforms. Access to the game content of the online game may be regulated by determining whether the users are attempting to play a game instance of the online game via the virtual reality platforms or the non-virtual reality platforms. A first set of group roles may be presented to users attempting to play the game instance via the virtual reality platforms. A second set of group roles may be presented to users attempting to play the game instance via the non-virtual reality platforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Tomi Huttula
  • Patent number: 10237702
    Abstract: A method, a computer program, and an apparatus for a mobile device for adjusting communication via a mobile communication system. The method includes determining an imminent communication limitation of communication via a mobile communication system based on an anticipated position of the mobile device on a route which is traveled multiple times by the mobile device. The method calculates an anticipated temporal extent of the imminent communication limitation and adjusts the communication via the mobile communication system based on the anticipated temporal extent of the imminent communication limitation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Stefan Henze, Manuel Joachim, Kord H. Lühr, Gerd Penshorn, Anna Kureckova, Jochen Jencquel
  • Patent number: 10235805
    Abstract: There is provided a client terminal including a determination unit that determines, based on position information associated with a particular object, whether the particular object is included in an angle of view visually recognized by a user, and a guidance unit that guides the user when the determination unit determines that the particular object is not included in the angle of view visually recognized by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takatoshi Nakamura, Yoichiro Sako, Akira Tange, Mitsuru Takehara
  • Patent number: 10234535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a computer system for measuring real time position of a plurality of animals, which system receives input from a plurality of sensors, communicating with at least tags carried by the animals, which system based of measurement of delay in radio communication calculates the actual position of the animals. It is the first object of the invention to achieve real time position of animals in a limited area. A further object is based of the real time position to analyze the behavior of each of the animals. The sensors further performs communication with a plurality of reference tags, and performs a calibration of the real time position measured by the system, which system comprises a CPU with at least two cores, which system divides the data processing in a first real time position processing in the first core of the processor, and into a second processing of the activity of the animals performed in the second core of the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GEA Farm Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Karen Helle Sloth, Daniel Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 10237685
    Abstract: A computing device and method is usable to determine a cognitive geofence according to a plurality of data points. The computing device may analyze the plurality of data points to determine an emotional state of a user of a user equipment and a cognitive environment in an area proximate to the user of the user equipment. The computing device may determine the cognitive geofence based at least in part on the emotional state of the user of the user equipment and the cognitive environment in the area proximate to the user of the user equipment. After determining the cognitive geofence, the computing device may transmit the determined cognitive geofence to a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bjorn Austraat, Swaminathan Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 10237860
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting data from a base station to a terminal in a wireless communication system, wherein the method includes the steps of: determining a terminal for transmitting downlink data; when the downlink data is transmitted, confirming the kind of subframe in which the downlink data is transmitted; when the subframe is a normal subframe, transmitting the downlink data on the basis of a cell specific reference signal (CRS) or a demodulation reference signal (DMRS); and, when the subframe is a multimedia broadcast multicast service signal frequency network (MBSFN) subframe, transmitting the downlink data on the basis of the DMRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youn-Sun Kim, Ki-Il Kim, Ju-Ho Lee, Hyo-Jin Lee, Joon-Young Cho, Hyoung-Ju Ji, Seung-Hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10237690
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and non-transitory computer readable storage media for providing on-demand services to vehicles are described. The disclosed technology determines information associated with the vehicle. The information includes a location of the vehicle. A request is generated for the on-demand service using the information and identification of the vehicle is confirmed using a wireless signal of the vehicle. Access is provided to the vehicle to enable performance of the on-demand service and the vehicle is secured after completion of the on-demand service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc
    Inventors: Siddharth Thakur, Gregory D. Dibb, GianLuca Storti, Masahide Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10231083
    Abstract: A computing device and method is usable to determine a cognitive geofence according to a plurality of data points. The computing device may analyze the plurality of data points to determine an emotional state of a user of a user equipment and a cognitive environment in an area proximate to the user of the user equipment. The computing device may determine the cognitive geofence based at least in part on the emotional state of the user of the user equipment and the cognitive environment in the area proximate to the user of the user equipment. After determining the cognitive geofence, the computing device may transmit the determined cognitive geofence to a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bjorn Austraat, Swaminathan Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 10231084
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to providing a system and method for monitoring devices relative to a learned geographic area using an enablement platform for building web sites and web applications using data storage, management and publication capabilities of hosted web services. The system and method for monitoring M2M devices relative to a learned geographic area (geofence) are built on existing AerCloud concepts by configuring a geofence by using learned location attributes and evaluating geofence parameters and issuing alerts if the devices are performing outside the geofence parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Anupam Bagchi, Yixiang Chen, Fumito Kayama, Santosh Astagi, Drew S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10231082
    Abstract: A computing device and method is usable to determine a cognitive geofence according to a plurality of data points. The computing device may analyze the plurality of data points to determine a cognitive dimension associated with each of the data points and a location associated with each of the data points. The computing device may determine the cognitive geofence based at least in part on the determined cognitive dimension and the determined location associated with at least some of the plurality of data points. After determining the cognitive geofence, the computing device may transmit the determined cognitive geofence to a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bjorn Austraat, Swaminathan Chandrasekaran
  • Patent number: 10231200
    Abstract: A mobile station (MS), a base station subsystem (BSS), and various methods are described herein that enable a positioning node (e.g., Serving Mobile Location Center (SMLC)) to improve the accuracy of estimating a position of the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Eriksson Löwenmark, Nicklas Johansson, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10225686
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to passive positioning based on directional transmissions, such as directional beacons transmitted during a sector sweep procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Javier Frydman, Alecsander Petru Eitan, Amichai Sanderovich
  • Patent number: 10223738
    Abstract: An augmented reality property system assessable via enrolled handy having the ability to filterably record and read augmented reality moment files tagged to real object or locations selectably via augmented reality moment file icons viewable by enrolled handy when positioned near tagged real object or locations. Augmented reality moment files also include augmented estate owner content for display when an augmented reality moment file icon is selected within the confines of an augmented estate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Pipbin, Inc.
    Inventors: Maximillian John Suiter, Ian Padraic Suiter, Sean Patrick Suiter
  • Patent number: 10225741
    Abstract: An approach to preemptive mobile data caching is provided, the approach involves retrieving user data associated with a user of a mobile computing device, retrieving external data associated with network service availability, predicting a location the user is travelling to based on the user data retrieved, determining a data security risk profile associated with the location predicted, based on the user data and the external data retrieved, determining data to be prefetched in advance of a user request for the data, wherein the data is determined based on an analysis of the user data retrieved, the location predicted and the data security risk profile and prefetching the data determined in advance of the user request for the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Gale, Erik H. Katzen
  • Patent number: 10222451
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method performed by a position calculation node (160) in a wireless communication network (100). The node (160) is arranged for improving accuracy when determining positions in the wireless communication network. The method comprises obtaining a signal transport time value for each of a plurality of different geographical UE positions (UE1, UE2, UE3), wherein the respective signal transport time value relates to the time it takes for a radio signal to travel between a first base station and one of the plurality of UE positions. The method further comprises obtaining a geographical position value for each of the plurality of different geographical UE positions, the position values being independent of the signal transport time values, and determining an actual geographical position for the first base station, based on the obtained signal transport time values, the obtained position values and a predefined geographical position for the first base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Daniel Henriksson, Tobias Ahlström, Kenneth Balck, Markus Drevö
  • Patent number: 10225759
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for receiving a reference signal for determining location by means of one or more unlicensed band cells in a wireless communication system, and the method, carried out by a terminal, may comprise the steps of: receiving configuration information associated with a positioning reference signal (PRS) transmitted by means of one or more unlicensed band cells, the PRS-related configuration information comprising information regarding the subframe from which the PRS is transmitted; receiving and measuring the PRS by means of the PRS-related configuration information; and reporting the results of the PRS measurement to a serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunho Lee, Hanjun Park, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10225816
    Abstract: Downlink signal strength measurements from base stations (BSs) are reported by mobile devices to facilitate mobile device locating. A system receives the signal strength information and determines whether the mobile device is within a selected distance from any of the BSs in response to detecting that signal strength information for one of the BSs is greater than a predefined value. The system determines an area over which to search for the mobile device if the system fails to detect that the signal strength information for any of the BSs is greater than the predefined value. The area over which the search is performed is an intersection of all regions determined by the signal strengths of the BSs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Jeremy Fix, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: 10219222
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving data associated with multiple first client devices, the data corresponding to a first set of sensor values and physical-state indicators of the first client devices; receiving data associated with a second client device corresponding to a second set of sensor values, the second client device including a first and a second set of sensors; generating functions that each determine a probability that the second client device is in a particular physical state, wherein the determination includes correlating the second set of sensor values with a corresponding physical state of the second client device based on the data associated with the multiple first client devices, and wherein a first function is based on values of the first set of sensors and a second function is based on values of the second set of sensors; and sending the generated functions to the second client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit M. Schillings, David Harry Garcia
  • Patent number: 10219102
    Abstract: In various example embodiments, an electronic device includes a communication module comprising communication circuitry, a memory, and a processor. The communication module is configured to receive access point (AP) information from each of a plurality of AP devices. The processor is configured to receive, from the AP information, a strength value of a signal and a unique value of the AP device that transmits the signal, and to processes the AP information, based on the strength value of the signal and the unique value of the AP device. Also, the processor is configured to create an AP list as information for indicating a location of the electronic device, based on a result of processing the AP information, and to store the created AP list in the memory. The processor is configured to determine whether the AP information satisfies a condition for performing a predefined function with regard to the AP list stored in the memory, and to perform the predefined function if the condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihoon Jang, Duseok Kim, Younghyun Kim, Suneung Park, Dongju Lee
  • Patent number: 10218815
    Abstract: A method and apparatus include a terminal device receiving a first message from a server that hosts a service available to the terminal device. The first message includes information about at least one attribute relating to a changeability of that at least one attribute having been changed. The terminal device sends a second message to the server in response to the first message that includes information identifying the information about the at least one attribute of the first message. The terminal device receives a third message from the server that includes information indicating a changeability setting for each of the at least one attribute identified in the first message. The terminal device updates how a user interface for the service is to be displayed so the user interface is displayed with attributes relating to the service being indicated as changeable or unchangeable in accordance with the third message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Yu Bao, James Smith
  • Patent number: 10212548
    Abstract: Systems and methods to provide navigational guidance to reach a package located inside a building. Low-energy wireless transmitting devices (e.g., Bluetooth devices) are used to transmit their identifiers. Some of the devices are placed at known locations inside the building; and some of the devices are attached to packages. When a mobile device detects the identifier of a device placed at a known location and the identifier of a device attached to the package, the location of the package is identified and recorded based on the known location of the device. Navigational guidance is provided to a mobile device of a user to reach the package based on the recorded location of the package and/or the location of any of the devices the mobile device can detect within the communication range from the current location of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: OneMarket Network LLC
    Inventor: Erik Davin Kokkonen
  • Patent number: 10212118
    Abstract: Notifying a user about a previous conversation includes based on an analysis of the previous conversation between a first user and second user determining a characterization between the first user and the second user, in response to the first user selecting, via a user device, an option to open a subsequent conversation with the second user, notifying the first user via an alert as to the characterization of the previous conversation that the first user had with the second user before reengaging the second user in a subsequent conversation, and based on an analysis of the subsequent conversation between the first user and the second user, updating the characterization to a current characterization in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pamela A. Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10212550
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure support improving determination of a location of a driver device that performs bandwidth constrained communication with a server, based on sensor data acquired by the driver device. The driver device reduces dimensionality of the acquired sensor data before transmitting the sensor data to the server over a communication network. The server receives GPS data and compressed sensor data from the driver device, and determines a quality metric related to the GPS data. Based on the quality metric, the server increases dimensionality of the compressed sensor data to reconstruct original sensor data acquired by the driver device. The server than augments the GPS data with the reconstructed sensor data, and determines location information of the driver device based on the augmented data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivasan Rajagopal, Mohammed Waleed Kadous