Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/456.1)
  • Patent number: 10097963
    Abstract: A method for controlling an in-vehicle apparatus to provide a geo-fencing service is disclosed. The method includes providing a geo-fencing service based on location of a vehicle, detecting at least one of a mobile device and a wearable device through a communication terminal equipped in the vehicle, recognizing location of the at least one of the mobile device and the wearable device, and requesting that a network server activates a notification for the geo-fencing service when the mobile device is determined to be located in a geo-fencing area and the wearable device is determined to be out of the geo-fencing area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jin Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10094666
    Abstract: A method of room based position determination for a mobile node in a positioning system is disclosed. The method comprises determining a room in an area deployed with at least a reference node of the positioning system, collecting a plurality of RSSI data from the at least a reference node in every place of the room, establishing a room fingerprint, performing a real-time RSSI measurement on the at least a reference node, to collect a plurality of real-time RSSI data from the at least a reference node, and determining whether the mobile node is within the room according to the RSSI mean parameter, the maximum distance parameter of the room fingerprint database and the collected real-time RSSI data from the at least a reference node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Quantek, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheng Wang, Yu-Liang Chen
  • Patent number: 10096204
    Abstract: A system and method for determining and implementing platform specific online game customizations. The multiple platforms may include virtual reality platforms and non-virtual reality platforms. The system may monitor interactions of the users with the online game through the multiple platforms. User profiles including user information related to participating in the online game through the virtual reality platforms and the non-virtual reality platforms may be managed by the system. The system may determine user value metrics for a given user on a virtual reality platform and a non-virtual reality platform. A platform specific online game customization for the online game when played via a virtual reality platform and/or a non-virtual reality platform may be determined based on the user value metrics. The game customization that customizes one or more aspects of the online game for the given user when played via a given platform may be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC ARTS INC.
    Inventors: Kent Wakeford, Tomi Huttula
  • Patent number: 10094904
    Abstract: The present invention concerns, inter alia, a method for generating location data for locating a mobile communication terminal (20) in a cellular communication network, said communication network being comprised of a number of radio cells (40, 50, 60). The basics are that the communication terminal (20) successively establishes a connection to a number of two or more radio cells (40, 50, 60) having the same and/or different field strengths, in that the communication terminal (20) maintains the connection to the respective radio cell (40, 50, 60) for a defined time period, and in that after the defined time period has elapsed, the communication terminal (20) terminates the connection to the radio cell (40, 50, 60) and establishes a connection to the next radio cell (40, 50, 60). The information items arising from this process are used on the network side to generate location data by means of which the communication terminal (20) can be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vodafone GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Josefiak
  • Patent number: 10097657
    Abstract: In an approach to providing push notifications to a computing device, one or more computer processors detect a first computing device. The one or more computer processors determine whether one or more additional computing devices are detected within a pre-defined proximity threshold of the first computing device. In response to determining one or more additional computing devices are detected within a pre-defined proximity threshold of the first computing device, the one or more computer processors retrieve data from the one or more additional computing devices. The one or more computer processors determine, based, at least in part, on the retrieved data from the one or more additional computing devices, a notification. The one or more computer processors send the notification to the first computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10097265
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for position-based actions using light-based communication (LCom). LCom signals can be used to encode or otherwise provide data which in turn can be used to help determine the position of a device receiving those LCom signals. Therefore, LCom can be used to facilitate various actions based on, for example, the position of an LCom receiver determined using data received via the LCom signals. There are numerous use cases for position-based actions using LCom, such as security applications, check-in applications, payments based on location, permissions, and access to information that can all be tied to a location. Actions may include temporarily disabling or enabling the LCom receiver hardware or software (such as disabling device cameras in high security areas), providing another security layer as a result of knowing the device position, and using the LCom receiver position as a part of a larger process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.
    Inventors: Anant Aggarwal, Christian Breuer, Barry Stout
  • Patent number: 10091792
    Abstract: The present application relates to an advanced receiver capable of subtracting co-channel interference. A significant problem of interference cancellation with this advanced receiver, which is capable to cancel other cell interference, is how to obtain information about the scheduled users, i.e. the interferers in neighboring cell. This knowledge is needed in order to be able to receive the signal from the neighboring cell for further use in the cancellation process. The interference cancellation can by simplified if e.g. the Radio Network Temporary Identifier RNTI and the Physical Cell Identity PCI would be known because the RNTI informs about the scrambling code to use for decoding the control channel, e.g. PDCCH. Thereby, it can be determined whether the data blocks transmitted to the radio devices in the neighboring cells collide with the data blocks transmitted to the advanced receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Bengt Lindoff
  • Patent number: 10091639
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a registration area determining method, to reduce overheads for sending paging signaling to user equipment. The method in the embodiments of the present disclosure includes: determining, by a mobility management entity, that both duration in which user equipment does not access a basic registration area in a registration area of the user equipment and duration in which the user equipment does not initiate a periodic basic registration area update procedure are greater than or equal to preset duration; generating, by the mobility management entity, a new registration area for the user equipment, where the new registration area does not include the basic registration area; and sending, by the mobility management entity, the new registration area to the user equipment. The embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a mobility management entity, to reduce the overheads for sending paging signaling to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Yin, Caixia Qi
  • Patent number: 10091152
    Abstract: A method, computer program product, and computer system for receiving, by at least one remote computing device, location information of one or more other computing devices. Which of the one or more other computing devices is within a pre-defined distance from an event location is identified based upon the location information. At least a portion of automatically-suggested user information associated with at least a portion of the one or more other computing devices within the pre-defined distance from the first computing device is sent to a first computing device. A selection of one or more users associated with the automatically-suggested user information sent to the first computing device is received by the at least one remote computing device from the event location. An invitation to an event at the event location is sent to at least a portion of the selected one or more users associated with the automatically-suggested user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew T. Wansley, Kavi Harshawat, Anton Lopyrev
  • Patent number: 10091611
    Abstract: A method for determining a position for a stationary device with assistance provided by a mobile device is disclosed. The method comprises receiving, by a microphone of the stationary device, an activation sound; in response to the received activation sound, sending a request for position data addressed to the mobile device; receiving position data from the mobile device; and storing the position data as being the position of the stationary device. A method for assisting, by a mobile device, in determining a position for a stationary device is also disclosed. A stationary device and a system for determining a position for the stationary device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Axis AB
    Inventors: Niklas Hansson, Arvid Nihlgard Lindell
  • Patent number: 10082584
    Abstract: Various different techniques are used to determine a location of a device, including 3-dimensional (3D) mapping techniques as well as one or more of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) techniques, wireless signal detection techniques, and inertial sensor techniques. The locations determined by these various techniques are combined to determine the location of the device and/or user of the device. In addition to the location of the device, an orientation or direction of view of the device and/or user of the device can optionally be determined as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Peter S. Hoang, Jedd A. Perry, Rod G. Fleck
  • Patent number: 10085122
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for determining device location of a user device within a venue using a wireless positioning system is provided. The method includes identifying a plurality of signal sample sets, wherein each signal sample set includes a sample location within the venue and one or more wireless signal strengths of associated wireless access points positioned at the venue, wherein the sample location is determined based on location data associated with a corresponding payment card transaction within the venue. The method also includes receiving a subject wireless signal strength sample of the wireless access points captured by the user device at an unidentified location within the venue. The method further includes determining a subject location of the user device based on the plurality of signal sample sets and the one or more subject wireless signal strength samples, and providing the subject location of the user device within the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Justin Howe, Bruce William MacNair
  • Patent number: 10082554
    Abstract: A tracking device broadcasts beacon signals that are separated in time by broadcast intervals. The tracking device determines the broadcast intervals based on a behavior model. The behavior model specifies one or more conditions, such as times of day within a 24-hour day, and associates a usage probability with each condition. A higher usage probability causes the tracking device to broadcast beacon signals at shorter broadcast intervals. A mobile device in communication with the tracking device can reconfigure the behavior model, either by modifying portions of the behavior model or by replacing the behavior model with a different behavior model. This allows the behavior model to adapt to different circumstances, such as different usage patterns during weekdays, weekends, and vacations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Josselin de la Broise, Aaron Okano, Akhila Hegde
  • Patent number: 10079902
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present document provide an information push management method and device, herein the method includes: a communication terminal configures an advertisement information display switch of at least one WIFI hotspot in a WIFI hotspot list according to a control instruction; after receiving the information pushed by the WIFI hotspot, the communication terminal determines whether the advertisement information display switch of the WIFI hotspot pushing the information is ON when determining the information is advertisement information; if yes, the information is processed normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Linjuan Fu, Xi Chen
  • Patent number: 10080175
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for pre-steering traffic within a telecommunications network. In some embodiments, the systems and methods pre-steer traffic by steering user devices to optimal or suitable frequency bands of a network before the user devices begin streaming content and/or performing other actions via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Francis Migaldi
  • Patent number: 10073169
    Abstract: A first communication device generates a plurality of samples from a sampled signal. The sampled signal corresponds to a first sampling frequency, and the plurality of samples correspond to a second sampling frequency that is greater than the first sampling frequency. Additionally, the sampled signal corresponds to a transmission signal transmitted from a second communication device to the first communication device. The first communication device generates a correlation signal using the plurality of samples, and uses the correlation signal to generate an estimate of a time at which the transmission signal was received at the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Vijay Ahirwar
  • Patent number: 10075934
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a positioning method and apparatus. The positioning method includes: sending, by a serving base station, a terminal side measurement request based on a positioning node reference signal to a target terminal according to configuration information of the positioning node reference signal; performing, by the serving base station, a base station side measurement based on the positioning node reference signal, and obtaining base station side measurement information based on the positioning node reference signal; and then sending terminal side measurement information based on the positioning node reference signal and the base station side measurement information based on the positioning node reference signal to a location server, so that the location server calculates location information of the target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Anjian Li
  • Patent number: 10075149
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that support controlled transmission and directional reception of RTS and/or CTS messages, are described. Controlled transmission may include transmitting a same RTS message multiple times in the same direction and/or transmitting an RTS message with a length that is multiple times longer than a standard RTS message. In an aspect, a receiver may determine spatial directions of a plurality of transmitters including a first transmitter and at least one other transmitter, and may perform a beam sweep in the determined spatial directions for receiving one or more RTS messages. A transmitter may determine that a receiver is to perform a beam sweep in K different spatial directions, and may transmit a same RTS message for a data transmission K times in the same direction or an RTS message with a length approximately K times longer than a standard RTS message, during a duration of the beam sweep.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10075378
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic apparatus, a central node apparatus and a network side apparatus, a transmission method and a configuration method. The electronic apparatus for user equipment UE side includes: a transmission mode determining device configured for determining, based on service type of uplink transmission data that is to be transmitted to a network side apparatus by the electronic apparatus for UE side, whether to adopt a transmission mode in which the uplink transmission data is transmitted to a central node apparatus such that the uplink transmission data is transmitted to the network side apparatus. The electronic apparatus, the central node apparatus and the network side apparatus, the transmission method and the configuration method according to the present disclosure can implement at least one of saving network resources, reducing signaling overhead, and reducing power loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Wei Bai
  • Patent number: 10075810
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A method for wireless communication at a first base station (e.g., corresponding to, associated with, or included in a first cell) includes receiving location information from a vehicle; identifying, based at least in part on the location information, a plurality of cells from which to broadcast a location message associated with the vehicle, where the plurality of cells include at least a cell of a second base station; and communicating with at least the second base station regarding a broadcast of the location message. A method for wireless communication at a vehicle include transmitting location information from the vehicle to a base station on an access stratum (AS) layer, and transmitting location message information to the base station. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shailesh Patil, Georgios Tsirtsis, Junyi Li, Hong Cheng, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Michaela Vanderveen
  • Patent number: 10075848
    Abstract: Mobile security techniques may protect information stored on a subscriber identity module (SIM) card as well as services that are accessible through the SIM card from unauthorized use. The techniques include receiving a service request to perform a security function at a server. The security function may affect a service provided to a mobile device by a telecommunication network, in which the mobile device obtains the service using a SIM card. The techniques further include performing the security function. The performance of the SIM function may be terminated in response to the server receiving a reversion command or an expiration of a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Steven S. Farsai
  • Patent number: 10070262
    Abstract: System and methods for locating radio-frequency-emitting devices. The method may comprise registering, on a downloadable software application on a first locator device, a trackable device, thereby creating a registered trackable device, which emits a radio frequency signal, then detecting, via a radio frequency scan conducted by a second locator device, a sighting of the registered trackable device; determining, at the second locator device, whether the sighting of the registered trackable device meets criteria defining the sighting as a new location of that registered trackable device, the criteria including a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value; communicating, when the sighting of the registered trackable device meets the criteria, a report of the new location to a server, the report including a geographical location of the registered trackable device; and sending a notification from the server to the first locator device that a new location of the registered trackable device has occurred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Thinking Source, LLC
    Inventor: Michael McCormick
  • Patent number: 10070409
    Abstract: Described in detail herein are systems and methods for tracking clusters of user devices within a facility. In exemplary embodiments, a plurality of network devices are distributed within a facility. The network devices may receive connection data indicating probing by at least one of a plurality of user devices within the facility. A processing unit may be coupled to the network devices and the processing unit may extract location data from the connection data received by the network devices. The location data may indicate the location of the user devices with respect in the facility. The processing unit may determine a projected path for the plurality of user devices based on the location data. The processing unit may generate a response based on then projected path of the plurality of user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Thompson, Robert C. Taylor, Donald High, Michael Dean Atchley
  • Patent number: 10070333
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a measurement method for channel state information, user equipment and a base station. The measurement method includes: selecting one or more coordinated transmission points for coordinated multipoint transmission by the base station for user equipment; and independently configuring a measurement subset used for channel state information feedback for each base station and each coordinated transmission point, so that the user equipment performs measurement according to the measurement subset. With the embodiments of the present invention, channel state information feedback configuration is performed to each cell or transmission point participated in coordination, and a unified structural design for feedback information may be used, so that channel feedback information for multiple transmission points or multiple cells can serve for not only transmission of a single cell, but also transmission of multiple cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Hongchao Li, Hua Zhou, Jianming Wu
  • Patent number: 10070263
    Abstract: Poisoning attacks are detected and resulting location data is excluded from location-based services. Rogue devices can use a MAC address in a source field of network data packet in order to appear as a trusted station to the access point in order to inject poisonous location data. Responsive to detecting that a change in location is suspicious, the change in location is excluded from the location-based service. Otherwise, the location change can be relied upon for providing the location-based service, as a default operation. Subsequent location-based service is provided by a locationing server using location information from connected stations while excluding suspicious changes in location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, INc
    Inventor: Anil Kaushik
  • Patent number: 10070398
    Abstract: In one implementation, radio power mode switching includes comparing a time zone associated with a current location of a client device with a country code associated with a current location of an access point, where the client device is connected to the access point, and switching a first radio power mode of the client device to a second radio power mode of the client device based on the comparison of the time zone and the country code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: I-Chen Lin, Han-Kuang Chang, Leo Joseph Gerten
  • Patent number: 10070265
    Abstract: A beacon location system includes a plurality of first broadcasters configured to broadcast first broadcasts to be received by a registered receiver device, and includes one or more second broadcasters configured to broadcast second broadcasts to be received by the registered receiver device. The beacon location system includes a controller communicatively and operatively coupled to the plurality of first broadcasters, and the one or more second broadcasters, wherein the controller comprises a memory and a processor configured to execute instructions stored on the memory. The instructions include generating one or more masked correspondences between the first broadcasts and locations of the plurality of the first broadcasters, wherein the one or more masked correspondences comprise one or more levels of accuracies. The beacon location system also includes a website accessible to the registered receiver device to obtain the one or more masked correspondences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Danijel Maricic, John Erik Hershey, Michael James Hartman
  • Patent number: 10067219
    Abstract: A software-defined radio system has a plurality of fixed radio receivers each operable to receive radio signals in a receiving band, to sample a received radio signal to produce a sample stream, and to send the sample stream over a network. The radio system includes at least one fixed sync signal transmitter operable to transmit predetermined sync signals in said receiving band to receivers of the aforementioned plurality. The radio system further comprises a data processing system which is connected to the network for receiving sample streams from the receivers. The data processing system is operable to align samples of a data signal contained in sample streams from different receivers by: detecting a sync signal in those sample streams; determining a timing offset between samples of the sync signal in those sample streams in dependence on predetermined locations of the different receivers and the transmitter of that sync signal; and aligning the samples of the data signal in dependence on the timing offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Beitler, Alexandru Caracas, Thomas Eirich, Michael Kuyper, Marcus Oestreicher
  • Patent number: 10061033
    Abstract: A wireless tracking device operating in at least two modes to reduce power consumption and extend the operable period of the wireless tracking device. In an active mode, the wireless tracking device samples sensor signals at a higher resolution and may also actively communicate with a remote device via wireless connection. In a hibernation mode, most of the components or modules in the wireless tracking device are shut down to reduce power consumption. The wireless tracking device may switch to the active mode When a predetermine event is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FedEx Corporate Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Turon, Xin Yang, Michael P. Dierks
  • Patent number: 10063698
    Abstract: Systems and methods for inbound calls to controlled-environment facility resident media and/or communications devices may receive, via the device, data associated with the resident operating the device. Authentication of the resident operating the device may be verified as associated with an address identifier of the device and it may be confirmed that an inbound calling non-resident is associated with the address identifier. A notification of the inbound call may then be sent to the device, and the same or other data associated with the resident operating the device may be received, via the device. Authentication of the resident operating the device as a resident as associated with an address identifier may be re-verified using the same or other data and the call connected as a result of the verification, confirmation and/or re-verification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Keiser, Scott Passe, Krishna Balantrapu, Alexander Noland, Jamie Nicole Wade
  • Patent number: 10064008
    Abstract: Provided is a method and/or apparatus for providing a wireless location service using a beacon signal. A wireless location service method may include collecting a plurality of beacon signals from each of a plurality of beacon transceivers positioned around a user, and determining a current location of the user based on at least one of a virtual point and the plurality of beacon signals, the virtual point positioned in a space in which the beacon transceivers are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NAVER Business Platform Corp.
    Inventors: Weongi Park, Ho Jin Lee, Hyang Sub Lim, Daewoong Kim
  • Patent number: 10062263
    Abstract: A first device may determine to activate a location detection mode of a second device. The location detection mode may be related to locating the second device. The second device may not be within a short-range communicative proximity of a wireless transceiver component of the first device. The first device may select a user device, of a plurality of user devices, via which to cause the second device to activate the location detection mode. The first device may provide, via the user device, a set of instructions to cause the second device to activate the location detection mode. The first device may perform one or more other actions related to locating the second device after providing the set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Mandali, Arunkumar Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10064007
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: examining data of breaches of a geofence by client computer devices to determine respective positions of the breaches; establishing an updated location for the geofence using the determined respective positions of the breaches; updating a location of the geofence so that the location of the geofence is the updated location; obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location; and providing one or more output in response to the obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat Deluca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10063996
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for generating and delivering data content to a mobile device using geospatially-aware virtual environments. A virtual environment management system generates a virtual environment based on a hybrid application having one or more functionality associated with an activation condition, and provides the virtual environment to the mobile device. The virtual environment management system then determines that a location of the mobile device satisfies the activation condition, and activates the one or more functionality for the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: THERMOPYLAE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Abraham J. Clark, John-Isaac Clark
  • Patent number: 10064126
    Abstract: A method and a node identification system for identifying at least one unknown access point in a communications network using details related to at least one known access point and organization of the details related to the at least one known access point. The method includes capturing details related to the at least one unknown access point and identifying an organization of the captured details related to the at least one unknown access point, comparing the details related to the at least one known access point and the organization of the details related to the at least one known access point with the captured details related to the at least one unknown access point and the organization of the captured details related to the at least one unknown access point, and determining a type of the at least one unknown access point based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Graham K. Smith
  • Patent number: 10061805
    Abstract: A processing device receives a plurality of discrete log entries from a first data store and generates an event for each discrete log entry that satisfies a criterion. To generate an event the processing device determines a source type associated with a discrete log entry, parses the discrete log entry based on the source type, determines a plurality of fields of the discrete log entry, identifies a subset of the plurality of fields, wherein one or more fields in the subset are to be used as link keys for linking together events, and assigns a field type to each field in the subset of the plurality of fields. The processing device additionally writes a plurality of event entries for the event into a second data store. A separate event entry is written for each field of the subset of the plurality of fields having an assigned field type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sumo Logic, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenny Tidwell, David Frampton, Brendan O'Connell
  • Patent number: 10064155
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a positioning apparatus and method. In embodiments of the present invention, a sending module sends auxiliary data information to a terminal, where the auxiliary data information is information required by the terminal to perform measurement on positioning nodes, where the auxiliary data information includes positioning node index numbers of the positioning nodes; a receiving module receives a positioning measurement result sent by the terminal, and provides the positioning measurement result to a positioning module, where the positioning measurement result includes a positioning measurement result corresponding to each positioning node index number, or a positioning measurement result that a reference positioning node index number separately corresponds to other positioning node index numbers; and the positioning module determines a location of the terminal by using the positioning measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Anjian Li
  • Patent number: 10057875
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to location-based network device operation. For example, a non-transitory machine-readable medium is described that stores instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to provide network permissions to a network device joining a network; responsive to acceptance of the network permissions, propagate a location policy to the network device; and modify an operating mode of the network device based on the determined location and the location policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Eneterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Vigneshwara Upadhyaya, Gopakumar Nambisan
  • Patent number: 10057243
    Abstract: A method of securing data transport between an endpoint device, without an IP address and connected to a gateway device, and a connected service using a discovery agent, a discovery service, and an enrollment service. The method includes: sending to the discovery service on the gateway device, an authenticated identity beacon with a device profile of the endpoint device; verifying authentication of the endpoint device and the device profile and generating a certificate request for the endpoint device; processing, by the enrollment service, the certificate request for the endpoint device to translate the certificate request for a certificate authority and receiving a certificate for the endpoint device issued by the certificate authority; processing the received certificate for the endpoint device to translate the received certificate for the endpoint device to represent a privacy certificate authority; and performing cryptographic operations on data using the certificate for the endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MOCANA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srinivas Kumar, Atul Gupta, Ruslan Ulanov, Shreya Uchil
  • Patent number: 10057832
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods are disclosed that may perform ranging operations between a first device and a second device. The second device transmits an FTM request frame indicating a number of supported non-legacy ACK frame formats, and receives a first FTM frame indicating capabilities of the first device to receive each of the non-legacy ACK frame formats supported by the second device. The second device selects one of the non-legacy ACK frame formats or a legacy ACK frame format based, at least in part, on the indicated capabilities of the first device, and then transmits ACK frames using the selected frame format during the ranging operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ning Zhang, Xiaoxin Zhang, Carlos Horacio Aldana, Youhan Kim
  • Patent number: 10057745
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a communication device includes a transceiver with a physical (PHY) layer. The PHY layer is configured for body area network (BAN) operations in a limited multipath environment based on a constant symbol rate for BAN packet transmissions and based on M-ary PSK, differential M-ary PSK or rotated differential M-ary PSK modulation. The PHY layer is configured to transmit and receive data in a frequency band selected from the group consisting of: 402-405 MHz, 420-450 MHz, 863-870 MHz, 902-928 MHz, 950-956 MHz, 2360-2400 MHz, and 2400-2483.5 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anuj Batra, Timothy M. Schmidl, Srinath Hosur, June Chul Roh
  • Patent number: 10057878
    Abstract: A device obtains at least one characteristic of at least one radio signal detected at a mobile device that is located at a particular site and a representation of a radio environment for the site and a definition of at least one specified path section for the site. The at least one path section has been specified by a person in a map presented on a display. The device determines a location estimate for the mobile device based on the at least one characteristic of the at least one radio signal and based on the representation of the radio environment for the site and adjusts the determined location estimate based on the definition of at least one specified path section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Pavel Ivanov, Jani Käppi, Jari Tapani Syrjärinne
  • Patent number: 10057797
    Abstract: Devices and methods for determining timing offsets between wireless devices are provided. One method includes transmitting, from a first device, a request for timing data to first user equipment and receiving a response. The timing data is indicative of a frame timing associated with a reference time for both the first device and a second device. The method further includes determining a timing offset between the frame timing for the first device and a frame timing for the second device based on the timing data. Another method includes receiving a reference time from a timing reference device, applying a timestamp to frame timing data for the first device, receiving frame timing data from the second device time-stamped based on the reference time, and comparing the timing data to determine a time offset between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERAL IP (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Soumen Chakraborty, Sindhu Verma
  • Patent number: 10057725
    Abstract: A device may determine a set of orientations or relative displacements at a set of locations. The set of locations may include at least a first location and a second location. The device may determine a set of sensor measurements relating to one or more measurable parameters at the set of locations. The device may determine, based on the set of orientations or relative displacements at the set of locations and the set of sensor measurements relating to the one or more measurable parameters at the set of locations, a path relating to the set of locations. The device may perform an action based on determining the path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Murphy, Matthew James W. Brown, Meng Wang, Gareth James Smith
  • Patent number: 10057877
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a memory, a communication circuit, and a processor configured to operatively connect with the memory and the communication circuit. The processor is configured to send identification information of a base station attached to the electronic device via the communication circuit to a server, receive first base station information about base stations included in a first area on the base station from the server, store the first base station information in the memory, and estimate a location of the electronic device based on properties of a signal received from at least one of the base stations included in the first area or the first base station information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seong Jae Lee, Jai Young Choi, Young Kyoo Kim, Jin Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 10051501
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE), a mobile hotspot equipment, a backhaul device and a method for establishing a path loss model database are provided. The UE receives a wireless signal from a first surrounding mobile hotspot equipment, and measures the wireless signal during a time interval so as to generate received signal information corresponding to the wireless signal. Thereafter, the UE transmits a measurement response message that includes an identity of the first surrounding mobile hotspot equipment and the received signal information to the backhaul device via the mobile hotspot equipment. Accordingly, the backhaul device establishes a path loss model according to the received signal information and stores the path loss model into a path loss model database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Lo, Yang-Han Lee, Yi-Hsueh Tsai, Yi-Ting Lin
  • Patent number: 10051588
    Abstract: A method of mitigating inter-BSS interference via synchronized inter-BSS operation is proposed. By aligning the transmission of UL and DL transmission in two overlapping OBSSs, the inter-BSS STA-to-STA and inter-BSS AP-to-AP types of interference can be eliminated. Furthermore, based on the BSS overlapping geometry and the STA location, different interference mitigation schemes can be applied to mitigate inter-BSS AP-to-STA and inter-BSS STA-to-AP types of interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: James June-Ming Wang, Yuh-Ren Jauh, Ching-Hwa Yu, Chih-Shi Yee, Yasantha N. Rajakarunanayake, Tianyu Wu
  • Patent number: 10051110
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for managing movement states of an electronic device are provided that may leverage pass data from a pass application when determining a current or future movement state of an electronic device and/or that may manage a mode of operation of the electronic device based on the determined movement state. Pass data may be indicative of the existence or use of any suitable passes that may be used by the electronic device, such as transportation boarding passes, event tickets, coupons, store cards, financial payment cards, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Swapnil R. Dave, Ioan V. Uilecan, Varun A. Vora
  • Patent number: 10050844
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamic network optimization using geolocation and network modeling are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for network optimization. The system may comprise a data collection system configured to collect geolocated subscriber records from a plurality of mobile devices. The system may also comprise a SON optimization system communicatively coupled to the data collection system via a network. The SON optimization system may comprise at least one pre-processor configured to receive and process geolocated subscriber records from the data collection system. The SON optimization system may further comprise a network simulator configured to perform network simulation analysis based on the processed geolocated subscriber records, and provide a new network configuration based on the network simulation analysis, wherein the new network configuration is estimated to improve network performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Michael Flanagan, Nicholas James Randell, Mohsen Zadeh-Koochak, David Charles Padfield, Mihai Stanciuc, Howard John Thomas
  • Patent number: 10050343
    Abstract: A device a radio communication device may be provided. The radio communication device may include: a movement characteristics determination circuit configured to determine a movement characteristics of the radio communication device; a beam pattern determination circuit configured to determine a beam pattern based on the determined movement characteristics; and an antenna controller configured to control an antenna to operate using the determined beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Clevorn, Christian Drewes, Pablo Herrero, Juergen Kreuchauf, Jan-Erik Mueller