Location Monitoring Patents (Class 455/456.1)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10051426
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a computer implemented method and system of proactively caching content for a mobile electronic device. The method includes determining the location of a mobile electronic device, predicting the location of the mobile electronic device, including a prediction of when the mobile electronic device will be in a location of low or no network connectivity. The data that will be retrieved while the mobile electronic device is not connected to the network is also predicted. Thereafter, the predicted data that will be retrieved is downloaded prior to losing network connectivity so that it can be accessed from memory while the mobile electronic device has low or no network connectivity. Other embodiments are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vittorio Castelli, Georgiana Dinu, Radu Florian, Gourab Kundu, Taesun Moon, Avirup Sil
  • 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: 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: 10049430
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or computer program product augment and display a photographic image based on a context of a subject of the photographic image. One or more processors receive a photographic image that was captured by a camera. The processor(s) determine a context of the photographic image, where the context is captured by a context sensor at a location of a subject whose image is captured in the photographic image, and where the context describes a state of the subject whose image is captured in the photographic image. The processor(s) augment the photographic image with an additional feature to create an augmented photographic image based on the context captured by the context sensor. The processor(s) then display the augmented photographic image on a viewing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10051421
    Abstract: A method and/or system is disclosed allowing a user to quickly and easily obtain information on the location of another user or group of users. Such location information, may for example, be provided for quickly finding the whereabouts of friends, volunteers, employees, event attendees, etc. The system is comprised of a user application and a user connection server which utilizes push notification services. Accordingly, embodiments allow a user to ask, for example with a single button press/user selection, for the location of other users. In response to the request, the user can, for example with a single button press/user selection, choose to respond to the user. The requesting user then sees the location of the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Initlive Inc.
    Inventors: Deborah Pinard, Melissa Pinard, Liam Williams
  • Patent number: 10048058
    Abstract: Examples of the present disclosure describe systems and methods for capturing data to acquire indoor and outdoor geometry. In aspects, a data capture system may be configured to acquire texture data, geometry data, navigation data and/or orientation data to support geolocation and georeferencing within indoor and outdoor environments. The data capture system may further be configured to acquire seamless texture data from a 360° horizontal and vertical perspective to support panoramic video and images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zanin Cosic, Hannes Hegenbarth, Martin Ponticelli, Gerald Schweighofer, Mario Sormann
  • 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
  • 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: 10045325
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of processing a positioning reference signal are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes determining a narrow-band (NB) positioning reference signal (PRS) bitmap indicating a pattern selecting NB PRS subframes, wherein each NB PRS subframe comprises an NB PRS for positioning an NB user equipment (UE), transmitting, to the NB UE, NB PRS configuration information for the NB UE, the NB PRS configuration information comprising the NB PRS bitmap, determining, by a reference cell and based on the NB PRS bitmap, NB PRS subframes of the reference cell, mapping, by the reference cell, a first NB PRS in the NB PRS subframes of the reference cell, and receiving, from the NB UE and in response to the first NB PRS, a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Jun Yoon, Dong Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 10045323
    Abstract: This application provides a positioning method, a network side device, a positioning node, and a positioning system, where the method includes: receiving, by a network side device, a positioning request, where the positioning request is used to trigger positioning for UE; sending configuration information to N positioning nodes according to the positioning request, receiving, by the N positioning nodes according to the configuration information, the uplink positioning reference signal sent by the UE, and obtaining N measurement results according to the uplink positioning reference signal; sending, by M positioning nodes of the N positioning nodes, M measurement results corresponding to the M positioning nodes to the network side device; and determining, by the network side device, a position of UE according to the M measurement results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Li, Jun Cheng, Sha Ma, Gaoke Du
  • Patent number: 10045241
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for managing user data privacy are described. Upon identification of a user device as a candidate for performing data collection relating to network performance experienced by the device, a network operator on whose behalf the data collection is to be performed is identified, and user consent information associated with the user device is examined to determine if a user of the device has given consent for data collection on behalf of the network operator. If the user has given consent, the user device is configured for data collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Anatoly Andrianov, Sean Kelley
  • Patent number: 10043412
    Abstract: There is a system and method for promoting travel education including a toy having a particular geographic association represented visually on the toy. The toy includes a unique identifier observable on the toy and associated with the particular geographic association. The system includes a management module configured to interact with the toy and thereby promote travel education. The management module includes a user account management module associated with the unique identifier of the toy and configured to manage a user account associated therewith and to receive location information in regards to the toy. The management module includes a geographic rules module in communication with the user account management module and configured to store, provide and enforce a set of rules on the user account based on the particular geographic location of the toy associated with the user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Dean Joseph Lore
  • Patent number: 10045150
    Abstract: A system and method are described for accurately detecting a location of a wireless device. For example, one embodiment of a method comprises: collecting signal strength data indicating signal strength between a wireless device and a plurality of IoT devices and/or IoT hubs in a user's home; associating the signal strength data with locations in the user's home and storing the association in a location database; and determining a current location of the wireless device by comparing the signal strength data in the database with current signal strength data indicating current signal strength between the wireless device and the plurality of IoT devices and/or IoT hubs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Afero, Inc.
    Inventor: Omar Zakaria
  • Patent number: 10045161
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things). More specifically, systems and methods for vehicular positioning based on the round-trip time of DSRC messages in a network of moving things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardoso de Moura, Nuno Alexandre Tavares Coutinho
  • Patent number: 10038607
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a system, method, or computer program product for aggregation of machine-initiated resource distribution. The invention generates a smart device portal for linkage of user associated smart devices. The portal generates code to extract data from the smart devices and control the communications disseminated from and received by the smart device from third parties. Thus, the generated portal and coded stored signal fixes the technical challenges within the current network including the need to consolidate and aggregate data across smart devices associated with the user, the need to control and manage the flow of data packets from smart devices to third parties (privacy, filtering, protection), and the need to easily track and refresh an inventory of smart devices in a manner that allows key data to remain associated with the user while the user's inventory, device associations, and personal/business associations change over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Benjamin Castinado, Stephen A. Corrado, Victoria L. Dravneek, Manu Jacob Kurian, Toni J. Moore, Phillip Wade Mork, Evan Sachs, Alicia C. Jones-McFadden, Matthew Hsieh, Michael Emil Ogrinz
  • Patent number: 10038997
    Abstract: Examples herein retrieve a profile data corresponding to a mobile device from a first data repository in response to the mobile device entering a regional service area. The examples store the profile data in a second data repository. The second data repository is local to the regional service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventors: Michael R Kelly, Rob W Heldenbrand, Gary Iosbaker
  • Patent number: 10036798
    Abstract: In accordance with an embodiment, a positioning apparatus comprises a first interface and a processor. The first interface receives a positioning signal. The processor sets an interval for searching the positioning signal with a first interface to a first searching interval, sets the interval for searching the positioning signal to a second searching interval which is shorter than the first searching interval if it is determined that the positioning signal is received through searching in the first searching interval and uses the positioning signal received through searching in the second searching interval to specify a position of the positioning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeo Uchida, Akihiko Fujiwara, Mika Hirama, Kazunori Hirabayashi, Koji Nagai
  • Patent number: 10038973
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and system for determining a positioning interval of a mobile terminal. The method and system include the mobile terminal acquiring current location information, and sending the location information to the server; the mobile terminal receiving, from the server, a distance between the current location of the mobile terminal and a designated geo-fence; the mobile terminal obtaining current motion information; the mobile terminal acquiring, from the server, an active time of a user associated with the mobile terminal; and the mobile terminal determining time interval information on a next positioning according to the received distance, motion information and whether or not the current time is within the active time of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Jianfei Huang
  • Patent number: 10031237
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile device detects one or more wireless local area network (WLAN) access points (APs) and a WLAN-based location estimate is determined for the mobile device using a wireless local area network based positioning system (WLAN-PS). The WLAN-based location estimate is based on the one or more detected WLAN APs and information maintained in a reference database associated with the one or more detected WLAN APs. The mobile device also obtains a plurality of satellite-based positioning system (SPS) measurements. A selection of a set of SPS measurements is made from the plurality of SPS measurements based on consistency of the set of SPS measurements with the WLAN based location estimate. The selected set of SPS measurements is used in determining a final location estimate of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Farshid Alizadeh-Shabdiz
  • Patent number: 10033857
    Abstract: An automated system is disclosed for detecting situations in which identical segments of conversation appear within two different recordings. The system automatically detects where within each of two audio recordings an identical conversation segment begins and ends, thus enabling detection of conversations where multiple prison inmates participated in a conference call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Gainsboro, Lee Weinstein
  • Patent number: 10034134
    Abstract: A wireless base station locates User Equipment (UE) that is served by a wireless repeater chain that is served by the wireless base station. The wireless base station maintains a data structure that indicates geographic locations for wireless repeaters in the wireless repeater chain. The wireless base station wirelessly exchanges user data with the wireless repeater chain responsive to the UE exchanging the user data with one of the wireless repeaters in the wireless repeater chain. The wireless base station determines repeater hops in the wireless repeater chain between the wireless base station and the UE. The wireless base station determines the wireless repeater serving the UE based on the repeater hops. The wireless base station indicates a geographic location in the data structure for the wireless repeater serving the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Yu Wang, Sanghoon Sung, Dhaval Dipak Mehta, Udit A. Thakore
  • Patent number: 10034253
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of synchronizing a wireless device with a network node comprises receiving a radio subframe transmitted from the network node. The radio subframe comprises a first Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) associated with a first Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol and a first plurality of subcarriers. The first PSS is paired with a first Secondary Synchronization Signal (SSS) associated with a second OFDM symbol and the first plurality of subcarriers. The radio subframe also comprises a second PSS associated with the first OFDM symbol and a second plurality of subcarriers. The second PSS is paired with a second SSS associated with the second OFDM symbol and the second plurality of subcarriers. The method further comprises inspecting the first plurality of subcarriers to detect the first PSS and the first SSS and inspecting the second plurality of subcarriers to detect the second PSS and the second SSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mona Hashemi, Jingya Li, Emil Ringh, Henrik Sahlin
  • Patent number: 10032181
    Abstract: A network system, such as a transport management system, efficiently allocates resources by monitoring the geospatial and topological locations of a rider responsive to receiving a trip request. A trip management module matches a rider with an available driver based in part on an comparison of the estimated times of arrival of the rider and the driver at the pickup location. A client positioning module monitors the rider's progress through nodes and edges in a topological graph associated with the origin location based on radio signatures received at the rider client device. A client ETA module calculates a rider ETA based on the rider's rate of travel through the origin location represented by nodes in the topological graph. Responsive to determining that the rider ETA and the driver ETA vary by over a threshold amount of time, the trip management module matches the rider with a second available driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Upamanyu Madhow, Daniel Iland, Dinesh Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 10034138
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: collecting, at a first device, local movement tracking data comprising distance and direction travelled by the first device; receiving, at the first device, local movement tracking data of a second device; and providing, using combined local movement tracking data of the first device and the second device, a location indication of the second device using an output device of the first device. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Arnold S. Weksler, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson, Russell Speight VanBlon
  • Patent number: 10034262
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to beacon sensor based network fingerprints. For example, a location analytics device for beacon sensor based network fingerprints may include a processing resource and a memory resource storing readable instructions. The instructions may cause the processing resource to receive signal strength readings from a plurality of access points (APs) for transmissions originating from a target client device, compare the received signal strength readings for the target client device, to a beacon sensor based network fingerprint generated from a reference client device, and determine a location of the target client device based on the comparison of the received signal strength and the beacon sensor based network fingerprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Ankur Kamthe
  • Patent number: 10028147
    Abstract: The proliferation of networked, wireless-enabled devices is challenged by the reliance upon password management and user knowledge of privacy and security techniques to maintain control over data that is personal, proprietary or restricted. This disclosure enables a geo-proximity security and privacy system for assuring control and non-repudiation for wireless-enabled devices by relying upon location and trusted network relationships among a set of wireless-enabled devices, where one or more devices may act as a control or master key. Security in a digital society may be benefited by the establishment of digital walls that are as flexible as the world of cyberspace to be erected whenever and wherever wireless-enabled technology is in use. The security protocol may be configured to secure a protected device or the data they contain from loss, theft, abuse or misuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: BRUCE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lillie Bruce Coney
  • Patent number: 10028245
    Abstract: Maintaining point of interest (POI) data using wireless access points (WAPs) includes correlating, using a processor, a WAP with a POI from a POI data store according to a network name and a location of the WAP and a name and a location of the POI. The POI data is updated according to the correlating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jason R. Wither
  • Patent number: 10027542
    Abstract: A node of a communication network determines a hash-based sketch. The sketch may for example correspond to a Count-Min (CM) sketch. The sketch summarizes a number of occurrence of an event for a group of UEs. Further, the node receives information representing the number of occurrence of the event for said group of UEs from one or more further nodes of the communication network, e.g., in a further hash-based sketch. The node updates the sketch with the information received from the further and provides the updated sketch to the further nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rickard Coster, Vincent Huang
  • Patent number: 10027763
    Abstract: Provided is an enhanced LPP transport that may improve performance where a sender or receiver of messages processes certain messages that include requests to abort transactions or sessions, or processes certain messages that might otherwise result in the sending of abort messages. Embodiments may reduce unwanted system actions such as, for example, the unwanted termination of a transaction or session, or the unnecessary use of system resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Govind Ram Venkat Narayan, Srigouri Kamarsu
  • Patent number: 10028097
    Abstract: A method for processing user location information based on non-periodic update includes at least: requesting installation of a location processing agent controlling a location measurement sensor from the at least one location information providing terminal; receiving a request for approval of at least one location information providing terminal from a location information requesting terminal and providing a link message accepting the approval request of the at least one location information providing terminal; if a request for location of a specific location information providing terminal is received from the location information requesting terminal, requesting the corresponding location information from the corresponding location processing agent; and if the location measurement sensor is successfully controlled by the corresponding location processing agent, receiving location information of the specific location information providing terminal from the corresponding location processing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ISHARINGSOFT, INC.
    Inventor: Yongjae Chuh
  • Patent number: 10028086
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to techniques for implementing location based device services. Techniques are described for enabling registration of a device to a server system and providing access to the registered devices via a universal application. In certain embodiments, the universal application may receive, from an end user, one or more location based search parameters for a registered device. The universal application may determine registered devices that satisfy the one or more location based search parameters. In some embodiments, service attributes can also be input when searching for a registered device. In addition, some embodiments determine a device application associated with the registered device and a corresponding device application can be launched upon selected of a registered device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Kii, Inc.
    Inventors: Makoto Iguchi, Phani Pandrangi, Susumu Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 10028113
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for computing various determinations at one or more mobile devices and/or central machines. In part, such determinations are computed based on analysis of one or more inputs originating at one or more sensors of one or more devices. The referenced methods can include operations such as: receiving one or more inputs, processing the one or more inputs to determine a quantity of occupants within a vehicle, and transforming a first operation state of a device present within the vehicle based on a determination that the quantity of occupants within the vehicle is not greater than one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cellepathy Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Abramson, Itzhak Pomerantz, Yuval Kashtan, Andrei Kolin, Guy Soffer
  • Patent number: 10028084
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a position indicator are presented. In some embodiments, position data indicating a position of a mobile device is obtained. A position indicator is determined based on at least one region of a map. The position of the mobile device is located within the at least one region. The position indicator indicates a map-feature-dependent region of the map. The position indicator is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yin Chen, Saumitra Mohan Das, Payam Pakzad
  • Patent number: 10024951
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for crowdsourcing the synchronization status of a network are presented. In various embodiments, a server receives a synchronization status of a base station associated with the network. If the synchronization status indicates that the network is synchronous, the server collects information for computing time correction data. The server may send the time correction data to the mobile device for use in determining the position of the mobile device when the mobile device is connected to the synchronous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Opshaug, Mayur Shah, Rayman Pon, Grant Marshall, Dominic Farmer
  • Patent number: 10028335
    Abstract: A communication system includes a plurality of communication apparatuses. The communication apparatuses each include a display portion, an operation detection portion, a determination processing portion, and a transmission processing portion. The operation detection portion detects an operation on the display portion. When a specific operation of moving an operation position on the display portion is detected by the operation detection portion, the determination processing portion determines whether or not another one of the communication apparatuses exists at an azimuth corresponding to a movement direction of the operation position in the specific operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Shuji Murata, Yoichi Hiranuma
  • Patent number: 10018470
    Abstract: A location-aware device detects if a personal or point of interest region has been entered or exited and a current context of the device. In response, an operating mode is selected based on the region and a current context of the device. The operating mode is configurable by a user, including setting geofence parameters, context parameters and operating mode parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Robert Mayor, Maximilian H. Luttrell, Brendan J. Langoulant, Vera Carr, Stephen J. Rhee, Gregory Novick
  • Patent number: 10021667
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may receive a first measurement report from a user equipment (UE) that includes an indication of a measurement parameter associated with a first beamformed reference signal. The base station may receive additional measurement reports from the UE for additional base stations. The additional measurement reports may include an indication of measurement parameters associated with additional beamformed reference signals transmitted by the additional base stations. The base station may identify a location of the UE based on the first measurement report and the additional measurement report. Alternatively, the UE may transmit multiple beamformed sounding reference signals to multiple base stations, and a single base station may identify a location of the UE based on multiple reports collected from the multiple base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Sumeeth Nagaraja
  • Patent number: 10018704
    Abstract: A method of a ranging and positioning with sensor STA/neighbor AP is proposed. An initiating wireless device establishes an FTM procedure with a responding wireless device in an indoor wireless local area network. The initiating device exchanges FTM frames with the responding device and thereby receiving a first set of timestamps from the responding device. The initiating device receives a second set of timestamps associated with the exchanged FTM frames from one or more listening devices. Finally, the initiating device determines location information from the first and the second set of timestamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Mediatek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: James June-Ming Wang, Chih-Shi Yee, Thomas Edward Pare, Jr., YungPing Hsu, Chao-Chun Wang, Yuh-Ren Jauh, Kun-Chien Hung, Gabor Bajko
  • Patent number: 10021668
    Abstract: It is an object to provide a wireless characteristic display apparatus that displays wireless characteristics at a location where a multihop wireless mesh network is to be created, the apparatus being able to reduce discrepancies between displayed characteristics and actual characteristics and being able to reduce complexity in processing to obtain wireless characteristics and in the configuration of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shohei Iijima