Based On Request Signal Patents (Class 455/456.2)
  • Patent number: 10228453
    Abstract: An indoor positioning method includes: obtaining, by a terminal, all predicted locations of a current location, predicting, according to historical movement information of the terminal, a first probability that the terminal passes through each predicted location at a next moment, and obtaining, based on strength of a received signal, a second probability that the terminal passes through each predicted location at the next moment; and generating a corresponding third probability according to the first probability and the second probability that are corresponding to each predicted location, and determining a predicted location point with a highest third probability as a location of the terminal at a second moment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yunsheng Kuang
  • Patent number: 10229411
    Abstract: Fraud analysis for a location aware transaction is disclosed. Location information can be associated with historical fraud events. A location of user equipment can be analyzed against historical fraud information associated with the location to facilitate determination of a fraud factor value. The fraud factor value can reflect a determination related to a likelihood of fraud occurring in an instant transaction based on the historic fraud events proximate to the location. The determination can be based on fraud rules. Further aspects provide for abstraction of the fraud factor to limit exposure of personal information associated with wireless carrier subscribers in fraud analysis for a location aware transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, Mark Austin, John Pastore
  • Patent number: 10225684
    Abstract: An information processing method and an electronic device are provided. The method can be applied to an electronic device and comprises: receiving first information that contains first characteristic information; acquiring first location information corresponding to a first location where the electronic device is located; correlating the first location information with the first information; outputting the first information and the first location information in response to that a first operation for reviewing the first information is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE LTD., LENOVO (BEIJING) LIMITED
    Inventor: Jinhong Jia
  • Patent number: 10223832
    Abstract: The technology provides contextual personal information by a mixed reality display device system being worn by a user. A user inputs person selection criteria, and the display system sends a request for data identifying at least one person in a location of the user who satisfy the person selection criteria to a cloud based application with access to user profile data for multiple users. Upon receiving data identifying the at least one person, the display system outputs data identifying the person if he or she is within the field of view. An identifier and a position indicator of the person in the location is output if not. Directional sensors on the display device may also be used for determining a position of the person. Cloud based executing software can identify and track the positions of people based on image and non-image data from display devices in the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin A. Geisner, Darren Bennett, Relja Markovic, Stephen G. Latta, Daniel J. McCulloch, Jason Scott, Ryan L. Hastings, Alex Aben-Athar Kipman, Andrew John Fuller, Jeffrey Neil Margolis, Kathryn Stone Perez, Sheridan Martin Small
  • Patent number: 10219119
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing location-based information and functionality to people and computing devices in various ways. In at least some situations, the techniques include enabling multiple people in a common geographic area to interact in various ways, such as via devices capable of communications (e.g., cellular telephones, computing devices with wired and/or wireless communications capabilities, etc.). In addition, the techniques include enabling the creation and maintenance of location-based virtual groups of users (also referred to as “clouds”), such as for users of mobile and/or fixed-location devices. Such clouds may enable various types of interactions between group members, and may be temporary and/or mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Darren E Vengroff, Jeffrey Alan Holden
  • Patent number: 10212587
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for authenticating a user based on the geo-location history of a geo-location-enabled wireless device (e.g., a GPS-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal, a smart card, an RFID tag, etc.). In a first illustrative embodiment, a user of a geo-location-enabled wireless telecommunications terminal (e.g., a GPS-enabled cell phone, a GPS-enabled notebook computer, etc.) who attempts to access a restricted resource is challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the terminal's geo-location history. In a second illustrative embodiment, a user of a data-processing system who attempts to access a restricted resource is asked to provide a username Z. The user is then challenged with one or more questions that are generated from the geo-location history of a wireless device that is associated with username Z (e.g., a cell phone that belongs to the user whose username is Z, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Louis Bentley, George William Erhart, Lawrence O'Gorman, Michael J. Sammon, David Joseph Skiba
  • Patent number: 10212250
    Abstract: A server device may receive, via a local wireless connection with a user device, a hardware identifier associated with the user device; transmit the hardware identifier to a profile server; receive, from the profile server, a user profile associated with the user of the user device; generate a message based on the user profile; and provide the message to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kent W. Hughes, Lalit R. Kotecha
  • Patent number: 10205799
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a computing system may receive a request for a media item from a user. The system may access the media item and metadata associated with the media item. The metadata may identify one or more concepts depicted in the media item and a time associated with the media item. The system may obtain information associated with the one or more concepts from a social graph. The system may determine a social context associated with the media item using the metadata and the information from the social graph. A relevance of the social context to the user may be determined. The computing system may then select one or more media items associated with the social context and provide them to the user for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Serge Benjamin Chedeau, Emily B. Grewal, Andrew Chung
  • Patent number: 10198083
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention disclose a hand gesture recognition method, device, and system; the hand gesture recognition method disclosed in the present invention comprising: a first hand gesture recognition device determining, according to a recognized hand gesture and the position thereof, as well as said hand gesture and the position thereof as recognized by a second hand gesture recognition device, whether to accept control by said hand gesture. Another hand gesture recognition method disclosed by the present invention comprises: a first hand gesture recognition device publishing information of a hand gesture it has recognized, and receiving information of said hand gesture recognized by a second hand gesture recognition device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Haijun Liu
  • Patent number: 10193986
    Abstract: Method and device of sharing location information in a social network application are disclosed. The method includes: a user device providing an instant messaging interface of a social network application at the user device; detecting, within the instant messaging interface, a trigger input associated with location information from a first user of the first user device; in response to the trigger input associated with location information, obtaining a map based on the trigger input; and sharing the map with a second user device through the social network application, enabling the second user device to display the map in a corresponding instant messaging interface of the social network application executed at the second user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wenbin Zhang, Pinlin Chen, Yuyun Zhang
  • Patent number: 10187743
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and other embodiments are disclosed that provide situation awareness to a user of a mobile computing device. In one embodiment, beacon data is received by the mobile computing device, indicating beacon devices that are within reception range of the mobile computing device within an environment. The mobile computing device accesses local map data and local asset data based on a current location and a user of the mobile computing device. The current location is based on the beacon data and the user is defined by user profile data. The mobile computing device determines a display map and asset icons based on the local map data, the local asset data, and the user profile data. The asset icons are displayed overlaid on the display map on a display screen of the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Thomas, Yue Zhou
  • Patent number: 10182306
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the present invention, a radio-apparatus-disposition estimation device includes a processor configured to execute a program to provide at least: a first acquirer, a second acquirer, and a calculator. The first acquirer acquires first information concerning communication among a respective plurality of radio apparatuses or radio waves transmitted and received among the respective plurality of radio apparatuses. The second acquirer acquires setting position candidates of the plurality of radio apparatuses. The calculator calculates, on the basis of the first information and the setting position candidates, one or a plurality of estimated patterns in which setting positions of the radio apparatuses are identified as different ones of the setting position candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Fumiaki Kanayama, Yusuke Doi, Takafumi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10180497
    Abstract: A system for indoor localization using satellite navigation signals in a Distributed Antenna System includes a plurality of Off-Air Access Units (OAAUs). Each of the plurality of OAAUs is operable to receive an individual satellite navigation signal from at least one of a plurality of satellites and operable to route signals optically to one or more DAUs. The system also includes a plurality of remote DRUs located at a Remote location. The plurality of remote DRUs are operable to receive signals from a plurality of the one or more DAUs. The system further includes an algorithm to delay each individual satellite navigation signal for providing indoor localization at each of the plurality of DRUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Dali Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Shawn Patrick Stapleton
  • Patent number: 10182313
    Abstract: Systems and methods include data storage that stores user information for a plurality of user devices, a beacon that is configured to be associated with a first unique identifier, a meeting server that receives, from the data storage, data that includes user information one of the user devices, assigns the first unique identifier to one of the user devices based in part on similarities between the user information and an entity associated with the beacon, and creates a digital asset that includes the first unique identifier and first information, and a communication interface associated with the meeting server that transmits, via a network, the digital asset to the one of the user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Dwij Trivedi, Gabe B. Gindele, Anant Sajnani
  • Patent number: 10171598
    Abstract: Method and server system for location sharing are disclosed. The method includes: determining a motion state of a first user in accordance with respective information items related to a current location and a previous location of a first device associated with the first user; in accordance with a determination that the motion state of the first user is a stationary state, determining a user direction of the first user based an orientation of the first device associated with the current location; in accordance with a determination that the motion state of the first user is a moving state, determining the user direction of the first user based on a motion direction from the previous location to the current location of the first device; and sending the determined user direction of the first user to one or more second devices associated with one or more second users for location sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Pinlin Chen, Yi Shan, Jun Wang, Liang Wu, Ling Li
  • Patent number: 10163346
    Abstract: A computer system, method, and computer program product, for detecting a stay of a vehicle. The computer system includes an interface component configured to periodically receive location data sets (211-1 to 211-n) from one or more location sensors attached to the vehicle. The system further includes a motion detection component configured to detect a stop of the vehicle when at least two consecutive location data sets (211-1, 211-2) represent the same physical location within a tolerance range to define a stop location of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG
    Inventor: Olaf Neumann
  • Patent number: 10149116
    Abstract: Applications, systems, and methods, configured to automatically detect whether a vehicle containing a mobile device of a driver is being driven and automatically notify selected friends and family of the driving status of the vehicle so that the friends and family may opt not to send a message or other distraction to the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Neil Kerr, William McCullough, Suzi Murtagh
  • Patent number: 10143022
    Abstract: A method for generating a geographically-bound mobile ad hoc network identification. The method may include receiving, by a processor, a mobile ad hoc network request. The method may also include determining a plurality of geographic coordinates of a device associated with a current location of the device. The method may further include generating a mobile ad hoc network identification based on the determined plurality of geographic coordinates. The method may also include processing the received mobile ad hoc network request using the generated mobile ad hoc network identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, Bret W. Dixon, Benjamin T. Horwood, Alexander H. Poga, Mark A. Shewell
  • Patent number: 10136258
    Abstract: In a wireless communication device, an example method of transmitting location data for a location of the wireless communication device includes using a short-range radio communication protocol to receive, without prior interrogation, radio signals from any nearby autonomously transmitting radio-transmitting device, detecting the location data in a radio signal from a nearby autonomously transmitting radio-transmitting device, wherein the radio signal is the strongest radio signal that includes location data, measuring a received signal level of the radio signal from the autonomously transmitting radio-transmitting device, and transmitting the location data and the received signal level of the radio signal to a third party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Elliott Drucker
  • Patent number: 10135510
    Abstract: A process for cooperative aerial inter-antenna beamforming for communication between (a) multiple moving platforms, each platform having an aerial antenna mounted thereon, such that the aerial antennas have variable positions and orientation over time, and (b) at least two ground based antennas; the process involving transmitting data relating to the positions of the aerial antennas to a processing system, the processing system calculating and transmitting beamforming instructions to the ground based antennas, the ground based antennas thereby transmitting or receiving respective component signals for each aerial antenna, the component signals for each aerial antenna received or transmitted by the ground based antennas having essentially the same information content but differing in their phase and usually amplitude, so as to form a cooperative beam from the cooperative sum of the signals between the ground based antennas and the at least two aerial antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Stratospheric Platforms Limited
    Inventors: Paul Alexander, Peter Davidson, Andrew Faulkner
  • Patent number: 10129757
    Abstract: Methods and devices useful in concurrently receiving and supporting Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and Long Term Evolution Licensed Assisted Access (LTE-LAA) wireless data signals are provided. By way of example, an electronic device includes a network interface configured to allow the electronic device to communicate over one or more channels of a wireless network, and a transceiver configured to transmit data and to receive data over the one or more channels. The transceiver is configured to receive licensed cellular signals and unlicensed cellular signals over the one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William J. Noellert, Daniel C. Kong, Ali Ghoreishi
  • Patent number: 10119829
    Abstract: Disclosed is a route planning method for a navigation system. The method comprises: performing grid processing on an actual geographic space, the grids being cells in a cellular network, acquiring a mobile station cell handover record, and creating a cell adjacency model according to the mobile station cell handover record; making a source and a destination in the actual geographic space correspond to a source grid and a destination grid after the grid processing, and determining a grid-level path from the source grid to the destination grid according to the inter-grid adjacency model; and converting the grid-level path into an actual route from the source to the destination in the actual geographic space. Also disclosed is a route planning device for a navigation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Lixue Wang
  • Patent number: 10111069
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for transmitting occupancy-related data from sensors to a remote server using smart phones instead of a gateway. Sensors in a building or other location collect and buffer occupancy-related data. Each sensor periodically generates an advertisement beacon with an identifier and a data payload that includes buffered occupancy-related data. The sensors wirelessly broadcast the advertisement beacons. A plurality of mobile devices (e.g., smartphones) execute an application that scans for advertisement beacons with the above-referenced identifier. In response to a mobile device with the application being in the vicinity of a sensor and detecting an advertisement beacon with the identifier, the mobile device forwards the advertisement beacon to a remote server, which uses the beacon's data payload to calculate the occupancy of a building or location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Building Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Andrew Krioukov
  • Patent number: 10111039
    Abstract: The last known location of a lost or stolen device can be determined based on the device's last communication with a data network. A portable device can be set up to communicate its location to or through a server to a second client after the portable device after at least one of the portable device obtains a wireless connection to a data network and registers a most recent location with the server. A device location based on data network router IP address or GPS. A location can be stored until a subsequent location and/or wireless connection is obtained. The server can be programmed to send at least one of “lost” message, ringtone, lock code and wipe command to a lost or stolen portable device. The server or lost device can be programmed to provide map location information to the second client for last known location of the lost portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
    Inventors: Sofia Alexandra Ortiz, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10109168
    Abstract: In a general aspect, detected motion is localized based on channel response characteristics. In some aspects, channel responses based on wireless signals transmitted through a space between wireless communication devices are obtained. A motion detection process is executed to detect motion of an object in the space based on the channel responses, and the channel responses are analyzed to identify a location of the detected motion within one of a plurality of regions within the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Stephen Arnold Devison, Mohammad Omer, Yunfeng Piao, Marco Paulo dos Santos Nogueira
  • Patent number: 10075243
    Abstract: Digital distributed antenna systems and methods for advanced cellular communication protocols are provided. In one embodiment, a digital distributed antenna system comprises: a host unit; a plurality of remote antenna units each communicatively coupled to the host unit, wherein a downlink digitized RF signal is transported from the host unit to at least one of the plurality of remote antenna units, and wherein the at least one of the remote antenna units is configured to generate an analog RF signal from the downlink digitized RF signal; and a signal conditioning and control module that extracts from a first digitized RF signal at least one data stream and converts the at least one data stream to baseband data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Larry G. Fischer, Jody Forland
  • Patent number: 10064153
    Abstract: There is provided a position estimation apparatus including: an identification information provision unit which provides temporarily issued prescribed identification information to a target terminal; a data acquisition unit which acquires transmission data transmitted from a communication terminal receiving a wireless signal; and a position estimation unit which estimates a position of the target terminal, in the case where identification information included in the transmission data is the prescribed identification information notified to the communication terminal from the target terminal by the wireless signal, based on position information of the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsubasa Yumura, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 10057767
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods to support location specific control to allow and/or disallow access to services through untrusted wireless networks by a wireless communication device are disclosed. One or more network elements obtain a location of the wireless communication device and selectively allow and/or disallow access to one or more cellular network services and/or one or more access point names (APNs) based on the location of the wireless communication device when connecting through an untrusted wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Bhaskara Yerrabommanahalli, Ajoy K. Singh, Krisztian Kiss, Rohan C. Malthankar, Thomas F. Pauly
  • Patent number: 10057731
    Abstract: A system and method are presented to allow text-based communication between users concerning an image in the form of an image-message. The originator of the communication uses a mobile device app to select an image and enter appropriate text. The recipient mobile device receives an image-message, and then displays the text superimposed over the image. The recipient can enter reply text, which will then be shown superimposed over the image as part of a message stream. The recipient can also alter the image, with the altered image being transmitted back to the originator. When the reply message is active, the altered image is displayed behind the message stream. The user can select an earlier message in the stream to view the image associated with that earlier message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: AMBIENT CONSULTING, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Grossman, Kenneth F. Krutsch
  • Patent number: 10055993
    Abstract: A control system and method of controlling a mobile platform safety system is provided. User input including a modification to a predefined alert response associated with the mobile platform safety system is received, the modification being associated with a geographic location. The pre-defined response, the user modification, and global positioning system (GPS) data are processed to generate therefrom a location specific personalized alert response for the mobile platform safety system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Raymond J. Kiefer, Michael G. Carpenter, Michael A. Wuergler
  • Patent number: 10045272
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for controlling an Access Point (AP) connection and an electronic device thereof. A method of controlling an AP connection by an AP controller includes detecting a movement of an electronic device which is connected to a first AP, determining an AP which is the closest to the detected electronic device, and, when the determined AP is different from the first AP, releasing the connection between the electronic device and the first AP to make the electronic device connect to the determined AP. Accordingly, the present invention has an effect in that the AP controller can provide a proper service in accordance with a position of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Soon-Hyun Kwon
  • Patent number: 10044836
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for obtaining and providing one or more resources for an investigation to be conducted remotely from a server. Resources needed to conduct an investigation may include one or more portions of a database and/or one or more functionalities of a data analysis platform. Based on the investigation to be conducted (e.g., type of investigation, location of investigation, personnel involved, etc.), a computing system may obtain different amounts/types of resources from the server. The investigation may be conducted via a web application that runs on the computing system. The web application may access the resources obtained from the server. The results of the investigation may be sent by the computing system to the server. The computing system may receive updates from the server. The computing system may act as a server for other remote systems that are conducting investigations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Laub, Mark Scianna, Carter Kozak, Daniel Zangri, Izaak Baker, Joseph Henke
  • Patent number: 10034254
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a timing advance includes: sending an uplink message to an access point, AP, and receiving a downlink message returned by the AP; according to the moment when the uplink message is sent, the moment when the downlink message returned by the AP is received and the fixed time when the downlink message is returned by the AP, obtaining time alignment information; and according to the time alignment information, adjusting the amount of time by which a signal is sent in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chixiang Ma, Yi Luo, Xun Yang, Yingpei Lin
  • Patent number: 10034205
    Abstract: In a multi-carrier wireless communication network, positioning-aware switching of a primary carrier from a first carrier to a second carrier for a UE is constrained to enable one or more positioning measurements to be performed. Either the selection of the second carrier, the timing of switching from the first to the second carrier, or both, are constrained to enable and enhance the positioning performance. The constraints may be operative at a serving node of the network, at a UE, or both. Further constraints may be applied to the network to enhance positioning performance. Carrier switching may be across Radio Access Technology (RAT), and the positioning constraints may include configuring or re-configuring a device to perform positioning measurements in measurement gaps (e.g., on a secondary carrier in LTE systems when Positioning Reference Signals are not transmitted on the primary carrier).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 10028103
    Abstract: A position management system manages position information of a second apparatus which carries out wireless communications with a first apparatus that is installed indoors. The position management system determines radio field intensity of radio waves of the wireless communications that are received from the first apparatus when movement of the second apparatus is detected, acquires first position information that indicates a position of the second apparatus estimated based on the determined radio field intensity of the radio waves, and stores the acquired first position information associated with time information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10028319
    Abstract: The wi-fi connection method for a mobile terminal provided by the present invention achieves the wi-fi connection of the mobile terminal by obtaining the data list and the location information of the wi-fi hotspots from the mobile terminal, and sending the above information to the server. Subsequently analyzing above information by the server to find out the available wi-fi hotspot, then sending the password information back to the mobile terminal. Compared with the prior art, the present invention can greatly improve the efficiency and success rate of the wi-fi connection. The present invention also provides a wi-fi connection system which achieves the above method in a mobile terminal via a software, and the system facilitates the use for users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LIANSHANG NETWORK TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Luojia Yu, Fayou Zhang
  • Patent number: 10015638
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a descriptive location of a first user device. The method includes: receiving a request to determine an updated descriptive location pointer for the second user device; receiving data associated with the first user device and at least one radio frequency (RF) signal; and determining an updated descriptive location pointer for the second user device based on a unique identifier collected by the first user device, the data associated with the first user device, and the at least one RF signal, wherein the unique identifier is created by the first user device based on data and RF signals received by the first user device during a learning phase, wherein the unique identifier is associated with at least one predetermined descriptive location pointer, wherein the updated descriptive location pointer is determined from among the at least one predetermined descriptive location pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Carbyne Ltd.
    Inventors: Alex Dizengof, Yony Yatsun
  • Patent number: 10015630
    Abstract: This specification generally relates to a method for tracking one or more persons in a relationship between a tracker and the one or more participants. The method can include using an event stamp function to activate the tracking system. The person being tracked determines when they are trackable by connecting to a proximity grid. When the person being tracked wants to be tracked, that person connects to a proximity grid, and when the person being tracked does not want to be tracked, that person disconnects from the proximity grid, thereby simplifying setting up rules for when the person being tracked can be tracked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Proximity Grid, Inc.
    Inventor: John H. Reimer
  • Patent number: 10004076
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a wireless communication channel is selected based on signal quality metrics. In some aspects, a first wireless communication device receives a first set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through a space on a first wireless communication channel from a second wireless communication device. A signal quality metric value is computed based on the first set of signals, and a second wireless communication channel is selected based on a determination that the value of the signal quality metric does not meet a quality criterion for a motion detection process. The first wireless communication device receives a second set of signals based on wireless signals transmitted through the space on the second wireless communication channel from the second wireless communication device, and the motion detection process is executed to detect motion of an object in the space based on the second set of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Dustin Griesdorf, Stephen Arnold Devison, Mohammad Omer, Yunfeng Piao, Oleksiy Kravets, Tajinder Manku, Christopher Vytautas Olekas
  • Patent number: 10003913
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a communication system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across computers and platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods perform spatial sensing in order to locate adjacent devices via asymmetric Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) received signal strength indication (RSSI) distributions. Such spatial location between adjacent devices enables the devices to communicate, share, generate and/or consume digital information as a single, connected and/or localized logical unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Haojian Jin, Kent Lyons, Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 9998868
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for mobile computing device proximity notification. The method includes one or more processors acquiring location information for a plurality of mobile computing devices. The method further includes one or more processors creating a first group of mobile computing devices based on location proximity in the acquired location information of the plurality of mobile computing devices, wherein the created first group includes a first mobile computing device and a second mobile computing device. The method further includes one or more processors determining whether the first mobile computing device is within a predetermined distance to the second mobile computing device, and the first mobile computing device and the second mobile computing device are outside of an area associated with the first group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoka Mochizuki, Tomohiro Shioya, Asuka Unno, Lianzi Wen
  • Patent number: 9967710
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for reminding a user based on a set position by using a mobile terminal. The method includes connecting the mobile terminal of the user to a wireless network, determining, by a mobile terminal of a user by using a wireless network, that a distance between the mobile terminal and a set position is greater than a set value and reminding, by the mobile terminal, the user of a set event according to a set reminding manner when the distance between the mobile terminal and the set position is greater than the set distance value. The present disclosure can make full use of a wireless local area network (WLAN) function or a wireless communication function of a mobile terminal to determine, without any additional hardware, a position of a user by using a WLAN or a positioning system, thereby implementing a function of reminding the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Vid Scale, Inc.
    Inventor: Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9961647
    Abstract: A device for controlling exposure of electromagnetic waves from a base station collects a power value received from at least one base station together with position information using a plurality of terminals in a controlled area; maps the received power value collected from the terminals on a plurality of subareas in the controlled area based on position information collected from the terminals; calculates a power density for respective frequency bandwidths in the respective subareas by using the received power value of the terminals provided in the respective subareas; and calculates a specific absorption rate of electromagnetic waves in a human body in the respective subareas by using a power density value for respective frequency bandwidths in the respective subareas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Ae Kyoung Lee, Jong Hwa Kwon, Hyung Do Choi
  • Patent number: 9942736
    Abstract: Methods and systems described in this disclosure are directed creating a profile for a user that includes information content rules and information delivery rules. Upon detecting a triggering event, a personalized set of information is created for the user based on the information content rules. The information is delivered to the user according to the information delivery rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: UIPCO, LLC
    Inventors: Sakina Hassonjee Sharp, JoAnn Trevino, Scott Shreder, Roland Edmiston, Kristin Koch, Nicholas Manzoli
  • Patent number: 9942702
    Abstract: A base station exchanges session communications with a UE during a communication session, receives a location request for a device location of the UE, determines an amount of delay time associated with the session communications of the UE, and submits a query to a database system for a location of a wireless repeater to which the UE is connected, wherein the query includes an identifier of the base station and the amount of delay time associated with the session communications. The database system processes the identifier of the base station and the amount of delay time associated with the session communications to identify and return the location of the wireless repeater to the base station. The base station receives the location of the wireless repeater from the database system and transfers the location of the wireless repeater in response to the location request for the device location of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael P. McMullen, Roger Danforth Bartlett, Mark Douglas Peden, Raymond Emilio Reeves
  • Patent number: 9936356
    Abstract: Estimating a location of a device indoor by measuring a location of a terminal based on a starting point using a sensor, receiving a signal from the device located in the room through short-range communication, storing a plurality of first locations in which the signal is received from the device and an intensity of the signal, determining a center point of a plurality of second locations in which the intensity of the signal is equal to or greater than a reference value at a corresponding location among the plurality of first locations or belonging to a higher reference range are selected in descending order of the intensity of the signal from the plurality of first locations, and determining an estimated location for the device using a probability distribution model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Jaehoon Jeong, Tae Moon Kim, Sol Chan Yeon
  • Patent number: 9912713
    Abstract: Systems and methods which provide dynamically updated image sets for applications are disclosed. Dynamically updated media sets may be utilized for a variety of personalized media features of applications, such as dynamically updated graphical user interface wallpaper, dynamically updated computer screen savers, dynamically updated smart phone ringtones, etc. A user may specify criteria for media sets to be dynamically updated using a configuration application. Accordingly, one or more applications, on one or more digital devices, having a personalized media feature may be configured to utilized dynamically updated media sets using media set profiles comprising selected media set criteria. The applications may thereafter be dynamically provided with the appropriate media sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Scotty Mackenzie, Nick Lewin, Christopher Giordano
  • Patent number: 9907031
    Abstract: At a base station, a table is prepared that for each index value among multiple different index values, associates repetition counts of different channels correlated with each other. The base station acquires reception information indicating a reception state of a wireless signal at a mobile station, determines a repetition count for each channel based on the reception information, and acquires from the table, an index value corresponding to the respective repetition counts for the channels. The base station transmits to the mobile station, a wireless signal that includes the index value to notify the mobile station of the index value. The mobile station has a table that for each index value among different index values, associates repetition counts of different channels correlated with each other and acquires the repetition counts of the channels from the table, based on the index value from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hongyang Chen
  • Patent number: 9906917
    Abstract: A first device may receive data from one or more sensors associated with the first device. The data may indicate movements of the first device. The first device may be associated with a user. The first device may determine a state of the user indicated by the movements of the first device. The first device may determine whether the data is associated with the movements of the user inside one or more structures. The first device may generate a map for a structure, of the one or more structures, by combining the data received from the one or more sensors. The first device may provide the map for the structure for display and the data toward one or more second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Yueping Zhang, Oleg L. Berzin, Chris M. Okoniewski
  • Patent number: 9904709
    Abstract: Described are methods that utilize a geographic location technology (e.g., GPS) to determine user location data, and existing network-based websites (e.g., Internet websites) for searching and accessing data related to the location data such that the user context can be developed and stored. A location component is provided that determines location data of a wireless communications device of a user. A context component is provided that accesses context data based on the location data to define a context in which the device is located. Activities, goals, and overall context of a user can be inferred through statistical fusion of multiple sources of evidence. The context data is presented to the user via the wireless device such that the user can make decisions as to where to go, for example. User preferences can be accessed and applied to filter context data according to what the user desires to see and access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Krumm, Eric J. Horvitz, Ramaswamy Hariharan