Based On Request Signal Patents (Class 455/456.2)
  • Patent number: 10834623
    Abstract: A wireless device adapted for operation according to two or more radio access technologies, RATs, obtains positioning reference signal configuration information by sending (602), to a location server, a request for assistance, the request for assistance comprising information about a cell serving the wireless device according to a first RAT. The wireless device receives (604), in response to the request for assistance, positioning reference signal configuration information, the positioning reference signal configuration information identifying one or more signals transmitted according to a second RAT, for measurement by the wireless device. The wireless device measures (606) at least one of the identified one or more signals and may report the measurements and/or estimate a location for the wireless device based on the measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Fredrik Gunnarsson
  • Patent number: 10830598
    Abstract: A moving target service accesses locations of moving targets each carrying a separate device accessing an augmented reality environment through an augmented reality service, the augmented reality environment comprising one or more moving virtual targets, the one or more moving virtual targets only accessible within the augmented reality environment when each device is physically present at one or more particular locations within a real world environment. The moving target service identifies a selection of the moving targets of a density within a region exceeding a density threshold. The moving target service calculates at least one optimized course for a user to follow within the real world environment to intersect with one or more of the selection of moving targets in the region to access the moving virtual target through the augmented reality service on a separate device accessible to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael S. Gordon, James R. Kozloski, Jonathan Lenchner, Clifford A. Pickover
  • Patent number: 10834534
    Abstract: Provided is a method by which a terminal performs location measurement on the basis of a PDOA in a wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present description, wherein the method, by which a terminal performs location measurement on the basis of PDOA, comprises: a step for receiving, from a base station, a signal through a plurality of paths; a step for acquiring phase difference information on each of the plurality of paths; and a step for reporting, to the base station, the phase difference information on the basis of the reference signal. The terminal is capable of communicating with at least one of another terminal, a terminal related to an autonomous driving vehicle, the base station, or a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myeongjin Kim, Sangrim Lee, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10827496
    Abstract: Communication devices and corresponding methods for RF-based communication and position determination are disclosed. An initiator communication device (1) comprises an antenna unit (10) configured to transmit and receive RF signals, a beamforming unit (11) configured to perform beamforming and to control the antenna unit to transmit and/or receive RF signals using one or more selected beams, a control unit (12) configured to control the beamforming unit (11) in a training phase to perform beamforming for determining an initiator line of sight (LOS), beam to a responder communication device (2), and a processing unit (13) configured to determine the initiator LOS beam and/or initiator angular information of the initiator LOS beam and to determine the position of said communication device using the determined initiator LOS beam and/or initiator angular information in a measurement phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Handte, Dana Ciochina, Daniel Schneider, Nabil Sven Loghin, Ben Eitel, Felix Fellhauer
  • Patent number: 10827310
    Abstract: A method is described for operating an asset tracking device, wherein the tracking device normally collects many location points at a high periodic rate and transmits the location points as a single compressed location history data block at a low periodic rate, which greatly reduces the amount of transmitted data required to send a detailed location history. When a user begins actively viewing the asset location in some application such as on a mobile device, a command is immediately sent from the tracking server back to the tracking device. This command causes the device to start transmitting location reports at a high periodic rate, thereby allowing the user to monitor the current location of the asset in real-time. Transmission at the high data rate required for real-time monitoring only occurs while the user is actively interacting with the application, which is usually a short period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Phillips Connect Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gil Winograd, William E. Cheney
  • Patent number: 10813599
    Abstract: A method, system, and/or apparatus for automatically monitoring for possible mental or physical health concerns. The method or implementing software application uses or relies upon location information available on the mobile device from any source, such as cell phone usage and/or other device applications. The method and system automatically learns user activity patterns and detects significant deviations therefrom. The deviations are automatically analyzed for known correlations to mental or physical concerns, which can then be automatically communicated to a relevant friend, family member, and/or medical professional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AURA HOME, INC.
    Inventors: Ophir Frieder, Eric Jensen, Abdur Chowdhury, Ben Cherry, Matt Sanford
  • Patent number: 10805764
    Abstract: A device can receive location data associated with an object. The device can determine a bounding area that encompasses a geographic area and determine a partitioning of the bounding area into a plurality of cells. The device can classify a cell of the plurality of cells as a first type that is entirely within the geographic area or a second type that is partially within the geographic area. The device can determine a rounded value of a latitude and a longitude included in the location data to identify a proximate location. The device can determine whether the proximate location matches a reference location associated with a vertex of the cell and identify the location as within the cell. The device, based on identifying the location as within the cell, can selectively determine whether the location of the object is within the geographic area and perform one or more actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley James Kirwan
  • Patent number: 10798525
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a technique is provided for wireless position determination wherein identification information and positional information about wireless beacons is downloaded to a local database of a wireless computing device from a central database. The local database is usable by a wireless positioning system of the wireless computing device to estimate a position of the wireless computing device. A receiver unit of the wireless computing device may receive signals from wireless beacons that include a least one new wireless beacon not included in the local database. The wireless positioning system estimates positional information of the at least one new wireless beacon based on the position of the wireless computing device. Identification information and positional information for the at least one new wireless beacon is added to the local database. Thereafter, a contribution may be uploaded to the central database for the at least one wireless beacon, to further build the central database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Skyhook Holding, Inc.
    Inventor: Cyril Houri
  • Patent number: 10791419
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for providing services to a user by a mobile device based on the user's daily routine of movement. The mobile device determines whether a location cluster indicates a significant location for the user based on one or more hints that indicate an interest of the user in locations in the cluster. The mobile device can perform adaptive clustering to determine a size of area of the significant location based on how multiple locations converge in the location cluster. The mobile device can provide location-based services for calendar items, including predicting a time of arrival at an estimated location of a calendar item. The mobile device can provide various services related to a location of the mobile device or a significant location of the user through an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Dal Santo, Lukas M. Marti, Ronald K. Huang, Lili Cao
  • Patent number: 10775474
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a hybrid mode positioning scheme in a wireless communication system is provided. While using a first positioning mode, a user equipment (UE) receives information on a triggering condition for the positioning mode switch from a network, i.e. an evolved serving mobile location center (E-SMLC). The UE determines that the triggering condition is satisfied, and switches the positioning mode from the first positioning mode to a second positioning mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jongwoo Hong, Youngdae Lee, Oanyong Lee
  • Patent number: 10771916
    Abstract: It is presented a method for determining a position of a wireless device within a single radio cell served by a plurality of remote radio heads. The method is performed in a position determination node and comprises the steps of: receiving a measured power signature comprising at least two, in time separated, power measurement values of a downlink signal, the measured power signature originating from the wireless device; comparing the measured power signature with a set of reference power signatures, wherein each one of the plurality of remote radio heads is associated with a reference power signature and the reference power signatures differ for at least two of the plurality of remote radio heads; and determining a position in that the wireless device is in the vicinity of one of the at least one remote radio head whose reference power signature best matches the measured power signature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Miguel Lopez, Benny Lennartson, Krister Sundberg
  • Patent number: 10764711
    Abstract: A content distribution server is provided with: a storage unit, which stores a plurality of pieces of content related to a facility; an acquisition unit, which acquires, from an in-vehicle navigation device of the vehicle, any one or both of starting information on a vehicle and location information on the vehicle, as information for determination; and a content distribution unit, which distributes content stored in the storage unit to a mobile terminal. The content distribution unit determines, on the basis of the information for determination acquired by the acquisition unit, whether a user can visit the facility by the vehicle, and determines, on the basis of the determination result, which content in the plurality of pieces of content stored in the storage unit is distributed to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadashi Kurihara, Yoshiaki Sugimoto, Minoru Fukumori, Shunsuke Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 10764900
    Abstract: The aspects include a method or system that identifies, by an access point (AP), an idle window in a fast locate scan interval. The AP can schedule a Block Acknowledgement Request (BAR) for an idle Station (STA) in the idle window. The AP may then transmit the BAR in the idle window to the idle STA. In response to the BAR, the AP can receive a Block Acknowledgement (BA). The AP may then determine a characteristic about the BA, and, based at least on the characteristic, determine a location of the idle STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Guru Gopalakrishnan, Hongbo Liu
  • Patent number: 10756986
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for presenting notifications that can receive input data. The techniques include presenting a notification in response to occurrence of an event, wherein the notification is associated with a specified data type and a data source from which data is to be received, receiving input data of the specified data type from the data source, wherein the notification is presented until the input data is received, and storing the input data. The notification can block access to a user interface of at least one application until the input data is received. The data source can be a data entry component of a user interface that receives user input, or can be an application that provides data of the specified data type, and receiving input data can include requesting data of the specified data type from the application, and receiving the input data from the application via inter-process communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Gencer Cili
  • Patent number: 10749754
    Abstract: A network distance prediction method and apparatus, wherein the method includes communicating, with at least two reference nodes, to determine values of at least some elements in a local distance matrix; constructing, the local distance matrix based on the values of the at least some elements in the local distance matrix; performing, low-rank sparse factorization on the local distance matrix to obtain a low-rank matrix; obtaining, values of elements in a first element set of the low-rank matrix, to use the values as target values of network distances between the to-be-positioned node and the at least two reference nodes; communicating, with the reference nodes, to obtain coordinates of the reference nodes in a network coordinate system; and determining, coordinates of the to-be-positioned node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jie Cheng, Haibin Wang, Yanhua Li
  • Patent number: 10735898
    Abstract: A device and method determine a location of a terminal by selecting one of a GPS signal and a beacon signal when a terminal moves indoors and outdoors. The device includes a measurement unit for measuring a signal strength of a GPS signal and a signal strength of a beacon signal, respectively; a selection unit for comparing the measured signal strengths and selecting one signal of the GPS signal and the beacon signal based on the comparison; and a determination unit for determining the location of the terminal using the selected signal. The selection unit compares the measured signal strengths based on at least one of a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) to select a signal having a comparatively stronger strength, and selects a signal whose strength is increasing when the measured signal strengths are substantially equal to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Doosan Heavy Industries Construction Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seong Yeol Yang, Young Hoon Seo, Seung Take Oh, Seock Moon Yoon
  • Patent number: 10735531
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to cooperation among networked devices to obtain and use a multiple-frame screenshot. In one embodiment, an apparatus comprises a processor circuit executing a sequence causing the processor circuit to receive a signal conveying a context data; retrieve an aspect of a current context of the apparatus; compare the aspect to the context data; determine whether a context defined as appropriate exists to engage in interactions with one or more other computing devices through a network based on the comparison, the interactions comprising providing a network service to the one or more other computing devices; and engage in the interactions with one or more computing devices through the network when the appropriate context to engage in the interactions exists. Other embodiments are described and claimed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rita H. Wouhaybi, Tobias M. Kohlenberg, Stanley Mo, Steven J. Birkel, Sai B. Prasad
  • Patent number: 10735911
    Abstract: A wireless communication device used in a vehicle is provided, includes a communicator that performs wireless communication with a service provider terminal, a vehicle condition acquirer that acquires a condition of the vehicle, a correspondence storage that stores a correspondence of what type of service is available under what condition of the vehicle, and an availability determiner that determines whether the service provided by the service provider terminal is available under the condition of the vehicle acquired by the vehicle condition acquirer, based on service type information included received by the communicator, the condition of the vehicle acquired by the vehicle condition acquirer, and the correspondence stored in the correspondence storage. When the availability determiner determines that the service is unavailable, the communicator does not open a service channel designated by the service provider terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seigou Kumabe, Takahisa Yamashiro, Naoyuki Kida
  • Patent number: 10736005
    Abstract: Client devices may have internet and other services available simultaneously from a number of different networks such as wide area mobile broadband networks and local area networks such as Wi-Fi and Ethernet. In cases where a client device is receiving internet service from a local area network, the client device may still need to maintain the communication link with a wide area mobile broadband network even when not actively using its services. A method and apparatus are disclosed that enable a client device with mobile broadband connection capability and at least one local area connection capability to power off its mobile broadband modem but still be connected to mobile broadband network through the internet service which the client device may receive from the local area network. Powering off the mobile broadband modem of a client device may help reduce its power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Sivakumar Govindassamy
  • Patent number: 10715957
    Abstract: Described is a method, performed by at least one apparatus, that includes obtaining a plurality of radio fingerprints, the radio fingerprints including information on radio nodes or signals from radio nodes observed by mobile devices and corresponding location estimates; and identifying, among said radio nodes, those radio nodes which are mobile radio nodes and which belong to a respective public transport vehicle, at least by relating movement information of a respective mobile radio node. The movement information is determined based on said obtained radio fingerprints, with public transport route information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Petri Rauhala, Marko Luomi, Tatiana Vyunova
  • Patent number: 10694333
    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: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventors: Sofia Alexandra Ortiz, Luis M. Ortiz
  • Patent number: 10693927
    Abstract: Systems and methods of parallel uniform resource identifier resource extraction are provided. A tracking uniform resource identifier (URI) generation component can generate a first uniform resource locator (URL) that, responsive to actuation by a client computing device, causes the client computing device to send a content item identifier of a content item and a device identifier of the client computing device, via a computer network, to a records server at a first network location identified by the first URL. A resource URI generation component can generate a second URL that, responsive to actuation by the client computing device, causes the client computing device to retrieve, via the computer network, a first resource from a second network location identified by the second URL for display by the client computing device. A content item packaging component can generate the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leo Sei, Saurabh Mahajan, Ruslan Kudubayev, Tao Huang
  • Patent number: 10674515
    Abstract: Disclosed are a user equipment and a base station in a wireless communications system, and a wireless communications method. The user equipment is used as a receiving-end user equipment for D2D communications, comprising: a transceiver; and one or more processing circuits configured to: cause the transceiver to receive a beacon signal sent by a sending-end user equipment for D2D communications, and decode the received beacon signal, wherein the beacon signal comprises identification information for identifying a D2D link where the sending-end user equipment is located; identify the D2D link where the sending-end user equipment is located as a neighbor D2D link of the receiving-end user equipment on the basis of the identification information in the correctly decoded beacon signal; and cause the transceiver to send the identified neighbor D2D link to a base station in a wireless communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuan Zhang, Penshun Lu
  • Patent number: 10671413
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes identifying a content object for display based at least in part on one or more filtering criteria. The filtering criteria is a measure of suitability of each content object for presentation based at least in part on social-graph information between a first user and one or more second users or a current geo-location of the first user. The method also includes applying the filtering criteria to the content object; and providing for display on a user interface (UI) the content object based on whether the content object is suitable for presentation based at least in part on the filtering criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke St. Clair
  • Patent number: 10667077
    Abstract: A hybrid location service maintains a user state for each of a plurality of mobile devices communicably coupled to the hybrid location service via one or more networks. The hybrid location service can receive a request for a location of a mobile device. In response, the hybrid location service can determine a consent source. The consent source can include the mobile device or a network operator of the network used by the mobile device. The hybrid location service determines a response to the request for the location of the mobile device based, at least in part, on a user state of the mobile device and a user consent obtained from the consent source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Avast Software s.r.o.
    Inventors: Virginia Howard, Dan Hodges
  • Patent number: 10663305
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing anonymity in geographic data for probe devices in a geographic region for a location-based service includes at least a database, a map matcher, and an aggregation calculator. The database is configured to store trajectory data based on sequences of sensor measurements of the probe devices. The map matcher is configured to match a map, including cells, with the trajectory data, and each of the cells includes edges and a face. The aggregation calculator configured to calculate a number of trajectories in the trajectory data that passes through each of the edges and compare the number of trajectories in the trajectory data for at least one of the edges to a threshold. The geographic data is modified in response to the comparison of the number of trajectories in the trajectory data for the at least one of the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Raghavendran Balu
  • Patent number: 10663520
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for outputting a supplementary content in a WFD is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Giwon Park, Dongcheol Kim, Byungjoo Lee, Jeongyun Jeong, Youngjun Jo, Mingi Kim, Hyunhee Park, Taesung Lim
  • Patent number: 10659958
    Abstract: Aspects of the technology employ an integrated location identification and query processing technique. Network scan information is attached to or otherwise combined with a query at a client device and is sent to a web server or other entity for processing. When a query is initiated, the client device determines whether location services are enabled. If not, upon authorization they are enabled and visible network scan data is quickly obtained for transmission with the query. The server may include both a location identification service and a search service, and can split the received information accordingly among these elements in an efficient manner that minimizes data transfers and latency. From the client device's perspective, only one query is transmitted. Relevant results based on the resolved location are received quickly by the client device. This reduces system latency and power consumption, and also minimizes network overhead by eliminating unnecessary packet transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Luis Barguno Jane, Quentin Fiard, Ankit Gupta
  • Patent number: 10645179
    Abstract: Method and server system for location sharing are disclosed. The server system receives information items related to a current location of the first mobile device associated with a first user of the social networking platform. After comparing the current location of the first mobile device with a previous location of the first mobile device and determining an orientation and/or velocity of the first mobile device at the current location, the server system sends the determined orientation and/or velocity of the first mobile device to the second mobile device associated with a second user of the social networking platform, wherein the second mobile device displays distinct visual indicators corresponding to the current location, orientation and velocity of the first mobile device, respectively, on an interactive map interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Pinlin Chen, Yi Shan, Jun Wang, Liang Wu, Ling Li
  • Patent number: 10645632
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for allocating a Physical Cell ID, PCI, to a cell, the 5 cell being one of a plurality of cells (e.g. femtocells) within a coverage area of a larger cell's (e.g. macrocell) base station, comprising defining a plurality of bands for the larger cell based on signal strength data from the plurality of cells within the coverage area, wherein each band has a predetermined signal strength range, and allocating a PCI to a cell based on a strength of signal from the larger cell's base station and its 10 corresponding band of the plurality of bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard Mackenzie, Michael Fitch
  • Patent number: 10635717
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to identifying a query template that includes one or more terms and a member of an entity category and ranking the query template. Query suggestions may be determined based on the query template. The ranking of the query template may be utilized to determine if the query template is a valid query template. The ranking of the template may be based on at least a count of occurrences of one or more of the entities of the entity category in past queries that conform to the query template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Nitin Gupta, Renshen Wang, Mangesh Gupte
  • Patent number: 10638464
    Abstract: A method for transmitting control information to a wireless node. A communications controller determines a region for the control information in a subframe as at least one of a data region and a control region of the subframe. The communications controller modulates the control information, and maps the modulated control information onto resources of the subframe according to the determined region. The communications controller transmits the subframe to the wireless node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Philippe Sartori, Bingyu Qu, Weimin Xiao, Brian Classon, Vipul Desai
  • Patent number: 10625006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for contactlessly establishing a coupling between a medical apparatus (e.g., a hemodialysis apparatus or a peritoneal dialysis apparatus) and a remote control apparatus. An optical coupling signal is exchanged between the involved communication entities, in order to establish bijective, data-processing coupling between the remote control apparatus and the medical apparatus. Only after successful coupling is a remote control procedure initiated for remote control of the medical apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenus Medical Care Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Holger Blümler, Jürgen Klewinghaus
  • Patent number: 10631265
    Abstract: In accordance with a first aspect of the present disclosure, a method for determining the position of a node in a communication network is conceived, wherein said network comprises said node and a plurality of anchors, the method comprising: the node transmits a poll message to the plurality of anchors; a first anchor of said plurality transmits a response message to the node and to one or more other anchors of said plurality of anchors; a processing unit calculates the position of the node using timing information of the poll message transmission by the node, of the poll message reception by the plurality of anchors, of the response message transmission by the first anchor, and of the response message reception by the node and the other anchor or anchors. In accordance with other aspects of the present disclosure, a corresponding computer program and a corresponding system for determining the position of a node in a communication network is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Ghiath Al-kadi, Michael Schober, Ulrich Andreas Muehlmann, Brima Babatunde Ibrahim
  • Patent number: 10627478
    Abstract: Techniques for observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) positioning based on heterogeneous reference signals (RSs) are discussed. One example apparatus configured to be employed within a user equipment (UE) comprises receiver circuitry, a processor, and transmitter circuitry. The receiver circuitry can receive, from each of a plurality of evolved Node Bs (eNBs), one or more RSs of each of a plurality of distinct types of RSs. The processor can determine, for each of the eNBs, a time of arrival (TOA) of the one or more RSs of each of the plurality of distinct types of RSs; and compute, for each of the eNBs, a reference signal time difference (RSTD) based at least in part on the TOAs of the one or more RSs of each of the plurality of distinct types of RSs. The transmitter circuitry can transmit the RSTD computed for each of the eNBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Seunghee Han, Alexey Khoryaev, Yang Tang, Zhibin Yu, Shafi Bashar
  • Patent number: 10623199
    Abstract: For outputting audio based on a user's location, an apparatus is disclosed. A system, method, and program product also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus for outputting audio based on a user's location includes a processor and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. The processor receives an audible command to output audio and associates the audible command with a particular user. Additionally, the processor monitors a location of the particular user and output audio, based on the command, from a device nearest a location of the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Nathan J. Peterson, Brian Jules Jaeger, Joshua Neil Novak, Nicholas Richard Roberts
  • Patent number: 10615951
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a transmission apparatus, a reception apparatus, and a data processing method capable of efficiently transmitting time information with high accuracy. The transmission apparatus generates a physical layer frame including the time information and transmits the physical layer frame. The reception apparatus receives the physical layer frame from the transmission apparatus and performs predetermined processing on the basis of the time information included in the physical layer frame. Time information indicating a certain time is included at a head of the physical layer frame. The present technology can be applied to digital television broadcasting using the IP system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Okada, Kazuyuki Takahashi, Lachlan Bruce Michael
  • Patent number: 10575120
    Abstract: Method for location-centric social network and provide means for users to interact with each other over the Internet more private and effective through location correlated information content, and, more particularly, to a method and system for autonomous social media system that based upon location-reference rather than on user-centered process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Ray Wang, Chih Wang
  • Patent number: 10565860
    Abstract: In a general aspect, an offline system detects new motion zones for a motion detection system. In some examples, observed channel response data is obtained from a motion detection system. The observed channel response data is associated with a plurality of subcarriers for each wireless link over a period of time. Estimated channel response data is generated for each wireless link. Transitions between zones of activity are identified in the estimated channel response data for each of the plurality of subcarriers for each wireless link. A new motion zone of the motion detection system is detected based on the estimated channel response data and the identified transitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Mohammad Omer, Stephen Arnold Devison
  • Patent number: 10555178
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for using wireless communication networks to detect GPS spoofing are provided. Aspects include receiving, from each mobile device of a plurality of mobile devices, location data of the mobile device and a list of wireless communication networks indicated as being detected by the mobile device. Aspects also include selecting a test group of mobile devices including a group of at least two mobile devices that are located within a predetermined proximity to a candidate mobile device. Aspects also include determining a degree of similarity of wireless communication network visibility based on a comparison of the lists of wireless communication networks indicated as being detected by the candidate mobile device and the test group of mobile devices. In response to the degree of similarity failing to exceed a predetermined threshold, aspects also include determining that the candidate mobile device is spoofing its location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dave Bach, Nicholas Fragiskatos, John A. Rohe
  • Patent number: 10547983
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining or holding available boundary information representing boundary of an indoor environment for which an indoor radio positioning map is to be updated and/or generated, determining whether a current position of a mobile device is in a vicinity of said indoor environment at least partially based on said boundary information; if it is determined that said current position of said mobile device is in a vicinity of said indoor environment, collecting or triggering collecting radio fingerprint observation reports by said mobile device, wherein said radio fingerprint observation reports are collected for updating and/or generating said indoor radio positioning map. Furthermore, a corresponding apparatus and system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Tapani Syrjarinne, Muhammad Irshan Khan
  • Patent number: 10539651
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for a method for obtaining location information regarding a wireless unit in a distributed antenna system (DAS). The method includes identifying a first time of arrival of a wireless signal in a time and frequency unit at a first active antenna unit (AAU). A second time of arrival of the wireless signal in the time and frequency unit at a second AAU is also identified. A location of a wireless unit transmitting the wireless signal is estimated based on a location of the first AAU, a location of the second AAU, and a difference between the first time of arrival and the second time of arrival. The location of the wireless unit and an indication that the location corresponds to the time and frequency unit is sent to a baseband unit or serving mobile location center (SMLC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Lance K. Uyehara, Boris Golubovic
  • Patent number: 10530429
    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 orientations over time, and (b) at least one antenna mounted on user equipment having a lower altitude than the aerial antennas; the process involving transmitting data relating to the positions and orientations of the aerial antennas to a processing system, the processing system calculating and transmitting beamforming instructions to the aerial antennas, the aerial antennas thereby transmitting or receiving respective component signals for each user antenna, the component signals for each user antenna 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 aerial antennas and the user antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Stratospheric Platforms Limited
    Inventors: Paul Alexander, Peter Davidson, Andrew Faulkner
  • Patent number: 10516429
    Abstract: A vehicle that performs wireless communication and a communication method thereof are provided. The vehicle that performs wireless communication includes a transceiver including a first radio frequency (RF) module placed in a first surface and a second RF module placed in a second surface of a plurality of surfaces forming an outer edge of the vehicle and a at least one processor that controls the transceiver to transmit and receive a wireless signal by using at least one of the first RF module or the second RF module, wherein each of the first RF module and the second RF module includes at least two antenna elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwanghyun Baek, Yoongeon Kim, Taesik Yang, Juneyong Young
  • Patent number: 10516968
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, systems and methods for combining observations obtained at two different mobile devices attached to a human user for performing a navigation operation. For example, observations of a signal acquired at a first mobile device may be selected for computing a position fix based, at least in part, on a utility indicator associated with the observations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Weihua Gao, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Benjamin A. Werner
  • Patent number: 10505647
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for phase calibration in a radio frequency (RF) module that constitutes a wireless communication device are provided. The apparatus and method include a test signal is emitted by a forward transmission antenna array of a first antenna array, and the emitted test signal, which is transferred by a member that covers the first and second antenna arrays, is received through a forward reception antenna array of the second antenna array. On the basis of the received test signal, a phase value is calibrated with regard to each of chain combinations formed by the first and second antenna arrays. Forward chain combinations that constitute the chain combination may be determined by a combination of forward transmission chains, which correspond to respective transmission antennas that constitute the forward transmission antenna array, and forward reception chains, which correspond to respective reception antennas that constitute the forward reception antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dae-Young Lee, Chul-Woo Byeon, Ju-Ho Son, Jeong-Ho Lee, Mee-Ran Kim
  • Patent number: 10506370
    Abstract: A system in a vehicle comprises one or more transceivers configured to communicate data with a remote server, and a processor in communication with the transceiver and programmed to determine a location of the vehicle in response to data received from one or more sensors indicating a location of the vehicle/ The processor is further programmed to determine a trigger event associated with a point-of-interest (POI) in response to the data received from the remote server, receive data from the remote server indicating one or more contacts associated with the POI and locations of the one or more contacts, and output on a display a contact list in response to at least the data indicating the trigger event, wherein the contact list is generated utilizing at least the location of the one or more contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA INC.
    Inventors: Bilal Alasry, Te-Ping Kang, Vikas Upmanue, Yu Zhang, Jordan Necovski, Sean Bleicher, Doua Vang, Eleanor Duke, Nicholaus Spunar
  • Patent number: 10490068
    Abstract: Systems and methods for achieving road action consensus in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for achieving road action consensus in vehicles (e.g., autonomous vehicles, manually controlled vehicles, etc.) of a network of moving things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventors: Dário Nascimento, Roy Russell
  • Patent number: 10475020
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media and devices for authorizing a pending payment transaction using mobile device roaming status information are disclosed. For example, a method includes a processor receiving an authorization to monitor the roaming status information of a mobile device, sending a request to a cellular service provider network to monitor the roaming status information of the mobile device, and receiving from the cellular service provider network a notification of the roaming status information of the mobile device. The method may further include the processor receiving a notification of a payment transaction of a payment device associated with a user of the mobile device at a payment location and sending an authorization to continue processing the pending payment transaction when the roaming status information indicates that a location of the mobile device corresponds to the payment location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: David Kaufman, Andrew Eberhart
  • Patent number: RE47775
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit that captures an image; a recording unit that records the image on a recording medium; a first position estimating unit that estimates a position of the imaging apparatus using a first position estimation technique to generate first position information, and calculates a first evaluation value serving as accuracy evaluation information of the first position information; a second position estimating unit that estimates the position of the imaging apparatus using a second position estimation technique different from the first position estimation technique to generate second position information, and calculates a second evaluation value serving as accuracy evaluation information of the second position information; a position-information obtaining unit that select, from the first and second position information, position information whose evaluation value is higher than the other; and an application executing unit that performs data processing using the selected posit
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hidenori Yamaji