Based On Request Signal Patents (Class 455/456.2)
  • Patent number: 11356812
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing a location that include receiving location data from user equipment, such as a cellphone or mobile device, and providing the location data in an acceptable form to emergency services, such as a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The location data from the user equipment can undergo a shape conversion process prior to being transmitted to emergency services. The systems and methods evaluate the received location data to determine if a semimajor and a semiminor axis of the received location data are equal in magnitude. If so, the shape conversion process is bypassed to prevent error from being introduced into the location data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Wei-Ming Lan, Nan Xiao
  • Patent number: 11350236
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to minimizing delay when a customer seeks a ride in a ride-hail vehicle at a crowded venue where multiple customers are attempting to obtain rides in ride-hail vehicles. In an example procedure, a ride-hail service provider responds to a ride request originated from a personal device of the customer by providing a ride-ID code or some other form of ride-confirmation data. The customer enters any ride-hail vehicle at the crowded venue without interacting with the driver of the vehicle prior to getting into the vehicle. The personal device of the customer then uses communications such as Bluetooth® to execute a triangulation procedure for determining whether the personal device is inside the vehicle. Upon confirming that the personal device is inside the vehicle, the ride-ID code is automatically transmitted to a personal device of the driver and further communications may then be carried out for authenticating the ride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Cuddihy, Kwaku Prakah-Asante
  • Patent number: 11337038
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method, a device and a system for transmitting multicast group information. The method includes: receiving, by a first CSE, multicast group information transmitted by an underlying network element, wherein the first CSE includes a CSE where a group is located; and setting, by the first CSE, attributes of multicast group resource according to the multicast group information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kun Yang, Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 11316859
    Abstract: Work support system and method with device sharing and development system for multi-platform application disclosed. The work support system with device sharing may include a user terminal in which a service application is installed and executed, a device configured for executing a predetermined operation according to a control command, a device terminal directly connected to the device, and a device sharing server configured for enabling the user terminal to use the device by communicating with the user terminal and the device terminal, managing information of the device that is sharable, and allowing a sharing of the device under a predetermined condition in response to a request from the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Inswave Systems Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wooglae Kim
  • Patent number: 11316956
    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 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Laub, Mark Scianna, Carter Kozak, Daniel Zangri, Izaak Baker, Joseph Henke
  • Patent number: 11317241
    Abstract: A method disclosed herein for allows users to avoid such undesirable encounters by determining whether an undesirable contact of the user has opted for sharing location information, in response to determining that the undesirable contact has opted for sharing location information, collecting location signal from the undesirable contact, forecasting anticipated locations of the undesirable contact over a period based on the location signal of the undesirable contact, forecasting anticipated locations of the user over the period, determining potential of encounter between the user and the undesirable contact based on analysis of anticipated locations of the user and the anticipated locations of the undesirable contact over the period, generating an undesirable contact avoidance scheme based on the potential of encounter, and optionally notifying the user of the undesirable contact avoidance scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Benny Schlesinger, Yuval Borsutsky, Keren Damari
  • Patent number: 11317248
    Abstract: A method for locating of a wireless device, performed by a third party, comprising: communicating with the wireless device in a silent call, to compel the wireless device to continuously emit signals; activating a monitoring apparatus to monitor the signals emitted from the wireless device; resetting an idling timer means of the wireless device, such that the silent call is not ended by the wireless device; identifying a relative location from which the signals become stronger and locating the wireless device; and terminating the silent call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: COGNYIE TECHNOLOGIES ISRAEL LTD.
    Inventors: Roy Glasberg, Ishay Barlev
  • Patent number: 11317424
    Abstract: A system for prioritizing network resource dispatch may include receiving a request for a network resource from a mobile device associated with a user, the request comprising mobile device and user characteristics, and location information. A request priority may be determined based on some combination of a mobile device score and user score. The request priority is assigned to the request. A highest ranked mobile device request priority is determined, and the network resource is dispatched to a location corresponding to the highest ranked request priority. A heatmap may be generated to illustrate a geographical representation of each mobile device data usage rate at each mobile device respective location. The request priorities may change based on any combination of the mobile device characteristics, user characteristics, location information and the usage characteristics. Therefore, the priority of dispatching the network resource may be determined dynamically and updated as the inputs change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron T. Wodrich, Vinod A. Valecha, HuyAnh Dinh Ngo, John Blackman
  • Patent number: 11317384
    Abstract: To effectively and efficiently provide control information, a broadcast pointer channel (BPCH) may be used to identify the type and perhaps relative location of control information that is being provided in a given frame structure, such as a sub-frame, frame, or superframe. A sub-frame (or like framing entity, such a frame or superframe) may have a BPCH and a corresponding system control information segment in which control information may reside. The system control information segment may have any number of control information blocks, wherein each control information block that is present may correspond to a particular type of control information. The BPCH is used to identify the type of control information that is present in a corresponding system control information segment, and if needed or desired, the relative locations of the various control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 11308542
    Abstract: Methods and systems for generating recommendations to supplement a listing of a merchant offering are disclosed. In some examples one or more keywords are extracted from one or more stored reviews associated with a first category of merchant offering. An association is stored between at least a first one of the extracted keywords and the first category. A recommendation is generated, to a merchant electronic device, to include the first keyword in a listing of a first merchant offering belonging to the first category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHOPIFY INC.
    Inventors: Siavash Ghorbani, Carl Johan Gustavsson
  • Patent number: 11303710
    Abstract: During a process to discover local access information from a hotspot provider, a mobile device transmits, to an access node connected to a hotspot within a wireless local area network (WLAN), an Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP) request, where the request is for the local access information provided by the hotspot provider that is a provider of the hotspot. The mobile device receives, from the access node, an ANQP response containing the local access information from the hotspot provider. The local access information is presented to a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro, David Philip Hole
  • Patent number: 11304033
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for an electronic device comprising a set of classifiers that can determine whether the electronic device is likely on an airplane. Upon a determination that the electronic device is likely on an airplane, one or more wireless radios on the electronic device (e.g., an ultra-wideband ranging radio, a cellular radio, etc.) may be disabled or a prompt can be displayed to enable a user to place the device into airplane mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ping-Ko Chiu, Benjamin A. Detwiler, Stephen P. Jackson, Robert W. Mayor
  • Patent number: 11297690
    Abstract: The reconfigurable radio remote unit for distributed antenna systems comprises a plurality of integrated radio frequency boards each dedicated to a respective frequency band, and configuration means for remotely selecting the frequency bands and/or for setting the power level of the frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TEKO TELECOM S.R.L.
    Inventors: Roberto Orlandini, Gilberto Brizzi, Massimo Notargiacomo, Paolo Francia, Isabella Liporesi
  • Patent number: 11281992
    Abstract: Methods, computer program products, and systems are presented. The method computer program products, and systems can include, for instance: predicting a performance of one or more candidate geofence and presenting an indicator of a result of the predicting; obtaining administrator user defined selection data of a selected candidate geofence; based on the obtaining the selection data deploying a selected candidate geofence, the selected candidate geofence defining a deployed geofence on deployment thereof; and providing one or more output based on an occurrence of a geofence event of the deployed geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger, Zachary Greenberger
  • Patent number: 11246024
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating a cellular phone are provided. More particularly, systems and methods for providing the location of a requested user's cellular phone from a requesting user's device (e.g., a second cellular phone) based on access rights defined by the requested user. Location descriptions may be provided at a multitude of levels. For example, if a cellular phone, or an identity associated to (e.g., logged into) a cellular phone, has been given access rights to a cell phone's exact location for an indefinite amount of time, that cell phone can receive, on command, the exact location of the approved cell phone. Other levels of location information that can be granted include, for example, proximities, states, and countries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey David Mullen
  • Patent number: 11244571
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for finding an available pickup/drop-off zone (PDZ) for an autonomous vehicle (AV) to use to pick up a passenger. A PDZ is selected that is likely to be available and that is within a reasonable walking distance of a passenger. The AV and the passenger are guided to the available PDZ. In selecting the available PDZ, the system balances the human and vehicle routing by taking into account the distance possible PDZs are from the passenger, the likelihood the respective PDZs will be available, the passenger's desire/ability to walk to the respective PDZs (e.g., due to physical limitations, weather, etc.), the driving time of the AV to the respective PDZs, the walking time of the passenger to the respective PDZs, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shenglong Gao, Konrad Julian Niemiec, Jay A. Chen, Mark Yen
  • Patent number: 11240778
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for wireless communication. In an aspect, a network node performs one or more positioning measurements of one or more types of positioning measurements of one or more reference signals, and reports, to a positioning entity, the one or more positioning measurements and one or more measurement quality values representing a measurement quality of the one or more positioning measurements, the one or more measurement quality values based on measurement quality reporting parameters, wherein the measurement quality reporting parameters comprise a minimum error value, a maximum error value, a number of bits used for the one or more measurement quality values, a scaling function or an identifier of the scaling function, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Sony Akkarakaran, Arash Mirbagheri, Tao Luo, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 11233616
    Abstract: A method performed by a network node for managing transmission of one or more CRS subframes. The network node identifies if a cell is actively serving a set of UEs. When the cell is actively serving a set of UEs, which set of UEs is configured for DRX the network node sends CRS over the first bandwidth in one or more CRS subframes which are transmitted in the cell during an onDuration interval of the DRX pattern and/or in one or more CRS subframes where system information is sent and/or in one or more CRS subframes where downlink, DL, data is sent. The network node sends CRS over a second bandwidth, in CRS subframes which are not transmitted in the cell during the onDuration interval of the DRX and/or in the one or more CRS subframes except CRS subframes where system information is sent and/or in the one or more CRS subframes except CRS subframes where DL data is sent, which second bandwidth is reduced in relation to the first bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Better, Tomas Lagerqvist, Peter Nordlund, Anthony Paravati
  • Patent number: 11228865
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a network device that comprises a processing system including a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations. The operations include obtaining timing advance data regarding a communication device served by the network; the timing advance data is collected by a network element coupled to the network device, and the network element communicates with the communication device using control-plane signaling. The timing advance data is processed using location data regarding the network element to determine a geolocation of the communication device. The geolocation is stored at a storage device; the network device and storage device are included in a secure portion of the network. The geolocation is provided to equipment of a network customer accessing the secure portion of the network via a secure interface. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeff Bartlett, Jordan Alexander, Thomas Becker
  • Patent number: 11212715
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for radio resource measurement (RRM) at a user device between two wireless communication systems, the method including obtaining an RRM configuration from a first base station (BS) in a first wireless communication system, sending the RRM configuration to a second BS in a second wireless communication system, receiving, from the second BS, a request for a measurement report, triggering a measurement in the first wireless communication system based on the RRM configuration, and sending the measurement report to the second BS. The measurement report includes a measurement result obtained from the triggered measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jari Jaakko Isokangas, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11206630
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing system including a relative-position estimation processing unit configured to estimate a relative position between an access point and a wireless client by using a cooperative position estimation method using distance information based on a signal strength between the access point and the wireless client; and an inside/outside determination processing unit configured to determine an inside/outside positional relationship between a polygonal target area formed by access points and the wireless client, in which the inside/outside determination processing unit determines whether the wireless client is present inside or outside the target area by determining a direction of vector product of the access points forming a side of the target area and a direction of vector product of the wireless client and the access point as a vertex of the polygonal area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignees: KYOTO UNIVERSITY, ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K.K.
    Inventors: Noriyasu Katoh, Koji Yamamoto, Shotaro Kamiya
  • Patent number: 11206509
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus of measuring a position of user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication network are provided. The method includes receiving, from a base station, positioning reference signal (PRS) configuration information including information about at least one PRS resource set including at least one PRS resource for receiving a PRS, receiving, from the base station, the PRS based on the PRS configuration information, and performing position measurement of the UE based on the received PRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yinan Qi
  • Patent number: 11206173
    Abstract: Providing high availability in a distributed networking platform includes detecting that an original primary service engine is unavailable, wherein: the original primary service engine and a plurality of secondary service engines are configured to provide one or more network applications associated with a virtual Internet Protocol (VIP) address; the original primary service engine and the plurality of secondary service engines are in active-active configuration mode; and the original primary service engine is configured to respond to Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) requests designating the VIP address. Additionally, providing high availability in a distributed networking platform further includes determining that a controller is unavailable; and configuring a selected secondary service engine as the next primary service engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kiron Haltore, Srinivas Srikanth Podilla, Vivek Kalyanaraman
  • Patent number: 11194885
    Abstract: Computer-implemented techniques can include obtaining a document object model (DOM) tree having a plurality of elements arranged in a plurality of nodes, the DOM tree being generated from a source document for a web page, rendering the web page using the DOM tree, based on an update to the web page, obtaining, by the computing device, a virtual DOM tree having a plurality of virtual elements; establishing a pointer indicative of a current location in the virtual DOM tree, for each specific virtual element of the plurality of virtual elements, determining whether the specific virtual element corresponds to the update and when the specific virtual element corresponds to the update, based on the pointer, obtaining a modified DOM tree by transforming a particular DOM element in the DOM tree corresponding to the specific virtual element, and re-rendering the web page using the modified DOM tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Sepand Parhami, Malte Ubl
  • Patent number: 11194399
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assisting a user to hail a vehicle using a gesture or application. In one aspect, when a vehicle detects a user hails it with a gesture, it calculates a route and moves to the user autonomously. In another aspect, after a vehicle receives a message from a remote facility, it starts searching for a user nearby and moves to the user autonomously when the user hails it via a gesture or application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Chian Chiu Li
  • Patent number: 11178546
    Abstract: A mobile device, which includes a satellite navigation system receiver with embedded confidential seed key for generating Galileo message authentication codes (MACs) for any desired time instant, generates a MAC for a given time instant and transmits the MAC or a derived code as a verification code. A receiving entity authenticates the satellite navigation system receiver by comparing the obtained verification code with an available verification code known to be valid for the given time instant. The satellite navigation system receiver is considered to be an authentic satellite navigation system receiver of a mobile device only in case the at least one obtained verification code matches the available verification code. Selected further actions are enabled only if the satellite navigation system receiver is considered an authentic satellite navigation system receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventor: Jari Tapani Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 11172461
    Abstract: A method is disclosed performed by an initiating communication node (110), for facilitating positioning determination in a Wi-Fi communication network (100). The method comprises sending, to a responding communication node (120), a request to start a position-related determination procedure and information of a first plurality of frequency bands over which the initiating communication node (110) is able to communicate. The method further comprises receiving, from the responding communication node (120), second information related to a second number of frequency bands over which the responding communication node (120) is able to communicate, and triggering start of the position-related determination procedure based on the received second information so that the position-related determination procedure is performed over at least one of a third number of frequency bands that occurs in both the first plurality of frequency bands and the second number of frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Anna Larmo, Rocco di Taranto, Thomas Nilsson, Dennis Sundman
  • Patent number: 11153843
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for locating wireless devices. A method is performed by a network operator node of cells. The method comprises obtaining an indication to locate wireless devices in a geographical area from a surveillance center node (s102). The method comprises initiating a change of logical group area identity of those of its cells that at least partly overlap with the geographical area (s104), thereby initiating location reporting from those wireless devices located in the geographical area that are in idle mode. The method comprises, in response thereto, receiving location indicating information from the wireless devices in the geographical area (s106).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rickard Evertsson, Martin Klitte, Staffan Månsson, Ali Nader
  • Patent number: 11151626
    Abstract: A mobile station is arranged to determine its location, which is searched against street addresses from a database, and at least one matching street address is retrieved. The street address is searched on the mobile station and/or over the network. The search engine conducts a search in the mobile station file system and/or the Internet and/or a file system over the network with the at least one query term, —at least one search result is arranged to be displayed to user on the screen of the mobile station. This facilitates on-demand effortless Mobile Internet Search that allows the users to access opportunities that they did not know about, or would not have had time to find out about with minimum effort as the software of the mobile phone is scanning the Internet and information pages for these opportunities and displaying the results dynamically on the mobile phone screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Suinno Oy
    Inventor: Mikko Väänänen
  • Patent number: 11140513
    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: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley James Kirwan
  • Patent number: 11128982
    Abstract: A system, a method and a computer program product are provided for determining one or more transport modes for one or more buildings in a geographic region, using a machine learning model. The system may include at least one memory configured to store computer executable instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the computer executable instructions to obtain sensor data associated with the one or more buildings for time duration. The processor may be configured to determine mobility features associated with the one or more buildings, based on the sensor data. The processor may be further configured to determine, using a trained machine learning model, the one or more transport modes for the one or more buildings, based on the mobility features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Ron Begleiter, Ofri Rom
  • Patent number: 11120157
    Abstract: A method may include receiving, from a fair tracking client, a user profile containing user profile data. The method may also include receiving, from a service-provider web site, an access request to access the user profile. The method may also include determining to grant the access request. The method may also include permitting the service-provider website to access the user profile in response to the determination to grant the access request. The method may also include receiving a modify request from the service-provider website to add suggested user profile data to the user profile. The method may also include determining, in response to the modify request, to modify the user profile to include the suggested user profile data. The method may also include modifying the user profile in response to the determination to modify the user profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dieter Buehler, Daniel Kaulen, Nedim Karaoguz, Sven Stüven
  • Patent number: 11102310
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating user interaction such as within a social network are described. In one implementation, location-based display of images and/or other information associated with other users or entities may be provided. The information may be provided in association with mapping or other positional data or information such as personal interests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Grindr LLC
    Inventors: Joel Joseph Simkhai, Scott Ryan Lewallen, Morten Bek Ditlevsen
  • Patent number: 11080311
    Abstract: Methods described herein relate to identifying critical parameters of a localization framework that may require tuning for accuracy of the localization framework based on the data source. Methods may include: receiving a data set from a data source; comparing the data set against data stored in a database; identifying, based on the comparison, a subset of parameters of a localization framework for the data set from among a plurality of parameters of the localization framework; providing for tuning of the subset of parameters of the localization framework for the data set to generate a tuned subset of parameters; processing the data set from the data source using the localization framework including the tuned subset of parameters; and receiving an indication of a location from the localization framework of the data set within a mapped region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Anirudh Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 11076373
    Abstract: Provided are a synchronisation method, a terminal device, a network device and a storage medium, capable of ensuring synchronisation between a terminal and a satellite system via D2D means. In the method, a network device determines that a first terminal cannot synchronise with a satellite system; the network device instructs a second terminal to send a satellite system-based synchronisation signal, used for the first terminal to synchronise with the satellite system via the synchronisation signal. In a possible implementation, the method may include that: the network equipment receives a first message sent by the first terminal, the first message indicating that the first terminal is not able to be synchronized with the satellite system and the first message including information configured to acquire the present position of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11070400
    Abstract: Provided are methods for determining a transmission parameter of an uplink signal, a terminal and a network device. The method includes that: a terminal determines a first SRS resource set receives, from a network device, first indication information which is for instructing the terminal to transmit an aperiodic SRS, determines a target SRS resource set according to the first indication information and the first SRS resource set, sends the aperiodic SRS to the network device on an SRS resource in the target SRS resource set, receives, from the network device, second indication information which is for indicating a target SRS resource in the target SRS resource set; and the terminal determines a transmission parameter used to transmit an uplink signal according to the target SRS resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11067704
    Abstract: Improved methods and systems for position acquisition and/or monitoring are disclosed. The position acquisition and/or monitoring can be performed with improved intelligence so that data acquisition, transmission and/or processing is reduced. As a result, the position acquisition and/or monitoring is able to be performed in a power efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: IpVenture, Inc.
    Inventors: Chung Lau, C. Douglass Thomas
  • Patent number: 11057947
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved network access. For example, communication systems may benefit from deriving a radio network temporary identification at both a user equipment and a base station, without requiring additional uplink signaling. A method, in certain embodiments, may include sending a short identification from a user equipment to a base station during a contention based access instance. The short identification is generated based on an initial cell radio network temporary identification. The method may also include receiving at the user equipment a user equipment radio network temporary identification from the base station. The user equipment radio network temporary identification is based on the short identification. In addition, the method may include generating at the user equipment a subsequent cell radio network temporary identification based at least on the short identification and the received user equipment radio network temporary identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Istvan Zsolt Kovacs, Jeroen Wigard, Thomas Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 11022459
    Abstract: A system and method for providing location-based personalized information by using user location history information, whereby battery consumption of a computing device is reduced. The computing device includes: a location finder configured to obtain user location information of a user of the computing device; a display configured to display information indicating a route of the user of the computing device; and a controller configured to track a location of the user by controlling the location finder as the controller senses a change in the location of the user based on the obtained user location information, obtain information corresponding to an initial route of the user based on the tracked location of the user, detect a predicted route of the user from user location history information based on the information corresponding to the initial route of the user, and display on the display unit the predicted route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ho-sik Cho, Jeong-jin Song, Il-kang Na, Sun-eung Park, Hyun-cheol Park, Tae-kwang Um, Cheol-ju Hwang, Ji-won Yang
  • Patent number: 10999651
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure are directed to control of data communications services. According to a specific example, an apparatus is provided including one or more computer processor circuits configured and arranged to interface with remotely-situated client entities using a first programming language associated with a message exchange protocol between a data communications server and data sources, and to provide a database of communications services to the client entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventor: Zhishen Liu
  • Patent number: 10993155
    Abstract: A method in a cellular telecommunications network having a first central base station unit connecting to each of a plurality of distributed base station units, including identifying a cluster of distributed base station units within the plurality of distributed base station units, wherein each member of the cluster has a neighboring relationship with another member of the cluster that satisfies a threshold; using a first functional split in which a first set of protocol functions are implemented in the first central base station unit and a second set of protocol functions are implemented by each member of the cluster of distributed base station units; identifying a change in the membership of the cluster of distributed base station units; and, in response, causing the first central base station unit and each member of the cluster of distributed base station units to implement a second functional split in which a third set of protocol functions are implemented in the first central base station unit and a fourt
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Richard Thomas Mackenzie
  • Patent number: 10992627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing location-restricted message exchange include receiving, by a system provider device over a network from a sender device, a location-restricted message that includes sender message information and first location information that is associated with a first location. The system provider device then receives, over the network from a first receiver device, second location information that is associated with a second location. The system provider device then determines that the second location is in a limited geographic message exchange area with the first location and, in response, sends at least some of the sender message information by the system provider device over the network to the first receiver device. They system provider device may use filtering criteria provided by the first or second receiver device and use that filtering criteria to determine whether to send the sender message information to the first or second receiver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Koson Cao
  • Patent number: 10993151
    Abstract: Techniques for co-existence between wireless Radio Access Technologies (RATs) are disclosed. During an active period of a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) communication pattern, a first signal may be transmitted during a first subframe and a second signal may be transmitted during a second subframe, while during an inactive period the first signal may be transmitted during the first subframe and the second signal may be omitted during the second subframe. Retransmission of one or more packets may take place over a subset of less than all retransmission opportunities based on the DTX communication pattern. A Secondary Cell (SCell) may be reconfigured as the Primary Cell (PCell) and the PCell may be reconfigured as the SCell for one or more access terminals based on a load balancing condition or a channel selection condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Adel Kadous, Peng Cheng, Nachiappan Valliappan, Mohammad Naghshvar
  • Patent number: 10979530
    Abstract: The application describes a system including a single application processor operably coupled to a non-transitory memory. The system also includes plural, discrete radio resources each including a modem. The plural discrete radio resources are operably in communication with the single application processor. The single application processor is configured to at least execute the instruction of discovering the modem of each discrete radio subsystem. The single application processor is also configured to execute the instruction of assigning a TCP port to each modem. The single application processor is further configured to execute the instruction of creating an individualized session for each modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Christopher Markham, Brett Michael Brotherton, Kevin Michael Dyer
  • Patent number: 10959203
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed herein for supporting periodic or triggered location of a user equipment (UE) using Early Data Transmission (EDT). A location server (LS), such as a 5G LMF, sends a request to a UE for periodic or triggered location and includes a request and/or criteria for using EDT. After confirming the request, the UE monitors for periodic or triggering events and, for each detected event, sends an event report to the LS which may include location information. In embodiments, the UE establishes a signaling connection with a RAN node but not with a core network to send the event report using EDT. The RAN node may then release the signaling connection, either immediately or after the LS returns a single response to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Haris Zisimopoulos, Sebastian Speicher
  • Patent number: 10949468
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for dynamically generating indicators of entity locations on an electronic map corresponding, for example, to a suggested search request. In one aspect, a method includes providing an electronic map of a geographic area for display on a user interface, receiving a character string entered into the user interface, the character string representing a partial search query, determining a suggested search request based on the character string, and identifying an entity responsive to the suggested search request and a geographic location for the identified entity. An indicator identifying the geographic location of the entity is provided for display on the electronic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michelle I-Ching Lee, Jocelyn C. Lin, Keekim Heng
  • Patent number: 10951562
    Abstract: Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure improve the functionality of electronic messaging and imaging software and systems by determining topics of electronic communications between users and generating customized media content items based on such topics. The media content can be generated for a variety of topics and shared with other users. For example, media content (e.g., images or video can be generated and displayed on a user's computing device, as well as transmitted to other users via electronic communications, such as short message service (SMS) or multimedia service (MMS) texts and emails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Snap. Inc.
    Inventors: Yunchao Gong, Kirk Ouimet
  • Patent number: 10952178
    Abstract: Techniques are discussed herein for supporting periodic or triggered location of a user equipment (UE) using control plane (CP) optimization with optional use of Early Data Transmission (EDT). A location server (LS), such as a 5G LMF, sends a request to a UE for periodic or triggered location and includes a request and/or criteria for using CP optimization. After confirming the request, the UE monitors for periodic or triggering events and, for each detected event, sends an event report to the LS which may include location information. In embodiments, the UE establishes a signaling association with a RAN node to send the event report using CP optimization and optionally using EDT. The RAN node may then release the signaling association after the LS returns a single response to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Haris Zisimopoulos, Sebastian Speicher, Miguel Griot
  • Patent number: 10944646
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a secure and scalable approach for (a) exchanging, between a first network and a second network, provisioning requirements of a user device, (b) executing a smart contract that includes the provisioning requirements, and (c) connecting the user device to one of the networks. The method comprises connecting the user device to a first network, and connecting the first and second networks through a scalable blockchain network. The method further comprises sending a smart contract, by the first network to the second network, through the blockchain network. The second network either accepts or rejects the contract. If the second network accepts, then the user device connects to the second network and the second network provides network services to the user device. The provided network services comply with the conditions or parameters of the smart contract.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Anil Bhikuayya Jangam, Om Prakash Suthar, Rajiv Asati
  • Patent number: 10935389
    Abstract: A method includes receiving one or more search terms at a mobile computing device while the mobile computing device is located at a particular location. A search query that includes the one or more search terms and a location history of the mobile computing device is transmitted to a server. The method also includes receiving one or more search results in response to the search query, where the one or more search results include content identified based on a predicted destination of the mobile computing device. An interface identifying the one or more search results is displayed at the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alice Jane Bernheim Brush, John Charles Krumm, Shahriyar J Amini, Amy Karlson, Jaime Teevan, Nissanka Arachige Bodhi Priyantha