Position Based Personal Service Patents (Class 455/456.3)
  • Patent number: 10728244
    Abstract: A security system comprises an access control node broadcasting a beacon including a time stamp and user devices generating replies to the beacon that are based on credential information for the user of the user device and the time stamp. The system relies on the users' wireless-capable mobile computing devices such as smartphones, tablets, or wireless fobs. A credential management system proves a system for the authentication of users and then issues security tokens as credential information to the users' mobile computing devices. These tokens are presented wirelessly by the devices to the security system's access control nodes, for example, where the access control nodes then decide whether to grant or deny access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: James Trani, Walter A. Martin
  • Patent number: 10725630
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and program products are disclosed for selecting a target application based on content. A content module receives a content element. A characteristic module determines one or more characteristics of the content element. A selection module selects an application to receive the content element based on the one or more characteristics of the content element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, Robert James Kapinos, Scott Wentao Li, Joaquin F. Luna
  • Patent number: 10724867
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to system that includes a processor of a computing device. The processor is configured to determine an absolute position of the computing device within a building based on communications from navigation devices. The processor is configured to identify at least one of the building features located within a threshold distance of the absolute position of the computing device based on a query of a database associated with one or more building features of the building. Additionally, the processor is configured to generate an alert configured to cause the computing device to display information associated with the at least one of the building features or output an audible signal including the information associated with the at least one of the building features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Christopher James Waful, Rachael Ann Humphreys, Xin Wang, Mateusz Peter Dyl, Matthew Blair, Andre Rene Buentello, Paul Garcia
  • Patent number: 10724869
    Abstract: Technologies for providing information to a user while traveling include a mobile computing device to determine network condition information associated with a route segment. The route segment may be one of a number of route segments defining at least one route from a starting location to a destination. The mobile computing device may determine a route from the starting location to the destination based on the network condition information. The mobile computing device may upload the network condition information to a crowdsourcing server. A mobile computing device may predict a future location of the device based on device context, determine a safety level for the predicted location, and notify the user if the safety level is below a threshold safety level. The device context may include location, time of day, and other data. The safety level may be determined based on predefined crime data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ren Wang, Zhonghong Ou, Arvind Kumar, Kristoffer Fleming, Tsung-Yuan C. Tai, Timothy J. Gresham, John C. Weast, Corey Kukis
  • Patent number: 10718871
    Abstract: A mobile terminal control method includes receiving N direction-finding signals that are respectively sent by a multiple-antenna node at N moments, where the multiple-antenna node is located in an indoor-outdoor critical area. The method includes obtaining N pieces of location relationship information between a mobile terminal and the multiple-antenna node at the N moments according to the N direction-finding signals, where the N moments and the N pieces of location relationship information are in a one-to-one correspondence. The method includes determining location relationship change information between the mobile terminal and the multiple-antenna node according to at least M of the N pieces of location relationship information, where 2?M?N. The method includes controlling the mobile terminal by matching the location relationship change information and according to the location relationship change information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Henghui Lu
  • Patent number: 10721703
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes various techniques for enabling a Base Station System (BSS) to provide a Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) with an indication, e.g., in the form of a flag or a timer, within a BSS General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Protocol (BSSGP) POSITION-COMMAND Protocol Data Unit (PDU) that a target wireless device is to perform a Multilateration Timing Advance (MTA) procedure. The SGSN upon receipt of the BSSGP POSITION-COMMAND PDU with the indication, e.g., in the form of a flag or a timer, can start a timer during which the SGSN will suspend downlink data delivery and paging to the target wireless device while the target wireless device is performing the MTA procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nicklas Johansson, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10713386
    Abstract: A method and system which shows a user contacts that are nearby but protects those contacts' privacy by mixing indistinguishably into the list contacts that are not nearby thus creating an obfuscated list such that user is unable to identify which contacts are nearby and which are not nearby. The user selects contacts the user would want to see if they were nearby. If the user selects a contact who is actually nearby, the system then protects the user's privacy by presenting another obfuscated list to the selected contact. The system discloses proximity only after two users have each mutually selected each other. The system may more broadly be used by showing the user contacts that have any form of matching personal data while still protecting all users' privacy with obfuscated lists until two users have each mutually selected each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Arrive Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Bailey
  • Patent number: 10708732
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed systems, methods, and apparatus for light enabled indoor positioning and reporting. In some embodiments, a device of the present disclosure includes a housing that includes a processor and a wireless radio. The device includes a clip that secures the housing adjacent to and a predetermined distance from a portion of a light tube that produces light. The device includes a solar cell that is configured to be exposed to the light from the light tube upon the housing being securely attached via the one or more clips adjacent to the portion of the light tube. The device includes a circuit by which power is converted from the solar cell to the processor and the wireless radio via at least one switch. The wireless radio can broadcast a beacon provided by the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Beco, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Lawrence Zampini, II
  • Patent number: 10701045
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for monitoring the status and location of personnel using a remote timer. In some embodiments, a method includes execution of a subject application (app) on a network accessible device. A countdown timer of a remote server is initiated to monitor a time interval, the remote server communicating with the network accessible device over a network. Geo positions of the network accessible device are monitored during the monitored time interval. The remote server sends a notification to a monitoring device responsive to at least one of the following events: the monitored time interval ends without the remote server receiving an authorized personal identification (PID) value; or the remote server receives an unauthorized PID value prior to the conclusion of the monitored time interval. In further embodiments, a notification is sent based on an out-of-bounds geo position of the network accessible device during the time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Real Agent Guard-IP, LLC
    Inventors: Justyn P. Hornor, Timothy S. Brasuell
  • Patent number: 10701219
    Abstract: A portable terminal performs a printer search using Bluetooth®. In a case where communication different from Bluetooth® communication can be performed between the portable terminal and a particular printer, he portable terminal displays those printing apparatuses found by the search that are able to communicate via a different communication. Those printing apparatuses found by the search that just communicate via Bluetooth® are not displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mayumi Shibao
  • Patent number: 10698650
    Abstract: Example techniques may involve temporary configuration of a media playback system in a place of accommodation, such as a hotel. In particular, the media playback system in a guest's room is configured with one or more settings of the guest's home media playback system. Example settings include user accounts of a various services, such as streaming audio services and/or voice assistant services. Other example settings include artists, albums, audio tracks, audio books, stations, and other audio content that the guest previously designated as a favorite using their home media playback system. When the guest leaves (e.g., checks-out of) of the place of accommodation, these settings are removed from the media playback system in the guest's room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Andrew Bates
  • Patent number: 10698966
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for prioritizing search engine results based on a current location of a user. The method includes one or more processors determining that a user enters a zone within a venue based on monitoring a computing device of the user moving through the venue. The method further includes one or more processors performing a search, while the user is within the zone, based on a search query input by the user into the computing device of the user while the computing device is within the zone. The method further includes one or more processors prioritizing results of the search to create a set of results that are based on the search query input by the user and the zone within the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Steve McDuff
  • Patent number: 10698979
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining relationship between users. The systems and methods may include receiving, from a target user terminal and one or more other user terminals, one or more physical addresses associated with one or more wireless signal sources. The system may determine one or more relationships between a target user associated with the target user terminal and one or more other users associated with the one or more other user terminals based on the received one or more physical addresses. The one or more wireless signal sources are within search ranges of the target user terminal and the one or more other user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LIMITED
    Inventor: Lei Pang
  • Patent number: 10694315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technique for allowing registered mobile users of the same or different social networks in the vicinity to use mobile devices of the same or different operation system to identify each other and exchange business information. Each registered mobile user discovers other registered mobile users in the proximity location through their mobile devices. A central server is configured to allow communication between a plurality of registered mobile users with connection through internet and to facilitate business information exchange between different mobile users. The central server manages introduction and connection of a plurality of registered mobile users by positive identification of registered mobile users, and associates unique identification of mobile user devices through Internet and returns identities of other mobile users in the vicinity or in proximity thereto, bringing an image of a human face along with names and business attributes to a device allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Raymond Shu Kwok Cheng
  • Patent number: 10694321
    Abstract: A method of determining presence of mobile communication devices at points-of-interest. The method comprises analyzing location data of a mobile communication device by a clustering application executing on a computer system, determining clusters of the location data by the clustering application, determining cluster centroids by the clustering application, determining a plurality of routes traveled by the device by a routing application based on the centroids, analyzing the centroids and the routes by a patterning application, determining a pattern of association between the centroids and the routes by the patterning application, observing a previously determined pattern of centroids by the patterning application, and based on observing the previously determined pattern of centroids, determining a route traveled by the device by the patterning application, whereby an instance of determining the route traveled by the device by the routing application is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Burcham, Matthew Habiger, Adam C. Pickett
  • Patent number: 10694323
    Abstract: A social media application that integrates with a map application which enables users to interact with both stationary and mobile geo-fences that are placed around locations or objects of interest. The geo-fences are populated with content or programmed to provide notifications, and social features. The social features include, among other things, categorization, peer review, interest suggestion, threshold alerts, private and public messaging, private and public content dissemination, and cloud repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hippware, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Curry, Beng Leong Tan
  • Patent number: 10692361
    Abstract: Internet of thing (IoT) endpoints may be enabled to serve as a limited or wide-area public warning device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Daly, Peter Bedell White, Jeffrey Stewart
  • Patent number: 10672062
    Abstract: A system or method is provided to monitor a consumer's shopping routes associated with shopping lists. A location and movements of the consumer in a merchant's store may be monitored using a network of Bluetooth beacons installed throughout the merchant's store. When the consumer picks up a product from a store shelve and crosses out an item from a digital shopping list, the system may mark the location where the merchandise is picked up. Thus, a shopping route of the consumer may be detected as the consumer picks ups and crosses out various products listed on the shopping list during the shopping trip in the store. The consumer may share the shopping route with another consumer. The shopping route may be shared in real time, such that another consumer may make suggestions or comments or approve various items picked up by the consumer in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Krystal Rose Higgins, John Richard Tapley
  • Patent number: 10667095
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method manage a telephone number in a terminal, which can separately manage telephone numbers, a call to each of which an attempt to originate has been made and to each of which the call has failed to be connected, and then enable a convenient attempt to re-originate a call to the telephone number. The apparatus includes: a memory including a temporary list which stores a non-connecting telephone number, to which a call has been originated and has failed to be connected; and a controller for performing a control operation so as to store a particular telephone number in the temporary list as the non-connecting telephone number, when an attempt to originate a call to the particular telephone number is made and the call fails to be connected to the particular telephone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Chun Moon, Dae-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10665094
    Abstract: A method, a mobile device, and a system for message transmission of a vulnerable road user (VRU) are provided. The method is adapted to a first mobile device of a first VRU and includes the following steps. Whether there exists a target mobile device within a preset range of the first VRU is determined, where the target mobile device is a mobile device that has already broadcast a personal safety message (PSM). When the target mobile device exists within the preset range, whether to broadcast a first PSM is determined according to a relative distance between the target mobile device and an intersection as well as a relative distance between the target mobile device and the first mobile device. When the target mobile device doesn't exist within the preset range, the first PSM is broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Jing Lee, Po-Chun Kang, Tzu-Hsiang Su, Chia-Tai Tsai
  • Patent number: 10664541
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for generating, in response to a search query of a user, a personal search result that identifies a physical location previously interacted with by the user, such as a physical location previously visited by the user. Some implementations are directed to methods and apparatus for determining whether a search query is a personal locational query indicating a desire for information related to one or more physical locations previously interacted with by the user. Some implementations are directed to methods and apparatus for determining search parameters for such a personal locational query. Some implementations are directed to methods and apparatus for searching private content of the user to determine physical locations previously interacted with by the user that are responsive to such a personal locational query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Zoltan Gyongyi, Albert Segars, Qun Cao, Juthika Dabholkar, Darryl DeWeese, Anandsudhakar Kesari, Yiyuan Xia, Vincent Zammit
  • Patent number: 10667234
    Abstract: A method for data transmission in which data is emitted and/or received by a communication device in a first radio network formed according to a first standard in a first operating mode and data is emitted and/or received in a second radio network formed according to a second standard in a second operating mode. The communication device detects whether it is inside or outside a receiving region of the first radio network. The communication device is operated in the first operating mode if it is inside the receiving region of the first radio network, and the communication device is operated in the second operating mode if it is outside the receiving region of the first radio network. The second standard is an IEEE 802.11p standard and the first standard is a standard of the IEEE 802.11 regulation that is different from the IEEE 802.11p standard. The communication device takes part in an ad-hoc communication in the second operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: DAIMLER AG
    Inventor: Jakob Breu
  • Patent number: 10663740
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention relate to methods and devices for receiving and presenting content. In an example method, content is received, the content to be delivered to a plurality of recipients. Each recipient of the plurality of recipients has a preference for a respective first physical location at which the content is to be presented on a display of a wearable head device associated with the recipient. A sender of the content has a preference for a second physical location at which the content is to be presented to the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients. A respective final physical location for the presentation of the content for the respective recipient of the plurality of recipients is identified. The respective final physical location is based on the respective recipient's preference and the sender's preference. It is determined whether the respective recipient is proximate to a zone associated with the respective final physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Mentor Acquisition One, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph F. Osterhout, John D. Haddick, Robert Michael Lohse, John N. Border, Nima L. Shams
  • Patent number: 10660059
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include an efficient method for identifying receiving devices with similar attributes and displaying their respective locations to each other using data packets receiving from transmission associated with beacons. The system can receive unique beacon identifiers from a first receiving device, determine its location, receive a request for a match comprising a set of attributes, query a database and identify a second user associated with a second receiving device based on the received set of attributes, determine a location for the second receiving device, and generate/transmit a graphical user interface to the first receiving device informing the first user about the location of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
    Inventors: Michal Knas, Jiby John
  • Patent number: 10659926
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for a sensor platform for a geometric physical area are described herein. The sensor platform combines sensors installed in the physical area with transient sensors on people and articles within the area. This collaborative sensor data may then be used to identify interactions between people and articles and react by using these interactions to locate documents based on the person, the article, and the interaction within the geometric physical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: David Stanasolovich, Craig Owen, Catherine W. Spence, Eddie Balthasar
  • Patent number: 10652311
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically determine media content to communicate to a user based on the user's location. The disclosed systems and methods enable novel media content distribution to a user based on 1) the location of the user (i.e., physical location or geo-location), 2) other users' classified relationships to the location; and 3) user generated media content by the classified other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Lyndon Kennedy, Vikas Kumar, Saeideh Bakhshi, David Ayman Shamma
  • Patent number: 10652323
    Abstract: A computer system allows two devices operated by two users from a plurality of trusted users to establish a direct peer to peer limited range wireless connection based on a social network connection between the users. The first client device associated with a first user receives a list of the plurality of trusted users from the computer system. The first client device receives a limited range signal broadcast by a second client device. The first client device determines that the second client device is associated with a second user from the plurality of trusted users based on the list and the limited range signal. Responsive to determining that the second client device is associated with the second user from the plurality of trusted users, the first client device establishes a direct peer to peer wireless connection. The first client device transmits content to the second client device via the peer to peer wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaurav Lochan, William Shun Xiao, Bhavana Vattompadath Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10645371
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate generally to systems and methods for analyzing and manipulating images and video. In particular, a multi-view interactive digital media representation can be generated from live images captured from a camera. The live images can include an object. An angular view of the object captured in the live images can be estimated using sensor data from an inertial measurement unit. The multi-view interactive digital media representation can include a plurality of images where each of the plurality of images includes the object from a different camera view. When the plurality of images is output to a display, the object can appear to undergo a 3-D rotation through the determined angular view where the 3-D rotation of the object is generated without a 3-D polygon model of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Fyusion, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Jay Bruen Trevor, Chris Beall, Stefan Johannes Josef Holzer, Radu Bogdan Rusu
  • Patent number: 10645655
    Abstract: Power can be preserved in a tracking device equipped with a GPS receiver and a transceiver by evaluating the proximity of the tracking device to a mobile device and enabling the GPS receiver and transceiver only in the event that the tracking device is out of the range of the mobile device. Once enabled, the location of the tracking device can be determined based on location information received from the GPS receiver. The determined location can be provided to a tracking system associated with the tracking device. The tracking system can then inform an owner of the tracking device of the determined location. Once the tracking device has been found, the GPS receiver and the transceiver can be disabled to save additional power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski
  • Patent number: 10642608
    Abstract: Visualizing user interfaces specified by source code includes executing, using a development application, source code including a segment of source code specifying a user interface and, responsive to executing the segment of source code, generating, using a processor, a first screenshot including the user interface. The first screenshot is correlated with the segment of source code. The first screenshot is stored in association with the segment of source code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Cristina L. Grant, Patricia Leon, Adriana Valido
  • Patent number: 10637983
    Abstract: An electronic device and user situation-adaptive location-based information service method therewith is provided. The location-based information service method of the present disclosure includes receiving, at the electronic device, an information service request; checking, upon receipt of the information service request, location information; retrieving first information associated with the location information; and determining a situation of a user of the electronic device in association with the location information based on the first information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sijun Lee, Taekwang Um, Dongju Lee, Gajin Song, Jaeyung Yeo, Dasom Lee
  • Patent number: 10638525
    Abstract: A generator generates a first combination including identification information associating area information indicating an area where data should be received and a timing when the area information should be transmitted, and the area information and that generates a second combination including the identification information in the first combination and data. A transmitter transmits one of the first combination and the second combination generated by the generator. The generator generates the second combination at a further timing subsequent to the timing associated with the identification information in the first combination. The transmitter transmits the first combination at the timing associated with the identification information in the first combination and transmits the second combination at the further timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kurashige
  • Patent number: 10629057
    Abstract: Companion and accessory devices can be wirelessly leashed together in a manner that enables the devices to estimate their proximities to each other. One device can periodically attempt to detect a signal from the other device. For each attempt, the attempting device can store an indication of whether the signal was detected. If a number of times that the signal was undetected exceeds a threshold, then the attempting device can perform specified operations, such as alerting a user that the wireless leash was broken. As another example, one device can detect that a strength of a signal from the other device exceeds a threshold. In response, the detecting device can measure signal strengths more frequently. If the measuring device then detects that the signal strength exceeds another threshold, then the measuring device can cause specified operations to be performed, such as data synchronization between the devices or unlocking a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Tyler D. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 10621798
    Abstract: Mobile device installed in a vehicle for communicating a current location and a current destination, to a coordination server, receives a set of tasks (statically assigned or dynamically assigned) for the user/driver, with automatic collaboration initiated with a second driver for task completion, and facilitating VR based user training, as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Madhavi Jayanthi, Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 10623519
    Abstract: A system includes a device that is disposed within an environment and is adapted to communicate over a radio frequency communication link. The system also includes a wireless access point disposed within the environment, including a wireless transceiver in communication with the device over a radio frequency communication link using a plurality of channels, and recording a channel state information data set for the radio frequency communication link. The system also includes a monitoring device including a memory storing a plurality of activity profiles, each of which includes an activity and a channel state information profile corresponding to the activity, and a processor receiving, from the wireless access point, the channel state information data set and determining, based on a comparison of the channel state information data set to the channel state information profile of each of the plurality of activity profiles, the activity of the person in the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignees: The Trustees of the Stevens Institute of Technology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    Inventors: Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, Yan Wang, Jian Liu, Marco Gruteser
  • Patent number: 10614706
    Abstract: An at least one processor determines whether behavior of a user of an electronic apparatus has a high probability of inducing a traffic accident based on an acceleration measured by an accelerometer. The at least one processor issues an alert notification to the user when the at least one processor determines that the behavior of the user has the high probability of inducing the traffic accident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike, Shinya Saito, Tetsushi Wakasa
  • Patent number: 10616782
    Abstract: In part, the invention relates to systems and methods suitable for operating a client side platform for deterministically correlating a unique mobile user across multiple marketing communication channels using a universal identifier to provide a deterministic mapping of individual channel user identifiers. In an embodiment, the invention relates to systems and methods suitable for operating a client side platform for probabilistically correlating a unique mobile user across multiple marketing communication channels to provide a mapping of individual channel user identifiers. The systems and methods can be used to identify user activity across different marketing communication channels accessed with a given mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: mGage, LLC
    Inventors: Christos Manolarakis, Mark Sutterlin, Andrew Milkowski, Guowei Zhang, Stephanie Luxenberg, Rick Landsman, Maurice J. Carron
  • Patent number: 10614138
    Abstract: In non-limiting examples of the present disclosure, taste data is generated and usable within one or more applications. A taste is one or more elements that describe an entity. Information of an application may be processed to extract entity data that corresponds to a plurality of candidates to be designated as tastes (taste data). The candidates for the tastes are curated. In examples, the curating comprises filtering the candidates for tastes to remove extracted candidates. Extraction rules for managing structured taste data may be applied in the filtering. A status of a remaining candidate may be determined as approved or rejected based on processing of received user feedback. Taste data may be generated for an approved candidate. The generating of the taste data may comprise assigning parameters that include a descriptor type and a recommendation type. Taste data may be used within an application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Foursquare Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Kamen, Denis Sosnovtsev, Samuel Wang
  • Patent number: 10609548
    Abstract: User terminal, and method and device for providing mobile communication service are provided. The method includes: a first subscriber card providing service through a first network, and a second subscriber card providing service through a second network; detecting that the first network currently supports providing a first type of service for a plurality of subscriber cards at the same time; notifying other subscriber card except the first subscriber card to allow the other subscriber card to provide the first type of service through the first network; detecting that the second subscriber card needs to provide the first type of service; and if performance of the second subscriber card providing the first type of service through the first network is better than performance of providing the first type of service through the second network, controlling the second subscriber card to provide the first type of service through the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinjin Ni, Xianliang Chen, Xichun Gao, Yi He
  • Patent number: 10605908
    Abstract: In a general aspect, motion is detected using wireless signals. In one example, a wireless standard protocol message is transmitted by a wireless communication device through a space to one or more neighbor devices. A corresponding wireless standard protocol response including beamforming information feedback is received from each of the one or more neighbor devices in response to the wireless standard protocol message. Motion of an object in the space is detected based on the beamforming information feedback from each of the neighbor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Oleksiy Kravets, Mohammad Omer, Stanley Ituah, Karanvir Chattha, Tajinder Manku
  • Patent number: 10609557
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a first address of user equipment from a mobile communication network connection request and identifying that the user equipment is stationary based on comparing the first address of the user equipment in the connection request to a second address of a stationary subscriber device. A non-tunneling link is initiated between the user equipment and a stationary packet core of the mobile communication network, based on identifying that the user equipment is stationary, and the connection request is converted from a non-access stratum protocol to an authentication protocol responsive to initiating the non-tunneling link. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Vinod Pandey, Zhi Cui, Liza Fung, Cheng Liu, Paul Edward Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10609202
    Abstract: A system and method for determining a safe return to a vehicle that include determining a travel plan that pertains to the safe return to the vehicle from a designated location. The system and method also include determining if a user departs from the designated location to return to the vehicle. The system and method additionally include determining if there is a deviation from the travel plan that pertains to the user safely returning to the vehicle from the designated location. The system and method further include sending at least one emergency alert to at least one emergency contact when it is determined that there is the deviation from the travel plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katherine M. Graham
  • Patent number: 10609513
    Abstract: A tracking system can provide intervention notifications to a user to notify the user that a tracking device is potentially lost or is in a predicted state. The tracking system may notify the user that a tracking device is potentially lost or in a predicted state based on a number of factors, including: a proximity of a tracking device to other tracking devices or a user's mobile device, a movement of a tracking device to more than a threshold distance away from a mobile device or other tracking devices, a location of a tracking device relative to a geographic location or to geographic boundaries, a usage or movement behavior of the tracking device, a usage or movement behavior of a user or owner of a tracking device, information received from an external source, or information received from sensors within the tracking device or a user's mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Guilherme de Barros Chapiewski, Melody Quintana, Mayank Kumar, Tyler Lettau, Wayne Patterson
  • Patent number: 10602357
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment provides for a method for providing a mobile device-based community corrections supervision system. The method includes receiving an alert, from a remote server, via an enrollee's mobile device, to perform a check-in and receiving acknowledgement of the alert from the enrollee. Additionally, the method then requests the enrollee to recite displayed text and records the enrollee as the displayed text is recited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTELMATE LLC
    Inventors: Richard Torgersrud, Curt Clifton, Christopher Ditto, Brendan Hyland
  • Patent number: 10600322
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention may include a method, computer program product and computer system for managing mobile objects. The embodiment may receive an event detected in a geographic space by a mobile object of a plurality of mobile objects. The embodiment may determine a reliability of the event based on a reliability associated with the mobile object. The embodiment may store the event in a mobile object database based on the reliability of the even being above a reference reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Hosokawa, Yasutaka Nishimura, Makoto Tanibayashi, Shoichiro Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10602475
    Abstract: The embodiments of the disclosure relates to a device location manager for a communication system, the device location manager comprising: a southbound interface configured to receive a physical location information of a mobile device from an infrastructure manager of the communication system, a location processor configured to map between the physical location information and a logical location information, and a northbound interface configured to send and/or receive the logical location information to and/or from at least two network slices of the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qing Wei, David Perez Caparros, Xueli An
  • Patent number: 10594420
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to transmission of a cellular broadcast message comprising identification data associated with content to be transmitted to the user equipment using a first communications channel that carries cellular broadcast messages. Based on a determination that the cellular broadcast message relates to an emergency, a periodicity associated with a frequency of cellular broadcast message transmissions can be modified, and a network device can transmit the emergency alert message to the user equipment at the modified periodicity. A second communications channel associated with a communications network protocol can be selected, based on a network transmission condition. A connection can be established via the second communications channel with an application server device based on the identification data, and content from the application server device can be transmitted to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Hendrawan Susanto
  • Patent number: 10589961
    Abstract: This invention relates to the maintenance monitoring of passenger transport systems. The maintenance monitoring device for passenger transport systems of this invention comprises a radio/wireless beacon and personal mobile terminal, the radio beacon is roughly installed at an on-site check point of a passenger transport system and is used to broadcast radio signals toward its surroundings, and the personal mobile terminal is carried by the maintenance workers and is used to sense radio signals when the maintenance workers approach the corresponding radio beacon; wherein the personal mobile terminal and/or the radio beacon is configured to calculate the time period information of radio signals broadcast by the corresponding radio beacon and continuously sensed by the personal mobile terminal. This invention can automatically achieve monitoring of maintenance operations, features a good user experience for maintenance operations, and is beneficial to boosting compliance in maintenance operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Ke Yang, Wenbo Huang
  • Patent number: 10586106
    Abstract: An interactive and responsive presentation of spatially-associated information related to a user's environment based on the user's context is provided. Aspects of a 3D audio cloud system extract information about entities in the user's environment, and generate and provide the user with a 3D audio cloud that presents a spatial audio representation of entities in the user's environment that gives the user cues as to where the entities are located with respect to the user. An entity can be represented in a descriptive manner that provides the user with various types of information about the entity (e.g., shape, size, color, others' opinions, actions, emotions). Further, aspects of the 3D audio cloud system dynamically update the 3D audio cloud based on the user's location, position, or orientation, receive selection input from the user associated with the 3D audio cloud, and retrieve and present additional information as requested by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Swaminathan Manohar, Swapna C. Joshi, Sujeath Pareddy, Abhay Kumar Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10582331
    Abstract: System and methods for providing dynamic positional audio are disclosed. Methods can comprise determining availability of one or more devices to output audio and determining a location of the one or more available devices. Audio information can be received and at least a portion of the audio information can be configured to generate assigned audio information based on the determined location of the available devices. The assigned audio information can be transmitted to the available devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Robinson, Shawn Kercher, Derek Johnson