Position Based Personal Service Patents (Class 455/456.3)
  • Patent number: 10135776
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of cross-social network communication. The method may include determining a plurality of recipients of a social networking service interaction, determining a plurality of target social networking services based upon the plurality of recipients of the social networking service interaction, and a plurality of authentication information associated with the plurality of social networking services. The method may include constructing an application programming interface call for each of the plurality of target social networking services, the application programming interface call associated with the social networking service interaction, the application programming interface call specifying one or more of the plurality of recipients that is to receive the interaction, the one or more of the plurality of recipients being members of the particular target social networking service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Brown, Henry Joseph Sommer
  • Patent number: 10127595
    Abstract: Item-level information of a particular item may be processed to categorize the particular item. In some instances, the particular item may be ranked across multiple merchants that are offering the particular item for acquisition. The ranking may be based on the item-level information that relates to an attribute of the particular item for the individual merchants. For example, the item-level information may include a cost of the particular item at a merchant, a rating of the particular item for a merchant, a number of calories of the particular item for a merchant, and so on. Information regarding the ranking may be displayed or otherwise output to enable the user to identify and order the particular item from a merchant that satisfies the user's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SQUARE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Hipschman, James F. Butts, III, Zachary Brock, Abhay Raj Kumar, Matthew O'Connor
  • Patent number: 10127786
    Abstract: A miniature Security Control Device is described for coupling a baby monitor and internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Hon Ming Michael Lee
  • Patent number: 10117085
    Abstract: A technique for deploying proximity beacons involves coupling proximity beacon transmitters and/or hubs to an enterprise network device. The coupling can be by way of physically connecting communication interfaces of the network device and the proximity beacon transmitter or hub. In some implementations, the communication interface can be implemented as a USB interface. In some implementations, the communication interface can be embedded within the network device, such that the communication interface can provide the physical connection in the form of an embedded or internal connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Changming Liu, Chris Scheers, Jingsong Fu, Haofeng Kou, Arun K. Goel, Matthew Stuart Gast
  • Patent number: 10115392
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a voice recognition system and a voice recognition system is disclosed, wherein the voice recognition system comprises a speaker and a microphone, and wherein the method comprises the steps of: memorizing an audio frequency signal, playing back the audio frequency signal by means of the speaker, generating a detection signal by detecting the audio frequency signal by means of the microphone, and adjusting parameters of the voice recognition system dependent on the detection signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Sims, Brian L. Douthitt, David J. Hughes, Mark Zeinstra, Ted W. Ringold, Douglas W. Klamer, Todd Witters, Elisabet A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10114418
    Abstract: A method and a device for providing a user interface (UI) in an electronic device are provided. The electronic device includes a display that displays a UI corresponding to an operation state of the display, and a processor electrically connected with the display, wherein the processor is configured to determine the operation state of the display, display a first UI based on a first object according to a basic arrangement when the operation state is a first state, display a second UI based on the first object and a second object associated with the first object according to an expanded arrangement when the operation state is a second state, and display the second object in an area adjacent to the first object, corresponding to the expanded arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungwoo Shin, Joonhwan Kim, Jeong-Won Ko, Munhwi Kim, Hye-Jin Kim, Kyung-Wook Ro, Myoung-Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10116613
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for interacting with a social media networking system. Information related to occurrence of an event impacting travel may be received from a travel data source at one or more computers. In response to receiving the information related to the event, the one or more computers trigger a request to the social media networking system to return one or more first posts related to the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: AMADEUS S.A.S.
    Inventors: Alfredo Fernandez Acuna, Vincent Domurado, Adrien Bardon
  • Patent number: 10108748
    Abstract: Crowd-sourced localized application usage data is collected from mobile devices at a usage location and sent to a network-based service. The network-based service analyzes the data to determine a single most relevant application correlated to the usage location. Once the most relevant application is determined, a recommendation for the application is sent to client devices operating at the usage location. In some implementations the data is processed to determine whether the usage location is a chained venue, a large venue or an event. Once the usage location has been determined, the most relevant application can be selected for recommendation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lukas M. Marti, Zehua Zhou, Jeffrey Michael Bartunek, Weili Shao, Liviu Teodor Popescu, Lili Cao, Ronald K. Huang
  • Patent number: 10110674
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed for synchronizing data inputs generated at a plurality of frequencies by a plurality of data sources. A device receives a first set of data points from a first data source of the plurality of data sources generated at a first frequency of the plurality of frequencies, receives a second set of data points from a second data source of the plurality of data sources generated at a second frequency of the plurality of frequencies, selects a time window corresponding to a period of time during which at least a subset of the first set of data points and at least a subset of the second set of data points were generated, and generates a vector representing a first reduced form of the subset of the first set of data points and a second reduced form of the subset of the second set of data points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sarah Glickfield, Isaac David Guedalia, Adam Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10104195
    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: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: THE TRUSTEES OF THE STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yingying Chen, Jie Yang, Yan Wang, Jian Liu, Marco Gruteser
  • Patent number: 10104608
    Abstract: A method for enhanced mesh networking, preferably including performing network analysis, configuring router link parameters, and managing routing paths. A metric for routing path assessment, preferably including a throughput metric and a channel utilization metric. A Segment Table Announced Mesh Protocol, preferably including determining network segments and designating forwarding devices for communication between the network segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: eero inc.
    Inventors: Jasmine Strong, Mete Rodoper, Ryan Thompson
  • Patent number: 10095980
    Abstract: A system and method for updating and correcting facts that receives proposed values for facts from users and determines a correctness score which is used to automatically accept or reject the proposed values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ashutosh Kulshreshtha, Luca de Alfaro, Mitchell Slep, Nicu D. Cornea, Sowmya Subramanian, Ethan G. Russell
  • Patent number: 10091303
    Abstract: Techniques for suggesting accessory devices controlled by an application executing on a mobile device are disclosed. A method includes measuring one or more sensor values to determine a data point at each of a plurality of first times, associating an accessory device with each of the data points, clustering the data points within a threshold distance of each other to create a plurality of clusters. The method also includes, after clustering the data points, measuring one or more sensor values to determine one or more current data points at a second time, determining that one or more current data points at the second time corresponds to a first cluster of the plurality of clusters, identifying a first accessory device associated with one or more of the data points in the first cluster, and providing a message using the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Brent M. Ledvina, Kevin P. McLaughlin, David R. Stites, Jahshan A. Bhatti, Kevin Duffy, Robert William Mayor
  • Patent number: 10091658
    Abstract: A wireless access point receives configuration information assigned to a particular service provider. The configuration information includes information indicating a wireless network identifier (such as a network name or SSID value) assigned to the service provider. The wireless network identifier is available for use by communication devices to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point and perform multiple different functions. For example, the configuration information can include multiple resource links assigned to the particular service provider. Via use of the wireless network identifier, a communication device can establish a wireless communication link with the wireless access point. The communication device communicates a selected one of the multiple links to the wireless access point to indicate which of multiple functions (such as online sign-up or actual use of wireless network services) can is being requested.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Qiang Zhang, Arun Manroa
  • Patent number: 10091680
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for collecting and detecting service area (SA) swapping noise in a wireless network including a plurality of SAs serving a plurality of devices. By receiving SA updates from the stationary devices of the plurality of devices changes in SA identifiers of the SA updates associated with each stationary device are detected. For each stationary device, if two or more SAs are detected to have changed for the stationary device, then these SAs are identified as contributing to SA swapping noise. With this in mind, SA transitions between the identified SAs for a non-stationary device of the plurality of devices are not interpreted as movement of the non-stationary device. However, SA transitions for the non-stationary device from these SAs to other SAs not contributing to SA swapping noise are interpreted as a change of location or movement of the non-stationary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Julien Forgeat, Richard Carlsson, Tomas Goldbeck-Löwe
  • Patent number: 10083611
    Abstract: A method system and social platform for distributing parking location information via the social platform to community members of the social platform to enable community members to acquire a parking spot, wherein a community of street parking motorists who alternately need or have parking spot information is created, community members simultaneously broadcast parking spot information (Beacons) and parking spot requests, where a single motorist who will soon be relinquishing his/her spot is matched to another motorist within a target radius who has requested a parking spot, and where a community member can monitor a dashboard that reflects real time matchmaking activity based on several factors including tier association, spot/profile alignment and queue entry order such that participating members can equitably and efficiently disseminate parking location information in a timely manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher W. Brown
  • Patent number: 10078126
    Abstract: In accordance with some embodiments, one or more low-power responder nodes may be utilized to provide better and lower cost coverage for fine timing measurement (FTM) requests. By advertising its availability to receive and respond to FTM requests, a low-power responder node may enter a low-power or deep sleep mode during times of unavailability. A low-power responder node may be powered by a battery, reducing the cost and deployment of nodes in a location determination network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Itai Steiner
  • Patent number: 10072932
    Abstract: A mobile-device-based system for classifying a mode of transportation during a trip includes a mobile device including a location detection system and an accelerometer. The mobile device is configured to collect location data and acceleration data during the trip. The system also includes a data processing block configured to receive the location data from the mobile device, receive contextual data related to a plurality of transportation systems, and process the location data and at least a portion of the contextual data using a first transportation mode classifier associated with a first of the plurality of transportation systems and at least a second portion of the contextual data using a second transportation mode classifier associated with a second of the plurality of transportation systems. The data processing block is also configured to classify the mode of transportation during the trip and update the classifiers based on user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TRUEMOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Brad Cordova, Sanujit Sahoo
  • Patent number: 10075627
    Abstract: An imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit configured to capture an object image, a rotation unit configured to rotate the imaging unit in a predetermined direction, and a first transmission unit configured to transmit, to an external apparatus, acceleration information indicating whether an acceleration at which the rotation unit rotates the imaging unit is able to be designated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yujiro Idaka
  • Patent number: 10070269
    Abstract: Proximity-based sharing of venue-specific user location data is provided. The method includes, for instance, processing, in association with a locate facility, a request by one user that an other user meet the one user at a venue. In addition, a geo-fence is established relative to, at least in part, the venue, and based on the other user crossing the geo-fence, the method includes providing, via the locate facility, venue-specific location data on the one user's location within the venue to a mobile device of the other user to assist the other user in locating the one user within the venue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 10062072
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, and devices for enabling peer to business payments using an integrated payment and messaging system. In particular, the integrated payment and messaging system allows users to send electronic payments as well as exchange messages with a merchant. The integrated payment and messaging system can improve security by allowing a user to make a purchase without having to provide sensitive financial information to the merchant. In addition, the integrated payment and messaging system can allow a user to make a payment for an order seamlessly during a conversation with the merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Moore Davis, Vipan Reddy Raja Nalla
  • Patent number: 10063334
    Abstract: A device and a method for generating a secondary timing signal that is synchronous with a primary timing signal are presented. The method comprises deriving (401) an auxiliary timing signal from an auxiliary signal received at a first site and correcting (402, 403) the timing phase of the auxiliary timing signal so as to obtain the timing phase for the secondary timing signal. The timing phase is corrected with the aid of the following a) a constant phase shift between the auxiliary timing signal and another auxiliary timing signal derived in a second site where both the primary timing signal and the auxiliary signal are available and b) a dynamic phase shift between the other auxiliary timing signal and the primary timing signal at the second site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Kenneth Hann, Heikki Laamanen
  • Patent number: 10051434
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for selective crowdsourcing for multi-level positioning, such as positioning in a multi-level structure, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Chang, Sai Pradeep Venkatraman, Saket Thukral
  • Patent number: 10043375
    Abstract: A mobile terminal alarm method and apparatus are provided. The method includes collecting environmental data of a mobile terminal; determining, according to the environmental data, a scenario in which the mobile terminal is located; and sending, when the scenario meets a preset alarm condition, and the mobile terminal is in a preset state, an alarm in an alarm manner corresponding to the preset state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ching Man Au Yeung, Xiaojuan Ma, Wing Ki Leung
  • Patent number: 10044818
    Abstract: Systems and methods for receiving a notification related to a predicted future geographic location of a mobile device are provided. In some aspects, a plurality of geographic locations of the mobile device are determined. A speed for the mobile device is determined based on at least a subset of the plurality of geographic locations and associated timestamps. A future geographic location of the mobile device is predicted based on the speed and at least one geographic location from among the plurality of geographic locations. A representation of the predicted future geographic location of the mobile device is provided to a server. In response to the provided representation of the predicted future geographic location of the mobile device, a notification related to a point of interest associated with the predicted future geographic location of the mobile device is received from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Leif Hendrik Wilden, Ioannis Tsoukalidis
  • Patent number: 10027685
    Abstract: The present invention has the aim of providing a method of an activity information notification service in which a server can receive activity information from a user of a target terminal, depending on his or her privacy setting, and then transmit the received activity information to a selected receiving user, and in which any receiving user can transmit a notification request to a target user in order to receive desired activity information. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method of an activity information notification service at a server, the method includes steps of receiving activity information from a target terminal; determining a receiving terminal to which the received activity information will be transmitted, depending on a privacy setting of the target terminal stored in a storage unit; and transmitting the activity information to the determined receiving terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Cheol Lee, Jung Je Son, Sung Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10026316
    Abstract: A street parking space for a first motor vehicle is located within a predefined area. A method for determining an unoccupied street parking space includes steps of scanning environmental data of a second motor vehicle in the predefined area; determining an item of information regarding an unoccupied parking space in the area of the second motor vehicle on the basis of the environmental data; and reporting the item of information to a central instance. The central instance determines a demand for reports in the area on the basis of received information from a plurality of second motor vehicles, and suppresses further reports from a second motor vehicle as a function of the demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Manuel Maier, Philipp Mayer
  • Patent number: 10021531
    Abstract: A method and a trolley for facilitating a passenger's way through an airport terminal, and improved methods for boarding aircrafts. The trolley may include an interface, such as a boarding card reader, for receiving information identifying the passenger and/or the passenger's flight. Mobile wireless communication means may be provided at the trolley for receiving airport information data, such as flight departure gate, delay or cancellation information, from a computer network within an airport terminal. Data output means are provided to communicate information to the passenger. The trolley may be X-ray compliant. A communication interface may be provided at the trolley for communicating with a portable device, such as a smartphone or equivalent means of the passenger. Individually selected information based on passenger identity, destination, position or past collection of passenger behavior may be disseminated to passengers on an individual basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: EXRUPTIVE A/S
    Inventor: Lars Thogersen
  • Patent number: 10015626
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses, including computer program products, are described for detecting movement of a mobile computing device based upon geospatial data about a property location of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device generates a baseline geospatial profile including baseline altitude data, baseline pressure data, and a predetermined pressure range. The mobile computing device enters a first operational mode permitting a user to establish a user session on the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device obtains altitude data from a first sensor and pressure data from a second sensor, and generates a geospatial signature based upon the altitude data and the pressure data. The mobile computing device compares the geospatial signature and the baseline geospatial profile, and enters a second operational mode if a difference between one or more corresponding values of the baseline geospatial profile and the geospatial signature exceeds a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FMR LLC
    Inventor: Sunil Madhani
  • Patent number: 10015270
    Abstract: To improve communication with users, a venue management system is associated with the venue and allows an administrator to configure notifications to send to users at or near the venue. To configure a notification, the administrator provides to the venue management system notification information for presentation to users, criteria describing conditions need to be satisfied for the notification to be transmitted to users, and user targeting information identifying characteristics of users to receive the notification. Based on information gathered by the venue management system, the venue management system determines whether at least a threshold amount of the criteria of the notification are satisfied. If at least the threshold amount of the criteria of the notification are satisfied, the venue management system sends the notification to users having characteristics matching at least a threshold amount of the user targeting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: VenueNext, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Paul, Deepak Jhalani, Dean Yang
  • Patent number: 10013462
    Abstract: In various implementations, virtual tiles are constructed where each virtual tile includes geographic tiles having one or more shared semantic characteristics. Usage records of service content items are received, which are generated from sensor data from a plurality of mobile devices within a geographic region that includes the geographic tiles. Each usage record identifies a service content item, and a usage location corresponding to a user interaction with the service content item. Statistical correlations are calculated between service content items and a virtual tile based on an aggregation of the usage records that have a usage location within at least one of the geographic tiles of the virtual tile. Recommendations of one of more service content items are provided to a user based on the calculated statistical correlations. In some cases, one or more service content items are recommended based on being representative of a particular virtual tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ido Priness, Dikla Dotan-Cohen, Boaz Sapir, Daniel Avigdor
  • Patent number: 10012490
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein relates to arrangements and techniques that provide for determining a location and/or position of a portable electronic device in order to control features and/or modes of operation of the portable electronic device. A method comprises determining, via the portable electronic device, positional measurement values related to the portable electronic device, determining an absolute value of a difference between a first positional measurement value and a second positional measurement value, and determining an average of absolute values of multiple differences. The average is compared with a threshold. If the average exceeds the threshold, a first mode of operation of the portable electronic device is triggered, and if the average is below the threshold, a second mode of operation of the portable electronic device is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Pilarinos, Xiangwen (Shane) Li, Jia (Ken) Li
  • Patent number: 10004980
    Abstract: A system, a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method to cause simulation of a kinetic disaster is provided. A physical interaction with a client device is detected during gameplay of a multiplayer game that includes a virtual environment. The detected physical interaction is analyzed using a user interaction profile. A kinetic disaster simulator is selected based on the analyzing the physical interaction with the user interaction profile. Simulation of a predefined game action is caused within the virtual environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Zynga Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Perry, Ross W. Danielson
  • Patent number: 10007305
    Abstract: PDAs can be used to provide their users with various functions. One such function is the ability to contact other users who are stored in the PDA as contacts, for example by telephone of text message. The decision as to whether or not a particular user should be contacted may be influenced by the location of that user. For example, if a contact is nearby, then it may be more likely that the user of the PDA would want to contact them. The present embodiments provide a PDA on which the location of one or more contacts can be displayed. Furthermore, the location of a particular contact can be shown on a map on the screen of the PDA simply by tilting the PDA through a predetermined angle about a horizontal axis. Thus, the map can be displayed in an intuitive and straightforward manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 9999395
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for detecting a user activity using a mobile terminal. The apparatus includes a sensing data collection unit to collect sensing data, a location determination unit to determine a location of the mobile terminal using the sensed data, and an action determination unit to determine an activity of a user that is using the mobile terminal based on the collected sensing data and the determined location of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seung-Chul Chae, Sun-Jae Lee, Kyung-Ah Chang
  • Patent number: 9998585
    Abstract: A telephone call may be established with a mobile communications device in response to a user dialing an abbreviated dialing code. Content provided external to the mobile communications device associated with the abbreviated dialing code may be identified. Thereafter, a message may be sent to the mobile communications device including a pointer to information complementary to the identified content, wherein the pointer when activated at the mobile communications device, determines one more operational parameters associated with the mobile communications device and causes data associated with the identified content to be transmitted to the mobile communications device in a format compatible with the determined one or more operational parameters. Related methods, apparatuses, computer-program products, and systems are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SITO Mobile R&D IP, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony G. Macaluso
  • Patent number: 9995061
    Abstract: A smart entry system that releases a lock of an opening/closing body includes: a transmission unit that transmits a call signal to a mobile key by wireless communication; a reception unit that receives a response signal from the mobile key responding to the call signal; and a control unit that outputs a call signal transmission command to the transmission unit, performs authentication of the response signal when the reception unit receives the response signal, and outputs a command for unlocking the opening/closing body based on a result of the authentication. The call signal is transmitted by a polling system. The control unit includes an output strength setting unit that changes and sets an output strength of the call signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryusuke Ishikawa, Nobuyoshi Nagai, Koji Ueno
  • Patent number: 9998857
    Abstract: A system and method for determining the presence of an individual at a particular spot within a location preferably based on the strength of signals received from beacons assigned to the particular spot by a software application (“App”) running on an electronic device of the individual. In one embodiment, certain presence calculations are performed by the App. In another embodiment, the App forwards information regarding the received beacon signals to an electronic identification and location tracking system and the presence calculations are performed by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: COLLATERAL OPPORTUNITIES, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Kusens
  • Patent number: 9998871
    Abstract: In described embodiments, a method of managing mobile device data based on location is provided. The method includes defining a geofence within which a mobile device can receive electronic data and outside of which the mobile device cannot receive the electronic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Bontempo
  • Patent number: 9990847
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a traffic accident occurrence notification system using LED display lamps, comprising: an emergency message generating unit provided in a mobile means so as to generate a wireless signal in an emergency situation; a plurality of LED display lamps provided together with street lamps provided on a road so as to receive the wireless signal from the emergency message generating unit and display a turned-on or flickering state from a position at which the wireless signal is received to a position at which a distance is set at a rear; and a street lamp control server for controlling the street lamps and the LED display lamps and determining the position at which the wireless signal is received so as to transmit information thereof to a rescue server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Gigatera INC.
    Inventors: Duk-Yong Kim, Yoon-Bae Lee, Seok Sung, Tai-Woo Lee, Jong-Hun Lee, Min-Soo Kim, Dong-Sik Roh
  • Patent number: 9992181
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of authenticating a user based on location data. The method includes receiving, using a communication device, a user location from a location tracking device associated with the user. Further, the method includes receiving, using the communication device, a terminal location from a computing terminal. Yet further, the method includes computing, using a processing device, a distance between the user location and the terminal location. Further, the method includes performing, using the processing device, a first comparison of the distance with a first predetermined threshold value. Moreover, the method includes authenticating, using the processing device, the user based on a first result of the first comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Yuszu Chen
  • Patent number: 9986527
    Abstract: Systems and methods including mobile devices determining their locations using location determination units, such as GPS receivers. A computing device generates a statistical measurement of location pattern changes in relation to a predetermined region for a predetermined period of time. The measurement is generated from a difference between the average response of exposed mobile devices and the average response of non-exposed mobile devices, where each response of a mobile device is computed by: determining a sequence of time instances of the mobile devices being at locations within the region, generating a time series of visitation measurements from the time sequence, applying at a time instance an anti-symmetric weight function having an exponential distribution to the time series to generate the response corresponding to the time instance, and summing the responses corresponding to time instances falling within the predetermined period of time as the response of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC.
    Inventors: Paolo D'Alberto, Veronica Milenkiy, Ahmad Fairiz Azizi
  • Patent number: 9978269
    Abstract: A device for site-specific traffic analysis includes: a radar sensor at a traffic space; and an evaluation unit configured to (i) ascertain object trajectories from chronological sequences of object positions of respective objects detected by the radar sensor and moving in the traffic space, (ii) identify the location of at least one traffic path based on a concentration of object trajectories, and (iii) assign further detected objects to a respective traffic path whose location has been identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Benedikt Lehnertz
  • Patent number: 9980230
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to dynamic baseband management for a wireless device. The wireless device may be an accessory device. The accessory device may determine whether it has a short-range wireless communication link with a companion device. The accessory device may determine one or more proximity metrics relating to the companion device. The accessory device may further determine one or more metrics associated with user settings, user activity and/or application activity at the wireless device. The wireless device may select a (e.g., full, limited, or off) baseband operating mode based on any or all of these considerations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Ziv Wolkowicki, Dimitrios Prodanos, Andreas E. Schobel, Christopher P. Saari, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman, Jared S. Grubb, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Saran Krishnaswamy, Jesus A. Gutierrez Gomez, Sirisha Pillalamarri, Samuel J. Miller, Rohan C. Malthankar, Sergey Sitnikov
  • Patent number: 9973920
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing actions associated with multiple communication profiles generated for a user of a mobile device are described. In some embodiments, a communication alias system generates multiple, distinct, communication profiles for the user of the mobile device, where a communication profile is a distinct profile associated with the user of the mobile device and includes a unique communication address to which communications are directed. The communication alias system may perform actions associated with providing information to the user of the mobile device via a selected communication profile for the user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Brinskele
  • Patent number: 9973891
    Abstract: A system and method for geofencing includes sending, by the location management server, location data collection criteria and location data reporting criteria to a first location-aware client; and receiving, by the location management server, location data from the first location-aware client, the location data collected by the first location-aware client according to the location data collection criteria, the location data received from the first location-aware client according to the location data reporting criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: Krishnakant M Patel, Debabrata Dash, Ravi Ayyasamy, Pratap Chandana, Bharat Ram Setti, Sayyad Gaffar, Rohit Ashok Nerlikar, Ramu Kandula
  • Patent number: 9961508
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure related to methods and systems of determining the floor and location of a device in an indoor space having multiple floors. A map importing module takes a floor map of an indoor space and processes it for further use. A calibration module creates a fingerprint map of the indoor space described by the floor map. A floor localization module searches the fingerprint map of each floor to determine the most likely location for each floor. A floor detection module determines the floor and location based on the most likely locations for each floor and any of map constraints data and device movement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: MAPSTED CORP.
    Inventors: Paramvir Singh Nagpal, Sean Huberman, Edward Tan, Eros Gulo
  • Patent number: 9955346
    Abstract: A method for preserving privacy within a communication system, wherein a location-based service concerning an area of interest is provided for at least one user by a database server and wherein location information represented by coordinates of objects and/or users and/or areas and/or queries, made to the location-based service, is concealed, includes concealing the location information by transforming coordinates by first splitting the area of interest up in tiles for providing at least one tiling of the area of interest, and then permuting the tiles by a pseudo-random permutation process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jens-Matthias Bohli, Ghassan Karame, Wenting Li, Dan Dobre
  • Patent number: 9955287
    Abstract: Information processing device (100) communicates with mobile terminals (200-1) to (200-2). Mobile terminals (200-1) to (200-2) perform near field communication with each other. Information processing device (100) decides a condition based on a distance from a first location associated with user information about users who use mobile terminals (200-1) to (200-2) to their current location and notifies mobile terminals (200-1) to (200-2) whether or not other user identification information that satisfies the decided condition has been stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Atsuhiko Murayama, Hiroyuki Aoki
  • Patent number: 9949137
    Abstract: In some implementations, a server device can improve Wi-Fi based location availability for sparse signal locations by augmenting Wi-Fi access point location data with additional Wi-Fi scan data that was collected near the sparse signal locations. The server can receive Wi-Fi access point scans from client devices, determine the locations of the Wi-Fi access points, and generate Wi-Fi access point tiles that include data describing the locations of access points in the geographic areas corresponding to the Wi-Fi access point tiles. After the tiles are generated, the server device can augment the access point tiles by inserting additional Wi-Fi access point scan information into the access point tiles near identified sparse signal locations. The server device can deliver the augmented access point tile data to a client device. The client device can determine the current location of the client device based on the augmented access point tile data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Brian S. Smith, David B. Millman, Rob Brumley, Rob Mayor, Ben Detwiler