Position Based Personal Service Patents (Class 455/456.3)
  • Patent number: 9652749
    Abstract: Mobile device for communicating arrival information at a waypoint, communicating that information to a server, receiving a set of tasks (statically assigned or dynamically assigned) for the user (for example, from the server or from another user), displaying the set of tasks to the user, receiving a completion response (successful or unsuccessful) from the user, and proceeding to the next waypoint along a route/trip plan. A coordination server facilitates communication of a list of tasks assigned to a user to be performed at a specified location. The list of tasks is delivered to the user of the first mobile device by the coordination server (if such tasks exist) when the coordination server receives notification from the first mobile device indicating arrival at a specific location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Madhavi Jayanthi, Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 9651988
    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: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vladimir Khokhlov
  • Patent number: 9648615
    Abstract: A plurality of time slots are allocated during which a location procedure is performed for one or more target wireless devices. Select ones of a plurality of wireless access points at different positions are assigned to each time slot such that multiple wireless access points assigned to a given time slot are sufficiently separated. In addition, wireless access points are assigned to a corresponding one of a plurality of groups for each time slot such that wireless access points assigned to a group tune to a channel used by a wireless access point in the group that transmits one or more frames that are intended to provoke one or more response frames from the one or more wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaunak Joshi, Paul J. Stager, Brian D. Hart, Santosh Pandey, Matthew A. Silverman
  • Patent number: 9647974
    Abstract: A method (300) and apparatus are disclosed for event notification. An apparatus that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a presence services system (PSS) (102) can have a controller (104) that manages operations of a communications interface (110). The controller can be programmed to monitor (302) presence information of a plurality of communication devices of an end user operating in a communications system, and receive (316) a request from a calendar reminder system (CRS) for access to the presence information. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven M. Wollmershauser, Yolius Diroo, Edward Walter, Brian Wilson, William R. Hurst, Anil Kumar Doradla
  • Patent number: 9648477
    Abstract: A method and system for providing emergency call (e-call) services is disclosed. A third-party service center receives a voice call from a vehicle. Signaling is automatically sent to the vehicle from the third-party service center over the voice call. Location information is received from the vehicle at the third-party service center in response to the signaling. Information is forwarded from the voice call and the location information to a public safety answering point (PSAP) determined by the third-party service center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Sirius XM Connected Vehicle Services Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Charles Corley, Tod Farrell, Barry Garrison, Scott Nelson, Thomas Barton Schalk
  • Patent number: 9641966
    Abstract: A method and system for provision of a notification based on location of a target device and heuristic information, the method maintaining, in a storage module, a location profile of a target mobile device based on heuristic information for the target mobile device; receiving the current location of the target mobile device; verifying whether the current location deviates from the location profile; and if the current location deviates from the location profile, triggering a notification to an observer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Andrey Li
  • Patent number: 9628951
    Abstract: A GPS capability of a mobile device may be turned on in order to ascertain an updated current location and then be turned off. Position relative to the geofence may be determined based on the updated current location and a time to fence value that provides an estimate of how soon an individual carrying the mobile device could cross the geofence may be calculated. The GPS capability may be kept turned off for a delay time period that is based at least in part on the calculated time to fence value. After the delay time period, the GPS capability of the mobile device may be turned back on and the cycle of turning on the GPS, ascertaining an updated current location and turning off the GPS may continue. An indication of the position of the mobile device relative to the geofence may be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Soumitri Kolavennu, Kevin L. Weirich
  • Patent number: 9622330
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus (e.g., mobile computing devices), and computer-readable media are described herein for lighting control. In various embodiments, a mobile computing device may receive input indicative of a desired lighting property adjustment for a lighting effect sensed by a light sensor of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may identify one or more LED-based lighting units that contribute to the sensed lighting effect. The mobile computing device may then generate, for wireless transmission to the one or more contributing LED-based lighting units, an instruction configured to cause at least some of the one or more contributing LED-based lighting units to implement the desired lighting property adjustment. In various embodiments, one or more user inputs of the mobile computing device may be selectively enabled, based on a detected lighting context, to receive the input indicative of a desired lighting property adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Tatiana Aleksandrovna Lashina, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Philip Steven Newton, Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Tim Dekker
  • Patent number: 9622040
    Abstract: Apparatus is configured: to transmit angle-of-departure positioning messages from which a mobile device can calculate a direction to the mobile device from the apparatus; and to transmit a point of interest packet data unit for providing an emergency navigation service to a mobile device, the point of interest packet data unit comprising first data indicating a location of a first emergency point of interest and data indicating that the location relates to an emergency point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Tapani Syrjarinne, Juha Salokannel
  • Patent number: 9622055
    Abstract: A device to automatically provide differing information levels according to a predetermined social hierarchy includes a memory and a processor. The memory stores social templates corresponding to unique social signatures and being selectable to provide, for each level of the predetermined social hierarchy, a corresponding differing amount of information to each member of the predetermined social hierarchy and/or a social networking service. The processor receives sensor data from a sensor set which detects sensor data related to an environment of a communication device, creates a detected social signature from the received sensor data, determines which of the social signatures of the social templates has the greatest correspondence with the created social signature, retrieves from the memory the determined one social template having the greatest correspondence, and provides only as much information as allowed in the retrieved social template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: e.Digital Corporation
    Inventors: Patrick O'Neal Nunally, Kevin Bostenero, Dustin Cameron Mitchell
  • Patent number: 9619626
    Abstract: A method and a user terminal for identifying exercise information of a user are provided. The method includes detecting air pressure information at a location of the user terminal; identifying a state of a topography at the location of the user terminal by using the detected air pressure information; analyzing vertical movement and horizontal movement of the user terminal to identify movement information of the user terminal; and identifying the exercise information of the user according to the identified movement information of the user terminal and the identified state of the topography at the location of the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jeong-Gwan Kang, Sun-Young Park, Nam-Hoon Kim, Hyeon-Seong Kim, Hyun-Su Hong, Myung-Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 9609071
    Abstract: Methods and devices for data transmission may comprise a computer system comprising: a reception module configured to receive and store condition data assigned to data elements of a data delivery unit; a context checking module configured to check whether a second mobile communication terminal, external to the computer system, satisfies one or more conditions defined by the condition data; and a data transmission module configured to trigger transmission of context-specific data elements from the computer system via the mobile radio network to the first mobile communication terminal. The computer system may be configured to obtain, from a networking unit of the mobile radio network, current attribute data associated with the second mobile communication terminal, and the context checking module may be configured to check, based on these current attribute data and respective condition data, whether the second mobile communication terminal satisfies the conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Swisscom AG
    Inventors: Marc Danzeisen, Marc Heissenbuttel, Stefan Mauron, Jan Linder
  • Patent number: 9603017
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for enhancing the security of a beacon device are herein disclosed. A service device includes a service communication unit and a service control unit. The service communication unit communicates with at least one terminal and a beacon device, and transmits and receives data required to enhance the security of the beacon device. The service control unit performs control so as to receive pieces of identification information from the terminal and the beacon device, to check the received pieces of identification information and then perform validation based on the times at which the pieces of identification information have been generated and whether authentication keys match each other, to extract service information in response to the result of the validation, and to transmit the extracted service information to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SK PLANET CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chul Yong Shin, Jae Hyung Huh
  • Patent number: 9600674
    Abstract: A wireless face-to-face bilateral communication method between at least two users of a service provider, each having a token device, and at least one having a user-defined profile, comprising: between a sending token device and a receiving token device, transmitting unique electronic transaction tokens between a consenting sending party and a consenting or optionally consenting receiving party wherein said transaction tokens may be used for single use, party-approved after-contact, computer-network facilitated access to each other's profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Dan Coffing, Lou Bonfiglio
  • Patent number: 9596639
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to systems, methods and computer program products for minimizing data overhead in a cellular network. In one embodiment, a method includes determining, by a mobile device connected to the cellular network via a connection point, that the connection point has limited capacity; determining, by the mobile device, location information including location data indicating a current location of the mobile device; and determining, by the mobile device, an offload alternative connection point based on the determined location of the mobile device. In some cases, the method includes initiating disconnecting of the mobile device from a current connection point; and initiating connecting the mobile device to the offload alternative connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Bengtsson, Vanja Plicanic Samuelsson, Zhinong Ying, Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 9594772
    Abstract: A method, system, computer program product and computer program for generating a multi-modal journey itinerary comprising: receiving, from a user, a desired destination; determining the user's current location; determining the user's current mode of transport; accessing a multi-modal route graph; determining, in response to determining the user's current location and of determining the user's current mode of transport, a user's position in the multi-modal route graph; and calculating, in response to determining the user's position in the multi-modal route graph, a multi-modal journey itinerary from the user's position in the multi-modal route graph to the desired destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anna Bridgen, Andrew Flatt, Richard W. Pilot
  • Patent number: 9593842
    Abstract: The illumination device generally has at least one light source and an attachment assembly that connects the light source to a computing device. The light source may be one or more LEDs or a light panel using electroluminescent lighting. The illumination device includes a power source coupled to the light source and a light control mechanism to change at least one of an operative state or an intensity of the light source. The illumination device may also be integrally connected to the computing device. A light cover is implemented to cover the light source and diffuse light emanating therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: LuMee LLC
    Inventors: Allan Shoemake, William Winter, Juan Fernandez, Paul McGrath, Juan David LondoƱo Restrepo, Robert Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9591087
    Abstract: A method and system is provided for creating an intelligent social network between a plurality of devices participating in a social network over internet. Particularly, the disclosure provides a method and system for creating an intelligent social network of a plurality of devices, wherein an intent of at least one user of a first device is detected by one or more of subsequent devices out of the plurality of devices based on one or more pre-defined parameters; a match between one or more common intent of the user of the first device and the one or more users of the one or more subsequent devices is detected and information pertaining to the same is transmitted for enabling communication and formation of intelligent social network between the first device and the one or more of subsequent devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Priyanka Sinha, Chirabrata Bhaumik, Avik Ghose
  • Patent number: 9591689
    Abstract: Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards a system and method for detachment in wireless communication systems. Some example embodiments are directed towards detaching a user from a wireless communications network without providing any signaling towards the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Gunnar Rydnell, Ann-Christine Sander
  • Patent number: 9571565
    Abstract: A method is provided to manage access to a social network from a mobile device, which has a user ID. The method is executed by a server, which manages accesses for a plurality of social networks, each social network being associated with a location and a time window. The method includes: receiving a request from the mobile device to join a social network, the request comprising at least information on the location of the mobile device and the user ID; gathering a timestamp associated with the received request; retrieving at least one social network associated with the location of the mobile device and a time window comprising the time indicated by the timestamp and registering the user ID in association to the at least one social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Teresa Jimenez Arreola, Fanny Monier
  • Patent number: 9565261
    Abstract: A method of communicating location information relating to a first user of a first communication client from a first user terminal over a communications system to a second user terminal, the first user terminal executing the first communication client and the second user terminal executing a second communication client, the method comprising: the second communication client displaying a list of contacts associated with a second user of the second communication client, the list of contacts comprising a first contact representing the first user; the first user terminal determining a location of the first user; the first user terminal storing the determined location in a store of the first user terminal; the first communication client reading the stored location from the store; the first communication client generating a message comprising a visual indication of the location read from the store; transmitting the message from the first user terminal to the second user terminal; and displaying the visual indicatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Skype
    Inventors: Aram Nicholas Babaian, Veiko Raime, Mark McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 9563641
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to adjusting the ranking of a suggestion for a geographic location based on determining how many of one or more users visited the geographic location after receiving the suggestion. In some implementations the one or more users may belong to first grouping of users and the ranking may be adjusted only for suggestions to the first grouping of users. In some implementations it may be determined if a second grouping of users visited the geographic location after receiving the suggestion. In some implementations a property of the given geographic location may be determined based on a comparison of how many of the second grouping of users visited the given geographic location after receiving the suggestion and how many of the one or more users visited the given geographic location after receiving the suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar
  • Patent number: 9565530
    Abstract: Techniques are provided which may be implemented in various methods, apparatus, and/or articles of manufacture to allow a mobile device to obtain certain location service(s) and/or the like from one or more computing devices that have been authorized for use. For example, in certain implementations, an authorizing location server may obtain a first message from a mobile device indicating a first set of location servers, determine a second set of location servers based, at least in part, on the first set of location servers, and transmit a second message to the mobile device indicating that the second set of location servers are authorized for location service related access by the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Andreas Klaus Wachter, Philip Hawkes
  • Patent number: 9560621
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, apparatus, and system for determining a location of a terminal. The method includes acquiring a Media Access Control (MAC) address of a network equipment used by a terminal to access a network, determining whether a database indicating locations associated with respective MAC addresses includes the acquired MAC address, and in the event that the database indicating locations associated with respective MAC addresses includes the acquired MAC address, determining that a current location of the terminal corresponds to a location associated with the acquired MAC address that is stored in the database, and outputting the current location of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Xiaojian Li
  • Patent number: 9554267
    Abstract: Techniques to associate user data with a mobile device are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise a service support component and a storage component. The services support component may be operative to receive a data package request from a service, the data package request comprising a network identifier for a mobile device associated with a user, and exchange a data package with the service in response to the data package request. The storage component may be operative to access the data package associated with the user based on the network identifier. Other embodiments are described and claimed. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Kim, Yen-Ting Tung
  • Patent number: 9551775
    Abstract: A computing entity, such as a server, obtains a first, second, and third set of measurements based on wireless transmissions between one or more beacon devices, a wireless client device, and one or more wireless access points in a wireless network. The first set of measurements is associated with wireless transmissions from the beacon device(s) received at the wireless access points. The second set of measurements is associated with wireless transmissions between the wireless client device and the wireless access points. The third set of measurements is associated with wireless transmissions from beacon devices received at the wireless client device. An estimated location of the wireless client device is generated based on the first set of measurement data, the second set of measurement data, and the third set of measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Raghuram Rangarajan, Brian D. Hart
  • Patent number: 9549387
    Abstract: The present techniques relate to reducing interference on conducted RF links by utilizing country information to determine where an electronic device is located, and using such information to select sub-bands or channels that are not available for wireless transmission to be used for transmission of signals via the conducted RF links. Because the conducted RF links operate on frequency bands that are different from the frequency bands used for wireless communications in a given country, there is less likelihood that wireless communications will create interference in the signals being transmitted via the conducted RF links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Yiaw Chong, Hsin-Yuo Liu, Mohit Narang, Peter M. Agboh, Sathish Shanbhag Kota, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 9544721
    Abstract: Techniques for address point data mining are described. An address point data mining method, system, or program product can determine geographic coordinates of an address based on geographic locations of one or more user devices. Each user device can be a mobile device operable to determine a location using a global navigation system (e.g., GPS), wireless signal triangulation, or other techniques. During the course of a time period (e.g., a day or week), the user device can stay at a location for a significant amount of time. The system can crosscheck this location with a geocoded geographic coordinates of a registered address (e.g., a billing address) that is associated with the mobile device. The system can determine whether the geocoded geographic coordinates are accurate based on result of the crosscheck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Francois M. Jouaux, Guy L. Tribble, Rama Krishna Chitta
  • Patent number: 9538333
    Abstract: Techniques where a computer system is able to obtain information about a subject by communicating with a device that employs a limited range communication technology and is associated with the subject are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: B2 Equity Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Alan Eaton, David Pyron Biggers, Jr., Dustin Paul Moore
  • Patent number: 9532399
    Abstract: A wireless access point manages wireless service to a multi-mode wireless communication device based on a wireless wide area network (WWAN) signal. The access point transmits a device proximity message to the WWAN based on the proximity of the multi-mode wireless communication device to the access point where the proximity is at least partially based on a WWAN signal. The device proximity message may indicate a request to perform an alternate network acquisition procedure to establish wireless service from an alternate network different than a current network providing service to the multi-mode wireless communication device. Where the current network is WWAN, and the WWAN signal is a WWAN reverse link signal transmitted by the communication device and received at the access point, the access point determines the proximity of the communication device to the access point at least partially based on the WWAN reverse link signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Amit Kalhan
  • Patent number: 9529350
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus controls position measurement performed by a position measurement device. The apparatus includes a memory and a processor that executes a process in the memory. The process includes acquiring schedule information associated with the position measurement device and including a start time and an end time, acquiring position information acquired by the position measurement device, and extending a position measurement cycle of the position measurement device compared to a position measurement cycle before the start time of the schedule information when positions that respectively correspond to a plurality of pieces of position information acquired between the start time and the end time are in a given area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hironori Sakakihara
  • Patent number: 9514488
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for recommending content based on context such as location. In one aspect, a method includes receiving data that references a location of a mobile device, selecting, from among multiple, different applications that are available in an online application marketplace, one or more of the applications that are relevant to the location, and providing, by a recommendation server, a recommendation to the mobile device, where the recommendation identifies the one or more applications as applications that the user is likely to be interested in purchasing or downloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bhaskar Mehta, Christian Sonntag, Ihar Mahaniok
  • Patent number: 9514551
    Abstract: A first digital map is displayed in a viewport at an initial position. When a user gesture that communicates motion to the viewport is detected, a trajectory of the viewport from the initial position to a target position is determined based on kinematic quantities of the communicated motion. Map data for displaying a second digital map in the viewport at the target position is retrieved from a first memory, prior to the viewport reaching the target position. The retrieved map data is stored in a second memory having a higher speed of access than the first memory. The second memory is retrieved for display via the user interface when the viewport is at the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Maneesh Dewan, Tatsuo Nomura, Zhaoyang Xu, Paul Vincent Byrne
  • Patent number: 9516472
    Abstract: An approach and system for determining a level of effectiveness of a device action performed in response to the presence of a user is described. The system identifies a user associated with a presence signal transmitted by a transmitting object in use by the user during an event. The system also initiates a rendering of content associated with the user, an event host, one or more items associated with the event host, or a combination thereof at a sensing device that detects the presence signal. Still further, the system determines a response of the user to the content based on movement information, location information, transaction information, or a combination thereof associated with the transmitting object, the user, or a combination thereof during the event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Seth Cohen
  • Patent number: 9507930
    Abstract: A multi-display device can interface with two or more different types of docking stations. The device can determine the type of dock and change the pin outs for a connector to interface with that dock. Once docked, the device can determine a charge status for the device and the dock to present the status to the user. Further, the dock can enter one of several modes, including a call receipt mode and an entertainment mode. The modes allow for expanded functionality for the device while docked. Two particular docks, the laptop dock and the smart dock, provide special functionality with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Anthony Russello
  • Patent number: 9510257
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for optimizing data transfers. The method may include receiving a request to transfer data between a wireless device and a data transfer target, wherein the requested data transfer is associated with a time sensitivity window (TSW), determining whether an opportunity for a peer-to-peer (P2P) data transfer will arise during the TSW, targeting a transfer time from within the TSW for performing the requested data transfer based on the opportunity determination, and transmitting transfer notification data to the wireless device, wherein the transfer notification data includes the targeted transfer time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sandeep Sharma, Mohammed Ataur Rahman Shuman, Amit Goel
  • Patent number: 9503557
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and controlling method thereof are disclosed, by which a meaningful information can be extracted during a call. The present invention includes a display unit, a wireless communication unit configured to perform a call, a microphone configured to receive a user voice during the call, an audio output unit configured to output a counterpart voice received through the wireless communication unit during the call, and a controller configured to convert at least one of the user voice or the counterpart voice to a text, extract specific information from the converted text, and, if the call ends, control the extracted specific information to be displayed through the display unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Mijin Cho, Jihye Yu, Hannah Na
  • Patent number: 9503856
    Abstract: A method operational in a mobile device is provided for ascertaining location information for the mobile device by using captured/received locating information broadcast by local sensor devices. The method captures, at the mobile device, a message from a sensor device transmitted, for example, over a local wireless network. The method identifies a locating data in the message and may determine a location of the mobile device based on the identified locating data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Hermanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9503861
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing a geographic location of a mobile device are provided. In one aspect, a method includes determining a geographic location of the mobile device. The method also includes storing the determined geographic location in a geographic location history in a local memory of the mobile device. The geographic location of the mobile device is determined and stored in the geographic location history at a first time interval. The method also includes providing the geographic location history to a server at a second time interval. The second time interval is longer than the first time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Cheeran Verghese, Kenneth Joseph Leftin, Andrew Oplinger, Joseph Lapenna, Kenneth S. Norton
  • Patent number: 9501293
    Abstract: Various embodiments of systems and methods for automatic context passing during management application navigation are described herein. When management applications work with different managed entities, the managed context is preserved by following the relations between the managed entities. These relations are followed from a mediator framework during the navigation between the management applications. In this manner, a managed application passes context information for one entity type, and second managed application retrieves from the framework context information for different entity type, but the user context information will be preserved as the framework follows the relations between the passed entity and the requested entity types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Jasen Minov, Stanimir Eisner
  • Patent number: 9503858
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, or articles of manufacture are disclosed herein that may be utilized, in whole or in part, to facilitate or support one or more operations or techniques for selective crowdsourcing of location-related data, such as within an indoor or like environment, for example, for use in or with a mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Palanki, Ayman Fawzy Naguib
  • Patent number: 9495712
    Abstract: A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a user to disambiguate an identity of a member included in a user's social network (USN), and towards enabling an operation to be performed based on information about the member. The USN is determined. The NID of the member is received. If the NID is non-unique within the USN, member distinctions are determined for members in the USN who are associated with the same NID. The member distinctions are sent to the user. The user makes a selection of one of the members associated with one of the member distinctions. Based on the selection, information about the selected member is received. The operation is enabled to be performed based on the information about the selected member. The operation may include addressing the selected member, enabling a communication between the user and the selected member, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Quoc, Dan Wascovich, Matthew Fukuda, E. Stanley Ott, IV, F. Randall Farmer, Edward Ho, Jonathan James Trevor
  • Patent number: 9491130
    Abstract: A system for providing location based one-to-one text chat between users includes a server and a plurality of mobile communication devices that are equipped with GPS receivers and used by the users. The users identify themselves to each other using their respective visual descriptions. When located in a close proximity or a same facility, one user invites another user for a text chat. The chat session is terminated when one of the users leaves the facility or moves beyond certain distance from the other user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Amie Erickson
  • Patent number: 9491833
    Abstract: Methods for providing personalized lighting to users (102A, 102H) positioned proximal to one another. First lighting (103A, 106A) may be provided to a first user (102A) when the first user is not proximal any conflicting lighting users (102H). Second lighting (103A, 106A) may be provided to the first user (102A) when a first user lighting need is in conflict with a conflicting user (103H, 106H) lighting need of a conflicting user (102H) that is proximal the first user (102A). The second lighting (103A, 106A) may be set to minimize contrast with lighting supplied to the conflicting user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Wilhelmus Baaijens, Lucas Josef Maria Schlangen
  • Patent number: 9483883
    Abstract: Mobile device for communicating a current location and a current destination, to a coordination server, receiving a set of tasks (statically assigned or dynamically assigned) for the user (for example, from the server or from another user or adhoc tasks specified by a customer), displaying the set of tasks to the user, receiving a completion response (successful or unsuccessful) from the user, and proceeding to the next waypoint along a route/trip plan. A coordination server facilitates communication of a list of tasks dynamically and opportunistically assigned to a user to be performed at a specified location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Inventors: Madhavi Jayanthi, Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 9476965
    Abstract: Embodiments allow a station to determine its location and report the location to a access point or other network entity. The station obtains agreement with an access point, group of access points, or other network entity to provide its location to a designated accuracy level and the access point(s) agree to provide services such as access to a location service, the access point(s) location to a designated positional accuracy, etc. The station measures its position and induces an error in its reported location. The induced error prevents an exact location of the station from being determined by the access point(s) or others, thus preserving the privacy of the station. The location reported by the station may be absolute (e.g., geographic coordinates) or relative to a landmark, location, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan Segev
  • Patent number: 9472196
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving data identifying an application and a voice command trigger term, validating the received data, inducting the received data to generate an intent that specifies the application, the voice command trigger term, and one or more other voice command trigger terms that are determined based at least on the voice command trigger term, and storing the intent at a contextual intent database, wherein the contextual intent database comprises one or more other intents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Bo Wang, Sunil Vemuri, Nitin Mangesh Shetti, Pravir Kumar Gupta, Scott B. Huffman, Javier Alejandro Rey, Jeffrey A. Boortz
  • Patent number: 9473579
    Abstract: A communication device for a vehicle has a first communication unit and a second communication unit. The first communication unit is configured to communicate with a server via a first communication protocol. The second communication unit is configured to communicate with at least one further vehicle via a second communication protocol. The first communication unit is configured to receive from the server control information for the second communication protocol and to forward it to the second communication unit. The second communication unit is configured to perform, depending on the forwarded control information, at least one predetermined setting for communicating with the at least one further vehicle by use of the second communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: David Gozalvez Serrano, Oliver Klemp, Hyung-Taek Lim, Markus Strassberger
  • Patent number: 9471942
    Abstract: A portable terminal which supports a social network, more particularly, an apparatus and a method for generating a community with agents of the same character in a social network and processing an answer to a query by sharing information between the generated communities. The apparatus includes an agent determiner configured to set an agent for a first network object. The apparatus also includes a community setting part configured to establish a community with an agent for a first network and an agent for a second agent, select a first representative agent of the community, and establish a community with the first representative agent selected and other adjacent representative agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Jun Song, Seung-Yeol Yoo, Nam-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9473948
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for analyzing pilot pollution, and further disclose an apparatus for analyzing pilot pollution. The method includes: generating a preprocessed map according to an actual engineering parameter table and drive test data that are in pre-imported information, where the preprocessed map includes a cell distribution map and a pilot pollution distribution map, the actual engineering parameter table includes actual longitude information, actual latitude information, and actual azimuth information; obtaining selection information of a target area to determine the target area; and generating, for the target area, a map of abnormal cells of the target area according to the cell pilot identifiers and the signal strength corresponding to the pilot identifier of each test-marked cell. With the present invention, it is unnecessary to review test data and view the review connection, and the analysis efficiency is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junquan Ding, Xiaojun Cui