At System Equipment (i.e., Base Station) Patents (Class 455/456.5)
  • Patent number: 10235569
    Abstract: An augmented reality (AR) client terminal identifies initial location information for a location of a user. A scene picture associated with the location of the user is captured. Image matching is performed between the captured scene picture and scene pictures in a scene picture set. The scene picture set is generated based on the initial location information. Each scene picture in the scene picture set is associated with detailed location information. In response to the captured scene picture matching a particular scene picture in the scene picture set, refined location information for the location of the user is determined based on the detailed location information of the particular scene picture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Xiaodong Zeng
  • Patent number: 10231079
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects include geo-fence management using a cluster analysis technique. A set of dynamic user data is received from a set of users. The cluster analysis technique may be used to process the set of dynamic user data. Accordingly, a geo-fence opportunity event is detected using the cluster analysis technique. Based on a selection criterion with respect to the geo-fence opportunity event, it is determined to provide an opportunity for a subset of the set of users. In response to making the determination, the opportunity can be provided for/to the subset of the set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gilbert Barron, Michael J. Bordash, Louis F. Roehrs, Zachary P. Slayton, Anurag Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10216869
    Abstract: A method for configuring a semi-empirical or an empirical computer simulation model of a building automation and control (BAC) system. The method can include a computer processor reading from a non-transitory computer-readable memory a configuration data of a building automation and control network (BACnet) device, wherein the configuration data includes a property value of the BACnet device. The method includes communicating with a real BACnet device of a real existing BAC system, retrieving real data of the real BACnet device, and storing the real data onto the non-transitory computer-readable memory. The property value of the BACnet device stored on the non-transitory computer-readable memory can be changed to another value that is based on the real data, or the property value of the BACnet device can be added to the configuration data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Udhaya Kumar Dayalan
  • Patent number: 10210760
    Abstract: A method for autonomous parking of a vehicle includes requesting initiation of an autonomous parking routine; determining the location of a vehicle user of the vehicle comprising the steps of: (a) transmitting a signal by one of an electronic device in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle user and a vehicle transceiver; (b) receiving the signal by the other of the electronic device in the immediate vicinity of the vehicle user and the vehicle transceiver; (c) measuring the strength of the received signal; (d) determining a distance between the electronic device and transceiver based on the strength of the received signal; (e) correlating the distance between the electronic device and transceiver as the distance that the vehicle user is from the vehicle; and initiating the autonomous parking routine only if the vehicle user is determined to be within the vehicle or beyond a predetermined distance from the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Dura Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Robert John Hoffman, Jr., Cumhur Unveren, Sandeep Karjala
  • Patent number: 10210560
    Abstract: A mobile device of a shopper is tracked within at least one retail environment. A shopper merchandise proximity history of the shopper is formed based upon the tracking of the mobile device of the shopper within the at least one retail environment. The shopper merchandise proximity history includes shopper proximity to items of merchandise, shopper dwell times near the items of merchandise, and merchandise visit counts. The shopper merchandise proximity history is analyzed according to at least one shopper merchandise threshold interest criterion. Responsive to identifying within the shopper merchandise proximity history an item of merchandise that meets the at least one shopper merchandise threshold interest criterion, an action is performed that facilitates a gift recommendation of the item of merchandise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 10169780
    Abstract: A system for providing multimedia content. The system includes means for transmitting targeted multimedia content to customers via a telecommunications network; and automatically receiving and outputting the content on a mobile platform. In the illustrative embodiment, the system includes means for encoding, compressing and storing content on a server. An applet is transmitted from the server to each mobile platform. When executed at the mobile platform, the applet deciphers the content and retrieves a schedule with a playback time. The content is then played out without interrupting the user. The applet may include credit code which adds time to a SIM card on the mobile platform giving a user credit time to use the device for one or more functions (communication, games, etc.) at no additional charge. The applet may also include a bar code which when displayed to a third party vendor, allows the user to receive a discount on purchases of goods or services related to the ad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventor: Robert B. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10165073
    Abstract: Multiple controlled-environment facility investigative data aggregation and analysis systems and methods capture a telephone number of a controlled-environment facility resident and/or a non-resident associated with the resident, such as by a controlled-environment facility communications management system. The captured telephone number is used to access a social media account of the resident or non-resident and information related to the resident is gathered from the accessed social media account. Gathered information is incorporated into the centralized investigative data aggregation analysis system for analysis, so as to provide investigative leads to users of the multiple controlled-environment facility investigative data aggregation and analysis system, such as via a web-based interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Securus Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Isaac Parampottil
  • Patent number: 10149094
    Abstract: Systems and methods including a mobile device determining the coordinates of its location using a location determination system, such as a global positioning system. A database stores the identifiers of cells representative of predefined regions in a hierarchical grid system. A server computer or the mobile device converts the coordinates of the location to one or more cell identifiers at different grid resolution levels and searches the database to find a match between the cell identifiers representing the regions and the cell identifiers representing the location of the mobile device to determine one or more regions in which the mobile device is located. For example, the hierarchical grid system can be constructed in a longitude latitude space of location coordinates, with resolution levels aligned with decimal precision levels of the location coordinates; and the cell identifiers can be constructed from the digits of the longitude and latitude coordinates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC.
    Inventor: Yury Zhyshko
  • Patent number: 10142786
    Abstract: A system and method for multi-beacon management including: determining occurrence of a trigger event; determining a beacon to be acted upon; determining the settings to be assigned; assigning the settings to the beacon; and operating the beacon according to the settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Estimote Polska Sp. z o. o.
    Inventors: Marcin Mycek, Michal Sznajder, Grzegorz Krukiewicz-Gacek, Lukastz Kostka, Jakub Krzych
  • Patent number: 10127565
    Abstract: A mobile handset device determines a physical activity performed by a user based on local sensor data. The local sensor data can include sensors within the mobile handset device and local sensors in communication with the mobile handset device. The mobile handset device provides an indicator of the physical activity to a publisher. The publisher targets advertisements based on the current activity or activity pattern of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Phan
  • Patent number: 10129708
    Abstract: A service method in a service system implemented with a computer includes generating, by one or more processors, movement path information from a source location to a destination location in a target building including a plurality of floors; configuring a card view including the movement path information according to each floor from among the plurality of floors; and providing a card view of an occupied floor to the user terminal based on a location of the user terminal, the occupied floor being a floor, from among the plurality of floors, where a user terminal is located, wherein the movement path information is generated based on information about one or more inter-floor moving devices included on paths which extend from the source location to the destination, and wherein the card view includes information about one or more inter-floor moving devices of the occupied floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: LINE CORPORATION, NAVER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jieun Shin, Seungjun Lee, Hyojin Kwon
  • Patent number: 10115128
    Abstract: Methods and Systems for Targeting Messages to a Traveler. Requests can be received to transmit messages to a traveler based on a location and a categorization of the traveler. A device location can be received. Location information of the traveler can be determined. Prior expense report information can be determined. Entity expense policy can be determined. The location information, the prior expense information, and the entity expense policy information can be categorized to generate a projected route. Updated device location can be received. It can be determined that the device is in a location corresponding to the projected location information based on the updated device location. Any targeted messages that have a category that matches a category for the location information, the prior expense information, and the policy information can be transmitted to a device of the traveler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: CONCUR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Depasquale, John Love, Michael Lore, Michael Fredericks, Andrew Csontos
  • Patent number: 10102734
    Abstract: A tracking system determines that a first device of an owner of a tracking device is not within a proximity of the tracking device, that a second device is within a proximity of the tracking device, and whether a tracking application is not running on the first device. Responsive to determining that the tracking application is not running on the first device, the tracking system generates a notification informing the owner that the tracking application is not running on the first device. Responsive to determining that a location of the second device within a proximity of the tracking device is more than a threshold distance from a last known location of the tracking device, the tracking system generates a another notification informing the owner that the tracking device may be lost. The tracking system provides one or both of the notifications to the first device for display to the owner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Mayank Kumar, Abhishek Gupta
  • Patent number: 10091757
    Abstract: A base-station control apparatus includes: a sub-anchor candidate selector that selects sub-anchor candidates from base-station apparatuses different from a first base-station apparatus connected to a wireless terminal; an arrival-direction estimator that estimates arrival direction vectors with respect to the first base-station apparatus and the candidates, based on reception qualities of signals that the first base-station apparatus and the candidates receives from the wireless terminal; a sub-anchor selector that selects a sub-anchor from the candidates, based on angles made by the estimated arrival direction vectors and line segments each having end points at positions of the first base-station apparatus and the corresponding candidate; and a position estimator that estimates a position of the wireless terminal, based on the arrival direction vectors with respect to the first base-station apparatus and the sub-anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hiroshi Takahashi, Naganori Shirakata, Tomoya Urushihara, Junichi Morita
  • Patent number: 10068205
    Abstract: An online event scheduler system for allowing users to find events of interest in which the users can participate and to allow users to set up impromptu meeting with nearby users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: DELONACO LIMITED
    Inventor: Maxym Polyakov
  • Patent number: 10070254
    Abstract: Disclosed methods and systems allow provision of zone-based services to users. Both zones and users have their own profiles. A detection system allows determining when users enter or leave a zone. A pairing is calculated between compatible elements of zone profiles, or between compatible elements of the user profiles. Delivery of zone-based services may conditionally be granted according to a level of the pairing. Pairings may also be established between users or between zones. A server may manage profiles for the zones and for the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITE LAVAL
    Inventors: Serge Lacasse, Guillermo Saldana
  • Patent number: 10063378
    Abstract: Disclosed examples involve sending an encrypted identifier to a corresponding database proprietor via a network communication from a server of an audience measurement entity, the encrypted identifier identifying at least one of a device or a user of the device; receiving user information corresponding to the encrypted identifier from the corresponding database proprietor; and associating the user information with at least one of a search term collected at the device or a media impression logged for media accessed via the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: John R. Burbank, Madhusudhan Reddy Alla
  • Patent number: 10051408
    Abstract: An example method is provided in one example embodiment and includes receiving, by a user equipment device, a list including at least one location identifier associated with an area for location reporting and an area identifier identifying the area for location reporting. The method further includes receiving a location identifier broadcast by a wireless network element, and determining whether the broadcast location identifier matches the at least one location identifier associated with the area for location reporting. The method further includes sending a location reporting message by the user equipment device to a first network node when it is determined that the broadcast location identifier matches the at least one location identifier associated with the area for location reporting. The location reporting message is indicative of the user equipment device either entering or exiting the area for location reporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Nirav Salot, Sebastian Speicher, Aeneas Sean Dodd-Noble, Sridhar Bhaskaran
  • Patent number: 10044851
    Abstract: A method for managing appointments using a wireless device includes receiving scheduling data for a future appointment including a time associated with the future appointment. A current location of the wireless device is determined, and a reminder for the future appointment is provided at a time prior to the future appointment based on the current location of the wireless device. Fox example, the reminder may be provided at a time that varies based on the current location of the wireless device, a location associated with the future appointment, and an estimated travel time between the current location of the device and the location associated with the future appointment. Related methods, devices, and computer program products are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, John Ruckart
  • Patent number: 10034263
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to determining a scale associated with received signal strength indicators (RSSIs). In one example, a computing device receives access point (AP) RSSIs. The RSSIs are determined at APs. The APs are associated with coordinate information. In one example, records are maintained for AP reference pairs. Each AP RSSI can be determined at one AP with reference to another AP. In one example, the computing device determines a scale associated with each record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Manas Sharma, Gopal Agarwal, Manaswini Lakshmikanth Sugatoor
  • Patent number: 10034299
    Abstract: There are provided mechanisms for establishing a cooperating cluster (6a) in a cellular communications system (la-Id). According to one aspect a request for establishing a cooperating cluster (6a) to a second network node (2b) is transmitted from a first network node (2a). The cooperating cluster (6a) comprises at least one cell (3b, 3f) of the first network node (2a) and at least one cell (3g) of the second network node (2b). The request comprises a metric and identification of the cells to be clustered. An acceptance is by the first network node (2a) received (S104) from the second network node (2b) to implement operation of the cooperating cluster (6a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Martin Hessler, Ke Wang Helmersson
  • Patent number: 10021553
    Abstract: A method of updating a location information, which represents a physical location of a communication device (2), is generated by a location source (1), and sent from the location source (1) via a location object generating unit (1A, 2A) and a cache unit (3A) to a location consumer (4), comprises caching a first location information (6) in the cache unit (3A), monitoring of a second location information (60) received subsequently to the first location information (6) at the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) by the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) to detect an invalid location information, and, triggered by the detection of an invalid location information (30, 50, 70), sending a location object (31, 51, 61, 71, 81) generated by the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) from the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) to the cache unit (3A), wherein the location object (31, 51, 61, 71, 81) comprises an invalidation information (85-88) indicating that a location information (6, 83) sent prior t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: James Smith, Thomas Scharnagl
  • Patent number: 10015632
    Abstract: A method of determining a position of at least one transceiver node comprises, anchor node by anchor node, transmitting respective positioning frames suitable for reception by a transceiver node and by the other anchor nodes. The transceiver node receives the positioning frames transmitted by the anchor nodes and ascertains respective times of reception for each. A solver stage determines the coordinates (xs, ys, zs) of the respective transceiver node and the time ts of transmission of the first positioning frame by an anchor node of first rank in the positioning sequence by numerically solving a non-linear system of at least five equations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: IHP—INNOVATIONS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE MICROELECTRONICS/LEIBNIZ-INSTIT FUR INNOVATIVE MIKROELEKTRONIK
    Inventors: Vladica Sark, Eckhard Grass, Jesus Gutierrez Teran
  • Patent number: 10015645
    Abstract: Provided is a content delivery system in which a content delivery server delivers content to a content delivery client. The content delivery client transmits content using first wireless communication, detects the area of second wireless communication, and if it determines that sufficient free space is not present in a first storage thereof, transmits a part of data stored in the first storage to the content delivery server using the second wireless communication. The content delivery server makes free space in the first storage by temporarily storing the data in a second storage thereof and then delivers content using the second wireless communication on the basis of the control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Naganori Shirakata, Koji Takinami, Tomoya Urushihara, Masashi Kobayashi, Kenichi Ono, Noboru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9994145
    Abstract: A software application product executable on a mobile device (110) for traffic signalling using a screen (111) of the device (110), in combination with remote activation means (120,130) providing a user interface. The invention further relates to a pocket for accommodating the a device (110) during such signalling. The invention further relates to a kit comprising such a soft-ware application product and optionally such a pocket, as well as to a method for traffic signalling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: POC SWEDEN AB
    Inventor: Stefan Ytterborn
  • Patent number: 9992619
    Abstract: A proximity beacon signal transmitted by a network device-coupled proximity beacon transmitter is received at a network device. A RSSI reporting message is generated at the network device based on the proximity beacon signal. A position of the network device-coupled proximity beacon transmitter with respect to the network device is determined using the RSSI reporting message. A location of the network device within a region is determined using the RSSI reporting message and network device map data for the region. The location of the network device-coupled proximity beacon transmitter in the region is determined based on the position of the network device-coupled proximity beacon transmitter with respect to the network device and the location of the network device within the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Aerohive Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Changming Liu, William Hoppin, Chris Scheers
  • Patent number: 9976865
    Abstract: A vehicle communication system facilitates hands-free interaction with a mobile device in a vehicle or elsewhere. Users interact with the system by speaking to it. The system processes text and processes commands. The system supports Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free use. The system handles telephone calls, email, and SMS text messages. The user can customize the device via a user profile stored on an Internet web server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: RIDETONES, INC.
    Inventors: Otman A. Basir, William Ben Miners
  • Patent number: 9967699
    Abstract: A telecommunication system receives a request from a caller phone to establish a telecommunication call with a recipient phone. The telecommunication system determines whether the caller phone is authorized to receive location information related to a current geographic location of the recipient phone and upon determining that the caller phone is authorized to receive location information, obtains information about a current geographic location of the recipient phone. Upon establishing at least an initial communication with the recipient phone, the telecommunication system causes the information about the current geographic location of the recipient phone to be audibly included in a caller tune to the caller phone if the caller phone is authorized to receive location information, wherein the caller tune is indicative of the recipient phone ringing in response to the request from the caller phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Laxman Kasyap Kolipaka
  • Patent number: 9967853
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method performed by an apparatus comprises, causing said apparatus at least to perform one of providing and obtaining information on a serving cell that is, at a point of time, serving a mobile terminal and information related to a neighbor cell that is, at least substantially at said point of time, observed by said mobile terminal, wherein said serving cell is a cell of a first communication network, wherein said neighbor cell is a cell of a second communication network, and wherein said first communication network has a type that is different from a type of said second communication network and/or is operated by an operator that is different from an operator of said second communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Tommi Antero Laine, Laura Wirola
  • Patent number: 9961488
    Abstract: Systems and methods including mobile devices determining their locations using location determination units, such as GPS receivers. Locations of the mobile devices and predefined locations/regions that have been visited by the mobile devices during a period of time are efficiently organized into a location graph that identifies the neighbors of predefined locations, distances to neighbors, and visitation counts of mobile devices to the predefined locations during the period of time. Keyword values for keywords representing user attributes are assigned to mobile devices and the predefined locations. Based on the location graph, the keyword values are propagated via the location graph, from neighbors to predefined locations, from mobile devices to predefined locations, and from predefined locations to mobile devices, to incrementally improve the accuracy of the keyword values over a number of time periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: NINTHDECIMAL, INC.
    Inventors: Paolo D'Alberto, Veronica Milenkiy, Ahmad Fairiz Azizi
  • Patent number: 9950719
    Abstract: An operating system for operating functional units in a rail vehicle. At least one base station is provided in each car of the rail vehicle. Each base station communicates, via a wireless interface, with a mobile terminal of an authenticated user, in particular an authenticated train conductor, who operates functional units of the rail vehicle via a graphical user interface of the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Martin Kessner
  • Patent number: 9952888
    Abstract: A virtual machine/function of repository is used to collect information for use in providing a particular service to a particular user in a network. The virtual machine/function of repository is dynamically instantiating in a front end of the network upon receiving a request to provision the particular service for the particular user. The collected information pertains only to providing the particular service to the particular user. The virtual machine/function of repository is synchronized with one or more consolidated databases in a back end of the network. The virtual machine/function of repository is deleted upon discontinuation of the particular service for the particular user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 9949267
    Abstract: A system and method of performing vehicle navigation services in coordination with a handheld wireless device that involves determining a vehicle location at a vehicle using a vehicle telematics unit of the vehicle; identifying a plurality of points-of-interest (POIs) within a predetermined range of the vehicle location; detecting a vehicle occupant has exited the vehicle; sending an instruction from the vehicle that directs a handheld wireless device associated with the vehicle occupant or the vehicle to begin generating location data; and receiving the location data from the handheld wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Marco T. Carnevale, Nathaniel H. Williams, Swee Meng Yong, Yue Zhuang
  • Patent number: 9947222
    Abstract: To optimize road traffic within an application server (SA) providing itineraries recommended to users connected to said application server from communication terminals (TC), each recommended itinerary being provided to a user based on a profile of the user containing the departure date or arrival date, the departure location and the arrival location, the application server compares the itineraries recommended to users whose indicated departure date belongs to a given interval time, produces a set of users whose corresponding recommended itineraries have at least one itinerary segment of given length in common, and modifies an itinerary recommended to at least one user who belongs to said set of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Makram Bouzid, Armen Aghasaryan, Stephane Betge-Brezetz, Sophie Piekarec
  • Patent number: 9949258
    Abstract: Systems and methods for selecting a set of transport format schemes for a cell are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a method may be performed by a communication device for selecting a transport format scheme. The method may include obtaining a set of transport format schemes available for a cell of a base station. Also, the transport format schemes may be associated with a guard time required in the cell. The guard time may be a time margin required to compensate for the communication device being unsynchronized for transmission to the base station. In addition, the method may include selecting a transport format scheme from the set of transport format schemes available for the cell based on at least one of an amount of data to be transmitted, a size of an allocated resource to be used for the data transmission, and an uplink radio transmission condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Erik Eriksson, Niclas Wiberg
  • Patent number: 9928741
    Abstract: A traffic adjustment or a traffic command, for example, is based on data congestion on a cellular network. Position data is received from a mobile device. A portion of a cellular network that corresponds to the position data is selected. The portion of the cellular network may be the geographic area covered by a cell. The network state of the portion of the cellular network is identified. A traffic device is also identified. The traffic device may be a traffic light or a variable speed sign. The traffic adjustment or traffic command for the traffic device is calculated based on the network state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: John M. Harris, Leo Modica, Brian Moore, Paul Stephens
  • Patent number: 9924489
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a radio operation switch based on mobility data. In one embodiment, a mobile base station is disclosed, comprising: a global positioning system (GPS) module for determining a current location of the mobile base station; a velocity module coupled to the output of the GPS module for determining a current velocity of the mobile base station; and a controller, the controller configured to perform steps comprising: determining the current velocity of the mobile base station using the velocity module; comparing the current velocity to a threshold; and switching, based on the comparison, from a first radio band to a second radio band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Sumit Garg
  • Patent number: 9924028
    Abstract: A system for selectively manipulating a mobile device when the mobile device is present within one or more defined zones within an area. The system comprises a control device transmitting a signal, with the signal having a decreasing signal strength as distance from the control device increases. The system additional comprises one or more profiles stored in a memory for determining the one or more defined zones based on one or more values, each value corresponding to a particular signal strength of the signal, and at least one software application executing on the mobile device. The application is configured for accessing the profiles from a memory and receiving, from the mobile device, an indication of the signal received at the mobile device and a signal strength of the received signal, and selectively manipulating the mobile device as a function of the signal strength and the one or more profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Shashanka Ashili
  • Patent number: 9912482
    Abstract: Disclosed examples involve obtaining encrypted identifiers identifying at least one of a device or a user of the device, sending respective ones of the encrypted identifiers to corresponding database proprietors, receiving user information corresponding to the respective ones of the encrypted identifiers from the corresponding database proprietors, and associating the user information with at least one of a search term collected at the device or a media impression logged for media presented at the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: John R. Burbank, Madhusudhan Reddy Alla
  • Patent number: 9894477
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments provide systems, methods, and computer program products for associating mobile devices with identities of individuals, and tracking such individuals using the location of respective devices. Initially, a user registration process is performed to register an individual for a tracking list. A unique identifier is wirelessly detected from a mobile device in proximity to the individual. The unique identifier is added to the tracking list. The location of the mobile device within the venue is tracked using the unique identifier. When the individual exits the venue, the departure is recorded, and the unique identifier is removed from the tracking list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew R. Low, Travis R. Winter
  • Patent number: 9882943
    Abstract: A method is proposed for providing a mobile terminal associated with a user with access to a visited Internet Protocol based mobile communication network. The mobile terminal generates a network information element that comprises a home network identifying element that identifies a home network of the user, and a domain name of the visited IP based mobile communication network as a base domain identifier. The mobile terminal then provides this special network information element to visited IP based mobile communication network, which executes a subscription generating procedure for generating a subscription for the user upon recognizing the special network information element and provides the mobile terminal access based on the generated subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Lindholm, Bo Åström, Alf Heidermark
  • Patent number: 9883367
    Abstract: A method of updating a location information, which represents a physical location of a communication device (2), is generated by a location source (1), and sent from the location source (1) via a location object generating unit (1A, 2A) and a cache unit (3A) to a location consumer (4), comprises caching a first location information (6) in the cache unit (3A), monitoring of a second location information (60) received subsequently to the first location information (6) at the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) by the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) to detect an invalid location information, and, triggered by the detection of an invalid location information (30, 50, 70), sending a location object (31, 51, 61, 71, 81) generated by the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) from the location object generating unit (1A, 2A) to the cache unit (3A), wherein the location object (31, 51, 61, 71, 81) comprises an invalidation information (85-88) indicating that a location information (6, 83) sent prior t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: James Smith, Thomas Scharnagl
  • Patent number: 9858812
    Abstract: A traffic signal state detection apparatus includes a first traffic signal information obtaining part that obtains first traffic signal information generated by a first infrastructure, a first output process part configured to calculate, based on the first traffic signal information from the first traffic signal information obtaining part, a second traffic signal information obtaining part that obtains second traffic signal information generated by a second infrastructure that is different from the first infrastructure, a second output process part that calculates, based on the second traffic signal information from the second traffic signal information obtaining part, and an output part that outputs one of the first and second remaining times in a situation where the first and second output demands are generated simultaneously, the output remaining time being related to one of the first and second output demands that is being continuously generated before the other is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Matsuoka, Kazuhiro Morimoto
  • Patent number: 9854401
    Abstract: Processes for searching and identifying mobile devices of interest are provided based, at least in part, on movement of the multiple mobile devices. The process includes, for instance, obtaining movement data of multiple mobile devices, and receiving a specified movement pattern of interest. The movement data of the multiple mobile devices is compared against the specified movement pattern of interest, and based on the comparing, a data structure is generated at least identifying one or more mobile devices of the multiple mobile devices with a movement data closest to the specified movement pattern of interest. In enhanced embodiments, the movement pattern of interest may be a user-specified travel path or a user-specified pattern of zone movements, for instance, within a venue or within a geographic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 9826464
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes managing access conditions and determining which access point to use by a wireless device based on terms and conditions (TCs) for allowing access (TCsAA) and terms and conditions for utilizing access (TCsUA) provided and updated by various parties in a system for alternative network access provision (ANAPS) comprising of a cloud based server system and a wireless device and its connection manager software system. The TCs may depend on a number of variables including one or more of the following: price, availability, relative signal strengths and communication speeds of different cellular base pay and or access points and connections through the stations or access points to the Internet or other backend systems, the location and possible motion of the device, the time of day, week, month or year as well as the cost of communication alternatives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: BandwidthX Inc.
    Inventors: Pertti Juhani Visuri, Randy Salo, Christian Van Hamersveld, Dan Zagursky, Brian Moses, Johanna Katariina Visuri
  • Patent number: 9826476
    Abstract: A method comprises determining in a base station of a first cell of a first network that there is an inactive second cell of a second, different network which is a candidate cell for a user equipment and causing an activation message to be sent to cause the activation of said inactive second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Yong Teng, Kari Veikko Horneman, Qiaoling Yu, Jiang Wang, Yuanping Zhu
  • Patent number: 9810543
    Abstract: A method and device for carrying out travel route planning for a vehicle, in which schedule data are transmitted to a calculation unit, which is coupled to a data memory, in which data relating to a path network for the vehicle and data relating to the geographic positions of energy supply facilities are stored. The calculation unit checks if a route sequence which connects the geographic positions of the destinations associated with the schedule data is calculable such that the destinations are reached at the associated time data of the schedule data, wherein the prognosticated residual energy amount in the energy store of the vehicle for travelling the route sequence is determined and taken into account, if no such route sequence is calculable using the calculation unit, the latter determines matched schedule data for which such a route sequence is calculable, and the matched schedule data are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiegesellschaft
    Inventors: Nicklas Hoch, Bernd Werther
  • Patent number: 9801075
    Abstract: A processor includes a memory storing instructions executable by the processor. The instructions include determining a capacity of a plurality of satellite beams based at least in part on a beam traffic density associated with each of the plurality of satellite beams and transmitting, to a communication satellite, a control signal that commands the communication satellite to transmit the plurality of satellite beams in accordance with the beam traffic density determined by the processor. The processor may be incorporated into a telecommunications system that includes a communication satellite programmed to transmit signals in accordance with a plurality of beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: James Jehong Jong, David Roos
  • Patent number: 9779606
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, device, and system for prompting whether a portable locator has arrived on time, one of which comprising: a server, according to position point information transmitted by the portable locator, judges that there is not a position point indicative of arrival at a destination reminder area in a current preset time period and the current time has already exceeded an estimated arrival time, and then generates and issues a non-arrival reminder. By employing the present invention, the guardian confirms at any time that the monitored person carrying the portable locator does not arrive at the destination reminder area within the preset arrival time, and thereby masters the safety information of the monitored person, whereby the user experience is improved and subsequent person search effectiveness is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Beijing Qihoo Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Yanfang Ye, Chao Gao, Nancheng Liu
  • Patent number: 9779620
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining traffic information using the billing information of a mobile terminal. A specified number of a mobile terminal is obtained from billing information necessary for performing a billing operation when a telephone call is made using the mobile terminal on a highway (S61, S62 and S63). The moving time of the mobile terminal between base stations is tracked (S65), such that information of a traffic state on the highway can be obtained in real time (S66). The existing mobile communication network is employed to obtain the traffic information, such that the cost required for operating special vehicles for collecting traffic information and for obtaining traffic information from information providers can be reduced. Customer demand can be met as a measurement operations is continuously carried out and the traffic information abruptly changed is reflected in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chung-hak Lee