At System Equipment (i.e., Base Station) Patents (Class 455/456.5)
  • Patent number: 11374667
    Abstract: A system comprises a computer including a processor. The processor receives from each of a plurality of vehicles within a region, a respective plurality of messages and identifies for each of the plurality of vehicles, a respective communications discontinuity during which an expected message fails to be received from the respective vehicle. The processor determines, for each communications discontinuity, discontinuity edge locations at each of a beginning of the communications discontinuity and an end of the communications discontinuity. The processor further determines an interference node location based on the discontinuity edge locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Linjun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11374648
    Abstract: Radio link coverage mapping systems and related techniques are provided to improve the operation of unmanned mobile sensor or survey platforms. A radio or communication link coverage mapping system includes a logic device configured to communicate with a communication module and a position sensor coupled to a mobile platform, where the communication module is configured to establish a wireless communication link with a base station associated with the mobile platform and the position sensor is configured to provide a position of the mobile platform as it maneuvers within a survey area. The logic device determines communication link quality data associated with the wireless communication link as the mobile platform maneuvers within the survey area, receives corresponding position data, and generates corresponding communication coverage information, which may be used to generate a radio link coverage map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Petter Muren, Tom-Ivar Johansen, Torgeir Grothe Lien, Trygve F. Marton
  • Patent number: 11368211
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide for the granular network-based detection of UE location in a RAN that includes one or more mobile base stations using quantum computing. Mobile base stations may be, for example, affixed on vehicles (e.g., cars, trucks, drones, etc.), may be implemented by other UEs, and/or may otherwise be non-stationary. In contrast, fixed base stations may be mounted to towers, buildings, or other types of permanent or semi-permanent installations. Quantum computing techniques, as described herein, may aid in the precise determination of UE location using triangulation techniques and/or other network-based location techniques. Further, in RANs that include mobile base stations, the locations of both the UE and a reference point may change relatively rapidly. The use of quantum computing, as described herein, may aid in the fast and precise determination of UE location in situations where mobile base stations and/or UEs are moving rapidly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vamsi Krishna Boyapati, Kishore K. Guntuku
  • Patent number: 11363556
    Abstract: Method for providing positioning data in a positioning node of a radio network, which positioning data is associated with a mobile device including a radio unit, the method comprising the steps of establishing a radio session for receiving positioning data in the positioning node from the radio unit; transmitting report control data to the radio unit, wherein the report control data identifies a request to report positioning data obtained in the device, wherein said positioning data includes inertial measurement data; and receiving positioning data from the radio unit in accordance with the report control data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anders Berggren, Basuki Priyanto
  • Patent number: 11363405
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and program products for providing services to a user by a mobile device based on the user's daily routine of movement. The mobile device determines whether a location cluster indicates a significant location for the user based on one or more hints that indicate an interest of the user in locations in the cluster. The mobile device can perform adaptive clustering to determine a size of area of the significant location based on how multiple locations converge in the location cluster. The mobile device can provide location-based services for calendar items, including predicting a time of arrival at an estimated location of a calendar item. The mobile device can provide various services related to a location of the mobile device or a significant location of the user through an application programming interface (API).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael P. Dal Santo, Lukas M. Marti, Ronald K. Huang, Lili Cao
  • Patent number: 11356862
    Abstract: A measuring method executes an identifying procedure of measuring signal power of a beam from user equipment supporting beam-formed transmission, identifying a measurement antenna that detects a peak of the beam transmitted from the user equipment; a calculating procedure of calculating a first angle formed between a straight line connecting the measurement antenna detecting the peak of the beam transmitted from the user equipment to the user equipment and a straight line connecting a measurement antenna located in a direction of an azimuth angle rotation axis of the user equipment to the user equipment; and a rotating procedure of rotating the user equipment based on the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Takayuki Furuta, Seiji Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 11357010
    Abstract: Sensor assisted beam management system and methods for mobile User Equipment (UEs) are disclosed. An embedded rotation sensor may be used to determine orientation, rotating direction and angular speed of the UE. A speed sensor and GPS may also be used to determine location, moving direction and speed of the UE. The sensor outputs may be used by the UE to efficiently select UE beams after movement or to predict when a UE beam should be updated. Beam search and measurement periodicities may also be updated based on UE movements reported by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jun Zhu, Mihir Vijay Laghate, Raghu Narayan Challa
  • Patent number: 11350275
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that may be implemented to use angle of arrival (AoA) of a signal transmitted between two Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless devices to initially authenticate a connection between the two BLE devices. In one example, bonding or pairing with a first BLE device may be restricted to only those other BLE devices having an antenna currently positioned to transmit a signal to the first BLE device from an allowed direction and within a predefined permitted range of AoA relative to the first BLE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Jani K. Knaappila
  • Patent number: 11337033
    Abstract: In various aspects, a system that comprises requesting a positioning measurement data set from one or more network node devices; receiving the positioning measurement data set from the one or more network node devices; in response the receiving the positioning measurement data set, determining a time of arrival value for each positioning measurement data of the positioning measurement data set; generating a positioning measurement report comprising a group of positioning measurement report elements determined as having fulfilled a predetermined criterion; and transmitting the positioning measurement report, wherein the positioning measurement report comprises a first portion and a second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Kingstar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Huaming Wu
  • Patent number: 11330550
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A position of a user equipment (UE) may be determined when communications between the UE and a base station are routed through a relay node. For example, the UE 115 may determine whether communications are received from the base station or the relay node based on positioning assistance data that contains positioning-related information about different base stations and relay nodes in the system. The UE may then transmit a position metric based on this determination, where a location server uses this position metric for determining the location of the UE. Additionally or alternatively, the location server or base station may use the positioning assistance data to determine whether an uplink transmission is received directly from the UE or via the relay node and may generate a position metric that the location server uses for determining the location of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11310996
    Abstract: An antenna module is described for configuring a mobile device, e.g., a smartphone, to locate an animal wearing a radiofrequency (RF) transmitter, the module having a directional antenna structure, the antenna structure including a plurality of antenna elements configured to generate a directional radiation field; at least one RF receiver connected to the directional antenna structure; and, a controller configured to control the RF transceiver and a mobile device interface for providing communication with the mobile device, the controller being configured to execute the steps of: receiving one or more time series of beacons signals broadcasted by the RF transmitter that is within the directional radiation field of the directional antenna structure; determining distance estimates for beacon signals in the one or more time series, a distance estimate being determined by the antenna module on the basis of a signal strength and/or a signal quality of a detected beacon signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Gerard Marie Griffioen, Sander Leendert De Snoo, Marcellinus Franciscus Maria Van Aalst
  • Patent number: 11300963
    Abstract: A robotic assistant comprises a plurality of sensors on a mobile chassis. An occupancy map includes obstacle cost values for particular areas or cells of the map. These obstacle cost values may be based on whether an obstacle is detected and the confidence value of that detection, estimated precision of the location of the detected object, and so forth. A set of rules for preferred locations of robot movement is used to assess the occupancy map and to determine constraint cost value for the particular areas. For example, the area in a center of a hallway may be associated with a relatively high constraint cost value. An aggregate cost value may be calculated by summing the obstacle cost value and the constraint cost value for the particular area. The aggregate cost value may be used to determine a maximum permissible speed for the robot while traversing the particular area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roger Robert Webster, Eric Peter Raeber, Mohit Deshpande
  • Patent number: 11304169
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for determining a position of a user equipment (UE). A differential round-trip-time (RTT) based positioning procedure is proposed to determine the UE position. In this technique, the UE position is determined based on the differences of the RTTs between the UE and a plurality of base stations. The differential RTT based positioning procedure has much looser inter-gNodeB timing synchronization requirements than the OTDOA technique and also has much looser group delay requirements than traditional RTT procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Taesang Yoo, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tao Luo, Alexandros Manolakos
  • Patent number: 11272500
    Abstract: Systems and methods for unified facility communications systems with device location are provided. One system embodiment comprises: a master unit and a plurality of remote antenna units defining a DAS. The master unit communicates with a base station to receive a base station downlink RF signal and to transmit a base station uplink RF signal. The remote antenna units radiate a remote downlink RF signal into a coverage area and receive a remote uplink RF signal from the coverage area. The master unit comprises uplink and downlink circuitry to transport user device communications, and a facility supervisory module to process facility device traffic associated with wireless facility assets in the coverage area. Facility device traffic is transported via the remote antenna units. Within the master unit, user device communications is routed via the uplink and downlink circuitry and facility device traffic is routed via the facility supervisory module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Joerg Stefanik, Andreas Biehler
  • Patent number: 11272020
    Abstract: Systems and methods for social networking. Location-related data and other behavioral and exogenously generated characteristics are used to replace or supplement self-generated profiles in order to enhance the quality and trustworthiness of the matches made using the system and facilitate the inputting of profile information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: James S. Rosen
  • Patent number: 11252530
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing location specific information. Event data pertaining to an event is received. The event data includes location identification data from which a location of the event may be determined and event description data that describes the event. At least one geofence associated with the location identification data is identified from the location identification data in the received event data. A topic associated with the event type data and associated with the identified at least one geofence is identified. Subscribers having a subscription to the topic in association with the geographic area are identified. The subscription entitles the subscribers to be notified about events pertaining to the topic in association with the selected geographic area. The event description data is published to each subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Kyndryl, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Drabble, Gary P. Noble
  • Patent number: 11240779
    Abstract: A method and one or more network nodes for use in a wireless communication network to determine whether a wireless device is aerial. The one or more one or more network nodes communicate with the wireless device to instruct to report one or more metrics of wireless device parameters. The one or more network nodes receives from the wireless device a report of the metrics and then compares the reported metrics to terrestrial metrics to determine whether the wireless device is aerial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Yi-Pin Eric Wang, Mattias Bergström, Sebastian Euler, Shiwei Gao, Xingqin Lin, Helka-Liina Määttanen, Siva Muruganathan, Vijaya Yajnanarayana
  • Patent number: 11240648
    Abstract: Vehicles, systems and methods for establishing a mesh network among a plurality of vehicles are described herein. An electronic control unit configured to determine a current position and a future position of a vehicle, determine a current position and a future position of another vehicle, generate a mesh network including the vehicle and the another vehicle based on: (i) a comparison of the current position of the vehicle and the current position of the another vehicle; and (ii) a comparison of the future position of the vehicle and the future position of the another vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Shingo Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 11222261
    Abstract: An implementation of the disclosure provides an apparatus comprising a memory to store classification data of a machine learning model; and a processing device, operatively coupled to the memory, to detect characteristics of an object. The characteristics comprise at least a spatial position of the object. Sensor information is received from a node device. The sensor information is indicative of at least one of: a spatial position, a speed or a direction of movement of the node device. Using the sensor information, it is determined whether the node device is within a threshold with respect to the object in accordance with the detected characteristics. Responsive to determining that the node device is within the threshold, a notification related to at least part of the classification data and the one or more characteristics is provided to the node device. The classification data is representative of a classification of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Juana Elias Nakfour
  • Patent number: 11218425
    Abstract: An integrated router is provided. The integrated router includes at least one network interface, a power supply input, a power supply output, and a power cycling switch. The at least one network interface is operative to place a first network device in electronical communication with a second network device. The power supply input is operative to receive electrical power from a power supply. The power supply output is operative to provide the electrical power to the second network device. The power cycling switch electrically connects the power supply input to the power supply output and is operative to be toggled by a remote network device via the at least one network interface so as to power cycle the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: VENTUS IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Charette
  • Patent number: 11191057
    Abstract: A device may determine an identity associated with a user equipment (UE) or traffic on multiple interfaces of a network by correlating identifiers associated with the UE or the traffic across the multiple interfaces. The identity may uniquely identify a subscriber associated with the UE or the traffic. The traffic may identify a set of cells, with a respective set of beams, associated with the UE. The device may determine a respective set of measurements for the respective set of beams after determining the identity. The device may determine a location of the UE based on the set of cells, the respective set of beams, and the respective set of measurements. The device may perform one or more analyses related to the UE, the set of cells, or the respective set of beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Eng Wei Koo
  • Patent number: 11172451
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method in which a processing system of a first network element receives information indicating that a user equipment (UE) support dual connectivity with first and second inter-radio access technologies (IRATs). The UE is enabled to communicate with a second network element using the second IRAT. The system provides to the UE uplink power configurations for data transmissions between the UE and the network elements, and performs a closed loop control procedure that includes determining a first transmit power control (TPC) value for first data transmissions from the UE and a second TPC value for second data transmissions from the UE, and adjusting the first TPC value and the second TPC value to allocate UE uplink transmission power between the first IRAT and the second IRAT. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Patent number: 11140606
    Abstract: A communication system includes a base station disposed in a wireless network environment. During operation, the base station receives a first message communicated over a first fixed wireless access communication link from a mobile communication device. The base station receives a second message communicated over a second fixed wireless access communication link from the mobile communication device. Via the first message and the second message, the base station tracks a current location of the mobile communication device in the wireless network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider H. Syed
  • Patent number: 11134465
    Abstract: A communication system that includes a plurality of radio points is disclosed. Each radio point is configured to exchange radio frequency (RF) signals with a wireless device that transmits a Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) from a first physical location in a site; and extract at least one SRS metric from the SRS. The communication system also includes a baseband controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of radio points. The baseband controller is configured to determine a signature vector based on the at least one SRS metric from each of the plurality of radio points. The communication system also includes a machine learning computing system communicatively coupled to the baseband controller. The machine learning computing system is configured to use a machine learning model to determine location data for the first physical location of the wireless device based on the signature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Anil Bapat, Naveen Shanmugaraju
  • Patent number: 11132711
    Abstract: A client device receives advertisement content associated with an entity having a physical location and one or more instructions that, when executed, present information identifying the physical location. The client device displays an ad unit including the received advertisement content and a link associated with the instructions to present the information identifying the physical location. If a user selects the link, the client device presents information identifying the physical location, such as a map, within the ad unit. Additional instruction may be included in the advertisement that, when executed by the client device, execute an application installed on the client device to provide directions to the physical location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Patent number: 11118918
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and technologies are provided for enhanced navigation instruction. In one implementation, a first input is received with respect to a device. The first input is processed to determine a navigation initiation instance with respect to the device. Based on the navigation initiation instance, a navigation destination is identified. Based on the identified navigation destination, a navigation route associated with the device is identified. An alternative route is computed based on a current location of the device and the identified navigation destination. The identified navigation route is compared with the computed alternative route. The alternative route is identified as preferable to the identified navigation route with respect to one or more criteria and above a defined threshold. A degree of familiarity of a user with the alternative route is determined. Notifications are generated based on the determined degree of familiarity. The notifications are provided via interface(s) of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Cellepathy Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Abramson
  • Patent number: 11121802
    Abstract: A method includes determining at least one first measurement AP in first storage APs according to the address of the first AP, sending a second CSI measurement request to the at least one first measurement AP, where the second CSI measurement request includes the address of the terminal, receiving first measurement data, where the first measurement data includes first CSI, the first CSI is obtained after a target measurement AP performs channel estimation on the first service data, and sending the first measurement data or a first processing result to the terminal, where the first processing result is obtained by using the first measurement data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weipeng Jiang, Yongjun Liu, Yun Lei
  • Patent number: 11108673
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for checking the health of a cloud-based component. The method includes receiving, by a health event hub as output by a first device, a request for performing a health check on a second device; outputting, by the health event hub, the request to each health checker on the network; receiving, by the health event hub, a health data response output by at least one checker that is capable of performing the health check; collecting, by the health event hub, each health data response associated with the request output by the first device that is output by the at least one health checker that is capable of performing the health check on the second device; and outputting, by the health event hub to each health data collector on the network, each health data response associated with the request output by the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Kludy, Ricardo Feijoo, Ayush Jain
  • Patent number: 11102157
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for recommending viewing of an image includes obtaining, using a processor system, a visual image of an object relating to a particular subject matter. The method also includes determining the location of the object. A plurality of friend records is provided wherein the friend records identify interest in respective subject matter and the general location of the friend. A friend interested in the subject matter of the object is identified and their respective location. If the object is potentially viewable to the interested friend, a notification of the object is sent to the individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Venkata V. Gadepalli, Trudy L. Hewitt, Ashok K. Iyengar, James M. Moreno
  • Patent number: 11088771
    Abstract: A device may receive a beamformed wireless signal from a base station. The device may perform a frequency conversion of the beamformed wireless signal to form a frequency converted signal after receiving the beamformed wireless signal. The device may perform, after performing the frequency conversion, processing related to at least one of: analyzing the frequency converted signal, scanning a channel associated with the frequency converted signal, or generating a map related to the frequency converted signal. The device may generate, after performing the processing, output related to at least one of: the analyzing the frequency converted signal, the scanning the channel, or the generating the map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Eduardo Inzunza, Se-Young Eun, Jong-Min Kim, Byung-Kuk An, Jin-Ook Kim, Joe Chou, Eng Wei Koo
  • Patent number: 11076400
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may receive a downlink transmission from at least one beam of a set of beams. The set of beams may be associated with a multi-beam communication between the apparatus and a base station. The apparatus may select a beam, of the set of beams, to report beam related information associated with the at least one beam of the set of beams. The apparatus may report an indication that the beam is a selected beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo, Sony Akkarakaran, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Xiao feng Wang, Kaushik Chakraborty, Wooseok Nam, Shengbo Chen
  • Patent number: 11076309
    Abstract: A method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes at least one of transmitting data to and receiving data from a primary cell using a first Radio Frequency (RF) path, and, when a secondary cell is deactivated, operating a second RF path to perform searching and measurement with respect to at least one target cell at a frequency different from a frequency of the primary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doo-Hee Lee, Byung-Wook Kim, Seong-Joon Kim, Jae-Ho Song, Myung-Hoon Yeon, Se-Jin Kim, Kyung-Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11076048
    Abstract: A method and system facilitate scheduling of a response to a text directed to a landline by maintaining a registration of a handler system with a text hub, wherein the text hub intercepts text messages forwarded through a mobile carrier to multiple dedicated landlines. A message router of the registered handler system identifies the destination landline and routes the text message to a call center server system based on the identified destination landline. The method additionally includes processing the text message at the call center server utilizing a text processor. The text processor identifies a text sender, schedules a follow-up communication at a follow-up time, and queues the text message and scheduled follow-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Mamta Ossan, Ryan A. Schlosser, Richard H. Hogrogian, Michael Geller, Leepika Dhillon
  • Patent number: 11067411
    Abstract: A method to determine a traffic flow at a point-of-interest (POI). The method comprises presenting a user interface on a display that shows segments overlaid on a map, receiving input that defines a perimeter of a POI, determining route segments contained within the perimeter of the POI, creating a POI object that comprises the identities of the route segments contained within the perimeter of the POI, whereby a geolocation of the POI is defined, for each of a plurality of mobile communication devices, determining route segments traversed by the mobile communication device based on geolocations of the device, and determining a number of different mobile communication devices that intersect with the POI based on comparing the route segments traversed by the mobile communication devices to the route segments associated to the POI object, whereby a traffic flow at the geolocation of the POI is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Burcham, Matthew Habiger, Adam C. Pickett
  • Patent number: 11057785
    Abstract: A user equipment, method, and apparatus for controlling user equipment receive, from a base station included in a network, a radio resource control (RRC) release message that causes the user equipment to transition to an RRC inactive state in which context information of the user equipment is maintained in the network. The RRC inactive state is a different state from an RRC connected state and an RRC idle state, and the RRC release message includes information indicating a value of a timer used for performing an RRC resume procedure. The timer is started upon receiving the RRC release massage, and the RRC resume procedure is performed when the timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Henry Chang, Noriyoshi Fukuta
  • Patent number: 11049142
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a computing system determines, based on stored user information retrieved from a mobile user device and associated with a particular user, a location-specific affinity of the particular user for a product at a particular geographical location. The location-specific affinity indicates an interest of the particular user in the product that increases when the particular user is positioned at the particular geographical location. The computing system designs a geo-fence targeted to the particular user based on the location-specific affinity, where messages are transmitted to the mobile user device if the particular user is within a boundary of the geo-fence. The geo-fence defines a geographical area that includes the particular geographical location and that is associated with a provider of the product. The computing system causes a telecommunication server to transmit the message to the user device when the user device is positioned within the designed geo-fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Ankur Garg, Sweta Agrawal, Shubham Agrawal, Payal Bajaj, Abhishek Kedia
  • Patent number: 11043995
    Abstract: A method of using a phased array antenna system to communicate with a mobile user equipment (UE), the method involving: repeatedly switching between a downlink (DL) transmission time period and an uplink (UL) transmission time period; during the DL transmission time period, simultaneously generating a DL transmit beam and a DL receive beam, wherein the DL transmit beam during the DL transmission time periods has a first DL transmit beam pattern; and during the UL transmission time period, simultaneously generating a DL transmit beam and a DL receive beam, wherein the DL transmit beam during the UL transmission time period has a second DL transmit beam pattern and wherein the second DL transmit beam pattern during the UL transmission time period is different from the first DL transmit beam pattern during the DL transmission time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Blue Danube Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg S. Nardozza
  • Patent number: 11039276
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for obtaining calibration data for a portable device relative to an object in order to facilitate defining a locator for determining a location of the portable device relative to the object. The system and method may obtain calibration data pertaining to a signal characteristic of communications transmitted from the portable device and corresponding to a known location of the portable device (e.g., truth data).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric J. Smith, R. Michael Stitt, Karl Jager
  • Patent number: 11032792
    Abstract: Methods and systems for wireless communication are provided. In one example, a method comprises: receiving, by a mobile device, a radio beam, the radio beam being a directional beam that propagates along an angle of departure with respect to an antenna that transmits the radio beam; identifying, by the mobile device, at least one of: the radio beam or a base station that operates the antenna; determining, by the mobile device, a position of the mobile device based on identifying at least one of the radio beam or the antenna of the base station; and outputting, by the mobile device, the position of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Naga Bhushan, Jie Wu, Sven Fischer, Stephen William Edge, Rayman Pon
  • Patent number: 11026077
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to wireless communication systems employing Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) as part of a distributed wireless network. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to a DAS network that utilizes traffic monitoring of mobile devices of a distributed wireless network. Traffic monitoring may be used to monitor the DAS network performance and generate analytics of individual mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DALI SYSTEMS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Shawn Patrick Stapleton
  • Patent number: 11015950
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable medium stores instructions that implement an application programming interface (API) for generating digital maps. When invoked by a software module executing on one or more processors of a client device, the API operates to (i) determine a geographic location to be included in a digital map, where the geographic location is specified by a server device coupled to the client device via a communication network, (ii) select a parameter for a viewport of the digital map based at least on a distance from a current location of the client device to the specified geographic location, (iii) generate the digital map in accordance with the selected parameter, and display the digital map via a user interface of the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventor: Bailiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11019134
    Abstract: A system for device communication is disclosed. The system may include one or more memory devices storing instructions and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to transmit a first unique identifier to a wave device, and receive a second unique identifier from the wave device. Further, the first unique identifier may exclusively identify a person, and the second unique identifier may exclusively identify a first wave receiver associated with a person, an entity, a place, or an object. In addition, at least the first unique identifier may be transmitted to the wave device based on an indication of a proximity between the first person and the first wave receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Eric K. Barnum, Anthony Reynolds
  • Patent number: 11003187
    Abstract: A system includes a processor that, for example, by executing a computer program, performs a method for generating parking space for vehicles, the method including ascertaining whether a need exists for parking space for vehicles within a geographical area that includes a roadway, if the need is determined to exist, ascertaining whether a side area of the roadway is usable as parking space, and, responsive to a positive result of the determination, designate the side area as the parking space, and control a signaling device to signal the availability of the side area for vehicle parking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Andreas Banzhaf, Joerg Klingler, Franz Fehrenbach
  • Patent number: 10998947
    Abstract: A wireless communication device including a control unit configured to generate information for a terminal device based on information acquired from the terminal device. The control unit outputs a reference signal on a first beam generated with at least two or more different first weighting matrices, generates a second weighting matrix specific to a terminal device in accordance with information transmitted from the terminal device in accordance with the reference signal, and outputs data for the terminal device on a second beam with the first weighting matrices and the second weighting matrix. The wireless communication device can supply an appropriate beam to a terminal device while preventing a problem with overhead or increase in the cost of a wireless device, which are caused by an increasing number of antenna elements when FD-MIMO is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nishiki Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10998753
    Abstract: Systems and methods for charging electric vehicles and for quantitative and qualitative load balancing of electrical demand are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Charge Fusion Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Ambroziak, Carson C. K. Fincham
  • Patent number: 10993116
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of communication technology, and provides a network differentiation method, a network differentiation device, a network differentiation chip and a UE. The network differentiation method includes: acquiring configuration information about a plurality of networks, the configuration information including first network attribute information about a first network and second network attribute information about a second network; and differentiating the first network from the second network in accordance with attribute information of a same type and different values in the first network attribute information and the second network attribute information in the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Baicells Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingyu Zhou, Yang Lu
  • Patent number: 10984148
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining a generating a user interface based upon a location and an orientation of a smart device supported by an Agent in a structure. The interface may include “as built features” of the structure. A location of the Agent may be determined via wireless communications and a direction of interest based upon a directional sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Middle Chart, LLC
    Inventors: Michael S. Santarone, Michael Wodrich, Randall Pugh, Jason E. Duff
  • Patent number: 10965364
    Abstract: A communication system includes an earth station configured to receive a downlink transmission from a satellite and transmit an uplink transmission to the satellite. The communication system further includes a server in operable communication with the earth station, a beacon detector in operable communication with the server, an access point configured to operate within a proximity of the earth station, and a beacon transmitter disposed within close proximity to the access point. The beacon transmitter is configured to transmit a beacon signal to one or more of the server and the beacon detector. The beacon signal uniquely identifies the access point. The server is configured to implement a measurement-based protection scheme with respect to at least one of the downlink transmission and the uplink transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Paul Smyth, Lin Cheng, Jim O'Connor, Eric Winkelman, Thomas H. Williams, Belal Hamzeh, Steve Arendt
  • Patent number: 10966175
    Abstract: A method network node, user equipment and location server are disclosed, the method performed at the network node comprises broadcasting position reference signals, the position reference signals being broadcast as a repeating pattern within a periodically repeating position reference signal time period, comprising: controlling the network node to broadcast during each of the position reference signal time periods, a plurality of position reference signal blocks each within a time frequency resource block, at least one of the plurality of position reference signal blocks comprising a plurality of consecutive subblocks, at least one position reference signal subblock comprising a time period in the time frequency resource block during which the network node broadcasts the position reference signal and at least one muted subblock comprising a different time period within the time frequency resource block during which the network node broadcasts no position reference or data signal in a frequency bandwidth of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Zhilan Xiong, Michel Robert
  • Patent number: 10942245
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more first radio signal parameters of one or more first radio signals and one or more second radio signals observed by a mobile device at an observation position. The one or more first and second radio signals are radio signals of first and second radio signal types, respectively. The method also includes obtaining first and second radio map information representing first and second radio maps, respectively, for estimating a position of said mobile device based on observable radio signals of the first and second radio signal types, respectively. The method further includes determining first and second position estimates for the observation position of the mobile device at least partially based on the one or more first and second radio signal parameters and the first and second radio map information, respectively. A corresponding apparatus and computer-readable storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne