At System Equipment (i.e., Base Station) Patents (Class 455/456.5)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10932238
    Abstract: A user device parses system information block data, received from a first cell, to identify an upper layer indicator element, and determines, based on the upper layer indicator element, that the user device is in an EN-DC area. The user device causes, based on determining that the user device is in the EN-DC area, first display of a first indicator on a display of the user device, and sends a request to the first cell for a data connection. The user device receives, from the first cell, a message that indicates a second cell will initiate the data connection via a 5G NR millimeter wave connection. The user device causes, based on the message, display of a second indicator on the display of the user device for a threshold amount of time, and then causes second display of the first indicator on the display of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ratul Kumar Guha, Jignesh S. Panchal, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang, Hui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10921438
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present invention may include at least one antenna, a communication module, a sensor module for sensing a direction of the electronic device, and a processor, wherein the processor may be configured to receive at least one wireless communication signal from a first external electronic device through the communication module, obtain direction information of the electronic device using the sensor module, receive at least one wireless communication signal information received at a second external electronic device and direction information of the second external electronic device from the second external electronic device, and determine the direction in which the first external electronic device is located, by using the at least one wireless communication signal information received from the first external electronic device, the direction information of the electronic device, and the at least one wireless communication signal information and the direct
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jae Woong Jeon, Dong Hun Park
  • Patent number: 10917482
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires position information about a position of a second user, and a reporting unit that, in a case of a first user making contact with the second user, when reporting contact information that is information uniquely specifying the second user, alters the contact information according to the position information and reports the altered contact information to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chie Ohara
  • Patent number: 10866299
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method and an apparatus for determining an azimuth for transmission by a base station based on information received from a terminal are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chanho An, Gracjan Kwiatkowski, Grzegorz Zajac, Szymon Stefanski, Hongkyu Jung
  • Patent number: 10863576
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for managing a Mission Critical Push-to-Talk (MCPTT). The apparatus comprises: a first MCPTT client configured to send an MCPTT request message to a second MCPTT client through a MCPTT server, and receive, from the second MCPTT client through the MCPTT server, a MCPTT response message in response to the MCPTT request message, wherein an MCPTT call in the MCPTT service is established between the first MCPTT client and the second MCPTT client by the MCPTT server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Ho-Yeon Lee
  • Patent number: 10839307
    Abstract: Methods and arrangements for managing data collection relating to equipment in an asset network. A model is trained based on historical data relative to equipment in the asset network, wherein the model is employed for recommending at least one action for further data collection from the equipment. The model is adapted based on inputs comprising two or more of: historical sensor data, from one or more sensors obtaining data relative to the equipment; equipment maintenance and/or replacement data; a current system state; and a geographical position of one or more individuals who report data. The adapted model is employed to recommend at least one subsequent best action for collecting data relative to the equipment. Other variants and embodiments are broadly contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vinayaka Pandit, Dayama Pankaj Satyanarayan, Karthik Visweswariah
  • Patent number: 10834766
    Abstract: Disclosed is a terminal controlling system and method for controlling multi-device. A method of operating a terminal controlling system according to the present disclosure includes: by a first terminal, detecting a second terminal and producing detection result information; by the first terminal, transmitting the detection result information to a first control device controlling the first terminal; by the first control device, making a request to a server device for information on the second terminal; by the first control device, making a request to a second control device controlling the second terminal for inter-terminal interworking, using the information on the second terminal received from the server device; by the first control device, receiving a response to the inter-terminal interworking request from the second control device; and by the first terminal, communicating with the second terminal based on the response received from the first control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Tae Chui Hong
  • Patent number: 10813087
    Abstract: To enable management related to transmission and reception of data to be performed while reducing the load on the core network. Provided is an apparatus including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire data destined for a second terminal device which is transmitted from a first terminal device to a base station of a cellular system; and a control unit configured to control transmission of the data in a manner that the data is transferred from the first terminal device to the second terminal device without going through a gateway configured to perform data transfer in the cellular system. The control unit controls transmission of information related to the data to the gateway or a specific node, and the specific node is a node configured to receive, from the gateway, information related to another data transferred via the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Kimura, Ryo Sawai, Hiromasa Uchiyama, Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 10778440
    Abstract: Disclosed examples include providing encrypted identifiers identifying at least one of a device or a user of the device for sending to corresponding database proprietors; accessing user information corresponding to the encrypted identifiers, the user information received 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: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: John R. Burbank, Madhusudhan Reddy Alla
  • Patent number: 10755564
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for optimizing a traffic control plan. The system may include at least one storage device configured to store instructions and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to perform operations. The operations may include receiving traffic system log data and parsing the traffic system log data to obtain a first set of traffic performance parameters. The operations may also include receiving trajectory data relating to a plurality of vehicle movements and parsing the trajectory data to obtain a second set of traffic performance parameters. The operations may further include determining relationships between vehicle delays and degrees of saturation based on the first and second sets of traffic performance parameters. In addition, the operations may include optimizing the traffic control plan based on the relationships.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianfeng Zheng, Xianghong Liu, Fuliang Li
  • Patent number: 10743283
    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: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Sumit Garg
  • Patent number: 10736060
    Abstract: A method for use in a user terminal in a cellular communications system. According to the method, the user terminal applies a first timing advance value to its transmissions to a controlling node, and the user terminal requests communication with the controlling node in a contention based procedure by transmitting an access request (MSG 1), in response to which the controlling node transmits an initiation message (MSG 2) along with a second timing advance value. According to the method, the user terminal uses the first timing advance value if the user terminal loses the contention based procedure, i.e. if the controlling node subsequently continues the initiated communication with said other user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Tobias Tynderfeldt, Magnus Stattin
  • Patent number: 10725737
    Abstract: Multiple items of first address information are identified by a server associated with a first service provider. Each item of first address information is identified from a corresponding item of first account information provided by the first service provider. Multiple items of second address information are identified by the server. Each item of second address information is identified from a corresponding item of second account information provided by a second service provider. For each item of first address information, a determination is made, by the server, that an item of second address information matches the particular item of first address information, and a mapping relationship is established, by the server, between an item of first account information, corresponding to the particular item of first address information, and an item of second account information, corresponding to the item of second address information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Yang Zhou, Jun Xiong, Dijun He
  • Patent number: 10721705
    Abstract: A system for adjusting a relevance weight value for a content item is described. The system comprises a content delivery module configured to deliver a plurality of content items to a device via a network. The content items are displayed on the device. A user provides a feedback input that is a positive review or a negative review for a content item. The feedback input is transmitted to a relevance weight adjustment module that subtracts a first point value from the relevance weight value associated with a first set of users when a negative review is received for the content item and adds a first point value to the relevance weight value associated with a first set of users when a positive review is received for the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEXRF CORP.
    Inventors: Michael A. Kerr, David Stewart
  • Patent number: 10721720
    Abstract: Dynamic cell mode indication and reporting channel state information for dormant cells in a dual connectivity carrier aggregation environment. UEs may be configured for carrier aggregation of cells associated with non-collocated eNBs, which may include a master eNB (MeNB) and one or more secondary eNBs (SeNB), each supporting multiple carrier frequencies. Indicators of cell mode for secondary cells of the MeNB or SeNB are periodically sent using a broadcast mechanism and may configure active or dormant sub-periods within the indicated periods. The indicators may be transmitted by a primary cell for the MeNB or special secondary cell for the SeNB. Alternatively, the indicators may be transmitted by the secondary cell. When CSI measurements occur for a dormant cell, the UE may report CSI for the dormant periods, suppress CSI reporting for the dormant periods, or report some types of CSI and not others for the dormant periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Jelena Damnjanovic, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam
  • Patent number: 10663570
    Abstract: The invention relates to determination of a location of a device of a user. In a methods, information of signal strength of one or more wireless signals and information of signal strength distribution of wireless signals is obtained by a device. The information of signal strength and the information of signal strength distribution are used to determine at least one likelihood whether the device is inside an area. In the method radio maps representing signal strength distribution in the building may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10657806
    Abstract: A method to determine a traffic flow at a point-of-interest (POI). The method comprises determining route segments contained within a predefined POI geometry, creating a POI object that comprises the identities of the route segments contained within the POI geometry, 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: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Robert H. Burcham, Matthew Habiger, Adam C. Pickett
  • Patent number: 10645690
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) includes a receiver and a processor configured to receive information from a network node indicating an assignment of periodic time intervals to transmit sounding signals. The WTRU includes a transmitter and the processor configured to transmit sounding signals to the network node in the assigned periodic time intervals in response to the received information. The WTRU does not transmit any data at a same time that the WTRU transmits the sounding signals. The transmitted sounding signals from the WTRU are distinguishable from sounding signals from other WTRUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher R. Cave, Marian Rudolf
  • Patent number: 10628856
    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: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Robert B. Hubbard
  • Patent number: 10612933
    Abstract: An example system may include one or more of a transport, a navigation system in the transport, wherein the navigation system is configured to obtain a current destination, a processor communicably coupled to the navigation system, wherein the processor is configured to determine whether the transport has battery charge to arrive at a final destination, and an application communicably coupled to the processor configured to determine elements that affect a range of the transport, when the processor determines that the battery charge is insufficient to arrive at the final destination, the processor is configured to: provide a notification of the insufficiency of the battery charge, provide details of one or more of the elements, process a modification of the one or more of the elements, and provide a notification of a sufficiency of the battery charge to arrive at the final destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: David Gerard Ledet
  • Patent number: 10608909
    Abstract: A network data aggregation system and method for connected building management systems are disclosed. The aggregation system assesses network connectivity for the building management system. For this purpose, the aggregation system includes building management control panels including modems for reporting to monitoring stations, and a customer management server (CMS). The control panels collect network connectivity information of the modems, and the CMS receives the network connectivity information. In one example, the CMS analyzes the network connectivity information to identify issues in service provider networks that provide connections between the modems of the building management control panels and the service provider networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TYCO SAFETY PRODUCTS CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Jason Breed, Derek C. Smith, Stephane Foisy
  • Patent number: 10602521
    Abstract: A wireless network includes at least a pair of nodes that are configured to communicate with each other by transmitting and receiving one or more millimeter-wave beams through an obstruction and through unobstructed air. In accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the network, the nodes include small, phased-array antennas and transceivers, configured with radio electronics to mitigate the path loss through certain obstructions, such as walls, floors, barriers within buildings, and the attenuation from free-space path-loss, including moisture in air (humidity). The network may include multiple pairs of nodes to form one or more wireless communication paths through various obstructions. This may allow a high-speed wireless network to be established within a structure, such as a building, without requiring additional cabling or wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AirVine Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Hatch Graham, III, Harry William Peterson
  • Patent number: 10562397
    Abstract: A power reception apparatus includes a secondary coil which receives electric power in a non-contact manner from a primary coil which is disposed on a plane defined by a front-rear direction and a left-right direction which are at right angles to each other, a drive part which can change a relative position on the plane of the secondary coil relative to the primary coil, a display unit, and a processing unit for processing an image to be displayed on the display unit. The processing unit displays the relative position and the gradient of the secondary coil on the display unit. A display mode which is used when the secondary coil is not included in the target zone in relation to the left-right direction is different from a display mode which is used when the secondary coil is included in the target zone in relation to the left-right direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusaku Amari
  • Patent number: 10560798
    Abstract: A system for delivering targeted content to a wireless handset is described. The system comprises a wireless handset communicatively coupled to a network. A user profile associated with the wireless handset comprises at least one user attribute. The system further comprises a content administration interface configured to store an association between a content item and a user attribute. The system further comprises a content delivery module configured to filter stored content items to retrieve content items associated with a user attribute. The content delivery module transmits at least one retrieved content item to the wireless handset via the network. A handset content interface displays the at least one transmitted content item on the wireless handset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NEXRF, CORP.
    Inventors: Michael Anthony Kerr, David Stewart
  • Patent number: 10551838
    Abstract: The system can diagnose sensor issues for a vehicle that can perform automatic driving functions based on areas where sensors overlap coverage and sensor performance limitation (SOTIF (Safety Of The Intended Functionality) in ISO 26262). First, the system can identify sensor overlap zones for advanced driver assistance systems/automated driving (ADAS/AD) applications that can be used for multiple sensor correlation and diagnostics. Once the zones have been identified, the system can define detailed multiple sensor correlation and diagnostics (e.g., the same kind of sensor, different kind of sensors, two-way plausible check, three-way voting, etc.). Finally, verified sensor output may be used in monitoring sensor fusion/deep neural network (DNN) outputs within defined a monitor zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Liu, Bo Guo
  • Patent number: 10530432
    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: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nishiki Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10520325
    Abstract: A computer-implementable method and system for identifying the preferred commuting route to be used for a given route requirement subject to travel and personal preference criteria. The method and system uses computerized mapping software programs that match stored travel and user preferences to a given route by matching end points and waypoints along the given route and providing user-enabled filtering among multiple users. The method and system also serve well in finding people whose origin and destination are along the drive route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: RIDESHARK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tom Lewinson, Sharon Lewinson
  • Patent number: 10515537
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and system for monitoring on route transportations. The method includes obtaining a driving route of a target vehicle; obtaining a reference position on the driving route away from a first current position of the target vehicle; determining a second current position of the target vehicle after a reference time; determining a distance between the second current position and the reference position is greater than a preset distance; and sending a signal to a target terminal indicating that the target vehicle is off-route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Beibei Zhang, Xu He, Chao Tang, Zhaoxue Wu
  • Patent number: 10488207
    Abstract: A mobile device can obtain wireless network signal strength map data that indicates, for various nearby geographical regions, the wireless network signal strength in each such region. A mobile device can transmit that data to a vehicular navigation system responsible for automatically selecting a high-quality route of vehicular travel between a specified source and destination. The system can take the wireless network signal map data into account when selecting that route. When selecting from among multiple different routes of vehicular travel between a specified source and destination, the system may employ an algorithm that considers wireless network signal strengths along those routes, in addition to the other factors. Consequently, the system can select a longer route having better signal strength over a shorter route having worse signal strength. The system can present the selected route within a set of suggested routes, potentially along with reasons for each route's suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Swapnil R. Dave, Devrim Varoglu
  • Patent number: 10492022
    Abstract: The present invention proposed a weighted Centroid Localisation (WCL) algorithm, which does the location estimation based only on the known positions of the gateways and the measurements of the Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) at the gateways. The algorithm computes the weight of the gateway based on their rank when the gateways are sorted by their relative RSSI. Simulations have demonstrated the algorithm's robustness under different multipath/fading channel conditions and its good location performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Semtech Corporation
    Inventor: Mengkang Peng
  • Patent number: 10481247
    Abstract: The invention relates to determination of a location of a device of a user. In a methods, information of signal strength of one or more wireless signals and information of signal strength distribution of wireless signals is obtained by a device. The information of signal strength and the information of signal strength distribution are used to determine at least one likelihood whether the device is inside an area. In the method radio maps representing signal strength distribution in the building may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Muhammad Irshan Khan, Jari Syrjärinne, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10470012
    Abstract: A portable wireless communications adapter includes a wireless antenna and wireless access point electronics configured to communicated wirelessly with a portable electronic device. The portable wireless communications adapter further includes a wireless receiver, a wireless transmitter, and a location sensing module. The wireless receiver is configured to receive Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication (WAIC) communications over a WAIC frequency range between 4.2 gigahertz (GHz) and 4.4 GHz. The wireless transmitter is configured to send WAIC communications over the WAIC frequency range. The location sensing module is configured to determine a location of the portable wireless communications adapter relative to an interior of an aircraft based on WAIC communications received at the wireless receiver, and selectively enable and disable the wireless transmitter based on the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Rameshkumar Balasubramanian, Pullaiah Dussa, Michael A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10469994
    Abstract: The systems and techniques disclosed herein provide the ability to present, via a user interface, an indication of a geographic location to a user, determining that the geographic location corresponds to an address included in contact information for one of several contacts of the user, the contact information further including a name; receive, via the user interface, an indication that the geographic location is to be associated with the name included in the contact information; generate a location label for the geographic location, using the name included in the contact information; and outputting an indication of the location label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dale Hawkins, Thomas Carl Stamm, Andrew Kirmse, Tushar Udeshi
  • Patent number: 10462224
    Abstract: An embodiment of network coordinator apparatus may include a node provisioner to provision each of a plurality of low power nodes, a node associater to create a first association for each of the plurality of lower power nodes, and a node coordinator communicatively coupled to the node provisioner and the node associater to coordinate the plurality of lower power nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul Khanna, Greeshma Pisharody, Christopher R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10448261
    Abstract: A method for optimizing capacity and coverage in a target area of a multi-radio access technology (RAT) cellular network. In some aspects, the performance of the higher-generation RAT and that of the lower-generation RAT are each evaluated in order to optimize the capacity and coverage of the higher-generation RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: P.I. WORKS U.S., INC.
    Inventor: Serkan Sofuoglu
  • Patent number: 10433324
    Abstract: A communication method and a system for converging a 5th-generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-generation (4G) system with a technology for internet of things (IoT) are provided. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method for allocating resources and a method of a base station is provided. The method includes receiving from a terminal a resource allocation request, receiving from the terminal a control message including location information of a zone where the terminal is located, and allocating a resource group based on the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seungri Jin
  • Patent number: 10433125
    Abstract: A portable wireless communications adapter includes a wireless antenna and wireless access point electronics configured to communicated wirelessly with a portable electronic device. The portable wireless communications adapter further includes a wireless receiver, a wireless transmitter, and a location sensing module. The wireless receiver is configured to receive Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication (WAIC) communications over a WAIC frequency range between 4.2 gigahertz (GHz) and 4.4 GHz. The wireless transmitter is configured to send WAIC communications over the WAIC frequency range. The location sensing module is configured to determine a location of the portable wireless communications adapter relative to an interior of an aircraft based on WAIC communications received at the wireless receiver, and selectively enable and disable the wireless transmitter based on the determined location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Rameshkumar Balasubramanian, Pullaiah Dussa, Michael A. Lynch
  • Patent number: RE47754
    Abstract: An adaptive, user-centric system and network for controlling power consumption by an appliance is described. The appliance may be any type of powered apparatus, such as A/C units, heaters, computers, lights, kitchen appliances, home media centers, and so on. The power to these appliances is based on an estimated arrival time of the user to the destination where the appliance is located. It may also be based on previous performance data for the particular appliance, that is, given the current conditions (e.g., various environment temperature readings), how long has it taken in the past for the appliance to reach a certain level of operation. The location of the user is determined by a device that has some location-based services and is able to transmit this location/position data in a message to a power-control server. The server applies rules contained in the message to derive an estimated arrival time for the user which is used to power appliances at the user's destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Phuong Nguyen, Simon J. Gibbs