At Remote Station (i.e., Mobile Station) Patents (Class 455/456.6)
  • Patent number: 11563477
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device and method capable of suppressing lowering in the quality of user experience. An information processing device includes: a wireless communication unit that sends transmission information to another information processing device through wireless communication; and a control unit that controls at least one of the wireless communication performed by the wireless communication unit, encoding of the transmission information, or a processing process on the transmission information on the basis of blockage prediction period information indicating a prediction result on blockage of a communication path to the another information processing device. The present technology can be applied to a content playback system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Aio, Sawako Kiriyama, Yuichi Hasegawa, Takefumi Nagumo, Asako Doi
  • Patent number: 11523250
    Abstract: Reliable location data is found using messages with unreliable location data. A logistic-geohash is found for a plurality of messages. Records of are accessed data messages, each data message including a geographic locator and a sender-identifier. For each sender-identifier, one or more geogroups are determined. For each geogroup: determining, a representative point of the geogroup is found to represent the geogroup. Using the representative point of the geogroup, a geogroup-geohash is found. Pair of geogroup: logistic address are found based on a matching of at least some of the first plurality of digits and some of the second plurality of digits. For each pair of geogroup:logistic address, a distance is determined between the representative point of the geogroup and the representative point of the logistic address. Geogroup:logistic address pairs are selected. The selected geogroup:logistic address pairs are stored in memory as representing a logistic location of the sender-identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Valassis Digital Corp.
    Inventor: Patrick Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11520677
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for detecting and/or isolating any causes of defective and/or partially defective IoT device or individual sensor device(s). In embodiments the present invention generally relates to fixing, replacing, and/or troubleshooting IoT devices and/or individual sensor device(s) that are defective and/or partially defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Aimcast IP, LLC
    Inventor: Matan Arazi
  • Patent number: 11503477
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system, a vehicle, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for user equipment, UE, and a network component in a mobile communication system. The method (10) for UE (100) in the mobile communication system (400) comprises measuring (12) a radio channel quality based on a signal transmitted by a communication partner (102) in the mobile communication system (400) and determining (14) information related to a normalized measurement result based on the measured radio channel quality. The method (10) further comprises transmitting (16) the information related to the normalized measurement result to a network component (200) of the mobile communication system (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Roman Alieiev, Andreas Pfadler, Joakim Cerwall
  • Patent number: 11487018
    Abstract: An apparatus for matching probe measurements to a path in a geographic location includes a receiver, a window manager, a location generator, a path calculator, and an output. The receiver is configured to receive a stream of probe measurements. The window manager is configured to fill a window with the measurements, to select an additional measurement from the stream, and to select an oldest measurement in the window. The location generator is configured to generate candidate locations for the measurements in the window and the additional measurement. The path calculator is configured to match the oldest measurement to a candidate location. The output is configured to output a path-matched probe measurement based on the oldest measurement and the candidate location matched to the oldest measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Bruce Bernhardt, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 11477609
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing location-related communications of an electronic device associated with a user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arian Behzadi, Frank De Jong, Rachel Needle, Nicole R. Ryan, Katie Skinner, Hannah S. Story, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11477752
    Abstract: Improved techniques of UE local and network assisted compensation of the UE PCO impact on positioning reference signal include performing compensation of positioning measurement error by transmitting a reference signal to a proximate reference device. In some implementations, the reference signal is a wideband reference signal, and the compensation is over a wide band of frequencies. In some implementations, the positioning measurement error includes a PCO in-band variation (IBV). In such an implementation, the UE may associate a respective compensation over the wide band of frequencies with an antenna panel and/or an angle with respect to the proximate reference device (RD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Johannes Harrebek, Oana-Elena Barbu, Benny Vejlgaard, Ryan Keating, Simon Svendsen
  • Patent number: 11466993
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems that are designed for receiving a request for transporting one or more end users towards a destination location; providing a travel plan for facilitating the one or more end users to travel to the destination location from a starting location, the travel plan identifying at least two route legs including at least one transport route leg that calls for at least one transportation vehicle unit to transport the one or more end users over the transport route leg; and directing the at least one transportation vehicle unit to rendezvous with the one or more end users at a rendezvous location in order to transport the one or more end users over the transport route leg. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene
  • Patent number: 11463881
    Abstract: Systems and methods include a method for detecting and identifying access points. Signals transmitted by access points in one or more mobile telecommunications networks within range of a mobile wireless scanning system are received by the mobile wireless scanning system. A presence of the access points is detected by the mobile wireless scanning system. Locations of the access points are determined by the mobile wireless scanning system using the signals transmitted by the access points. The locations of the access points are logged by the mobile wireless scanning system. Location and identifying information for the access points are provided by the mobile wireless scanning system to a receiving client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: John Gwilliams
  • Patent number: 11443334
    Abstract: A network system, such as a transport management system, efficiently allocates resources by monitoring the geospatial and topological locations of a rider responsive to receiving a trip request. A trip management module matches a rider with an available driver based in part on an comparison of the estimated times of arrival of the rider and the driver at the pickup location. A client positioning module monitors the rider's progress through nodes and edges in a topological graph associated with the origin location based on radio signatures received at the rider client device. A client ETA module calculates a rider ETA based on the rider's rate of travel through the origin location represented by nodes in the topological graph. Responsive to determining that the rider ETA and the driver ETA vary by over a threshold amount of time, the trip management module matches the rider with a second available driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Upamanyu Madhow, Daniel Iland, Dinesh Ramasamy
  • Patent number: 11438867
    Abstract: A range-finding and/or object-positioning system comprises one or more target devices; one or more reference devices communicating with said one or more target devices via one or more wireless signal sets, each wireless signal set comprising at least a first-speed signal having a first transmission speed and a second-speed signal having a second transmission speed, and the first transmission speed being higher than the second transmission speed; and at least one processing unit performing actions for determining at least one distance between one target device and one reference device based on the time difference between the receiving time of the first-speed signal and the receiving time of the second-speed signal of the wireless signal set communicated between said reference and target devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: ZEROKEY INC.
    Inventors: Matthew William Lowe, Vahid Dehghanian
  • Patent number: 11438728
    Abstract: A local entity is proposed for determination of user equipment location in a mobile communication network. The local entity is configured to be run on a first user equipment and/or in an access network. The local entity is configured to receive location information of a target user equipment, and determine a location of the target user equipment based on the location information. This is advantageous because the determination of the location can be improved with regard to a determination of the location carried out by the core network. Particularly, the location can be determined without the core network being involved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Sandip Gangakhedkar, Qing Wei
  • Patent number: 11418910
    Abstract: There is a growing problem in correctional facilities in which contraband devices may be smuggled into a correctional facility. These devices are not subject to the typical monitoring and control provided by the inmate communication system provided by the correctional facility, and thus pose a significant security risk. The present disclosure provides details of a system and method that leverages the sanctioned mobile devices and the wireless infrastructure of the inmate communication system to scan for and triangulate the location of contraband devices. The mobile and wireless infrastructure devices scan for transmissions indicative of a contraband device and send alerts to each other and to a central monitoring system. The central monitoring system then leverages multiple alerts to determine a location of the contraband device using multiple triangulation techniques. The triangulation may also be performed by the mobile devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 11412348
    Abstract: In some examples, an electronic device of a localization system comprises a wireless transceiver to exchange data with a mobile device and a processor. The electronic device obtains, from the mobile device, location coordinates of the mobile device. The location coordinates of the mobile device are set as location coordinates of the electronic device. A beacon package comprising an identifier of the electronic device and the location coordinates of the electronic device is generated. The beacon package is transmitted to a local device in proximity to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ronaldo Rod Ferreira, Christopher Charles Mohrman
  • Patent number: 11412411
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and processor-readable storage media for data compression are provided herein. An example computer-implemented method includes compressing a first portion of geo-location information attributed to each of one or more access points; converting a second portion of geo-location information attributed to each of the access points to polar coordinates; converting, for each of the access points, the polar coordinates attributed thereto to a position on a data structure configured to have one or more predetermined properties; generating a compressed access point geo-location data output comprising the compressed at least first portion of geo-location information attributed to each of the access points and the position on the data structure attributed to each of the access points; and outputting the compressed access point geo-location data output to a user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Lynq Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Justin Lange
  • Patent number: 11405894
    Abstract: A method of establishing communication between a first device and a second device to exchange ranging information is provided. According to an embodiment, the method includes: sending, by the first device to the second device via a first channel, or receiving, by the first device from the second device via the first channel, a first control message indicating a start time; sending, by the first device to the second device via a second channel, a second control message including one or more ranging parameter values for exchanging the ranging information, the second control message being sent at the start time; and exchanging, by the first device with the second device via the second channel, the ranging information over one or more ranging rounds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wook Bong Lee, Ashok Ranganath
  • Patent number: 11394762
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for controlling Bluetooth multimedia devices, the device including a Bluetooth chip configured to establish a point to multipoint link from the Bluetooth chip to a plurality of Bluetooth multimedia devices, and to stream a multimedia stream to at least one of the plurality of Bluetooth multimedia devices. The Bluetooth chip is further configured to: retrieve from each Bluetooth multimedia device an indication of a signal strength of each link between the device and the corresponding Bluetooth multimedia device; and select at least one Bluetooth multimedia device to which stream the multimedia stream based on the retrieved indications of signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Girardier, Julien Goupy, Etienne Ruffieux
  • Patent number: 11388719
    Abstract: Given real-time user equipment (UE) measurements from an open radio access network (O-RAN) infrastructure, a radio access network intelligent controller (RIC) can compute a UE distribution context space. The O-RAN can comprise gNode-Bs, centralized units, and distributed units. The UE distribution context space computations can be performed by a UE context correlator module of the RIC. The UE context correlator module can also utilize a pre-defined UE context model, which contains definitions and values for various UE context attributes to generate adaptive beam-forming patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Deva-Datta Sharma, Shraboni Jana, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Bogdan Ungureanu, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: 11385354
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for tracking the location of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of tracking a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes determining a location of the participant during the fitness activity based on data received at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining a location of a spectator during the fitness activity based on data received at a mobile spectator device used by the spectator; from a server, sending an alert to a spectator at a spectator device during the fitness activity indicating that the participant is within a predetermined distance of the spectator; and sending an alert to the portable fitness device during the fitness activity indicating that the spectator is within a predetermined distance of the participant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon Harald Werner, Christian Dibenedetto, Stephen John Black, Amy Jones Vaterlaus
  • Patent number: 11363335
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to determine a state of a media presentation device are disclosed. Example disclosed methods include generating a first set of weighted coefficients based on first audio received by first and second microphones at a first time. Example disclosed methods include generating a second set of weighted coefficients based on second audio received by the first and second microphones at a second time after the first time. Example disclosed methods include comparing the first set of coefficients and the second set of coefficients to generate a similarity value. Example disclosed methods include, when the similarity value satisfies a threshold, determining that the media presentation device is in a first state. Example disclosed methods include, when the similarity value does not satisfy the threshold, determining that the media presentation device is in a second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Venugopal Srinivasan, Morris Lee, Jeremey M. Davis
  • Patent number: 11363699
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for providing an action upon detecting an object in a space, the device comprising a processor configured to: obtain sensor data recorded by a portable sensor associated with the object; determine a first movement pattern from said sensor data; obtain communication data comprising wireless communication signals exchanged between electronic devices of a wireless network within said space; determine a second movement pattern from said communication data; determine whether said first movement pattern matches with said second movement pattern, so as to detect the object in said space; and perform an action upon determining a match.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Deixler, Hugo José Krajnc
  • Patent number: 11363425
    Abstract: A system may include at least one computer-readable storage medium including a set of instructions for locating a wireless device having wireless fidelity (WiFi) capability, and at least one processor in communication with the computer-readable storage medium, wherein when executing the set of instructions, the at least one processor is directed to: obtain a positioning request from the wireless device, the wireless device is in communication with at least one WiFi network; obtain WiFi data from the wireless device; and determine a default location associated with the WiFi data as a location of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING DIDI INFINITY TECHNOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Renyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 11354959
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for activating remote monitoring functionality of a personal wireless device associated with a released individual. After incarceration, former inmates are released under a variety of different circumstances, many of which require follow-up check-ins with case managers or other individuals. As part of their release, inmates often agree to multiple restrictions and requirements. In order to better monitor compliance with those requirements, a personal wireless device assigned to the released individual can be programmed with certain rules and automatically trigger when a violation is detected. As a result of a detected violation, the personal wireless device activates certain devices, such as a camera, microphone, etc., to capture data in order to remotely monitor the released individual. A case manager can also manually activate monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Global Tel* Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11356943
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide apparatus, methods, processing systems, and computer readable mediums for initiating directional repeaters (wireless devices that relay directional wireless signals) that have an ability to be controlled by a base station (BS), for example, for beamforming purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashwin Sampath, Junyi Li, Navid Abedini
  • Patent number: 11350241
    Abstract: A method is disclosed including determining an indicator information indicative of one or more indicators of a current usage of an electronic device, determining a condition information indicative of if the electronic device is rigidly positioned with respect to a user, wherein the condition information is determined based, at least in part, on the determined indicator information. It is further disclosed an according apparatus, computer program and system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Tapani Syrjarinne, Pavel Ivanov, Muhammad Irshan Khan
  • Patent number: 11337031
    Abstract: A device determines, based on location verification data that has been received, that the device is indoors at a first geographic location. The device determines a base measured barometric pressure, and an initial floor that the device is located on in a structure that includes the first geographic location. The device determines an adjusted measured barometric pressure for a second geographic location based on a second measured barometric pressure for the second geographic location and one or more reference barometric pressures that are associated with a reference location. The device determines an altitude for the second geographic location based on the base measured barometric pressure and the adjusted measured barometric pressures. The device causes a server to predict a floor that the device is located on at the second geographic location and to provide floor data that identifies the floor to an interface that is accessible to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Saravanan Mallesan, Ashish Sardesai, Paritosh Tyagi, Gina L. Otts, Jean M. McManus, Corbin Pierce Moline, Sumanth S. Mallya
  • Patent number: 11336618
    Abstract: A security apparatus includes a receiver that receives a frame front at least one network, a parameter storage that stores at least one examination parameter defining a content of an examination on a frame, and processing circuitry that performs operations. The operations include judging whether a predetermined condition is satisfied for the frame received by the receiver. When the predetermined condition is satisfied, updating the stored at least one examination parameter, and when the predetermined condition is not satisfied, not updating the stored at least one examination parameter. The operations also include executing an examination, based on the stored at least one examination parameter, as to whether the frame received by the receiver is an attack frame, and performing a process depending on a result of the execution of the examination such that an influence of an attack frame on at least one electronic control unit is suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INIELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Manabu Maeda, Jun Anzai, Yoshihiro Ujiie, Masato Tanabe, Takeshi Kishikawa
  • Patent number: 11317238
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for allocating monitoring resources of a mobile device based on information received at the mobile device. A plurality of outdoor regions and a plurality of indoor regions associated with a geographic area may be stored on the mobile device. Additionally, a determination may be made whether the mobile device is outside of each of the plurality of outdoor regions. Additionally, monitoring resources of the mobile device may be allocated in a first mode or a second mode based on the determination whether the mobile device is outside of each of the plurality of outdoor regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: PHUNWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Quan Feng, Jason Schmitt, Hua Luo, Narayan Iyer, Paresh Suthar, Matthew Lindenberger
  • Patent number: 11310891
    Abstract: A controller 100 for controlling a lighting device 120 is disclosed. The controller 100 comprises a receiver 102 arranged for receiving a plurality of light scenes, wherein each light scenes is associated with a word, a display 104 for displaying a plurality of words, a user input element for receiving user input indicative of a selection of one of the plurality of words, a processor 106 for generating a lighting control command 110 based on the light scene associated with a selected word, and a communication unit 108 arranged for communicating the lighting control command 110 to the lighting device 120, wherein the processor 106 is arranged for receiving a relevance value of each light scene, and for rendering each of the plurality of words with a text property representative of the respective relevance value of the associated light scene and in a text color that matches a light color of the associated light scene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Berent Willem Meerbeek, Bas Driesen
  • Patent number: 11297556
    Abstract: An enhanced location based service for hybrid long term evolution (LTE) and/or Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) network is disclosed. A method can comprise receiving, from a user equipment device, via a radio access technology, a first message representative of a request for measurement gap information for a location based service; determining a location of the user equipment device based on a serving cell location of a serving cell device that services the user equipment device; and transmitting, to the user equipment device, a second message comprising data representative of the measurement gap information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Patent number: 11297476
    Abstract: In a communication device mounted in a vehicle, a communication unit performs wireless communication using any one of a plurality of profiles for using a wireless communication network. A first acquisition unit acquires travel information of the vehicle. A second acquisition unit acquires position information of the vehicle. A controller controls whether or not to execute a profile determination process based on the acquired travel information and the acquired position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keizoh Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11290554
    Abstract: A server obtains at least two target base attributes of a target wireless network. The target wireless network is connected to a target terminal. After determining, according to a preset condition-based classification processing procedure, that the at least two target base attributes satisfy a target condition combination, the server obtains a network provider attribute corresponding to the target condition combination and determines a respective network provider attribute corresponding to the target condition combination as a target attribute of a provider providing the target wireless network. Finally, the server pushes target information associated with the target attribute to the target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuanquan Peng
  • Patent number: 11259162
    Abstract: In a communication device mounted in a vehicle, a communication unit performs wireless communication using any one of a plurality of profiles for using a wireless communication network. A first acquisition unit acquires travel information of the vehicle. A second acquisition unit acquires position information of the vehicle. A controller controls whether or not to execute a profile determination process based on the acquired travel information and the acquired position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Keizoh Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 11258660
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for configuring the zone served by a base station providing wireless communication for a plurality of user equipment located in moving vehicles are disclosed. Motion reports are received from the user equipment, indicating a current location, a current direction of motion, and a current speed of the moving vehicles. The motion reports are received from at least one of: user equipment currently using the base station for wireless communication; user equipment currently within the zone served by the base station, but not using the base station for wireless communication; and/or user equipment currently using at least one neighbouring base station to the base station for wireless communication. A configuration for the zone served by the base station is then determined, based on the motion reports and on locations of the base station and of the at least one neighbouring base station. The configuration for the zone served by the base station is then applied to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: AIRSPAN IP HOLDCO LLC
    Inventors: Krzysztof Dudzinski, Marlon Peter Persaud, Andrew Logothetis, Venkateswarlu Katepalli, Ashvtosh Goel
  • Patent number: 11248815
    Abstract: Disclosed is an approach for detecting that a state of an air-conditioning system in a building has changed and ultimately determining the air-conditioning system's operating pattern, which could help improve collection and/or use of crowdsourced data for an indoor positioning solution and thus lead to more accurate position estimates. According to the disclosed approach, processor(s) may receive pressure and movement data from a mobile device. The pressure data may indicate a pressure change, and the movement data may indicate a movement pattern of the mobile device that occurred substantially during the pressure change. Given this, processor(s) could make a determination that the movement pattern lacks a substantial change in altitude of the mobile device during the pressure change and could use this determination as basis to detect that the state of the air-conditioning system has changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Henri Jaakko Julius Nurminen, Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Pavel Ivanov
  • Patent number: 11231942
    Abstract: Users are enabled to define and modify mappings between (1) gestures and (2) actions performed by one or more computing devices in response to a device detecting performance of a gesture. A generalized gesture-to-action mapping framework allows users to intuitively define and modify such mappings. In response to a device detecting the performance of a particular gesture, one or more devices may cause the execution of one or more device actions based on a set of user-defined gesture-to-action mappings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Marco de Sa, Elizabeth F. Churchill, R. Preston McAfee, David Ayman Shamma
  • Patent number: 11218365
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to mapping indoor user movement using a combination of Wi-Fi and 60 GHz sensing. The methods include detecting, via a Wi-Fi access point, a wireless device associated with a first user, wherein the Wi-Fi access point is configured to determine location information and a device signature associated with the wireless device; transmitting the location information of the wireless device to a 11ay sensor; detecting the first user, via the 11ay sensor, based on the location information of the wireless device; creating a user signature associated with the first user, wherein the user signature is based on one or more physical characteristics of the first user detected by the 11ay sensor; and using the device signature associated with the wireless device and the user signature associated with the first user to subsequently identify the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Rajesh S. Pazhyannur, Anand Oswal, Arun G. Khanna
  • Patent number: 11209517
    Abstract: A mobile body detection device: determines, in the case where a position of a first mobile body and a position of a second mobile body are approximately the same, that a mobile body is detected at the position; and determines, in the case where the position of the first mobile body and the position of the second mobile body are different and any of first reliability and second reliability exceeds a threshold, that a mobile body is detected at a position of a mobile body corresponding to the reliability exceeding the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shoji Yachida
  • Patent number: 11194009
    Abstract: A user equipment, user equipment method, location server, location server method and computer program are disclosed. The method performed at the user equipment comprises: monitoring for a position reference signal broadcast by a network node; measuring a time of arrival of a peak in a received signal indicative of receipt of said position reference signal and measuring a time of arrival of at least one further peak in said received signal; transmitting a time offset signal indicative of a time difference between said arrival of said at least one further peak and said peak as part of an enhanced reference time difference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Zhilan Xiong, Matthew Baker
  • Patent number: 11190595
    Abstract: An example electronic device may include a communication circuit, a processor, and a memory, wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to, acquire first information on one or more first electronic devices, which are located at a first place and can be connected to a first external apparatus, from the first external apparatus, store the acquired first information in association with an account accessed through the first external apparatus, acquire second information on one or more second electronic devices located at a second place, in response to at least one function-providing request corresponding to the one or more first electronic devices and made by a second external apparatus located at the second place and corresponding to the account, select at least one electronic device corresponding to the one or more first electronic devices from among the one or more second electronic devices, using the first information stored in the memory and the acquired
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Minjung Sohn, Jonghyun Ryu, Gunho Chae
  • Patent number: 11175374
    Abstract: A technology for improving a positioning precision is desired in a case where a positioning precision of a positioning signal is relatively low. A location estimation apparatus includes a sub area extraction section configured to extract one or more sub areas including at least a part of a region defined by a location and an error range indicated by positioning information, a precision parameter extraction section configured to refer to map information in which area identification information is associated with a precision parameter indicating a positioning precision and extract, with regard to each of the one or more sub areas extracted by the sub area extraction section, the precision parameter, and an output section configured to output the sub area where the positioning precision indicated by the precision parameter is equal to or worse than the positioning precision indicated by the positioning information, as a location of a moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Kameyama, Keiji Muro, Hideaki Shimamura
  • Patent number: 11178551
    Abstract: A method for a base station to transmit a positioning reference signal (PRS) in a wireless communication system may be provided according to an embodiment in the present specification. Here, the method for transmitting a PRS may comprise: a step of transmitting PRS occasion configuration information; and a step of transmitting a PRS in each PRS occasion on the basis of the PRS occasion configuration information. Here, the PRS occasion configuration information may include information about beams used in the respective PRS occasions, and the PRS may be transmitted as the beams used in the respective PRS occasions are swept.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myeongjin Kim, Sangrim Lee
  • Patent number: 11153747
    Abstract: A system for automatically initiating a travel mode of a media-playback device is disclosed. The system operates to evaluate vehicle presence factors and determine whether the vehicle presence factors indicate that the media-playback device is in a vehicle. Upon determining presence of the media-playback device in a vehicle, the travel mode is performed using the media-playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Spotify AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Schmidt, Johan Oskarsson, Shervin Shoravi, Peter Johansson, Ronald Pompa, Lawrence Kennedy, Adam Price, Daniel Choe
  • Patent number: 11131765
    Abstract: A device can determine its position in a communications system. A scalable solution permits multiple devices to be used in one area without detrimental effect on the accuracy or latency of the position determining. The communications system includes a first base station arranged to transmit a first signal to a second base station arranged receive the first signal and transmit a second signal to the first base station in response The first base station is arranged to receive the second signal and transmit a third signal to the second base station in response to the second signal delay time measuring unit, round trip time measuring unit, a base station timings unit and a calculating unit are used to calculate a first time difference of arrival based on a first round trip time, first delay time, second round trip time and a second delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: David Sharp, Joseph Zammit
  • Patent number: 11122537
    Abstract: A method for estimating the distance between device-to-device (D2D) terminals in a wireless communication system according to the present specification, carried out by a first D2D terminal, is characterized by comprising the steps of: receiving, from a second D2D terminal, a particular message comprising first distance information, regarding the differences in distance between the second D2D terminal and at least three reference base stations configured thereby, and second distance information indicating the distances between said at least three reference base stations; measuring the distance to each reference base station; and estimating the distance to the second D2D terminal by means of the measured distance to each reference base station, first distance information and second distance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seokmin Shin, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 11115845
    Abstract: Methods and systems for citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) interference management using dual subscriber identification module (SIM) devices are described. The method includes assigning a physical cell identity (PCI) to each CBRS device (CBSD) granted unlicensed spectrum by a spectrum access system (SAS). Each spectrum granted CBSD may exchange PCIs with neighbor spectrum granted CBSDs to resolve PCIs and maintains a PCI table. A dual SIM device may be connected to a CBSD via a first SIM. Each spectrum granted CBSD having a connected dual SIM device reports a number of PCIs detected by the dual SIM device(s). A SAS designated dual SIM device may use a second SIM to measure power values of PCIs detected by the designated dual SIM device which are absent from a provided PCI table. The measured power values may be used by the SAS to make cluster interference decisions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed
  • Patent number: 11115929
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and a device for managing an operation mode of an electronic device which uses a low power wide area network (LPWAN).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jihyun Yeon, Kyungmin Park, Han-Jib Kim, Sun-Kee Lee
  • Patent number: 11076332
    Abstract: A wireless terminal that: for previous communications between the wireless terminal and base stations, stores as a communication history at least position information for the wireless terminal and information pertaining to each base station; acquires the position information for the wireless terminal and, on the basis of the position information for the wireless terminal and the stored communication history, derives from multiple base stations at least a connection subject base station to be used in data communication and a connection standby base station, which is the base station having the next highest connection priority after the connection subject base station; and performs data communication when a trial connection with the connection subject base station has succeeded, and switches the connection subject base station to be used in data communication to the connection standby base station when communication with the connection subject base station is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Noriyuki Shimizu, Masaaki Yoshino, Hideki Shingu
  • Patent number: 11075989
    Abstract: A system may include a first processor for storing, in a key-value column-based database, data records from data sources of a cellular network that is transformed into a single format. Customer identifiers may be used as key-values for indexing the data records in the key-value column-based database. The system may include a second processor for creating session records from the data records. Each session record may include a velocity of an endpoint device associated with a session and a number of inter-cell handoff attempts for the session. Each session record may also be labeled with a session identifier comprising a customer identifier and a timestamp. The system may further include a third processor for creating cell-level records from the session records. Each cell-level record may include a plurality of key performance indicators for a cell site of the cellular network segregated by a plurality of endpoint device types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Xidong Wu, Mark Brady, Mario Kosseifi
  • Patent number: RE49003
    Abstract: Mobile agents can be deployed to location aware mobile devices within specific regions of interest to achieve specific goals in respect of events occurring in the region of interest. In order to ensure that the agent can persist within the region of interest until the agent goals are achieved, the agent is configured to locate other devices within the region of interest and to propagate itself, by moving or copying itself, to those other devices. When a device hosting the agent exits the region of interest, the agent is terminated, thereby freeing device resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: OL SECURITY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert W. Peterson, Mark Gerard