At Remote Station (i.e., Mobile Station) Patents (Class 455/456.6)
  • Patent number: 10848849
    Abstract: Various implementations include approaches for controlling a wearable audio device. Particular approaches include: receiving data indicating the wearable audio device is proximate an additional wearable audio device worn by an additional user and running a personally attributed audio engine; and initiating personally attributed audio playback at the wearable audio device, where the personally attributed audio playback includes audio playback associated with the additional user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: BOSE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Elio Dante Querze, III, Todd Richard Reily, Conor William Sheehan, Daniel James Buckley
  • Patent number: 10847027
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting if a vehicle is being parked in a garage is disclosed. The method includes detecting sensory information at a vehicle and comparing the sensory information with ambient conditions outside of a garage to determine if the vehicle is likely in the garage or outside. The sensory information may also be compared to ambient conditions inside of a garage to determine if the vehicle is likely inside the garage or not. The method also includes sending reminders to vehicle owners who are not using their garage frequently. The method also includes automatically adjusting an insurance policy according the frequency of garage use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Kelly Q. Baker, Sumita T. Jonak, Will Kerns Maney
  • Patent number: 10846697
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of systems and methods for use in authenticating consumers and/or computing devices to payment accounts. In an exemplary embodiment, a method generally includes generating, by a computing device, an authentication request for a consumer in response to a transaction by the consumer at a merchant. The transaction involves a payment account associated with the consumer, and the authentication request includes a direction to move a communication device associated with the consumer in a manner consistent with a reference movement. The method also includes receiving, by the computing device, an indication of movement of the communication device; comparing, by the computing device, the movement of the communication device to a reference movement; and then authenticating, by the computing device, the consumer to the payment account in connection with the transaction when the comparison indicates that the movement of the communication device matches the reference movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Vijaykumar Vamanrao Borkar
  • Patent number: 10841749
    Abstract: A method of passive asset tracking includes associating unique identifying information of a Wi-Fi access point with a moveable asset, receiving unique identifying information and information relating to a location of the Wi-Fi access point encountered by one or more wireless devices and storing at least some of the information received, and tracking a location of the associated asset by the location of the Wi-Fi access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TROVERLO, LLC
    Inventor: Cody William Catalena
  • Patent number: 10841801
    Abstract: Techniques for pillar location for a mobile device are described, and may be implemented via a mobile device to identify frequently visited locations and to perform different tasks for the mobile device at the frequented locations. Generally, the described techniques enable a mobile device to generate precise representations of frequented locations known as “pillar locations” without relying on conventional location determination techniques. Further, specific actions can be performed when the mobile device is detected at a pillar location, such as automatically unlocking the mobile device from a locked state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Binesh Balasingh, Mary Khun Hor-Lao, Ranjeet Gupta
  • Patent number: 10834654
    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: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T TECHNICAL SERVICES COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Patent number: 10812155
    Abstract: An access node transmits, in a downlink signal having a series of subframes, a beam-formed reference signal in subframes, where the beam-formed reference signals are transmitted in fewer than all of the subframes of the downlink signal. A first subset includes beam-formed reference signals corresponding to a first frequency or first localized range of frequencies, and a second subset includes beam-formed reference signals corresponding to a second frequency or second localized range of frequencies. The second frequency or second localized range of frequencies is spaced apart from and differing from the first frequency or first localized range of frequencies. A user equipment, UE, receives, in the downlink signal, the beam-formed reference signal in each of a plurality of subframes. The UE performs mobility management measurements using at least the first subset of the received beam-formed reference signals and performs RLM using the second subset of the received beam-formed reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. da Silva, Rui Fan, Pradeepa Ramachandra, Claes Tidestav, Umut Ugurlu
  • Patent number: 10798694
    Abstract: A radio station (1) transmits, to a radio terminal (3) on a licensed frequency (Cell #1), control signaling (S102) associated with at least one of a measurement timing and a measurement period of terminal measurement on an unlicensed frequency (Cell #2) and receives, from the radio terminal (3) on the licensed frequency (Cell #1), a result of the terminal measurement that is executed in response to the control signaling (S102) and in accordance with at least one of the measurement timing and the measurement period (S105). This contributes, for example, to acquisition of information useful for the radio station to determine whether to allow the radio terminal to perform communication on the unlicensed frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10779124
    Abstract: Various embodiments may include a method and/or arrangement for assigning the spatial position to a device, in particular in the context of the commissioning of the device (e.g. field device, actuator, sensor), wherein a positioning system is used to determine the spatial position of a mobile communication terminal located in the spatial vicinity of the device. The mobile communication terminal (e.g. smartphone) is configured to transmit the spatial position to the device and such that the transmission of the spatial position from the mobile communication terminal to the device only takes place when the device has been identified as an authorized receiver prior to transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Patrik Domeisen, Oliver Zechlin
  • Patent number: 10764808
    Abstract: A method for performing a handover process for a mobile radio network terminal in a mobile radio network. The method includes observing the transportation vehicle, predicting a travel route for the observed transportation vehicle, and informing the base station to which the transportation vehicle is logged on about the predicted travel route. A base station forwards the information about the predicted travel route to the base station of the cell to which the user equipment device in the observed transportation vehicle is logged on. This information is forwarded to a core network management component wherein an evaluation of the information about the predicted travel route takes place. The base station of the cell to which the observed transportation vehicle is travelling according to the predicted travel route is informed to prepare for taking over the user equipment from the passenger in the observed transportation vehicle in the handover process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Daniel Reimann, Guillaume Jornod
  • Patent number: 10746545
    Abstract: Altitude determining circuitry for use in a User Equipment (UE) of a wireless communication network is provided. The circuitry comprises a receiver to receive at least one pressure parameter representative of a plurality of indoors pressure measurements from a respective plurality of indoors pressure measurement units located inside a building at different altitudes. The altitude determining circuitry also has processing circuitry to receive from a pressure sensor in the User Equipment a local pressure measurement at the UE and the processor determines an indoors altitude of the UE using the at least one pressure parameter and the UE local pressure. An integrated circuit for a Global Navigate Satellite System comprising the altitude determining circuitry and an indoors pressure measurement unit having a sensor for making a pressure measurement and a transmitter for transmitting the pressure measurement to the UE or to a further indoors pressure measurement unit are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Peter Fleming
  • Patent number: 10743246
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for enforcing limited mobility in a mobile network. For example, a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive (e.g., receive from a network) a mapping of physical cell identifications (PCIs) to area identifications (AIDs). The WTRU may determine a first PCI associated with a first neighbor cell. The WTRU may determine, based on the first PCI and the PCIs to AIDs mapping, whether the WTRU is allowed to access the first neighbor cell. The WTRU may perform cell selection or reselection with the first neighbor cell as a cell selection or reselection candidate. The WTRU may perform cell selection or reselection based on the WTRU determining that the WTRU is allowed to access the first neighbor cell. The WTRU may determine that the WTRU is allowed to access the first neighbor cell based on the first PCI and the PCIs to AIDs mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Guanzhou Wang, Saad Ahmad
  • Patent number: 10731990
    Abstract: A navigation device (300) transmits data indicative of an origin and destination of a desired route through a navigable network to a server. The server (310) generates a recommended route and provides data indicative of the route to a system (320) which provides a polyline representative of the route. The polyline is provided to the navigation device (300), which uses the polyline data to reconstruct the route. The navigation device (300) determines a least cost route through the network using the polyline data in order to reconstruct the route in respect to its own electronic map data. This is done by penalising segments depending upon their distance from the polyline, such that segments further from the polyline are less likely to be included in the route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventor: Ewgenij Gawrilow
  • Patent number: 10735853
    Abstract: A stochastic channel state information transmission/reception method and apparatus is provided for use in a multiuser radio communication system. The signal method of transmitting and receiving signals in a terminal in a mobile communication system according to the present disclosure includes receiving a reference signal transmitted by a base station, estimating channel information based on the reference signal, predicting a channel estimation error based on the channel information, generating feedback information based on the channel estimation error, and transmitting feedback information to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Lim, Heunchul Lee
  • Patent number: 10725760
    Abstract: An application program uninstallation method and apparatus relate to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: obtaining current location information of a terminal (101); obtaining effective location information of a first application that is already installed on the terminal, where the effective location information is used for instructing the first application to provide an effective application service when the terminal is within a geographical location range corresponding to the effective location information (102); and uninstalling, by the terminal, the first application when the current location information of the terminal does not match the effective location information of the first application (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiangyang Wang
  • Patent number: 10698596
    Abstract: Disclosed are a mobile terminal having a display unit for outputting screen information and capable of enhancing a user's convenience related to the screen information, and a method for controlling the same. The mobile terminal includes: a touch screen configured to display screen information, and a controller configured to select a region of the touch screen based on first and second touch inputs when the first and second touch inputs applied to different points of the touch screen are maintained for a reference amount of time without being released, and configured to execute a function related to the selected region when a touch input corresponding to a preset condition is applied to the touch screen while the first and second touch inputs are maintained without being released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinok Park, Seonggoo Kang
  • Patent number: 10693624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of wireless communications technologies. In a receiving device, a receiving module receives a synchronization signal including a first signal and a second signal. The first signal includes N1 generalized ZC sequences, and the second signal includes N2 generalized ZC sequences. The second signal is used to distinguish different cells or different cell groups. There are at least two generalized ZC sequences with different root indexes in (N1+N2) generalized ZC sequences. A processing module performs a first sliding correlation operation and a second sliding correlation operation on the synchronization signal, and performs symbol timing synchronization according to a relationship between a sliding correlation peak generated when a sliding correlation is performed on the N1 generalized ZC sequences and a sliding correlation peak generated when a sliding correlation is performed on the N2 generalized ZC sequences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tong Ji, Yiling Wu, Guangwei Yu, Robert William Young, Brian Martin Gaffney
  • Patent number: 10681579
    Abstract: A fine timing measurement FTM method and a communications device are disclosed. The method includes: receiving an FTM request frame from at least two communications devices; and sending a first FTM measurement frame according to the FTM request frame, where the first FTM measurement frame includes a measurement parameter of each of the at least two communications devices and identifier information used to indicate each communications device, so that each communications device obtains the measurement parameter according to the identifier information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xun Yang
  • Patent number: 10670402
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determining a navigational constraint for a portable device using an optical sensor. The navigational constraint may be used to supplement other navigational solutions or may be used independently. The optical sensor may capture a plurality of samples to be processed to determine the constraint. Determining the constraint may include any or all of determining a context for usage, distinguishing usage modes, estimating an orientation of the portable device, determining an absolute and/or relative elevation, determining a direction of motion and determining a speed of the portable device from the samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Bashir Kazemipur, Amr Al-Hamad, Jacques Georgy, Zainab Syed, Christopher Goodall, Naser El-Sheimy
  • Patent number: 10663298
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for characterizing motion of a platform. Motion sensor data from a portable device having a sensor assembly may be obtained. The portable device may be within the platform and tethered or untethered, and the mobility of the portable device may be constrained or unconstrained within the platform. Following a determination the platform is moving, motion dynamics of the portable device that are independent from motion dynamics of the platform may be identified and motion sensor data corresponding to motion of the platform and motion sensor data corresponding to the identified independent motion of the portable device may be separated from the obtained motion sensor data. Accordingly, motion sensor data corresponding to motion of the platform that is independent of motion of the portable device may be output. This may be used to derive operator analytics for assessing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: InvenSense, Inc.
    Inventors: Abdelrahman Ali, Mostafa Elhoushi, Jacques Georgy, Christopher Goodall
  • Patent number: 10659923
    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 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Tapani Syrjarinne, Pavel Ivanov, Muhammad Irshan Khan
  • Patent number: 10657563
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a user device can obtain together, from an advertisement server for providing an advertisement service, via a neighbor access point device, update condition information on advertisement information in the course of obtaining the advertisement information. In addition, if the update condition information is satisfactory, the user device requests the advertisement information from the advertisement server via an AP and stores the advertisement information received in response to the request, thereby being capable of updating the advertisement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bu-Seop Jung, Young-Kwan Chung, Yong-Hae Choi, Jong-Mu Choi
  • Patent number: 10641865
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable recording medium stores therein a program that causes a computer to execute a process including: executing a process of acquiring a position of a terminal; determining whether there is object data registered in a position in an area corresponding to the acquired position by referring to a storage that stores positions in which multiple sets of object data are registered in association with the sets of object data, respectively; and displaying object data on a display when there is the object data registered in a position in the area, and curbing any one of frequency of executing the process of acquiring the position of the terminal and accuracy of the acquiring when there is no object data registered in a position in the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Susumu Koga
  • Patent number: 10625118
    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: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon Harald Werner, Christian Dibenedetto, Stephen John Black, Amy Jones Vaterlaus
  • Patent number: 10612920
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for determining an altitude for a terminal device operating in a wireless telecommunications network including the terminal device and another network entity. The terminal device measures an indication of barometric pressure in its vicinity using a barometric sensor. The other network entity establishes calibration information, for the barometric pressure measurement, including a reference barometric pressure for a reference altitude and may come from a barometric pressure measurement at the other network entity or from meteorological data provided to the other network entity. The altitude relative to the reference altitude may then be determined from the difference between the barometric pressure measured by the terminal device and the reference barometric pressure, by the terminal device after receiving the calibration information from the other network entity and/or by the other network entity after receiving an indication of the barometric pressure measured by the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10613209
    Abstract: Various techniques are provided to efficiently detect the position and angular velocity of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of a UAV system including a transmitter antenna array and a receiver antenna array. In one example, a method includes establishing a wireless link between a UAV controller and a UAV using at least one transmitter antenna array and/or at least one receiver antenna array, communicating link state data corresponding to the established wireless link over the established wireless link, generating UAV operational data based, at least in part, on the link state data, wherein the UAV operational data is configured to control operation of the UAV, and controlling operation of the UAV using the UAV operational data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sohrab Emami, Keangpo Ricky Ho, Ou Yang, Sanghoek Kim, Shi Cheng, Stephen Bennett
  • Patent number: 10601556
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, disclosed is a method performed by a master node, MN, (160A) for measurement gap configuration. The method may include operating in a dual connectivity, DC, configuration with a secondary node, SN, (160B) and a wireless device (110). The method may further include configuring the wireless device (110) with a measurement gap configuration, wherein the measurement gap configuration allows the wireless device (110) to measure a first frequency range, FR1, and a second frequency range, FR2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Oumer Teyeb, Icaro L. J. da Silva, Rui Fan, Helka-Liina Määttanen
  • Patent number: 10567917
    Abstract: A system and method for tracking and alerting a drone flying overhead are provided herein. The method includes acquiring a first data associated with a user device position; detecting a path corresponding to movement of the user device; receiving, from a server at the user device, drone data associated with a plurality of drones; filtering the drone data to obtain a second data associated with a drone position and a respective drone route which intersects with the path; predicting an intersection area; determining a distance between the user device position and the drone position based on the first data and the second data; determining whether a determined distance is equal to or less than a preset distance; and instructing a user to change the path or the speed of travel down a path when the determined distance is equal to or less than the preset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Cantrell, John J. O'Brien, Brian McHale
  • Patent number: 10555129
    Abstract: An example beaconing method includes establishing a location via real-time geolocation of a mobile device at a remote location. The beaconing method also includes generating a non-derivative transmission-location code for the location that does not rely on any actual GPS or address information to establish makeup of the transmission-location code. The beaconing method also includes associating data of at least one of: destination, event time, and real-time tracking data with the transmission-location code. The beaconing method also includes conveying the transmission-location code to one or more user. The beaconing method also includes allowing the one or more user to enter the conveyed transmission-location code. The beaconing method also includes displaying data associated with the transmission-location code, the data including at least one of destination, event time, and real-time tracking and/or location data, in response to receiving the transmission-location code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Beeconz Inc.
    Inventor: Charles L. Owens
  • Patent number: 10555240
    Abstract: Disclosed are a system and method of regulating mobile device communications while operating a motor vehicle. One example method may include determining a speed event indicating that a speed of the motor vehicle has performed at least one of exceeded a first threshold above which mobile device usage restriction policies are invoked and fallen below a second threshold allowing the mobile device restriction policies to be removed. The first threshold may be equal to or greater than the second threshold. As a result of obtaining the speed event, the method may also provide transmitting the speed event to a remote edge gateway server located remotely from the motor vehicle, which stores the speed event for reference purposes when determining a policy for routing a particular mobile device call, text message and/or mobile data session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 10531240
    Abstract: A system for localizing user devices includes an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV includes a transceiver configured to establish a communicative connection with a user device, and retrieve information pertaining to the user device at each of a plurality of different points in time. The UAV further includes a satellite-localization system configured to ascertain a geographic location of the UAV at each of the plurality of different points in time, and a processor. The processor is configured to, based on the information pertaining to the user device retrieved at each of the plurality of different points in time and on the geographic location of the UAV at each of the plurality of different points in time, determine a location of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Antonio Albanese, Xavier Costa Perez
  • Patent number: 10524117
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, a method of configuring a mobile device is conceived, comprising: determining a geographical location of said mobile device; retrieving one or more near field communication settings specific to the geographical location; applying and storing the near field communication settings to the mobile device. According to a second aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding computer program is provided. According to a third aspect of the present disclosure, a corresponding system for configuring a mobile device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Love Khanna, Anil Hiranniah, Laurent Tricheur
  • Patent number: 10505648
    Abstract: A method of estimating a location of an interference signal source includes using a first antenna configured to receive a signal from the interference signal source and using a second antenna arranged proximate to the first antenna and configured to receive global positioning system (GPS) signals. An initial trend in variation in power of a received signal from the interference signal source is determined relative to a position of the second antenna, wherein upon determining the initial trend, the initial trend is a current trend. In an iterative manner, the second antenna is directed to be repositioned. A secondary area associated with a lack of power measurement outside of an area traveled is identified and a further repositioning of the second antenna is determined to reduce the secondary area. An estimate of the location of the interference signal source is then determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ANRITSU COMPANY
    Inventors: Randy Lundquist, Thomas A. Elliott
  • Patent number: 10462282
    Abstract: A location engine that estimates the barometric pressure measurement bias of a pressure station reference, such as an airport pressure station, resulting in an improved estimate of the elevation of a wireless terminal. The location engine generates the estimate of bias of barometric pressure by comparing i) the outdoor barometric pressure measured by the airport pressure station at its unknown height above mean sea level (MSL) and ii) the expected outdoor barometric pressure derived from the pressure measurements from an already-calibrated pressure station, while accounting for the known height of the already-calibrated pressure station. The expected outdoor measurements correspond to a derived height above MSL of the airport pressure station. Subsequently, the location engine generates an estimate of the elevation of the wireless terminal by accounting for the estimate of measurement bias of the airport pressure station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Arthur Blaha, Jr., Scot Douglas Gordon, Jonathan Shiao-en Lu, Jeffrey Noel Wu, Jian Zhu
  • Patent number: 10462283
    Abstract: A mobile device having location services may store information pertaining to a geo-fence that is associated with a user of the mobile device and assigned to a location. The mobile device may identify a current location of the mobile device and store data pertaining to the location of the mobile device. The mobile device determines a current geo-fence state of the mobile device based on the location data in response to an internal stimuli or an external stimuli. The geo-fence state is selected from at least an inside geo-fence state in which the mobile device is deemed to be inside the geo-fence and an outside geo-fence state in which the mobile device is deemed to be outside of the geo-fence. The mobile device may notify a remote server of the current geo-fence state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Frenz, Joel Swanson
  • Patent number: 10423919
    Abstract: A mobile transceiver having selectable travel modes and a method of operation are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a method of operating a mobile transceiver having a processor, and a wireless transceiver and a satellite receiver each coupled to the processor, the method comprising: sending a message to an asset tracking service, the message from a mobile transceiver including a device identifier (ID) associated with the mobile transceiver; receiving a message from the asset tracking service, the message including an instruction for the mobile transceiver to apply a selected travel mode; and applying the selected travel mode as a current travel mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sergio Barcala, Michelle Marie Dupuis
  • Patent number: 10408970
    Abstract: A method of location of a device includes a displacement law containing a corrective factor of a bias combined by an arithmetical operation with a measured variable, and particles, each particle being associated with a current value of the corrective factor. The current value of the corrective factor being constructed at each iteration on the basis of a previous current value of the corrective factor, computed during a previous iteration, to which is added a random variable drawn according to a predefined probability law. The current values of various particles are initialized, before the first iteration, to various initial values, and during each iteration, for each particle whose coordinates are updated with the aid of this displacement law, the value of the corrective factor in the displacement law is taken equal to this corrective factor's current value associated with the particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignees: MOVEA, Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
    Inventor: Christophe Villien
  • Patent number: 10405177
    Abstract: An event is detected at a first device. Responsive to the detection, at least some functionality of the first device is deactivated. The presence of a second device, cryptographically paired with the first device, is detected by the first device. Responsive to the detection, at least some functionality of the first device is activated or reactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua V. Graessley
  • Patent number: 10405178
    Abstract: An event is detected at a first device. Responsive to the detection, at least some functionality of the first device is deactivated. The presence of a second device, cryptographically paired with the first device, is detected by the first device. Responsive to the detection, at least some functionality of the first device is activated or reactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua V. Graessley
  • Patent number: 10405141
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon devices for use in tracking user locations during group travel. A user may take a trip on a vehicle, such as a bus, train, cruise ship, or other large travel vehicle. The users may disembark the vehicle in order to visit a location but plan to travel further on the vehicle. Thus, when the vehicle is attempting to leave the location where the users have left the vehicle, the vehicle may be required to again account for each passenger. The vehicle may utilize a wireless beacon located near an entrance and/or onboard the vehicle to account for each passenger. The wireless beacon may connect to a communication device of each user when the communication device is in proximity to the wireless beacon and, thus, inform the vehicle's operator that each user in located on the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventor: Mary O'Malley
  • Patent number: 10405146
    Abstract: The present disclosure involves systems, software, and computer implemented methods for identifying locations associated with particular users in response to requests from a visitor or fellow user. One example system includes a communications module, a plurality of sensors located in a defined area configured to at least partially determine locations of at least one person, and a location database including location information received from the sensors associating particular persons with particular locations associated with particular sensors. A request for a location associated with a particular person is received from a first device. A current location associated with one of the plurality of sensors is determined from the location database, wherein the current location is also associated with the particular person. A response to request is generated including the current location and is transmitted to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Denny Devasia Kuruvilla, Vipul Kishore Lalka, Paige Elyse Dickie, Harjot Panag, Arun Victor Jagga, John Jong-Suk Lee, Michael W. Van Eesbeek
  • Patent number: 10394388
    Abstract: An adaptive reflected light touch sensor (100, 400) is provided. The adaptive reflected light touch sensor (100, 400) includes an emitter (110) that emits light in a direction that reflects the light (RLI, RLO), a sensor (120, 410) positioned to measure a light amplitude of the reflected light (RLI, RLO), a processor board (150) coupled to the sensor (120, 410), the processor board (150) being configured to calculate a moving average of the measured light amplitude of the reflected light (RLI, RLO) and calculate an assert threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian T Smith, Chris E. Eyre
  • Patent number: 10394507
    Abstract: A selection screen for prompting a user to select a file selection method and including at least first and second display items for selecting a file selection method is displayed. If the first display item is selected, a screen for a file selection function provided by the application is displayed, and a file selected through the screen is determined as a file to be processed. If the second display item is selected, the file selection function provided by the OS is invoked, and a file selected through the file selection screen provided by the OS is determined as a file to be processed. Data based on the file is transmitted to the image processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Yoshiro Mihira
  • Patent number: 10373408
    Abstract: A system for a frictionless access control automatically identifies users and enables access to restricted areas of a building for example via access points such as locked doors. The system allows access when authorized users are in the vicinity of doors without requiring the users to swipe access keycards (or badges) at keycard terminals located at the doors, as in current systems. The system includes user devices such as key fobs and mobile phones that wirelessly broadcast user information and unique IDs for each of the devices in data packets, which are received by positioning units. The positioning units determine locations of the user devices, and send the packet data and the location data to a verification and tracking system. Preferably, the positioning units include two or more antennas that determine close proximity of users to access points while also allowing the system to continuously monitor the locations of the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventor: James Trani
  • Patent number: 10353543
    Abstract: A system for presenting a skill-based game, the system includes at least one server including a processor configured to execute machine readable code, the machine readable code executable by said processor configured to cause the server to serve a set of matchups of participants of an event, to the plurality of presentation devices, the plurality of presentation devices displaying the set of matchups on a display; receive over the wide area network data from the presentation devices characterizing a set of user selected winners of the matchups made by the users; update the event data pertinent to participants in the actual events; using the updated data to calculate and assign payoffs to the users based on the fixed payoff odds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Mako Capital, LLC
    Inventors: James Morrison, Daniel Orlow, David Manpearl, Kenneth White, Benjamin Scott Stahlhood, II
  • Patent number: 10334652
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for operating a network node in a cellular communication network. The method comprises observing or estimating, for a user equipment in a dual connectivity operation, a length of a measurement gap (Mg) and/or length of serving cell interruption (Tint) caused by the UE on at least one serving cell. The method also comprises comparing the Mg and/or Tint with respective thresholds, and determining whether the UE operates in unsynchronized or synchronized DC mode based on the comparison. There are also disclosed further related methods and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Imadur Rahman, Muhammad Kazmi, Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 10332192
    Abstract: A computer-based method for determining a location of a mobile merchant computing device is provided. The method is implemented using a location manager (LM) computing device in communication with a processor and a memory device. The method comprises receiving from the mobile merchant computing device at least one authorization request message including a merchant identifier for the mobile merchant and a first location variable, determining a location of the mobile merchant using the first location variable, transmitting to a consumer computing device operable by a consumer, by the LM computing device, a location data message including the merchant identifier and the location of the mobile merchant, and causing, by the transmission, the consumer computing device to display the location on a display interface coupled to the consumer computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Andrey Zolotov
  • Patent number: 10325228
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a request for a ride from a user via a computer-implemented driver assignment platform; for each of multiple drivers, implementing, by the driver assignment platform, (1) a first rule to determine a first metric of trust for the driver, the first level of trust associated with the user, and (2) a second rule to determine a second metric of trust for the driver, the second metric of trust associated with multiple other users of the driver assignment platform; implementing, by the driver assignment platform, a selection rule to select a particular driver from the multiple drivers based on a combination of the first metric of trust and the second metric of trust; and assigning the selected driver to provide the ride for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Zemcar, Inc.
    Inventor: Bilal W. Khan
  • Patent number: 10317206
    Abstract: A location determination processing device includes: an accepting section as defined herein; an atmospheric pressure information accepting section as defined herein; a computation result accepting section as defined herein; an identification result accepting section as defined herein; a detection result accepting section as defined herein; a determination result accepting section as defined herein; a correcting section as defined herein; and an outputting section as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideto Yuzawa, Takayuki Takeuchi, Masahiro Sato, Akira Ichiboshi, Jiro Matsuda, Shinobu Ozeki
  • Patent number: RE47585
    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: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: OL SECURITY LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert W. Peterson, Mark Gerard