At Remote Station (i.e., Mobile Station) Patents (Class 455/456.6)
  • 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: 11057737
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are provided for indoor positioning for mobile devices. An orientation of a mobile device may be determined. An angle of a line-of-sight between the mobile device and the base station may be determined based on a peak received signal strength of a signal from the base station at a beamforming antenna of the mobile device. A distance between the mobile device and the base station may be determined based on the peak received signal strength. The mobile device may calculate the location of the mobile device using the measured orientation, the angle of the line-of-sight, and the distance between the mobile device and the base station, and a location of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Fei He, Jing J. Liang
  • Patent number: 11051194
    Abstract: Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses in a mobile device to determine signal measurements on a plurality of frequencies and to provide signal measurements for position calculation on a location server or on the mobile device. Techniques are provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses on a mobile device to concurrently scan for signals across two or more frequencies while optimizing sending and/or utilizing signal measurements made at higher frequency bands or signal measurements of signals sent from devices at a shorter range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Akash Kumar, Govind Ram Venkat Narayan
  • Patent number: 11051125
    Abstract: Systems and methods for causing messages to be presented to users involve updating and using geofencing data to determine whether and when to present a message to a user via a user computing device. Geofencing data that defines the closest relevant geofences to the current position of a user computing device can be provided to a software application on the user computing device on a periodic basis, or when the software application is loaded and run. The software application can then register the geofences with an operating system of the user computing device. When the user computing device determines that the user computing device has entered a geofence, this information can be used to determine whether to present the user with a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Braze, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Hicks, Jared Poelman, Brian Wheeler, Kevin Wang
  • Patent number: 11043290
    Abstract: The locations of electronic devices in an institutional facility are determined based on interaction with the wireless mobile devices of users who roam though the facility and interact with (or are detected by) the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: IMPRIVATA, INC.
    Inventor: Michael S. Saulnier
  • Patent number: 11015936
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining a moving track shape of a second device that is presented before and after a wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken, and a moving track of the second device presented before the wireless communication coupling between the second device and the first device is broken, and matching the moving track shape of the second device presented before and after the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken and the moving track of the second device presented before the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken to determine a moving track of the second device presented after the wireless communication connection between the second device and the first device is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoping Zhang
  • Patent number: 11019487
    Abstract: Uplink high efficiency location of a user equipment (UE) includes initiating periodic or triggered location in the UE by a location server (LS) in a wireless network. The UE enters an idle state and monitors for triggering events. After detecting an event, the UE transmits an uplink positioning signal (UPS) to a base station, where the UPS encodes UPS data comprising a UE ID, an ID for the LS, an authentication code (AC) and location measurements. UPS transmission occurs in an uplink positioning occasion shared with other UEs. The location measurements may be ciphered but other UPS data is unciphered. The base station obtains additional location measurements and transfers the UPS data and the location measurements to the LS. The LS authenticates the UE ID using the AC, determines the UE location using the location measurements and transfers the location to an external client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 10980028
    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 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Deva-Datta Sharma, Shraboni Jana, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, Bogdan Ungureanu, Rittwik Jana
  • Patent number: 10972884
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, through the user interface of a user device of a user, a request for a ride from the user; assigning a driver to provide the ride for the user; according to one or more application rules associated with the request for the ride, providing the driver with access to information uniquely identifying the user or a rider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Zemcar, Inc.
    Inventor: Bilal W. Khan
  • Patent number: 10938972
    Abstract: A cellular monitoring system comprising an application on a plurality of mobile devices recording the strength of a cellular signal received at a mobile device along with a GPS coordinates of the mobile device at time of said recording, wherein said application transmits the monitored signal strength along with said GPS coordinates to a backend application executed on a server. The backend application consolidates the monitored signal strength and said GPS coordinates with one or more previously monitored signal strength and GPS coordinate and preparing a geographical map of the monitored signal strength to be displayed by the application on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Martin Labrie
  • Patent number: 10916031
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for offloading image-based tracking operations from a general processing unit to a hardware accelerator unit may include (1) sending imaging data from an imaging device to a hardware accelerator unit, and (2) directing the hardware accelerator unit to generate a multi-scale representation of the imaging data sent from the imaging device, (3) preparing a set of input data for a set of image-based tracking operations, and (4) directing the hardware accelerator unit to execute the set of image-based tracking operations using the generated multi-scale representation of the imaging data and the prepared set of input data. Various other methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Oskar Linde, Christian Forster
  • Patent number: 10912143
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a handover report and for transmitting a radio link failure (RLF) report are provided. The method includes obtaining, by a target base station, at least one of location information of a source cell or location information of a user equipment (UE) history cell during a handover procedure, and transmitting, by the target base station, the handover report to at least one of a source base station or to a base station where the UE history cell is located, according to the obtained at least one of location information of the source cell or the location information of the UE history cell, wherein the handover report including at least one of an unnecessary handover report, a too early handover report, or a handover to wrong cell report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10904779
    Abstract: The present invention provides an antenna structure, an antenna device and a wireless localization method. The antenna structure includes a first radiation unit including a plurality of first connecting portions and a plurality of first annular radiation portions, a second radiation unit including a plurality of second connecting portions and a plurality of second annular radiation portions, a first conductive wire and a plurality of second conductive wires. A first end of each first annular radiation portion is connected to the first connecting portion, and the second end thereof extends towards the first end of the adjacent first annular radiation portion. A first end of each second annular radiation portion is connected to the second connecting portion, and the second end thereof extends towards the first end of the adjacent second annular radiation portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: iWAVE TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shau-Gang Mao, Chong-Yi Liou, Yu-Yao Chen, Wei-Ting Tsai, Shih-Ping Huang, Ming-Chih Kuan, Chien-Bang Chen, Zheng-An Peng
  • Patent number: 10893542
    Abstract: A random access method in a beam division multiple access (BDMA) system including: receiving, by a terminal, a reference signal of at least one beam sector transmitted from an access point (AP) device; estimating, by the terminal, whether the terminal is in a center area of the beam sector provided by the AP device or in the boundary area of the beam sector by using the strength of the reference signal; transmitting, by the terminal, a different preamble to the AP device in accordance with location information of whether the terminal is located in the center area or in the boundary area; and determining, by the AP device, a target beam sector for transmitting information about uplink resources to be used by the terminal, among a plurality of beam sectors on the basis of the received preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Dong Ho Cho, Byung Chang Chung, Dae Hee Park, Joon Sang Han, Yun Sik Kim
  • Patent number: 10880855
    Abstract: A first communication device determines which one or more types of feedback information, from among a plurality of types of feedback information associated with a range measurement exchange session, a second communication device is to provide to the first communication device in a feedback packet transmitted as part of the range measurement exchange session. The first communication device transmits to the second communication device one or more indications of the determined one or more types of feedback information that the second communication device is to provide to the first communication device in the feedback packet. The first communication device performs the range measurement exchange, including receiving the feedback packet from the second communication device, wherein the feedback packet includes the determined one or more types of feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Christian R Berger, Niranjan Grandhe, Sudhir Srinivasa, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10876855
    Abstract: A surrounding information collection system requests a vehicle to transmit surrounding information, and stores the surrounding information transmitted from the vehicle in response to the request. The surrounding information collection system requests a vehicle to transmit surrounding information, the vehicle acquiring the surrounding information having accuracy greater than a threshold calculated based on accuracy of the stored surrounding information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shintaro Iwaasa, Takashi Kojima, Naoki Yamamuro, Masato Endo, Daishi Terato, Masakazu Nomura, Shinichiro Fujii
  • Patent number: 10880771
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable medium are described for doing fine timing measurements for one or more stations. A trigger frame is encoded for stations. Uplink null data packets are received. A time of arrival for the UP NDP and a time of departure for a downlink null data packet are determined. The time of arrival and time of departure are encoded into a data packet, such as a downlink null data packet announcement. A wireless device is configured to transmit the data packet to a station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Jiang, Qinghua Li, Chittabrata Ghosh, Yuval Amizur, Robert J. Stacey, Jonathan Segev
  • Patent number: 10880844
    Abstract: A periodic quiet interval is provided for base stations attempting to access a shared transmission medium in NR-U. The base station activates a quiet interval at a periodic interval and transmits on the medium based on the quiet interval. The base station may reduce a Tx power, not transmit, and/or may increase a minimum value of a contention window for BEB during the quiet interval. The base station may receive a request from a second base station to activate the quiet interval, and may determine if a Tx power of the base station is larger than the maximum Tx power of the second base station. The base station may also receive the request as relayed through a UE. The quiet interval can thus ameliorate a starvation effect of BEB in NR-U by allowing base stations with smaller Tx power greater opportunity to control the medium while maintaining BEB in NR-U.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yisheng Xue, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 10880161
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging an IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to an intelligent service (for example, a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail business, a security and safety related service, or the like) on the basis of a 5G communication technology and an IoT related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jungje Son
  • Patent number: 10871544
    Abstract: An apparatus and method define a parametric model that may be utilized for determining a position of a mobile device relative to a beacon that includes at least first and second directive antennas and at least a non-directive antenna. The apparatus includes a communication interface configured to receive signals from at least the first and second directive antennas and at least the non-directive antenna at each of a plurality of angular positions throughout a range of angles. The apparatus further includes processing circuitry configured to normalize the signal strengths of the signals received from the first and second directive antennas. The processing circuitry is also configured to determine the parametric model representative of relationships based upon the normalized signal strengths of the signals received from the first and second directive antennas to the angle of the mobile device to the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Basel Hashisho
  • Patent number: 10873844
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing useful data in association with a high-priority call such as an emergency call. In one embodiment, the data comprises a data (e.g., an MSD or FSD) embedded within one or more real-time protocol packets such as RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) packets, that are interspersed within the voice or user data stream (carried in e.g., RTP packets) of an emergency call. Apparatus and methods are described for transmitting the data portion reliably from the initiating terminal (e.g., an in-vehicle system) to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), by using the same transport connection as the user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 10869191
    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: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua V. Graessley
  • 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: 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: 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