At Remote Station (i.e., Mobile Station) Patents (Class 455/456.6)
  • Patent number: 11985570
    Abstract: Disclosed is a positioning device, a position measurement server, and a position measurement system capable of estimating a relatively accurate position on the basis of a signal transmitted from a terminal in a mobile communication system. Particularly, the positioning device acquires channel configuration information of an uplink signal of a target terminal, receives the uplink signal of the target terminal through one or more uplink signal reception units on the basis of the channel configuration information, measures information on the received uplink signal, and transmits the information on the uplink signal of the target terminal to the position measurement server, and the position measurement server receives the information on the uplink signal of the target terminal from the positioning device and calculates a position of the target terminal on the basis of the information on the uplink signal of the target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignees: IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY), INFOSEIZE SYSTEMS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Hi Chan Moon
  • Patent number: 11985567
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are described for enhancing positioning related protocols in order to indicate when one location session is different from another location session. One or more messages provided in a location session by a location server to a user equipment (UE) may include a session indication, such as a session identifier (ID), where a different session ID is provided for each location session. The session indication may be a new session indicator provided in an initial message in a location session or an end session indicator provided in a final message in a location session. An extra message may be sent by the location server indicating that the location session has ended. A correlation ID provided by a network entity to the location server may be included in messages as the session indication, e.g., where a different correlation ID is provided for each location session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amit Jain, Stephen William Edge, Akash Kumar
  • Patent number: 11980792
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer program products that can facilitate calibrating a user activity model of a user device nodes are described. According to an embodiment, a method for calibrating a user activity model used by a mobile device can comprise receiving sensor data from a sensor of the mobile device. Further, applying a first weight to a first a first likelihood of a first occurrence of a first activity, wherein the first likelihood is determined by a first estimator of the user activity model by applying preconfigured criteria to the sensor data. The method can further comprise performing an action based on a determination of the first occurrence of the first activity, the determination being based on the first weight and the first likelihood of the first occurrence of the first activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: QEEXO, CO.
    Inventors: Karanpreet Singh, Rajen Bhatt
  • Patent number: 11979770
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system, a vehicle, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for user equipment, UE, and service provision in a mobile communication system. The method (10) for user equipment (100), UE, in a mobile communication system (400), comprises using (12) a service with a set of quality of service, QoS, requirements in the mobile communication system (400), receiving (14) information related to a future course of the QoS provisioning of the service from the mobile communication system (400), and adapting (16) the service based on the information related to the future course of the QoS and based on the set of QoS requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignees: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, MAN TRUCK & BUS SE
    Inventors: Roman Alieiev, Ernst Zielinski, Andreas Pfadler, Joakim Cerwall
  • Patent number: 11970080
    Abstract: Provided is an information processing apparatus distributed in a member configured to be removable in a mobile object, the information processing apparatus including: a type information obtaining unit, configured to obtain type information to distinguish at least one of a type and an application of the mobile object, when the member is installed in the mobile object; and a mobile object determination unit, configured to determine at least one of a type and an application of the mobile object installed by the member, based on the type information obtained by the type information obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Kodaira, Yasuhiro Iwaki, Syouji Inose
  • Patent number: 11963015
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reporting angle of departure (AoD) information by a base station in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the method is characterized by: transmitting multiple reference signals to a terminal; receiving, from the terminal, AoD information comprising information related to at least one reference signal obtained on the basis of the reception signal strength of the terminal, among the multiple reference signals; and transmitting the AoD information to a location server, wherein the multiple reference signals can be multiple synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) blocks or multiple channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngsub Kim, Hyunsu Cha, Hyunsoo Ko, Sukhyon Yoon
  • Patent number: 11927448
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method of determining a position of a portable electronic device in an indoor environment includes: at a first rate, updating an absolute position of a portable electronic device within the indoor environment based on at least one of radio signal data and magnetic field data captured using the portable electronic device; at a second rate that is different than the first rate, selectively updating an estimated displacement of the portable electronic device within the indoor environment, the updating the estimated displacement comprising generating an estimated displacement, by a neural network module, based on inertial sensor data of the portable electronic device; and determining a present position of the portable electronic device within the indoor environment by updating a previous position based on at least one of (a) the estimated displacement and (b) the absolute position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignees: NAVER CORPORATION, NAVER LABS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Boris Chidlovskii, Leonid Antsfeld, Emilio Sansano
  • Patent number: 11918819
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating communication between an implantable medical device and an external device are provided. In one example, a method comprises broadcasting, via communication circuitry of an implantable device, a first set of advertisements at a first advertising rate according to a communication protocol. The method further comprises determining that detection circuitry of the implantable device detected voltage induced by an electromagnetic field at an interface between tissue of a patient and electrodes of the implantable device and in response to the detection of voltage induced by the electromagnetic field, broadcasting, via the communication circuitry, a second set of advertisements at a second advertising rate according to the communication protocol. The second advertising rate is greater than the first advertising rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Val D. Eisele, Robert M. Ecker, David J. Peichel, William J. Plombon, James D. Reinke
  • Patent number: 11924381
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the disclosure are directed to monitoring user-data communications corresponding to a user-generated message. According to a specific example, user-data communications, which are addressed to a client among a plurality of remotely-situated client entities, are directed to a message recording system. Each of the plurality of remotely-situated client entities are respectively configured and arranged to interface with a data communications server providing data communications services on a subscription basis. During recording of a message associated with the user-data communications and on the message recording system, speech characteristic parameters of the message may be analyzed, and a sentiment score and a criticality score for the message, may be determined. During the recording of the message, the user-data communications may be routed based on the determined sentiment score and criticality score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: 8x8, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Arsanjani, Bryan R. Martin
  • Patent number: 11913809
    Abstract: Extending the spatial coverage of a reference pressure network. Particular embodiments described herein include machines that initially determine that an estimated position of a mobile device resides outside a coverage area of a network of reference pressure sensors. Reference-level pressures corresponding to reference pressure sensors of the network are determined using measurements of pressure from the network of reference pressure sensors. A pressure pattern for a region that includes the estimated position and an area not included in the coverage area of the network is determined using reference-level pressures that were not determined using measurements of pressure from the network of reference pressure sensors. The reference-level pressures corresponding to reference pressure sensors of the network and the pressure pattern are used to determine a reference-level pressure value for use in calibrating a pressure sensor of the mobile device or for use in estimating an altitude of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Badrinath Nagarajan, Guiyuan Han, Michael Dormody
  • Patent number: 11889458
    Abstract: In an aspect, a network component transmits, to a UE, at least one neural network function configured to facilitate processing of positioning measurement data into one or more positioning measurement features at the UE, the at least one neural network function being generated dynamically based on machine-learning associated with one or more historical measurement procedures. The UE may obtain positioning measurement data associated with the UE, and may process the positioning measurement data into a respective set of positioning measurement features based on the at least one neural network function. The UE may report the processed set of positioning measurement features to a network component, such as the BS or LMF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Taesang Yoo, Naga Bhushan, Pavan Kumar Vitthaladevuni, June Namgoong, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 11882466
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for calibrating beam orientation errors for improved positioning. For example, certain embodiments may utilize collection of various measurements to compute, and correct for, beam orientation errors. Additionally, or alternatively, certain embodiments may collect information about propagation conditions in a network and may establish virtual anchors for the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Oana-Elena Barbu, Ryan Keating
  • Patent number: 11868943
    Abstract: In a method of identifying a metric associated with a business, a computer system associated with the business, recognizes a first user associated with a first communication device and a second user associated with a second communication device, where the first user is recognized as a customer of the business and the second user is recognized as an employee of the business. The computer system observes a communication between the first communication device and the second communication device, where at least a portion of the communication is an audible communication. The computer system identifies the metric based on the communication between the employee and the customer. The computer system makes the metric available for decision making purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Theatro Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy R. VanBuskirk, Steven Paul Russell, Andrew W. Kittler
  • Patent number: 11869261
    Abstract: Audio distortion compensation methods to improve accuracy and efficiency of audio content identification are described. The method is also applicable to speech recognition. Methods to detect the interference from speakers and sources, and distortion to audio from environment and devices, are discussed. Additional methods to detect distortion to the content after performing search and correlation are illustrated. The causes of actual distortion at each client are measured and registered and learnt to generate rules for determining likely distortion and interference sources. The learnt rules are applied at the client, and likely distortions that are detected are compensated or heavily distorted sections are ignored at audio level or signature and feature level based on compute resources available. Further methods to subtract the likely distortions in the query at both audio level and after processing at signature and feature level are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose Pio Pereira, Sunil Suresh Kulkarni, Mihailo M. Stojancic, Shashank Merchant, Peter Wendt
  • Patent number: 11860688
    Abstract: Synchronization of precision timing signals maintained by multiple communication networks is described. A precision timing signal may be generated based on the change in state of a plurality of processors. Synchronization of the precision timing signals may be facilitated by a computing device monitoring at least two communication networks. The computing device may generate time offsets that are derived from the precision timing signals associated with each communication network. The time offsets may be communicated by the computing devices to remote devices communicatively coupled to the computing device via a first communication network. The remote devices may adjust locally maintained application clocks based on the time offset. The adjustment may synchronize the local application clock with the precision timing signal of a second communication network. In response, a remote device may communicatively couple with the second communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Lyle W. Paczkowski, Peter Paul Dawson, Walter F. Rausch
  • Patent number: 11838880
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods, devices and systems for access point (AP) steering or frequency band steering based on a location of a station (STA). In some aspects, an AP may determine the location of the STA based on timing information and may steer the STA based on the location. To obtain the timing information, the AP may exchange fine timing measurement (FTM) frames with the STA. The AP may determine a distance between itself and the STA based on the timing information. The AP also may obtain distance information from other APs. Using the distance between itself and the STA, as well as the distance information from other APs, the AP may determine a location of the STA and steer the STA based on its location. The AP may steer the STA to a different frequency band of the same AP or to different AP altogether.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Prakash Chennichetty, Manoj Sekar, Thanigaivel Nagendran, Subramanian Anantharaman, Sreekanth Natarajan
  • Patent number: 11818747
    Abstract: Provided are a resource request method and device, and the method includes: transmitting low latency traffic information to a network control unit; and receiving resource allocation information formed from resource allocation performed by the network control unit based on the low latency traffic information. Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a computer storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Lin Chen
  • Patent number: 11812333
    Abstract: A device and method for a user equipment (UE) to implement power savings mechanisms when operating within a significant location. The UE identifies that the UE is at a significant location. The significant location is a location relative to a currently camped cell of a network. At a first time and at the significant location, the UE performs a type of operation related to the network connection. The UE stores information corresponding to the performance of the type of operation at the first time in a profile associated with the significant location. At a second time and at the significant location, the UE performs the type of operation related to the network connection. The performance of the type of operation at the second time is modified based on the information stored in the profile associated with the significant location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Srirang A. Lovlekar, Murtaza A. Shikari, Zheng Lu, Pankaj Subhash Vasandani, Srinivasan Nimmala, Sethuraman Gurumoorthy, Viswanath Nagarajan, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Sridhar Prakasam, Robert K. Kitchens, Vijay Venkataraman, Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Xiangpeng Jing
  • Patent number: 11808608
    Abstract: Extending the spatial coverage of a reference pressure network. Particular embodiments described herein include machines that initially determine that an estimated position of a mobile device resides outside a coverage area of a network of reference pressure sensors. Reference-level pressures corresponding to reference pressure sensors of the network are determined using measurements of pressure from the network of reference pressure sensors. A pressure pattern for a region that includes the estimated position and an area not included in the coverage area of the network is determined using reference-level pressures that were not determined using measurements of pressure from the network of reference pressure sensors. The reference-level pressures corresponding to reference pressure sensors of the network and the pressure pattern are used to determine a reference-level pressure value for use in calibrating a pressure sensor of the mobile device or for use in estimating an altitude of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: NextNav, LLC
    Inventors: Badrinath Nagarajan, Guiyuan Han, Michael Dormody
  • Patent number: 11789114
    Abstract: A method for the use in a radar system comprises: receiving an RF radar signal; down-converting the received RF radar signal into a base band using a frequency-modulated local oscillator signal including a scanning chirp having a higher bandwidth than a regular chirp bandwidth; generating a digital base band signal based on the down-converted RF radar signal, the digital base band signal including a sequence of samples associated with the scanning chirp; identifying, in the sequence of samples, impaired samples, which are affected by interference; and selecting—based on the position of the impaired samples within the sequence of samples—a sub-band, which has the regular chirp bandwidth, for transmitting chirps of chirp frame used for measurement data acquisition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andre Roger, Markus Bichl, Maximilian Eschbaumer, Farhan Bin Khalid, Paul Meissner
  • Patent number: 11772600
    Abstract: A vehicle control apparatus includes a vehicle communication control unit performing communication with a mobile terminal positioning within an out-vehicle communication area, a distance measuring unit measuring a vehicle-terminal distance, the vehicle-terminal distance being a distance between a vehicle and the mobile terminal, and a distance measurement control unit measuring the vehicle-terminal distance by switching, based on a predetermined condition, between a first distance measurement mode repeatedly measuring the vehicle-terminal distance by the distance measuring unit without depending on reception of measurement instruction information transmitted from the mobile terminal and a second distance measurement mode measuring the vehicle-terminal distance by the distance measuring unit in response to reception of the measurement instruction information when communication is established between the vehicle communication control unit and the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hasegawa, Seonghun Lee, Katsuyasu Yamane, Fumiaki Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 11778417
    Abstract: There is a growing problem in correctional facilities in which contraband devices may be smuggled into a correctional facility. These devices are not subject to the typical monitoring and control provided by the inmate communication system provided by the correctional facility, and thus pose a significant security risk. The present disclosure provides details of a system and method that leverages the sanctioned mobile devices and the wireless infrastructure of the inmate communication system to scan for and triangulate the location of contraband devices. The mobile and wireless infrastructure devices scan for transmissions indicative of a contraband device and send alerts to each other and to a central monitoring system. The central monitoring system then leverages multiple alerts to determine a location of the contraband device using multiple triangulation techniques. The triangulation may also be performed by the mobile devices themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen L. Hodge
  • Patent number: 11765569
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a wireless serving node may determine mobility history information associated with the wireless serving node, wherein the mobility history information is associated with a relative mobility between the wireless serving node and one or more reported cells; and transmit, to a child node of the wireless serving node, the mobility history information associated with the wireless serving node. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Ozcan Ozturk, Gavin Bernard Horn, Tao Luo, Junyi Li, Juan Montojo
  • Patent number: 11747477
    Abstract: The data collecting method includes: collecting first and second sensor data respectively through a first and a second sensors while a data collecting apparatus moves within a target area, and tagging a first and a second timestamp values respectively to the first and the second sensor data; generating map data of the target area and location data at a point of time corresponding to the first timestamp value, based on the first sensor data; generating map information of the target area based on the map data, and generating moving path information on the map based on the location data; and estimating a sensing location at a point of time corresponding to the second timestamp value based on the moving path information, and tagging the sensing location to the second sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: NAVER LABS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Su Yong Yeon, Soo Hyun Ryu, Dong Hwan Lee, Jeong Hee Kim, Kay Park, Sang Ok Seok
  • Patent number: 11750745
    Abstract: A method for distributing audio signals among a plurality of communication devices includes, during an audio connection between a first user and a remote person, receiving a first outbound signal that encodes audio being transmitted to a remote communication device of the remote person from a first communication device corresponding to the first user. The method includes receiving a first inbound signal that encodes audio being transmitted to the first communication device from the remote communication device, receiving a set of outbound signals from at least one of the plurality of communication devices other than the first communication device, and generating a first combined signal by combining the set of outbound signals with the first inbound signal. The first combined signal excludes inbound signals transmitted to the plurality of communication devices other than the first communication device. The method includes transmitting the first combined signal to the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: Kelly Properties, LLC
    Inventor: D. Hugo Malan
  • Patent number: 11733342
    Abstract: A method for estimating position of a mobile device which includes receiving, from a network server, observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) assistance data for a first plurality of cells from a base station almanac (BSA) accessible to the network server. The OTDOA assistance data is stored, within a memory of the mobile device, as a first micro-BSA. A position estimate for the mobile device is determined based upon time difference of arrival (TDOA) measurements associated with an initial subset of the first plurality of cells and initial OTDOA assistance data corresponding to the initial subset of the first plurality of cells. The initial OTDOA assistance data may be generated by the micro-BSA based upon an initial seed estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: PHY Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Thompson, Raphael Mall, Neal Riedel, Steven J. Caliguri, Zane Rau
  • Patent number: 11726891
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for detecting and/or isolating any causes of defective and/or partially defective IoT device or individual sensor device(s). In embodiments the present invention generally relates to fixing, replacing, and/or troubleshooting IoT devices and/or individual sensor device(s) that are defective and/or partially defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Aimcast IP, LLC
    Inventor: Matan Arazi
  • Patent number: 11711114
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for activating remote monitoring functionality of a personal wireless device associated with a released individual. After incarceration, former inmates are released under a variety of different circumstances, many of which require follow-up check-ins with case managers or other individuals. As part of their release, inmates often agree to multiple restrictions and requirements. In order to better monitor compliance with those requirements, a personal wireless device assigned to the released individual can be programmed with certain rules and automatically trigger when a violation is detected. As a result of a detected violation, the personal wireless device activates certain devices, such as a camera, microphone, etc., to capture data in order to remotely monitor the released individual. A case manager can also manually activate monitoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen Lee Hodge
  • Patent number: 11703586
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for determining a location of a mobile device based on visual positioning solution (VPS). An example method for determining a position estimate of a mobile device includes obtaining sensor information, detecting one or more identifiable features in the sensor information, determining a range to at least one of the one or more identifiable features, obtaining coarse map information, determining a location of the at least one of the one or more identifiable features based on the coarse map information, and determining the position estimate for the mobile device based at least in part on the range to the at least one of the one or more identifiable features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gautam Nirula, William Morrison
  • Patent number: 11700536
    Abstract: A method for detecting coverage problems is provided. The method includes receiving, at data processing hardware, from at least one user equipment (UE), observations. Each observation includes a signal measurement of a signal emitted from a base station and a corresponding location of the signal measurement. The method also includes generating, by the data processing hardware, a coverage map for the base station based on the received observations, the coverage map indicating a signal characteristic of the emitted signal about the base station. The method further includes determining, by the data processing hardware, an estimated characteristic of the base station by feeding the coverage map into a neural network configured to output the estimated characteristic of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: James Peroulas, Sharath Ananth, Nachiappan Valliappan
  • Patent number: 11653225
    Abstract: In some implementations, a method of wireless communication includes transmitting, from an initiator of a positioning reference signal (PRS) group to other members of the PRS group, an indication of access to a wireless channel for the PRS group. The method further includes broadcasting a first PRS via each antenna beam of a plurality of antenna beams. An antenna array of the initiator is configured to communicate via the plurality of antenna beams. Other aspects and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chang-Sik Choi, Shuanshuan Wu, Kapil Gulati
  • Patent number: 11640292
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein provide for generating behavior profiles for a plurality of end devices associated with an end user; receiving, from the end user, a request for an over-the-air (OTA) update for the plurality of end devices; generating an OTA update campaign plan based on the behavior profiles responsive to the request; providing the OTA update campaign plan to the end user; receiving, from the end user, a modified request for the OTA update; and generating an OTA update campaign schedule responsive to the modified request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Rachel Y. Ward, Ning Zhang, Ye Huang, Prema Kumar Yendrapati, Brian Matthew White, Khamis I. Abulgubein
  • Patent number: 11632687
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for wireless communication. In an aspect, a first communication node (e.g., UE, BS, etc.) obtains one or more measurements associated with one or more PRSs (e.g., uplink PRS(s), downlink PRS(s), etc.) The first communication node populates measurement value(s) into measurement field(s) of a report based on the one or more measurements. The first communication node identifies at least one unpopulated measurement field associated with the report, and transmits, to a second communication node, the report in association with an indication of the at least one unpopulated measurement field. The second communication node (e.g., UE, BS, etc.) performs position computing function based on the report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11625042
    Abstract: Techniques for determining information associated with sounds detected in an environment based on audio data and map data or perception data are discussed herein. A vehicle can use map data and/or perception data to distinguish between multiple audio signals or sounds. A direct source of sound can be distinguished from a reflected source of sound by determining a direction of arrival of sounds and which objects the directions of arrival are associated with in the environment. A reflected sound can be received without receiving a direct sound. Based on the reflected sound and map data or perception data, characteristics of sound in an occluded region of the environment may be determined and used to control the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: Zoox, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Subrahmanyam Chandra Sekhar Chebiyyam, Aleksandr Oysgelt, Subasingha Shaminda Subasingha, Nam Gook Cho
  • Patent number: 11620628
    Abstract: A method for fraud control of a transaction account based on geolocation includes: storing, in an account database, an account profile including data related to a transaction account including a first profile rule associated with a first geographic area and a second profile rule associated with a second geographic area different from the first; receiving an authorization request for a first transaction involving a first payment card, the request including a first geographic location; receiving an authorization request for a second transaction involving a second payment card, the request including a second geographic location; determining validation for each authorization request, wherein each is determined to be valid if the geographic location is in a geographic area corresponding to the first geographic area or the second geographic area; and transmitting the determination of validation for each authorization request to a payment network for processing of the associated payment transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Amyn Dhala, Kimberly Lewis Peyton, Tim Mattingly, Alain Delperdange, Dominique Steenbeek, Gregory Coburn, Susan Rassbach, Mark N. Savoye, Benjamin Dessy, Karen Randell, Brad Dickinson, Navjot Sidhu, Corey Hively
  • Patent number: 11593350
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for providing temporary shared cloud-based storage, where access to the shared storage is time-limited, location-limited and anonymous. The method includes receiving a request for storage accessible to a plurality of user devices. A storage account is initiated in response to the request; a password and a time period are associated with the storage account. User devices obtain access to the storage account using only the password provided and without users' personal credentials; access is also according to location within a geographic area defined in the request. Any of the data items is available to each user device having access to the storage account. Upon expiration of the time period, the storage account is disabled and the data items are deleted. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Tony L. Hansen, Naila Jaoude, Lalita Rao, Cristina Serban
  • Patent number: 11592514
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an amplitude goniometer comprises P receiver channels, P being greater than or equal to 2, each receiver channel being identified by an index p, each receiver channel comprising an antenna coupled to a receiver chain followed by at least two digital receiver modules each comprising an analogue-to-digital conversion module associated with a respective sampling frequency, each sampling frequency not complying with the Shannon criterion and not being a multiple of another frequency, N being the number of frequencies, N being greater than or equal to 2, each frequency being referenced by an index n, the amplitude goniometry estimator working from the amplitudes of the signals originating from at least Q adjacent receiver channels of the P receiver channels, Q being at most equal to P, the sampling frequencies being associated with the analogue-to-digital conversion modules of the Q adjacent receiver channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Clémentine Bauche-Costes, Daniel Jahan, Nicolas Breuil, Vincent Guardia
  • Patent number: 11585947
    Abstract: Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products are provided. Operations thereof include sending, by a first system and to a user equipment, an activation notification that activates a dangerous area and causes the user equipment to increase a reporting granularity corresponding to a location of the user equipment. The dangerous area corresponds to an area that includes a vehicle operating therein. The reporting granularity is increased relative to a first reporting granularity. Operations include receiving, from the user equipment, location reporting data that is provided at the increased granularity and sending, to a second system, a first notification that corresponds to determining that the Vulnerable Road User (VRU) will be in the dangerous area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Henrik Sahlin, Wanlu Sun, Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 11582621
    Abstract: A radio frequency (RF) device includes a spatial orientation sensor and logic circuit configured to determine spatial orientation of the RF device relative to a reference position or relative to a RF transmitter. In particular, the RF device determines a distance between the RF receiver and the RF transmitter based on a received signal strength of the signal and a determined spatial orientation of the RF device, by determining an orientation compensation value from a stored orientation compensation profile and determining a resulting compensated received signal strength. The RF device is thereby able to determine distance in an orientationally-invariant manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Vinh-Phuong T. Le, Thomas E. Warner, Edward W. Geiger
  • Patent number: 11577931
    Abstract: An elevator system having a controller configured for: receiving a communication from the mobile device for a passenger, the communication including first data, wherein the first data is position data obtained by the mobile device executing a multilateration (MLAT) process with one or more proximately located telecommunication devices, rendering a first determination, from the first data, that the mobile device is proximate a first distance from the lobby, rendering a second determination, from the first determination, arrive at the lobby proximate a first time, and transmitting a communication to an elevator instructing the elevator to arrive at the lobby proximate the first time to provide elevator service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Srinivasa Rao Ladi, Ramesh Akula
  • Patent number: 11582679
    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 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 11582576
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a feature-based simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) system and method that generates radio maps for environments that are not accessible for surveying. More accurate radio maps are generated for an unsurveyed environment by determining a best estimate of a mobile device state from harvested traced data that maximizes a posterior probability of the mobile device state given measurements, landmarks and loop constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jahshan Bhatti, Brian Stephen Smith, Wei Kong
  • Patent number: 11563477
    Abstract: The present technology relates to an information processing device and method capable of suppressing lowering in the quality of user experience. An information processing device includes: a wireless communication unit that sends transmission information to another information processing device through wireless communication; and a control unit that controls at least one of the wireless communication performed by the wireless communication unit, encoding of the transmission information, or a processing process on the transmission information on the basis of blockage prediction period information indicating a prediction result on blockage of a communication path to the another information processing device. The present technology can be applied to a content playback system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: SONY GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kosuke Aio, Sawako Kiriyama, Yuichi Hasegawa, Takefumi Nagumo, Asako Doi
  • Patent number: 11520677
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to systems and methods for detecting and/or isolating any causes of defective and/or partially defective IoT device or individual sensor device(s). In embodiments the present invention generally relates to fixing, replacing, and/or troubleshooting IoT devices and/or individual sensor device(s) that are defective and/or partially defective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Aimcast IP, LLC
    Inventor: Matan Arazi
  • Patent number: 11523250
    Abstract: Reliable location data is found using messages with unreliable location data. A logistic-geohash is found for a plurality of messages. Records of are accessed data messages, each data message including a geographic locator and a sender-identifier. For each sender-identifier, one or more geogroups are determined. For each geogroup: determining, a representative point of the geogroup is found to represent the geogroup. Using the representative point of the geogroup, a geogroup-geohash is found. Pair of geogroup: logistic address are found based on a matching of at least some of the first plurality of digits and some of the second plurality of digits. For each pair of geogroup:logistic address, a distance is determined between the representative point of the geogroup and the representative point of the logistic address. Geogroup:logistic address pairs are selected. The selected geogroup:logistic address pairs are stored in memory as representing a logistic location of the sender-identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Valassis Digital Corp.
    Inventor: Patrick Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11503477
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a system, a vehicle, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for user equipment, UE, and a network component in a mobile communication system. The method (10) for UE (100) in the mobile communication system (400) comprises measuring (12) a radio channel quality based on a signal transmitted by a communication partner (102) in the mobile communication system (400) and determining (14) information related to a normalized measurement result based on the measured radio channel quality. The method (10) further comprises transmitting (16) the information related to the normalized measurement result to a network component (200) of the mobile communication system (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Ernst Zielinski, Roman Alieiev, Andreas Pfadler, Joakim Cerwall
  • Patent number: 11487018
    Abstract: An apparatus for matching probe measurements to a path in a geographic location includes a receiver, a window manager, a location generator, a path calculator, and an output. The receiver is configured to receive a stream of probe measurements. The window manager is configured to fill a window with the measurements, to select an additional measurement from the stream, and to select an oldest measurement in the window. The location generator is configured to generate candidate locations for the measurements in the window and the additional measurement. The path calculator is configured to match the oldest measurement to a candidate location. The output is configured to output a path-matched probe measurement based on the oldest measurement and the candidate location matched to the oldest measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: James Fowe, Bruce Bernhardt, Filippo Pellolio
  • Patent number: 11477752
    Abstract: Improved techniques of UE local and network assisted compensation of the UE PCO impact on positioning reference signal include performing compensation of positioning measurement error by transmitting a reference signal to a proximate reference device. In some implementations, the reference signal is a wideband reference signal, and the compensation is over a wide band of frequencies. In some implementations, the positioning measurement error includes a PCO in-band variation (IBV). In such an implementation, the UE may associate a respective compensation over the wide band of frequencies with an antenna panel and/or an angle with respect to the proximate reference device (RD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Johannes Harrebek, Oana-Elena Barbu, Benny Vejlgaard, Ryan Keating, Simon Svendsen
  • Patent number: 11477609
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to managing location-related communications of an electronic device associated with a user account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Arian Behzadi, Frank De Jong, Rachel Needle, Nicole R. Ryan, Katie Skinner, Hannah S. Story, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 11466993
    Abstract: Computationally implemented methods and systems that are designed for receiving a request for transporting one or more end users towards a destination location; providing a travel plan for facilitating the one or more end users to travel to the destination location from a starting location, the travel plan identifying at least two route legs including at least one transport route leg that calls for at least one transportation vehicle unit to transport the one or more end users over the transport route leg; and directing the at least one transportation vehicle unit to rendezvous with the one or more end users at a rendezvous location in order to transport the one or more end users over the transport route leg. In addition to the foregoing, other aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene