Auxiliary Data Signaling (e.g., Short Message Service (sms)) Patents (Class 455/466)
  • Patent number: 10289993
    Abstract: A method of operating a reader system includes: establishment a hand held reader configured to read an information bearing medium at an establishment and accepting text message communications from the establishment; reading the information bearing medium at the establishment with the reader; and, sending at least one text message communication to an operator of the reader at the establishment on the reader GUI from the establishment when the establishment recognizes a need for a specific notice requirement after reading the information bearing medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: METROLOGIC INSTRUMENTS, INC.
    Inventor: Sean Philip Kearney
  • Patent number: 10282791
    Abstract: A communication aggregator capable of obtaining and displaying a record of party-to-party communication records across one or more communication mediums. This aggregation application serves to provide a user with simplified communication records between one or more parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: CURATE, INC.
    Inventor: Ryan O'Neil
  • Patent number: 10285005
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein a non-volatile machine-readable medium storing a program, a system and method for enabling proximity-based, peer-to-peer sharing of media in which a first device having a wireless communication surrounding the device detects other wireless devices within the region. Communication connections are formed between the wireless devices and a list of the authenticated connections is maintained. Without input from a user, media is shared between the individual devices on the authenticated connections list and a remote server, subject to permissions pre-set by the individual devices. Devices not included in the list of authenticated connections are blocked from accessing the media. Access to the media is available for a period of time, after which time access to the media is blocked for all devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Aircam Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Rifkin, Evan Rifkin, Steve Lackenby, Alex Pronin, David Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10285029
    Abstract: A method is provided for delivering a message to a mobile device (MTC) in a mobile communication network. Furthermore, a switch center (GMSC) is provided for delivering a message to a mobile device (MTC) in a mobile communication network and to a mobility management entity (MME) for delivering a message to a mobile device (MTC) in a mobile communication network. Moreover, a mobile device (MTC) is provided for receiving a message in a mobile communication network and to a database (HLR/HSS) of the mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: VODAFONE GMBH
    Inventors: Yang Lu, Peter Wild, Alexej Kulakov, Juergen Caldenhoven
  • Patent number: 10277552
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of routing a short message to a user. According to the method, an SMSC sends a routing request to a HLR or HSS of the terminating user. The HLR or HSS has static provisioning settings for users and relays the request according to these settings. The HLR or HSS relays the request to the IP-SM-GW, which dynamically determines if the terminating user has attached to an IMS network and accordingly decides on onward routing of the message over circuit switched or IMS network elements. The present disclosure also provides a mobile network apparatus that is configured to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Markport Limited
    Inventors: Doede De Boer, Marijn Kuijpers
  • Patent number: 10271212
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems, and computer-readable storage medium for managing access to an application on a mobile computing device. In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a request from a user to return to the application and return to a previous screen of the application on the mobile computing device, and determining, using a processor, whether the previous screen of the application was in a secured area of the application. If it was in the secured area, then an authentication protocol is triggered prior to allowing the user to return to the previous screen in the secured area of the application on the mobile computing device. In another embodiment, geolocation dependent information is provided to a user via an application on a mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Jeremy Fisher, Joshua Goforth, James Christopher Watson, Richard Davey
  • Patent number: 10269349
    Abstract: A voice interactive device that interacts with a user by voice, the device comprises a voice input unit that acquires and recognizes voice uttered by a user; a degree-of-intimacy calculating unit that calculates a degree of intimacy with the user; a response generating unit that generates a response to the recognized voice, based on the degree of intimacy; and a voice output unit that outputs the response by voice, wherein the degree-of-intimacy calculating unit calculates a degree of intimacy with the user based on a sum of a first intimacy value calculated based on a content of an utterance made by the user and a second intimacy value calculated, based on the number of previous interactions with the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Atsushi Ikeno, Muneaki Shimada, Kota Hatanaka, Toshifumi Nishijima, Fuminori Kataoka, Hiromi Tonegawa, Norihide Umeyama
  • Patent number: 10257671
    Abstract: A system and method for sending text messages and, more particularly, a system and method for forcing SMS capable devices to communicate via SMS using, for example, SS7 protocol. A method includes providing a tag forcing a return text message to be sent via SS7 protocol. In use, the system and method is configured to force the use of SMS messages via the SS7 protocol. The system and method can be implemented over any network, for example, and any existing mobile device and related infrastructure can be modified to take advantage of the benefits and functionality of the system and method of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark D. Dennard, John R. Dingler, Eythan C. Holladay, Jessica E. Marceau, Matthew B. Trevathan
  • Patent number: 10257124
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing communications. A method is provided that includes receiving, at an enrollment web portal, enrollment data including: enrollment credentials identifying a user for authentication, a phone number of a mobile device associated with the user, and consent by the user to persistently interact with an account servicing system via SMS texting. The method includes: processing the received enrollment data, authenticating the user responsive to processing the received enrollment data, storing the phone number of the mobile device associated with the user in a phone number data storage, and generating, responsive to the authenticating, a revocable token for persistent access to a natural dialog module via a SMS texting gateway for the mobile device identified by the phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Karp, Srinaath Thyagarajan
  • Patent number: 10250500
    Abstract: A first device may receive first route information, from a second device, identifying a first route to the second device for a packet to be provided toward a destination via the second device. The first device may generate second route information identifying a second route to the first device for the packet. The first device may provide the second route information to a third device. The packet is to be received by the first device. The first device may receive the packet from the third device via the second route after providing the second route information to the third device. The packet is to be provided to the second device by the first device. The first device may perform a service on the packet based on being identified by the second route information as a next hop for the packet and prior to providing the packet to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Saravanadas P. Subramanian, Jacopo Pianigiani, Dhiraj D. Ballal, Christian Lambert
  • Patent number: 10250746
    Abstract: Method and system for group communication across electronic mail users and feature phone users. A method for receiving electronic mails on a feature phone includes receiving a text message on the feature phone in response to a first electronic mail. The method also includes calling a telephonic number embedded in the text message to listen to an audio clip of the first electronic mail and providing a voice input as a response to the first electronic mail. The system includes a feature phone that receives a plurality of electronic mails. The system also includes one or more electronic devices, and a communication interface in electronic communication with the feature phone and the one or more electronic devices. The system further includes a memory that stores instructions, and a processor responsive to the instructions to receive a text message in response to an electronic mail transmitted by an electronic mail user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Anshuman Kumar, Rajiv Srivatsa, Sandeep Datar
  • Patent number: 10244366
    Abstract: A network device may receive, from a sending device, a message in a first messaging format en route to user equipment. The first messaging format may correspond to one of a 3GPP cellular network standard or a 3GPP2 cellular network standard. The network device may determine whether the user equipment is associated with the first messaging format or with a second messaging format. The second messaging format may correspond to one of the 3GPP cellular network standard or the 3GPP2 cellular network standard. The first messaging format and the second messaging format may be associated with different cellular network standards. The device may selectively provide the message in the first messaging format or the second messaging format based on whether the user equipment is associated with the first messaging format or the second messaging format. The device may transmit an acknowledgment message based on the first messaging format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Praveen Gupta, Kevin Lim, Priscilla Lau
  • Patent number: 10244488
    Abstract: Technologies for the calibration of a body presence sensor include a mobile computing device configured to calibrate the body presence sensor based on a present physical configuration mode of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device may be adjustable into multiple physical configuration modes based on the intended use of the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device controls a transmit power level of an associated communication circuit based on whether the body presence sensor detects a body presence within proximity to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kwan Ho Lee, Yasuharu Omi, Ulun Karacaoglu, Pronay Dutta, Simin Xiong
  • Patent number: 10242211
    Abstract: The invention discloses a method and a device for information security management, and a storage medium, in the field of information security technologies. The method comprises: detecting an information input operation of a terminal; obtaining key information corresponding to a triggering operation of a first key, when the triggering operation of the first key is detected; determining whether the obtained key information matches preset key information, and if so, outputting information related to private information stored in a private information database, which corresponds to the preset key information, wherein, the preset key information includes an access password for the private information database and second key information. In the invention, a user needs not access a private space to check private information; instead, the user only needs to input the preset key information to query the information related to the private information. Therefore, the security of the private information is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Lei, Jing He
  • Patent number: 10237849
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a resource configuration method and an apparatus. User equipment (UE) includes a receiving module and a processing module, where the receiving module is configured to receive a broadcast message sent by a control node and including at least one first resource pool, where the control node is a base station serving the UE or a group head UE of a group to which the UE belongs. The processing module is configured to receive a device to device (D2D) service or send a D2D service by using a resource in the at least one first resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Deping Liu, Qiang Li, Liang Xia
  • Patent number: 10237705
    Abstract: To enable multiple message originators to share an SMS shortcode, a service provider that administers the shared shortcode determines which of the recipients of an outbound SMS message have subscribed to SMS services of the particular originator. Only messages to recipients that have specifically opted in to receive messages from the particular originator are sent by the service provider through an SMS gateway. To opt-in to SMS message services, a user sends an opt-in message to the service provider. The content of the opt-in message includes a code that uniquely identifies one of the plurality of originators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Joshua Kilpatrick, Cindy Nelson, Danny J. Thrash, Byron Morvant
  • Patent number: 10234825
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for time-controlled activation of a vehicle function in a vehicle with automatic adjustment of the time of a vehicle-internal clock from standard time to daylight saving time and/or from daylight saving time to standard time. An operator control element is provided for manually selecting an activation instant. An electronic control unit takes the activation instant and the time of the vehicle-internal clock as a basis for prompting activation of the vehicle function when the activation instant has been reached. Selection of an activation instant that occurs only after an automatic changeover of the vehicle-internal clock from standard time to daylight saving time or from daylight saving time to standard time is to be expected prompts output of appropriate indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Stephan Mueller, Ronald Ecker
  • Patent number: 10235331
    Abstract: Techniques to synchronize data across a plurality of endpoints are disclosed. An indication that data associated with a file or other object included in a synchronization set has been changed is received from a first synchronization endpoint associated with the synchronization set. A synchronization event that reflects the change is created and added to a synchronization event stream that is accessible to a second endpoint associated with the synchronization set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Ondrej Hrebicek, Srin Kumar, Eric Lee, Ashwani Verma, Andrew Rondeau
  • Patent number: 10231210
    Abstract: A method performed by a radio access network node for paging of a communication device in a coverage area, served by the radio access network node, in a communications network, the method comprising: receiving (401) a page request from a core network node, wherein the page request comprises an indication of a support level of the communication device (140), which support level indicates whether or not the communication device (140) supports a specific mode of operation of a RAT; and determining (402), based on the indication of the support level of the communication device, and based on a capability of the coverage area to support the specific mode of operation of the RAT, a channel for paging the communication device in the coverage area, or not to page the communication device in the coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nicklas Johansson, Jens Bergqvist, John Walter Diachina, Björn Hofström, Claes-Göran Persson
  • Patent number: 10230682
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an electronic device and method therefor, the electronic device including: a display; at least one communication circuit configured to perform wireless communication with an external electronic device using one of a plurality of communication protocols; a processor electrically connected to the display and the communication circuit; and a memory electrically connected to the processor, wherein the memory stores a plurality of messaging applications for providing one of a plurality of messaging services, and the memory stores instructions which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising: displaying a user interface on the display, in which the user interface is configured to provide, to one message thread, the plurality of messaging applications or outgoing and incoming messages associated with the plurality of messaging services; storing, in the memory, a plurality of first identifications (IDs) identifying communication with the external el
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Il Kim, Hyun-Sik Ki, Bosung Kim
  • Patent number: 10231216
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for transmitting and receiving data by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) over the control plane. The methods may receive data without the use of an Internet Protocol (IP) address. In an example method, a WTRU may enter an evolved packet system (EPS) mobility management (EMM)-registered control plane only (CPO) state after receiving an attach accepted message for CPO operation, and enter an EMM-deregistered state after receiving a detach message, a tracking area update (TAU) reject message or an attach reject message. In another method, a WTRU may switch between operational modes that use an IP address and a user plane to transmit and receive data, and the CPO mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Pascal M Adjakple, Kai Liu, Peter S Wang, Saad Ahmad, Behrouz Aghili
  • Patent number: 10231129
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method, including: receiving, at an information handling device, a first predetermined data characteristic and a second predetermined data characteristic; receiving, at the information handling device, text data comprising a third predetermined data characteristic; comparing, using a processor, the third predetermined data characteristic with the first predetermined data characteristic and the second predetermined data characteristic; and determining, based on the comparing, whether the third predetermined data characteristic is associated with the first predetermined data characteristic or the second predetermined data characteristic. Other aspects are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo (Beijing) Limited
    Inventor: Da Ye Yang
  • Patent number: 10225399
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention confirm that a phone number is associated with a particular phone. The phone number is confirmed to be associated with the phone by causing the phone to transmit a verification message addressed to that phone number. Receipt by the phone of the verification message confirms that the number is associated with that phone. Another aspect of the invention concerns updating the status of phones in a status list of phone numbers on a phone by sending the status list and updated status of the phone to a network server. The server monitors the status of at least one of the phones in the status list and transmits that status to the phone, which updated status is then displayed in a display area of the phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: WhatsApp Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Koum, Brian Acton
  • Patent number: 10225390
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for starting shooting on a mobile terminal, which are used to enable a user of a mobile terminal to capture a view quickly, where the mobile terminal includes a camera, a control module, and a button disposed on a housing of a mobile terminal, where the control module is configured to perform detection with respect to the button when the mobile terminal is in standby mode with a lock screen activated, and turn on the camera for shooting when detecting that a pressing operation of a user on the button meets a first preset condition. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, a user of a mobile terminal can capture a view quickly; therefore, photo shooting experience of the user is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji Ding
  • Patent number: 10219125
    Abstract: A method and system enabling an initiator based process for preventing distracted driving is provided. The method includes continuously retrieving by a mobile device from a plurality of sensing devices, sensor data. The sensor data is analyzed and based on the analysis it is determined that a user of the mobile device is currently operating a vehicle. A message is generated indicating that the user is currently operating the vehicle. The message is transmitted to and stored by a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam G. Archer, Herman S. Badwal, Robin Y. Bobbitt, Christopher M. Lee-Shanok, Robert Retchless, Christopher N. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10218649
    Abstract: A messenger service method is provided that includes determining whether a user has created information for activating a search in a communication session. The communication session may be between the user and at least one other participant. The method includes transmitting the created information and a message input by the user. The method includes receiving a search result. The received search result may be generated based on the message and the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Naver Corporation
    Inventors: Beuprin Joo, Seulki Jeong, Yoonji Bang, Han-Nah Park
  • Patent number: 10219239
    Abstract: An information processing system configured to identify a detection target based on first identification information having a limit on number of registrations in an operating system of a first mobile terminal and second identification information that does not have the limit, the information processing system includes the first mobile terminal, the detection target, and an information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Nishiguchi, Tatsuro Matsumoto, Takashi Ohno
  • Patent number: 10216945
    Abstract: Some embodiments on the invention are directed to displaying and viewing secure digital contents on touch screen displays. In one embodiment, a digital content such as image, text, or video is displayed on a touch screen display. An obscured layer that prevents viewing of the content protects the digital content. The obscured layer can be temporarily removed by a finger stroke in any direction on the touch screen display. As the finger is moved on the screen the area underneath the stroke is cleared and the content is revealed. The cleared area is then obscured again after a predetermined amount of time. This novel method prevents saving the digital content by taking a screenshot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Clipo, Inc.
    Inventor: Faryar Ghazanfari
  • Patent number: 10218657
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a method and system for private chat within a group chat. During operation, the system receives, at a server from a computing device, a first message that includes a first private chat identifier, private chat counterpart information, and private chat content data. The system determines a private chat counterpart client based on the first private chat identifier and the private chat counterpart information. The private chat counterpart client and the computing device are both participating in the group chat. The system generates a private chat message based on the first message including the private chat content data, and sends the private chat message to the private chat counterpart client without sending the private chat message to all members participating in the group chat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventor: Chong Shing Cheung
  • Patent number: 10219241
    Abstract: To determine a location of a client device in a wireless network having at least first and second network devices, with known locations, one of the network devices transmits a message to the other network device and the other network device responds with an acknowledgement message. A client device receives the message and the acknowledgement message as well as respective times indicating actual times at which the message and the acknowledgement message were processed by one of the first and second network devices. The client device determines its location based on the times at which it received the message and the acknowledgement message and the difference between the actual processing times. This location may be refined by determining an angle between the client device and at least one of the network devices having multiple antennas and being configured for steered beam communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CSR Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Naveen Kumar Kakani, Benjamin Tarlow, Erik David Lindskog, Raja Banerjea, Hong Wan, Ian Charles Blair
  • Patent number: 10206071
    Abstract: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes: receiving, at a computer system, a multimedia message service (MMS) message for delivery to a client computing device; storing, by the computer system, the MMS message; generating, by the computer system, a traditional short message service (SMS) message including a notification that the MMS message is available for download from the computer system; transmitting, by the computer system, the SMS message to the client computing device; receiving, after transmitting the SMS message, a request from the client computing device to download the MMS message; and sending, by the computer system, the MMS message to the client computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Rowny, Shishir Kumar Agrawal, Ji Yang, Cheuksan Edward Wang, Abhijith Shastry
  • Patent number: 10200943
    Abstract: In a telecommunication network, a method is carried out for assisting a user terminal (100) in connecting to an access network. The user terminal (100) obtains (s20) information (50), i.e. “tag information”, from an electronic tag or a visual tag. The user terminal (100) transmits (s40), to a network node hosting an access network discovery and selection function (ANDSF), i.e. to an “ANDSF node” (200), the tag information (50). The ANDSF node (200) then transmits (s60), to the user terminal (100), credentials (70) for allowing the user terminal (100) to connect to said access network. The invention also relates to methods carried out by a user terminal (100), to methods carried out by an ANDSF node (200), to user terminals (100), to ANDSF nodes (200), to computer programs, and to computer program products for assisting user terminals (100) in connecting to an access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Garcia Martin, Pablo Martinez De La Cruz
  • Patent number: 10200314
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes systems and methods for controlling enrollment and secure persistent SMS texting account servicing communications. A method is provided that includes receiving, at an enrollment web portal, enrollment data including: enrollment credentials identifying a user for authentication, a phone number of a mobile device associated with the user, and consent by the user to persistently interact with an account servicing system via SMS texting. The method includes: processing the received enrollment data, authenticating the user responsive to processing the received enrollment data, storing the phone number of the mobile device associated with the user in a phone number data storage, and generating, responsive to the authenticating, a revocable token for persistent access to a natural dialog module via a SMS texting gateway for the mobile device identified by the phone number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CAPITAL ONE SERVICE, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Karp, Srinaath Thyagarajan
  • Patent number: 10200905
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modification of a reporting interval are disclosed. For example, the method determines whether a modification of a reporting interval of a machine type communication device is to be performed, when the machine type communication device is a device of a customer for which the modification of the reporting interval is provided, identifies a reporting interval for the machine type communication device when the modification of the reporting interval of the machine type communication device is to be performed, and sends the reporting interval that is identified to the machine type communication device in a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Darwin Parra, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak
  • Patent number: 10200532
    Abstract: A method and system for sending messages in a telecommunications network, in which digital messages which contain information on the desired reply address are mass sent, and messages, which are sent on the basis of the reply-address information are received. The reply-address information of each mass-sent message is converted to correspond to a predefined dialog, in which the stage of the dialog defines unequivocally the reply-address information, so that the transmission and reception of the messages are implemented in different parts of the telecommunications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BOOKIT OY AJANVARAUSPALVELU
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: 10191825
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to device testing, and more particularly to a system and method for testing a device using a light weight device validation (LWDV) protocol. This includes accessing a test script corresponding to a test case testing the device. The test script includes a set of mutually independent primitive executables. The method includes packetizing one or more of the set of primitive executables based on a LWDV protocol. The method further includes transmitting the one or more encoded primitive executables to the device for execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Souvik Dutta, Debasish Chanda, Swarup Mandal
  • Patent number: 10187510
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes establishing, via a wireless communication unit of the mobile terminal, a wireless data channel to an external device; receiving, via a controller of the mobile terminal, application execution information from the external device, said application execution information indicating an application executed on the external device that is to be executed on the mobile terminal; displaying, via the controller, a lock screen corresponding to the application to be executed on the mobile terminal on a touchscreen of the mobile terminal; receiving, via the controller, a lock release signal indicating the lock screen has been released; and executing the application on the mobile terminal when the lock screen is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kiwan Kim, Jaeyoung Chae, Jiyen Son, Hyunjung Lee, Jongseok Park
  • Patent number: 10178528
    Abstract: Methods for managing device connectivity of machine type communications devices include receiving a packet data protocol based command addressed to a Machine Type Communication (MTC) device, determining if the MTC device has an active packet data protocol context, in response to determining that the MTC device does not have an active packet data protocol context, activating a packet data protocol context for the MTC device, and forwarding the packet data protocol based command to the MTC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jari Arkko, Anders E. Eriksson, Ari Keränen, Hans Bertil Rönneke, Joachim Sachs
  • Patent number: 10171622
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving, by a Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS) server from an application executing on a mobile device, a request to access content, identifying a set of objects as responsive to the request, determining a respective priority for each object in the set of objects, wherein the priority of each object is based at least in part on a context of the mobile device, and transmitting at least one object in the set of objects according to the determined priorities of each object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Gu, Inseok Hwang, Su Liu, Yaoguang Wei
  • Patent number: 10171683
    Abstract: A radio communication control device accepts a call-up from a radio communication terminal and includes a unit configured to detect the degree of jamming in a cell, a unit configured to confirm the intention of a user of a terminal concerned as to whether the call-up is continued regardless of addition of an extra to the user's telephone call charge when the call-up has been made from a radio communication terminal in the cell concerned in a specific jammed state, a unit configured to block the call-up concerned in accordance with the confirmed intention of the user of the terminal concerned and a unit configured to change charge setting so as to add an extra to the user's telephone call charge when the call-up has not been blocked in the specific jammed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Takashi Nakai
  • Patent number: 10158990
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a short message service (SMS) message reading control method and a terminal. The method includes storing a correspondence between a first application and a first sender of an SMS message and receiving a target SMS message generated by an application server corresponding to the first application, where the target SMS message includes information about the first sender. The method also includes determining, according to the information about the first sender in the target SMS message and the correspondence, to provide the first application with the target SMS message, so that the first application obtains the target SMS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Xi Huang, Huangwei Wu
  • Patent number: 10158681
    Abstract: A party (2) in a telecommunications network (1) comprises access information (3) pertaining to communication capabilities the party (2) is able to handle. The party (2) is registered (4) with a unique identity (6) and at least one network contact address (7) at a server (5). Access information required for setting up a communication session with the party (2) is retrieved by initiating, by an entity (8) in the network (1), of a contact request (9) to the server (5) for at least one network contact address (7) of the party (2) from which access information of the party (2) is available. The server (5) forwards the at least one network contact address (6) of the party (2) in a token (10). Using the received at least one network contact address (6), the entity (8) initiates an access request (11) to the party (2) for retrieving access information (3) and receives access information (12) from the party (2) in response to the access request (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Lucien Deen, Sergio Bruno Lavrador de Abreu
  • Patent number: 10159036
    Abstract: The disclosure includes embodiments for selecting one or more gateway vehicles for a virtual parked vehicle network including a plurality of parked vehicles that are members of the virtual parked vehicle network. A method according to some embodiments includes assigning position data to the plurality of parked vehicles which describes a plurality of unique position values for the plurality of parked vehicles in the virtual parked vehicle network. The method includes designating a parked vehicle having a lowest position value in the plurality of unique position values as a gateway vehicle for the virtual parked vehicle network. In some embodiments, the gateway vehicle is an only member of the virtual parked vehicle network that is operable to provide access to the virtual parked vehicle network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Onur Altintas, Takamasa Higuchi, Falko Dressler
  • Patent number: 10148818
    Abstract: Answering machine detection (“AMD”) processes in a contact center is used to derive and store AMD meta-data about a known greeting from an automatic voice messaging capability (“AVMC”) on a telephone call to a known number. The AMD meta-data is used in subsequent calls to that known number wherein the greeting detected is analyzed using the AMD meta-data to make a comparison if the current greeting is the same of that previously encountered. If the current greeting is the same as previously encountered, this suggests the number has not been reassigned. If different, this suggests the number was reassigned. If the distinction is not clear, then the agent may perform a manual comparison of the audio speech and/or a transaction of the greeting. If the number is reassigned, then a number validation for the intended individual can be performed to verify whether the number was reassigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NOBLE SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Karl H. Koster
  • Patent number: 10149265
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of the same mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on locations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10147106
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, services, and platforms for prompting a user to respond to an offer on a mobile device. The disclosure enables Mobile Network Operators to create campaigns to target customers who are nearing the limit of their data plans, voice plans, SMS plans, and MMS plans. In some embodiments, the cloud server interacts with a client application to prompt the use of a mobile device to respond to an offer send in a campaign. The disclosure also provides embodiments to check to see if the user has opted out of receiving offers, or if a device can not execute a command, or if a threshold number of offers has already been sent. This disclosure also provides embodiments for authenticating third party account log-in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OnePIN, Inc.
    Inventors: Feyzi Celik, Marcin Nowak
  • Patent number: 10149293
    Abstract: Techniques are described for preempting resource allocations to one or more UEs in the event that delay sensitive data is received. A resource allocation of a number of symbols may be granted to a first user equipment (UE) for first associated data to be transmitted. Subsequently, data may be received for a second UE that is more delay sensitive than the first data. The resource allocation to the first UE may be preempted, and resources allocated to the second UE for the second data within a variable length transmission time interval (TTI) of the resource allocation to the first UE. UEs may monitor for preemption during transmissions to other UEs in order to receive new resource grants associated with the preempted resource grant. Whether a UE monitors transmissions for preemption may be determined based on a quality or service (QoS) of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jelena Damnjanovic, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Taesang Yoo, Siddhartha Mallik, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 10139900
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a mobile communicator that includes a speed detection system for determining whether the mobile communicator is moving faster than a threshold speed. The mobile communicator further includes a user attentiveness detector configured determine whether a user is inattentive. The mobile communicator includes a circuit configured to ensure that a functionality of the mobile communicator is in a turned off state when the speed detection system determines that the mobile communicator is moving faster than the threshold speed and the user attentiveness detector determines that the user is inattentive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MOBILE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Ewell, Jr., Douglas L. Garmany, Charles T. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10142831
    Abstract: The method of the present invention includes: obtaining an original signal outputted by a SIM card; converting the original signal into a target signal, where under an equal transmission condition and/or at an equal transmission distance, signal attenuation and/or distortion of the target signal are/is less than signal attenuation and/or distortion of the original signal; and sending the target signal to a terminal device, where the terminal device obtains the target signal by using a signal transmission line, and the SIM card exists independent of the terminal device. In the present invention, a SIM card may be separated from a terminal device, and a generated target signal may be transmitted over a relatively long distance by using a signal transmission line, which can satisfy an application that requires a SIM card to be placed far away from a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chunyu Gao
  • Patent number: 10142913
    Abstract: A method for refining multicast service areas based on location may include receiving, at a mobile device, location-based definitions of service subareas located within a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service area. Different MBMS content may be associated with two or more service subareas. The method includes storing the received location-based definitions of the service subareas within the mobile device, generating a current position of the mobile device, identifying a service subarea from the plurality of service subareas that circumscribes the current position of the mobile device, and permitting, in response to the identifying, user access to MBMS content associated with the identified service subarea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lisewski, Robert Kaphan