Having Talk Group Patents (Class 455/518)
  • Patent number: 10986469
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are provided for handling dropping of users during audio conversations. For example, a method comprises: establishing on a mobile application, an audio conversation between a first user and a second user; broadcasting the audio conversation to a third user who accesses the mobile application on a mobile device; transmitting to the mobile device for visual display, during the audio conversation, on the user interface of the mobile application on the mobile device, a visual representation of the second user; determining the second user is no longer present in the audio conversation, wherein the second visual representation of the second user is removed from the user interface of the mobile application on the mobile device when the second user is no longer present in the audio conversation; and searching for a new user to add to the audio conversation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Stereo App Limited
    Inventors: Artur Nugumanov, Sergey Frolovichev, Andrey Ogandzhanyants
  • Patent number: 10973007
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A wireless device may have different capabilities for downlink preemption and uplink preemption. A base station may assign a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) for downlink preemption and a second RNTI for uplink preemption. The wireless device may receive downlink control information indicating, based on the first RNTI or the second RNTI, a downlink preemption or an uplink preemption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hua Zhou, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Ali Cirik, Alireza Babaei, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10967833
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring a group of vehicles for suspicious activity. The method includes grouping a plurality of vehicles in communication with a network to collectively monitor and detect evidence of theft or unauthorized intrusion using existing theft detection sensors located in the plurality of vehicles. One of the plurality of vehicles is designated as a master vehicle responsible for managing at least one control feature, and is operably coupled to the network and at least one processor. At least one input from at least one theft detection sensor of the plurality of vehicles is obtained and analyzed for suspicious information. The method includes determining that the input represents or contains evidence indicative of a theft or unauthorized intrusion. A communication is then provided to at least one of another vehicle, a vehicle owner, and the network indicating a potential theft or unauthorized intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO International America, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Nagao, Yohsuke Satoh, Masashi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10966053
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for performing ranging wireless communication including prioritization. A first wireless device may transmit a request for ranging services to a second wireless device. The first wireless device may transmit an indication of a ranging priority to the second wireless device. The second wireless device may determine a granted ranging priority. The first and second wireless device may perform ranging communication according to the granted ranging priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Srinivas Burugupalli, Qi Wang, Oren Shani, Christiaan A. Hartman, Danlin Li, Aniruddha S. Diwan
  • Patent number: 10959061
    Abstract: The present invention relates to acquisition of user information by an electronic device, and comprises a communication module, a display, a processor, and a memory. The communication module and the display according to various embodiments are electrically connected to the processor. The processor is electrically connected to the memory. The memory causes the processor to: receive media information which does not include utterer information, perform signaling for acquisition of utterer information related to the media information, and determine and display the utterer information. Various other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dukgu Sung, Yunsun Baek, Jaewoong Lee
  • Patent number: 10951973
    Abstract: A headset includes a connector configured to couple to a terminal, where the connector of the headset includes at least one functional pin. The headset further includes a sensor circuit and a logic control circuit. The sensor circuit is coupled to a functional pin of the connector of the headset using the logic control circuit. The sensor circuit is configured to sense a wearing status of the headset, and output a trigger signal to the logic control circuit when the wearing status changes. A sensor is added to the headset, and sensor information is fed back to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guang He, Xiaojin Zhu, Zhengjin Zhang, Silong Chen, Peitao Xi
  • Patent number: 10932096
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a relaying device and a voice communication system with which calling and listening among a plurality of talk groups is possible. [Solution] The relaying device is provided with: a relaying device which stores a plurality of groups and terminal devices belonging to each of the groups, and, when a voice signal is received from one or more of the terminal devices (calling terminal devices), transfers the voice signal to the terminal devices other than the calling terminal device in the group to which the calling terminal device belongs; and the plurality of terminal devices which are connected to the relay device over a communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Hirotaka Sonobe
  • Patent number: 10931759
    Abstract: Methods and systems for establishing a moderated communication channel. One system includes an electronic computing device including a network interface configured to receive and transmit communications between a communication device and a plurality of network-connectable devices. The electronic computing device further includes an electronic processor configured to establish a first communication channel between the communication device and a first network-connectable device over which the electronic computing device receives a first data feed relating to a public safety incident from the first network-connectable device. The electronic processor is further configured to receive and queue a second data feed from a second network-connectable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: James C. Duran, Sa'ed A'Rafat, Kang Bum Lee, Shwetal S. Parikh
  • Patent number: 10880609
    Abstract: Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses are disclosed for providing event messages to a user. The event messages may include video data or a link to video of the event. In some variations, a user or content provider may define criteria for the event messages that are to be displayed to the user. The event messages may be stored so that a user may be able to browse through the stored event messages and decide when to view the video of the event. Upon a user's selection of the event message, the video of the event may be displayed to the user on the same display device or another display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Leslie Eugene Chipman, Amit Bagga, Jenny Jiang, Anita Eradla, Scot Zola
  • Patent number: 10868894
    Abstract: An electronic device including circuitry configured to perform control in a manner that a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) header format is selected from a plurality of PLCP header formats; and append the selected PLCP header to a physical layer packet for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Itagaki, Tomoya Yamaura, Kazuyuki Sakoda, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10862932
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing push-to-talk communication techniques in a multimedia conferencing session are provided. For instance, a push-to-talk mode can be implemented in a conferencing session associated with a conferencing system comprising a plurality of endpoints. At least one of the endpoints can be a full duplex endpoint. A request for transmission capabilities can be received from a first endpoint. Transmission capabilities can be granted to the first endpoint based at least in part on one or more floor control parameters associated with the conferencing session. Subsequent to granting transmission capabilities to the first endpoint, audio data can be provided from the first endpoint to at least one endpoint of the plurality of endpoints in the conferencing session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Mutualink, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Mazzarella, Derrell Lipman, Anand Setlur, Michael Wengrovitz
  • Patent number: 10860284
    Abstract: Examples described herein involve expanding playback of a media item from a first playback device to a second playback device. In one example, while a first playback device is playing a media item as part of a first zone, the first playback device identifies that a second playback device has moved to a location that is within a given physical proximity of the first playback. The first playback device determines that playback is to be expanded to the second playback device, and transmits a command to cause the second playback device to (i) join the first zone and (ii) begin to play the media item in synchrony with the first playback device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Fullerton, Ingve Holmung
  • Patent number: 10856200
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication method and a communications device. The method includes: sending, by a base station, a message including measurement configuration to UE, where the measurement configuration is used to request the UE to report a cell global identifier of a cell; obtaining, by the base station, a measurement report reported by the UE, where the measurement report corresponds to the measurement configuration and includes the cell global identifier of the cell and band information of the cell; and performing, by the base station, cell handover based on the band information and the cell global identifier of the cell. By means of the present invention, the base station obtains complete and accurate band information of the cell, so that the base station can perform accurate handover decision, thereby avoiding handover failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongping Zhang, Le Yan, Xuehua Wang, Mingzeng Dai, Yi Guo, Yilei Qin, Xiongfei Chen
  • Patent number: 10841751
    Abstract: A mobile network platform creates a device group according to a member device supporting a mobile network multicast communication manner in a Machine-to-Machine Communications (M2M) group, generates an identifier of an external group corresponding to the device group, and requests a service capability exposure function (SCEF) to create the external group according to the identifier of the external group and an external device identifier of the member device supporting the mobile network multicast communication manner. When receiving an access request for the M2M group, the mobile network platform obtains the device group in the M2M group, learns of the corresponding external group, and then requests the SCEF to access the member device in the external group in a multicast communication manner. Hence, an amount of information generated due to interaction between an M2M platform and an M2M device is reduced, while reducing resource overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiaxin Yin, Sichen Wang, Ying Gao, Jiaming Wu, Yaoye Zhang, Yongjing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10826699
    Abstract: A method for a system includes broadcasting with a first radio, identification signals, scanning with the first radio, ephemeral ID signals, detecting with the first radio a first ephemeral ID signal from a first device, determining with the first radio whether a session exists with the first device, in response to the first ephemeral ID, initiating pairing between a second radio and the first device when the session does not exist, thereafter scanning with the first radio for ephemeral ID signals, and detecting with the first radio a second ephemeral ID signal from a second device, thereafter completing pairing the second radio and the first device, receiving with the first radio from the first smart-device a first token, determining in the first radio whether the first token is valid, and effecting with the first radio a user-perceptible action with a peripheral in response to the first token being valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Proxy, Inc.
    Inventors: Denis Mars, Simon Ratner
  • Patent number: 10819840
    Abstract: Audio inputs are detected at an electronic device and translated into electronic communications for playback at an external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany S. Jon, Freddy Allen Anzures, Stephen O. Lemay, Matthew J. Sundstrom
  • Patent number: 10819746
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for improving the security and transmission of data carried by an Internet of Things (“IOT”) network. Each node on the IoT network may include a pass-through network access port and a dedicated network access port. The dedicated network access port may be used by the node intermittently to transmit/receive a first class of data. The pass-through network access port may be used continuous by the node to transmit/receive a second class of data. The dedicated network access port may transmit/receive data using a first transmission channel that is physically or virtually isolated from a second transmission channel that is used by the pass-through network access port. Providing isolated transmission channels may improve the security of data transmitting using the dedicated network access port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Manu Kurian
  • Patent number: 10812540
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems for forwarding a communication transmitted to a portable communications device. One method includes affiliating the portable communications device with a talkgroup, and, in response to affiliating the portable communications device with the talkgroup, receiving, at an electronic processor included in the portable communications device, forwarding configuration data associated with the talkgroup. The method also includes forwarding a communication transmitted to the portable communications device while the portable communications device is affiliated with the talkgroup based on the forwarding configuration data associated with the talkgroup and one or more override settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Grzegorz Kaplita, Jaroslaw Swierczynski, Radoslaw Sztando
  • Patent number: 10791172
    Abstract: Content(s) of nearby device(s) acting as server(s) is presented to be interfaced with at a device acting as a client over a peer-to-peer direct wireless network. Any of the devices can act as a client, a server, or both, concurrently. Once connected, the client device can retrieve, present, interact and operate on the contents of the servers. The content(s) may be presented in the form of an interactive document, a filesystem volume, and/or an API, different from the original structure in which the content(s) are stored at each server. The client directly interacts and operates on the content(s) of the server(s) according to the client-side presentation. The types of interactions the client may perform can vary by presentation, but generally include viewing, browsing, streaming, downloading, uploading, editing, deleting, tagging, liking, commenting and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TINKER PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Neeraj Jhanji, Renaldo Noma
  • Patent number: 10779361
    Abstract: The method includes sending a request to a core network entity to register the radio access network entity with the core network entity for at least one tracking area, the core network entity being in charge of mobility management and/or paging coordination in a cellular mobile communication network. The method further includes receiving a notification of an acceptation or a rejection of said request that indicates if the core network entity has accepted the registration. The radio access network entity is configured to perform the method. The core network entity is configured to interface with the radio access network entity to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies OY
    Inventors: Nicolas Drevon, Alain Bultinck, Laurent Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 10778786
    Abstract: A set of device information entries corresponding to a set of devices is constructed, where a device information entry includes (i) an indication of a capability of a device to present a content type, and (ii) a priority preference indicative of a priority of the device in a subset of devices where each device in the set of devices is capable of presenting the content type. Responsive to a request for presenting content of the content type, a sub-subset of the subset of devices is detected, where the sub-subset is enabled in an area where the content is to be presented. On a first device selected from the sub-subset, the content of the content type is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, James E. Bostick, Martin G. Keen
  • Patent number: 10777074
    Abstract: A process for preempting a transmission during a group call. An electronic computing device detects a user interaction by a first talk group member with multimedia content corresponding to an incident and determines an interaction measure corresponding to the user interaction with the multimedia content. The electronic computing device then adjusts a transmission preemption priority assigned to the first talk group member based on the interaction measure and an incident priority level associated with the incident. When a user input to initiate a transmission from a first communication device associated with a first talk group member is detected, the electronic computing device preempts a transmission from a second communication device associated with a second talk group member participating in the group call when the adjusted transmission preemption priority assigned to the first talk group member is greater than a transmission preemption priority assigned to the second talk group member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun Meng Tan, Choon Kang Wong, Woei Chyuan Tan
  • Patent number: 10771597
    Abstract: A method for a network element in a network, through which network element a communications device can communicate with the network via one or more connections, the method comprising: detecting traffic for the one or more connections from the communications device; in response to no traffic being detected on a connection for a first time period, closing each connection for which no traffic has been detected for a second time period, among the one or more connections. Corresponding network element is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johan Kölhi, John Orre, Robert Skog
  • Patent number: 10749900
    Abstract: Described are systems, methods, and computer-program product embodiments for providing Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) network security. In some embodiments, a SIP processing system includes a SIP device configured to establish and control a SIP communication session between SIP user agents. In some embodiments, the SIP processing system includes a SIP device that establishes a recording session with a first server to receive SIP messages relayed in the SIP communication session. The first server decodes the SIP messages based on metadata in the SIP messages to extract multimedia content. Then, the first server opens a socket connection to establish a security session with a security system configured to determine whether the portion is associated with a detected threat and transmits a portion of the decoded multimedia to the security system. Based on a threat status generated by and received from the security system, the first server controls the SIP communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventor: Alex E. Raj
  • Patent number: 10728193
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a computer system for receiving and sharing files in a group messaging environment. One or more servers in an infrastructure computing environment receive a file from a mobile device of a first user in a group of users in a session of group messaging. The one or more servers determine locations, battery levels, and data download speeds of mobile devices of the users. The one or more servers determine co-located users, based on the locations. The one or more servers select a second user from the co-located users, based on the battery levels and the data download speeds. The one or more servers send the file to a mobile device of the second user. The mobile device of the second user sends the file to mobile devices of the co-located users through a short-range communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tamer E. Abuelsaad, Muhammed Fatih Bulut, Tolga Oral
  • Patent number: 10728703
    Abstract: A server for controlling an information sharing state between a first mobile phone and a second mobile phone via a network, including: a network interface that communicates with the first mobile phone and the second mobile phone a memory that stores a predetermined distance data; and circuitry that receives first and second GPS signals, first and second user information, and first and second restriction information from the first and second mobile phones respectively calculates a distance between the first and second mobile phones; compares the distance with the predetermined distance; changes an information sharing state between the first and second mobile phones from a first state to a second state based on the comparison result; and restricts the chance of the information sharing state based on the first restriction information and the second user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahito Yokoyama, Akira Tange, Masako Kadobayashi, Kyohei Takano
  • Patent number: 10701203
    Abstract: A first user device may be included in a user device group including the first user device and a second user device that share a same service identifier for a communication service. The method may include accepting user input at the first user device to activate an operation mode for the first user device. Responsive to accepting the user input to activate the operation mode at the first user device, the operation mode may be activated at the first user device. Responsive to accepting the user input to activate the operation mode at the first user device, a notification regarding activation of the operation mode may be transmitted to a control server that is remote from the first user device. Related user devices and control servers are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Paolo Fiorini, Samy Touati
  • Patent number: 10684667
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided which comprises: a first circuitry to estimate variation of an internal impedance of a battery; a second circuitry to estimate a high power that the battery can supply for a first time-period, based on the estimated variation of the impedance of the battery; and a third circuitry to facilitate operation of one or more components of the apparatus in accordance with the estimated high power for the first time-period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Matsumura, Brian C. Fritz, Andy Keates, Alexander B. Uan-Zo-Li
  • Patent number: 10674212
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed herein for a media guidance application that distributes media guidance application operations between multiple devices based on one or more criteria associated with those devices. For example, the media guidance application may determine the plurality of operations performed by a target device and distribute the plurality of operations among devices near that target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter R. Klappert, Donn Smith
  • Patent number: 10587742
    Abstract: Provided are a mobile terminal and a control method therefor. The mobile terminal includes: a touchscreen disposed on one side of a main body of the terminal; a push key mounted on the main body to receive a push input; and a controller that displays virtual keys associated with the settings or control of the terminal on the touchscreen when the push key is pushed, and executes functions associated with a speech recognition mode when a set period of time elapses without at least one touch input on the virtual keys being sensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Junho Cho, Jungkyu Choi, Youngwoo Kim, Huran Choi, Daeyeon Yi
  • Patent number: 10552795
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer readable media for providing a collaborative communication environment. The method embodiment comprises receiving user profiles, establishing a collaborative communication environment where a plurality of users simultaneously interact over a network, converting data to be sent to each user in a collaborative environment based on the respective user's profile, and presenting a localized experience to each user using the converted data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Kaveh Hushyar, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh
  • Patent number: 10531300
    Abstract: In a business wireless system, a group including a plurality of terminal devices is formed and communication is performed by using at least one base station device to assign a channel to each group. A transmission unit uses a channel assigned by the base station device to a first group for transmission. An authentication processing unit authenticates a user using the terminal device. A selection unit selects one of a second group that only the terminal devices for which the authentication process is completed can subscribe to, and the first group, when the authentication process is completed. When the second group is selected, the transmission unit the channel assigned by the base station device to the second group for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: JVC KENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ichiro Shishido, Shunichi Manabe, Tomoko Yaginuma, Masae Toko, Kazuya Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 10521068
    Abstract: A portable device and a screen displaying method of a portable device are provided. The method includes displaying a screen of an executed application on a screen of a portable device; detecting an approaching direction of an external device by using a sensor; and overlapping a directional layer for content sharing corresponding to the approaching direction of the external device, on the screen of the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong-Sung Joo, Bo-Keun Kim, Kyu-Ok Choi
  • Patent number: 10516622
    Abstract: A speech transmission method and apparatus include receiving at least one speech request packet sequentially sent by a terminal. Each speech request packet carries one speech data segment of the speech stream, an offset position, and a data length. The method includes generating a speech response packet corresponding to the speech request packet according to the speech request packet and other received speech request packets corresponding to the speech stream. The speech response packet carries an expected offset position and an expected data length. The method includes feeding back the speech response packet to the terminal, so that the terminal can make a determination for sending the next speech request packet according to the speech response packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Qiuge Liu
  • Patent number: 10510263
    Abstract: A dynamically configurable audience response system includes multiple handsets communicatively coupled to a wireless aggregation point. Each handset includes at least one dynamically configurable operating parameter, such as a handset ID that identifies that handset, one or more parameters defining a communication channel that the handset can use to communicate with the wireless aggregation point, and/or one or more parameters defining various keys that the handset can use to establish a communication link with the wireless aggregation point. In some embodiments, the operating parameters associated with the handsets may be defined dynamically via the wireless aggregation point and without any user interaction with the handset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Boxlight Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher M. Cacioppo, Brian Prendergast, Manuel Perez, David J. Dean
  • Patent number: 10499202
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) device contact has a talkgroup/contact name modified based on an IoT location, a device location, and a heading from the device to the IoT location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ming Yeh Koh, Soon Hoe Lim, Bing Qin Lim, Syed Isa Syed Idrus
  • Patent number: 10499283
    Abstract: An example method for reducing data communications includes receiving, at a data hub, a first set of messages from a first device. Each message of the first set includes a value. The method also includes sending one or more messages of the first set to one or more devices. The method further includes receiving a second set of messages from a second device. Each message of the second set indicates whether a state change occurred in the second device for one or more values included in the first set. The method also includes computing a value interval based on the one or more values associated with the first set. Values within the value interval were indicated in the second set as causing a state change in the second device. The method further includes configuring the first device to transmit messages for values within the value interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Filip Elias, Filip Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10499409
    Abstract: A wireless user equipment (UE) device obtains uplink and/or downlink grants for control and data communications from a base station in a first network and configures a secondary network link for device-to-device (D2D) communications between the UE device and another UE device operating in a second network. The secondary network link employs a spectrum resource allocated for the uplink and/or downlink grants in the first network. The UE device can comprise a first-network controller that inserts first-network control signals into a control portion of a frame, an application-layer processor that inserts user data into a data payload portion of the frame, and a second-network controller communicatively coupled to the application-layer processor that inserts second-network control signals into the data payload portion of the frame. This can allow a transmission to be processed by networks that employ different radio access network technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Genghiscomm Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steve Shattil
  • Patent number: 10484534
    Abstract: A first user device may be included in a user device group including the first user device and a second user device that share a same service identifier for a communication service. The method may include accepting user input at the first user device to activate an operation mode for the first user device. Responsive to accepting the user input to activate the operation mode at the first user device, the operation mode may be activated at the first user device. Responsive to accepting the user input to activate the operation mode at the first user device, a notification regarding activation of the operation mode may be transmitted to a control server that is remote from the first user device. Related user devices and control servers are also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICCSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Paolo Fiorini, Samy Touati
  • Patent number: 10477153
    Abstract: Control circuitry in a terminal apparatus generates one or more groups, each group including a selected plurality of communication methods whose total value of specific absorption rates (SARs) is equal to or less than a threshold value, and generates group information indicating the one or more groups. N transmitters transmit transmission data to a plurality of communication stations that respectively support the plurality of communication methods included in one group that is indicated by the group information, by using corresponding communication methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Yutaka Murakami
  • Patent number: 10469996
    Abstract: The present invention relates to method, system and electronic communications device for providing group scan for mobile devices located in overlapping active geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Dong Zhao, Jian-Feng Wang, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 10470004
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technology for a sensor network, machine to machine (M2M) communication, machine type communication (MTC), and Internet of things (IoT). The present disclosure may be utilized for an intelligent service (smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and a safety-related service, etc.) on the basis of the technology. A method for providing a push-to-talk (PTT) service in a communication system, which is proposed by an embodiment of the present disclosure, comprises the steps of: generating a file format including information associated with time points at which multiple pieces of data should be reproduced; and reproducing the multiple pieces of data on the basis of the file format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Tae Kim, Jae-Han Kim
  • Patent number: 10462291
    Abstract: A group database can maintain information about member user equipments (UEs) that are part of a group associated with a shared group number. One or more of the member UEs can be associated with distinct phone numbers that are different from the shared group number. One or more communication servers can route incoming calls and text messages sent to the shared group number to one or more member UEs based on the information in the group database, such as routing incoming calls only to member UEs indicated as being active members of the group in the group database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10447680
    Abstract: A communication unit and a controller are included, the communication unit being configured to communicate with a communication apparatus using a first communication procedure in which authentication of the communication apparatus is performed in order to retain a communication session with the communication apparatus and using a second communication procedure that does not require authentication of the communication apparatus in order to communicate with the communication apparatus, the controller being configured to perform, using the first communication procedure and the second communication procedure, control under which it is determined whether a communication session with the communication apparatus is to be retained and perform control under which a limit is put on retaining of the communication session with the communication apparatus through the second communication procedure in a case where the communication apparatus is not authenticated as a certain communication apparatus through the first commun
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Suneya
  • Patent number: 10425986
    Abstract: Missed voice stream portions are replayed at a late entry subscriber device (SD) in a wireless radio network. The SD joins a voice call on a radio channel via a base station and detects that it is late to the call. The SD continues to receive a remaining portion of the call and plays back the portion of the call. The SD detects an end of the voice call, and (i) transmits a request message including an indication of a first duration of the portion of the call received or (ii) detects a similar message from another SD. The SD then receives an indication of a total duration of the voice call and calculates a third duration as a function of the total duration and the first duration. The SD receives and plays back the missed portion of the call for the third duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yong Tian, Li-Ya Mi, Zhong Wei, Kang-Kai Zhao
  • Patent number: 10420145
    Abstract: Computer readable media, methods, and apparatuses to determine whether to respond to a frame based on a network allocation vector. An apparatus of a station comprising memory and processing circuitry coupled to the memory is disclosed. The processing circuitry is configured to: decode a frame comprising a first duration and a first transmitter address, if the frame is a trigger frame or a multi-user request-to-send (MU-RTS) frame from a master station of a basic service set (BSS), respond to the trigger frame or the MU-RTS frame if the trigger frame or MU-RTS frame comprises a NAV indicator that indicates not to consider a network allocation vector (NAV). The indication may be an indication in a physical header or an indication in a media access control header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Robert J. Stacey, Qinghua Li
  • Patent number: 10419895
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method for identity management across multiple planes. The method includes receiving, by a MCPTT server, a first request message to establish a call between a first MCPTT client and the one or more second MCPTT client from a signaling plane entity. The first request message includes an application plane identity of the one or more second MCPTT client. Further, the method includes translating, at the MCPTT server, the application plane identity of the one or more second MCPTT client to a signaling plane identity of the one or more second MCPTT client. Furthermore, the method includes sending, by the MCPTT server, the one or more second request message including the signaling plane identity of the one or more second MCPTT client to the second MCPTT client for establishing the call via the signaling plane entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Ho-Yeon Lee, Song-Yean Cho, Suresh Chitturi
  • Patent number: 10412154
    Abstract: An example method of providing a configuration for a multitier microservice architecture includes receiving a configuration request from a user for a configuration that satisfies a set of conditions in a cloud environment. The method also includes searching a configuration data store for the configuration that matches the set of conditions. The configuration specifies a first container and a second container, the first container sends a first communication to the second container, and the second container sends a second communication responsive to the first communication to the first container. The method further includes in response to finding the configuration that matches the set of conditions:, sending an allocation request to a cloud provider for allocation of the configuration in the cloud environment and providing a first identifier (ID) that identifies the first container and a second ID that identifies the second container to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Vyas, Huamin Chen
  • Patent number: 10404940
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to electronic communication devices, and more specifically to streaming media between the electronic communication devices. The present disclosure relates to a method for setting up a media stream connection between a sending device 100, 110 and at least one receiving device 200, 210. The method comprises sending a session initiation message S10 to the at least one receiving device, sending a request S20 for a list of IP-addresses of the at least one receiving device and receiving S30 the list of IP-addresses from the at least one receiving device. The method further comprises setting up uni-directional or bi-directional connection between the sending device 100, 110 and the at least one receiving device 200, 210 by using the received list of IP-addresses and sending the media stream S50 via the uni-directional or bi-directional connection to the at least one receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Apelqvist, Henrik Bengtsson, Linus Mårtensson, Christopher Ohlsson, Per Ögren
  • Patent number: 10403125
    Abstract: An incident command system (ICS) of the present disclosure may include an ICS application running on a network that includes multiple mobile digital devices and one or more servers. Each of the mobile digital devices may be used by a respective agent of a venue to report an incident and to carry out one or more procedures associated with the incident response. One such procedure is a child release process, in which a plurality of children may be efficiently and systematically reunited with adult guardians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ICS4SCHOOLS, LLC
    Inventor: Jose David Viramontez