Having Talk Group Patents (Class 455/518)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 10402915
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for social grouping are provided to perform social grouping of a user's contacts based on the user's interactions with the contacts. A set of attributes associated with interactions between a user and a set of contacts may be determined by a first device. The set of attributes associated with the interactions may be related to the first device. The set of contacts may be organized into a set of groups based on the set of attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Yang, Zhixian Yan, Lu Luo, Xuan Bao, Haipeng Zhang, Emmanuel Munguia Tapia
  • Patent number: 10386919
    Abstract: Rich media content, such as advertising, can be provided for display on a two-dimensional screen to give the user an impression that the screen is a window into a three-dimensional (3D) environment. For example, the user's head can be tracked and the graphical elements of the advertisement can be rendered based on the position of the user's head relative to a computing device such that the graphical elements appear to have 3D depth. A full or substantially full 3D view of a product can be presented. Additional information, such as a product description, features, pricing, user ratings, user reviews, among others, can also be displayed based on the position of the user's head relative to the computing device. A 3D video can also be presented, and a user can view different perspectives of the video based on the position of the user's head with respect to the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Reginald Jassal, Graeme Smith
  • Patent number: 10375753
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and a device for associating a user with a group. The method includes: receiving, by a first communications device, a first association request sent by a second communications device, where the first association request includes an identifier of an MCPTT user and identifiers of N MCPTT groups, and N is a positive integer; associating the MCPTT user with M MCPTT groups of the N MCPTT groups according to association subscription information of the MCPTT user; and sending a first association response to the second communications device, where the first association response is used to indicate that the MCPTT user is successfully associated with the M MCPTT groups of the N MCPTT groups, 1?M?N, and M is an integer. In this way, the MCPTT user is associated with the M MCPTT groups that the MCPTT user is interested in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanmei Yang, Cuili Ge, Yizhuang Wu
  • Patent number: 10368237
    Abstract: A terminal includes a connection unit, an acquisition unit, a memory, a detector, and a transmitting unit. The connection unit connects the terminal to a processing apparatus through a first communication channel for wireless communication using connection information. The acquisition unit acquires identification information of the processing apparatus. The memory stores the connection information for the first communication channel and the identification information such that the connection information is associated with the identification information. The detector detects that the connection to the processing apparatus through the first communication channel is cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanari Ishimura
  • Patent number: 10349420
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a control apparatus that includes transceiver circuitry and processing circuitry. The transceiver circuitry is configured to transmit/receive signals from a plurality of terminal devices using a shared channel. The processing circuitry is configured to determine distances to the plurality of terminal devices, allocate resource elements in the shared channel according to the distances, and communicate, via the transceiver circuitry, with the plurality of terminal devices according to the allocation of the resource elements in the shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: James Wang, Hsin-Ying Lee, Shih-Chieh Yen, Ming-Yu Hsieh, Pei-Kai Liao
  • Patent number: 10327282
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a network node (110) for selecting a communication mode in a wireless communications network (100). The network node (110) obtains information about a first and a second wireless device (121, 122) in the wireless communications network (100) indicating that the first and the second wireless device (121, 122) are capable of communicating using any one of a set of at least three communication modes comprising at least a cellular communication mode, a Device-to-Device, D2D, half-duplex communication mode, and a D2D full-duplex communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Gabor Fodor
  • Patent number: 10327113
    Abstract: In some examples, a first push-to-talk (PTT) client that has access to a wide area network (WAN) performs distributed control for a PTT session in conjunction with distributed control for the PTT session performed by another PTT client in the PTT session, the distributed control by the first PTT client performed without use of any PTT server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen John Barrett, Andrew Michael Allen
  • Patent number: 10313529
    Abstract: A device, system and method for adjusting volume on talkgroups is provided. A controller determines that a given user is communicating in a talkgroup that includes a plurality of participants different from the given user, the controller having access to a memory storing historical biometric data indicative of stress for the given user. When a comparison of current biometric data of the given user with the historical biometric data indicates that the given user is in a stressed state: differentially increasing volume, in the talkgroup, of one participant, of the plurality of participants, relative to other participants of the plurality of participants, based on context data of one or more of the talkgroup and the plurality of participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Kang Bum Lee, Chun Wang, Patricia Kelton
  • Patent number: 10313914
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may be used to enable a wireless telecommunication network to provide notification to external devices (such as application servers) regarding Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices attached to the network. A customer may create a notification subscription regarding a group of IoT devices attached to the network. The subscription may identify the IoT devices, the events for which the customer would like to be notified, and an application server that is to receive the notifications (e.g., the IoT devices becoming available to send and receive information), and the application server that is to receive the notifications. The network may monitor the group of IoT devices for the events included in the subscription and may notify the application server if/when the events occur. In response, the application server may communicate with the IoT devices via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, James Mathison
  • Patent number: 10313843
    Abstract: Call processing methods and apparatuses are provided in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) based network involving at least one Push-to-Talk (PTT) over Cellular PoC client and a reception side PoC server. The reception side PoC server receives an INVITE request including a Manual Answer Override (MAO) indication from a transmission side PoC server. The MAO indication is for establishing an auto-answer mode in a pre-established session. If a reception side PoC client has the pre-established session with the reception side PoC server, the reception side PoC server sends an OK response to the transmission side PoC server in response to the INVITE request. The reception side PoC server sends a communication connection request including the MAO indication to the reception side PoC client. The MAO indication is used to determine that a transmission side PoC client is an authorized user with respect to the reception side PoC client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang-Kyung Sung, Joon-Goo Park, Sung-Jin Park
  • Patent number: 10305827
    Abstract: Provided is a technique for transmitting and receiving a chat message through a message server. A user transmits and receives a chat message to and from a friend of a first type and receives a chat message from a friend of a second type, and receives various chat messages from a company supporting the friend of the second type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Kakao Corp.
    Inventors: Seung Hwan Van, Ka Ram Han, Yong Hyun Kim, Sung Hwan Chang
  • Patent number: 10296851
    Abstract: Physical space is allocated to members of a group to maximize collaborative efforts. Each member of the group is determined based on presence or detection of a wireless device. As the members of the group are wirelessly detected, physical space may be assigned based on historical usage, calendar entries, physical needs, and infrastructure traits. Desks, office space, conference rooms, and other facilities may thus be dynamically reserved to maximize collaboration and yet efficiently utilize existing physical spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Craig Arthur Klein, Gregory O. Harp, Joseph Eric Sineath
  • Patent number: 10284699
    Abstract: A method for contact list prioritization according to predicted reachability includes loading a contact list of contacts and retrieving a reachability value for each corresponding contact in the contact list that has been computed for each corresponding contact according to usage data of each corresponding contact for an associated mobile telephone. Thereafter, contacts in the contact list that are determined to be most reachable according to a corresponding reachability value are displayed first. In one aspect, the usage data for the associated mobile telephone is based upon accelerometer data of the associated mobile telephone. In another aspect, the usage data is based upon recency or frequency of use of the mobile telephone to place telephone calls. In yet another aspect, the usage data is based upon recency or frequency of use of a messaging application executing in the associated mobile telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gary D. Cudak, Christopher J. Hardee, Randall C. Humes, Heather C. Miller
  • Patent number: 10278034
    Abstract: Methods and systems for audio processing using push to talk (PTT) audio attributes to distinguish utterances are provided. The system receives an audio stream comprising two or more utterances. The system includes a control module comprising a processor and a memory, the control module being configured to receive the audio stream; store, in real time, the audio stream in a current buffer in the memory; break the audio stream into a plurality of time segments of equal size; and for each time segment of the plurality of time segments, process the time segment with a push to talk (PTT) audio attribute to look for a PTT event, defined as a PTT button is released; and upon identifying the PTT event, respond to the identified PTT event by, (i) closing the current buffer, (ii) opening a new data storage location, and (iii) defining the new data storage location as the current buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Sivaraman Saptharishi, Vasantha Selvi Paulraj
  • Patent number: 10264411
    Abstract: A communication network handles group management of two different types of groups of user devices. The first type of group is an application server managed group and is used for communication to/from application servers external to the network. The second type of group is a mobile network operator managed group and is used for group communication of network-specific messages to user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Rajesh Bhalla
  • Patent number: 10257669
    Abstract: A method of operating a push-to-anything (PTX) platform includes receiving, by a data analytics engine (DAE) of the PTX platform, a first input signal from a first input source; calculating, by the DAE, a risk indicator using the first input signal, the risk indicator indicating a level of a security threat; detecting a risk event, by the DAE, when the risk indicator is above a first pre-determined risk threshold, the first pre-determined risk threshold corresponding to a pre-determined level of security threat above which an emergency response protocol is initiated; generating, by the DAE, a group list in response to detecting the risk event, where the group list comprises one or more client devices of the PTX platform; sending, by the DAE, the group list to a PTX server of the PTX platform; and notifying, by the PTX server, the one or more client devices in the group list of the risk event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishnakant M. Patel, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Narasimha Raju Nagubhai
  • Patent number: 10257146
    Abstract: In particular embodiments, a messaging device or server may be operable to receive a message including a thread identifier or a list of conversation participants; if the message includes a thread identifier, then append the message to a locally-stored conversation thread possessing the same thread identifier; if the message includes a list of participants, then: search a plurality of locally-stored conversation threads for a conversation threads having participants matching the list of participants; and in response to a match, append the message to the matching thread; in response to failing to find a match, generate an offline identifier for the message and storing the message locally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohit Talwar, Miladin Pavlicic, Siddharth Murlidhar
  • Patent number: 10244006
    Abstract: A system comprising: a SIP Proxy Server, and DMR Gateway(s) to interface the SIP Proxy Server with DMR Network(s) matching Private/professional Mobile Radio (PMR) features; each DMR Gateway is univocally assigned with a SIP ID and is designed to: interpret messages from the SIP Proxy Server to manage DMR signalling/data/voice features toward DMR Terminals, and initiate DMR features on account of DMR Terminals operating under it and make requests for DMR signalling/data/voice features toward destinations belonging to another Network; each DMR Gateway is designed to: transcode an over-the-air, manufacturer-specific DMR Terminal registration into a SIP REGISTER message to result in the SIP Proxy server perceiving and managing the DMR Terminal as a SIP User Agent; the SIP Proxy Server is designed to manage: DMR signalling features, including voice call set-up, and DMR data features using the SIP MESSAGE method, and/or DMR signalling/data/voice group features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SELEX ES S.P.A.
    Inventors: Daniele Lucano, Claudia Olivieri, Marco Pizzorno
  • Patent number: 10237704
    Abstract: A unidirectional service implementation method and an apparatus for transmitting media content collected by a terminal in a wireless communication system are provided. The unidirectional service implementation method includes registering with a server by transmitting a registration message, transmitting a first unidirectional service request message including information requesting a first unidirectional service, and establishing a first session based on the first unidirectional service request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoyeon Lee, Sangsoo Jeong, Sunghoon Kim, Erik Guttman
  • Patent number: 10231117
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to a method of managing communications for a wireless communication device having a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) associated with a first subscription and a second SIM associated with a second subscription, the method including, but not limited to, determining that the first subscription is a Default Data Subscription (DDS), deactivating at least one first Packet Data Network (PDN) associated with the second subscription, and communicating via at least one second PDN associated with the second subscription, wherein the at least one first PDN is different from the at least one second PDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Debesh Kumar Sahu, Raja Chitikela, Vishnu Vardhan Kasilya Sudarsan, Tushar Gupta, Naresh Gundu, Bala Krishna Kotha
  • Patent number: 10231008
    Abstract: The invention provides a protocol and a method for a plurality of separate devices to stream audio and/or video in a synchronized manner in a computer network. One device is session leader and controls synchronization of the streaming of the other devices. If the session leader device is switched off, or becomes otherwise unavailable, local election algorithms on the other devices serve to automatically elect a new session leader to synchronize to in an autonomous manner, e.g. based on a random number election based algorithm. In this manner, a self-organizing synchronization network is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: ROKU, INC.
    Inventors: Brian Thoft Moth Møller, Paul Fleischer, Bjørn Reese
  • Patent number: 10225787
    Abstract: An embodiment method includes defining, by a server of a services platform, an access technology selection profile for a client on a client device. The access technology selection profile defines a priority order for selecting, by the client, at least one of a plurality of access technologies to access one or more telecommunications services provided by the services platform. The method further includes transmitting, by the server, the access technology selection profile to the client and providing, by the server, a first telecommunications service of the one or more telecommunications services to the client using a first access technology of the plurality of access technologies. The first access technology is selected from the plurality of access technologies in accordance with the access technology selection profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishnakant M. Patel, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Ravi Ayyasamy
  • Patent number: 10225226
    Abstract: A method of communication among a plurality of terminals, including transmitting, by a first terminal of the plurality of terminals, a call setup request message of the first terminal to at least one other terminal of the plurality of terminals; and establishing, by the first terminal, a session with the at least one other terminal, the at least one other terminal having received the call setup request message of the first terminal, wherein a terminal having a floor of the session is determined based on priority information regarding terminals that requested the floor from among the plurality of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyeon-mok Ko, Jae-han Kim, Kil-lyeon Kim, Sung-jin Park, Yun-sun Baek
  • Patent number: 10200539
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide am audio communication system configured such that a relaying device and terminal devices are connected via a communication network, and communication between terminal devices is managed on the relying device side on the basis of the priority of communications. [Solution] The relaying device is provided with a network communication unit, a control unit, and a priority information storage unit. A network communication unit communicates with a plurality of terminal devices via a communication network. A control unit transfers audio signals between terminal devices participating in a communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Hisaaki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10154538
    Abstract: A method and a communications system for speech communication includes a plurality of workstations and a plurality of radio transmission devices and radio receiving devices. There are control units in the signal path between the workstations and the radio transmission devices and the radio receiving devices. The control units select the speech signals of one of the workstations according to predetermined or predeterminable criteria when there is a simultaneous plurality of operating signals of a plurality of workstations, or overlap the speech signals of a plurality of workstations according to predefined criteria, and transmit the speech signal thus obtained, chosen or overlapped for sending on the radio transmission device. Further, the control units transmit a receiving signal to the workstations connected thereto when the speech signals transmitted from the radio receiving unit are present, and transfer the speech signals to said workstations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Frequentis AG
    Inventors: Ernst Szabo, Bernhard Haindl, Gerald Mohnl
  • Patent number: 10111055
    Abstract: A system and method for optimizing large group calling using unicast and multicast transport bearers for Push-to-talk-over-Cellular (PoC). One or more servers interface to a wireless communications network to perform advanced voice services for mobile units therein, including the PoC call session. The servers and mobile units communicate with each other using control messages, and the servers switch voice messages between mobile units. At least one of the servers manages the PoC call session by acting as an arbitrator, and controls sending of control messages and voice messages to and from mobile units. The server performs unicast and multicast delivery of control messages and voice messages to and from mobile units, thereby enabling large group calling involving a large number of participants with optimized use of network and server resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Krishnakant M. Patel, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Harisha M. Negalaguli
  • Patent number: 10091256
    Abstract: There is proposed a method and corresponding apparatuses allowing a change from a packet switched communication domain to a circuit switched communication domain. When a user equipment as a connection terminating point receives a connection initialization message with a media flow, such as audio, which cannot be delivered by the packet switched access, it sends a specific response rejecting the connection via the packet switched access to an application server for service centralization and continuity. In the application server, it is checked whether several conditions are met in order to determine whether the communication connection comprising the media flow is allowed to be changed to the circuit switched domain. If yes, the communication connection is changed from the packet switched communication domain to the circuit switched communication domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Georg Mayer, Jari Mutikainen, Peter Leis
  • Patent number: 10028285
    Abstract: A method for allocating network data channels is provided. The method includes acquiring performance parameters of each network data channel enabled in a terminal; and according to the performance parameters of each network data channel and requirements of any initiated network service in the terminal, allocating the initiated network service to a corresponding network data channel. A device for allocating network data channels and a terminal are also provided. The method, the device and the terminal allocates a network service to a corresponding network data channel reasonably according to actual requirements of the network service, thus each of a plurality of network services executed simultaneously can provide better user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATION SCIENTIFIC
    Inventors: Xiang Chen, Kai Ren, Fei Shang
  • Patent number: 10004010
    Abstract: Measurement reports are received from a plurality of user equipment (UE) in communication with a first base station on a network. The measurement reports include data characterizing physical cell identifiers (PCIDs) of neighboring base stations and signal strengths associated with the neighboring base stations. Relative positions of the plurality of UEs are determined based on the received measurement reports. The plurality of UEs are associated into one or more groups comprising UEs having similar relative positions. A UE is selected from each of the one or more groups for transmission of a request to resolve at least some of the neighboring base station cell global identities (CGIs). At least one of the receiving, determining, associating, and selecting are performed by at least one data processor forming part of at least one computing system. Related apparatus, systems, techniques, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: AltioStar Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Anupam Kumar Goel