Having Talk Group Patents (Class 455/518)
  • Patent number: 11374652
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for routing packets in a network, such as a satellite mesh network. Network nodes maintain awareness of network status in a limited surrounding region through flooding notifications. Network nodes route packets by addressing them to a selected other node within part or the entire limited surrounding region. Network nodes adjust the portion of the network to which they route packets to match the limited surrounding region, which changes dynamically due to network events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mehdi Arashmid Akhavain Mohammadi
  • Patent number: 11362847
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method, system, and non-transitory computer-readable record medium for providing a plurality of group calls in a single chatroom. A group call providing method including receiving, by the at least one processor, information about a plurality of group call channels generated in response to a first request from at least one member included in a chatroom, from a server, providing, by the at least one processor, a group call channel list about the plurality of group call channels through the chatroom based on the information about the plurality of group call channels, and starting, by the at least one processor, a group call through a specific group call channel, from among the plurality of group call channels, in response to receiving a second request for joining the specific group call channel through the group call channel list may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LINE PLUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Young Hyuk Kim
  • Patent number: 11363616
    Abstract: A network device, based on received location from a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE may determine that the first UE and the second UE are in proximity to each other. Based on the proximity determination, the network device may provide at least one of the first and second UE uplink LTE resources for transmission, wherein the transmission is associated with a group of UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Wilkinson, Timothy James Speight
  • Patent number: 11343367
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus includes a transceiver circuit, an internal speaker, an internal microphone, an external connection terminal, a connection detection circuit, a drive setting circuit, and a disconnection detection circuit. The transceiver circuit transmits and receives a transmission audio signal and a reception audio signal. The connection detection circuit detects a connection between the external speaker-microphone and the external connection terminal. The drive setting circuit drives the internal speaker and the internal microphone when the connection is not detected, and drives the external speaker-microphone when the connection is detected. The disconnection detection circuit detects a disconnection in an audio signal line for the external speaker. Further, when the disconnection is detected, the drive setting circuit makes the internal speaker output a sound represented by a reception audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoshi Yoshimura, Seiji Okada
  • Patent number: 11333510
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, a computer-implemented method and system for learning places of interest are disclosed. The method includes learning and storing location information of at least one mobile device; detecting a location where no movement of the at least one mobile device has occurred over a pre-determined duration of time; determining whether the detected location is classified as a location of interest based on a predefined criteria; and clustering the learned location of interest into bigger groups based on location information of the learned location of interest using a pre-defined criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: AERIS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Anupam Bagchi, Subramanian Balakrishnan, Hector Aquiles Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11304215
    Abstract: Improved management of broadband data communications is provided to a converged portable communication device. The converged device provides restricted broadband communications during a normal operative mode of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Antilla, Graeme Johnson, Mark A Boerger
  • Patent number: 11304035
    Abstract: A method and system to preserve a group call state during a cloud-based call processing service upgrade is provided. Group call requests are queued through a message broker to instances of a call processing service. A cloud based database is selectively locked and unlocked by each instance of the call processing service as group call requests are processed with retrieved group call states A need to upgrade the call processing service is determined by an orchestration framework, which sends exit signals to current instances of the call processing service and starts new instances. In-progress group call requests are processed by their respective instances of the call processing service and acknowledgments are sent to a message broker upon completion. Unacknowledged group call requests are determined byte message broker and retransmitted to the new instances of the call processing service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Pawel Antemijczuk, Fernando Casanova Galeano
  • Patent number: 11296902
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT) system that includes an orchestration device is provided. The orchestration device receives resource requirements and accesses a device/capability map to produce a task deployment map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Yarvis, Aaron R. Berck, Sharad K. Garg, Casey T. Rathbone, Andrew G. Shirtz, Ron Kuruvilla Thomas, Xubo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11275602
    Abstract: One example method of operation may include identifying a call communication intended for a called device, determining the call communication resulted in a failed call connection, responsive to identifying the failed call connection, invoking a virtual mobile device application operating on a virtual machine, executing a master file stored in the virtual machine, and responsive to executing the master file, transmitting a communication message to the called device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: INTRADO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Santhosh Monappa Shetty, Manish Reddy Bendhi
  • Patent number: 11265373
    Abstract: An electronic device of a first user is configured to: connect with a second electronic device of a second user of the plurality of electronic devices over a first peer-to-peer wireless network link when the second electronic device is within a communicable range of the first electronic device; receive from the second electronic device, a second unique code generated by the second electronic device, the second unique code including a second unique identifier of the second electronic device; store on the first electronic device: the second unique identifier; information associated with the proximity of the second electronic device; and information associated with the time when the second electronic device is within the communicable range of the first electronic device; and display a notification on the first electronic device when the second unique identifier is downloaded from a web server to the first electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Neeraj Jhanji
  • Patent number: 11251981
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication methods and apparatus. One example method includes receiving, by a target service entity, a first request message from a first participating service entity, and sending, by the target service entity, a first response message to the first participating service entity. The first request message comprises an identity of a target multicast bearer and a group identity of a terminal group. The first response message is used to instruct the first participating service entity to use the target multicast bearer to send service data of the terminal group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cuili Ge, Yanmei Yang, Yizhuang Wu
  • Patent number: 11237695
    Abstract: A three-dimensional graphical user interface system comprises a media component configured to produce a signal comprising media content (e.g., a movie or television show being viewed by a user) and a three-dimensional graphical user interface (e.g., an interactive program guide). A display device communicatively coupled to the media component is configured to simultaneously display the three-dimensional graphical user interface and a media content image corresponding to the media content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ilya Asnis
  • Patent number: 11223933
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating communication with autonomous vehicles are provided. In one example embodiment, the autonomous vehicle telecommunications network system includes a first point-of-presence (POP) interface configured to obtain a first communication associated with a first autonomous vehicle and to route the first communication associated with the first autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle telecommunications network system includes a first security system configured to authenticate the first autonomous vehicle. The first POP interface is separate from the first security system. The autonomous vehicle telecommunications network system includes a first data center system configured to receive the first communication associated with the first autonomous vehicle that is authenticated and to provide data to the first autonomous vehicle. The first POP interface is separate from the first data center system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: UATC, LLC
    Inventors: Michael James Aitken, Scott Smith
  • Patent number: 11210057
    Abstract: The Multi-User Media Player GUI is a user interfaces designed to manage media players that allow group sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: James Matthew Gielarowski
  • Patent number: 11197131
    Abstract: Techniques for variable length talk permit tone are provided. a request to initiate a Push-to-Talk (PTT) call may be received from a PTT call initiator. A first estimated length of time needed to set up resources for the PTT call may be determined. A second length of time to playout a talk permit tone (TPT) may be determined based on the determined first estimated length of time. An indication may be sent to the PTT call initiator to playout the TPT for the determined second length of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Rohit A Nerlikar, Brahmananda R Vempati, Bidhudatta Biswal, Ramu Kandula, Harisha Negalaguli, Basem A Ardah
  • Patent number: 11184746
    Abstract: A system described herein may track usage, on a per-User Equipment (“UE”) basis, in systems that provide for simultaneous connectivity to a given UE via multiple base stations. A cycle cutoff time may be determined, a master base station (to which the UE is connected) may be notified of the cycle cutoff time, and the master base station may notify one or more secondary base stations (to which the UE is connected) of the cycle cutoff time. The master base station and/or the one or more secondary base stations may track usage, of the UE, until the cycle cutoff time, and may report the usage such that the usage via each of the base stations may be able to be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Chiaverini, Lixia Yan, Barry F. Hoffner
  • Patent number: 11178517
    Abstract: A method including determining, according to a received type change instruction with respect to a group, a target group type of the group; selecting, according to a limiting condition imposed on group affiliation information of a group member by the target group type, a group member who does not satisfy the limiting condition; and removing the selected group member from the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Dingtalk Holding (Cayman) Limited
    Inventors: Boyu Yang, Lili Zhang, Xinglin Ma, Deyan Che, Di Zhang
  • Patent number: 11166332
    Abstract: A communication apparatus comprising a first communication unit configured to perform wireless LAN communication and a second communication unit configured to perform another communication different from the wireless LAN communication, receives, from another communication apparatus using the second communication unit, a request of information used when the other communication apparatus provides, by wireless LAN communication, the communication apparatus with a communication parameter necessary for performing communication with a wireless LAN access point using the first communication unit, transmits, in response to the reception of the request, the requested information to the other communication apparatus using the second communication unit, and starts the first communication unit after the reception of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsuo Komoriya
  • Patent number: 11166174
    Abstract: A management server comprises: a grouping part that performs grouping a plurality of terminals including arbitrary terminals into a same group; a candidate selection part that selects a destination candidate server(s) from among a plurality of predetermined servers; and a connection destination determination part that determines, from among the destination candidate servers, a connection destination server to which the plurality of terminals connect, based on a difference in delays between the plurality of terminals belonging to the same group on a communication to the destination candidate server(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sadahide Oashi
  • Patent number: 11146922
    Abstract: A method and system for completing a call between a first mobile device located at a first communication system and a second mobile device located at a second communication system is provided. A call initiation request including a request to complete a call with the second mobile device is received at a Radio Access Network (RAN) Adaptor (RA) from the first mobile device. The RA determines RAN-specific access parameters for the first mobile device and the second mobile device. The RA sends a call processing call initiation request including the RAN-specific access parameters and call initiation information for the first mobile device and the second mobile device to a cloud-based group call service. The RA establishes resources specific to the RAN in the RA. The resources include first resources at the first communication system and second resources at the second communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J. McDonald, Svend Frandsen
  • Patent number: 11122607
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for scheduling resource IDs for uplink reporting from a wireless device. A method is performed by a network node. The method comprises configuring, upon connection setup of the wireless device, the wireless device with one N-tuple of resource IDs. The N-tuple of resource IDs is assigned to the wireless device for uplink reporting. The N-tuple of resource IDs is selected from a data structure holding a plurality of N-tuples of resource IDs, each of which defining a unique combination of the resource IDs. The method comprises selecting, upon downlink scheduling of the wireless device, one of the resource IDs of the configured N-tuple of resource IDs. The method comprises providing information to the wireless device about the selected resource ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Annie Söderlund, Björn Boström, Anders Forssell
  • Patent number: 11115785
    Abstract: Methods, and apparatus for managing a communication group. One method includes forming a communication group of one or more portable communications devices based on a first object of interest and identifying a second object of interest based on the first object of interest. The method also includes determining whether an image feed includes the second object of interest and when the image feed includes the second object of interest, adding a portable communications device associated with the image feed to the communication group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yong Tian, Dajun Chen, Xun Fei, Dong Zhao, Kangkai Zhao
  • Patent number: 11083042
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multiple mode push-to-x group calls. One example embodiment provides a push-to-X server. The push-to-X server includes a communication interface communicatively coupled to a communication network and an electronic processor. The electronic processor receives, via a unicast uplink channel, a group call request from a first subscriber unit of the communication network. The electronic processor receives, from the first subscriber unit, a push-to-X data stream. The electronic processor receives a unicast channel request from a second subscriber unit of the communication network. In response to receiving the unicast channel request, the electronic processor establishes a unicast channel resource with the second subscriber unit. The electronic processor transmits the push-to-X data stream to the second subscriber unit via the unicast channel resource and transmits the push-to-X data stream to a plurality of subscriber units via a broadcast media bearer channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Madhusudan Pai, Basem A. Ardah, Bibhudatta Biswal, Abhishek Jain, Ramu Kandula, Harisha Negalaguli, Krishnakant Patel, Brahmananda R. Vempati
  • Patent number: 11082810
    Abstract: A group communication system for managing employees according to the present invention is characterized by including: a first two-way radio carried by employees; a second two-way radio carried by managers who manage the employees; and a third two-way radio carried by a supervisor who supervises the managers, wherein each of the first to third two-way radios is provided with a first PTT button and a second PTT button, transmits a voice packet including at least one unique code set to correspond to the first PTT button in a state in which the first PTT button is pressed, transmits a voice packet including a unique code set to correspond to the second PTT button in a state in which the second PTT button is pressed, and upon receiving a voice packet including at least one unique code set to correspond to a receiving group, processes and outputs the received voice packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Sang Rae Park
  • Patent number: 11038930
    Abstract: An embodiment provides a user equipment that includes a processor configured to receive a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) NOTIFY message transmitted by a network component as a result of a registration event. The SIP NOTIFY message contains at least a portion of information included in a first SIP message sent between a first user equipment and the network component. Another embodiment provides method and apparatus for a network node to determine whether filter criteria include one or more indicators that specify the need for information, and including in a second SIP message the information specified by the one or more indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Allen, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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