Talk Group Forming (e.g., Dynamic Regrouping, Talk Group Assignment) Patents (Class 455/519)
  • Patent number: 10887451
    Abstract: A method and system provide a backup push-to-talk (PTT) function for a transmitter in a stuck microphone condition. The method determines whether a stuck microphone condition exists in the transmitter, and if the stuck microphone condition exists, the method alerts a user that the stuck microphone condition exists. The method then enables a backup PTT interface for the transmitter such that a backup PTT button is available to the user to activate the backup PTT function. The method alerts the user when the backup PTT function is activated, and sends a message to a receiver after the backup PTT button is engaged by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Vivek Kumar Pandey, Supriya Mallick, Saravanakumar Gurusamy
  • Patent number: 10880696
    Abstract: A terminal participates in a group call based on a Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT) service. The terminal includes a baseband processor and an application processor. In some embodiments, the baseband processor receives an MCPTT service-related message from outside and determines whether to transmit the MCPTT service-related message to the application processor. The baseband processor may make the determination based on the MCPTT service-related message or based on an operation state of the application processor. As a result of the determining, some embodiments include performing, by at least one of the baseband processor and the application processor, MCPTT service-related operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO.. LTD.
    Inventors: Min-suk Ko, Jun-hyuk Ko, Jae-sang Lim, Jin-su Jeong, Bo-ra Hyun
  • Patent number: 10868779
    Abstract: In a device including a processor and a memory, the memory includes executable instructions causing the processor to control the device to perform functions of displaying, via a GUI of a first communication application, content of a first communication session associated with a first communication application; detecting an activity related to a second communication session associated with a second communication application; displaying, as a part of the GUI of the first communication application, an indication of the detected activity and a first control element that, when activated, causes a user of the device to join the second communication session; receiving a first user input to activate the first control element; responsive to the received first user input, causing the user of the device to join and participate, via the GUI of the first communication application, the second communication session concurrently with the first communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Casey James Baker
  • Patent number: 10841913
    Abstract: A method for determining a Guard Period (GP), including: after a terminal side accesses a cell, receiving, by the terminal side, at least one of the following information sent by a network side: a duration of an uplink service, a duration of a downlink service or a time length of a GP; determining, by the terminal side, a duration for sending the uplink service and a duration for receiving the downlink service according to the information; and sending, by the terminal side, the uplink service according to the duration of the uplink service, or receiving the downlink service according to the duration of the downlink service. A corresponding terminal and a corresponding non-transitory storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: China Mobile Communications Corporation, China Mobile Communication Ltd., Research Institute
    Inventors: Lijie Hu, Liang Xia, Lu Han
  • Patent number: 10841900
    Abstract: There is provided a method for use in a user equipment when the user equipment is in idle mode or any other low activity state, and when the user equipment bandwidth is smaller than the cell transmission bandwidth. The method comprises the steps of determining a paging position of the user equipment in the frequency domain; receiving, from the network, paging information within the user equipment reception bandwidth; and changing, if indicated by the network, the paging position of the user equipment within the cell transmission bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: IDTP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Robert Baldemair, Magnus Stattin
  • Patent number: 10820169
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems are presented for social networking applications using autonomous mobile agents. Communication links are established based on geographic proximity and distance described as a domain in which resident agents are detected and identified. The communication links thus established allow platform independent communication along communication channels that are dynamically derived. Incorporation of computer machines and feature data sets (including attractiveness data) permit agent classification and inter-agent notification of classification results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AUTONOMOUS AGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Ronnau
  • Patent number: 10820164
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a management unit, a receiver, and a display controller. The management unit is configured to manage association information in which a user and a group to which the user belongs are associated with each other. The receiver is configured to receive a change of the association information. The display controller configured to control group change information to be displayed to the user. The group change information indicate contents of a group change that the receiver estimates in response to receipt of the association information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10813077
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment of a wireless communications network is configured when data is to be transmitted to a communications device, to transmit a control message providing an indication that the infrastructure equipment intends to transmit a paging message to the communications device, and providing an indication of communications resources of a shared channel on which the paging message is to be transmitted. The paging message includes an indication that the communications device should establish a connection with the infrastructure equipment to receive the data from the infrastructure equipment. The communications device is one of a group of communications devices, configured to receive the control message, sub-divided into sub-groups of communications devices. The control message can include an indication of one of the sub-groups which should receive the paging message to be transmitted in the communications resources of the shared channel identified by the control message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10779237
    Abstract: A technique is described for assigning a location-finder role to a mobile computing device (a “location-finder device”) within a spatially-clustered group of mobile computing devices. The location-finder device determines its location based on signals received from one or more external sources (such as a GPS system), to provide location data. The location-finder device then transmits a signal to other members of the group of mobile computing devices using a local communication channel (such as a BLUETOOTH communication channel). That signal conveys the location data. Each of the other members of the group uses the location data to define its position, in lieu of independently determining its own location from the external source(s). By virtue of this behavior, the other members can reduce their consumption of power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Manaolana Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10764724
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for implementing member resource processing, the method comprising: a virtual sub-resource of a pre-created group resource triggers, according to a forwarding request of an initiator, a local common services entity (CSE) to send an acquisition request for acquiring member resource attribute information to one or more member resources, the initiator being a remote CSE or an application entity (AE); and the local CSE sends an update request for forwarding the acquired member resource attribute information to one or more target member resources, so as to update the one or more target member resources. The present disclosure, simplifies a process of forwarding information between member resources, saves signaling overhead, avoids the problem of possible network congestion caused by occupation of network resources, and improves real time performance of the forwarding of the information between the member resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 10764859
    Abstract: Example method includes: determining, by a network device, a plurality of client devices' locations within a wireless network; assigning the plurality of client devices into a number of clusters; calculating an original cluster centroid location for each cluster of client devices; calculating an average distance between each client device in a particular cluster and the original cluster centroid location for the particular cluster; iteratively adjusting the number of clusters and assignment of the plurality of client devices to determine the number of clusters associated with a low number of cluster and a low average distance from each client device in a respective cluster to a respective cluster centroid location; and assigning a subset of access points in the wireless network to a high priority, each AP in the subset having the closest distance to the respective cluster centroid location corresponding to the determined number of clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Gaurav Patwardhan, Sachin Ganu
  • Patent number: 10735593
    Abstract: A communication system comprises a transmitter and a group of recipients. The transmitter is configured to transmit a message and/or a command to the group of recipients. The system is configured to analyze sensor data assigned to each recipient of the group of recipients. The system is further configured to automatically select one recipient of the group of recipients based on the sensor data analyzed. The selected recipient is configured to automatically respond to the transmitted message and/or command. The system is further configured to automatically rank all recipients of the group. Moreover, other communication systems are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Karl Dinsing, Hanspeter Burger, Markus Eiber, Thomas Richter, Phillipp Specht, Matthias Haubs
  • Patent number: 10715663
    Abstract: As “call centers” continue to be replaced with omnichannel contact centers, managing a plurality of simultaneous media channels becomes more important. Contacting a customer on one channel and, at the customer or agent's request, initiating a second channel that delays the interaction will having limited acceptance and, in some jurisdictions, may be illegal. By nailing-up an agent half-communication with a number of channels, agents maintain a perpetual connection comprising an agent half-communication to a server, such as one serving as a media anchor point, share point, etc. The customer half-connection is established to a server and the agent, already connected, is joined. As a result, the customer experiences a greatly reduced delay between the time they answer and being greeted by an agent, regardless of the media type or types utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Neil O'Connor, Amit Mishra, Joel Ezell
  • Patent number: 10667094
    Abstract: A device, system and method for determining a prioritized list of communication groups is provided. A computing device monitors current call statistics of a plurality of communication groups, the communication device assigned to the plurality of communication groups. The computing device, based on a comparison of the current call statistics with historical call statistics of the plurality of communication groups, generates a prioritized list of the plurality of communication groups. The computing device transmits, to the communication device, the prioritized list. The communication device may render the list for selection of a communication group, and/or automatically change to a highest priority communication group of the prioritized list, and/or when bandwidth of a current site is unavailable to communicate on the highest priority communication group, roam to a site with available bandwidth to change to a highest priority communication group in the prioritized list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yunhai Yang, Daniel J. McDonald, David R. Mills
  • Patent number: 10631137
    Abstract: A system, etc. that can facilitate sharing of information when a predetermined condition is satisfied is provided. A client (2) includes: an input device (21) that detects an input mode of an own user; a communication device (23) that carries out communication; and a client control device (20) that determines whether or not a first condition set in advance is satisfied and, if the first condition is determined to be satisfied, causes the input device (21) to function as an input interface for sending predetermined first information, which is associated with a predetermined input mode, via the communication device (23) by the predetermined input mode having a smaller number of times of input or a smaller information quantity to be input with respect to the input device (21) than a case in which the first condition is determined to be not satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Hamano, Masahiro Washizu
  • Patent number: 10616150
    Abstract: Techniques for indication of communication across applications are described. According to various implementations, a graphical user interface (GUI) for a first application is presented. The GUI for the first application, for instance, enables a first user to communicate with a second user via the first application. An indication of communication between the first user and the second user via a second application is presented within the GUI for the first application. In at least one implementation, the first application and the second application enable communication via different respective modalities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Faulkner, Casey James Baker
  • Patent number: 10595160
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to permit groups of recreational vehicle riders and others the ability to quickly create and join groups without prior knowledge of the contact information of everyone in the group. In one embodiment, groups are joinable based on the proximity information of the prospective member and the current group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Gray I. Rentz, Adam C. Koosmann, Nathan A. Good, Jacob H. Larson, Rebecca C. Deitz, David J. Koenig
  • Patent number: 10595326
    Abstract: A method of downlink control information (DCI) transmission is proposed to enhance DCI transmission efficiency over physical layer signaling in cellular mobile communication networks. A serving base station uses a higher layer signaling, e.g., radio resource control (RRC) signaling message to configure a plurality of user equipments (UEs) to monitor UE-group DCI. When the UE is configured to monitor UE-group DCI, the UE monitors both unicast DCI and UE-group DCI in each corresponding scheduling time unit, e.g., a subframe in LTE. The candidate positions of the unicast DCI and the UE-group DCI can be orthogonal, partially overlapping, or fully overlapping with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Pei-Kai Liao, Yi-Ju Liao
  • Patent number: 10588172
    Abstract: A mobile device in a dual carrier communication system communicates with a network via first and second carriers by receiving data in the first cell via one of the first and second carriers on one carrier frequency, whilst receiving system information and/or downlink data from a second cell via the other of the first and second carriers on another carrier frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Simon Paul Davis, Kenneth Isaacs
  • Patent number: 10477018
    Abstract: As “call centers” continue to be replaced with omnichannel contact centers, managing a plurality of simultaneous media channels becomes more important. Contacting a customer on one channel and, at the customer or agent's request, initiating a second channel that delays the interaction will having limited acceptance and, in some jurisdictions, may be illegal. By nailing-up an agent half-communication with a number of channels, agents maintain a perpetual connection comprising an agent half-communication to a server, such as one serving as a media anchor point, share point, etc. The customer half-connection is established to a server and the agent, already connected, is joined. As a result, the customer experiences a greatly reduced delay between the time they answer and being greeted by an agent, regardless of the media type or types utilized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Neil O'Connor, Amit Mishra, Joel Ezell
  • Patent number: 10362453
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method capable of, when a user simultaneously selects several PTT channels even in an apparatus not supporting a display, identifying the several PTT channels using alarm sounds for the PTT channels to transmit voices and distinguishing through which PTT channel a received voice is received, and a PTT terminal supporting the same. The present disclosure provides a push-to-talk (PTT) communication method, comprising: a step of connecting multiple PTT channels for communications between terminals; a step of storing history information representing received time of voice data through the multiple PTT channels; a step of selecting a PTT channel on the basis of the history information with respect to the multiple PTT channels, if an input of a PTT button is sensed; and a step of transmitting voice data to the selected PTT channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jong-Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10362620
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a wireless communication circuit section which intermittently executes connection with another electronic device by wireless communication, a sensor section which outputs sensor data related to the movement of the electronic device, and a control section. When the electronic device is making a periodic movement, the control section acquires the cycle of the periodic movement of the electronic device based on the sensor data, and causes the wireless communication circuit section to set connection timing for connecting the electronic device with the another electronic device by the wireless communication to periodic timing based on the cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Junichi Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10348691
    Abstract: A method is provided for sharing user data from a mobile source device with a host device in a safe and secure manner, with the intention to play the file or share the contents, using an intermediate connector pad, to ensure only the requested data type is transmitted while ensuring that the data integrity, quality, and connectivity are not compromised. The method includes all types and formats of digital data across the connector pad such as audio, video, voice, document, image, etc. file formats played through the source device are transmitted to the host device through the connector pad, and capable of connecting and handling both streaming type and non-streaming types of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Abhishek Adhikari
  • Patent number: 10257039
    Abstract: A router configured to receive and distribute data comprises a capability parameter receiver configured to receive capability parameters from at least two devices that are connected to the router. Moreover, the router includes a device configurator configured to select and/or configure at least one of the devices under consideration of the capability parameters. Furthermore, the router includes a payload receiver to receive data from at least one of the devices, and a payload distributor to distribute data to at least one of the devices. Moreover, the invention concerns a corresponding method for receiving and distributing data. Moreover, a vehicle with a router according to the invention is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Thomas Ganslmeier, Frank Oldewurtel
  • Patent number: 10129712
    Abstract: A floor control method and apparatus are disclosed. In an embodiment a floor control method includes receiving, by a server over Long Term Evolution network, a first message sent by user equipment (UE), wherein the first message comprises a parameter indicating that an event type is a floor request, generating, by the server, a second message according to a floor control policy and the first message, wherein the second message comprises a parameter indicating that an event type is floor granted and sending, by the server, the second message to the UE, wherein the second message is used to instruct the UE to notify a user of the UE that a floor is granted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Dong, Shaofeng Liu, Haiyue Li, Xiaobin Yang
  • Patent number: 10103916
    Abstract: The present specification relates to a method/apparatus for extending and transmitting a reference signal, and to a method and apparatus for transmitting a cyclic shift (hereinafter, referred to as CS) parameter. In generating the extended reference signal, the CS is determined as a function for both a basic CS parameter and an extended CS parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC
    Inventors: Sungjun Yoon, Kitae Kim
  • Patent number: 10091708
    Abstract: Disclosed is a processing method for processing a received message coming from a first device and sent to a second device managed by a multimedia IP core network, the method being for implementation by a processor entity when the received message is a message for discovering the capabilities and the status of the second device. In some embodiments, the processing method comprises obtaining an identifier of the first device from a field in the received discovery message and acting as a function of said identifier to select a response mode for responding to the received discovery message, the mode being selected from a predefined set containing at least two response modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 10075991
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a state transition for Device to Device (D2D) communication are provided. The method includes determining whether D2D initiation is required, while a terminal is operating in a first or a second state defined by EPS (Enhanced Packet System) Mobility Management (EMM)-Deregistered and EPS Connection Management (ECM)-IDLE at a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) layer and Radio Resource Control (RRC)-IDLE. If the D2D initiation is required, the method includes transitioning to a third state defined by EMM-Registered and ECM/RRC-Connected and performing the D2D initiation through a mobile communication network. If a deactivation condition is satisfied or a D2D state update is completed in the third state, the method includes transitioning to a fourth state defined by EMM-Registered and ECM/RRC-IDLE, and if a state update or scheduling for D2D communication is required in the fourth state, the method includes transitioning to the third state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Kyu Kim, Young-Bin Chang, Seung-Hoon Park, Sang-Kyu Baek, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10009737
    Abstract: [Problem] To enable group communication with a high degree of freedom in a voice communication system in which a relay device and a terminal device are connected over a communication network. [Solution] A voice communication system comprises a terminal device and a relay device which transmit and receive a voice signal with each other over a network. The relay device has a group table. The terminal device transmits, to the relay device, specifying information specifying a group to which the terminal device belongs. When receiving the specifying information from the terminal device, the relay device registers the terminal device in the group table, so as to belong to the designated group. The terminal device transmits, to the relay device, a voice signal destined to the group to which the terminal device belongs. When receiving, from the terminal device, the voice signal destined to the belonging group, the relay device transfers the voice signal to another terminal device belonging to the specified group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Keishiro Uwamori, Hirotaka Sonobe
  • Patent number: 9986404
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for managing emergency communications providing data sharing amongst groups of devices, proxy calling by one communication device on behalf of another, and seamless data extraction from a communication device by first responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Reinhard Ekl
  • Patent number: 9912988
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate anticipatory conditioning of multimedia content for delivery to one or more devices. A multimedia device may track and record correlations between each of a plurality of devices, wherein the correlations are based on the order in which one or more devices request synchronization of a piece of content following a request by a first device for synchronization of the same piece of content. The multimedia device may update device correlations with each subsequent content synchronization request. When the multimedia device receives a synchronization request for a piece of content, the multimedia device may identify a device correlated with the requesting device and may initiate a conditioning of the piece of content for delivery to the correlated device without first receiving a request for synchronization of the piece of content from the correlated device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Krishna Prasad Panje, Sadeesh Kumar Karuppiah, Praveen Girish
  • Patent number: 9888506
    Abstract: Efficient D2D link integration can be achieved by allowing mobile devices to independently initiate D2D/connection-proxy discovery without re-broadcasting beacons originating from the wireless access point. A mobile station wanting to establish a D2D link may broadcast a search message to neighboring mobile stations, which may return offer messages specifying a connection quality and/or parameters of the candidate indirect connection. The requesting mobile station may then select one of the responding neighboring mobile stations through which to establish the indirect connection. Responding mobile stations may delay offer message transmission by a period that is proportional to a connection quality to reduce offer message redundancy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xu Li, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9888500
    Abstract: A wireless communication device may form a wireless network in which the wireless communication device operates as a master station, terminate a wireless connection with a target apparatus in a case where a wireless connection request is received from a specific external apparatus under a state of a number of slave apparatuses being equal to an upper limit number K, establish a wireless connection with the specific external apparatus, and perform a wireless communication of first target data with the specific external apparatus by using the wireless network. The wireless communication device may terminate the wireless connection with the specific external apparatus, and establish a wireless connection with the target apparatus via the first wireless communication interface, so as to cause the target apparatus to participate as the slave station in the wireless network again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Thanh Nguyenvan
  • Patent number: 9794080
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for establishing a chat group. The method performed by a server includes: obtaining an identifier of a user of a first client terminal, an identifier of a chat group to be established and a geographic position of the first terminal; beginning to establish a chat group; selecting at least one second client terminal from a predetermined geographic scope; and inviting a user of the at least one second client terminal to the chat group; receiving authentication information input by the user of the second client terminal from the second client terminal; determining whether the authentication information is correct; if the authentication information is correct, adding the user of the second client terminal into the chat group; and sending information of the second user to the first client terminal; finishing establishing the chat group when a preset finish condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Li, Remyylyang Ho, Yi Shan
  • Patent number: 9775111
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus for remotely controlling the power management of a mobile device are provided. The system, method, and apparatus may include a mobile terminal wirelessly connected to a sensor platform. The sensor platform may send a constant awake message to the mobile terminal that prevents the mobile terminal from entering a sleep mode until the sensor platform sends a release signal to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khosro Mohammad Rabii, Vijay Naicker Subramaniam, Shivakumar Balasubramanyam, Fawad Shaukat
  • Patent number: 9730026
    Abstract: Communication groups are formed based on mobile station location history. The process includes receiving, at a controller device, a group formation request from a requesting device, the request specifying a location and a time window, identifying one or more mobile stations determined to be within a threshold area relative to the location during the time window, and causing a communication group to be created including the identified one or more mobile stations. A further process includes a requesting device configured to identify a location and time window associated with an event, transmit a group formation request specifying the location and the time window and requesting formation of a communication group comprising mobile stations located within a threshold area relative to the location during the time window, and transmit using a communication group identifier provided to the requesting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mariusz R. Wawrowski, Pawel Jurzak, Wojciech Jan Kucharski, Robert Mrowiec, Michal Szychowski, Grzegorz Szyszka
  • Patent number: 9705996
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing location-based communication services, such as location-based chat sessions and location based-data feeds. Access to a chat session or data feed may be provided to a user of a mobile device when the current location of the mobile device is determined to be within a predetermined geographic region. In one implementation, the chat session or data feed relates to content provided by members of a group or social network. In other implementations, the content related to chat session or data feed is provided by members of the general public.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventor: Vincent Oh
  • Patent number: 9654939
    Abstract: A radio receives a call including a call include bitmask (CIB). The radio retrieves a call include list (CIL) that, for each bit position in the CIB, maps the bit position to one of a radio identifier, a talk group identifier, and a sub-CIL. The radio determines that one bit position in the CIB is set to a value indicating that a radio associated with a radio identifier mapped to the bit position in the CIB via the CIL or to a talk group identifier mapped to the bit position in the CIB via the CIL are to be included in the call. The radio matches its identifier to the radio identifier mapped to the bit position or matches a talk group to which it subscribes to the talk group identifier mapped to the at least one bit position and unmutes the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Quan-Wen Du, Yong Huang, Yu-Yang Zheng
  • Patent number: 9585152
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for enabling a configured demodulation reference signal to be transmitted from a User Equipment, UE, (202) when served by a base station (200) in a cellular network. The base station sends (2:3) at least one configuration parameter to the UE, which indicates a UE-specific base sequence and/or a UE-specific cyclic shift hopping pattern assigned (2:2) to the UE. The UE then uses the configuration parameters to generate (2:4) and transmit (2:5) the demodulation reference signal based on the UE-specific base sequence and UE-specific cyclic shift hopping pattern. Thereby, orthogonality can be achieved between the transmitted demodulation reference signal and any demodulation reference signals transmitted by other UEs, by using separate UE-specific base sequences and/or UE-specific cyclic shift hopping patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 9585176
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus determines an availability of a wireless wide area network (WWAN) subframe, and utilizes the WWAN subframe for peer-to-peer communication when the WWAN subframe is available. Accordingly, peer mobile terminals or devices may establish direct peer-to-peer links for communicating small amounts of information without affecting the quality of existing WWAN communications. In the wireless wide area network (WWAN) scenario, communication between mobile terminals is facilitated through uplink/downlink channels between the mobile terminals and a base station (i.e., WWAN link). Therefore, for various types of applications, an efficient means of communicating a small amount of information frequently is provided that does not require large amounts of signaling overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Junyi Li, Hua Wang, Shailesh Patil
  • Patent number: 9560099
    Abstract: Methods and systems of communication using a mobile device include detecting the voice of a user of the mobile device, and sending a request to a server for control of the floor in a group communication in response to the detected voice. Further methods of controlling floor access for a plurality of mobile devices include receiving voice commands of a user from the plurality of mobile devices, scheduling floor access for the mobile devices in response to the received voice commands, and sending messages to the mobile devices indicating the status of floor control in a group communication session. Further methods of group communication include detecting a motion of a mobile device corresponding to a user action, in response to the detected motion, initiating a half-duplex group communication application, and displaying visual feedback associated with the half-duplex group communication application on a display screen of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mark A. Lindner, Shobha M. Subbaramoo
  • Patent number: 9559895
    Abstract: A network may include a method that includes, for example, receiving a communication request responsive to a telephone number mapping query failure, where the communication request is initiated by an originating communication device requesting a communication session with a terminating communication device, foregoing initiating the communication session as a circuit-switched communication session responsive to determining that the originating communication device and the terminating communication device are enabled to use packet-switched communications, and instructing a second network node to initiate the communication session as a packet-switched communication session between the originating communication device and the terminating communication device responsive to the determination. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Armstrong Soo
  • Patent number: 9516686
    Abstract: Techniques for establishing and maintaining peer-to-peer (P2P) communication are described. In an aspect, P2P communication on an unlicensed spectrum may be established and maintained with network assistance. In one design, a user equipment (UE) may communicate with a wide area network (WAN) to establish P2P communication with at least one other UE on a first frequency band that is not licensed to the WAN. For example, the UE may receive an assignment of at least one frequency channel in the first frequency band for P2P communication. The UE may then communicate peer-to-peer with the other UE(s) on the at least one frequency channel. The UE may also communicate with the WAN to maintain P2P communication with the other UE(s), e.g., to switch to another frequency channel if necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Barbieri, Naga Bhushan, Ravi Palanki, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 9491594
    Abstract: The present document provides a method for managing a terminal group, including: a home subscriber information unit sending group information of a terminal group to a machine type communication interworking function (MTC IWF), and the MTC IWF storing the group information; after receiving request message of the terminal group sent by a server, the MTC IWF executing a terminal group process relevant to the request according to the group information. The present document further provides a system for managing a terminal group. The present document can realize managing a terminal group through an MTC IWF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Kun Yang
  • Patent number: 9451608
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resource configuration method, a resource deletion method and a device. The resource configuration method includes: receiving a group establishment request carrying a group identifier of a group to be established; acquiring, according to the group identifier of the group to be established, a base station list and a tracking area list of the group to be established; the base station list includes a base station in which a registered subscription user equipment of the group to be established locates at present, the tracking area list includes a tracking area in which the registered subscription user equipment of the group to be established locates at present; if the base station list is not empty, configuring, according to the base station list and the tracking area list, a resource for the group to be established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: CHENGDU TD TECH LTD.
    Inventors: Gang He, Chen Fan, Mingchun Li, Zhihong Zhou, Haijian Shi, Naihua Yuan, Hongmei Gao, Minghua Wei
  • Patent number: 9451418
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices enable group associations based on network determined location information. The various embodiments enable the ad-hoc creation of mobile device groups based on network determined locations. In an embodiment, a server may determine the location of a mobile device and based on the mobile device being located in a pairing zone may add the mobile device to a group. In an embodiment, the server may add the mobile device to the group following the occurrence of a trigger event, such as the mobile device pausing in a given pairing zone for a period of time. In an embodiment, the server may identify that mobile devices are located within a pairing zone and may add all the mobile devices in the pairing zone to the same group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Joseph, Peter S Marx, Eric P Bilange, Leyla S Celebi, Gaurav Lamba, Cormac S Conroy, Praveen Dua, Jayal M Mehta
  • Patent number: 9432810
    Abstract: An opt-in and time limited bi-directional real-time location sharing (OTLBLS) system and method that enable individual users of the disclosed system to communicate bi-directionally in real-time while also sharing certain information including, for example, locations, messages and metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: WHOOLEY, INC.
    Inventors: Tessa Husain, Christina Janczak
  • Patent number: 9420558
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and a method for providing mobility management and out-of-coverage indication in a hybrid system comprised of conventional LMR sites and trunking LMR sites. If a radio is located at a conventional site, the radio provides its location and user group data to the disclosed system through its traffic channel when the channel is idle. If the radio is located at a trunking site, the radio provides its location and user group data to the disclosed system through the trunking site's control channel. Knowledge of the radio's current location and user group data is used to provide dynamic call routing and data management within the disclosed system. The disclosed system and method provides seamless communication between a trunking site and a conventional site while concurrently enhancing the hybrid system to provide mobility management and out-of-coverage indication features typically associated with a stand-alone trunking system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: E.F. Johnson Company
    Inventors: Arindam Roy, Linda Trine, Marshall Jobe
  • Patent number: 9408241
    Abstract: A network may include a method that includes, for example, receiving a communication request responsive to a telephone number mapping query failure, where the communication request is initiated by an originating communication device requesting a communication session with a terminating communication device, foregoing initiating the communication session as a circuit-switched communication session responsive to determining that the originating communication device and the terminating communication device are enabled to use packet-switched communications, and instructing a second network node to initiate the communication session as a packet-switched communication session between the originating communication device and the terminating communication device responsive to the determination. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, LP
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Armstrong Soo
  • Patent number: 9401744
    Abstract: A user can initiate the transmission of data on a mobile device by making physical contact with another device. The physical contact can be any type of physical touch that is referred to as a “tap” or “tapping.” When a tap is detected by a device, the device may initiate near field communication (NFC) with the other tapping device. NFC may be used to communicate data between the two devices, or NFC may be used to exchange sufficient information to allow the devices to establish a communication channel via another communication link. In some embodiments, an NFC-enabled mobile device can be used to gather group data relating to users having mobile devices that are within NFC range of one another and which initiate the aggregation of group data by the tapping of three or more devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgiana Gormley, Winston Wang, Robert Buck, Valerie Goulart, Jeff Gough, Barb Brindle, Patrick Carney, Paulo Chow