Card Control Element Patents (Class 455/558)
  • Patent number: 11418958
    Abstract: A subscriber identity module (SIM). The SIM comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory storing a configuration file, a wireless identity, a wireless access key, and a remote update agent stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor, the remote update agent determines that the SIM is communicatively coupled to a wireless communication network via a radio transceiver of a communication device with which the SIM is associated, in response to determining that the SIM is communicatively coupled to the wireless communication network, sends a provide local information (PLI) command to the mobile communication device to acquire network measurement results (NMR) based on the configuration file, transmits NMR data via the radio transceiver using a bearer independent protocol (BIP), receives SIM update information via the radio transceiver, and stores the SIM update information in the configuration file in the non-transitory memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Maksym Siryy, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 11419030
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling a frequency priority based on a service in a wireless communication system is provided. The wireless device camps on a serving cell operated on a first frequency. The wireless device receives, from the serving cell, a paging including an information related to a service. The wireless device prioritizes or de-prioritizes the first frequency based on the information. The wireless device performs cell reselection based on a priority of the first frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 11410781
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for managing a manufacturing environment, comprising: providing an Internet of Things (IoT) hub, the IoT hub coordinating communication between a mobile device and a product fabrication system; communicating between the mobile device and the product fabrication system via a secure internal network of the manufacturing environment; maintaining a master version of an application on the IoT hub; and, updating a mobile version of an application on the mobile device using the master version of the application maintained on the IoT hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: William Silva, Fabricio M. Takaki
  • Patent number: 11399267
    Abstract: An aviation-related communication network includes a plurality of base stations configured to communicate with in-flight aircraft, a plurality of aviation-related communication network radios disposed on selected aircraft where the aviation-related communication network radios are configured to communicate with base stations of the aviation-related communication network via aviation-related communication network communication links using a first communication standard, and a first wireless access point on each of the selected aircraft to define a first wireless local area network on each of the selected aircraft. At least some of the selected aircraft include a second wireless local area network that defines a priority access network. Devices of the priority access network may be provided with priority access to bandwidth supplied by the aviation-related communication network relative to devices of the first wireless local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC
    Inventor: Jason Natwick
  • Patent number: 11388584
    Abstract: A user device may provide, to a network, a first request to attach to the network and a second request for management and administrative services associated with the network. The user device may receive a first response indicating whether the first request is granted. The user device may receive, when the first response indicates that the first request is granted, a second response indicating whether the second request is granted. The user device may provide to the network, when the second response indicates that the second is granted, a third request for an activation status of the user device and may receive, from the network, a third response indicating the activation status. The user device may update, based on the third response, an activation flag indicating the activation status and may provide, for display, a message indicating the activation status of the user device based on the activation flag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhengfang Chen, Erdogan Topcu, Musa Kazim Guven, Andrew E. Youtz
  • Patent number: 11381957
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments that include accessing a group of user controlled mobile equipment access point names in response to the device detecting a user controlled mobile equipment access point name elementary file (EF_UMEAPN) stored in a memory of a universal integrated circuit card (UICC). An operator stores access point name information and the access point name information comprises the EF_UMEAPN. Further embodiments include configuring the device according to the group of user controlled mobile equipment access point names. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Robert Osterwise, Jerry Jun, Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 11375367
    Abstract: A device may obtain, from a remote SIM provisioning (RSP) platform associated with a wireless network, a subscription identifier for a target device to be onboarded onto the wireless network. The device may generate a derived set of credentials for the target device based on an existing set of credentials in a SIM profile associated with the device. The device may generate a derived SIM profile that includes the subscription identifier obtained from the RSP platform and the derived set of credentials, and the device may cause the derived SIM profile to be provisioned onto an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) of the target device. Accordingly, the derived SIM profile may enable the target device to use the derived set of credentials to obtain authenticated access to the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhengfang Chen, Taussif Khan, Manuel Enrique Caceres, Warren Hojilla Uy
  • Patent number: 11375363
    Abstract: A network terminal, e.g., a smartphone, can retrieve, from a datastore, a cryptographically-signed configuration record including a device identifier of the terminal. The terminal can transmit a request message comprising the configuration record and the device identifier. A network device can verify authenticity of the device identifier and a match between the identifier in the record and the identifier in the message. In response to confirmation of the request by a policy engine, the network device can determine a reply message comprising a cryptographically-signed second configuration record that includes a second device identifier. The terminal can verify that the signature is valid and that the second device identifier matches the device identifier. In response, the terminal can modify data in the datastore according to the second configuration record. The configuration record can lock or unlock the terminal, or determine permitted services or network peers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Poornima Magadevan, Jeffrey Song, Mathew George, Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Cristian Asandului, Thomas P. Lucht, Shelby Seward, Phani Ramisetty, Yasmin Karimli
  • Patent number: 11361300
    Abstract: A mobile wallet computing system associated with a mobile wallet database includes a mobile wallet circuit structured to present a mobile wallet interface a mobile wallet user. The mobile wallet interface includes a first portion that includes a graphical depiction of a user payment vehicle associated with a financial institution, the first portion including a first interaction point that enables the user to initiate a sequence to engage in a mobile wallet transaction using the mobile wallet. The interface also includes a second portion that includes a second interaction point and a third interaction point, the second interaction point enabling the user to access a functionality enabling the user to indicate a transaction preference for a transaction with an entity other than the mobile wallet provider or financial institution, the third interaction point enabling the user to indicate a preference to initiate communications with the financial institution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Ashish B. Kurani, Braden More
  • Patent number: 11356842
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) includes first and second subscriber identity modules (SIMs), possibly subscribed to different carriers. When the first SIM is in a connected state and the second SIM is in an idle state, the UE may need to periodically tune away a radio from a first frequency used for communication under the first SIM to a second frequency used for idle mode activity under the second SIM. The UE may provide to the network of the first SIM the second SIMs traffic activity pattern and/or serving frequency so that the network may provide coordinated configuration and/or scheduling for the UE device, e.g., in order to make the action of tuning away (and tuning back) the radio more efficient and/or to decrease the network impact of such radio tune aways (e.g., to decrease wasted uplink scheduling and wasted downlink transmissions for the first SIM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Srirang A. Lovlekar, Sethuraman Gurumoorthy, Murtaza A. Shikari, Srinivasan Nimmala, Sree Ram Kodali, Fangli Xu, Haijing Hu, Yuqin Chen, Dawei Zhang, Longda Xing, Zhiwei Wang, Yaoqi Yan, Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Huarui Liang
  • Patent number: 11340879
    Abstract: Representative embodiments enable a software application to access wireless services provided by a mobile network operator (MNO). According to some embodiments, a method can be implemented at a mobile device, and include (1) receiving, from a software application management entity, an installation package that includes: (i) first information for installing a software application, and (ii) second information for an electronic Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) to be utilized by the software application to access the wireless services provided by the MNO, (2) utilizing the first information to install the software application on the mobile device, and (3) in response to receiving a request to launch the software application, causing the software application to execute on the mobile device, where: (i) the software application utilizes the eSIM to access wireless services provided by the MNO, and (ii) the wireless services are restricted in accordance with parameters associated with the eSIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Ståle H. Bjørdal, Benjamin J. Livesay, Neal M. Flanagan
  • Patent number: 11336321
    Abstract: A transmitter/receiver device include an antenna, a voltage source, a radio frequency receiver connected to the antenna and powered by the voltage source, a radio frequency transmitter connected to the antenna and powered by the voltage source, and a switch coupled to the antenna, the receiver and the transmitter and configured to couple/decouple the antenna from the transmitter or from the receiver. The antenna is shared between the transmitter and the receiver. The receiver includes a radio frequency stage that includes an amplifier device having an input coupled to the antenna. The amplifier device includes an amplifier switch configured to connect or disconnect the amplifier device from the voltage source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: STMicroelectronics SA, STMicroelectronics (Grenoble 2) SAS
    Inventors: Benoit Butaye, Thierry Lapergue
  • Patent number: 11330098
    Abstract: A system and method of verifying a caller identification utilizing a server that communicates with a computing device capable of monitoring communication networks for specific communications from an enterprise voice network. The server can push a spoof prevention contact list to user devices. Additionally, the server can receive notifications from the computing device in response to user inputs that allow match analysis to occur with the information in the received notifications. When a match is found, the server can send a notification to a user device to modify a contact name in the spoof prevention list stored in the user device. After a specified time, the contact name can be altered back to the original state. As an example, the contact name in the spoof prevention list may start out as “unverified call,” and be changed temporarily to “verified call” upon receipt of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sevis Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Fletcher Perry Hamilton, Krishna Kanth Korlepara, Muhammad Shaiq, Ronald Christopher Gomez
  • Patent number: 11297502
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure provide techniques for communicating in a wireless communication system. In particular, a user equipment (UE) may receiving a security command message from a base station comprising an indication of an integrity protection algorithm and an indication of an encryption algorithm. The first security command message may trigger a radio resource control (RRC) traffic signaling protection procedure between the UE and the base station. The UE transmits a security command complete message to the base station. The security command complete message may trigger a packet data unit (PDU) session establishment procedure to establish a PDU session between the UE and the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ahmad Shawky Muhanna, Xin Zeng
  • Patent number: 11277736
    Abstract: A method and a wireless communication device for providing communication service to devices connected to the wireless communication device. By establishing a starter wireless carrier connection using a starter SIM from a plurality of local SIMs, the wireless communication device establishes one or more logical data connections with one or more SIM banks. Remote-SIMs are selected from the one or more SIM banks and used to establish further wireless carrier connections to allow communication service to be provided to the devices over wireless carrier connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Man Kit Kwan, Uzair Ahmed Chughtai, Ka Ho Ho
  • Patent number: 11272352
    Abstract: An electronic device is disclosed. In addition, various embodiments recognized through the specification are possible. The electronic device includes a communication module, a processor operatively connected with the communication module, and a memory operatively connected with the processor. The memory includes instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the processor to receive information associated with a SIM of another electronic device from the other electronic device via the communication module, receive a user input requesting a voice call for a first SIM of the other electronic device, and transmit a message requesting a voice call for a second SIM of the other electronic device to an IMS server via the communication module based on the information associated with the SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Woojun Choi
  • Patent number: 11270275
    Abstract: A system and method for combining at least two similarly managed credit accounts into a single ONE card account is described. The system identifies a given cardholder having a plurality of similarly managed credit accounts. Generates a single ONE card account for the given cardholder. Incorporates the plurality of similarly managed credit accounts into the single ONE card account. Manages any future transactions for each of the plurality of similarly managed credit accounts via the single ONE card account. Provides, to the given cardholder, a single ONE card account statement, the single ONE card account statement containing information previously provided separately by each of the plurality of similarly managed credit accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Comenity LLC
    Inventors: Chris Anderson, Jess Lawrence, Manoj Ram Tammina
  • Patent number: 11259173
    Abstract: Disclosed is an electronic device. The electronic device may comprise: at least one processor, an eUICC including a plurality of profiles; an RF circuit and a GPS circuit, for communicating with a network by using an activated first profile among the plurality of profiles; and a memory for storing a profile list database including information on the plurality of profiles. The at least one processor may implement a management module for managing the plurality of profiles, and the management module may deactivate the first profile and activate a second profile on the basis of location information acquired by the RF circuit or the GPS circuit. In addition, various embodiments understood through the specification are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Sung Oh Kim, Jeong Don Kang, Sang Soo Lee, Sang Hwi Lee
  • Patent number: 11259230
    Abstract: A method of switching between mobile networks comprises the steps of: receiving, by a server, a mobile network switching request from the communication terminal input by a user; outputting, by the server, a list of mobile networks where the communication terminal is currently located to the user in response to receiving the mobile network switching request from the communication terminal; acquiring, by the communication terminal, a switched-to mobile network selected by the user from the list of mobile networks; allocating, by the server, a SIM card corresponding to the switched-to mobile network to the communication terminal; and switching, by the communication terminal, a switched-from mobile network to the switched-to mobile network by means of the SIM card. The problems in the prior art of being unable to freely change a virtual subscriber identity model card and switch a corresponding mobile network are effectively solved, thereby improving the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHENZHEN UCLOUDLINK NEW TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Zhanlin Ma, Shu He
  • Patent number: 11258471
    Abstract: An integrative software radio embodies a single multi-radio device including functionalities that are a superset of a plurality of individual discrete radio devices includes a radio frequency transmitter that integrates transmission capabilities of a plurality of discrete transmitters such that the radio frequency transmitter is configured to generate a first amalgamated waveform that is a combination of individual waveforms, each individual waveform corresponding to the transmission capabilities of its respective one of the plurality of discrete transmitters, wherein the transmission capabilities each of the plurality of discrete transmitters comprise operating characteristics different from one or more of the other discrete transmitters, wherein a waveform of a discrete transmitter comprises an adjustable electromagnetic wavefront and a proprietary waveform generation component; and a mission module communicatively coupled to the plurality of discrete transmitters and configured to alter the wavefront of at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: PHYSICAL OPTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pedram Boghrat, Thomas C. Forrester, Tomasz Jannson, Andrew Kostrzewski, Robert Anthony Kunc, Anthony Shangchi Lai, Kang S. Lee, John Matthews, Ranjit Dinkar Pradhan, Robert Everett Stephens
  • Patent number: 11232427
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for processing payment transactions that are conducted using a mobile payment device that includes a contactless element, such as an integrated circuit chip. The invention enables one or more of the operations of activation of a payment application, transfer of transaction data, updating of account records, setting or re-setting of a payment application counter or register, or transfer or processing of a script, command, or instruction, with these functions being performed with minimal impact on a consumer. This is accomplished by introducing a pre-tap and/or two-tap operation prior to, or as part of, the transaction flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Christian Aabye, Hao Ngo, David William Wilson
  • Patent number: 11227310
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, transmitting a signal during a media presentation, wherein the signal is transmitted prior to an advertising timeslot during the media presentation, receiving a first indication that the signal is detected by a user device, and receiving a second indication of a status of the user device, wherein the status coincides with when the user device detects the signal. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Benzaia, Bernard S. Ku, Lakshminarashimhan Naidu
  • Patent number: 11202202
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an IoT control switch and method based on fingerprint identification permission control, comprising performing user identity and permission verification through fingerprint identification, implementing a MAC layer connectionless communication mechanism between a wire-free fingerprint Wi-Fi IoT switch and a standard Wi-Fi IoT device, and carrying control information for controlling the Wi-Fi IoT device by a privately defined control information element in a unicast packet or broadcast packet without requiring a MAC layer connection; the invention requires little modification, is cost effective to implement, and the data type, manner of acknowledgement, manner of encryption, and different fingerprint security control modes may be freely combined with each other, thereby providing wide applicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rui Zhan, Liwei Jiang, Shi Chen
  • Patent number: 11184473
    Abstract: A method of a mobile device including a display unit having a panel to display a screen includes a first unlocking process and a second unlocking process to unlock the mobile device to a normal mode of the mobile device. The first unlocking process includes a password input, and the second unlocking process includes sensing a motion, sensing a signal from a user in response to the sensed motion, determining an authorized user from the sensed signal, and unlocking the mobile device according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Seungman Kim
  • Patent number: 11177902
    Abstract: A physical layer based technique secures wireless communication between a transmitter and receiver. The technique involves obfuscating the preamble data of the baseband signal through unique keys that are generated at the transmitter and the receiver based on channel characteristics known only to them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: James J. Chacko, Kapil R. Dandekar, Marko Jacovic, Kyle Joseph Juretus, Nagarajan Kandasamy, Cem Sahin, Ioannis Savidis
  • Patent number: 11172351
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, an electronic device may include a subscriber identification module (SIM) tray allowing at least one SIM card to be loaded in a row, a SIM detector detecting the at least one SIM card, and a processor operatively connected to the SIM detector. The processor may be configured to detect, through the SIM detector, an insertion of the SIM tray in which the at least one SIM card is loaded, to determine whether the insertion of the SIM tray is completed within a predetermined time, and to perform a SIM reset operation corresponding to the at least one SIM card in response to the completed insertion of the SIM tray. Other embodiments are possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaehong Kim
  • Patent number: 11172349
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for efficiently operating of USIM FIDs and SFIs under USIM ADF. In one novel aspect, the UICC of the mobile equipment comprises one or more generation dedicated files (DFs), and one or more generation-dedicated elementary files (EFs) are stored in each corresponding generation DF. In one embodiment, at least one of the generation-dedicated EFs is assigned an SFI. In another embodiment, each generation-dedicated EFs is assigned an SFI. In yet another embodiment, all generation-dedicated EFs for one generation are stored in corresponding generation DF. In one embodiment, at least one of the 5GS EFs is associated with at least one of: 5GS 3GPP location information, 5GS non-3GPP location information, 5GS 3GPP Access NAS Security Context, non-5GS 3GPP Access NAS Security Context, and 5G authentication keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Yi Lun Yang, Marko Niemi
  • Patent number: 11166151
    Abstract: Electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIM) can be more susceptible to hackers and more vulnerable than physical subscriber identity modules. The current disclosure discusses systems and methods to facilitate eSIM security by utilizing a management software application (MSA) hosted on a mobile device. This MSA can cross-reference eSIM registration data with mobile device signature data to determine if the correct user identity is associated with mobile device prior to an eSIM being issued to the mobile device. Additionally, various degrees of data flagging can be utilized to allow an end user to properly address an indication of mobile device vulnerability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Joseph Soryal
  • Patent number: 11151338
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of managing a smart card configured for securing a transaction with an external device via a card reader, the method including the following steps: incrementing at least one command counter of commands received by the smart card during a transaction; and depending on the current value of the at least one counter and a command profile, implementation of a smart card management command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Francis Chamberot, Arezki Rezzeli
  • Patent number: 11153746
    Abstract: A method and a terminal device for keeping a subscriber identity module card in a standby state, including receiving an enabling request to enable dual standby of a first subscriber identity module (SIM) card and a second SIM card in the terminal device, wherein the first SIM card is software-implemented, and wherein the second SIM card is hardware-implemented, accessing a first network for the first SIM card by invoking a third-party interface of an operating system of the terminal and using a data file associated with the first SIM card, and implementing a dual standby of the first SIM card and the second SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhidong Bai, Chunxi Zhu, Chenghui Peng, Yuqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 11153755
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for managing security of a communication setup. The communication setup may be associated with an identification module that stores identification information used in a communications network. Security related data stored in the identification module may be updated based on an event that relates to hardware configuration of the communication setup, and security functions in the communication setup may be controlled based on the security related data. Controlling the security functions may comprise restricting access setup applications in the identification module by other components of the communication setup, limiting right of one or more applications executed in the communication setup, and/or determining authentication requirements for an application run by the identification module. The communication setup may comprise a workstation and a mobile terminal with the identification module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Renato Cantini, Paul Aebi
  • Patent number: 11147177
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a terminal control substrate includes a base plate mounted on a terminal device, a first module fixed to the base plate, an external connection terminal fixed to the base plate and to which a component including a second module being a substitute for the first module is attachable, a controller configured to perform control in the terminal device by using the first module or the second module, and a switching unit configured to switch a connection destination of the controller to any one of the first module and the external connection terminal to which the second module is attached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Hideaki Arai
  • Patent number: 11146924
    Abstract: A call record synchronization method includes detecting, by a first terminal, an input operation for requesting to display a call record. The method further includes, after the first terminal detects the input operation, displaying, by the first terminal, a merged call record, where the merged call record is a call record obtained after merging of a call record of the first terminal and a call record of a second terminal. The merged call record includes a device identifier of the first terminal and/or a device identifier of the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Li, Feng Li, Chenjian Zhao, Shaolong Wang, Wen Liu, Chunlai Feng, Xiaolin Li, Xutao Gao, Wenhua Li
  • Patent number: 11147110
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first wireless communication circuit that provides a first radio access technology (RAT) associated with a long term evolution (LTE), a second wireless communication circuit that provides a second RAT associated with a new radio (NR), a subscriber identification module, a communication processor, and a memory. The electronic device obtains access technology identifier (ATI) information associated with one public land mobile network (PLMN) from the subscriber identification module and performs frequency scanning by using the first wireless communication circuit, when the ATI information indicates a next generation radio access network (NG-RAN) associated with the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soomin Lee, Junsuk Kim, Jihwan Kim, Kyunghoon Lee, Chungwan Hong, Hyejeong Kim, Sangho Lee
  • Patent number: 11134471
    Abstract: A mobile communication device including a single Radio Frequency (RF) device is provided for coordinating operations of receiving cell broadcast messages using different subscriber numbers camped on the same cell. The mobile communication device is characterized in that one subscriber number is prioritized at a time for receiving all the blocks of a CBS message or a schedule message, allowing at least one subscriber number to receive a complete CBS message or a complete schedule message. In addition, the mobile communication device is characterized in that the schedule information received for one subscriber number is shared between the operations associated with other subscriber numbers, allowing the CBS messages for all subscriber numbers to be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ravitej Ballakur, Umesh Bysani
  • Patent number: 11132694
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for authenticating a mobile device for use in a secure transaction. A user having a master device authenticated for use in a secure transaction system, such as an electronic payment system, identifies a secondary device to be enabled for use in processing a secure transaction. The secondary device connects to a companion device and shares information associated with the secondary device and companion device with a transaction processing server, which returns authentication information associated with both devices. When the user initiates a secure transaction, the secondary device identifies whether the third device is in proximity. The secure transaction is processed only if the second and third devices are in communication and authenticated during the transaction. If the secondary device is lost or stolen, the device may be disabled until reauthenticated through the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Richard Mercille
  • Patent number: 11121414
    Abstract: A battery assembly comprises a battery and a battery monitor. The battery has a cover, a post terminal, and a battery near field communication (“NFC”) device. The battery NFC device is disposed within the cover adjacent the post terminal. The battery monitor is removably attachable to the post terminal and has a monitor NFC device communicating with the battery NFC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: East Penn Manufacturing Co.
    Inventor: Stephen W. Moore
  • Patent number: 11109205
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method and an apparatus for switching an in-vehicle service by using an external SIM card. The apparatus is a TBox provided with an external SIM card slot, and when the TBox detects that a valid external SIM card is inserted into the external SIM card slot, the TBox switches to a network to which the external SIM card belongs. By disposing the external SIM card slot, user demands for diversified in-vehicle services can be met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wenwei Zhao
  • Patent number: 11107047
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device capable of operating a plurality of execution environments including a first execution environment and a second execution environment is provided. The method includes generating a first authentication value, using a first application executed in the first execution environment, transmitting the first authentication value from the first application through the second execution environment to a second application executed in the first execution environment, transmitting, based on reception of the first authentication value, a second authentication value and a result of authentication of the user from the second application to the first application through the second execution environment, and performing, when the second authentication value corresponds to the first authentication value, payment based on the result of the authentication, using the first application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kibong Kim, Sang-Hee Kim, Inho Kim, Seon Sook Lee, Myung-Hwa Jun
  • Patent number: 11096021
    Abstract: Registration information indicating that a wholesale BSS has activated eSIM profiles for corresponding telecommunication devices in corresponding vehicles is received, the registration information including a corresponding key associated with each vehicle. Following a consumer BSS receiving an activation request for activating a new line of telecommunication service for a telecommunication device of a vehicle, in which the activation request includes the key, and the consumer BSS assigning a virtual identifier from a virtual identifier pool to the telecommunication device in response to the activation request, a registration request is received from the consumer BSS that includes a key associated with the vehicle. The key is matched to an eSIM-associated identifier of an eSIM profile. The eSIM-associated identifier is then sent to the wholesale BSS to request that the wholesale BSS enable a new access point name (APN) of the new line of telecommunication service for the telecommunication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Babak Namiranian
  • Patent number: 11087304
    Abstract: Systems and methods for device authentication are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method for authenticating a device includes, at a financial institution comprising an acquirer portion, a payment network portion, and an issuer portion: (1) the acquirer portion receiving, from the merchant, a least one mobile device credential and a payment credential that were received electronically from a mobile payment application executed by a mobile electronic device in conjunction with a transaction, the acquirer portion further receiving transaction data for the transaction from the merchant; (2) the issuer portion receiving, via the payment network portion, the mobile device credentials, the payment credentials, and transaction data from the acquirer portion; and (3) at least one computer processor at the issuer portion identifying and authenticating the customer based on the mobile device credentials and the payment credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.
    Inventors: Ayman Hammad, Simon Clarke
  • Patent number: 11076283
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving, by a sink device and from a source device, identity information corresponding to a subscriber information module (SIM) of the source device via a connection between the sink device and the source device; registering, at the sink device, a remote SIM with the identity information corresponding to the SIM of the source device; and communicating, by an application of the sink device and using the remote SIM, with an external device via a cellular radio transceiver of the source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vasudeva Nori, Syed Rizvi, Joseph Pirozzo, Haris Ramic, Amit Mahajan
  • Patent number: 11070543
    Abstract: A method of installing an application on a device configured with a plurality of personas is disclosed. The method includes receiving an indication to engage a first persona of the plurality of personas. The method further includes causing an indication of the first persona to be displayed. The method further includes receiving via an interface associated with the first persona, an indication to install a first application. The method further includes causing the first application to be installed. The method further includes causing the installed first application to be associated with the first persona.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: AirWatch, LLC
    Inventors: William DeWeese, Jonathan Blake Brannon, Erich Stuntebeck
  • Patent number: 11050867
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a housing in which electrical components such as a display and other components are mounted. Adjustable decoration may be formed on the electronic device. The adjustable decoration may serve as trim for the housing or a component mounted on the housing, may include a logo, or may be used to form other visual elements. The adjustable decoration may have an appearance that is electrically adjustable by control circuitry in the electronic device. The control circuitry may measure sensor data using sensors, may gather user input from input-output devices, and may gather other information with input-output devices to detect events. When an event is detected such as an incoming communication, a calendar reminder, user input, activation of an electrical component such as a camera, or other event, the control circuitry can adjust the appearance of the adjustable decoration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Wilson, Marta M. Giachino, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 11051160
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for configuring a “SIM-less” System-on-Chip (S2oC) with integrated reprogrammable cellular network connectivity. Digitally issued Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards may be digitally issued by a remote server and downloaded and managed by the S2oC. A virtual SIM card container may be packaged in the S2oC and hosts an identity manager used by a plurality of applications residing in the multi-core processor of the S2oC. A virtual modem with a custom communication protocol allows the multi-core processor applications to exchange data with the virtual SIM card container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Simless, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 11044783
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may identify that it is a multi-subscriber identity module (SIM) device that supports communications with at least a first subscription corresponding to a first SIM and a second subscription corresponding to a second SIM, where the communications are transmitted or received via a single transceiver of the UE. Accordingly, the UE may simultaneously perform packet-based voice traffic using the first subscription and data communications using the second subscription, where the data communications occur during one or more durations of time in which the packet-based voice traffic is absent. For example, the UE may transmit or receive messages using the first subscription and then transmit or receive messages using the second subscription by tuning the single transceiver away from the communications for the first subscription when the packet-based voice traffic is absent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anindya Majumder, Shivang Vyas, Premshankar Umasankar, Ravi Balasubramanian, Ammar Kitabi
  • Patent number: 11032713
    Abstract: Provided is methods and device for providing a communication service. The method according to an embodiment includes generating a logical channel for communication between an electronic component included in a terminal and a local profile assistant (LPA) that is another electronic component in the terminal, generating a secure channel between the electronic component and the LPA when a secure area of the electronic device is selected by the LPA, and receiving profile data for providing the communication service from the LPA through the generated secure channel. An electronic device includes a processor configured to generate a logical channel for communication between one electronic component included in a terminal and a LPA that is another electronic component in the terminal, generate a secure channel between the electronic component and the LPA when a secure area of the electronic device is selected by the LPA, and receive profile data from the LPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Kangjin Yoon, Sangsoo Lee, Sanghwi Lee, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 11032704
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe authentication of a user equipment (UE) in a network. It can be determined, by the UE, to access a discovered network for wireless communications, and based on a service provider associated with the discovered network, to use a modified universal subscriber identity module (USIM) subscription stored in the UE for authentication with the discovered network. The UE can obtain a subscriber identifier for authenticating on the discovered network via the authentication, where the subscriber identifier is generated based at least in part on a service provider identifier associated with the service provider and a modified mobile subscriber identity associated with the service provider. The UE can send the subscriber identifier to a node of the discovered network for the authentication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Joseph, Anand Palanigounder, Michele Berionne, Philip Hawkes, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 11026081
    Abstract: An eSIM management platform may receive service feature information on multiple remote SIM provisioning (RSP) platforms that are designated by a mobile network operator (MNO) to distribute embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) profiles for a partner MNO of the MNO. The eSIM management platform may evaluate multiple RSP platforms based on one or more service features of each RSP platform to select one or more RSP platforms of the multiple RSP platforms for population into a list of preferred RSP platforms for the geographical area. The eSIM management profile may send the list of preferred RSP platforms to a user device to configure the user device to use an eSIM profile provided by an RSP platform of the one or more RSP platforms. The user device may use the eSIM profile to obtain telecommunication services from the partner MNO while the user device is in a geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Tanmay Roy, Cristian Asandului, Kyeong Hun An, Phani Ramisetty, Mathew George, Ryan King
  • Patent number: 11003797
    Abstract: A method and a system for subscription management in a security element for a mobile end device, wherein one subscription profile is associated with one subscription. For a subscription profile, an access to functionalities of the security element is subscription-profile-specifically restricted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Nils Nitsch, Michael Schnellinger