Card Control Element Patents (Class 455/558)
  • Patent number: 10299151
    Abstract: Application modules (AMs) with multi-carrier subscriber identity modules (MSIMs) for diagnostic mode monitoring of signals within wireless distributed communications systems (WDCSs), including but not limited to distributed antenna systems (DASs). Related systems and methods are also disclosed. The MSIMs comprise circuitry configured to implement multiple SIM instances, each SIM instance containing carrier-specific data to enable the AM to register with a carrier to perform diagnostic mode monitoring of signals from the respective carrier. In one embodiment, AMs may be associated with components of a WDCS. By associating the AMs into components of a WDCS, live signals in the WDCS can be monitored and measured for monitoring the performance of components within the WDCS. The AMs may include one or more application level applications configured to receive and monitor signals in the WDCS, and to provide application-level information about such monitored signals to other components or systems, or technicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Igor Berlin, Aravind Chamarti
  • Patent number: 10271201
    Abstract: Provided is a network registration method and registration device for a terminal, and the terminal supports network standards of multiple operators. The network registration method includes: the identification code of a subscriber identity module is obtained after the subscriber identity module is installed on the terminal; the operator that the subscriber identity module belongs to is determined according to the identification code of the subscriber identity module; the subscriber identity module is led to register in the network of the operator that the subscriber identity module belongs to according to the operator that the subscriber identity module belongs to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 10264426
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, carrier-specific configuration of a user device may be facilitated based on pre-stored information for multiple carriers. In some embodiments, a user device may store information for limited access (that allows the user device to obtain carrier-specific parameters from carrier networks). During activation, the user device may select one of the carrier networks on which the user device is to be configured to operate. Responsive to the selection, the user device may provide, to a carrier-side computer system on the selected carrier network, a request for limited access to the selected carrier network for configuring the user device, wherein the request comprises the stored access information that allows the user device to obtain carrier-specific parameters via the selected carrier network. Responsive to the limited access being granted, the user device may obtain a configuration package from the carrier-side computer system comprising parameters for configuring the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APKUDO, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua Scott Matthews, Ben Leslie, Melissa Blanken
  • Patent number: 10206095
    Abstract: A method in a cellular communication network comprising the steps of: marking a SIM card as inactive when said SIM card has not been used for at least a quarantine duration, provisioning a recycler node by backing up managing parameters related to said inactive SIM card, in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Michel Anslot, Philippe Bouckaert, Jean-Rene Bouvier
  • Patent number: 10194313
    Abstract: Embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) profile provisioning between proximate devices is described. In at least one example, a first device can broadcast expression data to one or more other devices. Based on determining a presence of a second device within a particular region, the first device can send a request for a profile associated with an eSIM of the second device to the second device. The second device can provision the profile to the first device via a direct connection with the first device. Based on receiving the profile from the second device, the first device can associate the profile with its eSIM and can access at least one service based at least in part on the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Ming Shan Kwok, Gunjan Nimbavikar
  • Patent number: 10193587
    Abstract: A mobile phone and a communication method thereof are provided. The mobile phone includes a mobile phone body and mobile phone accessory, wherein the mobile phone body includes a first communication module, a mobile phone card information reading module, a data transmission control module and a basic communication module; and the mobile phone accessory include a mobile phone card, a storage module and a second communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jiakuan Li
  • Patent number: 10182339
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a SIM multiplexing device that provides a mechanism for multiplexing multiple SIM cards into a single SIM device. The SIM Mux device interfaces to the host device via the host device's standard SIM slot. The SIM Mux application resides on the SIM Mux logic device and communicates with the device over the SIM slot's SIM I/O line using standard ISO-7816 messages. The SIM Mux application allows a user to select the active SIM slot via a SIM application interface and directs the logic device which SIM socket to activate on the shared SIM I/O line, thus enabling the user to utilize any one of the populated SIM cards at one time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TIONESTA, LLC
    Inventors: David C Murray, James A Moryl
  • Patent number: 10178544
    Abstract: Methods for obtaining network services on a mobile communication device may include attaching the mobile communication device to a first network associated with a first subscription supported by a first profile stored on an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) on the mobile communication device, caching, in memory on the mobile communication device, the first profile corresponding to the first subscription, deactivating the first subscription of the eUICC on the mobile communication device without detaching from the first network, caching, in memory on the mobile communication device, a second profile stored on the eUICC corresponding to a second subscription, activating the first subscription of the eUICC, and monitoring for paging indicators directed to the second subscription utilizing the cached second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sridhar Bharadwaj, Phani Pradeep Kumar Kothapalli Venkata, VijayaKumar Reddy, Shruti Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10178223
    Abstract: Detecting a fraudulent subscriber identity module (SIM) swap may be performed by a mobile app executing on a mobile computing device. A network connectivity state is determined for the mobile computing device to a mobile telephony network provided by a mobile network operator. The mobile computing device is associated with a SIM which is associated with the mobile network operator. A signal strength is determined at the mobile computing device of the mobile telephony network provided by the mobile network operator. A likelihood is determined that a SIM swap has taken place involving the SIM based on the signal strength and the network connectivity state. In some embodiments, a probe request is transmitted to a remote server, requesting that the remote server programmatically call the telephone number associated with the SIM to confirm whether the SIM swap has taken place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Symantec Corporation
    Inventor: Venkadesan Marimuthu
  • Patent number: 10149150
    Abstract: Techniques to manage updates for eSIMs of a secondary wireless device are disclosed. Responsive to a user input, expiration of a timer, receipt of a message from an associated primary wireless device, processing circuitry of the secondary wireless device commands an eUICC to update an eSIM. A secure data connection is established between the eUICC and a network provisioning server, either directly from the secondary wireless device to a cellular wireless network or relayed indirectly via the primary wireless device. The eUICC and the network provisioning server exchange messages in accordance with a BIP process to update the eSIM. The eUICC provides a status to the processing circuitry indicating success or failure for the eSIM update. Upon success, a portion of the secondary wireless device may be placed in a reduced power state. Upon failure, the eSIM update process may repeat up to a maximum number of retries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chandiramohan Vasudevan, Rohan C. Malthankar, Prashant H. Vashi, Viswanath Nagarajan, Vikram Bhaskara Yerrabommanahalli, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Samuel J. Miller, Kannan Jeyakumar, Li Li
  • Patent number: 10142456
    Abstract: An operating method of user equipment configured to personalize use of service is provided. The user equipment includes a storage that stores personalization management information including pieces of personalization information and pieces of service operator information corresponding to each of the pieces of personalization information. The operating method includes accessing the storage to read the personalization management information and, from the personalization management information, detecting personalization information and service operator information matched to reference information registered in the user equipment, and determining whether a user is able to use the service, by using user information that is received from the outside and a result of the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taeung Yoon, Keon Yong Ma, SeongHoon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10136245
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus including a circuitry configured to initiate a reception of an information request that has been wirelessly transmitted from an information processing terminal, initiate, based on the information request, an obtaining of an information wirelessly from an external communication device, and initiate a wireless transmission of the obtained information to the information processing terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Sueyoshi, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Naoya Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10136323
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a security module of a mobile terminal, and a security module. The security module is developed to communicate over one of a plurality of mobile communication networks. The security module comprises different system configurations for different mobile communication networks of the plurality of mobile communication networks. The security module receives subscription data for logging into one mobile communication network of the plurality of mobile communication networks, analyzes the subscription data, and identifies the mobile communication network out of the plurality of mobile communication networks. Subsequently, the security module selects a system configuration in accordance with the mobile communication network, identified in the preceding step, of the plurality of mobile communication networks. The security module is operated with the selected system configuration in the identified mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Stocker, Monika Eckardt
  • Patent number: 10135906
    Abstract: Information regarding the status of an update to a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) being performed across a mobile wireless communication network is provided to a server involved in the update process and/or to a user of the mobile communication device having the UICC. The UICC update server sends an update trigger to the mobile communication device, and the UICC initiates establishment of a communication link to receive the update. The UICC further causes a baseband processor of the mobile communication device to send a proof-of-receipt of the update trigger by short message service (SMS) messaging back to the update server. Additionally or alternatively, the UICC causes the baseband processor to send a wakeup message to a mobile device application executing on the mobile device. The wakeup message includes status information relating to the UICC update which can be provided to a user of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Hojilla Uy, Mauricio Pati Caldeira de Andrada
  • Patent number: 10136457
    Abstract: A method for coupling a subscriber identity module in an electronic device and the electronic device thereof. The method includes sensing a request for changing from a currently coupled 1st SIM to a 2nd SIM among a plurality of SIMs. A 1st communication protocol between the 1st SIM and a short-range communication module is inactivated in response to the change request to release a 1st communication session with the 1st SIM. A 2nd communication protocol between the 2nd SIM and the short-range communication module is activated to couple a 2nd communication session with the 2nd SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeeyong Yoo, Hyung-Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10117165
    Abstract: Management of multiple subscriber identity modules is disclosed. An apparatus includes an interface to a set of subscriber identity modules of a wireless communication system; one or more processors, and one or more memories storing instructions, that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to: obtain data relating to the subscriber identity modules through the interface; obtain data relating to a mobile terminal; obtain at least one selection ground for the subscriber identity module; and select at least one optimal subscriber identity module for use by the mobile terminal on the basis of the data relating to the subscriber identity modules, the data relating to the mobile terminal, and the at least one selection ground for the subscriber identity module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: UROS TECHNOLOGY S.À R.L.
    Inventors: Jari Kokkonen, Marko Nousiainen, Ilkka Rahikainen, Tommi Uhari
  • Patent number: 10108924
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture to emulate a toy are disclosed. An example method includes identifying a toy to be emulated by a mobile communication device. A request to obtain toy-identifying data associated with the toy is transmitted to a remote storage. The toy-identifying data is received from the remote storage at the mobile communication device. The toy-identifying data is stored in a secure element of the mobile communication device. The toy-identifying data is transmitted, through a wireless radio of the mobile communication device, to a gaming console.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10098139
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device having a first radio connection and a second radio connection may also include a radio processing circuit configured to receive and process radio frequency signals and a baseband modem system including of one or more baseband modems, the baseband modem system configured to identify a missed subframe of the first radio connection, select a subframe from one or more additional subframes of the first radio connection during which to schedule radio activity of the second radio connection based on a probability metric for each of the one or more additional subframes, where the probability metric for each given subframe of the one or more additional subframes indicates a probability that the subframe contains a data block of the missed subframe, and perform the scheduled radio activity of the second radio connection during the selected subframe of the first radio connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Jakob Buthler
  • Patent number: 10084879
    Abstract: A system includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) application; a physical SIM driver configured to be coupled to a physical SIM card; a simulated SIM driver; a control switch that selectively couples the SIM application to the physical SIM driver or the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM application, when coupled to the physical SIM driver, is configured to read and write on the physical SIM card; and a SIM simulator in communication with the control switch and the simulated SIM driver, wherein the SIM simulator is configured to control the selective coupling of the control switch, and is configured to receive at least one request comprising an authentication request from the simulated SIM driver and transmit at least one response comprising an authentication response to the simulated SIM driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SIMO Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Wei Ren, Chao Wang, Xiaolei Qin
  • Patent number: 10075841
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and computer readable storage media are provided for implementing a trusted subscription management platform. An example server device is configured to transmit, to a trusted UI client of a mobile station, information regarding a set of virtual SIM cards associated with the mobile station, and receive, from the trusted UI client of the mobile station, a request to provision a particular virtual SIM card. The server device is further configured to initiate, by an SM-SR module and via a trusted baseband client of the mobile device, a secure proxy channel between the server device and a profile manager that hosts the particular virtual SIM card, and transmit, via the secure proxy channel and to the profile manager, an instruction regarding the particular virtual SIM card. Corresponding methods and computer readable storage media are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SIMLESS, INC.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10075891
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is equipped with multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs). The UE identifies a situation requiring selection of a cell to camp on for a first SIM configured to operate using a first mobile network of a first network operator. The UE checks whether the UE is in a coverage hole of the first mobile network. If the UE is not in a coverage hole, the UE camps the first SIM in a cell of the first mobile network. If the UE is in a coverage hole, the UE determines whether any other SIM is already camped on a cell with support for limited service. If there is such other SIM, the UE suspends selection of the cell for the first SIM. Otherwise, the UE camps the first SIM on any acceptable cell for limited service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Soumen Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 10057758
    Abstract: A combo communication terminal has a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal. A switch unit of the second communication terminal has a first end, a second end, a third end and a control end. The control end selectively couples the first end to the second end or to the third end according to a control signal. When a communication link between the first communication terminal and the second communication terminal has been established, a second processing unit of the second communication terminal generates and transmits a first control signal to the control end, such that a first processing unit of the first communication terminal is coupled to a first subscriber identity unit of the second communication terminal via the first port, so that the first communication terminal uses the first subscriber identity unit to perform tasks of communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: QISDA (SUZHOU) CO., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiu Hong Wu, Feng Chao Bai, Guo Dong Zhao, Wei Jin, Wan He Qiu
  • Patent number: 10028130
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods and devices for updating a cache memory in a telecommunications terminal suitable for co-operating with a subscriber identity module. Some implementations of the subscriber identity module may perform operations that include detecting a modification of an elementary file and generating update data associated with the modified elementary file. During a starting stage, the operations may further include receiving a start message from the terminal; receiving a request serving to identity an elementary file for processing; sending the update data associated with the elementary file for processing; and reading the elementary file in compliance with a read command from the terminal. The invention also provides corresponding methods and devices for the terminal, and the corresponding module and terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Alexis Michel, Aurelien Raboisson, Elder Dos Santos
  • Patent number: 10021561
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and a relevant apparatus for achieving localized roaming of a mobile terminal. In the present invention, the mobile terminal sends real SIM card information to apply for a virtual SIM card to obtain a corresponding mobile terminal number of a roaming region, and registers user information to activate the virtual SIM card to serve as a calling party or a called party, so as to set up a called communication connection of a real SIM card. The mobile terminal applies for a virtual SIM card from a communication network of a roaming country to obtain a corresponding mobile terminal number of the roaming region through allocation, so that the user does not need to purchase a new SIM card in the roaming region, thereby saving the charges for purchasing the SIM card, ensuring a convenient operation and satisfying the demand of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuqing Zhao, Guangzhu Zeng, Meixin Lin
  • Patent number: 10021634
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for switching SIM card of a communication terminal and a computer storage medium. The method comprises: identifying a called number of a missed call or identifying an addressee number of an unread message; when callback is initiated, detecting a number of a current SIM card, and if the number is not the called number, switching to a SIM card of the called number, or when message replying is initiated, detecting the number of the current SIM card, and if the number is not the addressee number, switching to a SIM card of the addressee number, and calling back via the switched SIM card or replying to the message via the switched SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NUBIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Liu
  • Patent number: 10003962
    Abstract: A method and a terminal device for keeping a subscriber identity module card in a standby state, where the method for keeping a subscriber identity module card in a standby state includes receiving, by a terminal device, an enabling request, where the enabling request is used for requesting simultaneous standby of a first subscriber identity module card and a second subscriber identity module card; invoking a third-party invocation interface provided by an operating system of the terminal device; performing interaction with a subscriber identity module card control module, so as to complete a network access process of the first subscriber identity module card on the basis of a data file of the first subscriber identity module card; and keeping the first subscriber identity module card and the second subscriber identity module card in a standby state at the same time according to the enabling request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhidong Bai, Chunxi Zhu, Chenghui Peng, Yuqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 9998915
    Abstract: A method includes displaying, at a display device of a wireless communication device, an option to store a copy of first subscriber identity module (SIM) card information in response to detection of a SIM card in a SIM card slot of the wireless communication device. The method includes, in response to a selection of the first option, storing the copy of the first SIM card information to a storage device of the wireless communication device. The method includes, after storage of the copy, sending a notification to the display device, the notification indicating that the SIM card can be removed from the SIM card slot. The method also includes sending a second option to the display device, the second option associated with setting a parameter value. The parameter value corresponds to a type of service associated with data delivery using the first SIM card information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Myranda Johnson, Victor Mancheno
  • Patent number: 9998913
    Abstract: In a management method and a management server for using a plurality of SIM cards, a large number of users can start use easily. First, an MVNO 230A that has obtained one or more SIM cards logs in to a management screen provided by an MVNE 210 in association with a user ID of the MVNO 230A. From the standpoint of the MVNE 210, it is determined whether a user ID of a user who has accessed a management screen of a management server of the MVNE 210 is under MVNO contract (S301). When the user ID is under MVNO contract, an identification number given to each SIM card and a passcode for authentication given as needed are received as registration information (S302).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SORACOM, INC.
    Inventor: Ken Tamagawa
  • Patent number: 9992678
    Abstract: A method and device for network/card locking of a mobile terminal, a terminal, a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card and a storage medium are provided. The method for card locking of a mobile terminal includes that: encrypted data sent by a mobile terminal is received; it is authenticated, according to the encrypted data, whether the mobile terminal can initialize a SIM card, and an authentication result is obtained; and the authentication result indicating whether the mobile terminal can initialize the SIM card is returned to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Haixiang Miao, Ke Yang, Wei Li
  • Patent number: 9985674
    Abstract: A SIM card connector includes a base, signal spring, a detection apparatus, and a controller. The detection apparatus includes a fixed contact and a detection spring. An action of a SIM card can be detected by means of separation or union between the fixed contact and the detection spring. A trigger part of the detection spring can press against a surface of the SIM card to move a movable end of the detection spring. A power supply of the signal spring can be cut off before the SIM card is separated from the signal spring, and the power supply of the signal spring can be switched on after the SIM card presses against the signal spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaolong Wang, Weibin Lai
  • Patent number: 9980128
    Abstract: The present invention relates to modifying rights to a security domain for a smartcard, and more specifically, to a server for managing modification of rights to a security domain, a smartcard for modifying the rights to the security domain, a terminal which is loaded with the smartcard, and to a method for modifying the rights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guk Hur, Jin Hyoung Lee, Yeu Min Min Yoon
  • Patent number: 9980214
    Abstract: A SIM selection method of a wireless communication device connectable to a first SIM associated with a first subscription in relation to a first wireless communication system and a second SIM associated with a second subscription in relation to a second wireless communication system. The method comprises obtaining current values of first second and third parameters. The first parameters are applicable in relation to the first SIM and in relation to the second SIM, and comprise a geographical location of the wireless communication device. The second and third parameters obtained for the first SIM are applicable in relation to the first SIM only and the second and third parameters obtained for the second SIM are applicable in relation to the second SIM only. The current values of the third parameters are based on values of the third parameters associated with the geographical location and uploaded to a server by a plurality of other wireless communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventor: Andreas Anyuru
  • Patent number: 9967851
    Abstract: A method at a user equipment including a mobile equipment and a smartcard, the method receiving from a remote server a plurality of subscriber identities and a roaming policy; storing the plurality of subscriber identities and roaming policy on the smartcard; selecting, based on the roaming policy, a subscriber identity; and attaching to a network based on the selected subscriber identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Cormier, Maiyuran Wijayanathan, Joseph Tu Long Deu-Ngoc, Trevor Plestid
  • Patent number: 9965298
    Abstract: (EN) The invention relates to a portable electronic device (SC, TK) comprising electric input means (VCC, GND, ANT) for receiving electric power from an external power supply. The portable electronic device (SC, TK) comprises an application, the application being set to be triggered when power is supplied to said electric input means (VCC, GND, ANT), and to not communicate with entities external to the portable electronic device (SC, TK), or to only notify such entities of an event. The application is further set to configure the portable electronic device (SC, TK), and to be successfully executable at most once. The invention also relate to a manufacturing equipment (M) for configuring a portable electronic device (SC, TK) and to a method for configuring a portable electronic device (SC, TK).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Gemalto SA
    Inventors: Michel Thill, Joseph Leibenguth, Olivier Joffray
  • Patent number: 9953256
    Abstract: A subscriber identity module card for wireless devices, having a top surface, a bottom surface, a first cut-out space, a first material layer arranged on the bottom surface, a second memory card secured within said first cut-out space, said second memory card having said first material layer arranged on a bottom surface of said second memory card and having a second cut-out space, and a third memory card secured within said second cut-out space, said third memory card having a second material layer arranged on a bottom surface of said third memory card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TRACFONE WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Theodore Vagelos
  • Patent number: 9948523
    Abstract: An information display method for displaying diverse communication protocol information in order is provided. The communication protocol information display method of a mobile device includes discovering devices connectable through diverse communication protocols, displaying information on the discovered devices, displaying symbols of communication protocols supported by the discovered devices respectively, and displaying image objects associated with applications or functions for use in interoperation with the discovered devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungjoon Won, Daesung Kim, Jinyong Kim, Joah Choi, Huichul Yang, Yun Jegal
  • Patent number: 9949128
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of personalizing a security element cooperating with an apparatus. This personalization includes downloading data, which is related to a subscription to a network of a mobile radiotelephony operator, in the security element. The method further includes: (i) connecting the apparatus to a card reader; (ii) reading from the card operator data corresponding to at least one subscription to a network of a mobile radiotelephony operator; (iii) transmitting the operator data from the reader to an operator network; (iv) transmitting from the operator network to a subscription manager a request for transferring data related to the subscription to the mobile radiotelephony operator network; and (v) transmitting, from the manager to the security element, the data related to the subscription to the mobile radiotelephony operator network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Edmond Tuilier, Jean-Rémi Quiriconi
  • Patent number: 9930614
    Abstract: A mobile device may retrieve information about a network prior to associating with the network. For example, the information may be related to a public land mobile network (“PLMN”) and compatibility with Extensible Authentication Protocols (“EAPs”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro
  • Patent number: 9911267
    Abstract: Some embodiments are associated with receiving, by a vending machine, a request from a customer to initiate a communication session, establishing a first communication link between the vending machine and a device associated with the customer, and establishing a second communication link between the vending machine and a remote network device, such that a communication session is established between the device associated with the customer and the remote network device. Some embodiments are associated with receiving, by a vending machine, an indication of a selection of a product sold by the vending machine, receiving, from a customer, payment for the selected product, dispensing the product to the customer, the product comprising an indication of a communication session activation code, receiving, by the vending machine, an indication of the communication session activation code, and establishing a communication session between a device associated with the customer and a remote network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Inventor Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Paul D. Signorelli, Sih Y. Lee, Paul T. Breitenbach, Daniel E. Tedesco, Dean P. Alderucci
  • Patent number: 9913078
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a first apparatus information acquiring unit acquiring apparatus information of an electronic apparatus, an output request unit sending an output request to the information processing apparatus by using the apparatus information, a memory unit storing a storing destination of the electronic data output by the electronic apparatus and identification information of the electronic apparatus while associating these upon receipt of the output request, an acquisition request processing unit sending to a second terminal apparatus the electronic data based on the storing destination stored in the memory unit in association with the identification information in a case where an acquisition request is received, a second apparatus information acquiring unit acquiring the apparatus information, and an acquisition request unit sending the acquisition request for the electronic data to the information processing apparatus and acquires the electronic data based on the apparatus info
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyohsuke Kaminushi
  • Patent number: 9913212
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for multi-SIM user equipment (UE) devices to perform data operations with a packet data network of a carrier associated with a first SIM of the UE. An indication of a requested data operation with the packet data network of the carrier associated with the first SIM of the UE may be received. The UE may be operating in a dual SIM mode in which the packet data network of the carrier associated with the first SIM of the UE is unavailable. It may be determined if one or more conditions for performing the requested data operation are present and if a data path to perform the requested data operation is available. The requested data operation may be performed if the one or more conditions for performing the requested data operation are present and if a data path to perform the requested data operation is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harshit Chuttani, Chandiramohan Vasudevan, Matthew S. Klahn, Rajesh Ambati, Arun G. Mathias, Vikram Yerrabommanahalli
  • Patent number: 9888367
    Abstract: A mobile terminal supporting a voice messaging method includes a microphone for capturing sound waves and converting the sound waves into an audio signal, a storage unit for storing the audio signal, an audio data generation unit for generating audio data packets with the audio signal, a packet data communication network interface unit for providing a packet data communication network, and a control unit for controlling the microphone, audio storage unit, audio data generation unit, and packet data communication network interface unit to capture the audio signal and transmit the audio signal as audio data packets in response to audio message transmission request entered during a mobile messenger service session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Eun Ju Kim
  • Patent number: 9872168
    Abstract: First, an MVNO 230A that has obtained one or more SIM cards logs in to a management screen provided by an MVNE 210 in association with a user ID of the MVNO 230A. From the standpoint of the MVNE 210, it is determined whether a user ID of a user who has accessed a management screen of a management server of the MVNE 210 is under MVNO contract (S301). When the user ID is under MVNO contract, an identification number given to each SIM card and a passcode for authentication given as needed are received as registration information (S302). If the management server of the MVNE 210 can receive necessary registration information, each SIM card of which an identification number is specified by the registration information is associated with the user ID as an SIM card used by the MVNO 230A (S303).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SORACOM, INC.
    Inventor: Ken Tamagawa
  • Patent number: 9872239
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems are disclosed for allocating the Radio Frequency (RF) resources of a multi-Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) device among multiple installed SIMS to receive their respective paging signals. In one embodiment, a method comprises generating a paging pattern of the first SIM, detecting a first collision between Radio Frequency (RF) resource allocations to the first SIM and the second SIM for receiving the paging signal, wherein RF resources are not allocated to the first SIM in the collision, and allocating the RF resources to the first SIM or the second SIM based on the generated paging pattern of the first SIM after the first collision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jun-Kyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 9866686
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided, which includes a removable SIM, a secure memory configured to store at least one profile, a processor configured to select at least one of the removable SIM and the secure memory, to be used for packet data transmission and reception, in response to an occurrence of a data service change event, and a communication interface configured to perform network registration through the selected at least one of the removable SIM and the secure memory and to transmit and receive packet data through the registered network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Tae Sun Yeoum, Hyong Jin Ban, Sang Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 9860842
    Abstract: A method for processing data, a terminal, a subscriber identity module card and a system are disclosed. The method includes: when a terminal is in a dormant state, keeping providing a working power supply for a subscriber identity module card and a specified electronic device within the terminal, so that the subscriber identity module card and the specified electronic device keep in a working state; the subscriber identity module card collecting working data of the specified electronic device and then storing the working data; and when the terminal quits from the dormant state, the terminal extracting the working data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xipeng Li, Jun Li
  • Patent number: 9848077
    Abstract: A method is provided including: sensing that a reader is located within a preset distance from an electronic device; determining a Service Identification Module (SIM) from a plurality of SIMS that are available in the electronic device; and communicating with the reader using information stored in the SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eun-Hee Choi
  • Patent number: 9838875
    Abstract: According to the present invention, a mobile terminal device includes: an operation input section which accepts operations; a memory section which previously stores a list of states of the mobile terminal device during use as locking conditions to determine a state at the time of limiting an operation of the mobile terminal device; a state determining section which generates state information in accordance with a state of the mobile terminal device; and a function limiting section which determines whether the state information meets the locking conditions, and switches the mobile terminal device to a locked state to limit an operation of the operation input section, when the state information is determined to meet the locking conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenta Yumoto, Osamu Tokita, Hiroaki Miura, Takafumi Onishi, Masaomi Tomizawa, Osamu Nonaka
  • Patent number: 9832634
    Abstract: A method for providing a multi number service using a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) comprises the steps of: according to a command received from the outside of a UICC, selecting any one subscriber identification information set among a plurality of subscriber identification information sets stored in a memory allocated to a subscriber identification information set managing application; and activating the selected subscriber identification information set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: KONA I CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung Il Cho, Sung Hwan Kim, Young Min Son, Chang Yong Choi
  • Patent number: 9826652
    Abstract: A case for use with a portable electronic device includes a shell, an internal electrical connector, and first and second external electrical connectors. The internal electrical connector is accessible at the interior surface of the shell and adapted for electrically interfacing to a port of the portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is inserted into the shell. The first external electrical connector is accessible at the exterior surface of the shell and adapted for conducting first electrical signals from the inserted portable electronic device through the internal electrical connector and through the first external electrical connector to a first external electrical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventor: Todd C. Adelmann