Card Control Element Patents (Class 455/558)
  • Patent number: 10674352
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for dynamic file system management of an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) in response to changes for electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) on the eUICC are disclosed herein. Hardware specific file information, e.g., hardware-based eUICC parameters, which may apply to multiple eSIMs and/or multiple Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), is included in a default eUICC file system. MNO specific information, e.g., MNO-specified parameters, is included in eSIMs. Customized eUICC level files are created, stored, modified and/or replaced based on a combination of default eUICC files and MNO specific information extracted from an eSIM at installation and/or in response to a change of state of the eSIM, such as when enabling, disabling, or updating the eSIM on the eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Xiangying Yang
  • Patent number: 10671994
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile terminal having an offline trade notification function and a notification method that is implemented using the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal having an offline trade notification function comprises: a storage module for storing an offline trade application described below; a wireless communication module having a field inductor that is used for detecting surrounding radio frequency signals and for generating a control signal; a processing module which generates an interruption event when it receives the control signal; an application module which can read trade data of the offline trade application according to the notification from the processing module, calculate trade data variation of the offline trade application, and inform an input/output module described below of the trade data variation; and the input/output module for informing the user of the event of data variation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA UNIONPAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sishuang Wan, Zhijun Lu, Shuo He, Yawei Yin, Guobao Liu
  • Patent number: 10671407
    Abstract: Suspending and resuming a card runtime environment for a card computing device are disclosed. A card computing device obtains a suspension request. The suspension request includes a proposed value for a minimum suspension interval and/or a proposed value for a maximum suspension interval. The suspension request is accepted or rejected, by the card computing device, based on the proposed value for the minimum suspension interval and/or the proposed value for the maximum suspension interval. The card computing device may negotiate a different value for the maximum suspension interval. Additionally, a card computing device obtains a resumption request. The resumption request includes a resume token. The card computing device determines whether the resume token in the resumption request is valid. The card computing device determines whether the suspension interval is valid. The card computing device resumes the state that was associated with the card computing device at the time of suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastian Jürgen Hans, Vlad Victor Petrovici, Andrei Gabriel Serban
  • Patent number: 10642335
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device may include an attention detection service. The attention detection service may monitor various peripheral devices in the device for indications that a user is paying attention to the device. Various clients may register for notification of attention detection and attention lost (attention no longer detected) events, or may poll the service for the events. If a user is not paying attention to the device, it may be possible to take various actions to permit reduced energy consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Biron, Ronnie G. Misra, Christopher K. Thomas, Weijie Zhang, Roberto G. Yepez, Anthony J. Guetta, Kelsey Y. Ho, Paul W. Chinn, Myra Haggerty, Curtis Rothert, Peter D. Anton, Jonathan E. Drummond, Andrew B. Cato
  • Patent number: 10637671
    Abstract: A subscriber identification system for identifying a subscriber in a communications network includes: a first circuit module in which at least a subscriber ID is stored, wherein the first circuit module comprises a first communications interface configured to receive a request signal for the subscriber ID and to transmit the subscriber ID in response to receiving the request signal; and a second circuit module in which at least a cryptographic key is stored, wherein the second circuit module comprises a second communications interface configured to receive an input parameter, wherein the second circuit module is configured to link the input parameter with the cryptographic key to obtain an output parameter, and wherein the second communications interface is configured to transmit the output parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Stefan Kaliner
  • Patent number: 10631160
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for virtualizing a reprogrammable universal integrated circuit chip (UICC) in a connected device's operating system. In one embodiment, an integrated cellular modem in the connected device is configured to use a simple protocol to communicate with the reprogrammable UICC. The protocol may be implemented in a way that allows cellular modem vendors to easily support such functionality and allow original equipment manufacturers to upgrade connected devices already deployed in the field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Simless, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10616728
    Abstract: A wireless connecting method is disclosed. The wireless connecting method includes the following operations: executing an application of an electronic device by the electronic device; establishing a BLUETOOTH connection between the electronic device and a backup device by the backup device; and keeping the application alive at a background of the electronic device through the BLUETOOTH connection by the backup device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: I/O INTERCONNECT, LTD.
    Inventors: Gary Kung, Ping-Shun Zeung
  • Patent number: 10616868
    Abstract: The present specification provides a method for connecting an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS)-based service in a terminal. The method for connecting the IMS-based service, includes the steps of: setting a cause value denoting signaling or due to the IMS in an establishment cause field, when a session initiation protocol (SIP)-based message is required to be transmitted on a user plane for connecting the IMS-based service; transmitting a service request message of a non-access stratum (NAS) layer including service type (field) denoting signaling or due to a base station; and transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) connection request message including the set establishment cause field to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Kim, Taehyeon Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Youngdae Lee, Hyunsook Kim
  • Patent number: 10609193
    Abstract: A mechanism for releasing a SIM card locked into an electronic device by a spring-loaded mechanical restraint (4, 5) includes a SIM card holder comprising a rectangular frame (1), a SMA wire actuator (10) mounted on said frame (1) so as to deform it upon activation in order to release said mechanical restraint (4, 5), and springs (8) for the ejection of the SIM card holder upon release of the mechanical restraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ACTUATOR SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Markus Köpfer
  • Patent number: 10602342
    Abstract: The methods, systems, and computer readable media discussed herein are directed to updating data in a subscriber identity module (SIM) of a user equipment (UE), and more specifically, to enabling the UE, such as a narrow-band (NB) Internet of things (IoT) device, to update data and application(s) in the SIM without using short messaging system (SMS) messages. The UE, upon powering on, may execute an applet installed on the SIM card, and poll the MNO to determine whether data to be downloaded is available. Upon determining that the data to be downloaded is available, the UE may schedule downloading of the data, automatically download the data via an over-the-air (OTA) protocol according to the schedule, and update the SIM with the downloaded data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hogan Shin, Kyeong Hun An, Phani Ramisetty
  • Patent number: 10599309
    Abstract: A system includes (i) a configuration service executing on a computer processor and configured to select, based on a user attribute of a user, a configurable user interface, and select, based on the user attribute of the user, a configurable workflow, (ii) a contribution management system that generates a statistical measure of a plurality of users by tracking the plurality of users using the plurality of configurable user interfaces and the plurality of configurable workflows to perform a task according to a geographical region of the user, and verifies the configurable user interfaces and the configurable workflows based on the statistical measure, and (iii) a computer server configured to perform a task by at least receiving, via the configurable user interface, a user input, and executing, based on user input and according to the configurable workflow, multiple functional engines of the software solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventors: Yogish Pai, Steve George Goyette, Robert Bruce Macmartin, Bharath Kadaba, Narayana Hari, Jayanth Saimani, Anshu Verma, Anil Sharma, Kiran Aswath, Merrin Kurian
  • Patent number: 10595193
    Abstract: Described are methods and systems for provisioning a subscriber profile in a secure module, such as a SIM card. The methods and systems may perform operations that may include receiving a request for provisioning a subscriber profile accompanied by parameters of a mobile terminal associated with the subscriber profile, and configuring the terminal when notification is received of the profile being activated, the notification coming from the secure module. Variations of the systems and methods are applicable to terminals including a secure module for hosting a subscriber profile to a mobile communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Guillaume Larignon, Arnaud Danree
  • Patent number: 10592906
    Abstract: A system for performing electronic transaction includes: a payment terminal including a human interface module, a first processor, and an internal bus for connecting these elements; a host terminal connectable to the human interface module through a connection; and a security module. The human interface module includes a keyboard, a display, a card reader for reading and authenticating a bank card or credit card. The host terminal includes a second processor, a memory, and a power supply. A transaction terminal task manager is included in the first security module, the first security module being hosted in the host terminal. The human interface module executes transaction phases under control of the security module, and executes security treatments, totally autonomously from the host terminal. The security treatments include presentation of a PIN code to the bank card or credit card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Dominique Quesselaire, Jean-Paul Mengus, Michel Leger
  • Patent number: 10554487
    Abstract: Representative embodiments described herein set forth techniques for optimizing large-scale deliveries of electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) to mobile devices. Specifically, instead of generating and assigning eSIMs when mobile devices are being activated—which can require significant processing overhead—eSIMs are pre-generated with a basic set of information, and are later-assigned to the mobile devices when they are activated. This can provide considerable benefits over conventional approaches that involve generating and assigning eSIMs during mobile device activation, especially when new mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, etc.) are being launched and a large number of eSIM assignment requests are to be fulfilled in an efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Yousuf H. Vaid, Christopher B. Sharp, Arun G. Mathias, David T. Haggerty, Jerrold Von Hauck
  • Patent number: 10546290
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for utilizing and provisioning an aggregated soft card are disclosed. One method includes receiving a request for an aggregated soft card from a mobile device, wherein the aggregated soft card includes a primary component soft card and at least one secondary component soft card. The method also includes requesting component soft card data associated with each of the primary component soft card and the at least one secondary component soft card from a plurality of issuing system servers. The method further includes generating aggregated soft card data by establishing a link among the component soft card data received from the plurality of issuing system servers and sending the aggregated soft card data to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Mastercard International Incorporated
    Inventors: Mohammad Khan, Pradeep Kumar, Dickey B. Singh, Philippe Martin
  • Patent number: 10545569
    Abstract: Examples of the disclosure are directed to a method of, after hitting a UVLO threshold, rebooting an electronic device in a low power mode having a lower UVLO threshold, such that the device can continue to be used past the first UVLO threshold. For example, in a high power mode, the device may be capable of a number of functionalities of a modern portable electronic device, such as network access, the ability to run applications, Bluetooth connections, etc. In a low power mode, the device may only be able to check and display a current time, play an alarm sound at a predefined time, perform near field communication (NFC) transactions/payments, among other possibilities described herein. The limited functionality and reduced usage of peripherals in the low power mode may prevent the battery from experiencing peaks in current level that may be problematic at relatively low levels of voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Andrews, Cyril De La Cropte De Chanterac, Eugene Kim
  • Patent number: 10534991
    Abstract: A microcircuit card including an overall span of contacts including at least individual contact surfaces connected to this microcircuit while defining two parallel columns situated in proximity to two edges of the overall span, in a card body having a format at least equal to the 2FF format, in which there is made a pre-cutout in the 4FF format surrounding the overall span of contacts and a pre-cutout in the 3FF format surrounding the pre-cutout in the 4FF format, these pre-cutouts being such that the individual contact surfaces have, with respect to each of the pre-cutouts, positions and dimensions such that they encompass the theoretical contact zones defined by the standards defining these 4FF, 3FF and 2FF formats, the upper edge of the pre-cutout in the 3FF format being situated at a distance at least equal to 400 micrometers from the upper edge of the pre-cutout in the 4FF format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Olivier Bosquet, Mouy-Kuong Sron
  • Patent number: 10516990
    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 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Simless, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10503566
    Abstract: In a system including a primary process followed by a secondary process, which are performed serially and sequentially, i.e., in a FIFO manner, where the secondary process is downstream of the primary process, the disclosed embodiments relate to selective/conditional secondary processing of electronic data transaction request messages, which speeds up the primary processing of the electronic data transaction request messages, reduces reduce the amount of computing resources wasted on calculating inaccurate information, and reducing the usage of network resources associated with publishing market data feeds and receiving new responsive messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Dennis Kavanagh, Pearce Ian Peck-Walden
  • Patent number: 10498401
    Abstract: A position alignment system facilitates positioning of a contactless card in a ‘sweet spot’ in a target volume relative to a contactless card reading device. Alignment logic uses information captured from available imaging devices such as infrared proximity detectors, cameras, infrared sensors, dot projectors, and the like to guide the card to a target location. The captured image information is processed to identify a card position, trajectory and predicted location using one or both of a machine learning model and/or a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping logic. Trajectory adjustment and prompt identification may be intelligently controlled and customized using machine-learning techniques to customize guidance based on the preference and/or historical behavior of the user. As a result, the speed and accuracy of contactless card alignment is improved and received NFC signal strength is maximized, thereby reducing the occurrence of dropped transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Rule, Rajko Ilincic, Colin Hart, Daniel Herrington, Kevin Osborn
  • Patent number: 10499206
    Abstract: When a message server of an Internet Protocol (IP) network, such as a Rich Communication Services (RCS) server, receives a message addressed to a destination identifier, but cannot immediately forward the message on to a terminating communication device associated with the destination identifier, the message server can store the message in a message database. When a communication device associated with the destination identifier connects to a legacy network, a Short Message Service Center (SMSC) of the legacy network can send the message server a Short Message Peer-to-Peer (SMPP) message with a predefined alert indicator signaling that the communication device is available to receive messages through the legacy network. The message server can accordingly retrieve the stored message from the message database and send the message to the communication device through the legacy network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Sheraz Dar, Zakir Hussain Syed
  • Patent number: 10484030
    Abstract: An embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) management method, an eUICC, an SM platform, and a system are provided. The method includes: acquiring, by an eUICC, capability information of a terminal in which the eUICC is embedded; and sending, by the eUICC, the capability information of the terminal to an SM platform, so that the SM platform manages a profile on the eUICC or generates a profile or manages the eUICC according to the capability information of the terminal. Capability information of a terminal in which the eUICC is embedded is reported to an SM platform, so that processing such as generation or management of a configuration file can match the capability information of the terminal, which improves processing accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Wang, Shuiping Long, Linyi Gao, Hui Jin
  • Patent number: 10477015
    Abstract: A first telephony identifier and a second telephony identifier are used for communication with a first, multi-identity user. Each of the first and second telephony identifiers are configured for use as different destination addresses in different SMS messages sent to the first user. At least one SMS message is processed in SMS processing equipment in the network, and the SMS processing equipment performs identity management, in relation to the use of the first and second telephony identifiers for the first user, during processing of the at least one SMS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Metaswitch Networks Ltd.
    Inventor: Duncan Archer
  • Patent number: 10462657
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of the same mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on detecting device identification information associated with a registration request. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10460538
    Abstract: When attending an event at a venue, the attendee typically presents ticket information that is scanned by a venue scanner. The process associated with scanning can be dispensed with, which can improve attendee experiences, reduce costs associated with managing a venue, as well as other advantages. For example, instead of scanning a ticket at a point of ingress to the venue, a device of the user can self-scan the ticket, and then present indicia that indicates this process has occurred. The indicia can be presented to a guest services representative, who can verify that a valid ticket was redeemed by merely observing the indicia and without scanning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Flash Seats, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Gerace, Michael Rojas, Matthew Servant
  • Patent number: 10462647
    Abstract: A communication control method and apparatus, a terminal, and a network platform, where after generating a virtual subscriber identity module (SIM) card application request, the terminal sends the virtual SIM card application request to the network platform, then receives target virtual SIM card data returned by the network platform, and configures a target virtual SIM card in a baseband chip such that a user can conveniently change a SIM card only by downloading virtual SIM card data from the network platform using a network, regardless of a location of the user and time. In addition, according to the method, the user can conveniently select, with reference to displayed information about baseband chips, a baseband chip in which the target virtual SIM card data is configured, and does not need to repeatedly detach and mount a SIM card slot of the terminal for confirmation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xi Chen, Pengfei Liu
  • Patent number: 10462646
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for initializing a SIM card may include sending a request to read a file from the SIM card. In addition, the methods and apparatus may include receiving a SIM version identifier for the file from the SIM card and determining whether the SIM version identifier matches a cached version identified in a cache. When the SIM version identifier matches the cached version identifier, the methods and apparatus may include accessing the file from the cache.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Michele Berionne, Jose Alfredo Ruvalcaba
  • Patent number: 10462654
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing processing of electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIM) data at a mobile device are disclosed. An eSIM management entity of an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) in the mobile device obtains an encrypted eSIM package, decrypts the eSIM package to obtain eSIM contents formatted generically and not specifically tailored to requirements of the eUICC. In some embodiments, the eSIM contents are formatted based on an abstract syntax notation (ASN) distinguished encoding rules (DER) format. The eSIM management entity parses the formatted eSIM contents to retrieve individual eSIM components and installs each eSIM component for the eSIM in an eSIM security domain on the eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangying Yang, Li Li, Arun G. Mathias
  • Patent number: 10452230
    Abstract: A method for operating an electronic device includes determining whether a preset triggering condition is satisfied; when satisfying the preset triggering condition, requesting extended page data corresponding to the triggering condition, from either a server or a connectable device; and receiving the requested data from either the server or the connectable device, and adding and displaying at least one page in a home screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Kun Choi, Doo-Suk Kang, Geon-Soo Kim, Dong-Hyun Yeom, Pil-Joo Yoon, Yong-Joon Jeon, Min-Kyung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10445730
    Abstract: This invention describes a set of related procedures designed to co-operate with mints of digital money in order to allow for said money to be properly, securely, and conveniently traded by, various size and various type of trading crowds. The procedures refer mainly to distribution of responsibility. This invention also specifies the construction of digital coins encapsulated in a physical housing to amount to off-line tradable digital coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Gideon Samid
  • Patent number: 10448240
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of communicating data with an electronic device, comprising the step of receiving signals conveyed by an electrical lead. The method is distinguished in that it comprises the following steps: fitting an RF radiofrequency interface with electrical terminals in the device, extracting signals from the electrical lead, and injecting signals resulting from the extracted signals, in the form of frames of radiofrequency signals in the RF interface with electrical terminals. The invention also relates to a radiofrequency communication device, a system comprising the device and a machine using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Caruana, Gregory Capomaggio
  • Patent number: 10433156
    Abstract: A subscriber identity module (SIM) card. The SIM card comprises a processor and a non-transitory memory that stores an initiation application and a plurality of profile components, where the plurality of components comprise the components of a USIM, the components of a CSIM, and the components of an ISIM. When executed by the processor, the initiation application looks up a profile identity in a table of profile identities stored in the non-transitory memory based on an identity of a brand and model of a mobile communication device with which the SIM card is associated, builds a SIM profile associated with the looked-up profile identity from the plurality of profile components, where the SIM profile comprises an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), a file that defines roaming behavior, and mobile network authentication keys, and sends at least some of the contents of the SIM profile to the radio transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Susan Long, Adrian M. Milner, Maksym Siryy, Bret D. Sumner, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 10419608
    Abstract: A call forwarding method, a terminal, and a portable electronic device, where the method includes determining whether the phone number is in a preset blacklist when a terminal receives a call carrying a phone number, and executing, by the terminal, a preset first call forwarding policy when the blacklist includes the phone number, where the first call forwarding policy includes that the terminal blocks or terminates the call, and does not trigger a server to forward the call to another terminal preset, or executing, by the terminal, a preset second call forwarding policy when the blacklist does not include the phone number, where the terminal presets a call forwarding on busy service or an unconditional call forwarding service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Jing, Wenmei Gao, Chao Qin, Guangyuan Gao, Qiang Tao
  • Patent number: 10402186
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for remotely updating a portable storage device, comprising the steps of: a) delaying an access to an identification card interface of a portable storage device communicating with a hosting device by acknowledging with one or more consecutive no operation procedure byte to commands issued by the hosting device, the portable storage device being installed in an identification card socket; b) updating the portable storage device with new data through an updating device connected to an update interface of the portable storage device during the access of said hosting device to the identification card interface; and c) providing the new data to the hosting device through the identification card interface after the new data is updated in the portable storage device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Gimso Mobile Ltd.
    Inventor: Eran Duchan
  • Patent number: 10395236
    Abstract: A mobile terminal and a method for controlling the same are disclosed. The mobile terminal includes a display unit and a controller configured to execute a specific application related to a payment, change to a payment ready state and display a payment card in a center area of the display unit when selecting the payment card among cards stored in the specific application, produce one-time payment information, a token value, and perform the payment when receiving a first input in the payment ready state, and change to a payment waiting state and control the display unit so that a display of the payment card is changed to a display of a specific indicator, when receiving a second input in the payment ready state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongsu Han, Hyunjin Kim, Hyewon Song, Boram Kim
  • Patent number: 10375638
    Abstract: Certain aspects relate to methods, apparatuses, computer readable mediums and access terminals that effectively (1) detect leaky or rogue access points and (2) take one or more actions based on such detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sandip Homchaudhuri, Pradeep Kumar Yenganti
  • Patent number: 10374809
    Abstract: A server obtains response data for an asynchronous response to a request from a client. The server generates, in response to obtaining the response data, a digital signature for the response data. The server makes available the response data, the digital signature, and location information that indicates a location from which a digital certificate usable to verify the digital signature can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arjun Dasarakothapalli, Morgan Akers, David Alan Blunt, Darin Keith McAdams
  • Patent number: 10375567
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for distributing a virtual SIM card, a method for accessing a network, and related devices. The method for accessing a network includes: determining, from at least two primary virtual SIM cards, at least two candidate primary virtual SIM cards that match a network environment parameter of a visited place of a mobile device; downloading a secondary virtual SIM card by using an accessed primary virtual SIM card that is in the at least two candidate primary virtual SIM cards and that successfully registers with and accesses a network; and accessing a target mobile network of the visited place by using the secondary virtual SIM card. Embodiments of the present invention help improve a network access success rate and network access reliability of the mobile device and reduce operation costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yingying Xiong
  • Patent number: 10356606
    Abstract: A system for supporting the deployment of an embedded subscriber identification module (eSIM) provisioning management system on the ES3 interface between Subscription Manager Data Preparation (SM-DP) of a target mobile network operator (MNO) and Subscription Manager Secure Routing (SM-SR) of a current MNO. A SM-Proxy implements a SM-SR functionality on a first interface towards the SM-DP, and implements a SM-DP functionality on a second interface towards the SM-SR. A hosted SM-DP implements a RESTful API to receive SIM profile information from a provisioning server in the target MNO's network. An Agreement Management system controls a set of eSIM provisioning rules. A Service Portal enables the MNOs to manage their eSIM provisioning rules across their MNO partners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: David Zhang, Huiyue Xu, Sreenivasa Ganji, Prashant Datar
  • Patent number: 10356604
    Abstract: A notification is received from a user device indicating that an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) profile is deleted from an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) of the user device, in which the eUICC has a particular eUICC identifier (ID). The profile state of the eSIM profile is transitioned from a state of in use to a state of suspended. A billing function is then notified that the eSIM profile is deleted from the eUICC of the user device and the suspended state of the eSIM profile. If the billing function determines that the eSIM profile is active for billing a subscriber for telecommunication services, the profile state of the eSIM profile is transitioned from suspended to released for reuse solely by the eUICC with the particular eUICC ID. However, if the billing function determines that the eSIM profile is inactive, the profile state of the eSIM profile is transitioned from suspended to available for use by any eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Babak Namiranian
  • Patent number: 10348882
    Abstract: An interface display method, a communication terminal and a computer storage medium. The interface display method comprises: detecting the number of SIM card(s) in a terminal; and according to the number of the SIM card(s), determining a display interface of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NUBIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiqing Wang
  • Patent number: 10331199
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a tray comprising a first external storage medium and a second external storage medium, a connection circuit comprising a plurality of first contacts configured to be electrically connected to the first external storage medium and a plurality of second contacts configured to be electrically connected to the second external storage medium when the tray is attached to the electronic device, a power management circuit configured to be electrically connected to at least one part of the connection circuit, a detector configured to detect that the tray is moved to be attached to or detached from the electronic device, and a processor electrically connected to the detector and the power management circuit, wherein the processor is configured to adjust the power management circuit to control power provided to at least one part of the plurality of first contacts or second contacts when the tray is moved to be attached to or detached from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10327135
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for activating a purchased or previously deployed device by a subscriber. In one embodiment, activation includes authenticating the device to a service provider or carrier, and providing the device with data necessary for enabling the service to the device. In one variant, a user device is activated at a retail store, with the assistance of a carrier representative. In another variant, user equipment is activated via a communications network without the assistance of a representative. In yet another variant, the user equipment is activated via the Internet without the assistance of a representative. The provision of access data includes pre-assigning eSIM from a population of unassigned eSIMs to certain devices for various carrier networks. Alternatively, the eSIM may be assigned on an as-needed basis. Unassigned and/or unused eSIMs can be released (or sold back to the vendor) and/or reused. Solutions for eSIM backup and restoration are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Stephan V. Schell, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10314187
    Abstract: According to various embodiments of the present disclosure, there is provided a storage medium accommodation device and an electronic device including the same. The storage medium accommodation device may include: a head; a first tray withdrawably introduced into an electronic device and configured to accommodate a first storage medium; a second tray provided between the head and the first tray to be withdrawably introduced into the electronic device, and configured to accommodate a second storage medium; first and second guides respectively provided on the first and second trays, and moved in a sliding manner such that the first and second trays can be introduced into/drawn out from the electronic device; and locking portions respectively included in the first and second guides and configured to restrict the sliding movement of the first and second guides such that the first and second trays can be selectively introduced/drawn out. Other embodiments may also be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Young Lee, Dong-Jin Seo
  • 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