Card Control Element Patents (Class 455/558)
  • Patent number: 10999158
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device presents settings user interfaces associated with cellular identifiers. In some embodiments, a first electronic device accesses a first cellular identifier regardless of the first electronic device's connection to a second electronic device and accesses a second cellular identifier when the first electronic device is connected to the second electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents visual indications of cellular identifiers in relation to communication functions. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents visual indications of the status of cellular identifiers active on the electronic device. In some embodiments, an electronic device presents alerts associated with one or more cellular identifiers that have been removed from the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vitalii Kramar, Marcel Van Os, Patrick L. Coffman, Eric Lance Wilson
  • Patent number: 10990944
    Abstract: There is provided a method for relaying a payment card detail during a telephone call between a customer's telephone and a vendor's telephone, the customer's telephone storing the payment card detail therein, the method comprising: initiating a telephone call between the customer and the vendor; the customer's telephone receiving a predetermined input; during the telephone call, the customer's telephone accessing the payment card detail stored in the customer's telephone based on the predetermined input; and the customer's telephone audibly relaying to the vendor the accessed payment card detail, wherein audibly relaying to the vendor the accessed payment card detail comprises the customer's telephone converting, using at least one text-to-speech algorithm, the accessed payment card detail to an audible message containing the payment card detail and audibly relaying the audible message during the telephone call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Cameron May
  • Patent number: 10983588
    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: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan J. Andrews, Cyril De La Cropte De Chanterac, Eugene Kim
  • Patent number: 10979554
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a communication method, a wearable device, a server, and a system. The method includes: obtaining, by a wearable device that is in a cellular-based Narrowband Internet of Things mode, an unreceived communication notification message from a server based on a preset period or a preset time point; and when a user needs to reply to the communication notification message, switching, by the wearable device, from the cellular-based Narrowband Internet of Things mode to a cellular mobile network mode to reply. According to the embodiments of this application, low-power voice paging of the wearable device can be implemented, and a usage time of the wearable device can be prolonged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qizhi Zhan, Jiejing Huang
  • Patent number: 10979889
    Abstract: A method and system a system for activating a wireless service includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) card having a first surface, the SIM card including a subscriber identity module (SIM), and an activation code stored with the SIM card. The activation code is linked to the SIM. A wireless device configured to receive the SIM, where the SIM is configured to be utilized in the wireless device, the wireless device including: a memory that stores an operating system of the wireless device and a wireless service activation application, a processor that processes a function of the wireless device, a display that displays information to a user, the wireless service activation application is configured to capture the activation code that authorizes the wireless device on a wireless network and authorizes a predetermined amount of wireless service for the wireless device associated with said SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TracFone Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: David Brooks, Sergio Rivera
  • Patent number: 10970710
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting a commercial transaction with a remote transaction server using a payment device via a communication device is provided. The apparatus includes a transaction device coupled with the communication device for capturing information stored on said payment device and a controller for converting the captured information into encrypted information and for transmitting the encrypted information to the communication device. The communication device delivers the encrypted information to the remote transaction server for processing the commercial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 4361423 Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Tai Kwan Jimmy Tang, Chi Wah Lo, Kenneth G. Mages
  • Patent number: 10970709
    Abstract: An apparatus for effecting a commercial transaction with a remote transaction server using a payment device via a communication device is provided. The apparatus includes a transaction device coupled with the communication device for capturing information stored on said payment device and a controller for converting the captured information into encrypted information and for transmitting the encrypted information to the communication device. The communication device delivers the encrypted information to the remote transaction server for processing the commercial transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 4361423 CANADA INC.
    Inventors: Tai Kwan Jimmy Tang, Chi Wah Lo, Kenneth G. Mages
  • Patent number: 10959152
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for selecting at least one SIM card for data communication at a wireless communication device which is capable of housing a plurality of SIM cards. When a switching condition is satisfied, the wireless communication device selects a second SIM card group, and disconnects one or more connections established using any non-second group SIM card. Non-second group SIM cards are SIM cards that are not in the second SIM card group. A selected SIM card from the second SIM card group is then used for data communications. The steps are repeated until (i) the switching condition is no longer satisfied, (ii) no more SIM cards selected from the second SIM card group can be used for data communications or (iii) no more connection is made using non-second group SIM cards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Kit Wai Chau, Ho Ming Chan, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 10959063
    Abstract: Notification devices and methods for configuring a secure element incorporated into a terminal connected to a network are disclosed. The devices and methods may perform steps implemented by an application of the secure element, such as obtaining at least one item of information that can be used to configure the secure element stored in a memory of the terminal outside the secure element, sending the item of information and an identifier of the secure element to a configuration system, and obtaining configuration data originating from the configuration system, the configuration data being supplied to the secure element depending on the item of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Arnaud Danree, Guillaume Larignon
  • Patent number: 10951731
    Abstract: The apparatus determines whether a subscriber identification module (SIM) card is an embedded universal circuit card (eUICC) or a non-eUICC while in a subsidy locked state. The apparatus performs a profile sequence to determine available network profiles if the SIM card is the eUICC. The apparatus may present an option at the user interface UI to switch network profiles on the UE if the current profile of the eUICC does not satisfy a personalization check on the ME.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Phani Pradeep Kumar Kothapalli Venkata, Naga Chandan Babu Gudivada, Rajendra Prasad Nelurouth, Venkata Durga Vinod Chikkala, Nagarjuna Alavala
  • Patent number: 10932126
    Abstract: A method for unlocking a SIM card includes: determining, by a mobile terminal, whether a currently inserted SIM card belongs to a preset SIM card in compliance with a specific operator; controlling the mobile terminal to access a network normally if yes; detecting lock information of an IMSI corresponding to the SIM card if no; limiting the SIM card to access the network when the lock information of the IMSI exists and a lock type of the IMSI is a lock state; and controlling the mobile terminal to access the network normally when the lock information of the IMSI exists and the lock type of the IMSI is an unlock state. A mobile terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: JKD Communication (Shenzhen) LTD.
    Inventors: Hanwu Xie, Xiaofen Zhong
  • Patent number: 10915801
    Abstract: A portable electronic device of an embodiment includes a plurality of secure elements and a communicator. The communicator performs communication with a reader/writer device to which an external device is connected using non-contact communication. The communicator changes a transmission destination to a secure element corresponding to a transmission destination identifier for identifying the transmission destination among the plurality of secure elements on the basis of the transmission destination identifier and change-instruction-information giving instructions to change the transmission destination, assigned to telegraph data received from the reader/writer device using the non-contact communication and transmits the telegraph data received from the reader/writer device to the secure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventor: Aki Fukuda
  • Patent number: 10911907
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. And a method, user equipment (UE) and telecommunication network are provided. The method of managing short message service (SMS) functionality in a UE operable with a telecommunication network includes informing, by the network, the UE of a change in an SMS subscription status for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: Ricky Kaura
  • Patent number: 10897690
    Abstract: Device-enabled embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) profile acquisition is described. Server(s) associated with a service provider can receive, from an application of a device operated by a user, identification data including at least an identifier corresponding to an eSIM associated with the device. The server(s) can store an association between a profile and the identifier in a database. The server(s) can receive, from the device, a request for the profile, which can include the identifier. The server(s) can access the database to identify, based at least in part on the identifier, the association between the profile and the identifier and provision, to the device, the profile to cause the profile to be associated with the eSIM associated with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Ming Shan Kwok
  • Patent number: 10893411
    Abstract: Systems and methods for remote SIM unlocking are disclosed. The systems and methods can include detecting that a user equipment is eligible to be unlocked. The unlocking of the user equipment may allow the use of the user equipment on another cellular network. An enterprise unlock server verifies eligibility with a policy engine, and if eligible, sends a push command to the user equipment to execute the unlock process. The user equipment, upon receipt of the command, initiates the unlock process. In some examples, the user equipment can prompt the enterprise unlock server to check if the user equipment is eligible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Finger
  • Patent number: 10887994
    Abstract: An antenna substrate includes: a first substrate including an antenna pattern disposed on an upper surface of the first substrate; a second substrate having a first planar surface, an area of which is smaller than an area of a planar surface of the first substrate; and a flexible substrate connecting the first and second substrates to each other and bent to allow the first planar surface of the second substrate to face a side surface of the first substrate, which is perpendicular to the upper surface of the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Doo Il Kim, Young Sik Hur, Won Wook So, Yong Ho Baek
  • Patent number: 10863565
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (140) and method therein for managing connection states in a wireless communication system (100) are disclosed. The wireless communication device (140) comprises at least two Subscriber Identity Modules, SIMs, in which a first SIM is associated to a first original connection state towards a first network node (111), a second SIM is associated to a second original connection state towards a second network node (121). The wireless communication device (140) obtains a position of the wireless communication device (140) and determines a priority list for the at least two SIMs based on the obtained position. The wireless communication device (140) further determines whether the respective connection states of the first and second SIMs have conflicting needs in radio resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Magnus Åström, Joakim Axmon
  • Patent number: 10863397
    Abstract: A device, system and method for a user equipment (UE) to opportunistically utilize the wireless capabilities of a paired device. The UE is configured to establish a first cellular network connection based on a first subscription, a second cellular network connection based on a second subscription and a connection to a further UE based on a short-range communication protocol. The UE identifies a predetermined condition and transmits an indication to the further UE based on the predetermined condition. The further UE establishes a further cellular network connection in response to the indication and the further cellular network connection is based on one of the first subscription or the second subscription. The UE then declares no service for one of the first cellular network connection or the second cellular network connection based on the further cellular network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarakkumar G. Dhanani, Srirang A. Lovlekar, Alosious Pradeep Prabhakar, Vijay Venkataraman, Murtaza A. Shikari, Ajoy K. Singh, Vijay Gadde, Longda Xing, Nishit S. Sheth, Rohit Thareja, Sethuraman Gurumoorthy, Srinivasan Nimmala, Sharad Garg
  • Patent number: 10848961
    Abstract: A method for downloading a profile from a subscription management server (SM-DP+) to a security enclave comprised in an enterprise mobile radio device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH, GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Larsson, Ivan De Figueiredo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10846700
    Abstract: Payment devices and the systems and methods for securely managing financial transactions using the payment devices are provided. In one implementation, a portable proxy device comprises a memory configured to store a plurality of credentials. Each of the plurality of credentials pertains to one of a financial credential, an identification credential, or contractual credential. The portable proxy device also includes at least one interface, wherein each of the at least one interface is configured to communicate one of the plurality of credentials to an external device to complete one of a financial function, identification function, or contractual function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: VERRENCY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Geoffrey Ian Cairns, Kenneth Mages, Jan Drake, Daniel J. MacDonald, Scott Charles Baisch, Alex Benjamin Engelberg, Paul Murray, Alan J. Morgan
  • Patent number: 10847876
    Abstract: An antenna system is integrated into a cover or accessory and adapted to couple to an antenna in a host device to improve transmission and reception of signals. The antenna system can be passive or active, with the active antenna system designed to amplify coupled signals on the integrated antenna elements in the cover or accessory. Single or multiple frequency bands can be improved with the integrated antenna system, and multiple antennas in the host device can be coupled to and improved. The antenna system can couple to the existing antennas in the host device by capacitive coupling, i.e. no physical contact required, or a connector can be designed into the cover or accessory containing the integrated antenna system that makes contact to electrical ground of the host device or power supply signals or other control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Sebastian Rowson, Jeffrey Shamblin
  • Patent number: 10839058
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for changing a required authentication type based on a request for a particular type of information. For example, consider a situation where a user has asked a virtual assistant “who owns this device?” By default, the device may allow biometric authentication to unlock. In response to identification of the owner by the virtual assistant, however, the device may require one or more other types of authentication (e.g., manual entry of a passcode) to unlock the device. In various embodiments, the disclosed techniques may increase the security of the device by making it more difficult for malicious entities to obtain the sensitive information or to access device functionality once the sensitive information has been disclosed. In various embodiments, this may prevent or reduce unauthorized access to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lucia E. Ballard, Jerrold V. Hauck, Deepti S. Prakash, Jan Cibulka, Ivan Krstic
  • Patent number: 10833715
    Abstract: An embedded subscriber identity module (eUICC1), which includes communication profiles, and that co-operates with a communications terminal (T). The module includes at least two communication profiles (P) that are active at the same time so as to allow the communications terminal to communicate with each mobile telephone network (R1, R2) associated with the active communication profiles, a receive module for receiving, from the terminal (T), a command (CMD) that has one of the active communication profiles as its destination (P), (referred to as the destination profile), and a determination module for determining the destination profile from among the active communication profiles on the basis of a destination profile identifier included in the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventors: Jérôme Dumoulin, Tomasz Wozniak
  • Patent number: 10834573
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, embodiments that include accessing a group of user controlled mobile equipment access point names in response to the device detecting a user controlled mobile equipment access point name elementary file (EF_UMEAPN) stored in a memory of a universal integrated circuit card (UICC). An operator stores access point name information and the access point name information comprises the EF_UMEAPN. Further embodiments include configuring the device according to the group of user controlled mobile equipment access point names. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Osterwise, Jerry Jun, Inderpreet Singh Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10824705
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes techniques for changing a required authentication type based on a request for a particular type of information. For example, consider a situation where a user has asked a virtual assistant “who owns this device?” By default, the device may allow biometric authentication to unlock. In response to identification of the owner by the virtual assistant, however, the device may require one or more other types of authentication (e.g., manual entry of a passcode) to unlock the device. In various embodiments, the disclosed techniques may increase the security of the device by making it more difficult for malicious entities to obtain the sensitive information or to access device functionality once the sensitive information has been disclosed. In various embodiments, this may prevent or reduce unauthorized access to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lucia E. Ballard, Jerrold V. Hauck, Deepti S. Prakash, Jan Cibulka, Ivan Krstic
  • Patent number: 10820265
    Abstract: Internet of Things devices are provisioned with programmable subscriber units by arranging a secure end-to-end connection with an IoT Application Server IoTAS with a temporary connection through a mobile network that has been previously informed of the identities of the IoT devices. Through the secure end-to-end connection, the IoTAS provides an IoT device with provisioning information that enables mutual authentication between the mobile network and the IoT device so that the IoT device can be equipped with a programmable subscription that enables the IoT device to normally attach to the mobile network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Peter Schneider
  • Patent number: 10813156
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for processing a network connection. The method comprises the following steps: after a first communication module establishes a first connection with a network, a second communication module receives an instruction message sent by the first communication module within a pre-determined time (S102), wherein the instruction message is used for instructing the second communication module to disconnect a second connection established with the network; and the first communication module being connected to a first subscriber identity module (SIM) card in a terminal, and the second communication module being connected to a second SIM card in the terminal (S104). The present invention realizes automatic verification of the connection availability of the virtual SIM card without manual involvement of a user, and thus improves the user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yikang Liu
  • Patent number: 10803731
    Abstract: A first device may determine to activate a location detection mode of a second device. The location detection mode may be related to locating the second device. The second device may not be within a short-range communicative proximity of a wireless transceiver component of the first device. The first device may select a user device, of a plurality of user devices, via which to cause the second device to activate the location detection mode. The first device may provide, via the user device, a set of instructions to cause the second device to activate the location detection mode. The first device may perform one or more other actions related to locating the second device after providing the set of instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Venkata Mandali, Arunkumar Natarajan
  • Patent number: 10789524
    Abstract: A wireless connection may be established between at least two electronic modules (M1, M2) disposed in module openings (MO-1, MO-2) of a smartcard so that the two modules may communicate (signals, data) with each other. The connection may be implemented by a booster antenna (BA) having two coupler coils (CC-1, CC-2) disposed in close proximity with the two modules, and connected with one another. The booster antenna may also harvest energy from an external device such as a card reader, POS terminal, or a smartphone, and provide the energy to the two modules via the two coupler coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: AmaTech Group Limited
    Inventors: Mustafa Lotya, David Finn
  • Patent number: 10763907
    Abstract: A card holder apparatus (100) for installing a phone card (200), and a mobile device are provided. The card holder apparatus (100) includes a card holder (1), a card groove (11) being defined inside the card holder (1); and an elastic member (2) provided to the card holder (1), at least a part of the elastic member (2) being located at at least one side wall of the card groove (11). The elastic member (2) is configured so that when the phone card (200) is placed into the card groove (11), the elastic member (2) is compressed so as to squeeze the phone card (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhouquan Zuo
  • Patent number: 10735944
    Abstract: An eSIM management framework can serve as an abstraction layer between various partners, mobile network operators, mobile-virtual network operators, and/or enterprises and SIM or eSIM vendors. The eSIM management framework can facilitate real-time SIM and/or eSIM profile provisioning to reduce consumption of network resources. In some examples, an eSIM management framework can facilitate just-in-time client-side provisioning, which can include on-demand generation of an appropriate SIM or eSIM profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamza Hydri Syed, Mehul Shah, Nilesh Ranjan
  • Patent number: 10716019
    Abstract: The network communication activity of a dual-subscriber identification module (SIM) user device is monitored as the dual-SIM user device communicates with a default wireless carrier network using a default SIM and a first baseband processor of the user device. A first set of key performance indicators (KPIs) for the network communication activity on the default wireless carrier network is determined. A simulation of the network communication activity on an alternative wireless carrier network is then initiated using an alternative SIM and a second baseband processor of the dual-SIM user device. A second set of KPIs for the simulation of the network communication activity on the alternative wireless carrier network is determined. The first and second set of KPIs are then compared to determine one or more network performance features of the alternative wireless carrier network that are superior to the corresponding network performance features of the default wireless carrier network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy
  • Patent number: 10708761
    Abstract: A method for enabling multiple subscriber identification module (SIM) profiles on a single embedded SIM includes installing a first SIM profile associated with a first mobile communication service that a user subscribes to and installing a second SIM profile associated with a second mobile communication service that the user subscribes to that is different than the first mobile communication service. The method also includes simultaneously enabling the first SIM profile to communicate with data processing hardware via a dedicated first communication interface and the second SIM profile to communicate with the data processing hardware via a dedicated second communication interface. The method also includes when using the enabled first SIM profile and the enabled second SIM profile, connecting to the first mobile communication service and the second mobile communication service simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jun Yin, Timothy Auer, Aguibou Barry, Grace Chen, Matthew Resman
  • Patent number: 10708738
    Abstract: A method for executing an application on a terminal provided with a chip card. The method includes an installation entity verifying that the chip card possesses execution resources for executing a remote server module in cooperation with a client module being executed on the terminal in order to provide the application. When the chip card is verified, the installation entity makes available the resources for executing the remote server module, sends a request for creating a virtualized resource based on the execution resources to a virtualized resource management entity of the chip card, and orders installation of the remote server module in the chip card, in order for the created virtualized resource to execute the remote server module, in cooperation with the client module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Youssef Chadli, Bruno Chatras
  • Patent number: 10706424
    Abstract: A server computer and a mobile device, as well as a method, are disclosed. The mobile device includes an image including a transactional image layer and a master image layer. The mobile device can be used to conduct transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Markison
  • Patent number: 10701550
    Abstract: The purpose of the present disclosure is to use a mobile communication service by changing a terminal, and a terminal changing method according to the present disclosure comprises the steps of: detecting a terminal change request for using the mobile communication service, by changing a terminal to a second terminal; receiving terminal information of the second terminal from the second terminal in response to the request; and transmitting a terminal change request message including the received terminal information of the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee, Taesun Yeoum, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10681512
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides a proactive device initiated mechanism for notifying a network device regarding device supported machine-type communication (MTC) features. In one embodiment, a method is provided that includes identifying, by a device comprising a processor, machine-type communication related parameters of the device using a subscriber identity module application stored on a subscriber identity module card of the device. The method can further include generating, by the device using the subscriber identity module application, parameter information that identifies the machine-type communication related parameters of the device based on the identifying, and sending, by the device, the parameter information to a network server device of a wireless communication network based on the generating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Inderpreet Ahluwalia, Darwin Parra, Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 10681533
    Abstract: An information writing method and device, the method including: acquiring code information of a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) card, the code information being verification information used by the SIM card to access a communication network; sending the acquired code information to a Card Operating System (COS) of the SIM card via an existing interface in an operating system, the existing interface being a communication interface programmed for transmitting first information between the operating system and the COS, the first information being different from the code information; and writing, through the COS, the acquired code information into the SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaojun Wu, Feng Jin, Guilin Liu
  • Patent number: 10681532
    Abstract: Multi-card mobile terminal, and service switching method and device thereof are provided. The method includes: when network mode switch is performed, switching a data transmission channel in a current network mode which performs multi-card service into a data transmission channel in a target network mode; updating a mapping relation between service identification of a corresponding subscriber identity card and the data transmission channel in the current network mode into a mapping relation between the service identification of the corresponding subscriber identity card and the data transmission channel in the target network mode; and performing multi-card service based on the mapping relation between the service identification of the corresponding subscriber identity card and the data transmission channel in the target network mode. For a multi-card mobile terminal which uses a same data transmission channel to perform multi-card service, the multi-card service may be continued when a network mode changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinjin Ni, Xianliang Chen, Xichun Gao, Yi He
  • 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: 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: 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