Patents Examined by Allahyar Kasraian
  • Patent number: 11452157
    Abstract: An apparatus for use by a first communication network control element configured to control a communication connection of at least one communication element in a first network area providing a specific communication capability, the apparatus including processing circuitry, and memory for storing instructions to be executed by the processing circuitry, wherein the memory and the instructions are configured to, with the processing circuitry, cause the apparatus at least: to determine that a communication element communicating in the first network area and using the specific communication capability enters a second network area which does not provide the specific communication capability and that there is a switching of the communication connection to the second network area, and to cause sending of connection switching information related to the switching of the communication connection of the communication element to a second communication network control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Daniela Laselva, Ahmad Awada, Simone Redana, Ingo Viering, Muhammad Naseer-Ul-Islam
  • Patent number: 11438820
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for wireless communication that over come problems associated with conventional approaches including load balancing and handover efficiency issues. For example, in one aspect a wireless communication technique takes into account the load of a relay before a UE is switched from one relay to another. In another example, a wireless communication technique ensures that UEs are handed over to relays that will be able to serve the UE as the mobile relay continues to follow its expected path (such as streets or tracks), which may be known or determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere, Haris Zisimopoulos, Karl Georg Hampel, Sebastian Speicher, Hong Cheng, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 11438819
    Abstract: A communication system comprises access points (203, 205) communicating via directional beams and a first and second wireless modem (111, 701) for establishing a first and respectively second mm wave radio communication links to access points (203, 205). The first and second wireless modems (111, 701) are located on a vehicle (103) and employ electronically steerable beamforming directional antennas having a first main beams for establishing the radio communication links. A common network element (705) supports communication over both links and a connection control circuit (1001) switches between the links. It further transmits an address resolution message over a link when switching to that link with the message comprising identification data for the common network element (705).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BluWireless Technology Limited
    Inventors: Peter Jonathon Legg, James Pascoe, Stuart Ryan
  • Patent number: 11432215
    Abstract: Access and Mobility Management Function, AMF, adapted for taking part in handover from a 5G system, 5GS, to an Evolved Packet System, EPS, an interface being provided between a Mobility Management Entity, MME, of the EPS and the AMF. The AMF being adapted for signalling with a Session Management Function and Packet Data Network, PDN, Gateway-Control plane, SMF and PGW-C, entity, the AMF being adapted for—providing a request (102d, 2-2a) to the SMF and PGW-C entity to provide a Session Management, SM, Context that also includes mapped EPS, Bearer Contexts (102d); —wherein for PDU Sessions with PDU Session type Ethernet or Unstructured, providing (102e1) a capability of a target MME of supporting a Non-IP PDN type to the PGW-C and SMF entity in the request (2-2a) to allow the PGW-C and SMF entity to determine whether or not to include an EPS Bearer context for non-IP PDN type; —transmitting the request (2-2a) to the SMF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Inventors: Stefan Rommer, Jan Backman, Qian Chen, Göran Hall, Åsa Larsen
  • Patent number: 11419040
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for operating a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes receiving system information blocks (SIBs) of a first base station, performing a procedure for accessing a second base station that receives, from the first base station, information to be used to identify at least one SIB to be provided to the UE, and receiving the at least one SIB of the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Himke Vandervelde, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Anil Agiwal
  • Patent number: 11399372
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an ultra-wideband (UWB) communication circuit, a processor operatively connected to the UWB communication circuit, and a memory operatively connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions, and when the instructions are executed, the instructions, when executed, further cause the processor to establish a wireless communication channel with an external electronic device using the UWB communication circuit, perform positioning communication with the external electronic device based on a predetermined period, via the wireless communication channel, recognize a distance between the electronic device and the external electronic device, and a changing trend of the distance, based at least on the positioning communication, and change the positioning communication period based on the recognized distance and the changing trend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Jonghoon Jang, Doosuk Kang, Hyunchul Kim, Yi Yang, Sejong Yoon, Moonseok Kang, Eunji Kwon, Myeonghwan Nam
  • Patent number: 11399319
    Abstract: A mechanism for controlling configuration of dual connectivity for a user equipment device (UE), where the dual connectivity includes the UE being served cooperatively by (i) a first access node over a first air-interface connection between the UE and the first access node and (ii) a second access node over a second air-interface connection between the UE and the second access node. An example method includes (a) predicting whether both (i) in the dual connectivity, a data split will put a threshold greater portion of data flow of the UE on the second air-interface connection than on the first air-interface connection and (ii) coverage strength of the UE from the second access node will be threshold lower than coverage strength of the UE from the first access node and (b) using the prediction as a basis to control whether or not to establish the dual connectivity for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11395197
    Abstract: The method includes determining a first type of a target network device for a first handover, the first type indicating whether a network device is a master network device or a secondary network device; transmitting a first message indicating the first type of the target network device for the first handover, so that the terminal device is disconnected with the first type of a source network device; and in response to the terminal device being connected with the first type of the target network device, a second message indicating that the first handover is completed, and the terminal device being connected with a second type of a target network device and disconnected with the second type of a source network device in a second handover, the second type being different from the first type and indicating whether a network device is a master network device or a secondary network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jing He, Tero Henttonen, Amaanat Ali, Jedrzej Stanczak
  • Patent number: 11388574
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of communication via a hand held device that includes receiving an indication at the device to initiate an emergency call via a wireless network; determining whether the device is configured with a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, wherein the SIM card includes a plurality of numbers; and sequentially calling the plurality of numbers stored on the SIM card based on the determination that the device is configured with the SIM card. Further, the method and apparatus include detecting an emergency indication; connecting to a wireless network; and establishing a communication with one or more emergency service providers based at least in part on detecting the emergency indication, wherein the communication is established via the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TBD SAFETY, LLC
    Inventor: Hing-Tack Chen
  • Patent number: 11388658
    Abstract: A device including a measurement unit configured to perform measurement of each of one or more frequency bands that are a part of a plurality of frequency bands that are not used by a terminal device. The measurement unit does not perform measurement of each of the remaining frequency bands among the plurality of frequency bands or performs measurement of each of the remaining frequency bands at a frequency lower than a frequency of the measurements of each of the one or more frequency bands, which makes it possible to improve measurement performed by a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Hiromasa Uchiyama, Hiroaki Takano, Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 11378253
    Abstract: A fingerprint sensor is disclosed. An embodiment according to an aspect of the present invention provides a display having a fingerprint recognition function. The display having a fingerprint recognition function may comprise: a display panel, which is disposed under a cover glass and allows rays to pass therethrough, the rays having various incident angles indicating ridges and troughs of a fingerprint that is in contact with the cover glass; and an image sensor layer, which is disposed under the display panel and detects a ray to be detected in the rays having the various incident angles to generate a fingerprint image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Kwang Sue Park, Dong Wook Nam, Byung Il Min
  • Patent number: 11375419
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for prioritizing overlapping or near overlapping uplink and downlink transmissions for a source base station (BS) and a target BS during a make-before-break handover of a user equipment (UE) from the source BS to the target BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Olufunmilola Omolade Awoniyi-Oteri, Tao Luo, Hung Dinh Ly, Yan Zhou, Peter Gaal, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 11375498
    Abstract: Disclosed in the embodiments of the present application are a resource pool switching method, a terminal device and a communication device, the method comprising: a first terminal device acquiring first indication information; and the first terminal device, according to the first indication information, switching a sidelink resource pool from a first resource pool to a second resource pool. The method, terminal device and communication device of the embodiments of the present application facilitate improvement in the performance of sidelink communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Zhenshan Zhao, Huei-Ming Lin, Qianxi Lu
  • Patent number: 11375337
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to transmitter and/or receiver units (transceivers), such as in particular motor vehicle transceivers. The teachings thereof may be embodied in methods and devices for detecting changes in the positions of transceivers relative to each other. For example, a system may include: a distance determining device to measure a current distance value corresponding to a respective distance of two of the transceivers relative to each other; and a comparator to compare the at least one current distance value and with a stored reference distance value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Thomas Reisinger, Ulrich Emmerling
  • Patent number: 11368889
    Abstract: Disclosed are: a communication scheme for merging, with IoT technology, a 5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4G system; and a system thereof. The present disclosure can be applied to intelligence services (for example, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, security and safety-related services, and the like) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daehee Park, Hanseok Kim, Daewoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11336481
    Abstract: A wireless communication system includes an access point, a master communication apparatus, and a slave communication apparatus, and the master communication apparatus and the slave communication apparatus perform wireless communication through the access point. The master communication apparatus stores setting information necessary for accessing the access point; performs wireless communication through the access point using the stored setting information; and performs near field communication with the slave communication apparatus to transmit the stored setting information to the slave communication apparatus in response to a setting information request received from the slave communication apparatus via near field communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Matsuo
  • Patent number: 11330483
    Abstract: A method of operating a wireless device includes transmitting, to a serving node, an indication of system information configurations stored by the wireless device, the indication including a plurality of indices each corresponding to a respective system information configuration stored by the wireless device. The wireless device receives a handover command instructing the wireless device to access a target cell, wherein the handover command indicates a selected one of the plurality of indices corresponding to the target cell, and accesses the target cell using a system information configuration corresponding to the selected one of the plurality of indices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jens Bergqvist, Janne Peisa, Icaro L. J. da Silva
  • Patent number: 11323931
    Abstract: This application discloses a method applied to a scenario in which a terminal device moves from a first AN node to a second AN node. The method includes: receiving identification information of a to-be-activated session from the terminal device via the second AN node; sending a context release command to the first AN node when a signaling connection of the terminal device exits between an AMF node and the first AN node; receiving a context release complete message carrying identification information of an active session of the terminal device from the first AN node; when the to-be-activated session and the active session have a same session, sending a first request message to request to deactivate the same session to an SMF node corresponding to the same session; and after the same session is deactivated, sending, to the SMF node, a second request message to request to activate the same session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Jiangwei Ying
  • Patent number: 11297493
    Abstract: A method includes sending, by an access network device, first indication information to a terminal device, where the first indication information indicates a last packet in one or more first-type packets or a first packet in one or more second-type packets, where the first-type packet is enciphered using a first cipher key, and the second-type packet is enciphered using a second cipher key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Chuting Yao, Haibo Xu, Jian Wang, Aimin Justin Sang
  • Patent number: 11290928
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining, from a user equipment, data relating to the user equipment, where the user equipment is communicatively coupled to a source network node, accessing a neighbor list that identifies a first pairing of first and second network nodes and a second pairing of third and fourth network nodes, and that associates a first weighting factor with the first pairing and a second weighting factor with the second pairing, selecting the first network node or the third network node as a target network node in a handover for the user equipment based on the data, the first weighting factor, and the second weighting factor, and causing the handover to be effected for the user equipment responsive to the selecting the first network node or the third network node as the target network node. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, David Ross Beppler, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski