Patents Examined by Amancio Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 11463893
    Abstract: Included are a first mobile terminal testing device that operates as an LTE base station, a second mobile terminal testing device that operates as an NSA 5G NR base station, and a test control device that controls the first mobile terminal testing device and the second mobile terminal testing device. The test control device includes a command input unit into which a control command for controlling the first mobile terminal testing device and the second mobile terminal testing device is input, a command transmission determination unit that determines a mobile terminal testing device of a transmission destination of the control command, and a command transmission unit that transmits the control command to a transmission destination determined by the command transmission determination unit. The command transmission determination unit determines the transmission destination of the control command according to the type of the control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiki Kano, Yuki Naruse, Keiichi Mineda
  • Patent number: 11463930
    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). Disclosed is radio access technology (RAT) switching in a wireless communication system, and an operating method of a server for managing a session comprises the steps of: receiving information related to a determination on the switching of a RAT; determining, on the basis of the information, whether the RAT for providing a service to a terminal is switched from a first RAT to a second RAT; and transmitting, to an object for processing a user plan, a message indicating that a data route of the terminal will be switched from the first RAT to the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngsung Kho, Jaehyun Hwang, Joonseo Lee, Moonyoung Jeong, Kyuho Han
  • Patent number: 11463575
    Abstract: A cellular monitoring system comprising an application on a plurality of mobile devices recording the strength of a cellular signal received at a mobile device along with a GPS coordinates of the mobile device at time of said recording, wherein said application transmits the monitored signal strength along with said GPS coordinates to a backend application executed on a server. The backend application consolidates the monitored signal strength and said GPS coordinates with one or more previously monitored signal strength and GPS coordinate and preparing a geographical map of the monitored signal strength to be displayed by the application on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Martin Labrie
  • Patent number: 11463933
    Abstract: A communication controller includes a position-information acquiring unit, a movement-information acquiring unit, a selector, and a determination unit. The position-information acquiring unit acquires position information of each of a plurality of base-station devices. The movement-information acquiring unit acquires movement information of a terminal device. The selector selects, as a handover candidate, at least one base-station device from among the plurality of base-station devices in accordance with the position information and the movement information. The determination unit determines a base-station device that is a handover destination, in accordance with a result of a cell search performed on the at least one base-station device selected by the selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Makoto Yamamoto, Shuichi Takehana, Shigeto Suzuki, Kennichi Iijima
  • Patent number: 11445423
    Abstract: Network environment health monitoring is provided by receiving an alert indicating that a first station (STA) is experiencing a connection with a first Access Point (AP) below a quality threshold; identifying a set of APs connected to a shared network with the first AP within one hop of the first AP; aggregating signal metrics for the first STA from the first AP and each AP of the set of APs; identifying a cause for the connection performing below the quality threshold based on the signal metrics as aggregated; and performing a remediation strategy based on the cause as identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal S. Desai, Benjamin J. Cizdziel, Santosh B. Kulkarni, Young Il Choi
  • Patent number: 11445427
    Abstract: A communication device includes a wireless communication device, a location information acquisition device, a storage and a controller. The wireless communication device wirelessly communicates with a base station used as a connection destination. The location information acquisition device acquires location information on a location of the communication device. The storage stores historical communication information on past communication status. The controller determines a degree of risk of occurrence of reduction in an amount of available communication bandwidth beyond a tolerance limit based on the historical communication information and the location information. The controller further controls a transmission rate for communicating the data based on a result of determination of the degree of risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Noriyuki Shimizu, Hiroaki Asano, Hideki Shingu
  • Patent number: 11432216
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for smart data service link switching (SLS) among subscriber identity modules (SIMs). An example method that may be performed by a user equipment (UE) includes communicating data via an active link, wherein the active link comprises a first link of a first data subscriber identity module (SIM) of the UE; determining, based on one or more parameters, to switch the active link to a second link of a second data SIM of the UE; and switching the active link to the second link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hanyang Wang, Pranesh Sinha, Ajit Chourasia, Zheng Fang
  • Patent number: 11431843
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing non-associative communications between devices is provided. A first call chain that indicates a routing between phone numbers is stored. A first phone call or a first SMS text is received from a first session initiation protocol (SIP) provider. Based on information provided by the first SIP provider, (i) a sender identity of the first phone call or the first SMS text; (ii) a receiver identity of the first phone call or the first SMS text; and (iii) an access mode of the call chain are determined. If the receiver identity corresponds to a first phone number in the first call chain, a second phone call or a second SMS text is initiated via a second SIP provider, from a second phone number in the first call chain, based on the sender identity and the access mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Cyber IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Delaney, Chava Louis Jurado, Carl Bailey Jacobs, William Theodore Schoon
  • Patent number: 11425540
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of sending vertical SMS messages comprising a lead administrator contacting a first server with a request to create a group and providing certain identifying information to the first server; assigning an identification number to the group; creating and assigning at least one access code to the group; sharing the access code to desired members of the group and adding members to the group that send the access code to the identification number; and sending a SMS message to members of the group from the lead administrator, wherein the SMS messages are only shared vertically within the group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Jim Heffernan, Robert Sorrells
  • Patent number: 11424927
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communicating avionic data to a non-avionic device situated outside of the cockpit of an aircraft are provided. A method may comprise the steps of receiving a request, aimed at receiving avionic data from avionic systems, from a non-avionic client device; determining the distance between the non-avionic device and the cockpit of the aircraft; and adjusting the sending of data in response to the request depending on the determined distance. Developments of the invention describe the use of a wireless access point associated with a secure gateway determining the access rights to the avionic data for the non-avionic device, various sending and/or display adjustments depending notably on the distance, threshold management, various indoor positioning techniques, unilateral or bilateral communications, various notifications, the use of lightweight connected clients (for example earpiece, watch, glasses, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Laurent Castet, Renaud Erba, Frédéric Sanchez
  • Patent number: 11425619
    Abstract: An electronic device for providing a communication service, and an operating method thereof is provided. Herein, the electronic device may include a communication circuitry, at least one processor, and a memory operatively coupled with the at least one processor to store a Tracking Area Identifier (TAI) list. The memory may include instructions, when executed, causing the at least one processor to run a specified first timer upon detecting an attach failure or a Tracking Area Update (TAU) failure in a first cell, perform cell reselection on a second cell during the first timer runs, determine whether a TAI of the second cell is included in the TAI list, and when the TAI of the second cell is included in the TAI list, forcibly expire the first timer, and transmit an attach request message or a TAU message through the communication circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinmo Lee, Keonyoung Lee, Daejun Kang, Dongsuk Jung, Sunmin Hwang
  • Patent number: 11418941
    Abstract: A technique is provided that is related to a terminal apparatus, a base station apparatus, a communication method, and an integrated circuit which enable efficient communication. A terminal apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive, from a base station apparatus, a message requesting mobility history information, and a transmitter configured to notify the base station apparatus of the mobility history information, based on the message. The mobility history information includes a list including identifier information (first identifier information) of a cell of a first radio access technology, and a list including identifier information (second identifier information) of a cell of a second radio access technology. The mobility history information includes stay time information of a limited number of entries, each corresponding to a visit by the terminal apparatus in a cell and/or outside a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hidekazu Tsuboi, Shohei Yamada, Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 11408958
    Abstract: The present application relates to correction of position data used in a position information collection system, in which measurement points correspond to position data of a mobile body at respective time points and a movement path of the mobile body connects the measurement points in a time series. When the position data produces a movement path of the mobile body which passes through a not-enterable area, the position data is corrected such that the movement path of the mobile body circumvents the not-enterable area without reducing positioning accuracy, by performing position correction operations which include: determining a crossing status with regard to how the movement path crosses the not-enterable area; counting a number of the measurement points within the not-enterable area; and correcting the position data such that the movement path circumvents the not-enterable area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayano Kaneda, Kohtaro Matsumuro, Hiroshi Noguchi
  • Patent number: 11405843
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for selecting network protocols using heatmaps. For instance, a system may receive radio frequency information from one or more sources located within an environment. The system may then generate heatmaps using the radio frequency information, where the heatmaps represent characteristics associated with different network protocols. The characteristics may include signal strengths, throughputs, data packet drop rates, data packet retry rates, and/or the like for various locations within the environment. A user device may then receive the heatmaps from the system. Using a location of the user device and the heatmaps, the user device may determine to communicate using a network protocol from the different network protocols. The user device may then establish a connection using the network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Indermeet Gandhi, Shree Murthy, Malcolm Smith, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 11395205
    Abstract: Provided are a method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), a role change between a primary cell and a secondary cell in a wireless communication system, and an apparatus supporting the same. The method may include: receiving a configuration and a condition for triggering the role change between the primary cell and the secondary cell; configuring a source cell as the primary cell and a target cell as the secondary cell; determining whether or not the condition is satisfied; and when it is determined that the condition is satisfied, configuring the target cell as the primary cell and the source cell as the secondary cell based on the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yejee Lee, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 11391807
    Abstract: A system for use in transmitting data. The system includes at least one wireless beacon positionable in a work zone, with the at least one wireless beacon configured to emit a signal. A diagnostic device is configured to mate with an object positionable in the work zone, the diagnostic device including a wireless transceiver configured to receive the signal, and a controller in communication with the wireless transceiver. The controller is configured to receive a data package associated with the object, determine a location of the object based on an analysis of the signal, and transmit, via the wireless transceiver, the data package to the work zone when it is determined that the object is positioned within the work zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: David J. McNeill, Robert Mark Ziccardi, Ryan Thomas Sonoda, Dylan Hickman, Brian D. Ayers, Mark Blustein, Derrick Ian Cobb, Andrew Kent Hittle
  • Patent number: 11382131
    Abstract: There is disclosed method of operating a receiving radio node (10, 100) in a wireless communication network, the method comprising receiving data signaling based on a data signaling indication, the data signaling indication indicating data signaling of an unspecified duration. The disclosure also pertains to related devices and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, Erik Eriksson, Ajit Nimbalker, Stefan Parkvall, John Skördeman
  • Patent number: 11368571
    Abstract: A first wearable accessory has a first lighting device. A mobile device is in close proximity to the first wearable accessory and has a lighting component communicating with the first wearable accessory via coded identifiable promiscuous broadcast to instruct the first wearable accessory to light the first lighting device. A second wearable accessory is in close proximity to the mobile device and having a second lighting component. The mobile device lighting component can be activated to communicate via an identical coded identifiable promiscuous broadcast with the second wearable accessory to instruct the second wearable accessory to light the second lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: David Wright
  • Patent number: 11368893
    Abstract: The communication device collects information regarding the communication quality of communication by the first other communication device and information regarding the type of the first other communication device; and transmits information regarding the communication quality corresponding to at least one of the types along with the information regarding the types to a second other communication device based on the information collected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Matsunaga, Masaru Otaka, Satoshi Onodera
  • Patent number: 11368815
    Abstract: A tracking system determines a location of a tracking device associated with a user using one or more access points at the location. Each access point at the location is configured to detect and couple with the tracking device when the tracking device is within a communicative range of the access point. An access point provides updates on the tracking device's presence, as well as the tracking device's arrival to and departure from the communicative range of the access point, to a tracking server. The tracking server determines, from these updates, whether the tracking device is at the location. The user may be notified, via a mobile device, of the tracking device's location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Klinkner, Josselin de la Broise