Patents Examined by Barry W Taylor
  • Patent number: 11006433
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to bearer establishment methods, user equipment, and base stations. One example method includes configuring, by user equipment (UE), a bearer for the UE by using a pre-stored configuration parameter, where the pre-stored configuration parameter includes an access stratum (AS) configuration parameter, and sending, by the UE, service data to a base station by using the bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoying Xu, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Lingli Pang
  • Patent number: 10993281
    Abstract: Provided is a management device including an acquirer configured to acquire base station information indicating an operational status of a base station device in group communication and terminal device operational information indicating whether a call-destination terminal device registered in the base station device is capable of receiving the group communication, a processor configured to create communication result information in which information that identifies the base station device, information that identifies the call-destination terminal device, and participation information on the call-destination terminal device whether to participate in the group communication are associated with one another, and a transmitter configured to transmit the communication result information, wherein the processor is configured to create the participation information to identify a state of participation and a state of non-participation due to a factor on a call-destination terminal device side and a state of non-partici
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Mikuriya, Ichiro Shishido
  • Patent number: 10986542
    Abstract: This application discloses a handover method to hand over relay UE and remote UE between different eNBs. The handover method includes: a source eNB determines based on a measurement report of the relay UE, to hand over the relay UE to a target eNB; sends a first handover required message to a source MME of the relay UE and sends a second handover required message to a source MME of the remote UE; the source MME sends a mobility management context of the remote UE and a mobility management context of the relay UE to a target MME to which the target eNB belongs; the target MME receives a redirection request message from the source MME; and sends information about the remote UE and information about the relay UE to the target eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jiangwei Ying
  • Patent number: 10986474
    Abstract: The present application is at least directed to an apparatus on a network. The apparatus includes a non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon for online charging of an event. The apparatus also includes a processor that is operably coupled to the non-transitory memory. The processor is configured to execute the instructions of receiving, from an M2M gateway, a rating request message for service layer online charging. The processor is also configured to execute the instructions of determining a rating scheme to charge for the event. The processor is further configured to execute the instructions of calculating an amount of service units based on the rating request message and determined rating scheme. The processor is even further configured to execute the instructions of sending, to the M2M gateway, a rating response based upon the calculated amount of service units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Hongkun Li, Michael F. Starsinic, Dale N. Seed, Nicholas Podias, Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Gregory S. Sternberg, Rocco Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 10979947
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and device for determining carriers to be monitored. In example embodiments, a first number of carriers of a first radio access technology (RAT) to be monitored by a terminal device when operating using a second RAT is determined. The second RAT is different from the first RAT. A first total number of carriers to be monitored by the terminal device when operating using the second RAT is determined at least in part based on the first number. A second number of carriers of the second RAT to be monitored by the terminal device when operating using the first RAT is determined. A second total number of carriers to be monitored by the terminal device when operating using the first RAT is determined at least in part based on the second number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Li Zhang, Riikka Nurminen
  • Patent number: 10972614
    Abstract: A method of alerting a user to information includes receiving a notification while a portable electronic device is in communication with a second electronic device, queuing the notification, terminating the communication between the portable electronic device and the second electronic device, and playing an audible alert of the notification after terminating the communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kaitlyn Marley Schoeck, Alexander Norman Bennett
  • Patent number: 10966081
    Abstract: A system for registering an MSISDN with a device hosting the UICC and in which the UICC is or can be operated includes a UICC provisioning server operated by an UICC different from the MNO. A Local Profile Assistant LPA is installed within the device or the UICC, and enables establishment of secured data sessions between the UICC and the UICC provisioning server. A modem is installed within the device or UICC. The modem enables communication of the device within a mobile network operator MNO mobile network. An MSISDN retrieval logic is associated with the LPA. A logic is constructed to perform a retrieval sequence with the foregoing components and data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Jorgen Hult, Markus Haubner, Nils Nitsch, Waleed Badawy, Ulrich Huber, Anders Kokeritz, Hrushikesh Chidley, Rikard Forselius, Gero Galka
  • Patent number: 10955521
    Abstract: A wireless animal location system is provided that identifies a location of a pet roaming within an environment using a single base unit. The wireless animal location system tracks and manages animal behavior in the environment using information of pet location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Radio Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Seltzer
  • Patent number: 10959220
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of configuring a physical channel, such as a physical control channel, for device-to-device communication between mobile terminal devices within a cellular communications network environment and comprising a step of locating a device-to-device control channel within a cellular uplink signaling spectrum, and applying a frequency offset parameter to determine separation of the device-to-device control channel from a cellular uplink control channel, and to related terminal devices and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Lanto Rakotoharison, Abdoulaye Bagayoko, Caroline Jactat, Philippe Delahaye
  • Patent number: 10958477
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus that communicates with a communication apparatus includes a connecting unit that connects to a first access point in the communication apparatus, a connection-information acquisition unit that acquires connection information for connecting to a second access point in the communication apparatus via the first access point, a storage unit that stores the acquired connection information in a memory, and a receiving unit that receives an instruction to transmit data. Upon receipt of an instruction to transmit data when the connecting unit is not connected to the second access point, the connecting unit connects to the second access point using the stored connection information stored in the storage unit, and when the connecting unit is connected to the second access point, the first access point is disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Sumiuchi
  • Patent number: 10952113
    Abstract: A method for managing a wireless connection of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is described herein. The method may include detecting a handover condition for the UAV within a wireless network, wherein the UAV is connected to a source cell in the wireless network when the handover condition is detected; determining, in response to detecting the handover condition, a target cell in the wireless network based on a flight path of the UAV; and initiating a handover of the UAV from the source cell to the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Heikki Mahkonen, Ravi Manghirmalani, Attila Takács
  • Patent number: 10945118
    Abstract: A communication system is disclosed in which a control node generates configuration data for each of a plurality of MMEs operating in overlay networks. The configuration data defines a type of user equipment (UE) or a type of UE traffic to be serviced by each MME. The MME configuration data is provided to a base station and used to control selection of an MME to service a request from a UE. The control node monitors network traffic within and across the overlay networks and can reconfigure one or more MMEs to service different UE traffic types. This allows for improved flexibility in load balancing with overlay networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Iskren Ianev, Yannick Lair, Hayato Haneji, Christophe Le Thierry D'Ennequin
  • Patent number: 10932111
    Abstract: The present application is directed to a mobile core network including a non-transitory memory including instructions stored thereon for exposing a service to user equipment on the core network. The processor is operably coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to execute the instruction of receiving a request from the user equipment for the service and a parameter for configuring the service. The processor is also configured to execute the instruction of determining the user equipment is authorized to access the service. The processor is further configured to execute the instruction of configuring the service on the core network based upon a 5G globally unique temporary identifier and subscriber permanent identity of the user equipment. The processor is yet even further configured to execute the instruction of sending a response to the user equipment based upon the configuring instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Michael F. Starsinic, Hongkun Li, Rocco Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 10924918
    Abstract: Methods and devices that support multiple user equipment (UE) state configurations in a wireless network are provided. A state configuration is selected for a UE from among a plurality of candidate state configurations. Each candidate state configuration is associated with a respective set of one or more predefined operating states from among a plurality of predefined operating states. Information regarding the selected state configuration is then transmitted to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10917507
    Abstract: A mobile terminal includes a support assembly, a display screen, and a movable base. The support assembly includes a first housing, a second housing, and a bendable member. The first housing defines a first recess. The second housing defines a second recess. The bendable member is connected between the first housing and the second housing and has a capacity of being unbent or bent to unfold or fold the support assembly. The movable base is movably mounted in the first recess. The movable base is able to carry the camera to move out or retract into the first recess with respect to the first circumferential side surface, and the second recess is configured to accommodate a part of the movable base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDGONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jia Chen
  • Patent number: 10912057
    Abstract: Provided are a method of selecting configuration based on UE speed and a device supporting the method. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for selecting configuration based on UE speed in a wireless communication system includes: receiving a first configuration and a second configuration from a network; if the UE is able to measure a speed of the UE by using a global positioning system (GPS), selecting the first configuration, and scaling values in the first configuration based on the speed of the UE; and if the UE is not able to measure the speed of the UE by using the GPS, selecting the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10903879
    Abstract: A wireless communications device with a first housing including an LTE modem and a plurality of LTE antennas and a second housing including a battery system and network communications assembly, the first housing and second housing pivotally joined via a hinge assembly permitting movement of the device between a closed and one or more open positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Toby James Morris, Marc Harper
  • Patent number: 10890646
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide methods and apparatus for positioning in a wireless network. One embodiment provides a method, performed by a target device, for enabling detection of a narrowband positioning reference signal, NPRS, location in a radio frame. The method includes: obtaining, from a location server, assistance data related to a neighbour cell in a reference and neighbour cell list. The assistance data incudes timing offset information for the neighbour cell; determining a time of a NPRS subframe for the neighbour cell and/or NPRS sequence based on the timing offset information; measuring a positioning reference signal (PRS) based on the determined time; and reporting the measured PRS to the location server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Xingqin Lin, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Olof Liberg, Sara Modarres Razavi, Henrik Rydén, Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 10887434
    Abstract: There is disclosed a mobile terminal including: a display; a middle frame including a supporting portion and a side portion provided around the supporting portion to define a lateral external appearance; a main board including a ground; a first wireless communication unit configured to transceive a first signal; a second wireless communication unit configured to transceive a second signal; and a rear case configured to cover a rear surface of the main board, wherein the side portion includes a plurality of conductive members of which ends are divided into slits, and the plurality of the conductive members includes a common antenna electrically connectable with the first wireless communication unit and the second wireless communication unit and configured to receive the first signal and the second signal; and an independent antenna electrically connectable with the first wireless communication unit and configured to receive the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyoungsun Hwang, Moonsoo Song, Yoonjae Won, Deuksu Choi, Chisang You
  • Patent number: 10887445
    Abstract: A mobile device, comprising: a processor; and a memory including instructions that when executed by the processor cause it to perform the steps of: receiving a user selection to automatically enter an inactive mode in response to an action within the mobile device indicating the device is being used in a moving vehicle; receiving a communication from a wireless communication module; if the mobile device is not in inactive mode, providing a notification to the user that a communication has been received; if the mobile device is in inactive mode, transmitting an away message via the wireless module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Nick Bovis