Patents Examined by Danh C Le
  • Patent number: 11064455
    Abstract: Infrastructure equipment for use with a wireless telecommunications system, the infrastructure equipment operable to transmit a first radio signal to a terminal device located within one of a plurality of predetermined geographical regions, wherein the value of one or more predetermined parameters indicative of the one of the plurality of predetermined geographical regions within which the terminal device is located is determinable by the terminal device on the basis of the first radio signal, each of the plurality of predetermined geographical regions being associated with a different respective value of the one or more predetermined parameters which is indicative of that predetermined geographical region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong
  • Patent number: 11064561
    Abstract: A method for enabling autonomous emergency assistance for a communication device, CD, registered in a regular cellular network is presented. The method is performed in an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle, UAV, and comprises directing the UAV to a geographical region connected to a preregistered position of the CD, emulating a cellular network in the geographical region, wherein the UAV and the CD are without connectivity with the regular cellular network, and providing autonomous emergency assistance for the CD in the geographical region. A CD, a UAV, a computer program and a computer program product are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Tommy Arngren, Jonas Pettersson, Ylva Timner, Min Wang, Stefan Wänstedt
  • Patent number: 11057785
    Abstract: A user equipment, method, and apparatus for controlling user equipment receive, from a base station included in a network, a radio resource control (RRC) release message that causes the user equipment to transition to an RRC inactive state in which context information of the user equipment is maintained in the network. The RRC inactive state is a different state from an RRC connected state and an RRC idle state, and the RRC release message includes information indicating a value of a timer used for performing an RRC resume procedure. The timer is started upon receiving the RRC release massage, and the RRC resume procedure is performed when the timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Henry Chang, Noriyoshi Fukuta
  • Patent number: 11051226
    Abstract: Facilitating enablement of intelligent service aware access utilizing multiaccess edge computing advanced networks (e.g., 5G, 6G, and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a method can comprise determining a network service being utilized by a first user equipment device has not been instantiated at a distributed network device and based on the first user equipment device approaching a service range of the distributed network device. The method also can comprise deploying the network service, as a microservice, at the distributed network device prior to the first user equipment device entering the service range of the distributed network device. Further, the method can comprise removing the network service from being deployed at the distributed network device based on a determination that the first user equipment device is no longer within the service range of the distributed network device and a second user equipment device is not utilizing the network service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Brian Keller
  • Patent number: 11051152
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, Machine Type Communication (MTC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, and technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A user equipment in a communication system, according to various embodiments of the present disclosure, includes: a controller that determines at least one communication service to deactivate among communication services that are able to be provided and a transmitter that transmits, to a server, a message for identifying the at least one communication service to deactivate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Han Park, Duckey Lee, Sang-Soo Lee, Sung-Ho Choi, Sang-Bum Kim, Soeng-Hun Kim, Woo-Seong Kim, Ju-Ho Lee, Jae-Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 11044688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a position-adaptive communication method which is carried out by a communication control module of a movable vehicle (1) in order to establish and maintain a communication connection (4) between the vehicle (1) and an opposite station (3). The communication method is a packet-based communication method, and a transmission pause (13) is provided between data packets and/or within the data packets. Position data of the vehicle (1) relative to a global coordinate system is ascertained, and a movement data set is received from at least one opposite station by means of a receiving device. Position data is extracted from the received movement data, and the position of the opposite station in the global coordinate system is determined. A directional vector (8) from the vehicle (1) to the opposite station (6) is ascertained, and a signal propagation time is ascertained from the length of the directional vector (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Slanina
  • Patent number: 11044752
    Abstract: A user equipment of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The user equipment includes a communication module, and a processor. The processor is configured to perform a first type channel access, which is a channel access based on a random backoff, for an autonomous uplink (AUL) transmission when a predetermined condition is not satisfied, perform a second type channel access, in which channel sensing for a predetermined single time interval without backoff, for the AUL transmission when the predetermined condition is satisfied, and perform the AUL transmission based on a result of the first type channel access or a result of the second type channel access. The AUL transmission is performed by the user equipment without an uplink (UL) grant received from a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Minseok Noh, Jinsam Kwak, Juhyung Son
  • Patent number: 11038583
    Abstract: An intermediate network for a radiocommunication system, the intermediate network includes one or more stations located on high-altitude platforms in order to connect a set of remote base stations to one or more ground stations. The high-altitude platforms are networked by way of communication links, for example high-speed free-space optical links. The invention also proposes to connect remote base stations positioned outside of the area of coverage of the stations located on high-altitude platforms via for example microwave-link relay stations or base stations at the edge of the area of coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Jean-Didier Gayrard
  • Patent number: 11026045
    Abstract: A mobile application executable on at least one mobile device for associating actions with a plurality of independent geographic locations and a system for implementing the actions are provided. The system and mobile application carry out a method including the steps of configuring a graphical user interface to include a map and requesting the user to select a designated pin location. The system includes a main controller configured to communicate with the at least one mobile device and initiate the actions based on the location of the at least one mobile device relative to the plurality of independent geographic locations. At least one database is in communication with the main controller and accessible to the mobile and away services module for storing data related to the actions associated with the plurality of independent geographic locations and the at least one mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin R. Imes
  • Patent number: 11019465
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method for notifying a state of a plurality of members of one or more Mission Critical Service (MCX) groups to an MCX UE in a MC communication system. The method includes identifying, by the MCX server, state of each member of one or more groups. The method includes categorizing, by the MCX server, plurality of members of one or more groups based on identified state of each member. Further, the method includes notifying, by MCX server, state of plurality of members of the one or more groups to the MCX UE based on the categorization. The MCX services include MCData, MCPTT (Voice) and MCVideo communication services. In some embodiments, the state of the members of the MCX groups is notified over an eMBMS channel. In various embodiments, the state of members of MCX groups is notified when a Floor is granted to the MCX user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventors: Siva Prasad Gundur, Vijay Sangameshwara, Prakash Rao, Sapan Pramod Kumar Shah, Nishant Gupta
  • Patent number: 11019495
    Abstract: A communication terminal (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a control unit (12) configured to, in a case of a movement from a communication area formed by the 5GS to a communication area formed by the EPS or a movement from a communication area formed by the EPS to a communication area formed by the 5GS, determine whether or not a communication system forming a communication area at a movement destination can satisfy requirements of services; and a communication unit (11) configured to, when it is determined that the communication system forming the communication area at the movement destination can satisfy the requirements of the services, send a connection request message to the communication system forming the communication area at the movement destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hironori Ito, Anand Raghawa Prasad, Andreas Kunz, Sivabalan Arumugam, Sivakamy Lakshminarayanan, Sheeba Backia Mary Baskaran
  • Patent number: 11012430
    Abstract: A mechanism of mediating an encrypted communication channel via a user equipment (UE) relay is described. This includes receiving an indication of a sensitive transaction from an application operating on a UE. The UE relay establishes a downstream encrypted communication channel to the application via a communication port at the UE. The UE relay then receives an end point for the sensitive transaction from the application over the downstream encrypted communication channel. The UE relay can then create an upstream encrypted communication channel to the end point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: David Hufker, Lyle W. Paczkowski, George Jason Schnellbacher, Michael David Svoren, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11006384
    Abstract: Bandwidth Parts (BWPs) are used for the transmission and measurement of positioning reference signals during a positioning session. A location server may obtain relevant BWP information, such as the active BWP or a list of configured BWPs, from one or more base stations and/or the user equipment (UE) for the positioning session. The location server may provide assistance data to the UE that is determined based on the BWP information, so that the UE may measure PRS signals from intra-frequency base stations. The location server may further determine a preferred BWP or prohibited BWPs, which may be forwarded to the serving base station to control the BWPs that are used during the positioning session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 11005515
    Abstract: An accessory device for an electronic device is disclosed. The accessory device may be formed from one or more transparent materials. The accessory device may include a first transparent material coupled to a second transparent material. The first transparent material may provide a rigid structural base, while the second transparent material provides flexibility to depress buttons of the electronic device. An oleophobic coating may be applied to the outer perimeter of the accessory device in order to resist residue build-up. Also, the accessory device may include a camera opening for a camera of the electronic device. The accessory device may be raised around the camera opening, both on an internal and external surface of the accessory device. The surface defining the camera opening may undergo a polishing operation in order to increase light transmission through the transparent materials that form the accessory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Velez, Colin M. Wang, Stephen T. Schooley
  • Patent number: 11006247
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for a terminal transmitting positioning information in a wireless communication system supporting sidelink and a device therefor according to various embodiments. Disclosed are a method for a terminal transmitting positioning information and a device therefor, the method comprising the steps of: receiving, from a network or a transmission terminal, a positioning signal comprising N consecutive tones to which reference signals are mapped; measuring the phase difference between a reference signal, which is mapped to an anchor tone which is a reference among the N consecutive tones, and the reference signals respectively mapped to the remaining tones; and transmitting, to the network or the transmission terminal, positioning information comprising information relating to the measured phase difference, wherein the positioning information comprises information relating to the sum of the measured phase differences between the reference signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10999744
    Abstract: A method and system of certifying RF coverage in a structure. A grid is superimposed on a floor plan of a structure to be certified. Each sector in the grid is given an identifier. A test unit is placed in one of the sectors. An RF test signal is transmitted from the test unit to a base unit located outside the structure. The RF test signal as received by the base unit is analyzed to determine whether it is satisfactory. An RF reply signal is transmitted from the base unit to the test unit. The reply signal as received by the test unit is analyzed to determine whether it is satisfactory. This process is repeated for each sector of the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventor: Ralph R. Richey
  • Patent number: 10997807
    Abstract: A method of determining a path, the method comprising: determining a next event for the user device; mapping an event location of the next event; obtaining a current position of the user device; obtaining an access list for the user device, the access list including access devices that the user device is authorized to activate; obtaining a path list including one or more paths from the current position to the event location; and selecting a path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Higley, Wilmann Gomez, Dang Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10986140
    Abstract: A method in a communication system is disclosed. In the method a procedure for setting up a communication link between a first user equipment and a second user equipment via a communications network is initiated. Information regarding at least two modes of communication that can be used for communication via the communication link is signalled between the first and second user equipment. An indicator regarding a mode to be used for the communication is also signalled between the first user equipment and the second user equipment. After the signalling steps, a procedure for setting the mode of communication in accordance with the indicator is initiated in at least in one of the user equipment. According to an alternative embodiment signalling for reserving a possibility for at least tow different communication modes occurs between elements of the communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Juha Rasanen, Juha Back, Juha Kallio, Seppo Kallio, Juha Lindfors, Juha Oravainen
  • Patent number: 10986509
    Abstract: The technologies described herein are generally directed to facilitating operation of a system for implementing fifth generation (5G) or other next generation networks. In accordance with one or more embodiments, systems described herein can include a processor, and a memory that can store executable instructions that can facilitate receiving, from a second device, information corresponding to iterations of ones of a sited group of antennas generated by the second device by selecting the iterations of ones of the sited group of antennas, with a selected iteration of the selected iterations including a subgroup of the sited group of antennas that is designated for a simulation of an operation of the subgroup. Further, the operations include simulating respective operations of the selected iterations, including propagation mapping with respect to respective wireless signals associated with the selected iterations, and estimating respective utilizations of the respective wireless signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Brian Lois, Jeffrey B. Saxon
  • Patent number: 10972864
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an information recommendation method, apparatus, device and a computer readable storage medium. The method includes: acquiring positioning information of a mobile terminal of a user; determining multiple optional geo-fences based on the positioning information; and determining a pre-recommended geo-fence based on the positioning information and weight information of the acquired multiple optional geo-fences; and generating recommendation information of the pre-recommended geo-fence in case that a position corresponding to the positioning information falls within the range of the pre-recommended geo-fence. The embodiments of the present disclosure can improve the recommendation accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Guocai Bai, Jingsi Zhu, Zhilei Jiang, Jingbo Fan, Xiying Wang, Chengwei Feng, Guochuan Deng, Lisha Chen, Jiajing Fu, Pengcheng Song