Patents Examined by Daniel Lai
  • Patent number: 11363525
    Abstract: A control method that is achieved by a refrigerator application installed in portable terminal, the control method including the steps of instructing an operating system (OS) of portable terminal to connect to a refrigerator in operation in a software access point mode, and sending a service set identifier (SSID) of an access point and a password for connecting to the access point to the refrigerator. An SSID of the refrigerator that operates in the software access point mode, and a password for connecting to the refrigerator that operates in the software access point mode are incorporated in the refrigerator application in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masakazu Hoashi, Kazuhiro Murakami
  • Patent number: 11363102
    Abstract: This application provides a communication method and an apparatus. The method includes: a terminal determines that a detected application is associated with a first network; determines, based on information configured on the terminal, that the first network is a network accessible only in a specific area; obtains network information for the first network; and in response to when the terminal is within an area indicated by the network information, determine to initiate a session management procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongcui Li, Yan Li, Tingfang Tang
  • Patent number: 11357073
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques for providing a framework for supporting custom signaling between a wireless device and a cellular network. A wireless device and a cellular base station may establish a wireless link. The wireless device and the cellular base station may perform custom signaling in accordance with the custom signaling framework.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Muthukumaran Dhanapal, Rajesh Ambati, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Thanigaivelu Elangovan, Rafael L. Rivera-Barreto, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Divyaprakash P. Bhojkumar, Rohan C. Malthankar, Ajay Singh, Sreevalsan Vallath, Raghuveer Mallikarjunan
  • Patent number: 11356936
    Abstract: An edge device that includes one or more first antenna arrays at a donor side of the edge device, and one or more second antenna arrays at a service side of the edge device. The edge device obtains wireless connectivity enhanced information from a central cloud server. The edge device receives a first donor beam associated with a first wireless carrier network (WCN) from a first base station via the one or more first antenna arrays and further receives a second donor beam associated with a second WCN from a second base station. The edge device concurrently or alternatingly directs, from the one or more second antenna arrays, a first beam of RF signal in the first WCN to a first UE and a second beam of RF signal in the second WCN to the second UE, based on the obtained wireless connectivity enhanced information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: PELTBEAM INC.
    Inventors: Venkat Kalkunte, Mehdi Hatamian
  • Patent number: 11350382
    Abstract: A distributed and buoy tracking and mesh network communication system includes buoy node devices having critical, designated placement determined navigational guidance criteria. Each buoy node apparatus serves a dual navigation and data transmission function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Tung N Ly, Duane N Morrison, Denise R LaDue
  • Patent number: 11350356
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application relate to the field of communications technologies, and disclose a relay device selection method, and a user equipment, so that UE can select and update with an allowed S-NSSAI of the UE. The method may include: obtaining by UE, M pieces of first indication information, each indicates one allowed network slice of the UE; receiving by the UE, first messages sent by L relay devices, comprising N pieces of second indication information, wherein each indicates one allowed network slice of the relay device; and selecting by the UE, a random first relay device as a target relay device based on the M pieces of first indication information and the L pieces of first messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haorui Yang, Hui Jin, Fenghui Dou, Xiaoyan Duan, Xiaojuan Li, Guowei Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11337224
    Abstract: The present application provides an electronic device, method, and computer readable storage medium for wireless communication. The electronic device comprises a processing circuit, the processing circuit being configured to: determine a distribution state of nodes in a management region of a spectrum management device; on the basis of the distribution state, obtain a distribution model showing cumulative interference received by a specific node of said nodes from other nodes of said nodes; and on the basis of the distribution model and a maximum allowable interference for the specific node, determine an exclusive region for the specific node, wherein the exclusive region is represented by the number of nodes in the exclusive region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 11330513
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for fusing, with an IoT technology, a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate than a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services, such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail, and security and safety related services, on the basis of 5G communication technologies and IoT-related technologies. Disclosure is a method for efficiently controlling a terminal for a cellular IoT service in a 5G mobile communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Sunghoon Kim, Youngkyo Baek, Jungje Son, Hoyeon Lee
  • Patent number: 11304133
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods for conducting multilink communications between a user equipment device (UE) and a wireless access point (AP) over a wireless local area network (WLAN). The UE establishes a connection with an access point through a WLAN, wherein the connection utilizes a plurality of links. The UE transmits an indication to the access point through a first link of the plurality of links, where the indication specifies one or more available links of the plurality of links that are available for the UE to receive downlink (DL) communications from the access point. The UE receives one or more DL communications from the access point through at least one of the one or more available links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko L. Kneckt, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Jinjing Jiang, Qi Wang, Su Khiong Yong, Tianyu Wu, Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 11297461
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for geofencing in commercial transport vehicles are disclosed. An exemplary method includes establishing, based on a heat map of signal strength at frequencies used by a first wireless protocol in the commercial transport vehicle, a geofence for communication by a user, and controlling, based on the geofence, an availability or a level of one or more services to the user, wherein the geofence comprises one or more boundaries within the commercial transport vehicle, and wherein the one or more services are deactivated if a location of the user is outside the one or more boundaries of the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Philip Watson, Steven Bates
  • Patent number: 11291054
    Abstract: This application discloses a resource configuration method and an apparatus. The method includes: obtaining, by a terminal device, configuration information, where the configuration information includes at least one piece of the following information: random access resource configuration information and downlink signal parameter information; and accessing, by the terminal device, a network device based on the configuration information. A corresponding apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mao Yan, Rong Wen, Lei Chen
  • Patent number: 11277745
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention are an integrity protection control method, a network device and computer storage medium, the method comprising: acquiring parameter configuration information, wherein the parameter configuration information is parameter configuration information saved by a network device or parameter configuration information acquired from a core network side; and on the basis of the parameter configuration information, determining whether it is necessary to start integrity protection for a quality of service (QoS) data flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Jari Jaakko Isokangas
  • Patent number: 11265838
    Abstract: Provided is a communication unit for achieving, in a 5GS, in a case that a situation occurs in which information for connectivity to a Local Area Data Network (LADN) requested by a user equipment is not valid, error processing of a control device of a core network and error processing of the user equipment. Provided is a communication unit for achieving, in a 5GS, in a case that a situation occurs in which information for connectivity to a Local Area Data Network (LADN) requested by a user equipment is not valid, error processing in which a control device of a core network rejects the request of the user equipment. Also provided is a communication unit for achieving, in a case that a situation occurs in which information for connectivity to a LADN requested by a user equipment is not valid, appropriate error processing performed by the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yudai Kawasaki, Masafumi Aramoto
  • Patent number: 11265807
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for network sharing on a terminal including a plurality of WI-FI modules. The method includes: obtaining, after a WI-FI module connects to a network, network connection information of the WI-FI module connected to the network; and sending the network connection information to a to-connect WI-FI module of the terminal, to enable the to-connect WI-FI module to connect to the network according to the network connection information. An apparatus for network sharing, air conditioner and storage medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignees: GD MIDEA AIR-CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weiming Huo
  • Patent number: 11252657
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus and method of performing wireless communication. The electronic apparatus includes: a communication circuit configured to perform wireless communication with a relay apparatus; and a processor configured to: identify a plurality of relay apparatuses connectable with the communication circuit, the plurality of relay apparatuses communicating in a plurality of frequency bands, the plurality of frequency bands being different from one another, identify a first relay apparatus having a frequency band, in which a transmission performance is relatively higher than a second relay apparatus, among the plurality of identified relay apparatuses, and perform the wireless communication with the identified first relay apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyungyong Lee
  • Patent number: 11252584
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for controlling a plurality of Wi-Fi access points in a wireless network using a cloud platform. To start with, a connection is established between one or more Wi-Fi access points of the plurality of Wi-Fi access points and a client device using the cloud platform. Subsequently, details pertaining to the plurality of Wi-Fi access points are collected and analyzed using an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model. The AI model then derives configurations for the plurality of Wi-Fi access points in response to analyzing the details. Thereafter, the derived configurations are transmitted to the client device. The transmitted configurations are finally implemented at the plurality of access points using either the cloud platform or the client device. The derived configurations include optimization of Wi-Fi access point network parameters based on a frequency and a set of constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AMBEENT WIRELESS
    Inventor: Mustafa Ergen
  • Patent number: 11252641
    Abstract: A method of system information transmission for a network in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises broadcasting essential minimum system information (SI) of a cell of the wireless communication system with fixed scheduled on a downlink broadcast channel, wherein the essential minimum SI includes scheduling information for non-essential minimum SI of at least one of the cell and an auxiliary cell or a frequency location, the non-essential minimum SI is broadcasted with dynamically scheduled on a downlink shared channel, and the scheduling information includes a time and frequency resource configuration and an availability information for indicating whether the cell broadcasts the non-essential minimum SI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ching-Wen Cheng, Hung-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 11246174
    Abstract: Methods and systems for connecting a wireless device to a wireless network. Configuration information is received by an access point of the wireless network including a service identifier corresponding to a service provided through the wireless device and a credential associated with the wireless device. The access point advertises the service identifier to the wireless device. The access point receives from the wireless device an association request including a network identifier corresponding to the wireless network. The access point authenticates the wireless device based on the service identifier and the credential.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Patent number: 11234171
    Abstract: A first network node is configured to: group served cells into a first set of cells and at least one second set of cells, the cells in the first set of cells being associated with a first set of cell information and cells in the second set of cells being associated with a second set of cell information; generate a setup request including a first indication indicating the first set of cells and their respective first set of cell information and the second set of cells and their respective second set of cell information; and transmit the setup request to the second network node. The second network node is configured to receive a setup request from a first network node, the setup request including a first indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Henrik Lundqvist, Henrik Olofsson, Johan Christer Qvarfordt, Hongzhuo Zhang, Kari Juhani Leppanen
  • Patent number: 11229085
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system for supporting a higher data transfer rate than a 4G communication system such as LTE. In a method of a terminal according to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a communication method of a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting a plurality of PDU sessions is proposed, the communication method comprising: a step of transmitting, via a base station to a network entity responsible for mobility management, a first NAS message including first state information indicating whether to activate each of the plurality of PDU sessions; and a step of receiving, via the base station from the network entity, a second NAS message including second state information indicating whether to activate each of the plurality of PDU sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Joo Suh, Alexander Sayenko