Patents Examined by Dinh P Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10098020
    Abstract: Examples are disclosed for sending or receiving channel state information (CSI) reports associated with coordinated multi-point (CoMP) schemes. The examples include user equipment (UE) constraining CSI feedback to one or more transmission points implementing a CoMP scheme with the UE. The examples also include a transmission point such as an evolved node B (eNB) triggering CSI feedback and receiving a CSI report in response to the trigger. The CSI report generated based on the UE constraining CSI feedback. Constraining CSI feedback may include the UE generating fewer CSI reports, reusing information between CSI reports or increasing an amount of time allowed for processing and generating CSI reports. Other examples are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexei Davydov, Gregory V. Morozov, Hooman Shirani-Mehr, Alexander Maltsev, Vadim Sergeyev
  • Patent number: 10084615
    Abstract: A handover method and a control transfer method are provided. A handover method of performing an inter-cell handover between a first ground station and a second ground station may include setting a first channel to the second ground station, measuring, by an airborne radio station, a second channel and reporting a measurement result to the first ground station, sending, by the first ground station, a handover request to at least one of a ground control station (GCS) or a control and non-payload communication (CNPC) network, determining, by the at least one of the GCS or the CNPC network, whether to perform a handover, and transmitting, by the at least one of the GCS or the CNPC network, a handover instruction to the airborne radio station based on a result of the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Tae Chul Hong, Hee Wook Kim, Kwang Jae Lim
  • Patent number: 10085190
    Abstract: Base stations as well as Radio Access Network (RAN) controllers have embedded communication agents that are responsible from control messaging between these entities that enable creation and management of RAN Slices. At a given time, it is possible that multiple active RAN slices co-exist on the same base station, where each RAN slice may run its own scheduler, its own admission control and have its own handoff management parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NETSIA, INC
    Inventors: Mehmet Oguz Sunay, Ahmet Murat Parlakisik, Jung Shik Choi
  • Patent number: 10064139
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies related to an implementation of a thermal management scheme in a device. Particularly, a look up table or LUT is configured to include a data set of information (e.g., user-profile data, network-profile data) and a corresponding recommended thermal throttling mode. During regular device operation, conditions internal/external to the device is detected and the corresponding thermal throttling mode (from the LUT) is applied. In certain implementations, optimization algorithms are used in place of the LUT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Kenan Kocagoez, Johannes Brendel
  • Patent number: 10051474
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal having a security function, which: comprises, within one case, both a driving unit (hereinafter, referred to as “online driving unit”) capable of an online operation and a driving unit (hereinafter, referred to as “non-online driving unit) not requiring an online operation; and connects the driving units to a memory, wherein the memory is not concurrently connected to a plurality of driving units, but is selectively connected to only one of the driving units, so that perfect security against hacking and the like can be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Taek Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 10051549
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for managing access to a femtocell coverage area. An exemplary method includes storing in a memory component a first identifier corresponding to a subscribed service of a communication device and a second identifier corresponding to a user of the communication device, and granting access to the femtocell coverage area using the second identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Fan, Cheng P. Liu, Richard Kuo
  • Patent number: 10025864
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling mobile devices with user equipment devices. A user equipment device may detect a mobile device is within a predetermined proximity to the user equipment device by establishing a bi-directional communication. The user equipment device may determine an input/output option of the mobile device. The input/output option may be a microphone, a cellular Internet connection, a camera, or any other sensor and/or actuator of the mobile device. The user equipment device may generate for display an icon corresponding to the input/output option of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Chalouhi, Daren Gill, Sankar Ardhanari, Jordan Leonard Davis, Christopher Thun
  • Patent number: 10021702
    Abstract: A radio network resource controller directs a first network node associated with a first cell region, or a wireless terminal in communication through the first cell region, to measure and report radio resource-related data selected from the group consisting of: resource activity per channel; the number of transmitted power samples that exceed a threshold over a measurement period; and, channel quality samples that exceed a quality threshold. The controller then receives at least one measurement report of the radio resource-related data and, as a function of the radio resource-related data in the first cell region, dynamically reallocates the distribution of resources, such as radio-frequency channels, between the first cell region and at least a second cell region. The invention has a particular advantage in TDD mode of operation where efficient and dynamic interference mitigation is needed to combat the inherent mobile-to-mobile and base station-to-base station interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Arne Simonsson
  • Patent number: 10015306
    Abstract: A data processing method and a terminal device, where the method includes obtaining a speed of the terminal device, receiving a first communications service, disabling a preset reminder of the first communications service when the speed of the terminal device exceeds a first preset value, and enabling the preset reminder of the first communications service when the speed of the terminal device decreases to a second preset value, where the second preset value is less than or equal to the first preset value. The data processing method and the terminal device are used for a user reminder of a terminal device in a vehicle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yali Wang, Min Zhang, Xuesong Yu, Xiaomei Yang
  • Patent number: 9998919
    Abstract: A method for establishing credentials for securing text message communications. The method includes receiving, at a text messaging hub executing at a server device, a text message from a user, the text message being directed to a service number and including (1) a user number and (2) a request to establish a secure credential for communicating with a text messaging application. The method also includes transmitting, by the text messaging hub executing at the server device, an initiation message to the user, the initiation message includes a user-specific system number to which the user is to direct future text messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dror Michael Marcus, Aviad Barzilai, Brian Eaton, Guy Flysher, Mark A. Grossman, Shai Gutner, Divon Mordechai Lan, Michal Maor, Natalia Marmasse, Asaf Revach, Billy Kim Rios, Eran Werner
  • Patent number: 9998860
    Abstract: Managing a geofence of a mobile device in a network is provided, which includes: identifying, by a first application operable with the mobile device, the geofence associated with the mobile device or a user of the mobile device; based on identifying the geofence, registering the identified geofence with a network component; identifying, to a first granularity, a first location for the identified geofence; monitoring, to a second granularity, a location of the mobile device, where the first granularity is more coarse-grained than the second granularity; and based on the mobile device triggering the geofence, pushing a notification to the application; and based on receiving the notification, performing an operation associated with the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert B. Nicholson, Mudhakar Srivatsa, Kiran Raghu Ganti, Dinesh Verma
  • Patent number: 9973993
    Abstract: A joint optimization module (jointly optimizing MRO and MLB) includes: (a) an interpolator receiving a measurement report containing: signal strength/quality values, other performance indicator values, and load values reported by each base station; identifying one or more time instances that lack measurements (of signal strength/quality, performance indicator, or load values), and interpolating values for such time instances; (b) a storage unit storing the received measurement report and interpolated measurement values; (c) a MLB unit receiving the measurement report and outputting optimized HO parameters from a load balancing perspective to an optimizer; (d) a MRO unit receiving the measurement report and outputting optimized HO parameters based on reducing HO related link failures; and (e) an optimizer optimizing, jointly for both MLB and MRO, one or more HO parameters per user group based on the stored measurement reports and interpolated measurement values, the MLB module output, and the MRO module output
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NETSIA, INC.
    Inventors: Ali Ozer Ercan, Mehmet Oguz Sunay
  • Patent number: 9967386
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments may disclose a mobile device which is connected with an external input device, and includes a first connector for receiving an input signal generated by the external input device through a docking station, the first connector being detachably connected with the docking station; and a first controller for receiving the input signal from the first connector, and executing a pre-stored function corresponding to the received input signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Se-Jin Ji, Gyu-Cheol Choi, Kyung-Do Park, Dong-Yul Lee
  • Patent number: 9949188
    Abstract: Base stations as well as Radio Access Network (RAN) controllers have embedded communication agents that are responsible from control messaging between these entities that enable creation and management of RAN Slices. At a given time, it is possible that multiple active RAN slices co-exist on the same base station, where each RAN slice may run its own scheduler, its own admission control and have its own handoff management parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NETSIA, INC.
    Inventors: Mehmet Oguz Sunay, Ahmet Murat Parlakisik, Jung Shik Choi
  • Patent number: 9942819
    Abstract: A hand over (HO) parameter optimization module includes: (a) an interpolator that receives a measurement report comprising: (1) signal strength or signal quality values as measured by an user equipment (UE), (2) performance indicator values as measured by the UE, and (3) load values associated with at least one base station that serves the UE, identifying one or more time instances that lack signal strength, signal quality, performance indicator, or load values, and interpolating values for the identified one or more time instances; (b) storage that stores the received measurement report and interpolated values; and (c) an optimizer that optimizes one or more HO parameters per group based on stored measurement reports and interpolated values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: NETSIA, INC.
    Inventors: Mehmet Oguz Sunay, Ali Ozer Ercan
  • Patent number: 9924322
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for ranking devices based on a distance from a merchant device. One of the methods includes displaying, in a point-of-sale system, a listing of buyers located proximate to the point-of-sale system, the buyers having indicated using their mobile devices a desire to pursue a financial transaction in association with the point-of-sale system. The point-of-sale system determines relative distances of the mobile devices of the buyers with respect to the point-of-sale system and arranges the displayed listing in the point-of-sale system based at least in part on the determined relative distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Square, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Jeffrey Post, Shuvo Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 9913220
    Abstract: A GPS-enabled cellular electronic device is operated in an indoor mode. An increase in strength of a cellular signal is detected at the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device. Responsive at least to the increase in cellular signal strength, the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device is transitioned to an outdoor testing mode. Detecting is carried out to determine whether movement of the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device occurs during the outdoor testing mode. If so, the GPS-enabled cellular electronic device is transitioned to an outdoor mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jing Dai, Ming Li, Milind R. Naphade, Sambit Sahu
  • Patent number: 9911129
    Abstract: Demographic assessment of information is facilitated using targeted location oversampling. In one example, a device determines mobile devices communicatively coupled to a base station device associated with a first defined region, wherein the first defined region is relative to a defined location of interest. The device can transmit a set of instructions to the mobile devices that instruct the mobile devices to power on respective location information components configured to transmit location information. The respective location information can be configured to transmit respective global positioning system information for the mobile devices. The device can also determine which ones of the mobile devices are within a second defined region based on respective location information received from the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Kent Meredith, Mark Austin, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 9906916
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of performing a Fine Timing Measurement (FTM) procedure with a responder station. For example, an apparatus may include logic and circuitry configured to cause a responder station to transmit an information element including FTM availability information, the FTM availability information including an indication of a plurality of channels and, for a channel of the plurality of channels, one or more FTM availability windows; and to be available to perform an FTM procedure on the channel during the FTM availability windows corresponding to the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Itai Steiner
  • Patent number: 9883431
    Abstract: In one aspect, a wireless network management component can manage values for the generation of time to trigger parameters to handover requests between small cells and macro cells in a wireless network. In another aspect, a wireless management component can process various information to manage when handovers between small cells and macro cells should be disabled. In still another aspect, a wireless management component can process user equipment speed information and other network information to determine whether user equipment in communication with small cells should initiate a handover to macro cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shankarakrishnan Venkatraman, Khurram Parviz Sheikh, Rajeev Vokkarne