Patents Examined by Erika A Washington
  • Patent number: 10973084
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for wireless communication, and more particularly, to design principles for extending Internet of Things (IoT) (e.g., narrowband IoT (NB-IoT), machine type communication(s) (MTC), etc.) into an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) band spectrum. In certain aspects, the method generally includes determining an interlace structure of tones, within an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum, available to a wireless node for communication, and communicating based on the interlace structure. In some aspects, the communicating involves hopping between tones within the interlace structure during different communication intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hao Xu, Srinivas Yerramalli, Juan Montojo, Yongbin Wei, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 10959088
    Abstract: A communication method (S) for communication between mobile units (10, 20), and in particular between vehicles, in which information transmitted between the mobile units (10, 20) is encoded on the transmitter side by means of an encoder (12-1, 22-1) and is decoded on the receiver side by means of a decoder (12-2, 22-2), and the mobile units (10, 20) are synchronized in communication (S3) with an external interface unit (30) outside the mobile units (10, 20) prior to communication (S5) with one another in that a codebook (Cj) defining or specifying an encoder (12-1, 22-1) and/or a decoder (12-2, 22-2) is determined (S2) by the external interface unit (30) and is communicated (S3) to the mobile units (10, 20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Technische Universität München, Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Boche, Christian Arendt
  • Patent number: 10959140
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide wireless communication method and device, which can obtaining a determination of a signal quality of a cell according to a measurement result of at least one synchronization signal block of a plurality of synchronization signal blocks transmitted in the cell, thereby realizing a judgment of the signal quality of the cell in a 5G system. The method includes: performing, by a terminal device, measurement on at least one synchronization signal block of a plurality of synchronization signal blocks transmitted in a first cell; determining, by the terminal device, a signal quality corresponding to the first cell according to a measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10945227
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to configuring a measurement gap. A network device obtains information about a first frequency region and a second frequency region. The first frequency region is being used for transmitting a first synchronization signal from a serving cell managed by the network device, and the second frequency region is used for transmitting a second synchronization signal from a neighbor cell of the serving cell. Then, the network device determines a configuration for a measurement gap based on the first and second frequency regions, and transmits the configuration for the measurement gap to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Shaohua Li
  • Patent number: 10939284
    Abstract: A 5G-based communication method for an industrial apparatus can be implemented in industrial apparatus during manufacturing operations, and a microprocessor. The industrial apparatus can collect data sets concerning itself, generate a 5G signal containing the data sets, and send the 5G signal to the microprocessor. The microprocessor determines a communication channel for the microprocessor according to the identification of the industrial apparatus in the data set, and can find a data processing rule, a data storage rule, and a data emission rule corresponding to the communication channel in a relationship table. The data is processed accordingly enabling a safe, efficient, and convenient transmission of data sets between the microprocessor and the industrial apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Shenzhen Jingjiang Yunchuang Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun-Qi Li, Juka Oh, Qing Liu, Xue-Qin Zhang, Shang-Hua Hao
  • Patent number: 10939408
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for positioning a Low Altitude Platform Station (LAPS) based drone cells for supporting communication in a 3GPP network. The methods may include receiving at least one feedback parameter from a UE pertaining to a current network traffic flow and mobility with respect of the UE. The UE is selected for an aerial network through a drone base station (DBS) cell based on service requirement determined from the feedback parameter. Further, a position for at least one DBS-cell is determined with respect to the at least one selected UE based on the at least one parameter to serve the selected UE. An aerial-communication link is established between the selected UE and the DBS cell by deploying one or more LAPS as a drone base station (DBS) in accordance with the determined position of DBS-cell to thereby augment a network connectivity of the selected UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tushar Vrind, Diwakar Sharma, Anshuman Nigam, Chandan Kumar, Lalit Kumar Pathak
  • Patent number: 10938977
    Abstract: Technology for a mobile device is described. The mobile device can include a vibration motor operable to generate a vibration, and a sensor operable to capture a plurality of vibration signals that result from the vibration. The mobile device can provide the plurality of vibration signals to a model running on the mobile device. The model can include a plurality of predefined patterns that correspond to vibration signals produced by mobile devices residing on different surfaces. The mobile device can identify, using the model, a predefined pattern in the plurality of predefined patterns that substantially corresponds to the plurality of vibration signals based on a confidence level that exceeds a threshold. The mobile device can determine a type of surface on which the mobile device resides based on the predefined pattern identified using the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jose Camacho Perez, Miguel Bernal Marin, Mario Alfredo Carrillo Arevalo, Hector Cordourier Maruri, Jesus Adan Cruz Vargas, Abraham Duenas De La Cruz, Paulo Lopez Meyer, Julio Zamora Esquivel
  • Patent number: 10932244
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a channel transmission method, a terminal device and a network device. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, first information transmitted by a network device at a first moment; and determining, by the terminal device, a first time domain resource for transmitting a first uplink channel according to the first information, where the first time domain resource is located in a target time domain resource unit, the first time domain resource includes P channel resource units, each of the P channel resource units includes M time domain symbols, and the last N time domain symbols of the M time domain symbols are used to transmit a reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Yanan Lin
  • Patent number: 10932093
    Abstract: A method includes obtaining, by a first device, BLUETOOTH connection information of a second device, obtaining, by the first device according to the BLUETOOTH connection information, a BLUETOOTH signal from the second device, determining, by the first device according to the obtained BLUETOOTH signal from the second device, position information of the second device, and sending, by the first device, the position information to a third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Yajun Zhang, Yunsheng Kuang
  • Patent number: 10912056
    Abstract: A method and system for locating a network device in an emergency situation including public information. Current physical location information is obtained for a network device every time it registers on a network or moves to a new physical location. The current physical location is sent and received in an encrypted format to and from the network device. When the network device initiates an emergency message (e.g. 911, E911, NG911, text-to-911, 112, etc.) based on an emergency event (e.g., weather, crime, fire, natural disaster, medical, terrorist, military, etc.), the emergency message includes the encrypted current physical location information for the network device. The current physical location information is decrypted. Additional information is collected from one or more public location information sources for the current physical location of the network device. The emergency message with the additional information is routed in real-time to an appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: RedSky Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald R. Eisner
  • Patent number: 10904786
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for receiving a service from a wireless network device. A terminal device receives frequency band information of N frequency ranges of a cell, and receives characteristic information of radio interface technologies respectively supported in each of the N frequency ranges. N is greater than or equal to 2, and a first radio interface technology is supported in a first frequency range of the N frequency ranges. The terminal device also receives information of a correspondence between a data radio bearer (DRB) and the first radio interface technology. The terminal device receives the service on the DRB within the first frequency range using the first radio interface technology. The characteristic information of radio interface technologies respectively supported in each of the N frequency ranges includes frame structure information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Jian Zhang, Lixia Xue, Qinghai Zeng, Yuanjie Li, Ting Wang
  • Patent number: 10893413
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to user equipment (UE) key derivation at mobility update in mobile communications are described. An apparatus implemented in a UE conducts a registration with a first Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF) of a network. The apparatus also conducts one other registration with a second AMF of the network over a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3 GPP) access. In response, the apparatus receives a request from the second AMF over the 3 GPP access. The apparatus then performs a key derivation to generate a derived key using a keying material from the initial registration with the first AMF to result in the UE and the second AMF sharing a common security context for the 3 GPP access and a non-3 GPP access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Jarkko Eskelinen
  • Patent number: 10887779
    Abstract: This spectrum protection system enables spectrum sharing that protects Earth Exploration-Satellite Services (EESS) observations, which allows for uninterrupted weather forecasting, from terrestrial operations that operate near or within EESS frequency bands without cumbersome restrictions on telecommunications (telecom) providers. The system calculates the satellite observation times using a device's location recognizing that these satellites are only observing a particular location on Earth for a very small amount of time because of their orbital dynamics and scanning characteristics. Using this calculated list of observation times and comparing it to the current time input, the system then enacts a mechanism for action when EESS observations are occurring. Two simple embodiments for the mechanism for action include momentarily changing frequencies or reducing transmission power levels to prevent erroneous EESS measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Benjamin Kim, Melanie Kim
  • Patent number: 10880797
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a mobile device, comprising: a receiver configured to receive a radio signal comprising transmissions from a plurality of radio cells; and a processor configured to derive second information from the received radio signal, the second information indicating at least one neighboring radio cell, wherein the processor is configured to initiate a radio cell selection based on the second information if the second information indicates at least one neighboring radio cell configured for the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak Dash, Nitin Gowda Basavarajappa, Gurunadha Rao Kota, Nitin Kuppelur
  • Patent number: 10880843
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for optimizing an edge-user experience in a first access technology based on dynamic antenna power modifications. In embodiments, when a large volume of UE are located in a particular edge-region of a sector of a cell site, the power supplied to one or more corresponding antenna elements may be reduced or stopped in order to reduce the coverage area of the first access technology and cause a portion of the UE to shift to a second access technology at the cell site. By lowering the volume of UE that are located in a particular edge-region of a sector of a cell site, the remaining portion of the UE that are located in a particular edge-region of a sector of a cell site experience improved throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 10866800
    Abstract: An information processing system includes an electronic apparatus having firmware installed therein, and a client terminal configured to be communicably coupled to the electronic apparatus or to a server configured to provide the firmware through switching between the electronic apparatus and a network to a coupling destination. The client terminal includes a firmware acquisition control unit configured to acquire firmware from the server apparatus to store the acquired firmware in a firmware storage in response to the client terminal being communicably coupled to the server apparatus, and a firmware update control unit configured to update the firmware installed in the electronic apparatus to the firmware stored in the firmware storage in response to the client terminal being communicably coupled to the electronic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kanami Sugiyama, Takeo Mochizuki, Daichi Kamoshida
  • Patent number: 10868896
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first device housing and a second device housing. A hinge couples the first device housing to the second device housing. The first device housing is pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing. The hinge separates a first chamber defined by the first device housing and a second chamber defined by the second device housing. A flexible substrate passes through the first chamber and the second chamber. The flexible substrate spans the hinge, either by passing through or around a hinge housing. The flexible substrate deforms to a curvilinear deformed state within one or both of the first chamber or the second chamber when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from a closed position to an axially displaced open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Carlson, Steve Emmert
  • Patent number: 10869376
    Abstract: A system (1, 11, 21) is configured to store an indicator of a first person (51) for which a digital message is intended and an experience effect in a memory of the system. The experience effect is part of or derived from the digital message and the digital message comprises text composed by a second person (52). The system is further configured to determine whether the first person is within a certain range of an electronic device (19, 21) which can be used to produce the experience effect, e.g. a luminaire, and to cause the electronic device to produce the experience effect and cause the text to be reproduced on a text rendering device at the same time upon the first person being determined to be within the certain range of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Dirk Valentinus René Engelen, Anthonie Hendrik Bergman, Bartel Marinus Van De Sluis, Berent Willem Meerbeek
  • Patent number: 10863388
    Abstract: In a device including a processor and a memory in communication with the processor, the memory includes executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the device to perform functions of receiving, from a first network assigned to a first tier level, a request for tier level switch from the first tier level to a second tier level; determining that a second network assigned to the second tier level is capable of switching from the second tier level to another tier level; assigning, to the second network, a channel of the first tier level; and assigning, to the first network, a channel of the second tier level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Amer A. Hassan, Paul W. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10856248
    Abstract: A method for selecting, by a user equipment (UE), a public land mobile network (PLMN) in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes attempting a registration on a PLMN selected by a user in a manual network selection mode, if the registration on the PLMN selected by the user cannot be achieved, finding one or more PLMNs offering access to restricted local operator service (RLOS), selecting a specific PLMN of the found one or more PLMNs among PLMNs contained in a RLOS PLMN list configured to a universal subscriber identity module (USIM) of the UE, and initiating a registration for an access to RLOS on the specific PLMN, thereby using RLOS with high quality and high security.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sungduck Chun, Laeyoung Kim, Hyunsook Kim