Patents Examined by Huy C Ho
  • Patent number: 11516868
    Abstract: A user terminal includes a receiving section that receives an RRC (Radio Resource Control) connection reconfiguration message including configuration information of a measurement reference signal for a radio link quality in radio link monitoring (RLM), and a control section that controls an RLM behavior concerning the RLM during an RRC connection reconfiguration based on the RRC connection reconfiguration message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Harada, Satoshi Nagata, Jing Wang, Liu Liu
  • Patent number: 11501565
    Abstract: To improve convenience of a passenger using a paid seat. An image transmission unit transmits a plurality of images generated by a first camera to a passenger information processing device. The passenger information processing device performs person specifying processing using the image. A processing result acquisition unit acquires a processing result by the passenger information processing device. This processing result is obtained by associating person specifying information that specifies a person included in the image with attribute information of the passenger. A getting-on station management unit generates getting-on station information using the person specifying information and the attribute information associated with the person specifying information. A getting-off station management unit generates getting-off station information using the person specifying information and the attribute information associated with the person specifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yukihiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 11503525
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer-readable medium are disclosed for performing a connectivity handover operation. The connectivity handover operation includes: identifying a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) link, the WWAN link having an associated WWAN location quality identifier; identifying a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) link, the WLAN link having an associated WLAN location quality identifier; monitoring the associated WWAN location quality identifier and the associated WLAN location quality indicator; determining whether the WWAN link should be activated based upon the associated WLAN location quality identifier; and, performing the connectivity handover operation based upon the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Harpreet S. Narula, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer, Minho Cheong, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 11503527
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to handover of WLAN voice calls to one or more cellular networks. In some embodiments, a device is configured to perform voice communications over one or more wireless local area networks, communicate with a first network using a first cellular radio access technology (RAT), and communicate with a second network using a second cellular RAT. The device may store, based on communications via the first network, information indicating that the first network does not support voice communications for the apparatus. The device may handover a voice call from a wireless local network directly to the second cellular RAT, based on the stored information and without handover of the voice call to the first cellular RAT, based on call conditions on the wireless local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yifan Zhu, Vijay Venkataraman, Viswanath Nagarajan, Sang Ho Baek, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Utkarsh Kumar, Krisztian Kiss, Shivani Suresh Babu, Srinivasan Nimmala
  • Patent number: 11496628
    Abstract: In one example, a charging filtering function may obtain a request for one or more rules that control whether or when one or more charging data records associated with a user equipment are to be provided to one or more billing systems. The request includes an identification of the user equipment. Based on the identification of the user equipment, the charging filtering function may identify the one or more rules. The charging filtering function may provide the one or more rules to control whether or when the one or more charging data records associated with the user equipment are to be provided to the one or more billing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Rajpal Bhoria, Praveen Joseph, Manoj Kumar Kushwaha, Timothy Peter Stammers
  • Patent number: 11496883
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique that combines a 5G communication system for supporting a data rate that is higher than that of a beyond 4G system with IoT technology, and a system thereof. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, security and safety related services. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method in which a terminal performs communication connection by downloading and installing a communication service in a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Hyewon Lee, Duckey Lee, Sujung Kang, Youngsun Ryu, Jonghan Park, Kangjin Yoon
  • Patent number: 11490236
    Abstract: An MTC device is provided, including: a memory unit for storing a switching condition for switching at least any one of a SIM and a communication carrier in association with each of sets of the SIM and communication carrier; a measuring unit for measuring communication quality for a set of the SIM and the communication carrier currently in use; and a control unit for controlling the switching of at least any one of the SIM and the communication carrier, when the communication quality satisfies the switching condition associated with the set of the SIM and the communication carrier currently in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Osamu Kojima, Atsushi Wada
  • Patent number: 11490288
    Abstract: A processing method of an adaptation layer of an integrated access and backhaul node and an adaptation layer are provided. The method includes: mapping, by the adaptation layer of the integrated access and backhaul node, a received first data packet to a first bearer or channel between the integrated access and backhaul node and a first node; transmitting, by the adaptation layer of the integrated access and backhaul node, the first data packet to the first node; wherein the first node is a downstream integrated access and backhaul node relative to the integrated access and backhaul node and/or a UE accessing the integrated access and backhaul node, or the first node is an upstream integrated access and backhaul node relative to the integrated access and backhaul node or a donor node of the integrated access and backhaul node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignees: China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd Research Institute, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Liu, Hui Ma, Zhuo Chen
  • Patent number: 11475537
    Abstract: A processor-implemented image normalization method includes extracting a first object patch from a first input image and extracting a second object patch from a second input image based on an object area that includes an object detected from any one or any combination of the first input image and the second input image, determining, based on a first landmark detected from the first object patch, a second landmark of the second object patch; and normalizing the first object patch and the second object patch based on the first landmark and the second landmark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungju Han, Minsu Ko, Changyong Son, Jaejoon Han
  • Patent number: 11457403
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present specification is a method by which a user equipment (UE) performs access control. The method can comprise the steps of: transmitting a protocol data unit (PDU) session establishment or modification request message; and receiving a PDU session establishment or modification rejection message. The rejection message can comprise information on a backoff timer and session network slice selection assistance information (S-NSSAI). The method can comprise the steps of: driving the backoff timer while being linked with the S-NSSAI; and performing access control on the basis of the S-NSSAI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Kim, Myungjune Youn, Sangmin Park, Jinsook Ryu
  • Patent number: 11451939
    Abstract: Aspects of this disclosure are directed to a method of routing text messages to subscribers of toll-free numbers using the toll-free exchange. Typically, an originating texter will draft a text message, using, for example, an SMS component of a cellular phone to a toll-free subscriber. In an aspect of the present disclosure, the text message is sent to the originating texter's service provider, which then routes the text message to the toll-free exchange. The toll-free exchange looks up the RESPORG ID associated with the ten-digit toll-free number, and the RESPORG ID is used for text message routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Teliax Technology LLC
    Inventor: David Aldworth
  • Patent number: 11452140
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present disclosure provides a random access method, including: acquiring configuration information, transmitting a first message including a preamble and an uplink shared channel according to the configuration information, and receiving a second message including contention resolution information from a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chen Qian, Bin Yu, Qi Xiong, Feifei Sun, Yi Wang
  • Patent number: 11438463
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for intelligent, real-time network consumption tracking and traffic steering in fifth-generation (5G) networks via a network configuration and implementation. The disclosed hybrid network traffic steering is effectuated by using Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) and Subscriber Location Function (SLF) to route/steer fourth-generation (4G) network traffic by 5G subscribers to a 5G Charging Function (CHF) for 4G fallback network consumptions. Network currency consumption tracking is performed by the 5G CHF. The CHF dictates policy rules for 5G networks via the Policy Control Function (PCF) of the 5G Core, and dictates policy rules for 4G networks via the Policy and Charging Rules Functions (PCRF) for fallback sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Madhan Muralimanohar, Violeta Cakulev, Muthukumar Retnasamy, Hans Raj Nahata
  • Patent number: 11438831
    Abstract: A method performed within a communication system comprising a 5G core network and an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network, where the 5G core network is configured to implement a plurality of virtual core network slices each having a slice identifier. The method comprises assigning one of said virtual core network slices to a User Equipment (UE) at or following registration of said UE with the IMS network, and sending from the UE or the 5G core network, to the IMS network, the slice identifier of the network slice assigned to the UE. The method further comprises receiving the slice identifier within the IMS network and storing in the IMS network a mapping between the UE and the received network slice identifier. The slice identifier is used within the IMS network to provision services to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Stille, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 11412444
    Abstract: Automatic neighbor relationships (ANR) can be implemented within a radio access network intelligent controller (RIC), which receives load information from network nodes and user equipment measurements from user equipment. The RIC can create and maintain real-time load information and leverage slicing knowledge of neighbor cells during mobility to direct the user equipment to various network slices. Thus, an enhanced radio access network (RAN) neighbor relationship that utilizes slicing information can provide slice level RAN neighbor visibility on top of physical ANR relationships to enable enhancements for mobility management optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Hongyan Lei, Paul Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11412426
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE). In one aspect, the UE is configured to generate a handover request related to a wireless communication session between the UE and a wireless local area network (WLAN) device, and establish, independent of an access check, a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a base station. In another aspect, the UE is configured to perform an access check based on a bias value, and establish an RRC connection with a base station based on a result of the access check. The access check performed based on a communication indicator related to a wireless communication session between the UE and a WLAN device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Osama Lotfallah, Kuo-Chun Lee, Zhong Ren, Abhishek Bhatnagar, Arvind Vardarajan Santhanam, Zhiyuan Lu, Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere
  • Patent number: 11393461
    Abstract: According to some aspects, a method of monitoring an acoustic environment of a mobile device, at least one computer readable medium encoded with instructions that, when executed, perform such a method and/or a mobile device configured to perform such a method is provided. The method comprises receiving acoustic input from the environment of the mobile device while the mobile device is operating in the low power mode, detecting whether the acoustic input includes a voice command based on performing a plurality of processing stages on the acoustic input, wherein at least one of the plurality of processing stages is performed while the mobile device is operating in the low power mode, and using at least one contextual cue to assist in detecting whether the acoustic input includes a voice command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: CERENCE OPERATING COMPANY
    Inventors: William F Ganong, III, Paul Adrian Van Mulbregt, Vladimir Sejnoha, Glen Edward Wilson
  • Patent number: 11388661
    Abstract: Network slice configuration update methods for providing a user equipment (UE) registered with (or attempting to register with) a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) the most up-to-date Configured NSSAI for the PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Peter Ramle, Kaj Johansson, Peter Hedman
  • Patent number: 11363512
    Abstract: A wireless network environment includes communication management hardware, a wireless base station, a core network, and multiple remote networks. The communication management hardware monitors traffic associated with first radio access technology and second radio access technology supported by the wireless base station. The monitored traffic is conveyed through a core network such as from the wireless base station to the remote networks or from the remote networks to the wireless base station. The controller produces control information to convey the traffic through the core network between the wireless base station and multiple remote networks. Based on the control information, the communication management hardware controls conveyance of the monitored traffic through the core network depending on whether the traffic is associated with first radio access technology or second radio access technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Saran Khalid, Perwaiz Akhtar
  • Patent number: 11363664
    Abstract: To achieve the aforementioned objective, one disclosure of the present specification may provide a method for transmitting an SM signal to a terminal capable of connecting to a plurality of access networks. The method may comprise the steps of: an AMF node receiving a request for transmission of the SM signal from an SMF node, the request comprising information about an access network to transmit the SM signal; the AMF node determining an access network to transmit the SM signal to the terminal on the basis of information about the access network; and if the terminal is connected to the AMF node via the determined access network, the AMF node transmitting the SM signal to the terminal via the determined access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myungjune Youn, Laeyoung Kim, Hyunsook Kim