Patents Examined by Jean A Gelin
  • Patent number: 11184938
    Abstract: Provided are a method for a terminal requesting a radio resource control (RRC) connection in a wireless communication system, and a device supporting same. The method may comprise the steps of: receiving a UE ID from a first cell; determining whether the UE ID is valid; and transmitting an RRC connection resume request message including the UE ID to a second cell if the terminal determines that the UE ID is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Hongsuk Kim, Jaewook Lee, Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 11178279
    Abstract: A device, method and system for scanning communication systems of different types is provided. A mobile device comprises: first and second transceivers to communicate first and second communication systems of different types; a memory storing first and second scan lists for scanning first and second channels on the first and second communication systems; and a controller configured to: communicate, using the first transceiver, an indication of the first and second scan lists to a gateway device configured as a proxy for the mobile device to communicate with the first communication systems; receive, using the first transceiver, from the gateway device, a reply indicating that the gateway device is capable of scanning the first communication systems using the first scan list, but is not capable of scanning the second communication systems; and control the second transceiver to scan the one or more second communication systems using the second scan list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Shivakumar Bangalore Ramu, David R. Mills, Mohd Syazani Abdul Aziz, Dajun Chen
  • Patent number: 11178605
    Abstract: This application provides a communication method and apparatus. The communication method includes: detecting that a terminal in an inactive state is in an out-of-service state, and determining a target cell of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tingting Geng, Hongping Zhang, Jun Chen, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11170640
    Abstract: A road-side unit includes a first transceiver configured to communicate using a first vehicle-to-infrastructure protocol and a second transceiver configured to communicate using a second vehicle-to-infrastructure protocol, the first vehicle-to-infrastructure protocol and the second vehicle-to-infrastructure protocol being incompatible with one another. The road-side unit further includes a processor programmed to monitor transmissions from the first and second transceivers, receive an incoming message sent to the processor from the first transceiver, the incoming message being designated for distribution to roadway participants, identify based on the monitored transmissions whether the second transceiver is in communication with devices of roadway participants available to receive outgoing messages, and if so, construct an outgoing message based on the incoming message and send the outgoing message via the second transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jovan Milivoje Zagajac, Ivan Vukovic, Sushanta Das, Krishna Bandi, Brennan Hamilton, Thomas E. Apczynski
  • Patent number: 11159950
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for protecting a dynamic protection area (DPA). In one embodiment, an electronic device detects that the DPA is activated in the vicinity of a location recorded within a geolocation database. The electronic device compares a threshold representing acceptable interference and an estimated aggregate interference by the set of CBSDs to a set of points within the DPA. The electronic device moderates transmission by one or more CBSDs within the set of CBSDs when the estimated aggregate interference is higher than what is acceptable to the DPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Virgil Cimpu, Kumar Balachandran, Gary Boudreau
  • Patent number: 11153717
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a positioning device may identify a motion state configuration associated with a mobile device, the motion state configuration including information indicating possible positions of the mobile device during a movement of the mobile device; and determine a position of the mobile device based at least in part on the motion state configuration. In some aspects, a device may identify a motion state configuration associated with a mobile device, the motion state configuration including information indicating possible positions of the mobile device during a movement of the mobile device; and provide, to a positioning device, the motion state configuration in association with determining a position of the mobile device. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11146962
    Abstract: A method for performing secure change of operational mode of a multi-SIM telecommunications device, the method comprising: enabling each of a plurality of modem modules of the telecommunications device in a limited operational mode; performing a first verification, by a first authentication module of a plurality of authentication modules of the telecommunications device, to verify the validity of a first subscriber identity module associated with a first modem module of the plurality of modem modules in accordance with network configuration information, wherein responsive to a positive first verification the first modem module is transitioned to an enhanced operational mode and the first modem module performs a network attachment procedure to a first network using the first subscriber identity module; performing a second verification to verify active attachment of the first modem module to the first network in accordance with the network configuration information; providing the result of the second verificati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Trustonic Limited
    Inventors: Chris Loreskär, Andrew Paul Mell
  • Patent number: 11139887
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a first user equipment (UE) from a second UE, identity information and transmitting, by the first UE to a communications controller, the identity information. The method also includes receiving, by the first UE from the communications controller, a first packet after transmitting the identity information and transmitting, by the first UE to the second UE, the first packet in accordance with the identity information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ping Shi, Wee Kian Toh
  • Patent number: 11140543
    Abstract: An Internet of things (IoT) wireless communication module. The IoT wireless communication module comprises an antenna, a radio transceiver coupled to the antenna, an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) coupled to the radio transceiver, where the eUICC is provisioned with a plurality of eSIM profiles, a non-transitory memory, a processor coupled to the non-transitory memory, to the radio transceiver, and to the eUICC, and an eSIM profile adapter application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor, the eSIM profile adapter application determines a system installation context of the IoT wireless communication module, selects one of the plurality of eSIM profiles stored in the eUICC based on the system installation context, and activates the selected eSIM profile in the eUICC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Dhananjay Indurkar
  • Patent number: 11129096
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved geolocation in a low power wide area network are disclosed. One example method may include receiving an instruction to determine a geolocation of an end in a low power wide area network. An instruction may be transmitted to the end node for the end node to transmit a high-energy geolocation signal at a power of about 0.5 Watt to about 1 Watt. The end node may transmit the high-energy geolocation signal and a plurality of gateways of the low power wide area network may receive the high-energy geolocation signal. A plurality of receipt times may be identified. Each receipt time may be indicative of the time at which the high-energy geolocation signal was received by the respective gateway of the plurality of gateways. Based at least in part on the plurality of receipt times, a geolocation of the end node may be determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: William Carroll VerSteeg
  • Patent number: 11122412
    Abstract: System and techniques for device discovery described herein. A gateway device may initiate discovery in a self-organizing network attached to a first network interface of the gateway device. The gateway device may include a second network interface attached to a network that has a discovery protocol different than that of the self-organizing network. A reply from a node in the self-organizing network may be received in response to the discovery. A device class may be extracted from the reply. Here, the device class corresponds to the node and is selected from a set of device classes defined for the network. A mapping between the second network interface and the first network interface based on the device class may be registered. A response to a query from the network may be completed using the mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Thuyen C Tran, Mats Gustav Agerstam, Vijay Sarathi Kesavan, Douglas K Hudson, Shilpa A Sodani
  • Patent number: 11122579
    Abstract: A method for mitigating interference at a small base station in a hierarchical cell structure is provided. In the method, the small base station checks a sub-frame allocated to macro user equipment by using a downlink signal received from a macro base station when an interference candidate user equipment list is received. The interference candidate user equipment list contains information on the macro user equipment adjacent to a femto cell controlled by the small base station. Then the small base station allocates other sub-frame to femto user equipment located in the femto cell by avoiding the sub-frame allocated to the macro user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Min Lee, Tak Ki Yu, Yung Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 11122409
    Abstract: Techniques are described that facilitate analyzing real-time communication sessions between a client device of a client account and a third-party device for the purpose of detecting safety concerns that may impact a client associated with the client device. The real-time communication sessions may include voice or text communications provisioned by a telecommunication service provider. In response to detecting a safety concern, notification data may be sent to a trusted device associated with the client account that alerts a trusted person of the inferred safety concern. In some examples, a safety concern may be inferred based on an irregular performance or non-performance of a regularly conducted real-time communication session. Moreover, communication session modification data may be sent to a client device involved in the real-time communication session for the purpose of terminating the real-time communication session based at least in part on safety concerns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Parag Garg
  • Patent number: 11115909
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for providing band scanning prioritization in a mobile communications device, the mobile communications device (100) being associated with a user, the method (200) comprising: retrieving (202), in a communication entity (106) information pertaining to present time and intended location of the user at a specific time from an application entity (104), determining (204), in the communication entity (106), a probable location of the mobile communications device (100) taking into account the information pertaining to present time and intended location of the user at a specific time, and performing in the modem entity (102) and/or the communication entity (106) (208) a band scanning prioritization taking into account the probable location of the mobile communications device (100). The disclosure also relates to a mobile communications device (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Olof Zander, Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 11109185
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention is a method for provisioning a mesh network, the provisioning method comprising: a mobile terminal scans one or more mesh devices within a preset distance range thereof; the mobile terminal communicatively connects with the one or more mesh devices and sends mesh network configuration information to the one or more mesh devices, and the one or more mesh devices completes the provisioning. In the present invention, the mobile terminal can directly input mesh network configuration information and implement mesh provisioning for a plurality of mesh devices or all the mesh devices in the communication range thereof through Bluetooth; the speed is high, operation is simple, and efficiency is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangjian Jiang, Yuexia Qi
  • Patent number: 11109414
    Abstract: Disclosed are a data transmission method, apparatus and system. A first paging message carries first indication information related to random access, so that a base station can complete identification of a terminal when the base station receives a preamble sent by the terminal, and downlink data to be transmitted may be carried in a second signaling flow. Meanwhile, second indication information indicating whether the transmission of the downlink data is completed may also be carried so that the terminal enters a radio resource control (RRC) suspension state. Finally, power consumption, a latency and resource overhead of the terminal are effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Xu Liu, Bo Dai, Qian Dai
  • Patent number: 11109213
    Abstract: A method includes receiving data identifying a responder in response to a call to an emergency operator, identifying one or more persons associated with the responder, determining communication addresses of communication devices associated with respective persons of the one or more persons, and sending a communication to each of the communication devices using the communication addresses to issue a pre-alert to the one or more persons that allows the one or more persons to prepare for a call to action. A system using natural language processing may be used to analyze a call in progress and aid in dispatching. The system may also identify the responder and assist in initiating the pre-alert prior to an alarm being sounded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: EaseAlert, LLC
    Inventors: Blake Richardson, Elezar Tonev
  • Patent number: 11102612
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to permit groups of recreational vehicle riders and others the ability to quickly create and join groups without prior knowledge of the contact information of everyone in the group. In one embodiment, groups are joinable based on the proximity information of the prospective member and the current group members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Gray I. Rentz, Adam C. Koosmann, Nathan A. Good, Jacob H. Larson, Rebecca C. Deitz, David J. Koenig
  • Patent number: 11096032
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, comprising: sending position information reflecting a current position of a base station to a coordinating server; receiving a warning request message from an operator core network containing an emergency area; calculating a geographic area corresponding to an emergency tracking area by translating the emergency area from a set of base stations to the geographic area; determining whether the base station may be outside of a threshold distance from the geographic boundary of the emergency tracking area; and sending the warning request message when the base station may be within the threshold distance from the geographic boundary of the emergency tracking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravikiran Raje, Sridhar Donepudi
  • Patent number: 11089442
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically switching from a first internet protocol to a second internet protocol for providing service to a user equipment, is disclosed. More particularly, the embodiments may disclose a method for dynamically switching from the first internet protocol to the second internet protocol, comprises steps of: generating a first positive response in an event the service is capable of being provided using the second internet protocol; generating a second positive response in an event the user equipment is capable of receiving the service using the second internet protocol; generating a third positive response in an event a real-time location of the user equipment is within a coverage area; and dynamically switching from the first internet protocol to the second internet protocol based on at least one of the first positive response, the second positive response and the third positive response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED
    Inventors: Jitendra Bhatia, Pushan Puri