Patents Examined by Joel Ajayi
  • Patent number: 11510024
    Abstract: A method, device, and non-transitory computer-readable medium provide for provisioning a geo-fence for a fixed wireless access (FWA) device installed at a designated service address to enable an end device to access network services via a first radio access network (RAN); determining a location of the FWA device relative to the geo-fence based on signaling from the end device; managing the access to the network service for the network session based on a determination of the FWA device's location relative to the geo-fence; and generating instructions related to the managing of the access to the network services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Samirkumar Patel, Andrew E. Youtz
  • Patent number: 11503484
    Abstract: This application provides a measurement method and apparatus, and relates to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: measuring a currently camped cell in ?t, to obtain {Si|i is a positive integer, i?N}; if any Si in {Si|i is a positive integer, i?N} satisfies that SREF?Si greater than or equal to a first threshold, updating SREF so that SREF is equal to SN; and measuring one or more neighboring cells of the currently camped cell if SREF?Si is greater than or equal to the first threshold. To be specific, when determining that a cell state variable in ?t is always less than a cell state reference variable, a terminal may start measurement on the neighboring cells, and update the cell state variable from SREF to a cell state variable SN obtained through the last measurement in ?t.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Jian Zhang, Li Chai
  • Patent number: 11490319
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing access control in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives a configuration of one or more access categories from a network, and acquires a first system information block (SIB) including barring information for a first set of access categories from the network. When the network does not indicate existence or scheduling of a second SIB, the UE allows an access attempt of an access category belonging to a second set of access categories, and starts an uplink (UL) transmission for the access category to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 11490250
    Abstract: Directional data often conveys particularly sensitive information, such as user location. To protect user privacy, directional data is replaced with modified directional data that is selected based on the actual directional data, a privacy parameter, and a probability distribution on an n-sphere. In this way, the modified directional data value is useful when aggregated with other modified directional data values, but does not infringe the privacy of the directional data of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Benjamin Weggenmann
  • Patent number: 11490303
    Abstract: Cell handover method and apparatus, RRC reestablishment method and apparatus, medium and UE are provided. The cell handover method includes: receiving conditional handover command information from a base station, wherein the conditional handover command information includes a handover trigger condition, selecting a target cell from a plurality of candidate target cells that satisfy the handover trigger condition based on priority information, wherein the priority information includes priority levels of the plurality of candidate target cells; and performing a cell handover operation from a current serving cell to the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yutai Hao
  • Patent number: 11477607
    Abstract: Methods and systems are discussed for location-based guidance based on interior conditions at a plurality of locations. For example, the system may receive, from a user device of a user, a user request to access a first service. The system may retrieve a plurality of locations that provide the first service. The system may retrieve an average density for respective first queuing areas at each of the plurality of locations at a first time interval, wherein the respective first queuing areas correspond to respective portions at each of the plurality of locations reserved for queuing users for the first service. The system may determine whether the average density for the respective first queuing areas at each of the plurality of locations at the first time interval exceeds a threshold average density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Jude Anasta, Claudia Yee, Alan Master, Tsanyo Tsanev, Jason Jobe
  • Patent number: 11470533
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method in a cellular telecommunications network having a first base station and a second base station, wherein the first base station is moving relative to a reference object and serves a User Equipment (UE) the method including identifying the UE's relative speed with respect to the reference object; preparing a message to transfer the UE to the second base station, the message including one or more information elements to indicate the UE's relative speed to the reference object, wherein a mobility state for the UE may be estimated from the one or more information elements indicating the UE's relative speed with respect to the reference object; and initiating a transfer of the UE from the first base station to the second base station by sending the message to the second base station, wherein the message includes the one or more information elements to indicate the UE's relative speed with respect to the reference object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventor: Richard Mackenzie
  • Patent number: 11470674
    Abstract: A communication method and apparatus, the method including receiving, by a first access network device, a first message from a terminal in a radio resource control (RRC) inactive state, where the first message requests to resume an RRC connection or to perform a radio access network-based notification area update (RNAU), and sending, by the first access network device, a first request message to a second access network device, where the first request message includes a cell radio network temporary identifier allocated by the first access network device for the terminal, and the second access network device is an access network device that retains a context of the terminal, and there is a control plane link of the terminal between the second access network device and a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yinghao Jin, Tingting Geng
  • Patent number: 11463922
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may tune away from a first wireless network associated with a first subscription of the UE to a second wireless network associated with a second subscription of the UE. The UE may transmit, after tuning back to the first wireless network, a measurement report, outside of a scheduled measurement reporting occasion for the first wireless network. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kedar Patankar, Bapineedu Chowdary Gummadi
  • Patent number: 11462949
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system controller in electronic communication with at least one wireless base charger system coupled to a power source, at least one transmitting antenna, the wireless charging system configured to determine a location of at least one device receiver located within a physical space and to provide wireless energy delivery comprising directing one or more directional electromagnetic energy beams from at least one transmitting antenna to the location of the device receiver at a distance greater than or equal to 50 cm from the transmitting antenna; each device receiver configured to receive and convert one or more of the directional electromagnetic energy beams into electrical energy and store at least a portion of the electrical energy in an intermediary electrical storage device, and to direct electrical energy from the intermediary electrical storage device to a connected electronic device in electrical connection with the device receiver, to charge and/or power the connected electronic d
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Ahmad L. D. Glover, Cherif Chibane
  • Patent number: 11451672
    Abstract: An edge network gateway, located in an edge network and connected to a core network, receives packets for a local breakout (LBO) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) session associated with a mobile subscriber. The edge network gateway sends, based on receipt of the packets for the LBO PDU session, a request for charging to a core network node, and forwards the packets for the LBO PDU session to a network or multi-access edge computing (MEC) data center connected to the edge network. The edge network gateway sends, via an online charging interface, charging data counts for the packets of the LBO PDU session to the core network node for reporting to an Online Charging System and charging to the mobile subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Steben, Maqbool Chauhan, Parry Cornell Booker, David Taft
  • Patent number: 11452162
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a session management method, a mobility management functional entity and a session management functional entity. The session management method includes: judging, by a mobility management functional entity, whether a UE has moved out of an allowed area; when the UE has moved out of the allowed area, determining, by the mobility management functional entity, a management message for a session of the UE; and transmitting, by the mobility management functional entity, the management message to a session management functional entity for serving the UE. The management message is adopted to trigger the session management functional entity to manage the session of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hucheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11445432
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for supporting wireless networks, e.g., mesh networks, which are well suited for use in metropolitan areas are described. In various embodiments, vehicle based communications systems are used to support a mesh network. A communications device, e.g., vehicle's WiFi communications system, scans for access points and selects between available access points based on, e.g., speed and/or direction of the vehicle in which the communications device is located and, when available, information about the speed, direction and/or route of the access point to which the communications device is considering attaching. Access points are prioritized based on the QOS they can support and/or the amount of time that they are likely to be in communications range. Traffic load can be split between multiple access points. Client devices can also act as access points with respect to other devices allowing for a dense mesh network to be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Karim Ghessassi
  • Patent number: 11445474
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mobile switching node and a mobility management node to page a terminal device. The present disclosure may provide a method for a mobile switching node to page a terminal device. The method includes: storing (S201) an indication of whether a terminal device supports a circuit switching call function; receiving (S202) a request to implement the circuit switching call function, in regard to a subscriber number corresponding to the terminal device; and sending (S203), to a mobility management node, a circuit switching paging request for the terminal device, in response to that the indication shows the terminal device supports the circuit switching call function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Lei Xia, Zhiwei Qu
  • Patent number: 11445435
    Abstract: The network registrations of Internet-of-Things and like devices may be managed through the exchange of subscriber identity module and public land mobile network information. An exposure function may receive information regarding a device that needs cellular on-boarding, and pass the information to an operator subscription manager, and monitor a registration attempt of the device. The exposure function may process a request to allow transfer of ownership of a device, and such a request may include an expiration time, and an action to be taken upon expiry. The exposure function may also dis-enroll (off-board) devices. A central Equipment Identity Register (EIR) may store information relating to the home networks of devices, along with eSIM operating profiles of the device. An operator subscription manager may retrieve device information from a manufacturer server, create an eSIM operating profile, assign an IMSI, and exchange such information with entities such as user equipment and EIR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: IPLA HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Rocco Di Girolamo, Michael F. Starsinic, Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Hongkun Li, Dale N. Seed
  • Patent number: 11438759
    Abstract: An improved cellular network architecture enables the provisioning of mobile profiles on devices lacking bootstrap profiles. A mobile device transmits an attach request that includes a pre-configured mobile country code (MCC) and mobile network code (MNC) uniquely associated with an emergency data session. The mobile device is then null-authenticated with a subscriber database, and an emergency data session is established, the emergency data session allowing traffic to a mobile profile manager. The mobile device can then download a mobile profile from the mobile profile using the emergency data session. Thus, a mobile device does not require a provisioning profile to download a full (or provisioning) mobile profile from a cellular network as in existing solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Warren Hojilla Uy, Mun Wei Low, Manuel Enrique Caceres, Hitesh A. Anklesaria
  • Patent number: 11432114
    Abstract: A data processing apparatus is provided that includes message obtaining circuitry that obtains, for transmission over a first cellular communication channel to an endpoint device, an outgoing SMS message containing an encrypted payload and an identifier corresponding to the endpoint device. Extraction circuitry extracts the encrypted payload from the outgoing SMS message and produces an extracted encrypted payload, and extracts the identifier corresponding to the endpoint device from the outgoing SMS message. Wrap circuitry wraps bytes that make up the SMS message in an outgoing data packet and communication circuitry transmits, to the endpoint device or a server, the outgoing data packet on a second data communication channel. The outgoing data packet is of a type other than an SMS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Kigen (UK) Limited
    Inventors: Jerry Chun-Pai Jun, Robin Owain Jones
  • Patent number: 11418911
    Abstract: A system and method for determining location information of a portable device relative to an object based on an environment of the object is provided. The system and method may determine an environment of the object based on a received signal characteristic of communications transmitted from a first object device disposed on the object. Based on the determined type of environment or a characteristic thereof, a locator or an adapter, or both, may be selected for determining location information about a portable device relative to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eric J. Smith
  • Patent number: 11412372
    Abstract: One or more processors performing an obfuscation action on a display of a first computing device subsequent to activating a transaction application of the first computing device. The method includes one or more processors measuring a distance between the first computing device and a second computing device, wherein the display of the first computing device is directed towards the second computing device. The method further includes the one or more processors determining whether the distance between the first computing device and the second computing device meets a pre-determined threshold distance. In response to determining the distance between the first computing device and the second computing device does meet the pre-determined threshold distance, the method further includes the one or more processors deactivating the obfuscation action on the display of the first computing device and displaying an authorization image directed to the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yutaka Kawai, Norio Ueguri
  • Patent number: 11405751
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to anonymizing of trajectories of mobile devices through the introduction of gaps between sub-trajectories and accommodating endogenous events. Methods may include: receiving a set of probe data points defining a trajectory; receiving a mode, where the mode is established based on a preceding set of probe data points defining a trajectory, where the mode includes an indication of whether a preceding set of probe data points terminated during a sub-trajectory or a gap, and a time at which the sub-trajectory or the gap of the preceding set of probe data points began; receiving an indication of an event occurring at an event time; determining whether to transmit a sub-trajectory including a sub-set of the set of probe data points based on the mode and the event time; and transmitting the event to a service provider for use in providing location-based services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventor: Stefano Bennati