Patents Examined by Julio R Perez
  • Patent number: 11147004
    Abstract: Aspects include selecting a first edge device to provide a first part of a service to a user equipment, establishing a first session between the first edge device and a device for a duration of the service, establishing a second session between the first edge device and the user equipment in accordance with a first access technology to transfer first data associated with the first part of the service to the user equipment, and responsive to determining that at least one parameter associated with the second session falls below a threshold performing: handing-over the second session to a second edge device to transfer second data associated with a second part of the service to the user equipment, establishing a third session between a third edge device and the user equipment to transfer third data associated with the second part of the service to the user equipment, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Brian J. Keller
  • Patent number: 11147125
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) including a Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) and a Mobile Equipment (ME) is provided. The ME is coupled to the UICC, and is configured to determine whether the UICC supports a first RAT in response to the UE operating in a cell which utilizes the first RAT, and use a data object for a second RAT to accommodate location information for the first RAT in response to the UICC not supporting the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Ting-Wen Chen, Chien-Chun Huang-Fu
  • Patent number: 11146412
    Abstract: Disclosed are technologies for optimally utilizing 5G-NSA network resources via an Aggregate Maximum Bitrate (AMBR) feedback mechanism. A User Equipment (UE) is registered with a 5G-NSA network environment and a 5G AMBR is negotiated. A bearer-specific timer is triggered in response to detecting one or more data flows to the UE. Next, a Secondary Radio Access Technology (RAT) Data Usage Report is monitored for. In response to the bearer-specific timer expiring without a Secondary RAT Data Usage Report being received, it is determined that the UE is not currently being served by a 5G RAT. Subsequently, local rate limiting is performed to reduce the negotiated 5G AMBR to a limited AMBR having a lower bitrate than the negotiated 5G AMBR. The UE connection to the 5G-NSA network environment is then configured with the limited AMBR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Somaraju Kaki, Sandeep Dasgupta
  • Patent number: 11140592
    Abstract: This application relates to the field of wireless communications technologies, and provides a method for selecting a radio access network device. The method includes: obtaining, by a first RAN device, capability information of a second RAN device, where the capability information is used to indicate an LADN supported by the second RAN device; and sending, by the first RAN device, a handover request message to the second RAN device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongcui Li, Tingfang Tang, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 11139942
    Abstract: A user terminal communicates by using a plurality of cells, including at least a given cell to use a first TTI and a second TTI having a shorter TTI length than the first TTI, and this user terminal has a receiving section that receives, in the given cell, first downlink control information that is transmitted by using the first TTI and/or second downlink control information that is transmitted by using the second TTI, and a control section that controls receipt of a downlink shared channel that is transmitted in another cell and/or transmission of an uplink shared channel, based on the first downlink control information and/or the second downlink control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Lihui Wang, Xiaolin Hou
  • Patent number: 11134497
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a signal transmission method and apparatus, and is applied to a multi-band communications system. Under the method, a terminal reports bandwidth capability information of a first frequency band in a plurality of frequency bands to a radio access network node. An operating band of the terminal includes the first frequency band, the bandwidth capability information of the first frequency band indicates a bandwidth capability of the terminal in the first frequency band, the bandwidth capability in the first frequency band is not less than a first threshold, and the first threshold is determined based on a maximum bandwidth capability of the terminal, the first frequency band, or a subcarrier spacing of the first frequency band. The terminal can send or receive a signal on a resource allocated by the radio access network node based on the bandwidth capability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junchao Li, Javad Abdoli, Hao Tang, Fan Wang, Zhenfei Tang
  • Patent number: 11134436
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a method for selecting an access network type, a device, and a system, to flexibly select an access network type. An example method includes: determining, by a policy control function PCF entity, that a network status of a first network does not meet a preset condition, where the first network is a network currently accessed by a terminal; and sending, by the PCF entity, an access network type corresponding to a second network to the terminal, where the access network type corresponding to the second network is used to instruct the terminal to redirect a session of the terminal to the second network, and the second network is a network other than the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiao Yang, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 11129128
    Abstract: A method for making device to device calls is disclosed. A 5G cellular network that is New Radio (NR) enabled is provided in a first geographic location. A first user equipment (UE) device that is NR enabled in the first geographic location is identified. A request to make a voice call using the NR from the first UE device that is NR enabled is received. The request originates from a second UE device that is not NR enabled. The first UE device is within a range of the second UE device. In response to receiving the request to make the voice call, the voice call is sent over the 5G communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Muhammad Tawhidur Rahman
  • Patent number: 11122478
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that provide for user equipment (UE) camping in a virtual cell. A UE may camp in a virtual cell and may be in an idle mode or an inactive mode in the virtual cell. The UE may transition out of the idle or inactive mode and switch from camping in the virtual cell to connecting to a physical cell encompassed by the virtual cell through reselection, redirection, and handover procedures. The virtual cell may include a central unit and multiple distributed units, which may be configured in various physical implementations. Additionally, the virtual cell may be limited to broadcast only or selective unicast signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Xiaoxia Zhang, Tom Chin
  • Patent number: 11115951
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described in which a UE receives configuration information indicative of a base station virtual boundary geometry, decodes a plurality of virtual boundary marking code blocks associated with the configuration information, said decoding based on UE eigenvector information, and determines to establish communications with the base station within the base station virtual boundary geometry. A base station determines configuration information indicative of a base station virtual boundary geometry, the configuration information associated with accumulated measured and reported key performance parameters of a plurality of user equipment, transmits the configuration information to at least one UE, wherein the configuration information comprises a plurality of virtual boundary marking code blocks and attempts to establish communications with the at least one user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Appala Naga Raju Bodduru, Srikanth K.R., Gaurav Pathak, Venkata Anantha Subrahmanya Yanamandra Sarma, Kihak Yi
  • Patent number: 11096040
    Abstract: One subscriber identity module (SIM) can transmit data in active mode while another SIM is in an idle mode. However, paging for the SIM in idle mode can occur based on a discontinuous reception configuration (DRX) cycle of the active SIM. For example, when the DRX of the active SIM indicates that the active SIM is in an idle state, then the SIM that is currently in an idle state can send messages and vice versa. The DRX cycle information can be exchanged between a first core network and a second core network. Each core network can belong to the same or different mobile network operator and can have separate radio access networks (RAN) or share the RAN. The DRX cycle information and/or a time-division multiplexing (TDM) pattern can be exchanged over the air via a system information broadcast message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ralf Bendlin, Arunabha Ghosh, Thomas Novlan, Xiaoyi Wang, Milap Majmundar
  • Patent number: 11096245
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method for maintaining service continuity by a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The method includes detecting, by the UE, a change in location during a mobility of the UE from one tracking are to another tracking are within a radio access technology which is referred here as a first radio access technology. Further, on receiving the Registration or Tracking area reject from the core network of first radio access technology, the method includes initiating, by the UE, Initial Registration Request or Initial Attach Request procedure, wherein the UE sends an Registration Request or Attach Request message with other registered radio access technology information referred here as second radio access technology to a core network associated with the first radio access technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Lalith Kumar, Danish Ehsan Hashmi, Kailash Kumar Jha, Alok Kumar Jangid, Govind Irappa Uttur
  • Patent number: 11089499
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for candidate beam detection (CBD) in DRX mode. In one novel aspect, the CBD evaluation period uses the uniformed scaling factor and the base period for the CBD evaluation period is the same when no DRX is configured and when the DRX is configured with DRX cycle length smaller than or equals to a predefined threshold. In one embodiment, the UE receives DRX configuration including a DRX cycle length, determines a base period for an evaluation period of CBD measurements based on the DRX cycle length and determines a multiplicator for the evaluation period based on a scaling factor and one or more measurement factors, and performs CBD measurements based on the evaluation period, wherein the evaluation period is based on the determined base period and the multiplicator. In one embodiment, the scaling factor is the same for all DRX configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Hsuan-Li Lin, Tsang-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 11070999
    Abstract: Technology for a user equipment (UE) operable to decode measurement gap patterns received from a Next Generation NodeB (gNB) is disclosed. The UE can decode a per-frequency range (per-FR) measurement gap pattern received from the gNB in a New Radio (NR) system. The per-FR measurement gap pattern can indicate a measurement gap partem for monitoring selected frequency layers within a frequency range at the UE. The UE can process one or more measurements for the selected frequency layers within the frequency range. The one or more measurements for the selected frequency layers can be measured in accordance with the per-FR measurement gap pattern. The UE can encode the one or more measurements for the selected frequency layers for reporting to the gNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jie Cui, Yuan Zhu, Candy Yiu, Rui Huang, Yang Tang, Shuang Tian, Dae Won Lee
  • Patent number: 11057774
    Abstract: The disclosed technology includes a method and system for preventing or reducing cyber-attacks in a 5G network. A first node in a 5G network can detect that a first connected device is at risk of a cyber-attack based on one or more conditions and can broadcast to a plurality of nodes in the RAN that the first connected device is at risk of the cyber-attack. The first node can receive a first message from a second node of the plurality of nodes confirming or acknowledging that the first connected device is at risk of the cyber-attack. In response to receiving the first message from the second node confirming or acknowledging that the first connected device is at risk of the cyber-attack, the system can deauthorize the first connected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sunil Lingayat
  • Patent number: 11054496
    Abstract: A network connection method includes determining whether an electronic device is moving and obtaining position information of the electronic device from the positioning unit in response to determining that the electronic device is moving. The method also determines whether the electronic device is located within a preset range based on the position information, and accordingly generates a movement path in response to determining that a distance between the electronic device and the wireless device is within a preset value. The method further determines whether the movement path of the electronic device matches with a part of at least one stored path; and switches a state of at least one wireless communication unit in response to determining that the movement path of the electronic device matches with a part of the at least one stored path. A related electronic device and a non-transitory storage medium are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Chiun Mai Communication Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Hsing-Chun Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11044008
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to techniques for mitigating blockages associated with satellite systems. More specifically, techniques disclosed herein, describe solutions for minimizing service interruption during satellite handover. One or more blockages associated with one or more user terminals that connect to a satellite system may be determined by various means. Utilizing those blockages, handover times for the one or more user terminals may be determined such that service interrupts may be minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Channasandra Ravishankar, John Corrigan, Deepak Arur
  • Patent number: 11044685
    Abstract: Embodiments of fast steering timing and resource allocation are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a non-access point station (STA) decodes a fast steering timing signaling element (STSE) at a Narrow Band Control sub-Channel (NB-C-CH) and from an allocator device, the STSE indicating at least fast steering timing information, an identified Narrow Band Service sub-Channel (NB-S-CH), resource allocation information for the identified NB-S-CH, and connectivity information for the identified NB-S-CH, the identified NB-S-CH being selected from a plurality of NB-S-CHs. The STA exchanges packets in the NB-S-CH according to the resource allocation information and the connectivity information and based on the fast steering timing information. The STA encodes or decodes data associated with the exchanged packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Yaron Alpert, Chittabrata Ghosh, Robert J. Stacey
  • Patent number: 11039270
    Abstract: Systems, and methods for predicting that a user is located at a labeled place corresponding to a point of interest. A server computer accesses historical data comprising location data, and wireless network data collected from a plurality of client devices of a plurality of users over a period of time. For one or more labeled places, the data points corresponding to one of the users being located at the labeled place are identified. A labeled dataset is generated by tagging the identified data points with a label corresponding to the corresponding labeled place. A machine learning model is trained on the labeled dataset, so that when current location data are receiving from a client device of a user, it is possible to determine, using the trained machine learning model, whether the user is located at one of the one or more labeled places.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: David Bouba, Eric Guillaume, Xabier Jaureguiberry
  • Patent number: 11032792
    Abstract: Methods and systems for wireless communication are provided. In one example, a method comprises: receiving, by a mobile device, a radio beam, the radio beam being a directional beam that propagates along an angle of departure with respect to an antenna that transmits the radio beam; identifying, by the mobile device, at least one of: the radio beam or a base station that operates the antenna; determining, by the mobile device, a position of the mobile device based on identifying at least one of the radio beam or the antenna of the base station; and outputting, by the mobile device, the position of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Naga Bhushan, Jie Wu, Sven Fischer, Stephen William Edge, Rayman Pon