Patents Examined by Kiet Doan
  • Patent number: 10129793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for selecting a cell in a mobile communication system and, more particularly, to a method and a device for selecting a cell for transmitting data, by a base station, not only in a licensed frequency band but in an unlicensed frequency band. In order to achieve the described task, a method for configuring a cell of a base station in a mobile communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: connecting with a terminal through a first cell of a licensed band; transmitting, to the terminal, a message for configuring multiple second cells in an unlicensed band through the first cell; and monitoring the configured multiple second cells in the unlicensed band, wherein the number of the multiple second cells exceeds the number of cells, a Carrier Aggregation (CA) of which the terminal can support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunheui Ryoo, Seunghoon Park, Jungsoo Jung, Jungmin Moon
  • Patent number: 10129920
    Abstract: A control apparatus (5) operates to: (a) receive from a first radio terminal (1), through a public land mobile network (100), a start request for ProSe communication (103) to be performed between the first radio terminal (1) and a second radio terminal (2) without communicating through the public land mobile network (100); and (b) receive a QoS requirement regarding the ProSe communication (103) from the second radio terminal (102). This contributes, for example, to ensuring QoS in inter-terminal direct communication required by a requested radio terminal, which has been requested by a requesting radio terminal to perform the inter-terminal direct communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10097293
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses may use an unmanned vehicle to communicate an alert, such as an emergency alert, to a region, such as one affected by a natural disaster. A method may include receiving a message, which may comprise an alert and information associated with a region, from an alert originator. The message may then be transmitted, via a communication access device, to an unmanned vehicle. After receiving the message, the unmanned vehicle may travel to the region. Upon reaching the region, the unmanned vehicle may communicate the alert, whereby individuals' reception devices within the region may receive the alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: DeWayne A. Sennett, Charles Peter Musgrove, Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 10090951
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a notification about broadcasting services in a broadcasting system are provided. A method of a network entity includes detecting a notification event about a broadcasting service, the notification event including a change of a service guide of the broadcasting service; generating a notification message about the notification event; determining which channel is used for a transmission of the notification message; and transmitting the notification message to a terminal or a group of terminals over the determined channel. The channel used for the transmission of the notification message is determined based on whether the notification message is transmitted over a broadcast channel of a broadcast network or over an interaction channel of an interaction network. The service guide is generated based on service guide related information provided by a service provider of the broadcasting service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sung-Oh Hwang, Eun-Jung Kim, Joon-Goo Park
  • Patent number: 10091762
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate notifying and detecting modification of system information in a wireless communication system. A mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message transmitted by a base station during a first time period, receive at least one system information block (SIB) transmitted by the base station during a second time period, and determine whether to receive one or more additional SIBs transmitted by the base station in the second time period based on information obtained from the at least one SIB received. The mobile device may detect an inability to receive a paging message upon entering a cell from being out of service or upon initial device starting up. The mobile device may determining whether to receive one or more additional SIBs by comparing a value tag of the at least one SIB received to a previously stored value tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Masato Kitazoe, Nathan Edward Tenny, Francesco Grilli
  • Patent number: 10091639
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a registration area determining method, to reduce overheads for sending paging signaling to user equipment. The method in the embodiments of the present disclosure includes: determining, by a mobility management entity, that both duration in which user equipment does not access a basic registration area in a registration area of the user equipment and duration in which the user equipment does not initiate a periodic basic registration area update procedure are greater than or equal to preset duration; generating, by the mobility management entity, a new registration area for the user equipment, where the new registration area does not include the basic registration area; and sending, by the mobility management entity, the new registration area to the user equipment. The embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a mobility management entity, to reduce the overheads for sending paging signaling to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Yin, Caixia Qi
  • Patent number: 10070380
    Abstract: A cell access method and a cell access apparatus are provided. The cell access method includes steps of: measuring pilot signals for each of multiple cells that have been searched out, the pilot signals transmitted on a pilot resource for each cell being beam-formed using a set of beam-forming vectors configured for the cell; and selecting a cell corresponding to an optimum pilot signal measurement result from the multiple cells that have been searched and accessing the selected cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: China Academy Of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Hui Li, Qiubin Gao, Runhua Chen, Rakesh Tamrakar
  • Patent number: 10070307
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for reporting user equipment assistance information, a user equipment, and a base station. The method includes: if a configuration in a user equipment UE for forbidding sending UE assistance information is not started or is closed, sending, by the UE, the UE assistance information to a base station; or, if a configuration in a UE for allowing sending UE assistance information is started, sending, by the UE, the UE assistance information to a base station. The foregoing method does not increase a signaling overhead of an air interface, and meanwhile, enables a base station to better optimize performance of a UE according to UE assistance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Quan, Yuhua Chen, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10070284
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile device determines a notification mode based on the mobile device's user interface mode, and transmits a message comprising the notification mode to a server, causing the server to transmit one or more messages to the mobile device based on the notification mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Nicholas Papakipos, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10070412
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for paging a user endpoint device based on the mobility patterns of the individual user associated with the user endpoint device. For instance, in one example, a method includes determining a paging zone for a user endpoint device. The paging zone includes a first base station to page the user endpoint device, where the first base station is included in the paging zone based at least in part on a historical mobility pattern of the user endpoint device and on present network conditions around the user endpoint device. An instruction is sent to the first base station. The instruction instructs the first base station to send a paging request message to the user endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Guangtian Liu, Wei Yuan
  • Patent number: 10063685
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and device for automatically executing an operation of a mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal. The method for automatically executing an operation of a mobile terminal includes: acquiring current moving/stationary situation information, an internal temperature and a current environment temperature of the mobile terminal, herein the current moving/stationary situation information of the mobile terminal includes information indicating that the mobile terminal is stationary at current or the mobile terminal is moving at current; determining a current state of the mobile terminal according to the current moving/stationary situation information, the internal temperature and the current environment temperature; and executing a preset operation according to the current state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Dongxiao Zhao
  • Patent number: 10045239
    Abstract: A method and system for detecting an idle channel in a wireless communication system are provided. In the method for detecting the idle channel, channel measurement is performed for channels which are needed for transmitting data by means of beamforming, and a channel in an idle state is determined. The system for detecting the idle channel includes: a channel measurement module arranged to perform channel measurement for channels which are needed for transmitting data by means of beamforming, and an idle channel determining module arranged to determine, according to a channel measurement result, a channel in an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Sun, Kaiying Lv, Li Zhang, Yonggang Fang, Kaibo Tian
  • Patent number: 10045281
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising, for a UE associated with a first base station in a first cell of a plurality of cells, receiving first system information and second system information, said first system information associated with the first cell, said second system information associated with the plurality of cells and, when the UE moves to a second cell of the plurality of cells, updating said first information and maintaining said second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Lei Du, Ingo Viering, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10038978
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile network geolocation are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for mobile network geolocation. The system may comprise one or more processors communicatively coupled to a mobile communications network. The one or more processors may be configured to determine that a mobile device is on a travel path. The one or more processors may also be configured to determine one or more candidate locations of the mobile device based on data associated with the travel path. The one or more processors may further be configured to determine at least one candidate route associated with the mobile device along the travel path comprised from one or more candidate locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Murphy, Michael Flanagan, Walter Featherstone, Philip Geoffery Claridge, Gareth James Smith, John Joseph Holden
  • Patent number: 10038790
    Abstract: An electronic device includes: a first communication module configured to perform a call signal based communication and a second communication module configured to perform a short range communication or wired communication; and a processor configured to control call signal reception processing of the first communication module, wherein when an operation change of a communication channel established based on the second communication module, based on at least one of a movement of an electronic device and a movement of a second electronic device that is connected through the second communication module or has a connection history, the processor allows the electronic device or the second electronic device to receive the call signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: In Ho Baek
  • Patent number: 10033865
    Abstract: A method to transcribe communications is provided. The method may include obtaining first communication data during a communication session between a first communication device and a second communication device and transmitting the first communication data to the second communication device by way of a mobile device that is locally coupled with the first communication device. The method may also include receiving, at the first communication device, second communication data from the second communication device through the mobile device and transmitting the second communication data to a remote transcription system. The method may further include receiving, at the first communication device, transcription data from the remote transcription system, the transcription data corresponding to a transcription of the second communication data, the transcription generated by the remote transcription system and presenting, by the first communication device, the transcription of the second communication data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jasper Cheekeong Pan
  • Patent number: 10028099
    Abstract: A locator assembly is provided. The locator assembly includes an article of wear and a location sending device embedded in the article of wear. A bio-related electric generator is connected to the location sending device for providing power for the location sending device. A system for locating a person and a locating method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Weiss
  • Patent number: 10027771
    Abstract: A system and method for measuring a location are provided. The system for measuring a location comprises a receiving device comprising a directional antenna the receiving device being configured to receive a signal from a mobile device in a path at a signal sensing direction side of the directional antenna, and a server configured to receive from the receiving device, information on the signal, determine a location of the mobile device based on the information on the signal, and determine a degree of congestion of the path using the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Kim, Jae-Wook Sim, Moo-Sung Ji, Jung-Woo Cho
  • Patent number: 10021634
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for switching SIM card of a communication terminal and a computer storage medium. The method comprises: identifying a called number of a missed call or identifying an addressee number of an unread message; when callback is initiated, detecting a number of a current SIM card, and if the number is not the called number, switching to a SIM card of the called number, or when message replying is initiated, detecting the number of the current SIM card, and if the number is not the addressee number, switching to a SIM card of the addressee number, and calling back via the switched SIM card or replying to the message via the switched SIM card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NUBIA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Liu
  • Patent number: 10014568
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate a mobile communication device and techniques to suppress deterioration of antenna characteristics. The mobile device includes metallic members that are disposed around, or in portions of a casing of the mobile device. The metallic member is grounded directly to a ground plane of the mobile device at a first predetermined position. The grounded metallic member forms a stub line that cancels a flow of electric current though the metallic member. Furthermore, the metallic member is also connected to the ground plane, at a second predetermined location, via a resonant circuit. The mobile device is capable of adjusting a phase of the antenna current flowing through the device, when the mobile device is being operated by a user, and thus suppresses deterioration of antenna characteristics in certain desired frequency bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Aiko Yoshida, Masato Tanaka, Hideaki Shoji