Patents Examined by Magdi Elhag
  • Patent number: 11432213
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques switching a communication link for wireless systems with multiple parents, such as an Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) network or other type of network. In some cases, a node determines a partition of a number of desired guard symbols between a first parent node and a second parent node; sends, to the first parent node and to the second parent node, at least one indication of a partitioned number of the desired guard symbols for switching between the first parent node and the second parent node; receives at least one indication of a number of provided guard symbols from the first and second parent nodes; and switches a communication link from the first parent node to the second parent node in accordance with the at least one indication of provided guard symbols by the first parent node and the second parent node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jianghong Luo, Navid Abedini, Luca Blessent, Naeem Akl, Tao Luo, Karl Georg Hampel, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11382017
    Abstract: A device providing inter-device call continuity facilitated by a wireless audio output device may include a processor configured to initiate, over a peer-to-peer connection with a second device, a communication session between the second device and a third device. The processor may be further configured to establish, over the peer-to-peer connection with the second device, an audio link corresponding to the communication session. The processor may be further configured to determine, based at least in part on the audio link, that a connection quality of the peer-to-peer connection satisfies a connection degradation condition. The processor may be further configured to request, over a wide area network connection, for the communication session with the third device to be handed-off from the second device to the first device, and to establish, over the wide area network connection, the communication session with the third device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Luciano M. Verger, Ajoy K. Singh, Albert R. Howard, Jr., Ariane Cotte, Christopher M. Garrido, Faraz Faheem, Gregory R. Burns, Ian J. Baird, Imran Ahmed, Nicholas J. Circosta, Robert D. Watson, Rohan C. Malthankar, Ryan A. Williams, Sergey Sitnikov, Srinivasan Nimmala, Thomas Chathoth Abraham, Vikram B. Yerrabommanahalli
  • Patent number: 11356920
    Abstract: A communications method and device, to reduce service interruption time and signaling overheads that are generated when an access point that provides a communication service for a station changes because the station moves or changes a direction. First frames sent by different access points in an access point set to a station include a same sending address. In this way, when the station moves or changes a direction, the access point that provides the communication service for the station changes from one access point in the access point set to another access point. Because first frames sent by access points in the access point set include a same sending address, the station may consider the access point set as one access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mengyao Ma, Yanchun Li, Xiao Han
  • Patent number: 11350270
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for preserving the privacy of at least a user, wherein the method includes an authentication phase during which authentication information specifying a first level of access and a second level of access are detected, a determination phase during which it is determined, on the basis of the authentication information, whether the first or the second level of access is enabled, a first output phase during which at least one first set of personal information (P1) is outputted, through the output apparatus, if either the first level of access or the second level of access is enabled, and a second output phase during which at least one second set of personal information (P2) is outputted, through the output apparatus, only if the second level of access is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Saronikos Trading and Services, Unipessoal LDA
    Inventor: Robert James
  • Patent number: 11350357
    Abstract: Methods and devices for selecting a communication network by a node of an Out of Band Control Channel Network (OBCCN) for use by a User Equipment (UE) are described. One or more communication networks that are available to provide service to the UE may be determined. The node of the OBCCN may select the communication network out of the communication networks that are available. The node of the OBCCN may provide control information to the UE for connecting to the communication network that was selected. The OBCCN may be operated independently from one or more Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) associated with the one or more communication networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Telcom Ventures, LLC
    Inventor: Rajendra Singh
  • Patent number: 11343743
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described for service continuity in make-before-break handover procedures. A user equipment (UE) may receive grants for two or more concurrent communications with a source base station and a target base station during the handover procedure, where the UE may be incapable of performing the two or more concurrent communications. The UE may use one or more priority rules to determine communication priority. The one or more priority rules identify one or more channel types that have a higher priority than other channel types, may identify whether communications with the source base station or the target base station have priority, among other examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Hung Dinh Ly, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 11343736
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a device for performing a handover in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sukhyon Yoon, Hyunsoo Ko, Kijun Kim, Eunsun Kim
  • Patent number: 11343863
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system and method for communicating across multiple network types. In particular, the system and method is suitable for, but not limited to, initiating communication through a suitable network based on a set of rules. Further, the system and method is suitable for, but not limited to, using a single number when delivering the communication to prevent recipients from confusing plural numbers of senders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: VOYAGER INNOVATIONS HOLDING PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Rodolfo Alberto Asuncion Villarica, Alex Dy Ibasco
  • Patent number: 11323941
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device that favorably implements SR communication and MU communication. A communication device that operates as a base station includes a determination unit that determines a communication status in a BSS of the communication device, and a control unit that controls transmission and reception of a signal regarding connection change of a terminal according to the communication status to and from a surrounding base station. The determination unit determines the presence of a small number of terminals falling outside a distribution of implementation statuses of spatial reuse communication or multi user communication of entire subordinate terminals, and transmits a signal requesting the small number of terminals to be connected to the surrounding base station or transmits a signal inquiring of the surrounding base station acceptance of the small number of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ren Sugai, Kosuke Aio, Shigeru Sugaya
  • Patent number: 11317334
    Abstract: Obtaining, by a source cell, a key retention policy of a terminal device, where the source cell and the terminal device use a first key to communicate with each other; determining, by the source cell according to the key retention policy of the terminal device and a key retention policy of the source cell, whether the terminal device and a target cell use the first key to communicate with each other; and sending, by the source cell, a handover request message to the target cell, where the handover request message is used to request to hand over the terminal device from the source cell to the target cell, the handover request message includes first indication information, and the first indication information is used to indicate whether the terminal device and the target cell use the first key to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin Zeng
  • Patent number: 11317457
    Abstract: A mechanism for controlling configuration of dual connectivity for a UE that has a first connection with a first access node. The first access node could make a determination whether a level of load of a second access node with which the UE is not currently connected is threshold high. And if the determination is that the determined level of load of the second access node is not at least threshold high, then the first access node could proceed with application of a process for adding the second connection, without applying a timer for delaying application of the process. Whereas, if the determination is that the determined level of load of the second access node is at least predefined threshold high, then the first access node could apply the timer for delaying application of the process and, upon expiration of the timer, could proceed with application of the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11317289
    Abstract: A first device listens for a communication token across an audio bandwidth covering a transmit frequency one or more audio frequency broadcasting device. The first device receives at least one token broadcast from the one or more broadcasting devices. The first device demodulates and decodes each received token. One or more computing devices validates each decoded token. The first device determines, based on the validating, a broadcasting device of the broadcasting devices with which to establish a communications channel. The one or more computing devices generates a response token based on the token received from the determined device. The first device broadcasts the generated response token in a response band of the determined device. The determined device demodulates decodes, and validates the token broadcast from the first device. Upon determining the token broadcast from the first device valid, the first device and the determined device establish a wireless communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Arjita Madan, Sumit Gwalani
  • Patent number: 11297660
    Abstract: The application is at least directed to a core network including a non-transitory memory including instructions stored thereon for transferring infrequent small data to a service capability or application server on a 5G network. The core network also includes a processor operably coupled to the non-transitory memory. The processor is configured to execute the instructions of detecting a relay user equipment (UE) sending a data transfer request message to the core network based on uplink traffic generated at a remote UE and control information of the remote UE. The processor is also configured to execute the instructions of querying a database in the core network for subscription information of the remote UE based on the control information. The processor is also configured to execute the instructions of receiving the subscription information from the database. The processor is further configured to execute the instructions of processing the received subscription information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Hongkun Li, Michael F. Starsinic, Rocco Di Girolamo, Catalina Mihaela Mladin, Mahmoud Watfa
  • Patent number: 11297504
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes receiving a user instruction to initiate meshnet provisioning. The method also includes provisioning a first device to a meshnet, where the provisioning the first device yields first provisioning data that includes one or more keys. The method also includes provisioning a second device to the meshnet, where the provisioning the second device yields second provisioning data that includes include one or more keys. The method also includes transferring provisioning data that includes the first provisioning data and the second provisioning data to storage on the first device. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: LENNOX INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Elena Smirnova, Frank Xu
  • Patent number: 11283884
    Abstract: A method for managing sharing of data on location between a user's source device and at least one third party's destination device. The method includes receiving first identifiers of the user's source device and of the third party's destination device and an authorization message indicating whether the destination device is authorized to obtain data on location of the source device; building or updating a table of correspondence associating the first identifier of the source device with the first identifier of the destination device; receiving data on location of the user's source device; receiving a request for transmitting data on location of the user's source device, corresponding to the first identifier of the user's source device, and a second identifier of the third party's destination device; and transmitting the data on location to the third party's destination device when the first and second identifiers of the third party's destination device correspond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Philippe Mercadie, Giovanni Battista Accetta, Boris Pinatel
  • Patent number: 11284219
    Abstract: A network system detects lost client devices based on a comparison of geospatial locations transmitted by user and provider client devices during and after a service. The network system assigns a service status indicating that a service from a start location to a destination location is in progress and monitors the locations of the user and provider client devices during the duration of the service and for a specified period of time after the service ends. In response to determining that the user and provider client devices remain in proximity to each other after the service has ended, the network system notifies the user of the lost device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karna Chokshi, Michael O'Herlihy, Zach Singleton
  • Patent number: 11277351
    Abstract: An electronic device (such as an access point or an eNodeB) that selectively provides prioritized communication is described. During operation, the electronic device may receive one or more packets or frames from a second electronic device using a communication protocol. Then, the electronic device may determine device-specific information based at least in part on a device profile associated with the communication protocol and/or a communication history of the second electronic device. Next, based on the determined device-specific information, the electronic device may assign additional data traffic associated with the second electronic device to a queue in a set of queues, where queues in the set of queues have different priorities, and where the queue provides a predefined latency of communication with the second electronic device corresponding to a priority of the queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Siby Mathew Tarigopla Pancras, Karthik Ranganathan, Dinesh Raman, Jari T. Malinen
  • Patent number: 11265779
    Abstract: This application discloses a communication method and an apparatus. In a solution of this application, a base station sends, by using dedicated signaling, at least one random access parameter set to a terminal in a connected mode or an inactive mode. The base station receives a random access request of the terminal in a connected mode or an inactive mode. One of the at least one random access parameter set is used in the random access request. In this application, differentiated random access processes may be performed in different scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Han, Yinghao Jin, Hong Li
  • Patent number: 11240723
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic client segregation in 802.11ax networks includes determining, for each access point of a plurality of access points in a network, a ratio comprising a number of fully uplink multi-user capable client devices to a total number of client devices connected to the access point; and steering, based on at least the ratio, client devices of the network to particular access points of the plurality of access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Nitin Changlani, Sachin Ganu, Eldad Perahia
  • Patent number: 11231289
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a system comprises a first mobile device comprising a processor; and a computer usable medium, where the computer usable medium has computer usable program code embodied therewith, which when executed by the processor causes the processor to send a request for a location of a closest person to the first mobile device, determine a first location of the first mobile device, receive, in response to the request, a plurality of potential matches, where each of the potential matches includes a name and location of a person, receive a selection of one of the plurality of potential matches, obtain location coordinates of the selected potential match, establish a link with a global positioning service (GPS) system, transmit geographical data to the GPS system, wherein the geographical data includes the location coordinates of the selected potential match, and output a geographic solution on the first mobile device, wherein the geographic solution includes: a calculated route between the fi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Inventor: Dominic M. Kotab