Patents Examined by Marisol Figueroa
  • Patent number: 11375424
    Abstract: Systems and methods for data transmission are disclosed. A network access entity NAE provides access to communication services of a data network to at least one user equipment, UE. The NAE includes a packet data network gateway, PGW, with a PGW identifier, PGWID, which uniquely identifies the PGW. A UE mobility table contains an assignment of a UE identifier, UEID, of each UE to a PGW. The assignment indicates a PGWID of a PGW via which a specific UE is accessible from the data network. The NAE may transmit and receive data to and from a remote station via the data network, assign a data flow from the remote station to at least one UE, update the UE mobility table when a UE leaves the range of the NAE, and reassign a PGWID of a neighboring PGW to the leaving UE, via which neighboring PGW the UE can be reached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Blackned GMBH
    Inventors: Timo Haas, Heiner Schöllkopf
  • Patent number: 11368891
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for operating transceiver circuitry to communicate signals on various frequency ranges based on primary cell and/or secondary cell assignments. A controller associated with the transceiver circuitry may operate a receiver to receive a handover initiation packet using a first frequency range as a primary cell from a base station. The controller may adjust the receiver and a transmitter to use a second frequency range as the primary cell, to adjust the receiver and the transmitter to detach from the first frequency range as the primary cell, and to reset information corresponding to the first frequency range to enable attachment of the first frequency range to a secondary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anatoliy Sergey Ioffe, Alexander Sayenko, Jie Cui
  • Patent number: 11363560
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a communication system capable of avoiding congestion in downlink communication or uplink communication and a shortage of radio resources arising therefrom. In the present invention, in a communication system including a normal user equipment (normal UE) that performs human to human communication and a machine type communication device (MTCD) that performs machine to machine communication, a base station device transmits a paging message to the normal UE and the MTCD for calling the normal UE and the MTCD. The paging message contains, for example, an equipment identity (UE-ID). A maximum number of equipment identities (UE-IDs) that can be accommodated within this paging message is set individually for the normal UE and the MTCD. Alternatively, the paging message contains a calling indicator in place of the equipment identity of the MTCD (UE-ID of MTCD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Yasushi Iwane, Takayuki Nonami, Taisei Suemitsu, Yuichi Nakai
  • Patent number: 11363462
    Abstract: A method is disclosed that includes obtaining one or more pieces of spoofing information indicative of a data set enabling positioning based on radio signals sent by a respective radio node. The data set is further indicative of one or more parameters based on which said positioning is performed and/or controlled and which is considered to be at least partially unexpected. The method further includes aggregating spoofing information based on the one or more parameters of the respective data set of the one or more pieces of spoofing information; and providing at least a part of the aggregated spoofing information for usage in a positioning. A corresponding apparatus, computer-readable storage medium and system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Jari Syrjarinne
  • Patent number: 11363410
    Abstract: Systems and methods for an in-vehicle base station are described. In one embodiment, a mobile base station is disclosed comprising a first access radio for providing an access network inside and outside a vehicle; a second backhaul radio for providing a backhaul connection to a macro cell; and a global positioning system (GPS) module for determining a location of the mobile base station, and for transmitting the location of the mobile base station to a core network, wherein a transmit power of the first access radio is configured to increase or decrease based on a speed of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali Talluri, Kaitki Agarwal, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Sumit Garg
  • Patent number: 11356910
    Abstract: A method for managing measurement parameters of cell handover includes: acquiring a target parameter, the target parameter varying along with altitude and may be used for characterizing the parameter of the altitude at which an aircraft is located; determining a target measurement parameter of cell handover according to the target parameter; performing cell handover processing according to the target measurement parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11356809
    Abstract: Described herein is a network node comprising a processor that executes instructions to receive a location service request for a user equipment (UE); transmit a reachability request for the UE to an access and mobility management function (AMF); receive a reachability response comprising reachability information of the UE from the AMF; determine whether to perform positioning procedures related to the location service request locally or to perform positioning procedures related to the location service request remotely based, in part, on the reachability information; based on a determination to perform the positioning procedures remotely, determine a distributed location management function (LMFd) to process the location service request based, at least in part, on the reachability information; transmit the location service request to the LMFd; receive a location service result from the LMFd; and transmit, responsive to the location service request, a UE position estimate determined based on the location servic
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Andrey Krendzel
  • Patent number: 11330435
    Abstract: Techniques for authenticating a mobile user device at a base station of a mobile network, and more specifically for implementing a distributed ledger based authentication that is shared by multiple base stations of the mobile network is provided. In one or more examples, the base stations of a mobile network can act as nodes in a distributed ledger system. A mobile device seeking to gain access to the mobile network can be provided a distributed ledger identification number by a base station. The distributed ledger identification number can be converted to a block of the distributed ledger, and then transmitted to the other base stations (i.e., nodes) that maintain the same distributed ledger. The mobile device can subsequently use the distributed ledger identification number for future access requests at either the same base station, or any of the other base stations that maintain the same distributed ledger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NOBLIS, INC.
    Inventors: David White, Christopher Dabo
  • Patent number: 11330497
    Abstract: A communication controller (communication control apparatus) acquires, from an MEC node (NW information collection unit), cell transition information for each vehicle that moves in a plurality of cells formed by a plurality of base stations connected to the MEC node. The communication controller determines a vehicle group that is made up of a plurality of vehicles and is to be subjected to uplink transmission control for path-dependent data based on the acquired cell transition information. The communication controller further performs, with respect to the determined vehicle group, transmission control for limiting uplink transmission of path-dependent data to a portion of vehicles that belong to the vehicle group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Tomonobu Niwa, Koutarou Ichikawa, Takeshi Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11330550
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A position of a user equipment (UE) may be determined when communications between the UE and a base station are routed through a relay node. For example, the UE 115 may determine whether communications are received from the base station or the relay node based on positioning assistance data that contains positioning-related information about different base stations and relay nodes in the system. The UE may then transmit a position metric based on this determination, where a location server uses this position metric for determining the location of the UE. Additionally or alternatively, the location server or base station may use the positioning assistance data to determine whether an uplink transmission is received directly from the UE or via the relay node and may generate a position metric that the location server uses for determining the location of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11297557
    Abstract: This application provides a communication method and a communications apparatus. The communication method may includes receiving, by a first forwarding device in a mobile network, a first data packet, where the first data packet carries first data from a first terminal device, the first data packet includes a target field, information carried in the target field is used to determine target information. The target information may include information about at least one second terminal device or information about a first area, the second terminal device is a terminal device to which the first data needs to be sent, and the first area is an area to which the first data needs to be broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Yada Huang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11297555
    Abstract: In 6G, there are multiple radios that can cover the same location at any time, and yet radio failure can occur. However, a mobile edge computing (MEC) platform can increase the footprint of adjacent radios to compensate for a failed radio. To reduce the failure interruption and maintain a quality of experience for a subscriber, the MEC can utilize a virtual session capability to communicate radio change of service characteristics to a service provider. Consequently, the change in service characteristics can comprise an expanded coverage area for adjacent radios such that a mobile device of the subscriber can take advantage of the expanded coverage area without experiencing an interruption in service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Zhi Cui, Paul Smith, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11297673
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for determining, at a first wireless access point (AP), one or more radio resource management (RRM) input parameters. The one or more RRM input parameters are determined based on a line of sight (LOS) estimate between two wireless stations (STAs). A plurality of RRM values are generated based on the one or more RRM input parameters. A wireless connection is established between the first AP and a first STA using the RRM values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pooya Monajemi, Santosh B. Kulkarni, Benjamin J. Cizdziel, Vishal S. Desai, Young Il Choi
  • Patent number: 11265793
    Abstract: A method for determining a motion state of user equipment includes: recording information on a neighboring cell that neighbors with a cell where the user equipment is located; determining a number of one or more pieces of the information on the neighboring cell recorded in unit time, and determining the motion state of the user equipment based on relationship between the determined number and one or more preset numbers as well as association of the relationship with at least one motion state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11252654
    Abstract: A device may receive, from a user equipment, a token request associated with an application, wherein the token request is associated with a device identifier. The device may generate a device token for the application and the user equipment. The device may provide, using the device identifier, the device token to the user equipment to enable a user to access the application via an application platform. The device may receive, from the application platform, a slice request for a network slice of a network that is to be used for an application session. The device may determine that the user equipment is associated with the application session based on the device token and the device identifier. The device may configure a network slice instance of the network slice. The device may determine a user equipment route selection policy for the application session according to the network slice instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Manuel Enrique Caceres, Umesh Kumar Gupta, Mauricio Pati Caldeira De Andrada, Muhammad Salman Nomani, Jyotsna Kachroo, Jun Yuan
  • Patent number: 11246067
    Abstract: A method performed by a User Equipment (UE) for cell (re)selection includes the UE storing allowed Non-Public Network (NPN) information that is in a form of a Cell Access Group (CAG) Identity (ID) list or in a form of a Stand-alone Non-Public Network (SNPN) ID list, receiving NPN information and area information associated with the NPN information via a System Information Block (SIB) Type 1 (SIB1) broadcast by a cell, the NPN information including an NPN ID list, performing a first procedure according to the allowed NPN information when the allowed NPN information is in the form of the CAG ID list, and performing a second procedure according to the allowed NPN information when the allowed NPN information is in the form of the SNPN ID list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Mei-Ju Shih, Hung-Chen Chen, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 11228998
    Abstract: A communication device, method and computer program product enable increased functionality using multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs). The communication device is camped on a first network node of a first subset of network nodes of a first public land mobile network (PLMN) as one home PLMN using a first SIM. The communication device is camped on a second network node of a second subset of network nodes of a second PLMN as another home PLMN using a second SIM. The communication device monitors communication performance and level of quality of service available from the second PLMN while connected using the second SIM. In response to determining that the communication performance and/or the level of quality of service would be improved, the communication device triggers a radio frequency (RF) front end of the communication device to scan for, acquire, and register to one of the first subset of network nodes using the second SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, Daniel C. Chisu
  • Patent number: 11228997
    Abstract: A method of handling multi-access (MA) Protocol data unit (PDU) session under inter-system change is proposed. An MA PDU session uses one 3GPP access network or one non-3GPP access network at a time, or simultaneously one 3GPP access network and one non-3GPP access network. The UE and network can support Access Traffic Steering Switching and Splitting (ATSSS) functionalities to distribute traffic over 3GPP access and non-3GPP access for the established MA PDU session. Upon intersystem change from 5GS to EPS over the 3GPP access, if interworking with EPS is not supported, the MA PDU session is maintained in 5GS over the non-3GPP access type. Data traffic over of the MA PDU session over the 3GPP access type is transferred to the non-3GPP access type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Chia-Lin Lai
  • Patent number: 11228960
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for efficient signaling, for example, in multi connectivity (MC) or dual connectivity (DC) scenarios with multiple packet duplicates are provided. One method may include transmitting, by a first network node, an indication over a network interface to a second network node involved in multi-connectivity. The indication indicates how to map a packet transferred over the network interface to one or more protocol entities at the second network node. The method may also include transferring the packet once over the network interface to the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Jani Moilanen, Daniela Laselva
  • Patent number: 11206328
    Abstract: A system for controlling smartphones of drivers of moving automobiles including a plurality of smartphones, each smartphone including a GPS unit to record speed and location of smartphone, a driver control application to control access to phone services and social media applications, a low frequency receiver to receive low frequency radio frequency identification, an LF RFID, signal from key fob located within moving automobile, and a computing unit to measure a received signal strength indicator, RSSI, of LF RFID signal, a transmitter to transmit the speed, location, LF RFID signal, and RSSI to a centralized monitor. The centralized monitor includes a computing circuitry to receive the speed, location, LF RFID signal, and RSSI of each smartphone, generate clusters of speeds and locations of smartphones, analyze clusters to determine smartphones located within a particular moving automobile, determine smartphone of driver, and transmit a control signal to the smartphone of the driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: King Abdulaziz University
    Inventors: Fahad Alsolami, Nada Alruhaily