Patents Examined by Mazda Sabouri
  • Patent number: 11950099
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a receiver user equipment (UE) may receive at least one control communication that includes a first part and a second part. The UE may determine an authenticity status of the at least one control communication based at least in part on at least one of a common security key corresponding to the first part or a private security key corresponding to the second part. The UE may perform a wireless communication task based at least in part on the authenticity status of the at least one control communication. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Hong Cheng, Shuanshuan Wu, Junyi Li, Kapil Gulati
  • Patent number: 11937088
    Abstract: Updating a subscriber identity module, SIM, on a host device by deriving a pre-shared key by requesting a SIM identifier via communication module of the host device; receiving SIM identifier and deriving an agent identifier from SIM identifier; transmitting agent and SIM identifiers to SIM update server; receiving a random value from SIM update server and supplying it to the SIM to initiate SIM authentication procedure. In reply, receiving an authentication response from the SIM; and deriving pre-shared key from authentication response; transmitting an update request message to SIM update server, wherein the update request message comprises the agent identifier and is encrypted before transmission using the pre-shared key; receiving an update response message from the SIM update server which has update data and is encrypted using pre-shared key; and following decryption of update response message using derived pre-shared key, transmitting update data to communication module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: SORACOM, INC.
    Inventor: Georges Olivier Comarmond
  • Patent number: 11927680
    Abstract: A method for estimating the pressure measurement bias of a barometric sensor in a wireless terminal. A location engine using the method generates an enhanced estimate of the measurement bias. The location engine generates the enhanced estimate based in part on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based estimates of the elevation of the wireless terminal, which the terminal generates as it concurrently makes barometric pressure measurements. Each GNSS-based estimate of elevation is often generated from noisy measurements and has an associated uncertainty. The location engine accounts for the uncertainty in the GNSS estimates of elevation by applying an optimal estimation technique, such as Kalman filtering, on the biased pressure measurements and the GNSS-based estimates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Arthur Blaha, Jr., Scot Douglas Gordon, Jeffrey Noel Wu, Jian Zhu
  • Patent number: 11930471
    Abstract: Technology for an Information Centric Networking gateway (ICN-GW) operable to modify an ICN message received from a user equipment (UE) in a Fifth Generation (5G) cellular network is disclosed. The ICN-GW can decode the ICN message received from the UE via a Next 5 Generation NodeB (gNB) and an ICN point of attachment (ICNPoA). The ICN-GW can modify the ICN message to produce a modified ICN message. The ICN-GW can encode the modified ICN message to route the modified ICN message to a data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel Arrobo Vidal, Geng Wu, Qian Li, Zongrui Ding, Ching-Yu Liao
  • Patent number: 11917413
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. According to one embodiment of the present invention, provided is a method comprising the steps of: receiving a first control signal transmitted from a base station; processing the received first control signal; and transmitting, to the base station, a second control signal generated on the basis of the processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duckey Lee, Hyewon Lee, Jonghan Park
  • Patent number: 11917713
    Abstract: The use of multipath enabled mobile entities accessing a service outside the network in a multipath connection. The invention relates to a method for operating an application server (100) providing a service to a multipath enabled mobile entity (10) connected to the application server with a first bearer of a first access network of a first mobile communications network, wherein the application server is external to the mobile communications network, whereas the method comprises the steps of receiving an indication that the mobile entity (10) has an option to use another bearer not belonging to the first mobile communications network for accessing the application server, and of transmitting a request message towards a policy control entity (50) of the first mobile communications network requesting the policy control entity to disconnect the first bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rodrigo Alvarez Dominguez, Marc Molla, Miguel Angel Muñoz De La Torre Alonso, Alfonso de Jesus Perez Martinez
  • Patent number: 11910208
    Abstract: Systems and methods for avoiding radio frequency (RF) interference are discussed herein. To protect incumbent stations of a communications network, a wireless carrier can direct signals transmitted by network sites away from the proximal incumbent sites or can prevent transmitting signals from the network sites in the direction(s) of the proximal incumbent sites. The disclosed systems and methods can prevent interference by not transmitting the network signal in a direction of a proximal incumbent site without any prior information about the incumbent stations relative to proximal network sites (e.g., location, height, or the like). The disclosed systems and methods can transmit test signals, receive confirmation signals, and analyze confirmation signals to determine the direction(s) in which to not transmit network signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Shahzad Bashir
  • Patent number: 11910198
    Abstract: A system and method includes mobile device, a SIM associated with mobile device, an MNO computer, a computer associated with an owner of the mobile device, a first set of keys stored in the SIM for securely communicating with the MNO computer, and a second set of keys for securely communicating with the computer associated with the owner of the mobile device, to exchange application information. The SIM can be configured to determine when updated information related to the second set of keys is required, securely send a request to the MNO computer for updated information related to the second set of keys using the first set of keys, and responsively receive the updated information related to the second set of keys from the MNO computer, the updated information being provisioned by the computer associated with the owner of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Tata Communications (America) Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Grippo, Luke Kiernan, William Buchanan, Brian Peebles
  • Patent number: 11902787
    Abstract: A method performed by a first terminal performing vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication with a second terminal via one or more PC5 unicast links in a wireless communication system is provided. The method may include: receiving, from a core network entity, information on one or more security policies respectively corresponding to the one or more PC5 unicast links, wherein each of the one or more PC5 unicast links is associated with one or more V2X services; transmitting, to the second terminal, a direct communication request message including the one or more security policies for initiating the V2X communication; and in case that the transmitted direct communication request message is accepted by the second terminal, activating a security of each of the one or more PC5 unicast links based on the received information on the one or more security policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: R Rohini, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Nivedya Parambath Sasi
  • Patent number: 11895506
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present disclosure is directed to an exemplary process including: displaying, by a processor of a computing device, an access controller interface element and an access code on a screen of the computing device; where the access controller interface element is: communicatively coupled to a cellular network hosted access controlling schema and operationally linked to an access-restricted digital resource; transmitting, by the processor of the computing device, in response to the at least one activity, an access request having data that includes: the access code and an identity linked to the computing device; where at least one part of the data is configured to be accepted by the cellular network hosted access controlling schema; accessing, by the processor of the computing device, the access-restricted digital resource after the at least one part of the data has been accepted by the cellular network hosted access controlling schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: STARKEYS LLC
    Inventor: Ari Kahn
  • Patent number: 11895495
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to techniques, base stations, and user equipment devices (UEs) for performing base station authentication through access stratum signaling transmissions. The UE may operate in idle mode and may receive an authentication message from a base station through the wireless interface while operating in idle mode. The UE may determine whether a signature comprised within the authentication message is valid, and the UE may continue a connection procedure with the base station based on a determination that the signature is valid. If it is determined that the signature is invalid, the UE may designate the base station as a barred base station and may perform cell re-selection. The authentication message may be one of a radio resource control (RRC) connection setup message, a special RRC message, a media access control (MAC) message, or a random access channel (RACH) message comprising a random access response (RAR) message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiangying Yang, Elliot S. Briggs, Samuel D. Post, Yannick L. Sierra, Fangli Xu, Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Huarui Liang, Li Li, Lijia Zhang, Shu Guo, Yuqin Chen
  • Patent number: 11882623
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a mobile communication device is in communication with a network. During operation, the mobile communication device executes a monitor application associated with embedded SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) information downloaded to programmable hardware of the mobile communication device. The monitor application is received as a portion of the embedded SIM information. Via the executed monitor application: the monitor application monitors a status of the embedded SIM information and then communicates the status over a network to a remote communication management resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Peter H. Palli, William K. Logan
  • Patent number: 11877345
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling telecommunication signalling, comprising: a user equipment interface configured to send an identify request to a user equipment device in response to receiving a request to update location and to subsequently receive an identify response from the user equipment device; and control logic configured to extract and identify the mobile country code and the mobile network code of the user equipment device from the identify response. The control logic is further configured to set one or more network name entries in a mobility management information message, based on the identified mobile country code and mobile network code of the user equipment device, to produce a custom mobility management information message. The user equipment interface is further configured to forward the custom mobility management information message to the user equipment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Leo Boonchin Patanapongpibul
  • Patent number: 11871264
    Abstract: In one example aspect, a method is provided of determining whether a cell can guarantee at least one data transmission parameter, the method comprising, in response to a notification of an attach procedure of a User Equipment (UE) to attach to a cell, determining a traffic profile for the UE, wherein the traffic profile indicates the at least one data transmission parameter for the UE, and determining whether the cell can guarantee the at least one data transmission parameter for the UE based on the traffic profile and available resources for the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Kurt Essigmann
  • Patent number: 11871227
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system, and a system therefor. A method and an apparatus for enabling inter-device profile movement using only two devices without separately carrying out identity verification or ID authentication verification are provided. The method includes receiving an input for moving a first profile installed in a first terminal, deleting the first profile on a first eUICC, generating, for data including first profile information, digital signature data of the first eUICC, and displaying data including the first profile information and the corresponding digital signature data as a QR code on a screen of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duckey Lee, Jonghan Park, Sujung Kang, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 11871230
    Abstract: A method of securing data transmission from a plurality of spatially distributed transmitters to a receiving device includes steps of: determining first and second receiving device propagation delays for first and second transmission paths, respectively; portioning a contiguous stream of data into first and second data portions; transmitting the first data portion by the first transmission path utilizing a coordinating system and first propagation delay, and the second data portion such that first and second data portions arrive at the receiving device during a first and second time period, respectively, wherein, when seen from the receiving device, the first data portion and second data portion are seen as transmitted as contiguous data from the same transmitter, and wherein that transmitted data is received as a contiguous stream of transmitted data at a location of the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: David Daniel Smith
  • Patent number: 11864068
    Abstract: A method includes sending, by an application that is to obtain a verification code, a verification code obtaining request to a server, where the application that is to obtain a verification code is installed on a terminal, and where applications installed on the terminal further include an input method application and a short message service (SMS) message application; receiving, by the SMS message application, an SMS message that includes a verification code and that is sent by the server; and reading, by the input method application, the verification code in the SMS message, where the terminal does not allow an application other than the input method application and the SMS message application to read an SMS message in the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xi Huang, Zuoqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11856467
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment, there is disclosed a method comprising: receiving, by a user equipment in a wireless network, beam information from a serving cell and each neighboring cell; assessing a beam quality of the serving cell and each neighboring cell from the information; determining a subset of the serving cell and neighboring cells comprising the serving cell and each neighboring cell with a beam quality within a first offset of the serving cell and each neighboring cell with a highest quality beam; ranking each cell of the subset in descending order from highest to lowest quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen, Jedrzej Stanczak, Samuli Turtinen, Jarkko Koskela
  • Patent number: 11832349
    Abstract: A first mobile device is provided. The first mobile device includes at least one hardware processor and a first mobile device application, executed by the at least one hardware processor. The first mobile device application is configured to detect that the first mobile device is in physical contact with, or within a predetermined distance of, a second mobile device. The first mobile device is also configured to, in response to the detection, send a switch request to make a mobile phone line inactive for the first mobile device and active for the second mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventor: John Patrick Edgar Tobin
  • Patent number: 11825305
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system, and a system therefor. A method and an apparatus for enabling inter-device profile movement using only two devices without separately carrying out identity verification or ID authentication verification are provided. The method includes receiving an input for moving a first profile installed in a first terminal, deleting the first profile on a first eUICC, generating, for data including first profile information, digital signature data of the first eUICC, and displaying data including the first profile information and the corresponding digital signature data as a QR code on a screen of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Duckey Lee, Jonghan Park, Sujung Kang, Hyewon Lee