Patents Examined by Meless N Zewdu
  • Patent number: 11963425
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display overlapped by a cover layer. Portions of the surface of the display and cover layer may have curved profiles. The display may include a flexible substrate and may have bent edge portions protruding from a central region. Gaps may be formed between regions of pixels on a common substrate or between separate display panels. Gap-overlapping structures may overlap the gaps to hide internal components from view or to blend the appearance of gaps with the appearance of adjoining portions of a display layer. The gap-overlapping structures may include light sources such as crystalline semiconductor light-emitting diodes. The diodes may emit light through light diffusing structures. Protruding display layer fingers and other structures may be used to accommodate display cover layer surfaces with curved profiles such as corner surfaces of compound curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Wittenberg, Jean-Pierre S. Guillou, Tyler R. Kakuda, Christopher D. Prest, Marwan Rammah, Rasamy Phouthavong, Richard H. Dinh, David A. Pakula
  • Patent number: 11963259
    Abstract: A method of generating a user mobility profile includes receiving mobility data; storing the mobility data; analyzing the mobility data; generating information; transmitting the generated information; and displaying the generated information. A computing system includes a processor; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the computing system to receive mobility data; store the mobility data; analyze the mobility data; generate information; transmit the generated information; and display the generated information. A non-transitory computer readable medium contains program instructions that when executed, cause a computer to receive mobility data; store the mobility data; analyze the mobility data; generate information; transmit the generated information; and display the generated information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventors: Cameron John Herbert, Kristopher Keith Gaudin, Connor Warren McCloskey
  • Patent number: 11950195
    Abstract: A method, device and computer readable medium for performing measurements in telecommunication systems are disclosed. The method comprises: includes receiving, from a first network device, a first configuration of a first measurement object for a carrier frequency; receiving, from a second network device, a second configuration of a second measurement object for the carrier frequency; determining an absolute time difference between a first measurement timing in the first configuration and a second measurement timing in the second configuration; and in response to determining that the absolute time difference is below a predetermined threshold, performing a single measurement for the carrier frequency based on the first measurement timing in the first configuration or the second measurement timing in the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jing He, Lars Dalsgaard, Riikka Nurminen, Li Zhang
  • Patent number: 11949467
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for supporting heterogeneous communication in a wireless power transmission system. The present disclosure discloses a wireless power receiver comprising: a power pickup unit configured to receive, from a wireless power transmitter, a digital ping signal or wireless power by magnetically coupling with the wireless power transmitter at an operating frequency, and to convert an alternating current signal generated by the wireless power into a direct current signal; a communication/control unit configured to receive the direct current signal from the power pickup unit, and to perform at least one of an in-band communication using the operating frequency and an out-band communication using a frequency other than the operating frequency; and a load configured to receive the direct current signal from the power pickup unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Joonho Park, Bongsik Kwak, Sungkyu Kim, Yongcheol Park, Seonghun Lee, Jihyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11937148
    Abstract: A method of indicating UE status includes: determining, at the UE based on at least one of sensor output information of the UE or one or more incoming wireless signals to the UE, an indoor/outdoor status of the UE; and sending an indoor/outdoor indication of the indoor/outdoor status of the UE from the UE to a network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hamed Pezeshki, Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11929952
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for wireless communication. In an aspect, a first UE determine a sidelink positioning reference signal (PRS) pattern for a sidelink position estimation procedure, the sidelink PRS pattern including at least one PRS transmission occasion for each of a group of UEs on a shared communication medium, and performs one or more attempts to transmit a first PRS on one or more PRS transmission occasions associated with the first UE in accordance with the sidelink PRS pattern. In another aspects, a second UE determines the sidelink PRS pattern, and monitors a first PRS transmission occasion for receipt of a first PRS from a first UE in accordance with the sidelink PRS pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shuanshuan Wu, Kapil Gulati, Dan Vassilovski
  • Patent number: 11917693
    Abstract: Infrastructure equipment for use in a wireless telecommunications network, the infrastructure equipment including: receiver circuitry configured to receive a second signal from a terminal device of the wireless telecommunications network; and transmitter circuitry configured to transmit a third signal to the terminal device, the third signal being transmitted in response to the reception of the second signal, the third signal being for the terminal device to determine, in combination with a first signal received by the terminal device, the spatial position of the terminal device, and the third signal being comprised within a system information block (SIB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Anders Berggren, Yuxin Wei, Vivek Sharma, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11914058
    Abstract: The positioning capabilities of a User Equipment (UE) are stored in a core network to reduce positioning latency when the UE indicates that its positioning capabilities are stable and/or are long term valid. The UE may provide its positioning capabilities to a location server during a location session along with an indication of whether the positioning capabilities are stable. The location server may enable storage of the positioning capabilities for the UE in the core network, e.g., in the location server or another entity in the core network such as Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF), if there is an indication that the positioning capabilities are stable. The AMF may include a UE identifier in location requests with which the location server may retrieve the UE positioning capabilities if stored at the location server or may include the UE positioning capabilities if stored at the AMF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sven Fischer, Alexandros Manolakos, Sony Akkarakaran, Guttorm Ringstad Opshaug, Hong Cheng
  • Patent number: 11902936
    Abstract: Techniques for notification handling based on identity and physical presence are described and may be implemented to determine whether to route a notification from a first device (e.g., a mobile device) to a second device (e.g., a display device) for output at the second device. Generally, the described implementations utilize sensor data captured at a physical location to detect and/or identify persons present at the physical location and to determine whether to route notifications between devices based on the detected persons/identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rahul Bharat Desai, Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11903049
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for physical cell identification within one or more wireless networks. In one embodiment, conflicts in PCI values which may exist within two or more mobile networks (e.g., PLMNs) of respective different operators when unlicensed spectrum is utilized (e.g., according to 3GPP 5G NR-U technology) are resolved. In one implementation, this functionality is provided by specifying one or more mobility-related parameters associated with various UE, such that serving gNBs can determine whether a given UE requires a mobility context, and as such whether it should conduct subsequent RF measurement reporting to report back potential conflicts in PCI it may encounter to the gNB. In one variant, the measurement reporting is configured to comply with 5G NR-U required “listen-before-talk” or LBT protocols; i.e., to measure parameters consistent with the LBT protocols to detect any such PCI-based conflicts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventors: Maulik Vaidya, Amitav Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 11895689
    Abstract: An electronic device may receive, from a radio node, a measurement configuration associated with a wireless communication system. In response, the electronic device may perform measurements using narrow beam patterns based at least in part on a network configuration, where the narrow beam patterns are narrower than a wide beam pattern of the electronic device. Furthermore, performing the measurements using the narrow beams pattern may include performing a beam-pattern search up to the network configuration. Then, the electronic device may perform an SCell activation procedure of an SCell with the radio node. Note that the SCell activation procedure may include reporting, to the radio node, CSI of a narrow beam pattern of the SCell that is to be activated, where the narrow beam pattern is narrower than the wide beam pattern of the electronic device, and the narrow beam pattern is based at least in part on the measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Huang, Zhibin Yu, Qiming Li, Jie Cui, Yeong-Sun Hwang, Yang Tang, Andre Janssen
  • Patent number: 11895562
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus, a computer storage medium, and a terminal for processing positioning information. According to embodiments of the present invention, through the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the user machine, the approximate position of the user machine is determined according to the obtained IP address; and a set of correction data of a virtual reference station to be sent to the user machine is determined according to the approximate position of the user machine. In the embodiments of the present invention, the user machine does not need to report its position, such that privacy issues related to the position report are eliminated; in addition, the processing of the virtual reference station is converted from two-way communication to one-way communication, thereby simplifying the communication interaction process of traditional Network RTK (Real-Time Kinematic) service which may be nationwide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventors: Kongzhe Chen, Guangyu Zhou, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 11889584
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may perform a UE parameter update (UPU) procedure or a steering of roaming (SoR) procedure based on information received from a home public land mobile network (HPLMN). The UE receives, from a network component, an update container comprising updated parameters for the UE and a counter value associated with the update container, compares the counter value with a stored value and performs an action related to the update container based on at least the comparison of the counter value with the stored value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Nirlesh Koshta, Krisztian Kiss, Pradeep Pangi, Sridhar Prakasam
  • Patent number: 11889416
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a device interface, a network interface, a power supply part, a battery and a control part. A power supply part is configured to supply electric power from an external power supply. A control part is configured to: perform a conversion process on data from a terminal device, and transmit the data to a network; and when the power supply from the power supply part is stopped, transmit, to another information processing apparatus through the network interface, a first message indicating that a pass-through mode in which data is relayed between the terminal device and the network without being subjected to the conversion process is set, and set the pass-through mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation
    Inventors: Keita Taniguchi, Issei Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 11889501
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are described for methods and apparatus for carrying out wireless communication using Long Term Evolution (LTE) in a frequency band with low peak-to-average-power. The approach includes precoding, in the frequency domain, a plurality of physical channel signals, followed by multiplexing, where the procoding is performed according to predetermined codes with a code length selected based on a length of an entire signal of the multiplexed precoded plurality of physical channel signals. In addition, the approach includes being configured to map the multiplexed precoded plurality of physical channel signals to subcarriers in the frequency band, as well to generate a time domain waveform based on the mapped signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Alexei Davydov, Gang Xiong, Jie Zhu, Yushu Zhang, Guotong Wang, Daewon Lee, Gregory Morozov, Sameer Pawar
  • Patent number: 11889582
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a wireless communication method and a terminal device, to flexibly judge, according to configuration information of a network device, whether a PDCP layer entity needs to re-established, thereby preventing a re-establishment operation from being performed when the PDCP layer entity does not need to be re-established, and then reducing signaling overheads. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, configuration information that is used to perform mobility management on the terminal device and that is sent by a network device, where the configuration information includes indication information, and the indication information is used to configure a packet data convergence protocol PDCP layer entity; and determining, by the terminal device according to the indication information, whether to re-establish the PDCP layer entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11882519
    Abstract: A method of registering to slices with mapped S-NSSAI alone in a 5GS is described. The method can include, upon a UE entering a VPLMN, the UE having a first PDN connection or a first PDU session that is to be transferred to the VPLMN and associated with a first HPLMN S-NSSAI, determining whether the UE has a first VPLMN S-NSSAI applicable in the VPLMN corresponding to the first HPLMN S-NSSAI. If not, a registration request message can be transmitted to the VPLMN. The registration request message can include the first HPLMN S-NSSAI as a first mapped S-NSSAI for indicating a slice of the VPLMN to which the UE intends to register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Jaakko Sitomaniemi
  • Patent number: 11877329
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a point to point radio link arrangement (100, 600) comprising at least two link nodes (110, 120; 610, 620). A first link node (110, 610) is arranged to obtain first link data (X1) over a first carrier frequency, and a second link node 5 (120, 620) is arranged to obtain second link data (X2) over a second carrier frequency separate from the first carrier frequency. The link arrangement (100, 600) further comprises a classification unit (130, 630) arranged to obtain the link data (X1, X2) from the link nodes (110, 120; 610, 620) and to determine if the link data (X1, X2) are affected by either a frequency dependent disturbance event or by a frequency independent 10 disturbance event. This is accomplished by comparing the first link data (X1) to the second link data (X2) over a time window (T).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Martin Sjödin, Jonas Hansryd, Lei Bao
  • Patent number: 11871309
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media for network function (NF) discovery using preferred-locality information are disclosed. One example method for NF discovery using preferred-locality information comprises: at a first NF comprising at least one processor: receiving a message relating to a transaction involving a consumer NF; identifying, from the message, an NF instance identifier (ID) corresponding to the consumer NF; determining, using the NF instance ID and a data store including NF related information and corresponding preferred-locality information, a preferred-locality value; including the preferred-locality value in a preferred-locality information element (IE) of an NF discovery request; and transmitting the NF discovery request toward a second NF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Amarnath Jayaramachar, Jay Rajput, Virendra Singh
  • Patent number: 11864271
    Abstract: Multiple mobile device identifiers (IDs) of mobile devices and corresponding geolocations of the multiple of mobile device IDs are received from multiple mobile hubs during a time period. A selection of an incident that occurred at a particular geolocation at a particular date and time is then received. One or more mobile hubs of the multiple mobile hubs that were present within a selected geographical zone that includes the particular geolocation during a selected time frame that includes the particular date and time are identified based on at least one corresponding mobile device ID of the one or more mobile hubs. Sensor data obtained by at least one user device communicatively connected to the one or more mobile hubs of the multiple hubs are then associated with the incident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: Getac Technology Corporation, WHP Workflow Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Guzik, Muhammad Adeel