Patents Examined by Meless Zewdu
  • Patent number: 10028209
    Abstract: One disclosure of the present invention provides a method for selecting an enhanced packet data gateway (ePDG). The method may be performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprise: determining, by the UE which has roamed from a home public land mobile network (H-PLMN) to a visited public land mobile network (V-PLMN), whether there exists an indication for selecting ePDG in the V-PLMN; determining, by the UE, whether the UE has attached to any PLMN in the V-PLMN, when it is determined that there exists the indication; determining, by the UE, whether there exists an ePDG PLMN list for the any PLMN in the V-PLMN, when it is determined that the UE has attached to the any PLMN; and selecting, by the UE, at least one ePDG in the ePDG PLMN list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myungjune Youn, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Dongsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10028183
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network node of a wireless communication network for handling uplink signals sent by a UE. The wireless communication network comprises a serving network node responsible for transmitting downlink signals to the UE, and a non-serving network node capable of receiving uplink signals sent by the UE. The non-serving network node is the first network node and the serving network node is a second network node of the communication network, or vice versa. The method comprises receiving an uplink signal from the UE, measuring signal quality on the received uplink signal, and receiving signal quality information from the second network node regarding signal quality measured by the second network node on the uplink signal received by the second network node, to detect imbalances in experienced signal quality between the first network node and the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pär Ankel, Henrik Egnell, Billy Hogan, Anders Lamm, Erik Larsson
  • Patent number: 10028191
    Abstract: A communication apparatus that communicates with an external apparatus to transmit data to the external apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising, a first communication unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus in accordance with a first communication method, a second communication unit configured to communicate with the external apparatus in accordance with a second communication method, and a control unit configured to control operation in the first communication unit and the second communication unit, wherein the control unit controls so as to switch communication with the external apparatus to second communication by the second communication unit after performing first communication by the first communication unit, and transmit transmission target data to the external apparatus in the second communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Takagi
  • Patent number: 10028249
    Abstract: A person may utilize multiple connected devices, such as smart watches, user equipments (UEs), smartphones, tablet computers, and/or the like, which may each be assigned unique phone numbers. Operators may assign a common phone number to the multiple connected devices; however, the phone number is not used in the access stratum path of a radio access technology resulting in multiple paging procedures being performed for the multiple connected devices. In implementations, described herein, a first UE, such as a smartphone, may obtain paging information associated with decoding paging messages for a second UE, such as a smart watch. The first UE may use the paging information to decode a paging message of a combined paging cycle established for the first UE and the second UE, thereby obviating a need for multiple paging cycles for the first UE and the second UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanth Kumar Ramkumar, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Arvind Santhanam, Ramachandran Subramanian, Muhammad Imran
  • Patent number: 10020835
    Abstract: A wearable device worn on a body of a user is provided. The wearable device includes a sensing unit configured to sense state information of the user, a touch input unit configured to receive a touch input from the user, a controller configured to select at least one of a plurality of strings based on the state information when the touch input is received, a display configured to display the selected at least one string, and a communicator configured to transmit a message including the at least one string to a receiver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-hyun Kim, Han-joo Chae, Hyun-soo Nah, Jong-hyun Ryu
  • Patent number: 10014913
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system that employs a distributed-antenna system is described in which different combinations of radio signals are assigned to antennas so as to facilitate locating a wireless terminal based on the identity and the relative signal strength of the radio signals it receives above a signal-strength threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Vittorio Degli-Esposti
  • Patent number: 10013446
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus, systems, and methods relate to a location query mechanism that can efficiently determine whether a target entity is located within a region of interest (ROI). At a high level, the location query mechanism can be configured to represent a ROI using one or more polygons. The location query mechanism can, in turn, divide (e.g., tessellate) the one or more polygons into sub-polygons. Subsequently, the location query mechanism can use the sub-polygons to build an index system that can efficiently determine whether a particular location is within any of the sub-polygons. Therefore, when a computing device queries whether a particular location is within the region of interest, the location query mechanism can use the index system to determine whether the particular location is within any of the sub-polygons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: FACTUAL INC.
    Inventors: Ahad Rana, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 10009800
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a user equipment performs handover from a fixed cell to a moving cell by receiving, from the fixed cell, measurement configuration information containing measurement report conditions on the moving cell, if the measurement results on the moving cell satisfy the measurement report conditions, reporting, to the fixed cell, the measurement results on the moving cell, configuring a secondary connection in the moving cell in addition to a primary connection in the fixed cell, releasing the primary connection in the fixed cell and switching secondary connection in the moving cell to a new primary connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Genebeck Hahn, Jaehoon Chung, Eunjong Lee, Jinmin Kim, Kukheon Choi, Kwangseok Noh
  • Patent number: 10009747
    Abstract: A method of operating an emergency call procedure in a telecommunications network includes storing, for a user of an IMS network, emergency contact Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs) of one or more emergency contacts of the user who may be contacted by emergency services in the event of an emergency call from the user. The method also includes receiving an emergency call from the user and providing the emergency contact URIs to a Public Safety Answering Point, PSAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Venkata Ramesh Balabhadruni, Fredrik Lindholm
  • Patent number: 10009895
    Abstract: A transmission method executed by a transmission device, the transmission method including performing a plurality of transmitting processes in accordance with a plurality of transmitting patterns, each of the plurality of transmitting processes including transmitting a plurality of signals for a plurality of directions in parallel by forming a plurality of beams corresponding to the plurality of directions, each of the plurality of transmitting patterns being defined a combination of directions to be transmitted in parallel, receiving a result of a determining from a reception device, the determining including determining whether or not, for each of a plurality of receiving processes, the at least one signal satisfies a predetermined condition, each of the plurality of receiving processes including receiving at least one signal transmitted from the transmission device, and selecting a transmitting direction for the reception device from the plurality of directions based on a result of the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LLIMITED
    Inventors: Kenichi Nishikawa, Kazuyuki Ozaki, Masahiko Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10009798
    Abstract: A communication system is described in which a handover procedure is provided to allow a mobile device to transfer from a home base station connected to a core network via a home base station gateway to another base station not coupled via the home base station gateway. A novel extension to the handover procedure is provided in which the home base station gateway is informed of the transfer of the mobile device, allowing context and resources assigned to the mobile device at the base station gateway to be released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vivek Jha
  • Patent number: 10003978
    Abstract: A mobile communication system that includes a first communication system, which features a user terminal that is present in a moving object, a first radio base station that forms a cell in the moving object, and a first core network that is connected with an external network, and a second communication system, which features a radio mobile station that is provided in the moving object, a second radio base station that forms a cell on the path of the movement of the moving object, and a second core network that is connected with the second radio base station. The first radio base station and the radio mobile station are connected via a user-plane interface and a control-plane interface between the radio base stations and the core networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshifumi Morihiro, Satoshi Suyama, Jiyun Shen, Yukihiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 10003651
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a maritime communication system and method and provides a maritime communication system and method, the maritime communication system comprising: a plurality of user terminals by which a SNS can be used on the sea, and in which an application for providing content is installed; at least one maritime communication server for providing the SNS and the content for the user terminal on the sea; a land communication server for communicating with the maritime communication server and controlling communication between a user of the maritime communication server and a user located on land or a user of another maritime communication server; a content server for providing the content of the application via the land communication server; and a management server for producing and distributing the application installed in the user terminals or controlling operations of all the servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MARINE SOFT CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Jae In Lee
  • Patent number: 9986404
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media for managing emergency communications providing data sharing amongst groups of devices, proxy calling by one communication device on behalf of another, and seamless data extraction from a communication device by first responders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: Anil Mehta, Michael John Martin, Nicholas Edward Horelik, Reinhard Ekl
  • Patent number: 9985835
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to allocate bandwidth between first and second subscribers of a communications network are disclosed. An example method includes, based on a projection that a first data allotment for a first network access account of the first subscriber within a time period will be exceeded, identifying the second subscriber. The first and second subscribers are in a same subscriber group. The second subscriber is projected to have a second network data usage that is below a second data allotment for a second network access account of the second subscriber within the time period. The first and second subscribers have different billing addresses. Assent from the second subscriber to transfer a portion of the second data allotment to the first subscriber is determined. In response, the portion of the second data allotment from the second network access account is transferred to the first network access account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Anthony Reynolds, Christopher Huffman, Kenneth Daleo, Jr., Keith Peterson, Darren Dejaeger, Steve Shaffer, Blaine Fawcett
  • Patent number: 9980187
    Abstract: There are provided a system and method of computerized optimizing neighbor relation tables (NRTs) of access points in a cellular network comprising a plurality of access points (APs). The method comprises: a) obtaining initial handover-related estimations for AP pairs each constituted by a given source AP and its neighbouring APs located in a predefined range and thereby considerable as candidates for an NRT of the given AP; b) generating a handover (HO) prediction model; c) using the generated HO prediction model to assess HO-related counts for each AP pair of the AP pairs; d) using the assessed HO-related counts to generate, by the computer, data usable for NRT optimization; and e) enabling modifying at least one NRT in accordance with the generated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Cellwize Wireless Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Dribinski, Evgeny Finkel, Rafael Shachar
  • Patent number: 9977792
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to apparatus, systems, and methods for providing a location information analytics mechanism. The location information analytics mechanism is configured to analyze location information to extract contextual information (e.g., profile) about a mobile device or a user of a mobile device, collectively referred to as a target entity. The location information analytics mechanism can include analyzing location data points associated with a target entity to determine features associated with the target entity, and using the features to predict attributes associated with the target entity. The set of predicted attributes can form a profile of the target entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: FACTUAL INC.
    Inventors: Tyler Bell, Bill Michels, Spencer Tipping, Tom White, Boris Shimanovsky
  • Patent number: 9974051
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and to a wireless device, 10, 20, for enabling device-to-device communication. In particular the present disclosure relates to a method, performed in a radio node, of assigning resources for direct control signalling. The method comprises receiving, S1, from at least one further radio node, 160, sets of resources for direct control signalling in a respective cell or cluster. The method further comprises assigning, S2, resources for direct control signalling transmission within an area controlled by the radio node based at least on the received sets of resources, and transmitting, S3, to wireless devices controlled by the radio node, a message indicating resources assigned for direct control signalling. The disclosure also relates to the corresponding method in a wireless device and to a radio and to a wireless device implementing the methods, as well as to corresponding computer programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Sorrentino, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 9961526
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide an emergency call support service in which a network device of a visited network obtains user profile data of a wireless device from a home network of the wireless device, and provides the user profile data to a location server of the visited network. The emergency call support service allows an emergency call, when initiated by a roaming subscriber of the wireless device via the visited network, to include the user profile data and be provided to a public safety access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mingxing S. Li, Priscilla Lau, Xuming Chen, Ce Xu
  • Patent number: 9961505
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal receives position information showing a position of another radio communication terminal. The radio communication terminal obtains, from the position information, a terminal ID of the radio communication terminal, and a beacon ID for identifying the predetermined location nearest to the radio communication terminal. The radio communication terminal accepts the predetermined location designated by a user. The radio communication terminal determines as a communication partner terminal, the other radio communication terminal that is nearest to the accepted predetermined location based on the terminal ID and the beacon ID. The radio communication terminal performs communication with the determined communication partner terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Tomida, Yuji Tabata, Yoshiaki Nakamura, Tsutomu Terazaki