Patents Examined by Michael Y Mapa
  • Patent number: 11320513
    Abstract: In a portable device position estimation system, a vehicle-mounted system includes a transceiver and intercept devices. The vehicle-mounted system determines a first propagation time being a propagation time of a wireless signal from the transceiver to a portable device, based on a round trip time being a time between the transceiver transmitting a response request signal and the transceiver receiving a response signal from the portable device. The vehicle-mounted system determines a second propagation time being a propagation time of a wireless signal from the portable device to the intercept device based on the round trip time and a signal reception interval being a time between the intercept device receiving the response request signal and the intercept device receiving the response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kusumoto, Kenichiro Sanji, Takashi Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11310761
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a positioning method and system based on a Wi-Fi IoT device network, wherein positioning monitoring nodes in a subnet respectively receives, within an information receiving and transmitting range thereof, a data packet sent by a same positioning target device, records corresponding data packet receipt clock information, and provides the data packet receipt clock information and identification information of the positioning target device to the subnet master node; the subnet master node utilizes signal arrival time differences between a plurality of positioning monitoring nodes receiving the data packet from the same positioning target device, and mutual physical distances between the positioning monitoring nodes, to compute the distance differences of the positioning target device with respect to the plurality of positioning monitoring nodes, and determine a position of the positioning target device in a physical coverage range of the subnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rui Zhan
  • Patent number: 11304050
    Abstract: An MEC node, by analyzing signaling information transmitted between each of a plurality of eNBs and an MME, collects at least one of information indicating a mobility state and information indicating a communication state of a UE present within cells of the plurality of base stations. The MEC node decides a paging range based on the information collected as above upon receiving a paging message for paging the UE, the paging message having been transmitted by MME to one or more eNBs in accordance with a predetermined paging policy. The MEC node transmits a paging message for paging the UE to each eNB present in the decided paging range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobutaka Matsumoto, Takeshi Kitahara
  • Patent number: 11304216
    Abstract: A device may use sidelink request and sidelink response (e.g., DSS/STS and DRS) resources (in a sub-band) of different sizes depending on whether the sub-band is a primary sub-band or secondary sub-band. The device may transmit more information in the request/response resources of a primary sub-band than in the request/response resources of a secondary sub-band. The device may transmit small amounts of information in its request/response resources in secondary sub-bands. The resources in the secondary sub-bands may include, for example, reference signals, and signals indicating occupation of the sub-band. The device may utilize tone signaling for request/response signaling in the secondary sub-bands (at least because the amount of information being conveyed in the secondary sub-bands is small) and digital signaling in the primary sub-band (at least because the amount of information being conveyed in the primary sub-band is large in comparison to that being conveyed in the secondary sub-bands).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Piyush Gupta, Junyi Li, Chong Li
  • Patent number: 11297596
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for monitoring occasions in a downlink, such as paging occasions. In some example embodiments, there may be provided an apparatus that includes at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least receive information indicating a start of one or more paging occasions within at least a portion of a frame and monitor the one or more paging occasions in accordance with the received information. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jarkko Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen, Sami Hakola
  • Patent number: 11290924
    Abstract: A communication method includes: sending, by a first device, a handover request message to a second device, and receiving a handover acknowledgement message returned by the second device, where the handover acknowledgement message carries common system information of the second device; sending, by the first device, a handover command to a terminal, where the handover command includes the common system information of the second device; sending, by the first device, a second message to the terminal based on a first message, so that the terminal obtains changed communications system information of the second device based on the second message, where the first message is sent by the second device, and the first message is used to indicate a change occurring in the common system information of the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuting Yao, Haibo Xu, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 11290960
    Abstract: Aspects of the present application relate to mobile communication devices having active device components and passive device components and, more particularly, to operation of the passive device components to form a backscatter signal from a received forward signal. Upon receipt of the backscatter signal, a reception point may obtain information about the mobile communication device that contains the passive device components. Such information may relate to timing, position and identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Alireza Bayesteh
  • Patent number: 11283636
    Abstract: A method for enabling a charging of packet switched data transfer between an authorized customer and a network. The method includes transferring a total data volume via at least a first data path and a second data path between an equipment related to the authorized customer and a hybrid access aggregation point (HAAP) as an access to the network. Each of the at least a first data path and a second data bath use a different access technology for transferring its respective part of the total data volume. The total data volume is determined as a sum of the respective parts of the total data volume transferred in both the first path and the second path. The total data volume is used by a central charging unit for a charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Cornelius Heidemann, Gerrit Voehringer, Christoph Ludwig
  • Patent number: 11277729
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices, systems and methods for processing remotely at a remote server or cloud platform data relating to emergency communications (phone calls, text messages, etc.) received by Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), in particular emergency communications received and handled by emergency communication handling systems at the PSAP which support serial communication and have no network connectivity. To overcome this limitation, one or more serial-to-Internet Protocol (IP) gateways are deployed in the PSAP to: (a) receive the incident data from the emergency communication handling systems and encapsulate the incident data in its raw form in IP packets, and (b) transmit the IP packets to the remote processing system. The remote processing system then parses the incident data according to parsing rule(s) applicable for the PSAP from which the incident data is received, format the incident data and process the formatted data to optimize communication handling operation of the PSAPs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Carbyne Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander Dizengof, Roy Shmuli
  • Patent number: 11277743
    Abstract: A pass determination device includes: a receiving unit for receiving authentication information from an authentication device of a user; a determining unit for determining whether or not to permit the user to pass on the basis of the authentication information received by the receiving unit; and a display unit for displaying a position of an authentication area in a first display mode from before the user enters the authentication area, the authentication area being an area through which the user having the authentication device is to pass so that an authentication process based on the authentication information of the authentication device is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Sempuku, Yoshinori Saikawa, Hisataka Kizu
  • Patent number: 11259144
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating a position of a mobile device are provided. The system can include a plurality of anchors. Each anchor can be positioned at a fixed location. The plurality of anchors can be configured to communicate with one another and with the mobile device by transmitting data packets formatted according to a media access control (MAC) frame structure. The MAC frame structure can include a beacon period for synchronizing the plurality of anchors in the system via transmission of a first set of communication packets. The MAC frame structure can include a contention-free period. The MAC frame structure can include a contention period. The system can include a position estimator configured to estimate the position of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Red Point Positioning Corporation
    Inventors: Chunjie Duan, Georgiy Pekhteryev, Oleg Mitin, ZhenZhen Ye
  • Patent number: 11252623
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a network switching method, device, and storage medium. In an exemplary method, a terminal may determine whether a target wireless access network is capable of establishing a connection with an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network. If the target wireless access network is capable of establishing the connection with the IMS network, then a wireless access network corresponding to the terminal can be switched to the target wireless access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qianhong Huang
  • Patent number: 11243290
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method comprising obtaining one or more future position estimates of a terminal device, and transmitting the one or more future position estimates to a base station and/or to a location management function, wherein the one or more future position estimates are transmitted in a message comprising a list of one or more pairs of a timestamp and an estimated future position at a time indicated by the timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jafar Mohammadi, Silvio Mandelli
  • Patent number: 11237243
    Abstract: It is presented a method for determining whether a portable key device is located in an active area in relation to a barrier. The method is performed in an access control device and comprises the steps of: detecting an angle of arrival of a wireless signal from the portable key device using a pair of antennas provided such that a line between the pair of antennas crosses the barrier; and determining whether the portable key device is located within the active area based on the angle of arrival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Tomas Jonsson, Hakan Olsson
  • Patent number: 11240871
    Abstract: This document describes techniques and apparatuses for releasing information to improve cell selection in different resource control states. To improve communication performance, a user equipment (UE) 110 releases dedicated cell-selection information 306, which may not be appropriate as the UE 110 moves to different geographical locations and transitions to different resource control states 218. Different situations cause the UE 110 to release the dedicated cell-selection information 306, including performing a cell-selection procedure in an inactive state that selects another cell that does not support the inactive state, processing a paging message 308, or transitioning from the inactive state to an idle state. By releasing the dedicated cell-selection information 306, the UE 110 performs a future cell-selection procedure without relying on the dedicated cell-selection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Teming Chen
  • Patent number: 11224028
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques are described for performing paging in a wireless communication network. A method includes mapping a paging indication to one or more resource elements. The one or more resource elements are resources in one or more synchronization signal symbols that are not mapped by the synchronization signal. The method includes transmitting the paging indication to trigger a response from a user equipment for performing subsequent paging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Xing Liu, Feng Bi, Peng Hao, Jianxun Ai, Dapeng Li, Dong Zhou
  • Patent number: 11218962
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and a wireless communications device includes an access point that sends a downlink control signal to a station associated with the access point, and the station receives the downlink control signal from the access point associated with the station, where the downlink control signal includes data of maximum allowable sleep duration corresponding to the station, and a wake-up receiver wakes up the station when sleep duration of the station reaches the maximum allowable sleep duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jia Jia, Xueting Zhang, Jian Yu
  • Patent number: 11202174
    Abstract: A tracking system can provide smart alerts based on a user's location. The tracking system can receive a location of a user's mobile device and establish a geographic boundary around the location if the mobile device remains at the location for a threshold amount of time. The tracking system can receive a new location of the mobile device outside of the geographic boundary and configure the mobile device to scan for a tracking device associated with the user for an interval of time. If the tracking system detects the tracking device within the interval, the tracking system stores information indicating that the user possesses the tracking device. Otherwise, the tracking system sends an indication to the mobile device indicating that the user has left behind the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven R. Klinkner, Kevin Refermat
  • Patent number: 11197238
    Abstract: A method for accessing a network by a terminal device by using a wireless means in the field of communications technologies, includes: receiving, by a resident node in a communications network, a first message from a terminal device, where the first message includes an authorization request; sending, by the resident node, a second message, where the second message is processed by a network node into a third message; and receiving, by the resident node, authorization result information from the network, and sending the authorization result information to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanping Zhu, Yada Huang, Lingli Pang, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11197211
    Abstract: A network device may determine a geographical distance between an earth station and the network device. The network device may receive a plurality of geographical distances between the earth station and a corresponding plurality of other network devices. The network device may determine location coordinate points for an exclusion zone, associated with the earth station, based on the geographical distance and the plurality of geographical distances. The network device may generate an exclusion zone system information block that includes the location coordinate points for the exclusion zone. The network device may determine a state of a user equipment associated with the network device. The network device may provide, to the user equipment, the exclusion zone system information block based on the state of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Jignesh S. Panchal