Patents Examined by Muthuswamy G. Manoharan
  • Patent number: 11606769
    Abstract: In various embodiments, techniques are provided for deploying a positioning applet to a SIM (e.g., a physical SIM card or an embedded SIM (eSIM)/integrated SIM (iSIM)) via an over-the-air (OTA) update or by permanent programming (i.e. “burning in”) during manufacture. The positioning applet may run solely on a processor of the SIM, functioning without support of application, OS or baseband software executing on the CPU or baseband processor of the UE, or network deployed infrastructure support. In operation, the positioning applet collects positioning measurements from a baseband processor (e.g., a baseband chipset) of the UE (e.g., via 3GPP protocols) which are sent (e.g., as an encrypted payload) to a remote location platform that compares the positioning measurements to known positioning data in a database (e.g., a crowd sourced database) to determine UE position. The remote location platform may provide an estimated position to a designated recipient system, without involvement of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Issakov, Robert J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 11606450
    Abstract: This disclosure describes features and methods of formation of a data port for a portable electronic device. The portable electronic device includes a device housing having a wall defining a data port opening. An anchoring feature is formed along a portion of the wall defining the data port opening. A structural support member is positioned within the data port opening and reinforces the data port opening. A polymer material fills a gap between the structural support member and a portion of the wall defining the data port opening. The polymer material engages the anchoring feature to retain the structural support member within the data port opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Logan M. Ames, Lucy E. Browning, Martin J. Auclair, Ricky C. Lee, Paul U. Leutheuser, Yaocheng Zhang, John J. Baker
  • Patent number: 11570628
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to perform a method for adjusting a reception beam. The UE performs receiving first communication signals from a base station using the reception beam having the first reception beam direction, wherein the first communication signals comprise beam direction change information; adjusting the reception beam from the first reception beam direction to a second reception beam direction in accordance with the beam direction change information; and receiving second communication signals from the base station based on the reception beam having the second reception beam direction. Through the method, the UE may actively adjust the reception beam direction based on relative movement between base station beam and itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping Shi, Xiaoyin He
  • Patent number: 11570693
    Abstract: A method for sending system information includes: receiving a system information (SI) request sent by at least one user equipment (UE); determining, according to the received SI request, at least one, in the SI requested by each UE, of a first SI set sent in a unicast manner and a second SI set sent in a broadcast manner; and returning, to each UE, a response message of the SI request, wherein the response message carries at least one of the first SI set of the corresponding UE and indication information for instructing the corresponding UE to receive the second SI set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Xiaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 11570614
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide a wireless communication method and device, able to improve communication performance and avoid damages to terminal hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11561277
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and computer program is described comprising: receiving a first measurement report from a first communication node of a mobile communication system, wherein the first measurement report includes downlink measurement data generated at a user device in response to a positioning reference signal sent by the first communication node; receiving a second measurement report from the first communication node, wherein the second measurement report includes uplink measurement data generated at the first communication node in response to an uplink reference signal sent by the user device; determining an integrity of the measurement data based on a comparison of said uplink and downlink measurement data; and setting an integrity verification notification in accordance with the determined integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Daejung Yoon, Diomidis Michalopoulos, Philippe Sehier
  • Patent number: 11558919
    Abstract: A communication method includes: receiving, by a first primary access network device, a first message sent by a terminal device in a specific state when there is uplink data to be transmitted; and controlling, by the first primary access network device, a secondary connection between the terminal device and the secondary access network device according to the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11540351
    Abstract: Systems and methods for broadband failover in land mobile radio networks. One method includes operating a first communication interface of a converged communication device to execute a first communication between the device and a first network using an LMR modality. The method includes determining a plurality of radio communication characteristic values for each of a plurality of sites of the first network and generating a fallback threshold for a home site of the device based on the plurality of radio communications characteristics. The method includes determining whether a current radio communication characteristic value associated with a home site of the device exceeds the fallback threshold, and, when the current radio communication characteristic value does not exceed the fallback threshold, operating a second communication interface of the converged communication device to execute a second communication between the device and a second network using a non-LMR modality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: DaJun Chen, Andor Almasi, David R. Mills
  • Patent number: 11510171
    Abstract: A position estimation apparatus estimates the position of a radio communication device that outputs a signal, where the apparatus includes a distance estimating section, a difference summing section, and a minimum difference candidate point determining section, where the distance estimating section estimates actual distances between wireless access points that receive the signal and the radio communication device as estimated distances based on the reception strength of the signal, where the difference summing section sums values based on differences between the distances between candidate points for the position of the radio communication device and the wireless access points and the estimated distances, where the minimum difference candidate point determining section determines a minimum difference candidate point, and where the position of the minimum difference candidate point is estimated as the position of the radio communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Itano Seiho
  • Patent number: 11483685
    Abstract: Techniques for distributed charging in digital telecommunications networks are disclosed. In one particular embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a method that includes provisioning a data path that carries a plurality of network flows, receiving a shared usage quota associated with the plurality of network flows, and allocating the shared usage quota among the plurality of network flows. For each network flow among the plurality of network flows, the method includes providing the data path with data indicative of an amount of the shared usage quota allocated to the network flow, configuring the data path to collect metering data associated with the network flow, and configuring the data path to enforce the shared usage quota based on the metering data associated with the network flow and the amount of the shared usage quota allocated to the network flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Mark Libby, Anupama Raghavan, Krishna Gundamaraju, Girish Nair
  • Patent number: 11464029
    Abstract: Method for transmitting data from a plurality of child nodes to a parent node in a wireless network, wherein each child node is configured to send messages directed to a root node of the network via the parent node, the method comprising the parent node: dividing a first time period into a plurality of timeslots; assigning a MAC protocol to one or more child node for transmission of data to the parent node during the first time period; allocating one or more of said plurality of timeslots into which the first period is divided to said one or more child nodes for transmission to the parent node according to the MAC protocol assigned to them; transmitting details of the respective assigned MAC protocol and allocated timeslot to said one or more child nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Michael Baddeley, Yichao Jin, Xinyu Ni
  • Patent number: 11457398
    Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment, UE, is disclosed. The method comprises determining (402) in response to an event (401) that triggers the UE to perform an access request to a radio access network, RAN, an access category to apply. The UE performs a barring check (403), applying the access category. Upon determining that access is not barred based on the access category, the UE sends (405) the access request to a network node in the RAN, the access request including the access category. The network node decides whether to accept or reject the access request based on the access category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Christofer Lindheimer, Pontus Wallentin
  • Patent number: 11452137
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus includes a receiver for receiving non-demand SI transmitted regardless of a system information request, and multiple pieces of on-demand SI (System Information) transmitted based on a system information request, and a transmitter for transmitting a system information request to request transmission of a first piece of on-demand SI (System information) among the multiple pieces of on-demand SI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Wataru Ohuchi, Takashi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11452034
    Abstract: A method of communicating between an aerial vehicle and a cellular radio access network is described. In some cases, the method includes determining a current location of the aerial vehicle; determining, in response to the current location, a location of a nearest cell of the cellular radio access network; and processing communications between the aerial vehicle and the cellular radio access network, using the nearest cell as a serving cell. When the method is performed on-board an aerial vehicle, the method further includes orienting a directional antenna of the aerial vehicle toward the location of the nearest cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Kyle Lashbrook
  • Patent number: 11445487
    Abstract: A base station device can transmit data via multiple data channels to a single user equipment device. Each of the multiple data channels can be configured and scheduled via respective downlink control channels to the user equipment device. In an embodiment, the downlink control information and data can be processed in the transmitter via separate coding structures, and then the separate channel data can be combined for transmission to the mobile equipment. The data channels can use overlapping resource elements, and the receiver can use interference cancellation to remove interference from the subsequent data channel after decoding the data from the first data channel. In other embodiments, the data channels can be associated with different beamforming matrices, demodulation reference signal ports, constellation points and resource elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11432124
    Abstract: Facilitating storage of tracking area identities onto a universal integrated circuit card for advanced networks (e.g., 4G, 5G, and beyond) is provided herein. Operations of a system can comprise storing a first part of a tracking area identifier in a first data structure and a second part of the tracking area identifier in a second data structure. The operations can also comprise designating the second part as first data indicators and second data indicators. Further, the operations can comprise enabling a function for usage by a mobile device based on a setting that corresponds to a first data indicator of the first data indicators and a second data indicator of the second data indicators. The first data indicator and the second data indicator can be selected based on a tracking area identity associated with network devices of a network servicing the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Inderpreet Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 11425173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods, systems, LI systems and nodes in a telecommunication network for providing bandwidth optimization by means of a tokenizer functionality and a restore functionality. It is further provided a token-content-synch process for synchronizing the tokenizer functionality and the restore functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Lars Westberg, Erik Friman, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 11425536
    Abstract: A method for calculating a time-of-arrival of a multicarrier uplink signal includes: accessing a multicarrier reference signal including a subcarrier reference signal for each subcarrier frequency in a set of subcarrier frequencies; receiving the multicarrier uplink signal transmitted from a user device, the multicarrier uplink signal including a subcarrier uplink signal for each subcarrier frequency in the set of subcarrier frequencies; for each subcarrier frequency in the set of subcarrier frequencies, calculating a phase difference, in a set of phase differences, between the subcarrier reference signal for the subcarrier frequency and a subcarrier uplink signal for the subcarrier frequency; calculating a time-of-arrival of the multicarrier uplink signal at the transceiver based on the set of adjusted phase differences; and transmitting the time-of-arrival of the multicarrier uplink signal to a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: ZaiNar, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Lu, Mainak Chowdhury, Philip A. Kratz
  • Patent number: 11425549
    Abstract: In vehicular communication networks, reliable delivery of safety messages is crucial and any transmission collision is to be avoided. A method based on time division multiple access scheme is described. An extra layer is provided to manage and schedule transmission of safety messages. The extra, message broadcasting handling layer (MBH layer) is provided between safety applications and medium access control (MAC) layer. Safety messages generated and received from safety application is spooled in the MBH layer and scheduled by the MBH layer for delivery to the MAC layer for broadcasting. A device to implement the method is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventors: Weihua Zhuang, Hassan Aboubakr Omar
  • Patent number: 11418907
    Abstract: A system for providing tracking and compensating end users for time spent at a defined location is provided. The system includes a server in communication with a business user component of various modules, an end user component of various modules, and a database storing system specific information. The modules include event creation to define events by location, with geofencing or beacon(s), and location modules to communicate location of an end user device in relation to the event location. A compensation module is configured to generate timestamps for entry, exit, and continued attendance of the end user within the event location, and to award compensation to the end user based on such timestamps. Advertising and commerce modules allow advertising such as coupons to be created on the system, which an end user may purchase with awarded compensation. The system may also include social media aspects for further interaction among end users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Geopay LLC
    Inventor: Nathan David Bellhy