Patents Examined by Robert C. Scheibel
  • Patent number: 11452043
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may identify a wake up time period corresponding to a wake up cycle, transmit a message that includes an identifier of the UE within a first resource pool during a first portion of the wake up time period based on the wake up cycle, and monitor for a paging signal from a vehicle UE during a paging occasion of the wake up time period based on transmitting the message. A vehicle UE may identify a wake up configuration for a wake up time period, receive, within a first portion of the wake up time period, a message within a resource pool that includes the identifier of the UE. The vehicle UE may transmit a paging signal within a paging occasion of the wake up time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Shailesh Patil, James Francis Geekie, Farrukh Rashid, Cheol Hee Park
  • Patent number: 11445522
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a vehicle communication method, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, and an electronic device. The method may be applied to a network side device. After receiving a connection establishment request transmitted by user equipment, identification information of a plurality of network slices being carried in the connection establishment request, the network side device determines whether the plurality of network slices correspond to a same vehicle communication service according to the identification information of the plurality of network slices. When the plurality of network slices are determined to correspond to the same vehicle communication service, the network side device establishes a protocol data unit (PDU) session with the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 11445541
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatus for managing uplink resource grants in wireless networks. An exemplary method embodiment includes the steps of: operating a first wireless base station in a first mode of operation, the first mode of operation including managing uplink resource grant schedules for a plurality of wireless devices connected to the wireless base station; receiving, by the first wireless base station operating in the first mode of operation, a transmission power down command from a resource management system; and determining in response to receiving the transmission power down command, by the first wireless base station, whether to switch from operating in the first mode of operation to operating in a second mode of operation, the operating in the second mode of operation including ceasing managing uplink resource grant schedules for the plurality of wireless devices connected to the wireless base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Volkan Sevindik
  • Patent number: 11438839
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are disclosed for operating a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a wake-up radio (WUR) state and receiving a (WUR) frame from an access point (AP). A WUR frame may include a multicast counter (MC) field. A determination may be made whether a received MC value in a received MC field is a same value as a stored MC value. Where a received MC value is the same value as a stored MC value, the WTRU may operate in the WUR state. Where a received MC value is not the same value as a stored MC value, the WTRU may operate in a primary connectivity radio (PCR) state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Alphan Sahin, Xiaofei Wang, Oghenekome Oteri, Li Hsiang Sun, Rui Yang
  • Patent number: 11438037
    Abstract: A multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless transceiver with “N” transmit and receive chains and a bandwidth evaluation circuit, a chain partitioning circuit and a switchable radio frequency ‘RF’ filter bank. The bandwidth evaluation circuit evaluates both the utilization of the WLAN(s) and any remaining communications channels and determines whether to operate the MIMO chains synchronously as a single radio or asynchronously as multiple radios. The chain partitioning circuit either partitions subsets of the MIMO chains for asynchronous operation as distinct radios or combines all MIMO chains for synchronous operation as a single radio. The switchable RF filter bank is responsive to a partitioning of subsets of the chains into distinct radios to add RF filters to a RF portion of the chains to isolate each radio from one another, and responsive to a combining of all MIMO chains into a single radio to remove all RF filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Simon Duxbury, Abhishek Kumar Agrawal, Saied Ansari, Didier Margairaz, Hongping Liu
  • Patent number: 11432200
    Abstract: A bandwidth adjustment method, a mobile terminal, a network side device, and a computer storage medium are provided in the present disclosure. The bandwidth adjustment method includes: deactivating a currently activated bandwidth part BWP based on a deactivation condition, and switching to a pre-configured default BWP; where the currently activated BWP includes a to-be-adjusted BWP in the currently activated BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanxia Zhang, Yumin Wu
  • Patent number: 11432351
    Abstract: A service continuity ensuring method, a control plane gateway, and a mobility management network element, where the method includes: receiving, by a control plane gateway (C-GW), current location information of a user equipment (UE) sent by a mobility management network element; selecting, by the C-GW, at least one forwarding distributed gateway (D-GW) for the UE according to the current location information of the UE; establishing, by the C-GW for the UE, a data forwarding tunnel between a source D-GW of the UE and the forwarding D-GW; and establishing a data forwarding tunnel between the forwarding D-GW and a target base station of the UE, where the data forwarding tunnels are used to transmit uplink user plane data and/or downlink user plane data of the UE in a moving process of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lin Shu, Yanping Zhang, Longyu Cao, Runze Zhou
  • Patent number: 11419167
    Abstract: Systems may establish a Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) session during a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) outage. The systems may include Network Functions (NF) that perform steps for establishing the SIP session and/or bypassing the HSS experiencing the outage. For instance, an Interrogating (I)-Call Session Control Function (CSCF) may modify a terminating message received from a User Equipment (UE) to generate a modified terminating message, and send one or more instances (e.g., forks) of the modified terminating message to one or more candidate Serving (S)-CSCFs. A particular S-CSCF of the candidate S-CSCFs may comprise the registered S-CSCF and may respond to an instance of the modified terminating message. In some embodiments, the I-CSCF may establish the SIP session by sending an instance of the modified terminating message to a designated S-CSCF. The designated S-CSCF may determine which candidate S-CSCF comprises the registered S-CSCF, for instance, by querying the candidate S-CSCFs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Venkata Kondeti
  • Patent number: 11411590
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, a method of identifying, by a system comprising a processor, network communication degradation in one or more layers of a multi-layered communication protocol above a physical layer, wherein the network communication degradation is associated with communications taking place through a network, in part over a radio frequency link, between a plurality of communication devices, obtaining, by the system, data from a layer below the one or more layers of the multi-layered communication protocol identified as having the network communication degradation, determining, by the system, one or more geographic regions of the network associated with the network communication degradation from the data, and mitigating, by the system, effects of the network communication degradation in the one or more geographic regions of the network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventor: Amr Abdelmonem
  • Patent number: 11412504
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating resources to a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) includes the WTRU transmitting a signature sequence to a Node B, receiving an acknowledge signal from the Node B, and determining a default resource index. The resource index is associated with enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH) parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Pelletier, Eldad Zeira, Paul Marinier, Christopher R. Cave, Rocco Di Girolamo
  • Patent number: 11405860
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for handling cloud computing resources in a wireless communication network (100) comprising a first and a second access subnetwork (110, 120) providing wireless access to wireless communication devices (180) residing in a first and a second geographic area, respectively, and a first and a second cloud computing resource (130, 140) connected to the first and the second access subnetwork (110, 120), respectively. The method comprises obtaining mobility information over a time period for the wireless communication devices (180) of when, during the time period, each of the devices (180) has wireless access to the communication network (100) via the first access subnetwork (110) and when they have wireless access to the communication network (100) via the second access subnetwork (120).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hans Eriksson, Lars Westberg
  • Patent number: 11405826
    Abstract: There is at least a method and apparatus to offload to or receive an offload at least one other cell of a same or different radio access technology at least one beam of more than one beam associated with at least one user equipment of the cell; and based on the determining, forwarding or receiving information including at least one control message identifying the at least one beam associated with the at least one user equipment of the cell to the at least one other cell to perform the offload to the cell, and to perform receiving, by user equipment of a cell of a communication network, from another cell of a same or different radio access technology information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Navin Hathiramani
  • Patent number: 11395183
    Abstract: Provided are a radio transmission apparatus, a radio receiving apparatus, a radio communication system, and a communication method that make it possible for the radio transmission apparatus performing OFDMA transmission to highly efficiently determine a radio receiving apparatus that is caused to participate in the OFDMA transmission. The radio transmission apparatus that performs OFDMA transmission with a plurality of radio receiving apparatuses includes a reception unit that has a function of performing carrier sense and a function of receiving a function information response frame including function response information indicating that a function of performing the OFDMA transmission is included, and a transmission unit that has a function of switching whether or not to transmit a frame to at least one of the plurality of radio receiving apparatuses on a basis of the carrier sense.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiromichi Tomeba, Tomoki Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 11387973
    Abstract: 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) are provided. 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. A method and apparatus of activating/deactivating cells with scalable transmission time intervals (TTIs) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soenghun Kim, Jaehyuk Jang, Donggun Kim, Sangbum Kim, Seungri Jin
  • Patent number: 11375564
    Abstract: A method and system for dynamically controlling connectivity of a user equipment device (UE) in a wireless communication system. An example method includes (i) while the UE has dual connectivity with a first access node and a second access node, determining that power headroom of the UE on an air-interface connection between the UE and the second access node is threshold low, and (ii) responsive to at least the determining, transitioning the UE from having the dual connectivity with the first access node and the second access node to instead having standalone connectivity with the second access node. Transitioning the UE to having standalone connectivity with the second access node as to which the UE had threshold low power headroom may help to improve quality of communication between the UE and the second access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran, Maher Hasan, Saravana Velusamy
  • Patent number: 11369000
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a communication method and a communications system. The method includes: receiving, by a second network device from a first network device, information used to indicate that a terminal initiates a radio access network notification area update (RNAU), generating, by the second network device based on the information, a radio resource control release message on which security protection has been performed, and sending, to the first network device, the radio resource control release message on which the security protection has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tingting Geng, Hongping Zhang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11368907
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes apparatuses and methods directed to adaptive connection management for marginal network conditions. In some aspects, a connection manager (118) of a user equipment device (102) measures one or more signal-related characteristics of a cellular network (104) that include signal strength of a connection (112-116) available through a base station (106-110) of the cellular network. The connection manager (118) can determine, based on the one or more signal-related characteristics, that the connection (112-116) available through the base station (106-110) of the cellular network (104) is marginal or likely unreliable. In response to this determination, the connection manager (118) can alter connection parameters of the user equipment device (102) effective to mitigate effects associated with attempting to connect or use the marginal connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shivank Nayak, Siddharth Ray
  • Patent number: 11368912
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a method performed by a portable apparatus (201). Initially, configuration information comprising at least information on a target operational time and information one or more periodic actions to be performed is maintained in a memory of the portable apparatus (201). The portable apparatus (201) performs at least one of the one or more periodic actions according to the configuration information. Thereafter, the portable apparatus (201) determines an estimated remaining operational time for a current charge of a battery (202) powering the portable apparatus. After reducing the target operational time according to passing of time, the portable apparatus (201) compares the estimated remaining operational time to the target operational time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Pekka Kontio, Teemu Ilmari Savolainen
  • Patent number: 11363495
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling data split of a dual-connected user equipment device (UE) when the UE has at least two co-existing air-interface connections including a first air-interface connection with a first access node and a second air-interface connection with a second access node. An example method includes (i) comparing a level of spectral efficiency of the first air-interface connection with a level of spectral efficiency of the second air-interface connection, (ii) based at least on the comparing, establishing a split ratio that defines a distribution of data flow of the UE between at least the first air-interface connection and the second air-interface connection, and (iii) based on the establishing, causing the established split ratio to be applied. Further the method could include using the comparison as a basis to set one of the UE's air-interface connections as the UE's primary uplink path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11350458
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a transceiver and a processor. The processor detects a first RF signal of the RF signals received by the transceiver from a first access point (AP), and determines whether an energy level for the first RF signal is above a energy level threshold. If so, the processor determines whether basic service set (BSS) color of the first RF signal is the same as BSS color of a second RF signal from a second AP. If not, the RF signal is coming from a different network. The processor calculates distance to the second AP, determines and configures receive sensitivity energy level threshold based on the calculated distance. If the energy level of the first RF signal is less than the receive sensitivity energy level threshold, the processor continues to receive RF signals from the second AP, and continue to reject RF signals from the interfering network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventor: Harpreet Narula