Patents Examined by William D. Cumming
  • Patent number: 11451943
    Abstract: A method performed by a first user equipment (UE) in a vehicle to everything (V2X) communication system, the method comprising: measuring, at least one parameter related to signal quality between the first UE and a cellular network; identifying a first event among a preconfigured set of events based on measuring of the at least one parameter; and transmitting, to a second UE, first information including information related to the first event and second information related to the first UE, based on a trigger of the first event, wherein the first information and the second information are for a prediction of the second UE associated with a state change of the cellular network, and wherein an operation of the second UE is based on the prediction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomasz Mach
  • Patent number: 11438738
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for services, such as SMS, location services, and/or the like over the NAS through a non-cellular access. In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method that includes receiving, via a non-access stratum connection through a wireless local area network, a notification message; sending a service request message to request, via the non-access stratum connection through the wireless local area network, delivery of downlink data for a service; and receiving, via the non-access stratum connection through the wireless local area network, the downlink data for the service. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, Curt Wong
  • Patent number: 11432370
    Abstract: A device-to-device (D2D) communication method includes: performing, by a terminal device using a same packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity, D2D communication in a long term evolution (LTE) standard and a new radio (NR) standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Huei-Ming Lin
  • Patent number: 11432106
    Abstract: An apparatus receives an indication of a set of geographic zones and a set of control transmission wireless resource units. For each one of the geographic zones, corresponding control transmission wireless resource unit are specified for use while in that the geographic zone. While in a first zone of the geographic zones, a control transmission is transmitted, reserving a first data transmission wireless resource unit for use by the apparatus for sidelink (SL) data communication. The control transmission is performed using control transmission wireless resource units corresponding to the first zone. The data transmission wireless resource unit is selected from a pool of data transmission wireless resource units and each member of the pool of data transmission wireless resource units is available for use across a set of geographic zones. Different members of the pool of data transmission wireless resource units are concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jaya Rao
  • Patent number: 11432109
    Abstract: A target user equipment (UE), which may be a vehicle or UE carried by a pedestrian, may receive sequentially broadcast ranging signals from a set of ranging source entities (SEs), which may be road side units or other vehicles. The target UE further receives location information separately broadcast by each SEs. The location information, for example, may include the position for the SE, the time of transmission of the ranging signals transmitted by the SE and/or a sequence identifier for the SE. The target UE may determine ranges to the SEs using time of arrival measurements for the ranging signals and the time of transmissions of the ranging signals or the sequence identifier received in the location information. The position of the target UE may be determined using the determined ranges to the SEs and the positions of the SEs received in the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chang-Sik Choi, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11425696
    Abstract: One innovative aspect of the subject matter described in this disclosure may be implemented in a method for wireless communication. The method may be performed, for example, by a first entity of a multi-link device (MLD) to receive a first control frame transmitted on a first wireless link and set, in response to receiving the first control frame, a network allocation vector (NAV) for each link of multiple wireless links of the first MLD based on a duration field in the first control frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Sai Yiu Duncan Ho, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 11425764
    Abstract: A communication method and a communications apparatus, where the method includes: first determining, by a terminal, a first radio access technology for establishing a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection; and then determining, by the terminal based on access information, a first cause value for establishing the RRC connection, where the first cause value is a cause value of the first radio access technology, and the access information includes at least one of an access identity (AI), an access category (AC), or a second cause value of a second radio access technology. After the terminal determines the first cause value, the terminal sends a first message used to establish the RRC connection, and uses the first message to carry the first cause value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rui Wang, Qinghai Zeng, Jinyao Liang
  • Patent number: 11425771
    Abstract: A system that facilitates monitoring communication between a network node device and a communication device, wherein information is communicated by utilizing a first distribution unit (DU) node device comprising a first medium access control (MAC) layer component of the network node device and receiving condition information representative of a condition, wherein the condition indicates whether to add a second DU node device comprising a second MAC layer component to be utilized by the communication device. In response to determining that the condition indicates addition of the second DU node device, facilitating establishing a connection between the first MAC layer component of the first DU node device and the second MAC layer component of the second DU node device using a MAC interface and facilitating communication of control plane information and user plane information between the first MAC layer component and the second MAC layer component using the MAC interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Milap Majmundar, Thomas Novlan, Salam Akoum, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11425625
    Abstract: A method, a device in a User Equipment (UE) and a base station are provided for wireless communication. The UE receives a target radio signal in a first frequency-domain resource, transmits a first radio signal, monitors a second radio signal in a first time window, and monitors a third radio signal in a first time-domain resource in the first frequency-domain resource. A channel measurement for the target radio signal is used for triggering a transmission of the first radio signal; the first radio signal is used for determining a multiantenna related transmission of the third radio signal. The first radio signal is related to a multiantenna related reception of the third radio signal. The second radio signal is used for determining the first time-domain resource, or, the second radio signal is used for determining that the first radio signal is correctly received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: XiaoBo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11412476
    Abstract: Offloading of location computation from a location server to an access point through the use of projections on base phase vectors may be provided. First, an Access Point (AP) may receive a set of two or more base phase vectors from a location server. Next, the AP may measure a measured phase vector for a first signal from a user device. Then, the AP can determine projection values based on a comparison of the measured phase vector to each base phase vector. From these comparisons, the AP can determine a subset of base phase vectors with the highest projection values. The AP can then send the projection values and the subset of base phase vectors to the location server, wherein the location server determines the device location from these projection values and subset of base phase vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Xu Zhang, Paul J. Stager, Santosh Ghanshyam Pandey, Matthew Aaron Silverman, Abhishek Mukherji
  • Patent number: 11405745
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for retrieving data, such as telematics data, from a vehicle, to which a tour is assigned, and forwarding at least a subset of those data to an observer; the method comprises the steps of determining a location of the vehicle; providing two or more concentric geofence, the concentric geofences comprises an outer geofence and an inner geofence; define a start concentric geofence with a pick-up location inside an inner geofence and an end geofence with a delivery location inside an inner geofence; after a tour is assigned to the vehicle, retrieve at a server the data from said vehicle; forwarding from the server a subset of the data to the observer, where the subset is defined as data retrieved from the vehicle being within a geographical region defined as where the vehicle enters an outer geofence of said start concentric geofence and exit of an inner geofence of an end concentric geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: project44 A/S
    Inventors: Lars Mohr Jensen, Per Engberg, Jesper Bille Bennike
  • Patent number: 11399361
    Abstract: A communication method, includes: a terminal device receives a first-standard vehicle-to-everything V2X sidelink configuration and a second-standard V2X sidelink configuration from a network device, obtains based on the first-standard V2X sidelink configuration and the second-standard V2X sidelink configuration, a V2X sidelink resource used for data transmission; and communicates with another terminal device on the V2X sidelink resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenjie Peng, Jun Wang, Mingzeng Dai
  • Patent number: 11395365
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a method for handling PDCP operation by an EN-DC capable UE in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving, by an EN-DC capable UE, LTE PDCP PDUs from the LTE RLC entity by a receiver LTE PDCP entity upon re-establishing LTE RLC entity based on the indication that indicates a PDCP version change from a LTE PDCP to a NR PDCP. Further, the method includes processing the LTE PDCP PDUs at the receiver LTE PDCP entity using a LTE format. Further, the method includes reestablishing the receiver LTE PDCP entity and a transmitter LTE PDCP entity of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Neha Sharma, Soeng-hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11395257
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication method and a terminal device. A first terminal device sends a state update message to a network device, where the state update message is used for updating link state information of a link between the first terminal device and a second terminal device, the second terminal device communicating with the network device through the first terminal device. The network device receives the state update message from the first terminal device so as to update link state information of a link between the first terminal device and second terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11388662
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for prioritizing spectrum and controlling data traffic steering within a wireless network. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods provide enhanced wireless services which allow network operators to prioritize utilization of spectrum for their subscribers. In one variant, an enhanced 3GPP UE Route Selection Policy (URSP) framework is provided for a UE connected to 5G wireless network, which allows the UE to use one or more prioritized 3GPP spectrum Band Class(es) based on one or more selection criterion or preconditions. In another variant, UE location information is used to dynamically update a data traffic steering mode or other functionality of an enhanced ATSSS (Access Traffic Steering, Switching, and Splitting) rule framework is described for dynamic control of steering or routing functionality, including between 3GPP- and non-3GPP network accesses for the data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Curt Wong, Maulik Vaidya, Yildirim Sahin
  • Patent number: 11375509
    Abstract: A user device may receive from a base station, information indicating that support for a receive limited user device is enabled based on a presence of a threshold number of receive limited user devices within a range of a cell of the base station. A receive limited user device is a user device that is unable to receive a transmission that was transmitted based on one or more communication capabilities of a full set of communication capabilities. The user device may select, in response to receiving the information, one or more communication capabilities to support a receive limited user device. The user device may transmit information using the selected one or more communication capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Ling Yu, Jedrzej Stanczak, Dawid Koziol, Torsten Wildschek
  • Patent number: 11375580
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide for assignment of wireless devices to a secondary node based on a characteristic of the wireless device and properties of the secondary node. The method may be triggered when noise reaches a predetermined threshold. HPUEs may be assigned to secondary nodes having a high reverse noise and channels having a high spectral efficiency and LPUEs may be assigned to secondary nodes having a lower reverse noise and a lower spectral efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11375470
    Abstract: Techniques are described that provide network assisted multi-subscription physical layer sharing at a user equipment (UE) by transmitting a multi-subscription coordination capability to a network, establishing a link for a first subscription with the network based on the multi-subscription coordination capability, and establishing a second subscription with the network using the link based on the multi-subscription coordination capability, the first subscription is associated with the second subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Ruiming Zheng, Xiaoxia Zhang, Xiaohui Liu, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 11368860
    Abstract: In a wireless network with a plurality of access points, device calculates, for each wireless station in the network, a score based on at least an availability of the wireless network for the wireless station, combines the scores for the wireless stations into a current network score for a present configuration of the wireless network, calculates a plurality of predicted network scores corresponding to predicted network configurations with one wireless station moved to a different access point than in the present configuration, each predicted network score being a combination of the scores for wireless stations not moved in the predicted network configuration and a predicted score for the wireless station moved in the predicted network configuration, selects one of the current network score and the plurality of predicted network scores that satisfies a criterion; and, in case a predicted network score is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: AIRTIES BELGIUM SPRL
    Inventors: Eli Mishael, Assi Abramovitz
  • Patent number: 11368866
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from appropriate sharing of resources amongst multiple nodes. For example, certain wireless communication systems may benefit from using a single measurement gap for master node and secondary node measurements in a multi-radio-access-technology dual connectivity scenario, or similar scenarios. A method can include determining, by a first network node, that a gap pattern is existing in a second network node. The method can also include enquiring, by the first network node to the second network node, whether the gap pattern can be used for a new measurement. The method can further include configuring, by the first network node, a user equipment to perform the new measurement in the gap pattern, based on a response from the second network node to the enquiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jing He, Li Zhang, Tero Henttonen, Amaanat Ali, Lars Dalsgaard