Patents by Inventor Peter Hans Rauber

Peter Hans Rauber has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9609555
    Abstract: According to some wireless network standards the size of a neighbor cell list is restricted to a maximum size. The limited size of a neighbor cell list may not reflect the realities of a wireless network deployment, especially for deployments including numerous femto cells clustered in close proximity. Accordingly, as the concentration of macro cells and/or femto cells in an area increases, there lies a challenge to identify and communicate neighbor lists to user devices that reflect the arrangement of a particular portion of the deployment and the needs of the user devices. Various systems, methods and apparatus described herein are configured to provide a user device or a group of user devices a neighbor cell list that includes neighbor cell identifiers chosen from a candidate list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Peter Hans Rauber, Sanjiv Nanda, Damanjit Singh, Jen M. Chen, Farhad Meshkati
  • Publication number: 20170048761
    Abstract: According to some wireless network standards the size of a neighbor cell list is restricted to a maximum size. The limited size of a neighbor cell list may not reflect the realities of a wireless network deployment, especially for deployments including numerous femto cells clustered in close proximity. Accordingly, as the concentration of macro cells and/or femto cells in an area increases, there lies a challenge to identify and communicate neighbor lists to user devices that reflect the arrangement of a particular portion of the deployment and the needs of the user devices. Various systems, methods and apparatus described herein are configured to provide a user device or a group of user devices a neighbor cell list that includes neighbor cell identifiers chosen from a candidate list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Peter Hans Rauber, Sanjiv Nanda, Damanjit Singh, Jen M. Chen, Farhad Meshkati
  • Publication number: 20150289138
    Abstract: Access by a mobile station to a femto access point (FAP) of a wireless communication system is controlled by an enforcement point in response to mobile station authorization data provided from a storage point that is remote from the FAP. The authorization data is provided in response to FAP authentication data. The authentication data may include a FAP identifier and a message authenticator that the FAP generates by hashing shared secret information. The storage point may provide the authorization data in response to determining that the message authenticator is a hash of the shared secret information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Publication date: October 8, 2015
    Inventors: Jun WANG, Anand Palanigounder, Peerapol TINNAKORNSRISUPHAP, George CHERIAN, Chandrasekhar Therazhandur Sundarraman, Yinian MAO, Peter Hans RAUBER
  • Patent number: 9100899
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mobile search using search triggers including establishing a search state for a mobile search; defining a search scheduler based on the search state; determining to collect a search trigger for the search scheduler based on the search state; updating the search state using the collected search trigger and in accordance with the search scheduler; and performing a search for a search type based on the updated search state and in accordance with the search scheduler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Farhad Meshkati, Gavin Bernard Horn, Mehmet Yavuz, Sanjiv Nanda, Peter Hans Rauber, Jen Mei Chen
  • Publication number: 20150181299
    Abstract: A deployment and distribution model improves content delivery with a business incentive for placement of kiosks with one or more wireless access points in public locations so that portable media players (PMPs) can receive media content (e.g., audio, video, text, haptic content, etc.). In addition, coordination between subscribing users of PMPs, vendors who provide kiosks, and a network central controller of a content distribution system allow for prepositioning of video content at the kiosks through economically desirable low data rate communication links from the network (e.g., dial-up modem, DSL, etc.); coordinated queuing of downloads (e.g., partial downloads) between kiosk to PMP, peer-to-peer (P2P) downloading between PMPs, and uploads from PMP to kiosk; billing/crediting to correspond with such participation in the distribution; and changing priority/selection of prepositioning of content at kiosks to reflect a clientele profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Publication date: June 25, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Hans Rauber, Matthew Stuart Grob, Baaziz Achour, Brian K. Butler, Peter Carson, Sanjay K. Jha
  • Patent number: 9066232
    Abstract: Access by a mobile station to a femto access point (FAP) of a wireless communication system is controlled by an enforcement point in response to mobile station authorization data provided from a storage point that is remote from the FAP. The authorization data is provided in response to FAP authentication data. The authentication data may include a FAP identifier and a message authenticator that the FAP generates by hashing shared secret information. The storage point may provide the authorization data in response to determining that the message authenticator is a hash of the shared secret information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Anand Palanigounder, Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, George Cherian, Chandrasekhar Therazhandur Sundarraman, Yinian Mao, Peter Hans Rauber
  • Patent number: 9002358
    Abstract: An access point is identified based on a plurality of pilot signatures. Here, in addition to transmitting a pilot signal that is encoded (e.g., spread/scrambled) using a particular pilot signature, an access point transmits a message that includes at least one indication of at least one other pilot signature. For example, an access point may use one PN offset to generate a pilot signal and transmit a message that identifies at least one other PN offset. An access terminal that receives the pilot signal and the message may then generate a pilot report that identifies all of these pilot signatures. Upon receiving a handover message including this pilot-related information, a target network entity with knowledge of the pilot signatures assigned to that access point may then accurately identify the access point as a target for handover of the access terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Mehmet Yavuz, Peter Hans Rauber, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan
  • Publication number: 20150045037
    Abstract: An access point is identified based on a plurality of pilot signatures. Here, in addition to transmitting a pilot signal that is encoded (e.g., spread/scrambled) using a particular pilot signature, an access point transmits a message that includes at least one indication of at least one other pilot signature. For example, an access point may use one PN offset to generate a pilot signal and transmit a message that identifies at least one other PN offset. An access terminal that receives the pilot signal and the message may then generate a pilot report that identifies all of these pilot signatures. Upon receiving a handover message including this pilot-related information, a target network entity with knowledge of the pilot signatures assigned to that access point may then accurately identify the access point as a target for handover of the access terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Mehmet Yavuz, Peter Hans Rauber, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan
  • Publication number: 20150017991
    Abstract: An access point is identified based on a plurality of pilot signatures. Here, in addition to transmitting a pilot signal that is encoded (e.g., spread/scrambled) using a particular pilot signature, an access point transmits a message that includes at least one indication of at least one other pilot signature. For example, an access point may use one PN offset to generate a pilot signal and transmit a message that identifies at least one other PN offset. An access terminal that receives the pilot signal and the message may then generate a pilot report that identifies all of these pilot signatures. Upon receiving a handover message including this pilot-related information, a target network entity with knowledge of the pilot signatures assigned to that access point may then accurately identify the access point as a target for handover of the access terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Mehmet Yavuz, Peter Hans Rauber, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 8923244
    Abstract: A heterogeneous communication system enables femto Access Points (APs) to advertise handoff related information on a first Radio Access Technology (RAT), such as for receipt by a multi mode mobile device (e.g., a mobile device capable of operation on a plurality of RATs), wherein the handoff related information permits the multi mode mobile device to identify the femto access point on a second RAT. The multi mode mobile device can be connected to a macro node (e.g., a macro base station, an evolved Base Node, etc.) using the first RAT via a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) air-interface (e.g., 1×, HRPD, eHRPD), while independently reading/decoding overhead messages on the second RAT for connection thereto (e.g., connection to the femto access point on the second RAT.) The second RAT can be another WWAN, a Wireless Local Access Network (WLAN) or a Personal Access Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Sanjiv Nanda, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Chandrasekhar Therazhandur Sundarraman, Peter Hans Rauber
  • Patent number: 8897779
    Abstract: An access point is identified based on a plurality of pilot signatures. Here, in addition to transmitting a pilot signal that is encoded (e.g., spread/scrambled) using a particular pilot signature, an access point transmits a message that includes at least one indication of at least one other pilot signature. For example, an access point may use one PN offset to generate a pilot signal and transmit a message that identifies at least one other PN offset. An access terminal that receives the pilot signal and the message may then generate a pilot report that identifies all of these pilot signatures. Upon receiving a handover message including this pilot-related information, a target network entity with knowledge of the pilot signatures assigned to that access point may then accurately identify the access point as a target for handover of the access terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Mehmet Yavuz, Peter Hans Rauber, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan
  • Patent number: 8798628
    Abstract: An access point is identified based on a plurality of pilot signatures. Here, in addition to transmitting a pilot signal that is encoded (e.g., spread/scrambled) using a particular pilot signature, an access point transmits a message that includes at least one indication of at least one other pilot signature. For example, an access point may use one PN offset to generate a pilot signal and transmit a message that identifies at least one other PN offset. An access terminal that receives the pilot signal and the message may then generate a pilot report that identifies all of these pilot signatures. Upon receiving a handover message including this pilot-related information, a target network entity with knowledge of the pilot signatures assigned to that access point may then accurately identify the access point as a target for handover of the access terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Mehmet Yavuz, Peter Hans Rauber, Ravindra Manohar Patwardhan
  • Publication number: 20140135021
    Abstract: According to some wireless network standards the size of a neighbor cell list is restricted to a maximum size. The limited size of a neighbor cell list may not reflect the realities of a wireless network deployment, especially for deployments including numerous femto cells clustered in close proximity. Accordingly, as the concentration of macro cells and/or femto cells in an area increases, there lies a challenge to identify and communicate neighbor lists to user devices that reflect the arrangement of a particular portion of the deployment and the needs of the user devices. Various systems, methods and apparatus described herein are configured to provide a user device or a group of user devices a neighbor cell list that includes neighbor cell identifiers chosen from a candidate list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Peter Hans Rauber, Sanjiv Nanda, Damanjit Singh, Jen M. Chen, Farhad Meshkati
  • Patent number: 8711753
    Abstract: Femto nodes provide Local IP Access (LIPA) which allows terminals to communicate with local area networks that the femtocells reside in using cellular air-interfaces (such as cdma2000, UMTS or LTE). Femto nodes also enable Remote IP Access (RIPA) service, which allows the terminals to access the local area network from the Internet as if they were present in the local area networks. Further, to avoid degradation of standby time of the terminals or the capacity of the femto node, or both, apparatus and methods are described herein in which a femto node consolidates received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets from a local area network prior to delivering the packets to terminals over a cellular air-interface. In other aspects, a femto node may deliver the received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets via a cellular one-to-many transmission, either with or without consolidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Peter Hans Rauber
  • Patent number: 8665768
    Abstract: Femto nodes provide Local IP Access (LIPA) which allows terminals to communicate with local area networks that the femtocells reside in using cellular air-interfaces (such as cdma2000, UMTS or LTE). Femto nodes also enable Remote IP Access (RIPA) service, which allows the terminals to access the local area network from the Internet as if they were present in the local area networks. Further, to avoid degradation of standby time of the terminals or the capacity of the femto node, or both, apparatus and methods are described herein in which a femto node consolidates received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets from a local area network prior to delivering the packets to terminals over a cellular air-interface. In other aspects, a femto node may deliver the received Broadcast/Multicast IP packets via a cellular one-to-many transmission, either with or without consolidation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Peter Hans Rauber
  • Patent number: 8639243
    Abstract: According to some wireless network standards the size of a neighbor cell list is restricted to a maximum size. The limited size of a neighbor cell list may not reflect the realities of a wireless network deployment, especially for deployments including numerous femto cells clustered in close proximity. Accordingly, as the concentration of macro cells and/or femto cells in an area increases, there lies a challenge to identify and communicate neighbor lists to user devices that reflect the arrangement of a particular portion of the deployment and the needs of the user devices. Various systems, methods and apparatus described herein are configured to provide a user device or a group of user devices a neighbor cell list that includes neighbor cell identifiers chosen from a candidate list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Peter Hans Rauber, Sanjiv Nanda, Damanjit Singh, Jen M. Chen, Farhad Meshkati
  • Publication number: 20130234926
    Abstract: Motion to be performed on a device by a user is visually guided, by displaying at least one icon on a screen of the device. The icon when displayed initially has an attribute whose value is indicative of a predetermined movement to be performed on the device. The user responds to the icon's display by moving the device in the real world in an attempt to perform the predetermined movement, in whole or in part. The displayed icon is then re-displayed with a revised value of the attribute to indicate an instantaneous to-be-performed movement. The instantaneous to-be-performed movement depends on the predetermined movement and a measurement of actual movement of the handheld device, after the initial display. The re-display of the icon is performed repeatedly, to change the display of the icon's attribute based on at least the predetermined movement and additional measurements of additional movements of the handheld device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Peter Hans Rauber
  • Patent number: 8495404
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of low power discovery (LPD) that extends the battery life of a portable Wi Fi device or portable media player (PMP) using an IEEE 802.11 interface. Battery life extension is effected by ensuring that a PMP host processor is only on when in designated 802.11 coverage or when needed by a user by employing probabilistic channel scanning. The method includes bringing an access terminal host equipped with an 802.11 interface to an advanced configuration and power interface (ACPI) state S3 or an equivalent sleep state prior to the device or PMP going to sleep. Additionally, the method includes programming a Bluetooth (BT) device at the access terminal is to look for a certain IAC (inquiry access code), whereupon finding this IAC, the access sends a Bluetooth inquiry directing an access point (AP) to wake-up the device or PMP via a wake-up packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Peter Hans Rauber
  • Publication number: 20120326966
    Abstract: The invention describes a method and apparatus to expand a radius of the interaction in computer vision applications with the real world within the field of view of a display unit of a device. The radius of interaction is expanded using a gesture in front of an input sensory unit, such as a camera that signals the device to allow a user the capability of extending and interacting further into the real and augmented world with finer granularity. In one embodiment, the device electronically detects the gesture generated by the user's extremity as obtained by the camera coupled to the device. In response to detecting the gesture, the device changes the shape of a visual cue on the display unit coupled to the device, and updates the visual cue displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Peter Hans RAUBER
  • Publication number: 20120124088
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mobile search using search triggers including establishing a search state for a mobile search; defining a search scheduler based on the search state; determining to collect a search trigger for the search scheduler based on the search state; updating the search state using the collected search trigger and in accordance with the search scheduler; and performing a search for a search type based on the updated search state and in accordance with the search scheduler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Farhad Meshkati, Gavin Bernard Horn, Mehmet Yavuz, Sanjiv Nanda, Peter Hans Rauber, Jen Mei Chen