Patents by Inventor YOKO KUGE

YOKO KUGE 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).

  • Publication number: 20180249528
    Abstract: A transmission and/or reception unit configured to transmit a Non-Access Stratum (NAS) message including user data and information used for notifying transmission completion of the user data to a base station device, and configured to receive a Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Release message from the base station device after transmitting the information, and a control unit configured to transit to an idle state, based on reception of the RRC Connection Release message are included. This provides establishment of a PDN connection for performing machine type communication in which a small data packet is transmitted at a low frequency, and a communication control method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO, Shohei YAMADA
  • Publication number: 20180199262
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system or the like in which a service based on ProSe is implemented under the management of a network operator. Processing based on a discovery request procedure for discovering a proximity terminal or being discovered is performed based on authentication of a server device operated by the network operator. In addition, the network operator updates the processing based on the discovery request procedure in accordance with a policy of the network operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180192280
    Abstract: Processing based on a discovery request procedure for discovering a proximity terminal or being discovered is carried out based on authentication of a server device operated by the network operator. In addition, the network operator updates the processing based on the discovery request procedure in accordance with a policy of the network operator. With this, provided is a communication system or the like in which a service based on ProSe is implemented under the management of a network operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180124855
    Abstract: Provided are a communications control method, etc., for multi-access PDN connection establishment requests from terminal devices. Provided is communication control accompanied with establishment of a multi-access PDN connection or with rejection of establishment of a multi-access PDN connection, based on a response to a PDN connectivity establishment request from a terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai KAWASAKI, Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180124862
    Abstract: Provided is communication control accompanied with establishment of a multi-access PDN connection or with rejection of establishment of a multi-access PDN connection, on the basis of a response to a PDN connectivity establishment request from a terminal device. This provides a method of communication control and the like accompanied with a multi-access PDN connectivity establishment request from the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai KAWASAKI, Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180116008
    Abstract: Performed are communication control for establishing a multi-access PDN connection or rejecting the establishment, and communication control for configuring a routing rule for the multi-access PDN connection or rejecting the configuration, on the basis of an operator policy and a terminal policy. This provides a communication control method and the like for the multi-access PDN connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai KAWASAKI, Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180103502
    Abstract: Provided is communication control accompanied with establishment of a multi-access PDN connection or with rejection of establishment of a multi-access PDN connection, based on a response to a PDN connection establishment request from a terminal device. This makes it possible to provide a communication control method and the like accompanied with a multi-access PDN connection establishment request from the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 12, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai KAWASAKI, Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180098210
    Abstract: Communication control in response to establishment of a multi-access PDN connection or rejection of establishment of a multi-access PDN connection is performed based on a response to a PDN connectivity establishment request from a terminal device. This provides a method of communication control and the like in response to a multi-access PDN connectivity establishment request from the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai KAWASAKI, Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180098373
    Abstract: Communications control in response to establishment of a multi-access PDN connection or with rejection of establishment of a multi-access PDN connection is performed based on a response to a PDN connectivity establishment request from a terminal device. This provides a method of communication control and the like in response to a multi-access PDN connectivity establishment request from the terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai KAWASAKI, Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180092148
    Abstract: To provide a method of communication control and the like based on a multi-access PDN connection establishment request from a terminal device. Provided is communication control accompanied with establishment of a multi-access PDN connection or with rejection of establishment of a multi-access PDN connection, based on a response to a PDN connectivity establishment request from a terminal device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Publication date: March 29, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yudai KAWASAKI, Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20180014337
    Abstract: A location management device function is provided in an access network, and a base station identifies and authenticates a terminal device permitted to perform base station loopback communication on the basis of identification information on the terminal device received from the terminal device. With this configuration, provided is a communication control method and the like for the base station device that has lost connectivity to a core network, to permit only specific terminals to perform base station loopback communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: January 11, 2018
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170367031
    Abstract: A location management device function is provided in an access network, and a base station identifies and authenticates a terminal device permitted to perform base station loopback communication on the basis of identification information on the terminal device received from the terminal device. With this configuration, provided is a communication control method and the like for the base station device that has lost connectivity to a core network, to permit only specific terminals to perform base station loopback communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Publication date: December 21, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170318613
    Abstract: An access network has a position management device function, the loss of connectivity to a core network by a base station is detected, and a state transition process, led by the base station, for transitioning to an Isolated E-UTRAN state is initiated on the basis of the detection. In the state transition process, by performing a reattach procedure from a terminal device, a switch to base station loop-back communication can be made. It is possible thereby to provide a communication control method by which communication between terminals present within the communication coverage of a base station which has lost connectivity to a core network is switched to base station loop-back communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2015
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170311245
    Abstract: In a communication system constituting a first core network and a second core network, a location management device deployed in a first core network initiates a switching procedure between the core networks. In the switching procedure, the second core network is selected by MME selection of a base station device, allowing a terminal device to connect to the second core network. This configuration provides a communication control method and the like for enabling a terminal device to switch between core networks in a communication system in which multiple core networks are overlaid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170164317
    Abstract: Provided are a communication control method and the like for enabling a terminal device to connect to a core network and move in a communication system in which multiple core networks are overlaid. A base station device receives a tracking area update request, determines a location management device to connect to on the basis of a setting in the base station device, and transmits a tracking area update request. The location management device requests information pertaining to a terminal device to the location management device to which the terminal device was connected prior to moving, and then the location management device to which the terminal device was connected prior to moving or the location management device which received the tracking area update request from the base station device determines whether resetting of the location management device is necessary. Thus, it is possible to control which core network the terminal device connects to.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170150421
    Abstract: A communication terminal device switches between direct communication using LTE and infrastructure communication via a core network while continuing a communication service. A request message for instructing that a communication path is switched is transmitted from a server device to the communication terminal device, and thus, the switching from the direct communication using LTE to the infrastructure communication via the core network can be performed while the communication service is continued.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Publication date: May 25, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO, Masayuki ENOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170111273
    Abstract: A server device or a terminal device can perform switching of a path or a communication channel between an infrastructure communication through a network such as an EPC, and a Relay communication through a direct communication with a Relay UE, and can continuously provide a service. A routing information request message includes at least identification information indicating that switching of a communication is required. A third terminal device having a relay function is selected based on the routing information request message. A routing update instruction message which is a response to the routing information request message and includes information of the third terminal device is transmitted to the first terminal device. A direct communication with the third terminal device is performed by using LTE, so as to perform an instruction of communicating with the first terminal device. Thus, a communication channel is switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Publication date: April 20, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoko KUGE, Masafumi ARAMOTO, Masayuki ENOMOTO
  • Publication number: 20170079086
    Abstract: There is provided a communication system that performs a service based on ProSe under management of a communication operator. A process based on a procedure such as an announcement request, a monitoring request, or match reporting for discovering a proximity terminal is performed based on authentication of a server device operated by the communication operator. The communication operator includes means for requesting that the process based on the procedure such as the announcement request, the monitoring request, or the match reporting is stopped based on a policy of the communication operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Publication date: March 16, 2017
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: YOKO KUGE, MASAFUMI ARAMOTO