Having A Plurality Of Contiguous Regions Served By Respective Fixed Stations Patents (Class 370/310.2)
  • Patent number: 10390191
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for establishing a communication between mobile device users that register with a collaboration system. The collaboration system determines a match between profile data of the first registered mobile device and profile data of the second registered mobile device. Displayed at the first registered mobile device is a first list of user identifications, which includes an identification of a user of the second registered mobile device and an identification of a user of at least one other mobile device. Displayed at the second registered mobile device is a second list of user identifications. The second list includes an identification of a user of the first registered mobile device and an identification of at least one other mobile device user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KINECTUS, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Andrew Nordstrom, Romit Roy Choudhury
  • Patent number: 10353760
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for system performance verification is provided. The computer-implemented method includes invoking an integrated system tool to perform system performance verification of a client system. The computer-implemented method further includes monitoring administrative actions within an interface of the client system of an administrative device during the system performance verification. The computer-implemented method further includes recording screenshots of the monitored administrative actions, wherein the recorded screenshots are recorded to administrative log files of the administrative device. The computer-implemented method further includes transmitting the recorded screenshots to a storage location of system log files, wherein the recorded screenshots are associated with appropriate system log files for performing diagnosis of system performance verification of the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas A. Baldwin, Philip S. Chan, Eric Martinez de Morentin
  • Patent number: 10349414
    Abstract: There is provided a system for scheduled transmission from at least two network devices in a cellular communications network. The system comprises at least two network devices. Each respective network device is configured to transmit in sectors using directional transmission beams. The at least two network devices are configured to transmit in the sectors according to a beamforming pattern according to which concurrent received power from all but one of the at least two network devices in sectors in which more than one network device is enabled to transmit using the directional transmission beams is below a threshold interference power level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Nima Seifi, Mikael Coldrey, Thommy Svensson
  • Patent number: 10348865
    Abstract: A computer system can compress or decompress a type-length-value (TLV) component in a message. During operation, the computer can select a compression table associated with a network interface used to send and/or to receive the message, and can search the compression table for an entry that includes a prefix of a value from type-length-value (TLV) component being compressed or decompressed. If compressing the message, the computer may generate a compressed block that corresponds to a compressed version of the TLV component, such that the compressed block includes the compression encoding in place of the prefix in the TLV component's value. The computer can also generate a compressed message that includes the compressed block in place of the TLV component, without a compression table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Ignacio Solis
  • Patent number: 10320064
    Abstract: A payload subsystem of a satellite includes a plurality of transmit antenna feeds, a plurality of frequency filters, and a power amplification arrangement including a plurality of power amplifiers. The power amplification arrangement has at least one multiport amplifier, the multiport amplifier including a plurality of output ports, each output port coupled with a respective one of the plurality of transmit antenna feeds by way of a respective one of the plurality of frequency filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Subrahmanyam V. Vaddiparty, Zheng Tu, Vijaya Korwar Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10313848
    Abstract: A system for storing and searching digital identities includes a mobile device including: a processor; a display coupled to the processor; a user interface device for sending a signal to the processor according to a user input; and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to: store a plurality of digital identities in the memory, herein each of the digital identities includes a name of a corresponding user, an address of the corresponding user, a contact email and/or phone number of the corresponding user, and additional characteristics pertaining to the user, displayed in a single screen of the mobile device, and wherein each of the digital identities is updated in real-time; sort the plurality of digital identities according to a search function upon receipt of a search command, the search command including a search term and an ordered combination of indexing values, each of the indexing values including one of a date, a location, and a category; filter the plu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Circle Project, LLC
    Inventors: Sara Gaspard, Scott Gaspard, Simon Nicholls
  • Patent number: 10278189
    Abstract: In wireless communication systems, a determination may be made whether to hand off a user equipment (UE) based on whether the UE encounters time varying interference, such as UE to UE interference. The time varying interference may be present only in a specific set of time/frequency resources or subframes. Measurement reporting may be restricted to time/frequency resources which do not experience the time varying interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Bhattad, Dhananjay A. Gore, Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10244414
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, WDEV, etc.) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other WDEV(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. to support communications with other WDEV(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. A WDEV generates and transmits a first signal that includes a field that specifies an acceptable interference level (AIL) for concurrent communication for use by a first other WDEV to determine whether a transmission from the first other WDEV to a second other WDEV acceptably or unacceptably interferes with another transmission from the WDEV. Concurrent communication (e.g., from the WDEV to a third other WDEV, and from the first other WDEV to the second other WDEV) may be made when the AIL compares favorably with the AIL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL SALES PTE. LIMITED
    Inventors: Ron Porat, Matthew James Fischer
  • Patent number: 10231222
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can be configured to receive, by the apparatus, a configuration for a carrier. The carrier deploys at least one cell to be used for carrier aggregation. The method can also include detecting the at least one cell. The method can also include determining that the at least one cell is a secondary cell for carrier aggregation based on the at least one cell being detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Lars Dalsgaard, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jarkko Koskela, Jorma Kaikkonen, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen
  • Patent number: 10194468
    Abstract: Determining wireless local area network (WLAN) channel medium usage information by WLAN access points (APs) and WLAN stations (STAs) is disclosed. A new medium access control (MAC) duration field in a request to send (RTS) message provides a duration value to be conveyed in a subsequent clear to send (CTS) message. A channel or bandwidth can then be quickly used if an addressed STA does not respond to the RTS message. Also, a STA recognizes an unexpected silence and accesses the medium when a trigger frame is followed by a CTS timeout interval. In a third embodiment, an AP requests that STAs monitor particular channels to obtain network allocation vector (NAV) information. The STAs then respond (or informatively, do not respond) to RTS messages; thus, allowing the AP and other listening devices to determine channel medium information. The AP can then schedule data exchanges based on the determined information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jarkko Kneckt, Guoqing Li, Christiaan A. Hartman, Joonsuk Kim
  • Patent number: 10178556
    Abstract: A method, system and device for allocating resources of a base station node (Node B) are disclosed to enable F-DPCH resources of a local cell to be sufficiently used. In this invention, Node B reports to the RNC the F-DPCH capability of the local cell so as to provide a decision-making basis about using or not using the F-DPCH to the RNC. If the local cell supports F-DPCH, when the UE initiates an RRC connection establishment request, the RNC instructs the Node B to distribute the F-DPCH and HSDPA resources to the UE, otherwise the RNC instructs the Node B to distribute DPDCH and DPDCCH resources to the UE. The F-DPCH capability of the local cell can be reported in a newly added IE or extended existing IE of the Audit Response message and Resource Status Indication message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianzhi Zhang, Hongcheng Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10164822
    Abstract: Failover controllers help maintain user-perceived continuous connectivity for users of a geographically dispersed flat network when part of that network becomes unavailable, even though flat network packets are not WAN-routable. One such controller has local and remote flat network ports, at least one WAN port, and failover capability to WAN(s) utilizing encapsulation when the flat network is partially or fully unavailable. The failover procedure uses a packet origin table built automatically from incoming packets and from double-tunneled ARP requests. A monitor indicates whether the flat network is fully available (up) or not fully available (down).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: FatPipe, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanchaita Datta, Bhaskar Ragula, Sankhadip Sengupta
  • Patent number: 10154471
    Abstract: Example method includes: determining, by a network device, a plurality of client devices' locations within a wireless network; assigning the plurality of client devices into a number of clusters; calculating an original cluster centroid location for each cluster of client devices; calculating an average distance between each client device in a particular cluster and the original cluster centroid location for the particular cluster; iteratively adjusting the number of clusters and assignment of the plurality of client devices to determine the number of clusters associated with a low number of cluster and a low average distance from each client device in a respective cluster to a respective cluster centroid location; and assigning a subset of access points in the wireless network to a high priority, each AP in the subset having the closest distance to the respective cluster centroid location corresponding to the determined number of clusters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Gaurav Patwardhan, Sachin Ganu
  • Patent number: 10135741
    Abstract: This disclosure provides methods and an access point node for ensuring proper and correct packet based synchronization in data communications systems and networks at distribution of synchronization packets from one Access Point over a WIFI transport link to another Access Point. The access point node provides dynamic transmission rate adaption with different coding and modulation schemes. The access point node comprises an identifier unit to identify each received synchronization packet, and further comprises a controller configured to set the transmission rate for said synchronization packet according to a predetermined synchronization packet transmission rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Annikki Welin, Tomas Thyni
  • Patent number: 10090974
    Abstract: A wireless communications system combines Multiple Input/Multiple Output (MIMO), beamforming, and Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) techniques to increase spectral efficiency. A method includes transmitting first data in a first beam of electromagnetic signals focused on a first user equipment and generated by a first antenna array. The first data is associated with the first user equipment. The first data is transmitted using a first OFDMA resource block of a time slot of a radio frame and first beamforming weights. The method includes transmitting second data in a second beam of electromagnetic signals focused on a second user equipment and generated by the first antenna array. The second user equipment is spatially diverse from the first user equipment. The second data is associated with the second user equipment. The second data is transmitted using the first OFDMA resource block of the time slot and second beamforming weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yuang Lou, Douglas A. Duet
  • Patent number: 10073692
    Abstract: A method for updating an application on a computing device includes receiving, at the computing device, a notification that an update is available for the application, then responsive to the notification, obtaining, over a first time period having a predetermined length, one or more stability indicators for the application from one or more sources, the one or more stability indicators being generated after the notification is received, and automatically executing the update for the application after the expiration of the first time period when the one or more stability indicators satisfy one or more predetermined vetting rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Bernadette Carter
  • Patent number: 10063442
    Abstract: A domain name server request is received from a local domain name server. Operational performance parameters of a web host and a first content distribution network are received. Aggregate operational performance parameters of a second content distribution network are received. A first record is sent to the local domain name server that indicates the domain name server request is to be handled by the web host on a condition that a performance value is below a predetermined operational performance level threshold. A second record is sent to the local domain name server that indicates the domain name server request is to be handled by the first or the second content distribution network on a condition that the performance value is equal to or above the predetermined operational performance level threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: MARLOW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Douglis, David H. Shur, Joseph M. Sommer, Jacobus E. Van Der Merwe
  • Patent number: 10039125
    Abstract: A data communication method is disclosed for reducing cross interference between mobile devices as clients served by networks and network devices which have overlapping coverage. A first network device includes a first client list and a first communication schedule and the first network device communicates with other overlapping network devices to obtain a second client list and a second communication schedule The first communication schedule is adjusted according to the obtained second client list and second communication schedule to avoid signal interference by interfering clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANGHAI) LTD.
    Inventor: Peng-Yu Liao
  • Patent number: 10038664
    Abstract: A terminal status subscription method, apparatus, and system. The method includes receiving a notification message sent by a presence server serving a first terminal, acquiring identifiers of N terminals according to the notification message, sending N second subscription messages to a presence server separately serving the N terminals, to separately subscribe to status of the N terminals, receiving a status change notification message that is sent by a presence server serving a second terminal, and sending, according to the status change notification message, a publish message to the presence server serving the first terminal such that the presence server serving the first terminal notifies status of the second terminal of the first terminal, and hence subscription does not need to be separately performed such that subscription to status of multiple terminals of a user is implemented, and user operation complexity is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shuo Wang, Changjiu Xu, Fei Chen
  • Patent number: 10038971
    Abstract: An approach includes contacting a predefined contact information when a mobile device, which is password protected, is lost and subsequently found. The approach includes receiving an activation event predefined for a specified password protected mobile device, and receiving predefined contact information stored in the mobile device while the mobile device remains password protected, upon the receipt of the activation event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rhonda L. Childress, Itzhack Goldberg, Clifford A. Pickover, Neil Sondhi, Maja Vukovic
  • Patent number: 10034204
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the configuration of a foreign access point to route communications between a client device and network. In embodiments, when a client device communicating with a first access point within a local subscriber premise receives a radio signal from a second access point situated within a remote subscriber premise that is stronger than the radio signal received by the client device from the first access point, the client device can cause configuration information associated with the first access point to be delivered to the second access point. The second access point may serve as a proxy for the first access point by routing communications to and from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Ian G. Wheelock
  • Patent number: 9973936
    Abstract: Wireless networks and their method of implementation include a first network and one or more networks. The first network assigns designated time slots to each of the one or more networks during which at least one device of at least one of the networks may communicate with at least one other device of its respective network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Javier Del Prado Pavon, Kiran Challapali, Zhun Zhong
  • Patent number: 9959431
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for displaying potentially private information are disclosed. A computing device, that is showing a breathing view on its touch screen display, detects a peek request event, such as a swipe on the display. Before allowing the user to see potentially private information in response to the peek request, the computing device determines if the computing device is currently locked and if an increased privacy setting is enabled. If the computing device is not locked, or the increased privacy setting is not enabled (even though the computing device may be locked), the computing device shows a full peek view (e.g., some or all of the text from a recent text message). However, if the computing device is locked, and the increased privacy setting is enabled, the computing device shows a secure peek view (e.g., the number of new text messages, but no text from the messages).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Christian L. Flowers, Michael E. Gunn
  • Patent number: 9954655
    Abstract: A system for streaming data packets, comprises a source device (2) having a radio transceiver (10), and a receiving device (4) having a radio transceiver (14). The source device (2) is configured to receive or generate a stream of data packets at a stream rate and to transmit, by radio, a succession of data frames, each data frame comprising a successive set of one or more data packets (22a) from the stream that have not previously been transmitted. The receiving device (4) is configured to receive a data frame and to determine whether the one or more data packets (22a) in the data frame have been correctly or incorrectly received and to transmit by radio an acknowledgement message (22c) indicating that one or more of the data packets (22a) has been correctly received and/or is configured to transmit by radio an acknowledgement message indicating that one or more of the data packets has been incorrectly received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NORDIC SEMICONDUCTOR ASA
    Inventors: Kenneth Megard, Ole Saether, Ola Marvik, Frank Berntsen
  • Patent number: 9924323
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided to facilitate a return of a mobile device to an owner. A graphical user interface element is displayed, utilizing a display of a mobile device. A user input is detected in connection with the graphical user interface element, utilizing an input device of the mobile device. An interface is displayed including at least one return option for returning the mobile device to an owner of the mobile device, utilizing the display of the mobile device. Such interface is displayed in response to the detection of the user input in connection with the graphical user interface element utilizing the input device of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Reza Yazdani
  • Patent number: 9918335
    Abstract: A method is provided for receiving a downlink control information (DCI) from a base station (BS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The UE monitors a plurality of Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) candidates having a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled by a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) and having a same payload size in a common search space and a UE-specific search space on a primary cell to receive the DCI from the BS. The common search space and the UE-specific search space are overlapped. When the UE is configured with a carrier indicator field (CIF), determining, by the UE, that only a PDCCH in the common search space is transmitted by the BS from among the plurality of PDCCH candidates. The UE receives a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) corresponding to the PDCCH in the common search space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Soyeon Kim, Jinmin Kim, Jaehoon Chung, Seunghee Han
  • Patent number: 9912465
    Abstract: An exemplary method of synchronizing a master clock and a slave clock comprises transmitting a plurality of packets between a master device and a slave device, calculating a first skew between a first pair of the plurality of packets at the slave device and a second skew between the first pair at the master device, calculating a ratio between the first skew and the second skew, providing a slave clock frequency correction to the slave device, calculating a first packet trip delay using a time that the master device initiates sending a packet to the slave device, a time the master device receives a response from the slave device, a corrected time the slave device receives the packet, and a corrected time the slave device initiates sending the response, calculating a first offset based on the first packet trip delay, and providing the first offset to the slave device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Aviat U.S., Inc.
    Inventor: Janez Mihelic
  • Patent number: 9894577
    Abstract: A mobile radio communication system having a mobile radio communication network and a mobile radio subscriber appliance, wherein a unit in the network layer of the core network of the mobile radio communication network is configured to transmit to the mobile radio subscriber appliance a first message, based on an occurrence of a predetermined event, with a request for a statement which describes at least one radio characteristic of the mobile radio subscriber appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Roland Gruber
  • Patent number: 9894463
    Abstract: A terminal system may be connected to a communication network and multiple network access devices (NADs). The terminal system may include a computer system and a database. The computer system may read information from the database regarding associations between the NADs and media and applications to be run on the computer system and/or the NADs. Based on the read information the computer system can control access of: a) at least one of the NADs to a media and/or b) at least one of the applications to a media and/or c) at least one of the applications to at least one of the NADs. The information can include provider rules for associations between providers and NADs for providers providing services via the communication network and/or constraints on associations between NADs and applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Harman Becker Automotive systems GmbH
    Inventors: Teodora Guenkova-Luy, Martin Clauss, Oliver Abt
  • Patent number: 9888049
    Abstract: The present invention can determine whether to enable or disable a restriction function of viewing an image to be transmitted, for each video stream. There is provided a transmission apparatus configured to transmit a video stream including an image of a part of or a whole of a captured image to a plurality of destinations, and performs a first setting about whether to ON or OFF a viewing restriction function of a first video stream. Further, the transmission apparatus performs a second setting, independently from the first setting, for setting ON or OFF the viewing restriction function for a second video stream different from the first video stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Mitsuo Niida
  • Patent number: 9866291
    Abstract: For example, an apparatus may include a plurality of Physical layer (PHY) components including circuitry to communicate via a respective plurality of sectorized antennas of a wireless station over a directional frequency band; a plurality of lower Medium Access Control (MAC) components, a lower MAC component of the plurality of lower MAC components configured to control channel access of the wireless station via a respective sectorized antenna of the plurality of sectorized antennas, and to process MAC Protocol Data Units (PDUs) to be communicated via the sectorized antenna; and an upper MAC component configured to cause the wireless station to transmit an information element via at least one sectorized antenna of the plurality of sectorized antennas, the information element comprising at least a MAC address of the wireless station, and a field to indicate a plurality of identifiers (IDs) of the plurality of sectorized antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Solomon B. Trainin, Chittabrata Ghosh, Ou Yang, Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 9853775
    Abstract: A method is provided in a receiving node for handling status information of data units transmitted from a sending node to the receiving node over a radio link. The receiving node establishes (401) that a number of data units that has been transmitted by the sending node are missing. The receiving node sends (402) a reduced status message to the sending node over the radio link, which message is reduced such that it comprises the negative acknowledgement for a first part of missing data units and omits negative acknowledgements for the rest of the missing data units. The omitted negative acknowledgement for the rest of the missing data units will not erroneously be interpreted as correctly received data units by the sending node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: OPTIS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Meyer, Johan Torsner, Henning Wiemann
  • Patent number: 9849988
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin having seats with at least one of which is paired with a passenger terminal to communicate wirelessly. A control unit of the seat transmits data on the capabilities for adjusting the seat to the passenger terminal. The passenger terminal transmits instructions for adjusting the seat to the control unit of the seat. The passenger terminal includes application software to interpret the data received from the control unit of the seat to display a representation of the possible adjustments on a screen of the passenger terminal and to interpret actions by an operator on keys of the passenger terminal as instructions for adjusting the seat. A main computer of the cabin handles the communication between the passenger terminals and crew terminals to transmit, via displays on screens of the terminals, requests from a passenger to the crew and from the crew to a passenger or group of passengers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: STELIA AEROSPACE
    Inventors: Blaise Carles, Pascal Carratero
  • Patent number: 9814069
    Abstract: Channel access time slots are reserved in a wireless network employing a flexible medium access control (MAC) protocol. At least a type and a mode of the channel reservation are determined (S310). A reservation request frame is generated (S320) based on the determined type and mode of the channel reservation. The reservation request frame is sent to a reservation proxy device (S330). In response to the reservation request frame, a reservation response frame is received from the reservation proxy device (220-RP). Usage of an allocated time slot is announced if a channel reservation request is confirmed in the reservation response frame (S382).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 9793974
    Abstract: An antenna system includes a donor antenna sub-system, a server antenna sub-system, and a processor to optimize the gain of the repeater in the system. The gain in the antenna system is increased by optimizing the isolation between the donor and/or server antenna sub-systems according to a cost function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nextivity, Inc.
    Inventors: Michiel Petrus Lotter, Ian Riphagen, James Xiaohui Qiu, In Kwang Kim
  • Patent number: 9781597
    Abstract: A method and an electronic device are provided for providing a network connection. Gateway address information of a first network is received from the first network. The gateway address information is configured as gateway address information of the electronic device. It is determined whether the configured gateway address information remains valid when the network connection of the electronic device is switched from the first network to a second network. It is determined whether to update the configured gateway address information based on whether the configured gateway address information remains valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Byungsung Kang, Saerome Kim, Soonho Lee
  • Patent number: 9775108
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and equipment for saving energy. The method comprises the following steps: the first network node acquires load information of the second network node next to the first and modifies energy saving state according to its own load information and that of said second network node; said first and second network nodes send information on indication for saving energy state to the adjacent third network node and inform the information of modifying energy saving state to said third network node based on said information on indication for saving energy state. Embodiments of the present invention optimize resource utilization rate of the whole network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: China Academy Of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Beibei Jia, Dajun Zhang, Jinbo Zhao, Sen Xu
  • Patent number: 9769650
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing emission of electromagnetic radiation from a cellular communication device are disclosed. Upon determining fulfillment of a defined condition or event, operation of a cellular communication unit of the cellular communication device is at least partially deactivated, and a deactivation notification is sent to at least one another preselected cellular communication device through either the cellular communication unit or an alternative communication channel, to inform that cellular communication of the cellular communication device has been disabled. Cellular communication of the device can be restored upon receiving, through the alternative communication channel, an activation request from the at least one other preselected cellular communication device, and responsively changing the state of the cellular communication unit into its active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Inventors: Boaz Sherman, Ofer Becker
  • Patent number: 9740883
    Abstract: A system is provided including a non-transitory computer readable storage medium that causes a mobile device to store client states indicating statuses of mobile device functional components. Each client state corresponds to a functional component. A client digest of the client state is stored. A server digest corresponding to a server state and the client digest is received from a server. The server state indicates a status of a mobile device functional component. The server digest is compared with the client digest. A state request is transmitted to the server responsive to a determination of a difference between the server digest and client digest. The server state is received from the server. The functional component is enabled or disabled as indicated by the server state. The server state and digest are stored as the client state and digest respectively. Methods for control of mobile device functional components are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Location Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Anakata, Virginia Howard, Tasos Roumeliotis, Scott Hotes
  • Patent number: 9730135
    Abstract: A device, computer-readable medium, and method for activating antennas based upon a location and a movement of a group of mobile endpoint devices are disclosed. For example, a method may include a processor of a cellular network detecting a group of mobile endpoint devices associated with a first location and activating a first antenna at a first cell site of the cellular network associated with the first location, in response to detecting the group of mobile endpoint devices. The processor may further detect a movement of the group of mobile endpoint devices toward a second location, and activate a second antenna at a second cell site of the cellular network associated with the second location and deactivate the first antenna, in response to detecting the movement of the group of mobile endpoint devices toward the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Moshiur Rahman
  • Patent number: 9723530
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing call continuity in a wireless communication system are provided. The apparatus includes a first communication unit for setting a call with a counterpart terminal in a first network, a second communication unit for setting a call with the counterpart terminal in a second network while the call is set in the first network, and a control unit for terminating the call of the first network after the call setup is completed in the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hye-Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9717043
    Abstract: A method of registering a subscriber in an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is provided, wherein the method is executed by a call control node (800), wherein the method comprises receiving (402) an access request of the subscriber for circuit switched accessing the IMS, the access request being received via an access, determining (404) an access type of the access, and sending (406) a registration request for circuit switched registering the subscriber in the IMS depending on the determined access type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Fredrik Lindholm, Magnus Olsson, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 9712556
    Abstract: A method and device for preventing a browser-originating attack in a local area network. A security device in the local area network intercepts a message from a first device in the local area network towards a second device in the local area network. The message requests connection between the first device and the second device. The security device prompts a user of the first device to approve the connection. In the event that the user approves the connection the first device is allowed to connect to the second device, and in the event that the user does not approve the connection the connection attempt is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: F-Secure Corporation
    Inventors: Timo Hirvonen, Mika Stahlberg
  • Patent number: 9689697
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a navigation system of a motor vehicle by receiving an input by means of an input device of the navigation system, a destination being indicated by way of the input; as well as by determining at least one conceivable route from a starting position to the destination by an arithmetic device of the navigation system by means of filed map data, wherein, for at least one route section of the at least one conceivable route, at least one parameter of at least one wireless communication network is determined by the arithmetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Lenja Sorokin, Gunnar Franz, Christopher Roelle
  • Patent number: 9681255
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for automated facilitation of a spontaneous introduction with a stranger of interest. The system may operate, for example, on handheld or wearable electronic devices. Using the system, the interested person may send a quick notification to a targeted recipient. The user will only be able to send an invitation to someone whose device is within range of the user's device, which may for example be the maximum distance or range over which the user's device is capable of transmitting a type of wireless signal, such as a Bluetooth® LowEnergy signal, both devices having the capability to send and receive that type of signal. The initial invitation may be anonymous, and an exchange of identifying information, subject to user approval, may follow in subsequent steps. The app and system may be usefully applied, for example, to facilitating romantic, friendly, or even business interpersonal introductions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Juliette Henry
  • Patent number: 9681469
    Abstract: A wireless communication system (1) includes: an information processing apparatus (100) including a wireless communication unit (102) that is connected up to a network (3) through an access point according to a predetermined connection condition to perform wireless communication, a generation unit (104) that generates a two-dimensional code in which information on the connection condition is recorded, and a presentation unit (106) that presents the two-dimensional code; and a portable terminal (200) including a wireless communication unit (202) that is connected up to the network (3) to perform wireless communication, a code reading unit (204) that reads the two-dimensional code, an acquisition unit (206) that analyzes the read two-dimensional code to acquire the information on the connection condition, and a communication control unit (208) that builds the access point of the information processing apparatus (100) based on the information on the connection condition and controls wireless communication betwee
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isao Hino
  • Patent number: 9672520
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a computer-implemented method and system for the assignment of roadside assistance service providers such as tow trucks to distressed vehicles/drivers requiring roadside assistance. The methods and systems may include a roadside assistance service provider system with a collection module, an assignment module, and a feedback module. The collection module collects roadside assistance service provider information and historical statistics from real-world information and stores the information in a database that may then be analyzed using particular rules and formulas. The assignment module assigns particular roadside assistance service providers to particular distressed vehicles/drivers based on one or more characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Jennifer A. Brandmaier, Jason Balabas, Robert A. Spinneweber, Christopher J. Lieggi, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 9672097
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprising receiving, at a machine, a first message; operably connecting the machine to a device that comprises a temporary update; loading the update from the device; and mitigating the first message with the update before receiving a more permanent solution to the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: Paul Ross Matthews
  • Patent number: 9668216
    Abstract: Techniques for device power management for wireless local networks are described. An apparatus may comprise a network access component for execution by circuitry to automatically determine whether a wireless device can access a wireless network based on security credentials of the wireless device, and generate a network status signal when the wireless device can access a wireless network. The apparatus may comprise a power interface component for execution by circuitry to send control directives to manage various power states of the wireless device based on the network status signal. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Venkata Vallabhu
  • Patent number: 9596000
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a method for selecting the optimal central controller in a power line network, which is applicable to the power line network including at least one terminal device, at least one network device and a plurality of controllers. The controllers are respectively installed with a central controller evaluation and selection software and connected to the terminal device and/or network device, and can communicate with one other through power line. The method is performed by a central controller, that is determined by negotiation between the controllers, via the software and includes the steps of detecting and calculating the connected states of the controllers in the power line network; selecting the optimal controller according to the connected states, assigning the optimal controller as new central controller, and notifying the new central controller to the other controllers, so as to optimize the performance of the power line network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: D-LINK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jun-Hao Huang, Wei-Chung Hsu, Ming-Han Liu