Signaling For Performing Battery Saving Patents (Class 370/311)
  • Patent number: 10736051
    Abstract: To reduce wireless interference (noise) in a network environment, a management resource communicates a notification to multiple wireless access points. The notification indicates a wireless power transmit test to be performed with respect to the primary wireless access point in a vicinity of the multiple wireless access points. In accordance with the wireless power transmit test, the primary wireless access point transmits multiple test communications at different wireless power levels from the primary wireless access point to the multiple wireless access points. The multiple wireless access points generate feedback based on their ability to receive the test communications. The feedback indicates wireless power levels at which the multiple wireless access points receive the test communications at different power levels from the primary wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Taren G. McCullough, Matthew J. Dillon, Christopher W. Watson
  • Patent number: 10736022
    Abstract: In some embodiments, one or more wireless stations operate to configure direct communication with neighboring mobile stations, e.g., direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a mechanism for peer NAN devices to assist one another in receiving communications from an access point common to the peer NAN devices. In some embodiments, a wireless station may establish a communication link with a Wi-Fi access point and establish a peer-to-peer communication link with one or more neighboring wireless stations. In addition, the wireless station may receive transmissions intended for at least one neighboring wireless station of the one or more neighboring wireless stations from the Wi-Fi access point and relay the transmissions to the at least one wireless station on behalf of the Wi-Fi access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Su Khiong Yong
  • Patent number: 10736064
    Abstract: A method for determining synchronization of uplink timing in a machine type communication (MTC) system comprising a machine type communication device (MTCD) and a network element is disclosed that takes advantage of the MTCD being at a fixed location relative to the network element. The method includes receiving at the MTCD an uplink timing adjustment value from the network element and storing the uplink timing adjustment value at the MTCD. The MTCD then uses the stored uplink timing adjustment value from a previous uplink transmission for synchronizing uplink timing for a subsequent uplink transmission from the MTCD to the network element even following a period of inactivity of the MTCD, or expiration of any existing maximum uplink timing alignment period permitted for use of the timing adjustment value by the MTCD, or MTCD clock drift.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Cao, Ming Jia
  • Patent number: 10736056
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for PHR reporting by UEs that support both normal and shortened Transmission Time Interval (sTTI) configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ozcan Ozturk, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Alberto Rico Alvarino
  • Patent number: 10736171
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting an uplink indication for extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) detects that an event related to eDRX occurs, and transmits an uplink indication related to eDRX to a network. When the event related to eDRX is that an eDRX timer expires or an eDRX command indicating stop of eDRX is received, the uplink indication may indicate stop of eDRX. When the event related to eDRX is that no uplink data is to be transmitted, the uplink indication may indicate start of eDRX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Jinsook Ryu
  • Patent number: 10736077
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for conveying information regarding a window for system information transmissions. Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for conveying information regarding a window for transmitting paging downlink control information (DCI) or paging messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Bilal Sadiq, Sundar Subramanian, Navid Abedini, Haitong Sun, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10736031
    Abstract: An access point (AP) energy saving method and an AP relate to the field of communications technologies, and effectively implement energy saving for the AP. The method includes determining that an AP is not associated with any terminal and there is not any to-be-associated terminal within a preset time segment, and turning off, by the AP, an extended radio frequency circuit, where an operating frequency band of the extended radio frequency circuit is a wireless local area network (WLAN) frequency band other than a 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen Wang, Lin Zhang, Biao Ji
  • Patent number: 10734738
    Abstract: A network device comprising, a first radio module configured to transmit and receive first radio signals in a first frequency band, a first antenna array configured to transmit and receive the first radio signals for the first radio module in the first frequency band, a second radio module configured to transmit and receive second radio signals in the first frequency band, a second antenna array configured to transmit and receive the second radio signals for the second radio module in the first frequency band, wherein, in operation, the first radio module and the second radio modules function concurrently using the first frequency band while at least 40 dB of antenna isolation is maintained between the first antenna array and the second antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Extreme Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Liangfu Zhang, George Gang Chen, Changming Liu, Zhenye Cao
  • Patent number: 10735236
    Abstract: A system includes a modulator to modulate data using Quadrature Phase Shift Keying modulation and dual sub-carrier modulation to generate modulated symbols for transmission on a plurality of subcarriers. A repetition module repeats the modulated symbols from a first half of the plurality of subcarriers to a second half of the plurality of subcarriers. A phase rotation module rotates phase of the modulated symbols on selected subcarriers of the second half of the plurality of subcarriers. The selected subcarriers include all of the second half of the plurality of subcarriers. The phase rotation module rotates the phase of the modulated symbols on all of the second half of the plurality of subcarriers to conjugate the modulated symbols on all of the second half of the plurality of subcarriers relative to corresponding modulated symbols on all of the first half of the plurality of subcarriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MARVELL ASIA PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: Jie Huang, Hongyuan Zhang, Yakun Sun, Rui Cao
  • Patent number: 10735982
    Abstract: A radio terminal according to one embodiment comprises a controller configured to monitor a PDCCH within an On duration occurring every DRX cycle, and a receiver configured to receive, from a base station, special downlink control information not including scheduling information via the PDCCH within the On duration. The controller continues the monitoring of the PDCCH across a DRX inactivity duration, in response to the reception of the special downlink control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 10728346
    Abstract: A machine device (30) sends a report setting out the type of services it supports to a configuration determining device (26) associated with a communication network (10, 12), which configuration determining device 5 (26) in turn determines communication configuration suggestions for the communication of the machine device (30) in the communication network (10, 12) based on the supported type of services indicated in the report and provides the communication configuration suggestions for allowing at least some of them to be implemented for use in communication 10 performed by the machine device (30). The machine device (30) then communicates in the communication network using the communication configurations suggestions that have been implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ari Keränen, Jari Arkko, Tuomas Tirronen
  • Patent number: 10728856
    Abstract: Logic may implement protocols and procedures to suspend a wake-up radio mode. Logic may enter a wake-up radio (WUR) mode suspend with a WUR request indicative of the WUR mode suspend. Logic may enter the WUR mode suspend from a WUR mode with a one-way handshake and may exit from the WUR mode to the WUR mode suspend. Logic may negotiate WUR mode parameters without entering the WUR mode. Logic may default to a WUR mode or a WUR mode suspend in response to receipt of a wake-up packet. Logic may receive the WUR request frame with a WUR mode suspend field to request entry into a WUR mode suspend. Furthermore, logic may maintain negotiated WUR mode parameters during the WUR mode suspend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Noam Ginsburg, Daniel F. Bravo
  • Patent number: 10728831
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique and system for integrating a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data rate after a 4G system with IoT technology. Based on 5G communication technology and IoT related technology, this disclosure may be applied to an intelligent service (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, security and safety related service). Embodiments relate to a method and apparatus for performing an access in an RRC inactive mode in a next generation mobile communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim, Donggun Kim, Jaehyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10728845
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a wireless device to receive data in an eco state is provided. According to an embodiment of the disclosure, upon determining that data is to be transmitted to the wireless device in the eco state, a network node operates to transmit a unicast notification message to the wireless device in order to inform the wireless device of the impending data transmission. According to another embodiment of the disclosure, in response to receiving the unicast notification message, the wireless device operates to receive the data in accordance with the unicast notification message. To this end, the wireless device might for example try to receive data for a time period following the unicast notification message. Meanwhile, the wireless device may remain in the eco state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Liqing Zhang, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10728846
    Abstract: A method for performing uplink Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (UL OFDMA) based random access to an Access Point (AP) by a Station (STA) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system is proposed. For the purpose, the STA sets a random value within an OFDMA Contention Window (CWO) as an OFDMA Back-Off (OBO) value, receives a beacon frame from the AP, the beacon frame including transmission start time information of one or more Trigger Frames for Random Access (TF-Rs), decrements the OBO value based on reception of the one or more TF-Rs, and if the OBO value reaches 0, transmits a random access request frame in resources selected randomly from among resources allocated to the STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeyoung Choi, Kiseon Ryu, Jeongki Kim, Hangyu Cho, Suhwook Kim, Hyunhee Park
  • Patent number: 10721683
    Abstract: A method at a sensor module within a sensor system for communicating with a gateway, the method including storing a timing profile for communications with the gateway; waking a radio core of the sensor module at a threshold time prior to a beacon signal being expected from the gateway; sampling a channel for the beacon signal at the radio core; if the beacon signal is detected: waking a processor on the sensor module; exchanging communication with the gateway; and powering down the processor and radio core upon completion of the exchanging communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mahendra Fuleshwar Prasad, Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, Jesse William Bennett, Scott Leonard Dill, James Randolph Winter Lepp
  • Patent number: 10719107
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for node power regulation among nodes that share a power supply are described. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a power supply unit to provide input power and a plurality of nodes coupled to receive the input power, where each node of the plurality of nodes is operable to run power management logic, and wherein two or more nodes of the plurality of nodes alternate between performing power management and providing power regulation control information to other nodes of the plurality of nodes to regulate power consumption by the plurality of nodes, with, at any one time, only one node of plurality of nodes generating the power regulation control to regulate power for the plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Justin J. Song, Devadatta V. Bodas, Muralidhar Rajappa, Brian J. Griffith, Andy Hoffman, Gopal R. Mundada
  • Patent number: 10721731
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) receives a SPS resource configuration from an eNodeB (eNB), and transmits information related to a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) activation for a specific logical channel to the eNB. The information may include timing information for the specific logical channel which indicates when a SPS resource for the specific logical channel should be activated. The specific logical channel may correspond to a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10721782
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods disclosed herein operate to provide wireless communication between personal mobile communication (PMC) devices. An emulated wireless access point (AP) at a first PMC device (PMC1) establishes a first tunneled direct link setup (TDLS) session between a first station module (STA1) incorporated into the PMC1 and a second station module (STA2) incorporated into a second PMC device (PMC2). Following establishment of the TDLS session, the wireless AP is allowed to sleep; and most infrastructure management duties are handled by the STA1 during the session. PMC device battery charge may be conserved as a result. The emulated wireless AP may also establish a second TDLS link to a third station module (STA3) incorporated into a third PMC device (PMC3). The STA1 may then bridge data traffic flow between the STA2 and the STA3. Such bridging operation may enable communication between two PMC devices otherwise unable to decode data received from the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Leonardo William Estevez, Ariton Xhafa, Ramanuja Vedantham, Yanjun Sun
  • Patent number: 10715225
    Abstract: A method implemented in a first radio device (UE) for quality reporting of a radio channel (2) comprising: Determining a condition of the radio channel and entering a monitoring phase if the condition of the radio channel exhibits an invariance of statistics of the radio channel (810, 811), Receiving at least one data symbol via said radio channel during the monitoring phase (812), Determining a statistical characterization of the radio channel based on the received data symbol (813), and Reporting a quality of the radio channel (2) to a second radio device if the statistical characterization exceeds a predetermined threshold (814).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Martin Hessler, Emil Björnson, Erik G. Larsson, Reza Moosavi
  • Patent number: 10716069
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a power control method and a power control apparatus for uplink channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xuejuan Gao, Yanan Lin
  • Patent number: 10716022
    Abstract: Systems and methods for calculating uplink pathloss in a wireless local area network are provided. Uplink pathloss between an access point and client device operating in the wireless local area network can be calculated based on determining an effective maximum transmit power. Based on the effective maximum transmit power, and known uplink power headroom, a current transmit power of the client device can be determined. Based on the current transmit power of the client device, uplink pathloss can be determined. If the operating conditions and/or characteristics of the client device and/or wireless local area network change, the uplink pathloss may be re-evaluated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Sachin Ganu, Gaurav Patwardhan, Eldad Perahia, Dongwoon Hahn
  • Patent number: 10716131
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a data transmission method and a terminal. In the method, the terminal supports transmissions with different TTL The method comprises: a base station instructing the terminal to use, on the basis of a target time unit of a target carrier wave, a first TTI for transmitting first data for semi-persistent scheduling and a second TTI for transmitting a second data for dynamic scheduling; and determining, on the basis of respective positions in the target time unit of a first time resource occupied for transmitting semi-persistent scheduling and of a second time resource occupied for transmitting dynamic scheduling, to transmit at least one of the first data and the second data, thereby achieving dynamic scheduling and semi-persistent scheduling using different TTIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 10708069
    Abstract: An Internet of Things (IoT)-based thing management system using block chain authentication, where unit nodes connect to each other through a network, things connect to each other in each of the unit nodes, and control instructions for causing the things to operate are mutually authenticated by the unit nodes. Each of the things performing individual functions separately, and a core which includes n block chain having n blocks recording operation histories of the things thereon. The core generating public and private keys based on the n block chain and providing the keys to each of the things, wherein one of the things includes a controller which has a list of public keys provided by the core. The controller sends a control instruction so as to control operations of the thing. The thing sends the controller a response signal and performs an operation according to the control instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Sam Gu Chun
  • Patent number: 10708850
    Abstract: Techniques for transmitting and receiving wireless communications over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band are disclosed, including techniques for transmitting and receiving system information blocks over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for gaining access to the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band by performing extended clear channel assessments (ECCAs), techniques for transmitting and receiving synchronization signals and reference signals over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for identifying starting times of downlink transmissions over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for transmitting and receiving clear channel assessment (CCA)-exempt transmissions over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, techniques for performing random access over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, and techniques for dynamically modifying a transmission mode over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei, Tao Luo, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10708971
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a mobility management method, user equipment, a storage node, and a base station. The mobility management method may include: determining, by user equipment (UE) in a connected state, a source identifier of the UE, where the source identifier is used to identify the UE; allowing the UE to enter a low consumption state after a low consumption activation condition is met, where in the low consumption state, the UE stores a connection context of the UE in the connected state and performs cell camping based on a cell reselection criterion in a moving process; and reporting, by the UE when a first preset condition is met, the source identifier to a second base station to which a second cell belongs, where the second cell is a serving cell on which the UE currently camps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingzhao Li, Wei Quan, Jian Zhang, Weihua Liu
  • Patent number: 10708842
    Abstract: A wireless communications system which provides improved power consumption and fast synchronization for low power and small footprint wireless devices is described. System and methods are described to provide a fast synchronization, low latency and efficient communications capability for services that sip data. That is services that exchange small amounts of data on an infrequent or sporadic basis, or data that is communicated in bursts with relatively large periods of inactivity in between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Rohan Shah
  • Patent number: 10701573
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention are used in a traffic statistics collection process. A traffic statistics collection method includes: when a modem detects a first IP packet, obtaining a first IP address of the first IP packet, and obtaining a packet length of the first IP packet; obtaining, from an in-memory database, an APN corresponding to the first IP address of the first IP packet; and when the APN corresponding to the first IP address of the first IP packet is an APN of a first PDN, adding the packet length of the first IP packet to a first statistics value of VoLTE traffic, where the first PDN is a PDN required by a bearer that establishes a VoLTE service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yinyuan Jia
  • Patent number: 10701676
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application disclose a clear channel assessment (CCA) method, an information receiving method, and apparatuses thereof. The CCA method comprises: sending downlink information on a first carrier, wherein the downlink information comprises first indication information, and the first indication information is used to indicate that at least one part of at least one symbol of at least one subframe is idle; and performing CCA on at least one neighboring carrier of the first carrier in at least a time of the at least one part that is idle. According to the methods and the apparatuses in the embodiments of the present application, a part of channel resources can be reserved when downlink information is transmitted on a carrier, so as to prevent interference caused by local leakage of the carrier to CCA on a neighboring carrier, thereby preventing CCA blocking between carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wentao Liu, Yong Li
  • Patent number: 10701711
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus and a method for controlling coexistence interference within a device in a wireless communication system. The method discloses the following steps: performing triggering, in which a transmission, which is generated in a terminal, in a first frequency band of a first network system requests controlling of interference on a reception, which is generated in the terminal, in a second frequency band of a second network system; transmitting to a base station support information including information on a time section that can or cannot be used by the first network system of the second network system, due to the interference; and receiving from the base station reply information for accepting or denying interference control as a reply to the support information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CORANCI, LLC
    Inventors: Jae Hyun Ahn, Ki Bum Kwon, Myung Cheul Jung
  • Patent number: 10694573
    Abstract: A system and method provide for receiving, at a radio access network (RAN), a radio resource connection (RRC) connection request from user equipment (UE) in a disconnected/idle state; allocating signaling radio bearer (SRB) resources to the UE; sending an initial UE message to a core network; receiving an initial context set-up from the core network; establishing an RRC session with the UE in an RRC connected state; storing the context information; detecting inactivity in the RRC session while the UE is in the RRC connected state; suspending the RRC session and transitioning the UE device from the RRC connected state to an RRC inactive state based on the inactivity; determining a congested/overloaded state in the RAN; receiving an RRC resume request from the UE; and determining, using the stored context information, whether the UE is to be granted prioritized access to the RAN and transitioned to the RRC connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Amir Saghir, Frank Jager
  • Patent number: 10693613
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system supports a DRX operating mode for communications between a base station and terminal device, which includes a regular repeating cycle of DRX inactive periods when the terminal device monitors a downlink channel from the base station and DRX active periods when the terminal device enters a power-saving mode not monitoring the downlink channel. The terminal device transmits uplink signaling, triggering subsequent downlink signaling, that may include acknowledgement signalling for a previous downlink transmission or an uplink transmission resources request. The base station receives the uplink signalling, determines time of an upcoming DRX inactive period for the terminal device, and delays transmitting downlink signalling responding to the uplink signalling until the upcoming DRX inactive period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: CONVIDA WIRELESS, LLC
    Inventors: Jussi Kahtava, Derek John Richards
  • Patent number: 10691120
    Abstract: This communication system has a transmitter and a receiver for repeatedly transmitting a frame of steering signal having a plurality of channels. The transmitter stores an identification data of a control parameter of a specific operation object in a first empty channel within one frame and stores a characteristic data of the control parameter of the specific operation object in a second empty channel to transmit along with steering data of other channels. Since the identification data and the characteristic data are transmitted at the same time along with the control data, the control parameters can be changed during steering of the operation object. Since the characteristic data and the identification data are transmitted in the same frame as a pair, when at least the one frame is received, the setting of the control parameter can be changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Futaba Corporation
    Inventor: Masahiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10694579
    Abstract: A communications terminal includes a transmitter configured to transmit signals via a wireless access interface to infrastructure equipment and to one or more of other communications terminals with a device-to-device communications protocol, a receiver configured to receive signals via the wireless access interface from the infrastructure equipment and from one or more of the other communications terminals with a device-to-device communications protocol, and a controller configured to control the transmitter and receiver to transmit and to receive data via the wireless access interface when in a connected mode and to select one of the one or more infrastructure equipment from which to receive paging messages for down-link communications when in an idle mode. The controller can enter a DRX-connected mode to control the receiver to only monitor a communications terminal acting as a relay node to determine whether the receiver can no longer receive paging messages from that communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10694575
    Abstract: A method may be provided to operate a user equipment device, UE. The method may comprise, when operating with a short Transmission Time Interval (sTTI), and when using connected mode discontinuous reception, DRX, monitoring transmissions from a radio access network node during a first part of a subframe for a UE-specific message for the UE containing first control information. If no UE-specific message for the UE containing first control information is received, the UE may be inactive during a second part of the subframe following after the first part of the subframe. If the UE receives the UE-specific message containing first control information, it may monitor the second part of the subframe for a message containing second control information, for use in receiving or transmitting data from or to the radio access network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gustav Wikström, Niklas Andgart, Henrik Enbuske, Henrik Sahlin
  • Patent number: 10694576
    Abstract: A radio release control (RRC) connection release method includes: sending, by user equipment (UE), a first message to a base station, where the first message carries a preset RRC release time determining parameter or a first RRC release time; if the UE adds the first RRC release time to the first message, setting, by the UE, timing duration of a first timer based on the first RRC release time, and starting the first timer; and releasing, by the UE, an RRC connection when the first timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Le Yan, Mingzeng Dai, Min Huang, Hongping Zhang, Yi Guo, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10694388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Torus-Quorum based channel rendezvous method for directional antennas. A pair of directional antennas facing any side initially points to the other party mutually in one Torus-Quorum system cycle through a rotation closure attribute of a Torus-Quorum system; and a receiver and a sender switch to a same available channel according to frequency hopping sequences to realize channel rendezvous. In the Torus-Quorum based channel rendezvous method for directional antennas proposed in the present invention, the directional antennas are rotated based on the Torus-Quorum, and elements are ensured to coincide with each other within limited time through the rotation closure attribute of the Torus-Quorum system, i.e., directions are opposite, thereby effectively shortening channel rendezvous time of the directional antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Wei Liang, Haibin Yu, Bo Yang, Meng Zheng, Shiwei Peng, Shiming Li
  • Patent number: 10694461
    Abstract: A method and mobile transceiver for asset tracking is provided. In one aspect, a method of operating a mobile transceiver comprising a processor, a memory, a satellite receiver, and at least one wireless transceiver is provided. The method comprises: determining whether the mobile transceiver is in a battery powered mode; activating the wireless transceiver from a low power mode; searching, via the wireless transceiver, for wireless services supported by the wireless transceiver; when more than one wireless service is available and the mobile transceiver is in a battery powered mode, selecting a most power efficient wireless service in accordance with a basic power profile of the available wireless services; when only one wireless service is available, selecting the available wireless service; and sending at least a portion of the data log to an asset tracking service using the selected wireless service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: José Eduardo Korneluk, Sergio Javier Berriz
  • Patent number: 10687282
    Abstract: Embodiments of a low-power wake-up radio (LP-WUR) are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a wireless device is set to a first state or a second state, wherein in the first state the wireless device is configured to receive wake-up (WU) packets, and wherein in the second state the wireless device is configured to not receive WU packets, wherein the wireless device comprises a WLAN radio and a low-power wake-up radio (LP-WUR). In some embodiments, the wireless device is configured to receive a wake-up packet, turn on the WLAN radio and turn off the LP-WUR. In some embodiments, the wireless device is configured to turn off the WLAN radio and turn on the LP-WUR for power conservation. In some embodiments, the wireless device turns off the WLAN radio and turns off the LP-WUR, and can periodically turn on the LP-WUR radio for extreme power saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Po-Kai Huang, Robert J. Stacey, Minyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10687314
    Abstract: A data transmission method of a station (STA) device in a wireless LAN system is disclosed. The data transmission method of an STA device, according to the present invention, comprises: a receiving step of receiving an uplink data frame from a first STA, wherein the uplink data frame includes first receiving operating mode information indicating a receiving operating mode to be changed by the first STA; and a transmitting step of transmitting an ACK frame for the uplink data frame, wherein the ACK frame includes mode change acceptance information indicating whether to accept or reject the change in the receiving operating mode according to the receiving operating mode information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeyoung Choi, Kiseon Ryu, Jeongki Kim, Hangyu Cho, Suhwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10687280
    Abstract: A system of saving battery power in a battery powered Wi-Fi device. The system includes a battery powered Wi-Fi device configured to transmit a customized beacon frame from the battery powered Wi-Fi device to a Wi-Fi enabled device. The customized beacon frame includes battery status information. In another form, a method of saving battery power in a battery powered Wi-Fi device. The method includes transmitting a customized beacon frame from the battery powered Wi-Fi device to a Wi-Fi enabled device. The customized beacon frame includes battery status information. In another form, a system for saving sensor battery power includes a battery powered sensor configured to transmit a customized beacon frame from the battery powered sensor to a Wi-Fi enabled device. The customized beacon frame includes sensor data. Customized beacon frame may be sent from the Wi-Fi enabled device to a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Kumar Singh, Antony Baskar Arul
  • Patent number: 10681692
    Abstract: A transmission resource mapping method and a device relating to the field of mobile communications technologies, where resource mapping is performed using a resource element block, a length of the resource element block in time domain is less than a length of a physical resource block in the time domain. Therefore, a mapping granularity can be reduced during resource mapping such that latency in a transmission process can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Sun, Jian Wang, Da Wang, Yanliang Sun
  • Patent number: 10681752
    Abstract: A cellular telecommunications network architecture is described where certain UEs are configured to assist the network to improve coverage in regions of poor radio conditions. In certain embodiments, appropriate UEs are selected to act as a dynamic, out-of-band coverage extensions. Network performance can thereby be improved when serving users at the cell edge (or in other poor radio condition regions of a cell). Data from UEs connected to those assisting UEs is encrypted to allow secure transit of data without requiring modification to the RAN or Core Network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Eric Murray, Peter Cosimini, Marco Angelo Pietro Del Bo, Javier Monedero, Tarek Elbasyouny, Maria Vazquez
  • Patent number: 10681632
    Abstract: A station, a method performed by a station and a corresponding method performed by an access point (AP) of a network to allow the station to operate a wireless local area network (WLAN) radio in a sleep state until the WLAN radio is ready to receive a beacon from the AP. The station includes a low power (LP) radio configured to receive a wake up signal from an AP of a network to which the station is connected. The station further includes a WLAN radio configured to operate in a sleep state until the WLAN radio receives an indication from the LP radio that the wakeup signal has been received, wherein WLAN radio is further configured to operate in a fully awake state after receipt of the indication to receive a beacon from the AP indicating a data transmission is pending for the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harish Ramamurthy, Joonsuk Kim, Yong Liu, Christopher Hansen
  • Patent number: 10681618
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for facilitating informing a radio access network of the capabilities of a user equipment device with regard to switching and aggregation of streams received from master and secondary base station devices. Different user equipment device may have different capabilities with regard to aggregated and combining streams received from the base station devices (e.g., split bearer) or switching between the streams (fast switching). The embodiments described herein provide a way for the UE to inform the radio access network about the capabilities of the UE device. In an embodiment, in response to receiving a query from the radio access network, the UE can return via a UE resource capability information element, an indicator indicating the capabilities of the UE device. The indicator can be an integer bit that has different values depending on the capabilities of the UE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yupeng Jia, Milap Majmundar, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10681636
    Abstract: In an embodiment, there is provided a method for optimization of network signalling load and/or User Equipment power consumption in a packet mobile system wherein an User Equipment UE has access to a network comprising a Core Network CN accessed by a Radio Access Network RAN, a method wherein CN assistance information is provided by said CN to said RAN for an UE, said CN assistance information including information determined in said CN based on a learning by said CN of a traffic pattern and/or a mobility pattern of said UE, and said CN assistance information is used in said RAN to adjust RAN parameters enabling to control transitions between idle and connected state and/or power consumption in connected state for said UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Bruno Landais, Alessio Casati
  • Patent number: 10681723
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a base station. The apparatus may transmit an uplink grant to a UE during a first transmit opportunity. The apparatus may signal, during a second transmit opportunity, a grant trigger to the UE to trigger operations associated with the uplink grant that are uncompleted after the first transmit opportunity. The grant trigger may be associated with a set of UEs that includes the UE. The set of UEs may be a subset of the UEs having pending transmissions. The apparatus may instruct the UE regarding whether to keep or discard resources granted by the uplink grant when the UE switches to a different beam during or prior to the second transmit opportunity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Andrei Dragos Radulescu, Chirag Patel, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Tamer Kadous, Tao Luo, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 10674449
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for using a signal to wake up a user equipment (UE) that is in a low-power mode in a synchronized wireless communication system operating a shared radio frequency spectrum band. Once a base station wins a contention for a transmission opportunity in the shared radio frequency spectrum band, the base station may transmit a single signal before the transmission opportunity. After receiving the signal, the UE may begin monitoring for control information (e.g., control resource sets) associated with slots in the transmission opportunity. If the control information indicates that the content of the slot is for the UE, the UE may monitor the slot for its content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang, Taesang Yoo, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Tamer Kadous, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 10674553
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a UE for ProSe communication, the method receiving, from a second UE with which a connection for direct communication with a first UE has not been established, a PC5 discovery message comprising information regarding the second UE resource state, and selecting a relay UE with consideration for the second UE resource state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Taehun Kim, Sunghoon Jung, Laeyoung Kim, Jaehyun Kim
  • Patent number: RE48064
    Abstract: A method for transmitting information data by using a Reed-Muller coding scheme in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes configuring a number of resource elements for transmitting the information data; dividing the information data to first information data and second information data if a bit size O of the information data is equal to or larger than a predetermined number; applying RM coding on each of the first information data and the second information data; concatenating the coded first information data and the coded second information data, and transmitting the concatenated data by using the predetermined number of resource elements, wherein a minimum value Q?min for the number of resource elements is defined by a sum of a minimum value Q?min_1 for the number of resource elements corresponding to the first information data and a minimum value Q?min_2 for the number of resource elements corresponding to the second information data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jiwoong Jang, Moonil Lee, Jaehoon Chung, Seunghee Han, Hyunsoo Ko