Having A Plurality Of Contiguous Regions Served By Respective Fixed Stations Patents (Class 370/328)
  • Patent number: 10694429
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for managing data connectivity links for a plurality of aircraft in a network wherein at least one aircraft is a non-cooperative aircraft, said network comprising a plurality of sub-mesh regions, each sub-mesh having a plurality of nodes, wherein at least one node is representative of an aircraft, and a control sub-mesh node configured to maintain a plurality of data links with the plurality of aircraft in the sub-mesh region based on a generated real-time map of data connections for the sub-mesh region; and a master control node configured to control each control sub-mesh node of each sub-mesh region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: AERONET GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS LABS DAC
    Inventors: Brian Russell, Ronan Farrell
  • Patent number: 10694553
    Abstract: A connection method of a communication device in a communication system is provided. The communication system includes a plurality of communication devices each having a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) access point function and a wireless LAN child device function and is constructed by connecting a lower-level communication device to an access point of a higher-level communication device. A new communication device is to be added to the communication system executes: a first step of connecting to an access point of an arbitrary one of the plurality of communication devices of the communication system; and a second step of acquiring, from the connected communication device, system information of the communication system including a connection form of the plurality of communication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Shirai
  • Patent number: 10694453
    Abstract: Systems and methods of providing communications between UEs are generally described. A notification resource indicating subsequent transmission of a discovery message is transmitted from a UE to another UE using a discovery ID selected from a limited number of discovery IDs stored in the other UE. The other UE transmits a random access request to the UE having a temporary ID. The UE may not respond if the temporary ID is already used or may transmit data transmission information scrambled by the temporary ID. The other UE transmits a contention resolution PDU to the UE and may receive an ACK to indicate ID contention is not present, or either no response or a NACK to indicate the presence of ID contention. The other UE may either select a new temporary ID or use a backoff timer to retransmit the random access request at a random time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Satish Chandra Jha, Qian Li, Guangjie Li, Yaser M. Fouad, Joonbeom Kim, Vesh Raj Sharma Banjade, Lu Lu, Dawei Ying, Hassan Ghozlan, Xiaoyun May Wu, Geng Wu
  • Patent number: 10694421
    Abstract: A method, performed by a User Equipment (UE) including a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity associated with two Radio Link Control (RLC) entities and configured with a duplication function that is not activated, includes: determining, by the PDCP entity, whether the two RLC entities belong to a same cell group, and submitting, by the PDCP entity, a PDCP Data Protocol Data Unit (PDU) to a primary RLC entity of the two RLC entities when the two RLC entities belong to the same cell group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Chia-Hung Wei, Chie-Ming Chou, Hung-Chen Chen
  • Patent number: 10693604
    Abstract: The invention provides a base station that does not cause the number of blind decodings to be increased and further can prevent the flexibility of resource allocation from degrading. A search space setting unit sets search spaces each of which is constituted by one or more control channel elements (CCEs) and each of which is to be decoded in the terminals and each of which is defined by a plurality of to-be-decoded candidates. An allocating unit places, in one of the plurality of to-be-decoded candidates included in the search space, a control channel. The number of connections of CCEs constituting the to-be-decoded candidate is associated with the number of to-be-decoded candidates. The search space setting unit causes, in accordance with the control channel to be transmitted, the association of the number of connections of CCEs constituting the to-be-decoded candidate with the number of to-be-decoded candidates to differ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Akihiko Nishio, Ayako Horiuchi, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10693541
    Abstract: Sector sweeps are described for establishing two-way data communications with directional antennas. Some examples receive a sequence of base station transmit sector sweep signals from a base station (BS) at the UE, each signal being transmitted to a different transmit sector from a multiple antenna array of the BS, select a best transmitted signal at the UE from among the received signals, send a sequence of UE transmit sector sweep signals to the base station from the UE, each signal being transmitted to a different transmit sector from a multiple antenna array of the UE, send an identification of the selected best base station transmit sector sweep signal to the base station, receive an identification of a selected best UE transmit sector sweep signal from the base station, and send data to the BS using the identified best UE transmit sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Wook Bong Lee, Hosein Nikopour, Claudio Da Silva
  • Patent number: 10693618
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for carrying out narrowband communications in a wireless network. According to an aspect, a method comprises in an apparatus: detecting at least one content notification message indicating contents of each of a plurality of messages frequency-multiplexed with a discovery message to parallel sub-channels of a channel in a bi-directional wireless network; selecting autonomously a sub-channel on the basis of the detected content notification message; and acquiring a message through the selected sub-channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Enrico-Henrik Rantala, Wessam Afifi Ahmed, Jarkko Kneckt, Janne Marin, Mika Kasslin, Esa Tuomaala, Olli Alanen, Sayantan Choudhury
  • Patent number: 10693835
    Abstract: One embodiment relates to data routing using first and second pieces of IP type equipment, the second piece of equipment being suitable for communicating with a management node of a sensor network. The sensors may have respective IP addresses that are generated by said management node, the node also having a function of routing data in the sensor network. The method includes, in a router, generating an address for the second piece of equipment, verifying the availability of the address in the sensor network from the management node, and if the address is available, requesting the management node to add the second piece of equipment in the sensor network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Fabrice Fontaine, Flavien Moullec
  • Patent number: 10693599
    Abstract: A communication method and system are provided for converging a 5G communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4G system with an IoT technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jeongho Yeo, Sungjin Park, Jinyoung Oh
  • Patent number: 10690769
    Abstract: A method and system to determine angle of arrival of a target include one or more transmitters, one or more receivers, and one local oscillator to provide a local reference signal each in two or more transceiver nodes. The system also includes a controller to determine obtained phase differences for each of the two or more transceiver nodes. Each of the obtained phase differences is between a signal transmitted by one of the one or more transmitters and received by one of the one or more receivers of a same one of the two or more transceiver nodes. The controller estimates the angle of arrival of the target based on the obtained phase differences determined for the two or more transceiver nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Oded Bialer
  • Patent number: 10694515
    Abstract: An information processing method, a corresponding base station and terminal are disclosed. The method includes presetting a subframe structure comprising at least a first time slot and a second time slot, herein the first time slot is used for transmission of a downlink signal; or is idle; or is switched to reception of an uplink signal and schedules transmission of the uplink signal or does not schedule transmission of the uplink signal; or is switched to reception of a signal for only performing reception and measurement of other signals but does not schedule transmission of the uplink signal; and the second time slot is used for reception of an uplink signal and schedules transmission of the uplink signal; or is idle, or is switched to reception of a signal for only performing measurement but does not schedule the uplink signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yajun Zhao, Linmei Mo, Hanqing Xu
  • Patent number: 10690749
    Abstract: A method of processing a radar hit from an object using, for each of a plurality of cells, a signal strength threshold, a hit rate threshold, a time of last detection; and receiving, for one of the plurality of cells corresponding to the object, a measured signal strength, a measured hit rate and a time of measurement. The object is identified as clutter if the measured hit rate is greater than the hit rate threshold, and the measured signal strength is less than signal strength threshold. The signal strength threshold is above a conventional CFAR signal threshold. Measured Doppler strength may also be used to identify clutter. Identification can be determined using Doppler-polarity-specific data values. The hit rate and the mean Doppler speed of the one of the plurality of cells can be updated using a running average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: SRC, Inc.
    Inventor: David L. Weldum
  • Patent number: 10686577
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for allocating ACKnowledgement (ACK)/Non-ACKnowledgement (NACK) channel resources and processing confirmation information are disclosed. The method includes: The network side determines one physical channel area among multiple physical channel areas to be used by an ACK/NACK channel, and notifies the determined physical channel area to a User Equipment (UE) so as to enable the UE to determine a channel for receiving or sending ACK/NACK information in the determined physical channel area according to a mapping rule. Moreover, the network side may send or receive ACK/NACK information on the physical channel area that includes the ACK/NACK channel. The method and apparatus improve the utilization ratio and flexibility of the ACK/NACK channel, and reduce the probability of conflict generated by the ACK/NACK channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Guan, Lixia Xue, Bingyu Qu
  • Patent number: 10686842
    Abstract: A method for providing an administration policy to a user device comprising a plurality of applications, the method comprising centrally generating the administration policy to be implemented in the user device, the administration policy comprising at least one of an application administration policy to be used by at least one of the plurality of applications and a client administration policy for the user device; and providing the generated policy to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Kenneth John Wallis, Bryan Richard Goring, Viera Bibr, Kamen Vitanov, Laura Brindusa Fritsch, Michael Shenfield, Jeffrey Christopher Rogers
  • Patent number: 10686561
    Abstract: Methods described herein are for wireless communication systems. One aspect of the invention is directed to a method for a HARQ process, in which the HARQ process includes a first transmission of an encoder packet and at least one retransmission. The method involves allocating a transmission resource for each respective transmission. The method involves transmitting control information from a base station to a mobile station for each respective transmission. The control information includes information to uniquely identify the HARQ process and an identification of one of a time resource, a frequency resource and a time and frequency resource that is allocated for the transmission. In some embodiments of the invention, specific control information is signalled from a base station to a mobile station to enable RAS-HARQ operation. In some embodiments of the invention, retransmission signaling in included as part of regular unicast signaling used for both first transmission and retransmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mo-han Fong, Sophie Vrzic, Robert Novak, Jun Yuan, Dong-Sheng Yu
  • Patent number: 10686508
    Abstract: Fast calculation of channel state information using demodulation reference signals (DM-RS) is provided herein. The channel state information can be calculated by estimating the signal to noise ratio of a communication link based on the DM-RS, and then estimating the channel quality indicator based on the SINR. The advanced receivers can use list-based detection methods which the estimated SINR can improve the performance thereof. Channel state information is traditionally calculated based on the channel state reference signals (CS-RS). Demodulation reference signals, which are used for channel estimation for a data channel, are transmitted at different times than CS-RS however, and so some portions of the channel state information including layer indicator (LI) and channel quality indicator (CQI) can be calculated based on the demodulation reference signals, allowing a network to adapt more quickly to changing channel conditions, without having to transmit a CS-RS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10686656
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transmitting information, particularly network parameters for connecting to a wireless network, from a provisioning device to a wireless device via a wireless interface. The information is obtained in an encoded form in the provisioning device and the provisioning device transmits a sequence of data packets (21) in accordance with a pattern generated based on the encoded information. Each element of the pattern correspond to a predetermined time distance between consecutive data packets (21) or to a predetermined data packet length, and the data packets (21) have a length which is smaller than a maximum length supported by the wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Jun Yao, Xiaodong Ge
  • Patent number: 10685381
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a message comprising status data from a second computing device, determining that a geographic area is a hotspot based at least on the status data, where mobile users in a hotspot have a high probability of accessing an application on their mobile computing devices, and sending an indication that the geographic area is a hotspot to a third-party computing device, where the indication is used by the third-party computing device to determine a value for delivery of content to computing devices associated with the geographic area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Artur Duque de Souza
  • Patent number: 10687265
    Abstract: A wireless mesh network topology map management method includes: deploying a main AP and a first AP; establishing a connection between the first AP and the main AP; executing a positioning procedure to obtain a first coordinate of the first AP relative to the main AP; deploying a second AP; establishing a connection between the second AP and one of the main AP and the first AP; executing the positioning procedure to obtain a second coordinate of the second AP relative to the main AP; establishing a wireless mesh network topology map based on the first and second coordinates; and controlling the second AP to establish a connection with one of the main AP and the first AP that has the shortest distance relative to the second AP based on the wireless mesh network topology map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fu-Ming Kang, Chui-Chu Cheng, Horen Chen
  • Patent number: 10687308
    Abstract: A core network node (e.g., Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)) and various methods are described herein for determining reachability of wireless devices operating with extended discontinuous reception (eDRX).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Nicklas Johansson, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10681732
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for providing collision detection in a wider bandwidth are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Michelle X. Gong, Robert J. Stacey, Adrian P Stephens
  • Patent number: 10681759
    Abstract: One or more wireless stations may operate to configure direct communication with neighboring mobile stations, e.g., direct communication between the wireless stations without utilizing an intermediate access point. A mechanism for a wireless station to transmit a paging beacon outside of a paging window may include establishing a paged data link with a peer station, determining that one or more data frames associated with the paged data link are pending transmission, and transmitting a beacon to the peer station outside of a scheduled paging window of the paged data link. The beacon may include a paging attribute indicating there are pending data frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Guoqing Li, Lawrie Kurian, Peter N. Heerboth, Su Khiong Yong
  • Patent number: 10680794
    Abstract: Described herein is an apparatus for the recovery of asynchronous data into a fixed clock domain. A phase-locked loop (PLL) of the known art is replaced by a modified quadrature resolver, and the output from the resolver re-creates the selected frequency component of the input asynchronous data. The zero-crossings of this re-created data clock are used to sample the input data stream. One advantage of this technique is that it operates as a state machine on a single clock, and no analog components such as phase detectors or VCOs are needed. In another embodiment, the samples from the input data stream are changed from pulses to Gaussians, allowing for conversion of the sample rate from one clock domain to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SiliconIntervention Inc.
    Inventor: A. Martin Mallinson
  • Patent number: 10681593
    Abstract: Example devices, computer-readable media, and methods for transferring a connection to a packet data network from a first session via a first radio access infrastructure to a second session via a second radio access infrastructure are disclosed. A processing system of a cellular network may receive, via a first radio access infrastructure from an endpoint device, a request to establish a connection to a packet data network via the cellular network and establish a first session for the connection to the packet data network for the endpoint device via the first radio access infrastructure. The processing system may detect at least one condition for transferring the connection to the packet data network to a second session via a second radio access infrastructure that is different from the first radio access infrastructure, establish the second session, and transfer the connection to the packet data network to the second session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 10680937
    Abstract: Diverting communication content directed to a wireless device based on a determined state of a display of the wireless device is presented herein. A method can include receiving state information representing a display state of a display of a wireless device; and in response to determining, based on the state information, that the display has been inactive for a defined period of time, redirecting communication content that has been directed to the wireless device to an intermediary device. In an example, the redirecting can include storing the communication content in the intermediary device as stored content, and in response to determining, based on the state information, that the display has been active, sending, via the intermediary device, the stored content directed to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10680854
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein enable the use of Demodulation Reference Signal, DMRS, sequences that are numbered relative to an overall system bandwidth (30), while simultaneously enabling wireless communication devices (12) to determine the DRMS sequence elements mapped to their scheduled bandwidths (36) within the system bandwidth (30). Advantageously, the wireless communication devices (12) need not know the system bandwidth (30), or even be aware of where their scheduled bandwidths (36) reside within the system bandwidth (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, Mattias Frenne, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 10681153
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an operation triggering method and apparatus for machine-to-machine communications. The method is implemented in a service capability middleware, and includes retrieving a change result of the content of the subject resource stored in the service capability middleware; retrieving a representation of the operation resource associated with the subject resource, where the representation of the operation resource includes a condition for sending an operation request to an object resource and a uniform resource identifier of the object resource; constructing the operation request for the object resource when it is determined that the change result meets the condition for sending the operation request to the object resource in the representation of the operation resource; and sending the operation request to the object resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jiaxin Yin
  • Patent number: 10673611
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a data transmission method, device, and system, and belongs to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: receiving a data packet sent by user equipment, where the data packet carries indication information used to instruct a base station to establish a specified data connection to the user equipment; generating a first key of the user equipment based on the indication information and a public key of the base station; and performing data transmission with the user equipment based on the first key of the user equipment. According to the data transmission method, the transmitted data can be encrypted and decrypted when there is no radio resource control connection between the base station and the user equipment, thereby improving data transmission security while ensuring data transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoli Shi, Hongzhuo Zhang, Haiyan Luo, Wenjie Peng
  • Patent number: 10674356
    Abstract: A system and method provide a security aspect for a UE in dual connectivity mode of operation in wireless communication networks. The system and method provide secure simultaneous transmission and reception in a secure manner between a User Equipment (UE) and one or more eNodeBs (eNBs) configured in an inter-eNB carrier aggregation scenario. The system establishes of a security context between the UE and the Secondary eNB (SeNB) using the RRC signaling between the UE and the Master eNB (MeNB), when a plurality of SCells within SeNB are added simultaneously. The system also detects the intruder in the user data radio bearers, while a UE is operating in dual connectivity mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Himke Van Der Velde, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Woo-Seong Kim
  • Patent number: 10674532
    Abstract: A communication scheme and system for converging a 5th generation (5G) communication system for supporting a data rate higher than that of a 4th generation (4G) system with an Internet of things (IoT) technology is provided. The present disclosure is applicable to intelligent services (e.g., smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars, connected cars, health care, digital education, retail stores, security and safety-related services) based on 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Suyoung Park, Suha Yoon, Euichang Jung, Sunghyuk Shin
  • Patent number: 10674442
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for selecting a cell of a wireless cellular communication network (100) having a plurality of cells (111-115). According to the method, a cell size information representing a size of an area served by a cell (111-115) of the plurality of cells is received by a user equipment (106). The received cell size information is transmitted from the user equipment (106) to a base station (105) of the wireless cellular communication network (100) by which the user equipment (106) is served. A cell (111-115) of the plurality of cells is selected for serving the user equipment (106) based on the cell size information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik Bengtsson, Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 10674558
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. One method includes establishing, using a wired interface, a first connection with an access point having a dedicated connection with a core network, establishing, using a first radio of a plurality of radios, a first millimeter wave (mmW) connection with a first node of a mmW mesh network, and establishing, using a second radio of the plurality of radios, a second mmW connection with a second node of the mmW mesh network. In some cases, the method may additionally or alternatively, include establishing, using a third radio of the plurality of radios, a cellular connection with the first node or the second node of the mmW mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Vivint Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Hart, Kevin Ross, Stephen John Haynes
  • Patent number: 10671441
    Abstract: A communication system according to the present disclosure includes: a management apparatus (30) configured to manage positional information regarding a communication terminal (10); a server (50) configured to provide a communication service for the communication terminal (10), and a control apparatus (60) configured to control start or stop of a communication function included in a communication apparatus (40). The server (50) is arranged in the vicinity of a base station (20), the management apparatus (30) transmits the positional information regarding the communication terminal (10) to the control apparatus (60), the control apparatus (60) controls start or stop of the communication function that the communication apparatus (40) includes based on the positional information, and the control apparatus (60) notifies the communication terminal (10) of start or stop of the communication function that the communication apparatus (40) includes via the management apparatus (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Ohta, Kazuhiro Egashira
  • Patent number: 10674415
    Abstract: A communications system is described in which a base station controls interworking between a cell of the base station operating according to a first radio access technology and cells of access points operating according to a second radio access technology. The base station transmits control plane data to a mobile device in its cell, wherein the control plane data facilitates user plane communication by the mobile device, via a first access point. When the user plane communication has been handed over from the first access point to a second access point, the base station receives information identifying the second access point. Beneficially, the base station uses the received information for controlling the interworking and/or controlling a handover for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 10673496
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for enhancing a sector sweep. The apparatus generally includes a processing system configured to generate a first set of frames and a second set of frames. The apparatus also includes a first interface configured to output the first set of frames for transmission to a wireless node via a first set of beams, wherein each beam of the first set is wider in a first dimension than a second dimension, and output the second set of frames for transmission to the wireless node via a second set of beams, wherein each beam of the second set is wider in the second dimension than the first dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Alecsander Petru Eitan, Assaf Yaakov Kasher
  • Patent number: 10666396
    Abstract: A communications system including an infrastructure equipment, forming part of a mobile communications network, that transmits and receives data to/from a user device via a wireless access interface using a plurality of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers that extend across a first bandwidth. The infrastructure equipment is configured to transmit repeatedly signals representing a same instance of user device payload data in a second bandwidth less than and within a first bandwidth, and includes a subset of the OFDM subcarriers. The user device is configured to receive one or more of the signals repeatedly transmitted across the second bandwidth, to store in a memory signals representing the repeatedly transmitted signals received across the second bandwidth and to combine the stored signals, and to detect the user device payload data from the combined signals, the user device having been provided with an indication of the second bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10666521
    Abstract: A method for positioning network devices includes receiving network parameters for a network and determining corresponding installation locations for the end devices based on the network parameters. The network includes at least one network backhaul, relay devices in communication with the network backhaul, and end devices in communication with the relay devices or the network backhaul. The end devices are configured to wirelessly communicate with user devices at the corresponding user locations. The method also includes determining communication connections between at least one of: the end devices and user devices; the relay devices and the at least one network backhaul; the relay devices and the end devices; or the end devices and the at least one network backhaul. The method further includes generating a network topology indicating the determined corresponding locations for the end devices and the determined communication connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Xiaoming Wang, Greg Leon, Sanjeev Jagannatha Rao, Jun Yin, Peter Chen, Dongdong Wang
  • Patent number: 10666367
    Abstract: A method of providing information by a server and an apparatus of a server for providing information are provided. The method includes receiving mode information on a beacon service; generating control information based on the mode information; and transmitting the control information to an output device, wherein the mode information is identified from a beacon signal transmitted by a beacon transmitting device, and the beacon signal includes mode information corresponding to at least one piece of distance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Changgun Ko, Hun Lim
  • Patent number: 10667304
    Abstract: Communication systems may benefit from connection setup improvements. For example, fifth generation communication systems may benefit from low latency service connection setup for 5G network terminal in new service areas. A method can include receiving an indication of preference for services from a 5G network terminal. The method can also include determining that the indication indicates a preference for low latency services. The method can further include determining whether the low latency services are offered in a tracking area of the 5G network terminal. The method can additionally include communicating with the 5G network terminal regarding the availability of the low latency services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, Paolo Zanier, Rainer Stademann, Cinzia Sartori
  • Patent number: 10667238
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for allowing multiple P-RNTIs to be supported using communications systems operating according to new radio (NR) technologies. For example, a method for wireless communication by a base station (BS) generally includes receiving, from a core network, a paging message for a user equipment (UE) comprising a paging identifier and a paging offset; determining a plurality of available paging identifiers for the UE associated with the paging offset; selecting, from the plurality of available paging identifiers, at least a first paging identifier to associate with a first UE based on the paging identifier; and paging the first UE using the first paging identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Gavin Bernard Horn, Aziz Gholmieh, Yongsheng Shi, Arvind Vardarajan Santhanam
  • Patent number: 10667309
    Abstract: A method of enabling inter-mobile network proximity services through a direct link between mobile communication devices attached to different mobile networks, the method comprising: selecting and configuring at least one first mobile communication device attached to a first mobile network among said different mobile networks for the acquisition of configuration data related to proximity services of at least a second mobile network among said different mobile networks, said configuration data related to proximity services comprising information about radio resources assigned in said second mobile network for the proximity services; having the selected and configured first mobile communication device report the acquired configuration data related to proximity services of the at least a second mobile network to at least one between: the first mobile network, and at least one second mobile communication device located in proximity of the first mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Andrea Buldorini, Giuseppe Catalano, Maurizio Fodrini
  • Patent number: 10667154
    Abstract: There is provided a method of evaluating wireless device and/or wireless network performance and/or wireless network usage trends. The method comprises providing wireless device software to each of a plurality of wireless electronic devices connected to one or more of a plurality of networks by having the wireless device software embedded in the corresponding electronic device, wherein the wireless device software is embedded in or operable with a plurality of types of applications and performs at least one test associated with characteristics and/or location of the device, and/or performance of the device and/or the network, and/or usage of the device by a user; receiving via one or more collection servers, test data obtained by the wireless device software of each of the plurality of wireless electronic devices; aggregating the received data; and storing and outputting the aggregated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Tutela Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Brennen Stephen Chow, Hunter Banford Bulmer Macdonald, David Daniel Yarish, Anthony Sean Kroeker, Stephen William Neville, Thomas E. Darcie
  • Patent number: 10666407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) communication systems with four transmit antennas and one or more receive antennas, and in particular to methods for inserting scattered pilots (SPs) into the transmit signals of such OFDM systems, for estimating channel properties on the basis of the scattered pilots, a multi-antenna OFDM transmitter, and an OFDM receiver. In this context, it is the particular approach of the present invention to keep the same SP pattern like in the single-transmitter case, to partition the pilots into as many subsets as there are transmitters (transmit antennas), and to interleave these subsets both in time and in frequency. In this manner, the granularity of pilots of the same subset is reduced. This offers increased flexibility in designing the scattered pilot patterns and greater accuracy of the estimated channel properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Mihail Petrov, Tomohiro Kimura, Mikihiro Ouchi
  • Patent number: 10667109
    Abstract: The described embodiments transfer an activity from a source electronic device to a companion electronic device. The source electronic device receives activity information describing an activity performed in a first application at the source electronic device and broadcasts an activity advertisement comprising an activity identifier for the activity. Upon receiving the activity advertisement, the companion electronic device determines whether a second application that is associated with the first application is available at the companion electronic device. If the second application is available, the companion electronic device acquires extended activity data from the source electronic device and uses the extended activity data to configure the second application and commence performing the activity with the second application at the companion electronic device. The source electronic device may also forward activity-related information (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marc J. Krochmal, Daniel M. Vinegrad
  • Patent number: 10666343
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses, systems, and methods for reference signal design for initial acquisition, by receiving a first primary synchronization signal (PSS) and a first secondary synchronization signal (SSS) from a first transmit (Tx) beam, in first contiguous orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols of a downlink subframe. A UE can receive at least a second PSS and a second SSS from a second Tx beam in contiguous OFDM symbols of the downlink subframe. A UE can then detect beamforming reference signals (BRSs) corresponding to the first Tx beam and the second Tx beam, based on identification of physical cell ID information and timing information processed from the first PSS, the second PSS, the first SSS, and the second SSS. The UE can select the first Tx beam or the second Tx beam that was received with the highest power, based on the BRSs. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Xiong, Huaning Niu, Yushu Zhang, Jong-Kae Fwu, Yuan Zhu, Ralf Matthias Bendlin
  • Patent number: 10667180
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to methods and devices for handling access priority of a wireless device in a wireless network. In particular, embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a wireless network access node for managing/handling access priority associated with a wireless device, which wireless device is requesting access to the wireless network is provided. The method comprises receiving from a mobility management node a message comprising Quality of Service, QoS, information associated with the wireless device; determining access priority related information associated with the wireless device based on the received QoS information; and transmitting the access priority related information associated with the wireless device to the wireless device. Further, embodiments herein relate to corresponding methods for handling access priority associated with a wireless device performed in a wireless device, and in a wireless network, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Magnus Hurd, Aldo Bolle
  • Patent number: 10667177
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from traffic steering. For example, radio access network based traffic steering can be used to benefit of communications by steering traffic to Wi-Fi leveraging Hotspot 2.0. A method can include determining that an off-load condition exists in an area of a radio access network. The method can also include commanding a user equipment to off-load to non-cellular radio access based on the determining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Provenance Asset Group LLC
    Inventors: Mika Forssell, Jari Pekka Mustajarvi, Janne Petteri Tervonen
  • Patent number: 10666766
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network determines performance characteristics of a plurality of physical interfaces of the device. The device receives an application descriptive language-based description of performance requirements of a virtualized application for execution by the device. The device selects a particular one of the plurality of physical interfaces for use by the virtualized application during execution, based on the performance requirements of the virtualized application and on the performance characteristics of the plurality of physical interfaces. The device causes the virtualized application to use the selected physical interface during execution by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sujay Gopinathan, Jeslin Antony Puthenparambil, Vivek Datar, Binod Roay
  • Patent number: 10667203
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cell selection method and apparatus. The cell selection method includes: sending, by a non-access stratum of user equipment UE, network list information to an access stratum of the UE, where the network list information includes a list of forbidden networks and a list of forbidden networks for a GPRS service; determining, by the non-access stratum, indication information about a cell selection priority according to an operation mode of the UE; and sending, by the non-access stratum, the indication information to the access stratum, so that the access stratum selects a suitable cell according to the network list information and the indication information. The present invention can effectively prevent the UE from entering a state of being able to normally camp but unable to obtain a normal service, thereby improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lin Shu, Xibo Sun, Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 10667226
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the field of mobile communication, and in particular, to frequency determining technologies in the field of wireless communication. In a frequency determining method, a base station determines a frequency according to different modes, so that an interval between the frequency and a channel raster is not greater than a particular threshold. Corresponding frequencies are determined by setting different thresholds. According to the technical solutions provided in this application, user equipment may determine, in different modes, a corresponding frequency resource to communicate with a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yiling Wu, Weiliang Zhang, Zheng Liu, Zhe Chen