Channel Assignment Patents (Class 370/329)
  • Patent number: 10292100
    Abstract: A method implemented at a network node configured for operation in a wireless communication network. The method includes determining a Device-to-Device (D2D) activity status of a wireless device that is registered in the network and has network communications capability and D2D communications capability, and adapting one or both of network and D2D operations with respect to the wireless device, in dependence on the determined activity status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10291445
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. Method and system for minimizing channel preservation time in a cellular communication network. The system, after channel sensing and if the channel is free, dynamically determines a Preservation Signal (PS) value, and then adjusts the channel preservation time, based on the determined PS value. The system can minimize the channel preservation time, by restarting data transmission upon detecting a symbol boundary, while the data transmission is in progress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Anshuman Nigam
  • Patent number: 10292054
    Abstract: Methods and a system are provided for enabling coexistence of WIFI and Long Term Evolution (LTE) in a wireless communication system. A method includes embedding in a data sequence, by a base station capable of transmitting and receiving LTE frames, a channel reservation packet that (i) is detectable by a WIFI receiver and (ii) reserves a particular one of a plurality of available unlicensed communication channels for a transmission duration of the data sequence. The method further includes transmitting, by the base station, the data sequence including the embedded channel reservation packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammad Khojastepour, Eugene Chai, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, Sampath Rangarajan
  • Patent number: 10291374
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a reference signal detection method and receiving method, user equipment, and a base station. The user equipment includes: a determining unit, configured to determine configuration information of a reference signal, where the configuration information includes information about a first candidate time-frequency resource and information about a second candidate time-frequency resource, where the first candidate time-frequency resource includes a first partial time-frequency resource and a second partial time-frequency resource; the second candidate time-frequency resource includes a third partial time-frequency resource and a fourth partial time-frequency resource; and the first partial resource, the second partial resource, the third partial resource, and the fourth partial resource do not overlap one another; and a detection unit, configured to detect the reference signal according to the configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lei Guan, Yongxing Zhou, Lixia Xue
  • Patent number: 10292079
    Abstract: Provided are a method of reselecting a cell by a terminal in a wireless communication system and a device supporting the same. A terminal may measure a cell on the basis of a priority, may calculate a ranking of the cell, using a cell measurement result, and may reselect a cell having the highest ranking. Otherwise, the terminal may measure a cell and evaluate a cell reselection criterion on the basis of a priority, may calculate a CE level with respect to a cell satisfying the cell reselection criterion evaluation, using a cell measurement result, and may reselect a cell having the lowest CE level. The terminal may be a terminal operating in a coverage extension mode and the coverage extension mode enables the cell measurement to be performed for a longer time than a normal mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10291378
    Abstract: Wireless devices may employ techniques for indicating alternative modulation coding schemes (MCSs) (e.g., MCS values or MCS indices not associated with a default list or default MCS table). That is, communications (e.g., such as physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) transmissions carrying downlink control information (DCI), physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) transmissions carrying uplink grants, etc.) may include information (e.g., in MCS fields and reserved fields) that indicate alternative MCSs for subsequent communications. For example, random access radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) scrambled DCI, random access response (RAR) messages, etc., may indicate an alternative MCS for subsequent messages in a random access procedure (e.g., for a RAR, an RRC connection request, etc.). The alternative MCS may be conveyed by indicating information such as MCS scaling factors, alternative MCS table IDs, MCS indices associated with the alternative MCS table, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tianyang Bai, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Kiran Venugopal, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Gabi Sarkis, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10292092
    Abstract: Provided is a device that acquires a result of discovery of a wireless local area network (LAN) access point that uses a frequency band, and controls monitoring of a radar wave in the frequency band based on the result of the discovery before use of the frequency band by a base station of a cellular system starts. This makes it possible to expedite the use of a frequency band used in a wireless local area network (LAN) in a cellular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nishiki Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10291379
    Abstract: Techniques for managing contention on a shared communication medium are disclosed. Various techniques are provided to facilitate aspects such as reference signaling, downlink medium access, uplink medium access, resource reuse, channel structures, acknowledgment schemes, fairness, acquisition, random access, paging, mobility, inter-operator mitigation, and so on for a frame structure implemented on the shared communication medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tamer Adel Kadous, Nachiappan Valliappan, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Andrei Dragos Radulescu
  • Patent number: 10292150
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for information transmission, a base station and a user equipment. The method for information transmission includes: performing a coverage enhancement processing on control information and data information; transmitting the control information and the data information, which the coverage enhancement processing is performed on, to a user equipment; and transmitting coverage enhancement indication information to the user equipment, where the coverage enhancement indication information is used for indicating the user equipment to acquire the control information and the data information which the coverage enhancement processing is performed on. The technical solutions of the present disclosure are capable of improving the downlink coverage range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Bai, Lei Wan
  • Patent number: 10292080
    Abstract: A communication device for aggregating long term evolution (LTE) and wireless local area network (WLAN) comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise transmitting a first message indicating support of LTE-WLAN aggregation to a base station (BS) via a LTE communication; receiving a configuration message configuring reception of at least one LTE packet transmitted via a WLAN and a WLAN configuration from the BS via the LTE communication; receiving the at least one LTE packet from the BS via the WLAN in response to the configuration message; and not showing an identification of the WLAN configured by the WLAN configuration on a display of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10292138
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may determine and transmit to a network buffer occupancy associated with one or more radio bearers. The UE may select data for transmission from radio bearers using a received single allocation of uplink resources. The selection of the data may occur using a first single iteration and a second iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures II LLC
    Inventor: Timothy J. Speight
  • Patent number: 10291451
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for improving a physical random access channel (PRACH) design, for example, to support larger cell radius for communications in a wireless network. In aspects, a method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes receiving at least one configuration of a plurality of available narrowband physical random access channel (NPRACH) configurations or an indication of one of the plurality of NPRACH configurations. Each of the plurality of NPRACH configurations includes a different combination of at least two of a multi-level frequency hopping patter, cyclic prefix length, symbol group format, or tone spacing for NPRACH signals. The method also includes determining at least one resource within a plurality of available NPRACH resources according to the received configuration(s) or the received indication, and transmitting a NPRACH signal using the determined at least one resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Hao Xu, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 10292140
    Abstract: A base station includes a transmit path circuitry to select one of a first UCI multiplexing method that allows a subscriber station to simultaneously transmit PUSCH and PUCCH and a second UCI multiplexing method that does not allow the subscriber station to simultaneously transmit PUSCH and PUCCH. The transmit path circuitry also transmits a higher layer signal indicating the one selected UCI multiplexing method, and transmits one or more uplink grants. Each of the uplink grants schedules a PUSCH in an UL CC for a subframe n, and each of the uplink grants carries a CQI request. The base station also includes a receive path circuitry to receive an aperiodic CSI report on the PUSCH in the uplink component carrier i when only one of the uplink grants scheduling a PUSCH in an uplink component carrier i carries a CQI request having a value from a set of values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Young-Han Nam, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10291787
    Abstract: A plurality of users are associated with a system having at least one information processor coupled to a communication network. Multiple wireless access points to the communication network are provided; and multiple of the users associated with the system are provided VoIP access to the communication network via the access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FON WIRELESS LIMITED
    Inventor: Martin Varsavsky Waisman-Diamond
  • Patent number: 10292143
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for monitoring enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH)-physical resource block (PRB) sets are described. In embodiments, an apparatus may determine a control channel configuration that indicates one or more EPDCCH-PRB sets to be monitored in a desired subframe. The apparatus may determine a control channel configuration that indicates an EPDCCH to be monitored for one or more EPDCCH transmissions in a non-UE-specific search space (SS) in one or more subframes. The apparatus may determine a control channel configuration that indicates a non-UE-specific search space (SS) to monitor for EPDCCH transmissions using one or more aggregation levels. The apparatus may monitor the EPDCCH according to one or more of the control channel configurations. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Debdeep Chatterjee, Gang Xiong, Gi Wan Choi, Seunghee Han
  • Patent number: 10292053
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) operations status with regard to a wireless access point may be changed for a user equipment (UE). A request, based on changing the WLAN operations status for the UE, may be sent to a base station. The request may cause the base station to send, to the UE, a first message based on the request. The first message may be received from the base station. A second message, based on the first message, may be sent to the base station. The second message may cause the base station to change availability of a radio service based on changing the WLAN operations status for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Siva Sandeep Dhandu, Stephane Chaysinh, Iftekhar Rahman
  • Patent number: 10292149
    Abstract: Disclosed are a physical downlink control channel transmission method and apparatus, which are used for achieving, in the case where an initial signal or signalling which indicates an initial position of a physical downlink shared channel is not transmitted, a method in which a physical downlink control channel is used for transmitting and indicating an initial position of a physical downlink shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jiaqing Wang, Xueming Pan, Weijie Xu, Qianqian Si
  • Patent number: 10291353
    Abstract: A receiver for receiving data in a broadcast system includes a broadcast receiver that receives, via the broadcast system, a receiver input data stream including plural channel symbols represented by constellation points in a constellation diagram. A demodulator demodulates the channel symbols into codewords and a decoder decodes the codewords into output data words. A broadband receiver obtains redundancy data via a broadband system, the redundancy data for a channel symbol including one or more least robust bits of the channel symbol or a constellation subset identifier indicating a subset of constellation points including the constellation point representing the channel symbol. The demodulator and/or the decoder is configured to use the redundancy data to demodulate the respective channel symbol and to decode the respective codeword, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junge Qi, Joerg Robert, Jan Zoellner
  • Patent number: 10291625
    Abstract: A method for providing user access to a network switch appliance, includes: receiving from a user a request to access configuration item for the network switch appliance, the network switch appliance configured to pass packets received from a network to network monitoring instruments; and determining, using a processing unit, whether to allow the user to access the configuration item for the network switch appliance based on information regarding the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Gigamon Inc.
    Inventors: Hung Nguyen, Jay Han Yu, Patrick Allen Riley, Hoang Nguyen Bao Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10292093
    Abstract: Techniques for indicating and determining a subframe timing of an access point on a shared communication medium are disclosed. A method of transmitting a discovery reference signal (DRS) may include establishing a transmission timing for transmission of the DRS relative to a system timing of an access point, determining whether to transmit the DRS during a particular SF based on the selected DRS transmission window, and transmitting the DRS to at least one access terminal during the particular SF in response to a determination to transmit the DRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Tao Luo, Chirag Sureshbhai Patel, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10292157
    Abstract: A communication device configured to communicate with a network via at least one carrier is disclosed. The at least one carrier includes a plurality of transmission time interval (TTI) length configurations. The communication device includes a soft buffer for storing a downlink data transmission from the network; a storage unit configured to store a program code; and a processor electrically coupled to the storage unit. The processor is configured to access the program code to partition the soft buffer into a plurality of soft buffer partitions among the TTI length configurations according to a plurality of HARQ process numbers corresponding to the TTI length configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Ling-San Meng
  • Patent number: 10292131
    Abstract: A core network node, e.g. MME, and a first radio network node, e.g., eNB, are comprised in a wireless communication network. The core network node receives information about capability of a communication device with regard to a maximum supported transport block size, “TBS”. The core network node transmits, to the first radio network node, information about a limitation of the capability of the communication device with regard to maximum supported TBS. The information about the limitation is based on the received information about capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Erik Eriksson, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 10292166
    Abstract: A Machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal (11) is configured to receive a first notification from a base station (13) and to transmit a second notification to the base station (13) when establishing a radio connection with the base station (13) after reception of the first notification or while performing a procedure for establishing a bearer between the M2M terminal (11) and a core network (14) after reception of the first notification. The first notification indicates whether specific coverage enhancement processing is supported in a cell (130) of the base station (13) in which the M2M terminal (11) is located. The second notification indicates that the specific coverage enhancement processing is required or being executed by the M2M terminal (11). It is thus possible to provide an improvement to allow the M2M terminal to determine necessity of special coverage enhancement processing for M2M terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10292137
    Abstract: Reducing latency in a wireless network includes initiating a sensing period for measuring signal indicators of a plurality of frequency channels of an unlicensed spectrum, determining that one of the plurality of frequency channels is able to sustain a traffic load, interrupting the sensing period, and scheduling one or more cellular subframes during the remainder of the sensing period using the one of the plurality of frequency channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Luca Zappaterra, Yu Zhou, Muhammad Ahsan Naim
  • Patent number: 10292175
    Abstract: Among other things, a communication system comprising remote units and a controller is described. Each of the remote units comprises one or more radio frequency (RF) units to exchange RF signals with mobile devices. At least some of the RF signals comprise information destined for, or originating from, a mobile device. The controller comprises one or more modems and is connected to an external network. At least one of the modems is a baseband modem and is configured to pass first data corresponding to the information. The at least one of the modems is configured to perform real-time scheduling of the first data corresponding to the information. The controller is separated from the remote units by an intermediate network. The intermediate network comprises a switched Ethernet network over which second data corresponding to the information is carried in frames between the controller and the remote units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Vedat Eyuboglu, Arthur J. Barabell
  • Patent number: 10292141
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a wireless communication system. Particularly, the present invention relates to a method for transmitting uplink control information and an apparatus for the same, wherein the method comprises the steps of: selecting one uplink control channel resource corresponding to a plurality of HARQ-ACKs, from a plurality of uplink control channel resources; and transmitting a bit value corresponding to the plurality of HARQ-ACKs through the use of the selected uplink control channel resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Mingyu Kim, Seunghee Han, Hyunwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10292177
    Abstract: Provided are a resource scheduling method, a resource determining method, an eNB, and a user equipment. The resource scheduling method for wireless communication is performed by the eNB. The wireless communication involves at least a first carrier and a second carrier. The resource scheduling method includes: transmitting a DCI in the first carrier to a UE to schedule downlink resources for a PDSCH of the second carrier, wherein the eNB is able to start transmitting a burst in the second carrier at a flexible time independent of the subframe boundaries of the second carrier after the second carrier is occupied by the eNB, and the DCI for a flexible PDSCH of the burst different from the normal PDSCH of the second carrier contains information on the time period scheduled for the flexible PDSCH. The flexible PDSCH and its corresponding RS can reuse the DwPTS subframe structure for minimal specification impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Li Wang, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart, Michael Einhaus, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Lilei Wang, Masayuki Hoshino
  • Patent number: 10292148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for allocating radio resources to a user terminal for performing communication between a radio control entity and the user terminal in a communication system. At least first predetermined radio resources are configured in the user terminal for use in connection with a particular carrier and are associated with a particular format of a downlink control information, DCI, message. The user terminal receives a DCI message of the particular format from the radio control entity. Upon receiving the DCI message of the particular format, the user terminal identifies the first predetermined radio resources associated with this received DCI message, and using the identified first predetermined radio resources for communication between the user terminal and the radio control entity via the particular carrier. The particular carrier can be an unlicensed carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Michael Einhaus, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Sujuan Feng, Lilei Wang
  • Patent number: 10292181
    Abstract: A first information processing apparatus transmits a first transmission schedule for one or more data blocks to a second information processing apparatus that is a transmission destination of the one or more data blocks. The second information processing apparatus receives the first transmission schedule from the first information processing apparatus, and determines a second transmission schedule for at least one data block among the one or more data blocks that are defined in the first transmission schedule, based on the first transmission schedule and receiving resources of the second information processing apparatus, and transmits the second transmission schedule to the first information processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Kouichirou Amemiya
  • Patent number: 10292171
    Abstract: A terminal device and a communication system which are capable of starting LAA communication with a lower possibility of interference are provided. A communication unit performs communication using each of a first network and a second network. A communication control unit notifies a base station device constituting the first network of allocated frequency band exclusion information indicating a frequency band to be excluded from frequency bands allocated to the terminal device, and controls the communication unit so as to connect to the base station device using a frequency band allocated by the base station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kobayashi, Tamotsu Satoh, Hideaki Shinmei, Hiroyuki Saga, Katsutoshi Ishikura, Atsushi Yamazaki, Kennichi Iijima
  • Patent number: 10292191
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for controlling and managing in-network device-to-device (D2D) communications. In an embodiment, a method for a UE performing device-to-device (D2D) communication includes generating a D2D buffer status report (BSR) for a D2D communication link between the UE and a second UE that provides information related to an amount of D2D data available for transmission, wherein the D2D BSR comprises a D2D BSR logical channel identifier (LCID); transmitting the D2D BSR in a control element; receiving, a resource allocation for the D2D link; and transmitting D2D data over the allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philippe Sartori, Hossein Bagheri, Vipul Desai, Yishen Sun, Anthony C. K. Soong
  • Patent number: 10292176
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications and more specifically to a method for machine type communications involving identifying one or more subframes, within at least one radio frame, unavailable for bundled transmissions across multiple subframes and communicating, via at least one narrowband region within a wider system bandwidth, using bundled transmissions across multiple subframes based on the identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10292196
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to carrier aggregation using separate RLC entities for different component carriers. According to one embodiment, a base station and a wireless device may establish a primary component carrier and at least one secondary component carrier according to a first radio access technology. Separate radio link control entities may be established for the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier. Data communicated between the base station and the wireless device may be routed by way of the primary component or the secondary component carrier based on differing characteristics of the component carriers, and the RLC entities may treat downlink data differently on the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier based on the differing characteristics of the component carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Vinay Majjigi, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10292190
    Abstract: A networking and application system for handling the data communications protocols in the mobile packet core network. General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) has a control plane for control signaling (GTP-C) and a data plane for user data (GTP-U). A GTP Switch interfaces with Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and/or serving gateway (S-GW). The GTP Switch provides Interment Protocol (IP) address manipulation to hide the topology of distributed control plane and data plane instances. The GTP Switch also implements dynamic node selection to route the control signaling and data plane traffic to different instances, hosted on separate servers, thus enabling higher flexibility in the network routing path optimization and scalable and elastic handling of the data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Huiyue Xu, David Zhang, Edward Yau, Prashant Datar, Sreenivasa Ganji
  • Patent number: 10292200
    Abstract: Provided are a method for a terminal managing a configuration for a device-to-device (D2D) operation in a wireless communication system, and a terminal using the method. The method is characterized by receiving a D2D configuration for a D2D operation from a network, and maintaining the D2D configuration for the D2D operation without releasing same when leaving the radio resource control (RRC) connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10292197
    Abstract: An ePDG is configured to receive an attachment request transmitted from a priority wireless communication device over an internet communication network and responsively transfer a create session request to a P-GW. The P-GW is configured to receive the create session request and responsively transfer a credit control request to a PCRF. The PCRF is configured to receive the credit control request and responsively determine that the priority wireless communication device has a priority modification requirement, generate modified priority data for the priority wireless communication device based on the priority modification requirement, and transfer a credit control answer with the modified priority data to the P-GW. The P-GW is configured to receive the credit control answer with the modified priority data and responsively create a default bearer between the ePDG and the P-GW for the priority wireless communication device with priority service based on the modified priority data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Mark J. Bonn, Rajil Malhotra
  • Patent number: 10292205
    Abstract: A cellular-WLAN integration capability is presented herein. The cellular-WLAN integration capability provides an integration of a cellular network and a WLAN network that supports more efficient routing of downlink and uplink bearer traffic via cooperation of the cellular and WiFi interfaces in both the radio access network and at the end user device. The cellular-WLAN integration capability provides an integration of a cellular network and a WLAN network in which downlink bearer transmissions to an end user device may be selectively distributed between the cellular and WLAN networks and, similarly, uplink bearer transmissions from an end user device may be selectively distributed between the cellular and WLAN networks. The cellular-WLAN integration capability provides an integration of a cellular network and a WiFi network that tends to increase capacity for downlink bearer traffic while providing a reliable and efficient path for uplink bearer traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Subramanian Vasudevan, Satish Kanugovi
  • Patent number: 10285164
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for reporting feedback information for multi-carrier operation are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is configured with multiple carriers. A base station may allocate an uplink (UL) control channel associated with a single UL carrier, for the WTRU. The base station may transmit, to the WTRU, a plurality of data signals via at least two downlink (DL) carriers using orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and multiple input multiple output (MIMO), and may receive from the WTRU hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgment/negative-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information, for the plurality of data signals transmitted via the at least two DL carriers, on the UL control channel. The HARQ ACK/NACK information may include at least two HARQ ACK/NACKs ANDed together. In addition, the base station may transmit, to the WTRU, information including a set of the DL carriers, each having an associated three bit indicator, for DL data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Wang, Eldad M. Zeira, Ronald Murias
  • Patent number: 10285069
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method may include determining a pattern of signal transmissions for transmitting instances of a signal in a time period of an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band; determining whether the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band is unavailable to transmit at least one instance of the signal; and changing, in response to determining the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band is unavailable to transmit an instance of the signal, the pattern of signal transmissions for the time period. A second method may include identifying at least one reference signal pattern from a plurality of reference signal patterns based at least in part on whether a plurality of transmission time intervals are bundled; and signaling the identified at least one reference signal pattern to a device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Tao Luo, Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10285169
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to downlink control information (DCI) enhancements for non-orthogonal multiple access. For example, the disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for wireless communications that may include determining, at the base station, downlink control information (DCI) for a first user equipment (UE), wherein the DCI for the first UE comprises modulation order information, spatial layer information, and power ratio information of the first UE, and a precoding matrix indicator (PMI) and spatial layer information of a second UE; and transmitting the determined DCI to the first UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10284404
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for scheduling a data channel to support a user equipment (UE) using various bandwidth parts (BWPs) in a next-generation/5G radio access network. According to one embodiment, a method may be provided for receiving a downlink (DL) data channel or transmitting an uplink (UL) data channel by a user equipment (UE). The method may include: receiving bandwidth part (BWP) setup information about a BWP set configured with one or more BWPs set up with regard to the UE from a base station (BS); and receiving DL control information (DCI) including information for indicating one among the one or more BWPs included in the BWP set configured by the BWP setup information from the BS, wherein a DL data channel is received or a UL data channel is transmitted through the one BWP indicated by the DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyujin Park, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10284348
    Abstract: The present application discloses a control information sending method that includes: determining, from a preset set of patterns, a pattern as a first pattern, where the pattern comprised in the preset set of patterns is one or more patterns that are determined according to a coverage enhancement degree. The pattern determines an aggregation level that is used for transmitting control information, and determines the number of the multiple subframes, and also determines a resource indicator for a resource that is used for transmitting the control information. The pattern further determines a control information format that is used for transmitting, in each subframe of the multiple subframes, the control information. The method further includes: acquiring, according to the first pattern, the control information on a resource, to which the control information is mapped, in each subframe of the multiple subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng Yu, Jinhuan Xia, Xingqing Cheng
  • Patent number: 10285064
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for coordinating resources between different operating networks. The method comprises determining whether coordination with a second operating network is triggered and transmitting a coordination request to the second operating network, in response to determining that the coordination is triggered. The method also comprises receiving a coordination response from the second operating network. The method further comprises determining blanking patterns by initiating a coordination procedure between the first and second operating networks to, in response to receiving an acknowledgement in the coordination response from the second operating network; and scheduling according to one of the determined blanking patterns in the first operating network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Tim Irnich, Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 10285191
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present specification provides a method by which a wireless device, to which coverage enhancement (CE) is applied, transmits an uplink channel. The method can comprise a step for receiving, by the wireless device, sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration information for other wireless devices within a cell. The SRS configuration information can comprise information on SRS transmittable subframes. The method can comprise a step for transmitting, by the wireless device, the uplink channel on symbols except for a final symbol on subframes according to a reduced format, when the wireless device transmits the uplink channel on the subframes directed by the subframe information within the SRS configuration information for other wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Daesung Hwang, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10284429
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for modifying a network service of a requesting network member. A request, received from the requesting member, can include an identification of a sponsoring network member for a requested network service modification. A group can be generated and associated with the requesting member and with the sponsoring member. The group may also include a group policy referencing the requested network service modification. The sponsoring member can be provided with an activation key for activating the network service modification and a first network policy can be applied to the requesting member and a second network policy can be applied to the sponsoring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ameo Ghosh, Anurag Chaturvedi, Vimal Srivastava
  • Patent number: 10285146
    Abstract: A base station manages a first cell and a second cell and communicates with a user terminal by carrier aggregation which is applied to the first cell and the second cell, the first cell being allocated a licensed band requiring a license and a second cell being allocated an unlicensed band not requiring a license. The base station includes: a transmitter configured to transmit a synchronization signal used for synchronization between the second cell and the user terminal, by at least one carrier selected from the unlicensed band based on a result of carrier sensing in the second cell; and a controller configured to instruct the user terminal to perform a detection operation of the synchronization signal for all or part of the carrier through the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Urabayashi, Chiharu Yamazaki, Naohisa Matsumoto, Noriyoshi Fukuta, Kugo Morita, Masato Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 10285207
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing call relay in a wireless communication system is provided. A relaying user equipment (UE) configures a call order or priority among neighboring UEs, selects at least one neighboring UE among the neighboring UEs, and establishes a call or a session between the selected neighboring UE and a caller UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Laeyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10285206
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, user equipment (UE) has autonomy provided by one or more set of rules to handle processing during a measurement gap. UE can ignore or use only a portion of the whole measurement gap if not needed. Thereby, an urgent need for remaining tuned to source carrier frequency can be supported, such as utilizing Random Access Channel (RACH) procedure. UE can also choose to tune to a target carrier frequency supporting timely handovers. Depending on the type of processing required (download shared channel (DL-SCH, UL-SCH, TTI bundling, RACH or SR), the UE may store requests and process the measurements during the gap or ignore the gap measurement as if there were no gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorported
    Inventors: Masato Kitazoe, Nathan Edward Tenny, Arnaud Meylan
  • Patent number: 10285213
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for executing a corrective action based on an unsuccessful completion of a connection stage in a process for establishing a wireless connection between a client device and an access point (AP). An event in a process for establishing a wireless connection between a client device and an AP is detected. A particular stage in the process for establishing the wireless connection is determined to be unsuccessfully completed. The unsuccessful completion may be determined based on (a) a timeout and/or (b) detection of an event indicating the particular stage has not been successfully completed. A cause associated with the particular stage not being completed is identified. Based on the cause, a corrective action is selected and executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KODACLOUD INC.
    Inventor: Subbu Ponnuswamy
  • Patent number: 10285142
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide a method and apparatus for transmitting a synchronization signal for Device-to-Device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system. The method includes: receiving, at a first UE, a D2D synchronization signal transmitted from a second UE, the D2D synchronization signal comprising a primary D2D synchronization signal (PD2DSS) and a secondary D2D synchronization signal (SD2DSS); determining a root index based on the received PD2DSS; and determining a type of a synchronization source based on the root index. The root index corresponds to an integer value X when the type of synchronization source is associated with D2DSSue_net. The root index corresponds to an integer value Y when the type of synchronization source is associated with D2DSSue_oon. Each of the integer value X and integer value Y is not an element of a set {25, 29, 34}.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Jun Yoon