Hand-off Control Patents (Class 370/331)
  • Patent number: 11032207
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for dynamically changing a primary communication link on which wireless devices contend for access to a shared wireless medium. An access point (AP) may monitor the channel conditions on a primary link and one or more secondary links of a multi-link environment, and may signal a change in the primary link (such as to one of the secondary links) when one or more conditions are satisfied. The AP may signal the change to one or more wireless stations (STAs) in its Basic Service Set (BSS). In some aspects, the AP may signal the change in primary link via beacon frames broadcast periodically at Target Beacon Transmission Times (TBTTs). In some other aspects, the AP may signal the change in primary link via unicast management or control frames targeted at STAs that may not receive one or more beacons broadcast by the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, George Cherian, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 11032189
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a packet by a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity of a user equipment in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises delivering a packet to a first Radio Link Control (RLC) entity; and when a radio link failure (RLF) related to the first RLC entity is detected, retransmitting the packet through a second RLC entity if acknowledgement information of the packet is not received from the first RLC entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Geumsan Jo, Bokyung Byun, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 11026146
    Abstract: A method of managing handovers between a plurality of relay access nodes, the method includes monitoring a latency of a donor access node communicating with the plurality of relay access nodes; determining that a quality of service corresponding to a wireless device communicating with a relay access node of the plurality of relay access nodes meets a quality of service criteria; and in response to the latency meeting a threshold, instructing the relay access node to handover the wireless device to a target access node, or instructing the donor access node to handover the relay access node to the target access node, where the target access node is the donor access node, a neighboring access node, or a second relay access node served by the neighboring access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Krishna Sitaram, Hemanth Pawar, Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas
  • Patent number: 11026139
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for concurrently performing handoff-related measurements for neighbor cells using multiple input multiple output (MIMO) antenna resources. In one example, a mobile device is in communication with a serving cell. Handoff-related measurements of first wireless signals from a first neighbor cell are performed. The first wireless signals are received at first MIMO antenna resources of a device. Handoff-related measurements of second wireless signals from a second neighbor cell are performed, as well. The second wireless signals are received at second MIMO antenna resources concurrently with the first wireless signals received at the first MIMO antenna resources. The first handoff-related measurements and the second handoff-related measurements may be performed during a scan interval. A type of handoff-related measurement to perform may be determined based on a determined length of the scan interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven D. Cheng, Remi J. Gurski, Kuo-Chun Lee, Tom Chin, Guangming Shi
  • Patent number: 11026110
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless communications device for measurement reporting. The measurement reporting comprises reporting measurements associated with a first wireless communications network to a network node operating in a second wireless communications network. The first wireless communications network operates according to a first RAT, and the second wireless communications network operates according to a second RAT. The wireless communications device obtains (401), from the network node, an identifier of one or more radio access network nodes operating in the first wireless communications network. The obtained identifier restricts a mobility of the wireless communications device in the first wireless communications network to the one or more radio access network nodes identified by the identifier. The wireless communications device excludes (402) from measurement reporting to the network node at least one of the identified radio access network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Mattias Bergström, Helka-Liina Määttanen
  • Patent number: 11026147
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) includes processing circuitry, where to configure the UE for Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) handover from an LTE network to a legacy network with circuit switched (CS) communications, the processing circuitry is to encode a Session Description Protocol (SDP) message for transmission to a second UE within the LTE network. The SDP message includes a voice codec selection for voice over LTE communication with the second UE and a maximum end-to-end packet loss rate (E2E_MAX_PLR) that can be tolerated by the UE when using the voice codec. The UE decodes an SRVCC handover command from an eNB within the LTE network, the handover command based on at least one packet loss rate (PLR) associated with a packet switched voice communication link between the UE and the second UE exceeding a PLR threshold that is determined based on the E2E_MAX_PLR that can be tolerated by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Ozgur Oyman
  • Patent number: 11025586
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising configuring a first internet protocol address and a second internet protocol address different from the first internet protocol address for a connection between an apparatus performing the method and a packet data network; assigning the first internet protocol address to a first data path for the connection and to assign the second internet protocol address to a second data path for the connection, wherein at least a part of the first data path belongs to a radio access technology; at least a part of the second data path belongs to the radio access technology; and the part of the first data path is different from the part of the second data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Seppo Ilmari Vesterinen, Mika Petri Olavi Rinne, Matti Einari Laitila
  • Patent number: 11026069
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method performed by a V2X user equipment (UE) for service discovery from a V2X application server (AS). The method includes sending, to a first address associated with the V2X AS, a first discovery request for further address information, associated with the V2X AS, that facilitates discovery of V2X services available via unicast communication between the V2X UE and a radio access network (RAN). The method also includes receiving, from the V2X AS, a first discovery response comprising the requested further address information. Other embodiments include complementary methods performed by a V2X AS, as well as V2X UE and V2X AS configured to perform the respective methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ali el Essaili, Thorsten Lohmar, Maciej Muehleisen, John Camilo Solano Arenas, Yunpeng Zang
  • Patent number: 11026263
    Abstract: A system information obtaining and sending method and a related apparatus are disclosed. A terminal receives configuration indication information sent by a network device, where the configuration indication information includes RACH preamble configuration information corresponding to first system information; and the terminal sends a first request message used to obtain the first system information, to the network device according to the RACH preamble configuration information corresponding to the first system information, so that the RACH preamble configuration information is reused in the first request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tingting Geng, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 11026258
    Abstract: A method, a terminal device, and a base station for power control in random access procedure. The method implemented at a terminal device includes: obtaining at least one power control parameter to be used for a request message for a random access; and transmitting, to a base station, the request message for the random access. A power of the request message for the random access is controlled based on the at least one power control parameter. The request message comprises: a random access channel (RACH) preamble and a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH). The power control may be achieved in a RACH procedure different with 4-step RACH procedure, such as in a 2-step RACH procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Zhipeng Lin
  • Patent number: 11026261
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive a downlink (DL) signal from a base station on one or more DL beam(s). The UE may identify a selected DL beam of the one or more DL beam(s) for communications from the base station to the UE. The UE may transmit a scheduling request message to the base station using at least one of a resource or a waveform selected based at least in part on the selected DL beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li, Navid Abedini, Bilal Sadiq
  • Patent number: 11019515
    Abstract: A method for performing client steering control in a multi-AP network and associated apparatus are provided. The method includes: utilizing a controller of a controller-agent-client architecture of the multi-AP network to obtain multiple metrics from interactions between logical entities of the controller-agent-client architecture; calculating Basic Service Set (BSS) scores of a set of BSSs according to the multiple metrics, respectively, for selecting a best BSS from the set of BSSs according to the BSS scores; and in response to a time measurement count reaching a predetermined threshold, utilizing the controller to trigger at least one operation related to at least the agents, to allow the best BSS to be selected as a target BSS for roaming, thereby enhancing overall performance of the multi-AP network, wherein the time measurement count corresponds to length of time that the best BSS keeps having highest score of the BSS scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Realtek Singapore Private Limited
    Inventor: Chaohai Sun
  • Patent number: 11019520
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile ITS (intelligent transport system) station including a hybrid V2X control system capable of supporting a first interface according to a first communication scheme and a second interface according to a second communication scheme at the same time is proposed. The mobile ITS station transmits transmission signals of the mobile ITS station via the first interface in a first traffic state. In this case, a second traffic state is distinguished from the first traffic state according to a traffic congestion level and whether or not an emergency situation occurs. The mobile ITS station transmits an SCM among the transmission signals of the mobile ITS station via the second interface in the second traffic state. The mobile ITS station transmits a signal other than the SCM among the transmission signals of the mobile ITS station via the first interface in the second traffic state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Soyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 11019536
    Abstract: This application discloses a communication method and an apparatus. When a terminal device switches to a target cell or is connected to a new primary cell, by requesting a network device to release a session corresponding to a network slice that is not supported by the target cell or the new primary cell and to keep a session corresponding to a network slice that is supported by the target cell or the new primary cell, the session corresponding to the network slice that is not supported by the target cell or the new primary cell can be quickly released, and a network resource is saved while a session corresponding to a network slice supported by the target cell or the new primary cell is enabled to be continued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shitong Yuan, Yalin Liu
  • Patent number: 11019485
    Abstract: A method for sharing a same profile on different integrated circuit cards includes performing a profile enable procedure for a first profile on a first mobile device; performing a mobile device authentication procedure between the first mobile device and the mobile network; and performing by the mobile network, a location update operation using identifier information including subscriber information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Francesco Caserta
  • Patent number: 11019591
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) can perform dual registration with different radio access technology (RAT) system. The UE registers with a core network of a second system independent of a first system while maintaining registration with a core network of the first system. The UE transmits, to the second system, first information indicating that the UE has the registration with the first system when connecting to the second system. One of the first and second systems may be a LTE system using a first radio access technology (RAT), and the other one may be new RAT system using a second RAT different from the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Hanul Lee
  • Patent number: 11019559
    Abstract: A method of very high throughput (VHT) operation information subfields design for IEEE 802.11 WLAN is proposed. The VHT operation information subfields comprise a channel width, a channel center frequency segment 0 (CCFS0), and a channel center frequency segment 1 (CCFS1). Multiple definitions of the VHT operation information subfields have been adopted by different access points (AP)s and wireless stations (STAs). In accordance with one novel aspect, upon receiving the VHT operation information element broadcasted by an AP, an STA will first check the channel width indicated by the AP. The STA then follows different definitions under different channel widths. Under such method, the STA can support up to 160 MHz operation mode with APs following different definitions and operating up to 160 MHz mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Tianyu Wu, Chao-Chun Wang, Chien-Fang Hsu, James June-Ming Wang, Jianhan Liu, Thomas Edward Pare, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11019677
    Abstract: When machine-to-machine (M2M) devices attach to a mobile communication network, the associated communication session can be treated differently than the attachment of other devices. For example, upon determining that a subscriber device that attaches to a communication network is an M2M device and has completed a given network transaction, the M2M device can be immediately detached without waiting on expiration of an inactivity timer. As another example, upon determining that a subscriber device that attaches to a communication network is an M2M device, the M2M device can be excluded from various signaling procedures such as load-balancing procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Vinod Pandey, Liza Fung, Paul Edward Smith, Jr., Cheng Liu
  • Patent number: 11012870
    Abstract: A method in a mobile station (MS) and an MS in a wireless communication network are provided. The method includes detecting an intersystem change from an S1 mode to one of an A/Gb mode and an Iu mode, detecting that a routing area update (RAU) has failed detecting that a successful generic location updating procedure has not been performed since the detected intersystem change, and triggering an MM specific procedure based on detecting that the RAU has failed and the successful generic location updating procedure has not been performed. The MM specific procedure corresponds to a location area update (LAU).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Danish Ehsan Hashmi, Lalith Kumar, Kailash Kumar Jha, Jayashankara Dalagowdanahalli Malleshappa, Suraj Kumar Singh, Sunghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 11012831
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dedicated control channel for a WLAN network. A number of access points are networked together and communicate data necessary to propagate the WLAN over a backhaul channel, however a dedicated radio on each access point is used to communicate control information between the access points. The control information is communicated over a control channel that is different from the client facing channels or bands, and the backhaul channel. In some embodiments, the control channel is sub 1 GHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peiman Amini, Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 11012863
    Abstract: When a first base station is serving a UE with carrier-aggregation on a combination of carriers including a first carrier as PCC of the carrier-aggregation service and a second carrier as an SCC of the carrier-aggregation service, the first base station could predict that the UE will hand over from being connected with the first base station to being connected with an adjacent second base station on the second carrier. In response to this prediction, the first base station could then reconfigure the UE's carrier aggregation service by swapping the UE's PCC and SCC so that the second carrier would become the PCC of the carrier-aggregation service and the first carrier would become an SCC of the carrier-aggregation service. This reconfiguration of the UE's carrier-aggregation service could thereby facilitate carrier continuity as the UE engages in the predicted handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 11013048
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a multi-connectivity communication method and a device. An access network device of a first network determines to use an access network device of a second network to perform data splitting for data of UE, and then sends first splitting configuration information to the UE and sends second splitting configuration information to the access network device of the second network. The first splitting configuration information is used to notify the UE that the access network device of the second network is to split to-be-split data of the UE. The second splitting configuration information is used to instruct the access network device of the second network to split the to-be-split data of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoli Shi, Hongzhuo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11012903
    Abstract: A UE in an idle state selects any of a group A, to which a cell of which coverage its own device is in, belongs and a group different from the group A, for example, a group B, and then measures cells belonging to the selected group for selecting a cell being a re-selection destination. A UE in a connected state selects any of the group B to which a cell connected with the UE belongs and a group different from the group B, for example, the group A, and measures cells belonging to the selected group for handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga, Noriyuki Fukui
  • Patent number: 11012877
    Abstract: In accordance with the example embodiments there is at least a method and apparatus to determine a measurement configuration for a mobile communication device, wherein the measurement configuration is specific to the mobile communication device; associate a reporting configuration for the mobile communication device; and send the measurement configuration and the reporting configuration to the mobile communication device to trigger the measurement and the reporting at the mobile communication device. Further, in accordance with the example embodiments there is at least a method and apparatus to receive a measurement configuration and a reporting configuration from a network node; and trigger a measurement and a measurement report based on the measurement configuration and the reporting configuration from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Malgorzata Tomala, Tero Henttonen
  • Patent number: 11012973
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for receiving a paging message, by a user equipment (UE) in a radio resource control (RRC) connection suspended state, in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving the paging message from an evolved Node B (eNB); checking an indicator indicating whether the eNB stores a UE context, wherein the indicator is included in the paging message; and transmitting an RRC connection-resume request message or an RRC connection request message to the eNB based on the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwook Han, Taehun Kim, Jaewook Lee, Gwanmo Ku
  • Patent number: 11012893
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to 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. The disclosure is applicable to intelligent services (e.g., smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail, and security and safety-related services) based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology. A mobility management entity (MME) and a bearer management method of the MME during an X2 handover in a wireless communication system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nitin Goyal
  • Patent number: 11012962
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of determining a transmission time interval length to be used for communications between a user equipment device and a base station in response to a new service request, wherein the transmission time interval length is selected dependent on a timing advance value to be used by the user equipment device for communication with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: IPCOM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Martin Hans, Andreas Schmidt, Maik Bienas
  • Patent number: 11012912
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a first wireless access point communicates probe request communications to a mobile communication device. The first wireless access point monitors power levels associated with probe response communications from the mobile communication device. Via the monitored power levels, the communication management resource quantifies motion of the mobile communication device with respect to the first wireless access point and a corresponding region of wireless coverage provided by the first wireless access point. The communication management resource selects amongst multiple neighboring wireless access points in which to handoff the mobile communication device based on a prediction of which of the multiple wireless access points will provide a best chance of successfully receiving a handoff of a mobile communication device and corresponding wireless communication link from the first wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher W. Watson, Matthew J. Dillon, Taren G. McCullough
  • Patent number: 11006336
    Abstract: A method for cell selection and/or cell reselection handling includes: performing, by a user equipment, a cell selection and/or cell reselection procedure wherein both a first radio cell and a second radio cell fulfill a cell selection criterion with the first radio cell being prioritized relative to the second radio cell; attempting, by the user equipment, to connect to a public land mobile network using a random access channel of a first base station entity, and failing to connect to the public land mobile network using the random access channel of the first base station entity; and performing, by the user equipment, a modified cell selection and/or cell reselection procedure, under unchanged radio conditions, whereby the user equipment attempts to connect to the public land mobile network using a random access channel of the second base station entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Olaf Zingler, Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 11006421
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improving beam finding in a wireless communication system. In one embodiment, the method includes the base station detecting a first preamble transmission from a UE on a beam. The method also includes the base station examining extra transmissions to detect whether there are other beams which can be used to communicate with the UE. The method further includes the base station considering a beam set of the UE is complete if a rule is fulfilled, wherein the beam set of the UE includes beam(s) through which the UE could communicate with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ko-Chiang Lin, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo
  • Patent number: 11002825
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an acoustic position determination system that includes a mobile communication device and at least one base transmitter unit. The mobile communication device is configured to identify a peak in the received signal, and to de-convolve the signal with all codes that are relevant to the area in which the signal is received. A joint likelihood that a potential code is correct is formed by determining a likelihood based on a signal parameter such as signal-to-noise ratio and a likelihood based on time-of arrival information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sonitor Technologies AS
    Inventors: Wilfred Edwin Booij, Cyril Antille, Endre Bakka, Magnus Oplenskedal
  • Patent number: 11005616
    Abstract: A plurality of payload messages (502, 505, 508) is communicated on a radio link of a cellular network between a terminal (130) and an access node (112) of the cellular network. Each one of the plurality of payload messages (502, 505, 508) includes a data packet (501) encoded according to a given redundancy version (371-373). The number of the plurality of payload messages (502, 505, 508) may be dynamically and flexibly adjusted in some embodiments. Examples are given which may be applied for coverage enhancement in the Internet of Things or Machine Type Communication domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 11006172
    Abstract: A communications system includes content distribution hardware operable to detect presence of a window in a video stream in which to insert an advertisement. Multiple viewers receive and view the video stream. Advertisement management hardware in the communications system receives notification of the window as well as attributes of the viewers receiving the video stream. Based on the attributes associated with viewers, the advertisement manager hardware selects a particular advertisement suitable for the viewers amongst multiple advertisements to insert in the window. The content distribution hardware inserts the selected advertisement in the window for distribution to the multiple viewers. During distribution of the advertisement in the window, if desired, the content distribution hardware monitors further use of the multiple communication devices to detect if any of the communication devices discontinue receiving the video stream during the window of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Vipul B. Patel, Jon C. Honhart, Justin O. Tidwell
  • Patent number: 11006435
    Abstract: A communication terminal is described comprising a first transceiver configured for communication according to a first radio access technology and a second transceiver configured for communication according to a second radio access technology. The second transceiver is configured to determine whether a frequency range is occupied by a transmission according to the second radio access technology and to notify the first transceiver whether the frequency range is occupied by a transmission according to the second radio access technology. The first transceiver is configured to receive signals transmitted in the frequency range based on the notification from the second transceiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tianyan Pu, Chunhui Liu, Sabine Roessel, Christian Drewes
  • Patent number: 10999046
    Abstract: A base station transmits, to a wireless device, at least one first message. The message comprises one or more parameters of cells comprising a secondary cell with no configured physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). A determination is made to reconfigure the secondary cell to a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH. In response to the determination, at least one second message is transmitted to: release the secondary cell for the wireless device; and add the PUCCH secondary cell for the wireless device. Channel state information is received via the PUCCH secondary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 10999758
    Abstract: Methods for quality of service monitoring, policy enforcement, and charging in a communications network, are disclosed. The methods include mapping quality of service parameters to measured parameters of a real-time video or packet data unit flow. The mapping may be used to monitor bursty traffic to adhere to quality of service requirements, perform traffic shaping, and for use in reporting certain network events. The measured parameters of real-time packet data unit flow include a first bit rate measured over a short-term measurement window and a second bit rate measured over a long-term measurement window. The short-term and long-term measurement windows are differently sized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ngoc Dung Dao
  • Patent number: 10999148
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system or networks beyond 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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Himke Van Der Velde
  • Patent number: 10998951
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a PHY frame generating circuit that generates a PHY frame including either of a short Sector Sweep frame and a Sector Sweep frame; and an array antenna that selects, based on the PHY frame, any sector from among a plurality of sectors and transmits the PHY frame. In a case where, in the PHY frame including the short Sector Sweep frame, a Direction field of the short Sector Sweep frame indicates Initiator Sector Sweep, the PHY frame generating circuit replaces a Short Sector Sweep Feedback field indicating a number of a selected best short Sector Sweep with a Short Scrambled Basic Service Set ID field indicating an abbreviated address generated from an address of a destination communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Motozuka, Masataka Irie, Takenori Sakamoto, Naganori Shirakata, Yao Huang Gaius Wee, Michael Hong Cheng Sim, Lei Huang
  • Patent number: 10999748
    Abstract: Selecting a donor access node for a relay node includes identifying operating frequencies for carriers deployed by the relay node, and determining backhaul frequencies that minimize interference with the operating frequencies, including identifying frequency bands that are separated from the one or more operating frequencies by at least a threshold amount. Primary and secondary carriers can be identified and communicated with potential donor access nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Amrit Kumar Chandra, Charles Manganiello, David Zhijun Sun, Jay R. Chernoff, Kristian Kai Johns, Liang Li, Mayur Shirwadkar, Neehar Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 10999774
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for an inter-cell load distribution and interference mitigation in a wireless communication system, and the inter-cell load distribution method by a first base station in a heterogeneous network wireless communication system including the first base station and a second base station for solving the above-described problem, comprises the steps of: setting a reserved area for the second base station so as to distribute an inter-cell load; and managing a terminal according to the reserved area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byungwook Jun, Eunyong Kim, Seungjoo Maeng, Namryul Jeon, Seunghee Han
  • Patent number: 10999772
    Abstract: A method for switching from a first communication interface to a second communication interface on a terminal in the process of communication. This method includes the following steps: detecting a number of commands to implement a process of replacing missing samples while audio of the communication is being decoded; and switching to a second communication interface when the number of commands exceeds a threshold. Also disclosed are a device and communication terminal implementing the method as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Thomas
  • Patent number: 10999878
    Abstract: A communication system capable of improving signal processing efficiency even when a plurality of connections are established is provided. A communication system according to the present invention includes a user plane PGW (14) configured to connect to a PDN, a user plane SGW (12) configured to relay user plane data between the user plane PGW (14) and a base station (34), and a control plane SGW (30). Further, the communication system includes a control apparatus (32) configured to, when a plurality of connections are established for the communication terminal (36), transmit information indicating that the user plane PGW (14) and the user plane SGW (12) can be integrally configured to the control plane SGW (30) for each of the plurality of connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Kuroda, Toshiyuki Tamura, Kazuo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10999769
    Abstract: A radio communication system, a first application server includes a communicator configured to transmit to and receive from a terminal apparatus individual data via a first base station apparatus, the first base station apparatus includes a first controller configured to request to a second base station apparatus first control information regarding to a second application server connected to the second base station apparatus and second control information for the terminal apparatus to connect to the second base station apparatus, and a transmitter configured to transmit to the terminal apparatus the second control information notified from the second base station apparatus, at least, the second base station apparatus includes a second controller configured to notify the first and second control information to the first base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus receives at least the second control information from the first base station apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tadato Tomikawa, Takayoshi Ode, Kimio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10999890
    Abstract: A data processing method by a data sending apparatus is described. The method includes receiving a data packet from a PDCP layer, where the data packet is used as an RLC SDU. The method further includes encapsulating the RLC SDU into at least one RLC PDU, where each one of the at least one RLC PDU includes a header and a payload. The payload carries data from a single RLC SDU. It can be learned that a transmit end no longer performs concatenation processing at the RLC layer on the data packet. In this way, concatenation processing at the transmit end is reduced, and processing complexity and processing latency are further reduced. In addition, processing at a receive end also becomes simpler and more efficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Quan, Jian Zhang, Bingzhao Li
  • Patent number: 10993126
    Abstract: Systems and methods for managing network controllers (or mobile controllers) and their network interactions in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for assigning and/or adapting the assignment of network controllers to mobile access points (e.g., of autonomous vehicles, manually locally controlled vehicles, remotely controlled vehicles, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Diogo Lopes, Rui Costa
  • Patent number: 10993271
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a UE access method, including: a UE receiving information of supported type(s) of respective cell of a base station broadcasted by the respective cell, wherein the information of the supported type(s) of the respective cell comprises UE type(s) supported by the respective cell; and the UE comparing the type of the UE and the UE type(s) supported by the respective cell, and selecting a cell supporting the type of the UE and transmit an RRC connection setup request message to the selected cell, wherein the RRC connection setup request comprises the type of the UE. The present disclosure further provides several other UE access methods and devices. According to the present disclosure, the method and device which can select different access network of different types for different types of users, the user requirement is met and the network utilization ratio is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke
  • Patent number: 10990956
    Abstract: A method for presence based mobile payment comprises receiving, from a user, a request for registration with a mobile payment service, registering, by the mobile payment service, the user based on the request, broadcasting, by a point of sale (PoS) system and through an advertising channel, an identification of a transaction, wherein the transaction comprises an item, wherein the advertising channel is used for discovery of available devices, and wherein the user is purchasing the item at the PoS system, receiving, from a mobile device of the user, a payment authorization for the transaction, and facilitating, by the mobile payment service, payment for the transaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Intuit Inc.
    Inventor: Alexander S. Ran
  • Patent number: 10992393
    Abstract: A system for performing multiple input/multiple output tests on a device under test has a central control unit and a least two antenna modules connected to the central control unit via a signal line, wherein the antenna modules comprise a radio-frequency antenna, a signal generation unit and at least one power measurement unit. Further, a test setup and a method for performing MIMO tests are shown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Gallhauser, Nino Voss
  • Patent number: 10993273
    Abstract: A method and a device for downlink data transmission are provided. The method includes: in the case that a network side has downlink data needing to be sent to a terminal in an inactive connection state, sending, to the terminal, by one or more access devices, an indication message carrying an inactive connection state terminal identification of the terminal; and receiving, by the one or more access devices, an uplink feedback initiated by the terminal based on the indication message. The terminal in the Inactive state may perform a fast downlink data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Li Chen, Haiyang Quan
  • Patent number: 10986691
    Abstract: A method for topology hiding is disclosed, comprising: receiving, at a gateway, the gateway positioned between a core network and a radio access network, a configuration information request from a base station; analyzing, at the gateway, a topology of the radio access network, the radio access network including the base station; grouping, at the gateway, the base station into a first group based on the topology; sending, from the gateway to the base station, a grouping message to indicate that the base station be placed in the first group; and terminating connections from the core network to one or more base stations in the first group at the gateway as a back-to-back proxy, thereby hiding the topology of the radio access network from the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Cao, Zeev Lubenski, Kaitki Agarwal, Prashanth Rao, Rahul Atri