Hand-off Control Patents (Class 370/331)
  • Patent number: 10694464
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for reducing power consumption by a station (STA) in a mobile communication system. When a trigger frame including a common information field and a user information field is received from an access point (AP), the user information field indicates different information in the case where an association ID (AID) subfield of the user information field has a first value indicating resource allocation for random access and in the case where the AID subfield of the user information field has a value other than the first value. In addition, when the AID subfield has the first value, the user information field includes information indicating whether a resource for random access is allocated, and the STA may transition to a doze state on the basis of the information indicating whether a resource for random access is allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jeongki Kim, Kiseon Ryu, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10694494
    Abstract: A core network node (e.g., Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)), a radio access network node (e.g., Base Station Subsystem), and various methods are described herein for realizing time coordinated cells and maintaining a reliability of paging a wireless device (e.g., Machine Type Communications (MTC) device, mobile station).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: John Walter Diachina, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Nicklas Johansson
  • Patent number: 10694428
    Abstract: A method and system for handover of a video call from a packet switched network to a circuit switched network by a first network entity associated with the packet switched network in a single radio environment is provided. A need to perform a video single radio voice call continuity (vSRVCC) handover from a packet switched network to a circuit switched network is detected during a video call session in the packet switched network. Accordingly, a vSRVCC handover request is transmitted to a second network entity associated with the circuit switched network for performing the vSRVCC handover of the video call session where the vSRVCC handover request includes vSRVCC capabilities of a user equipment (UE) associated with the video call session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Haris Zisimopoulos, Vaishali Paisal
  • Patent number: 10694448
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include determining at least one access control criterion for a communication device. Meeting the at least one access control criterion depends on actions of the communication device. The method may also include transmitting the at least one access control criterion to the communication device. The at least one access control criterion enables the communication device to determine whether the communication device is allowed to access a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Jarkko Tuomo Koskela
  • Patent number: 10694435
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: receiving, by the computer, information. The information that is received includes: an expiry time which corresponds to a communication request, and communication resources associated with the communication request. The communication resources further include a channel and/or a spectrum band which correspond to the communication request. The expiry time is packaged with the communication resources by the computer. Furthermore, the packaged expiry time and communication resources is passed, by the computer, to devices which correspond to each of one or more identities associated with the communication request. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gandhi Sivakumar, Rajan Dilavar Mithani, Sandeep R. Patil, Sasikanth Eda, Abhishek Jain
  • Patent number: 10687373
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are disclosed which provide improved performance for packet switched (PS)-to-PS handovers. Embodiments provide for improved handover operations by utilizing registration refreshing techniques to reduce the time required to complete signaling and registration of a UE over a target access in connection with a handover of a communication session from a serving access to the target access. Embodiments further provide improved handover operations that eliminate the exchange of signaling information with a remote UE in connection with a handover of a communication session from a serving access to the target access. Further, handover operations are processed by a network node that is closer to the UE requesting the handover (e.g., the network node may be an Access-SBC/P-CSCF that operates between a core network and the UE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagesh Kumar Bollapalli, Anuradha Sridhar, Rajiv Harish Patel, Pradeep Bala
  • Patent number: 10686701
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a packet transmission method, which relate to the communications field and can increase, in an environment of a mobile core network in which a forwarding plane is separated from a control plane, a success rate of packet transmission from the mobile core network to an external network. The method includes: determining an external gateway to which a data packet needs to be sent; obtaining a MAC address of the external gateway by using a forwarding plane apparatus; and sending a processing rule to the forwarding plane apparatus, so that the forwarding plane apparatus processes the data packet according to the processing rule, where the processing rule includes the MAC address and is used for instructing to send the data packet to the external gateway, and the external gateway is located in an external network connected to a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Zhou
  • Patent number: 10687376
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for improving initialization of sidelink duplication reception in a wireless communication system are disclosed herein. In one method, a User Equipment (UE) receives a first Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) on a logical channel associated with a sidelink radio bearer (SLRB). The UE initializes a first state variable based on a partial Reordering_Window and a PDCP Sequence Number (SN) of the first received PDCP PDU, wherein the first state variable indicates the PDCP SN of a last PDCP Service Data Unit (SDU) delivered to the upper layers by a PDCP entity created for the SLRB, and the partial Reordering_Window is less than a Reordering_Window. The UE performs a re-ordering procedure for the first PDCP PDU using the initialized first state variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Li-Te Pan, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo, Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 10680967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for handling state variables of a PDCP entity in wireless communication system, the method comprising: delivering an PDCP SDU associated with a first COUNT to upper layer and starting, by the PDCP entity, a reordering timer, when an out-of-order PDCP PDU with the first COUNT value is received from lower layer; updating a value of a first state variable to the first COUNT value +1, when the reordering timer starts; and when the reordering timer expires, updating, by the PDCP entity, a value of a second state variable based on a second COUNT value of a first PDCP SDU which has not been delivered to upper layers, among PDCP SDUs with COUNT values which are equal to or larger than the first state variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Geumsan Jo
  • Patent number: 10681590
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention, as described below, introduce a new full configuration flag to distinguish full configurations of low complexity category UEs from other categories. The new full configuration flag will also be referred to herein as an “enhanced” full configuration flag. A network node, such as a source eNB, can see the enhanced full configuration flag from the RRC configuration message that is prepared by another network node, for example a target eNB. If the target eNB sends a RRC configuration that contains a legacy version of the full configuration flag for a low complexity category UE, the source eNB knows that the target eNB does not comprehend Rel-12 and the low complexity category. Accordingly the source eNB can refrain from performing the handover. In addition, the UE can infer from the flag version if the target eNB has comprehended the UE category and accordingly it knows whether the configuration is valid or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Kai-Erik Sunell
  • Patent number: 10681606
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system and method for switching access points in a fast moving scenario in a wireless network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus of a communication station (STA) includes transceiver circuitry to: send a request to a first access point (AP) to associate with the first AP to access a network, and receive a service set identifier (SSID), a channel number, an ordered listing of APs for association when traveling in a fast moving scenario, and a plurality of basic service set identifications (BSSIDs) corresponding to the ordered listing of APs. The apparatus includes processing circuitry to determine whether a signal strength of a second AP exceeds a signal strength of the first AP in the fast moving scenario fast moving scenario access point switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Yu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10680729
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a first antenna system of a distributed antenna system, a first wireless signal from a second antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the second antenna system included in a first series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, detecting an operational fault, and redirecting, by the first antenna system, a first wireless transmission to a third antenna system of the distributed antenna system, the third antenna system included in a second series of antenna systems of the distributed antenna system, and at least a portion of the communication services associated with the second wireless communications path facilitating mitigation of the operational fault. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Leon Lubranski, Tracy Van Brakle
  • Patent number: 10681541
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) has both cellular and non-cellular links. The network sends it a first indication to maintain using a first set of security keys generated from a parameter specific to a source access node after the UE hands over the cellular link to a target access node without changing a wireless termination (WT) that is connected with the UE via the non-cellular link. The network uses that key to maintain the non-cellular link with the UE after the cellular link handover. From the UE's perspective it uses that key to authenticate its non-cellular link prior to the cellular link handover, but this handover does not change the WT which communicates with the UE via the non-cellular link so the UE can, only in response to receiving a first indication associated with the handover, use that same key to maintain that non-cellular link after the handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Daniela Laselva, Istvan Z. Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10680839
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transmitting data is disclosed. Data to be transmitted is segmented into data packets. The segmented data packets are duplicated into multiple groups of data packets, which are then transmitted from a device at a transmitting end to a device at a receiving end using multiple transmission protocols in parallel. Each of a set of duplicated data packets is thus transmitted by one of the multiple transmission protocols. The data packet among each of set of duplicated data packets that is first received by the device at the receiving end is retained and other received data packets of the set of duplicated data packets are discarded. The disclosed methods and apparatus thus combine benefits of different transmission protocols. For example, the disclosed methods and apparatus help achieve both transmission integrity and timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Shuxin Li, Yingkun Xi
  • Patent number: 10681602
    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. Methods and apparatuses provide a service to user equipment through a dedicated core network. In one method, a base station, also referred to as eNB, receives a non-access stratum (NAS) message from user equipment (UE), and transmits a first initial UE message having the NAS message to a first mobility management entity (MME).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hwan Won, Sunghoon Kim, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10681569
    Abstract: Enhanced beam management for a wireless communication system is provided. In one example, a method comprises: determining, by a device comprising a processor, first beam information for a selected first beam of beams associated with a base station device, wherein the selected first beam is for downlink transmission; determining, by the device, second beam information for a selected second beam of the beams associated with the base station device, wherein the selected second beam is an alternative to the selected first beam for transmission of downlink data to the device, and the determining the second beam information is performed during a random access channel procedure; and transmitting, by the device, to a network device, the first beam information and the second beam information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Salam Akoum, Arunabha Ghosh, Xiaoyi Wang
  • Patent number: 10681587
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for wireless communication are provided. A first network device negotiates with a second network device to determine target data. The first network device supports wireless communication based on a first radio access technology RAT. The second network device supports wireless communication based on a second RAT. The first network device sends based on the first RAT to a terminal device, the target data and RAT type indication information that is used to indicate the second RAT. In this way, user experience can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Lin, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10681698
    Abstract: A dedicated backhaul for whole home coverage variously applies optimization techniques, e.g. using the 5 GHz high band or low band as a dedicated backhaul; using the 2.4 GHz band as backup if the 5 GHz band fails to reach between nodes; using Ethernet when it is better than the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands and it is available; and using a spanning tree protocol or a variant to avoid loops. The dedicated backhaul is used if the received signal strength indication (RSSI) of the dedicated channel is above a threshold. In embodiments, a daisy chain uses probe request contents to communicate hop count and link quality between the nodes by attempting to route directly if link quality is better than a defined threshold. For each extra hop, there must be some percentage gain over smaller hops. If the link is below some threshold, it is not used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Peiman Amini
  • Patent number: 10681604
    Abstract: A UE determines a set of RATs available in accordance with a first subscriber identity associated with a first network and a second subscriber identity associated with a second network. When the set includes a first RAT accessing a base station in the first network, a second RAT accessing a base station in the second network, and a third RAT accessing an access point of a WLAN, the UE selects, in a first performance configuration, the first RAT to establish a first call under the first subscriber identity. The UE further communicates, under the first subscriber identity, with a first IMS server of the first network through the first RAT to establish the first call. The UE maintains, under the second subscriber identity, a connection with a second IMS server of the second network through the first RAT or the third RAT when the first call is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Jen-Ping Huang, Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Pi-Yuan Cheng
  • Patent number: 10681742
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for random access in a wireless communication system are disclosed herein. In one method, a user equipment (UE) performs a first attempt of a random access procedure to communicate with a cell via at least a first UE beam. The UE performs a second attempt of the random access procedure to communicate with the cell via at least a second UE beam when the first attempt fails, in which the direction of the first UE beam and the direction of the second UE beam are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsi Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 10681581
    Abstract: An electronic messaging device includes a receiver configured to receive a message at one of a first operational frequency and second operational frequency. The messaging device can added to a message distribution group comprising a plurality of existing messaging devices. A test communication can be sent through a coupling to test an operation of the messaging device and confirming the addition of the messaging device to the message distribution group without communicating with the existing messaging devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: American Messaging Services, LLC
    Inventors: John F. Nagel, J. Roy Pottle, Peter C. Barnett, David Andersen, Jamie Gordon Nichol, Sangsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10673773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for handling state variables of a PDCP entity in wireless communication system, the method comprising: delivering an PDCP SDU associated with a first COUNT to upper layer and starting, by the PDCP entity, a reordering timer, when an out-of-order PDCP PDU with the first COUNT value is received from lower layer; updating a value of a first state variable to the first COUNT value+1, when the reordering timer starts; and when the reordering timer expires, updating, by the PDCP entity, a value of a second state variable based on a second COUNT value of a first PDCP SDU which has not been delivered to upper layers, among PDCP SDUs with COUNT values which are equal to or larger than the first state variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Geumsan Jo
  • Patent number: 10674406
    Abstract: This wireless communication system has a first base station, and a second base station whereby downlink data received from a core network can be transmitted to a terminal via the second base station and the first base station. The second base station transmits, to the first base station, information that makes it possible to identify whether or not flow control can be carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10673820
    Abstract: Method and system for routing communications traffic between a machine to machine, M2M, device connected to a telecommunications network and having an International Mobile Subscriber Identity, IMSI, and a server, the method comprising assigning an access point name, APN, from a plurality of APNs based on the IMSI of the M2M device. Routing, via the assigned APN, communications traffic between the M2M device and the server, wherein the server is determined based on one or more of: the IMSI, the APN and a characteristic of a communication traffic between the M2M device and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Nick Bone, Tim Snape
  • Patent number: 10674329
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses maintain user-plane session status information of user equipment in an edge cloud. Upon determining that a handover of UE at a network edge has occurred, a status-information-acquisition mechanism is added to a handover signaling chain. The status-information-acquisition mechanism triggers providing UP session status information of the UE to a target gateway, which intermediates traffic between the target base station and a network device outside the edge cloud. The UP session status information of the UE is then used by the target gateway to determine UE-related data to be reported to the network device for execution of a function such as legal interception or charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Hans Eriksson, Lars Westberg
  • Patent number: 10674380
    Abstract: The technology disclosed herein concerns, e.g., apparatus, methods, and procedures for obtaining SIBs in Other SI (Other SI SIBs) in on-demand basis during RRC_CONNECTED state. A wireless terminal, which communicates over a radio interface with access nodes of a radio access network (RAN), comprises processor circuitry and receiver circuitry. The processor circuitry is configured to establish a radio connection and cause the wireless terminal to enter a connected state. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive a reconfiguration message via a dedicated signaling while in the connected state. The reconfiguration message includes a first type system information including scheduling information of one or more second type system information blocks (SIBs) and at least one delivery mode indication for the second type SIBs, the delivery mode indication being either periodic broadcast or on-demand basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10674349
    Abstract: A subscription update method, device, and system, where the method is performed by a first event notification network element and includes: determining that a notification condition of a first subscription event of a first terminal is met; obtaining first callback address information of a target subscription network element; and sending a first message to the target subscription network element based on the first callback address information, where the first message carries an identifier of the first terminal and a first event notification of the first subscription event, and the identifier of the first terminal is used to correlate the first event notification with the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zaifeng Zong, Caixia Qi, Fenqin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10674413
    Abstract: A method in a client device of mitigating roaming impact on communications includes: establishing a communication session at the client device via a first access point; responsive to determining that a roaming criterion is satisfied, transmitting a standby indicator to the first access point and detecting a second access point; prior to initiating a roaming process to transfer the communication session from the first access point to the second access point, determining whether a time period elapsed since receipt of a most recent beacon at the client device from the first access point exceeds a beacon threshold; and responsive to determining that the time period exceeds the beacon threshold: transmitting an active indicator to the first access point; receiving a further beacon from the access point; and responsive to receiving the further beacon, initiating the roaming process to transfer the communication session to the second access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Aparna Raghunath, Dhanya Jalaja Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 10674564
    Abstract: A base station includes a transceiver and a processor. The processor is configured to: in response to receiving a connection request from user equipment, causes a transceiver to transmit a message to a first management apparatus; and in response to receiving a reroute message to indicate a reroute from a first management apparatus to a second management apparatus, causes the transceiver to transmit Non Access Stratum (NAS) information in the reroute message to the second management apparatus. The message includes an identifier of the user equipment assigned by the base station. The base station is configured to perform a connection operation on the user equipment. The identifier of the user equipment assigned by the base station is configured in the reroute message without provision of an identifier of the user equipment assigned by the first management apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Yasuhiro Kawabe, Masaaki Ohtake
  • Patent number: 10674411
    Abstract: Provided is a process, medium, or system including using block chain as a distributed routing environment for contract based handoff to route streaming data to edge-based data centers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Vapor IO Inc.
    Inventor: Colton Malone Crawford
  • Patent number: 10667256
    Abstract: An example method is provided in one example embodiment and includes intercepting a setup request for a session via a small cell network portion associated with a wide area network (WAN) instance, wherein the WAN instance comprises the small cell network portion and an enterprise network portion and wherein the small cell network portion and the enterprise network portion are interconnected to a service provider network; classifying the session to a particular WAN priority queue, wherein a plurality of WAN priority queues are configured for the WAN instance; determining whether the particular WAN priority queue has available bandwidth for the session; allocating bandwidth for the particular WAN priority queue if the particular WAN priority queue has available bandwidth; and permitting the session to be established if the particular WAN priority queue has available bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Lake, Mark Grayson, Santosh Ramrao Patil
  • Patent number: 10667198
    Abstract: Systems and methods of a portable device roaming between a plurality of access point devices with which the portable device is enrolled are provided. Some methods can include the portable device saving a respective network parameter of each of the plurality of access point devices, the portable device traversing a plurality of channels in which the plurality of access point devices operate, the portable device operating in a respective one of the plurality of channels to receive a packet from a respective one of the plurality of access point devices, the portable device comparing a received network identifier in the packet with the respective network parameter of each of the plurality of access point devices as saved, and responsive to a match, the portable device transmitting a command signal to the respective one of the plurality of access point devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Hongye Jiang, Bin Yang, Kenneth Eskildsen
  • Patent number: 10667187
    Abstract: Method and an apparatus for determining a bearer for mobile edge computing are disclosed. A Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) can obtain a data packet that includes an end marker. The MEC can obtain a bearer identifier and an identifier of UE in a handover procedure according to the data packet that includes the end maker, and requests information about the second bearer from a node of a second bearer. The request can include the bearer identifier of the UE and the identifier of the UE. The node of the second bearer can return a response message and information regarding the second bearer according to the request. The MEC can receive the response message and store the information regarding the second bearer according to the identifier of the UE and the bearer identifier of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qianghua Zhu, Chunshan Xiong, Xiaoyan Shi
  • Patent number: 10666349
    Abstract: A wireless relay serves User Equipment (UE) over a wireless Proxy Mobile Internet Protocol (PMIP) tunnel and a wireline PMIP tunnel to a Local Mobility Anchor (LMA). The wireless relay receives a wireless network address, a wireline network address, and an LMA network address. The wireless relay receives a request for a UE bearer and selects the wireless network or the wireline network. A Media Access Gateway (MAG) in the wireless relay transfers a PMIP update to the LMA that indicates the wireless network address or wireline network address based on the selected network. The wireless relay wirelessly exchanges user data with the UE. The MAG exchanges the user data with the LMA over the wireless PMIP tunnel or the wireline PMIP tunnel based on the selected network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Zheng Fang
  • Patent number: 10667183
    Abstract: A resource configuration method for switching, comprising: a first network access point determining configuration information for a switching resource pool with a second network access point; the first network access point sending the configuration information for the switching resource pool to a mobile station; the first network access point sending first instruction information to the mobile station, the first instruction information instructing the mobile station to communicate, using a switching resource from the switching resource pool, with at least one of the first network access point, the second network access point, and another mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 10667170
    Abstract: A base station (BS) for handling buffer status reporting comprises a storage device and a processing circuit coupled to the storage device. The storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of: configuring a radio bearer (RB) and configuring a first logical channel (LC) and a second LC associated to the RB, to a communication device; configuring the communication device to report separate buffer statuses for the first LC and the second LC associated to the RB; receiving a first buffer status comprising a volume of data associated to the first LC and a second buffer status comprising a volume of data associated to the second LC, from the communication device; transmitting a first UL grant to the communication device according to the first buffer status; and transmitting a second UL grant to the communication device according to the second buffer status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10660004
    Abstract: Provided are apparatus and methods for controlling a handover of a user equipment between base stations each belonging to a network different from the other. The method includes: i) determining whether the user equipment should be handed over to a target base station belonging to a heterogeneous network based on measurement information received from the user equipment, ii) transmitting a handover required message containing identification information of the target base station to a core network entity linked to the source base station, when it is determined that the user equipment should be handed over, iii) receiving a handover command message containing evolved packet system (EPS) bearer setup list information of the target base station from the core network entity, and iv) transmitting the handover command message to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ha Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 10659526
    Abstract: An exemplary system includes a cloud server configured to provide a service to a client device by way of a network. The cloud server implements a batch layer of a data-processing architecture. The system further includes an edge computing device configured to provide a latency-sensitive task of the service to the client device by way of the network in response to a request from the client device to offload the latency-sensitive task. The edge computing device is separate from and communicatively coupled to the cloud server, is located at an edge of the network such that a latency of data communications between the edge computing device and the client device is lower than a latency of data communications between the cloud server and the client device, and implements a speed layer of the data-processing architecture at the edge of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Mohammad Raheel Khalid
  • Patent number: 10660047
    Abstract: A method, in a first subset of a sequence of transmission intervals, including communicating, on a radio link of a cellular network and according to a resource mapping, pilot signals having a non-zero first transmit power. The method includes, in a second subset of the sequence of transmission intervals, communicating, on the radio link and according to the resource mapping, the pilot signals having a non-zero second transmit power which is larger than the first transmit power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Bo Larsson, Basuki Priyanto, Rickard Ljung, Peter Karlsson, Erik Bengtsson
  • Patent number: 10652796
    Abstract: Described are various embodiments of a data network subscriber access, migration and quality management system and method. Some embodiments provide a system and method for maintaining a call between a calling device and a recipient device as the calling device migrates between distinct data networks. Other embodiments provide a system for modulating available data communication bandwidth to a plurality of fixed data network addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Investel Capital Corporation
    Inventor: Benoit Laliberte
  • Patent number: 10652951
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes for communicating with a wireless device via at least two access nodes include receiving, at a gateway node, data addressed to a first network address of the wireless device, transmitting, via a donor access node, a first portion of the data within a first bearer addressed to a second network address of the wireless device, and transmitting, via a relay access node wirelessly coupled to the donor access node, a second portion of the data within a second bearer addressed to a third network address of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Ankur Sharma, Noman Alam, Yu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10651964
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method in a wireless device for transmitting an uplink signalling message in a wireless communication network. The wireless device is connected to a first network element over at least a first and a second wireless link. The method comprises determining a transmission mode among alternative transmission modes for transmitting the uplink signalling message. The alternative transmission modes comprise: transmitting on the first wireless link; transmitting on the second wireless link; and transmitting on both the first and the second wireless links. The method also comprises transmitting the uplink signalling message according to the determined transmission mode. The disclosure also relates to a corresponding method performed in the network element, and to the corresponding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jari Vikberg, Gunnar Mildh, Johan Rune, Icaro Leonardo J. Da Silva, Pontus Wallentin
  • Patent number: 10652801
    Abstract: A network management system includes a plurality of server units. A first management server included in a first server unit transmits a disconnection setting request for disconnecting an abnormal flow to each of a communication node connected to a self-region covered by the first management server, and one or more second server units covering one or more primary adjacent regions adjacent to the self-region. Disconnection setting is executed in response to the disconnection setting request. Each of a plurality of regions includes two or more areas each of which is covered by corresponding one of two or more base stations connected to an identical communication node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Suzuki, Taro Ogawa, Tomoko Motohashi, Jun Nakajima, Takatoshi Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 10652933
    Abstract: A system for monitoring wireless communications in a client device includes a wireless communications interface, including: an analyzer; a monitoring controller coupled to the analyzer; an operational controller of the client device coupled to the wireless communications interface, the operational controller configured to: control the wireless communications interface to establish a wireless connection with an access point according to a set of connection parameters including a channel identifier; and transmit the set of connection parameters to the monitoring controller; the monitoring controller configured, responsive to receiving the connection parameters from the operational controller, to: monitor a channel corresponding to the channel identifier to obtain a plurality of frames transmitted over the channel; and provide the plurality of frames to the analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Subramani Rajendiran, Ohad Shatil, Satish Shivarudrappa, Daniel Franklin
  • Patent number: 10652926
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for delaying transmission or reception on an unlicensed cell in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) performs downlink (DL) reception or uplink (UL) transmission on a second cell. The second cell is a second serving cell on an unlicensed carrier. The UE receives a backoff time for the second cell from a first cell when there is overload in the unlicensed carrier. The first cell is a first serving cell on a licensed carrier. The UE suspends ongoing DL reception or UL transmission on the second cell during the backoff time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10652063
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a reference signal transmission method and user equipment. The method includes: determining, by a first user equipment, a first identifier related to the first user equipment; determining, by the first user equipment, a first cyclic shift indication from to-be-selected cyclic shift indications according to the first identifier; determining, by the first user equipment, first reference signal according to the first cyclic shift indication and a preset base sequence; and sending, by the first user equipment, the first reference signal to second user equipment, thereby implementing reference signal transmission in D2D communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10652936
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, systems, and computer program products for transmitting/receiving scheduling assignment(s) (SAs) are provided. One method is directed to including a short version of a target ID (i.e., short ID) in a SA. The method may also include transmitting the SA including the short ID to one or more monitoring UE(s). The monitoring UE(s) may then compare the short ID to target ID(s) being monitored. The corresponding data from the SA may be decoded if there is a match between the short ID and any of the target ID(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Cássio Barboza Ribeiro, Juha Sakari Korhonen
  • Patent number: 10652784
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting node-level tunneling for mobile user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication network such as a 5th generation network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xu Li, Ngoc Dung Dao, Aaron James Callard, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10652795
    Abstract: There are provided measures for improvements in small cell mobility with dual/multi connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Subramanya Chandrashekar, Hans Thomas Hoehne, Devaki Chandramouli, Cinzia Sartori
  • Patent number: RE48067
    Abstract: A registration processing method and an apparatus are disclosed herein to enable the network to distinguish between different registration processing types. The method includes: identifying, by a user equipment, UE, a registration type when registering into a network; reporting, by the UE, a registration processing type information corresponding to the identified registration type to a network-side network element during registering into the network. The UE reports the registration processing type information to the network in the process of registering into the network, and therefore, the network distinguishes between different registration processing types accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wenfu Wu