Based Upon A Particular Signal Quality Measurement Patents (Class 370/332)
  • Patent number: 11463950
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing the power of a secondary node in an E-Utran/New Radio Dual Connectivity (ENDC)—configured wireless communication network. In response to determining that one or more transmission blocking conditions have been met, a master node communicates an instruction to the secondary node via a data connection cable or an X2 logical interface to not transmit downlink signals, reducing overall power network power consumption and inter-nodal inference when ENDC resources are not required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Sanghoon Sung, Tri Duong, Hau Tran, Minho Song
  • Patent number: 11452121
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a thin control channel structure that can be utilized to enable multiplexing of two or more data transmission formats. For example, a thin control channel may carry information that enables ongoing transmissions utilizing a first, relatively long transmission time interval (TTI) to be punctured, and during the punctured portion of the long TTI, a transmission utilizing a second, relatively short TTI may be inserted. This puncturing is enabled by virtue of a thin channel structure wherein a control channel can carry scheduling information, grants, etc., informing receiving devices of the puncturing that is occurring or will occur. Furthermore, the thin control channel can be utilized to carry other control information, not being limited to puncturing information. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Naga Bhushan, Peter Gaal, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Michael Alexander Howard, Rotem Cooper, Peter Ang
  • Patent number: 11452032
    Abstract: A circuit arrangement includes a preprocessing circuit configured to obtain context information related to a user location, a learning circuit configured to determine a predicted user movement based on context information related to a user location to obtain a predicted route and to determine predicted radio conditions along the predicted route, and a decision circuit configured to, based on the predicted radio conditions, identify one or more first areas expected to have a first type of radio conditions and one or more second areas expected to have a second type of radio conditions different from the first type of radio conditions and to control radio activity while traveling on the predicted route according to the one or more first areas and the one or more second areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ajay Gupta, Reinhold Schneider
  • Patent number: 11438110
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to wireless communication devices, systems comprising wireless communication devices, and to an apparatus, a method and a computer program for a wireless communication device. The apparatus comprises a transceiver module for transmitting and receiving wireless transmissions. The apparatus comprises a processing module that is configured to control the transceiver module. The processing module is configured to communicate with a further wireless communication device via the transceiver module. The communication with the further wireless communication device is based on a transmission of data frames between the wireless communication device and the further wireless communication device. Each data frame is based on a two-dimensional grid in a time-frequency plane having a time dimension resolution and a frequency dimension resolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andreas Pfadler
  • Patent number: 11438906
    Abstract: A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may periodically transmit control information in slots. The control information may include channel quality indicators (CQIs) for a plurality of cells. In response to expiration of a timer for a first cell of the plurality of cells or in response to a received layer 2 (L2) message associated with the first cell, the transmission of the control information including the CQIs may be ceased for the first cell and the periodic transmission of the control information may continue for a second cell of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 11438810
    Abstract: A first base station receives, from a second base station, cell configuration parameters of one or more cells of the second base station. The cell configuration parameters indicate: at least one first information element (IE) indicating a first identifier of a first cell of the one or more cells; at least one second IE indicating that the first cell is an unlicensed cell; and at least one third IE indicating one or more configuration parameters of radio resources of the unlicensed cell. The first base station sends, to the second base station, a handover request message for a wireless device based on the cell configuration parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Kyungmin Park, Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 11432345
    Abstract: The formulation and execution of a connectivity policy is disclosed herein to improve the performance of a wireless network (WN). A wireless access point (WAP) within the WN identifies electronic devices that have been granted access to the WN and/or are associated with the WAP to provide a connectivity catalog that forms the basis of the connectivity policy. This connectivity catalog is communicated to other WAPs within the network. In some situations, these other WAPs can execute the connectivity policy to deny access to electronic devices within the connectivity catalog to their corresponding networks. For example, these other WAPs can execute the connectivity policy on those electronic devices that are within a prescribed connectivity distance from the WAP that provided the connectivity catalog.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Maheshwar Singh, Jiten Patel, Paul Hess
  • Patent number: 11432297
    Abstract: A method for improving service reliability includes deciding, by a session function entity in a network, to initiate establishment of at least two transmission paths between a terminal and the user plane function entity, and instructing the terminal or the user plane function entity to transmit same data on the at least two paths. The user plane function allocates, based on a notification of the session function entity, user plane resources to the at least two transmission paths, and transmits the same data with the terminal on the at least two transmission paths. A core network initiates the establishment of the at least two transmission paths to the terminal. Two access devices may independently establish the at least two transmission paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dekui Sun, Han Zhou
  • Patent number: 11424746
    Abstract: A reference-less dock and data recovery device includes a CDR circuit, an oscillator circuit, and a processor. The CDR circuit is configured to generate a first clock signal through synchronization according to a data signal having a first frequency in a first time period. The oscillator circuit is configured to output an oscillating clock signal according to the first clock signal, A frequency of the oscillating clock signal is substantially identical to that of the first clock signal. The processor oversamples the data signal having a second frequency in a second time period to generate a simulated preparation signal conforming to the second frequency. The CDR circuit is configured to generate a second clock signal through synchronization according to the simulated preparation signal. Before generating the second clock signal, the CDR circuit is synchronized to the oscillating clock signal to maintain outputting of the first clock signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsiu-Ming Chuang, Wei-Cheng Tang, Li-Lung Kao
  • Patent number: 11425607
    Abstract: In one aspect, one or more network nodes are configured to manage bitrates for dedicated radio bearers (DRBs) for a UE served by two or more distributed transmission units, where the DRBs include at least one DRB terminating at a first control unit and at least one DRB terminating at a second control unit. The network nodes determine at least a first UL AMBR value for the UE for the first control unit and at least a second UL AMBR value for the UE for the second control unit. The network nodes then signal the first UL AMBR to the first control unit and the second UL AMBR to the second control unit, for enforcement by the first and second control units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Martin Skarve, Alexander Vesely
  • Patent number: 11425730
    Abstract: A method includes for at least one mobile terminal connected to a base station of the infrastructure, obtaining of at least once characteristic of at least one radio-communication signal occupying a frequency band used by the base station and the mobile terminal to communicate with each other and received by the mobile terminal or by the base station; searching, using the at least one characteristic of a disturbance in the frequency band; and, if a disturbance is detected in the frequency band, decreasing a transmission power of the base station at least in a transmission frequency band used by the base station to transmit radio-communication signals to at least one connected mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Laurent Pison, Didier Raffenoux
  • Patent number: 11425439
    Abstract: A system for providing streaming services. The system includes a plurality of users each for generating a stream of an event on a connection of a public network. The system also includes a server configured to receive a plurality of the generated streams, determine content for at least one output stream, and output the at least one output stream on a connection of a public network, with at least one user receiving the at least one output stream. The content is determined based on one or more of content received from input streams, content requested by a viewer, and the user profiles of the contributors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: PIKSEL, INC.
    Inventors: Philip Shaw, Peter Heiland, Hans-Jurgen Maas, Sean Everett, Kristan Bullett, Ralf Tilmann, Miles Weaver, Fabrice Hamaide, Mark Christie
  • Patent number: 11425692
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for use of SS transmitted using a UE-specific configuration of time-frequency resources. A BS may assign at least one UE-specific configuration, wherein the UE-specific configuration comprises an allocation of resources for a UE-specific SS for mobility management purposes. The BS may communicate with the UE based, at least in part, on the UE-specific configuration. A UE may correspondingly receive the UE-specific configuration and communicate with a BS based, at least in part, on the configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Junyi Li, Navid Abedini, Sundar Subramanian
  • Patent number: 11412429
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for fusing, with an IoT technology, a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transfer rate than a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services, such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retailing, security and safety-related services, etc. on the basis of 5G communication technologies and IoT-related technologies. Disclosed in the disclosure is a method for measurement report/event operation and network signaling in an UE autonomous handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June Hwang, Hyunjeong Kang, Jungmin Moon, Youngjoong Mok, Sangkyu Baek, Jonghyung Kwun
  • Patent number: 11412424
    Abstract: An apparatus suitable for at least to: receive, from a serving access node, a random access update precondition and a configuration with regard to a conditional handover, wherein the configuration indicates at least one handover candidate cell; carry out measurements according to the configuration, and if the random access update precondition is fulfilled, transmit a message to the serving access node, the message comprising information obtained by the measurements and indicating at least one beam of at least one handover candidate cell and/or at least one handover candidate cell that caused the random access update precondition being fulfilled for obtaining a random access resource configuration for carrying out the conditional handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Tommi Jokela, Mikko Säily, Ingo Viering, Timo Koskela
  • Patent number: 11405825
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a load balancing method and a device. The method includes: determining, by a network device if periodicities of allocatable sounding reference signal SRS resources in a first cell are greater than periodicities of allocatable SRS resources in a second cell, a to-be-handed-over terminal based on transmission modes of terminals having accessed the first cell, where the first cell and the second cell are cells in a multi-carrier co-coverage network, and the network device covers the first cell and the second cell; and handing over, by the network device, the to-be-handed-over terminal to the second cell, where a periodicity of an SRS resource, allocated to the to-be-handed-over terminal, in the second cell is less than a periodicity of an SRS resource, allocated to the to-be-handed-over terminal, in the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yibo Tian
  • Patent number: 11399316
    Abstract: This application relates to a communications method. The method in this application includes: receiving, by the wireless backhaul device, a message that is sent by a first network device and that is used to indicate the wireless backhaul device to be handed over to a second network device; and sending, by the wireless backhaul device to the second network device in a process in which the wireless backhaul device is handed over to the second network device or in a case in which the wireless backhaul device completes being handed over to the second network device, a message carrying information about a resource of a first link. This application is applicable to a handover procedure of the wireless backhaul device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: You Li, Shitong Yuan, Mingzeng Dai
  • Patent number: 11388623
    Abstract: Provided are a congestion window control method, an apparatus and a device for internet of vehicles. The congestion window control method for internet of vehicle includes: determining a bandwidth requirement for each of the plurality of on-board unit sets; and determining a congestion window for each of the on-board unit sets according to the bandwidth requirements of respective sets of the plurality of on-board unit sets, wherein the plurality of on-board unit sets correspond to a plurality of on-board unit types respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weibing Gong
  • Patent number: 11388658
    Abstract: A device including a measurement unit configured to perform measurement of each of one or more frequency bands that are a part of a plurality of frequency bands that are not used by a terminal device. The measurement unit does not perform measurement of each of the remaining frequency bands among the plurality of frequency bands or performs measurement of each of the remaining frequency bands at a frequency lower than a frequency of the measurements of each of the one or more frequency bands, which makes it possible to improve measurement performed by a terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Uchiyama, Hiroaki Takano, Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 11382016
    Abstract: Included are a mobile terminal 10, a server 40 that stores a communication quality indicator for each applicable service and for each cell, and a base station 20 that acquires, from the server 40, the communication quality indicator of a host cell that is the cell of the base station 20 for an applicable service used by the mobile terminal 10 camping on the host cell and the communication quality indicator of an adjacent cell adjacent to the host cell for the applicable service, and determines whether the host cell is an optimum cell for the applicable service among the host cell and the adjacent cell based on the communication quality indicators acquired by the communication unit, and when the host cell is not the optimum cell, make the mobile terminal 10 transition to the optimum cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Seiji Araki
  • Patent number: 11382013
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for fusing, with an IoT technology, a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transfer rate than a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services, such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart cars or connected cars, health care, digital education, retailing, security and safety-related services, etc. on the basis of 5G communication technologies and IoT-related technologies. Disclosed in the disclosure is a method for measurement report/event operation and network signaling in an UE autonomous handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: June Hwang, Hyunjeong Kang, Jungmin Moon, Youngjoong Mok, Sangkyu Baek, Jonghyung Kwun
  • Patent number: 11375563
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus for communicating with one or more base station apparatuses, the terminal apparatus including: a receiver configured to receive an RRC reconfiguration message including a DRB configuration from the one or more base station apparatuses, the DRB configuration including a DRB identity and an EPS bearer identity; and a processing unit configured to associate a DRB established with the EPS identity in a case that the DRB identity is not part of a current configuration of the terminal apparatus, the terminal apparatus is configured with EN-DC, and the DRB was configured for the EPS bearer identity before the RRC reconfiguration message is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Takako Hori, Shohei Yamada, Hidekazu Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 11368852
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a signal interference avoidance method and a network device, so as to prevent the occurrence of a self-interference for a UE. The signal interference avoidance method includes, when the self-interference occurs for the UE connected concurrently to a first network device and a second network device, transmitting first interference avoidance indication information to the second network device. The first interference avoidance indication information is used to enable the second network device to communicate with the UE through a first time-domain resource and/or a first frequency-domain resource. The first interference avoidance indication information includes identification information about the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Boubacar Kimba Dit Adamou, Dajie Jiang, Xueming Pan
  • Patent number: 11368895
    Abstract: A cellular communication network may be configured to use a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base station and a New Radio (NR) base station to implement a Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) configuration, in an environment in which the NR base station uses multiple frequency bands that provide respective bandwidths. During an NSA connection with a mobile device, LTE signal strength is used as an indicator of whether the device is within the coverage area of a given NR frequency band. When the LTE signal strength indicates that the device has moved into the coverage area of a frequency band having a higher bandwidth than the currently active NR connection, the device is instructed to release and reestablish its NR connection in order to reconnect using the best available NR frequency band. LTE A1 and/or A5 event measurements may be used to evaluate signal strengths and as triggers for NR release/reestablish operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kun Lu, Egil Gronstad, Alan Denis MacDonald, Benjamin Sellers
  • Patent number: 11356878
    Abstract: Provided are a device and method for a user equipment side and a base station side in wireless communication. The device (100) for a user equipment side comprises: an information acquisition unit (101), configured to obtain cell special dynamic offset information for wireless resource management of a serving cell and/or adjacent cell of a user equipment, wherein cell special dynamic offset relates to a transmission capacity of a corresponding cell, and the transmission capacity comprises at least one of cell multi-antenna transmission performance gain and a load condition; a measurement unit (102), configured to measure a reference signal of the serving cell and the adjacent cell; and a cell reselection/measurement reporting unit (103), configured to perform cell reselection or measurement reporting based on the cell special dynamic offset and a measurement result for the serving cell and the adjacent cell according to a connection state of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jinhui Chen, Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 11357022
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide for a thin control channel structure that can be utilized for a variety of purposes including, for example, enabling the multiplexing of two or more data transmission formats. In another example, the thin control channel can be utilized to carry control information that relates to interference experienced by a user. By utilizing this control information on a thin control channel, the network can take suitable action to mitigate the interference. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tingfang Ji, John Edward Smee, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Naga Bhushan, Peter Gaal, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli, Michael Alexander Howard, Rotem Cooper, Peter Ang
  • Patent number: 11356816
    Abstract: A vehicle clustering method includes: acquiring vehicle dynamic information, the vehicle dynamic information including vehicle positions and vehicle speeds; clustering vehicles based on the vehicle dynamic information; calculating, based on the vehicle dynamic information, a link reliability and a link stability of the vehicles in a cluster; calculating, based on the link reliability and the link stability, a selection priority index for a cluster head; and selecting a vehicle with a largest selection priority index in the cluster as a cluster head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Inventors: Dengyin Zhang, Min Zhang, Fei Ding, Yongjun Li, Nianqi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11356897
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for measuring access network performance (“ANP”) parameters for a multi-access data connection. One apparatus includes a processor, a first transceiver and a second transceiver that communicate with a mobile communication network via a first access network and a second access network, respectively. The processor establishes a multi-access data connection with the mobile communication network over the first access network and the second access network and receives measurement assistance information. The processor measures at least one ANP parameter using the measurement assistance information and applies a traffic steering rule to uplink data traffic, the traffic steering rule indicating to which of the first and second access networks the uplink data traffic is to be routed based on the measured at least one ANP parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventor: Apostolis Salkintzis
  • Patent number: 11343728
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A first base station may receive, from a second base station, parameters for a selection of an uplink of the cell. A handover to the selected uplink may be performed based on the parameters and a measurement associated with a signal of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kyungmin Park, Esmael Dinan, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Hua Zhou, Alireza Babaei, Ali Cirik
  • Patent number: 11342978
    Abstract: Disclosed are a beam training method and device, and a communication system, used for reducing the overheads of a beam training process between a transmitting end and a receiving end. The present application provides a beam training method, the method comprising: a transmitting end determining a first mapping relationship between BPL identifiers and transmission beams; the transmitting end configuring a first reference signal resource for a receiving end, and transmitting configuration information concerning the first reference signal resource to the receiving end, the configuration information carrying a first BPL identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shanzhi Chen, Shaohui Sun, Qiubin Gao
  • Patent number: 11337120
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described for a beam-aware handover procedure for multi-beam access systems. A source base station may determine that a handover request is to be sent to a target base station in preparation for handover of a user equipment (UE) from the source base station to the target base station, and transmit the handover request to the target base station with an indication of whether the handover is to be delayed. Alternatively or in addition to, either the target base station or the source base station may generate and transmit a time expiration indicator. The indication of whether the handover is to be delayed or the time expiration indicator may allow either the target base station or the UE to determine whether access parameters for the UE are valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Karl Georg Hampel, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Ravi Agarwal, Bilal Sadiq, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11330486
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for improved wireless terminal roaming. In some embodiments, a management module determines access point density metrics for a plurality of centrally managed access points of a communications site. The density metric considers an average RSSI of access point signals received by other access points of the site, and each access point's contribution to the average. A determination of whether a particular wireless terminal roams is based on the density metrics of the source and target access point, as well as statistics relating to a current capacity of each of the access points. The disclosed embodiments may determine that a wireless terminal should transition/roam away from an access point even when that access point's RSSI value at the wireless terminal is above a threshold that would cause traditional methods to inhibit roaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenfeng Wang, Jacob Thomas
  • Patent number: 11330573
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for providing point-to-multipoint transmission in a single cell in a mobile communication network. The method may include receiving system information for single-cell multi-transmission in a primary cell (PCell); receiving single-cell multi-transmission control information in the primary cell; and checking whether a neighboring cell provides a single-cell multi-transmission, using the single-cell multi-transmission control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sung-pyo Hong, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 11329785
    Abstract: A method and system for minimizing the control overhead in a multi-carrier wireless communication network that utilizes a time-frequency resource is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more zones in the time-frequency resource are designated for particular applications, such as a zone dedicated for voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications. By grouping applications of a similar type together within a zone, a reduction in the number of bits necessary for mapping a packet stream to a portion of the time-frequency resource can be achieved. In some embodiments, modular coding schemes associated with the packet streams may be selected that further reduce the amount of necessary control information. In some embodiments, packets may be classified for transmission in accordance with application type, QoS parameters, and other properties. In some embodiments, improved control messages may be constructed to facilitate the control process and minimize associated overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NEO WIRELESS LLC
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Haiming Huang, Titus Lo, Ruifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11330508
    Abstract: An apparatus for obtaining sensory data is disclosed. The apparatus includes a housing, a battery displaced within the housing, and circuitry displaced at least partially within the housing, the circuitry including an integrated circuit, an accelerometer, and a communications interface. The housing is formed from one or more of hardened plastic, metal, glass or composite. The circuitry further includes a vibration sensor. The communication interface enables communications with external network devices or a cloud server. The circuitry includes logic to perform operations including: receiving signals from one or more network devices; and parsing a first signal to identify (i) a unique identifier of a first network device of the one or more network devices, wherein the first network device transmitted the first signal, and (ii) determine a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value of the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: NoCell Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald McKeefery, Frederick Thiel, Himanshu Patel
  • Patent number: 11323943
    Abstract: A method of cell handover, a method for determining an uplink transmit power, and an apparatus are provided, to strengthen control of a network device over a terminal device. The cell handover method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, an early handover command sent by a network device, where the early handover command is used to instruct the terminal device to determine whether to perform a cell handover; measuring, by the terminal device, a downlink signal sent by the network device and/or a downlink signal sent by another network device, and determining, based on an obtained measurement report and a handover condition carried in the early handover command, whether to perform the cell handover; and executing, by the terminal device, a handover command to hand over from a current serving cell to a target cell if the terminal device receives the handover command sent by the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Lin, Xuelong Wang, Xin Xiong
  • Patent number: 11317312
    Abstract: A method for a device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method performed by a user equipment (UE) includes measuring a D2D received signal strength indicator (RSSI) for each resource region for the D2D communication, the D2D RSSI representing a received signal strength per symbol in the resource region; obtaining ratio information indicating a ratio of D2D resource regions having a higher D2D RSSI than a specific threshold within a resource pool for the D2D communication; and transmitting a measurement report including the ratio information to a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inkwon Seo, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 11316765
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for dynamic load balancing of user traffic across Internet circuits based on monitored loads of the circuits. The method includes one or more processors receiving a request to utilize an Internet-accessible resource from a first user. The method further includes one or more processors identifying a communications service provider (CSP) that is associated with the user. The method further includes one or more processors determining a real-time load on a first Internet uplink circuit that is provisioned to the first CSP. In response to determining that the real-time load on the first Internet uplink circuit does meet a threshold condition, the method further includes one or more processors distributing traffic corresponding to executing the received request to utilize the Internet-accessible resource to a second Internet uplink circuit that is provisioned to a second CSP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventors: Guo Dong Zhang, Chen Bo Li, Hsiulan Chen, Jing Jie Wang, Jiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11310702
    Abstract: Applicants disclose an inter-system mobility anchor control point that is adapted to initiate handover of an existing communication connection in an integrated small cell and WiFi (ISW) network. The inter-system mobility anchor control point is communicatively coupled to both an HeNB/LTE network and trusted WLAN access network (TWAN) and adapted to operate as a common control plane entity for both HeNB/LTE and TWAN access. The mobility anchor control point may be a mobility management entity (MME) or an integrated small cell and WLAN gateway (ISW GW). The mobility anchor control point is adapted to request and receive measurement data relating to the operations of the HeNB network and WLAN. Based upon the measurement data, the mobility anchor control point determines whether an existing communication path via one of the HeNB/LTE network and WLAN should be handed over to the other of the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Mohamed, John L. Tomici, Qing Li, Michael F. Starsinic
  • Patent number: 11304110
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile receiver of a mobile station in communication with a current base station of a plurality of base stations receives hello packets from one or more base stations the plurality of base stations, each hello packet including a base station identifier that identifies which base station transmitted that packet. The receiver determines, based on the hello packets, signal strength values associated with each of the plurality of base stations. The receiver periodically analyzes the signal strength values associated with the current base station, to determine whether those signal strength values exceed a threshold value associated with the current base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gaetano Catalli, Alessandro Erta, Luca Bisti, Umberto Malesci
  • Patent number: 11303329
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication technique for convergence of an IoT technology and a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system, and a system therefor. The disclosure can be applied to an intelligent service (for example, a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart cart or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related service, etc.) on the basis of a 5G communication technology and an IoT-related technology. The disclosure defines a mobility method for a terminal residing in a system in which transmission/reception points (TPRs), supporting solely some protocols among entire access stratum protocols comprising PHY, MAC, RLC, PDCP, and RRC, coexist in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byounghoon Jung, Sunheui Ryoo, Jungmin Moon, Seunghoon Park, Jungsoo Jung
  • Patent number: 11297632
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to handling latency-sensitive traffic, in Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) for example, during measurement gaps. Latency-sensitive traffic is detected at a user equipment (UE), and transmission or reception associated with the latency-sensitive traffic is performed at the UE during a time period in which a measurement gap has been configured for the UE to perform measurement of received signal strength. The transmission or reception may be performed instead of or in addition to the measurement. Other embodiments that involve shortening measuring times and shortening or avoiding switching times associated with communication resource switching, for example, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Usa Vilaipornsawai, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Yongxia Lyu
  • Patent number: 11290173
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a radio link monitoring method and apparatus, and relate to the field of communications technologies. The method may include: receiving, by a higher layer of a terminal, a beam detection result message from a lower layer of the terminal, where the beam detection result message is used to indicate a result of beam monitoring; and controlling, by the higher layer of the terminal, a radio link monitoring procedure based on the beam detection result message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Luo, Yinghao Jin, Jin Liu, Zhengzheng Xiang
  • Patent number: 11272417
    Abstract: A method for a conditional handover (CHO) is described in some of the present embodiments. The method may receive from a source base station (e.g., a gNB or an eNB) one or more CHO commands that each is associated with one or more triggering conditions for a CHO to a target cell associated with a target base station (e.g., a target gNB or a target eNB). The method may continuously evaluate the triggering condition(s) associated with each received (and valid) CHO command. When the method determines that at least one of the triggering conditions has been fulfilled, the method may execute the CHO command that is associated with the triggering condition in order to connect to one or more candidate target cells associated with the CHO command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Hung-Chen Chen, Chie-Ming Chou
  • Patent number: 11271776
    Abstract: Example methods and computer systems are provided for logical overlay network monitoring. The method may comprise: obtaining egress metric information associated with egress encapsulated packets that are sent by a source virtual tunnel endpoint (VTEP) to a destination VTEP over a logical overlay network; and obtaining ingress metric information associated with ingress encapsulated packets that are received by the destination VTEP from the source VTEP over the logical overlay network. The method may also comprise: performing a comparison to identify a divergence between the egress metric information and the ingress metric information; and based on the divergence, detecting a performance issue affecting logical overlay network connectivity between the source VTEP and the destination VTEP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: VMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Uday Shankar Nagaraj, Shyam Sambasivan Ramachandran, Natalia Tupy Jensen, Mansi Babbar, Prerit Rodney
  • Patent number: 11265800
    Abstract: During disclosed communication techniques, an electronic device (such as an access point) may receive one or more packets from another electronic device, where the other electronic device has an established connection or association with the electronic device, and the one or more packets are communicated using a first band of frequencies. Then, the electronic device may determine to recommend a basic service set (BSS) transition from the first band of frequencies to at least a second band of frequencies. Moreover, the electronic device may provide a request packet to the other electronic device with a recommendation with one or more candidates for the BSS transition, such as a channel in the second band of frequencies. Next, the electronic device may receive a response packet from the other electronic device, where the response packet indicates a remedial action of the other electronic device in response to the request packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventors: Wen Chen, Wenge Ren, Qingfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11265783
    Abstract: Disclosed are a handover processing method, a network device, a terminal device, and a computer storage medium. The method comprises: when a first network device located in a first system network or a first core network is connected to a terminal device, the first network device establishes a candidate connection between the terminal device and a target system network or a target core network, wherein the candidate connection is used for handover to the target system network or the target core network when the terminal device meets a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11265100
    Abstract: Some embodiments of this disclosure include apparatuses and methods for implementing a requirement negotiation for an error vector magnitude (EVM) (or other metrics for measuring transmission signal quality) for ranging and/or positioning operation(s). Some embodiments relate to an electronic device including a transceiver and one or more processors communicatively coupled to the transceiver. The one or more processors transmit, during a negotiation phase of a ranging operation, an initial request frame to a second electronic device, wherein the initial request frame comprises a first indication of an error vector magnitude (EVM) requirement. The one or more processors receive an initial response frame from the second electronic device and determine a second indication of the EVM requirement based at least in part on the received initial response frame. The one or more processors implement a measurement phase of the ranging operation in accordance with the second indication of the EVM requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Beeri, Qi Wang, Oren Shani, Yoav Feinmesser
  • Patent number: 11259284
    Abstract: A mobile device (UE) may decode the Physical Control Format Indicator Channel (PCFICH) blindly, which may include obtaining resource elements (REs) that are reserved for the Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH), based on a largest value of a control format indicator (CFI), finding a total number of control channel elements (CCEs) according to the obtained REs, numbering the CCEs, and decoding the PDCCH for the largest value of the CFI over the numbered CCEs. Accordingly, the UE does not need to decode the PCFICH specifically. In some cases, the UE may indicate to the network that the UE is a constrained device, and the network may transmit control information according to a value intended for use by constrained devices. The UE may receive the transmitted value, and instead of decoding the PCFICH it may decode the control information based at least on the received value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Konstantinos Sarrigeorgidis, Moustafa M. Elsayed
  • Patent number: 11258652
    Abstract: Systems and methods of placeshifting media playback between two or more devices are provided. For example, a method for placeshifting media may include downloading onto a first device an index of files accessed or modified on a second device via a data storage server, at least one of the files being a media file played on the second device. The first device may display a user selectable list of the files on the first device before issuing a request for the media file to the data storage server. The data storage server may send the media file to the first device from the data storage server, and the first device may play back the media file where the second device left off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rosenblatt, Gloria Lin, Amir Mahmood Mikhak, Taido Lantz Nakajima, Sean Anthony Mayo, Andrew Hodge, Anthony Michael Fadell, Jeffery Theodore Lee, Shawn A. Ellis, Policarpo Wood, Alan Christopher Cannistraro