Based Upon A Particular Signal Quality Measurement Patents (Class 370/332)
  • Patent number: 11122480
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for selecting an access point (AP) for providing a service at a user equipment (UE). The example method may identify, by a user equipment (UE), a first AP available for communication. The example method may determine, by the UE, whether the first AP is suitable based, at least in part, on an indication for the first AP in an AP history table stored in a memory of the UE, wherein the indication is based on UE-determined metrics determined during one or more prior communications between the UE and the first AP. The example method may also include establishing communication between the UE and the first AP, in response to determining that the first AP is suitable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kirankumar Bhoja Anchan, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Shyamal Ramachandran, Chinmay Dhodapkar, Devrath Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 11122502
    Abstract: Example systems relate to access point fit. A system may include a processing resource and a memory resource. The memory resource may store machine readable instructions to cause the processing resource to determine a fit for a first client device using a plurality of metrics in response to a scan request from the first client device. The memory resource may further include instructions to cause the processing resource to determine that the fit for the first client device is above a threshold fit. The memory resource may further include instructions to cause the proceeding resource to respond to the scan request from the first client device with a probe response in response to the determination that the fit for the first client device is above the threshold fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Aruba Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Jianpo Han
  • Patent number: 11115889
    Abstract: A method, an equipment and a system for handing over a cell in a communication system supporting carrier aggregation. The method includes, when a terminal in the communication system moves to the edge of the currently serving cell, the terminal selects one or more neighbor cells from one or more neighbor cells as measurement objects according to the carrier aggregation manner of the one or more neighbor cells, the terminal measures the capabilities of the measurement objects, and obtains one or more measurement results, and the terminal sends a source base station which currently serving the terminal one or more measurement results as capability measurement reports of the one or more neighbor cells. Also provided are an equipment for handing over a cell in a communication system supporting carrier aggregation, a terminal including the said equipment and a communication system including the said terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 11115956
    Abstract: A method includes: adjusting a paging parameter and/or a paging calculation formula to obtain an adjusted paging parameter and/or paging calculation formula; and determining an adjusted Paging Frame (PF) and/or Paging Occasion (PO) based on the adjusted paging parameter and/or paging calculation formula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Cong Shi
  • Patent number: 11102046
    Abstract: Provided are methods and devices for transmitting/receiving downlink signals in a Wireless communication system. Carrier information is provided to user equipment, the carrier information including cell identifier information which indicates Whether a first cell identifier related to a first carrier operating on one resource block (RB) and a second cell identifier used for a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) on the first carrier are the same or different. If the second cell identifier is the same as the first cell identifier, the user equipment assumes that the number of antenna ports for the CRS on the first carrier is the same as the number of antenna ports for a reference signal defined for NB-IoT (reference signal for NB-IoT, NRS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsun Kim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 11096063
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for optimizing a predictive model for mobile network communications based on historical context information. In one aspect, historical context information is collected including at least one of communication environment, communication parameter estimates, mobile device statistics, mobile device transmit settings, base station receiver settings, past network statistics and settings, and adjacent network node information statistics and settings, the historical context information including data from communications of at least one mobile device. A predictive model for network communications is determined based on the historical context information. A communication context for a first mobile device different than the at least one mobile device is determined. The first device is scheduled and/or network parameters are set based on the determined predictive model and communication context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Collision Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Farkas, Brandon Hombs, Barry West
  • Patent number: 11088749
    Abstract: Devices for and methods of beam refinement using a beam refinement reference signal (BRRS) are generally described. A UE receives BRRS information indicating a BRRS position of at least one OFDM symbol in a first or last symbol pair in a subframe. The BRRS replaces the xPDCCH, the last two symbols of data (an xPDSCH or xPUSCH), or is TDMed with a GP. The data and BRRS are allocated to the UE or to different UEs. The BRRS information is provided via an indicator in the DCI or higher layer signaling. The UE refines either the current Rx beam or directly refines a candidate Rx beam and uses one or multiple symbols, as indicated by a BRRS format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wenting Chang, Yushu Zhang, Gang Xiong, Yuan Zhu, Huaning Niu
  • Patent number: 11089641
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to session continuity between software-defined network (“SDN”) controlled and non-SDN controlled wireless networks. In one embodiment, an SDN controller can determine that a handover of a user equipment (“UE”) from a base station operating under control of the SDN-controlled network to a further base station operating under control of a non-SDN-controlled network has occurred. The SDN controller can establish over an interface between the SDN controller and a packet gateway (“P-GW”), a tunnel through which to exchange handover data associated with the handover and a session IP address for a session in which the UE is involved. The SDN controller can provide, over the interface and through the tunnel, the handover data and the session IP address to the P-GW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Paul Edward Smith, Jr., Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11082901
    Abstract: NCSGs may be used by a cellular network to, for example, enhance the signal measurement processes by which a UE performs inter-frequency measurements. In a first embodiment described herein, a UE may signal to the network, on a per-UE basis, the ability to support NCGS interruptions. In a first embodiment described herein, a UE may signal to the network, on a per-component carrier basis of the UE, the ability to support NCGS interruptions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Candy Yiu, Yang Tang, Rui Huang
  • Patent number: 11070946
    Abstract: A method for establishing a local network connection, where the method includes: obtaining, by a terminal, broadcast information sent by a base station; if the broadcast information includes a first local data network (LDN) list, determining a target local network identifier based on the first LDN list, where the first LDN list includes at least one local network identifier; and establishing, by the terminal, a session connection using the target local network identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Hu, Qianghua Zhu, Fenqin Zhu
  • Patent number: 11070875
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to determine the number of people at a location. An example apparatus includes a configuration changer to change a configuration setting of the base station to cause mobile devices to register with the base station, a registration manager to respond to registration requests received from the mobile devices after the configuration setting is changed by storing device identification information for the corresponding mobile devices, and a counter controller to identify a number of the mobile devices at a location of the base station based on the stored device identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC
    Inventors: Ranney Harrold Fry, Mark Richard Cave
  • Patent number: 11071051
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide a Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) traffic breakout service to access an edge network. A network device receives reachability information for a user equipment (UE) device and sends, in response to receiving the reachability information, a reachability notification to a MEC orchestrator for the edge network. The network device receives, from the MEC orchestrator, a local breakout request that identifies a traffic flow authorized to receive local service from the edge network. The network device generates instructions for a gateway device to apply local breakout service, for the traffic flow, to a local MEC application in the edge network and sends the instructions to an anchoring gateway device for the traffic flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Miguel A. Carames, Alexander Fadeev, Parry Cornell Booker
  • Patent number: 11057955
    Abstract: A second RAN node (2) associated with a secondary RAT configures a radio bearer of the secondary RAT in accordance with a bearer-level QoS parameter conforming to a QoS framework of a primary RAT. In addition, the second RAN node (2) translates the bearer-level QoS parameter to a flow-level QoS parameter conforming to a QoS framework of the secondary RAT and associates the obtained flow-level QoS parameter with the radio bearer of the secondary RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11057167
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include configuring a split bearer. The split bearer is configured with a first data path between a user equipment and a first network node, and the split bearer is also configured with a second data path between the user equipment and a second network node. The split bearer is configured for a switching operation. The switching operation includes an operation where data transmission is restricted to be towards only one of the first data path and the second data path. The method also includes first transmitting on the split bearer towards the first data path. The method also includes performing the switching operation. The transmitting towards the first data path is switched to transmitting towards the second data path. The method also includes second transmitting on the split bearer towards the second data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: Henri Markus Koskinen
  • Patent number: 11050674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for efficiently discarding data packets destined to a mobile station connected to both a master base station and a secondary base station. The master base station configures a secondary discard function in a lower layer of the secondary base station, based on the master discard function in the higher layer of the master base station. The master base station forwards the data packet from the higher layer to the lower of the secondary base station. The secondary discard function of the lower layer at the secondary base station discards the received data packet upon expiry of the secondary timer started by the lower layer upon reception of the data packet from the higher layer at the master base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr
  • Patent number: 11044006
    Abstract: A method enabling an relay node (RN) to support multiple wireless access techniques is provided, which includes: a mobility management element (MME) requests a DeNB to establish evolved radio access bearers (ERAB) of EUTRAN and indicates access network information that will be transmitted by each of the ERABs; the DeNB requests an RN to establish radio bearers (RB) and indicates the access network information that will be transmitted by each of the RBs. The above method makes fewer modifications to conventional networks and techniques, guarantees service quality provided for a UE accessing an LTE system, and enables an RN to support access of UEs using multiple access techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang, Huarui Liang
  • Patent number: 11044645
    Abstract: A first user equipment (UE) comprising a processor adapted to execute the following operations to assist a handover of a second UE from a source network apparatus to a target network apparatus: maintain a sidelink connection with the second UE, maintain and/or establish a cellular connection, in particular with the target network apparatus, report to the target network apparatus a link state information, based on the link state information received from the second UE through the sidelink connection, receive from the target network apparatus a first control information calculated based on the link state information and send to the second UE through the sidelink connection a second control information, based on the first control information, to assist the handover of the second UE to the target network apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Wen Xu, Konstantinos Manolakis
  • Patent number: 11044648
    Abstract: RACH-less handovers can be used to reduce the additional time required to complete the RACH procedure when the Timing Advance (TA) must be determined as part of the handover procedure. In order to facilitate a RACH-less handover, the source base station informs the target base station of a radio transmission configuration that will be used by the UE device to transmit uplink signals to the source base station, and the source base station configures the UE device in accordance with the radio transmission configuration. The UE device transmits uplink signals to the source base station using the specified radio transmission configuration, and the target base station receives the uplink signals. The UE device transmits these uplink signals to the source base station before the handover procedure is initiated. The target base station calculates the TA, based on the uplink signals, which can be signaled to the UE device in a handover command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: David Comstock
  • Patent number: 11044641
    Abstract: To perform handover in a multi-carrier network, a node that is currently serving a user equipment, UE, informs the neighboring nodes about the UE position and UE capabilities in terms of supported carriers. The neighboring nodes reply with a figure of merit indicative of connection efficacy, or data from which connection efficacy can be estimated, such as predicted signal quality and strength for each specified carrier. The serving node then determines, based on these predicted values, how to restrict mobility reference signal, MRS, measurements to promising candidate combinations of neighboring nodes and their carriers. Turning on of reference signals is thus limited, excluding nodes and carriers that will not be able to accept handover on technical or policy grounds, as well as nodes or carriers which have poor predicted signal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Pradeepa Ramachandra, Joel Berglund, Mirsad Cirkic, Henrik Rydén
  • Patent number: 11044597
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for registration of e.g., mobile devices in one or more wireless networks. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods provide enhanced wireless services which enable operation of a given mobile device (e.g., a 3GPP-compliant UE) within two or more mobile networks (e.g., PLMNs) of respective different operators. In one implementation, the UE operates in dual-registration mode or DRM to allow different interworking between the two networks, and includes independent registration capability to 5GC and EPC infrastructure simultaneously. Accordingly, the UE is provided umbrella 4G/4.5G coverage over one or more small-cell 5G networks, with respective independent operators of each. Enhanced DRM-UEe capability as described herein advantageously allows for service provision (e.g., voice service) and interworking between the macro and small-cell layers of the system without complicated network configuration requirements between the two operating networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Curt Wong, Maulik Vaidya, Yildirim Sahin
  • Patent number: 11036200
    Abstract: A novel and useful acknowledgement and adaptive frequency hopping mechanism for use in wireless communication systems such as IO-Link Wireless. One or two additional acknowledgement bits are added to packet transmissions. One is a current acknowledgment bit which indicates whether a packet was successfully received anytime during the current cycle. The second bit is a previous acknowledgment bit which indicates whether packets were received successfully anytime during the previous cycle. An adaptive hopping table is constructed using a greedy algorithm which chooses frequencies with the best PER for transmission of higher priority packets, while equalizing the PER products across cycles. A last resort frequency mechanism further improves transmission success by switching to a better performing channel for the last subcycle when previous attempts to transmit a high priority packet have failed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Coretigo Ltd.
    Inventors: Dan Wolberg, Nir Efraim Joseph Tal
  • Patent number: 11025520
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for quality-of-service (QoS) in cellular information centric network (ICN) are described herein. To this end, QoS characteristics may be obtained for an ICN packet. The QoS characteristics may then be applied to the ICN packet. The ICN packet may then be transmitted in accordance with the QoS characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Zongrui Ding, S. M. Iftekharul Alam, Satish Chandra Jha, Gabriel Arrobo Vidal, Kuilin Clark Chen
  • Patent number: 11026167
    Abstract: A communication apparatus performs packet transmission at the time of detecting an interference signal. Each STA records a pair of a measurement result of an RSSI of an OBSS and a BSS Color, and reports, to an AP, BSS Colors that correspond to a maximum value and a minimum value of the RSSI. The AP generates a database or a table by using a STA having a minimum or maximum RSSI for each of the OBSS's. When a signal of an OBSS is detected, the AP selects a STA that has the smallest RSSI of the OBSS or does not have the largest RSSI of the OBSS, and performs SR transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuelin Ma
  • Patent number: 11026127
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an electronic apparatus and methods for wireless communication. The electronic apparatus can include processing circuitry configured to identify, during an inter-system change of the electronic apparatus from a source network system to a target network system, at least one source session bearer between the electronic apparatus and the source network system. The processing circuitry can further map the at least one identified source session bearer to at least one target session bearer based on a mapping relationship that matches the at least one identified source session bearer with the at least one target session bearer to be established between the electronic apparatus and the target network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Yuan-Chieh Lin
  • Patent number: 11018807
    Abstract: A method for detecting a resending of a frame, each frame sent that includes an identifier and a counter, the counter remaining identical during a resending, each frame sent being received by a plurality of gateways, each gateway retransmitting each frame to a central server, a response delay being predefined, the method comprising the steps of receiving a first frame comprising an identifier and a counter, storing as reference parameters a first reception time and the counter, receiving a second frame comprising the same identifier and another counter, and, if the values of the counters are equal then determining a second reception time of the second frame, and, if the difference between the reception times is greater than the response delay, then the second frame is a resending of the first frame, and updating the reference parameters with the second reception time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM ENERGY & TELECOM SAS
    Inventor: Yassir Sennoun
  • Patent number: 11019542
    Abstract: When frequency range (FR)1 (e.g., Sub6Ghz radio coverage), and FR2 (e.g., mmW coverage) are present in a given area, there can be a broader coverage from FR1 broadcasting in addition to targeted coverage from FR2 broadcasting. Consequently, FR1 can overlap FR2. To generate system efficiencies, the FR1 and FR2 spectrums can be combined by carrier aggregation (CA) and/or dual connectivity (DC). Thus, a hybrid approach can combine use of both CA and DC, based on radio access network instructions and radio frequency conditions experienced by a user equipment device as it transitions between CA and DC coverage areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Yonghui Tong, Kurt Huber, Hongyan Lei, Yupeng Jia
  • Patent number: 11012911
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for processing handover between 5G base stations, which support beamforming and interwork with a 5G core network system in a next-generation/radio access network. The method of processing handover in a base station includes: receiving radio quality measurement information on a plurality of cells and on beams of the respective cells from a user equipment; determining whether handover is required based on the radio quality measurement information and transmitting a handover required message to a core network entity when it is determined that handover is required; and receiving a handover command message from the core network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ha Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 11012900
    Abstract: A first user equipment (UE) comprising a processor adapted to execute the following operations to assist a handover of a second UE from a source network apparatus to a target network apparatus: maintain a sidelink connection with the second UE, maintain and/or establish a cellular connection, in particular with the target network apparatus, report to the target network apparatus a link state information, based on the link state information received from the second UE through the sidelink connection, receive from the target network apparatus a first control information calculated based on the link state information and send to the second UE through the sidelink connection a second control information, based on the first control information, to assist the handover of the second UE to the target network apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH
    Inventors: Wen Xu, Konstantinos Manolakis
  • Patent number: 11013037
    Abstract: Method of performing a random access procedure between a User Equipment, UE, and a radio access network, wherein two access nodes comprise different sets of signature sequences, wherein said signature sequences are used, by said access nodes, to differentiate requests coming from different UEs, said method comprising the steps of receiving a random access request from said UE, wherein said random access request comprises a signature sequence, determining that said random access request is intended for said first radio access node based on said signature sequence comprised by said request, receiving, from a second access node, said random access request, thereby indicating that said second radio access node has also received said random access request from said UE, and sending a response based on said received random access request from said UE and based on said random access request received from said second radio access node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rasmus Axén, Mehdi Amirijoo, Håkan Axelsson, Walter Müller, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 11006287
    Abstract: Configuration of measurement requirements on cells and beams in NR is made more efficient by, in a user equipment, UE, receiving, information from a network node, which information indicates: a first number K of beams to be measured by the UE, and a second number L of cells in which the UE is required to measure the first number K of beams. The UE then carries out measurements using the received information; and performs at least one operational task based on a result of the measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Iana Siomina, Icaro Leonardo Jeronimo Da Silva, Christopher Callender, Helka-Liina Määttanen
  • Patent number: 11005659
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer-usable medium are disclosed for, responsive to an attempted connection from a client to a server for establishing communications between the client and the server, redirecting the connection to a proxy and injecting protocol-independent header information into a datagram of the traffic between the client and the server, the protocol-independent header information including information based upon which the proxy enforces a security policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Forcepoint LLC
    Inventors: Otto Airamo, Tuomo Syvänne, Ville Mattila
  • Patent number: 11003184
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide autonomous vehicle network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable network of autonomous vehicles comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes, including systems and methods for collaborative data learning among autonomous vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventor: Ricardo Jorge Magalhäes de Matos
  • Patent number: 11006459
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system that will be provided to support higher data transfer rate following a 4G communication system such as LTE. The present disclosure relates to a method of performing random access of a terminal, said method comprising: an operation of determining the number of received beams of a base station connected to transmitted beams of the terminal; an operation of determining an area of wireless transfer resource on the basis of the number of the received beams; and an operation of transmitting random access message in the random access resource defined by the beam resource corresponding to the determined number and the wireless transfer resource corresponding to the determined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Sun-Heui Ryoo, Sung-Jin Park, Nam-I Kim, Dong-Ho Cho
  • Patent number: 11006470
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling carrier use to help manage uplink noise. A base station detects threshold high uplink noise on a carrier, and the base station responsively configures itself to prevent the carrier from being added as a secondary carrier for carrier-aggregation service, though the base station still allows establishment of new radio-link-layer connectivity encompassing the carrier as a primary serving carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Rajveen Narendran, Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11006462
    Abstract: Systems and methods for handling of an uplink transmission collision with an ACK/NACK signal are provided. An ACK/NACK may be configured for a repetition sequence. The ACK/NACK signal transmission on a particular subframe can be refrained due to the collision. The UL transmission can be performed on the subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Earnshaw, Zhijun Cai
  • Patent number: 10999696
    Abstract: A method on a first mobile node for facilitating exchange of pertinent data between mobile nodes over a wireless communications network can be provided. The method can include establishing, by the first mobile node, a wireless network connection with at least one other mobile node inside a predefined geospatial area, wherein the wireless network connection is established over the wireless communications network. The method can further include determining that a future position of the first mobile node is outside the predefined geospatial area and transmitting pertinent data residing on the first mobile node over the wireless communications network exclusively to the at least one other mobile node inside the predefined geospatial area, wherein the pertinent data is associated with the predefined geospatial area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Paul Manz
  • Patent number: 10993179
    Abstract: A wireless communication method includes receiving a broadcast signal from a wireless terminal, comparing a receiving intensity of the received broadcast signal with a set value, and transmitting to the wireless terminal a first signal indicating that the wireless terminal can start connection depending on a result of the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tadahiko Moriya, Hirokazu Suzuki, Kazushi Tamai
  • Patent number: 10980033
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, transmitting a first message to a first network node, wherein the first message identifies a total count of resources available to a processing system across a plurality of carriers, transmitting a second message to a second network node that causes the second network node to obtain the total count of resources from the first network node, connecting the processing system to the first network node to receive first services in accordance with a first portion of the total count of resources, and connecting the processing system to the second network node to receive second services in accordance with a second portion of the total count of resources. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT & T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Zhi Cui, Yupeng Jia, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10980075
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include methods and/or procedures performed by a first network node (1460) in a radio access network, RAN, the first network node (1460) being in communication with a second network node (1460b) configured with a different radio access technology, RAT, than the first network node (1460). Such exemplary embodiments include determining (1210) one or more radio resource management (RRM) identifiers associated with at least one of the following: a user equipment, UE, served by the first network node; a subscriber associated with the UE; and a group of UEs served by the first network node. Exemplary embodiments also include esending (1220) a request for the second network node to establish dual connectivity, as a secondary node, SN, with the UE, wherein the request comprises information relating to the one or more RRM identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Per Willars, Angelo Centonza
  • Patent number: 10980080
    Abstract: Proposed are a method for reporting an RRC state of a terminal by a base station in a wireless communication system and an apparatus for supporting the same. A method for reporting an RRC state according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise a step of reporting an RRC state of a terminal to a mobility management (MM).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Daewook Byun, Jian Xu, Seokjung Kim
  • Patent number: 10980041
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for scheduling traffic in a wireless communication system. A method for a base station operating in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises the steps of: receiving feedback information from a plurality of terminals; and scheduling the plurality of terminals based on the feedback information, wherein the step of scheduling the plurality of terminals includes a step of scheduling so as to reduce throughput of terminals in a first group of the plurality of terminals that are in an overload state, and to satisfy delay-based quality of service (QoS) of terminals in a second group of the plurality of terminals that are in under-load state. As a result, the total utility of all the terminals can be maximized, a delay-based QoS with respect to all the terminals can be achieved on average, and a minimum data rate-based QoS can be achieved on average.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jaeyun Ko, Song Chong, Joseph Jeon, Okyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 10966109
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for adaptation of WLAN selection thresholds. In one aspect there is provided a method, which may include receiving, at a user equipment, information including one or more thresholds for use when evaluating a selection of a wireless local area network access point for offloading; comparing, by the user equipment, a quality of an access provided by the wireless local area network access point selected in accordance with the one or more thresholds to another quality provided by a cellular access point; reporting, by the user equipment, a result of the comparing; and receiving, by the user equipment in response to the reporting, additional information including one or more adjusted thresholds for use when evaluating wireless local area network access point selection. Related systems, articles of manufacture, and the like are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Mika Kasslin, Janne Marin, Mika Rinne, Antti Sorri
  • Patent number: 10966148
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a selection unit and a communication unit. If there exist plural access points capable of conducting a communication using a predetermined transmission method among transmission methods by which the information processing apparatus is capable of conducting a wireless communication, the selection unit selects an access point having a high communication quality. The communication unit is configured to conduct a communication with the access point selected by the selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Toshiaki Koue
  • Patent number: 10959165
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses mobile terminal-based network access point storage processing method and mobile terminal. The mobile terminal-based network access point storage processing method may include actions: presetting periodic cleaning time for periodically cleaning network access points and screening time for filtering out long-term idle network access points; acquiring latest connection time when the mobile terminal is connected to one of the network access points, and storing the latest connection time and access point information for identifying the one of the network access points; traversing the latest connection time of every one of the network access points after the periodic cleaning time is reached, and filtering out the long-term idle network access points according to the screening time; cleaning the long-term idle network access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION (SHENZHEN) LTD
    Inventors: Weiqin Yang, Bin Yu
  • Patent number: 10952090
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a signal measurement method, a network side device, and user equipment. The method includes the following steps: receiving, by user equipment, a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS); receiving, by the user equipment, a synchronization signal; and sending, by user equipment, a first measurement result and a second measurement result, wherein the first measurement result is obtained by measured the CSI-RS, and the second measurement result is obtained by measured the synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Luo, Jin Liu, Pu Yuan, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Amine Maaref
  • Patent number: 10951273
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device, a method, and a storage medium for a wireless communication system. Various embodiments regarding beam pair selection are described. In one embodiment, an electronic device for a wireless communication system can comprise a processing circuitry configured to determine K beam pairs in a communication link between a first communication apparatus and a second communication apparatus for a wireless communication system, where K is a natural number, and each beam pair comprises a transmitting beam and a receiving beam; and calculate a beam gain gradient for each beam pair, wherein the beam gain gradient indicates a spatial gain variation of a respective beam pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zhengyi Zhou, Zhaocheng Wang, Jianfei Cao
  • Patent number: 10939331
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for information centric network (ICN) heterogeneous wireless switching are described herein. A handover event, that includes an indication for a device to switch from a first wireless link to a second wireless link, may be detected. A forwarding interest base (FIB) table may be modified to route interest packets to the second wireless link. Although the device has switched to route new out-going interest packet to the second wireless link, the device accepts data packets on both the first wireless link and the second wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Klaus Schneider, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Maruti Gupta Hyde, Ravikumar Balakrishnan, Gabriel Arrobo Vidal
  • Patent number: 10932092
    Abstract: A method for establishing a local network connection, where the method includes: obtaining, by a terminal, broadcast information sent by a base station; if the broadcast information includes a first local data network (LDN) list, determining a target local network identifier based on the first LDN list, where the first LDN list includes at least one local network identifier; and establishing, by the terminal, a session connection using the target local network identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Hu, Qianghua Zhu, Fenqin Zhu
  • Patent number: 10925055
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a communication device for handling channel access procedures. The communication device knows how to perform channel access procedures after receiving radio resource control (RRC) messages with or without a maximum energy detection threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10904584
    Abstract: In some implementations, a system may include a video broadcasting service, implemented on a server, configured to enable a mobile computing device to broadcast a live feed media stream of an event, over a network, to a plurality of viewing devices. The video broadcasting service is configured to receive the live feed media stream, over the network, from the mobile computing device, where the live feed media stream originates from an external device having a camera configured as a video source for the live feed media stream. The external device may be communicatively coupled to the mobile computing device. The video broadcasting service is configured to provide the live feed media stream, over the network, to the plurality of viewing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Twitter, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Chang