Based On Schedule Information Patents (Class 455/343.4)
  • Patent number: 11304136
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wireless communication method, a communication device, and a device having a storage function. The wireless communication method in the embodiment of the present invention comprises: a first device waking up with a predetermined wake-up interval, and receiving data packets from a second device; determining a time interval between two consecutive data packets received; determining whether the time interval is higher than the wake-up interval of the first device; and if the time interval is higher than the wake-up interval, the first device increasing the wake-up interval. In this way, the present invention can reduce the communication power consumption of the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Bo Lei, Kung-Shuan Huang
  • Patent number: 11013047
    Abstract: A device implementing an adaptive wide area network (WAN) link assessment system may include a processor configured to transmit data to a WAN over a first link on a first wireless interface. The processor may be configured to, responsive to a determination based on connection information that a first escalation condition is satisfied, configure the first link to provide expanded connection information. The processor may be configured to, responsive to a second determination based on the expanded connection information that a second escalation condition is satisfied, perform a probe operation with respect to a server on the WAN over the first link. The processor may be further configured to, when the probe operation is not successfully completed within a predetermined amount of time, begin to transmit the data to the WAN over the second link on the second wireless interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Franco Travostino, Dieter W. Siegmund, Daniel Lertpratchya, Kapil Chhabra
  • Patent number: 10602447
    Abstract: An enhanced paging mechanism is provided for UEs waking up from a very long paging cycle to improve paging robustness and flexibility. Enhanced paging includes absolute time paging (ATP) and paging with extended wakeup time. For absolute time paging, a UE receives ATP configuration and uses the actual wall time to calculate paging occasion if a condition is satisfied. In one embodiment, the wall time is acquired from at least one of an internal UE clock, a GPS time, information broadcasted from the network, or information from a higher layer signaling. For paging with extended wakeup time, a UE applies a long paging cycle followed by multiple normal paging cycles after waking up from the long paging cycle. In one embodiment, the long paging cycle is infinite and the UE enters normal paging cycle only upon TAU-triggered paging or uplink traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Chun Hsu, Per Johan Mikael Johansson
  • Patent number: 10149261
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems and/or devices to calibrate a network time by acquisition of satellite positioning system (SPS) signals and different instances of time, and time-tagging SPS times according to the network time. In particular, the network time may be calibrated based, at least in part, on a first difference between first and second SPS times obtained at two SPS position fixes and a second difference between corresponding first and second time stamps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Dominic Gerard Farmer, Jie Wu, William James Morrison, Tong Lin, Krishnaranjan S. Rao
  • Patent number: 10044598
    Abstract: A network device including a first network interface adapted to communicate with at least one further network device within a sub-network, and a proxy module adapted to provide control and information retrieval functionality relating to the at least one further network device to network devices outside the sub-network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Frank Pohlmann
  • Patent number: 9992765
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting and receiving a frame performed by an AP in a wireless communication system. The method includes the steps of: transmitting a PST message providing instructions to transmit a frame to at least one STA; and receiving frames from a first STA and a second STA. The PST message includes first subband information indicating a first subband in which a first frame is transmitted from the first STA and second subband information indicating a second subband in which a second frame is transmitted from the second STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jong Hyun Park, Hyang Sun You, Ill Soo Sohn, Bong Hoe Kim
  • Patent number: 9888425
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system, a mobility factor is used to influence handoff. If a subscriber station has been in a low mobility state for some period of time, the system may handoff operation from a first service type to a second service type. If the mobility factor indicates that the subscriber station is moving, the system may handoff operation from the second service type back to the first service type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: MONUMENT BANK OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LLC
    Inventors: Barry R. Robbins, Todd R. Sutton
  • Patent number: 9872335
    Abstract: A method for communication includes, in a wireless communication terminal, estimating a wake-up time that is intended to not exceed an occurrence time of a periodic transmission that is addressed to the wireless communication terminal from a wireless network. Circuitry of the wireless communication terminal is activated at the estimated wake-up time for receiving the periodic transmission. In response to finding, upon activating the circuitry, that the estimated wake-up time is too early to coincide with the periodic transmission, a next wake-up time, which is also intended to not exceed the occurrence time of the periodic transmission, is re-estimated, and the circuitry is deactivated until the re-estimated next wake-up time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Shay Gershoni, Nir Binshtok
  • Patent number: 9762389
    Abstract: A method for use in a front-end network communications device, arranged to operate as an access point, for establishing a data connection between a mobile communications terminal and one or more data communications networks comprises receiving, from the mobile communications terminal, a service provider request comprising a MAC address of the mobile communications terminal; sending, to a master server, request information pertaining to the service provider request; receiving, from the master server, a policy message comprising a visibility policy, said visibility policy containing rules for controlling the visibility of at least one of the one or more data communications networks; determining a subset of communications networks that should be visible to the mobile communications terminal based on said rules; and enforcing said visibility policy by allowing said mobile communications terminal to connect only to said subset of data communications networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Anyfi Networks AB
    Inventors: Björn Smedman, Johan Almbladh
  • Patent number: 9729711
    Abstract: Methods and systems for detecting unintentional calls placed to a call center. In some implementations, a device with telephone capability recognizes that it is being used to place a call, and automatically collects information usable to estimate whether the call is intentional or unintentional. The device may make the estimate, or may send the collected information to the recipient of the call. When a call is estimated to be unintentional, the device may signal the user of the device, or may inform the recipient of the call that the call is suspected to be unintentional, or both. The collected information may include outputs from one or more sensors, such as an accelerometer, a microphone, a camera, or a biometric sensor. A button press initiating a call may be considered in the context of other usage of the device to estimate whether the call was intentional or unintentional.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GreatCall, Inc.
    Inventors: Kotaro Matsuo, Miguel Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9686743
    Abstract: A method for a tracking device optimizing power to remain reachable for a desired period based on evaluated wide-area-network conditions. The tracking device may communicate via a power-intensive long-range transceiver and may continually measure service conditions related to network communications. The tracking device may periodically calculate statistical information describing the service conditions, such as a percentage of time in which the tracking device was out-of-network-service. Based on the statistics, the tracking device may operate in an optimization mode to conserve power when out-of-network-service. In an embodiment, the tracking device may calculate the statistics based on evaluation periods defined by predefined numbers of out-of-network-service occurrences, predefined time periods, and/or a hybrid of both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Catalin Lacatus, Harleen Kaur Gill, Eric Carl Rosen, Hemish Parikh, Thomas Doyle
  • Patent number: 9622171
    Abstract: A method and network node of a radio network, for enabling a User Equipment (UE) to save power in radio communication with the network node. The network node sets a waiting threshold for the UE and communicates data with the UE over a radio link. The network node also obtains traffic characteristics pertaining to the radio communication, and predicts a waiting time until next data is to be communicated with the UE based on the traffic characteristics. The network node further triggers the UE to enter a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) sleep when the predicted waiting time is longer than the waiting threshold. Thereby, power can be saved in the UE by immediately going to sleep after the last data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Lotta Voigt, Eric Andersson, Mathias Sintorn
  • Patent number: 9326233
    Abstract: A host assembly of a wireless device enters into a handshaking procedure with firmware of the wireless device to initiate entry into or exit from a host sleep mode. Before such entry or exit, the handshaking procedure may require the host assembly to send an initiation handshake signal to the firmware, and require the firmware to send a confirmation handshake signal back to the host assembly. Entry or exit may be delayed until after the confirmation signal is received. The confirmation signal may vary depending on the handshaking configuration and activation data, and the confirmation signal may vary depending on whether the wireless device is in a power save mode or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: MARVEL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Frank Huang, James Kang-Wuu Jan, Robert Lee, Sandesh Goel, Bing Zhao, Yao Chen, Chen Fan
  • Patent number: 9298245
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus performing a plurality of processes in parallel includes a plurality of processing units and an adjusting unit configured to determine processing intervals of the processing units on a processing-unit-specific basis to gradually align periods in which the processing units operate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Ryosuke Oishi
  • Patent number: 9271260
    Abstract: Enabling receive diversity based on detecting incorrect paging message length. A paging channel may be monitored. An indication of a paging message may be received on the paging channel. The paging message may include a message length field indicating a message length of the paging message. The message length field of the paging message may be received on the paging channel and decoded. It may be determined that the message length indicated in the message length field is incorrect. Receive diversity may be enabled for at least one subsequent paging occasion in response to determining that the message length indicated in the message length field is incorrect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wael S. Barakat, Chandra S. Chetty, Johnson O. Sebeni, Raghuveer Mallikarjunan, Swaminathan Balakrishnan, Tahir Shamim
  • Patent number: 9265063
    Abstract: Provided is a downlink control information transmitting and receiving method which can maximize the use of limited radio resources by effectively forming an uplink signaling message to be transmitted from a base station to a terminal and transmitting the formed uplink signaling message with a minimum amount of radio resources occupied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jae-Heung Kim, Kyoung-Seok Lee, Jung-Im Kim, Soo-Jung Jung
  • Patent number: 9167618
    Abstract: A system and methodology that performs data bundling and controls fast dormancy based on application monitoring and classification is provided. Moreover, the system provides a balance between saving battery power of a user equipment (UE) and reducing signaling and processing load in a radio resource controller (RRC). Specifically, the system observes data flow related behavior of applications on the UE. On receiving a first data flow request, an arrival time of a next data flow request is predicted based on an analysis of the behavior, and the system determines whether the two data flows can be bundled together and transmitted over a single connection. Additionally, on completion of the first data flow, the arrival time of the next data flow request is predicted based on the analysis, and the system determines whether a fast dormancy timer can be disabled to transmit the next data flow over the current connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 9154148
    Abstract: In an example, there is disclosed herein a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) including a correction circuit for a clock, including a differential clock. Error correction may take place within the DAC core, by means of replica cells that are substantially similar to conversion cells. Rather than contributing their output to the converted signal, the replica cells may be configured to provide a feedback signal to a clock receiver with information for correcting the clock signal. The feedback signal may be operable to correct errors, for example, in duty cycle and crosspoint, as measured at the DAC core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Bernd Schafferer, Ping Wing Lai, Qiurong He
  • Patent number: 9001723
    Abstract: A method and system for managing broadcast of notifications indicating whether system information has changed, so as to enable served devices to determine when to read and store updated system information. A radio access network tracks changes in system information on a per wakeup cycle basis, so as to determine whether system information has changed since a last instance of broadcasting such a notification in a particular wakeup cycle. If system information has changed, the network responsively broadcasts an indication that system information has changed, so as to cause devices operating on that wakeup cycle to read and store the updated system information. Whereas, if system information has not changed, the network responsively broadcasts an indication that system information has not changed (or forgoes broadcasting an indication that system information has changed), so that devices operating on that wakeup cycle can avoid reading and storing the system information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Jasinder P. Singh, Maulik K. Shah, Deveshkumar Rai, Sachin R. Vargantwar
  • Patent number: 8982774
    Abstract: A network based positioning (NBP) system is disclosed that allows any of its access points (APs) to initiate ranging operations with a station device (STA), regardless of whether the STA is in power save mode and regardless of whether a particular AP is currently associated with the STA. For example, to initiate ranging operations with the STA from a non-associated AP, the non-associated AP obtains the TSF timer of the associated AP, and then uses the obtained TSF timer to derive the associated AP's beacon transmission schedule and thereby determine when the STA's corresponding wake-up periods occur. Thereafter, the non-associated AP can initiate ranging operations with the STA during the STA wake-up periods, thereby ensuring that probes sent from the non-associated AP will arrive at the STA while the STA is awake from power save mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Purushotham Kamath, Vijay Kumar Dewangan, Praveen Dua
  • Patent number: 8977311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and arrangement for reducing interference in a cellular communication network. A radio base station of the network is configured to serve at least a first cell, where interference is reduced by selecting a link adaptation scheme for a UE in the first cell, The arrangement comprises means for receiving measurements on estimated channel quality, means for estimating channel quality for a future transmission by adjusting the received measurements on estimated channel quality based on knowledge of future UE scheduling in at least the first cell, and means for selecting the link adaptation scheme comprising a transmit power level based on the estimated channel quality for the future transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jacob Osterling, Franz Heiser, Gunnar Peters
  • Patent number: 8923174
    Abstract: A wireless apparatus that periodically sends notification signals, including: a determining module that determines, before sending the notification signal, whether a wireless channel is being used by a wireless device; a sending module that sends the notification signal if the wireless channel is not used throughout a first period; a receiving module; a controller that controls the receiving module to be able to receive a signal until a lapse of a second period after transmission of the notification signal; and a suspending module that suspends supply of power to the receiving module if a signal is not received in the second period and the number of wireless devices that can communicate with the apparatus is zero. If the receiving module receives a signal in the second period, the controller controls the receiving module to be able to receive a signal after a lapse of the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kiyoshi Toshimitsu, Masahiro Takagi
  • Patent number: 8913536
    Abstract: The present invention provides a DRX control method and system in which power consumption of a mobile station can be reduced and an increase in the load of a network can be suppressed. A source base station forwards Dormancy Context, which is information for controlling the activity level of a mobile station that performs inter base station handover, to a target base station and, immediately after the mobile station completes handover, the target base station performs DRX control of the mobile station using the Dormancy Context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Jinsock Lee
  • Patent number: 8902802
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal device for receiving a signal in a wireless communication system for supporting a plurality of component carriers and a method thereof. In the terminal device for receiving the signal in the system for supporting the component carriers, a receiver receives a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) including control information of a first type component carrier from a base station or a relay. A processor performs a decoding operation or controls an operation in a slip mode on the basis of control information included in a PDCCH in a second type component carrier after a time corresponding to a particular time offset value passes from a transmission time point of the PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kyu Jin Park, Sung Ho Moon, Jae Hoon Chung, Seung Hee Han, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Han Gyu Cho
  • Patent number: 8903456
    Abstract: A terminal can include a wireless charger configured to wirelessly receive a power signal from a charging pad to charge power; and a controller configured to control an incoming call notification mode to be changed from a vibration mode to a bell sound mode or silent mode when an event is generated on the charging pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Inchang Chu, Jinmoo Park
  • Patent number: 8897818
    Abstract: A method for reducing energy consumption of mobile devices using a phase-continuous early paging indicator (EPI) is provided. For each of at least one paging occasion either A) an EPI indicative that a page is present in the paging occasion is transmitted during an EPI occasion in advance of the paging occasion, the EPI comprising at least one phase-continuous tone for the EPI occasion, and a page is transmitted during the paging occasion, or B) an EPI indicative that a page is not present in the paging occasion is transmitted during an EPI occasion in advance of the paging occasion, the EPI comprising at least one phase-continuous tone for the EPI occasion. A mobile device is configured to monitor for an EPI that comprises at least one phase-continuous tone for an EPI occasion in advance of its paging occasion in order to determine if a page is potentially present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jianfeng Weng, Mark Earnshaw, Xin Jin, Phat Hong Tran
  • Patent number: 8898446
    Abstract: A power over Ethernet extender arranged to detect if power is received over 2 pairs of wires or over 4 pairs of wires. If power is received over 4 pairs of wires, power is output over only 2 pairs of wires. Preferably, the power signature of the received power is further detected. If the incoming power over a first 2 pairs of wires supports in excess of 13 watts of power consumption, and power is received over 4 pairs, then the output power supports in excess of 13 watts of power consumption; and if the incoming power over a first 2 pairs of wires supports in excess of 13 watts of power consumption, and power is not received over 4 pairs, then the output power does not support in excess of 13 watts of power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Microsemi Corp.—Analog Mixed Signal Group, Ltd.
    Inventors: Sani Ronen, Yaniv Giat, Nadav Gleit
  • Patent number: 8886258
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (200) is disclosed. It can include: an electronic device (210) including a display (240); a wearable device (242) including a first orientation detector (244) configured to detect a suitable display viewing orientation; and a controller (220) including a power saving module (290) coupled to the electronic device (210), the controller (220) configured to control the operations of at least the display (240) in response to a suitable orientation detection. Advantageously, the wireless communication device (200) can provides a simple, portable, compact and robust power savings feature that can actuate a display when properly orientated for viewing by a user and not actuate the display when not suitably oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Rachid M Alameh, Gregory R. Black, Daniel J Sadler
  • Patent number: 8874065
    Abstract: The described apparatus and methods may include a receiver configured to receive a control signal, and a controller configured to regulate power consumption of the receiver during intervals of less than one radio frame based on the control signals. The controller may also be configured to regulate power consumption of a transmitter during intervals of less than one radio frame based on the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chengzhi Pan, Joseph Patrick Burke, Christian Holenstein
  • Patent number: 8868023
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, method, and media directed to power control in the field of digital radio systems are provided. For example, an apparatus, method, or medium can be implemented to enter a radio into lower power mode, store radio programming with reduced functionality, and resume normal power mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: 3D Radio LLC
    Inventor: Michael D. Ellis
  • Patent number: 8849331
    Abstract: Techniques for allocating network resources of a communications network are described. A network resource scheduler allocates communication bursts to telecommunications devices in a manner so as to conserve power of the mobile telecommunication devices. The network resource scheduler may allocate communication bursts such that at least one of the mobile telecommunication devices may enter sleep mode during a current communications block and be awoken prior to a subsequent communications block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Chunming Liu, Christopher Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8831553
    Abstract: A receiver and method for operating a receiver, in particular of a radio network, is provided, whereby the receiver includes circuit blocks in a receive path for detecting a preamble of a received signal, and a controller for controlling a receive mode. Whereby at least some of the circuit blocks are designed to be capable of being turned on for a turn-on duration and turned off for a turn-off duration. Whereby, the controller is configured to alternately turn on at least some of the circuit blocks for the turn-on duration and off for the turn-off duration during the receive mode, wherein the turn-off duration is shorter than the preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Atmel Corporation
    Inventors: Tilo Ferchland, Eric Sachse, Rolf Jaehne
  • Patent number: 8817680
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling sleep cycle synchronization of a sleep mode in a wireless communication system are provided. A method of operating a Mobile Station (MS) in a sleep mode state includes, if a traffic indication message and unicast data are not received during a listening window, transmitting one of a request message and a header to a Base Station (BS) to request a location of a next-scheduled listening window, and if a response for the one of the request message and the header is received, performing synchronization for a next sleep cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yeong-Moon Son, Taori Rakesh, Jae-Jeong Shim, Jung-Je Son, Hyun-Jeong Kang
  • Publication number: 20140227990
    Abstract: A communication system configured to communicate receiver-specific information from a transmitter to a plurality of receivers. Each of the receivers is assigned to one of a plurality of groups based on a group identification value stored in each receiver. A first receiver group is configured to operate during a first information-expected time interval. The first information-expected time interval is determined based on a reception time of a time-reference signal and a first group identification value. A second receiver group is configured to operate during a second information-expected time interval distinct from the first information-expected time interval. The second information-expected time interval is determined based on the reception time of the time-reference signal and a second group identification value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: GLENN A. WALKER
  • Patent number: 8805317
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for reducing power consumption in a portable terminal that transmits digital broadcast data through an ad hoc network are provided. If a terminal receiving digital broadcast transmits the received digital broadcast to a neighboring terminal, a control unit enters a sleep mode after buffering received data for a predefined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Bu-Seop Jung, Jong-Mu Choi, Jung-Hun Lee, Jae-Ki You
  • Patent number: 8798689
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for controlling a function of a communication module in a portable terminal, by which the function of the communication module can be automatically turned on or off in order to reduce the consumption of a battery of the portable terminal based on a connection/disconnection pattern, so that learning pattern the communication module selectively turned on a particular cycle calculated as a learning pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-Man Kim
  • Patent number: 8774141
    Abstract: A system is provided for scheduling for a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN). The system includes a central control configured to promote a plurality of enhanced node Bs (ENBs) transmitting one or more multicast traffic channels (MTCHs). The one or more MTCHs are provided during a variable scheduling period (SP) and include a data portion that contains MBSFN traffic content and a variable scheduling portion that contains scheduling information related to the MBSFN traffic content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Zhijun Cai
  • Patent number: 8768419
    Abstract: A device is configured to receive a request for two or more battery partitions; create the two or more battery partitions according to the received request, where each of the two or more battery partitions relate to a respective function of the device; calculate usage of the two or more battery partitions; present information regarding the usage of the two or more battery partitions; receive a request to change an allotment of at least one of the two or more battery partitions; and re-partition two or more battery partitions according to the received request to change of the allotment of the at least one of the two or more battery partitions. Additionally, the device can be configured to charge one or more battery partitions in an order of priority, re-assign one or more battery partitions to a different area, and provide notifications of usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sundar X. Sivaraman, Maria M. Sagayaraj, Narayanadhoss X. Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh X. Ramasamy, Ramprasath X. Hariharan
  • Patent number: 8761711
    Abstract: A battery-powered device comprising: a memory storing software essential to the provision of normal functions of the device; a first processing section (16) comprising a data processor capable of executing the software, the device being capable of operating the first processing section in a normal mode in which it can execute the software and a low power mode; a second processing section (5) having a clock (6) for maintaining a time, and being capable of triggering behavior of the device in response to the time of the clock preceding a user-set time by a pre-set advance interval; the device being configured to, in response to triggering by the second processing section when the first processing section is in the low power mode, cause the first processing section to enter the normal mode and to load the software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Core Wireless Licensing S.a.r.l
    Inventors: Raphael Grignani, Jan Chipchase
  • Patent number: 8755400
    Abstract: A system is provided for scheduling for a multicast broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN). The system includes a central control configured to promote a plurality of enhanced node Bs (ENBs) transmitting one or more multicast traffic channels (MTCHs). The one or more MTCHs are provided during a variable scheduling period (SP) and include a data portion that contains MBSFN traffic content and a variable scheduling portion that contains scheduling information related to the MBSFN traffic content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Zhijun Cai
  • Patent number: 8750186
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling Discontinuous Reception (DRX) by a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The UE receives a DRX configuration parameter from an evolved Node B (eNB), and determines whether to start an on-duration timer based on the DRX configuration parameter, after a change in DRX cycle is completed in a subframe, thereby preventing system performance degradation caused by transmission mismatch between the eNB and the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Min Oh, Soeng-Hun Kim, Sung-Oh Kwon, Seung-Hyun Min
  • Patent number: 8744339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless telecommunication system including at least one Base Station (BS) for communicating with at least one multihop Relay Node (RN) using a wireless link of a first type and with at least one local user equipment unit (UE) located within a range of the base station (BS) using at least one wireless link of a second type, wherein the wireless link of the first type is used to transmit a combined data flow encapsulating multiple individual data flows relating to different services and/or remote user equipment (UE) units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignees: Nokia Siemens Networks Oy, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Ruediger Halfmann, Thomas Haustein, Andreas Ibing, Wolfgang Zirwas
  • Patent number: 8731590
    Abstract: There are provided measures for resource allocation control. Such measures may exemplarily include allocating resources based on a resource allocation assignment including at least an assignment of a resource allocation amount of granted resources for transmission to logical channels, for which data is available for transmission, according to a priority and a prioritized bit rate of each logical channel, and calculating a metric indicative of a result of the resource allocation in terms of at least one of requirements of the prioritized bit rates of the logical channels and the available data of the logical channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen
  • Patent number: 8731624
    Abstract: An electronic device for accessing wireless network includes a radio frequency (RF) module, a power supply management unit, a CPU and a data transmission interface. The RF module receives electromagnetic wave signal from networks and transmits electromagnetic wave signals to the networks. The data transmission interface transmits the electromagnetic wave signals from the RF module to the CPU, and transmits data and commands between the RF module and the CPU. When the electronic device does not communicate with a remote server on the networks during a predetermined time period, the CPU suspends the data transmission interface. A related method of saving resource is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Sheng Li, Han-Che Wang, Hsin-Nan Hu, Jun-Xin Chai
  • Patent number: 8717959
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a wireless communication device includes a transceiver having control logic to detect traffic conditions for a communication group and to enter different power-save modes for different traffic conditions. The control logic is configured to advertize a first power-save mode to the communication group in response to a first detected traffic condition, to advertize a second power-save mode to the communication group in response to a second detected traffic condition, and to advertize a third power-save mode to the communication group in response to a third detected traffic condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Ramanuja Vedantham, Xiaolin Lu, Assaf Sellla
  • Patent number: 8711747
    Abstract: Methods for saving power and facilitating transitions from power-saving states back to active states in mobile stations are provided. A base station transmits indication of a periodic interval at which system configuration information is to be transmitted, periodically transmits a current version of system configuration information and in advance of an action time of a new version of system configuration information, periodically transmits the new version of system configuration information at the periodic interval; and transmits a flag indicating whether the new version of system configuration information is available. In respect of each of at least one mobile station in a power-saving state, in which the mobile station (MS) is configured on a per-MS basis to periodically wake up and check for the presence of an information block relevant to the MS, the base station transmits an information block presence indicator indicative of whether the information block is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 8712364
    Abstract: An in-vehicle communication system configured to receive signals from a transmitter configured to transmit periodically a time-reference signal and receiver specific information. An information transmission time of receiver specific information is timed relative to a reference transmission time of the time-reference signal. The system includes a receiver characterized as having a receiver identification value. The receiver is configured to operate from an off-state to an on-state during an information-expected time interval to receive receiver specific information. The information-expected time interval is determined based on a reception time of the time-reference signal and the receiver identification value. This provides a way to ensure that the transmitter only transmits messages when it knows the intended receiver is on. It also ensures that the receiver is on only when messages that for that receiver are expected to be received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn A. Walker
  • Patent number: 8706103
    Abstract: A method and devices are provided for use in a wireless communications network for affecting changes in a power saving class (PSC) associated with a subscriber terminal. The method comprises the steps of: providing at least one PSC for use by said subscriber terminal; at each of said subscriber terminal and said corresponding base station, setting a counting value for said at least one PSCs to be equal to a pre-defined initial value; and upon transmitting or receiving at either one of said subscriber terminal and said base station a message identifying a change in said at least one PSC, updating operating parameters associated with said at least one PSC and increasing at the respective subscriber terminal or base station, the counting value of the corresponding one or more of said at least one PSC by a pre-determined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sparkmotion Inc.
    Inventor: Nadav Lavi
  • Patent number: 8681671
    Abstract: A system and method allows devices to send and receive packets while using power to do so in a manner that responds to events, such as receipt or other identification of different parameters that control how packets are sent and received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan W Hui, David E Culler
  • Patent number: 8670419
    Abstract: A method for intra-user quality of service (QoS) uplink scheduling may include determining scheduling types associated with active uplink connections that are maintained by the subscriber station. The method may also include determining QoS parameters corresponding to the different scheduling types. The method may also include scheduling the active uplink connections for uplink transmissions based on the different scheduling types and their corresponding QoS parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tom Chin, Kuo-Chun Lee, Chun Woo Lee, Jong Ro Park