Zoned Or Cellular Telephone System Patents (Class 455/422.1)
  • Patent number: 11330448
    Abstract: Various embodiments comprise systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms and apparatus for dynamically adapting category-specific radio coverage area of a mobile network using information received from corresponding common-category user equipment (UE) active within the mobile network indicative of UE capability, UE location, and UE quality of service (QoS) such that category-specific service edge locations and corresponding category-specific coverage gaps therebetween may be determined and automatically mitigated by optimizing or augmenting deployed network equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, INC.
    Inventor: Saran Khalid
  • Patent number: 11323871
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method for operating a user equipment, UE (10) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: receiving, from a base station, BS (20), connection setup message requesting information on capabilities of the UE (10); transmitting, to the BS (20), the information on capabilities of the UE (10) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Himke Vandervelde, Jaehyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 11315201
    Abstract: A method and system for intelligently generating Bill of Materials (BoM) and tracking components of a build site. The method and system include querying a knowledge graph for a collection of historical bill of materials (BoMs), automatically generating a digital twin of a built site based on a selected group of completed build site, and intelligently generating the BoM for the digital twin based on BoMs of the selected group of completed built site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Nitin Bajaj, Teresa Sheausan Tung, Sonali Parthasarathy, Reymonrod Geli Vasquez, Steven Robert Roberts, Colin Anil Puri, Elizabeth Ann Shay, Unnati Amin, Michael Nai-An Chen, Analiz Cabrera Hernandez, Trinidy Ray Combs
  • Patent number: 11317448
    Abstract: Provided are an initial access method and apparatus of a wireless communication system. The initial access method of a terminal in a wireless communication system includes: detecting at least one synchronization signal included in a plurality of synchronization signal blocks; selecting at least one synchronization signal among the detected at least one synchronization signal; and performing an initial access procedure based on the selected at least one synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Jinyoung Oh, Sungjin Park, Jeongho Yeo, Juho Lee
  • Patent number: 11317462
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform methods to communicate an RRC message (such as an RRC configuration message) having a size that exceeds PDCP SDU size constraints. According to some embodiments, a base station may generate a large RRC message, e.g., by encoding an RRC configuration as a single large RRC message. The base station may then segment the RRC message, e.g., at the RRC layer or the PDCP layer, into a series of PDUs that comply with the size constraints. According to some embodiments, the base station may encode an RRC configuration as a series of RRC messages, each complying with the size constraints. The base station may further provide an indication of when a receiving user equipment should apply the RRC configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dawei Zhang, Fangli Xu, Haijing Hu, Longda Xing, Murtaza A. Shikari, Sethuraman Gurumoorthy, Sree Ram Kodali, Srinivasan Nimmala, Srirang A. Lovlekar, Xu Ou, Yuqin Chen
  • Patent number: 11310657
    Abstract: A communication control device according to one embodiment of the present invention includes: a storage unit configured to store conditions for setting a profile used by a communication device for communication; a profile setting unit configured to start to set the profile for the communication device in a case in which a signal received from the communication device satisfies the conditions stored in the storage unit; and a condition setting unit configured to invalidate the conditions stored in the storage unit in a case in which the profile setting unit starts to set the profile and configured to validate conditions for setting a profile used by the communication device for communication in a case in which the profile setting unit has failed in setting the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Okita, Shingo Maruyama, Junichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 11304182
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. Various autonomous uplink control channel configurations may be used for unscheduled uplink transmissions. For example, a user equipment (UE) may initiate an unscheduled uplink transmission and may identify an autonomous uplink control channel configuration for the uplink transmission. The UE may transmit control information and data during an initial transmission time interval of a transmission opportunity according to the control channel configuration, where the control channel configuration control may include a number of different waveforms and payload configurations. For example, an autonomous uplink control channel configuration may include control information frequency division multiplexed or time division multiplexed with data and transmitted in one or more frequency interlaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peng Cheng, Chirag Patel, Vinay Chande, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 11296411
    Abstract: A feed network for a multi-beam antenna is provided, including a first beam port, a second beam port, a beam-forming network coupled to the beam ports, and a cancellation circuit. The cancellation circuit is coupled to the first beam port and the second beam port before the beam-forming network. The cancellation circuit extracts a portion of a RF signal on the first beam port, adds phase delay, and injects the extracted, delayed signal from the first beam port onto the second beam port, and extracts a portion of a RF signal on the second beam port, adds phase shift, and injects the extracted, delayed signal from the second beam port onto the first beam port. In one example of the invention, the cancellation circuit comprises a first directional coupler on a first beam input path, a transmission line, a second directional coupler on the second beam input path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Dushmantha N. P. Thalakotuna, Zhonghao Hu, Bevan Beresford Jones
  • Patent number: 11297553
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and processing nodes for ensuring uplink service for wireless devices capable of uplink split mode in EN-DC using both 4G LTE and 5G NR RATs, by selecting serving access nodes that are also capable of uplink split mode and/or coupled to large quantities of antenna elements relative to other potential serving access nodes. In particular, such serving access nodes are selected for wireless devices that exhibit one or more of a low power headroom, a high uplink buffer, or a high mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11297620
    Abstract: A method for jointly optimizing beam selection and partitioning of transmission resources for a downlink between a base station (BS) and a user equipment (UE) in a mm-wave cellular network such as the small cell layer of a 5G network. A UE position estimate is used for accurate BS beam selection and alignment between the BS and UE beams and/or provide position-based services or functionalities. An optimal partitioning factor is obtained either by maximizing a communication performance indicator while meeting a constraint upon a localization performance indicator or by maximizing a localization performance indicator while meeting a constraint upon a communication performance indicator. A communication performance indicator can be an effective rate coverage probability or an effective throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Benoît Denis, Antonio De Domenico, Gourab Ghatak, Remun Koirala
  • Patent number: 11290755
    Abstract: A media device pre-fetches media data that is likely to be retrieved. An example media device includes a memory for storing media data, and one or more processors implemented in circuitry and configured to receive information indicating at least one data structure of a plurality of data structures that is likely to be retrieved by a plurality of user devices operated by a respective plurality of users, the data structure including media data, and retrieve the media data of the data structure before receiving requests for the media data from the user devices. The information may be included in, e.g., a manifest file, a special Parameters Enhancing Delivery (PED) message, and/or a separate track of a video file multiplexed with other tracks of the video file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ye-Kui Wang, Thomas Stockhammer
  • Patent number: 11283889
    Abstract: Systems and methods for presenting information are disclosed. One aspect comprises receiving a request for information. First data can be provided in response to the request if a parameter is equal to or exceeds a comparator element, wherein the parameter relates to one or more of abandoned data transmissions and completed data transmissions. Second data can be provided in response to the request if the comparator element exceeds the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC
    Inventors: John Riviello, Daniel Freiman
  • Patent number: 11284347
    Abstract: The present invention provides an activation system information transmission method, apparatus, and device. The method includes: receiving, by UE, a first system message sent by a base station, where the first system message includes activation indication information and a change indication tag, the activation indication information is used to indicate whether a function indicated in an activation system message is activated, and the change indication tag is used to indicate whether scheduling information of the activation system message changes; obtaining, by the UE, first scheduling information of the activation system message according to the activation indication information and the change indication tag; and reading the activation system message according to the first scheduling information, and selecting, according to the activation indication information and the change indication tag, different manners to obtain the first scheduling information of the activation system message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yinghui Yu, Lei Liu, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 11284369
    Abstract: A wireless communications apparatus and a wireless communication method are provided. The method includes: deactivating a first wireless communication capability of a first communications module, so that the first communications module does not support the first wireless communication capability; activating a first wireless communication capability of a second communications module, so that the second communications module supports the first wireless communication capability; sending a first uplink message, where the first uplink message is used to indicate that a first user identity does not support the first wireless communication capability; and sending a second uplink message, where the second uplink message is used to indicate that a second user identity supports the first wireless communication capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jifeng Li
  • Patent number: 11277164
    Abstract: An amplifier module is disposed between a wireless communication antenna and a body unit of a wireless communication apparatus and connected to the antenna and the body unit through a wiring member. The amplifier module includes an antenna-side terminal connected to the antenna, a body-side terminal connected to the body unit, an amplification circuit disposed between the antenna-side terminal and the body-side terminal, an antenna detection circuit configured to detect electric characteristics of the antenna-side terminal, and a characteristic variable circuit configured to change electric characteristics of the body-side terminal based on the electric characteristics of the antenna-side terminal detected by the antenna detection circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eita Nakayama, Kazushi Kofune, Mutsumi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11272428
    Abstract: Various embodiments comprise systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms and apparatus for creating coverage zones (CZs) at a Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) nodes where each CZ is defined by a respective Physical layer Cell Identity (PCI), and each CZ is allocated a respective time slot having a duration selected in accordance with a type of wireless device (WD) to be supported by the CZ, and each CZ communicates during its respective time slot via some or all of the antennas or antenna sections (e.g., coverage areas or sections S1-S3) of the node such that the node communicates with different types of WD in a time-interleaved manner via some or all of the coverage areas associated with the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Volkan Sevindik, Haider Syed
  • Patent number: 11272422
    Abstract: A transportation vehicle, a system, apparatuses, methods, and computer programs for user equipment of a mobile communication system. The method for a first user equipment (user equipment) of a mobile communication system includes determining a lack of coverage of the mobile communication system; determining two or more relay candidates, a relay candidate being a user equipment capable of providing network access for the first user equipment via direct communication; and selecting a second user equipment for network access from the two or more relay candidates based on a common route section of the first and second user equipments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel Reimann, Guillaume Jornod, Steffen Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11270287
    Abstract: Computing systems and methods for facilitating mobile transactions are disclosed. An example method includes: detecting, via a hardware communication interface, a user check-in request based at least on a communication exchange between a user device and a signaling device at a location. The communication exchange corresponds to a proximity of the user device to the signaling device. The method further includes: determining a user identifier associated with the user device based at least on the user check-in request; and transmitting one or more promotional items to the user device based at least on the user identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Satish Narayan Govindarajan, John Hastings Granbery
  • Patent number: 11272434
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided which may be implemented in a base station, user equipment, and/or the like, to share information supportive of narrow beam transmissions. For example, a base station may be configured to access a neighbor cell list corresponding to a coverage area, determine a subset of the neighbor cell list corresponding to a first narrow beam to be transmitted, and transmit a message indicative of the subset of the neighbor cell list. In another example, a user equipment may be configured to receive a message indicative of a subset of a neighbor cell list for a portion of a coverage area of a base station corresponding to a first narrow beam, and search for one or more wireless signals based, at least in part, on the subset of the neighbor cell list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11272427
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods of communication between an access point (AP) and a plurality of stations (STAs) operating in a wireless local area network (WLAN). The method includes: transmitting, by the AP, a signal for a receiving STA in the plurality of STAs to initiate a channel sounding process for a communication channel between the AP and the receiving STA; receiving, by the AP, a feedback signal from the receiving STA, the feedback signal carrying a frame including a capability indicator for indicating a capability of the receiving STA; and processing, by the AP, the frame carried by the feedback signal to determine at least one of the following: a Modulation and Coding Set (MCS) processable by the receiving STA, a MIMO detection algorithm processable by the receiving STA, and a maximum computational complexity of the receiving STA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Suh, Osama Aboul-Magd, Yan Xin
  • Patent number: 11256572
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing data using parallelism, stateless queries, data slicing, and/or asynchronous pull are provided. Some methods can include each of a plurality of data pull devices of a central server retrieving data from a respective one of a plurality of regional server databases, wherein a number of the plurality of data pull devices equals a number of the plurality of regional server databases, and wherein the plurality of data pull devices function asynchronously. Additionally or alternatively, some methods can include each of a plurality of threads of a central server retrieving a predetermined size of data from a plurality of regional server databases, wherein the plurality of threads are stateless so that any of the plurality of threads can retrieve the data from any of the plurality of regional server databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Girish Krishnaraj Pillai
  • Patent number: 11252771
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, a target serial number transmitted by a second access network device, where the target serial number is obtained based on a first serial number, the first serial number is a serial number of a first RLC SDU successfully received by the second access network device, the first access network device, the second access network device, and a terminal device each include an RLC entity of a split bearer, a transmission mode of the split bearer is duplicate transmission, and the RLC entities of the split bearer are in an acknowledged mode AM; obtaining a second serial number based on the target serial number, where the second serial number is a serial number of a second RLC SDU, and the first RLC SDU is the same as the second RLC SDU; and marking the second serial number as a successfully received state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Feng Yu, Xin Xiong, Bo Lin, Haifeng Yu
  • Patent number: 11252685
    Abstract: A terminal is disclosed including a receiver that receives configuration information indicating a gap offset in subframe units related to a measurement gap (MG), and a shift time shorter than one subframe and related to the MG. The terminal further includes a processor that determines a timing of the MG based on the gap offset and the shift time. In other aspects, a radio communication method for a terminal and a base station are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroki Harada
  • Patent number: 11246185
    Abstract: A radio terminal according to one embodiment comprises: a controller configured to detect a radio problem in communication with a base station in an RRC connected state and attempt a recovery from the radio problem; and a transmitter configured to transmit, to the base station, a polling signal for confirming whether or not the base station considers an RRC state of the radio terminal as the RRC connected state in response to the successful recovery. The controller maintains the RRC connected state in response to reception, from the base station, of a response signal to the polling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Kugo Morita, Mayumi Komura, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 11240870
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods for improving the DRX operation of a UE by introducing an additional DRX wake-up cycle, which runs in parallel to the short and/or long DRX cycle. The DRX wake-up cycle defines time intervals after which the UE starts monitoring the PDCCH for a wake-up duration of time; the UE does not perform any other operation during the wake-up duration apart from monitoring the PDCCH. The time intervals of the wake-up cycle between the wake-up durations are preferably shorter than the one of the DRX long cycle, and may have the same or a shorter length than the ones of the DRX short cycle. The wake-up duration may be as long as the on-duration of the DRX short/long cycle, or may be preferably much shorter, such as only one or a few subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Feuersaenger, Christian Wengerter, Joachim Loehr, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart
  • Patent number: 11228861
    Abstract: Aspects discussed herein relate to providing alerts to a community of devices located in or near a geographic area such as a building or property. The alerts override any alert-inhibiting state of the mobile device to deliver audio, visual, and/or haptic alerts in emergency situations. The communication and emergency alert system may be used to communicate with many different communities of people. Moreover, certain individuals may be members of more than one community at the same time, and the communities themselves may change over time based both on the user's preferences and on their physical locations. Users may set their own preferences for how alerts are provided, such as customizing the visual and/or audible notifications provided for an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: In-telligent Properties LLC
    Inventor: Allan C. Sutherland
  • Patent number: 11224039
    Abstract: Systems and methods of sharing channel information between co-located radio nodes are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a method performed by a second radio node (111, 200, 300a, b, 1111) of sharing channel information between a first radio node (101, 500, 600a, b, 1101) and the second radio node that are co-located (107) may include obtaining (403), by the second radio node, first channel information characterizing a communication channel (105a-c) between a third radio node (121, 1121) and the first radio node in a first frequency band. Further, the method may include using (405), by the second radio node, the first channel information for communication with the third radio node or a fourth radio node (123) in a second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Henrik Asplund, Jonas Medbo, Peter Ökvist, Mathias Riback, Arne Simonsson, Paul Mihkel Teder, Magnus Thurfjell
  • Patent number: 11223395
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose systems, methods, and computer-readable media for automatically adjusting settings of antenna elements to reduce radio link failures. In embodiments, a base station monitors radio link failures occurring at the base station that are associated with a first technology, such as 5G protocol. When the radio link failures meet or exceed a predefined or predetermined threshold, the base station may adjust a portion of antenna elements in an antenna array controlled by the base station, in some embodiments. For example, the base station may only adjust those antenna elements in the antenna array that are associated with the first technology, while other antenna elements in the same antenna array that are associated with a second technology, such as 4G protocol, are not adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 11218941
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including determining according to first information associated with a first wireless access network and second information associated with a second wireless access network, whether to facilitate communication in a geographic area between a first wireless communication device and a communication network via the second wireless access network, and, in turn, directing a second wireless access device of the second wireless access network to facilitate the communication between the first wireless communication device and the communication network, and directing a first wireless access device of the first wireless access network to stop facilitating second communication between the first wireless communication device and the communication network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11218863
    Abstract: An unmanned aerial vehicle may include a flight system, a wireless communication system, a processor, and a power system having a battery and a battery charging port. The power system may be operable to power the flight system, the wireless communication system, and the processor. The processor may be configured to operate the flight system to fly the unmanned aerial vehicle from a ground position to an in-air position while the battery charging port is attached to an air-to-ground tether, trigger a release of the air-to-ground tether from the battery charging port after determining the unmanned aerial vehicle has reached the in-air position and the battery is charged, and operate the flight system to execute a flight pattern while operating the wireless communication system to search for a wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Steve Fischer
  • Patent number: 11212321
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for securing user plane (e.g., MB2-U) interface between a group communication service application server (GCS AS) and Broadcast Multicast Service Center (BM-SC) are provided. One method may include transmitting a message via a control plane, to an application server, indicating whether to establish a security association on a user plane in an interface between the GCS AS and the BM-SC. The method may also include providing, to the GCS AS, a target internet protocol (IP) address and possible port as a target for the security association.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORK OY
    Inventors: Anja Jerichow, Thomas Belling, Guenther Horn
  • Patent number: 11191088
    Abstract: An apparatus for user plane function, UPF, allocation is described. The UPF is configured to provide a Protocol Data Unit, PDU, connectivity service between a terminal device and a data network on a user plane, and the allocation is based on control information associated with an individual logical PDU entity. The control information defines priority information indicative of a priority of the PDU entity relative to other PDU entities and pre-emption information indicative of at least one of whether the PDU entity is capable of being pre-emptively allocated to a UPF over other PDU entities served by that UPF, and whether the PDU entity when served by a UPF is vulnerable to being re-allocated for pre-emptively allocating other PDU entities to that UPF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fuencisla Garcia Azorero, Susana Fernandez Alonso, Victor Ferraro Esparza, Angel Navas Cornejo, Ignacio Rivas Molina
  • Patent number: 11191043
    Abstract: A terminal is disclosed including a receiver that receives a synchronization signal block including a synchronization signal and a broadcast channel, and a processor that, if specified information is notified to the terminal, derives, based on a timing of a serving cell, a synchronization signal block index for another cell. In other aspects, a radio communication method for a terminal is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Harada, Daiki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Jing Wang
  • Patent number: 11190230
    Abstract: Wide bandwidth digital pre-distortion (DPD) in a remote unit(s) for a wireless communications system (WCS) is disclosed. In embodiments disclosed herein, a remote unit(s) includes at least two transceiver circuits, each configured to process (e.g., perform DPD) a respective downlink digital communications signal corresponding to a portion of the carrier bandwidth. Each of the transceiver circuits is further configured to convert the respective downlink digital communications signal into a respective downlink RF communications signal. The respective downlink RF communications signals generated by the transceiver circuits are subsequently combined to form a downlink RF communications signal(s) associated with the carrier bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Yury Abramov, Roi Yosy Ziv
  • Patent number: 11188339
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a system and method for an external processor to access internal register. The internal register may be a register of a core networking device. The method includes: sending, by an external processor, a read request to a core networking device; responding, by the core networking device, to the read request; sending, by the external processor, a write request to the core networking device; and preparing, by the core networking device, a register status notification of a register embedded in the core networking device and sends the register status notification to the external processor in response to the write request. The read and write requests and the responses are in a layer 2 protocol (L2 protocol).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Chuan-Wei Liu, Wei-Pin Chen
  • Patent number: 11190954
    Abstract: A base station controller optimally controls activation/deactivation of small base stations in a heterogeneous network environment in which a number of base stations forming cells of different sizes coexist in the same area, taking into account traffic volume as well as signal interference. A method for operating the base station controller is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignees: SK TELECOM CO., LTD., INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION, YONSEI UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tak Ki Yu, Young Lak Kim, Min Soo Na, Sung Ho Moon, Tae Guen Kim, Dae Sik Hong, Yo Seop Park, Kwon Jong Lee, Hyun Soo Kim, Han Ho Wang
  • Patent number: 11184789
    Abstract: A method for measuring and reporting a beam by means of a terminal in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: measuring a plurality of transmission beams for a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) via at least one reception beam; determining at least one transmission beam to be reported to a base station, according to a result of measuring the plurality of transmission beams; and transmitting, to the base station, a measurement report including information relating to the determined at least one transmission beam, wherein the terminal identifies a reception beam applied to each of the determined at least one transmission beam, and reports an index of a synchronization signal block available through the identified reception beam, to the base station via the measurement report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Inkwon Seo, Kijun Kim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 11177866
    Abstract: To efficiently transmit channel state information. A terminal apparatus includes a receiver configured to receive information for configuring a first mode and information for configuring a second mode and receive an UL grant to be used for scheduling of a PUSCH and an UL grant to be used for scheduling of a sPUSCH; and transmits CSI on the PUSCH by using the first mode, based on the UL grant to be used for scheduling of the PUSCH, and transmits CSI on the sPUSCH by using the second mode, based on the UL grant to be used for scheduling of the sPUSCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Shoichi Suzuki, Wataru Ouchi, Takashi Hayashi, Tomoki Yoshimura, Liqing Liu
  • Patent number: 11176112
    Abstract: An apparatus of adaptive index structures is provided. Four common data attributes, including time, space, keyword, and value, are used. The present invention is a structure adaptively selecting the most efficient combined index by estimating index performance and selectivity rate. The main concept is to set indexes with high selectivity rates at positions having higher priorities for processing query. The intermediate result of query is minimized and the performance is further improved. The present invention uses multiple indexes, where all possible combined-index orders are considered and the best combined index is selected according to different query adaptabilities. As a result, the structure has a high chance of saving query time at a rate of more than 25 times as compared to a structure with indexes of a single attribute sequence. Furthermore, as compared to the traditional relational database PostGIS, the reaction time is also twice faster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Central University
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Huang, Yu-Jui Chang
  • Patent number: 11159147
    Abstract: A front end module includes: a first antenna terminal; a second antenna terminal; a switch including a plurality of first side terminals on a first side and a plurality of second side terminals on a side opposite to the first side, each of the first side terminals being connected to one of the first antenna terminal and the second antenna terminal; a first filter connected to the first antenna terminal; a second filter connected to the first antenna terminal; a third filter connected to one of the second side terminals; and a fourth filter connected to one of the second side terminals. The third filter and the fourth filter are connected to one of the first antenna terminal and the second antenna terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Ta Jo, Seong Jong Cheon
  • Patent number: 11159954
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques are presented that improve or enhance a network planning procedure such as interactively planning suitable locations for transceiver sites that communicate with one another. Map data indicative of a 3D depiction of a physical space can be presented to a user interface device. Input indicative of a first transceiver site and a second transceiver site can be received. A Fresnel zone between the first transceiver site and the second transceiver site can be determined based on the map data. An interactive representation of the Fresnel zone can be presented to the user interface device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Velin Kounev, Yaron Kanza, Arun Jotshi, Krystian Czapiga
  • Patent number: 11160025
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes establishing a communication link between a first device of a first party and a second device of a second party that allows a communication between the first party and the second party, and periodically receiving a signal from the first device indicating a remaining battery power level of the first device during the communication. The method further includes communicating an alert to the second device over the communication link to notify the second party that the first device is near a battery power loss if the remaining battery power level falls below a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Anthony Samuel Jones, III, Bhagwan Singh Khanka
  • Patent number: 11150104
    Abstract: A method for route management based on geolocation based clustering includes receiving data collected from a plurality of vehicles for a plurality of clusters. The method generates an initial set of rules for the plurality of vehicles operating in each cluster from the plurality of clusters based on the data collected from the plurality of vehicles. The method determines a first cluster out of the plurality of cluster based on a geolocation of a first vehicle traveling along a route. Responsive to identifying a set of cluster specific rules for the first cluster, the method determines a first hardware requirement out of the plurality of hardware requirements defined by the set of cluster specific rules is not present on the vehicle. The method identifies an alternative cluster based on the first hardware requirement being absent and instructs the vehicle to travel to the alternative cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric V. Kline, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 11146568
    Abstract: Provided are a communication method and system that integrate 5G communication systems with IoT technologies to support higher data rates after 4G systems. The present disclosure is based on 5G communication technologies and IoT related technologies, and may be applied to intelligent services (e.g. smart homes, smart buildings, smart cities, smart or connected cars, health care, digital education, retail, and security and safety). There is provided a method of profile downloading for a terminal. The method may include: transmitting a first profile download request to a profile providing server; receiving unencrypted first profile information from the profile providing server; checking whether there is an input for consenting to profile downloading after receiving unencrypted profile information; and determining whether to download an encrypted profile on the basis of the check result. There is also provided a terminal capable of performing the above method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Hyewon Lee, Sangsoo Lee, Taesun Yeom
  • Patent number: 11140641
    Abstract: Aspects directed towards synchronizing out of coverage (OOC) vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications are disclosed. In one example, a scheduled entity detects a loss of a synchronization signal associated with a V2X communication by detecting when a timing uncertainty value or error value is greater than a threshold value. Packet timing information is then received in response to the loss of the synchronization signal from at least one user equipment (UE) synchronized with the synchronization signal. The scheduled entity then maintains the V2X communication by performing a timing adjustment based on the packet timing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Cheol Hee Park, Feng Lu, Arvind Vardarajan Santhanam, Subramanya Rao, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli, Cheng Tan, Sean Vincent Maschue, Ashish Shankar Iyer, Giridhar Ramakrishnan, Yax Patel, Srinivasan Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 11139909
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, a user equipment (UE) (110), comprises an interface (710) configured to receive one or more symbols at the start of a first transmission time interval (TTI) of a channel. The UE further comprises processing circuitry (720) operably coupled to the interface (710). The processing circuitry (720) configured to obtain a signal quality estimate based on at least one of the one or more symbols; compare the signal quality estimate to a signal quality threshold; and determine, based on the comparison, whether to process the channel in the first TTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Uesaka, Muhammad Kazmi, Santhan Thangarasa
  • Patent number: 11140655
    Abstract: Examples pertaining to improved Globally Unique Temporary Identity (GUTI) allocation after establishment of mobile-terminated connection in mobile communications are described. An apparatus implemented in a UE receives a paging message from a network node of a wireless network. The apparatus then transmits a request to the network node responsive to receiving the paging message. In response to transmitting the request, the apparatus receives a signaling from the network node, with the signaling indicating a new temporary identity of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: MediaTek Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Marko Niemi, Matti Moisanen
  • Patent number: 11134520
    Abstract: A base station is provided which notifies a mobile station of transmission power information for an uplink RACH, the mobile station transmits transmission delay estimation information on the RACH to the base station over the RACH at a transmission power based on the transmission power information, and the base station changes the transmission power information according to the transmission delay estimation information and notifies the mobile station of the changed transmission power information. The mobile station retransmits data or a preamble if the mobile station does not receive a notification that the base station has received the data or the preamble correctly after a predetermined time. The base station transmits the transmission power information over a BCH and a CPICH transmitted to a plurality of mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nahoko Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11134376
    Abstract: A 5G user equipment (UE) can register for 5G services with a telecommunication network in part using a Subscription Concealed Identifier (SUCI), an encrypted version of a subscriber identifier, so that the actual subscriber identifier is not exposed during network registration. Legacy SIMs originally deployed for 4G/LTE and other legacy wireless access technologies store an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), but do not store a network public key needed to generate a SUCI. However, a 5G UE can still use a legacy SIM to securely obtain 5G services by encrypting the IMSI from the legacy SIM using a network public key stored in the 5G UE's own memory to generate a SUCI, and then transmitting the generated SUCI to the telecommunication network during network registration. Accordingly, the IMSI on the legacy SIM is not exposed during network registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hun An, Mathew George, Phani Ramisetty
  • Patent number: 11133912
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that provide for transmission of an indication of an activated bandwidth part (BWP) or component carrier (CC), or combination thereof, to a user equipment (UE) through downlink control information (DCI) that is excluding a grant of resources of the BWP or CC. A UE may establish a connection with a base station in which one or more CCs may be configured with one or more BWPs. The base station may indicate which BWP is active for a transmission in DCI that is transmitted subsequent to the configuration of the one or more CCs, and a UE may activate a corresponding BWP or CC based on the indication. In some cases, a CC may be deactivated unless the DCI indicates that at least one BWP of the CC is active.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Peter Gaal, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Wanshi Chen, Tingfang Ji