Zoned Or Cellular Telephone System Patents (Class 455/422.1)
  • Patent number: 10990239
    Abstract: A display control apparatus includes one or more processors control display content in the display section, according to an interrupt request or a manipulation input, wherein the one or more processors display a first screen corresponding to the interrupt request in a first region in a display region of the display section when the interrupt request is received, and delete the first screen and display a second screen corresponding to a response to the interrupt request in a second region in the display region when the response is received by performing manipulation input to the first screen with the finger of the user, and a distance in a vehicle width direction between a driver's seat provided in a vehicle that includes the display section and the second region is greater than a distance in the vehicle width direction between the driver's seat and the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwasa, Andrew R. Hoover, Ross Cameron Miller, Mohit Kumar Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10986488
    Abstract: A method and device for sending capability information of a communications device are disclosed. The method includes: determining, by a communications device, information about maximum data transmission bandwidth supported by the communications device; and sending, by the communications device, the information about the maximum data transmission bandwidth supported by the communications device. In the embodiments of the present disclosure, the communications device determines the information about the maximum data transmission bandwidth supported by the communications device and sends the information about the maximum data transmission bandwidth supported by the communications device, so that communications devices supporting different maximum data transmission bandwidth can coexist in a communications system, to implement communication between communications devices supporting different maximum data transmission bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jing Qiu
  • Patent number: 10986537
    Abstract: A method of selecting a user plane gateway and a device of selecting a user plane gateway are provided. The method includes: receiving, by a CP function, a first data packet sent by a UE; selecting, by the CP function, based on the first data packet, a first target UP-GW for the UE. An UP-GW is selected for the UE when receiving the data packet sent by the UE, so as to enable the data transmission to better adapt to changes of the UP load and the network topology, thereby improving the data transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Weiqi Hu, Zhimi Cheng, Hui Xu
  • Patent number: 10986693
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a service network. The controller receives a measurement configuration and a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) configuration from the service network via the wireless transceiver, extends a measurement period indicated by the measurement configuration, and performs a cell measurement via the wireless transceiver in the extended measurement period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Din-Hwa Huang, Wenze Qu, Yih-Shen Chen, Tsang-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 10986546
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for detecting a radio network problem are disclosed. The method includes: when a radio network problem occurs on a user equipment (UE), a first base station controlling a cell that a radio resource control (RRC) connection established with the UE, receives problem information about the radio network problem sent by the UE, in a procedure of re-establishing the RRC connection by the UE, and sends the problem information to a second base station controlling a cell where the radio network problem occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xuelong Wang, Jun Wang, Ying Huang, Peter Legg, Johan Johansson
  • Patent number: 10977881
    Abstract: Techniques are described for determining and performing actions associated with a vehicle based on an analysis of sensor data that describes a state of component(s) of the vehicle. Sensor data is generated by sensor(s) on a vehicle and/or external to the vehicle. The sensor data is analyzed to determine a current state of vehicle component(s), such as whether a component is damaged or otherwise in need of repair or maintenance. The analysis of the sensor data may be performed by a rules engine that applies a set of rules indicating what action(s) are to be performed based on certain detected states of the vehicle component(s) indicated by the sensor data. The rule(s) may also indicate instances in which action(s) can be performed automatically or autonomously in response to detecting vehicle component state(s), or whether authorization is to be requested from an owner, operator, or other individual associated with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Andre R. Buentello, Gregory David Hansen
  • Patent number: 10972938
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to an intelligent service (for example, a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, a security and safety-related service, etc.) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology. According to one embodiment of the present invention, provided is a method for a terminal transmitting a data packet in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjoong Mok, Sangkyu Baek, June Hwang, Hyunjeong Kang, Sangwook Kwon
  • Patent number: 10972311
    Abstract: Various embodiments may be generally directed to techniques for UE initiated and network initiated IP flow mobility. Various embodiments provide techniques for sharing IP flow routing rules and/or filters between a UE and various network infrastructure components using existing network based protocols or extensions thereto. Various embodiments provide techniques for provisioning network based IP flow mobility triggers and for ensuring UE connections to a 3GPP network are maintained in the absence of any 3GPP network IP flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Puneet K. Jain, Alexandre S. Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10966252
    Abstract: In an aspect of the disclosure, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus are provided. The apparatus may perform a slot reservation procedure to obtain a TxOP for communicating with a second UE. The slot reservation procedure may be performed in an earliest slot in the TxOP in which the first UE has data to send to the second UE. The apparatus may transmit the data to the second UE using at least one slot in the TxOP when the slot reservation procedure is successful. In certain aspects, all remaining slots in the TxOP may be reserved for the first UE when the slot reservation procedure is successful. The apparatus may refrain from performing a subsequent slot reservation procedure in another slot in the TxOP when the slot reservation procedure is unsuccessful unless an end of transmission signal is received during the TxOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhibin Wu, Navid Abedini, Junyi Li, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel
  • Patent number: 10965395
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for encoding and decoding a downlink control channel transmission, such as but not exclusively a High Speed Signalling Control Channel, HS-SCCH, transmission, in a wireless communications network. A method in a network node for encoding a downlink control channel transmission, comprises determining that channel conditions are below a threshold level, and in response to determining that channel conditions are below the threshold level, performing at least one of: encoding one or more predetermined control information bits into the downlink control channel transmission, and encoding a reduced number of control information bits into the downlink control channel transmission by omitting one or more control information bits, wherein the one or more omitted control information bits are predetermined control information bits. The method further comprises transmitting the downlink control channel transmission to a user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gerardo Agni Medina Acosta, Waikwok Kwong, Erik Larsson, Florent Munier
  • Patent number: 10959282
    Abstract: To better support beamforming in MIMO systems such as 5G, a first match is determined between a first transmit (TX) beam group of a radio network and a first receive (RX) beam group of a user equipment (UE); and also a second match is determined between a second TX beam group of the radio network and a second RX beam group of the UE. For example these matches can come from the UE's beam report with best match information. The network configures the UE with at least a first discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration associated with the first RX beam group and with a second DRX configuration associated with the second RX beam group. In this case the first and second DRX configurations are active simultaneously for the UE, and each said beam group comprises at least one antenna or antenna port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Turtinen, Sami-Jukka Hakola, Mihai Enescu, Juha Pekka Karjalainen
  • Patent number: 10957977
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, a system for generating electromagnetic signals that resonate in a cavity having a plurality of reflectors resulting in resonating electromagnetic signals and combining the resonating electromagnetic signals to form an electromagnetic wave that traverses a reflector and couples onto a physical transmission medium. One or more of the reflectors is implemented via a programmable substrate. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Donald J. Barnickel, Giovanni Vannucci, Farhad Barzegar, Irwin Gerszberg, Thomas M. Willis, III, Bruce E. Stuckman
  • Patent number: 10959218
    Abstract: A wireless device may receive configuration parameters for a plurality of periodic resource allocations. A downlink control information (DCI) may be received indicating activation or deactivation of a periodic resource allocation in the plurality of periodic resource allocations. In response to receiving the DCI, a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) may be transmitted. The MAC PDU may comprise a MAC subheader and the confirmation MAC CE. The MAC subheader may comprise a logical channel identifier indicating that the MAC PDU comprises a confirmation MAC control element (MAC CE). The confirmation MAC CE may comprise a field indicating which one of the plurality of periodic resource allocations the DCI indicates activation or deactivation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Alireza Babaei, Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10956088
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a storage system detects that an extent residing on a first one of a set of physical storage devices requires relocation. The storage system identifies a set of backend connection properties of each of a set of backend connections between the storage system and the set of physical storage devices. The set of backend connection properties includes at least a connection bandwidth between the storage system and at least one of the physical storage devices. In turn, the storage system relocates the extent from the first physical storage device to a second one of the set of physical storage devices based at least in part, on the set of backend connection properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Grzegorz Piotr Szczepanik, Kushal Patel, Sarvesh S. Patel, Lukasz Jakub Palus
  • Patent number: 10956089
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which a storage system detects that an extent residing on a first one of a set of physical storage devices requires relocation. The storage system identifies a set of backend connection properties of each of a set of backend connections between the storage system and the set of physical storage devices. The set of backend connection properties includes at least a connection bandwidth between the storage system and at least one of the physical storage devices. In turn, the storage system relocates the extent from the first physical storage device to a second one of the set of physical storage devices based at least in part, on the set of backend connection properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Grzegorz Piotr Szczepanik, Kushal Patel, Sarvesh S. Patel, Lukasz Jakub Palus
  • Patent number: 10952252
    Abstract: A wireless communications system provides coordinated multi point transmission over a channel of a wireless transmission medium. The system includes a central controller having a processor and a memory, a first cell region having a first communications node disposed therein, and a plurality of neighboring cell regions disposed about the first cell region. Each of the plurality of neighboring cell regions includes a second communications node disposed therein. The system includes a plurality of user equipment devices disposed within an overlapping region of the first cell region and one of the neighboring cell regions. The central controller is configured to assign the first communications node to be an anchor transmission point of a coordinated set of transmission points. The anchor transmission point is configured to perform carrier sensing on the channel. The coordinated set of transmission points includes the first communications node and at least one second communications node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Balkan Kecicioglu, Dorin Gheorghe Viorel
  • Patent number: 10951439
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and a channel estimating method thereof are provided. A wireless communication device includes an interlayer interference detector configured to receive a reference signal including a plurality of layers transmitted through a plurality of ports respectively connected to a plurality of antennas and to determine whether interlayer interference occurs based on the reference signal; and a channel estimator configured to estimate a channel matrix by executing an algorithm that is based on whether the interlayer interference occurs. The wireless communication device may decode a receive signal based on the estimated channel matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jinho Kim, Gyoungil Kwak, Inhyoung Kim, Sebin Im
  • Patent number: 10951504
    Abstract: Techniques are described for estimating capacity need in a service network and for dynamically adjusting resources to meet the estimated capacity. When an enterprise is contacted by a user with an issue, a service system determines an intent of the contact. The service system then determines if the issue is something that may arise with a significant number of users in the foreseeable future. Once the service system knows how many users with a similar issue may be contacting the enterprise, the service system makes a determination as to the capacity the service system has to handle the specific issue and the number of user communications. This is accomplished by searches of agent profiles to determine which agents have the ability to resolve the intent. Agents so identified are added to the capacity until the capacity is great enough to handle the expected user communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Yokel, Rudy Bourcelot
  • Patent number: 10944653
    Abstract: The systems, devices, and techniques described herein are directed to providing digital visualizations in a telecommunications environment. A centralized server may store information associated with services and equipment available to operate on the telecommunication network. The centralized server may manage and update information provided to electronic devices to facilitate education and interaction between associates and users regarding services and equipment offers. Presentations to users may include static, dynamic, and interactive content. Network usage information such as signal strength and speed may be obtain from user electronic devices and aggregated to generate network coverage information over time and based on a location. Digital visualizations facilitate education and interaction at retail outlets to reduce message fragmentation and to increase engagement with users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Martin Walsh
  • Patent number: 10945286
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may observe control channel monitoring occasions (PMOs) corresponding to different beams configured by a base station. The UE may identify a PMO in a system information window to monitor for downlink control information scheduling a shared channel carrying a system information message. The UE may receive an indication of which synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) blocks are actually transmitted by the base station and determine corresponding PMOs within the system information window. The UE may then monitor for the downlink control channel within the system information window during the corresponding PMOs. The base station and the UE may also implement techniques for system information message repetition within a system information window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung Dinh Ly, Heechoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10944457
    Abstract: The present application discloses a measurement method and an apparatus, so that a measurement result meets a CoMP requirement while feedback overheads are reduced. The measurement method includes: sending, by a first network device, a restricted channel state information CSI measurement instruction to a second network device, where the restricted CSI measurement instruction is used to instruct the second network device to perform restricted CSI measurement; and receiving, by the first network device, CSI sent by the second network device, where the CSI is generated after the CSI measurement is completed based on the CSI measurement instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Wang, Jinyao Liang, Yuanjie Li
  • Patent number: 10939446
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) may receive a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), and a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) of a cell having a cell bandwidth. The PBCH may include a master information block having an indication of a frequency bandwidth of control information associated with a restricted bandwidth. The restricted bandwidth may be a part of the cell bandwidth and be less than the entire cell bandwidth. The UE may receive the control information, based on the received PBCH, and to receive additional system information within the restricted bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL VENTURES HOLDING 81 LLC
    Inventor: Philip Young
  • Patent number: 10932146
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved network management. A method may include receiving an indication of a subset of a cluster of local cells at an ultra-reliable, low latency communications user equipment using multi-connectivity. The method may also include receiving rules for radio performance monitoring, wherein the rules include a packet error rate threshold for individual radio links of the multi-connectivity. In addition, the method may include determining based on the rules and the radio performance monitoring whether to skip the monitoring of one or more cells of the subset of local cells. The skip may be short-term or long term. Further, the method may include communicating to the subset a report based on the radio performance monitoring and whether to skip the monitoring of one or more cells of the subset of local cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Peter Rost
  • Patent number: 10932188
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for dual connectivity. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include applying, at a user equipment having dual connectivity to a first wireless access point and a second wireless access point, a first discontinuous receive cycle pattern in a second cell served by the second wireless access point, when the user equipment is active in a first cell served by the first wireless access point; and applying, at the user equipment having dual connectivity to the first wireless access point and the second wireless access point, a second discontinuous receive cycle pattern in the second cell, when the user equipment is not active in the first cell. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Petteri Lunden, Elena Virtej, Esa Malkamäki
  • Patent number: 10924962
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for converging IoT technology with a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate beyond a 4G system, and a system therefor. The present disclosure may be applied to an intelligent service (for example, a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, a security and safety-related service, etc.) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT-related technology. According to one embodiment of the present invention, provided is a method for a terminal transmitting a data packet in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjoong Mok, Sangkyu Baek, June Hwang, Hyunjeong Kang, Sangwook Kwon
  • Patent number: 10915796
    Abstract: A system and method for combining computer vision information about human subjects within the field-of-view of a computer vision subsystem with RF Angle of Arrival (AoA) information from an RF receiver subsystem to locate, identify, and track individuals and their location. The RF receiver subsystem may receive RF signals emitted by one or more electronic devices (e.g., a mobile phone) carried, held, or otherwise associated with am individual. Further, gestures can be made with the device and they can be detected by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Disney Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Chouchang Yang, Alanson Sample
  • Patent number: 10917812
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a QoS guarantee method. In one example method, a control plane gateway obtains a QoS parameter. The QoS parameter comprises an allocation/retention priority (ARP) and a QoS class identifier (QCI). The control plane gateway maps the QoS parameter to QoS guarantee information. The QoS guarantee information comprises a differentiated services code point (DSCP) parameter. The control plane gateway sends the QoS guarantee information to a user plane gateway. The QoS guarantee information is to be used by the user plane gateway for QoS marking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhongping Chen, Han Zhou
  • Patent number: 10917160
    Abstract: Radio base station 10 configured to perform MIMO transmission with user terminals 20 includes: beam selecting section 100 configured to select at least one used beam from among a plurality of beams based on beam-selection reference parameters to be computed based on beam information transmitted by user terminals 20; and user terminal selecting section 102 configured to select, from among at least one of user terminals 20 which has selected the at least one used beam, at least one of user terminals 20 to be a target for the at least one used beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Miyazaki, Satoshi Suyama, Jun Mashino, Yukihiko Okumura
  • Patent number: 10912040
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A base station may determine an emissions mask (e.g., an in-band emission (IBE) mask) for a user equipment (UE) which may be determined based on the total number of UEs scheduled by the base station for uplink transmissions during a same transmission time interval (TTI). The base station may transmit downlink control information (DCI) to the UE indicating the emissions mask. The base station may additionally transmit a grant to the UE allocating resources for the UE based on the UE's position relative to other UEs served by the base station. The UE may receive the DCI and may map the emissions mask to a maximum power reduction (MPR). Based on the MPR, the UE may determine a transmit power and may transmit an uplink transmission to the base station according to the transmission power and the DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alessio Marcone, Marco Papaleo, Valentin Alexandru Gheorghiu, Sumant Jayaraman Iyer, Timo Ville Vintola
  • Patent number: 10911997
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for RRM measurement in the NR network. In one novel aspect, the RRM measurement is configured with one measurement gap for SS block and CSI-RS. In one embodiment, an extended MGL (eMGL) is configured such that the SS block and CSI-RS is measurement within one measurement gap. In another embodiment, the shorter MGL (sMGL) that is shorter than the standard MGL is configured. In another novel aspect, the CSI-RS is allocated adjacent to the SS blocks such that one measurement gap is configured for both the SS block and CSI-RS measurement. In another novel aspect, the CSI-RS measurement is conditionally configured. In yet another novel aspect, the UE decodes the time index of the SS block conditionally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Hsuan-Li Lin, Tsang-Wei Yu, Chiao Yao Chuang
  • Patent number: 10904821
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a cell. The controller receives first barring information and second barring information from the cell via the wireless transceiver, and ignores the first barring information in response to the UE supporting network-based Cell-specific Reference Signal (CRS) interference mitigation. Also, the controller allows the UE to access the cell in response to the UE supporting network-based CRS interference mitigation and the second barring information indicating that the cell is not barred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Yih-Shen Chen, Chun-Fan Tsai, Tsang-Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 10903889
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for beam selection. A method is performed by a first radio transceiver device. The method comprises obtaining link quality estimates of a radio signal conveyed to the first radio transceiver device from a second radio transceiver device by means of at least a first beam taken from a first beam set and a second beam. The second beam is wider than the first beam. The method comprises selecting which one of the first beam and the second beam to use for continued communications of radio signals with the second radio transceiver device in accordance with a comparison between the link quality estimates of the first beam and compensated link quality estimates of the second beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Andreas Nilsson, Andres Reial
  • Patent number: 10904031
    Abstract: Directional wireless drop systems are provided. These systems include a tap unit that is connected to a communications line of the broadband network; a cable modem unit connected to the tap unit; a plurality of wireless routers connected to the cable modem unit; and a directional antenna unit that is connected to at least a first of the wireless routers. Each wireless router is associated with a respective one of a plurality of subscriber premises that are served by the directional wireless drop system and is configured to communicate with at least one device that is located at the respective one of plurality of subscriber premises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: John Charles Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 10904811
    Abstract: A user terminal according to a first aspect comprises a controller. If the user terminal is in an RRC idle state, the controller executes the processes of: receiving, from a base station, a cell-specific priority applied to a cell reselection process for a load redistribution; receiving, from the base station, an identifier indicating that the cell-specific priority is applied only to the cell reselection process triggered by using a paging message; receiving, from the base station, the paging message including an instruction to trigger the cell reselection process; and executing the cell reselection process by using the cell-specific priority, in response to the reception of the paging message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 10904712
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and computer program products for improving multi-cast communication. A method implemented at a server comprises determining at least one cluster; determining a mapping between one of the at least one cluster and at least one bearer; indicating the determined mapping to a radio access network (RAN); and multicasting a message using a first bearer via the RAN, the first bearer being selected from the at least one bearer based on the mapping. With the disclosure, multi-cast services can be provided with more flexibly and higher efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Zhang Zhang, Stefano Sorrentino, Marco Belleschi, Henrik Enbuske
  • Patent number: 10893461
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method is provided for processing transmission of unattended data traffic (UDT) by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprises transmitting information indicating whether the transmission of UDT is barred, and barring the transmission of UDT based on the transmitted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Jae-Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10880754
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for classifying cell sites of a virtual network that simulates merging a donor network with an anchor network. The method can include obtaining cell site information of the anchor network and the donor network, simulating the virtual network that merges the donor network with the anchor network, and classifying each donor site based on a measure of the donor site relative to nearest anchor sites. Any anchor site that is located a threshold distance from the donor site is a nearest anchor site. A donor site is classified for decommissioning when the measure is less than or equal to a measure threshold or the donor site is classified for retaining when the measure is greater than the measure threshold. The method can further include causing an output of an indication of any donor site that is classified for decommissioning or retaining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Orbigo, Christopher P. Chorney, Dennis Jarret Guill, Jr., Phillip Kent Prince
  • Patent number: 10880843
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for optimizing an edge-user experience in a first access technology based on dynamic antenna power modifications. In embodiments, when a large volume of UE are located in a particular edge-region of a sector of a cell site, the power supplied to one or more corresponding antenna elements may be reduced or stopped in order to reduce the coverage area of the first access technology and cause a portion of the UE to shift to a second access technology at the cell site. By lowering the volume of UE that are located in a particular edge-region of a sector of a cell site, the remaining portion of the UE that are located in a particular edge-region of a sector of a cell site experience improved throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 10873951
    Abstract: A method and converged LMR/LTE communications device provide for minimizing interference in the converged LMR/LTE communications device that operates in a land mobile radio (LMR) narrowband communication system and a long term evolution (LTE) broadband communication system. The converged LMR/LTE communications device detects, using an electronic processing device, that the converged LMR/LTE communications device is operating in the first LTE band and the first LMR band. The converged LMR/LTE communications device determines that a first LMR received signal strength indicator (RSSI) at the converged LMR/LTE communications device is less than a first LMR threshold signal strength and disables at least one LTE application based upon the first LMR RSSI being less than the LMR threshold signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Bradley M Hiben, Bruce D Mueller, John B Preston
  • Patent number: 10873865
    Abstract: Providing call continuity for an ongoing call of a User Equipment (UE) of a wireless communication by defining UE behavior specifying actions to be taken by the UE upon detection of occurrence of an event among a plurality of events that may occur during the ongoing call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sathia Chandrane, Deepak R, Bharat Vinayak Bhat, Nitin Jain
  • Patent number: 10869271
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling the connection state of the UE is provided to minimize battery power consumption. A connection state control method of a terminal in a wireless communication system according to the present invention includes monitoring traffic transmission/reception condition associated with at least one application running on the terminal, determining whether traffic transmission/reception for the terminal is likely to occur based on the monitoring result, and transmitting, when no traffic transmission/reception for the terminal occurs, a Signaling Connection Release Indication (SCRI) message to a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Hyejeong Kim, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10867419
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for generating geocoded user information is disclosed. The method comprises searching user data across multiple different data corpuses for entries having location-related information and determining locations for the location-related information. The method further comprises generating a map showing a current location of a mobile device along with representations of the entries having location-related information, at the determined locations, for entries from the multiple different data corpuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Bliss, David P. Conway
  • Patent number: 10862632
    Abstract: A digital routing unit (DRU) within a wireless distribution system (WDS) couples to multiple signal sources (e.g., base band units (BBU)) through common public radio interface (CPRI) links in such a fashion that clock reconditioning circuitry within the DRU is consolidated. That is, instead of each receiver circuit at each input at the DRU having its own clock reconditioning circuit, signals from the same network operator may be multiplexed so as to select a single signal and, from that single signal, recover a cleaned clock signal for use by all the receivers that receive signals from that network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Shlomi Kulik, Guy Lupescu
  • Patent number: 10862896
    Abstract: Surrogate locational determination may rely on a surrogate device to provide a locational fix. When a device lacks an accurate geo-location system, communication may be established with a nearby surrogate device. The surrogate device is queried for an accurate location, such as that determined by a global positioning system receiver. Because the surrogate device is geographically proximate, the location determined by the global positioning system receiver may serve as a proxy or substitute for the local fix of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Sinem Kockan, Charles D. Robison, Jr., Daniel L. Hamlin
  • Patent number: 10856356
    Abstract: A network for handling a secondary node (SN) configuration comprises a first base station (BS) communicating with a communication device according to a master node (MN) configuration, and a second BS communicating with the communication device according to a first SN configuration; the first BS transmitting a SN Addition Request message comprising the first SN configuration to a central unit (CU); the CU transmitting a UE Context Setup Request message comprising the first SN configuration to a first distributed unit (DU); the CU receiving a UE Context Setup Response message comprising a first full configuration indicator and a second SN configuration; the CU transmitting a SN Addition Request Acknowledge message comprising the second SN configuration and a second full configuration indicator to the first BS; and the first BS transmitting a RRC message comprising the second SN configuration and a third full configuration indicator to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10848926
    Abstract: Information is transferred to a plurality of machines without causing any delay by using a wireless communication scheme for performing one-to-one communication. According to the present disclosure, a communication apparatus includes: a streaming information reception unit configured to receive streaming information from a streaming information transmission device An address information transmission unit configured to transmit address information for identifying the streaming information transmission device to an interception device to cause the interception device to intercept predetermined information for receiving the streaming information transmitted from the streaming information transmission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hirofumi Kanbara
  • Patent number: 10849020
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein disclose scheduling relay of traffic. The method comprises, selecting a second client device from a plurality of client devices. The second client device is located in communication range of the first client device. The first client device is communicating a first portion of a data flow, via a first wireless link, with a first access point of the one or more access points. The method comprises, in response to determining satisfaction of one or more relay criteria: directing the first access point to generate a second wireless link with the second client device; and directing the first access point to provide first metadata including a first set of relay instructions. The first set of relay instructions instructs the second client device to relay a second portion of the data flow between the first access point and the first client device via the second wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, John George Apostolopoulos, John Martin Graybeal, Robert Edgar Barton
  • Patent number: 10848971
    Abstract: The present invention may provide a method for downloading a profile by an electronic device and the electronic device performing the same, the method comprising: transmitting, to a routing server, profile download request-related information including profile server indication information; transmitting, to the routing server, a profile download request message including profile download identification information; and receiving a profile from the routing server, wherein the profile download request message is transmitted to a profile server, which provides a profile of the electronic device, via the routing server on the basis of the profile server indication information. Further, the present invention may provide a routing server which operates with the electronic device and an operation method of the routing server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee, Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 10841766
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which multi-tiered networks and resource utilization-based provisioning service is provided. A multi-tiered mobile edge computing network that includes multiple mobile edge computing networks that are multi-tiered based on distance from a network edge includes a network device that selects a location to provision an application service for an end device based on a total resource utilization value and a performance metric associated with one or multiple candidate mobile edge computing networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Sagiv Draznin, Matthew W. Nelson
  • Patent number: RE48385
    Abstract: The invention is an SMS distribution method for inquiries, invitations and proposals in which inquiries are sent to mobile telephone numbers included in a distribution list and their replies are collected as text messages via the SMS service (7) provided by the telecommunications network by means of a software program (1) installed on a server (2). The problem in distributing inquiries with existing SMS services has been the limited possibility of replying to the sending telecommunications operator and separating replies to several inquiries from one another. In the method embodied by this invention, universally reachable mobile network numbers (11) are used as reply addresses for the inquiries, invitations and proposals, and replies are separated from one another by means of reply addresses consisting of public mobile communication network numbers and SMS service numbers and automatically generated reply symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: BOOKIT OY
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen