Zoned Or Cellular Telephone System Patents (Class 455/422.1)
  • Patent number: 10142668
    Abstract: A system and method for pairing a wireless set-top box with a wired set-top box is provided. The system and method provide a user with the ability to move the wireless set-top box to different locations, within the same authorized subscriber's household or use location, while allowing the service provider to monitor and prohibit unauthorized use of the wireless set-top box from outside of the authorized subscriber's household or use location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann, Jay Paul Langa
  • Patent number: 10142970
    Abstract: It is provided a method, including detecting whether or not a terminal has completed a reconfiguration of a radio bearer based on a first reconfiguration message, wherein the first reconfiguration message provides a first configuration of a first radio bearer in a first cell; detecting whether or not a cell update message is received from the terminal, wherein the cell update message indicates that the terminal has performed a cell update from the first cell to a second cell different from the first cell; triggering, if the terminal has not completed the reconfiguration and the cell update message is received, providing a second reconfiguration message to the terminal, wherein the second reconfiguration message provides a second configuration of a second radio bearer in the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Bindhya Vashini Tiwari, Sheyam Lal Dhomeja
  • Patent number: 10129758
    Abstract: Embodiments of a wireless station and method for controlling use of the 60 GHz band are described. The station (STA) can include memory and processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to decode a packet received from a second STA via a microwave wireless channel. The packet includes information indicating that a millimeter wave wireless channel is unavailable for communication. A current geographic location and a mobility status for the second STA may be determined based on an authentication message originating from a third STA. The mobility status may indicate whether the second STA is moving or is stationary. The second STA may be authenticated based at least on the mobility status. Upon authenticating the second STA, usage of the millimeter wave wireless channel may be suspended for a pre-determined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Carlos Cordeiro, Reza Arefi, Ali S. Sadri
  • Patent number: 10129723
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for coordinating applications between incident-area networks (IANs) are provided herein. During operation an application server (serving as an app store within an IAN) will monitor all IAN Apps stores that are on scene (at an incident). All app stores on scene will share information regarding the content/applications they can provide. When a connected radio requests particular content from an IAN, the application server will determine a best app store to provide the content. The connected radio will be directed to hand over to the appropriate IAN app store to retrieve the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Shem Tov, Shahar Kuchuk, David Mizrachi
  • Patent number: 10128966
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide an apparatus for wireless communication. The apparatus includes a transceiver and a processing circuit. The transceiver is configured to transmit and receive wireless signals. The processing circuit is configured to determine a transmission parameter adjustment for the transceiver, detect that the transmission parameter adjustment has a potential to cause a collision to an overlapping basic service set (OBSS), adjust timings for transmission control to avoid the collision, and control the transceiver based on the determined transmission parameter adjustment and the adjusted timings for transmission control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MARVELL INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Jinjin Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10129084
    Abstract: A centralized system manages application configuration parameters in a network computing environment. The system centralizes the storage and management of application configuration parameters, and dynamically updates the networked application servers when parameter values are changed at the centralized system. The application servers can subscribe to and receive parameter updates from the centralized system, determine whether the updates are applicable to configuration parameters being used by the application, and implement any such updates. In some embodiments, the centralized system determines which application servers are affected by a particular parameter update, and only transmits data regarding the parameter update to the affected application servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CALLFIRE, INC.
    Inventors: Ievgen Mikhailovych Nekrashevych, Michael Epstein
  • Patent number: 10122383
    Abstract: A channel decoding method is provided. The method includes storing, in a memory, a set of first log likelihood ratio (LLR) values corresponding to bits of a codeword generated by modulation of a channel-encoded signal; changing, into a preset value, at least one LLR value corresponding to previously defined bits of the codeword from among the set of the first LLR values, to generate a set of second LLR values; and performing forward error correction (FEC) based on the set of the second LLR values and an FEC code, to estimate the bits of the codeword, in which the FEC code comprises a constraint code for constricting a previously defined structural correlation between the bits of the codeword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung-hyun Park, Sung-kyu Jung, Chang-hoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10117212
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the coordination of simultaneous multi-RAT camping in in a wireless communication network that provides radio access for a terminal device via at least a first and second wireless radio access operating with different radio access technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Gunnar Mildh, Jose Luis Pradas
  • Patent number: 10116368
    Abstract: A communication unit comprises a plurality of antenna element feeds (203, 205) for coupling to a plurality of antenna elements of an antenna array, where each antenna element feed comprises at least one coupler; and a plurality of transmitters operably coupled to the plurality of antenna element feeds. At least one transmitter of the plurality of transmitters comprises: an input for receiving a first signal and at least one second signal; beamformer logic arranged to apply independent beamform weights (RefBF1, RefBF2) on the first signal and the at least one second signal of the transmitter respectively, wherein each of the independent beamform weights is allocated on a per sector basis; and a signal combiner arranged to combine the first signal and the second signal to produce a combined signal, such as that the combined signal supports a plurality of sectored beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Analog Devices Global
    Inventors: Conor O'Keeffe, Michael O'Brien, Sean Sexton
  • Patent number: 10111126
    Abstract: There are disclosed measures for enhancing network performance monitoring. Such measures may for example comprise receiving a report on measurements of terminal-related network performance parameters from a terminal, acquiring information of access network-related network performance parameters, and combining the received terminal-related network performance parameters and the acquired access network-related network performance parameters into a combined network performance report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Antti A. Toskala, Malgorzata Tomala
  • Patent number: 10104636
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, user equipment (UE) comprises processing circuitry to connect to a network via an untrusted wireless local area network (WLAN) and determine a location of the UE to provide the location of the UE if a voice call is made by the UE via the untrusted WLAN. The UE provides the location of the UE to a Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP) via one or more network nodes of the network via the untrusted WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre S. Stojanovski, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10097686
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for managing a billing policy for mobile phone associated with a first phone number corresponding to a first account and a second phone number corresponding to a second account is described herein. The billing policy defines actions performed by the mobile phone to be charged to the first account, and defines actions performed by the mobile phone to be charged to the second account. Charges are allocated to one of the first account and second account based on the billing policy. A user can configured to phone to operate in a private mode, in response to which actions are charged to a default account of the two accounts, and information about the action is not provided to an external entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Hearsay Social, Inc.
    Inventors: David Messenger, Peter Lurie, David Dawson
  • Patent number: 10097476
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling a home network access using phone numbers, and a system thereof, which enables a sharing user to simply set and manage sharing environment based on a telephone number capable of being easily recognized by the sharing user, and enables sharing users to simply access a sharing device inside a home using telephone numbers previously recognized by the sharing users when sharing contents of a UPnP device connected to a home network with the sharing users outside the home. The system includes a phone number management server for managing phone number information and a linked home gateway identifier, an access list management server for managing an access list, a home gateway management server for managing state information and access information of a home gateway, and a service server for receiving a service request from a remoter terminal and processing the received service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventor: Mi-Ae Lee
  • Patent number: 10098007
    Abstract: A cell coverage management service associated with a wireless communication service provider may collect geolocated traffic data related to coverage areas of the provider's wireless communication network. The service may generate and update associations between geolocations and cells based on the traffic data and determine defects or deficiencies in the current coverage among cells. The service may further identify particular remedies or solutions to address the defects or deficiencies and implement the remedies at corresponding cell sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Nirmal Chandrasekaran, Brian C. Liu
  • Patent number: 10091833
    Abstract: A method for controlling uplink transmissions on discontinuous reception (DRX) operation, by a wireless device, in a wireless communication system, the method includes configuring a channel quality indicator (CQI) masking which indicates that channel state information is to be reported on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) while an onDurationTimer is running; determining, at a first subframe prior to a second subframe, whether or not the onDurationTimer is to be running at the second subframe according to whether or not a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) is received at the first subframe; and controlling the uplink transmissions so as not to report the channel state information on the PUCCH at the second subframe if the onDurationTimer is determined, at the first subframe, to be not running at the second subframe, wherein the channel state information includes at least one of a CQI, a precoding matrix index (PMI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Sungjun Park, Seungjune Yi, Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10088575
    Abstract: Provided is a positioning system including: a storage apparatus configured to store orbit information indicating the position of a positioning satellite; and a positioning apparatus configured to perform a positioning process based on the orbit information, wherein the positioning apparatus includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire state-related information related to the state of the positioning apparatus, and a transmission unit configured to transmit, to the storage apparatus, the state-related information acquired by the acquisition unit, and the storage apparatus includes a receiving unit configured to receive the state-related information transmitted from the transmission unit, and an adjustment unit configured to adjust the content of the orbit information to be transmitted to the positioning apparatus, based on the state-related information received by the receiving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ryuji Shingyoji
  • Patent number: 10091733
    Abstract: Systems and methods for power management in a network of moving things. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for utilizing information from various sensors and/or other information sources to determine when and/or how to operate a node (e.g., a Mobile AP, Fixed AP, etc.) in a power saving mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrícia Cristina Ramalho de Oliveira, Carlos Eduardo Braga Ameixieira
  • Patent number: 10080134
    Abstract: A terminal device transmits a RI for PDSCH transmission, receives first information used for determining a first maximum value of layers, the first maximum value being assumed for determining a bit width for the RI, and receives a transport block on a PDSCH, and decodes a code block of the transport block. Here, rate matching for the code block is performed based on the first information used for determining the first maximum value of the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Kimihiko Imamura, Kazuyuki Shimezawa
  • Patent number: 10079656
    Abstract: An extended acknowledgement mechanism is provided. In one aspect, a source node provides an indication that extended acknowledgement is supported. In response, the source node receives from a destination node an acknowledgement that comprises a regular acknowledgement frame, an extended acknowledgement frame, a bidirectional acknowledgement frame including payload data or an extended bidirectional acknowledgement frame that includes payload data. In another aspect, an indication is received from a source node a frame that extended acknowledgement is supported. In response, a destination node transmits to the source node an acknowledgement that comprises a regular acknowledgement frame, an extended acknowledgement frame, a bidirectional acknowledgement frame including payload data or an extended bidirectional acknowledgement frame that includes payload data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: METANOIA COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventor: Ravi Mantri
  • Patent number: 10080212
    Abstract: A method and a device for updating system information, a method and a device for acquiring system information, the method for updating a system information includes: when the system information changes, informing a UE that the system information changes, the system information includes essential system information and non-essential system information; from a next cycle, in each of N cycles, broadcasting the essential system information and the non-essential system information, N is an integer greater than or equal to 1; after the successive N cycles, in response to a request from the UE through a dedicated channel of the UE, sending at least a part of the non-essential system information to the UE through the dedicated channel of the UE, where the request indicates that the UE fails to receive the non-essential system information from the broadcasting. Accordingly, system resource consumption is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiangxin Gu, Huayu Zhou, Yun Deng
  • Patent number: 10080157
    Abstract: A method for controlling congestion in a cell of a mobile communications network, the mobile communications network comprising a plurality of cells for communicating with user devices, comprises the steps of analyzing over a period of time the load in a group of neighboring cells, the group of neighboring cells forming a subset of the plurality of cells. A movement path of a cluster of user devices is estimated based on the analysis of the load in the group of neighboring cells. The size of one or more cells along the estimated movement path is adapted to control congestion in one or more cells. The reducing or increasing a cell size may be performed artificially by adjusting a threshold value at which one or more user devices should initiate handover to a different cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Rogier August Caspar Joseph Noldus
  • Patent number: 10075875
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes determining, by a first base station, that the first base station is overloaded with connections from mobile devices. Responsive to the first base station being overloaded, a status update may be received, by the first base station, from each of a plurality of base stations, where each base station is configured to provide connections to a plurality of mobile devices. Responsive to the first base station being overloaded, a second base station may be selected, by a computer processor of the first base station, from among the plurality of base stations. Responsive to the first base station being overloaded, the second base station may be instructed, by the first base station, to relocate from a first position to a new position closer to the first base station. The plurality of base stations automatically relocate to load-balance connections from the plurality of mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alper Buyuktosunoglu, Pradip Bose, Augusto J. Vega
  • Patent number: 10075204
    Abstract: This application presents an adaptive data recovery from distorted signals (ADRDS) of original data symbols from intervals or parameters of tone signals derived from a received OFDM signal, including responding to dynamic distortions introduced to the received OFDM signal by an OFDM transmission channel. Such ADRDS is implemented by converting back the derived intervals or parameters into original data symbols corresponding to distinctive sets of the intervals or parameters which the derived intervals or parameters belong to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: John W Bogdan
  • Patent number: 10070334
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a user equipment and a radio network node, as well as to methods therein. The method in the radio network node relates to the control of resource allocation for device-to-device (D2D) communications in a communications network. The network comprises the network node, a first user equipment (UE), and a second UE, wherein at least one of the first and second UEs is a first D2D capable UE. The method comprises configuring the second UE to transmit a reference signal, transmitting configuration information relating to the second UE to the first UE, receiving a measurement result of the measurement performed by the first UE on the transmitted reference signal, and performing one or more radio operation task for a D2D communication between the first D2D capable UE and a second D2D communication capable UE based on the received measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gabor Fodor, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10069678
    Abstract: There is provided configuration of wireless terminals. A request is transmitted to wireless terminals to detect other wireless terminals within short-range communications range of the wireless terminals. Responses to the request are received, where the responses comprise information of detected other wireless terminals. Clustering of the wireless terminals and the other wireless terminals is determined based on the responses. At least one of the wireless terminals is configured according to the determined clustering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Imadur Rahman, Leif Wilhelmsson
  • Patent number: 10063772
    Abstract: An image processing apparatus sends an image to an external apparatus. The image processing apparatus includes a communication control unit, and a processing unit. The communication control unit, when an image is photographed by an image capture unit, controls the first communication unit to automatically send the photographed image to an external apparatus, and the communication control unit, controls the first communication unit to manually send the photographed image which is stored and is selected by a user to an external apparatus. The processing unit, when sending an image to an external apparatus, processes an image sent based on whether sending the image is the automatic sending or the manual sending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Nara, Jun Hosoda, Yuji Kuriyama, Yoshinori Tomidokoro, Toshiya Kiso, Takuya Yamada, Daisuke Otani
  • Patent number: 10064109
    Abstract: A method and system for performing cell change by a wireless device are disclosed. According to one aspect, the cell change is from a first group of cells of a first radio access technology, RAT, to a second group of cells of a second RAT. Performance of a cell change includes receiving a cell change command. In response to the cell change command, the wireless device synchronizes to interoperate with a first cell of the second group of cells of the second RAT within a first specified period of time. The wireless device synchronizes to interoperate with at least one remaining cell of the second group of cells of the second RAT within a second specified period of time ending after an end of the first specified period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Thomas Chapman, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10055862
    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: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Adam Bliss, David P. Conway
  • Patent number: 10057800
    Abstract: A mobile communication device 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 operates in a connected mode with a connection to the service network, and determines whether there is no active data traffic in a first period of time when operating in the connected mode. In response to there being no active data traffic in the first period of time, the controller performs a local release of the connection or sends a measurement report to trigger the service network to release the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Shih-Chieh Liao, Chi-Chen Lee
  • Patent number: 10051424
    Abstract: A localization approach based on cable length detection. In one aspect, a method performed by a positioning system for determining the location of a mobile communication device (MCD) is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the positioning system determining a cable length value representative of the length of the cable connecting a base station to a radio head serving the MCD. The positioning system then determines a location of the MCD based on the determined cable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Meng Wang, Torbjörn Wigren
  • Patent number: 10051409
    Abstract: A localization approach based on cable length detection. In one aspect, a method performed by a positioning system for determining the location of a mobile communication device (MCD) is provided. In some embodiments, the method includes the positioning system determining a cable length value representative of the length of the cable connecting a base station to a radio head serving the MCD. The positioning system then determines a location of the MCD based on the determined cable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Torbjörn Wigren, Claudia Muñiz Garcia, Nikola Sucevic
  • Patent number: 10051626
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for operating in a television white space (TVWS) network. One example method generally includes receiving, at an apparatus, a message with a field indicating a current version of an unused frequency spectrum map (e.g., a white space map (WSM)), the unused frequency spectrum map indicating channels usable for wireless communications; determining whether the current version of the unused frequency spectrum map is different than a previous version of the unused frequency spectrum map; and using a channel for wireless communications based on the determination. Another example method generally includes accessing a database of available channels for a current location of an apparatus via a neighboring portable or fixed enabling apparatus and enabling one or more portable dependent apparatuses for the wireless communications via one or more of the available channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Santosh Paul Abraham, Avinash Jain, Stephen J. Shellhammer, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 10051050
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for establishing peer-to-peer communication in a wireless network is described. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive configuration information comprising periodic resources comprising time and subcarrier resources from a base station of a wireless network. The time and subcarrier resources may be used in discovery of other WTRUs. The WTRU is further configured to transmit an identification in the allocated resources and to transmit a synchronization signal to a peer WTRU for timing synchronization of the peer WTRU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldad M. Zeira, Tao Deng, Ravikumar V. Pragada
  • Patent number: 10045221
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for operating a communications system using both licensed and unlicensed frequency bands. Unlicensed spectrum may be used as a primary band for transmitting data packets and TCP may be implemented for selectively transmitting (e.g., retransmitting) a subset of the transmitted data packets via licensed spectrum. Selective transmission of the subset of data packets via licensed spectrum may be based on a transmitter failing to receive and acknowledgment (ACK) message in response to one or more transmitted data packets on the unlicensed spectrum. Selective retransmission may be based on a transmitter detecting interference and/or it may be based on a receiver reporting information about channel conditions. In some cases, a transmitter may simultaneously receive channel condition information for both licensed and unlicensed spectrum. In other cases, unlicensed spectrum may be utilized for data packet transmission and licensed spectrum may be utilized for ACK messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Jubin Jose, Junyi Li, Assaf Touboul
  • Patent number: 10039025
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting channel measurement information in a mobile communication system are disclosed. The method and apparatus enable a user equipment to log channel measurement information and transmit the same to a base station so as to enhance radio network performance and reduce processing complexity of the user equipment by removing unnecessary operations of the user equipment and preventing waste of radio network capacity during transmission of channel measurement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10038524
    Abstract: Disclosed are a coordinated set selecting method and device, which are applicable to a wireless communication system. The coordinated set selecting method comprises the following steps: determining a transmission manner adopted by a wireless communication system, the transmission manner being joint processing or coordinated scheduling/beamforming; and, directed to the transmission manner adopted by the wireless communication system, selecting a coordinated set according to a coordinated set selecting mechanism adapting to the transmission manner. According to the technical solution of the present invention, by considering transmission characteristics of different transmission manners, a reasonable coordinated set is selected to perform coordinated multi-point transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 10033852
    Abstract: A device is configured to receive a request to use a sensor of a user device. The device determines a sensitivity area associated with the sensor. The sensitivity area indicates an area the sensor is capable of sensing. The device identifies a restricted area in the sensitivity area. The restricted area corresponds to an area from which the user device is limited from use. The user device identifies a restriction associated with the restricted area, generates a response to the request based on the restriction, and provides the response. The response causes the user device to limit use of the sensor, recording of data captured by the sensor, or access to data recorded by the user device even when the user device is located outside of the restricted area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Robert A. Clavenna, II, Paul V. Hubner, Steven T. Archer, Kristopher A. Pate
  • Patent number: 10027374
    Abstract: Systems and methods for: (i) using spatial multiplexing to mitigate wire-based interferences, (ii) using spatial multiplexing in conjunction with a wire-based medium, (iii) re-using a plurality of streams associated with spatial multiplexing and transported over a wire-based medium, (iv) preventing a first wireless transmission from interfering with a second wireless transmission both transported over a wire-based medium, (v) covering wirelessly multiple spatial locations via a wire-based medium using grouping of streams associated with spatial multiplexing, (vi) achieving spatial-division-multiple-access via a wire-based medium by grouping of streams in conjunction with a plurality of spatial locations, (vii) using wireless frame aggregation to mitigate wire-based interferences, and (viii) transporting a plurality of streams associated with spatial multiplexing over a wire-based medium together with corresponding mixer signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Cellium Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventors: Roy Kinamon, Gal Zuckerman
  • Patent number: 10025864
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling mobile devices with user equipment devices. A user equipment device may detect a mobile device is within a predetermined proximity to the user equipment device by establishing a bi-directional communication. The user equipment device may determine an input/output option of the mobile device. The input/output option may be a microphone, a cellular Internet connection, a camera, or any other sensor and/or actuator of the mobile device. The user equipment device may generate for display an icon corresponding to the input/output option of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Chalouhi, Daren Gill, Sankar Ardhanari, Jordan Leonard Davis, Christopher Thun
  • Patent number: 10028153
    Abstract: Systems and methods relating to non-adaptive beam scanning in a wireless network are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a transmit node to perform non-adaptive beam scanning for transmit beam patterns of the transmit node that partition a service coverage area of the transmit node into transmit partition cells is provided. The method transmitting a known signal using each of multiple scanning beam patterns for each of multiple beam scanning stages over non-overlapping radio resource slots. The scanning beam patterns for the beam scanning stages are such that each unique combination of scanning beam patterns consisting of one scanning beam pattern from each of the beam scanning stages corresponds to a different transmit beam pattern of the transmit node. This multi-stage beam scanning approach provides an exponentially more efficient process for beam scanning than the conventional Sequential Beam Sweeping (SBS) approach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Dennis Hui, Johan Axnäs, Robert Baldemair
  • Patent number: 10025529
    Abstract: A heartbeat-based data synchronization method is disclosed. The method is applied to a distributed storage system, and at least one data block group is stored in the distributed storage system. The distributed storage system includes multiple storage devices, one device in the multiple storage devices is a primary device for storing the data block group, and other devices are secondary devices for storing the data block group. The primary device performs the method. The primary device obtains access status information of the data block group, determines a heartbeat time of the data block group according to the access status information of the data block group, and sends a data synchronization instruction to the secondary device according to the heartbeat time of the data block group, where the data synchronization instruction is used to instruct the secondary device to synchronize data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Cunwei Liu, Guojun Wu, Xihua Huang, Xuefeng Jin
  • Patent number: 10028127
    Abstract: A communication control method, and network apparatus includes receiving a first identifier from a first user terminal, where the first identifier is included in a discovery signal which the first user terminal has received from a second user terminal, determining, in response to receiving the first identifier, whether the first identifier is an identifier allocated in the first PLMN. In response to a determination that the first identifier is not the identifier allocated in the first PLMN, sending the first identifier to a second network apparatus belonging to a second PLMN, and receiving the information of an application used by the second user terminal, from the second network apparatus. In response to the controller determining that the first identifier is the identifier allocated in the first PLMN, transmitting, to the first user terminal, information of the application used by the second user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kugo Morita
  • Patent number: 10021607
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for processing measurement configuration. The method includes: after a HO flow or a reselection flow is triggered in a source cell, UE processes a WLAN interworking mechanism measurement configuration in at least one of manners as follows: the UE continues using a current WLAN interworking mechanism measurement configuration; the UE modifies a target frequency point in the current WLAN interworking mechanism measurement configuration into the whole frequency band for measurement; the UE requests for a WLAN interworking mechanism measurement configuration corresponding to a target cell; and the UE suspends WLAN interworking mechanism measurement until the UE receives the WLAN interworking mechanism measurement configuration corresponding to the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qian Dai, Jun Yao, Yunpeng Cui, He Huang
  • Patent number: 10014920
    Abstract: A method in a network node for selecting a beam candidate in a wireless communication network, including acquiring information including information indicative of signal qualities for multiple beam candidates; assigning to each of the multiple beam candidates a factor indicating signal interference generated by the corresponding beam candidate and selecting a beam candidate taking into account at least the associated signal quality and the factor assigned to the selected beam candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: David Hammarwall, Niklas Wernersson
  • Patent number: 10009787
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an access method and system, a user equipment, and a network side device. The method includes: receiving, by a user equipment, a first message that carries an identifier of a second network access point, where the second network access point can perform air interface offloading on a first network in which a user equipment is currently located; and when the first message carries identifiers of a plurality of second network access points, selecting, by the user equipment, one second network access point from the plurality of second network access points according to first auxiliary information, and accessing the selected second network access point. By adopting the technical solutions in the embodiments of the present invention, an access delay can be effectively shortened, and access efficiency can improved, thereby effectively implementing offloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hantao Li, Min Huang
  • Patent number: 10009726
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product for performing hybrid location monitoring of a mobile device. While performing region monitoring for a set of regions, a mobile device enters a first region. Upon entering a region, the mobile device requests region information for the region from a web server. Using the region information, the mobile device determines whether to enable location updates while within the region. Upon exiting the region, the mobile device determines whether to disable location updates. While performing location updates, the location of the mobile device can be tracked and be determined to be within other contained or partially contained irregularly shaped geofences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: PING4 INC.
    Inventors: Sean Nathan Roy, Kurt Alfred Dobbins, Mark Thomas Sexton, Sett Paing Oo, Rindress Andrew MacDonald, Tatsuki Nakano, Daniel Willis Post, Mohamed Jamal Fadlalla
  • Patent number: 10009129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for a companion device to receive current service information from a primary device comprising: (a) said companion device receiving from said primary device an emergency alert message including at least one of: (i) an identifier of said emergency alert message that uniquely identifies said emergency alert message; (ii) a date when said emergency alert message was generated together with a time when said emergency alert message was generated; (iii) a content format defining a content type of an initial said emergency alert message; (iv) a content of said emergency alert message received given by initial content element; (v) a URL which provides initial emergency alert message content for accessibility; (vi) an additional URL which provides additional information about said emergency alert message; (vii) a phone number for obtaining additional information about said emergency alert message; (viii) an e-mail address for obtaining additional information about said emergen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Sachin G. Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10004039
    Abstract: A method for detecting interference scenario may include receiving a composite signal. The composite signal having a plurality of transmissions from a serving cell and from at least one interfering cell, each of the plurality of transmissions which has a first part scaled according to a first power scale, a second part scaled according to a second power scale, and a third part transmitted with a fixed power value. The method further includes determining a first power value based on the third part of a transmission from the serving cell, determining a second power value based on the first part of the plurality of transmissions, and detecting an interference scenario based on the first power value and the second power value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Axel Clausen
  • Patent number: 9998876
    Abstract: Determining a location of a user equipment (UE) based on historical location data and historical sector transition data is disclosed. A correlation between historic location information and a historic sector transition can be determined. The correlation can be stored in a searchable data set. A location of a current UE can be inferred based on a sector transition of the current UE. The sector transition of the current UE can be searched against eh data set to indicate a likely location of the current UE based on historical information. The searchable data set can be based on sparse location data enabling location determinations for a current UE that can otherwise lack location services. Moreover, an order of a sector transition can imbue a directionality to stored location information such that a likely location in a sector can be correlated to a transition from a prior sector of a network session of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rudolph Mappus, Herani Soewarto Brotman, James White
  • Patent number: RE47052
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a control signal of a relay station is provided. The method includes: receiving a control signal and data from a base station in a first subframe; and transmitting an acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal for the data to the base station in a second subframe, wherein a radio resource for transmitting the ACK/NACK signal is determined by a radio resource to which the control signal received in the first subframe is allocated and by a logical physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) index received by using a higher layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hak Seong Kim, Han Byul Seo, Ki Jun Kim