Diagnostic Testing, Malfunction Indication, Or Electrical Condition Measurement Patents (Class 455/423)
  • Patent number: 11985529
    Abstract: A plurality of access points configured to communicate with a subordinate wireless LAN terminal, an information collecting device configured to collect a frame respectively transmitted and received between the plurality of access points and the wireless LAN terminal, and extract information on communication quality of an access point of the plurality of access points from a header of the frame, and an information collecting server configured to acquire the information on the communication quality of the access point from the information collecting device, analyze the information to determine whether the communication quality is good or bad for each of the plurality of access points, and execute processing of externally displaying or notifying a result that is determined are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Masayoshi Nabeshima, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Tomoaki Ogawa, Shinya Otsuki, Makoto Umeuchi, Junichi Iwatani, Hiroshi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11968730
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods, apparatuses, storage media, and systems for cell identification (ID) and beam ID detections in new radio (NR). The detections comprise NR primary synchronization signal (PSS)/secondary synchronization signal (SSS) detection, PBCH DMRS detection, SS reference signal received power (RSRP) measurement, and slot/SS burst boundary timing acquiring. Various embodiments describe how to detect a cell ID and a beam ID in millimeter wave (mmWave) operation. Other embodiments describe further details regarding how to detect NR cell and beam ID during intra-frequency measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rui Huang, Jie Cui, Yang Tang, Hua Li, Yuhan Zhou
  • Patent number: 11968585
    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. The present disclosure provides a method for supporting self-configuration and self-optimization in a wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Xiaoning Ma, Hong Wang, Weiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 11968557
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method for notifying MDT information, including: performing MDT in a disconnected state by a first SIM card in the plurality of SIM cards to obtain MDT information; detecting whether a second SIM card in a connected state exists in the plurality of SIM cards after the first SIM card obtains the MDT information; sending request information to the second SIM card in response to the second SIM card existing, wherein, the request information is configured to request the second SIM card to notify a base station that the MDT information exists in the terminal; and sending, by the second SIM card, notification information to the base station, wherein the notification information is configured to notify the base station that the MDT information exists in the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11962455
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system to prioritize multiple issues associated with a wireless telecommunication network. The system obtains the multiple issues associated with the wireless telecommunication network, where an issue among the multiple issues impacts a UE associated with the wireless telecommunication network. The system obtains a number of UEs impacted by the issue, an indication of importance of severity associated with the issue, and an indication of importance of current UE experience. Based on the number of UEs impacted by the issue, the indication of importance of severity of the issue, and the indication of importance of current UE experience, the system computes a priority associated with the issue. Based on the priority, the system prioritizes the multiple issues to obtain a prioritized list. The system provides the prioritized list indicating an order in which to resolve the multiple issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Alex Gardini Vedovatto
  • Patent number: 11949478
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a carrier aggregation capability reporting apparatus and method, so as to prevent a user equipment (UE) from repeatedly reporting capability information corresponding to a carrier combination supported by the UE, and reduce waste of signaling resources used for reporting. The method includes: determining, by the UE, information about a carrier combination supported by the UE and information about a sub-combination that is of the carrier combination and that is supported by the UE; and reporting, by the UE to a base station, the determined information about the carrier combination supported by the UE and the determined information about the sub-combination that is of the carrier combination and that is supported by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bingzhao Li, Xiaodong Yang, Wei Quan, Zhenxing Hu, Jian Zhang, Jinhua Miao, Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 11943841
    Abstract: In User Equipment (UE) at various geographic locations, circuitry exchanges TCP packets with radios, and the radios wirelessly exchange the TCP packets with wireless communication nodes. The circuitry determines TCP retransmission rates for the radios at the geographic locations. The circuitry estimates TCP retransmission rates for the radios at a new geographic location based on the TCP retransmission rates for the radios at the past geographic locations. The circuitry selects one of the radios based on the estimated TCP retransmission rates at the new geographic location. At the new geographic location, the circuitry exchanges new TCP packets with the selected one of the radios, and the selected one of the radios wirelessly exchanges the new TCP packets with one of the wireless communication nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Aaron M. Krannawitter, Christopher Bailey, Richard Aaron Reiser, Michael Lance Shelby
  • Patent number: 11930299
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, methods, and software to monitor latency information in virtual desktop environments. In one example, a user computing system may obtain a first frame of video data from a second computing system, wherein the video data is streamed from the user computing system to the second computing system. The user computing system further identifies a first frame number for the first frame based on a code in the first frame, identifies a frame number for second frame of the video data to be streamed to the second computing system when first frame was received, and determines frame latency based on a difference between the first frame number and the second frame number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: VMware LLC
    Inventors: Srinivas Shyam Pinjala, Lakshmi Gayatri Kundem, Duraipandian Kuppuraman, Janani Karthikeyan
  • Patent number: 11917546
    Abstract: Techniques for preserving battery life in poor signal conditions include an electronic device determining a coverage enhancement (CE) parameter associated with a link between the electronic device and a base station for a first point in time; determining, based on the CE parameter, that a signaling metric associated with the link for the first point in time is equal to or below a corresponding threshold; and in response to determining that the signaling metric is equal to or below the corresponding threshold, delaying transmission of one or more messages from the electronic device over the link until a second point in time that is later than the first point in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Vernon Dusenberry, Richard Donald Maes, II
  • Patent number: 11917481
    Abstract: A load balancing method which includes a first radio access network node that receives load information of a first load type of a second radio access network node, where the first load type includes any one or more of the following: a network slice load, V2X load, and SUL load; and the first radio access network node obtains the load information of the first load type, so that load balancing can be performed based on a load status of a network slice, a load status of a V2X service, or a load status of a UL/SUL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoli Shi, Henrik Olofsson, Wenjie Peng, Qinghai Zeng, Feng Han
  • Patent number: 11910394
    Abstract: A base station is disclosed, including an information size adjusting section configured to adjust a size of control information based on a first basic information size of control information mapped on a user equipment (UE) specific search space in a first component carrier. The base station also includes a transmitter configured to transmit the control information mapped on the UE specific search space. A first determination method for determining the first basic information size is different from a second determination method for determining a second basic information size of control information mapped on a common search space in the first component carrier. The first determination method for determining the first basic information size is different from a third determination method for determining a third basic information size of control information mapped on a search space in a second component carrier that is different from the first component carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Takahisa Aoyama
  • Patent number: 11910425
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a user equipment (UE) which comprises a transmitter, which transmits a signal to a base station over a channel, wherein the signal is transmitted based on an initial channel quality information indicating a first channel quality of the channel. A receiver of the UE receives a transmission quality information indicating a second channel quality of the channel used for transmitting the signal. A processing circuitry of the UE estimates a transmission quality based on the initial channel quality information and the transmission quality information, wherein the transmission quality indicates whether the transmission of the signal over the channel was successful or not.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Ankit Bhamri, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Hongchao Li, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Quan Kuang, Rikin Shah
  • Patent number: 11902850
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, collecting network data for a plurality of cells of a cellular communication network, identifying a particular cell of the plurality of cells is in an un-responsive state, wherein the identifying is based on the network data, selecting a plurality of user equipment (UE) devices as UE test devices, forcing cell reselection attempts, handover attempts, or both, by the UE test devices to communicate with the particular cell, confirming the particular cell is in the un-responsive state based on failure of the cell reselection attempts or failure of the handover attempts, and communicating a restart signal from the processing system to cause the particular cell to restart to a responsive state. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Slawomir Mikolaj Stawiarski, David Ross Beppler
  • Patent number: 11895636
    Abstract: There is provided determination of a beam configuration between a first radio transceiver device and a second radio transceiver device. The first radio transceiver device performs beam searching by transmitting a first sounding signal in all transmit beam configurations in a set of transmit beam configurations; and receiving, from the second radio transceiver device, a second sounding signal in all receive beam configurations in a set of receive beam configurations. The first radio transceiver device determines a beam configuration based on the receive beam configuration in the set of receive beam configurations in which the second sounding signal having best predetermined metric was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Niklas Andgart, Johan Nilsson, Andres Reial
  • Patent number: 11895514
    Abstract: A method for transmission reliability comprises receiving, from a first network node at a second network node, a message indicating that a first connection between the first network node and a terminal device has failed. The message comprises an indication to initiate a second connection with the terminal device from the second network node. The method further comprises establishing, at the second network node, the second connection with the terminal device based on the message. The second network node comprises a third connection established before the first connection failed. The first connection carries data transmitted in the third connection before the first connection failed, and the second connection carries data transmitted in the third connection after the first connection failed. The method for interference coordination utilizes duplicated transmissions to secure data transmission and to prevent data loss in an unexpected system failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jose Luis Pradas, Nianshan Shi, Torsten Dudda
  • Patent number: 11889564
    Abstract: A terminal is disclosed including a receiving section that receives information indicating a first number of preamble transmission, the information being a condition for switching from a 2-step random access procedure to a 4-step random access procedure, and information indicating a second number which is a maximum number of preamble transmission; and a control section that when a number of preamble transmission is the first number, controls to switch from a 2-step random access procedure to a 4-step random access procedure, and when the number of preamble transmission is the second number, determines a failure of the 4-step random access procedure. In other aspects a radio communication method and a system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Shohei Yoshioka, Satoshi Nagata, Lihui Wang, Shaozhen Guo, Xiaolin Hou
  • Patent number: 11888610
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to be connected to a 5G New Radio (NR) network that shares one or more frequency bands using dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) with a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network that is transmitting LTE positioning reference signal (PRS). The UE may receive LTE PRS rate matching information from the NR network, such as the LTE PRS configuration data or an LTE PRS rate matching pattern. The UE may decode and process NR data signals and control signals transmitted by the NR network while LTE PRS is transmitted by rate matching around the LTE PRS in accordance with the LTE PRS rate matching information. The LTE PRS muting pattern may be adjusted based on NR data or control signals, and the UE may receive and process NR data and control signals transmitted while the LTE PRS is muted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Amit Jain, Hargovind Prasad Bansal
  • Patent number: 11889331
    Abstract: Techniques discussed herein can facilitate autonomous user equipment beam failure recovery abort aspects. One example aspect is a baseband processor configured to perform operations including: establishing a connection with a downlink (DL) beam; detecting a beam failure of the DL beam; in response to the beam failure, executing at least one of: a beam failure recovery (BFR) procedure or a candidate beam detection (CBD) procedure; detecting a recovery abort condition while executing the at least one of: the BFR procedure or the CBD procedure; aborting the at least one of: the BFR procedure or the CBD procedure, in response to detecting that the recovery abort condition is satisfied; and maintaining the connection with the DL beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sameh Eldessoki, Christian Hofmann, Panagiotis Botsinis
  • Patent number: 11889407
    Abstract: A method and a system for identifying radio access network (RAN) coverage at geographic locations includes generating a grid layer of real-time RAN coverage based on a key performance indicator (KPI). Generating a grid layer of predicted RAN coverage. Generating a viewport representation corresponding to a geographic location supported by the RAN. Superimposing the real-time RAN coverage grid layer, the predicted RAN coverage grid layer, and the viewport representation into a unified coverage representation. Determining RAN availability at a selected geographic location based on the unified coverage representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Rakuten Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Shubham Rathore, Naman Agrawal, Keshav Sharma, Nilesh Bankar
  • Patent number: 11877255
    Abstract: A facility for testing location determination for emergency calls is described. Software on a mobile device collects a GPS location from the mobile device, and places an emergency call that encloses information usable by the emergency call processing system to calculate mobile device location. After the system performs this calculation, the call is detected to be a testing call and routed to a computer rather than an emergency dispatcher. The computer sends an SMS or other non-telephony message to the mobile device containing the calculated location. The mobile device stores the collected GPS location and the calculated location received in the non-telephony message together for comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: DISH Wireless L.L.C.
    Inventors: Arnold Agcaoili, Jeffrey McSchooler
  • Patent number: 11876624
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data by a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting a sidelink includes transmitting a first set of data to a second UE through a first link; receiving a first message requesting a beam search; and transmitting a second set of data through a second link formed on the basis of the first message, wherein the first UE, upon suspension of transmission of the first set of data for forming the second link, transmits a third set of data, which is a retransmission of the first set of data, after completion of the transmission of the second set of data, and wherein the third set of data has configured therein a second redundancy version (RV) which is different from a first RV configured in the first set of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Heejin Kim
  • Patent number: 11871472
    Abstract: A wireless device (14) is configured for use in a wireless communication system (10). The wireless device (14) starts a timer (28) (e.g., T312) when each of multiple conditions (30) have been fulfilled and physical layer problems for a serving cell of the wireless device (14) have been detected. The multiple conditions (30) have been fulfilled when one or more events have been triggered for measurements of multiple different types and/or for measurements on multiple different types of signals. The wireless device (14) may initiate a connection re-establishment procedure, or transitioning to an idle state, at expiry of the timer (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pradeepa Ramachandra, Icaro L. J. Da Silva
  • Patent number: 11871293
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a cellular communication portion configured to perform a cellular communication with base stations, a location information acquiring portion, a location information transmitting portion, a nearby base station information acquiring portion, a receiving level measuring portion, and a connection control portion. The connection control portion is configured to: select, as a connection target, the base station having a highest receiving level and attempt to connect to the connection target; exclude the selected base station from connection candidates when the attempt to connect to the selected base station failed; and subsequently select, as the connection target, the base station from nearby base stations in order of proximity to a current position of the communication terminal and attempt to connect to the selected base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Shibata
  • Patent number: 11871434
    Abstract: The method for transmitting control information in a mobile communication system includes: determining a control channel resource for transmitting control information by means of the data channel region; and transmitting the control information using the determined control channel resource. A capacity for control information, which increases for multiple user multiple-input multiple-out (MIMOs) in a heterogeneous network environment, for heterogeneous network interference control using carrier aggregation, for frequent use of a multicast-broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe, and for a CoMP transmission control, may be satisfied. Further, an adaptive resource allocation based on a requested capacity for control information may be enabled, and the efficient utilization of resources may also be enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Inst.
    Inventors: Bang-Won Seo, Young-Jo Ko, Tae-Gyun Noh, Jae-Young Ahn
  • Patent number: 11868677
    Abstract: A remote test infrastructure can enable a developer to use a local browser to run and test an application on a remote device. The remote device is coupled to a host machine and connected via a communication network to the browser. The infrastructure can stream a video feed of the display of the remote device to the browser, enabling the developer to examine the result of testing and development of the application running on the remote device. For applications that have features requiring audio input, the infrastructure can pair an external component, such as the host machine, as a virtual audio input device, mimicking an external microphone. The virtual audio input device can capture an audio file or an audio stream and provide the audio as input to the application running on the remote device thereby simulating the application receiving an input from an external microphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: BrowserStack Limited
    Inventor: Harshit Biren Shah
  • Patent number: 11863243
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for operating an electronic device. The technique includes an electronic device determining one or more signal characteristics of a link between the electronic device and a base station, estimating a coupling loss for the link based on the one or more signal characteristics, determining whether the coupling loss exceeds a maximum coupling loss (MCL) for the link; and in response to determining that the coupling loss exceeds the MCL, delaying transmission of one or more messages from the electronic device over the link to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Donald Maes, II, Robert Vernon Dusenberry
  • Patent number: 11864258
    Abstract: Recovering bearers after a service interruption of a relay node includes receiving, at a relay gateway, an instruction to modify bearers from a mobility management entity (MME), the instruction identifying one or more bearers that were in use by the relay node prior to the service interruption, identifying, at the relay gateway, at least one additional bearer in use prior to the service interruption not identified in the instruction received from the MME, and instructing the MME to create the at least one additional bearer. The at least one additional bearer can include a non-GBR bearer, such as a bearer with QCI of 1 used for VoLTE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum LP
    Inventors: Amrit Kumar Chandra, Charles Manganiello, David Zhijun Sun, Jay R. Chernoff, Kristian Kai Johns, Liang Li, Mayur Shirwadkar, Neehar Kulkarni, Ramesh Kalathur, Saravana Velusamy
  • Patent number: 11855332
    Abstract: The TIC environmental event sensor is a nickel-sized, ultra-thin circuit assembly, containing an extremely compact array of both environmental sensors and physical sensors, along with local and wireless access to all the sensor data, including BTLE & LoRa, as well as an electronic ink display for limited field access to sensor events in real time. The TIC is designed to capture changes in the sensor data in real time, and then log it for future examination. The most recent change will remain on the device's display. The changes can then be transmitted to a smart phone or tablet via BTLE, networked as an asset via LoRa, or locally scrolled at the device. The TIC is Ideal for tracking any variations in the surrounding conditions of an asset's travel, storage or use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: TSG R&D2, LLC
    Inventor: Darrel Eugene Self
  • Patent number: 11849468
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, systems, and computer-readable medium to perform operations comprising periodically broadcasting, by a first wireless device, outgoing ranging packets on a measurement channel of a wireless network; receiving, by the first wireless device on the measurement channel and from a second wireless device, a plurality of incoming ranging data packets; and calculating, by the first wireless device and using a three ranging packet exchange with the second wireless device, a range to the second wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Oren Shani, Josef Peery, Leonid Vainbrand, Udi Atar, Yoav Feinmesser, Yoel Boger
  • Patent number: 11848716
    Abstract: Techniques are described for expanding and/or improving the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) 3.0 television protocol in robustly delivering the next generation broadcast television services. In a boundary region between first and second broadcast stations in which a receiver can pick up signals from both stations, a lower level signaling PLP is used to identify a channel quality metric for identifying the best frequency to receive a broadcast service on which is sent from both stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Sony Group Corporation
    Inventors: Graham Clift, Luke Fay, Brant Candelore, Adam Goldberg, Fred Ansfield, Loren F. Pineda
  • Patent number: 11838771
    Abstract: A method for troubleshooting is applied to the terminal and includes: determining a bandwidth part (BWP) of a current resident cell of the terminal, and accessing a first base station according to the BWP; recording related information of the BWP when the terminal fails to access the first base station; and sending the related information of the BWP to a second base station when the terminal successfully accesses the second base station, with the related information of the BWP being used for troubleshooting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaowei Jiang
  • Patent number: 11818754
    Abstract: A terminal is disclosed including a receiver that receives a synchronization signal block (SSB); a processor that determines, based on the SSB, a time resource for a preamble used for a 2-step random access procedure, and determines, based on the SSB, a time resource for an uplink shared channel (PUSCH) used for the random access procedure; and a transmitter that transmits the preamble and the PUSCH. In other aspects a radio communication method, a base station, and a system are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Shohei Yoshioka, Satoshi Nagata, Lihui Wang, Shaozhen Guo, Xiaolin Hou
  • Patent number: 11812290
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques, devices, and systems for using a machine learning model(s) and/or artificial intelligence algorithm(s) to optimize testing of components of a system operated by a wireless carrier. For example, data generated as a result of executing a first test of a suite of tests may be provided as input to a trained machine learning model(s) to classify one or more tests of the suite of tests as having a particular characteristic. A to-be-executed test may be classified as likely to pass or likely to fail when executed, for example. An already-executed test may be classified as reliable or unreliable, as another example. Based on the classification of the test(s), the suite of tests may be modified to optimize testing of the wireless carrier's system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter P. Myron, Michael J. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11804910
    Abstract: A transmitter is configured to transmit data to a receiver over a communications network. The transmitter includes a memory for storing computer-executable instructions and a processor in operable communication with the memory. The processor is configured to (i) collect spectrum data of a spectral band over a first sampling interval, and (ii) store the collected spectrum data in the memory. The transmitter further includes a common path distortion (CPD) detection unit configured to (i) sample the collected spectrum data, over a second sampling interval less than the first sampling interval, for a plurality of sub-bands within the spectral band, (ii) analyze the spectral band and each sub-band for indications of common path distortion, and (iii) inject a test signal configured for detection at a headend of the communications network. The transmitter further includes a modem portion configured to operably communicate with the headend and the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Holtzman Williams, Luis Alberto Campos, Jason W. Rupe
  • Patent number: 11805444
    Abstract: Systems and methods relate to a Self-Organizing Network (SON) that makes changes to operating parameters for the purpose of load balancing, to increase data communication throughput and capacity. A device may determine load balancing ratios and unused throughput for a first frequency band and a second frequency band for a cell site. The device may also determine, based on the load balancing ratios and the unused throughputs, whether a load balancing procedure for the cell site should be performed to increase a traffic throughput at the cell site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Rushton, Jacob Benjamin Spahr, Alex E. Cihanowyz, Karen Birgbauer, Nelson A. Del Valle, Smitha Nagali, Ryan William Corkery
  • Patent number: 11800383
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may simulate transmissions received from a BS to perform on-device testing of the UE. For example, the UE may be configured to loopback uplink data from the UL data path and input the uplink data as simulated downlink data for processing in the DL data path. The uplink data may include data related to a video call or network diagnostics. The user application data generated by the application and proceeding through the UL data path may be used to validate the DL data path. Downlink control information (DCI) may be determined by the UE and provided to the DL data path to accompany the uplink data. The DCI may include simulated uplink grants and/or simulated downlink scheduling assignments. The simulated downlink scheduling assignments may be determined based on availability of the uplink data in the UE's memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei-Jei Song, Shailesh Maheshwari, Prabhu Kandasamy, Thomas Sherwin, Bhupesh Manoharlal Umatt
  • Patent number: 11792700
    Abstract: A method and a device for cell change. The method includes: receiving cell change configuration information sent by a source node, where the cell change configuration information includes at least one of: information for a terminal device to determine a target cell, cell change trigger condition information, a cell change command, and association relationship information related to the cell change; and performing an operation related to the cell change based on the cell change configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yue Ma
  • Patent number: 11792772
    Abstract: ePDCCH may be provided. For example, a WTRU may receive a configuration for monitoring an ePDCCH resource. Based on the configuration, the WTRU may be configured to monitor and may monitor the ePDCCH resource on a particular subframe. Additionally, a WTRU may derive an aggregation level for a subframe associated with an aggregation level number NAL. The WTRU may transmit or monitor an ePDCCH using the aggregation level associated with the NAL for the subframe. A WTRU may also receive a reference signal. The WTRU may then determine the type of reference signal received. The WTRU may perform a demodulation of the PDSCH or ePDCCH using a demodulation timing based on the determined type. The ePDCCH or PDSCH may also be monitored or received by identifying a demodulation reference timing implicitly based on a location of one or more ePDCCH resources where the WTRU may receive DCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Chang-Soo Koo, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz, Marian Rudolf, Fengjun Xi, Ananth Kini, Seyed Mohsen Hosseinian, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 11770297
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of building a hybrid quantum-classical computing network, comprising: a first step of transformation of an application composed of services into a Petri net including both Petri places (8, 9) and Petri transitions (81, 82, 91-94) between said Petri places (8, 9), any said Petri place (8, 9) corresponding to: either a first type building block corresponding to any quantum processing unit (8) which processes a job into a result, or a second type building block corresponding to any plugin unit (9), which converts a job into another job and/or a result into another result, any Petri transition (81, 82, 91-94) corresponding to any link between two building blocks (8, 9), all said links (81, 82, 91-94) being formatted so as to make any building block (8, 9) interchangeable, a second step of transformation of said Petri net into a hybrid quantum-classical computing network, replacing any building block by its corresponding unit (8, 9), interconnecting all said corresponding units (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: BULL SAS
    Inventors: Cyril Allouche, Thomas Ayral, Simon Martiel
  • Patent number: 11770744
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for random access skip configuration. One method includes receiving a handover command message from a first cell, wherein: the handover command message includes first information that indicates a configuration of a second cell, random access channel resources on the second cell, and a first reference signals associated with the second cell; each of the first reference signals is associated with a random access channel resource; second information indicates skip configurations and second reference signals are associated with the second cell; and each of the second reference signals is associated with a random access skip configuration. The method includes receiving a first set of downlink reference signals and a second set of downlink reference signals. The method includes, selecting a first downlink reference signal and determining whether to perform a random access procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyejung Jung, Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Vijay Nangia, Ebrahim MolavianJazi, Robert T. Love
  • Patent number: 11765548
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for location information measurement. The location information measurement implementation method is applied to an access network element, and includes sending auxiliary positioning information to a terminal, where the auxiliary positioning information is used by the terminal for positioning measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Dapeng Li, He Huang, Shijun Chen, Yin Gao, Jianquan Song
  • Patent number: 11758511
    Abstract: A muting configuration for downlink positioning reference signals (PRS) is based on the slot type in which the PRS is transmitted. A slot type muting configuration mutes PRS if the PRS are transmitted in a full duplex slot, such as an in-band full duplex slot. If the PRS are transmitted in a sub-band full duplex slot, the PRS may be muted depending on whether the base station is capable of self-interference cancellation. The slot type muting configuration does not mute the PRS transmission in a half-duplex slot. The slot type muting configuration may be dynamic and may be provided to a user equipment (UE) in lower layer signaling to improve latency. The slot type muting configuration may be combined with other types of muting configurations, such as inter-instance muting, intra-instance muting, and intra-slot muting, e.g., using a logic function to combine the configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Weimin Duan, Alexandros Manolakos, Krishna Kiran Mukkavilli
  • Patent number: 11742963
    Abstract: In some implementations, a network monitoring device may obtain communication information associated with data communication between the network station and a user equipment (UE). The network monitoring device may compute a location of the UE in an environment based on the communication information. The network monitoring device may determine a measure of quality associated with a coverage provided to the UE based on the location of the UE. The network monitoring device may provide, to the network station, real-time feedback information associated with adjusting one or more network parameters when the measure of quality associated with the coverage fails to satisfy a threshold quality level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: VIAVI Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Eng Wei Koo
  • Patent number: 11736184
    Abstract: A method, wireless device, and network node configured to enable a wireless device to serve as a base station to at least one other wireless device in a communications network, the wireless device being configured to perform predetermined base station functions. The method includes determining a condition triggering a need to provide the predetermined base station functions to the at least one other wireless device, notifying a network node in the communications network that the wireless device is available to provide the predetermined base station functions, receiving approval from the network node to provide the predetermined base station functions, and providing the predetermined base station functions to the at least one other wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gabor Fodor, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Jonas Kronander, Bengt Lindoff, Anders Wallén
  • Patent number: 11722905
    Abstract: Dedicating antenna elements to specific wireless devices by identifying specific wireless devices that meet a set of criteria, such as wireless devices using a certain application type that is associated with a bandwidth, and respectively dedicating a separate portion of antenna elements for communicating with each specific wireless device. The separate portion of antenna elements is selected based on being configured to utilize a bandwidth that meets a threshold bandwidth or matches the bandwidth associated with the application type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum LP
    Inventors: Vanil Parihar, Sreekar Marupaduga, Nitesh Manchanda, Rashmi Kumar
  • Patent number: 11706737
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A base station may transmit multiple repetitions of a paging early indication (PEI) signal to a user equipment (UE) to indicate that the UE is to receive paging signaling in a paging occasion. In some cases, a PEI occasion for transmitting a PEI repetition may have a scheduling conflict. For example, a PEI occasion may collide with other downlink signaling. A UE may implement techniques to resolve scheduling conflicts or collisions for PEI repetitions. For example, the UE may be configured to receive either colliding PEI signaling or colliding downlink signaling based on priorities of the signaling. Additionally, or alternatively, PEI signaling may be shifted (e.g., delayed) until after the downlink signaling ends. In some cases, a UE may be configured with a subset of blind decoding hypotheses for PEI decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huilin Xu, Le Liu, Wooseok Nam, Yuchul Kim, Ozcan Ozturk, Hung Dinh Ly
  • Patent number: 11705931
    Abstract: Methods and systems for interference management are described. Methods and systems can be used for minimizing interference among communication and/or electronic devices. Interference data can be gathered/received from interference sources such as weather and natural patterns, various electronic devices, and one or more network protocols. The interference data can be used to generate interference patterns of each interference source in an interference map. The interference map can be used to determine how a particular interference pattern can affect a system. The interference map can also be used to evaluate a new source of interference (e.g., cordless phones, weather conditions) to determine how a system can be affected. The interference data can also be associated with an interference signature (e.g., an interference pattern, a fingerprint) for an interference source in a database. The database can be used based on the interference signature to identify known and/or unknown interference sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC
    Inventors: Erami Botchway, Phillip Chang, Mark Francisco, Jim Poder, Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 11698453
    Abstract: A cellular network system and method provided herein are directed to generating an area topographic map of a surrounding area of the cellular network system. The cellular network system comprises a transmitter, a receiver, memory, and one or more processors (processors) communicatively coupled to the transmitter, the receiver, and the memory. The memory stores computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processors, perform certain operations. The transmitter transmits in a target direction a first signal, which is a communication signal intended for a user equipment (UE) and the receiver receives a second signal. The processors determine whether the second signal is a reflected signal associated with the first signal, determine topographic data associated with the surrounding area of the cellular network system in the target direction based at least in part on the second signal, and generate the area topographic map of the surrounding area based on the topographic data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Gapin, Paul Bongaarts
  • Patent number: 11688037
    Abstract: Systems and methods that yield highly-accurate classification of acoustic and other non-image events, involving pre-processing data from one or more transducers and generating a visual representation of the source as well as associated features and processing, are disclosed. According to certain exemplary implementations herein, such pre-processing steps may be utilized in situations where 1) all impulsive acoustic events have many features in common due to their point source origin and impulsive nature, and/or 2) the error rates that are considered acceptable in general purpose image classification are much higher than the acceptable levels in automatic impulsive incident classification. Further, according to some aspects, the data may be pre-processed in various ways, such as to remove extraneous or irrelevant details and/or perform any required rotation, alignment, scaling, etc. tasks, such that these tasks do not need to be “learned” in a less direct and more expensive manner in the neural network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: ShotSpotter, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert B. Calhoun, Scott Lamkin, David Rodgers
  • Patent number: 11690121
    Abstract: A client device includes a processor and a memory. The client device is caused to obtain a first indication indicating an outcome of a link monitoring procedure associated with a serving link between a network access node and the client device. The client device is also caused to obtain a second indication indicating an outcome of a link re-configuration procedure associated with the serving link. The client device is further caused to determine a value of a first counter associated with a radio link failure timer based on the first indication and the second indication. The client device is additionally caused to start the radio link failure timer when the value of the first counter is equal to or larger than a first counter threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tao Cai, Peng Wang