Diagnostic Testing, Malfunction Indication, Or Electrical Condition Measurement Patents (Class 455/423)
  • Patent number: 10665086
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a cognitive virtual central monitoring station (CMS) and methods therefor are provided. Some methods can include the cognitive virtual CMS receiving historical data representing interactions between CMS human operators and first security systems, the cognitive virtual CMS analyzing the historical data to generate algorithms and rules for the cognitive virtual CMS, the cognitive virtual CMS interacting with a second security system, and the cognitive virtual CMS using the algorithms and the rules to respond to the second security system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ADEMCO INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Sundar Meganathan, Balamurugan Ganesan, Shankar Prasad
  • Patent number: 10667151
    Abstract: A coverage solution recommendation tool may generate prioritized lists of coverage solutions for resolving a network coverage problem at a location. The tool may obtain network parameters of a wireless communication network that provides services to user devices at the location. The tool may further acquire device parameters of the user devices used at the location, as well as collect environment parameters associated with the location. The environment parameters may affect whether a wireless telecommunication carrier is able to leverage additional coverage solutions to provide services at the location. Accordingly, the coverage solution tool may generate a prioritized list of coverage solutions for resolving the network coverage problem based on the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Anderson, Robert Dean Cook, Della Jolene Conley
  • Patent number: 10659972
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide a system and methods for determining a minimum number of communication nodes to substantially cover a particular geographical area and for optimizing an extension of an optical network to provide service to the communication nodes. In one implementation, at least one parameter for one or more forces configured to control interactions of a plurality of nodes is received. Each of the nodes has a node range corresponding to an effective operational limit of the node. Boundary information defining a geographical area to which coverage by a network may be provided is received. The one or more forces are simulated to distribute the plurality of nodes. The simulation of the one or more forces causes the plurality of nodes to become positioned in an overall layout such that the defined geographical area is substantially covered by the node ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin K. Peterson, Samid Ameer Hoda
  • Patent number: 10644974
    Abstract: Facilitating measurements and radio link monitoring in a wireless communications system is provided herein. A method can comprise determining, by a network device of a communications network and comprising a processor, a first resource configuration related to first measurement resources of a first radio link between a mobile device and a first distributed unit of distributed units of the communications network. The method can also comprise determining, by the network device, a second resource configuration related to a second measurement resources of a second radio link between the mobile device and a second distributed unit of the distributed units. Further, the method can comprise facilitating, by the network device, a transmission of a report that comprises the first resource configuration and the second resource configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Thomas Novlan, Milap Majmundar
  • Patent number: 10642645
    Abstract: Technology for managing operational modes of a network adapter is disclosed. The technology includes features for selectively preempting (e.g., canceling, suspending, deferring, pausing, changing to a “no-op” state, changing to a passive state, or otherwise deprioritizing) execution for a current operational mode of the network adapter, executing a requested network control operation, and optionally restoring the preempted operational mode. The operational mode may be selectively preempted based on priority information associated with the current operational mode and the requested network control operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Henrique Filgueiras, Mitesh Desai, Mahmoud Elhaddad, Mingtzong Lee, Yesayi Hovnanyan, Mukund Sankaranarayan, Nar Ganapathy
  • Patent number: 10638390
    Abstract: In a terminal handover method, a controller sends a radio identifier and a control channel resource of a terminal that are configured by the controller to the terminal. When the terminal is located in a coverage area of a first base station, the controller sends the radio identifier and the control channel resource of the terminal to the first base station. The controller determines that the terminal is located in a coverage area of a second base station, and sends the radio identifier and the control channel resource of the terminal to the second base station. The terminal receives the control signalling sent from the first base station and the second base station separately by using the control channel resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yada Huang
  • Patent number: 10638520
    Abstract: A method for operating a small cell system. The method comprises: connecting a 2G/3G small cell and a LTE small cell with at least one management system prior to connecting the 2G/3G small cell with the LTE small cell; connecting the 2G/3G small cell with the LTE small cell; providing 2G/3G small cell parameters to the LTE small cell; adjusting a transmission power of at least one of the 2G/3G small cell and the LTE small cell; determining if the 2G/3G small cell remains operational; and if the 2G/3G small cell does not remain operational, then configuring the LTE small cell to use a 2G/3G base station to provide circuit-switched fall back.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jyotin Prakash Basrur, Ehsan Daeipour, Ram Mohan Vaddepuri
  • Patent number: 10638335
    Abstract: The methods, systems, and computer readable media discussed herein are directed to determining a capacity of a network having solutions from available network options for meeting an expected demand increase for the network. Performance parameters, such as current traffic congestion level and current throughput level, may be evaluated based on the current network information of the network, and solutions, or builds, specific to the network may be obtained to maintain a given network quality level at the expected demand increase based on available network options specific to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Marie Grace Jacinto, Ankur Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10630810
    Abstract: Systems and methods for communications between Head-Mounted Devices (HMDs) in virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (xR) applications are described. In an illustrative, non-limiting embodiment, a first HMD may include a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the first HMD to: during execution of an xR application, maintain a receive (Rx) channel with a second HMD, as part of a communication session, using a first transport; and maintain a transmit (Tx) channel with the second HMD, concurrently with the Rx channel and as part of the communication session, using a second transport different from the first transport.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, L.P.
    Inventors: Philip M. Seibert, Anantha K. Boyapalle, Karthikeyan Krishnakumar, Vivek Viswanathan Iyer
  • Patent number: 10624023
    Abstract: A method of routing communication in a mobile communications system, including a first of mobile communications devices operable to communicate via a wireless interface by routing downlink and/or uplink traffic to a base station and by routing device-to-device traffic directly via a sidelink to at least one other of mobile communications devices. The method includes: estimating, using sidelink discovery reporting information from a second mobile communications device, that the sidelink between the first and second mobile communications devices is experiencing shadowing caused by one or more obstacles; upon estimating that the sidelink between the first and second mobile communications devices is experiencing shadowing, instructing the first and second mobile communications devices to communicate via the base station for at least part of the device-to-device traffic for the first mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jussi Tapani Kahtava, Hideji Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10616796
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for data transmission. The method for data transmission includes steps of: determining, by a transmitting end, a protocol layer structure and/or a protocol layer function to be used for uplink/downlink data transmission in accordance with a configuration at a network side, the protocol layer structure and/or protocol layer function configured at the network side being determined in accordance with a transmission requirement of a terminal; and transmitting, by the transmitting end, data in accordance with the determined protocol layer structure and/or protocol layer function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Li Chen
  • Patent number: 10601530
    Abstract: A method for generating a measurement result, and a device are provided, and the method includes: receiving, by a terminal on a receive beam for each cell, a reference signal sent on a transmit beam of a corresponding cell, and measuring the received reference signal to obtain at least one group of measurement samples for each cell; processing the at least one group of measurement samples for each cell to obtain at least one initial processing value; processing the at least one initial processing value to obtain at least one target processing value; and reporting, by the terminal, a target processing value that meets a preset reporting rule in the at least one target processing value to a base station as a measurement result, or using, by the terminal itself, the target processing value to evaluate cell quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guorong Li, Lili Zhang, Aimin Justin Sang, Richard Stirling-Gallacher
  • Patent number: 10602493
    Abstract: A User Equipment has an uplink buffer for storing uplink data to be sent to a base station in an uplink grant procedure and is configured with a DTX (Discontinuous Transmission) pattern which allows it to skip the transmission of uplink padding transmissions when there is a grant but no uplink data in the uplink buffer during ‘off’ periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: TCL COMMUNICATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Olivier Marco
  • Patent number: 10595321
    Abstract: A method for reducing interference at a first transmission point (TP) includes receiving a blanking bitmap from a second TP, the blanking bitmap includes an indicator of an interval of time when transmissions occurring on a transmission beam originating from the second TP are adjusted to reduce interference to the first TP, and scheduling communications for a user equipment (UE) served by the first TP in accordance with the blanking bitmap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10595301
    Abstract: A wireless access node transmits an available Public Land Mobile Network Identifier (PLMN ID) associated with available wireless channels to a wireless device. The wireless access node receives the available PLMN ID from the wireless device and responsively exchanges signals with the wireless device over the available wireless channels. The wireless access node identifies a transition condition for the wireless communication device and responsively transfers a Physical Cell Identifier (PCI) and a hidden PLMN ID to the wireless communication device. The hidden PLMN ID is associated with hidden wireless channels. The wireless access node receives the PCI and the hidden PLMN ID from the wireless communication device and responsively exchanges signals with the wireless communication device over the hidden wireless channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth Oroskar, Jasinder Pal Singh, Rajil Malhotra, Nitesh Manchanda
  • Patent number: 10594425
    Abstract: A multiple access slotted wireless communication system comprising a plurality of terminals and a multi-access receiver is described. The multi-access receiver can decode multiple transmissions in each slot of a frame from terminals in its field of view. Each terminal has an active state for transmitting and an inactive state. After receiving acknowledgement of a successful transmission by the terminal, the terminal enters the inactive state for at least a transmission delay time. This may be the remaining time that the terminal is in the field of view of the multi-access receiver. This may be achieved by the terminal using a probability of transmission to determine whether or not to transmit in the next frame. The terminal may also be configured to select the slot in a frame, and this may be based upon information such as which slots were acknowledged. The receiver may use compression to transmit acknowledgement messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Myriota Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Alexander James Grant, David Victor Lawrie Haley, Robert George McKilliam, William George Cowley, Ho Leung Chan
  • Patent number: 10594467
    Abstract: A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (CCE) subset candidates, the method comprising the steps of identifying the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, based on the number of configured carriers used to communicate with the access device, identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode and decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Sean McBeath, Mo-han Fong, Zhijun Cai, Mark Earnshaw, Youn Hyoung Heo
  • Patent number: 10595269
    Abstract: Methods and systems for provisioning unique identifiers to a plurality of access points (APs) in a wireless network and radios associated thereto is provided. By utilizing a testing apparatus in communication via a network with the APs, the methods and systems assign a unique radio test identifier for an AP in the plurality of APs and provisions the AP radio associated with the AP in the plurality of APs with the corresponding unique radio test identifier. The testing apparatus has a provisioning mode that can be switched on or off. Also provided are a system for provisioning the unique identifiers and applications thereof; for example, in testing and providing maintenance of APs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: William S. Kish
  • Patent number: 10587319
    Abstract: The described technology is generally directed towards reducing the complexity for finding the precoding matrix index/rank information channel state information in New Radio wireless systems. Described is using the beam characteristics of X1 (wideband component index) and X2 (subband component index) such that a user equipment first determines a best chosen X2 for only one X1 index. Thereafter, the user equipment uses the chosen index of X2 for the other X1 indices, thereby reducing the complexity of the precoding matrix index/rank information search by reducing the search space in the codebook, which reduces the number of computations at the user equipment side without significantly impacting the performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10588100
    Abstract: A modem includes a controller configured to generate at least one communication for a communication medium. The at least one communication includes first portion comprising auxiliary information, the auxiliary information comprising at least power boost information and at least one parameter defining use of the power boost information and a second portion comprising payload data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Lantiq Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Joon Bae Kim, Vladimir Oksman
  • Patent number: 10582455
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed for reducing interference in a communication system including a plurality of wireless devices. A first device transmits a frame (e.g., an RTS frame or a CTS frame) to a second device, the frame including information from which a non-target third device may use to estimate potential interference at the first device based on a proposed transmission to a fourth device. The information includes at least one of an interference and sensitivity factor (ISF), transmit power, and reciprocity factor (a difference between an antenna receive gain and an antenna transmit gain). Using the information in the frame to estimate the potential interference at the first device, the third device may choose to proceed with the proposed transmission if the estimated potential interference is less than a threshold; or withdraw or modify the proposed transmission if the estimated potential interference is greater than or equal to a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amichai Sanderovich, Alecsander Petru Eitan, Assaf Yaakov Kasher
  • Patent number: 10575204
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating by a user equipment (UE) connected with a master base station (BS) and a secondary BS in a wireless communication system. The UE configures a first cell supporting a contention based random access and a second cell other than the first cell. The first cell and the second cell are associated with the secondary BS. The UE determines whether a radio link problem is occurred on the first cell or the second cell. The UE indicates the radio link problem to an upper layer only if the radio link problem occurs on the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Seungjune Yi, Sungjun Park
  • Patent number: 10575189
    Abstract: A method for network controlled beam sweeping, may include receiving, at a network control device, location data associated with user equipment (UE) devices within a service area. The method may also include identifying, at each beam sweeping position of a plurality of beam sweeping positions, geo-bins having at least one UE device located within. The method includes receiving, at the network control device, networking requirements and traffic distribution data associated with the UE devices, and determining a sweeping weight for each identified geo-bin, where the sweeping weight is based on the networking requirements and the traffic distribution data associated with the at least one UE device in a geo-bin, and determining a sweeping factor for each beam sweeping position based upon the sweeping weights. The method may also include determining a beam sweeping pattern for all the beam sweeping positions based on the sweeping factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Yee Sin Chan
  • Patent number: 10555189
    Abstract: Performance issues of wireless equipment (WE) or a wireless network are diagnosed through an alternative communication channel enabled by an alternative wireless network available to the WE. A service platform (SP) probes performance condition of the WE through a mobility control node (MCN) and, in response to a fault condition, collects data related to operation of the WE. Based at least on part of the data, the SP diagnoses the fault condition and related performance issue(s). To probe performance, the SP requests the MCN to collect data related to performance metric(s) of the WE. The alternative communication channel is established, and such data is collected therefrom, in response to low-grade connectivity amongst the MCN and the WE. The SP notifies the WE of at least the fault condition through the MCN or, in case of network fault condition, via the alternative communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Moshiur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10554533
    Abstract: A method of testing communications equipment comprises providing to the communications equipment a test traffic load which varies with time to a different level of test traffic load. The method also comprises measuring one or more parameter which characterizes the communications equipment in handling a transition of the test traffic load to the different level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventor: Renato Grosso
  • Patent number: 10554314
    Abstract: A measurement system for multiple antenna measurements is provided. The measurement system comprises a device under test, at least two measurement antennas, and an anechoic chamber. In this context, the at least two measurement antennas are arranged on at least one wall of the anechoic chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Corbett Rowell, Vincent Abadie, Bledar Karajani, Adrian Cardalda-Garcia, Jens Wappler
  • Patent number: 10554478
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing trouble isolation are disclosed. For example, the method monitors a plurality of sessions for a user group for detecting an abnormal cause code associated with the user group, determines a root cause for the abnormal cause code when a deviation is determined to have occurred for the cause code of the user group, wherein the root cause identifies either an issue associated with the communications network or an issue associated with user endpoint devices of the user group, and generates a ticket indicating the root cause.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: He Yan, Anthony Caracciolo, Mira Desta, Zihui Ge, Brian Heard, Sarat Puthenpura
  • Patent number: 10542330
    Abstract: A method for automatic adaptive network planning includes receiving a first list which includes a plurality of potential sites. A set of the network coverage goals and one or more models substantially related to the network coverage are received. A wireless network coverage map is generated for each site based on the received model(s). The coverage map includes a plurality of locations within a corresponding coverage area. For each location and for each site the likelihood of the network coverage goals being realized is calculated using the generated wireless network coverage map. A second list of proposed active sites is automatically generated. The second list includes a subset of the sites included in the first list based on the calculations performed for each location. The second list of the proposed active sites substantially meets the set of network coverage goals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NetScout Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Geoff Hopcraft, Burak Berksoy
  • Patent number: 10536215
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for a carrier aggregation (CA) operation using a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) carrier and a Time Division Duplex (TDD) carrier in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving downlink signals via downlink FDD TDD CA using a first carrier operated in an FDD mode and a second carrier operated in a TDD mode and transmitting, via the first carrier, uplink signals corresponding to the downlink signals received via the first and second carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-Kwang Lee, Il-Won Kwon, Jung-Ah Choi, Jae-Ho Jeon
  • Patent number: 10530406
    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: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: COMCAST CABLE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT, LLC
    Inventors: Erami Botchway, Phillip Chang, Mark Francisco, Jim Poder, Jorge Salinger
  • Patent number: 10531438
    Abstract: The present invention provides a control information sending method, user equipment, and a network side device, where the control information sending method includes: determining, by the user equipment, to change an accessed control channel from a first control channel to a second control channel; sending, by the user equipment, indication information of the second control channel to a network side device, so that the network side device sends control information to the user equipment over the second control channel according to the indication information of the second control channel. By using the technical solutions provided in embodiments of the present invention, control information sending efficiency can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Zhu, Xiaolong Guo
  • Patent number: 10531482
    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: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura, Takahisa Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10531421
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing accurate data about the distribution of UEs after disaster include a movable eNodeB that is moved to at least three locations. The coordinates for the at least three locations are determined and the distance between the eNodeB and a plurality of UEs is measured. The location of each UE relative to the eNodeB is calculated based on the distance between the eNodeB and the plurality of UEs using trilateration. The coordinates for the UEs is then calculated based on the coordinates for the at least three locations and the determined location of the UEs relative to the eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Matthew Osinski, Sumit Maheshwari, Shuai Hao, Zihui Ge, Joshua Reich, Vijay Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10523496
    Abstract: There are provided mechanisms for handling network performance degradation in a communications system. A method is performed by a wireless device. The method comprises detecting occurrence of a KPI event associated with a first radio access network node. The method comprises reporting the KPI event to an OSS entity via a second radio access network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Badawi Yamine, Bengt Lindoff
  • Patent number: 10524107
    Abstract: An initiation of an emergency communication with an emergency service associated with an emergency telephone number is detected by a mobile communications device. A completion of the emergency communication using a first communication path associated with a mobile communications service provider is attempted. The mobile communication device determines that the emergency communication using the first communication path has failed. An identity of a destination of the failed emergency communication is determined using location and telemetry data from the mobile communication device. A connection of the mobile communications device to the identified destination is facilitated using a second communication path. The mobile communications device is identified to the determined destination as an originator of the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brent Gross, Sushain Pandit, Guenter A. Sauter, Charles D. Wolfson, Michael R. Self, Frederick L. White
  • Patent number: 10521487
    Abstract: A method including causing a plurality of measurements to be performed by a user equipment to provide measurement information; causing a message to be sent from the user equipment to a network element indicating that measurement information is available; and responsive to a message from said network element requesting said measurement information, causing a response to be sent from the user equipment to said network with only some of said measurement information and information indicating that further measurement information is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Wei Hua Zhou, Yi Zhang, Malgorzata Tomala
  • Patent number: 10516465
    Abstract: A method for harmonized operation between radio link monitor and beam failure recovery is proposed. In one example, upon indication of unsuccessful recovery from beam failure, a counter is initiated to count a configured number of OOS indication before RLF is declared due to beam failure. In another example, upon indication of successful recovery from beam failure, a counter is initiated to count a configured number of IS indication before starting over RLM procedure on its previous observations on failed beams. As a result, either early RLF declaration or RLM reset may be triggered based on BFR procedure to more accurately maintain the link quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Hao Yu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Hsuan-Li Lin, Jiann-Ching Guey
  • Patent number: 10512032
    Abstract: Some methods enable a computer to receive location information from a device and determine a coverage region for the device. The device's coverage region is the area within range of a wireless signal coming from the device. The computer can determine that part of the device's coverage region covers part of a specified region and instruct the device to provide wireless access to a network associated with the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: InstrumentMail, LLC
    Inventors: Stuart Alexander Jacobson, Vimal Bhalodia
  • Patent number: 10506460
    Abstract: Described herein is a self-organizing network (SON) configured to receive information indicating that access network equipment is experiencing a power outage. In response, the SON determines at least one of a time since the power outage, a present configuration of the access network equipment, a characteristic of the access network equipment, or a value of a performance indicator associated with the access network equipment. The SON then generates an updated configuration of the access network equipment based at least in part on the at least one of the time since the power outage, the present configuration of the access network equipment, the characteristic of the access network equipment, or the value of the performance indicator. Further, the SON then provides the updated configuration to the access network equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Pablo Tapia
  • Patent number: 10506558
    Abstract: Described herein are one or more self-organizing network (SON) components configured to determine QoS factors associated with QoS classes for a node of a telecommunication network based at least in part on performance metrics, network configuration, or network fault information. The one or more SON components may receive the performance metrics, network configuration, or network fault information from the node, and the performance metrics, network configuration, or network fault information may be associated with communication of traffic of the QoS classes by the node. Upon determining the QoS factors, the one or more SON components may transmit indications of the QoS factors to the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ting Zhang, Sudhanshu Pandey, Pablo Tapia
  • Patent number: 10499301
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and an apparatus for efficiently controlling a handover process and a Radio Link Failure (RLF) process. According to embodiments of the present disclosure, an operating method of a User Equipment (UE) includes starting a first timer while a second timer regarding a radio link failure (RLF) is running, and if one of the first timer and the second timer expires, performing a radio resource control (RRC) connection re-establishment. When the handover and the RLF concurrently occur in the mobile communication system, the embodiments of the present disclosure can minimize the service interruption time by conducting the handover instead of the Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection re-establishment due to the RLF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Min Moon, Nigam Anshuman, Jung-Soo Jung, Sun-Heui Ryoo, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10484895
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes transmitting a transmit command to a first data concentrator to send out a predetermined signal of predetermined characteristics according to a transmission setting, receiving a received signal from at least one second data concentrator, and determining if there are any signal transmission effects between the first data concentrator and the second data concentrator based on a comparison of the predetermined signal and the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Simmonds Precision Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Fitzhugh, Michael A. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10484849
    Abstract: The use of semi-autonomous vehicles (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicles) as a means to profile an airspace for prospective service, determine the characteristics of a radio-based problem, and temporarily host a service in response to emergency, unexpected outages, or other things are discussed herein. Functionalities of the solution may include probing and profiling, line-of-sight verification, and problem determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Eric Zavesky, Jason Decuir, Robert Gratz
  • Patent number: 10484890
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for performing a measurement in a wireless communication system are disclosed herein. In one method, a user equipment (UE) is served by a cell supporting multiple numerologies. The UE is configured with a first numerology for data reception. The UE performs a measurement with a second numerology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Ko-Chiang Lin, Ming-Che Li
  • Patent number: 10484916
    Abstract: A method performed by a network node for handling communications in a radio communications network is provided. The network node is configured to be in the radio communications network. The network node receives a report of a radio link failure (RLF) of a user equipment (UE), which report comprises an identity of a re-establishment cell, configures an RLF indication comprising the received report to further comprise a first indication of the cell identity of the current cell the UE is connected and/or a second indication of a result of a comparison between the cell identity of the cell the UE was connected to upon sending the RLF report and the identity of the re-establishment cell, and sends the RLF indication to another network node. A network node for handling communications in a radio communications network is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. da Silva, Angelo Centonza
  • Patent number: 10477575
    Abstract: In embodiments, apparatuses, methods, and storage media may be described for monitoring channel quality of a radio link between a secondary evolved NodeB (SeNB) and a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication network configured for dual connectivity. In embodiments, the UE may generate one or more indications of a channel quality of the SeNB-UE radio link and forward the indication to the SeNB. Based on the indication, the UE may receive a radio resource control (RRC) message from a master eNB (MeNB) related to the SeNB-UE radio link. Other embodiments may be claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Ali Taha Koc, Satish C. Jha, Rath Vannithamby
  • Patent number: 10477016
    Abstract: An incoming communication (e.g., a voice call, a data call) can be routed to a wireless devices or a wireline device, based in part on a routing preference and a presence condition of a mobile device in a confined wireless environment served by a confined-coverage access point (AP). The routing preference can be subscriber-specific and configurable by the subscriber linked to the mobile device, whereas the presence condition reveals whether the mobile device is attached to the confined-coverage AP and is automatically detected. A routing server acquires the routing preference and the presence condition for the mobile device. Based on routing logic applied to the routing preference and the presence information, the routing server directs the incoming communication to a set of wireline devices, a set of wireless devices, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Randolph Wohlert, Steven Frew, Milap Majmundar
  • Patent number: 10477532
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for sending and receiving a downlink control channel. The method comprises: a base station determines position(s) of one or more search spaces according to at least one of a coverage level and a message type, and sends a downlink control channel in the search space, the coverage level comprising at least a non-coverage enhanced level (CE0) and coverage enhanced levels (CE1, CE2, CE3), the message type comprising at least random access response (RAR), paging, radio resource control (RRC), and transmission power control (TPC); the search space comprising: a collective search space (CSS), a dedicated search space (dedicated SS), and a non-user search space (non-USS); and the position of the search space comprising: a narrow-band/frequency domain position, a time domain position, and a set position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Shi, Xianming Chen, Bo Dai, Shuqiang Xia, Wen Zhang, Kun Liu, Huiying Fang
  • Patent number: 10470022
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires first communication information for connecting with an apparatus via a first network and second communication information for connecting with the apparatus via a second network, a determination unit that determines whether communication between an information processing apparatus and the apparatus via the first network based on the first communication information is possible, a connection unit that connects the information processing apparatus with the apparatus via the second network based on the second communication information when the communication via the first network is impossible, and a request unit that transmits a processing request to the apparatus via the first network when the communication via the first network is possible, and transmits the processing request to the apparatus via the second network when the information processing apparatus is connected with the apparatus via the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yamada
  • Patent number: 10458839
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a dynamic system includes generating system measurement data substantially representative of at least one measured attribute of a plurality of attributes of a dynamic system using at least one measurement device and generating a Poincare map based on the system measurement data. The Poincare map includes representations of the plurality of attributes of the dynamic system. The method also includes determining at least one value for a first attribute of the plurality of attributes of the dynamic system based on the generated Poincare map and regulating real-time operation of the dynamic system based at least partially on the at least one determined value of the first attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sergey Alexandrovich Zotov, Todd Frederick Miller