Subscriber Equipment Patents (Class 455/425)
  • Patent number: 10282665
    Abstract: There is provided an information processing apparatus including a reward estimator generator using action history data, including state data expressing a state, action data expressing an action taken by an agent, and a reward value expressing a reward obtained as a result of the action, as learning data to generate, through machine learning, a reward estimator estimating a reward value from inputted state data and action data. The reward estimator generator includes: a basis function generator generating a plurality of basis functions; a feature amount vector calculator calculating feature amount vectors by inputting state data and action data in the action history data into the basis functions; and an estimation function calculator calculating an estimation function estimating the reward value included in the action history data from the feature amount vectors according to regressive/discriminative learning. The reward estimator includes the plurality of basis functions and the estimation function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10271258
    Abstract: A method for moving between cells by a wireless device includes receiving instructions for the wireless device to measure and report a gradient change value to apply offsets based on a plurality of speed states; identifying a speed state in which a moving speed of the wireless device is included among the plurality of speed states; obtaining an offset mapped to the speed state; first filtering a received wireless signal at a physical layer and second filtering the received wireless signal at a radio resource control layer; calculating the gradient change value corresponding to the obtained offset. The gradient change value indicates a rate of change of received signal strength with a serving cell or a rate of received signal strength difference between a neighbor cell and the serving cell. A portion of the second filtering of the received wireless signal is determined based on the calculated gradient change value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Kyeong-In Jeong, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale
  • Patent number: 10243698
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a channel coding method for a data exchange service, and a device. The method includes: coding source data to generate a first bitstream, where a code rate of a data part of the source data is p, and p is less than ?; puncturing the first bitstream to generate a second bitstream; mapping, in an interleaved manner, the second bitstream to q bursts to generate q burst sequences, for modulation, where the second bitstream fully occupies each burst sequence of the q burst sequences, and q is an integer greater than 4; and sending the q modulated burst sequences to a receive end. In the embodiments of the present invention, a code rate of channel coding for a data exchange service is reduced, so that reliability of terminal data transmission can be improved at same power consumption or less power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liang Chen, Longyuan Luan, Fan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10149221
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a terminal operation method related to radio link failure (RLF) in a heterogeneous network, the method comprising: measuring a quality of a serving cell using a reference signal (RS) received from a serving base station; checking whether consecutive out-of-sync indications are received a predetermined number on a physical layer channel; and running a timer related to the RLF when the consecutive out-of-sync indications are received the predetermined number on the physical layer channel, wherein the timer is scaled when a timer scaling condition is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10142315
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and method of performing automated administrative operations on a mobile device. One example method may include determining via a hosted server that an action needs to be performed by a mobile device under management. The method may further include generating a message via the hosted server, the message includes the action, and transmitting the message to the mobile device under management, and receiving a result message from the mobile device under management responsive to the transmitted message, the result message indicating that the action has been satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KASEYA LIMITED
    Inventor: Allan Miller
  • Patent number: 10112113
    Abstract: A video game console, a video game system, and a computer-implemented method are described. Generally, a video game and video game assistance are adapted to a player. For example, a narrative of the video game is personalized to an experience level of the player. Similarly, assistance in interacting with a particular context of the video game is also personalized. The personalization learns from historical interactions of players with the video game and, optionally, other video games. In an example, a deep learning neural network is implemented to generate knowledge from the historical interactions. The personalization is set according to the knowledge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventor: Sudha Krishnamurthy
  • Patent number: 10110735
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for prompting a notification message. The method includes: receiving a calling telephone number and a called telephone number sent by a calling terminal when calling of the called telephone number is failed; obtaining stored battery level information associated with the called telephone number from a battery level information database. The battery level information database stores battery level information uploaded by a terminal corresponding to a telephone number when a battery level of the terminal is lower than a first preset value. When the obtained battery level information indicates a preset low battery level state, the device sends a notification message to the calling telephone number, where the notification message indicating that a called terminal corresponding to the called telephone number has been shut down due to a low battery level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hao Tian, Bin Wang, Zhaodong Wei
  • Patent number: 10090956
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in which a signal including a signal from a UE is received. System information of a neighboring eNodeB is obtained. The received signal is processed based on the system information in order to enhance the received signal with respect to the signal from the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Durga Prasad Malladi, Yongbin Wei, Tao Luo, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10064225
    Abstract: A method in a D2D controller for sending a configuration message to use a communication mode to a first device, wherein the first device is configured to enable communication with a second device through a network-controlled D2D communication mode, wherein the D2D controller, the first device and the second device are comprised in a wireless network, and wherein the method comprises: obtaining (201) a first speed of the first device with respect to the D2D controller, and, when the first speed exceeds a first threshold, sending (207) a first configuration message to the first device to use a first communication mode, wherein the first communication mode is one of the following communication modes: a cellular communication mode, and a device-controlled D2D mode. A method in the first device for configuring the first device to use a communication mode, according to a message received from the D2D controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Joachim Sachs, Mikael Prytz, Yngve Selén
  • Patent number: 10056963
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing temporary cell coverage using lighter than air reflectors. The system can include a balloon or airship (e.g., a blimp) with a reflective lower surface. A ground-based source antenna can be aimed at the balloon to bounce cellular, or other communications, signals off the balloon and then back to the ground. The system can provide additional wireless coverage and bandwidth in remote locations and/or areas of high demand. The coverage area of the system can be adjusted by changing the shape of the bottom surface of the balloon. The coverage area of the system can also be adjusted by changing the height of the balloon above the source antenna. A dedicated source antenna and balloon can also serve as a microwave backhaul antenna system for a temporary cell site, using a balloon with a reflective surface shaped to collimate the radio link in a desired direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Chad Au
  • Patent number: 10028282
    Abstract: A first mobile device determines a second mobile device losing connectivity to a second network or a communication link between the second mobile device and the second network degrading below a threshold value, the second mobile device assigned a role of sharing broker that brokers sharing of network resources of at least a first network among a plurality of other mobile devices via the second network, the first mobile device and the plurality of other mobile devices participating in a sharing group. Responsive to the determination, the role of sharing broker is activated on the first mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
    Inventors: Jonathan Dunne, Paul B. French, James P. Galvin, Jr., Yi Han, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10021615
    Abstract: Systems and methods of handling satellite channel and LTE coexistence are provided. A first device can identify at least one first frequency band. The first device can determine that at least one second frequency band of a plurality of second frequency bands overlaps with the at least one first frequency band. In response to determining that the at least one second frequency band overlaps with the at least one first frequency band, the first device transmits a message including an identifier of the first device and an indication of the at least one second frequency band to a second device. The second device receives the message. The second device, in response to receiving a channel request from the first device, allocates, from the plurality of second frequency bands, a second frequency band different from the at least one second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Walid Nabhane, Xiaoxin Qiu, Jason C. Demas, Pascal G. Finkenbeiner
  • Patent number: 10015735
    Abstract: The techniques described herein provide a solution for selecting either one of a distributed network architecture or a centralized network architecture to provide network access to a user. Historical mobility data and contextual mobility data of the user is collected and analyzed to generate a mobility score. The mobility score will be used as a basis to determine whether a distributed network architecture or a centralized network architecture be used for the user to access an external packet data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 10015754
    Abstract: There are disclosed a method, base station and computer-readable storage media for downlink power allocation in a wireless communication system. The method may comprise obtaining information on positions of user equipments in a cell; classifying the user equipments into cell-edge user equipments and non-cell-edge user equipments based on the obtained information on the positions of user equipments in the cell; and performing downlink power allocation by increasing power allocated to at least one of physical downlink control channels (PDCCH) for scheduled user equipments of the cell-edge user equipments and common reference signals with power borrowed from at least one of downlink common channels for scheduled user equipments of the non-cell-edge user equipments. With embodiments of the present disclosure, downlink transmit power can be allocated efficiently and thus cell downlink coverage may be increased at a low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Huaisong Zhu, Xinghua Song, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10008991
    Abstract: A communication device including a signal generator configured to generate a transmitting signal that uses a plurality of frequency bands, an amplifier configured to amplify and output the transmitting signal, a plurality of duplexers configured to separate and output a receiving signal and the transmitting signal, and a controller. The controller is configured to control power amplification of the transmitting signal by the amplifier based on the transmitting signal output from the duplexer, and control power amplification of the transmitting signal by the amplifier based on the transmitting signal input to the duplexer from the amplifier when a temperature is a predetermined value or more or the frequency of the transmitting signal is a predetermined value or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Shinji Isoyama
  • Patent number: 10003896
    Abstract: A method of exchanging data packages between first and second portable communication devices over a bi-directional wireless communication channel, where at least one of the first and second portable communication devices comprises a hearing instrument, includes: generating, by the first portable communication device, a plurality of data packages that includes a first data package, wherein a first subset of the plurality of data packages belongs to a first packet category comprising audio data, and a second subset of the plurality of data packages belongs to a second packet category without audio data; and transmitting the plurality of data packages from the first portable communication device to the second portable communication device; wherein a size of the data packages in the second subset belonging to the second packet category is smaller than a size of the data packages in the first subset belonging to the first packet category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: GN Hearing A/S
    Inventors: Brian Dam Pedersen, Hong Liu, Klaus Hagen Jensen
  • Patent number: 9980195
    Abstract: Data provided by an access point of a wireless local area network (“WLAN”) is used to assist a mobile device in cell reselection. If a serving cell of a cellular communications network is unsuitable for providing cellular service, a candidate cell co-located with the serving cell can be selected as the serving cell based on quality of service metrics associated with the serving cell and the candidate cell. The mobile device can be proactively commanded to switch to the candidate cell for receiving cellular service. In some implementations, the quality of service metrics are calculated from call logs collected from mobile devices operating in the cellular communications network. In some implementations, network information regarding serving cell performance can be used with the call logs to generate the quality of service metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald K. Huang, Jason Shi
  • Patent number: 9930596
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for control of uplink transmission by a user equipment (UE) using machine-type communications (MTC) applications are described herein. The UE may transmit first data on a logical uplink channel. The logical uplink channel may have been assigned for use by machine-type communications (MTC) applications. The UE may receive transmission time restriction information, responsive to the transmitting, that indicates time periods during which the UE is permitted to transmit additional data on the logical uplink channel. The UE may refrain from transmitting additional data in a time period on the logical uplink channel based on the transmission time restriction information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hyung-Nam Choi, Youn Hyoung Heo, Sangeetha L. Bangolae, Mo-Han Fong, Ana Lucia Pinheiro, Marta Martinez Tarradell
  • Patent number: 9894697
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates a method, performed by a communication node of a cellular radio access network, for estimating a radio link quality of a direct link between a first user equipment and a second user equipment. The invention also provides a method performed in a user equipment, which method is used to monitor communication for the purpose of estimating communication in a possible direct link between a first user equipment and a second user equipment. The communication node instructs a user equipment to eavesdrop an uplink of an other user equipment UL1. The communication node obtaining data directly from the uplink UL1 and receives eavesdropped data from the user equipment. The communication node evaluates the radio link based on the data obtained from the uplink and the data eavesdropped from the uplink. The user equipment receives an instruction to eavesdrop the uplink UL1. The user equipment receives and obtains digital data from the uplink UL1, and reports to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Vicknesan Ayadurai, Mikael Prytz
  • Patent number: 9866434
    Abstract: Present invention refers to a method system and devices for managing user registration of a service in a IMS network. The proposed solution allows optimizing the dimensioning of networks focusing on active users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: Rogelio Martinez Perea, Enrique Collado, Rafael Dominguez
  • Patent number: 9848375
    Abstract: A home automation (HA) system may include addressable HA devices each having a respective HA device signature associated therewith and each wirelessly communicating using respective different wireless communications protocols from among different wireless communications protocols. The HA system may also include a controller and a memory coupled thereto. The memory may store HA device signatures for paired and unpaired ones of the addressable HA devices. The controller may poll the addressable HA devices, determine an unpaired addressable HA device based upon the polling, and compare the associated HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device with the stored HA device signatures. The controller also, when there is a match between the HA device signature of the unpaired addressable HA device and one of the stored HA device signatures, may permit pairing of the unpaired addressable HA device to communicate therewith using the respective wireless communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: K4CONNECT INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Andrew Gould, Daniel Mark Floyd
  • Patent number: 9847955
    Abstract: There is provided a device that displays an image in a chatting area where a text is displayed. The device includes a data communication unit that receives a text from an external device via a network; a text display unit that displays the received text in the chatting area; an image search unit that searches for image data of an image selected through a user interface; a position detection unit that detects position information of a region selected through the user interface in the chatting area; and an image display unit that displays the searched image data in a region corresponding to the detected position information. Further, when the displayed text is shifted in the chatting area, the displayed image data are also shifted in the chatting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: KAKAO CORP.
    Inventor: Joo Hyun Ji
  • Patent number: 9820294
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a communication device. A device comprises at least two dissimilar network technology subsystems, at least one subsystem of which is lower priority than at least another of the dissimilar subsystems. In some embodiments, a device is able to transmit a silencing frame during a transmission window within a lower priority technology network interval. A transceiver is able to calculate a transmission window to end by at least a duration of time to complete transmission of the silencing frame prior to the beginning of next immediate string of at least one higher priority network technology subsystem interval, and transmit a silencing frame during a lower priority technology network interval during the transmission window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ariton E. Xhafa, Yanjun Sun, Ramanuja Vedantham
  • Patent number: 9820261
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a mapping method and apparatus for resource status process, and the method comprises the following steps: DeNB receives resource status information from RN; said DeNB acquires the address of source eNB according to said resource status information and context information; said DeNB sends said resource status information to said source eNB according to the address of said source eNB. In the present invention, context information on DeNB is established for source eNB to enable DeNB to route resource status response message or resource status report to correct source eNB apparatus according to context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: China Academy Of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Dajun Zhang, Guoqing Li, Wei Bao
  • Patent number: 9813947
    Abstract: The invention relates to the Authorized Shared Access (ASA) concept in which a source node temporarily uses ASA spectrum as secondary user and on request of an ASA controller said ASA spectrum needs to be cleared (evacuated) and made available to a primary spectrum user and thus target nodes have to be selected by the source node to take over traffic from the source node; the source node thus obtains resource information of at least one target node for the spectrum clearance, choose at least one target node for clearance traffic transfers based on the resource information of the at least one target node, inform the chosen at least one target node about the coming traffic transfers, and transfer traffic by using a handover procedure; the target node reserves resources after receiving the information about the coming traffic transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Jian Feng Qiang, Simone Redana, Vinh Van Phan
  • Patent number: 9763221
    Abstract: A method includes generating, at a first device, a paging message. The method includes, during a first transmission window of a data link group of a neighbor aware network (NAN), sending the paging message from the first device to one or more devices of the data link group. The method further includes, during a second transmission window of the data link group and prior to a data window of the second transmission window, sending data traffic to a particular device of the one or more devices without sending a traffic announcement to the particular device during a second paging window of the second transmission window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Santosh Paul Abraham, George Cherian, Alireza Raissinia, James Cho, Guido Frederiks
  • Patent number: 9756066
    Abstract: Systems and methods for recognizing and reacting to malicious or performance-degrading behaviors in a mobile computing device include observing mobile device behaviors in an observer module within a privileged-normal portion of a secure operating environment to identify a suspicious mobile device behavior. The observer module may generate a behavior vector based on the observations, and provide the vector to an analyzer module in an unprivileged-secure portion of the secure operating environment. The vector may be analyzed in the unprivileged-secure portion to determine whether the mobile device behavior is benign, suspicious, malicious, or performance-degrading. If the behavior is found to be suspicious, operations of the observer module may be adjusted, such as to perform deeper observations. If the behavior is found to be malicious or performance-degrading behavior the user and/or a client module may be alerted in a secure, tamper-proof manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajarshi Gupta, Soorgoli Ashok Halambi, Yoram Rimoni
  • Patent number: 9749860
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer wireless connection is established between a mobile client computing device and a server computing device, and information is communicated between the mobile client computing device and the server computing device over this connection. The information is sufficient for the server computing device and/or the mobile client computing device to authenticate the mobile client computing device with the server computing device. After the mobile client computing device has been authenticated with the server computing device, a user of the mobile client computing device is permitted to perform management tasks on the server computing device using the mobile client computing device, such as over the peer-to-peer wireless connection. For example, license keys can be moved from the mobile client computing device to the server computing device to upgrade the server computing device, and from the server computing device to the mobile computing device to downgrade the server computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) PTE, LTD.
    Inventors: David Daniel Chudy, James Gordon McLean, Cristian Medina, Dharmesh Narendra Topiwala
  • Patent number: 9743318
    Abstract: Support of handover of a wireless device (110) from a first Radio Access Network, “RAN”, (101) of a first Radio Access Technology, “RAT”, to a second RAN (111) of a second RAT that is different from the first RAT. Said RATs being supported by the wireless device (110). A first radio network node (102) is comprised in the first RAN (101) and said RANs (101, 111) are comprised in a cellular radio system (100). The first radio network node (102) sends (201; 301), to the wireless device (110), a request to return a compressed version of RAT capability information. The RAT capability information is associated with the wireless device (110) and at least one of the first RAT and the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Claes-Göran Persson, Ravitej Ballakur, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 9736801
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for synchronizing devices in a wireless data communication system. A wireless transceiver device of the wireless data communication system transmits a beacon at various intervals that includes both a timestamp indicating a current time and date of the transmitting wireless transceiver device, and a time quality indication indicating a quality of the time source of the transmitting wireless transceiver device. A wireless transceiver device receiving the beacon evaluates the time quality indication included in the beacon. If the time quality indication included in the beacon indicates the transmitting wireless transceiver device has a higher quality time source than the receiving wireless transceiver device, then the receiving wireless transceiver device adjusts its clock based on the timestamp in the beacon, otherwise the receiving wireless transceiver device need not adjust its clock based on the timestamp in the beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventor: Paul A. Lambert
  • Patent number: 9699681
    Abstract: A method for transmission of environment-related information between a user equipment and a mobile communication network includes: transmitting measurement configuration information from a mobile communication network to a user equipment; obtaining local network information by conducting a requested measurement; and transmitting the local network information together with at least one other uplink transmission performed by the user equipment to the base station entity by using at least one radio interface of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Olaf Zingler, Harald Schmitt
  • Patent number: 9693309
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes an acceleration sensor configured to detect acceleration value, a communication processing unit configured to perform communication, and a controller configured to determine a moving state and a stopped state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, wherein the controller is configured to cause a communication function of the communication processing unit to turn on when the mobile electronic device changes from the moving state to the stopped state and then does not change from the stopped state from the moving state again for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeki Tanabe, Hideki Morita, Isao Masuike
  • Patent number: 9678821
    Abstract: A method is provided for operating a trace procedure, which traces execution of a computer program, where the program uses different callable modules. A program stack is used to store trace buffer information and an error state, and the modules include calls of the trace procedure. The method includes: (i) when entering execution of a module, storing the current write position of the trace buffer and a cleared error flag in the current frame of the stack; (ii) in case of an error condition during execution of the program, setting the error flag in the current frame; and (iii) when leaving execution of a module, determining if the error flag is set, and if not, then rewinding the trace buffer to the write position stored in the current frame, and deleting the current write position of the trace buffer and the error flag from the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas Hess, Martin Raitza, Ralf Richter, Philip Sebastian Schulz, Markus K. Strasser
  • Patent number: 9668088
    Abstract: A method in a wireless dock includes querying a first wireless networking database to identify a first set of available channels, querying a second wireless networking database to identify a second set of available channels, and sending location and device attributes. The method also includes receiving a list of permissible frequencies and power levels, sending to a client device at least a portion of the list of the permissible frequencies and the power levels for use of selected channels selected from the first set of the available channels and the second set of the available channels, and communicating with the client device using selected frequencies and power levels selected from the at least the portion of the list of the permissible frequencies and the power levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Liam B. Quinn, Liam Prendergast
  • Patent number: 9661683
    Abstract: A method and a device for data processing in a cellular network are provided including the step of scheduling data transmission between mobile terminals utilizing a DRX mode of the mobile terminals. Furthermore, a communication system is suggested including said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kari Veikko Horneman, Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu
  • Patent number: 9629072
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and method for managing a neighbor list in a broadband wireless communication system. In the method, a user terminal generates a CINR list through initial cell scanning to transmit the generated CINR list to a base station. The base station transmits the CINR list to a server. The server updates a neighbor list of the base station on the basis of the CINR list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ki-Young Han, In-Seok Hwang, Yon-Woo Yoon
  • Patent number: 9629110
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided. The solution comprises controlling (202) a receiver to scan for signals transmitted by one or more base stations; determining (204) the strongest signal of the signals found during scanning and utilizing (206) the strongest signal as a reference signal for the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Keysight Technologies Singapore (Holdings) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Thompson, Henry Lee
  • Patent number: 9628985
    Abstract: Mobile devices exchange indications of their supported access stratum (AS) versions with each other during device-to-device communication, to determine a common AS version for subsequent communication. In an example method, a first wireless device receives a first incoming version indicator from a second wireless device, the first incoming version indicator identifying an AS version supported by the second wireless device, and transmits a device version indicator in one or more outgoing messages, in response to determining that the first incoming version indicator is unknown to the first wireless device or that the first incoming version indicator corresponds to an AS version that is not supported by the first wireless device. The transmitted device version indicator corresponds to the most recent AS version of two or more AS versions supported by the first wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kai-Erik Sunell, Mikael Wittberg
  • Patent number: 9622132
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for switching D2D data communications between a licensed and a license-exempt band are disclosed. A D2D device receives from a cellular network a pre-switch notification to prepare for a switch of its D2D communications, and in response adopts a temporary strategy for conducting its D2D transmissions prior to the switch. After the switch the D2D device discontinues the temporary strategy. In one embodiment the temporary strategy and its duration are indicated in the pre-switch notification. Two example temporary strategies are presented: ‘no-new-data’ where new data transmissions are suspended and data re-transmissions are sent with high reliability; and ‘no-feedback’ where new data is sent with high reliability and data re-transmissions are suspended. Different embodiments have the cellular network access node or D2D device contending for the radio resource in the license-exempt frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Haifeng Wang, Jing Xu, Ting Zhou, Zhenhong Li, Wei Zou, Jinling Du
  • Patent number: 9615285
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a first communication unit that communicatively connects to a network using the user information; a second communication unit that communicatively connects to a second electronic device; a determination unit that, upon obtaining data by the first communication unit, determines whether or not the data is to be obtained by the second electronic device, based on the data; a user information transmitter that, when the determination unit determines that the data is to be obtained by the second electronic device, sends the user information to the second electronic device via the second communication unit; and a migration unit that blocks the first communication unit from communicating with the network, and causes the second electronic device to obtain the data through the network using the user information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomonori Yasumoto
  • Patent number: 9591217
    Abstract: An image capture accelerator performs accelerated processing of image data. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator includes accelerator circuitry including a pre-processing engine and a compression engine. The pre-processing engine is configured to perform accelerated processing on received image data, and the compression engine is configured to compress processed image data received from the pre-processing engine. In one embodiment, the image capture accelerator further includes a demultiplexer configured to receive image data captured by an image sensor array implemented within, for example, an image sensor chip. The demultiplexer may output the received image data to an image signal processor when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in a standard capture mode, and may output the received image data to the accelerator circuitry when the image data is captured by the image sensor array in an accelerated capture mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GoPro, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Patrick Campbell, Paul Mobbs, Balineedu Chowdary Adsumilli, Sumit Chawla
  • Patent number: 9585064
    Abstract: The present disclosure presents a method and an apparatus for network cognizant uplink transmissions during inter radio access technology (IRAT) handovers. For example, the method may include skipping inter radio access technology (IRAT) measurements during one or more dedicated channel (DCH) measurement occasion (DMO) or idle interval gaps of a transmission timing interval (TTI). The method further includes transmitting data on an uplink from a user equipment (UE) to a network entity during the entire duration of the TTI and determining whether the network entity is decoding the data transmitted on the uplink based on a response received from the network entity. As such, network cognizant uplink transmissions during inter radio access technology (IRAT) handovers may be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhengming Li, Jin-Sheng Su, Tom Chin
  • Patent number: 9585179
    Abstract: A method of a first wireless communication device adapted to perform network assisted device-to-device communication is disclosed, wherein a device-to-device communication connection comprises a device-to-device communication link between the first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device and a device-to-network communication link between the first wireless communication device and a network node. The method comprises monitoring a synchronization of the device-to-device communication link and transmitting a device-to-device communication link report to the network node over the device-to-network communication link if the synchronization of the device-to-device communication link is lost. The method also comprises monitoring a synchronization of the device-to-network communication link and adapting) a communication of the device-to-device communication link if the synchronization of the device-to-network communication link is lost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Leif Wilhelmsson
  • Patent number: 9565520
    Abstract: A system, method and computer readable medium for targeting messages delivered by wireless communication comprising determining at least one target space within at least one wireless communications network, determining a notification list comprising at least one recipient in said at least one target space, determining at least one notification message, and transmitting said at least one notification message through said at least one wireless communications network to at least one recipient on said notification list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: West Corporation
    Inventors: Steven D. Adams, Stephen John Ciesielski, Ashish Patel, Michelle L. Steinbeck, James C. Creigh
  • Patent number: 9549360
    Abstract: A user equipment determines a set of licensed and unlicensed frequency bands that are available for wireless communication. The user equipment selects a first subset of the set as targets for a handover involving at least one unlicensed frequency band and transmits information indicating the first subset. A base station receives information indicating a first subset of a set of licensed and unlicensed frequency bands. The first subset are targets for a handover of user equipment involving at least one unlicensed frequency band. The base station selects a second subset based on the first subset and transmits information indicating the second subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Mohammad R. Khawer, Yigang Cai, Robert A. Soni
  • Patent number: 9549364
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing optimized privacy in cognitive radio information sharing. A cognitive radio privacy optimization platform determines cognitive radio connectivity information provided by at least one device. The cognitive radio privacy optimization platform also processes and/or facilitates a processing of the cognitive radio connectivity information to determine a quality, an amount, or a combination thereof of the cognitive radio connectivity information. The cognitive radio privacy optimization platform further determines at least one service class for providing cognitive radio connectivity to the at least one device based, at least in part, on the quality, the amount, or a combination thereof of the cognitive radio information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sergey Boldyrev, Jari-Jukka Harald Kaaja, Ian Justin Oliver, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo
  • Patent number: 9525519
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for communicating service data units/Packet Data Units (PDUs) in a carrier aggregation environment, including receiving a plurality of grants on a plurality of active component carriers from an Evolved Node B, allocating transmission resources associated with the plurality of grants to at least one Radio Link Control (RLC) entity of a user equipment, identifying one of the allocated transmission resources associated with one of the plurality of grants by the at least one RLC entity based on criteria for communicating a status report, and transmitting a status PDU including the status report using the identified one of the allocated transmission resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Vinay Kumar Shrivastava, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli
  • Patent number: 9514296
    Abstract: A method, which is performed in a first electronic device, for authorizing access to a second electronic device is disclosed. The method may include establishing communication between the first electronic device and the second electronic device. The method may also obtain data indicative of a motion of at least one of the first and second electronic devices in response to a movement of the at least one of the first and second electronic devices. Based on the data, a control signal authorizing access to the second electronic device is generated, and transmitted to the second electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sungwoong Kim, Kyuwoong Hwang, Taesu Kim, Duck-Hoon Kim, Minho Jin, Yongwoo Cho
  • Patent number: 9485003
    Abstract: A user apparatus that is used in a radio communication system including a plurality of base stations, and that includes a function for performing interference reduction based on user assignment in an interference cell, including: interference pattern generation means that generates a plurality of interference patterns each of which is a combination of presence or absence of an interference signal in a given number of interference cells for the user apparatus; reception quality calculation means that calculates a reception quality after interference reduction for each of the plurality of interference patterns generated by the interference pattern generation means; and user assignment information estimation means that determines presence or absence of an interference signal in each interference cell corresponding to an interference pattern based on which the best reception quality is obtained in reception qualities calculated by the reception quality calculation means to be presence or absence of user assignmen
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yusuke Ohwatari, Yousuke Sano, Satoshi Nagata, Yuta Sagae
  • Patent number: 9479294
    Abstract: A wireless transmission control capability may be used to control downlink (DL) transmissions for a set of wireless user devices or for an individual wireless user device. A DL transmission control capability for a set of wireless user devices may include receiving DL channel operating parameter information associated with a set of cells, determining DL channel operating parameter distribution information based on the DL channel operating parameter information, and determining default DL channel operating parameter information for the set of cells based on the DL channel operating parameter distribution information and a target associated with the set of cells. A DL transmission control capability for an individual wireless user device may include determining radio link layer (RLL) retransmission information associated with a wireless user device and determining, based on the RLL retransmission information associated with the wireless user device, whether to modify an attribute of the wireless user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Huy Thang Pham, Jindong Hou