Including Other Radio Communication System (e.g., Cordless Telephone, Paging, Trunking, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/426.1)
  • Patent number: 11026288
    Abstract: A discontinuous reception method, a terminal, and a network device are provided. The method includes: obtaining, by a terminal, discontinuous reception DRX parameter information corresponding to configuration parameter information supported by the terminal; and enabling DRX by using the obtained DRX parameter information. The method is applied to a communications system, the communications system supports N groups of configuration parameters, and each group of configuration parameters is corresponding to a group of discontinuous reception DRX parameters. A DRX parameter is corresponding to a configuration parameter, and the DRX parameter is adaptively and flexibly adjusted when the configuration parameter is flexibly adjusted based on a service in a network, so that the terminal is better balanced between a latency and power consumption, and the terminal can better adapt to a communications network with a larger system capacity, a lower latency, higher network reliability, and better network availability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong Xie, Yalin Liu
  • Patent number: 11023248
    Abstract: A computer implemented method to execute a software application in a network attached computing environment, the application being defined by a set of required software services to constitute the application, the required services being selected from services indicated in a component registry, the method including recording a block to a blockchain data structure, the new block identifying at least a subset of the set of required services; receiving one or more further blocks from the blockchain data structure, each of the further blocks referencing a service provider for providing one or more of the required services; and selecting one or more service providers identified in the blockchain and defining a specification for an application assembler component to assemble the software application, the specification identifying selected service providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Joshua Daniel, Gery Ducatel
  • Patent number: 11026205
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for registering and authenticating a client device with a wireless-enabled network. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods provide an alternate wireless connectivity link to register an installed high-power fixed wireless apparatus (FWA) or Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) with a managed wireless network infrastructure, such as one utilizing “quasi-licensed” CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) wireless spectrum or another shared access approach. In one variant, the alternate wireless link comprises a mobile cellular channel established via an application program executing on a mobile device. In another variant, an Internet of Thing Network (IoT) is used for the alternate link. In one implementation, spectrum grants are communicated back the FWA/CPE via the alternate link to enable subsequent CBRS-band high-power operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Hossam Hmimy, Umamaheswar A. Kakinada, Lakhbir Singh, Akram Hassanien
  • Patent number: 11026111
    Abstract: Provided are a method for a terminal for reporting a measurement result in a wireless communication system, and an apparatus supporting the method. The method may comprise the steps of: receiving a measurement configuration comprising a measurement object and reporting configuration; measuring a first wireless local area network (WLAN) included in the measurement object and a second WLAN not included therein; including the measurement result for the first WLAN in a measurement results list; and, following the inclusion of the measurement result for the first WLAN in the measurement results list, determining whether the measurement result for the second WLAN can be included in the measurement results list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 11014180
    Abstract: Soldering system includes a first soldering device having a control apparatus that has a central microcontroller and/or microprocessor and is designed for controlling at least one operating parameter of the soldering device, wherein a radio module is provided which includes a communication module designed for setting up a wireless data connection, and at least a second soldering device having a control apparatus that has a central microcontroller and/or microprocessor and is designed for controlling at least one operating parameter of the soldering device, wherein a radio module is provided which comprises a communication module designed for setting up a wireless data connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ERSA GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Alletzhaeusser, Tim Alletzhaeusser
  • Patent number: 11019545
    Abstract: A connection between two UEs is identified by a single connection identifier. Different streams are transmitted over different wireless links with potential redundancy between streams. Initially a first WiFi link is used to communicate with the second UE. After the first UE decides it will handoff to a second WiFi AP it establishes a connection with a cellular AP and then communicates a second stream corresponding to the same connection. The first and second streams initially communicate the same content. The first WiFi link is terminated, but the second stream continues to communicate content. The first UE then establishes a second WiFi connection with a second WiFi AP and communicates a third content stream of the first connection to second UE via second WiFi link. The third stream initially communicates information also communicated over second stream. The cellular link is terminated. The second WiFi link is used to communicate content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Jody Beck
  • Patent number: 11006368
    Abstract: This invention provides a communication processing system that reduces the power consumption of a remote UE associated with measurement of a strength of a received signal. The communication processing system includes a communication terminal, a base station, relay stations that relay communication between the communication terminal and the base station, a measurer that measures, in the communication terminal, a strength of a signal received from one of the relay stations, and a controller that controls to reselect another of the relay stations if the measured strength of the received signal is smaller than a first threshold, and reduce a count of measuring the strength of the received signal by the measurer if the measured strength of the received signal is larger than the second threshold which is larger than the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Kamei, Yumiko Okuyama, Toru Yamada, Kyoji Hirata, Masahiro Serizawa, Masashi Shimoma, Satoshi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10991228
    Abstract: A technique capable of immediately reporting to an operator an occurrence of abnormality in an electric tool is provided. A communication terminal includes a communication-terminal-side control unit that determines whether abnormality has occurred in any of electric tools based on information acquired from the electric tools via wireless communication. When the communication-terminal-side control unit determines the occurrence of abnormality in any one of the electric tools, the occurrence of abnormality in the electric tool is reported by at least one of a report unit included in the electric tools other than the electric tool in which the occurrence of abnormality is determined and a report unit included in the communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KOKI HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomasa Nishikawa, Takuya Konnai, Tatsuya Ito
  • Patent number: 10980904
    Abstract: In an aeration method for an isolator system, an incubator is connected to an isolator through a chamber. After closing a door at each sidewall of the chamber, a decontaminating gas is supplied to the chamber through gas supply passages to decontaminate the inside thereof. Next, air is supplied into the chamber through the gas supply passages and an initial aeration is carried out by discharging the decontamination gas through a gas discharge passage. Then, after a door between the isolator and the chamber is opened, and blowers are stopped, gas at a positive pressure in the isolator is introduced into the chamber. The decontaminating gas in the chamber is rapidly discharged to an outside through the gas supply passages and the gas discharge passage, and aeration in the chamber is completed. The time required for aeration of the chamber can be drastically reduced as compared with conventional aeration processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHIBUYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Soma Watanabe, Yusuke Hirosawa, Katsuki Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10976726
    Abstract: A programmable power tool and method and systems of programming a power tool using wireless communication. An external device having a processor and a transceiver establishes a communication link with the power tool. The external device receives, with the transceiver, a first mode profile stored on the power tool. The first mode profile is defined by a profile type and a first value associated with a parameter for executing the profile type. The external device displays a control screen including the profile type and the parameter at the first value, and receives a user input. The external device generates, in response to the user input, a second mode profile by modifying the parameter to be at a second value. The external device transmits, with the transceiver, the second mode profile to the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Dey, IV, Alex Huber, Matthew J. Mergener, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Stephen Matson, Timothy R. Obermann
  • Patent number: 10959127
    Abstract: A wireless access point (WAP) determines whether to switch from one or more first communication channels to one or more second communication channels when the one or more first communication channels are experiencing congestion. The WAP determines an amount of congestion the one or more first communication channels are experiencing. When the one or more first communication channels are experiencing congestion, the WAP determines whether one or more communication devices can support, or reliably support, a channel switching announcement signal using the one or more first communication channels. If a sufficient number of communication devices from among the one or more communication devices can support, or reliably support, the channel switching announcement signal, the WAP broadcasts the channel switching announcement signal to the one or more communication devices to announce its intention to switch from the one or more first communication channels to the one or more second communication channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Janne Linkola
  • Patent number: 10959150
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for transmitting data. The method comprises: a first primary network device receives measurement result information of a secondary network device sent by a terminal device during access to the first primary network device, the measurement result information being used for indicating the quality of a link between the secondary network device and the terminal device; the first primary network device determines, according to the quality of the link between the secondary network device and the terminal device, to establish a secondary connection between the secondary network device and the terminal device; the first primary network device establishes the secondary connection. Thus the transmission load of the first primary network device can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10944623
    Abstract: Embodiments include a system for prognosis of a wireless aircraft network including a network manager including a network prognostic manager, one or more data controllers operably coupled to the network manager over a first connection, and one or more wireless nodes operably coupled to the one or more data controllers over a second connection, wherein the second connection is a different type of connection than the first connection, wherein the network manager includes a network prognostic manager, wherein the network prognostic manager. The network manager performs a method of receiving measured parameters from a wireless communications network, computing thresholds associated with the parameters, comparing the received parameters to the computed thresholds, identifying a failure condition based on the comparison of the received parameters to the computed thresholds, and based at least in part on the identified failure condition, executing a corrective action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Mahadevanna Shreshthi, Subhra Kanti Das, Adishesha Chinknyakanhalli Sivaramasastry
  • Patent number: 10938971
    Abstract: An onboard device is provided in a vehicle and includes: a communication unit configured to perform short-range radio communication with a mobile terminal; and a pairing permitting unit configured to permit pairing between the onboard device and the mobile terminal by causing the mobile terminal to receive data including an identifier for uniquely identifying the onboard device when the mobile terminal in which the same identifier as the identifier is set comes within a predetermined distance from the onboard device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Akira Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10933519
    Abstract: An electronic torque wrench system comprises a plurality of wrenches (11) which communicate with NFC (Near Field Communication) units (12, 42, 44) connected to a unit (20) for managing the plurality of wrenches. The wrench (11) and the external NFC unit (12, 42, 44) each comprise an NFC module (18, 19) for data exchange between wrench and external unit when the wrench is moved close to the external unit. A recharging base, a system and a method for managing the wrenches are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SCS CONCEPT S.R.L.
    Inventors: Marco Angelo Cabrel, Roberto Boccellato
  • Patent number: 10938761
    Abstract: Handling communications in a wireless network is described. A message requesting forwarding of communications for a first user device is received. Communications include telephone calls, video calls, text based communications, and messages sent via social media. The message requesting forwarding is sent in response to detecting a battery reaching or dropping below a predefined threshold power level. The location of the first user device is determined. One or more trusted second user devices associated with the first user device is identified based on a parameter indicating a highest predefined priority. A trusted second user device is selected to automatically receive redirected forwarded communications for the first user device. The selected second user device is located within a predefined distance of the location of the first user device. Forwarding is cancelled based on detection of normal battery status, or upon receiving a manual cancellation notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Duncan, Fabien Florek, Andrew M. Lees, Joe D. S. Pavitt, Adriana Tudela Longas
  • Patent number: 10932313
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the communications field, and disclose a wireless connection switching method and a terminal. A specific solution is as follows: A first terminal establishes a first wireless connection to a second terminal. When the first terminal needs to establish a second wireless connection to the second terminal, the first terminal negotiates, with the second terminal by using the first wireless connection, information required for establishing the second wireless connection. Subsequently, the first terminal can establish the second wireless connection to the second terminal based on the negotiated information required for establishing the second wireless connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaxin Li, Jian Chen, Jun Yang, Jing Qian, Yaoying Zhou
  • Patent number: 10932301
    Abstract: A method of operating a Tx user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system includes transmitting a random access preamble corresponding to a synchronization signal block (SSB) by the Tx UE, receiving a random access response in response to the random access preamble by the Tx UE, establishing a link with a Rx UE by the Tx UE, and transmitting a radio resource control (RRC) message based on sidelink radio link failure (RLF) to a base station (BS) by the Tx UE. The RRC message is related to reporting of the sidelink RLF to the BS, and includes a destination identifier (ID) related to the sidelink RLF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Giwon Park, Youngdae Lee, Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Jongyoul Lee
  • Patent number: 10932131
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising monitoring if a network information from a server part of an application is received by a client part of the application, wherein the client part is connected to the server part via a first network, the first network is of a radio access technology, the network parameter is related to a second network, and the second network is of the radio access technology, and the second network is different from the first network; and controlling a cellular radio layer such that it interworks with the second network based on the network information if the network information is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Athul Prasad, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo, Zexian Li
  • Patent number: 10928522
    Abstract: A method for determining navigation information of a second road user using a computing unit of a first road user, wherein the first road user receives navigation information of the second road user, wherein the computing unit of the first road user corrects the received navigation information using correction information, wherein the correction information corresponding to a position of the second road user is obtained from a digital map. A corresponding device and to use thereof in a vehicle is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Ulrich Stählin
  • Patent number: 10925039
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed. In an example, a first device receives first information and second information from a base station. The first device is configured with a configured grant for sidelink communication via the first information. The configured grant is indicative of first resources for sidelink communication. The second information is indicative of one or more timing offsets and an identity for second resources. The first device transmits sidelink data to a second device via a first resource of the first resources. The first device receives and/or detects a first signal, from the second device, indicative of a reception result associated with the sidelink data. The first device determines a second time and a frequency location based on the second information. The first device transmits a second signal to the base station via a second resource associated with the second time and the frequency location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsuan Kung, Chun-Wei Huang, Li-Chih Tseng
  • Patent number: 10925110
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for controlling an active state in a mobile communication system. The method includes receiving, from a base station, information related to a starting position of an active state and information related to a length of a first timer; deriving the starting position of the active state based on the information related to the starting position; starting the first timer set to the length of the first timer and entering the active state at the derived starting position; extending the active state, in response to control data indicating a new transmission of user data being received on a control channel; and terminating the active state, based on a control signal indicating a termination of the active state and a second timer for extending the active state. The second timer is started while the first timer is running, and the active state is terminated by the expiration of the second timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Soeng-Hun Kim, No-Jun Kwak, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Himke Vander Velde
  • Patent number: 10922300
    Abstract: In a computer-implemented method for updating schema of a database, execution of an application in a computing environment is initiated, where the application persists data in a database, and where the schema of the database is updatable responsive to an update of the application. Responsive to determining that the schema is updated, a first instance of the schema executing in the database is received, a second instance of the schema maintained in the application is received, the first instance of the schema is compared to the second instance of the schema, a difference between the first instance of the schema and the second instance of the schema is determined, and the first instance of the schema is updated to incorporate the difference between the first instance of the schema and the second instance of the schema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipto Mukhopadhyay, Mao Ye, Naveen Chandra Gorijala
  • Patent number: 10917809
    Abstract: An exemplary system according to the present disclosure comprises at least one mobility networking module implemented in at least one lower tier radiolet. The mobility network module performs one or more traffic data plane functions. The exemplary system further comprises at least one mobility application module implemented in at least one upper tier radiolet. The mobility application module performs one or more application data plane functions. The exemplary system further comprises at least one mobility cloud module implemented in the at least one lower tier radiolet and the at least one upper tier radiolet. The mobility cloud module performs computing execution functions of a cloud session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Alef Mobitech Inc.
    Inventor: Ganapathy Subramanian Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10917452
    Abstract: A speech coding adjustment method in voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE) communication and a serving base station thereof are disclosed. The method includes: acquiring, by a serving base station, quality information of the VoLTE communication based on a predetermined condition; smoothening, by the serving base station, the quality information; acquiring coding information of the VoLTE communication based on the smoothened quality information, the coding information including a final speech coding mode and a corresponding code rate; and sending, by the serving base station, the coding information to a serving base station corresponding to a peer terminal, such that the serving base station and the serving base station corresponding to the peer terminal perform a speech coding adjustment for the VoLTE communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CLOUDMINDS (SHENZHEN) ROBOTICS SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: William Xiao-qing Huang, Haitao Jiang, Zhenkai Wang
  • Patent number: 10912052
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a synchronization sequence, and a method and a device for synchronization detection are provided, the method for transmitting the synchronization sequence including: setting a target synchronization sequence with good autocorrelation characteristic, where at least one segment of sequence truncated in a time domain or a frequency domain of the target synchronization sequence is a sub-synchronization sequence, and the sub-synchronization sequence has good autocorrelation characteristic and the sub-synchronization sequences have good cross-correlation between each other; and transmitting the target synchronization sequence to a user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Zheng Zhao, Bin Ren, Fangchen Cheng, Wenping Ma, Shaohui Sun, Xueming Pan
  • Patent number: 10911901
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication system for positioning of a terminal device. The communication system includes at least three leaky coaxial cables, a server device for determining a position of a terminal device in response to a receipt of data from the terminal device through at least two coaxial cables. The server device is arranged to determine an indicator value representing the at least two coaxial cables through which the data from the terminal device is received and to compare the indicator value to change patterns stored in data storage accessible to the server device, and in response to a match in a comparison to generate data representing the position of the terminal device. Also disclosed is a method for positioning the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventors: Michael Huber, Rickard Damm
  • Patent number: 10897760
    Abstract: In one aspect, a wireless device receives, from a wireless network node, two or more semi-persistent scheduling, SPS, configurations, each of the SPS configurations defining a plurality of periodic transmission opportunities for the wireless device, at least two of the two or more SPS configurations having different periods for the periodic transmission opportunities. The wireless device then transmits data corresponding to a first traffic type or a first radio bearer according to a first one of the two or more SPS configurations and transmitting data corresponding to a second traffic type or a second radio bearer according to a second one of the two or more SPS configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Sorrentino, Marco Belleschi, Mikael Wittberg
  • Patent number: 10897730
    Abstract: A method can include, by operation of first communication circuits, determining a quality of a plurality of communication frequencies according to wireless communications of a first protocol type; recording a quality of the communication frequencies; selecting communication frequencies for use by second communication circuits based on the quality of the communication frequencies; and wirelessly transmitting and receiving data with the second communication circuits according to a second protocol different than the first protocol; wherein the first and second communication circuits are collocated on the same device. Related devices and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventor: Raghunatha Kondareddy
  • Patent number: 10887867
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to the field of communications technologies, and provide a resource allocation method and an apparatus. The method includes: receiving a resource allocation request from first terminal device, wherein the first terminal device is any UE within coverage of a base station, obtaining location information of the first terminal device, determining, according to the location information of the first terminal device and location information of terminal devices to which transmission resources are currently already allocated, second terminal device that meets a preset condition, allocating, to the first terminal device, a transmission resource already allocated to the second UE; and sending the allocated transmission resource to the first terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhenshan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10871889
    Abstract: A tele-presence system that includes a remote device coupled to a control station through a communication link. The remote device includes a remote monitor, a remote camera, a remote speaker and a remote microphone. Likewise, the control station includes a station monitor, a station camera, a station speaker and a station microphone. The control station displays a plurality of graphical icons that each represents a different type of communication link between the control station and the remote device. The graphical icons can be selected to allow a user of the control station to change the communication link between the remote device and its initial node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TELADOC HEALTH, INC.
    Inventors: James Ballantyne, Kelton Temby, James Rosenthal, David Roe
  • Patent number: 10873894
    Abstract: A wireless communication device has: wireless communication unit; calculation unit for calculating an evaluation value based on an opportunity for communication with the access providing device; transmission unit for transmitting the evaluation value to the other wireless communication device; acquisition unit for acquiring an evaluation value for the other wireless communication device; and communication control unit. When the other wireless communication device has more opportunities for communication than the wireless communication device does, the communication control unit preferably transmits uplink information, but when the other wireless communication device has less opportunity for communication than the wireless communication device does, the communication control unit preferably transmits downlink information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryokichi Onishi, Makiko Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10869242
    Abstract: This application discloses example user plane bearer setup methods and devices, so as to switch data from a control plane solution to a user plane solution. According to one example method in this application, a serving gateway receives indication information sent by a mobility management entity, and allocates an identifier to a bearer according to the indication information, so as to set up an S1 interface user plane bearer. Data can be switched from the control plane solution to the user plane solution through setup of the user plane bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangwei Ying, Xiaoyan Shi, Qiang Deng, Zhenglei Huang
  • Patent number: 10869356
    Abstract: A method is provided for transmitting a configuration in a wireless communication system. A Base Station (BS) transmits the configuration for a discovery signal. The configuration indicates a periodicity and an offset of the discovery signal. The discovery signal is used to perform a measurement by a User Equipment (UE). The discovery signal includes a Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS), a Secondary Synchronization Signal (SSS), and a Cell-specific Reference Signal (CRS), received within a predefined duration. The offset of the discovery signal is in a number of subframe(s). The predefined duration for transmitting all of the PSS, SSS, and CRS is set to 6 ms. The periodicity for transmitting all of the PSS, SSS, and CRS is set to 40 ms or 80 ms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Daesung Hwang, Joonkui Ahn
  • Patent number: 10856187
    Abstract: There is provided a communication apparatus including: a first communication unit having a first communication range; a second communication unit having a second communication range wider than the first communication range; a control unit which transmits a request signal for starting communication via the second communication unit from the first communication unit to another communication apparatus, and transmits authentication information from the second communication unit to the another communication apparatus in the case where it is determined that communication with the another communication apparatus via the second communication unit is possible based on a response signal after the first communication unit receives the response signal in response to the request signal; and a notification unit which notifies a user after the second communication unit receives a result of authentication based on the authentication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuo Takada, Isao Soma, Seiji Kuroda, Yasuharu Ishikawa, Yoshihiro Yoneda, Naoki Miyabayashi
  • Patent number: 10838407
    Abstract: A programmable power tool and method and systems of programming a power tool using wireless communication. An external device having a processor and a transceiver establishes a communication link with the power tool. The external device receives, with the transceiver, a first mode profile stored on the power tool. The first mode profile is defined by a profile type and a first value associated with a parameter for executing the profile type. The external device displays a control screen including the profile type and the parameter at the first value, and receives a user input. The external device generates, in response to the user input, a second mode profile by modifying the parameter to be at a second value. The external device transmits, with the transceiver, the second mode profile to the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: John S. Dey, IV, Alex Huber, Matthew J. Mergener, Burtrom L. Stampfl, Stephen Matson, Timothy R. Obermann
  • Patent number: 10834627
    Abstract: Disclosed are a data transmission method and device for device to device (D2D) communication, the method comprising: determining D2D communication destinations corresponding to a user equipment (UE) of a transmitting end; allocating a corresponding resource for each D2D communication destination; according to the resource corresponding to each D2D communication destination, generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) corresponding to the D2D communication destinations, and transmitting the MAC PDUs using the resource corresponding to the D2D communication destinations. The present invention separately generates a MAC PDU for each D2D communication destination of a UE of a transmitting end, thus preventing the data from one device to different D2D communication destination devices from being multiplexed into one MAC PDU, further reducing header overhead of the MAC PDU and eliminating unnecessary blind detection of a device of a receiving end, thereby saving power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yali Zhao, Erlin Zeng, Jing Fu, Fangli Xu
  • Patent number: 10805036
    Abstract: In one aspect, an MME throttles (or otherwise controls) the amount or frequency of UL data that a UE transmits in the control plane, such as by communicating to the UE rate control information (e.g., a throttling factor or throttling delay). For instance, the MME may throttle NAS messages with user data (i.e., NAS Data PDUs) sent using control plane CIoT EPS optimization by adding a throttling factor and/or a throttling delay in a NAS message sent to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Hans Rönneke, Peter Hedman, Lars-Bertil Olsson, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10805972
    Abstract: A master user equipment (UE) device may coordinate device-to-device (D2D) communications amongst a plurality of UE devices. For example, a UE device, which has been designated as a master UE device, may coordinate a D2D communication between a first UE device and a second UE device. The master UE device may be a UE device that obtains an indication that it is a master UE device that is to coordinate D2D communications amongst the plurality of UE devices. In some embodiments, the coordinating the D2D communication may be on behalf of a network and/or to facilitate wireless communication between the network and at least one of the plurality of UE devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Baligh, Keyvan Zarifi, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10805474
    Abstract: A mobile virtual network operator is provided. The operator includes a server that is communicatively coupled to a mobile device. The mobile device includes application software provided by the virtual network operator for allowing phone call and data connectivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Trevor Fiatal
  • Patent number: 10795981
    Abstract: System for ex post facto upgrading of at least one Legacy personal communication device including a legacy modem and lacking at least one desired wireless communication feature, the system comprising an up-graded communication device including an auxiliary modem physically connected via an ex post facto physical connection to a Legacy personal communication device having at least one legacy wireless output channel which has been neutralized or disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventors: Oded Nahamoni, Adi Schwartz, Gil Koifman, Yaakov Shoshan
  • Patent number: 10789791
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for using strain gauges to detect a state of a lock. The strain gauges may be disposed within a key or a key head sub-system. The key bank system may include receiving a first signal, comparing the first signal with first or second signatures, and determining state change of a lock when the first signal matches the first or second signal within a first or second threshold. The key bank system may include receiving a current state of the lock, where the state of the lock is the first state, and changing the current state of the lock to a second state, where the second state is opposite the first state. The current state of the lock may be displayed on a communication device and may be stored in a memory of a communication device or a memory of a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alexander John Naylor, Samuel Smith, Oliver Masters, Aaron Tomor Robert Gashi
  • Patent number: 10785689
    Abstract: The invention relates to the initiation of a service to a mobile terminal capable of communicating via at least a first and second access network. Further, the invention relates to a reduction of power consumption of mobile terminals supporting connectivity to at least two access networks. The invention also relates to mobile communication systems and in particular to mobile communications through heterogeneous access networks. In order to prove improved method for initiating services to mobile terminals and/or to reduce power consumption of mobile terminals, the invention introduces of a sleep state that can be entered by the terminal for an access system if same is not used. Upon requesting a service from/to the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal starts service initiation through a second access system and transits back to active state for the first access system for service provision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Jens Bachmann, Kilian Weniger, Rolf Hakenberg
  • Patent number: 10763940
    Abstract: A signal transmission method involving: receiving M·N digital transmit signal streams, each of which represents a transmit signal for a different corresponding antenna element of an M×N array of antenna elements; generating P digital transmit-beam signal streams from the M·N digital transmit signal streams, wherein each of the P digital transmit-beam signal streams is a corresponding linear combination of the M·N digital transmit signal streams; within an R×T Hybrid Massive MIMO system having R·T antenna elements, by applying appropriate phase shifts in an analog domain, causing the R×T Hybrid Massive MIMO system to simultaneously generate a set of P independent, differently directed transmit beams; and mapping each of the P digital transmit beam signal streams to a corresponding different one of the P independent, differently directed transmit beams, wherein M, N, P, R and T are integers, wherein R·TM·N, and wherein P<M·N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Blue Danube Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mihai Banu
  • Patent number: 10764814
    Abstract: Method and systems for managing a communication link. One or more indicators of an expected service interruption associated with a communication link is determined. The communication link may be a link between a relay and a communication target and/or a link between the relay and a user equipment (UE). In response, the UE initiates one or more actions to reduce or avoid the expected service interruption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Suzuki, Eswar Vutukuri, Rene Faurie
  • Patent number: 10764858
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for processing and using signals transmitted by a device, e.g., a low cost beacon transmitter device, to facilitate making location determinations with regard to the transmitting device and/or making a decision of when or how to use location information generated based on received signals are described. In accordance with some features the processing performed on the received signal strength measurements is based on whether or not the device from which the signals are received is in motion. The size of a sample period used as a processing window when determining device location is based, in some embodiments, on the rate of motion. When and/or how to use location determinations are performed is also based on motion in some embodiments. Machine learning updates of location determination parameters, based on received signals, are disabled when the signals are from devices determined to be in motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Mist Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Nagarjun Srinivasan, Neal Dante Castagnoli
  • Patent number: 10757592
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for analyzing the performance of a communications network (e.g., a mobile telecommunications network) using customer-centric and/or subscriber-centric data and information. In some embodiments, the systems and method may determine key performance indicators for a communications network by accessing call detail records from multiple communications network sources, generating a database of one or more customer stats table (CSTs) based on the accessed call records, wherein the CSTs include records for each individual customers of the communications network, and determining one or more key performance indicators (KPIs) for the overall network based on the records stored by the one or more customer stats tables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Le Roy Munar, Doris Ho, Ting Zhang
  • Patent number: 10755491
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device may include at least one sensor, at least one communication circuit, and a processor electrically connected to the at least one sensor and/or the at least one communication circuit, wherein the processor is configured to determine a relay message generation condition associated with a vehicle based at least on data acquired from the at least one sensor and/or the at least one communication circuit, to generate a relay message based at least on the data acquired from the at least one sensor and/or the at least one communication circuit when the relay message generation condition is satisfied based on the determination result, and to transmit the generated relay message to an external vehicle through the at least one communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungcheol Lee, Je-Hyun Lee, Ki-Ho Cho, Hyoung-Tak Cho, Jong-Sung Joo, A Reum Choi, In-Young Choi, Sun-Min Hwang
  • Patent number: 10743322
    Abstract: A communications device, and method, is configured with at least one of an indication of first communications resources of the wireless access interface which can be allocated on request to the communications device by a mobile communications network for transmitting signals in one or more other communications devices in accordance with the first mode of operation or an indication of second communications resources of the wireless access interface, which can be used by the communications device for transmitting signals to one or more other communications devices in accordance with a second mode of operation using a device to device communications protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Lars Nord, Anders Berggren, Hideji Wakabayashi, Matthew William Webb
  • Patent number: 10735507
    Abstract: A method of facilitating peer-to-peer connection involves transmitting, by a first peer device, an identification of the first peer device and information regarding its capabilities. The information regarding its capabilities including a list of transmission channels that the first peer device is capable of supporting, an indication of which transmission channels the first peer device is capable of supporting as a group owner, and/or an indication of which transmission channels the first peer device is capable of supporting as a client. The first peer device receives from a second peer device, an identification of the second peer device and information regarding its capabilities including a list of transmission channels that the second peer device is capable of supporting. The first peer device and the second peer device then negotiate which of the first and second peer devices should be the group owner and which should be the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: DISPLAYLINK (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Parks