Including Other Radio Communication System (e.g., Cordless Telephone, Paging, Trunking, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/426.1)
  • Patent number: 10149142
    Abstract: A method and system for connecting a power tool with a mobile device. The mobile device receives a user request to connect to a power tool and transmits a short-range advertisement. The power tool receives the short-range advertisement and transmits a signal. The mobile device receives the signal from the power tool and determines a signal strength. The mobile device compares the signal strength to a predetermined signal strength value. When the signal strength value exceeds the predetermined signal strength value, the mobile device connects with the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian Paul Coulis, Jason Glenn Rothman, Steven M. Stefanik
  • Patent number: 10149203
    Abstract: A method and a network entity for controlling a service in charge of a control plane in a network are discussed. The method according to an embodiment includes receiving subscription information including an indicator related to a selected internet protocol (IP) traffic offload (SIPTO). The method further includes triggering a re-establishment of the SIPTO when a movement of a user equipment from an (e)Node B to a Home (e)Node B is detected; allowing the SIPTO excluding a SIPTO at the local network based on an access point name (APN) when the indicator indicates that the SIPTO is allowed and the SIPTO at the local network is excluded; and allowing the SIPTO including the SIPTO at the local network based on the APN when the indicator indicates that the SIPTO is allowed and the SIPTO at the local network is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Taehyeon Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Hyunsook Kim
  • Patent number: 10142310
    Abstract: A method of managing a device is provided. The method includes registering execution authorization information regarding a function provided by a first device, receiving a request for determining whether a second device that requests execution of a function provided by the cloud server has authorization to perform the function provided by the first device from the first device, authenticating whether the second device has authorization for performing a function provided by the first device, and transmitting a result of the authentication to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung-hyun Oh
  • Patent number: 10136198
    Abstract: A power tool having multiple wireless communication states and a method of wirelessly communicating by a power tool. The power tool includes a motor, a battery pack interface that selectively receives a battery pack, a backup power source, and a wireless communication controller coupled to the backup power source and the battery pack interface. The wireless communication controller operates in a connectable state when coupled to a battery pack and transmits tool operational data to the external device and receives tool configuration data from the external device. The wireless communication controller operates in an advertisement state when the wireless communication controller is coupled to and powered by the backup power source. In the advertisement state, the wireless communication controller is configured to transmit the unique tool identifier. The external device may also display an indication of the communication state of the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Burtrom Lee Stampfl, Matthew J. Mergener, Alex Huber, Paul Rossetto, Cole A. Conrad, Stephen Matson, Scott R. Fischer, Mark A. Kubale, Christian Coulis
  • Patent number: 10136462
    Abstract: There is provided a method for performing device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising: by a first device, acquiring a resource pool for the D2D communication, wherein the resource pool includes a SA (scheduling assignment) resource pool indicating a resource region for SA transmission and a data resource pool indicating a resource region for D2D data transmission; performing D2D synchronization with a base station or a specific device; transmitting a SA (scheduling assignment) to a second device using the SA resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myoungseob Kim, Seonwook Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Youngtae Kim, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 10127530
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented to intelligently and seamlessly provide services to a mobile subscriber on a network based on the subscriber's usage of that or other services. A provisioning mechanism is presented that is able to correlate subscriber profiles with a plurality of Service Level Agreements (SLA) in order to intelligently determine optimal service levels. A logic unit on a network distinguishes usage patterns for a subscriber of a service, correlates the usage patterns with an SLA related to the service, and optimizes the service by modifying the SLA to reflect the usage patterns of the subscriber. Usage patterns for multiple subscribers can be correlated and stored in a segment profile. The segment profile sheds further light on what quality, level, and type of service the subscriber will find relevant. This helps maintain efficient network usage while increasing subscriber satisfaction with their level of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Scott Allen Swanburg, Gurmeet Kaur Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10129686
    Abstract: The present invention sets forth a network-centric service distribution architecture that integrates a wireless access system in the residence, SOHO, business or public environment through the use of a local broadband network, such as a Residential-Business Broadband Network (RBN), to the service provider's broadband transport network and to a service provider's broadband packet network. The system includes Media Terminal Adapter is coupled via the RBN to the access port(s) and via the service provider's broadband transport network to the service provider's broadband packet network. The access port is coupled to the Media Terminal Adapter via either a RBN (e.g., a Local Area Network—LAN) or simply via a traditional POTS line interface. The access port receives and sends wireless signals to a plurality of RBN devices, allowing the user to control theses devices remotely from the residence, business, SOHO or public environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Albert T. Chow, Richard Henry Erving, Jinman Kim, Robert Raymond Miller, II, Jesse E. Russell, Wenchu Ying
  • Patent number: 10129920
    Abstract: A control apparatus (5) operates to: (a) receive from a first radio terminal (1), through a public land mobile network (100), a start request for ProSe communication (103) to be performed between the first radio terminal (1) and a second radio terminal (2) without communicating through the public land mobile network (100); and (b) receive a QoS requirement regarding the ProSe communication (103) from the second radio terminal (102). This contributes, for example, to ensuring QoS in inter-terminal direct communication required by a requested radio terminal, which has been requested by a requesting radio terminal to perform the inter-terminal direct communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10129877
    Abstract: Methods, systems, devices, or apparatuses may support paging for machine type communication (MTC) devices. In one example, a base station may identify a mode of operation to be used for MTC. Based on the identified mode of operation, the base station may determine a subframe to be used for a paging occasion for a user equipment (UE) with which the base station communicates using MTC. A base station may also repeat a page in a number of subframes according to a repetition level for a paging occasion. The page may be for one or more UEs using MTC. The base station may identify the starting subframe for the paging occasion. The base station may then transmit the page based at least in part on the repetition level, where the page may be scrambled by the base station based at least in part on the starting subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Peter Gaal, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10129898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and a method for determining a resource for device-to-device communication by a user equipment is disclosed. A method for determining a resource for device-to-device communication according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: receiving, from an eNode B (eNB), configuration information related to a resource pool configured for each level; selecting the resource pool of the device-to-device communication on the basis of the configuration information; and selecting a resource for the device-to-device communication in the resource pool. Herein, the resource pool may be configured to have two or more levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Hakseong Kim
  • Patent number: 10123342
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, by a decision device, throughput rates that are separately sent by wireless network devices in m wireless networks and can be separately obtained by a wireless multimode terminal in the m wireless networks, where the m wireless networks are wireless networks that can be currently accessed by the wireless multimode terminal, and m?2; and determining, by the decision device according to the throughput rates that can be separately obtained by the wireless multimode terminal in the m wireless networks, a wireless network that is suitable to be accessed by the wireless multimode terminal in connected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huisong Wang, Zhiqiang Ju
  • Patent number: 10122801
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. A source device of a wireless local area network (WLAN) may identify one or more attributes of a first wireless link and a second wireless link between the source device and a sink device of the WLAN. The one or more attributes may be compared with a source device connection policy associated with a streaming protocol. The source device may determine whether to establish a streaming session with the sink device over the first wireless link or the second wireless link based at least in part on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Padam Lal Kafle, Shivraj Singh Sandhu, Vijay Naicker Subramaniam
  • Patent number: 10111164
    Abstract: Each of wireless communication devices 2A, 2B and 2C is configured in such a way as to transmit information about either a service or an application which the wireless communication device can provide, in accordance with a protocol which makes it possible to perform wireless communications with a wireless communication device 1 regardless of the setting of a communication mode to the wireless communication device 1, and the wireless communication device 1 is configured in such a way as to collect information about an application which is transmitted from each of the wireless communication devices 2A, 2B and 2C. As a result, the wireless communication device 1 can acquire the information about the providable application from each of the wireless communication devices 2A, 2B and 2C existing in the surroundings thereof regardless of the setting of a communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Fujikami, Yukimasa Nagai, Takenori Sumi
  • Patent number: 10104557
    Abstract: A microwave transceiver comprises a plurality of antenna arrays, each of which is oriented in a different direction, and circuitry operable to automatically select which of the antenna arrays to use for establishing a microwave backhaul link with a link partner. The circuitry may comprise a plurality of front-ends, each of which may be operable to perform beamforming of signals transmitted and received via a respective one of the antenna arrays. The circuitry may comprise a modem circuit. For transmit operations, the modem may generate a modulated signal for output to one of the plurality of front-end circuits. For receive operations, the modem may demodulate a signal received from one of the plurality of front-end circuits. Each of the antenna arrays may be mounted to a different one of a plurality of surfaces of a housing of the microwave transceiver. The housing of the microwave transceiver may form a polyhedron.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventor: Curtis Ling
  • Patent number: 10104455
    Abstract: A power tool having multiple wireless communication states and a method of wirelessly communicating by a power tool. The power tool includes a motor, a battery pack interface that selectively receives a battery pack, a backup power source, and a wireless communication controller coupled to the backup power source and the battery pack interface. The wireless communication controller operates in a connectable state when coupled to a battery pack and transmits tool operational data to the external device and receives tool configuration data from the external device. The wireless communication controller operates in an advertisement state when the wireless communication controller is coupled to and powered by the backup power source. In the advertisement state, the wireless communication controller is configured to transmit the unique tool identifier. The external device may also display an indication of the communication state of the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Burtrom Lee Stampfl, Matthew J. Mergener, Alex Huber, Paul Rossetto, Cole A. Conrad, Stephen Matson, Scott R. Fischer, Mark A. Kubale, Christian Coulis
  • Patent number: 10104669
    Abstract: The invention relates to a user equipment of device-to-device communications and a resource selection method thereof. The user equipment includes a resource selection device and a transceiver device. The resource selection device is configured to create a state machine model, which includes an in-coverage state and an out-of-coverage state corresponding to a base station. The resource selection device is also configured to select a corresponding device-to-device communication resource in response to a current state of the user equipment during transferring of the user equipment from the in-coverage state to the out-of-coverage state or from the out-of-coverage state to the in-coverage state. The transceiver device is configured to perform a device-to-device communication with another user equipment according to the corresponding device-to-device communication resource. The resource selection method includes the steps corresponding to the operations of the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventors: Shu-Tsz Liu, Yi-Ting Lin, Yi-Hsueh Tsai, Chun-Che Chien
  • Patent number: 10098044
    Abstract: A communication method and apparatus is provided for enhancing video telephony service quality by protecting against call setup failure or service quality degradation caused due to switching of the User Equipment (UE) to a network which does not fulfill the data rate required for video telephony in the video call setup process. The communication method of a terminal in a mobile communication system according to the present disclosure includes transmitting a video telephony call setup request message, receiving a switching command for Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB), and setting, if the switching command includes a target cell type set to the 2nd Generation (2G) cell and if a 3rd Generation (3G) cell to which the terminal can access exists, up the video telephony call by switching a connection to the 3G cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Hyejeong Kim, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10095202
    Abstract: A configuration management interface system is provided for standardizing communication between an external application and one or more hardware or emulated industrial controllers. The interface system reads one or more industrial control programs and presents available data tags defined by the control programs to a user via an interface screen. The user can select a subset of the available data tags that are to be exposed to the external application for data communication. Based on the selected data tags, controller configuration information read from the control programs, and additional configuration information provided by the user, the interface system generates a control unit file that acts as a communication bridge between the external application and the selected data tags residing on the industrial controllers. The control unit file can be used to interface the application (e.g., an industrial simulation or another type of application) with either hardware controllers or emulated controllers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Francisco P. Maturana, Juan L. Asenjo
  • Patent number: 10091787
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system is provided that frequency shifts the output of one or more microcells to a 60 GHz or higher frequency range for transmission to a set of distributed antennas. The cellular band outputs of these microcell base station devices are used to modulate a 60 GHz (or higher) carrier wave, yielding a group of subcarriers on the 60 GHz carrier wave. This group will then be transmitted in the air via analog microwave RF unit, after which it can be repeated or radiated to the surrounding area. The repeaters amplify the signal and resend it on the air again toward the next repeater. In places where a microcell is required, the 60 GHz signal is shifted in frequency back to its original frequency (e.g., the 1.9 GHz cellular band) and radiated locally to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Jr., George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10091793
    Abstract: A UE controls in-device coexistence (IDC) indication message generation to mitigate potential throughput impact on UE to maintain UE performance as much as possible. Under the proposed method, FDM-based solution is always preferred by the UE. Based on the IDC indication message generated by the UE, a network applies an IDC interference mitigation solution that prioritizes FDM-based solution. Specifically, the UE first sends an IDC message requesting FDM-based solution. In case the serving eNB does not respond, the UE sends a new IDC message by alternating IDC option. Even if a TDM-based solution has been received, the UE may continue requesting FDM-based solution to gain UE performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Li-Chun Ko, Yih-Shen Chen, Yu-Ting Chen, Chung-Wei Wang, Yi-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 10091707
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for indicating device-to-device (D2D) related information in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) indicates at least one of a service type of a D2D operation, quality of service (QoS) characteristics of the D2D operation or a D2D configuration to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 10085198
    Abstract: A user device may receive information that identifies a service preference for the user device. The user device may determine an application threshold based on an application that is being executed by the user device. The user device may determine first network metric values associated with a cellular network, and determine second network metric values associated with a wireless local area network. The user device may automatically switch connectivity, of the user device, between the cellular network and the wireless local area network based on the service preference, the application threshold, the first network metric values, and the second network metric values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Kavon T. Kavoussi, Sidharth R. Sibal, Anil Kumar Khitolia
  • Patent number: 10074374
    Abstract: Participants of a phone conference can share electronic data without a need to exchange passwords to link two devices nor to login to access data. The invention is resistant to eavesdropping, and provides methods, devices and systems to easily and automatically find, identify and authenticate participants on a computer network for electronic data exchange. Samples of the audio are used to create a stream of audio fingerprints which are sent to a matching service. This matching service finds the fingerprints that correspond to the same conversation, and exchanges identifiers. When instructed by the user, the device can setup a secure data connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BARCO N.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Willem Brands, Christophe Gustaaf Rita Herreman
  • Patent number: 10069874
    Abstract: A method of and mobile User Equipment, UE, for handling media types of an Internet Protocol, IP, multimedia communication session in an IP Multimedia communication Subsystem, IMS, wherein at the receipt of a session set up request message a mobile UE presents media type handling options based on the session set up request message. After receiving media type handling instructions by the mobile UE, based on the presented media type handling options, a session accept message is transmitted by the mobile UE in accordance with the media type handling instructions. Based on the media type handling instructions, media type may be routed by the IMS to terminal equipment remote from the mobile UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Jos den Hartog
  • Patent number: 10070412
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for paging a user endpoint device based on the mobility patterns of the individual user associated with the user endpoint device. For instance, in one example, a method includes determining a paging zone for a user endpoint device. The paging zone includes a first base station to page the user endpoint device, where the first base station is included in the paging zone based at least in part on a historical mobility pattern of the user endpoint device and on present network conditions around the user endpoint device. An instruction is sent to the first base station. The instruction instructs the first base station to send a paging request message to the user endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Guangtian Liu, Wei Yuan
  • Patent number: 10069959
    Abstract: In a method for informing a driver of a vehicle regarding the availability of a communication link of the vehicle to an external communication unit, a first service category and a second service category are provided which utilize the communication link, the availability of the communication link is checked for both service categories, and the result of the availability check is displayed graphically to the vehicle driver in one symbol for both service categories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Matthias Gerlach, Jan Titze
  • Patent number: 10064209
    Abstract: A communication device is described including a receiver, a determiner configured to determine, for a first data transmission via a first communication channel and a second data transmission via a second data communication channel, wherein the first data transmission and the second data transmission overlap in time, a first time period during which the receiver is to receive data transmitted in the first data transmission and a second time period during which the receiver is to receive data transmitted in the second data transmission based on information about the quality of data transmission via the first communication channel and based on information about the quality of data transmission via the second communication channel and a controller configured to control the receiver to receive data transmitted in the first data transmission during the first time period and to receive data transmitted in the second data transmission during the second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Bent Henneberg Rysgaard
  • Patent number: 10057751
    Abstract: An operating method of an electronic device and the electronic device are provided. The method includes detecting that a first accessory is located within a predetermined distance from the electronic device; determining whether address information stored in the first accessory corresponds to address information stored in the electronic device; and transmitting, to the first accessory, in response to a determination that the address information stored in the first accessory does not correspond to the address information stored in the electronic device, the address information stored in the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ken-Hyung Park, Hyun-Seok Shin
  • Patent number: 10057865
    Abstract: Provided are a synchronization signal transmission state reporting method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system and a terminal using the method. The method comprises: evaluating an event related to the synchronization signal transmission state by the terminal; and when the event is satisfied, transmitting a report for the synchronization signal transmission state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10051598
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a technique which is capable of reducing the possibility that information related to the user of a target terminal may be acquired by others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tawara, Atsushi Shionozaki
  • Patent number: 10045317
    Abstract: A user terminal includes processor configured to execute processes of: receiving, from a base station, configuration information indicating whether the user terminal shall transmit a device-to-device (D2D) synchronization signal used for a D2D proximity service; transmitting the D2D synchronization signal in response to the received configuration information being first configuration information explicitly indicating the user terminal shall transmit the D2D synchronization signal; and prohibiting transmission of the D2D synchronization signal in response to the received configuration information being second configuration information explicitly indicating the user terminal shall not transmit the D2D synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 10039035
    Abstract: In a wireless communications network, the presence of a wireless local area network in a cell segment is determined. An identifier of the wireless local area network in the cell segment is sent to at least one mobile station in the cell segment to enable the at least one mobile station to hand off to the wireless local area network. Optionally, information identifying geographic boundaries of cell segments and the wireless local area network can be sent to the at least one mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Anit Lohtia, Yuqiang Tang, Miroslav Budic
  • Patent number: 10033854
    Abstract: A vehicle control device includes: a carry-in state determination device that determines whether a portable terminal device to be carried into a vehicle is already carried into the vehicle; a pending process determination device that, when the carry-in state determination device determines that the portable terminal device is already carried into the vehicle, determines whether the portable terminal device has a pending process that is held in an unexecuted state; and a pending process control device that, when the pending process determination device determines that the portable terminal device has the pending process, enables the pending process to be executed by the portable terminal device in the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takamitsu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10034220
    Abstract: A mobile application gateway configured to interconnect mobile communication devices on a cellular network with an enterprise network is provided. The mobile application gateway includes a voice and data signaling gateway configured to provide routing functionalities, service functionalities and admission control. A gateway GPRS support node (GGSN) is configured to establish a secure data session between one or more of the mobile communication devices and the enterprise network by establishing a GPRS tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnel between a carrier-hosted serving GPRS support node (SGSN) and the GGSN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Silver
  • Patent number: 10021100
    Abstract: Embodiments include methods, and systems and computing devices configured to implement the methods of authenticating a computing device. A processor of a first computing device may obtain a transitory identity and may send the transitory identity to a second computing device and a third computing device. A processor of the second computing device may send the transitory identity to the third computing device with a request to authenticate the first computing device. The processor of the third computing device may authenticate the identity of the first computing device in response to determining that the transitory identity received from the first computing device matches the transitory identity received from the second computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INFOSCI, LLC
    Inventors: John Ellingson, Thomas Charles Ottoson
  • Patent number: 10009950
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a device-to-device (D2D) communication between user equipments (UEs) are provided. A method of transmitting device-to-device (D2D) data using a D2D data transmission resource by a user equipment (UE), the method including: receiving, at a UE, configuration information associated with a D2D data transmission resource, the configuration information including information of a D2D data allocation period and being transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB); determining, at the UE, a D2D data transmission resource in each D2D data allocation period, the D2D data transmission resource including a pool of subframes; selecting D2D data transmission subframes from among the pool of subframes based on a changed pattern, the changed pattern being derived from a basic pattern; and transmitting, from the UE to another UE, D2D data based on the selected D2D data transmission subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 10009980
    Abstract: An LED based illumination device includes an and a LED based light engine and a light control and communications gateway (LCCG). An LED driver in the LCCG receives a light control command via a lighting control network interface and in response provides an electrical current that controls the amount of light produced by the LED based light engine. The lighting control network interface of the LCCG is communicatively coupled to a lighting control network. The LCCG additionally includes a building management network interface that is communicatively coupled to a building management network. Identification and operational data for a plurality of LED based illumination devices communicatively coupled to the lighting control network is stored in memory, and operational data is communicated from the LCCG over the building management network interface to a building management system communicatively coupled to the LCCG over the building management network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Xicato, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerard Harbers
  • Patent number: 10003698
    Abstract: A method for financing a mobile device for an inmate involves receiving a plurality of mobile device rules comprising limitations on usage of the mobile device by the inmate within a controlled facility, receiving the mobile device, and installing, on the mobile device, a mobile application, wherein the mobile application conforms the mobile device to the plurality of mobile device rules. The method also involves receiving a payment for the mobile device, and executing, by the mobile device, the mobile application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Intelmate LLC
    Inventor: Richard Torgersrud
  • Patent number: 10002236
    Abstract: User accounts can be linked together to form a group of linked user accounts that can access content items assigned to the other user accounts in the group. A user can download content items assigned to their user account, as well as shared content items assigned to one of the other user accounts in the group of linked user accounts. Use of shared content items can be restricted to client devices running specified versions of an operating system. The key ID tagged to a shared content item can be altered such that the key ID no longer correctly identifies the corresponding DRM key that enables use of the shared content item. Client devices authorized to use shared content items can be configured to recognize that a content item is a shared content item and generate the original key ID form the altered key ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gianpaolo Fasoli, Apoorva Govind, Augustin J. Farrugia, Raffi T. Khatchadourian
  • Patent number: 9992657
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing charging information for a device-to-device (D2D) communication. One embodiment is User Equipment (UE) that collects charging information for a D2D communication with one or more other UEs, to determine that the UE is out-of-coverage of a mobile network, to select a relay entity capable of relaying the charging information from the UE to the mobile network, and to transmit the charging information to the relay entity. The relay entity may then relay the charging information to the mobile network to initiate charging for the D2D communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Ranjan Sharma, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 9980184
    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: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Jens Bachmann, Kilian Weniger, Rolf Hakenberg
  • Patent number: 9980311
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal includes a base station communication part which communicates with a base station; an interterminal communication part which communicates with another wireless communication part; a communication failure detector which detects a communication failure with a first connected base station serving as a base station connected thereto; and a communication resume processor which carries out an interterminal communication with another wireless communication terminal so as to communicate with a second connected base station, connected to another wireless communication terminal, via another wireless communication terminal when a communication failure is detected with the first connected base station, thus carrying out a process of resuming a communication upon detecting the communication failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KDDI Corporation
    Inventors: Koichiro Kitagawa, Yasuyuki Hatakawa, Satoshi Konishi
  • Patent number: 9974000
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon devices for use in managing transportation service terminals. A user may travel with a device, such as a communication device, that includes a communication module that may utilize specialized hardware features to establish short range wireless communications with nearby wireless beacons. The wireless beacons may be established at or nearby transportation service terminals, such as bus/train stops. The beacon may provide the aforementioned communication services with the communication device and be utilized to determine whether the user will utilize a transportation service for the terminal. If the user wishes to utilize the transportation service, a transportation service may be alerted. The user may also be alerted of an expected time of arrival for the transportation service, other transportation services available at the transportation terminal, and/or of nearby transportation terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: PayPal, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Todasco, Megan Marie Williams, Michael Hwang, Michelle Serrano
  • Patent number: 9967232
    Abstract: A service is described that makes it easy and cost-effective to configure network traffic flowing to multiple endpoints. Enterprises and developers can easily manage the way that end-users are routed to applications running in different geographic regions. Customers can route traffic based on multiple criteria in a customer policy. Customers can manage large-scale, multi-region applications, increase application availability, and minimize latency to end-users. The service can consider the state of end-users, such as their geography, their network, and their latency to different geographic regions. The service can also consider the state of the customer's applications, such as the load on the application, the application's health, the cost of using that application (e.g., resource costs), resource states (e.g., disk throughput), resource location, customer-provided endpoint cost parameters, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Royt, Lee-Ming Zen, Kalyanaraman Prasad, Valeri Liborski, Nicholas Trebon, Sean Henry Lewis Meckley
  • Patent number: 9967131
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for measuring a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a D2D terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a D2D signal; and carrying out a measurement using a reference signal included in the D2D signal, wherein the terminal determines the result of the measurement to be valid, when the measurement has been carried out within a measurement window, a value related to the intensity of the reference signal is higher than a preconfigured value, and the D2D signal has been successfully decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inkwon Seo, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 9955409
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for device-to-device (D2D) communication, and, particularly, a method and apparatus for device-to-device (D2D) communication for discovering an adjacent UE through a network in a wireless cellular communication system. Provided are a method for performing device-to-device communication by a UE, and an apparatus therefor, the method including: transmitting a discovery request for discovering an adjacent UE to a server; scanning a discovery channel during a scanning time according to the discovery request; and performing the device-to-device communication with a discovered adjacent UE when the adjacent UE is discovered as a result of the scanning, wherein the discovery request is used for the server to transmit an announcement request to the adjacent UE corresponding to the discovery request, and the announcement indication information includes information which allows the adjacent UE to broadcast a discovery signal through the discovery channel during the scanning time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngkyo Baek, Kyeongin Jeong, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 9955413
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a roaming network access method and apparatus, where the method includes: searching, by user equipment, for at least one available network in a roaming area; acquiring, by the user equipment, historical roaming information, where the historical roaming information is used to record information about a network to which a registration attempt has been made when a user roams; adjusting, by the user equipment, a priority of the at least one found available network according to the historical roaming information; and successively selecting, by the user equipment in descending order of an adjusted priority of the at least one found available network, the at least one found available network as a registration attempt network, and attempting to register with the registration attempt network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Device (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guanzhong Tan, Shujun Dang, Songping Yao, Hui Jin
  • Patent number: 9940813
    Abstract: A technique capable of immediately reporting to an operator an occurrence of abnormality in an electric tool is provided. A communication terminal 100 includes a communication-terminal-side control unit that determines whether abnormality has occurred in any of electric tools 10, 200, 300, and 400 based on information acquired from the electric tools 10, 200, 300, and 400 via wireless communication. When the communication-terminal-side control unit determines the occurrence of abnormality in any one of the electric tools 10, 200, 300, and 400, the occurrence of abnormality in the electric tool 10, 200, 300, or 400 is reported by at least one of a report unit included in the electric tools 10, 200, 300, and 400 other than the electric tool 10, 200, 300, or 400 in which the occurrence of abnormality is determined and a report unit included in the communication terminal 100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomasa Nishikawa, Takuya Konnai, Tatsuya Ito
  • Patent number: 9930714
    Abstract: A wireless communication system is presented for multiple wireless technology coexistence in a mobile device. A method according to this application might include obtaining one or more transmit allocation parameters for a wireless transmission via a first radio technology at a first wireless processor and the preparing to receive wireless data via a second radio technology at a second wireless processor. Next, the exemplary method might request that the wireless transmission be deferred, followed by deciding whether to grant the deferral request based at least on the one or more transmit allocation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: William S. Burchill, Wen Zhao, Huanyu Chen, Zhaojun Cheng, Weiping Dou
  • Patent number: 9930674
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus according to a first aspect is an apparatus for supporting cellular communication and wireless LAN communication. A protocol stack for the cellular communication includes: a cellular lower layer including a physical layer and a MAC layer; and a cellular upper layer higher than the MAC layer. The radio communication apparatus comprises a controller configured to set a specific mode using a protocol stack of the wireless LAN communication instead of the cellular lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Kugo Morita