Switching Or Routing Patents (Class 455/428)
  • Patent number: 10268998
    Abstract: A method of determining a payment tier for a portable electronic device comprising determining by an application executing on a computer a device plan for the portable electronic device, tenure with the device plan, and payment history. The method also comprises determining by the application the payment tier based on the determination of the device plan for the portable electronic device, tenure with the device plan, and payment history. The method also comprises billing an account associated with the portable electronic device based on the determination of the payment tier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Gailloux, Kenneth W. Samson
  • Patent number: 10264518
    Abstract: A cell-search method for a cellular communication device capable of communicating via a first radio-access technology, RAT, in a first frequency band, and via a second RAT in a second frequency band, which is in a higher frequency region than the first frequency band is disclosed. The method comprises performing a first cell search in the first frequency band in order to detect a first cell of the first RAT. The method further comprises, if such a first cell is detected, synchronizing to the first cell, without registering to the first cell, determining a reference frequency error estimate between a local reference frequency of the cellular communication device and reference frequency of the first cell, and thereafter performing a second cell search, based on the reference frequency error estimate, in the second frequency band to detect a second cell of the second RAT. A corresponding cellular communication device, computer program product, and computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Andres Reial
  • Patent number: 10255575
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a system for communicating vehicle information can provide equipment for use inside a fleet vehicle to facilitate prompt and efficient transfer of vehicle and driver information. In particular embodiments, the system may include an electronic onboard recorder mountable in a vehicle and a mobile communication device that is configured to wireless communication with the electronic onboard recorder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: XRS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Colin D. Warkentin, Rakinder Kalirai, Christopher A. Sekula
  • Patent number: 10110298
    Abstract: Techniques for providing broadcast services on spot beam satellite are provided. These techniques enable the mission of a spot beam satellite system to be changed from providing spot beam transmission to broadcast transmissions, and vice versa, without requiring that the satellite be reconfigured. Broadcast data may be encoded and transmitted concurrently on a plurality of spot beams. According to some embodiments, the broadcast data may be encoded using a space-time code and/or forward error corrected (FEC) encoded to enable a receiver to correct errors in the signal received from the spot beam satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10098043
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide to establish a radio connection with an end device; receive, subsequent to the establishment, traffic from or to the end device; obtain, in response to the receipt of the traffic, context information pertaining to the end device, wherein the context information includes a type of the traffic; analyze, in response to the obtainment, the context information; determine whether to not provide handover to the end device in response to the analysis of the context information; and transmit, to the end device, multiple thresholds that indicate when a partial handover is to be invoked and when a completive handover is to be invoked, in response to a determination that handover is to be provided to the end device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Lei Song
  • Patent number: 10097861
    Abstract: A forward error correction (FEC) data generator has an input for at least two datastreams for which FEC data shall be generated in a joint manner, each datastream having a plurality of symbols. A FEC data symbol is based on a FEC source block possibly having a subset of symbols of the at least two data streams. The FEC data generator further has a signaling information generator configured to generate signaling information for the FEC data symbol regarding which symbols within the at least two datastreams belong to the corresponding source block by determining pointers to start symbols within a first and a second datastream, respectively, of the at least two datastreams and a number of symbols within the first datastream and second datastreams, respectively, that belong to the corresponding source block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sanchez, Manuel Hensel
  • Patent number: 10051512
    Abstract: Provided is a method for transmitting traffic control information by an Evolved Node B (ENB) in a wireless communication system. The method includes transmitting congestion state information a traffic control node. The congestion state information is used to control traffic for a User Equipment (UE) that is accessing the ENB. And, the congestion state information includes information about a congestion state of the ENB, and is included in a packet header transmitted from the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Soo Jeong, Song-Yean Cho, Beom-Sik Bae, Young-Kyo Baek, Sung-Hwan Won, Han-Na Lim
  • Patent number: 10044649
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems, methods, devices and applications for connection and control of devices. In one embodiment, a method includes transmitting a discover message by a discovery engine of an application executed by the device, receiving a response message from a second device, transmitting a request to the second device for a profile and receiving an acknowledgement of the request for profile for the second device. The method can also include transmitting a request for capabilities associated with the second device, receiving acknowledgement of the request for capabilities, and transmitting a control command to the second device formatted by the application based on the acknowledgement of the request for profile. Other embodiments are directed to receiving discover messages, requests for profile information and capabilities and establishing a communication channel between devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: JAMDEO CANADA, LTD., HISENSE USA CORP., QINGDAO HISENSE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., HISENSE INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sanjiv Sirpal, Mohammed Selim, Alexander De Paz, Salvador Soto, Sergii Grysenko
  • Patent number: 10044620
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for classifying traffic data in a communication network based on IP flow. Traffic data in a communication network is monitored in order to detect an IP flow. A preliminary classification is assigned to the IP flow based on protocol information contained in its first packet. Subsequent packets within the IP flow are further monitored, and the IP flow is reclassified based, in part, on the domain name of the responding server. Web pages can also be classified, and monitored to determine their response time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Douglas M. Dillon
  • Patent number: 10028083
    Abstract: Mobility management may be utilized to effectuate handover and route packets of information to one or more radio access technologies and/or cells/access points based on network, UE conditions, device location, and/or network entity location. Packet routes, device addresses, handover functions, dynamically may be adjusted based on the best radio technology, cell layer, service provider specified criteria, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, James W. Rembert, Thomas A. Anschutz
  • Patent number: 10027789
    Abstract: A wireless communicator including a housing, wireless communication functionality located within the housing, native user interface functionality cooperating with the wireless communication functionality and including user interface surfaces located on at least one outer facing surface of the housing, and pouching responsive electrical interconnection functionality responsive to pouching orientation of the housing in a pouch of an enhanced function device for automatically causing the wireless communication functionality to adapt to interoperation with parenting user interface functionality forming part of the enhanced function device at least partially instead of with the native user interface functionality. A method is also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dov Moran, Itay Sherman, Eyal Bychkov, Itay Cohen, Yaron Segalov, Tamir Demri, Eran Miller, Uri Ron, Tal Engelstein, Hagay Katz, Hagit Perry
  • Patent number: 10020872
    Abstract: The use of UAV network cells may enable a wireless communication carrier to provide supplemental cellular network communication coverage to geographical areas. In some implementations, a first baseband processor of the UAV network cell may establish a first communication link with the ground network cell via a first antenna. The ground network cell may be connected to a core network of the wireless carrier network via a wired backhaul. Further, a second baseband processor of the UAV network cell may establish a second communication link with a user device via a second antenna. The first and second baseband processors may be communicatively coupled together. Accordingly, communication data may be routed between the user device and the core network through the first communication link and the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Sean Patrick Murphy
  • Patent number: 10021632
    Abstract: A cell-search method for a cellular communication device capable of communicating via a first radio-access technology, RAT, in a first frequency band, and via a second RAT in a second frequency band, which is in a higher frequency region than the first frequency band is disclosed. The method comprises performing a first cell search in the first frequency band in order to detect a first cell of the first RAT. The method further comprises, if such a first cell is detected, synchronizing to the first cell, without registering to the first cell, determining a reference frequency error estimate between a local reference frequency of the cellular communication device and reference frequency of the first cell, and thereafter performing a second cell search, based on the reference frequency error estimate, in the second frequency band to detect a second cell of the second RAT. A corresponding cellular communication device, computer program product, and computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Andres Reial
  • Patent number: 10015834
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an apparatus, a device, and a method. The method comprises: when it is detected that a position of user equipment changes, determining whether an area served by an anchor gateway through which the user equipment connects to a packet data network is consistent with an area served by a data forwarding gateway; sending, to the user equipment when a result of the determining is no, a packet data network connection release request that carries a reconnection indication; receiving a packet data network reconnection request sent by the user equipment; selecting an anchor gateway that serves an area consistent with the area served by the data forwarding gateway; connecting the user equipment to the packet data network by using the selected anchor gateway. Voice service experience of a user may be improved by using the method in the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiaoji Sun
  • Patent number: 10003492
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for managing data related to network elements in a telecommunications network. In an embodiment, a document containing data related to one or more of the network elements is received. The document is associated with a corresponding source provider, a location, a receipt timestamp indicating the time and date that the data was received, and a creation timestamp indicating the time and date that the data was created. A document class is then detected for the received document, and an intermediate representation of the document is generated that includes a plurality of key-value pairs. The intermediate representation is parsed to identify relevant values that correlate to a network model that includes a plurality of network entities representing types of network elements in the telecommunications network. Finally, the identified values are normalized according to the network model and written to a networking database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CENX, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Brown, Philippe Rene, Eric Soutar, Peyo Tzolov, Achint Sandhu
  • Patent number: 9882864
    Abstract: A method of trace route auditing and alarming for message queuing middleware. The method comprises transmitting, by a server computer in the message queuing middleware system that implements message queuing services, a trace route message requesting an activity report to a partner computer, receiving, by the server computer, the activity report comprising message activity information from the partner computer, and comparing, by an application executing on the server computer, the most recent message activity information with message activity records to detect changes in message activity, wherein the application is stored in a memory of a computer and is executed by a processor of the computer. The method further comprises responsive to message activity changes being detected, determining by the application a cause of activity change based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Mark D. Leonard
  • Patent number: 9854511
    Abstract: A cell-search method for a cellular communication device capable of communicating via a first radio-access technology, RAT, in a first frequency band, and via a second RAT in a second frequency band, which is in a higher frequency region than the first frequency band is disclosed. The method comprises performing a first cell search in the first frequency band in order to detect a first cell of the first RAT. The method further comprises, if such a first cell is detected, synchronizing to the first cell, without registering to the first cell, determining a reference frequency error estimate between a local reference frequency of the cellular communication device and reference frequency of the first cell, and thereafter performing a second cell search, based on the reference frequency error estimate, in the second frequency band to detect a second cell of the second RAT. A corresponding cellular communication device, computer program product, and computer-readable medium are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Andres Reial
  • Patent number: 9749269
    Abstract: An example user terminal device includes a display unit, including a display, configured to display a lock screen. The lock screen includes content representative information representing content included in a message that is provided by an acquaintance of a user of the user terminal device, and a first user interface element. A control unit, including a processor, is configured to, when a user input signal is received via the first user interface element, execute an application capable of reproducing the content and to reproduce the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-su Jung, Sunah Kim, Jin-young Lee, Ga-hyun Joo
  • Patent number: 9739618
    Abstract: An in-vehicle control system for communicating data between at least one of an office control system and a residential control system including a transceiver configured to be in communication with the office control system and the residential control system. The in-vehicle control system further including a memory device in communication with the transceiver. The memory device is configured to store a data file transmitted and/or received from the office control system and the residential control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodger W. Eich, Michael Crowe, John Sibson, William J. Fluharty
  • Patent number: 9661576
    Abstract: A radio apparatus that allows a user to check a state of a power supply is provided. A radio transmitting apparatus 10 includes a power supply voltage measurement unit 11 that measures a power supply voltage, a transmission power determination unit 12 that determines a transmission power based on the power supply voltage that has been measured, and a radio transmitting unit 13 that transmits by radio an advertisement packet including transmission power information indicating the transmission power that has been determined at the transmission power that has been determined. A radio receiving apparatus 20 includes a radio receiving unit 23 that receives the advertisement packet and a power supply state detection unit 21 that detects the state of the power supply of the radio transmitting apparatus 10 based on the transmission power information included in the advertisement packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoru Tomisawa
  • Patent number: 9635188
    Abstract: A mobile device data allocation system includes a plurality of mobile devices that exchange data with a data service provider via a communication network. The data exchanged by each mobile device during a time period defines a total amount of exchanged data. An electronic shared-account device module is configured to determine a maximum amount of data at which the mobile devices are authorized to exchange during the time period. The shared-account device module further generates a control signal that regulates data exchange of the at least one mobile device in response to determining an upcoming event indicating the total amount of exchanged data will exceed the maximum amount of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa M. Bradley, Brian O'Donovan, Aaron J. Quirk, Lin Sun
  • Patent number: 9614876
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a solution for providing IMS services to users having circuit-switched controlled terminal being not adapted to provide IMS services to the users. In particular, it is proposed, in order to allow IMS to take the full call and service control, to place a user agent being responsible for the user ported to the IMS in a new node type called Mobile Access Gateway Control Function (MAGCF). This new node combines the logical functionality of a cellular switching center and the logical functionality of IMS. Further it is proposed to enhance a user's register, like HLR, to provide also information about the availability of a MAGCF node and about whether a particular user is enabled to use the MAGCF functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Witzel, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 9615244
    Abstract: A first device stores a subscription manager and at least two subscriptions. A first subscription is active and a second subscription is non-active. A second device sends a request for switching to the second subscription. The subscription manager sets a first variable relating to a next active subscription to the second subscription. The subscription manager sends to the first device a message requesting the first device to re-launch an execution of the subscription manager and to read data. The first device sends to the subscription manager a message including a command for re-launching an execution of the subscription manager. The subscription manager de-activates, based upon the first variable value, the first subscription. The subscription manager activates, based upon the first variable value, the second subscription, and sends to the first device operating system data relating to the second subscription, as a current active subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Nicolas Roussel, Nicolas Joubert, Florent Labourie, Jérôme Duprez, Frédéric Faure
  • Patent number: 9602964
    Abstract: For current location-based telecommunication, an instruction is sent from a caller communication device to initiate a telecommunication with a set of destination communication devices. The instruction includes identifying information for a reference device but does not include any identifying information for the set of destination communication devices. Telecommunication data is received at the caller communication device from a destination communication device in the set of destination communication devices, where a server has established a communication channel between the caller communication device and the destination communication device based on a geolocation proximity of the destination communication devices relative to the reference device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Patrick J. Bohrer, Ahmed Gheith, Michael D. Kistler, Ramakrishnan Rajamony, Brian L. White Eagle, James Xenidis
  • Patent number: 9596275
    Abstract: A technique is described allowing an IMS enabled network to terminate a communication request directed towards a user device in a well-defined way, even for cases in which multiple registrations for IMS are present that are related to the same physical user device. A method embodiment of this technique comprises registering multiple user agents for one and the same user device, wherein from each user agent contact information including a device ID identifying the user device is provided; and processing a communication request directed towards the user device, the processing comprising identifying multiple identical device IDs of registered contacts, and treating the communication request according to a predetermined handling scheme related to the detection of identical device IDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Andreas Witzel, Arne Pehrsson, Stephen Terrill
  • Patent number: 9584600
    Abstract: A communication method between construction equipment and a management server according to the present disclosure includes: receiving, by a diagnostic device of the construction equipment, state information from a plurality of vehicle control devices; checking, by the diagnostic device, a usable communication method when the received state information needs to be transmitted to a management server; when there is one usable communication method, transmitting, by the diagnostic device, the state information to the management server by using the corresponding communication method; and when there is a plurality of usable communication methods, selecting, by the diagnostic device, a communication method having the lowest fee per unit data, and transmitting the state information to the management server by using the selected communication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Gi Jung Yun
  • Patent number: 9576258
    Abstract: A method comprises receiving a set of variable parameters, determining at least one computer executable service based on the set of variable parameters, determining if there are more than one computer executable services based on the set of variable parameters, and if there are more than one computer executable services, resolving any conditional attributes between the more than one computer executable services. Each of the at least one computer executable service is characteristically dependent on at least one variable parameter of the set of variable parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Mathias Salle, Erik L. Eidt
  • Patent number: 9549353
    Abstract: The method provides buffer status reporting for the transmission of uplink data from a wireless device to a base station. Uncompressed data is stored in a first buffer of the wireless device. A buffer status report is transmitted from the wireless device to the base station, where the buffer status report contains information indicating an amount of the uncompressed data to be transmitted from the wireless device. The information is dependent on the amount of the uncompressed data stored in the first buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Patrick Fischer
  • Patent number: 9531831
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide storing multiple subscription profiles on a secure element; detecting a triggering event; using, by a first stack of a wireless end device, one of the subscription profiles to register with a first network service via a first network; indicating that the one of the subscription profiles is enabled; querying, by a second stack of the wireless end device, the secure element for another one of the subscription profiles; obtaining, by the second stack, access information to the other one of the subscription profiles; selecting, by the second stack, the other one of the subscription profiles; using, by the second stack, the other one of the subscription profiles to register with a second network service via a second network; and indicating that the other one of the subscription profiles is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ruben Cuadrat, Warren Hojilla Uy, Manuel Enrique Caceres
  • Patent number: 9532267
    Abstract: A wireless, multi-modal access device and system adapted to integrate a number of communications networks operating in differing communication modes to facilitate transfer of communication links during a communication session to promote efficient use of the communication networks. The system includes a plurality of Universal Multi-Modal Access Devices UMMAD that are capable of operating at different frequencies and different protocols (TDMA, AMPS, CDMA, GSM, PCS etc) to communicate with any one of a number of Wide Bandwidth Gateways (WBG), which are each capable of communication using one or more of the protocols. The communication links may be switched from one WBG to another or from one protocol to another during a communication session to continue the session under the control of a Universal System Traffic Controller. Numerous other applications of the UMMADs for unique identification and e-commerce are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: MOBILE DATA OFF-LOADING INC.
    Inventor: Charles M. Leedom, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9525478
    Abstract: Systems and methods for peer group diagnosis detection are disclosed. In an example embodiment, a beam profile including a plurality of satellite beam characteristics is determined. A peer group of satellite terminals is determined. Terminal profiles with terminal characteristics for the satellite terminals in the peer group are determined. A normalized baseline profile including normalized terminal characteristics for the peer group is determined. Measured operational statistics of the satellite terminals in the peer group are received and converted into normalized operation statistics using the terminal profiles and the normalized baseline profile. Normalized peer group operational statistics including a mean and a standard deviation of normalized operational statistics are determined. A normalized deviation of the normalized operational statistics is determined for each satellite terminal. The normalized deviations for each satellite terminal are compared to a threshold deviation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Jack Rozmaryn
  • Patent number: 9468015
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for simultaneously communicating on at least two carrier frequencies, of which at least one carrier frequency is a licensed band and at least one carrier frequency is an unlicensed band, includes broadcasting an operating status of the unlicensed band to a receiver device, collecting feedback data regarding channel conditions from the receiver device for both the licensed band and unlicensed band, determining, when a bandwidth request is received from the receiver device, whether to use the unlicensed band based on the channel conditions, transmitting an unlicensed band scheduling indication to the receiver device, and communicating with the receiver device using both the licensed band and the unlicensed band according to the transmitted unlicensed band scheduling indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Shan Cheng, Rakesh Taori
  • Patent number: 9467364
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for managing a communications network. A potential pathway in a group of potential pathways formed between each pair of adjacent node groups in a plurality of node groups is identified. A communications link is formed along the potential pathway identified between each pair of adjacent node groups in the plurality of node groups such that a series of communications links is formed between a first end node group in the plurality of node groups and a second end node group in the plurality of node groups. Information is exchanged between a first end point and a second end point using the series of communications links between the first end node group and the second end node group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Brian Richard Breshears
  • Patent number: 9467872
    Abstract: A method and network node for managing a relay node that is moving relative to a source network node are provided. The method and the network node ensure a target network node is capable of supporting the relay node and if the target network node is capable of supporting the relay node, the method and network node sends a handover request from the source network node to the target network a handover request from the source network node to the target network node, and establishes an interface between the relay node and the target network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yi Yu, Zhijun Cai, Yi Song, Yufei Wu Blankenship, Chandra Sekhar Bontu
  • Patent number: 9456043
    Abstract: Users may access a variety of content in many locations. Described herein are systems, devices and methods for introducing users that are in close proximity to one another. Historical location data of the media devices, data indicating content usage on the media devices, or a combination of the two is used to determine a correspondence between two or more users. Once the correspondence has been determined, an introduction may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Arnaud Marie Froment, Levon Dolbakian, Kenneth Paul Kiraly, Srinivasan Sridharan, Jonathan White Keljo, Nadim Awad
  • Patent number: 9437108
    Abstract: Actual conditions of a roadway segment are estimated by providing roadway condition data to a processor for the roadway segment from a plurality of different types of sources of the roadway condition data, assigning a quality to each of the plurality of different types of sources of the roadway condition data, and estimating in the processor the actual conditions of the roadway segment by using the roadway condition data and the quality of each of the plurality of different types of sources of the roadway data. The quality determines weightings given to each of the plurality of different types of sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Dmitriy Bespalov, James F. Carroll, I, Dean Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 9439009
    Abstract: A method of fitting a hearing aid connected to a mobile terminal is provided. The method may include acquiring location information of a location of the mobile terminal, transmitting the location information to a server, receiving, from the server, information about at least one recommended fitting parameter model adapted to hearing conditions of the location and hearing characteristics of a user of the hearing aid, and displaying the information about the at least one recommended fitting parameter model. The method may also include receiving a fitting parameter model selected by the user from among the at least one recommended fitting parameter model, and controlling the hearing aid to function according to the received fitting parameter model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu-na Kim, Yang-wook Kim, Ik-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 9420417
    Abstract: An instruction for making a call to a location is received at an application executing in a service provider system. The location is a place where different callees with different mobile devices are present at different times, and a callee is present with a mobile device at the place at a given time therefore the call is made to the mobile device of the callee in order to call the location. Using the application, a set of locations corresponding to a set of subscribers is detected. From the set of subscribers, a set of potential callees is identified. Each mobile device associated with each callee in the set of potential callees is present at the location at the given time. Using the application, the call is established between a caller's device and the mobile devices of a subset of potential callees, the subset of potential callees including the callee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanak B. Agarwal, Patrick J. Bohrer, Ahmed Gheith, Michael D. Kistler, Ramakrishnan Rajamony, Brian L. White Eagle, James Xenidis
  • Patent number: 9385949
    Abstract: A method for communication in a packet data network that includes at least first and second subnets interconnected by multiple routers and having respective first and second subnet managers. The method includes assigning respective local identifiers to ports for addressing of data link traffic within each subnet, such that the first subnet manager assigns the local identifiers in the first subnet, and the second subnet manager assigns the local identifiers in the second subnet. The routers are configured by transmitting and receiving control traffic between the subnet managers and the routers. Data packets are transmitted between network nodes in the first and second subnets via one or more of the configured routers under control of the subnet managers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES TLV LTD.
    Inventors: Ilya Vershkov, Dror Goldenberg, Eitan Zahavi, Diego Crupnicoff, Marina Lipshteyn
  • Patent number: 9374700
    Abstract: A communication system includes a telephone network having a mobile communication switching center, a plurality of subscriber terminals, and routing logic. The system further including a plurality of wireless access points located in different countries, wherein each of the subscriber terminals is identified by a telephone number, the telephone numbers being selected from a block of telephone numbers in international format, but which have not been allocated to any particular country, the wireless access points being configured to pass all signals from any of the subscribers' terminals having telephone numbers within the number block to the mobile communication switching center which contains MNO core infrastructure. A method is also provided. The system and method create a network in which SIM-enabled mobile phone can be used worldwide as if on a local network, and without roaming charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Tyntec Limited
    Inventor: Thorsten Trapp
  • Patent number: 9338612
    Abstract: A mobile station 100 monitors, in Slotted mode, a Paging Channel Slot in a monitor cycle. The mobile station 100 includes: a user interface 53 which receives a PTT setting operation from a user for setting a PTT (Push to Talk) mode; a PTT communication control unit 51 which transmits an allocation request to the radio base station when the PTT setting operation is received; a slot cycle switching unit 52 which switches, when the PTT setting operation is received, the monitor cycle to a predetermined short cycle which is shorter than a cycle at the time of receiving the PTT setting operation; and a voice signal processing unit 40 which receives a voice packet after a PTT CALL is detected in a message transmitted from the radio base station to the mobile station, and reproduces a voice based on the voice packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noritake Shiga
  • Patent number: 9307399
    Abstract: A process for detecting and connecting a GPS-enabled device to available in-range wireless local area networks (WLANs), particularly while the device is in motion. Once connected, the GPS enabled device sends and receives data and other information from a web service or software application. The process includes detecting relative movement speed of the GPS device and repeatedly attempts connections with new WLAN access points when in motion, particularly in excess of five miles per hour and/or twenty-five miles per hour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MagicGPS, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent Nicosia
  • Patent number: 9264538
    Abstract: A mobile device stores a service-creation application and presents, via the service-creation application, a user interface to solicit a service definition for client mobile devices. The mobile device stores a service-engine for providing the service and announces availability of the service to the client mobile devices. The mobile device receives, in response to the announcing, a registration request from one of the client mobile devices and validates the registration request. The mobile device then provides, to the one of the client mobile devices, the service via the service engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit R. Kotecha, Bhaskar R. Gudlavenkatasiva
  • Patent number: 9244176
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided that may be implemented in various electronic devices to possibly reduce a first-time-to-fix and/or otherwise increase the performance or efficiency of a device by employing a position/velocity estimation process using at least one estimated time relationship parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: William James Morrison
  • Patent number: 9231673
    Abstract: An information handling system adapts to changes in wireless communication protocols and frequencies by modifying a table that defines how wireless networking modules communicate through a wireless controller with antenna modules. In one embodiment, packets are switched between wireless communication modules and antenna modules by reference to an identifier stored in a lookup table of wireless controller. In another embodiment, the wireless controller directs wireless analog signals to between desired wireless networking modules and antenna modules with band pass filters that isolate signals based upon frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS L.P.
    Inventors: Liam B. Quinn, Richard W. Schuckle
  • Patent number: 9226261
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for operating a server in a wireless access system are provided. The method includes receiving a request for location information of a mobile station, transmitting a measurement request message for requesting measurement data used for location determination of the mobile station, receiving a measurement response message comprising at least one of a rejection code and a rejection duration, and transmitting a notification that the request for the location information is rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nae-Hyun Lim, Ju-Seung Lee, Dong-Keon Kong, Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 9218819
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for customizing an action. In some implementations, voice input is received from a user and a context is determined from the voice input. Potential contextual data is identified based on the context and the voice input. A level of confidence is determined for an association of the potential contextual data and the context. An action is performed based on the voice input, the potential contextual data, and the level of confidence. The potential contextual data is used to customize the action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Zoltan Stekkelpak, Gyula Simonyi
  • Patent number: 9204339
    Abstract: There is provided a mechanism for controlling an autonomous mobility procedure of a user equipment. A list of candidate communication cells usable as target cells for the autonomous mobility procedure conducted by the UE is transmitted by the network to the UE. Furthermore, when the list is sent to the communication element, preparation information is sent to the candidate communication cells contained in the list sent to the user equipment for preparing the candidate communication cells for a potential autonomous mobility procedure conducted by the user equipment. When a cell is detected, the user equipment uses the list to determine whether the detected cell is a candidate cell for the autonomous mobility procedure. When the cell receives an access request, it uses the preparation information for determining that the requesting UE is conducting an autonomous mobility procedure, and obtains configuration date for immediately providing service to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Johanna Katariina Pekonen, Antti Anton Toskala, Klaus Ingemann Pedersen
  • Patent number: 9191834
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for managing a satellite service resource is provided. The method may include measuring, using a communication system monitoring unit, at least one satellite service signal being received for at least one satellite service, calculating, using a service resource management unit, an optimum frequency and an optimum output power for the at least one satellite service through analysis of a satellite service resource, allocating the calculated frequency and the calculated output power to the at least one satellite service, and transmitting the allocated information to the communication system monitoring unit, and comparing, using the communication system monitoring unit, the measured information to the allocated information, and transmitting a result of the comparison to the service resource management unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jin Ho Jo, Moon Hee You, Jae Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9183578
    Abstract: Techniques for facilitating one or more operating modes for monitoring of an intelligent home system are disclosed. The techniques facilitate detecting an adverse condition in a building, generating an alert based on the detection, sending a notification about the alert to a user (e.g., to a mobile device), awaiting a user response, and determining whether to send the alert to a central monitoring system to facilitate notification of an appropriate responder for the adverse condition. Determining whether to send the alert to the central monitoring system may be based on an affirmative command from the user or a failure to receive any command from the user. The user may be billed for the service of notifying an appropriate responder provided by central monitoring system regularly, intermittently when the user is away from the building, or on a per-alert basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Reeser, Shawn M. Call, Stacy L. Kennedy, Lee C. Drinan, Lisa Ann Frey, Kevin Payne, Michael Jacob