Switching Or Routing Patents (Class 455/428)
  • Patent number: 10779328
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may identify a reference signal preemption scheme associated with one or more reference signal resources being preempted for priority transmissions during a time period. The UE may determine that resources of one or more reference signals have been preempted during the time period and in accordance with the reference signal preemption scheme. The UE may implement a reference signal preemption response scheme that is selected based at least in part on the resources of the one or more reference signals being preempted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wooseok Nam, Tao Luo, Jing Sun, Jing Jiang, Heechoon Lee, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10715972
    Abstract: A system and method for adapting the behavior of an interactive presence based application on a mobile computing device associated with a user; comprising: providing a plurality of multifunctional beacons; wherein the plurality of beacons provide a mesh wireless network; wherein each of the plurality of beacons provides a local wireless connection; providing an OMS backend for management of the plurality of beacons; wherein the OMS backend runs on a server; connecting by the mobile device to one or both of the mesh network and a local network; wherein the plurality of beacons report the connecting to the OMS backend; determining by the OMS backend the proximity of the mobile device to one or more of the plurality of beacons based on the reported connections; and adapting the behavior of the application and/or the beacons based on the determined proximity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Arthur van de Poll
  • Patent number: 10680704
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses for providing layer-2 connectivity through a non-routed ground segment network, are described. A system includes a non-autonomous gateway in communication with a satellite configured to relay data packets. The non-autonomous gateway is configured to receive the data packets from the satellite at layer-1 (L1) of the OSI-model, generate a plurality of virtual tagging tuples within the layer-2 packet headers of the plurality of data packets. The non-autonomous gateway is further configured to transmit, at layer-2 (L2) of the OSI-model, the virtually tagged data packets. Each of the packets may include a virtual tagging tuple and an entity destination. The system further includes a L2 switch in communication with the non-autonomous gateway. The L2 switch may be configured to receive the data packets and transmit the data packets to the entity based on the virtual tuples associated with each of the data packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Foxworthy, Girish Chandran, Jason Lau
  • Patent number: 10681208
    Abstract: Methods and architectures for improving operation of 9-1-1 and other emergency services networks. Enriched data (e.g., text messages, videos, phase II location information, etc.) may be transmitted to a PSAP via a secondary communication channel (i.e., data), wherein the primary communication channel is a voice telephony trunk. Disclosed embodiments may increase the speed with which accurate location information is made available to improve call routing accuracy and decrease dispatch time. Some embodiments may also enable continued operation of legacy emergency services systems during and after transition to next generation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Onvoy Spectrum, LLC
    Inventors: Justin Nelson, Michael Remacle
  • Patent number: 10681387
    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: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sanchez, Manuel Hensel
  • Patent number: 10667257
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a wireless computing device (102, 202, 302) for monitoring a person (100) may include: a processor (230); one or more sensors (236) operably coupled with the processor; and one or more radio antennas (232) operably coupled with the processor. The processor may be configured to transition the wireless computing device between at least an idle state and an active state, and to receive, from a remote computing device (112, 212, 312) via the one or more radio antennas while the wireless computing device is in the idle state, via control plane signaling, a request for one or more data points pertaining to a context of the person. One or more sensor signals may then be obtained from the one or more sensors. The requested one or more data points may be generated based on the one or more sensor signals and provided to the remote computing device via the one or more radio antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Wilhelmus Andreas Marinus Arnoldus Maria Van den Dungen
  • Patent number: 10659300
    Abstract: A network system comprising node devices configured to be distributed in a structure and to self-form separate network groups; and a control commissioner device having a system coordinator device that is configured to communicatively couple with the node devices, the system coordinator device also configured to control formation of the separate network groups of different groups of the node devices by restricting which of the node devices can communicatively couple with different local coordinator devices, wherein the node devices of each of the separate network groups are configured to communicate with the local coordinator device associated with the network group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Tamas Varjasi, Gergely Katz, Tamas Vegh, Balazs Bencze, Sandor Polyak
  • Patent number: 10581692
    Abstract: A spacecraft network management system includes five functional entities, namely, attendant, accessor, collector, logic, and logic watchdog in a distributed architecture configured with both in-band and out-of-band data paths. Management data is structured so that it can travel over either in-band or out-of-band and be identified as such; user data travels over in-band paths. These five entities are distributed over the units of the design and then a modified set of otherwise standard elements are assigned to each entity depending on the nature of its function. These elements include managers, management agents, device agents, device management information base, and manager management information base that enable the entities to perform their respective functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian C. Thompson, Andrew P. Riha
  • Patent number: 10568003
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide to establish a radio connection with an end device; obtain context information pertaining to the end device; analyze 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: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Lei Song
  • Patent number: 10529239
    Abstract: In some examples, a system is configured to receive composite air traffic radio surveillance data from one or more relaying aircraft, the composite air traffic radio surveillance data comprising air traffic radio surveillance data from the one or more relaying aircraft and air traffic radio surveillance data relayed by the one or more relaying aircraft from one or more additional aircraft. The system is further configured to receive data from one or more non-aircraft data sources, and aggregate and de-conflict the composite air traffic radio surveillance data and the data from the one or more non-aircraft data sources, thereby generating an aggregated and de-conflicted data set. The system is further configured to generate an output based at least in part on the aggregated and de-conflicted data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Esposito
  • Patent number: 10531494
    Abstract: An embodiment method at a network device for scrambling a downlink reference signal for a UE for demodulation of a downlink random access message during a random access procedure to the network includes scrambling the downlink reference signal using one of a temporary UE ID provided to the UE during the random access procedure, a random access ID generated during the random access procedure, or a dedicated UE ID assigned by the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amine Maaref, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10461844
    Abstract: A system, method, and device to enable communication between a first and second satellite station and a controller of a mobile platform. The controller includes a processor, a first modem facilitating communication with the first satellite station via a first frequency over a first communication link, and a map of the one or more networks of satellite stations including the second satellite station. The controller utilizes the map of the one or more networks of satellite stations to determine the second satellite station for communicating with the controller. A second modem is coupled to the controller and facilitates communication with the second satellite station via a second frequency over a second communication link, wherein the controller is configured to calculate a time to handoff communication with the mobile communicator from the first communication link to the second communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GOGO LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Adrian Lauer
  • Patent number: 10454816
    Abstract: In one aspect, a SR computing device is provided, including a first network interface connected to a dynamically routed transport network, and a second network interface connected to a statically routed transport network. The SR computing device receives a first network data packet including a first destination address and a first data payload over the first network interface, and retrieves transport network routing information from a routing table stored by the SR computing device, based on the first destination address. The SR computing device generates a first transport packet for the first network data packet, where the transport network routing information includes instructions for the first transport packet to be routed over at least one satellite link, and transmits the first transport packet to the transport network over the second network interface, based on the transport network routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kevin S. Carney
  • Patent number: 10397857
    Abstract: In a handheld communication device capable of a plurality of wireless communication modes, a method of communication begins by receiving, at the handheld communication device, a notification of an available one of the wireless communication modes. Then, in a data communication window of the communication device, a user-indication of an active one of the available wireless communication modes is provided in accordance with the received communication mode indication. The data communication window is configured to facilitate data communication via the plurality of wireless communication modes, and facilitates the data communication via the active wireless communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Robert John Edwards, Andrew Douglas Bocking
  • Patent number: 10341923
    Abstract: A computer-implemented technique can include establishing, by a mobile computing device having one or more processors, a first cellular connection between the mobile computing device and a first cellular carrier associated with a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), detecting, by the mobile computing device, a condition indicative of (i) a level of cellular activity via the first cellular connection below an inactivity threshold and (ii) an available second cellular connection with a different second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO, and in response to detecting the condition: (a) terminating, by the mobile computing device, the first cellular connection, and (b) initiating, by the mobile computing device, the second cellular connection with the second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Casey Kwok Ching Ho, Weihua Tan
  • Patent number: 10304261
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that comprises two or more radio frequency (RF) antennas and two or more RF transceivers to communicate wirelessly sensitive information associated with a user of the vehicle (the two or more RF antennas being at different physical locations on an exterior of the vehicle). The vehicle determines which one of the two or more RF antennas is receiving a strongest signal from a common signal source, selects a first RF transceiver associated with the RF antenna with the strongest signal to send the sensitive information associated with the user to the common signal source, and sends the sensitive information associated with the user to the first RF transceiver for transmission to the common signal source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NIO USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher P. Ricci
  • 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: 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: 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: 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