Switching Or Routing Patents (Class 455/428)
  • Patent number: 11357019
    Abstract: A telecommunication system and a method for generating a real time connection between a first endpoint and a second endpoint in an IP network using an ICE STUN connectivity check follow a procedure that includes the steps of generating a list of possible connection paths between the first endpoint and the second endpoint, establishing a respective priority for each possible connection path included in the list, and generating the real time connection between the first endpoint and the second endpoint. During this procedure first there is an attempt to generate the real time connection using the highest-priority connection path. If this is not possible, then the system attempts to establish the real connection using the connection path with the next highest priority, until the real time connection is actually established. Furthermore, for each possible connection path, its respective quality-of-service value is determined and is considered when establishing its priority on the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: RINGCENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Tietsch, Karl Klaghofer
  • Patent number: 11277647
    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: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
    Inventors: Cornelius Hellge, Thomas Schierl, Yago Sanchez, Manuel Hensel
  • Patent number: 11240116
    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: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian C. Thompson, Andrew P. Riha
  • Patent number: 11228953
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive system information associated with a set of neighboring cells included in a non-terrestrial network (NTN). The UE may be connected to or camped in a current cell included in the NTN. The current cell may be associated with a current platform. The UE may monitor a neighboring cell, of the set of neighboring cells, based at least in part on the system information. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Liangping Ma, Huilin Xu, Jun Ma, Qiang Wu, Xiao Feng Wang, Iyab Issam Sakhnini, Dan Zhang
  • Patent number: 11228938
    Abstract: A data transmission method, a data transmission apparatus, a network-side device, a terminal, and a computer-readable storage medium are provided. The data transmission method includes selecting, according to QoS requirement of a downlink upper-layer data stream, a lower-layer bearer from a bearer set established for the upper-layer data stream, the bearer set including at least two lower-layer bearers; and mapping the upper-layer data stream onto a selected lower-layer bearer for transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignees: China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd Research Institute, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junshuai Sun, Yingying Wang, Xueyan Huang, Xingyu Han
  • Patent number: 11204756
    Abstract: Software updates can be deployed in end user devices in coordination with end-user productivity. A system monitoring engine can be employed on end user devices to compile productivity impact data from which heat maps may be created. An optimal deployment detection engine can employ the heat maps to create or maintain period-based groupings. When software updates are available, the optimal deployment detection engine can employ the period-based groupings to create optimal deployment plans specific to the end user devices. The installation of the software updates can then be performed on each end user device in accordance with that end user device's optimal deployment plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Balasingh P. Samuel, Vivekanandh Narayanasamy Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 11115842
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that relate to deferring delivery of non-Internet Protocol (IP) data in a wireless communication system via a Non-IP Data Delivery (NIDD) procedure based on a power source status of a serving Radio Access Network (RAN) node of a target wireless device. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a network node comprises receiving, from an exposure function, a NIDD request comprising data from an application server to be delivered to a wireless device via a NIDD procedure. The method further comprises making a determination as to whether to deliver the data to the wireless device via the NIDD procedure based on a power source status of a RAN node associated with the wireless device. In this manner, delivery of the non-IP data can be deferred depending on the power source status of the RAN node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: George Foti, Venkata Sameer Kumar Kodukula, Nipun Sharma, Aditya Kumar Sinha
  • Patent number: 11088958
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method for processing data by a reception device and the reception device are provided. The method includes receiving a radio link control (RLC) packet data unit (PDU), transferring an RLC service data unit (SDU) acquired from the RLC PDU from an RLC layer to a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer regardless of a number of the RLC PDU, and deciphering the RLC SDU.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Donggun Kim, Soenghun Kim
  • Patent number: 11071016
    Abstract: Provided are a path switching method and a terminal device. The terminal device has a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer, the PDCP layer being able to send uplink data to a first cell group or a second cell group, the first cell group and the second cell group being different cell groups, the PDCP layer currently sending the uplink data to the first cell group; the method comprises: the terminal device enabling the switching of the PDCP layer from sending the uplink data to the first cell group, to sending the uplink data to the second cell group; and the terminal device sending first uplink data to the second cell group, the first uplink data at least including first data, the first data referring to the data that the terminal device has sent to a radio link control protocol (RLC) layer of the first cell group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11044007
    Abstract: A system and method for providing backup recovery from outage at a primary gateway in a satellite communication system. Upon detecting an alert indicative of an outage, communication between the primary gateway and a plurality of terminals located within spot beams serviced by the primary gateway is suspended. A pre-switchover routine is performed to initialize a backup gateway capable of being substituted for the primary gateway, and a switchover routine is performed to transfer operations from the primary gateway to the backup gateway. Communication is subsequently enabled between the backup gateway and the plurality of terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: David Whitefield, Michael J. Scott
  • Patent number: 11032791
    Abstract: A method and system for adjusting satellite communication network based on weather nowcasting are provided herein. The method may include: receiving weather conditions within a specified geographic region from a plurality of sources; obtaining positions of at least one terrestrial terminal within said specified area and a position of a communication satellite being in communication with said at least one terrestrial terminal; generating nowcasting predictions of weather conditions in a plurality of locations along communication paths between said communication satellite and said at least one terrestrial terminals, based on the received weather conditions; calculating total signal attenuation integral along said communication paths, over time, based on said nowcasting predictions; and dynamically adjusting communication characteristics of the at least one terrestrial terminal according to the calculated total signal attenuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Advantech Wireless Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaul Laufer, Yaakov Kreisler
  • Patent number: 10965365
    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: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Foxworthy, Girish Chandran, Jason Lau
  • Patent number: 10942786
    Abstract: According to an example aspect of the present invention, there is provided a system comprising a memory configured to store information characterizing network management actions that have occurred in the past, and at least one processing core configured to initiate a network management action based at least in part on the stored information, the network management action involving at least one virtualized network function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Comptel Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen Lacey, Daniel Tyrode
  • Patent number: 10938996
    Abstract: Architecture is described for providing interfaces between a presence server and a Policy and Charging Function (PCRF) node, an Online Charging System (OCS) node, and an Equipment Identity Register (EIR) node. Techniques are also described for determining, by the presence server, various potential rules and limitations for providing services by the wireless communication network to mobile devices based upon, for example, a particular subscriber plan, roaming, restrictions based upon mobile device type, a need for throttling of data to a mobile device, specific billing rules, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Karunakalage Viraj Rakitha Silva, Mayank Kaul
  • Patent number: 10904700
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed at a method of personalizing an application for displaying, on a mobile communication device, user content associated with a site, the method comprising determining location of the mobile communication device, calculating travel characteristics of the mobile communication device, determining presence of a site, obtaining user preferences for display of user content, and retrieving and displaying user content associated with the site on the mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: D2L Corporation
    Inventor: Brian Cepuran
  • Patent number: 10840999
    Abstract: A method for networked scheduling is disclosed. The method includes: providing a gateway; a plurality of channels assigned to a color reuse scheme including colors, wherein some of the plurality of channels assigned to one of the colors comprise a set of co-channels; associating the set of co-channels with the gateway; generating a traffic pattern for the set of co-channels for an upcoming allocation slot; determining a channel state of each co-channel in the set of co-channels per the traffic pattern; and setting a Modulation and Coding scheme (MODCOD) of each co-channel in the set of co-channels based on the respective channel state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Channasandra Ravishankar, Xiaoling Huang, Nassir Benammar, Rajeev Gopal, John Corrigan
  • Patent number: 10813105
    Abstract: A telecommunication system and a method for generating a real time connection between a first endpoint and a second endpoint in an IP network using an ICE STUN connectivity check follow a procedure that includes the steps of generating a list of possible connection paths between the first endpoint and the second endpoint, establishing a respective priority for each possible connection path included in the list, and generating the real time connection between the first endpoint and the second endpoint. During this procedure first there is an attempt to generate the real time connection using the highest-priority connection path. If this is not possible, then the system attempts to establish the real connection using the connection path with the next highest priority, until the real time connection is actually established. Furthermore, for each possible connection path, its respective quality-of-service value is determined and is considered when establishing its priority on the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RINGCENTRAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Tietsch, Karl Klaghofer
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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