Roaming Patents (Class 455/432.1)
  • Patent number: 10785635
    Abstract: A communication method and apparatus, where the method includes: a session management network element sending location area information; a mobility management network element receiving the location area information from the session management network element; obtaining location information of a terminal; determining, based on the location area information and the location information, that the terminal is located outside a service area indicated by the location area information; and in response to the determination, sending, to the session management network element, a message for triggering update of a session management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tingfang Tang, Yan Li, Hui Ni
  • Patent number: 10785708
    Abstract: Systems and methods for tracking mobile devices are provided. One system comprises at least one processor and memory storing code which when executed by the at least one processor configure the at least one processor to perform a method of tracking a mobile device. The method comprises receiving broadcasting an IMSI message, receiving an IMSI attach request message from a mobile device, and identifying the mobile device within a location area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TRESPASS TRACKER LTD.
    Inventors: Idris Soule Alaofe, Joel Roberto Sotomayor
  • Patent number: 10764819
    Abstract: A network search method and apparatus under a double-card mode, and a computer storage medium are provided. In the method, a network search instruction about a secondary card is obtained, responding to the network search instruction, whether a primary card uses service data is detected; when it is detected that the primary card uses the service data, a foreground public land mobile network search process is started; when it is detected that the primary card does not use the service data, a background public land mobile network search process is started; and operator network information found in the foreground public land mobile network search process or operator network information found in the background public land mobile network search process is displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ONEPLUS TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hanxin Zhou, Zhicheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10749869
    Abstract: A system for changing roaming policy configuration on an authentication, authorization, accounting (AAA) system. The system comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, and an AAA policy change application stored in the non-transitory memory. When executed by the processor, the AAA policy change application launches execution of a plurality of instances of the automation script, monitors a progress of the instances of the automation script, compares the progress of the instances of the automation script to a time remaining of a predefined maintenance time window, where the AAA policy change application is configured to halt an in-progress update of roaming policy configuration on the plurality of AAA nodes based on the comparison of the progress of the instances of the automation script being insufficient relative to the time remaining of the predefined maintenance time window, and copies roaming policy files updated by the automation script to AAA nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: William P. Bryan, Nathan D. Canady, Maria G. Giron, Anthony E. Johnson, Phillip R. King, Erika J. Petzold, Aaron M. Phillips, Bruce E. Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10743284
    Abstract: A network device may produce, in response to a paging message for a user equipment (UE), a first message derived from a paging identification and control information. The control information may include an indication of shared channel resources. The network device may transmit the first message on a control channel and a second message on a shared channel having the indicated shared channel resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures II LLC
    Inventor: Chandrika K. Worrall
  • Patent number: 10728934
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a method or an apparatus for wireless communication may include identifying an association with a wireless network having a public land mobile network identification (PLMN ID); identifying an association with a portion of the wireless network, the portion of the wireless network is a private wireless network; identifying an indication of the portion of the wireless network; the indication informs a user equipment that the portion of the wireless network is accessible using a private wireless network credential; and transmitting the indication of the portion of the wireless network. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Joseph, Rajat Prakash, Gavin Bernard Horn, Miguel Griot
  • Patent number: 10728755
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system and a method for securing the privacy of cellular network subscribers and the security of data stored on the said subscribers' User Cellular Devices (UCDs) The system comprises a Controlled Cellular Network (CCN), interfacing a cellular Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), hosting a plurality of cellular subscribers. The said CCN system provides said security services to “serviced subscribers” of the hosting PLMN. The CCN encapsulates communication between UCDs of serviced subscribers and the hosting PLMN, including at least part of: control, signaling, SMS and data communications. The CCN is configured to identify security threats to the privacy of serviced subscribers and to the data stored on their UCDs, and determine said threats' category and probability, based on analysis of said encapsulated communication. CCN is configured to respond to said threats in real or near-real time, and take active measures to avert said suspected threats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: FIRSTPOINT MOBILE GUARD LTD.
    Inventors: Adam Weinberg, Dror Fixler, Achiel Krauz
  • Patent number: 10728792
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for receiving streaming service data in a mobile communication system supporting a plurality of radio access interfaces, comprising the steps of: operating in a first mode for receiving, from a server, streaming service data through a first interface among the plurality of radio access interfaces; and determining a transition to a second mode for receiving the streaming service data by using at least two radio access interfaces according to a radio network currently being used in the first mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin-Hyoung Kim, Chul-Ho Lee, Jiangwei Xu, Krishna Manohar Singh, Jin-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10721680
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a virtual network function in a visited network are disclosed. For example, the method receives an attach request or a handover for a user endpoint device, determines a home network for the user endpoint device, receives a profile of the user endpoint device, determines a policy for providing a service to the user endpoint device in accordance with the profile, determines a set of virtual network functions needed for providing the service to the user endpoint device in accordance with the policy, grants the attach request or the handover, designates for each virtual network function of the set of virtual network functions that is needed for providing the service, a corresponding virtual network function for serving the user endpoint device at a location of the user endpoint device, and provides the service to the user endpoint device via the set of virtual network functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Vikram Seenappa, Terry Figurelle
  • Patent number: 10712985
    Abstract: A non-transitory recording medium storing a computer readable program causes a computer to perform: a) detecting a change from a first area to a second area according to a change in a usage area of a setting control device; b), in a case where the change in the usage area is detected in a), determining whether to change a setting value of each of a plurality of setting items; and c) performing control for the setting values of the plurality of setting items, wherein, in c), a setting value of a change target item, which is a setting item whose setting value is determined to be changed is changed to a value corresponding to the second area, and a setting value of a non-change target item which is a setting item other than the change target item is maintained as a value before the usage area is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventors: Takanobu Sugiyama, Xingyue Li, Masanori Nishida
  • Patent number: 10710188
    Abstract: A system and method for wirelessly controlling, monitoring, and updating various welding parameters from a remote device using a single remote control. The remote does not need to have the software to communicate with the welding-type system prior to initiating communications with the welding-type system. Rather, the welding-type system can provide a code download to the remote to perform an over-the-air programming of the remote to configure the remote to control the welding-type system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Marc L. Denis, Michael A. Gill, Todd G. Batzler
  • Patent number: 10701574
    Abstract: A method of detecting downlink interference in a communications system may include selecting a set of user equipment for measuring interference and generating a downlink interference neighbor list for some or all of the user equipment in the set. Empty resource blocks that are common to base stations on each downlink interference neighbor list are identified, and signals that are received by the set of user equipment during the empty resource blocks are analyzed to detect interference. Certain aspects of the method may be practiced before or after an interference detection period. A system for detecting downlink interference is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Spectrum Effect Inc.
    Inventors: Eamonn Gormley, Chaz Immendorf, Rekha Menon
  • Patent number: 10694521
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe determining an uplink channel raster for determining frequency location of an uplink channel over which to transmit uplink communications to a base station. Uplink communications can be transmitted to the base station over the uplink channel. The uplink channel raster can be shifted, in frequency, with respect to a legacy uplink channel raster of a legacy communication technology to facilitate coexistence, in an uplink carrier, of the uplink channel and one or more uplink channels of the legacy communication technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Gaal, Haitong Sun, Heechoon Lee, Wanshi Chen, Hung Ly, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Yeliz Tokgoz
  • Patent number: 10674441
    Abstract: A method for configuring a connection between a User Equipment, UE, and a 3rd Generation Partnership Project, 3GPP, compliant mobile communications network at the UE. The method comprises checking a service equivalency indicator, the service equivalency indicator indicating zero or more mobile communications networks the UE is permitted to transmit a new request for a PDN connection corresponding to a previously rejected request for a PDN connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ricky Kumar Kaura, Howard Peter Benn
  • Patent number: 10674017
    Abstract: A method for controlling data communication includes receiving a request to register a terminal to a communication network, allocating a virtual card to the terminal for data communication, acquiring data usage information of the virtual card, and controlling use or reallocation of the virtual card according to the data usage information. The data usage information includes an amount of data consumed by the terminal through using the virtual card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhuangzhuang Hao
  • Patent number: 10667184
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to selection of a wireless network for use by a target computing device. Examples include a determination that a client computing device is connected to a first wireless network of a first frequency band and having a first service set identifier (SSID). Examples further include selection of a second wireless network of a second frequency band for use by the target computing device without user intervention, the second wireless network having an SSID including at least a base substring of the first SSID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Parckard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Rothery, III, Laurel Lasslo, Gregory P. Kuziej
  • Patent number: 10645735
    Abstract: In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for an enhanced data rate, low energy wireless communication. Devices may communicate over predetermined wireless bands such as the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz ISM bands, using ?/4-differential quadrature phase shift keying, with physical layer rates of 1, 2, 4, 8 Mbps or higher. Symbol timing may be at any frequency, and may be 256 ns in some implementations. In some implementations, to extend device battery life, devices may use a low latency reconnect mechanism allowing frequent hibernation or shutdown of transmitters and/or carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Shawn Ding, Chikan Kwan, Guoxin Xie, David Lee Recker, Brandon B. Bae, Hea Joung Kim, Seema B. Anand, Yuan Zhuang, Siukai Mak
  • Patent number: 10645567
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for configuring at least one radio frequency (RF) module by a wireless communication apparatus. The wireless communication apparatus sends a first message to the at least one RF module, and the first message comprises a request for at least one international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of at least one subscriber identity module (SIM) card. A second message is then received from the RF module, and the second message comprises the at least one IMSI. The wireless communication apparatus determines which wireless network service provider(s) the at least one SIM card is associated with. The wireless communication apparatus identifies at least one configuration information. The wireless communication apparatus then sends a third message to the at least one RF module, and the third message comprises the at least one configuration information. The at least one RF module is then configured based on the at least one configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ming Pui Chong, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 10624024
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. An exemplary method includes receiving a signal corresponding to a frequency band, scanning for communications activity within the frequency band, wherein scanning for communications activity within the frequency band comprises performing a correlation calculation on samples of the signal, and determining whether to attempt a connection establishment within the frequency band based at least in part on the correlation calculation on samples of the signal. When the scanning identifies an indication of activity, a scanning device may attempt to establish a connection with a base station within the frequency band. When the scanning identifies an indication of no activity, a scanning device may refrain from attempting to establish a connection with a base station within the frequency band, and may perform the correlation-enhanced frequency scanning on a different frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mustafa Emin Sahin, Raghu Challa, Pengkai Zhao, Parisa Cheraghi, Supratik Bhattacharjee, Yongle Wu
  • Patent number: 10616752
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses a method and device for processing terminal unloading and processing terminal registration, and the method for processing terminal unloading includes that: a source Mobility Management Entity (MME) configures a mobility management entity identity for a terminal to be unloaded, in which the mobility management entity identity is used for indicating the terminal to register to a target MME configured with the mobility management entity identity after the terminal is unloaded from the source MME, and the mobility management entity identity is pre-configured on the source MME; and the source MME performs unloading for the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Zhang, Fangting Zheng
  • Patent number: 10616708
    Abstract: A method for passing content to at least one communicator device. The user of a communicator device registers with at least one service provider for delivering a plurality of different types of content to be passed to the at least one communicator device. A user defined priority is assigned to the at least one type of content. The user defined priority is stored on a computer readable medium. The different types of content are passed to the at least one communicator device based on the user defined priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LOCATOR IP, LP
    Inventors: Steven A. Root, Michael R. Root
  • Patent number: 10595290
    Abstract: A procedure for synchronization of re-configuration of RRC procedures between the radio base station and the UE is achieved by associating a new configuration to be used by a UE with an additional UE identity. The UE is normally identified by a first UE identity, but is informed in a re-configuration message that the UE also has the additional UE identity. The UE is identified by the additional UE identity when the new configuration is to be activated. Hence, when the radio base station detects that the UE responds to requests, which included the additional UE identity, the radio base station can conclude that the UE has activated the new configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Fredrik Sågfors, Magnus Johansson, George Jöngren, Magnus Stattin, Per Johan Torsner
  • Patent number: 10595295
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a process determines how often client devices roam from a given access point (AP) to each particular neighbor AP of a plurality of neighbor APs of the given AP, and correspondingly determines a roaming distance from the given AP to each particular neighbor AP, the roaming distance being shorter for neighbor APs roamed to more often, and longer for neighbor APs roamed to less often, within a given interval. Successful but temporary roams to the plurality of neighbor APs may also be detected and removed from consideration in the roaming distance to that particular neighbor AP. The process then generates a proximity list of one or more of the neighboring APs having the shortest roaming distances, and feeds the proximity list to the given AP to cause the given AP to provide the proximity list to client devices for optimized client roaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Robert Edgar Barton, Timothy Daniel Spiglanin, Rajesh S. Pazhyannur
  • Patent number: 10574631
    Abstract: A mobile browser embedded in a smartphone operative to open a secure private session with a server using an IP address of the smartphone, including a VPN connector integrated within a mobile browser such that the VPN connector loads automatically upon opening the browser, operative to connect the smartphone to a secure VPN server and to establish a virtual IP address for the smartphone, the virtual IP address corresponding to the location of the VPN server, wherein the VPN connector enables the browser to operate in three modes; namely, a VPN connection alone without browsing, browsing without a VPN connection, and browsing with a VPN connection, and a switch operative to change a current IP address of the smartphone used by the mobile browser from a non-VPN IP address to the virtual IP address of the VPN server, in a seamless manner without interrupting a current session with a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Finjan Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Robinson, Jules Panopoulos, Patrick Conlin, Julie Mar-Spinola
  • Patent number: 10575222
    Abstract: There is provided a method comprising determining a first subset of cells served by a first base station to be suitable for handover to a user equipment associated with a second base station, the subset comprising at least one but not all of the cells served by the first base station and providing information to the second base station from the first base station, said information comprising an indication of the determined first subset of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Faisal Farooqi, Tarun Agarwal, Akila Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10568006
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a controller functioning as a node in a source Radio Access Network (RAN) to control handover of a mobile station (MS), where the handover of the MS is from a source cell of the source RAN operating in packet switched (PS) domain to a target cell of a target RAN operating in PS domain. The target RAN supports multi-operator core network (MOCN). The method includes transmitting a system information 3 (SI3) message by the node to the MS, the SI3 message including a selected public land mobile network (PLMN) of the target cell, and transmitting a PS handover command to the MS subsequent to transmitting the SI3 message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: John Walter Diachina, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Magnus Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10568059
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods to perform attachment of a wireless device to a next generation gateway via either a base station of a next generation radio access network (RAN) or a mobility management entity of a legacy RAN. An apparatus may be configured to receive an attachment request from a wireless device, determine authentication information via communication with a home subscriber server, determine, based at least in part on the authentication information, whether the wireless device is capable of communicating via the next generation RAT, and send, in response to determining the wireless device is capable, a connection request to a gateway of the next generation RAN. The authentication information may include subscription information associated with the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Huarui Liang
  • Patent number: 10567997
    Abstract: A new device is deployed to an area in which a network is provided. The new device may join the network using a single handshake via a neighboring device that is a member of the network and register with a network management system managing the network. If the network is overloaded or has limited bandwidth remaining, the network may refuse to admit the new device, or if the new device is isolated, may force some devices that are members of the network to leave or migrate from the network to allow the isolated device to join the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ITRON GLOBAL SARL
    Inventors: Daniel Popa, Bastien Mainaud, Viet-Hung Nguyen, Mehdi Mani, Michael T. Garrison Stuber
  • Patent number: 10560816
    Abstract: An electronic device and an operating method in the electronic device are provided. The operating method includes identifying subscriber identity module (SIM) information corresponding to a SIM, which is functionally connected with the electronic device, transmitting the SIM information to an external device, receiving configuration information related to one or more network providers corresponding to the SIM information, and changing at least a portion of the software that is stored in the memory that is functionally connected with the electronic device or obtaining other software based on at least a portion of the received configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong-Jin Sohn, Hee-Hyun Kang, Eun-Seob Ko, Tae-Wan Kim, So-Ra Jung
  • Patent number: 10555165
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for use in reducing signal latency in a mobile network with use of localized Unified Data Management (UDM) entities are described. For example, the technique may employ a plurality of localized UDMs, where each localized UDM is associated with a unique location area. A localized UDM provides for storage of, in a localized Unified Data Repository (UDR), subscriber profile data associated with a subscriber of user equipment (UE). The subscriber profile data stored in the localized UDR may be a replica or copy of at least a subset of subscriber profile data for the subscriber stored in a UDR of a “centralized” UDM. Query access to the localized UDR may be provided for network functions (NFs) or subscriber/UEs. The replica or copy of subscriber profile data may be stored in the localized UDR for those subscribers having use in the location area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Shekhar, Ameo Ghosh, Sharad Chandra, Humberto Jose La Roche, Ian McDowell Campbell
  • Patent number: 10546222
    Abstract: A universal integrated circuit card (UICC) smart card is disclosed. The UICC smart card comprises a processor, a non-transitory memory, a call control application stored in the non-transitory memory, and an application stored in the non-transitory memory. The call control application, when executed by the processor, receives dialed digits from a dialer application executing on a mobile communication device, wherein the UICC smart card is communicatively coupled to the mobile communication device and distributes the dialed digits within the UICC smart card. The application, when executed by the processor, receives the dialed digits distributed by the call control application, identifies a short code included in the dialed digits, selects instructions stored in the non-transitory memory based on the short code, and configures the UICC smart card by causing the processor to execute the selected instructions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Adrian M. Milner, Maksym Siryy, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 10542580
    Abstract: Disclosed is a radio communication system capable of implementing a state transition related to an intermediate state between a connected state and an idle state. An aspect of the present invention relates to a user equipment, wherein the user equipment includes a state management unit that manages a communication state of the user equipment, and a state transition unit that causes the communication state of the user equipment to transition, and when the user equipment is communicating with the first base station, if cell reselection for the second base station is performed, the state transition unit performs the cell reselection for the second base station while the state management unit retains first radio parameter information for radio communication between the user equipment and the first base station and a first context identifier specifying the first radio parameter information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hideaki Takahashi, Tooru Uchino, Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Anil Umesh
  • Patent number: 10540368
    Abstract: Technology is disclosed herein for resolving synchronization conflicts. According to at least one embodiment, multiple computing devices in a synchronization group can communicate with a cloud storage service for data synchronization. The cloud storage service determines a ranking list for the synchronization group based on a user input indicating the priority of a new computing device in a ranking list. When two conflicting updates to a data set are received from two computing devices, the cloud storage service determines a winning update from the two conflicting updates based on priorities of the first and second computing devices in a ranking list, and distributes the winning update to the computing devices to override the other conflicting update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael A. Chan, Linda Tong
  • Patent number: 10531419
    Abstract: This invention provides a network node for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Centralized Services (ICS), comprising: a memory storing instructions; and at least one processor configured to process the instructions to: receive an Update Location Request with an IMSI (International Mobility Subscriber Identity) and an MSRN (Mobile Station Routing Number) from a MSC (Mobile Switching Centre) Server, retrieve a subscription profile and service settings from a HSS (Home Subscriber Server), map the subscription profile with service settings into a CS (Circuit-Switched) profile with CS settings, and send an Insert Subscriber Data message including the mapped CS profile and CS settings, to the MSC Server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Kunz, Genadi Velev, Filipe Leitao, Anand Raghawa Prasad, Naoaki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10517105
    Abstract: A device is configured to establish a first roaming network connection to a first roaming network and a second roaming network connection to a second roaming network. The first roaming network has a higher priority than the second roaming network, the second roaming network configured to support a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, the first RAT having a higher priority than the second RAT. When a current network connection is the second roaming network connection, determining a current RAT used for the second roaming network connection. When the current RAT is the first RAT, determining between an active use state and a non-active use state. When the device is in the active use state, deactivating a capability to reselect to the first roaming network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alosious Pradeep Prabhakar, Vijay Venkataraman, Yifan Zhu, Alistair M. McFarlane, Ruben Caballero
  • Patent number: 10511960
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for paging a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) in a CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states are disclosed. A WTRU may send an indication of an enhanced paging channel (PCH) capability of receiving a high speed downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH) in CELL_PCH and URA_PCH states, for example, in a CELL UPDATE message, a URA UPDATE message, or a UTRAN MOBILITY INFORMATION CONFIRM message. A drift radio network controller (DRNC) may receive an indication whether the WTRU has an enhanced PCH capability from a serving RNC and page the WTRU based on the indication. An RNC may page the WTRU over both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/secondary common control physical channel (S-CCPCH) if a WTRU capability is not known. The WTRU may monitor both an HS-DSCH and a PCH/S-CCPCH. The WTRU may configure reception over an HS-DSCH based on the capability of the SRNC or configuration from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Cave, Diana Pani, James M. Miller, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 10512057
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for user equipment (UE) positioning are disclosed based on a coverage enhancement level or internal signaling delay for the UE. In one embodiment, a method at a UE may include receiving a request capabilities message from a server, determining one or more capabilities of the UE, where the one or more capabilities include at least one of information for at least one internal signaling path of the UE or information for a coverage enhancement level of the UE, sending a first response message to the server, where the first response message includes the one or more capabilities of the UE, receiving a request for location measurements from the server based at least in part on the one or more capabilities of the UE, obtaining the location measurements, and sending a second response message to the server, where the second response message comprises the location measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ankit Maheshwari, Stephen William Edge, Rimal Patel
  • Patent number: 10492187
    Abstract: A System Frame Number (SFN) acquisition method is provided. The System Frame Number (SFN) acquisition method of a terminal according to the present invention includes receiving a first message for adding a secondary cell of a secondary base station from a primary cell of a primary base station, receiving a Master Information Block (MIB) broadcast in the secondary cell, and acquiring a SFN information for the secondary cell from the MIB, and applying the SFN information to at least one cell of the secondary base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim, Kyeongin Jeong, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Himke Van Der Velde
  • Patent number: 10462729
    Abstract: A method of operating an interconnect server for a roaming network, the roaming network having a plurality of cellular networks and a plurality of hotspot networks formed of wireless access points, the interconnect server being connectable to a routing server within each of the plurality of cellular networks and to a routing server within each of the plurality of hotspot networks, wherein the plurality of hotspot networks are operable to allow subscriber devices of the plurality of cellular networks to connect to a wireless access point forming part of the hotspot network and access the device's subscriber cellular network, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Stephen Johnson, Stephen Dyett
  • Patent number: 10455489
    Abstract: A method for supporting packet data network (PDN) gateway (GW) selection, comprising the following steps of: receiving by a mobility management entity (MME) a local route optimization service request information; searching by the MME the internet protocol (IP) address of a PDN GW which supports local route optimization according to the IP address of a PDN GW on home evolved node B (HeNB) (PDN GWh); sending by the MME a bearer request establishment message to the PDN GWh. The method of the present invention can ensure core network equipment to find PDN GW correctly while HeNB system supports local route optimization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Huarui Liang, Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu, Xiaoqiang Li
  • Patent number: 10455562
    Abstract: A System Frame Number (SFN) acquisition method is provided. The System Frame Number (SFN) acquisition method of a terminal according to the present invention includes receiving a first message for adding a secondary cell of a secondary base station from a primary cell of a primary base station, receiving a Master Information Block (MIB) broadcast in the secondary cell, and acquiring a SFN information for the secondary cell from the MIB, and applying the SFN information to at least one cell of the secondary base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim, Kyeongin Jeong, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Himke Van Der Velde
  • Patent number: 10422819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a measuring arrangement having a two-wire field device comprising a control unit, a sensor, and a radio module, a superordinate unit to which the field device is connected via a two-wire line, wherein signals from the field device are transmitted to the superordinate unit at least as a current injected by the field device in a predetermined range to the superordinate unit, wherein an error current below the predetermined range signals an error, and a maintenance current above the predetermined range signals a maintenance mode, and the field device is designed in such a manner that the maintenance current feeds the radio module in the radio operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Volker Allgaier, Siegbert Woehrle
  • Patent number: 10425882
    Abstract: A device-to-device (D2S) station including a receiving module, configured to receive a first DDM that is broadcast by a neighboring station at a first preset power, where the first DDM includes user information of the neighboring station, an obtaining module, configured to obtain information about a link between the D2D station and the neighboring station according to the first DDM received by the receiving module, a time determining module, configured to determine, according to the information that is about the link between the D2D station and the neighboring station and obtained by the obtaining module, a time interval for broadcasting a second DDM, and a sending module, configured to broadcast, at a second preset power, the second DDM at the time interval determined by the time determining module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongjia Su, Jun Zhu, Yingpei Lin
  • Patent number: 10419908
    Abstract: Techniques are described for provisioning Wi-Fi network connectivity for a wireless device without requiring a user to provide network credentials to allow the wireless device to establish a network connection. In some implementations, a method is performed by a computing device to provision a wireless network connection. A MAC address associated with a property is obtained. A temporary network credential for the wireless device is determined based on the MAC Address of the wireless device. The temporary network credential permits the wireless device to connect to a temporary network. The temporary network credential for the wireless device is available over the temporary network. A determination that the wireless device has connected to the temporary network using the temporary network credential for the wireless device is made. An instruction is transmitted to the wireless device over the temporary network in response to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: David James Hutz, Christopher Silverman, Benjamin Asher Berg, Yang Zheng
  • Patent number: 10412653
    Abstract: A network core with a software defined networking (“SDN”) controller is provided to control routing of traffic within the network and between the network and the traffic destination. The SDN controller is merged with existing 3rd Generation Partnership Project (“3GPP”) network architecture to enable service deliveries via open application programming interfaces (“APIs”) and move the network core towards an all internet protocol (“IP”), cloud based, and software driven telecom network. The SDN controller can work with, or take the place of policy and charging rules function (“PCRF”) network elements, so that policies such as quality of service and traffic management and routing can be synchronized and managed end to end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Qingmin Hu, Farooq Bari
  • Patent number: 10375541
    Abstract: Exemplary methods and systems are presented for social networking applications using autonomous mobile agents. Communication links are established based on geographic proximity and distance described as a domain in which resident agents are detected and identified. The communication links thus established allow platform independent communication along communication channels that are dynamically derived. Incorporation of computer machines and feature data sets permit agent classification and inter-agent notification of classification results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AUTONOMOUS AGENT TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Ronnau
  • Patent number: 10367884
    Abstract: Provided is a contents sharing method between a mobile terminal and a local server. The contents sharing method between a client terminal storing metadata and a server terminal storing the metadata, the method comprising requesting the server terminal for a contents share service; and receiving information on contents corresponding to matching metadata as a result of comparing the metadata stored in the client terminal and the metadata stored in the server terminal, thereby sharing contents desired by the user without the user's intervention. Also, the user can communicate desired contents information with people in a bus, subway, library, etc., which forms a social network, and produces a contents flow between mobile terminals, thereby creating a new business model such as contents resale, promotion, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yang-lim Choi, Su-hyun Nam
  • Patent number: 10366246
    Abstract: An electronic device and an method of operating an electronic device according to various example embodiments include: acquiring one of a plurality of pieces of identification information which are already registered; setting one of a plurality of function sets which are already registered based on the acquired identification information; and allowing access based on the set function set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyungryol Lee, Byeong-Cheol Gil, Dae-Hui Kim, Hakjoo Kim, Sangho Park, Yong-Jun Park, Jong-Cheul Park, Gwiho Lee, Ho-Dong Jwa, Wooyoung Choi, Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10362540
    Abstract: A method for monitoring paging messages in a mobile station with a subscriber identity card camping on a cell is provided. A paging message from the cell is monitored at a set of M predetermined time intervals. A first paging message with a first subscriber identity information being successively broadcasted in the paging channel at a Nth predetermined time interval and a (N+i)th predetermined time interval of the set of M predetermined time intervals is determined. A second paging message with a second subscriber identity information being successively broadcasted in the paging channel at the Nth predetermined time interval and a (N+j)th predetermined time interval of the set of M predetermined time intervals is determined, wherein j>i. The paging channel is monitored at a (N+i)th predetermined time interval and a (N+j)th predetermined time interval of following predetermined time intervals subsequent to the M predetermined time intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Hung-Yueh Chen, Shuang-An Chou, Bin-Ruei Wang, Wen-Hung Wu
  • Patent number: RE47745
    Abstract: A method allows a user of a mobile terminal to switch from a communication service currently active between that mobile terminal and another mobile terminal to a different communication service in such a manner that the end to end connection between terminals appears unbroken to the user. The user initiates the switch by inputting an appropriate command at the mobile terminal. The mobile terminal then transfers a request to the other mobile terminal. The request invokes a user interface on the other mobile terminal and prompts the user of the other mobile terminal to indicate whether or not they agree to switch from the currently active communication service to the other communication service. After receiving the user's response to the prompt, the other mobile terminal sends back a reply indicating the user's response. Signaling to perform the switch is initiated in response to the reply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Keijo Virtanen, Tarja-Leena Ranta