Roaming Patents (Class 455/432.1)
  • Patent number: 11129054
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses methods, systems and devices for supporting local breakout in a small cell architecture. An MME sends information of a local breakout bearer for a UE to a MeNB, and the MeNB determines a local home network to which the local breakout bearer belongs according to the received information. When the MeNB is to switch the local breakout bearer between different eNBs, the MeNB selects an eNB in the local home network to which the local breakout bearer belongs as a target eNB. By the present disclosure, the continuity of local breakout traffic may be ensured when a User Equipment (UE) moves in a small cell scenario, thereby avoiding data loss and improving user experiences. Further, a local breakout bearer may be released timely and reasonably, thereby saving system resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 11115825
    Abstract: According to the present invention, when receiving a connection request including an SIM-ID from a terminal 20, a connection node 16 connects the terminal to a connection destination APN which is associated with the SIM-ID. A user management server 10 and an SIM-ID management server change the connection destination APN associated with the SIM-ID according to a change in a use state of a prepaid SIM, and distributes, to the connection node 16, an association relationship between the SIM-ID and the connection destination APN. By this process, the connection destination APN of a terminal connected to a network can be automatically switched according to a change in an identifier use state of the prepaid SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kuniomi Ishida, Naoyuki Nakao, Miho Kikkawa
  • Patent number: 11089060
    Abstract: A method for establishing network connections includes connecting a device to a first network, retrieving voice input of a user, sending a message including data related to the voice input to at least one gateway device on the first network, receiving configuration data for a second network via the first network in response to the message, and establishing a connection of the device to the second network using the configuration data received via the first network. Furthermore, an electronic device, a network gateway device and a system are defined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MaxLinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Prashant Dewan, Divyashree-Shivakumar Sreepathihalli, Uttam K. Sengupta
  • Patent number: 11083022
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for initiating communications on a shared channel in a mobile communication system are provided. A user equipment transmits an uplink signal for requesting communications on the shared channel to a Node B, and waits for a delay duration without monitoring a downlink after transmitting the uplink signal. When the delay duration has elapsed, the user equipment monitors the downlink during a valid period and determines whether a downlink signal responding to the uplink signal is received in a transmission time interval within the valid period. When the downlink signal is received in the valid period, the user equipment transmits and receives data on the shared channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng-Hun Kim, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Sung-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 11064346
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a subscription profile from an MNO to a secure element pre-provisioned with a temporary profile comprising a unique identifier, MCC and MNC, includes:—Transmitting from the MNO the unique identifier to a SM-DP;—Creating the subscription profile at the SM-DP;—Provisioning in a D-HSS server having the first MCC/MNC the unique identifier and a temporary IMSI comprising a second MCC, a second MNC;—Provisioning in the MNO the temporary IMSI and an ephemeral key;—At the first attempt of the secure element to connect to the D-HSS server, exchanging data in signaling messages for provisioning the secure element with the temporary IMSI;—At the next attempt of the secure element to connect to the MNO network with the temporary IMSI, open an APN and send from the SM-DP to the secure element the subscription profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: THALES DIS FRANCE SA
    Inventors: Michel Anslot, Marc Lamberton
  • Patent number: 11057746
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, device and system for transmitting broadcasting services, and a computer storage medium. The method comprises: a network side network element obtains user service description (USD) information in a plurality of PLMNs; the network side network element transmits the USD information to a user equipment (UE), wherein the USD information is used for instructing the UE to obtain required broadcasting services in the plurality of PLMNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Hui Xu, Zijiang Ma, Zhendong Li, Bhalla Rajesh
  • Patent number: 11057797
    Abstract: A method for processing information and a device for processing information are provided. The method for processing information is applied to a first node. The method includes: receiving, by the first node, an indication message from a network side, wherein the indication message indicates a user equipment under the first node to hand over to a second node; and negotiating, by the first node, with the second node to reserve radio link layer control protocol (RLC) status information and cached data of all bearers of the user equipment, so that the second node provides a continuing data service to the user equipment based on the reserved information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Jiamin Liu, Fangli Xu
  • Patent number: 11051242
    Abstract: Spectrum resource sharing management is described, e.g., a user equipment can determine a metric representative of a quality of a communication signal received by the user equipment, wherein the communication signal is received via a first mobile network operated by a first mobile network operator entity. In response to the metric being determined to be below a threshold, the user equipment can scan a group of frequency bands. The user equipment can receive a broadcast signal from a network node device via a frequency band of the group of frequencies, wherein the broadcast signal comprises a performance parameter and cost information, and wherein the network node device is associated with a second mobile network operated by a second mobile network operator entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, Umut Akyol, Jason Summers, Zachary Meredith
  • Patent number: 11044776
    Abstract: Provided in one disclosure of the present specification is a method for a wireless device attempting network access. The method may comprise the steps of: an RRC layer of the wireless device receiving, from a cell, a first piece of information relating to an NB-IoT RAT; the RRC layer receiving, from the cell, a second piece of information indicating whether to block access to exception data; the RRC layer obtaining, from an upper layer, an RRC establishment cause set as outgoing exception data, when an NAS signaling process is initiated to transmit the exception data; and performing an access block inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Kim, Youngdae Lee, Taehun Kim, Sangmin Park
  • Patent number: 11039003
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling the roaming behaviors of mobile applications, such as applications provided by mobile devices. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may determine that a mobile device is connected to a roaming network, and prompt or otherwise cause a user to authorize a mobile application to use the roaming network for sending and receiving data. Other details are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 11039501
    Abstract: A method includes: receiving, by a network element selector, a first message from a first external network element, where the first message carries a first session index, and the first session index is used to identify UE served by the first external network element; and sending, by the network element selector, the first message to a first converged controller based on mapping information corresponding to the UE and the first session index in the first message, where the mapping information includes a mapping relationship between the first converged controller and a plurality of different session indexes of the UE, and the plurality of different session indexes of the UE include the first session index. It can be learned that the network element selector sends, based on the mapping information corresponding to the UE, all messages of different external network elements serving the UE to a same converged controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoqiang Qiao, Yan Li
  • Patent number: 11032692
    Abstract: A method of a roaming subscription at a device is provided. The method includes receiving a roaming subscription request comprising a roaming location of a user, transmitting, to a first server, home mobile network operator (MNO) information comprising at least one of a mobile country code (MCC) or a mobile network code (MNC), retrieving home MNO data from the first server based on the home MNO information, requesting an authentication credential to a home MNO based on the home MNO data, transmitting the authentication credential to a roaming MNO, receiving, from the home MNO, a link to the roaming MNO, and establishing a connection to the roaming MNO based on the link to the roaming MNO to initiate a network service at the roaming location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Satyajit Anand, Sreenath Dindukurthi, Amit Arvind Mankikar
  • Patent number: 11026158
    Abstract: Provided in the embodiment of the present application is an information transmission method and device. The method comprises: a network equipment sends scheduling information of system information; and the network equipment sends the system information according to the scheduling information. The method and the device can save signaling overheads and increase the utilization rate of resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10999813
    Abstract: The present subject matter relates to a method comprising performing, by a user equipment, a first registration at a registration node via a first network access; performing, by the user equipment, a second registration at the registration node via a second network access. In response to determining that the user equipment is not connected to the registration node via the first network access, an update of the first registration with the registration node may be triggered, by the user equipment, dependent upon the user equipment being connected to the registration node via the second network access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Rajesh Babu Natarajan, Hannu Hietalahti, Senthilnathan Neelamegam, Raju Kondaparthy
  • Patent number: 10979890
    Abstract: A method and corresponding apparatus performing roaming traffic detection and enforcement according to a roaming policy. At least one example embodiment includes a user network device roaming in a visited communications network, and being subscribed to a home communications network. The example embodiment further includes an interconnect network communicatively coupling the visited communications network and the home communications network, the interconnect network comprises a roaming policy database configured to store an identifier associated with the user network device, and a roaming policy for the user network device, and a traffic detection and enforcement module. According to some embodiments, the traffic detection and enforcement module may be configured to identify a data request being sent from the user network device in the visited mobile network by reading the identifier in the data request, and deny or allow the data request based on the roaming policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: iBasis, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard H. Xu, Hwan Jang Tang, Yixin Fan, Vitaliy G. Yurchenko
  • Patent number: 10972896
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for intelligent steering of roaming of user equipment. More particularly, the methods include receiving, from a user equipment (UE) located in a visitor network, a registration message to register with a home network, the registration message including an identifier of the UE. The methods also include querying, by one or more processors, a steering controller using the identifier of the UE to obtain a roaming list customized for the UE. The methods also include pushing, by one or more processors, the roaming list to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Romil Sood, Boris Antsev
  • Patent number: 10952125
    Abstract: The expansion of a category-based access control mechanism so that same may cover the conventional access control mechanism is being discussed in new radio access technology (NR). Accordingly, the present invention proposes that the category-based access control mechanism be performed for signaling as well. Specifically, a user equipment (UE): receives a configuration associated with a signaling category from a network; determines a category corresponding to a specific signaling on the basis of the configuration associated with a signaling category; and determines whether access to a cell of the category corresponding to a specific signaling is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Jaehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10942888
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable mediums for providing data between a sensor device and a target device. The data is provided using remote direct memory access. The target device includes a first network interface card for a first network. The target device includes a processor to encode a message to configure communication over the first network with a node. Configuration information regarding the communication over the first network is transmitted to the sensor device over a second, different network. The configuration information includes a media access control (MAC) address of a network interface card of the node and remote direct memory access (RDMA) settings. The processor decodes data associated with an RDMA operation from the sensor device received on the first network. The sensor device does not include a network interface card for the first network. The data includes the MAC address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Neil R. Epstein, Pang Bee, Gerard R. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10945208
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of reducing power consumption in a wireless network device, comprising determining a duration prior to a beacon being received by the device; comparing the duration against a predetermined value; and adjusting a duration of a sleep period in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: III Holdings 6, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Christopher Nicols, Adrian Ward, Robert Cragie
  • Patent number: 10945120
    Abstract: A method for dynamically provisioning and using PLMN location mappings includes, in an SCEF or NEF, receiving, from a PLMN network node, a message containing a PLMN location identifier and a non-PLMN location identifier, extracting the PLMN location identifier and the non-PLMN location identifier from the message and storing, in a PLMN location mapping database in the SCEF or NEF, a mapping between the PLMN location identifier and the non-PLMN location identifier. The method further includes receiving, via a monitoring interface of the SCEF or NEF, a monitoring request message requesting IoT device information and including a non-PLMN location identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nitin Gupta, Raghuvamshi vasudev Singh Thakur, Venkatesh Aravamudhan
  • Patent number: 10932189
    Abstract: A method for enhanced power consumption management of a user equipment using a mobile communication network and a radio access technology. The user equipment is provided with priority information regarding at least one of the mobile communication network and the radio access technology. The method includes performing, by the user equipment in case that the priority information indicates a sufficiently low priority of at least one of the mobile communication network used by the user equipment and the radio access technology used by the user equipment, a network selection procedure to find a higher priority mobile communication network after a time interval has elapsed. The user equipment includes an entity realizing the functionality of a subscriber identity module that includes time interval related information such that the time interval depends on the time interval related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10932321
    Abstract: A method of providing voice call, data, and SMS services to a user equipment roaming in a 2G/3G visited network and subscribed to an LTE home network. An Interworking Function communicates with both the visited network and the home network. The Interworking Function translates between Mobile Application Part (MAP) protocol used by the 2G/3G visited network and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) used by the LTE home network. The Interworking Function establishes both a MAP Registration with the 2G/3G visited network and also a SIP Registration with the LTE home network, thereby enabling provision of voice call, data, and SMS services to the roaming UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Rakesh K. Mehta, Paul Peregolise, Prashant Datar
  • Patent number: 10925114
    Abstract: The technology provides a convenient and efficient way for business entities and other organizations to gather and transmit data from remotely located facilities without having to rely on satellite communication or specialized communication equipment. A geographically isolated facility may be used for manufacturing, warehousing, power generation, environmental monitoring, as well as other services. Information about the facility, its equipment and operation are transmitted to a back end system using high altitude platforms (HAPs). This provides opportunistic communication between remote facilities and the back-end system on an as-needed basis, for example based on bandwidth usage, peak/off-peak usage, etc. The HAPs may act as a store and forward service, or process received data before transmitting it to a ground station or the back end system. This approach allows an organization to periodically monitor its facilities, to determine equipment failure, resupply needs, and to assess the status of each facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Loon LLC
    Inventor: James Smith
  • Patent number: 10911331
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application provide a service configuration method and apparatus for a network service. In at least some embodiments, a network service instantiation request that includes a preset service configuration event that is for a network service and that is related to a network environment of a carrier is received. Service configuration information is sent to a configuration system according to the service configuration event, so that the configuration system performs service configuration on the network service according to the service configuration information. In at least some embodiments, an instantiation procedure of a network service does not need to be manually interrupted to avoid a configuration error caused by manual editing and modification. In at least some embodiments, as the instantiation procedure of the network service is not interrupted, network service go-live efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weixiang Shen, Haiguang Xia, Fei Jia
  • Patent number: 10911949
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for authentication of a first wireless device by a vehicle. The method may include generating a wireless message that comprises an identifier of the vehicle, wherein the wireless message is encrypted with an encryption key of the vehicle. The method may also include receiving a wireless message response that comprise the identifier of the vehicle and an identifier of the first wireless device, wherein the wireless message response from to the first wireless device is encrypted with the encryption key of the vehicle. Furthermore, the method may include decrypting the wireless message response from the first wireless device and performing an authentication process to authenticate the first wireless device to the vehicle when the identifier of the first wireless device in the wireless message response matches an identifier of a wireless device enrolled with the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Byton Limited
    Inventors: Henrik Ferdinand Nölscher, Francisco Javier Vazquez Vidal
  • Patent number: 10904849
    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: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Huarui Liang
  • Patent number: 10902307
    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: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Adrian M. Milner, Maksym Siryy, Simon Youngs
  • Patent number: 10893025
    Abstract: In a communication system comprising a first network operatively coupled to a second network, wherein the first network comprises a first security edge protection proxy element operatively coupled to a second security edge protection proxy element of the second network; the method comprises constructing a message at a network function in the first network destined for the second network, wherein the message comprises at least one information element and an indicator, wherein the indicator is set to specify at least one security operation to be applied to the at least one information element before sending the message to the second security edge protection proxy element of the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Nagendra S. Bykampadi, Suresh P. Nair, Anja Jerichow
  • Patent number: 10887734
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling sharing of call and/or messaging services between mobile devices via wireless connection, e.g. a Bluetooth connection. The systems and methods allow a first mobile user to register as a host user. A guest user sends a service sharing request, via the Bluetooth connection, to the host user's mobile device requesting permission to make calls and/or send messages using the host user's mobile account. When the host user accepts the service sharing request, the service sharing system inserts an identification code of the guest user in the call data record to help identify the actual call/message originating party. Once a transaction is established between the guest user's mobile device and the destination number, via the Bluetooth connection to the host user's mobile device, the service sharing system may monitor the transaction duration to ensure that it does not exceed the specified call duration or other limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheraz Dar
  • Patent number: 10880361
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for sharing memory are described. An example apparatus includes a first vehicle configured to determine an availability of processing resources or memory capacity, or both, at the first vehicle based at least in part on a current operating mode of the first vehicle, receive a request from a second vehicle to use at least a portion of the processing resources or the memory capacity, or both, to perform a processing operation at a second vehicle, wherein the request from the second vehicle is associated with insufficient processing capability or memory capacity, or both, at the second vehicle, and perform at least a portion of the processing operation or allow access to the available memory capacity, or both, at the first vehicle in response to the request and based at least in part on determining the availability of the processing resources or the memory capacity, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron P. Boehm
  • Patent number: 10880792
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method implemented in radio access node. The radio access node receives a list of prioritized Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) Identities (IDs). The list of prioritized PLMN IDs comprises a PLMN ID of a serving PLMN and one or more PLMN IDs for one or more PLMNs of one or more shared networks. The radio access node instructs the wireless device to search for suitable cells for handover on at least one PLMN identified in the list of prioritized PLMN IDs and receives a list of suitable cells for handover. The radio access node determines a target PLMN ID and a target cell ID based on the list of suitable cells and the list of prioritized PLMN IDs. The radio access node initiates handover of the wireless device to a target cell identified by the target cell ID in the target PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Lars-Bertil Olsson, Peter Ramle
  • Patent number: 10873848
    Abstract: A method performed by a system which manages station transition from a Wi-Fi access point includes sending, based on the station roaming to an edge-of-domain access point, a request to neighboring access points to the edge-of-domain access point for neighbor reports. The method includes receiving a cellular signal value from the station, comparing a first signal grade associated with the edge-of-domain access point to a second signal grade associated with the cellular signal value to yield a comparison and generating a link usability rating associated with a link between the station and the edge-of-domain access point. Based at least in part on the comparison and the link usability rating, the method includes transmitting a message to the station suggesting that the station roam from the edge-of-domain access point to a cellular network. An edge of the domain can also be dynamic and vary based on station characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Malcolm Muir Smith, Vishal Satyendra Desai, Robert Edgar Barton
  • Patent number: 10869202
    Abstract: A system and method includes selecting an optimal geographic location of a WLAN AP via execution of code instructions of a WLAN AP base transceiver location optimization system to determine a first weighted potential interference between the WLAN AP and each of a plurality of neighboring base transceiver systems, associated with a WLAN AP operating at a first geographic location and determine a second weighted potential interference between the WLAN AP and each of a plurality of neighboring base transceiver systems, associated with the WLAN AP operating at a second geographic location that is a candidate optimal geographic location, wherein the determination of the first or second weighted potential interference is based on a spatial-temporal radio frequency profile for a plurality of wireless links operating on the WLAN AP and neighboring base transceiver systems, and if the second weighted potential interference is lesser than the first weighted potential interference, defining the second geographic locatio
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Will A. Egner, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10856157
    Abstract: In an embodiment, there is provided a method for the support of packet data connectivity in a mobile network, said mobile network comprising a Radio Access network RAN and a Core Network CN, said method including, in case no connectivity is available between a RAN node and the Core Network, support of said packet data connectivity in a mode referred to as resilient mode wherein said packet data connectivity is provided locally by said RAN node to at least one User Equipment UE in the coverage of said RAN node, referred to as authorized UE, that is authorized to operate in said resilient mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Alessio Casati
  • Patent number: 10827346
    Abstract: A roaming method that enables the home network (HPMN) to use S8 Home Routed (S8HR) model for out-bound roaming while the visited network (VPMN) uses Local Breakout (LBO) model for in-bound roaming. An IMS Roaming Gateway (IR-GW) establishes an IMS bearer between the IR-GW and the home network's Packet Data Network Gateway (P-GW). The IR-GW replaces the source IP address on the SIP-Register message with the client IP address assigned to the UE by the HPMN P-GW. Upon receiving a SIP-Response message responsive to successful authentication of the UE with the HPMN, the IR-GW inserts its own IP address into the SIP-Response message and forwards it to the UE. IR-GW performs network address translation (NAT) between the source IP assigned to the UE by the VPMN and the client IP assigned to the UE by the HPMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Prashant Datar
  • Patent number: 10820193
    Abstract: Network node for use in a communication network, a communication device and methods of operating the same. According to an exemplary aspect, there is provided a method of operating a communication device, the method comprising receiving an indication of whether a first key that is used for encrypting communications on a first radio link with a communication network is to be reused for encrypting communications on a second radio link with the communication network; and if the received indication indicates that the first key is to be reused, determining whether to operate according to the received indication and reuse the first key for encrypting communications on the second radio link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Prajwol Kumar Nakarmi, Noamen Ben Henda, Gunnar Mildh, Monica Wifvesson
  • Patent number: 10812389
    Abstract: A terminal device in a first network includes a processor programmed to receive first data indicating a respective first loading of each of a plurality of first level access devices. The processor is further programmed to select a first level access device based at least in part on the first data; and communicate with a second network via the selected first level access device and a selected second level access device. Each of the first level access devices is switchable to communicate with the first terminal via at least a respective one of one or more shared access channels, and each of a plurality second level access devices is switchable to communicatively couple one or more of the plurality of first level access devices with a second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jun Xu, Robert Torres, John Border, Nagesh Javali
  • Patent number: 10812990
    Abstract: Steering clients between access points (APs) or other sources of wireless signaling is contemplated. The client steering may be used to supplant or augment roaming capabilities of the clients with independent steering decisions made at the APs such as by utilizing information shared between the APs to generate a steering threshold for use in assessing whether clients should be steered from one AP to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Mufaddal Makati, John C. Bahr, Kevin E. Mahoney
  • Patent number: 10805277
    Abstract: A security system makes secure exchanges between a services platform and a communicating thing, which includes a control device. The system further includes a server, referred to as a “mediation” server, which receives a message, referred to as a “first” message, from the services platform, encrypts the first message, and sends the encrypted first message to the communicating thing. The communicating thing is also fitted with an IC card that is distinct from the control device and that decrypts the encrypted first message and sends the decrypted first message to the control device. The encryption and decryption operations are performed by at least one secret key shared between the mediation server and the IC card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Youssef Chadli, Antoine Mouquet
  • Patent number: 10798599
    Abstract: An embodiment method for controlling user equipment (UE) offloading includes transmitting, by a node B, to a radio network controller (RNC), a report including at least one downlink quantity associated with a UE and received by the node B from the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peng Zhang, Carmela Cozzo, Xiaolei Tie, Min Xu
  • Patent number: 10791456
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to selectively accept requests for communication that may be supported by different identification profiles with the selective acceptance being based upon a predefined criteria, such as the cost of the communications. In the context of a method, a request for communications is received from a network operator. The communications with the network operator are supported by a first of a plurality of identification profiles. The method also includes determining, relative to a predefined criteria, whether the communications should be supported by the first identification profile or by another identification profile configured to support communications with another network operator. In an instance in which the communications should be supported by another identification profile, the method causes the request for communications to be denied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Silke Holtmanns, Chaitra Shanthappa
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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