Roaming Patents (Class 455/432.1)
  • Patent number: 10292040
    Abstract: Example methods, apparatuses, and systems are presented for enabling and facilitating roaming of subscribers of a Home Public Mobile Network (HPMN) equipped with Long-Term Evolution (LTE) devices into LTE access network of a Visited Public Mobile Network (VPMN) under certain circumstances that are not supported by specifications promulgated by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) or the Global System for Mobile Association (GSMA). For example, a method for managing mobile device roaming is presented that includes receiving, at a gateway associated with the VPMN, a request message from an LTE device associated with the HPMN, wherein the request message requests wireless access to an LTE access network associated with the VPMN, enabling, at the gateway, registration of the LTE device to the LTE access network associated with the VPMN, and providing, at the gateway, an Internet Protocol (IP) connection to the LTE device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: ROAMWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Laurent Dubesset, David Gillot
  • Patent number: 10282719
    Abstract: A user equipment with a primary identifier and a secondary identifier. The user equipment comprises a witness application stored in the memory, that when executed by the processor in a trusted security zone, wherein the trusted security zone provides hardware assisted trust, transmits a message comprising the logs of the communication service consumption to a server in a network of a service provider associated with the user equipment using a trusted end-to-end communication channel, wherein the logs are translated by the server to a format compatible with a billing data store supported by a billing server, wherein the translated logs are transmitted to the billing data store, whereby a bill is created for each of the primary identifier and the secondary identifier by the billing server accessing the billing data store.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle W. Paczkowski, Joao “Tex” Teixeira
  • Patent number: 10278114
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus, methods, and articles of manufacture provide for geolocating a user and/or a user device, based on one or more location data sources. Some embodiments may include use of a user authentication process (e.g., a two-factor authentication service) to improve confidence in the determined location of a user device. In one embodiment, a user and/or a user device may be allowed or denied access to restricted access content based on the determined location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Gamesys Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Hillary, Robert Anthony Breedt, Jeffrey Paul Bannister, Michael Christopher McCarthy
  • Patent number: 10278230
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and media for controlling network connections are provided. In some implementations, a method for controlling network connections is provided, the method comprising: determining, by a user device connection to an access point by a first network connection, that a second network connection is available; determining that the user device is in an idle state; while the user device is in the idle state, switching from the first network connection to the second network connection; monitoring network activity using the second network connection; switching back to the first network connection; generating a profile for the second network connection based at least in part on the monitored network activity; comparing the profile for the second network connection to a profile for the first network connection; selecting the second network connection based on the comparison; and in response to selecting the second network connection, switching to the second network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Kamesh Raj Velu
  • Patent number: 10278169
    Abstract: An access point including a memory; at least one network interface configured to interface over a network with one or more of a other access point and a user equipment (UE); and a processor configured to, establish, via the at least one interface, a virtual link with the UE based on the respective one of the at least one virtual address, and transfer the virtual link to the other access by transmitting a command to the other AP to set, after a time period, at least one network interface associated therewith to be addressable via the respective one of the at least one virtual address, and disassociating the at least one network interface and the respective one of at least one virtual address after the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AIRTIES KABLOSUZ ILETISM SAN. VE DIS TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Eren Soyak, Firat Birlik, Okan Palaz, Irfan Acar
  • Patent number: 10271298
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a method includes initiating, by a mobile device, an attempt to connect to a visiting network and receiving, by the mobile device in response to the attempt to connect to the visiting network, a rejection from the visiting network. The method includes initiating, by the mobile device in response to the rejection from the visiting network, a limited-services timer to initiate a limited-services state for the mobile device. The mobile device is subscribed to a service on a home network of the mobile device and is prevented in the limited-services state from attempting to access the service. The method further includes detecting, by the mobile device prior to expiration of the limited-services timer, availability of the home network and permitting, by the mobile device prior to expiration of the limited-service timer, the mobile device to attempt to connect to the home network for accessing the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tongzeng Yang, Julia Wang
  • Patent number: 10251145
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method, a computer-readable medium, and an apparatus for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may receive a registration request including requested features by a UE. The apparatus may determine to reject the registration request based on the requested CIoT optimization features. The apparatus may select a cause value from a plurality of cause values to include in a registration reject message to the UE. The apparatus may send the registration reject message to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amer Catovic, Lenaig Genevieve Chaponniere, Haris Zisimopoulos
  • Patent number: 10242170
    Abstract: An electronic device according to various embodiments of the present disclosure may include at least one sensor module including a transmitter, a receiver, a secure memory for storing data obtained by the receiver, and a security control module for controlling the transmitter based on whether a target memory in which the obtained data is to be stored is the secure memory. In an example, the sensor may be a biometric sensor in which the transmitter transits an optical signal to a user's finger or iris or the like to authenticate the user. If malicious code attempting to defeat security is detected, so that the secure memory is not set up as the target memory, the security control module may control the transmitter by restricting transmission of signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Moon Soo Chang, Yang Soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10237724
    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: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ming Pui Chong, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 10237895
    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: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soeng-Hun Kim Kim, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Sung-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10231102
    Abstract: Techniques to adaptively launch/replace applications and services on edge devices in a cellular infrastructure and/or adaptively place content and computation at the edge devices based on logic at the network core are provided. In one aspect, a method for dynamic placement of applications in a cellular network mobile cloud is provided which includes the steps of: (a) obtaining: (i) a model of the cellular network, (ii) a model of user mobility patterns in the cellular network, and (iii) a model of a profile of the applications; (b) upon receipt of requests from users for the applications, obtaining runtime states at edge servers in the mobile cloud; and (c) upon obtaining the runtime states at the edge servers, placing the requests among the edge servers and a core server in the mobile cloud based on the models obtained in step (a) and the runtime states obtained in step (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dakshi Agrawal, Ting He, Ramya Raghavendra, Yang Song
  • Patent number: 10225794
    Abstract: [Object] To enable prompt switching of communication. [Solution] A terminal device includes a mobile communication unit configured to perform mobile communication of a mobile communication network, an acquisition unit configured to acquire information regarding one or more wireless networks for wireless communication that is different from the mobile communication, and a providing unit configured to provide the information regarding the one or more wireless networks to another terminal device that performs the wireless communication. The information regarding the one or more wireless networks is at least partial information of information provided to the terminal device by an information providing device that provides information regarding a wireless network that is different from the mobile communication network to a device that performs the mobile communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shinji Takae, Katsutoshi Itoh, Hideyuki Suzuki, Masanori Sato
  • Patent number: 10219153
    Abstract: A method of operating a User Equipment (UE) enabled isolated Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) operation for public safety (IOPS) is provided. The method includes receiving, from an IOPS-capable eNodeB (eNB), a system information block (SIB) message including an IOPS public land mobile network (PLMN) identity; activating a dedicated IOPS universal subscriber identity module (USIM) application based on the IOPS PLMN identity; and authenticating the IOPS-capable eNB based on the dedicated IOPS USIM application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai
  • Patent number: 10219207
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a continued service to user equipment (UE) under overload conditions is disclosed. A primary network undertakes a protective measure under unable to serve conditions by commanding a change in the UE network access behavior so that the UE can move to the secondary PLMN. After receiving the indication from the primary network, the UE connects to the secondary network and continues to obtain the services from the secondary network. The secondary PLMN ID can be sent to the UE in system information. Further, the information like overload indication, secondary PLMN ID and the time for which the UE can obtain the services from the secondary PLMN ID can be sent to individual UEs over dedicated messages either on an Access Stratum (AS) message or over a Non Access Stratum (NAS) message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satish Nanjunda Swamy Jamadagni, Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Song-Yean Cho
  • Patent number: 10212633
    Abstract: In cellular communication systems, the success rate for incoming calls for a client terminal in idle mode is related to the successful reception of paging messages. The instances for paging message transmission, known as paging occasions, may be based on a client terminal's unique identity. The network transmits a paging message addressed to a specific client terminal in its specific paging occasion. In addition to the reception of paging messages, a client terminal may be required to search and monitor neighbor cells for cell reselection and handoffs. A method and apparatus are disclosed that improve the cell reselection by using the known a priori information to categorize the neighbor cells, to categorize the cell reselection types, and to perform cell reselection to an appropriate neighbor cell at the opportune time such that a paging message reception may be neither missed nor delayed during the cell reselection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Sivakumar Govindassamy, Bhaskar Patel
  • Patent number: 10203923
    Abstract: A roaming device obtains an identifier for a network-enabled resource as a result of interacting with the network-enabled resource. The roaming device uses the identifier to obtain a link for the network-enabled device through a cloud service. The address is used to access and use the network-enabled resource using the cloud service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Lonnie D. Mandigo, Shell S. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10206163
    Abstract: Disclosed are a network access method and a mobile communications terminal. The method comprises: determining a network standard supported by a mobile communications terminal; adding to an equivalent public land mobile network (EPLMN) the network identifier of a public land mobile network (PLMN) of the determined network standard supported by the mobile communications terminal; if a PLMN matching the network identifier of the EPLMN is discovered by searching, then establishing a communications connection between the mobile communications terminal and the matching PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 10194322
    Abstract: A method in a network node for handling a transmission between a plurality of Transmission Points, TPs, and User Equipments, UEs, in a wireless network. The network node receives information from each respective UE out of a number of first UEs served by the network node, which information is related to the location of the UE. The network node then identifies a hot spot, based on the information received from the UEs. The hot spot is an area where the load density of UEs is above a first threshold. When a hot spot is defined the network node selects a plurality of TPs dedicated to serve the UEs 130 located in the hot spot and establishes a coordinated transmission mode from the plurality of dedicated TPs to the UEs located in the hot spot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Arne Simonsson, Francisco Rodrigo Porto Cavalcanti, Yuri C. B. Silva, Elvis M. G. Stancanelli
  • Patent number: 10194440
    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: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Gaal, Haitong Sun, Heechoon Lee, Wanshi Chen, Hung Ly, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Yeliz Tokgoz
  • Patent number: 10187865
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling use of such information by different communication devices. The use of the same mobile subscriber identity information by multiple devices can be based on locations and other mobile subscriber identity information can be assigned to devices based on the locations. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10178237
    Abstract: A method at a user equipment to facilitate splitting of data billing between at least two parties, the method assigning a first subset of application to a first forwarding information base (“FIB”) on the user equipment; associating the first FIB with a first cellular data interface; activating the splitting of data billing on the user equipment; and replacing the association in the first FIB to the first cellular interface with an association between a second cellular data interface and the first FIB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Steven Pieda, Kerry Gordon Peter Williams, Kevin Dennis Goodman, Pierre Pierre Blais
  • Patent number: 10171679
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for performing online charging for text messages. One embodiment comprises a system that handles a Mobile Originated (MO) text message. The system receives a send request for the MO text message, and generates an online credit request for the MO text message. The system determines a type of originating network for the MO text message, and inserts an indicator of the originating network type in the online credit request. The system may also determine a type of terminating network for the MO text message, and insert an indicator of the terminating network type in the online credit request. The system then transmits the online credit request to an online charging system to charge for the MO text message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Shaumir Shah, Sanjeev Singh
  • Patent number: 10172184
    Abstract: A neutral home network (NHN) may support home-routed traffic between a user equipment (UE) and a network of a mobile network operator (MNO) associated with the UE. The NHN may transmit an access point name (APN) that indicates a public land mobile network (PLMN) identifier (ID) to the UE. If the NHN supports home-routed traffic, the NHN may transmit an APN that indicates an MNO PLMN ID. If the NHN does not support home-routed traffic, the NHN may transmit an APN that indicates an NHN PLMN ID. From the APN, the UE may determine whether the NHN supports home-routed traffic. If the NHN supports home-routed traffic, the UE may transmit a packet data network (PDN) connectivity request to the NHN. If the NHN does not support home-routed traffic, the UE may establish a tunnel to the MNO network through Internet access provided by the NHN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Manu Sharma, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 10165463
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for congestion mitigation in telecommunications networks. In an exemplary apparatus, a network node (314, 500; 302, 400) in a telecommunications network is provided, the node comprising: a receiver (504; 404) configured to receive congestion data identifying a congested area (A-H) and one or more user equipments, UE, (a-j; 312) affected by the congested area; an alternative network determiner (516; 420) configured to determine one or more switchable UEs, amongst the identified UEs, that may be offloaded to an alternative access network (1-3); and a network switcher (518; 422) configured to control a transmitter (502; 402) to transmit an instruction for one or more of the switchable UEs to switch to an alternative access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Monjas Llorente, Alejandro Bascuñana Muñoz, Patricia Sanchez Canton
  • Patent number: 10159042
    Abstract: A wireless communication device includes: controlling circuitry configured to selectively switch an operating channel between a first channel and a second channel; and a transmitter configured to transmit a first beacon signal through the first channel at a first cycle and transmit a second beacon signal through the second channel at a second cycle. A first period during which transmission/reception of a signal is possible and a second period during which transmission/reception of a signal is not performed are set for the second channel within a transmission interval of second beacon signals. The controlling circuitry switches the operating channel from the second channel to the first channel during the second period. The transmitter transmits the first beacon signal through the first channel during the second period. The controlling circuitry switches the operating channel from the first channel to the second channel by an end of the second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryoko Matsuo, Toshiyuki Nakanishi, Toshihisa Nabetani, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10154472
    Abstract: Internet, voice calls, and messaging services have become ubiquitous and the means by which the services are accessed varies widely. The number and types of devices that may use these services have also proliferated. To serve a number and variety of client devices, a mobile Hotspot may be used, which is a device that may include a modem for mobile broadband access and a short range wireless link to distribute the services to local devices which may have such connectivity. Power consumption of battery powered client devices is an important consideration. A method and apparatus are disclosed that enable a client device to receive paging information from the mobile networks through a mobile Hotspot over a short range wireless link which may reduce power consumption of client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Sivakumar Govindassamy
  • Patent number: 10149126
    Abstract: A pico-cell is located within a facility. The pico-cell has a wireless protocol for carrying calls placed to and from mobile devices in the facility. A call distributor is in communication with the pico-cell and handles calls carried by the pico-cell. The call distributor includes an embedded wireless switch for routing calls to and from mobile devices in the facility using the wireless protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas O'Neil, Donna Sharer
  • Patent number: 10142896
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method of operating a terminal and a base station, and a terminal apparatus and base station apparatus, are provided. The method includes receiving a signal including a synchronization sequence and control information, which is transmitted from a neighbor cell, and decoding the control information based on a reception signal strength of the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Min Moon, Jaewon Kim, Seung-Hoon Park, Sunheui Ryoo, Jungsoo Jung
  • Patent number: 10136466
    Abstract: A communications device configured to transmit signals representing data to a first in-coverage communications device acting as source relay node for the communications device, the first in-coverage communications device configured to transmit signals to the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, and to receive signals representing the data from the first in-coverage communications device acting as the source relay node. The source relay node is within a coverage area of the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, the source relay node being configured to transmit the signals representing the data received from the communications device to the infrastructure equipment and to transmit the signals representing the data to the communications device which are received from the infrastructure equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 10127116
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture (e.g., physical storage media) to recover subscriber data in mobile communication networks are disclosed. Example subscriber data recovery methods disclosed herein include communicating with mobile devices operating in a mobile network to configure the mobile devices to (1) locally store backup subscriber data corresponding to subscriber data maintained at a first network element to manage access to the mobile network and (2) transmit the backup subscriber data to a destination based on configuration data. Disclosed example methods also include queueing respective backup subscriber data received from respective ones of the mobile devices for transmission to at least one of the first network element and/or a second network element to restore the subscriber data maintained at a first network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Wei Wang, Cristina Serban
  • Patent number: 10111088
    Abstract: A user, identified by a network access identifier (NAI) or other user identifier, uses a communication device, identified by a hostname or other device identifier. An Internet Protocol (IP) address is obtained for the communication device, e.g., when the user logs in for access to a packet-switched network. An association between the IP address and the hostname is registered in a domain name server. An association between the user identifier and the hostname is registered in an RWHOIS server. An application may query the RWHOIS server to determine the hostname of the communication device being used by the user and then query the domain name server to determine the IP address of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Jeremy R. Breau
  • Patent number: 10111265
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving measurement information in a mobile communication system. A terminal transmits a connection request message to a network and reports to the network, connection failure-related measurement information when a registered public land mobile network (RPLMN) included in a connection setup message received from the network corresponds to a pre-stored and selected public land mobile network (PLMN) and the connection failure-related measurement information stored with the selected PLMN is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Jae Hyuk Jang, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10111095
    Abstract: A device may determine that a first wireless local area network (WLAN) connection, established with a first WLAN access point using an extensible authentication protocol, has been dropped. The device may store a pairwise master key identifier, associated with the first WLAN access point, based on determining that the first WLAN connection has been dropped. The device may detect a WLAN signal, associated with the first WLAN access point or a second WLAN access point, after determining that the first WLAN connection has been dropped. The device may provide the pairwise master key identifier to the first WLAN access point or the second WLAN access point based on detecting the WLAN signal. The device may establish a second WLAN connection with the first WLAN access point or the second WLAN access point based on providing the pairwise master key identifier and without re-authenticating using the extensible authentication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Pritesh Patel, Youjian Xu, David H. Ten Eyck, Aldrich Gamboa
  • Patent number: 10104235
    Abstract: System and method of forwarding a call request initially directed to a regular phone to a VoIP system to avoid call roaming. A callee's regular phone is configured for call forwarding to the VoIP system by linking the phone number with a local access number of a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) platform of the VoIP system. Any call request directed to the phone number is automatically forwarded to the SIP platform through the local access number and converted to a VoIP call request. If the VoIP user account of the callee is online, the SIP platform initiates a VoIP communication session. Thus, even when the regular phone is located in a roaming region, the VoIP system takes over the call request such that no roaming charge is imposed to the callee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Algoblu Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Ming Li
  • Patent number: 10104221
    Abstract: Conversation-based context rules for altering virtual reality (VR) gaming and for switching between input languages based on heuristics related to past conversations between users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
    Inventors: Steven Osman, Jorge Arroyo Palacios
  • Patent number: 10098052
    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: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Qingmin Hu, Farooq Bari
  • Patent number: 10091706
    Abstract: A network access method includes: determining with a mobile communications terminal if a network identity of a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN) exists in an equivalent public land mobile network (EPLMN) list, obtaining a shared network information stored in an operator's server and searching for the network identity of the VPLMN from the shared network information upon a condition that the network identity of the VPLMN does not exist in the EPLMN list, adding the network identity of the VPLMN to the EPLMN list, and accessing a network based on the EPLMN list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 10089457
    Abstract: An application program is implemented by an electrical device for executing a wireless network certification process, which includes the following steps: driving a network module of the electrical device to receive a certification code broadcasted by a wireless network access point (AP), determining whether or not the certification code is in an identified list, wherein when the certification code is not in the identified list, the application program executes a first action to limit the electrical device to a limited function mode; and when an unlock password is received, the application program executing a second action to unlock the electrical device to an un-limited function mode; and when the electrical device is in the un-limited function mode and a connecting password is received, driving the network module of the electrical device to connect to the network AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Chien Liu, Yi-Chang Chen, Chih-Hsing Kang
  • Patent number: 10070370
    Abstract: A device, system and method for initiating cell selection. The method is performed at a device connected to a network and camped on a first cell of the network. The method includes determining whether the device has successfully synchronized with the first cell. When the device is unable to synchronize with the first cell, the method includes determining whether at least one further cell satisfies predetermined reselection criteria and determining whether the at least one further cell satisfies initial cell selection criteria. When the at least one further cell satisfies the initial cell selection criteria, the method includes initiating an initial cell selection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Sai Kiran Gummuluri, Harshit Chuttani, Adesh Kumar, Jinghua Ling, Xiangpeng Jing, Rajesh Ambati
  • Patent number: 10069858
    Abstract: A mobile web browser embedded in a smartphone operative to open a secure and private session with a web server on the Internet via one or more cell towers, using a mobile IP address of the smartphone, the mobile web browser including a VPN connector 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, a switch operable to change a current IP address of the smartphone used by the mobile web browser from a non-VPN mobile IP address to the virtual IP address of the VPN server, in a seamless manner without interrupting a current session with a web server, a URL content scanner causing a URL of a web page to be scanned for potential malware, a URL blocker, a tracker scanner and a tracker blocker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Finjan Mobile, Inc.
    Inventors: Scot Robinson, Jules Panopoulos, Patrick Conlin, Sang Hui Michael Kim, Julie Mar-Spinola, Michael Godlewski, Geoffrey House, Winnie Tong, Rudolph Mutter, Bay Lee Feore, Timothy Shipman, Anthony Scherba, Lee McDole, Alexander Lin Kremer
  • Patent number: 10045202
    Abstract: Disclosed in one embodiment of the present invention is a method for a user staying in a first country to be authorized in advance, before entering a second country which is different from the first country, to use a network service on a user terminal in the second country, without buying a local USIM after arriving in the second country or using a roaming service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Jee Young Lee
  • Patent number: 10034121
    Abstract: In a 3GPP LTE-A support for Mobile Type Communications, that is, M2M communications scheme, improvements of the random access are necessary to prevent random channel overload. Enhanced backoff in the presence of overload is such a mechanism, Counting the number of devices seeking RACH based on the number of received random access requests or else responses, and allocating Random Access resources on the basis of the number of requests, is another. Further, a channel aware resource allocation approach provides a way of determining, from the received requests, delay-tolerance of the M2M devices, based on which they are prioritized in accessing the random channel. Even within the prioritized devices, a smaller subset thereof may be prioritized further, according to radio conditions, to provide better access to those with higher SNR RBs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Chetan Harsha, Zhong Fan, Fengming Cao
  • Patent number: 10028174
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards a method and system for redirecting roaming network traffic in an LTE network. The method includes observing a registration process of a subscriber in a visited network. The method further includes sending one or more messages to the visited network to induce a re-registration attempt by the subscriber to another Radio Access Technology (RAT) network of the same visited network. The method further includes applying one or more legacy steering techniques to move the subscriber to a target visited network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: MOBILEUM, INC.
    Inventors: John Yue Jun Jiang, Laurent Dubesset, David Gillot
  • Patent number: 10009953
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for controlling transmission of user data between a user equipment and a packet data via a packet switched data network, such as an Evolved Packet System (EPS). An association is formed between the user equipment and one or more gateways in the packet switched data network. In some embodiments, one or more messages are sent to the user equipment indicating a capability of the one or more gateways to inhibit transmission of user data towards the user equipment; an indication is received from the user equipment to inhibit transmission of user data to the user equipment from the first gateway, and, in response, transmission of user data towards the user from at least one of the gateways is inhibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haris Zisimopoulos
  • Patent number: 10009760
    Abstract: A method for providing a communication device with credentials to enable it to access communication resources provided by a network operator, the method comprising storing, on the communication device, an indication of (i) an identity associated with the communication device; and (ii) an identity associated with a provisioning agent, transmitting, from the communication device to a communication network, a registration request that identifies the communication device and the provisioning agent, the provisioning agent providing, in response to the registration request, credentials to enable the communication device to access communication resources provided by a network operator and transmitting said credentials from the communication network to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: John Redford
  • Patent number: 10009939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for providing non-packet switched service to a target radio access technology (RAT) network. A circuit switched (CS) service notification message is received by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU). If the WTRU has been allocated a valid temporary mobile subscriber identity (TMSI), a paging response message including the valid TMSI is transmitted after an inter-system change is performed from a source RAT network to a target RAT network. The CS service notification message is for terminating a CS call request. The source RAT network may be a long term evolution (LTE) network, and the target RAT network may be a third generation partnership project (3GPP) network. Alternatively, if the WTRU has not been allocated a valid TMSI, a paging response message including an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) that identifies the WTRU is transmitted after the inter-system change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Behrouz Aghili, Peter S. Wang, Ulises Olvera-Hernandez, Shankar Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 10004034
    Abstract: When a user of a mobile communication device is roaming in a visited network, an active network selection policy is formed of one or more partial policies. The partial policies typically include the network selection rules of the visited network, but may also include user home network rules, global network selection rules of the home network and/or further network selection rules of the home network. At least some of the partial policies, such as the network selection policy of the visited network, may be in accordance with Automatic Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Jari Pekka Mustajarvi, Mika Forssell
  • Patent number: 10003915
    Abstract: A position location system based on a wireless local area network such as an IEEE 802.11 network is described. The system determines position of mobile tags attached to assets or people. IEEE 802.11 enabled zone tags are installed to assist in positioning. The system aligns frame timing of zone tags to that of an associated basic service set (BSS). The system computes the frame timing offsets between adjacent BSSs, and utilizes the frame timing offsets in scheduling range measurements between zone tags and mobile tags. A set of zone tags which are in close proximity of a first zone tag and able to receive signals from the first zone tag is identified. Frame timing of all zone tags in a network are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Bridgewest Finance LLC
    Inventors: Ahmad Jalali, Dhinakar Randakrishnan, Mehran Baghaei
  • Patent number: 9998981
    Abstract: A network access method includes: determining with a mobile communications terminal if a network identity of a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN) exists in an equivalent public land mobile network (EPLMN) list, obtaining a shared network information stored in an operator's server and searching for the network identity of the VPLMN from the shared network information upon a condition that the network identity of the VPLMN does not exist in the EPLMN list, adding the network identity of the VPLMN to the EPLMN list, and accessing a network based on the EPLMN list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 9998962
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for processing wireless access, a forwarding device and a network controller. The method includes: the forwarding device establishing a wireless access point table for local access; the forwarding device maintaining the wireless access point table for local access according to whether a wireless access point in the wireless access point table for local access exists and a state of the wireless access point in the wireless access point table for local access. The embodiments of the present document have achieved that the data of a corresponding relationship between APs and home forwarding devices are kept consistently under a pure WLAN network scenario or a multi-network integrated scenario in which the WLAN network accesses a mobile core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Tian Tian