Service Profile Patents (Class 455/432.3)
  • Patent number: 11516641
    Abstract: A method performed by a Radio Access Management Function (RAMF) for handling connectivity to a data network is disclosed. The RAMF receives, from a UE, a request associated with connectivity to the data network for an application having a subscription ID. The RAMF selects, based on at least a part of the subscription ID, which Session Management Function the request should be forwarded to, and forwards the request to the selected Session Management Function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Lars Lövsén
  • Patent number: 11398856
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for implementing beamforming techniques to choose transceivers in a wireless mesh network are disclosed. Multiple transceivers are deployed in a wireless virtual reality (VR) environment to provide a high quality path to send an encoded video stream from a graphics source to a head-mounted display (HMD) receiver. When a master transceiver connected to the graphics source does not have a line of sight connection to the HMD, the master transmitter sends the encoded video stream on a path though one or more passive transceivers that have good line of sight connections on the path to the HMD. To determine the quality of the wireless links between the various transceivers and the HMD, beamforming training procedures are performed. These beamforming training procedures are implemented to determine how to route the encoded video stream from the master transceiver to the HMD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
    Inventors: Ngoc Vinh Vu, Carson Ryley Reece Green, Neil Patrick Kelly
  • Patent number: 11368443
    Abstract: A system and method for a user-centric decentralized digital communication platform aggregating multiple user groups within a defined organization, community or affiliated networks enables secure data transfer of complex multi-party data across multiple information systems, organizations, communities, and external affiliates. A comprehensive digital ecosystem, in which varied user groups within specific industries can identify, interact and manage everyday tasks and requests, provides an intuitive networking communication platform that can utilize distributed ledger technology to reward participation and exchange. The computer-implementable communication platform system is operable in combination with multiple information systems, and includes or provides a central remote abstraction layer, service or system for enabling inter-information system operations, and a single interface for client-to-information system interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Cloud People LLC
    Inventors: Claudia E. Lamb, Andrew J. F. Lamb, Michael T. Miller, Alexander Savenok
  • Patent number: 11356918
    Abstract: A communication method and system for controlling and paging a user equipment (UE) are provided. The method includes receiving mobility level information of a UE, and performing at least one of handover control, measurement control, or paging for the UE according to mobility level information of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang, Qi Li, Xiaowan Ke
  • Patent number: 11336365
    Abstract: A method for managing the telecommunication data traffic of a very high throughput satellite communication system wherein, for each satellite, the management of a so-called n+p site diversity and/or of a load diversity is implemented in a digital transparent processor in the satellite to guarantee the availability of the very high throughput communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Cédric Baudoin, Sandra Vime, Bertrand Onillon
  • Patent number: 11323486
    Abstract: Techniques for providing security for Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) in mobile networks (e.g., service provider networks for mobile subscribers) are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system/process/computer program product for enhanced security for CIoT in mobile networks in accordance with some embodiments includes monitoring network traffic on a service provider network at a security platform to identify a subscriber identity for a new session, in which the session is associated with a CIoT device; determining an application identifier for user traffic associated with the new session at the security platform; and determining a security policy to apply at the security platform to the new session based on the subscriber identity and the application identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sachin Verma, Leonid Burakovsky, Jesse C. Shu, Lei Chang
  • Patent number: 11272332
    Abstract: A mobile device has a display, a memory, at least one processor, and executable instructions stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SITO Mobile R&D IP, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony G. Macaluso
  • Patent number: 11250081
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for a search query prediction service. User accounts are organized into various groupings. Candidate search queries are determined for the groups into which a user account is included. A predicted search query is selected from the candidate search queries and communicated to the client before an input of a portion of a search query by a user of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Piers George Cowburn, Eric Michael Molitor
  • Patent number: 11191014
    Abstract: There is described therein a method of roaming between 5G networks operator for selecting a network operator in a visited country when a mobile network user exits an area covered by a home network operator to enter the visited country covered by a plurality of visited network operators. This method of roaming is based on the concordance between the VNF supported by the visited country network and the network profile of the user. The network profile of the user embeds both the functions commonly chained in his home network to deploy the services corresponding to his usage and the functions required in the visited country network to perform the services desired by the user. Therefore, by matching this profile with VNF capabilities deployed by a network the invention allows a better user satisfaction in roaming situations providing them with the most suitable network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Bessern Sayadi, Sylvaine Kerboeuf
  • Patent number: 11166163
    Abstract: Various arrangements for using a SIM card across multiple wireless networks are presented. A DKi value may be stored by the SIM card. The SIM card may calculated a FKi value using the DKi value and a stored BKi value. The SIM card can attach to a guest wireless network. A challenge may be received by the SIM card from the guest wireless network. The SIM card may calculate an answer to the challenge using the FKi value. The answer may be transmitted to the wireless network. In response to the answer being correct, the wireless device having the SIM card installed is successfully authenticated to use the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Evolving Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: David Thorn
  • Patent number: 11140728
    Abstract: A control method of performing communication using a first and second communication method includes searching for, by the first and second communication method, a communication apparatus, and receiving a selection of the communication apparatus discovered by the first and second communication method, as a target. If the target discovered by the first communication method is selected, first setting information is transmited to cause the target to establish connection by the first communication method to the target, and second setting information is transmitted to cause the target to establish connection by the second communication method to the target. If the target discovered by the second communication method is selected, the second setting information is transmitted to the target by the second communication method, and the first setting information is transmitted to the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yusuke Uchida
  • Patent number: 11063767
    Abstract: An apparatus serves as a node device included in a distributed data sharing network, and shares, by using a blockchain, a piece of event information related to an event generated in a terminal, among node devices included in the distributed data sharing network, where the blockchain is a continuously growing list of blocks which are linked and secured using cryptography. The apparatus generates a piece of event data including the piece of event information related to the event, and causes the generated piece of event data to be stored in one of the node devices included in the distributed data sharing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Satoshi Imai, Toru Katagiri, Motoyoshi Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10992711
    Abstract: A network aware data driven Internet of things (IoT) service engine is presented herein. A method can comprise receiving a policy rule from a network device of respective network devices—the policy rule corresponding to a sensor of a group of sensors that have been configured to transmit information of respective services to the respective network devices using an Internet protocol, and the policy rule defining an action to be performed by the system in response to a behavior of the sensor being determined to satisfy a defined condition specified by the policy rule with respect to a service of the respective services; based on the policy rule, monitoring the behavior of the sensor; and in response to determining that the behavior of the sensor satisfies the defined condition, performing the action on behalf of the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Qingmin Hu, Douglas Eng
  • Patent number: 10952278
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include methods performed by a cellular Internet of Things, CIoT, user equipment, UE, for transmission of data in a communication network comprising a radio access network, RAN, and a core network, CN. Embodiments include sending, to an Access and Mobility Management Function, AMF, a request to establish a small-data user-plane, SDUP, data session. Embodiments can also include receiving a response indicating that the requested SDUP data session is established. The response can include an identifier associated with a user-plane function, UPF, within the CN, that supports the established SDUP data session. The response can also include an SDUP security configuration for communication between the UE and the CN during the established SDUP data session. Embodiments can also include subsequently communicating user data, associated with the established SDUP data session, with the UPF via a serving node in the RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Mildh, Qian Chen, Mohammed Yazid Lyazidi, Ulf Mattsson, Hans Bertil Rönneke, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Magnus Stattin
  • Patent number: 10944753
    Abstract: A network device receives parameters associated with a usage profile of at least one Internet of Things (IoT) device, where the usage profile specifies a data usage pattern associated with the at least one IoT device transmitting or receiving data via a wireless network. The network device generates a device behavior profile based on the parameters associated with the usage profile, and causes the device behavior profile and an application to be sent to the at least one IoT device, where the application controls the at least one IoT device's transmission or reception via the wireless network using the device behavior profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Musa Kazim Guven, Jeremy Nacer, Xin Wang, Zhengfang Chen, Hakan Alparslan, Christopher M. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10764909
    Abstract: The hidden node problem can be avoided by scheduling stations in different sectors to perform transmissions during different time periods. Sectorized scheduling can be communicated to stations through transmission of beamformed beacon signals at the beginning of respective time periods. For instance, a first beamformed beacon signal may be transmitted to stations in a first sector at the beginning of a first time period, while a second beamformed beacon signal may be transmitted to stations in a second sector at the beginning of a second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Calcev, Lin Cai, Bin Chen, Lukasz Krzymien
  • Patent number: 10726480
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for trade order processing in an electronic trading environment are provided. According to one or more embodiments, two or more trade orders are currently queued for execution at one or more electronic exchanges and are to be modified at substantially the same time. Each trade order is processed according to a priority based on each order's proximity to a particular market price, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander V. Foygel, Bharat Mittal
  • Patent number: 10630836
    Abstract: Systems and methods for adaption of telephonic signal are provided. A telephonic listener's demographic information is first received. Next, a set of preset parameters are retrieved from a database based on the demographic information. The preset parameters are calculated using suprathreshold and/or threshold hearing data, which is representative of a demographic group. These preset parameters are then outputted to a sound personalization digital signal processing (DSP) algorithm. A voice signal is then processed using the sound personalization DSP and the processed voice signal is then outputted at the listener's telephonic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
    Inventors: Ryan Klimczak, Philipp Skribanowitz, Nicholas R. Clark
  • Patent number: 10609634
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an enterprise network includes: at least one wireless access point operative to enable a wireless device to connect to the enterprise network, networked resources to be accessed by the wireless device, and a network selection server implemented on at least one computing device and operative to: authenticate credentials provided by the wireless device when connecting to the enterprise network via the at least one wireless access point, and provide network access selection policies to the wireless device, where the network access selection policies at least determine access by the wireless device to network resources while said wireless device is connected to said enterprise network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Graybeal, Ben Bleichman, Bart Brinckman, Konstantin Livanos
  • Patent number: 10609627
    Abstract: A device can receive a system information data from a cell and obtain cell metadata from the system information data, the cell metadata including at least one of: a cell identifier, or a cellular parameter. The device can determine, based on the cell metadata, that the cell is of a particular cell type of multiple cell types, including: a fifth generation long term evolution (LTE) cell type, a fifth generation new radio (NR) sub-6 GHz cell type, and a fifth generation NR millimeter wave cell type. Based on the particular cell type, the device can perform an action, including causing display of an indicator on a display of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Hui Zhao, Samirkumar Patel, Lily Zhu, Andrew E. Youtz, Christopher M. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10546336
    Abstract: A search device includes a suggestion word presentation unit that presents a suggestion word based on the presentation priority by acquiring a suggestion word according to an input search string and a presentation priority from a suggestion word database, the suggestion word database storing the suggestion word and the presentation priority of the suggestion word associated to be searched by the input search string, a time information management unit that calculates time difference between a time when a search is performed and a time when a predetermined purchase operation or purchase preliminary operation is performed on a product which is related to the search and a priority management unit that updates the presentation priority stored in the suggestion word database to raise a presentation priority, which is associated with a suggestion word used for a search, higher as the time difference is smaller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Rakuten, Inc.
    Inventor: Akira Kasai
  • Patent number: 10542083
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses for multi-mode collaboration between entities in different jurisdictions. According to an example a technique can include determining a location of a remote communication device by at least one of a global positioning system (GPS), low frequency (LF) atomic time radio, earth magnetic signature, internet protocol (IP) address, and cell phone tower triangulation, determine regulations regarding communication from an internal network to the remote device based on the determined location, and configure the remote device to transmit and receive communications in a manner compliant with the determined regulations including one of voice over internet protocol (VOIP) communication, hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) communication, text communication, voice communication, video communication, and augmented reality communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Monica L. Giffin, Keith M. Janasak, Richard M. Pinti, John A. Cogliandro
  • Patent number: 10536903
    Abstract: Logic may comprise hardware and/or code to select a narrow band from a wider channel bandwidth. Logic of communications between devices may select, e.g., a 1 or 2 MHz sub-channel from a wider channel bandwidth such as 4, 8, and 16 MHz and transmit packets on the selected 1 or 2 MHz channel. For instance, a first device may comprise an access point and a second device may comprise a station such as a low power sensor or a meter that may, e.g., operate on battery power. Logic of the devices may facilitate a frequency selective transmission scheme. Logic of the access point may transmit sounding packets or control frames across the sub-channels of the wide bandwidth channel, facilitating selection by the stations of a sub-channel and subsequent communications on the sub-channel between the access point and the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Thomas J. Kenney, Eldad Perahia, Shahrnaz Azizi, Adrian P. Stephens
  • Patent number: 10511614
    Abstract: A method establishing communications between a management system and a malware detection system that collectively provide a distributed malware detection scheme. The malware detection system is configured to analyze network traffic to determine whether the network traffic includes malware. The management system is configured to set the malware detection system to a first level of malware detection based on a first subscription level purchased by a subscriber and control operability of the malware detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: FireEye, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashar Aziz
  • Patent number: 10484891
    Abstract: Machine learning and data analytics based systems and methods for generating recommendations for achieving optimal cellular connectivity based on connectivity details and current and predicted future events are provided. According to one embodiment, a carrier connection status based recommendation system, receives data pertaining to past, current, and predicted connection/performance data of various wireless carriers that it can recommend for a network, real-time user reports, external parameters such as expected weather, pre-determined parameters such as planned outages, and events that may impact performance of the carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: Shashidhar Reddy Polepalli
  • Patent number: 10410649
    Abstract: A system for delivery of personalized audio services including a first microphone for capturing audio, a voice controlled interface coupled to the first microphone for detecting a voice command, a communication module for accessing information from a network in response to the detected voice command to provide results from accessing the network, a memory for storing a user profile and a user listening history, and a processor for modifying the results based on the detected voice command, the user profile and the user listening history. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Station Techiya, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Wayne Goldstein
  • Patent number: 10383518
    Abstract: A system comprises a storage device, a piece of medical equipment, a portable computing device, and a hub portal. The piece of medical equipment has at least one electrically powered feature and comprises either a medical examination table or a storage cabinet. The storage device is operable to store data and is remotely located relative to the first piece of medical equipment and relative to the portable computing device. The hub portal is operable to provide communication of one or both of data or commands between the storage device, the piece of medical equipment, and the portable computing device. A method includes enablement or activation of an electrically powered feature of medical equipment upon entry of a portable computing device into a medical examination room. The method also includes disablement or further activation of the electrically powered feature upon exit of the portable computing device from the medical examination room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Midmark Corporation
    Inventors: Asad Abu-Tarif, Thomas L. Treon, Steven K. Cordonnier, Carlos J. Castillo, Robert Menke, Ruomei Zhang, Jon E. Wells
  • Patent number: 10383031
    Abstract: A system that includes a plurality of access points and a device tracking controller. The device tracking controller is configured to receive signal strength information for a set of endpoint devices from at least one access point from the plurality of access points. The signal strength information indicates a signal strength between the set of endpoint devices and the at least one access point. The device tracking controller is further configured to determine a location for the at least one access point and to associate the set of endpoint devices with the location of the at least one access point. The device tracking controller is further configured to generate a zone profile identifying the location and the set of endpoint devices associated with the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventor: Rahul Isola
  • Patent number: 10345425
    Abstract: A tracking device broadcasts beacon signals that are separated in time by broadcast intervals. The tracking device determines the broadcast intervals based on a behavior model. The behavior model specifies one or more conditions, such as times of day within a 24-hour day, and associates a usage probability with each condition. A higher usage probability causes the tracking device to broadcast beacon signals at shorter broadcast intervals. A mobile device in communication with the tracking device can reconfigure the behavior model, either by modifying portions of the behavior model or by replacing the behavior model with a different behavior model. This allows the behavior model to adapt to different circumstances, such as different usage patterns during weekdays, weekends, and vacations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Josselin de la Broise, Aaron Okano, Akhila Hegde
  • Patent number: 10326683
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for generating a delay profile for different priority classifications. In one aspect, multiple latency probes are transmitted by a source node to a target network node. Each latency probe has a different priority code. A response to each of the transmitted latency probes is received by the source node from the target network node. Based on the received responses, a delay profile for the target network node is generated by the source node. The delay profile provides multiple network latency measurements for packets transmitted to the target network node with the different priority codes. A user interface of a display is updated to visually present at least a portion of the delay profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: ADTRAN, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Tidwell, Sean M. Osborne
  • Patent number: 10306461
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for providing roaming services, for a user equipment, within a mobile communication network, the mobile communication network comprising a core network and an access network, the access network of the mobile communication network comprising at least one radio cell being served by a base station entity, wherein the user equipment is able to be attached to the mobile communication network via the base station entity despite the user equipment being related to a further mobile communication network as the home public land mobile network of the user equipment, wherein the core network comprises a serving core network node and a home subscriber server functionality, wherein the serving core network node provides mobility management functionality regarding the base station entity and thereby provides mobility management functionality regarding the user equipment, wherein the further mobile communication network comprises a further core network, the further core network comprising a
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Karl-Heinz Nenner, Dieter Jacobsohn
  • Patent number: 10292042
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method for detecting, by a first device including a least one processor and a first Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC), a second device having a second UICC, detecting, by the first device, that the second UICC is unprovisioned, selecting, by the first device, one of a plurality of selectable options, where the selection identifies a first network operator selected from a plurality of network operators, receiving, by the first device, first credential information of the first network operator, and transmitting, by the first device, to the second device the first credential information for enabling the second device to facilitate establishment of communication services with network equipment of the first network operator according to the first credential information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David A. Christopher, Dana Tardelli
  • Patent number: 10285022
    Abstract: In a method for signal transmission and reception of a home subscriber server (HSS) in a wireless communication system, according to an embodiment of the present invention, the method for signal transmission and reception of the HSS comprises the steps of: receiving a uniform resource locator (URL) from a mobility management entity (MME) which has received an attach request transmitted by a user equipment (UE); and determining whether it is appropriate for the MME to provide service to the UE on the basis of the URL, wherein the URL includes at least one piece of information on whether the MME belongs to a dedicated core network, or on the type of dedicated core network to which the MME belongs if the MME belongs to a dedicated core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim
  • Patent number: 10256940
    Abstract: A dynamically-reconfigurable multiband multiprotocol communications jamming system and method is provided that are particularly suited for the generation of effective radio-frequency waveforms/noise output that successively translates up and down the RF spectrum. The system and method are particularly suited for strategically targeting specific frequencies in order to disrupt a communications network or networks, and can be rapidly deployed via delivery platforms, such as artillery and other projectile mechanisms, remote operated vehicles (unmanned aerial, sea or land systems) or targeted air or land delivery via manned assets or automated or robotic support means, or manual delivery by personnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Timothy W. Coleman, Dondon B. Gabriel, Boris Kogan
  • Patent number: 10257691
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling reuse of such information by a different communication device and/or re-authorizing use by a communication device that previously was authorized to utilize the information. The reassignment of mobile subscriber identity information can be based on detecting a registration that utilizes a bootstrap mobile subscriber identity information or a registration based on a mobile subscriber identity information that the network has designated not for use by the particular communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10212691
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for paging transmission and reception for UEs requiring coverage extension/coverage enhancement. In one novel aspect, the UE reports the CE status to the MME. CE level related information and the corresponding cell ID are provided from eNB to MME. MME sends paging information including the repetition number to all eNBs in the corresponding tracking area when paging the UE. In another novel aspect, a paging area is used for CE UEs. The UE receives paging area information, notifies the network, and updates the stored paging area information upon detecting changes between the received and the stored paging areas. In another embodiment, the UE reports its CE status upon detecting CE status changes. The eNB stores UE CE information and forwards it to neighboring eNBs in the same paging area. The eNB pages UEs on its CE UE list with repetition while paging other UEs normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Yu-Syuan Jheng, Feifei Sun, Li Chen, I-Kang Fu
  • Patent number: 10194316
    Abstract: A method of changing a profile by using an identification module and an electronic device for implementing the same are provided. The electronic device may enable a profile stored in an embedded identification module to receive a wireless communication network service corresponding to the enabled profile. The method includes identifying a network selected by a user, determining whether a profile, which can use the network, is included in the identification module in accordance with the identified network, downloading the profile corresponding to the network and enabling the downloaded profile when the profile is not included in the identification module, enabling the profile when the profile is included in the identification module, and making a connection to the network based on the enabled profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Euichang Jung, Suha Yoon, Suyoung Park
  • Patent number: 10182374
    Abstract: This invention provides a method, system and apparatus for controlling mobility on a wireless network, which includes retrieving a network mobility preference, the network mobility preference indicating a level of mobility service for the mobile station, the level of mobility service indicating the extent to which the mobile station can handoff among base stations of the wireless network, and establishing a level of mobility service for the mobile station based on the retrieved network mobility preference. The method and apparatus may further include determining the level of mobility service for the mobile station to be fully or partially restricted based on the mobility preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yusupha Touray, Fayaz Kadri
  • Patent number: 10123304
    Abstract: A system for providing a multicast control channel (MCCH) including information related to a service is provided. The system includes a processor programmed to promote transmission of a MCCH including a multi-cell information portion that contains information common to a plurality of cells in a wireless telecommunications network, and a cell-specific information portion that contains information specific to one of the cells. A method for providing control information is also provided. The method includes transmitting a multicast control channel (MCCH) including information related to a service, wherein the MCCH has a cell-specific portion that contains information specific to a specific cell in a telecommunications network, and wherein the MCCH has a multi-cell portion that contains information common to a plurality of cells in the telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Zhijun Cai
  • Patent number: 10097957
    Abstract: A home management system comprises a controller configured to determine that a status of a particular mobile device registered with the home management controller is of concern; transmit to the particular mobile device a request notification to enable the registered mobile device to determine a device location in the background; receive a location notification from the particular mobile device in response to the request notification; and based on the received location notification, determine the status of the particular mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Timo Bruck, Mark Rajan Malhotra
  • Patent number: 10082555
    Abstract: A tracking device broadcasts beacon signals that are separated in time by broadcast intervals. The tracking device determines the broadcast intervals based on a behavior model. The behavior model specifies one or more conditions, such as times of day within a 24-hour day, and associates a usage probability with each condition. A higher usage probability causes the tracking device to broadcast beacon signals at shorter broadcast intervals. A mobile device in communication with the tracking device can reconfigure the behavior model, either by modifying portions of the behavior model or by replacing the behavior model with a different behavior model. This allows the behavior model to adapt to different circumstances, such as different usage patterns during weekdays, weekends, and vacations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventors: Josselin de la Broise, Aaron Okano, Akhila Hegde
  • Patent number: 10050660
    Abstract: A method and a device for selecting a radio in an electronic device with a hybrid radio function. The method includes detecting an entrance to a hybrid radio function; determining a default radio mode to be executed as a default in response to a preconfigured mode determination condition; and receiving and reproducing a radio broadcast in a radio mode corresponding to the determined default radio mode. The present disclosure can be applied to various other embodiments based on the aforementioned embodiment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoonsoub Jung, Jeongwook Seo, Yonggil Han
  • Patent number: 10038771
    Abstract: Extending a feature includes receiving a feature extension request from a first device identifying a feature not natively available to the first device. From a pool of registered devices, a second device offering the requested feature is identified. A communication link via which the requested feature can be extended to the first device is initiated. The extending of the requested feature from the second device to the first device is facilitated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Adi Kidron, Eitan Katz, Tomer Priel
  • Patent number: 10031818
    Abstract: A system and method thereof for performing loss-less migration of an application group. In an exemplary embodiment, the system may include a high-availability services module structured for execution in conjunction with an operating system, and one or more computer nodes of a distributed system upon which at least one independent application can be executed upon. The high-availability services module may be structured to be executable on the one or more computer nodes for loss-less migration of the one or more independent applications, and is operable to perform checkpointing of all state in a transport connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Open Invention Network LLC
    Inventors: Keith Richard Backensto, Allan Havemose
  • Patent number: 10034203
    Abstract: This invention provides a method, system and apparatus for controlling mobility on a wireless network, which includes retrieving a network mobility preference, the network mobility preference indicating a level of mobility service for the mobile station, the level of mobility service indicating the extent to which the mobile station can handoff among base stations of the wireless network, and establishing a level of mobility service for the mobile station based on the retrieved network mobility preference. The method and apparatus may further include determining the level of mobility service for the mobile station to be fully or partially restricted based on the mobility preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yusupha Touray, Fayaz Kadri
  • Patent number: 9930577
    Abstract: This invention provides a method, system and apparatus for controlling mobility on a wireless network, which includes retrieving a network mobility preference, the network mobility preference indicating a level of mobility service for the mobile station, the level of mobility service indicating the extent to which the mobile station can handoff among base stations of the wireless network, and establishing a level of mobility service for the mobile station based on the retrieved network mobility preference. The method and apparatus may further include determining the level of mobility service for the mobile station to be fully or partially restricted based on the mobility preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yusupha Touray, Fayaz Kadri
  • Patent number: 9924347
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that manages utilization of mobile subscriber identity information including enabling reuse of such information by a different communication device and/or re-authorizing use by a communication device that previously was authorized to utilize the information. The reassignment of mobile subscriber identity information can be based on detecting a registration that utilizes a bootstrap mobile subscriber identity information or a registration based on a mobile subscriber identity information that the network has designated not for use by the particular communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 9924346
    Abstract: A subscriber identity is changed for a mobile terminal through an instruction being provided to the mobile terminal to detach from a first mobile communication system, to which the first mobile communication system the mobile terminal is attached using a first subscriber identity, where the instruction is also an instruction to change to a second subscriber identity associated with a second mobile communication system. The mobile terminal receives the instruction via the first mobile communication system, detach from the first mobile communication system attaches to the second mobile communication system using the second subscriber identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qiang Li, Justus Petersson
  • Patent number: 9918247
    Abstract: Receiving Internet Protocol (IP) data content having an associated file type and service port number is disclosed. Determining a level of service for a portable wireless transceiver is further disclosed. The level of service may be associated with the file type, the service port number and a saturation of users in a cell of the wireless transceiver. On a condition the level of service is determined to be a partial service level, data content may be delivered to the portable wireless transceiver at a limited data rate. On a condition the level of service is determined to be a full service level, the data content may be delivered to the portable wireless transceiver at a data rate higher than the limited data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: IPR Licensing, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas E. Gorsuch
  • Patent number: 9906901
    Abstract: Method for monitoring the presence of a mobile station in at least one special area, wherein a radio communication defining device transmits one radio distinctive defining signal that define the special area by its coverage, the mobile station processes a signal received in order to determine whether or not it is defining signal and more precisely a distinctive one that defines the special area, the mobile station sends an updating signal to a mobile telephone network, the network routes the updating signal to special operating means that adapt the value of an operating parameter. According to the invention, the special area is associated to the mobile station by transmitting to the mobile station a checking data used by the mobile station for determining whether or not the defining signal received is distinctive defining signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: AFIRMA CONSULTING & TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
    Inventor: Carlos A. Pérez LaFuente