Service Profile Patents (Class 455/432.3)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9871496
    Abstract: Described herein are apparatuses, systems and methods that facilitate user adjustment of an audio effect of an audio device to match the hearing sensitivity of the user. The user can tune the audio device with a minimum perceptible level unique to the user. The audio device can adjust the audio effect in accordance with the minimum perceptible level. For example, a loudness level can adjust automatically to ensure that the user maintains a perceptible loudness, adjusting according to environmental noise and according to the minimum perceptible level. Also described herein are apparatuses, systems and methods related to an audio device equipped with embedded audio sensors that can maximize a voice quality while minimizing the effects of noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: BITWAVE PTE LTD
    Inventors: Hui Siew Kok, Tan Eng Sui
  • Patent number: 9872274
    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: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Yu-Syuan Jheng, Feifei Sun, Li Chen, I-Kang Fu
  • Patent number: 9860685
    Abstract: In one embodiment a method for providing presence information in a smart environment is implemented on a personal computing device associated with a user and includes: broadcasting a presence indicator signal in the smart environment, where the presence indicator signal indicates presence of the user in the smart environment, and the personal computing device is not provided by an operator of the smart environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. White, Jr., Magnus Mortensen, Jay Kemper Johnston, Rama Darbha
  • Patent number: 9854596
    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: March 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Calcev, Lin Cai, Bin Chen, Lukasz Krzymien
  • Patent number: 9854560
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for paging transmission and reception for UEs requiring repeatedly paging. In one novel aspect, the UE reports the status to the MME. UE status 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 UEs requiring repeatedly paging. 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 status upon detecting status changes. The eNB stores UE information and forwards it to neighboring eNBs in the same paging area. The eNB pages UEs on its UE list with repetition while paging other UEs normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Yu-Syuan Jheng, Feifei Sun, Li Chen, I-Kang Fu
  • Patent number: 9826570
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for a wireless communication device having multiple Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) in which a first SIM is associated with an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) subscription that supports IMS services. The method includes but not limited to, determining that an IMS activity has completed at the IMS subscription, and determining whether a timer for a scheduled IMS signaling exceeds a time threshold. The timer indicates a time duration until performing the scheduled IMS signaling as scheduled. The method further includes, in response to determining that the timer does not exceed the time threshold, performing the scheduled IMS signaling and releasing a connection for the IMS subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashutosh Gupta, Amandeep Singh Bedi, Ankit Banaudha, Pradeep Nandam, Harinath Reddy Patel
  • Patent number: 9825962
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for sharing information. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of receiving user information entered by a user through a user interface and generating a user profile based at least on the user information. Additional actions include receiving an identification of a particular storage provider location from the user through the user interface, storing the user profile at the particular storage provider location, and receiving privacy settings from the user. Additional actions include receiving a request from the user to access a network resource associated with a particular user information consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Leona Seaward, Jocelyn A. Fry, Julian Henry Allen, Richard Beaumont
  • Patent number: 9814010
    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 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 9794418
    Abstract: A method at a user equipment to facilitate activation and splitting of data billing between at least two parties, the method including starting, at the user equipment, a virtual subscriber identity module platform (‘VSP’) service on the user equipment; verifying VSP configuration information with a network server; upon verification, starting a data networking access point name (‘APN’) based on the configuration information on the user equipment; and setting a status indicator on the user equipment to indicate the VSP service is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, 2236008 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Steven Pieda, Sivakumar Nagarajan, Mark De Abreu, Barry Fraser Yerxa, Pierre Pierre Blais, Thomas Leonard Trevor Plestid, Kevin Paul Fernandes
  • Patent number: 9794943
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems that may help to dynamically schedule data transmissions in accordance with a fairness policy between different classes of a users. An example method may be implemented in an access network that is configured for carrier-aggregation service via a plurality of component carriers in a given coverage area, and involves: (i) determining a usage level in the given coverage area, and (ii) determining that the usage level in the given coverage area is greater than a threshold usage level and responsively: (a) determining relative carrier-aggregation capabilities between two or more classes of user equipment (UE) that have established data connections in the coverage area, and (b) adjusting a per-carrier scheduling ratio for the given coverage area based on the relative carrier-aggregation capabilities between the two or more UE classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth S. Oroskar, Jasinder P. Singh
  • Patent number: 9781593
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method comprising caching, by a server comprising a processor, a subscriber profile in a network repository to create a cached subscriber profile. The cached subscriber profile comprises a replica of stored subscriber data. The method also comprises updating the cached subscriber profile in accordance with subscriber use of a first application from a first application provider to produce a first updated version of the cached subscriber profile. The method further comprises updating the first updated version of the cached subscriber profile in accordance with subscriber use of a second application from a second application provider to produce a second updated version of the cached subscriber profile. The first and second updated versions of the cached subscriber profile are accessible by the first application provider and by the second application provider. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 9713118
    Abstract: From a collection of movement data of a device, a pattern of movement of the device in a venue is computed. An evaluation is made to determine whether the pattern fits a profile from a set of profiles. Each profile in the set of profiles includes a set of characteristics of a different type of user. A label of the profile indicative of a type of a user associated with the device is added to a data record in the collection when the evaluation is affirmative.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jeremy A. Greenberger
  • Patent number: 9698856
    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: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoonsoub Jung, Jeongwook Seo, Yonggil Han
  • Patent number: 9692892
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for trading exchange to facilitate local data services for roaming users. The trading exchange includes an ecosystem of a plurality of operators, having home network (HPMN) and visited network (VPMN) operators. The trading exchange further includes a gateway for facilitating local data services for users, where the user is roaming in VPMN, by configuring a Domane Name Resolution (DNS) of the VPMN's Gateway General Packet Radio System (GPRS) Support Node (GGSN) for its users. The trading exchange further includes an interface maintaining a bi-directional connection with the gateway to exchange information related to the roaming services, and a bi-directional connection with users via their mobile devices' user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBETOUCH, INC.
    Inventor: John Yue Jiang
  • Patent number: 9686669
    Abstract: A method of communication that includes sending a first message from user equipment to a server, requesting a home agent and/or a home address. The method also includes authenticating the user equipment and providing the home agent and/or home address only when the user equipment is authenticated. Also, a communication system, a server, and user equipment that are configured to implement the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vijay Devarapalli, Basavaraj Patil, Mohan Parthasarathy, Hannu Flinck, Meghana Sahasrabudhe
  • Patent number: 9648489
    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: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yusupha Touray, Fayaz Kadri
  • Patent number: 9641345
    Abstract: There is described herein a method and apparatus for providing a telecommunications link between a first user and a second user in a telecommunications network. A request is received from the first user to provide a telecommunications link to the second user. The system then determines from a server hosting a networked community of users in which users interact over a communications network independent of the telecommunications network whether the first user and the second user have a specified relationship in the community of users. At least one setting for the telecommunications link is specified based on whether the first user and the second user have a specified relationship in the community of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason Cross, Alex Westley
  • Patent number: 9642063
    Abstract: A user equipment, UE, (20) determines a mobility state of a Wi-Fi access point, AP, as one of a moving mobility state and a non-moving mobility state along with control information relating to UE cell (re-)selection and/or handover behavior based on the determined mobility state of the Wi-Fi access point, AP. The UE then controls its cell (re-)selection and/or handover behavior in relation to the Wi-Fi access point, AP based on the determined control information. In a preferred embodiment, the UE can communicate with a cellular base station, BS, and with the Wi-Fi access point, AP. The UE detects the Wi-Fi AP, determines that the Wi-Fi AP is moving based on a moving AP indication, and controls cell (re-Selection and/or handover behavior of the UE based on the determination that the Wi-Fi AP is moving along with other information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Erik Westerberg, Muhammad Kazmi, Gunnar Mildh, Oumer Teyeb, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 9635542
    Abstract: A mobile apparatus includes a first slot to receive a first subscriber identity module card including a default subscriber identity module, and a second slot to receive a second subscriber identity module card including a plurality of alternative subscriber identity modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: UROS TECHNOLOGY S.À R. L.
    Inventors: Tommi Uhari, Ilkka Rahikainen, Jari A. Kokkonen
  • Patent number: 9622215
    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: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanyuan Zhang, Yu-Syuan Jheng, Feifei Sun, Li Chen, I-Kang Fu
  • Patent number: 9622032
    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: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: AFIRMA Consulting & Technologies, S.L.
    Inventor: Carlos A. Pérez LaFuente
  • Patent number: 9591575
    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: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Thomas J. Kenney, Eldad Perahia, Shahrnaz Azizi, Adrian P. Stephens
  • Patent number: 9578025
    Abstract: Verification of a user login to a secure account from a mobile device occurs when the user provides login credentials and a hardware identifier (ID) corresponding to the mobile device. The provided login credentials and hardware ID are then verified against a registry. Further, the mobile device determines and provides a geographic location of the mobile device using a global positioning system (GPS) component installed therein. The location provided by the mobile devices is then matched with a location of a network element with which the mobile device is currently communicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: David Aaron Pinski, Partha Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 9577692
    Abstract: An electronic device and method of managing a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) are provided. The electronic device includes a memory configured to store at least one instruction; and a provisioning manager connected to the memory, wherein the instruction related to an operation performance of the provisioning manager is configured to search for an accessible communication service provider network on the basis of a Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) where a profile relating to a communication service connection of at least one communication service provider network is not installed and collect at least one communication service provider information on the basis of the found communication service provider network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Sang Soo Lee, Duc Key Lee, Tae Sun Yeoum
  • Patent number: 9569595
    Abstract: A method performed by a network device may include obtaining an Internet Protocol address and a user device identifier associated with a user device, determining that the obtained user device identifier does not match a previous user device identifier associated with the obtained Internet Protocol address, and monitoring packets destined for the obtained Internet Protocol address to determine whether the packets are associated with a streaming application, based on determining that the obtained user device identifier does not match the previous user device identifier. The method may further include detecting a packet destined for the obtained Internet Protocol address, where the packet is associated with a streaming application and where the packet is received from a particular network device and signaling the particular network device to stop sending packets associated with the streaming application and destined for the obtained Internet Protocol address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Emerando M. Delos Reyes, Samir Ait-Ameur
  • Patent number: 9572016
    Abstract: Techniques for use in transferring an assignment of a secure chip of a wireless device from a current subscription manager (SM) of a current mobile network operator (MNO) to a new SM of a new MNO are described. In one illustrative example, the current SM receives a request for transferring the assignment and produces transfer permission data in response. The transfer permission data includes an identifier of the secure chip, an identifier of the current SM, and a digital signature of the current SM. The current SM then sends to the secure chip a transfer permission message which includes the transfer permission data. The transfer permission data indicates a permission for the secure chip to transfer the assignment from the current SM to the new SM. Additional techniques are performed by the secure chip, and the new SM, as described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: BlackBerry Limited, Certicom Corp.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Paul Cormier, David Philip Hole, Nicholas James Russell, Daniel Francis O'Loughlin
  • Patent number: 9544415
    Abstract: A mobile electronic device includes: a communication unit configured to perform short-distance communication with a first device, a notification unit configured to perform a local notification for a user of the mobile electronic device, and a controller configured to cause the notification unit to perform the local notification to the user when the short-distance communication with the first device is incapable of being performed. When the short-distance communication between the mobile electronic device and the first device is incapable of being performed, the controller is configured to transmit, to a second device, an inquiry as to whether the short-distance communication between the first device and the second device is capable of being performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekatsu Yamada, Junichi Kondou, Junya Yano, Yoshitaka Tokuyama
  • Patent number: 9532169
    Abstract: Wireless communications services on a wireless communications device are selectively restricted in accordance with a location of the wireless device and specific permission and/or restrictions assigned to the wireless device while within/at the location. Services can be selectively blocked (denied), selectively modified, or selectively allowed on a wireless device based on lists indicating permissibility for specific services for specific devices at/within specific locations. A location can be a zone of coverage of a cellular tower, micro/pico/Femto cell or wireless access point, a sector of a zone of coverage, a geographic region within a zone of coverage, or any appropriate combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: Brian Kevin Daly
  • Patent number: 9525997
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, responsive to a mode of operation being a reseller mode, providing a second international mobile subscriber identity to a mobile communication device to cause the mobile communication device to store the second international mobile subscriber identity in the universal integrated circuit card and to cause the mobile communication device to delete the first international mobile subscriber identity from the universal integrated circuit card. Responsive to the mode of operation being an agency mode, a third international mobile subscriber identity and authentication keys can be provided to the mobile communication device to cause the mobile communication device to store the third international mobile subscriber identity and the authentication keys in the universal integrated circuit card without deleting the first international mobile subscriber identity from the universal integrated circuit card. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Brian Keith Rainer, Matthew Traye Kenerly
  • Patent number: 9521547
    Abstract: The present invention relates to profile access credentials used for encoding profiles in a system comprising an mobile network operator (MNO), a subscription manager (SM), an embedded UICC (eUICC) and the like, that is, a method for storing/managing an eUICC publication key and a corresponding secret or the like inside the eUICC. In addition, the invention also provides a method for transmitting information on profile access credentials inside the eUICC to external entities for encoding and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jaemin Park, Jinhyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 9516620
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses bind a user's IMS public identity to, and unbind it from, a mobile device (MD) shared among multiple users. In binding the user's IMS public identity, a message is received from the MD, which message comprises a shared service authorization access token that is associated with a shared service and that comprises an identifier of a user of the MD. The message further comprises a default public identity of the MD. Based on the user identifier and the default public identity, the user is determined to be authorized to use the MD for the shared service. In response to the determination, a public identity of the user is obtained and mapped to the MD to bind a private identity and a public identity of the MD and the public identity of the user, and a user subscription database is instructed to update the user's service subscription information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven D. Upp, Karen M. Upp