Home Location Registration (hlr) Or Visitor Location Registration (vlr) Detail Patents (Class 455/433)
  • Patent number: 11991036
    Abstract: This application provides a communication method performed at a control function entity. The method includes: receiving N first requests transmitted by N first network function (NF) entities, each of the first requests including a first valid time in which a first NF entity transmitting the first request provides a service; receiving a second request transmitted by a second NF entity, the second request being used for determining a third NF entity from the N first NF entities; and transmitting a first response to the second NF entity, the first response including a first valid time in which a third NF entity provides a service, such that the second NF entity performs service communication with the third NF entity within the first valid time in which the third NF entity provides the service, the third NF entity being included in the N first NF entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Tao Wang
  • Patent number: 11985172
    Abstract: A communication network allowing at least one user device, thanks to configuration information, to access communication services, the communication being a private communication or a communication within a multimedia group with which the user device is affiliated, the communication network including a plurality of servers, wherein the configuration information of the user device is configured in each server to which the user device is authorised to access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: AIRBUS DS SLC
    Inventor: Olivier Paterour
  • Patent number: 11979783
    Abstract: If a first condition for a handover of an analytics calculation for a user equipment by an analytics function is met, the analytics function requests, of at least one other analytics function of the communication network, preparation of the handover of the analytics calculation. If a second condition for the handover of the analytics calculation is met, the analytics function confirms the handover to one of the at least one other analytics function, the analytics calculation for the user equipment at the analytics function being deemed complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Saurabh Khare, Yannick Lair, Shubhranshu Singh, Laurent Thiebaut, Cinzia Sartori, Anja Jerichow
  • Patent number: 11972032
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for authenticating an OEM entity as manufacturer of a communication device comprising an identification module. A method is performed by a network entity. The method comprises providing, towards tire identification module, a challenge of a challenge-response authentication procedure. The method comprises obtaining, from the identification module, a first response of the challenge-response authentication procedure. The method comprises providing, towards the OEM entity and upon having obtained the response, the challenge. The method comprises obtaining, from the OEM entity, a second response of the challenge-response authentication procedure. The method comprises authenticating the OEM entity as the manufacturer of the communication device only when the second response matches the first response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolagget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Håkan Englund, Bernard Smeets
  • Patent number: 11974220
    Abstract: A network node is a first network node in a VPLMN (Visited Public land mobile network), the network node including a receiving unit configured to receive information relating to network selection, from a second network node in an HPLMN (Home Public land mobile network); a transmitting unit configured to transmit the information relating to network selection, to a user equipment; and a control unit configured to transmit, to the second network node, a response indicating that the user equipment was unable to receive the information relating to network selection, when a response, with respect to the information relating to network selection transmitted to the user equipment, is not received from the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shinya Takeda, Maoki Hikosaka, Atsushi Minokuchi, Kenichiro Aoyagi, Ban Al-Bakri
  • Patent number: 11963113
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a UE determines a timing for a serving cell, obtains a location of a non-serving cell, determines a location of the UE, and estimates a timing for the non-serving cell based at least in part on the timing for the serving cell, the location of the non-serving cell and the location of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Hung Dinh Ly, Huilin Xu
  • Patent number: 11963124
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to external services provided to a network. For example, the disclosure proposes network entities that are involved in at least one of registration of an external network entity or registration of one or more services provided by the external network entity, and entities that are involved in transfer of service traffic from an external network entity providing one or more services to another network entity consuming the one or more services. For instance, the disclosure proposes a network entity for supporting at least one of registration of the external network entity or registration of one or more services of the external network entity at another network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qing Wei, Riccardo Trivisonno, Clarissa Marquezan, Runze Zhou
  • Patent number: 11956065
    Abstract: A method, device and computer readable medium are used to support satellite access. The registration management entity of the network determines information regarding which beam covering the location of the terminal device and the corresponding timing; the terminal device triggers a registration update based on the information determined by the registration management entity. Thus, the method, device and computer readable medium can introduce less modification to the network and have good compatibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Xiang Xu, Jeroen Wigard, Laurent Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 11941455
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing shadow computations in base stations. The systems and methods can include a method including initiating, at a base station (such as a cellular base station), a shadow computation of a main computation executing for a mobile device. The main computation can include a computational task, and the shadow computation can be at least a part of or a derivative of the main computation. The method can also include executing, by the base station, the shadow computation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Dmitri Yudanov
  • Patent number: 11943837
    Abstract: A method for managing subscription profiles of a security element, which is provided for use in a mobile end device and on which a profile manager and at least one first subscription profile is loaded, includes: loading a second subscription profile from a subscription management server; checking whether the at least one first loaded subscription profile satisfies a predetermined condition; and putting the at least one first subscription profile out of operation when the at least one first subscription profile satisfies the predetermined condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Morawietz, Nils Nitsch, Ulrich Huber, Ulrich Wimbock
  • Patent number: 11936602
    Abstract: Managing instant message delivery may include receiving, using a processor, an instant message, wherein the instant message is directed to a recipient, and responsive to receiving the instant message, determining, using the processor, a user profile for the recipient and an activity level of a client device of the recipient. The user profile may specify rules for delivering instant messages to the recipient from users. Responsive to receiving the instant message, a delivery policy for the instant message may be determined using the processor according to the user profile of the recipient and the activity level of the client device. The instant message may be sent to the client device of the recipient according to the delivery policy using the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vinai S. Amble, Nicholas M. Augustyniak, Edwin J. Bruce, Romelia H. Flores, Lemnyuy B. Nyuykongi
  • Patent number: 11930077
    Abstract: The inventive subject matter provides apparatus, systems, and methods of pre-loading (or caching) activatable content to several mobile devices for future use by at least one of the mobile devices. The mobile devices are communicatively coupled with each other to form a distribute storage network. The pre-loaded content can be used by applications executed in any one of the mobile devices within the network. A content server is configured to transmit portions of the content to the mobile devices upon detection that a subset of conditions within the multi-conditional content activation criteria has been satisfied. The content server is configured to transmit the entire content when all conditions within the multi-conditional content activation criteria has been satisfied. The content server then activates the content when a content activation event is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Patrick Soon-Shiong
  • Patent number: 11930442
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for reducing wireless device service interruptions. An indication of a disaster condition may be provided to a wireless device. The disaster condition may affect a home public land mobile network of the wireless device. The wireless device may perform cell selection in a manner influenced by the indication of the disaster condition. This may include considering cells associated with a forbidden public land mobile network for the cell selection, or excluding cells associated with the home public land mobile network of the wireless device that are unavailable, for example due to the disaster condition, among various possibilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sudeep Manithara Vamanan, Roland Gruber, Nirlesh Koshta, Anikethan Ramakrishna Vijaya Kumar, Sridhar Prakasam, Mona Agnel, Krisztian Kiss, Vijay Venkataraman, Haijing Hu, Robert Zaus
  • Patent number: 11930477
    Abstract: There is provided reduced power consumption in devices that use at least two identities for communications. A method comprises aligning (1302) a plurality of paging occasions across at least two identities of a communication device. The aligning is performed via requesting and receiving (1306) from a communication network a paging occasion for the communication device with at least two identities using at least one of the identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Laura Luque Sanchez, Devaki Chandramouli, Jakob Lindbjerg Buthler, Faranaz Sabouri-Sichani, Frank Frederiksen, Nuno Manuel Kiilerich Pratas
  • Patent number: 11924137
    Abstract: A method and system for minimizing the control overhead in a multi-carrier wireless communication network that utilizes a time-frequency resource is disclosed. In some embodiments, one or more zones in the time-frequency resource are designated for particular applications, such as a zone dedicated for voice-over-IP (VoIP) applications. By grouping applications of a similar type together within a zone, a reduction in the number of bits necessary for mapping a packet stream to a portion of the time-frequency resource can be achieved. In some embodiments, modular coding schemes associated with the packet streams may be selected that further reduce the amount of necessary control information. In some embodiments, packets may be classified for transmission in accordance with application type, QoS parameters, and other properties. In some embodiments, improved control messages may be constructed to facilitate the control process and minimize associated overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Neo Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Haiming Huang, Titus Lo, Ruifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11920816
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a control board including a switchable input/output port. The switchable I/O port may provide a switchable communication bus capable of selectively supporting one of multiple different communication protocols and may provide a switchable power bus capable of selectively conducting electrical power from one of multiple different power supplies. As such, the control board may communicatively and/or electrically couple to a wide range of devices. To that end, the control board may support the dynamic interchange and reconfiguration of devices coupled to the control board, allowing a control system including the control board greater operational flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Shaun B. Atchison, Brian D. Rigg
  • Patent number: 11917708
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of transmitting/receiving a signal in a Mobile Management Entity (MME) of a mobile communication system, the method comprising: transmitting a subscriber information request message including information of a UE, to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS); receiving, from the HSS, a response message which corresponds to the request message and includes an indicator indicating whether it is possible to perform traffic offloading using a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) with regard to an Access Point Name (APN) connection or a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection of the UE; determining whether it is possible to perform the traffic offloading using the WLAN, on the basis of at least one of information included in the received response message and information configured in the MME; and; and transmitting, to the UE, a message including information on whether it is possible to perform the traffic offloading using the WLAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho, Beomsik Bae
  • Patent number: 11914570
    Abstract: Dynamically enabling and disabling databases containing one or more representations of learned or known electromagnetic signals. The databases can be dynamically enabled or disabled in software, firmware, and/or in hardware. Enabling or disabling databases in software can be accomplished using a customized application external to the device. Enabling or disabling databases in firmware can be accomplished using a profile stored on the device, or external circuitry stored on the device. Enabling or disabling databases in hardware can be accomplished using specialized external hardware through infrared, or other type of electromagnetic interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Flirc Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Kortzin
  • Patent number: 11917503
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for services, such as SMS, location services, and/or the like over the NAS through a non-cellular access. In some example embodiments, there may be provided a method that includes receiving, via a non-access stratum connection through a wireless local area network, a notification message; sending a service request message to request, via the non-access stratum connection through the wireless local area network, delivery of downlink data for a service; and receiving, via the non-access stratum connection through the wireless local area network, the downlink data for the service. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, Curt Wong
  • Patent number: 11910292
    Abstract: In an embodiment, there is provided an architecture for the support of user plane transactions over a mobile network between an User Equipment UE and an IP network, the mobile network comprising at least one node, referred to as control plane node, supporting control plane transactions between the UE and the mobile network over control plane bearer, the architecture includes the UE and the control plane node adapted to support user plane transactions over the mobile network between the UE and the control plane node, over control plane bearer, the control plane node adapted to support user plane transactions over the mobile network between the control plane node and the IP network without need of user plane bearer in the mobile network, the control plane node interfacing, with or without IP tunneling, with a gateway function interfacing with the IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Alistair Urie, Omar Elloumi, Laurent Thiebaut, Bruno Landais
  • Patent number: 11910304
    Abstract: A communication system including a UE, a base station, and a PLMN is disclosed. The UE may access a radio cell supported by a communication satellite. The UE may select a preferred PLMN for each of multiple potential geographic locations of the UE. The UE may transmit, to the base station via the radio cell and the communication satellite, an indication of the preferred PLMN for each of the multiple potential geographic locations of the UE. The base station may attempt to determine a current geographic location of the UE. The base station may determine a serving PLMN as the preferred PLMN for the current geographic location of the UE and may later determine a second PLMN if the current geographic location changes. The base station determination may not be visible to the UE which may reduce UE signaling and resource usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 11888906
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a system and method of exchanging GRUUs (Globally Routed User Agent URI (Uniform Resource Identifier)) between a first telephony-enabled device and a second telephony enabled device using a circuit-switched message is provided. Once exchanged, the telephony enabled devices can exchange SIP (session initiated protocol) communications routed by the GRUUs. Any one of the telephony-enabled devices can add a media component to the SIP communications. According to another aspect, a system and method of generating GRUUs is provided. According to another aspect, a system and method of handing off communications to a packet switched network from a circuit switched network is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Allen, Adrian Buckley
  • Patent number: 11889469
    Abstract: There is provided reduced power consumption in devices that use at least two identities for communications. A method comprises aligning (1302) a plurality of paging occasions across at least two identities of a communication device. The aligning is performed via requesting and receiving (1306) from a communication network a paging occasion for the communication device with at least two identities using at least one of the identities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Laura Luque Sanchez, Devaki Chandramouli, Jakob Lindbjerg Buthler, Faranaz Sabouri-Sichani, Frank Frederiksen, Nuno Manuel Kiilerich Pratas
  • Patent number: 11882207
    Abstract: Techniques for securely controlling multiple lighting devices simultaneously with a lighting control device are disclosed. Command messages may be transmitted from the lighting control device to multiple lighting devices over a computer network without routing through a remote cloud service. The messages may be encrypted and may include an incremented sequence number. Lighting devices that receive a command message may compare the incremented sequence number to a previously stored sequence number corresponding to the lighting control device. If the incremented sequence number is greater than the stored sequence number, then a lighting device may determine the message was transmitted by an authorized lighting control device and may implement any command instruction included therein. If the incremented sequence number is equal to or less than the stored sequence number, then the lighting device may determine the command message was transmitted by a malicious source and may ignore the command message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Ard, Brian Yokum, Frederick J. Hebert, Jr., Ronald J. Gumina, James Shurte
  • Patent number: 11882608
    Abstract: A datacenter, a communication apparatus, a communication method, and a communication control method in a communication system are provided that can enhance the versatility of a datacenter and a virtual network constructed therein. A communication system includes: a plurality of wireless communication facilities owned by a plurality of network operators, respectively; and a datacenter in which a virtual core network is constructed, wherein the virtual core network implements mobile communication functions by using the plurality of wireless communication facilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Nakano, Hideo Hasegawa, Satoru Ishii
  • Patent number: 11882543
    Abstract: A UE may select one or more paging attributes for paging reception. The one or more paging attributes may be selected from a set of network supported paging attributes. The UE may transmit, to a network, an indication of the one or more paging attributes for paging reception. The UE may receive, from the network, a response message based on the indication of the one or more paging attributes. The response message may include a first UE group number. The first UE group number may be based on at least the one or more paging attributes. The UE may receive a paging indication including a UE group number. The UE may proceed to receive and decode the paging message associated with the paging indication when the UE group number in the paging indication matches the first UE group number. Otherwise, the UE may safely disregard the paging message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Linhai He, Miguel Griot, Xipeng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11882497
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a tracking server from a user device, a hash value associated with a tracking device. The hash value is computed based on at least a unique identifying value associated with the tracking device. The hash value is configured to expire after a predetermined period of time. The method includes determining that the received hash value is not expired. The method includes identifying the tracking device based on a comparison between a stored hash value and the received hash value. The method includes updating one or more records stored in a database accessible to, and maintained by, the tracking server that are associated with the identified tracking device based on the received hash value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 11882453
    Abstract: Arrangements are provided for identifying a second fraudulent subscription replacing a first fraudulent subscription. A method is performed by a fraudulent subscription detection system. The method includes obtaining notification of the first fraudulent subscription having been identified in a SIM box. The method comprises obtaining historical network data of the first fraudulent subscription. The method com includes prises generating a model based on the historical network data. The method includes identifying the second fraudulent subscription replacing the first fraudulent subscription in the SIM box upon providing live network data as input to the model. The method includes providing an identification of the second fraudulent subscription to at least one of a subscription manager entity and a user interface of a Manual Analysis component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Christine Edman, Michael Liljenstam, Vasileios Giannokostas, Andrås Méhes
  • Patent number: 11870776
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus, including a program encoded on computer-readable medium, for routing communications to a mobile device includes registering a cellular telephone identifier with a visitor location register associated with a bridge mobile switching center adapted to receive communication through a cellular backbone network and route communications over a packet-switched network and determining that cellular communications using the cellular telephone identifier are disabled. A home location register associated with the cellular telephone is notified that the cellular telephone is roaming in a network served by the visitor location register. A communication directed to the cellular telephone is received at the bridge mobile switching center. The received communication is routed to the cellular telephone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Vokee Applications, Ltd.
    Inventor: Elad Pinhas Barkan
  • Patent number: 11863618
    Abstract: A method including receiving, by a first device from a second device in a mesh network, a first status message indicating that the second device is operating in the mesh network as an entry device with respect to the first device or that the first device is operating in the mesh network as an exit device with respect to the second device such that data communicated by the second device outside the mesh network is routed via the first device; and selecting, by the first device based at least in part on the first status message, a third device in the mesh network as an exit device with respect to the first device such that data communicated by the first device outside the mesh network is routed via the third device, the third device being different from the second device. Various other aspects are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: UAB 360 IT
    Inventors: Mantas Jonytis, Rytis Karpu{hacek over (s)}ka
  • Patent number: 11863348
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a home controller of a home domain and from a first device in the home domain, a first message concerning a user device that is anchored to the home domain and that has roamed from the home domain to a visitor domain. The method also includes, in response to determining that the first device is a router, opening a tunnel between the home controller and a visitor controller of the visitor domain and communicating the first message to the user device through the tunnel. The method further includes receiving, at the home controller and from a second device in the home domain, a second message concerning the user device and in response to determining that the second device is not a router, communicating, to the second device, a proxy response to the second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Amine Choukir, Domenico Ficara, Eric M. Levy-Abegnoli, Bhavik Fajalia, Gokul Bhoothanathan Kailasanatha Subramania
  • Patent number: 11856472
    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: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang, Qi Li, Xiaowan Ke
  • Patent number: 11856403
    Abstract: Intelligent network access technology (NAT) control is described herein. An event associated with a mobile computing device can be detected. Responsive to the event being detected, a subscriber identity module (SIM) associated with the mobile computing device can access location information associated with a location of the mobile computing device. The SIM can access a configuration table storing NAT data provided by a network for controlling which NATs the mobile computing device is permitted to use to access the network. The SIM can determine, based at least in part on the NAT data and the location information, that a requested NAT of the mobile computing device is not a permissible NAT for the mobile computing device in the location and the SIM can cause the mobile computing device to connect to the network via an alternate NAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyeong Hun An, Mathew George, Nandita Sharma, Phani Ramisetty
  • Patent number: 11849504
    Abstract: A method for steering of roaming (SOR) in wireless communication networks includes sending by a mobile equipment (ME) a registration message to a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN). The ME receives a first message from a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) through the VPLMN. The ME determines that the first message has failed a security check. In response to determining that the first message has failed the security check, the ME sends a second message to the VPLMN, the second message including an indication that the first message has failed the security check.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Malikie Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 11843713
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method (500) is disclosed. The method includes receiving (501) an identification of a called party and an identification of a first user equipment (UE) device (102a) of a calling party for establishing a communication between the calling party and the called party. The method includes based on the identification of the first UE device of the calling party, receiving (502) a list including a plurality of MSISDNs. The method includes selecting (503), based on the identification of the called party, a MSISDN of the plurality of MSISDNs as a caller-id for displaying on a second UE device (102b) associated with the called party. The method can further include displaying (504) the selected MSISDNs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Skytell AG
    Inventor: Felix Vakhovsky
  • Patent number: 11832323
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses related to a P-CSCF server, UE, and PCRF server are disclosed. An indication may be obtained that the UE is at least dual-registered with an IMS via at least a first access network and a second access network. During the ongoing IMS session, an indication associated with the loss of bearer event for a first dedicated bearer for the ongoing IMS session may be received, the first dedicated bearer being associated with the first access network. As a result of at least the indication that the UE is at least dual-registered and receiving the indication associated with the loss of bearer event for the first dedicated bearer, a request is communicated to establish a second dedicated bearer for the second access network to continue the ongoing IMS session with the second access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: George Foti
  • Patent number: 11825528
    Abstract: A method and system are proposed for establishing a requested connection between a source node and a destination node in a telecommunications network. The system and method are described in relation to a 3GPP network, but are applicable to other types of networks. The method includes generating a source application identifier for the connection within the source node, retrieving a source node identifier for the source node and transmitting the source application identifier and the source node identifier to the destination to provide a source connection identifier for the requested connection between the source node and the destination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francesca Serravalle
  • Patent number: 11818791
    Abstract: An emergency route back number (ERBN) may be assigned for use in emergency calls. A telecommunication network associated that may be associated with a wireless service provider, may identify an emergency call directed to an emergency number (e.g., 9-1-1) that originated from a device that is not associated with a unique phone number such as a shared line, or a communication that utilizes some other indicator to establish the emergency call (e.g., an email address, or some other identifier). When an emergency call is detected that does not have a dedicated phone number, an ERBN is assigned to the communication. This ERBN may be reserved for some period of time after the emergency call ends such that emergency contact centers are able to reach callers back in case of dropped calls, fails, and/or additional emergency services that may need to reach the callers directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Michele Kinsey, William Michael Hooker, Mohammed Al-Mehdar, Adrian T. Synal
  • Patent number: 11805395
    Abstract: A system and method for delivering and receiving Short Message Service (SMS) messages between users connected to satellite and cellular networks. The system includes a communication device capable of operating in both satellite and cellular modes, a satellite service provider, a satellite proxy network, and a cellular operator. The method involves monitoring the network mode of the user device, relaying information about the user device's connection to the satellite network via a specially formatted SMS payload and registering the user device with a cellular operator when in satellite mode. The satellite proxy network serves as an anchoring point for sending and receiving SMS messages, ensuring seamless message exchange between satellite network users and cellular network users. The user device is designed to automatically switch between satellite and cellular modes based on network availability, ensuring continuous communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Chris Wright, Sreenivasa Ganji, Daniel Acosta
  • Patent number: 11805403
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for managing updates to user devices, and in particular, SIM-based OTA updates. In some cases, SIMOTA updates need to be made while a user device has a cellular connection (e.g., 4G/LTE, 5G). As such, an instruction is transmitted to the user devices that need a SIM-based update but that currently have a non-cellular connection. The instruction is for the user devices to deregister from the non-cellular connection and to reregister using a cellular connection. An indication is received that at least a portion of those user devices now currently have a cellular connection. The SIM-based updates are then transmitted to those user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile Innovations LLC
    Inventors: Anil Kumar Mariyani, Rajil Malhotra, Patrick David Wilson
  • Patent number: 11792720
    Abstract: Network equipment in a wireless communication network is configured to receive at least a portion of a subscription concealed identifier, SUCI, (34) for a subscriber. The SUCI (34) contains a concealed subscription permanent identifier, SUPI, (20) for the subscriber. The received at least a portion of the SUCI (34) indicates a sub-domain code, SDC. The SDC indicates a certain sub-domain, from among multiple sub-domains of a home network of the subscriber, to which the subscriber is assigned. The network equipment is also configured to determine, based on the SDC and from among multiple instances of a provider network function in the home network respectively allocated to provide a service to be consumed for subscribers assigned to different sub-domains, an instance of the provider network function to provide the service to be consumed for the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Cheng Wang, David Castellanos Zamora, Prajwol Kumar Nakarmi, Vesa Torvinen
  • Patent number: 11792261
    Abstract: A method including receiving, by a first device from a second device in a mesh network, a first status message including status information indicating that the second device is operating as an entry device with respect to the first device or that the first device is operating in the mesh network as an exit device with respect to the second device; and transmitting, to a third device in the mesh network, a second status message including the status information included in the first status message based at least in part on determining that the first device is operating as an entry device with respect to the third device or that the third device is operating as an exit device with respect to the first device. Various other aspects are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: UAB 360 IT
    Inventors: Mantas Jonytis, Rytis Karpus̆ka
  • Patent number: 11785620
    Abstract: An external client requests the location of a UE using control plane signaling. The UE sends downlink location measurements, such as Reference Signal Time Differences, for a plurality of base stations (BSs) to a serving BS at a layer 1 or layer 2 protocol level and at first periodic intervals. The UE and the plurality of BSs send additional location measurements, such as receive time-transmission time differences, to the serving BS at second periodic intervals, which are longer than the first periodic intervals. The serving BS uses the additional location measurements and downlink location measurements to determine timing information, such as Real Time Differences, for the plurality of BSs. The serving BS determines the location of the UE using the downlink location measurements and the timing information at the first periodic intervals and sends the location to the external client using user plane signaling to reduce delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stephen William Edge, Sony Akkarakaran, Sven Fischer
  • Patent number: 11768970
    Abstract: A secure computing device having a storage arrangement configured to store a secret. The secure computing device includes a first interface configured to control a display, and a second interface configured to receive an input signal having information which reproduces a prompt to display the secret. The secure computing device is designed to read the secret from the storage arrangement on the basis of the input signal, and to control the display via the first interface in such a way that a display of the secret is effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Andrea Hoeller, Walther Pachler
  • Patent number: 11770672
    Abstract: A tracking device can securely communicate with a secondary device by generating a hash value based on the identity of the tracking device. If the secondary device cannot resolve the hash value, the hash value can be provided to a tracking server, such as a cloud server, for resolving the hash value. Upon resolving the hash value, the tracking server can store a location of the tracking device in association with the identity of the tracking device. To preserve power, the secondary device can activate location-detection functionality (such as a GPS receive) only in response to the detection of movement of the tracking device, can obtain location information, and can de-activate the location-detection functionality upon providing the location information to the tracking server. The tracking server can associate one or both of a previous location and the current location information based on movement of the tracking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 11765637
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) configured to receive a configuration defining a dedicated radio resource assignment for a travel path, wherein the dedicated radio resource assignment comprises dedicated resources assigned to the WTRU in a plurality of cells and specifies a time interval when the resources will be dedicated to the WTRU in each of the plurality of cells; determine a first time has been reached and utilize dedicated resources in a first cell based on reaching the first time; and determine a second time has been reached and utilize dedicated resources in a second cell based on reaching the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravikumar V. Pragada, Anantharaman Balasubramanian, Tanbir Haque
  • Patent number: 11758391
    Abstract: A wireless communication system serves wireless user devices based on wireless user device Identifiers (IDs). The wireless communication system detects a loss of synchronization between data repositories, and in response, identifies the wireless user device IDs that were allocated to the data repositories during the loss of synchronization. The wireless communication system reallocates the identified wireless user device IDs to the data repositories. The wireless communication system synchronizes the reallocated wireless user device IDs across the data repositories. The wireless communication system serves wireless data communications to the wireless user devices based on the reallocated and synchronized wireless user device IDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Anuj Sharma, Anil Kumar Mariyani, Deepesh Belwal, Rajil Malhotra, Sriharsha Nagaraja Kadalbal, Dipta Moy Biswas
  • Patent number: 11758465
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A repeater may transmit a beacon signal that indicates a presence of the repeater, where the repeater is configured to repeat signals to one or more user equipments (UEs) within a wireless communications system. The repeater may receive a signal from at least one base station within a time-frequency resource that is shared by a plurality of neighboring base stations in response to transmitting the beacon signal. The repeater may transmit an amplified version of the received signal to the one or more UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kausik Ray Chaudhuri, Atanu Basudeb Halder, Ozge Koymen
  • Patent number: 11743711
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and non-transitory computer readable media for enforcing a steering of roaming (SoR) decision. More particularly, enforcing the SoR decision includes receiving, at a proxy and from a user equipment (UE) located in a visitor network, a registration message to register with a home network, the registration message including an identifier of the visitor network. The proxy routes the registration message to a steering controller to determine a SoR policy decision. The proxy then enforces the SoR policy decision of the steering controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Romil Sood, Boris Antsev
  • Patent number: 11734326
    Abstract: Techniques for disambiguating which profile, of multiple profiles, is to be used to respond to a user input are described. A device located in a communal space (e.g., a hotel room or suite of rooms, conference room, hospital room, etc.) may be associated with a device profile and a user profile of a user presently occupying the communal space. When the user inputs a command to the device (either by text or speech), a system associated with the device determines the profiles (e.g., a device profile and a user profile) associated with the device. The system determines one or more policies associated with the device. The one or more policies may correspond to rules for disambiguating which profile to use to execute with respect to the user input. Using the one or more policies, the system determines which profile is to be used, and causes a speechlet component to execute using information specific to the determined profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Rebecca Joy Lopdrup Miller, Dick Clarence Hardt, Joseph Jessup, Yu Bao, Gonzalo Alvarez Barrio, Liron Torres