Home Location Registration (hlr) Or Visitor Location Registration (vlr) Detail Patents (Class 455/433)
  • Patent number: 11202191
    Abstract: A method of registering a User Equipment, UE, in a communication network, said method comprising the steps of receiving, by a control node in said core network, from an access network, a registration request message for registering a UE in said communication network, transmitting, by said control node, to a subscriber node in said communication network, a subscription request message, wherein said subscription request message requests subscription information for said UE and comprises an identification of a type of said access network, AN, via which said UE registration request message is received and an identification of a Radio Access Technology, RAT, used by said UE for connecting to said access network, receiving, by said control node, from said subscriber node, a subscription response message comprising said subscription information for said UE based on said AN and said RAT and transmitting, by said control node, to said UE, a registration complete message for indicating that said UE has registered in th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Cristina Ruiz Balmaseda, David Castellanos Zamora, Maria Pilar González López
  • Patent number: 11184758
    Abstract: A method for managing user service profiles by an entity for managing the profiles of user services in a nominal network, before dispatching to a third-party entity a service profile of a the user. The method includes determining whether the third-party entity is in a visited network different from the nominal network; if so, determining, on the basis of the service profile of the user recorded in the profiles management entity, if the user has at least one mark associated with an IN originating service; if so, checking to determine whether there exists an intelligent network agreement between an operator of the nominal network and an operator of the visited network and if relevant the nature of the agreement; and dispatching, to the third-party entity, a service profile of the user determined as a function of a type of the service and of the result of the checking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 11153762
    Abstract: The disclosed technology is directed towards a fifth generation (5G) spectrum access engine that operates to achieve 5G spectrum optimization. The 5G spectrum access engine provides optimized spectrum access in low-bands, mid-bands, and high-bands based on energy detection algorithms, data analytics, and/or a deep learning architecture. The 5G spectrum access engine can reallocate spectrum to user equipments, including to allocate Sub-6 frequencies to a user equipment when, based on energy sensing, the user equipment is experiencing poor signal quality with millimeter wave communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventor: Thomas J. Routt
  • Patent number: 11153744
    Abstract: A core network includes a home network and a visiting network. The home network includes a first slice selector module configured to select a first slice and a first network function selection module configured to select a network function within the first slice. The visiting network includes a second slice selector module configured to communicate with the first slice selector and select a second slice, a second network function selection module configured to select a network function within the second slice, and a common core network function (CCNF) module. The CCNF module communicates with the second slice selector module to receive an identity of the first slice and an identity of the second slice, assign a temporary identifier, and transmit the temporary identifier to a user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jayshree A. Bharatia
  • Patent number: 11089639
    Abstract: Method and system for initiating a network configuration for a device and for managing devices comprising receiving an indication that the device has connected with a subscriber network. Determining the subscriber network identity. Determining the first subscriber module identifier. Providing the device with a web landing page specific to a set of parameters including the subscriber network identity and the first subscriber module identifier, wherein the web landing page initiates network configuration for the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Kareem Hanno, Mohamed Shadoufa, Edmund Wontner
  • Patent number: 11086549
    Abstract: Just-in-time data migration in a live system is provided. Changes in a subscription that include structure, syntax, semantic, and identifier changes in data corresponding to the subscription are indicted to a new target system. A request to run an operation corresponding to the subscription on the new target system is received from a client device user. It is determined whether the operation needs related subscription data from a legacy system. In response to determining that the operation does need the related subscription data from the legacy system, the related subscription data for the operation is transformed just-in-time to support just-in-time migration of the related subscription data from the legacy system to the new target system. The operation is run on the new target system generating a new identifier for the subscription while referencing the related subscription data being migrated just-in-time from the legacy system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arun Ramakrishnan, Rajan Raman, Preeti Rajashekhar Kottalagi, Yochana S. Honnavar, Lance Loy Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 11057757
    Abstract: A method for initiating a roaming communication link with a user equipment in a visited communication network comprises: transmitting a registration request by the UE to a network entity of the visited communication network; detecting by the network entity of the visited communication network that the registration request is related to a roaming communication with the UE; determining by the network entity of the visited communication network a home communication network of the UE; retrieving, by the network entity of the visited communication network, subscriber-specific data of the UE from a routing data layer entity of the visited communication network for roaming the UE in the visited communication network, wherein the RDL entity is coupled to the home communication network of the UE via a data base interface; and initiating the roaming communication link with the UE based on the subscriber-specific data of the UE received via the RDL entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Reinhard Lauster
  • Patent number: 11032326
    Abstract: A device may determine whether a mobile device is associated with a first identifier that is associated with a first mobile network based on determining that a second identifier associated with the mobile device is associated with a second mobile network. The first identifier may provide authorization for the mobile device to a private network associated with the first mobile network. The device may transmit, based on determining that the mobile device is associated with the first identifier, a security challenge to the mobile device. The device may determine, based on receiving a response to the security challenge from the mobile device, whether the response to the security challenge satisfies the security challenge. The device may provide, based on determining that the response to the security challenge satisfies the security challenge, the mobile device with access to the private network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Projit Aon, Utpal Khanvilkar, Praveen Venkataramu, Jay Tilak
  • Patent number: 11006321
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a core node capable of appropriately allocating a radio resource of a RAN Slice allocated for a specific service to a radio terminal that uses this specific service. A core node (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a determination unit (14) configured to determine a radio resource to be allocated in accordance with a service provided for a radio terminal (30); and a communication unit (12) configured to transmit resource identification information indicating the radio resource determined in the determination unit (14) to a base station (20) that manages a plurality of radio resources for each RAN Slice associated with a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mayo Oohira, Masaaki Kosugi, Toshiyuki Tamura, Yusuke Takano
  • Patent number: 10993102
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for localized routing. In some example embodiments, there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, by a target base station, localized routing context information for a user equipment, wherein the localized routing context is received from at least one of a user gateway or a controlling mobility gateway; and sending, by the target base station, updated localized routing context information to at least one other base station, wherein the updated localized routing context information is sent via a local interface between the target base station and the at least one other base station. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Seppo Vesterinen, Matti Laitila, Samuli Turtinen
  • Patent number: 10979937
    Abstract: [Object] To enable the wireless communication that is being performed already to be continued in the secondary system. [Solution] Provided is a communication control device including: a recognizing unit configured to recognize a handover of a wireless communication device, the handover enabling the wireless communication device to communicate wirelessly through a frequency channel for a primary system in a secondary system that secondarily utilizes the frequency channel; and a control unit configured to control the handover of the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryo Sawai
  • Patent number: 10944700
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for processing live commenting messages, and a terminal. The method includes: obtaining a total number of a plurality of first live commenting messages sent by a plurality of first terminals in a unit time; calculating a ratio of the total number of the plurality of first live commenting messages to a first threshold; grouping the plurality of first live commenting messages based on the ratio, wherein the grouped plurality of first live commenting messages serve as second live commenting messages; grouping a plurality of second terminals based on the ratio, wherein the plurality of second terminals are configured to receive the second live commenting messages; and sending the second live commenting messages in each group to a corresponding group of second terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET SECURITY SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jieming Wang
  • Patent number: 10938590
    Abstract: A first network device joins a redundancy group of a multihomed network element that is connected to a computing device. The first network device detects an active link between the first network device and the computing device, and receives from the computing device, a subscription to a multicast flow. The first network device adds the subscription to a first list of active multicast subscriptions stored on the first network device. The first network device sends a unicast notification to a second network device of the multihomed network element. The unicast notification causes the subscription to be added to a second list of active multicast subscriptions stored on the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayashree Subramanian, Arvind Venkateswaran, Mankamana Prasad Mishra, Stig Ingvar Venaas
  • Patent number: 10911934
    Abstract: Accordingly, embodiments herein provide a system for managing anti-steering of roaming in a wireless communication network. The system includes a HPLMN, a VPLMN and a UE. The HPLMN obtains a register request message from the VPLMN and derives at least one HPLMN specific security key based on at least one security parameter. Further, the HPLMN protects a preferred PLMN list using the at least one HPLMN specific security key and the security parameter and sends the protected preferred PLMN list to the VPLMN along with necessary security information. Further, the VPLMN is configured to receive the protected preferred PLMN list from the HPLMN and send a message including the protected preferred PLMN list to the UE. The message mandates the VPLMN to send the preferred PLMN list transparently to the UE. Further, the UE is configured to receive the message including the preferred PLMN list from the VPLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Rajavelsamy Rajadurai, Lalith Kumar
  • Patent number: 10904740
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure enable the I-CSCF and S-CSCF to detect inbound roaming UEs to network supporting Service Domain Centralization in IMS, so that the S-CSCF is able to select the appropriate database entity and can understand the CS authentication vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Kunz, Naoaki Suzuki, Anand Raghawa Prasad
  • Patent number: 10873901
    Abstract: A communication device for handling a selection of a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) for a device-to-device (D2D) communication comprises a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit. The instructions comprise detecting a first PLMN and a second PLMN when performing at least one PLMN search, wherein the first PLMN does not provide a proximity service (ProSe) and the second PLMN provides the ProSe; and selecting the second PLMN to camp on the second PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Yu Liao, Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10856133
    Abstract: To perform a user process such as access restriction and priority control, for each user depending on an area where the user is located, a first core network node includes: a memory storing instructions; and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to: receive, from a second core network node association information including service attribute information and area identification information associated with each other, the area identification information indicating an area where processing indicated by the service attribute information is performed, the association information being preset per terminal apparatus basis; and perform control on the terminal apparatus 300 in accordance with the association information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazunari Tomishige
  • Patent number: 10848933
    Abstract: An IP Multimedia Subsystem Service Control Point (IMS-SCP) module of a carrier network may provide trigger management for a request for a circuit switched (CS) call. For example, an IMS-SCP module may receive an request for a CS call associated with a user equipment. The IMS-SCP module may determine handling of the request for the CS call includes one or more first operations by a first feature platform and one or more second operations by a second feature platform. In response to the determining, the IMS-SCP module may perform trigger management associated with the request for the CS call. The trigger management may include invoking, by the IMS-SCP module, the one or more first operations of the first feature platform and, subsequent to the invoking the one or more first operations, invoking the one or more second operations of the second feature platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Saqib Badar, Nassereddine Sabeur, Jyot Kumar
  • Patent number: 10841345
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing method, implemented by an application server (AS) capable of transmitting and receiving signalling messages via a first communication link (L1) established with a first core network (CR1). According to the invention, the processing method is suitable for obtaining, depending on a first received signalling message, a second signalling message comprising an identifier of a destination terminal, in order to determine, depending on said identifier, if the destination terminal is connected to a second core network (CR2) and to transmit the second message via a second communication link established with the second core network (CR2). The invention also relates to a method for managing a signalling message, capable of receiving, via the second link, the second signalling message, and transmitting it to the destination terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Benoit Le Sage, Philippe Fremond, Miguel Labranche
  • Patent number: 10826968
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises at least one processing platform including a plurality of processing devices. The processing platform is configured to communicate over one or more networks with at least one product site and a plurality of user devices/systems corresponding to respective subscribers. The processing platform is configured to receive from the product site a first file generated by a particular product and having a designated machine feed type, to store the first file in a specified storage location of the processing platform, to determine a plurality of eligible ones of the subscribers for the designated machine feed type, and to generate messages to respective ones of the user devices/systems corresponding to respective ones of the eligible subscribers to indicate that the first file is available for download. The manner in which the first file is stored in the processing platform is altered based on download acknowledgements of the eligible subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Latha Ramaswamy, Adel Hanna, John Gulbrandsen, Praveen Tyagi, Ramesh Makkena
  • Patent number: 10827299
    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: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 10798645
    Abstract: A network device includes one or more processors configured to process, a request, from a subscriber device, via a wireless connection device, for network parameters for accessing one or more services provided by a service provider network, the request for network parameters comprising identifying data associated with a subscriber of the service provider network and output, to a service server, an authentication request for the subscriber device, the authentication request indicating the identifying data. In response to receiving an authentication reply indicating the authentication request for the subscriber device has been approved and a service profile for the subscriber, the one or more processors are configured to output, to the wireless connection device, configuration information corresponding to the service profile for the subscriber and output, to the subscriber device, network parameters for accessing the one or more services provided by the service provider network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sunil Madhaorao Gandhewar, Anand Vijayvergiya
  • Patent number: 10791463
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) may be configured to include procedures to mitigate denial of service (DoS) attack by a rogue base station when the initial non-access stratum (NAS) messages between the UE and a mobility management entity (MME) is unprotected. UE may maintain a temporary forbidden network list, which resides outside a subscriber identity module (SIM), and update a forbidden network list, which resides on the SIM, only under certain conditions. For example, a visited network, from which the UE receives a reject message, may be added to the forbidden network list on the SIM only when a counter associated with the visited network is equal to a maximum counter value, which is configured by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Swathi Seshadri, Cogol Tina, Abhishek Bhatnagar, Mona Agrawal
  • Patent number: 10791482
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a core node capable of appropriately allocating a radio resource of a RAN Slice allocated for a specific service to a radio terminal that uses this specific service. A core node (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a determination unit (14) configured to determine a radio resource to be allocated in accordance with a service provided for a radio terminal (30); and a communication unit (12) configured to transmit resource identification information indicating the radio resource determined in the determination unit (14) to a base station (20) that manages a plurality of radio resources for each RAN Slice associated with a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mayo Oohira, Masaaki Kosugi, Toshiyuki Tamura, Yusuke Takano
  • Patent number: 10785814
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method, device and system for transmitting a participating service provider identity. The method includes: parsing a previously received broadcast that is transmitted by a Neutral Host (NH) network access device to determine whether a first short PSP identity corresponding to a long PSP identity to be accessed exists in a first short PSP identity list in the broadcast; transmitting a first communication protocol message to the NH network access device when it is determined that the first short PSP identity exists in the first short PSP identity list; and acquiring a second communication protocol message transmitted by the NH network access device, the second communication protocol message indicating whether an NH network supports the long PSP identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BAICELLS TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Yang Lu, Li Wang
  • Patent number: 10785633
    Abstract: A method for a base station includes receiving a signal relating to a location of a user equipment (UE) from the UE, selecting a first exchange for the UE and sending the signal to the first exchange, and sending the signal to a second exchange based on subscription information of the UE provided by a server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10757613
    Abstract: In some examples, a wireless device transmits a narrowband downlink frame in a narrowband channel, the narrowband downlink frame comprising a beacon frame that is transmitted periodically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: James Randolph Winter Lepp, Stephen McCann, Michael Peter Montemurro
  • Patent number: 10750362
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, identifying a request from a femtocell located at a customer premises to receive a requested service of subscribed services related to a subscriber account that identifies an availability of the requested service to the femtocell. Authentication information is determined, provided by way of the femtocell and a message is provided to a server including the authentication information and an identifier of a customer premises device located at the customer premises. An authentication process to authenticate the femtocell is initiated responsive to the request, wherein the server identifies the subscriber account based on the identifier of the customer premises device, and wherein the femtocell is authenticated based on information associated with the subscriber account. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Chen-Yui Yang, Paritosh Bajpay, David H. Lu, Balaji R. Puli, Anthony M. Srdar, Xidong Wu
  • Patent number: 10743177
    Abstract: A method of utilizing mobile communication roaming data is described. The method receives a roaming data authorization from a user to allow using roaming data related to the user. The method receives roaming data related to the user from a set of mobile network operators. The method receives an information request related to the user. The method performs an analysis on the roaming data related to the user to retrieve the requested information. The method then sends a response containing the requested information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael J. Dimperio, John Phillip Wick, Jr., Robert Wayne Boucher, Scott Andrew Irwin, John Greer Moore
  • Patent number: 10736070
    Abstract: A method for Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) communication registration through a relay user equipment, the method including: receiving, at the relay user equipment from a remote user equipment, an association message, the association message containing a remote user equipment identifier; and responsive to the receiving, performing a registration from the relay user equipment with a network node, the registration including an association between the remote user equipment and the relay user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Nicholas James Russell, Adrian Buckley, Stephen John Barrett
  • Patent number: 10645524
    Abstract: An enhanced 3GPP network architecture can enables a SCEF to interact with SCS/AS via APIs that provide location based context; GMLC to get the UE's location, available RATs, and congestion levels; HSS to get the UE's location, available RATs, and congestion levels; PCEF (via PCRF) to obtain the congestion level at the P-GW; RCAF (via PCRF) to obtain the user plane congestion levels at the E-UTRAN, UTRAN, and WLAN; and serving nodes (MME, SGSN, 3GPP AAA Server) to get the available RATs and congestion levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Mohamed, Michael F. Starsinic
  • Patent number: 10631240
    Abstract: Method for selecting a device among a plurality of devices that are independent powerwise and that are connected to a network for accessing a communication network and that are located in a set geographic zone, said devices being able to execute instructions relating to the delivery of a service by the network, the method being implemented by a piece of managing equipment. The method comprises steps of obtaining a piece of information relating to capacities of devices of the plurality, of receiving a request message originating from a terminal that is connected to the communication network, said message comprising a request for resources for executing said instructions, of selecting at least one device from the plurality depending on the information and on the request for resources and of transmitting a selection message to the terminal, said message comprising an identifier of at least one selected device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Christophe Le Toquin, Joel Penhoat
  • Patent number: 10616851
    Abstract: A system, method, node and computer program for coordinating subscriber registration entries (150) of a subscriber in two subscriber location registers, a subscriber location register in a MSC (220), and a subscriber location register in a packet control node (200), is presented. The subscriber is registered into the subscriber location register in the MSC (220) via the packet control node (200). The method comprises determining, by one of the two subscriber location registers, a trigger condition for modifying a subscriber registration entry (150) in that one subscriber location register. If the trigger condition is met, modifying the subscriber registration entry (150) in that one subscriber location register and sending a notification of this subscriber registration entry (150) modification to the other subscriber location register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Florin Alexandru Deaconu, Kostas Kouridakis
  • Patent number: 10609614
    Abstract: Because the current RRC: ACTIVE SET UPDATE message presently used in soft handover does not contain HS-DSCH related information, which could be utilized for a Serving HS-DSCH cell change, a separate Radio Bearer Control procedure is needed between the UE (10) and the RNC (20) for carrying out the Serving HS-DSCH cell change. Should HS-DSCH related information—applicable to Serving HS-DSCH cell change—be added to the RRC: ACTIVE SET UPDATE message (32), an unnecessary Radio Bearer Control procedure is avoided, and the drawbacks of the current method are overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Conversant Wireless Licensing S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Petri Vuorinen, Jukka Nauha, Juho Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 10595191
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a mobility management enhancer, device information from a device and determining, by the mobility management enhancer, a data session requested by the device based on the device information. The method also includes receiving, by the mobility management enhancer, service provider information from a service provider, requesting, by the mobility management enhancer, network information of a network, and receiving, by the mobility management enhancer, the network information. The method further includes determining, by the mobility management enhancer, an action associated with the data session requested by the device based on the device information, the service provider information, and the network information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Julius Mueller
  • Patent number: 10574308
    Abstract: A method for managing channel state information in a wireless communication system comprises obtaining a base set of channel state information of a channel between a first node and a second node based on at least one transmission signal. A dedicated reference signal, specific for a limited set of nodes comprising the second node is transmitted within a channel subspace selected in dependence of the obtained base set of channel state information. At least one common channel state information reference signal specific for an intended coverage area of the first node is transmitted. The common channel state information reference signal allows for obtaining a fall-back set of channel state information of a channel between the first node and the second node. The fall-back set of channel state information represents coarser granularity, in spatial dimensions, than the base set of channel state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Niklas Wernersson, Sebastian Faxér, Maksym Girnyk
  • Patent number: 10560842
    Abstract: A monitoring system monitors authentication sessions both on the air interface between the terminals and the network, and on at least one wired network-side interface between network-side elements of the network. The monitoring system constructs a database of sets of network-side authentication parameters using network-side monitoring. Each set of network-side authentication parameters originates from a respective authentication session and is associated with the International Mobile Station Identity (IMSI) of the terminal involved in the session. In order to start decrypting the traffic of a given terminal, the system obtains the off-air authentication parameters of that terminal using off-air monitoring, and finds an entry in the database that matches the air-interface authentication parameters. From the combination of correlated network-side and off-air authentication parameters, the processor is able to extract the parameters needed for decryption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: VERINT SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Eithan Goldfarb
  • Patent number: 10547528
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises detecting, by an access network computing node, a network service provided by a service provider for one or more identified endpoint devices via a wide area network connection, the access network computing node within an access network providing connections for the one or more identified endpoint devices to access the network service via the wide area network connection; detecting an unavailability of the network service via the wide area network connection; and supplying, by the access network computing node, at least a substitute of the network service for the one or more identified endpoint devices in response to the detected unavailability of the network service via the wide area network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Charles Calvin Byers, Flavio Bonomi, Jiang Zhu
  • Patent number: 10534634
    Abstract: A same voting time, a same vote counting time, and a same leader node tenure is configured by a host for all nodes. Time configuration information including the same configured voting time, the same vote counting time, and the same leader node tenure, is sent to all the nodes. The nodes are operable to vote during the same voting time, count the number of votes during the same vote counting time, and elect a leader node according to a vote counting result. The nodes are enabled to perform periodic node election according to the same leader node tenure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Zhenkun Yang, Jinliang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10511536
    Abstract: In a mobile communication environment, the data traffic is mapped to a number of bearers. In a downlink direction, this is accomplished by filtering data packets on the basis of an identifier which is included into the data packets in response to packet inspection. In the uplink direction, a mirroring function is applied which detects incoming data packets, which are received on one of a plurality of bearers and have a first identifier, and outgoing data packets having a second identifier which is complementary to the first identifier. The outgoing data packets having the complementary second identifier are routed to the same bearer from which the incoming data packets are received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Reiner Ludwig, Hannes Ekström
  • Patent number: 10492056
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for enhancing mobile subscriber privacy in telecommunications networks. In some embodiments, in the course of a registration process, a user device and an associated telecommunications network exchange trust indicators (TrIs), and respectively verify them. The user device and telecommunications network also transmit personally identifiable information (PII), such as an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), in an encrypted form, and use a pseudo IMSI in place of the IMSI for the duration of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Yousif Targali
  • Patent number: 10485034
    Abstract: A method for accessing a wireless network includes accessing a target router according to first access information, so as to access a part of one or more servers. The method also includes sending device verification information to the part of one or more servers; and receiving second access information, wherein the second access information is sent by the target router when the device verification information passes a verification performed by the part of one or more servers. The method further includes accessing the target router according to the second access information, so as to access all of the one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Hong Chen, Deguo Meng, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10484862
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to availing at least one service by a user equipment while one of in an international roaming and leaving the international roaming. In a preferred embodiment, a method for automatic IMSI switching by using the proactive commands such as PLI commands, while entering and leaving the international roaming, independent of the cause code sent by any operator and can work regardless of the cause code received is disclosed. The method includes replacing of the home IMSI of the user equipment with the global IMSI in an event the at least one network parameter corresponds to the second location and replacing of the global IMSI of the user equipment with the home IMSI in an event the at least one network parameter corresponds to the first location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED
    Inventors: Devesh Chauhan, Ganesh Arjun Mote, Viraj Dadia, Vinita Rupanagudi, Hiren Patel
  • Patent number: 10462600
    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: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 10409400
    Abstract: There is provided a handheld device for an interactive system. The handheld device identifies the timing that a user operates the handheld device to determine whether to turn on an indicating light for optical sensing to avoid the unnecessary power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PIXART IMAGING INC.
    Inventor: Yi-Hsien Ko
  • Patent number: 10405239
    Abstract: The present disclosure aims to provide a core node capable of appropriately allocating a radio resource of a RAN Slice allocated for a specific service to a radio terminal that uses this specific service. A core node (10) according to the present disclosure includes: a determination unit (14) configured to determine a radio resource to be allocated in accordance with a service provided for a radio terminal (30) and a communication unit (12) configured to transmit resource identification information indicating the radio resource determined in the determination unit (14) to a base station (20) that manages a plurality of radio resources for each RAN Slice associated with a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Mayo Oohira, Masaaki Kosugi, Toshiyuki Tamura, Yusuke Takano
  • Patent number: 10397769
    Abstract: [Problem] To conduct a process of moving a designated communication terminal belonging to a first communication system so as to belong to a second communication system without errors. [Solution] A management device is provided, which deletes information on a communication terminal of a first configuration device and then adds information of the communication terminal to the second configuration device. The management device is provided with an interface unit and a control unit. The interface unit obtains a first configuration file which stores a configuration data on a communication terminal belonging to a first communication system, and a second configuration file which stores a configuration data on a communication terminal belonging to a second communication system. The control unit deletes a configuration data of a designated communication terminal from the obtained first configuration file, and adds a configuration data of the designated communication terminal to the obtained second configuration file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ICOM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Akira Nakano, Yuma Oda
  • Patent number: 10397393
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for controlling the roaming behaviors of mobile applications, such as applications provided by mobile devices. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may determine that a mobile device is connected to a roaming network, and prompt or otherwise cause a user to authorize a mobile application to use the roaming network for sending and receiving data. Other details are provided herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10375565
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a service receives data indicative of roaming failures along mobility paths in a network. The mobility paths represent ordered series of wireless access points via which wireless clients have accessed the network over time. The service uses, based on the data indicative of the roaming failures, a machine learning-based model to associate mobility path failure metrics with portions of the mobility paths. The service identifies, for a first mobility path, an alternate mobility path that has a lower mobility path failure metric than that of the first mobility path. The service triggers a mobility path reroute for a particular client device in the network on the first mobility path to the alternate mobility path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Vinay Kumar Kolar, Santosh Pandey
  • Patent number: 10349203
    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: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise