Home Location Registration (hlr) Or Visitor Location Registration (vlr) Detail Patents (Class 455/433)
  • Patent number: 11570610
    Abstract: There is a method and system of removing duplicate Visitor Location Register (VLR) records, and updating the VLR's Global Title Address (GTA) in their Home Location Register (HLR) to avoid duplicate VLR impact to customer service, which may result in missed inbound calls and delayed inbound SMS. Duplicate VLR GTA means that one subscriber has more than one VLR record in different Mobile Switching Stations (MSS) or Mobile Switching Centers (MSC). The valid VLR is identified by comparing the “last active timestamp” of the same subscriber identity (IMSI, or MSISDN, or MDN) of VLR records obtained from each MSS/MSC. The VLR that has the most recent “last active timestamp” is used to identify the active/valid VLR which serves the subscriber. Afterwards the non-active VLR records will be deleted, and the VLR's GTA in HLR will be updated as needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: TELUS Communications Inc.
    Inventor: Zhengyun (Michael) Yin
  • Patent number: 11564081
    Abstract: A method is performed at a server that manages embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) profiles. The method includes, when a user equipment that belongs to a global enterprise network relocates from a first locale to a second locale in which a first private network and a second private network of the global enterprise network are located, wherein the user equipment includes a locale-specific first eSIM profile that includes a first non-public network identifier of the first private network, receiving, from the user equipment over a network in the second locale, information that indicates the user equipment is in the second locale. The method further includes identifying the second private network based on the information, and generating a locale-specific second eSIM profile that includes a second non-public network identifier for the second private network. The method includes configuring the user equipment with the locale-specific second eSIM profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Arun G. Khanna, Timothy Peter Stammers
  • Patent number: 11561590
    Abstract: A temperature controlling method is provided, which is suitable for a communication system including a plurality of communication chips. The temperature controlling method includes the following operations: calculating an average temperature of each communication chip; if a first flag parameter corresponding to a first chip of the plurality of communication chips is a predetermined value, adjusting a first transmission rate of the first chip according to the average temperature of the first chip; and if the first flag parameter corresponding to the first chip is different from the predetermined value, adjusting the first transmission rate according to the average temperature of a second chip of the plurality of communication chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kuan-Yu Hou
  • Patent number: 11553334
    Abstract: In a wireless communication network, Unified Data Repositories (UDRs) determine initial User Equipment Identifiers (UE IDs). The UDRs successfully synchronize the initial UE IDs and serve the initial UE IDs to network elements that use the initial UE IDs to serve wireless data communications to UEs. The UDRs determine additional UE IDs. The UDRs unsuccessfully synchronize the additional UE IDs and serve the additional UE IDs to the network elements. In response to the unsuccessful synchronization of the additional UE IDs, a UDR recovery system reallocates the additional UE IDs. The UDR recovery system successfully synchronizes the reallocated-additional UE IDs. The network elements use the initial UE IDs and the reallocated-additional UE IDs to serve the wireless data communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Anuj Sharma, Anil Kumar Mariyani, Deepesh Belwal, Rajil Malhotra, Sriharsha Nagaraja Kadalbal, Dipta Moy Biswas
  • Patent number: 11553349
    Abstract: A communication apparatus receives a signal that is transmitted from a partner apparatus using a first communication scheme, and establishes, on the basis that the signal received includes information indicating that parameter exchange processing is to be executed, a connection with the partner apparatus using a second communication scheme, wherein the second communication scheme has a higher communication rate and consumes more power than the first communication scheme. In addition, the communication apparatus exchanges, by using the second communication scheme, information to be used in communication for the parameter exchange processing with the partner apparatus, and executes the parameter exchange processing using the information by using the second communication unit scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Fumihide Goto
  • Patent number: 11546741
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a method receives a call from a caller device that is initiated via a first communication channel and directed to first contact information for a recipient's device. The call is forwarded using a call forwarding option to the computing device. Second contact information for the recipient's device is retrieved where the second contact information different from the first contact information used in the call. The method initiates a communication to the recipient's device using the second contact information via a second communication channel that is different from the first communication channel. The communication avoids triggering the call forwarding option for the recipient's device. The call is connected between the caller device and the recipient's device upon initiating the communication where the computing device is in a call path of the call and performs a call feature for the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: PHONEIC, INC.
    Inventor: Enlai Chu
  • Patent number: 11533358
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software for inter-PLMN communications. In one embodiment, a roaming hub receives a message from a sending entity across an N32 interface, and determines whether the message includes an HTTP custom header that indicates a PLMN that is validated. When the message as received does not include the HTTP custom header, the roaming hub adds the HTTP custom header to the message that indicates the PLMN of the sending entity, integrity protects the HTTP custom header, and forwards the message toward a receiving entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Saurabh Khare, Bruno Landais, Anja Jerichow, Laurent Thiebaut, Georgios Gkellas
  • Patent number: 11528679
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, and methods for a wireless device to perform methods for de-registration of the wireless device from a first access type over a second access type. Methods also include procedures for maintaining state machines associated with both access types as well as procedures to determine a connection for re-transmitting a de-registration request and to avoid collisions between procedures associated with the first and second access types. Further, methods include an information element configured to indicate which access type has been de-registered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Venkataraman, Krisztian Kiss, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Sang Ho Baek, Shivani Suresh Babu, Utkarsh Kumar, Viswanath Nagarajan, Yifan Zhu, Hariharan Sukumar
  • Patent number: 11528114
    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: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Neo Wireless LLC
    Inventors: Xiaodong Li, Haiming Huang, Titus Lo, Ruifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11516229
    Abstract: A control device includes: a program execution module that executes a program created depending on a control target; a detection module that determines whether a security event occurs in access from outside to the control device; and a notification module that provides a notification, upon detection of occurrence of the security event, to a notification destination corresponding to the occurred security event. The security event includes an event that does not conform to a predetermined rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: OMRON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Kitamura, Yoichi Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 11516261
    Abstract: A network operator can partition network elements, including elements of an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) or Policy and Charging Rules Functions (PCRFs) into groups reserved for specific types of subscribers. When a user equipment (UE) registers with an IMS, elements of the IMS can contact a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) to determine a subscriber type associated with the UE. Based on the UE's subscriber type, an IMS element can determine an application server or other IMS element to contact about the UE based on identifying application servers or IMS elements that are also associated with the same subscriber type as the UE. Similarly, an IMS element can determine a PCRF to contact about the UE based on identifying a PCRF that is associated with the same subscriber type as the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammed Al-Mehdar, Saqib Badar, Shujaur Mufti, Khurram Ahmad Mirza, Kalyan Kalepu
  • Patent number: 11510052
    Abstract: An identity information processing method, a device, and a system, the method including obtaining, by a first network element, a first parameter, where the first parameter is associated with a domain to which a network slice belongs, and determining, by the first network element, according to the first parameter, whether the network slice is managed by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11503426
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for enhancing communications mobility in an enterprise a distributed communication controller. The distributed communication controller integrates user devices and conference equipment and provides the user with directions within an enterprise to an appropriate location to conduct a conference call. The distributed communication controller determines that a conference meeting is about to begin and determines a location of the user device. Based on a capability of the user device and the requirements of the conference meeting, the distributed communication controller sends navigation instructions that direct the user to a location in an enterprise facility to successfully conduct a conference call. The navigation instructions are provided in real time as the user moves throughout the facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Avaya Management L.P.
    Inventors: Tamar Barzuza, Tzvika Goldenberg, Ronen Bar-Yoav, Yuval Cohen, Lee Chee Fai, Guy Gadnir
  • Patent number: 11438755
    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: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Buckley, Jan Hendrik Lucas Bakker
  • Patent number: 11438390
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a system update for a first device. A forwarding command is sent from the first device to a service provider that provides communications services for the first device responsive to identifying the system update. The forwarding command specifies a second device. The system update is executed after sending the forwarding command. A first device includes a transceiver for receiving incoming communications and a processor. The processor is to identify a system update for the first device, send a forwarding command from the first device to a service provider that provides communication services for the first device responsive to identifying the system update, wherein the forwarding command specifies a second device, and execute the system update after sending the forwarding command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Amit Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 11438738
    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: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, Curt Wong
  • Patent number: 11418916
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for collection and analysis of mobile device data. A geo-profile may be determined based on the mobile device data and utilized to determine associations of the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Brian R. Bolon, Larry V. Dodds, Matthew L. Ward
  • Patent number: 11405853
    Abstract: A server, a communication system, and a performance measurement method are provided. In the method, frequency spectrum information is determined. The frequency spectrum information includes multiple frequency spectrums supported by at least two mobile networks. A network configuration is generated according to the frequency spectrum information. The core network entity instructs a radio access network node (i.e., base station) to transmit a control message to a user equipment (UE) according to the network configuration. The frequency spectrums are scanned for a network performance measurement of the UE, and the UE is allowed to register to at least one its own subscribed mobile network of the at least two mobile networks but not allowed to register to the others of the at least two mobile networks. Accordingly, an easier way to motoring competitors' network performance is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Groundhog Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Sharma, I-Hung Lin
  • Patent number: 11405764
    Abstract: It is provided a method, comprising monitoring, for each of plural attempts of a web identity to register for an internet protocol multimedia service, if the respective attempt is received; generating, for each of the plural attempts if the respective attempt is received, a respective private user identification based on the web identity and a respective distinguishing identifier, wherein probability that two of the private user identifications have a same value is less than a predefined limit; providing the respective private user identification in response to the respective attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Suprabhat Chatterjee, Peter Leis, Jiadong Shen, Alexander Milinski, Martin Oettl
  • Patent number: 11405808
    Abstract: A communication normal-operation availability checking apparatus is provided for checking normal-operation availability of communications that go through a first network, a second network and a third network. The communication normal-operation availability checking apparatus includes: a list generation unit configured to generate a list including one or more carriers that provide a detectable first network; and a checking unit configured to check the normal-operation availability of the communications by executing a test that goes through the first network based on the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NTT Communications Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 11399099
    Abstract: A database stores unique associations between account identifiers and mobile-network telephone numbers assigned by a mobile network to mobile communications devices. The account identifiers are also associated with voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephone numbers. Voice calls between the mobile communications devices are made as voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls using respective VoIP telephone numbers. Tracking of the VoIP calls is performed through the mobile network using respective mobile-network telephone numbers, so that a prepaid balance can be enforced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: TEXTNOW, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Ting, Jonathan Lerner
  • Patent number: 11375362
    Abstract: In an aspect, a UE may determine a capability of the UE to support two or more frequency range and duplex mode combinations associated with a communication feature, wherein the communication feature is associated with a plurality of frequency ranges and is further associated with a plurality of duplex modes on at least one of the plurality of frequency ranges. The UE may transmit, to a core network component, a UE capability indication that indicates the determined capability. The core network component may receive the UE capability indication. The core network component may perform at least one action in response to the UE capability indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Gaal, Heechoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11359832
    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: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Shaun B. Atchison, Brian D. Rigg
  • Patent number: 11330064
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure include, for example, selecting a first edge device of a first network to provide a part of a service to a communication device, establishing a first session between the first edge device and a device of a second network for a duration of the service, wherein the first session is associated with a first portion of an address, establishing a second session between the first edge device and the communication device in accordance with an access technology to facilitate a transfer of first data associated with the first part of the service to the communication device, wherein the second session is associated with a second portion of the address, and wherein the second portion of the address identifies the access technology, and transferring the first data to the communication device in accordance with the address, wherein the address comprises a third portion that identifies the communication device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11323868
    Abstract: Methods for provisioning a service in a first network and providing the service by an entity in a second network are disclosed. The methods comprising maintaining in a software repository in the first network, one or more software images (I1, I2, . . . Ii) of corresponding one or more services and where each service is identified by a service identifier (Si) and storing configuration information related to the one or more services in a database repository of the first network. The method of providing the service in the second network further comprises receiving and storing one or more software images (I1, I2, . . . ) for one or more services of the first network and where each service is identified by a service identifier (Si) and upon detecting a trigger indicating a request for a service of the one or more services, instantiating the software image of the service in the serving network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jari Arkko, Ari Keränen
  • Patent number: 11323318
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for enabling Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network slicing. In some embodiments a method performed by a wireless device relating to registering with an IMS network slice or initiating a session using an IMS network slice comprises sending a message to an IMS node via a radio access network, the message comprising an identifier of a desired IMS network slice. In this manner, IMS network slicing is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: George Foti
  • Patent number: 11315090
    Abstract: A financial management network is disclosed for optimizing interest return and/or deposit insurance coverage among a plurality of online accounts that may include one or more savings accounts and a checking account, by automatically allocating and transferring funds among the accounts without intervention of the account holder, in accordance with constraints that may be set by the financial management network, account holder, the account holder's financial advisor, and/or imposed by the associate financial institutions holding the accounts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Six Trees Capital LLC
    Inventors: Gary E. Zimmerman, Richard D. Wu, Gabriel Jorge Gironda
  • Patent number: 11317237
    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 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Tile, Inc.
    Inventor: Josselin de la Broise
  • Patent number: 11310697
    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 according to the present disclosure includes: a determination unit configured to determine a radio resource to be allocated in accordance with a service provided for a radio terminal; and a communication unit configured to transmit resource identification information indicating the radio resource determined in the determination unit to a base station that manages a plurality of radio resources for each RAN Slice associated with a service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mayo Oohira, Masaaki Kosugi, Toshiyuki Tamura, Yusuke Takano
  • Patent number: 11310656
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for configuring at least one radio frequency (RF) module by a wireless communication apparatus. The wireless communication apparatus sends a first message to the at least one RF module, and the first message comprises a request for at least one international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of at least one subscriber identity module (SIM) card. A second message is then received from the RF module, and the second message comprises the at least one IMSI. The wireless communication apparatus determines which wireless network service provider(s) the at least one SIM card is associated with. The wireless communication apparatus identifies at least one configuration information. The wireless communication apparatus then sends a third message to the at least one RF module, and the third message comprises the at least one configuration information. The at least one RF module is then configured based on the at least one configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMIIED
    Inventors: Ming Pui Chong, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 11283534
    Abstract: The interference power estimation apparatus 1 calculates an inter-station vector from an interfering station over a sphere to an interfered station installed in the sphere based on a position of each station. In a case where a line segment connecting the position of the interfered station and the position of the interfering station does not intersect with the sphere, an angle between an antenna direction vector representing a direction of an antenna from the position of the interfered station and the inter-station vector is derived, and a sum of an antenna directivity attenuation amount obtained based on the angle and propagation losses calculated based on a distance between the interfered station and the interfering station is calculated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kota Ito, Hideyuki Tsuboi, Yutaka Imaizumi, Yushi Shirato, Naoki Kita
  • Patent number: 11272349
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for deployment, configuration and provision of services and/or features for an inbound roamer, wherein an identity information of a first Public Land Mobile Network, to which a mobile equipment of the inbound roamer is subscribed is obtained, the obtained identity information of the first Public Land Mobile Network is provided to the Radio Access Network of a second Public Land Mobile Network, at least one service and/or feature of the second Public Land Mobile Network is configured and provided based on the identity information of the first Public Land Mobile Network to which the mobile equipment of the inbound roamer is subscribed. The present invention further relates to a telecommunications system configured and/or adapted to execute the inventive method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: VODAFONE GMBH
    Inventors: Yang Lu, Peter Wild, Juergen Caldenhoven
  • Patent number: 11265416
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide notification management across a plurality of electronic communication devices based on the present situational context of the intended communication recipient. Some types of relevant situational context information include the geographic location of the intended recipient, what electronic communication devices they may have in their possession, calendar or schedule information, the presence of other people, the identity of other people present in their vicinity, their relationship to the communication sender, and context information concerning the sender, such as how frequently the sender has attempted to communicate with the intended recipient and news information relevant to the known or assumed location of the sender. Notifications are managed by adjusting which electronic communication devices emit notifications and what type of notifications are emitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: KYNDRYL, INC.
    Inventors: Garfield W. Vaughn, Moncef Benboubakeur, Julija Narodicka, Anuradha Bhamidipaty
  • Patent number: 11252540
    Abstract: In a system and method for transporting SMS message between sending MNO and receiving MNO, wherein the receiving MNO uses a sponsor, a component is provided either in the network of the receiving MNO or, preferably, at the carrier of the receiving MNO. The component is in the routing path between the sending MNO and the routing MNO and/or in the return path and preferably in both paths. The component (WB) manages and enforces the proper SMS delivery methods to the receiving MNO by introducing itself in the SRI for the SMS request as a sending party, using a sponsored network entity (SMSC-WB), and/or introducing itself in the SRI of the SMS response message as a receiving party using a sponsored network identity (VMSC-WB, HLR-WB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Belgacom International Carrier Services
    Inventors: Gery Irma Emiel Verwimp, Rajarshi Sanyal
  • Patent number: 11246140
    Abstract: The core network accessing method includes: transmitting PLMN indication information about a base station to a UE, the PLMN indication information including information about PLMNs connected to a core network of a first type and information about PLMNs connected to a core network of a second type; receiving information about a target PLMN selected by the UE in accordance with the PLMN indication information and matching the UE, and determining a target core network to be accessed in accordance with the information about the target PLMN; and interacting with the target core network and the UE, so as to enable the UE to access the target core network via the target PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haiyang Quan, Jing Liang
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: RE49357
    Abstract: A method and system in which upon occurrence of a P-CSCF failure, a network sends an IMS reregistration request message to a UE. An S-CSCF or an AS monitors a P-CSCF to detect occurrence of a failure in the P-CSCF. Upon detecting the occurrence of a P-CSCF failure, the S-CSCF or the AS sends a request message for IMS reregistration to the UEs being served by the failed P-CSCF. In this manner, the UE can continuously receive the service even though a failure occurs in the P-CSCF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Han-Na Lim, Tae-Sun Yeoum, Eun-Hui Bae, O-Sok Song, Sung-Ho Choi