Control Or Access Channel Scanning Patents (Class 455/434)
  • Patent number: 10673553
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In some cases, due to blind decoding and channel estimation (CE) limits, one or more user equipment (UE) specific search sets may be pruned for blind decoding and/or CE purposes. For instance, after hashing a set of common decoding candidates to control channel elements (CCEs) within the control region, the UE specific search sets may be pruned so as to conform to the blind decode limitation, since a common search space has already occupied a portion of the total blind decode limit. Following pruning, the UE may hash the sets of UE-specific decoding candidates associated with the one or more UE specific search sets to CCEs within the control region. The UE may further prune UE specific search sets, based on CE limits, while reusing CE for overlapping hashed locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Huilin Xu, Heechoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10667120
    Abstract: A mobile communication system capable of executing optimization of network processing based on a change in utilization characteristics is provided. The mobile communication system according to the present invention includes a network operator device (12) that is arranged in a mobile communication network managed by a mobile communication provider and a service platform (13) that provides an application service for a mobile communication device (11), the mobile communication device performing communication via the mobile communication network. The service platform (13) transmits to the network operator device (12) a characteristic change in the mobile communication device (11) associated with an event notification transmitted from the mobile communication device (11) and the network operator device (12) changes a network parameter associated with the mobile communication device (11) according to the characteristic change in the mobile communication device (11) transmitted from the service platform (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Takanori Iwai
  • Patent number: 10667132
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems and methods for managing mobile device network access. Systems and methods are described that allow for a mobile device to identify and selectively authenticate with one of a plurality of mobile network operators based on one or more policies associated with the mobile device and/or its user. Based on one or more policies, the mobile device may determine that a particular network is a preferred network and used provisioned electronic subscriber information stored on the device associated with the preferred network to connect to the preferred network. In various embodiments, other available networks may be checked, and the mobile device may switch networks in the event a new preferred network is identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Intertrust Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Nagao
  • Patent number: 10659296
    Abstract: Systems and methods for admitting new nodes into an existing network, for example a MoCA network. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of the present disclosure provide systems and methods for adding a new node to an existing network without requiring on-site manual configuration, for example utilizing communication between the new node and a network coordinator of the existing network prior to admission of the new node to the existing network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Hebron, Na Chen, Ronald Lee
  • Patent number: 10652814
    Abstract: A wireless access point search device improved in a manner of storing search results. A wireless LAN interface searches for a wireless access point. A result receiving section stores an access point information item on the wireless access point found by the wireless LAN interface. When the sum of the number of access point information items stored in the result receiving section and the number of new wireless access point items on respective new wireless access points found by the wireless LAN interface is larger than a predetermined value, a panel controller determines, whether or not to store a new access point information item on each new wireless access point in the result receiving section, based on radio field intensity of the new wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kyohei Takeda
  • Patent number: 10652815
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may receive a network identifier of a cell; determine that the cell is a first type of cell; and perform an access procedure to attempt to connect to the cell, wherein a first type of access procedure associated with the first type of cell or a second type of access procedure associated with a second type of cell is performed based at least in part on whether the network identifier indicates a particular type of access procedure. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Joseph, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 10645676
    Abstract: A method and terminal device for reading a system message is provided, including: receiving, by a terminal device, a paging message containing a system message state indication in a discontinuous reception (DRX) period, the terminal device includes a terminal device of which the DRX period is larger than a broadcast control channel (BCCH) modification period; determining, by the terminal device and according to the system message state indication in the paging message, that a system message state changes; reading and recording, by the terminal device, a system message corresponding to a current BCCH modification period, or reading and recording a system message corresponding to a next BCCH modification period immediately adjacent to the BCCH modification period; and communicating by the terminal device according to the read and recorded system message. Thus, the electric quantity of a battery can be saved, so that a UE can reduce power consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolong Guo, Qi Yu
  • Patent number: 10642563
    Abstract: An apparatus obtains, from an access point, connection status information of each of terminal devices that are coupled to a first wireless network via the access point, and detects a first terminal device which is a terminal device whose communication with the access point is disconnected, with reference to the connection status information. The apparatus notifies, via the first wireless network, a second terminal device coupled to the access point, of an instruction for causing the second terminal device to transmit display information displayed on the second terminal device to the first terminal device by using the second wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJITSU CLIENT COMPUTING LIMITED
    Inventor: Nobuharu Iinuma
  • Patent number: 10638409
    Abstract: A system and method for Wi-Fi roaming management, comprising an agent application operating on a mobile device in background operation to monitor device state and operation and listen for notification events prompting a network action. Network actions may include performing network tests or disconnecting, reconnecting, or updating a network connection to ensure roaming is being handled properly and the device is connected to a desired access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: 7signal Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Veli-Pekka Ketonen, Eric I. Camulli, Jeffrey W. Reedy
  • Patent number: 10631221
    Abstract: Provided is a technology relating to a terminal device, a base station apparatus, a communication system, a communication method, and an integrated circuit, in all of which it is possible that a communication procedure relating to device-to-device communication is efficiently performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Katsunari Uemura, Hidekazu Tsuboi
  • Patent number: 10631196
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for the transmission of data from a transmitter to receiver. The present invention is directed to improving data transmission. To this end, the transmission of data is accelerated, and an inband-signaling of information is carried out on an MAC-layer plane, wherein the information is particularly relevant to the base station (BS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Hyung-Nam Choi
  • Patent number: 10631231
    Abstract: Example systems, methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture for wirelessly modifying detection characteristics of portable devices are disclosed herein. Example portable devices disclosed here include a microphone and radio frequency circuitry to scan for a radio frequency beacon at a first scanning rate. Disclosed example apparatus also include a processor to trigger activation of audio monitoring, in the portable device, of an audio signal obtained via the microphone. In some disclosed examples, the audio monitoring is to be triggered in response to a first connection being made via the radio frequency circuitry with a first transmitter of the radio frequency beacon. In some disclosed examples, the audio monitoring is to collect research data from the audio signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Nielsen Company (US), LLC
    Inventors: Anand Jain, John Stavropoulos, Alan Neuhauser, Wendell Lynch, Vladimir Kuznetsov, Jack Crystal, David Gish
  • Patent number: 10624003
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for handover between secondary base stations, a network device, and user equipment. A network device instructs each of at least one candidate secondary base station to make a prior path handover preparation, so that each of the at least one candidate secondary base station waits to be selected by user equipment as a target secondary base station. The path handover preparation includes at least one of the following: preconfiguring an access resource for the user equipment or establishing a data transmission channel with the network device. The user equipment is handed over to the target secondary base station in the at least one candidate secondary base station according to configuration information of each of the at least one candidate secondary base station when the user equipment needs path handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingzeng Dai, Qufang Huang, Jian Zhang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10623256
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system may identify, in a geographic region, a number of sites satisfying one or more criteria based at least on geographic data accessed from one or more data sources. The system may generate, for the geographic region, a number of communication network graphs each satisfying one or more network coverage conditions. Each communication network graph may include a number of nodes corresponding to the sites and a number of edges corresponding to communication network connections between the sites. The system may rank the communication network graphs based on one or more performance parameters. The system may select an optimized communication network graph for the geographic region from the communication network graphs based on their respective rankings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Zawadzki, Birce Tezel, John Martin, Paul Parayil Varkey, Vincent Gonguet, Joseph Warren Button
  • Patent number: 10609602
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a movable user equipment device, a plurality of base station devices configured to perform radio communication with the user equipment device, and a relay device movably configured to relay radio communications between the user equipment device and the base station devices. In a handover process of switching a base station device to be connected with the relay device from a base station device being a moving source to a base station device being a moving destination along with moving of the relay device, the base station device being a moving source selects the base station device being a moving destination from base station devices other than a base station device that does not have a function supporting the relay device, and performs the handover process such that the relay device is connected to the selected base station device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki, Shinsuke Uga, Noriyuki Fukui, Yasushi Iwane
  • Patent number: 10602534
    Abstract: This application provides a method for sending uplink information in a wireless communication system that supports various services such as ultra-reliable and low latency communications (URLLC). A terminal device receives a timing advance coefficient from a network device. The terminal device determines value of a first timing advance based on a first time length and the timing advance coefficient. The first time length is one of at least two different time lengths that are supported by the terminal device. The terminal device sends the uplink information to the network device based on the first timing advance. With this method, the terminal device can uses different timing advances in different scenarios, so that diversified requirements of the fifth generation (5G) mobile communication systems for uplink synchronization are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhiyu Yan, Yongxia Lyu
  • Patent number: 10601626
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and devices for transmitting and receiving a synchronization signal and a method for generating a synchronization signal in a wireless access system supporting narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT). A method for transmitting a primary synchronization signal (PSS) by a base station in a wireless access system supporting narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT), according to an embodiment of the present invention, can comprise the steps of: repeatedly generating first sequences n times so as to generate primary synchronization signals; multiplying n first sequences by second sequences and thus generating n primary synchronization signals; and transmitting n primary synchronization signals by means of n OFDM symbols, respectively. The size of a bandwidth used in the wireless access system supporting NB-IoT is the size of one physical resource block (PRB), and one PRB can comprise twelve subcarriers in a frequency domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bonghoe Kim, Kijun Kim, Hyunsoo Ko, Byounghoon Kim, Yunjung Yi, Seokmin Shin
  • Patent number: 10595236
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a communication method, a network side device, and a user terminal. The method includes: establishing, by a user terminal, a connection to a first base station by using a first component carrier; sending, by the first base station, a preprocessing indication message to the user terminal, to indicate that the user terminal is to perform uplink synchronization with a second base station on a second component carrier; and obtaining, by the first base station, a target second base station, and sending a first indication message to the target second base station, to indicate that the user terminal is to perform data transmission with the target second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junren Chang, Liangliang Zhang, Wei Quan, Shulan Feng
  • Patent number: 10595344
    Abstract: Provided are a method of supporting Single Cell Point-to-Multi-point (SC-PTM) for a Bandwidth reduced Low complexity/Coverage Enhancement (BL/CE) terminal or an NB-IoT terminal, which is for a Machine Type Communication (MTC) application defined in a 3 GPP LTE/LTE-A system. The method may include receiving configuration information relating to an MPDCCH search space from a base station, wherein the MPDCCH search space is separately configured to receive scheduling control information for the multicasting control channel; receiving the scheduling control information for the multicasting control channel through the MPDCCH search space configured based on the configuration information; and receiving the multicasting control channel based on the scheduling control information, wherein the configuration information is received through higher layer signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyujin Park, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10575191
    Abstract: The present invention has an object to provide a communication system capable of appropriately providing services while improving a data rate using carrier aggregation. In Step ST1408, of a cell1 and a cell2 of a base station A, RRC connection is established between the cell1 and a UE, and the cell1 becomes a primary cell (PCell). Then, in Step ST1418, the cell1 determines to configure the cell2 as a secondary cell (SCell) to be aggregated with the own cell. Then, the cell1 notifies the UE of the above in Step ST1419. Upon this notification, the operation of restricting access to the cell2 from the UE is stopped by an MME, and thereafter, communication between the UE and the cell2 is started in Step ST1422.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10575298
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting and receiving control information in a wireless communication system. A method in a base station includes identifying an offset value and a number of control channel candidates corresponding to a number of control channel elements (CCEs) constituting one control channel candidate; determining indexes of control channel candidates based on the identified offset value and the identified number of control channel candidates; and transmitting the control information to the terminal through at least one of the control channel candidates in a downlink control channel. The determined indexes of control channel candidates are spaced by a value determined based on the transmitted number of control channel candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yong-Jun Kwak, Hwan-Joon Kwon, Joon-Young Cho, Ju-Ho Lee, Jin-Kyu Han, Youn-Hyoung Heo, Ping Wang
  • Patent number: 10567953
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure may relate to a system and method for updating a status information of a first SIM [112A] and a second SIM [112B] of a user equipment [110] at a network entity [140]. In a preferred embodiment, the system [100] comprising: the network entity [140] configured to receive and/or initiate a first voice call from the first SIM [112A]; and the user equipment [110] configured to allocate a radio resource to the second SIM [112B] for transmitting the status information to the network entity [140]; allocate the radio resource to the first SIM [112A] for availing the first voice call; and re-allocate the radio resource to the second SIM [112B] for transmitting the status information (indicating availability of the second SIM [112B]) to the network entity [140] the user equipment [110] in an event the voice connection on the first SIM [102A] is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: RELIANCE JIO INFOCOMM LIMITED
    Inventors: Ranjit Kumar, Ulhas Dattaram Parab, Nikhil V. Ghadge, Amol Madhukar Kadam, Sagar Tayal
  • Patent number: 10568159
    Abstract: There is provided a communicating, at a first network access point, with a core network entity using a user plane protocol, said communicating comprising receiving user data from the core network entity on a first bearer, the first bearer capable of being split with a second network access point such that at least some of the user data is provided to the second network access point, the first network access point and the second network access point configured to communicate wirelessly with a plurality of user equipments, and wherein the first network access point does not communicate with the core network using a control plane protocol associated with the first bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Sheshachalam Bangalore Satyanarayana, Tsunehiko Chiba, Suresh Kalyanasundaram, Masatoshi Nakamata, Claudio Rosa, Takeshi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10567093
    Abstract: Systems and methods for combined parallel processing of spectral information in a radio frequency environment. One example method includes controlling, with an electronic processor, a wideband receiver coupled to a receive path to scan a band of interest. The method includes receiving, from the wideband receiver, wideband scan data for the band of interest. The method includes identifying, based on the wideband scan data, a spectral region including a signal of interest. The method includes controlling, with the electronic processor, a narrowband receiver coupled to the receive path in parallel with the wideband receiver to collect a sample of the signal of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory J. Buchwald, Arthur Christopher Leyh, Bruce D. Mueller, Michael B. Tiedt
  • Patent number: 10560560
    Abstract: An application for storing on a server for download to a client device for executing on the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Cardex Group Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Rafik Elmasri, David Wassim Elmasri, Juan Manuel Carvajal Millan, Melad Barjel, Stephen Bell, Charlie Barjel
  • Patent number: 10560967
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for transmitting through an adaptive channel using a channel state. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for a remote node to transmit through a channel includes the steps of: intermittently receiving a forward channel signal transmitted from a host node; estimating a reverse channel state on the basis of the received forward channel signal; and determining whether or not the estimated reverse channel state satisfies preset channel conditions, and adaptively transmitting a reverse channel signal according to the determined result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION HANYANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Hichan Moon
  • Patent number: 10555370
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a method includes: accessing, by a push to talk (PTT) server, a PTT session with a PTT client operating in a first network; detecting, by the PTT server, a transition by the PTT client from the first network to a second network, the second network having a lower throughput or a higher latency than the first network; and adapting, by the PTT server, one or more parameters of a plurality of communication protocols in response to detecting the transition by the PTT client from the first network to the second network, the communication protocols being host layer protocols used by the PTT server to communicate with the PTT client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: KODIAK NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Ravi Ayyasamy, Brahmananda R. Vempati, Krishnakant M. Patel, Bibhudatta Biswal, Shantanu Konwar, Vadiraj Villivalam
  • Patent number: 10555242
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses for providing selective network access, wherein a cell type indication is provided based on at least one of a preamble and a header portion of a broadcast signal. At the receiving end, it is checked based on at least one of the preamble and the header portion, whether broadcast signals are received from different first and second cell types. The first cell type is selected for network access, if both broadcast signals from the first and second cell types are received with sufficient strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Hai Jiang, Jian Feng Kang, Xiao Yi Wang, Chao Wei, Yi Wu, Dong Mei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10555253
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided in accordance with example embodiments in order to provide methods, apparatuses, and/or systems that reduce and/or eliminate network inefficiencies caused by the persistence of user-equipment-specific associations with network interfaces and elements, including but not limited to user-equipment-specific associations on at least N2. In some example implementations, an AMF may assign a temporary ID containing particularized identification information to a UE in a manner that allows for selection by a (R)AN of a AMF and that enables an AMF to process an N1/N2 transaction, such as may occur when a UE enters an idle mode and/or transitions from an idle mode to a connected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Devaki Chandramouli, Bruno Landais, Laurent Thiebaut, Peter Leis, Miikka Juhana Poikselka
  • Patent number: 10555251
    Abstract: According to an aspect, there is provided a method of operating a terminal device, the method comprising maintaining one or more indices and a mapping between the one or more indices and respective network identifiers, each network identifier identifying a network and/or a network node; and in communications between the terminal device and a first network in which a particular network and/or a particular network node is to be identified, using the index associated with the particular network and/or the particular network node to identify the particular network and/or the particular network node. Methods of operating network nodes in a network are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD
    Inventor: Mattias Tan Bergström
  • Patent number: 10555261
    Abstract: A first network node (111) and method therein for monitoring inactive mode coverage for a user equipment (130) in a wireless communication network (100) are disclosed. A plurality of network nodes (111, 112) operate in the wireless communication network (100) and the first network node (111) is a serving network node for the user equipment (130). The first network node (111) receives an inactive mode coverage monitoring report. The first network node (111) analyzes the inactive mode coverage monitoring report and determines whether the user equipment (130) has inactive mode coverage based on the outcome of analysing the inactive mode coverage monitoring report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Kristina Zetterberg, Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Pål Frenger, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Reza Moosavi, Pradeepa Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 10542547
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for selecting service-specific cells that considers additional information about service availability at the cells. A base station stores service availability information in system information. A UE searching for a service-specific cell on which to camp receives the system information with service availability. The UE analyzes its service requirements against the service availability as well as measured radio conditions and selects a cell that enables service-specific support on which to camp. When a change occurs to availability of the service support at the base station, it notifies the camped UE of the change and the UE obtains the changed system information to determine whether to reselect a different cell on which to camp. When a service-specific cell is not available, the UE may select a suitable cell for normal service and periodically perform cell reselection in an attempt to again camp on a service-specific cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn, Chih Ping Li
  • Patent number: 10542484
    Abstract: A server has a processor and a memory connected to the processor. The memory stores instructions executed by the processor to collect scan lists from client devices. Each scan list includes individual entries. Each individual entry specifies a WiFi access point network identifier collected by a client. WiFi access point networks in the scan lists are evaluated. WiFi access point handshake priorities are supplied to the client devices. The WiFi access point handshake priorities characterize WiFi access point recovery and discovery priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ipass IP LLC
    Inventors: Raghu Konka, Tomasz Magdanski, Purushottam Shukla, Navtej Singh Mann
  • Patent number: 10536965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and a device therefor, the method comprising: a step of receiving scheduling information through a PDCCH in a subframe of #n, and a step of receiving a PDCCH according to the scheduling information in a subframe of #(n+X), wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to 0 and X is an integer greater than or equal to 0 and is determined on the basis of an index of a control channel resource used for the transmission of the PDCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Suckchel Yang
  • Patent number: 10523294
    Abstract: A method for a wireless communications system is disclosed. In one example, a user equipment (UE) device (e.g. a mobile phone) provides a UE beam sweeping number to a network node. Based on the UE beam sweeping number, the network node provides configuration information or allocates a resource to the UE device. The UE device can use the configuration information or the resource for measurement. The beam sweeping number refers to the number of time intervals that the UE device would need to generate multiple sets of UE beams, one set per time interval, that would cover all possible directions in which the UE device sends and/or receives transmissions, in a manner that resembles a sweeping of UE beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsuan Guo, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo, Meng-Hui Ou
  • Patent number: 10517039
    Abstract: Various solutions for mobile country code recognition with respect to user equipment in mobile communications are described. An apparatus may measure a received signal strength. The apparatus may determine a mobile country code (MCC) according to the received signal strength. The apparatus may determine a frequency band search order according to the determined MCC. The apparatus may search a suitable cell according to the frequency band search order. The apparatus may camp the suitable cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: MediaTek Inc.
    Inventor: Pei-Tsung Wu
  • Patent number: 10517057
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for transmitting a D2D signal. The method for transmitting a D2D signal according to the present application comprises the step of transmitting a D2D signal in accordance with the D2D resource configuration, wherein a transmission of a different D2D signal may not occur in a subframe for transmitting a synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10512041
    Abstract: A method and system for minimizing the battery power consumption of user equipment (UE) during inter-frequency cell detection in a heterogeneous network is disclosed. A serving cell in the heterogeneous network provides a relaxed cell detection indication to the UE on a specified frequency for cell detection. The UE applies the relaxed cell detection for detecting the cells on the specified frequency. During inter-frequency cell detection on specified frequency, the UE discards some normal measurement gaps. The inter-frequency cell detection is delayed as compared to normal cell detection time requirement using the normal measurement gaps. The UE deactivates the relaxed detection indication, upon detecting the inter-frequency cell and performs the continuous RSRP and RSRQ measurements for detected inter-frequency cell using all the normal measurement gaps to meet normal measurement accuracy and measurement reporting requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satish Nanjunda Swamy Jamadagni, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale, Gert Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 10512027
    Abstract: A method for requesting system information. The method comprises transmitting a request for at least one system information block group, each of which comprises one or more system information blocks, from a user terminal to a network node. The one or more system information blocks is/are grouped according to a feature of the one or more system information blocks. The method may further comprise receiving one or more system information block groups from the network node. The one or more system information block groups may comprise the at least one system information block group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Jinhua Liu, Pål Frenger
  • Patent number: 10505807
    Abstract: A method comprising determining at least one event criteria from a received event function request; determining an event impact from the at least one event criteria and a general function impact; determining whether the event impact interferes with at least one implemented function instance; and generating a coordination output based on the determination whether the event impact interferes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Henning Sanneck, Tobias Bandh, Raphael Romeikat
  • Patent number: 10506590
    Abstract: A method by which a small base station (BS) transmits a discovery signal (DS) in a mobile communication system is provided. The method includes a macro BS to which a component carrier (CC) of a predetermined frequency band is allocated, and at least one small base station to which N number of CCs of a frequency band different from that of the CC allocated to the macro base station are allocated. The method comprises the steps of generating the DS corresponding to predetermined information and transmitting the generated DS through a discovery channel (DCH) configured as a transmission resource of the macro base station, wherein the predetermined information is one among information on at least one CC that the small base station uses, cell ID (CID) index information of the small base station, and a sleep base station index when the small base station is in a sleep mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Won Kim, Hyun-Kyu Yu, Su-Ryong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10498500
    Abstract: A network node, a communication device and methods therein, for handling dynamic uplink/downlink, UL/DL, subframe configurations when operating in Time Division Duplex, TDD. The network node obtains capability information indicating whether the communication device supports carrier aggregation and/or frequency band combination, and also indicating whether the communication device supports simultaneous reception and transmission of signals on different carriers or frequency bands. The network node then determines UL/DL subframe configurations for the communication device based on the obtained capability information such that the communication device is to use different UL/DL subframe configurations for different carriers or frequency bands, when certain conditions are fulfilled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Imadur Rahman, Muhammad Kazmi, Ali Behravan, Xinghua Song
  • Patent number: 10499298
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a mobile terminal control method and a mobile terminal. When initiating connection establishment to an access network element corresponding to a target cell, a mobile terminal can at least skip sending, to an access network element corresponding to a serving cell, a measurement report of a measurement reporting event corresponding to indication information, and directly initiate connection establishment to the access network element corresponding to the target cell, so that the mobile terminal can initiate, in a timely manner, connection establishment to the access network element corresponding to the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10492133
    Abstract: An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include provisioning a user equipment (UE) with a list comprising one or more locations at which the UE is to report its location; reporting a location of the UE when the location is identified in the list; provisioning the UE with one or more access network selection policy based on the reported location of the UE; and applying at least one access network selection policy at the UE based on the location of the UE. The list comprising the one or more locations can be sent to the UE from an Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) server after the UE reports its location to the ANDSF server. The one or more access network selection policies can be permanent type and/or temporal type policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantin Livanos, Ian McDowell Campbell, Robert Glenn Smith
  • Patent number: 10477611
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless communications method, apparatus, and system. A terminal is provided. The terminal sets up a connection to a first base station, and stays in always connected mode. Therefore, when the terminal moves in a dense network, handovers of the first base station can be reduced. Further, when the terminal moves in the dense network, frequent signaling interaction is reduced, paging load in the entire network is reduced, and an end-to-end delay in service setup and transmission is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junren Chang, Yuchun Wu, Shulan Feng, Chen-Xiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10477412
    Abstract: An example non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions executable by a processor to: determine a channel distribution vector based on a channel priority for a plurality of available wireless channels within a wireless network; receive a set of constraints on a channel plan; determine a channel plan meeting the set of user defined constraints based on the channel distribution vector; and transmit the channel plan to a plurality of radios on the wireless network, wherein the channel plan comprises a channel assigned to each radio of the plurality of radios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Dongwoon Hahn, Mathieu Mercier, Sachin Ganu, Nethra Muniyappa, Sree Harsha, Rajini Balay
  • Patent number: 10477429
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing latency between terminal stations in a wireless local area network. In an aspect, two stations in close proximity may be configured to associate with a common access point, by causing one or more of the stations to disassociate from a current access point and reassociating with the common access point. The identity of the common access point may be independently derived at each terminal station using simple broadcast messaging procedures, without the need for extensive communications or handshaking between the stations. In an alternative aspect, a terminal station may repeat the disassociation and reassociation procedures without knowledge of the other station's BSSID, until a measured latency drops below a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Uday S Hegde
  • Patent number: 10470073
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling application of MU-MIMO. The disclosure provides for considering a device's block error rate (BLER) as a basis to decide whether to provide the device with MU-MIMO service. For instance, a base station could determine which of the base station's served devices each have threshold low BLER. And on at least that basis, the base station could select each such device to receive MU-MIMO service. Or faced with a choice between devices to receive MU-MIMO service, the base station could compare the devices' levels of BLER and could select the devices that have lower BLER to receive MU-MIMO service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran, Sougata Saha, Nick J. Baustert, Saravana Velusamy
  • Patent number: 10455480
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method is provided for customization of a mobile communications device's data session retry mechanism in a wireless packet data service network. The mobile communication device requests activation of a data session with a node via the wireless network and receives a reject message via the wireless network in response to the request for activation of the data session, the reject message including a cause code. If the cause code corresponds to a no-retry behavior of the data session retry mechanism of the mobile communication device, the mobile communications device no longer requesting activation of a data session with the node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Paul Cormier, Thomas Leonard Trevor Plestid, Ian Simpson, Arun Munje
  • Patent number: 10455486
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing access control and/or membership verification for dual connectivity in a wireless communication system is provided. A first evolved NodeB (eNB) transmits a closed subscriber group (CSG) membership status of a user equipment (UE) to a second eNB, which is a home eNB (HeNB), and receives at least one of a CSG identifier (ID) or a cell access mode of the second eNB from the second eNB. A mobility management entity (MME) may verify the CSG membership status of the UE and transmit the verified CSG membership status of the UE to the first eNB. And then, the first eNB transmits the verified CSG membership status of the UE to the second eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Daewook Byun