Control Or Access Channel Scanning Patents (Class 455/434)
  • Patent number: 11405790
    Abstract: Systems and methods for partitioning radio spectrum in an AP to support a mixed client environment while maintaining efficient 802.11ax transmissions is provided. Clients in a zone may be categorized into 802.11ax and legacy clients, and those clients may further be categorized into a majority population and a minority population. Assignment of the minority and majority populations can be effectuated by considering the number of available channels to be assigned to each population of client devices, as well as steering load/cost and a client device's ability to be steered to another channel. Moreover, assignment of the minority and majority populations can take into account maintaining a particular client-channel density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Nitin Changlani, Sachin Ganu
  • Patent number: 11405777
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include configuring, by a network node, a user equipment to use an aggregation of radio technologies. At least one radio bearer is established between the user equipment and the network node and is routed over an access point of an alternate wireless network. The method may also include determining whether trustworthy security is provided by the access point of the alternate wireless network. The method may also include instructing the user equipment to turn off ciphering based on the determining, wherein the ciphering is turned off for the at least one radio bearer between the user equipment and the apparatus. The method may also be used for configuring specific ciphering on selective radio bearers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Daniela Laselva, Suresh Nair, Krzysztof Kordybach
  • Patent number: 11399272
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques to minimize the electricity consumption of battery powered devices during network discovery and other phases of network operation. Example techniques include efficiently listening for other mains powered and battery powered devices within communication range of the battery powered device by, for example, shortening its listening window depending on how close the time reference maintained by the battery powered device is estimated to be to the time reference used by the other mains powered and battery powered devices within communication range. Other techniques include slowing the rate of listening by the battery powered device when the battery powered device is unlikely to be able to receive discovery messages or is already connected to the network. Other techniques include using knowledge of the network to listen for discovery messages on a channel or channels on which other devices are likely to be transmitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Itron, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrice Monier, Thomas Uhling, Imad Jamil, Keith Barnes
  • Patent number: 11399265
    Abstract: Example implementations described herein are directed to connecting and configuring a device to be configured into an Internet of Things (IoT) system through utilizing a mobile device. The mobile device is provided with an application that will provision and commission a device to be configured into the IoT system. Through example implementations described herein, the mobile device allows for a device to be configured to be connected to an IoT system even if no network connectivity is available for the device to be configured. The mobile device also provides sensor data in real time to determine if the device to be configured is properly configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI VANTARA LLC
    Inventors: Clifford Collins, Jesus Valenzuela, Dylan Hatula, Janine Zhu
  • Patent number: 11395212
    Abstract: A serving cell configures a search window within which a UE searches to find a discovery burst. The discovery burst may include PSS, SSS, DS, CSI-RS or other signals. The UE detects synchronization signals and determines if the synchronization signals are part of the discovery burst by detecting signal properties to distinguish them from legacy or other synchronization signals. One property is the time difference between a PSS and an SSS in a discovery burst. Other properties are the frequency difference between a PSS and an SSS, and the sequence of the synchronization signals. If the UE determines that the synchronization signals are part of the discovery burst, the UE performs RRM measurements on other signals in the discovery burst, and reports the measurements results to a serving cell. The serving cell decides if a UE should be handed over to the measured cell based on the measurement reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: ZTE Wistron Telecom AB
    Inventors: Patrick Svedman, Yonghong Gao, Jan Johansson, Thorsten Schier, Aijun Cao, Bojidar Hadjiski
  • Patent number: 11395287
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to a method for blind detection of a PDCCH and a terminal device. The method includes: when the number of PDCCH blind detections in at least one search space of a terminal device is greater than a maximum number of blind detections, the terminal device reduces the number of PDCCH blind detections in n UE-specific search spaces and/or m common search spaces in the at least one search space, the reduced number of PDCCH blind detections being less than or equal to the maximum number of blind detections; and the terminal device performs PDCCH blind detection in the at least one search space according to the reduced number of PDCCH blind detections. According to the method and the terminal device, the terminal device can allocate the number of blind detections more reasonably, and reduce the complexity of channel estimation of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 11395219
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). A method for performing PLMN selection by user equipment (UE) (100) in dual registration mode is provided. The method includes registering on a registered PLMN (RPLMN) for receiving first wireless technology services and detecting, unavailability of second wireless technology services in at least one of the RPLMN and an equivalent PLMN (EqPLMN), starting, a periodic timer in response to detecting the unavailability of the second wireless technology services in at least one of the RPLMN and the EqPLMN, and performing, the PLMN selection based on a PLMN scan after an expiry of the periodic timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arijit Sen, Lalith Kumar, Pratibha Kattemane Satyaganapati
  • Patent number: 11388567
    Abstract: A mobile communication device that customizes a user interface of the mobile communication device based on a pre-loaded customization manifest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company LP
    Inventors: Billy G. McCracken, Jr., Hannah J. Sifuentes, Anurag Thantharate
  • Patent number: 11388662
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for prioritizing spectrum and controlling data traffic steering within a wireless network. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods provide enhanced wireless services which allow network operators to prioritize utilization of spectrum for their subscribers. In one variant, an enhanced 3GPP UE Route Selection Policy (URSP) framework is provided for a UE connected to 5G wireless network, which allows the UE to use one or more prioritized 3GPP spectrum Band Class(es) based on one or more selection criterion or preconditions. In another variant, UE location information is used to dynamically update a data traffic steering mode or other functionality of an enhanced ATSSS (Access Traffic Steering, Switching, and Splitting) rule framework is described for dynamic control of steering or routing functionality, including between 3GPP- and non-3GPP network accesses for the data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Curt Wong, Maulik Vaidya, Yildirim Sahin
  • Patent number: 11388773
    Abstract: Provided is a communication apparatus that can perform first communication in a network during a first period of a predetermined length having a predetermined cycle, and, in the network, can set a second period different from the first period based on the first communication and perform second communication during the second period while continuing the first communication. In a case where the second communication is to be ended, the communication apparatus notifies the partner apparatus of the second communication that the second communication is to be ended, and performs control so as to end the second communication with the partner apparatus according to transmission of the notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuki Yoshikawa
  • Patent number: 11388766
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in a user equipment and a user equipment (700) for controlling connection re-establishment between said user equipment and a network. The method comprises the steps of —receiving (501) a configuration message from the network defining at least one condition; —upon detection of connectivity problems (503) towards the first cell, evaluating said at least one condition (504); —if said at least one condition is fulfilled for a neighboring cell (B), applying at least one special criterion for initiating connection re-establishment to said neighboring cell (505), said at least one special criterion being different from at least one criterion that is applied if said at least one condition is not fulfilled. The invention furthermore relates to a method and an arrangement in a network node (800) for controlling connection re-establishment between the network and a user equipment (700).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Stefan Wager, Mats Sågfors
  • Patent number: 11381569
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method of modifying policy settings in an electronic device. An embodiment includes a plurality of access stations, each capable of wirelessly transmitting across a geographic region. A mobile electronic device, capable of roaming between regions is operable to establish a wireless link with the access stations. The device is owned by an office which sets communication policies determining through which access stations mobile device can place voice calls. This policy is stored on an office server as a database and periodically transmitted to the device as the device makes contact with the office server over the internet. Hence, the device maintains a copy of this policy database. When placing a voice call, the device first determines which access station is serving the region it is located in and then determines whether it is allowed to place a call through that access station using its policy database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Graham Pearce
  • Patent number: 11382042
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for enhanced power savings in wireless devices through mobile initiated dormancy procedure. A user equipment (UE) may establish radio resource control (RRC) connectivity with a base station of the network, and transmit and receive one or more distinct signaling messages for dormancy state initialization and suspension at the UE. Dormancy state implementation at the UE may conserve available power resources at the UE during periods of inactive data transaction. The one or more signaling messages may contain a single or multi-bit indication for the receiving device, and may be transmitted via direct signaling on upper layer protocols of the data network or mapped to allocated resources of a data transmission. The signaling messages may sustain synchronization between the interpreted functional mode of the UE at the base station and the implemented mode at the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shravan Kumar Raghunathan, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Yonas Kidane, Chetan Chakravarthy, Kumarabhijeet Singh, Arvindhan Kumar, Krishna Rao Mandadapu
  • Patent number: 11374692
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for performing retransmissions by a transmission end in a wireless communication system. In particular, the method includes the steps of: re-transmitting a data unit to a reception end; and increasing a retransmission counter associated with the data unit, when the retransmission counter associated with the data unit reaches to a max value, reporting a max retransmission indication to an upper layer and setting the retransmission counter associated with the data unit to zero.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Geumsan Jo, Gyeongcheol Lee, Sunyoung Lee, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 11374712
    Abstract: A method by which a terminal receives a reference signal in a wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present disclosure, comprises the steps of: receiving a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS); and deriving a CSI by measuring the CSI-RS, wherein the CSI-RS is allocated to a wireless resource according to a preset time resource-related pattern, and the CSI-RS or a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) can be dropped according to predetermined priorities when the CSI-RS and the DMRS are overlapped on a symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kunil Yum, Kijun Kim, Jiwon Kang, Sukhyon Yoon
  • Patent number: 11375377
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for detecting false base stations and transmissions therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huilin Xu, Gavin Bernard Horn, Ravi Agarwal, Soo Bum Lee, Ozcan Ozturk, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 11368907
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes apparatuses and methods directed to adaptive connection management for marginal network conditions. In some aspects, a connection manager (118) of a user equipment device (102) measures one or more signal-related characteristics of a cellular network (104) that include signal strength of a connection (112-116) available through a base station (106-110) of the cellular network. The connection manager (118) can determine, based on the one or more signal-related characteristics, that the connection (112-116) available through the base station (106-110) of the cellular network (104) is marginal or likely unreliable. In response to this determination, the connection manager (118) can alter connection parameters of the user equipment device (102) effective to mitigate effects associated with attempting to connect or use the marginal connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Shivank Nayak, Siddharth Ray
  • Patent number: 11363451
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose an information transmission method and an apparatus. The method includes: sending, by a terminal to a base station, capability indication information used to indicate whether the terminal supports non-coherent joint transmission; and receiving downlink control information sent by the base station, where the downlink control information is based on the capability indication information. According to the embodiments of this application, the base station can know whether the terminal supports NCJT, so as to select an appropriate transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shengyue Dou, Ting Wang, Yuanjie Li, Jing Liu
  • Patent number: 11356216
    Abstract: Dual-connectivity for the User Equipment (UE) in a cellular network is performed by monitoring a plurality of cells. During dual-connectivity, the UE may be simultaneously connected to one serving cell for the Control Plane (C-plane) and to another serving cell, controlled by a different eNodeB, for the User Plane (U-plane). In another embodiment, the dual-connected UE monitors a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) from the first eNB and monitors an EPDCCH from the second eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Anthony E. Ekpenyong, Ralf M. Bendlin
  • Patent number: 11356127
    Abstract: Examples described herein provide selective filtering by a network device for continuous 5 GHz and 6 GHz operation. Examples may include receiving, by the network device, a first signal in one of a 5 GHz band and a 6 GHz band, and generating, by the network device, a second signal in the other one of the 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Farhan Hasnain
  • Patent number: 11356161
    Abstract: Fast calculation of channel state information using demodulation reference signals (DM-RS) is provided herein. The channel state information can be calculated by estimating the signal to noise ratio of a communication link based on the DM-RS, and then estimating the channel quality indicator based on the SINR. The advanced receivers can use list-based detection methods which the estimated SINR can improve the performance thereof. Channel state information is traditionally calculated based on the channel state reference signals (CS-RS). Demodulation reference signals, which are used for channel estimation for a data channel, are transmitted at different times than CS-RS however, and so some portions of the channel state information including layer indicator (LI) and channel quality indicator (CQI) can be calculated based on the demodulation reference signals, allowing a network to adapt more quickly to changing channel conditions, without having to transmit a CS-RS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 11349938
    Abstract: A non-MNO PSP network maintains a table that maps external subscriber identifiers of UEs to intermediate subscriber identifiers of the UEs on an interface between the non-MNO PSP network and NHN(s). The non-MNO PSP network obtains an SCEF-related message including either an external subscriber identifier or an intermediate subscriber identifier for the UE. Using the table, the non-MNO PSP network forwards the SCEF-message to a serving NHN or to an external application. In another embodiment, an NHN maintains a table that maps internal identifiers of UEs within the NHN to intermediate subscriber identifiers that identify the UEs on an interface between the NHN and non-MNO PSP(s). The NHN obtains an SCEF-related message that includes an intermediate subscriber identifier or an internal identifier for the UE. Using the table, the NHN either processes the SCEF-related message within the NHN, or forwards the SCEF-related message to a non-MNO PSP outside the NHN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vinay Joseph, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 11343759
    Abstract: Inventive concepts and embodiments associated therewith are provided wherein an auxiliary device, that is attached to a person, is configured to function in cooperation with a destination device that is on the person. In some embodiments, the auxiliary device is uniquely associated with specific information that is to be conveyed to the destination device following reception of a signal by the auxiliary device. Embodiments are disclosed wherein, following reception of the signal by the auxiliary device, the auxiliary device processes the signal and then conveys the specific information that is uniquely associated therewith to the destination device without direct human interaction with the auxiliary device. In some embodiments, the auxiliary device comprises a personal wearable device and the destination device comprises a smartphone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 11343756
    Abstract: A cell type indication method includes: a cell type of a first cell is determined, the cell type of the first cell including a cell providing dedicated network service for high-speed railway or a cell providing common public network service for Long-Term Evolution (LTE); a system message to be used to indicate the cell type of the first cell is determined; and the system message is sent to a terminal to enable the terminal to determine the cell type of the first cell according to the system message and, in response to determining to access the first cell according to the cell type of the first cell, initiate an access process to the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11337119
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Next Generation to Long Term Evolution (LTE) fallback are provided. An exemplary method includes detecting a request to set up a voice call originating from or terminating at a user equipment that is connected or configured to connect to a Next Generation mobile network; transitioning, in response to the request to set up the voice call, the user equipment from having a Next Generation mobile network connection with the Next Generation mobile network to having an LTE network connection with an LTE network, the detecting and the transitioning performed without call setup being performed for the voice call via the Next Generation mobile network; and performing call setup for the voice call via the LTE network connection with the LTE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Hui Zhao, Lily Zhu, Deepa Jagannatha
  • Patent number: 11330481
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device for configuring one or more measurement parameters. The method is applied to a base station, and includes acquiring signal transmission information from a neighboring cell. The signal transmission information includes first information about the transmission of a synchronization signal and/or second information about the transmission of a reference signal for beam measurement. According to the present disclosure, it is able to solve the problem in the related art where it is impossible for a conventional measurement gap configuration mechanism to ensure that a UE is capable of successfully receiving a signal from a neighboring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignees: China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd Research Institute, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoran Zhang, Nan Hu
  • Patent number: 11323657
    Abstract: Methods and systems for the remote delivery of professional services, using augmented reality (AR), are disclosed. In embodiments, a user scans or acquires a physical marker, such as an optical code or radio beacon. The physical marker provides information to the user's device to allow it to connect to a server. The physical marker may also provide contextual data, possibly in conjunction with contextual data from the user's device. The server then provides a list of professionals on the basis of the contextual data. The user selects a professional, and the server initiates a video session between a user device and a professional device, where the professional can superimpose one or more AR objects on the video, to be displayed on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: STREEM, INC.
    Inventors: Ryan R. Fink, Sean M. Adkinson
  • Patent number: 11317299
    Abstract: Cellular communication network is managed by receiving at a computing device certain data specifying geolocation information of one or more user equipment in communication with one or more nodes of the cellular communication system. The computing device identifies a disruption in receipt of the periodic geolocation information, and uses the received geolocation information to at least partially define a location of a peripheral edge of a communication dead zone. The peripheral edge information is used to facilitate a dynamic modification or control of the cellular communication network and/or the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: DELTRAN OPERATIONS USA, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Shread
  • Patent number: 11317273
    Abstract: A system is described in which a default mobility management entity (MME) receives, from a base station, a request for setting up a communication connection to a mobile device having an associated usage type. The default MME sends, to the base station and responsive to the request, a message identifying a dedicated MME, to which the request should be re-routed, the dedicated MME having a supported service type corresponding to the usage type associated with the mobile device. The base station sends a response to the default MME, the response indicating whether re-routing to said dedicated MME is was successful or not (e.g. due to an overload of the dedicated MME). If the re-routing was not successful, the default MME attempts to serve the mobile device instead of the dedicated MME.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sivapathalingham Sivavakeesar
  • Patent number: 11316988
    Abstract: An apparatus that executes a job, broadcasts a wireless signal prior to establishing a connection by wireless communication with an external apparatus. The wireless signal includes information relating to the apparatus, by which it can be identified whether execution of a job by the apparatus is possible, in a predetermined packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Taketomo Naruse
  • Patent number: 11310430
    Abstract: A method of providing a video in a portable terminal according to the present invention may include: monitoring whether an execution request event for a multi-camera mode of a portable terminal is generated; when the execution request event is generated, executing a virtual multi-preview menu including a plurality of pre-view regions, which is divided into independent separate regions and displays a plurality of different contents, respectively, and when the virtual multi-preview menu is executed, photographing a multi-preview image, so that different contents are displayed on the plurality of preview regions, respectively, with a virtual camera implemented in the portable terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: UBIFUNSTUDIO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Park, Ji Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 11304120
    Abstract: A method for acquiring a system information SI, a user equipment UE and a network side device. The method includes: receiving, by the UE, an SI table index from the network side device; and acquiring, by the UE, the SI based on the SI table index and a pre-acquired SI table. The SI table includes SI table indices, SI and a parameter configuration of the SI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuan He
  • Patent number: 11304122
    Abstract: A method of wireless communications performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method includes performing an on-demand system information (SI) request procedure in a cell; and performing an error handling procedure if the on-demand SI request procedure in the cell is unsuccessful. The error handling procedure includes storing SI request failure information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Hung-Chen Chen, Chie-Ming Chou, Yung-Lan Tseng
  • Patent number: 11303353
    Abstract: Access, mobility management and regulatory services are supported for satellite access to a Fifth Generation (5G) core network (5GCN). A location of a UE may be obtained by a UE or by a base station and used to determine a country in which the UE is located. The UE can then select a serving PLMN in the country of the UE which is accessible from a radio cell supported by a satellite. The UE can register with the serving PLMN and receive information from the serving PLMN concerning fixed cells and fixed tracking areas supported by the serving PLMN. If the UE attempt to register with a PLMN not in the country of the UE, a serving base station can reject the attempt and indicate the country to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 11304146
    Abstract: A method for controlling transmission power in a wireless communication system, and an apparatus therefor are disclosed in the disclosure. Specifically, the method for controlling uplink transmission power in a wireless communication system, that is performed by a terminal, may comprise the steps of: receiving from a base station power control configuration information with respect to a plurality of power control domains by means of higher layer signalling; receiving from the base station downlink control information (DCI) including transmission power control (TPC) information with respect to at least one of the plurality of power control domains; and performing uplink transmission using transmission power that is determined based on the power control configuration information and the TPC information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Duckhyun Bae, Yunjung Yi, Inkwon Seo, Hyunho Lee, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11304105
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for transmitting system information, a network device, and a terminal device. The network device sends first type system information used by a terminal device to perform cell detection in a non-standalone cell which cannot be camped. The method includes: transmitting first type system information for a terminal device to perform cell detection, wherein the first type system information is system information for a non-standalone cell which cannot be camped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11304141
    Abstract: Various different types of computing devices include a modem that allows the computing device to communicate wirelessly with other devices using various different radio access technologies (RATs). During operation of the computing device, the modem scans for a cell to connect to using a particular RAT, and once found connects to the cell. The computing device also includes a modem scan management system that manages the modem scanning for a cell to connect to, controlling the modem's scanning for a cell to connect to, such as stopping scanning using a particular RAT or reducing the frequency of the scans until movement of the computing device by a significant amount is detected. In response to a significant amount of movement being detected, scanning using the particular RAT can resume or the frequency of the scans can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Mary Khun Hor-Lao, Binesh Balasingh, Ranjeet Gupta
  • Patent number: 11297667
    Abstract: A system is disclosed in which a mobile communication device establishes device-to-device (D2D) communication with another mobile communication device, and searches for a communication network whilst engaged in the D2D communication. When it finds a communication network, the mobile communication device indicates that it is engaged in the D2D communication. The mobile communication device continues, or does not continue, the D2D communication based on an authorisation by the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 11297674
    Abstract: A method for a user equipment (UE) apparatus to reduce power consumption in response to an outcome of a signal reception. The outcome can indicate whether or not the UE needs to be active at a next discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle. The signal can also provide configurations of parameters for transmissions or receptions during the next DRX cycle and be used by the UE for measurements and to obtain channel state information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chao He, Aris Papasakellariou
  • Patent number: 11291004
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method, a device, and a computer-readable storage medium for accessing a 5G network. The method includes acquiring frequency point information by performing frequency point scanning in an operating band belonging to an operator of the 5G network; selecting a 5G-supported frequency point used by the operator from the frequency point information; and performing a cell registration process through a cell with the 5G-supported frequency point to access the 5G network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hengbin Cui, Long Sun
  • Patent number: 11290931
    Abstract: An infrastructure equipment comprising circuitry configured to receive assistance information with a handover request acknowledge message from a target base station, and to deliver the assistance information received from the target base station to an UE with dedicated signalling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Vivek Sharma, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11290950
    Abstract: A method for neighbor discovery in a wireless ad hoc network based on an adaptive antenna array includes: generating a synchronous SSS with a period length of n+?log2n?+1 timeslots, or generating a asynchronous SSS with a period length of 4n timeslots; labeling the n+?log2n?+1 timeslots in each period of the synchronous SSS by 0, 1, . . . , n+?log2n?; labeling the 4n timeslots in each period of the asynchronous SSS by 0, 1, . . . , 4n?1; if the node is synchronized with its neighbors, representing the number of bit 0 in a binary sequence b0b1 . . . bn?1 by a (?log2n?+1)-bit binary sequence c0c1 . . . c?log2n?, and then appending the (?log2n?+1)-bit binary sequence c0c1 . . . c?log2n? behind the binary sequence b0b1 . . . bn?1 to generate an (n+?log2n?+1)-bit binary sequence b0b1 . . . bn?1c0c1 . . . c?log2n?; otherwise, extending the binary sequence b0b1 . . . bn?1 into a 4n-bit binary sequence; and based on the (n+?log2n?+1)-bit or 4n-bit binary sequence, generating the synchronous or asynchronous SSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF CHINA
    Inventors: Jiabei Xie, Xuesong Tan
  • Patent number: 11290910
    Abstract: An information handling system comprising a processor, memory, and a wireless network interface device and the processor executing an access point survey module to survey a plurality of access points distributed across the multi-channel communication network having a plurality of wireless protocol networks to, based on the type of wireless protocol network, determine and assign a numerical value to the access point characteristics based on access point related signal quality factors and data connection factors aggregate the numerical values associated with the factors for each access point and rank each access point based on an aggregated score and assign communication for a network slice from the wireless network interface to an access point channel based on the aggregated scores of the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Abu S. Sanaullah, Liam B. Quinn, Jace W. Files
  • Patent number: 11290946
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for obtaining supplementary system information, and a corresponding user equipment (UE), and base station. A method used in the UE according to the present invention comprises: sending a system information request message to a base station to request required supplementary system information, and starting a timer simultaneously; and receiving the requested supplementary system information within a time window defined by the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: FG Innovation Company Limited, Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Fangying Xiao, Shohei Yamada, Renmao Liu
  • Patent number: 11283567
    Abstract: A system, method, and device for ensuring a number of Phase Tracking Reference Signal(s) (PT-RSs) are the same for multiple slots. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) may receive control information including a number of scheduled resource blocks (RBs) then determine a PT-RS density based on the number of scheduled RBs. The WTRU may determine a RB offset value for the WTRU based on a WTRU-ID modulo the maximum RB offset value, where the maximum value for the RB offset value may be based on at least one of the number of the scheduled RBs and the PT-RS density. The WTRU may then transmit or receive a signal with PT-RS based on the RB offset value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Moon-il Lee, Alphan Sahin, Erdem Bala, Afshin Haghighat, Frank La Sita, Janet A. Stern-Berkowitz
  • Patent number: 11284336
    Abstract: Techniques, apparatus, and methods are provided in conjunction with differentiated delivery of system information (SI) in a wireless communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 11277749
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device in which: a wireless network is formed of at least one sub-tree including a sub-root station; the sub-root station collects request wireless resource allocation information which a child station included in the sub-tree has; request wireless resource allocation information of the sub-root station itself is added to the collected request wireless resource allocation information, and the resultant information is reported to a parent station, the parent station notifies the sub-root station of wireless resource information available in the entire sub-tree; and the sub-root station allocates wireless resources to the sub-root station itself and the child station based on the wireless resource information notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: KYOTO UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Keiichi Mizutani, Hiroshi Harada, Takeshi Matsumura, Takuya Habara
  • Patent number: 11272408
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for scanning for cells in a wireless network in a prioritized manner. A User Equipment (“UE”) may receive a neighboring cell list (“NCL”) or other indication of candidate cells for scanning. The UE may rank the candidate cells (e.g., based on which radio frequency (“RF”) band(s) are implemented by the candidate cells), and scan for the presence of the candidate cells in an order that is based on the ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Hui Zhao, Lily Zhu
  • Patent number: 11271703
    Abstract: Aspects described herein relate to modulating control data in wireless communications. First control data for a first device can be modulated in an enhancement layer of a control data resource based at least in part on whether the control data resource includes second control data for a second device, and transmitted over the control data resource. A signal can be received from an access point comprising at least one control data resource. One of a plurality of modulation schemes utilized to modulate the at least one control data resource and an associated layer can be determined. The signal can be demodulated according to the one of the plurality of modulation schemes and the layer to obtain control data in the at least one control data resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Feng Xue, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei
  • Patent number: 11272515
    Abstract: A user equipment for a mobile telecommunications network has a circuitry which is configured to: receive a signal from an entity of a mobile telecommunications network, thereby determining identity information about the determined entity; and transmit the identity information to the mobile telecommunications network for interferences analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Sharma, Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda