Control Or Access Channel Scanning Patents (Class 455/434)
  • Patent number: 10225832
    Abstract: A macrocell base station controls to reduce interference between cells by a downlink signal of the macrocell base station with specific timing, the interference which a downlink signal of a low transmission power cell suffers for a wireless terminal. A low transmission power cell base station decides measurement timing with which the wireless terminal measures reception quality of the low transmission power cell based on information about the specific timing, and sends a setting message including a parameter according to the measurement timing to the wireless terminal. The wireless terminal measures reception quality with the measurement timing indicated by the parameter, and when the wireless terminal satisfies a condition for executing an event based on the measured result, the wireless terminal sends a reception quality measurement message including information indicating that the measurement is made with the measurement timing to the low transmission power cell base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10225785
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for user equipment initiated handover. Certain aspects include a method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE) including determining a first signal metric between the UE and a first base station, while the UE has a connection established with the first base station. The method further includes determining a second signal metric between the UE and a second base station, while the UE does not have a connection established with the second base station. The method further includes determining that the second signal metric is stronger than the first signal metric. The method further includes declaring a radio link failure with the first base station based on determining that the second signal metric is stronger than the first signal metric. The method further includes establishing a connection with the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amith Vikram Chincholi, Valentin Alexandru Gheorghiu, Masato Kitazoe, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10218472
    Abstract: A communication terminal is capable of simultaneously communicating through a plurality of carriers by carrier aggregation, and the communication terminal comprises: a quality measurement unit for measuring the reception quality of a radio wave transmitted through a plurality of carriers from a base station of a connected cell to obtain a measured value; a primary carrier storage unit storing information specifying a primary carrier chosen from the plurality of carriers; a comparator for comparing a measured value of the primary carrier measured by the quality measurement unit to a threshold value; and a cell search unit for searching for another cell when the measured value of the primary carrier is less than or equal to the threshold value. Consequently, a search threshold value for carrier aggregation can be appropriately determined to perform a cell search and a quality measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Takahisa Aoyama, Jun Hirano, Takashi Tamura
  • Patent number: 10219287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band and provides methods for performing a channel access process for transmitting different types of signals, and devices supporting the same. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for transmitting different types of signals in a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band can comprise the steps of: performing a first channel process (CAP) for transmitting a first type of signal; and transmitting a transmission burst including the first type of signal through the unlicensed band if it is determined that a serving cell (SCell) of the unlicensed band is in an idle state after performing the first CAP. At this time, at least one of first parameters for performing the first CAP can be set to be value less than that of second parameters for performing a second CAP for transmitting a second type of signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonwook Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Suckchel Yang, Kijun Kim, Byounghoon Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Hanjun Park, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10219211
    Abstract: A method for enabling a network selection during change in a location of a user equipment (UE) comprises of performing an emergency camping on a first PLMN during a change in location of the UE from a first network to a second network in a power ON mode, identifying a mobile country code and a mobile network code of the first available network from a system information block (SIB) detected from the first network during the emergency camping, determine whether a registered public land mobile network (RPLMN) of the UE is same as a network area of the first available network by comparing the identified MCC and MNC with information of a PLMN database stored in the UE, and determining at least one PLMN from a plurality of priority PLMNs of the second network from the PLMN database if the RPLMN is different from the network area of the first available network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chetan Sharma, Alok Kumar Jangid, Kailash Kumar Jha, Mudit Goel, Ravikumar Kalaimani
  • Patent number: 10212650
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for operating a D2D enabled UE for a cellular communication network. The method comprises performing a cell search in an out of coverage condition of the UE, wherein performing a cell search is based on a first measurement configuration during a first phase, and based on a second measurement configuration during a second phase, wherein the first measurement configuration pertains to a carrier whose sidelink is preconfigured for ProSe operation in out of network coverage operation. The disclosure also pertains to related methods and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Santhan Thangarasa, Muhammad Kazmi, Joakim Axmon, Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10212549
    Abstract: There are provided systems and methods for social networking connections through short range wireless devices. A user may become associated with a new location based on one or more connections made by the user's communication device and a device at the location, such as a communication device of another user at the location or a wireless beacon established at the location. The user may previous have been associated with another location, such as a previous workplace, apartment building, or other commonplace for users. Once the user is associated with the new location, other nearby users associated with that location may be determined. The nearby users may be detected using similar devices at the location or may provide information that associates them with the location. Using social networking connections between the user and nearby users, the users may receive contact recommendations proposing new social networking connections between the users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Charles Todasco, Christina Marie Todasco
  • Patent number: 10206087
    Abstract: Traditional rules that apply to cell selection are overridden to allow cell selection on an acceptable cell, in addition to cell selection on a suitable cell. Once a mobile device acquires service on an acceptable cell, mobile device can inform network of the emergency call in progress or initiation of an emergency call, which allows network to perform necessary actions to support the emergency call during establishment/reestablishment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bhupesh M. Umatt, Daniel Amerga, Nathan E. Tenny
  • Patent number: 10206129
    Abstract: Technologies generally described herein relate to connection of a mobile device to a base station in a wireless communication system. Example mobile devices may include a receiver, a data communication module, a switch module, and a signal consolidator. The receiver may be configured to receive, from a base station through a cellular band, a first control signal including control information regarding the base station. The data communication module may be configured to communicate with the base station through a non-cellular band. The switch module may be coupled to the receiver and to the data communication module, and configured to determine that a power level of the first control signal is higher than a first threshold value and activate the data communication module in response to the determination. The data communication module may be further configured to receive a second control signal including the control information from the base station through the non-cellular band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: Jin Sam Kwak, Hyun Oh Oh, Ju Hyung Son
  • Patent number: 10206162
    Abstract: System information is transmitted over an air interface (32) between a node of a telecommunications network and a user equipment unit (30). The system information includes system information blocks which use extended system information block types, e.g., system information block type values which are outside a range of nominal system information block type values. The use of the extended system information block types is facilitated by embodiments of system information extension utility functions at the network node, by method of operating the network nodes, and by corresponding embodiments of system information processing functions provided at the user equipment unit (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 10200938
    Abstract: A disclosure of the present specification provides a method for performing a cell search procedure or a cell discovery procedure in which a discovery signal is transmitted to a resource element determined in consideration of interference between adjacent cells. The method comprises the steps of: receiving a discovery signal generated by a particular small cell; and searching for the particular small cell on the basis of the discovery signal, wherein the position of the resource element to which the discovery signal is transmitted may be changed according to time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyangsun You, Yunjung Yi, Joonkui Ahn, Jonghyun Park, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 10194438
    Abstract: A system for sharing a shared frequency band including one or more processors, memory, and one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for receiving a request for use of the shared frequency band from a first transceiving system operating at least partially in the shared frequency band, in response to receiving the request for use of the shared frequency band, determining one or more second transceiving systems within a coverage area of the first transceiving system, wherein the one or more second transceiving systems operate at least partially in the first frequency band, and sending a request to at least one of the one or more second transceiving systems to cease at least transmission in the first frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: The MITRE Corporation
    Inventors: Venkatesh Ramaswamy, Jeffrey T. Correia
  • Patent number: 10194323
    Abstract: Provided is a wireless base station capable of increasing an area of overlap between a cell of the wireless base station and a cell of an adjacent wireless base station before the wireless base station narrows a cell range or reduces transmission power. A wireless base station (1-1) includes a communication unit (1A) and a control unit (1B) that transmits, to a wireless base station (1-2) adjacent to the wireless base station (1-1), through the communication unit (1A), an instruction signal that gives an instruction to expand a cell range of the wireless base station (1-2) in a direction of the wireless base station (1-1) before the wireless base station (1-1) narrows a cell range or reduces transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomoki Furuya
  • Patent number: 10187506
    Abstract: A method of operating an electronic device is provided. The method includes recognizing a number of connection components provided in the electronic device, storing count data corresponding to the recognized number of the connection components in a memory of the electronic device, acquiring the count data from the memory, and displaying application information corresponding to the acquired count data through a display connected to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangwook Kim, Sohmann Kim, Youngkou Han
  • Patent number: 10182392
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to broadcast information block assistance for a wireless device. The wireless device may obtain a first plurality of broadcast information blocks from a first base station. The wireless device may receive a second plurality of broadcast information blocks associated with the first base station from a source other than the first base station. The wireless device may determine if the second plurality of broadcast information blocks match the first plurality of broadcast information blocks based on version information specified in the first plurality of broadcast information blocks. When the broadcast information blocks match, the wireless device may use the first and second pluralities of broadcast information blocks to perform communication with the first base station without obtaining the second plurality of information blocks from the first base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianxiong Shi, Madhusudan Chaudhary, Srinivasan Nimmala, Srirang A. Lovlekar, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli
  • Patent number: 10182417
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method (300) in a terminal device for camping on sectors. The method (300) comprises: detecting (S310) a broadcast signal from an access node, the broadcast signal being associated with a first sector and having a signal strength higher than a first threshold; adding (S320) the first sector to a set of sectors for the terminal device to camp on; and monitoring (S330) a system message from each sector in the set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jinhua Liu, Gen Li
  • Patent number: 10178546
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a service provider for a wireless network. According to another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can defer its attempt to send a location update request to a wireless network. According to still another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be automatically controlled to reset a portion of its internal hardware to initiate a location update request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Bush, Scott Forstall, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Eddy Cue, Dallas De Atley, Steve Jobs, Patrice Gautier
  • Patent number: 10178557
    Abstract: A first network node and a second network node are disclosed. The first network node comprises a processor and a transceiver. The transceiver is configured to receive a first signal S1 comprising a network information message indicating network information associated with a first network operator in a region. The processor is configured to determine an allocation of frequency resources for operation W1, for the first network operator or a second network operator in the region, based on the network information, and the processor is further configured to determine a density of network nodes for operation ?b or a frequency spectrum access price, for the first network operator or the second network operator, based on the network information. Corresponding methods, a computer program, and a computer program product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pablo Soldati, George Koudouridis
  • Patent number: 10172047
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relates to a wireless network handover method, a base station and a user equipment. The wireless network handover method includes: sending, by a source base station, a handover request to a target base station, where the handover request includes information about a candidate wireless fidelity access point Wi-Fi AP; and sending, by the source base station, a wireless resource control RRC connection reconfiguration message to a user equipment UE, where the RRC connection reconfiguration message is used to instruct the UE to hand over from the source base station to the target base station, and the RRC connection reconfiguration message includes information that is about a target Wi-Fi AP and obtained by the target base station according to the information about the candidate Wi-Fi AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongping Zhang, Qinghai Zeng, Wei Quan, Weiwei Song
  • Patent number: 10172076
    Abstract: A system and method of providing a plurality of services through a plurality of vehicle-generated Wi-Fi channels includes: generating at a first Wi-Fi module a first Wi-Fi channel that includes a master list of services provided by the first Wi-Fi module as well as one or more other Wi-Fi modules; receiving a request for a service included on the master list at the first Wi-Fi module from a wireless device communicating; determining that the service is not available through the first Wi-Fi module; identifying a second Wi-Fi module that provides the service; and transmitting a message to the wireless device identifying the second Wi-Fi module that provides the service identified in the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lakshmi V. Thanayankizil, Wen Gu
  • Patent number: 10159056
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for requesting an initial attachment of a user equipment (UE) to a packet switched mobile communication network. One method includes analyzing the communication capability of the UE, determining an access point name (APN) based on the result of the analysis. The APN is an address of a gateway node between the packet switched mobile communication network and a further packet switched network. The APN is provided to a control node of the packet switched mobile communication network to establish a bearer to the gateway node. Corresponding operations performed by UEs are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Ivo Sedlacek
  • Patent number: 10154499
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for sharing wireless resource information by a cell in a multi-cell wireless communication system. More particularly, the method for sharing wireless resource information by a cell according to the present invention comprises: a step of transmitting wireless resource information to a neighbor cell; and a step of receiving an acknowledgement message corresponding to the wireless resource information from the neighbor cell. The wireless resource information is information for changing the used of the wireless resource of a specific wireless resource region, and the acknowledgement message is a message indicating whether the change in use of the wireless resource is allowed in the neighbor cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Hakseong Kim, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10154478
    Abstract: An anchor radio base station 310A comprises: an interface 315 A that notifies a non-anchor radio base station 310B of bit precision of an uplink signal before decoding, the uplink signal before decoding being to be transmitted through a backhaul network; and a control unit 316A that performs selective synthesis of the uplink signal before decoding received from the non-anchor radio base station 310B, and the uplink signal before decoding received from UE 10. The non-anchor radio base station 310B comprises: an interface 315B that transmits the uplink signal before decoding to the anchor radio base station 310A according to the bit precision notified by the anchor radio base station 310A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Naohisa Matsumoto, Masato Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 10148747
    Abstract: For a communication between two UEs that passes through a network node, a total number of transmission attempts for a same set of data is divided between first and second data transmission attempt(s). The first data transmission attempt(s) are allowed to be performed from a first one of the two UEs toward the network node. The second data transmission attempt(s) are allowed to be performed from the network node or from a second network node toward a second one of the two UEs. Performance of the first and second data transmission attempt(s) is coordinated based on the division to cause communication of the set of data from the first UE to the second UE. A single network node may perform the first and second data transmission attempts, or a first network node performs the first data transmission attempts while a second network node performs the second data transmission attempts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Zexian Li, Hamidreza Shariatmadari, Mikko Aleksi Uusitalo, Sassan Iraji
  • Patent number: 10149121
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for managing a device to device (D2D) terminal group in a wireless communication system and an apparatus for the same. In detail, a method for managing a device to device (D2D) terminal group in a wireless communication system may include the steps of: receiving, by a first terminal which belongs to the D2D terminal group, a discovery signal from a second terminal which belongs to the D2D terminal group on a physical sidelink discovery channel (PSDCH); calculating, by the first terminal, a position of the second terminal by using the discovery signal; and displaying, by the first terminal, the position of the second terminal based on the position of the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hakseong Kim, Seungmoon Shin, Sunghoon Jung, Yujin Noh
  • Patent number: 10143011
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for processing channel access and an apparatus thereof. The method includes: receiving a fallback to physical random access channel (PRACH) indication sent by a base station; and initiating access on a common enhanced dedicated channel (E-DCH). In the present invention, a fallback to PRACH indication is not executed, so as to prevent a user terminal from being in a DRX off state when a base station sends downlink data to the UE, thereby preventing the base station from delaying sending the downlink data to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoxiao Zheng, Xudong Yang, Li Feng
  • Patent number: 10136469
    Abstract: Provided is a method of generating a Device-to-Device Synchronization Signal (D2DSS) by a terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure. The method includes determining a service attribute for identifying whether the terminal is serviced by at least one base station; and generating a D2DSS for identifying whether the terminal is serviced by the base station, based on the determination result. In addition, provided is a method of configuring D2D synchronization by a terminal according to an embodiment of the present disclosure. The method includes receiving a signal from at least one base station or another device; determining whether a synchronization signal is detected from the received signal; and when the synchronization signal is detected, configuring synchronization with the another device based on the timing reference of the detected synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangmin Ro, Yongjun Kwak, Jinyoung Oh, Seunghoon Choi
  • Patent number: 10129923
    Abstract: A user terminal and processor for controlling a user terminal having the function of device-to-device (D2D) discovery. In an aspect, a user terminal determines whether a user terminal is in a radio resource control (RRC) idle mode, receives a system information block (SIB) broadcasted by the base station in the RRC idle mode, and transmits a discovery signal to other user terminal by the D2D discovery based on the SIB. The SIB includes resource information indicating usable radio resources for transmitting the discovery signal and power information for controlling transmission power used in transmitting the discovery signal. In another aspect, the terminal stores preconfigured resource and power information used to control D2D discovery, determines whether the terminal is in out of coverage by not detecting at least one cell meeting a criterion, and determines to use the stored resource and power information in response to an out of coverage determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Noriyoshi Fukuta, Kugo Morita, Masato Fujishiro
  • Patent number: 10123302
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a mobile communication system (1) includes a radio access network (200) and a core network (30). The core network (30) includes a paging control apparatus (300). The paging control apparatus (300) is configured to determine a paging area of a mobile terminal (100) based on an external network (9) with which the mobile terminal communicates through the radio access network (200) and the core network (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Iwai, Hajime Zembutsu
  • Patent number: 10115063
    Abstract: A control panel is used to control and/or monitor an automation system. The automation system may also be used in connection with one or more enhanced services, such as a remote access service. The remote access service may allow a user to control or monitor some or all aspects of the automation system through a remote computing device. To use the remote access service, or other enhanced services, the user may register to associate the user with the control panel of the automation system. If it is determined that the user has not registered, the service provider may send a message to the control panel. The message may prompt the user to register for the enhanced service. Optionally, contact information may be requested to allow a message to be sent to a personal device of the user to facilitate registration or use of the enhanced service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Vivint, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex J. Dunn, James E. Nye, Jeremy B. Warren
  • Patent number: 10111026
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure provide a method for detecting an arrival of a user in a target area. The method includes searching, by a device belonging to the user, for a target wireless access device located in the target area at a preset frequency according to an instruction, when the target wireless access device is found, establishing a connection with the target wireless access device; and after the connection with the target wireless access device is established, determining that the user arrives at the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shiquan Zhou, Qiang Fu, Enxing Hou
  • Patent number: 10111119
    Abstract: A mobile terminal device may include a first SIM, a second SIM, a radio processing circuit and a baseband processing circuit configured to interact with the radio processing circuit. The baseband processing circuit may be configured to identify one or more first measurement targets of a first radio measurement of the first SIM, identify one or more common measurement results from one or more measurement results of a second radio measurement of the second SIM, wherein at least one of the one or more common measurement results corresponds to a measurement target of the one or more first measurement targets of the first radio measurement, provide the one or more common measurement results to the first radio measurement as one or more measurement results of the first radio measurement, and perform mobility operations with the one or more measurement results of the first radio measurement or the one or more measurement results of the second radio measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Rishav Dev, Mahammad Gous Shaikh
  • Patent number: 10111145
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, methods to establish and control communication of a dedicated device such as a dedicated user equipment (UE) with dedicated nodes of a network are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Sangeetha L. Bangolae, Marta Martinez Tarradell, Puneet K. Jain, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Hyung-Nam Choi, Mo-Han Fong, Umesh Phuyal
  • Patent number: 10098028
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for offloading traffic from a cellular network to a wireless local area network (WLAN) are described. One example method generally includes receiving, from a serving base station, a request to measure one or more WLAN access points (APs), determining one or more metrics for the WLAN APs, comparing the metrics for the WLAN APs to a threshold, and reporting metrics for at least a first AP of the WLAN APs if the metrics for the first AP exceed the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Arnaud Meylan, Rohit Kapoor
  • Patent number: 10097988
    Abstract: Mobility management in a wireless communication system supporting a Base Station set is provided. The system includes a plurality of BSs directly connected to the Internet without an upper node, and configured to provide wireless access to at least one Mobile Station (MS). The BSs construct a cloud cell for providing service to the at least one MS, and a first BS of the plurality of BSs functions as a control master and is configured to perform control signaling with the at least one MS, and a second BS of the plurality of BSs functions as a data master and is configured to perform scheduling for service provision through the cloud cell and to operate as an Internet Protocol (IP) endpoint of the at least one MS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Antony Franklin, Ki-Suk Kweon, Jung-Shin Park, Yeong-Moon Son
  • Patent number: 10097983
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to prevent producing inter-symbol interference against normal uplink communication in collision-type D2D discovery during inter-terminal direct communication. A radio base station can communicate with a user terminal that can execute inter-terminal direct communication, and has a control section that configures a D2D discovery resource area by allocating a type 2 discovery resource area immediately after a type 1 discovery resource area in a row, and a transmission section that transmits allocation information of the D2D discovery resource area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Harada, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10098166
    Abstract: A method includes: monitoring a plurality of wireless working frequency bands supported by a smart terminal; when a Peer to Peer (P2P) data packet is received at any of the wireless working frequency bands, analyzing the P2P data packet and obtaining device information of a smart device; and establishing a wireless connection with the smart device at the wireless working frequency band according to the device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Xin Liang, Yi Ru, Guizhou Wu
  • Patent number: 10085288
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. If an uplink transport block (UTB) or an uplink control information (UCI) is configured for transmission via a second cell of a second cell group in parallel with a transmission of a first random access preamble (RAP) via a first cell of a first cell group, a wireless device may adjust transmission power of at least one of the UTB or the UCI. Additionally or alternatively, if a sounding reference signal (SRS) is configured for transmission via a third cell in parallel with transmission of a second RAP, the wireless device may drop the SRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10080097
    Abstract: An example method is provided in one example embodiment and may include determining a presence of user equipment (UE) in relation to small cell radio(s) of a small cell network based on information obtained through the small cell network and one or more parallel networks; and adjusting transmit power for the small cell radio(s) based on the presence of UE in relation to the small cell radio(s). Another example method can include determining that a UE in cell paging channel mode has changed its selected macro cell radio; determining that the UE is allowed service on a small cell radio located in a vicinity of a macro cell coverage area of a selected macro cell radio; and adjusting a transmit power of the small cell radio based on a presence of the UE in a surrounding macro cell coverage area of the small cell radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Grayson, Anton Okmyanskiy, Ziv Nuss, Swaminathan A. Anantha, Andrea Giustina, Mickael James Graham, Santosh Ramrao Patil
  • Patent number: 10075909
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) and a method of cell selection by a UE are provided. The method includes maintaining a database for storing a multi-carrier availability status for a plurality of frequencies, wherein each frequency includes at least one of a multi-carrier configuration and a single-carrier configuration; determining whether a candidate cell corresponding to the multi-carrier configuration is available based on the multi-carrier availability status; and selecting the candidate cell corresponding to the multi-carrier configuration when a performance metric of the candidate cell is greater than a pre-defined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Nitin Jain, Subhasish Karmakar
  • Patent number: 10075333
    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: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MaxLinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Hebron, Na Chen, Ronald Lee
  • Patent number: 10075905
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for cell searching by a terminal and a base station in a beamforming cellular communication system. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a method for performing cell discovery by a base station of a serving cell in a cellular communication system comprises the steps of receiving information about a beamforming capability of each of all of terminals in a cell, determining whether a cell discovery time needs to be expanded based on the received information about the beamforming capability per terminal, and transmitting group information about the cell discovery to a terminal needing the cell discovery time to be expanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10070392
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for intelligent device connection management. In use, an instruction is received from a first device to turn on at least one first transceiver associated with a second device, the at least one first transceiver associated with the second device being operable for accessing at least one first communication network for communicating with the first device. Additionally, a communication is sent to the second device requesting that the second device turn on the at least one first transceiver such that the second device is operable for accessing the at least one first communication network for communicating with the first device, the communication being sent over at least one second communication network associated with at least one second transceiver corresponding to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Love Kumar Singhal, Sanjay Bhatia
  • Patent number: 10070346
    Abstract: A method for employing an indication of stored temporary information during redirection may include receiving a temporary stored information indicator from a mobile terminal indicating that the mobile terminal stores a system information container comprising temporary information, and determining whether to replace the temporary information with non-temporary information based on reception of the temporary stored information indicator. Alternatively, the method may include receiving a system information container for at least one target cell, storing the system information container, and generating a temporary stored information indicator at a mobile terminal indicating that the mobile terminal stores the system information container comprising temporary information. Corresponding apparatuses and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Keiichi Kubota
  • Patent number: 10069545
    Abstract: Provided is a method for interference alignment applied to a multi-cell and multi-user Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system. The method includes that: a BS divides multiple users in a cell into a plurality of user groups, and notifies the multiple users of grouping information; and when one of the plurality of user groups is interfered by a neighbor cell, users in the one of the plurality of user groups cooperate with each other to perform interference alignment. The disclosure also provides a pre-coding method and system based on interference alignment. The disclosure, by means of grouping and cooperation of the users and designing of a receiving matrix of each user, achieves the effect of interference alignment in a signal transmission space of the BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chaowei Wang, Nan Li, Wanfang Zhang, Cheng Wang, Xiao Zhang, Shuai Wang, Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 10064092
    Abstract: Downlink control plane information may be transmitted with a first radio access technology (RAT) of a first frequency. Downlink user plane data may be transmitted with utilization of a second RAT of a second frequency. The downlink user plane data may be multicast multimedia data and communicated based on the downlink control plane information. The first RAT and the second RAT may communicate with a same gateway to allow a direct tunnel transmission from a broadcast or multicast service center to a user equipment (UE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures II LLC
    Inventors: Haris Zisimopoulos, Chandrika K. Worrall, Alan Edward Jones
  • Patent number: 10064086
    Abstract: Network node and UE, and methods therein for signaling system information, SI, to UEs. The method in the network node comprises transmitting SI to one or more UEs, where the SI comprises multiple alternative sets, where each set assigns different values to one or multiple radio system parameters. The method further comprises determining which set, out of the multiple alternative sets, that should currently be applied for a UE, and transmitting an SI selection signal to the UE, the SI selection signal indicating the determined set, thus enabling the UE to apply currently appropriate radio system parameters also in unfavorable radio conditions. The UE may be an MTC device (Machine Type Communication).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Erik Eriksson, Johan Bergman, Robert Baldemair, Konstantinos Dimou
  • Patent number: 10064226
    Abstract: A mobile radio communication device is described configured to operate in a first communication state and in a second communication state. The mobile radio communication device includes: a transmitter configured to transmit data to a mobile radio communication network when the mobile radio communication device is in a first communication state in which the mobile radio communication device is in a connection with a cell of the mobile radio communication network; a memory configured to store information based on the transmitted data; a cell determination circuit configured to determine a cell of a mobile radio communication network as a connection candidate based on the stored information; and a connection request circuit configured to request connection with the determined cell when the mobile radio communication device is in a second communication state in which the mobile radio communication device seeks a connection with a cell of a mobile radio communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Franz Goldhofer, Dirk Nickisch
  • Patent number: 10064223
    Abstract: An apparatus and method select a Device (D2D) communication mode according to whether there is signal interference. A method of operating a Transmitting (Tx) terminal, linked to a Receiving (Rx) terminal, for performing D2D communication includes confirming that the terminal is included in at least any one of groups in which links are grouped according to a link priority, receiving a result of determining whether there is a signal interference caused by at least three in-group links from the Rx terminal, and selecting a communication mode for communicating with the Rx terminal according to whether the signal interference exists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE COLLABORATION
    Inventors: Jin Whan Kang, Sang-Hyo Kim, Jong-Hwan Kim, Chung-Ki Cho
  • Patent number: 10064044
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining a roaming status of a terminal, a terminal, and a server, which relate to the roaming communications field, and can improve accuracy in determining the roaming status of the terminal. The method includes obtaining, by a terminal, a mobile country code (MCC) and a mobile network code (MNC) that are corresponding to a subscriber identity module (SIM) card in the terminal, and an MCC and an MNC that are corresponding to a terminal network currently accessed by the terminal; determining, by the terminal, a roaming status of the terminal according to the MCC and the MNC that are corresponding to the SIM card, the MCC and the MNC that are corresponding to the terminal network, and a correspondence between a country code, an MCC, an MNC, and an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tao Zhu