Registration Patents (Class 455/435.1)
  • Patent number: 11368937
    Abstract: A base station receives, from an access and mobility management function (AMF), core network assistance information to assist radio access network (RAN) paging. The core network assistance information indicates that first paging occasions are conflicted with second paging occasions for a wireless device. Based on the core network assistance information a RAN paging adjustment of the first paging occasion is determined. A radio resource control (RRC) message is sent to the wireless device. The RRC message is for a transition the wireless device from an RRC connected state to an RRC inactive state. The RRC message comprises a parameter indicating the RAN paging adjustment. A RAN paging message based on the RAN paging adjustment is sent to the wireless device. A second RRC message to request a connection resuming with the wireless device is received from the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Jinsook Ryu, Esmael Dinan, Kyungmin Park, Peyman Talebi Fard, Weihua Qiao
  • Patent number: 11363442
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for identifying a UE in an SAE network, and an MME are provided herein. The method includes: receiving an SAE-TMSI which is allocated to a UE that accesses an SAE network and includes at least: a pool-ID, an MME-ID, and a UE temporary identifier; using the SAE-TMSI to temporarily identify the UE in the SAE network. The apparatus includes: a receiving unit and a temporary identifying unit. The MME includes a temporary identifier allocating unit. Moreover, a method for transmitting and allocating a temporary identifier, and a method for receiving and transmitting information according to the temporary identifier are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaolong Guo
  • Patent number: 11357070
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for supporting mobility of a terminal. A method for performing an area update by a terminal in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises the steps of: receiving, by a terminal set to a radio resource control (RRC) inactive mode, radio access network-based notification area (RNA) information from a base station; when previous RNA information of the terminal and the RNA information are different, transmitting an RNA update indication message to the base station; and when the RRC inactive mode of the terminal is allowed to be maintained by the base station which has received the RNA update indication message, receiving an RNA update complete message from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Innovative Technology Lab Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ki Bum Kwon
  • Patent number: 11350200
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for wireless audio source switching. One of the methods includes receiving user input selecting a user interface control corresponding to one of a plurality of paired audio source devices with a wireless audio sink device that is a slave device of a first master/slave connection with a first paired audio source device of the plurality of paired audio source devices. The wireless audio sink device initiates a request to become a master device of a second master/slave connection with a second paired audio source device corresponding to the selected user interface control. The wireless audio sink device sends to the second paired audio source device a request to become a slave device of the second master/slave connection. The wireless audio sink device receives audio input from the second paired audio source device and outputs the received audio input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventors: Jack T. Ha, Adam Scott Koniak, Gareth James Selfe
  • Patent number: 11343818
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to method for transmitting positioning reference signals (PRSs) in a cell served by a base station. The base station maps PRSs onto different groups of time-frequency resources according to different respective PRS patterns, wherein each of the different groups spans one or more consecutive subframes in time. The base station transmits the PRSs in the cell in accordance with said mapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Meng Wang, Yufei Blankenship
  • Patent number: 11337053
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems for instantiating and terminating a MME VNF. The MME VNF is instantiated and/or terminated using an EM, a NM, a VNFM, a VIM, a NFVO and/or a catalog. Instantiating an MME VNF includes on-boarding the VNF package, creating a managed element, executing the enabled VNF package, instantiating the MME VNF instance, creating the MME function and modifying the MME pool to add the MME VNF instance. Terminating the MME VNF includes decommissioning the MME VNF services, modifying the MME pool to remove the MME VNF from the MME pool, and terminating the MME VNF instance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Joey Chou
  • Patent number: 11336396
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and, more particularly, to a method and an apparatus therefor, the method comprising the steps of: identifying a minimum storing area per data in a HARQ buffer on the basis of a TTI length; storing data for transmission of a wireless signal in the HARQ buffer on the basis of the minimum storing area per data; and transmitting the data in the HARQ buffer during a first TTI, wherein, when the data is retransmitted data, the minimum storing area per data is based on the length of a second TTI used for initial transmission of the data, and the length of the second TTI is different from the length of the first TTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Suckchel Yang, Byounghoon Kim, Kijun Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Changhwan Park, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 11337264
    Abstract: This application provides a communication method and a communications apparatus. The method includes: receiving, by a terminal device, control information sent by a first network device, where the control information is used to indicate information about a second network device, the second network device and the first network device use different radio access technologies, the terminal device camps on a cell of the first network device, and a cell of the second network device does not support camping of the terminal device or does not support initial access of the terminal device; and displaying, by the terminal device, a first sign based on the control information, where the first sign is a sign corresponding to a radio access technology used by the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junren Chang, Jiwu Liu
  • Patent number: 11337174
    Abstract: A method of providing a service in heterogeneous network systems and an apparatus therefor are disclosed. The method and apparatus of some embodiments of the present disclosure resolve the difficulty or inability to directly provide a particular service in heterogeneous network systems by a network system to which a user equipment is connected, by providing a service that temporarily provide the particular service by utilizing resources or functions of another network system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: SK Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sangsoo Jeong
  • Patent number: 11337139
    Abstract: Method and apparatus relating to determining the services exempted from being blocked when accessing a communication system based on the one or more access network of different technology type supported by a wireless device are provided. The method is performed at the wireless device that supports more than one access network technology type (3GPP, non-3GPP) and comprises obtaining on a per access network technology type, one or more list of services exempted from being blocked when accessing the system using a particular access network type and providing to the communication system over each access network used by the wireless device, information indicating an activity status related to exempting services from being blocked in accordance with the technology type of each of the supported access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: George Foti, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 11330453
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to methods and apparatus for performing cell measurements. A method in a wireless device comprises receiving a first control message from a base station instructing the wireless device to transition from a first mode of operation to a second mode of operation; and responsive to the control message comprising information relating to at least one first cell measurement parameter, performing a cell measurement according to the at least one first cell measurement parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Icaro L. J. da Silva
  • Patent number: 11323771
    Abstract: A wireless device may receive from a source device an instruction to present program content. The wireless device may determine device types missing from an entertainment system based on supporting playback of the program content. A device type missing from the entertainment system may be registered. An instruction may be transmitted to an active source device to increment or decrement a counter. The counter may represent a total number of zones that receives data from the active source device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Rateze Remote Mgmt LLC
    Inventors: Patrick T. Igoe, Leonid Kravets
  • Patent number: 11317276
    Abstract: A device identifies device model information for the device. The device provides, to a first server device, an activation request that includes the device model information to activate an embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) for the device. The device receives, from the first server device, an activation response that includes an eSIM profile identifier and location information that is to be used to identify eSIM profile configuration data (PCD). The device provides, to a second server device, a configuration request that includes an eSIM component identifier that identifies the eSIM of the device. The second server device is provided with the configuration request based on the location information. The device receives, from the second server device, a configuration response that includes the eSIM PCD. The device configures, by using the eSIM PCD, the eSIM with the eSIM profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Zhengfang Chen, Tarun Verma, Mauricio Pati Caldeira De Andrada, Thomas W. Mcartney
  • Patent number: 11297587
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a network access method, used to restrict a network access range of a terminal device, to meet a requirement for restricting the terminal device within a specified range. The method in the embodiments of this application includes: receiving, by an access management network element, information about an area accessed by a terminal device; obtaining, by the access management network element, information about an area allowed to be accessed by the terminal device; and determining, by the access management network element based on the information about the area accessed by the terminal device and the information about the area allowed to be accessed by the terminal device, whether to allow access of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hualin Zhu, Weisheng Jin
  • Patent number: 11290912
    Abstract: A method and system are for generating a report for delivery to or access or query by a network operator by determining, by a server-side proxy, optimization efficiency for traffic in a wireless network, tracking, by the server-side proxy, user-related information in the wireless network, generating, based on at least one of the optimization efficiency and the user-related information, a report for delivery to or access by an operator of the wireless network, the report including an alert of viral take-up of a new application, and performing, by the server-side proxy, traffic optimization functions alleviating traffic in the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Luna, Ari Backholm, Ross Bott
  • Patent number: 11284314
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method including receiving, from a first network, a first node identifier associated with a second network, transmitting the first node identifier to a small cell node, receiving a handover initiation signal from the first network responsive to a request for a handover, from a macro cell node of the second network to the small cell node of the first network, of a communication session associated with a first wireless communication link to a communication device, where the request is triggered at the second network responsive to identification of the first node identifier in a first wireless signal from the communication device, and where the first node identifier is obtained by the communication device via a second wireless signal from the small cell node, and facilitating a second wireless communication link to the communication device via the small cell node to complete the handover. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah
  • Patent number: 11284269
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device and a method for wireless communication and a computer readable storage medium. The electronic device comprises: a processing circuit, configured to: allocate a spectrum resource for a spectrum allocation object of a first set managed by a first level spectrum management device; and to generate spectrum coordination information for a spectrum allocation object of a second set managed by a second level spectrum management device located on a lower level of the first level spectrum management device, so as to provide the same to the second level spectrum management device, wherein the spectrum coordinate information is used for coordination of spectrum allocation executed by the second level spectrum management device and spectrum allocation executed by the first level spectrum management device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Guo, Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 11283798
    Abstract: Methods and network nodes of a wireless communications network are disclosed. The network nodes are operable to initiate a plurality of authentication mechanisms. Responsive to receipt of a request for authentication transmitted by a terminal device of the wireless communications network, the network nodes are configured to select an authentication mechanism from the plurality of authentication mechanisms; and are further configured to initiate the selected authentication mechanism to authenticate the terminal device with the wireless communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Vesa Torvinen, Antonio Alonso Alarcon, David Castellanos Zamora, Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 11277876
    Abstract: An operation method of a terminal in a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system may include: transmitting an indicator requesting provision of a low-latency communication service to a first base station; receiving from the first base station a radio link failure (RLF) triggering condition configured according to requirements of the low-latency communication service; measuring a radio link between the terminal and the first base station based on the RLF triggering condition; and in response to detecting a problem of the radio link, selecting a resource within an exceptional resource pool indicated by the first base station, and performing communication with the first base station using the selected resource during a duration beginning when the problem of the radio link is detected until a timer used for declaring an RLF expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Gene Beck Hahn
  • Patent number: 11277813
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method for paging in a communication network. The method comprises receiving mobility information of a terminal device by a core network node from an access network node serving the terminal device. The method further comprises determining a paging policy for the terminal device by the core network node according to the mobility information. According to the embodiments of the present disclosure, a terminal device can be paged differentially based at least in part on mobility information of the terminal device, so that system performance and energy efficiency of the communication network can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Bo Yang
  • Patent number: 11272378
    Abstract: Devices, systems and processes for facilitating ad hoc communications in dense areas are described. A system may include a first user source device (USD) communicatively coupled to an internal net, a first user destination device (UDD) communicatively coupled to an external net and a user hub device (UHD), coupled to each of the internal net and the external. The UHD may facilitate connectivity between the first USD and the first UDD via the internal net and the external net. The internal net may use a common use communications technology, and may be formed in a dense area. The internal net may be formed on an ad hoc basis. The external net may use a public wireless system provider communications system located external to the dense area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Wireless L.L.C.
    Inventor: Jennings Maxwell Orcutt
  • Patent number: 11272337
    Abstract: An object is to provide a network apparatus capable of performing a communication procedure suitable for accommodating an IoT device. A network apparatus (10) according to present disclosure includes a communication unit (11) configured to receive profile information of a communication terminal (20) transmitted from the communication terminal (20), and a determination unit (12) configured to determine, in a procedure for establishing a radio link between the network apparatus (10) and the communication terminal (20), whether or not to skip at least one of a procedure for configuring a radio resource used for communication of user data between the network apparatus (10) and the communication terminal (20) and a procedure for setting security between the network apparatus (10) and the communication terminal (20) according to the profile information, in which the communication unit (11) receives small data transmitted from the communication terminal (20) through the radio link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11265843
    Abstract: There is provided a solution for proactively transferring downlink data addressed to a terminal device from a data routing network element of a cellular communication system. According to an embodiment, a location of the terminal device is determined and an identifier associated with the determined location is delivered to the data routing network element. Then, the data routing network element may forward the downlink data towards the terminal device even before one or more services for the delivery of the downlink data to the terminal device have been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Saily, Sofonias Hailu
  • Patent number: 11265121
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method in a base station for coordinating resources in a wireless communications system with carrier aggregation in which a first group of terminal devices is served by a primary cell and one or more secondary cells under control of the base station. The method comprises obtaining information indicating arrival of a second group of terminal devices at coverage of the base station. A speed of any terminal device of the second group is higher than a speed of any terminal device of the first group. The method also comprises releasing resources on at least one secondary cell of the one or more secondary cells and allocating the released resources to the second group of terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yang Hu, Angelo Centonza, Yipeng Zhang, Huaisong Zhu
  • Patent number: 11265767
    Abstract: A method of handling multi-access (MA) Protocol data unit (PDU) session under inter-system change is proposed. An MA PDU session uses one 3GPP access network or one non-3GPP access network at a time, or simultaneously one 3GPP access network and one non-3GPP access network. The UE and network can support Access Traffic Steering Switching and Splitting (ATSSS) functionalities to distribute traffic over 3GPP access and non-3GPP access for the established MA PDU session. Upon intersystem change from 5GS to EPS over the 3GPP access, the 3GPP part of an MA PDU session is transferred to a PDN connection, and the non-3GPP part of the MA PDU session is released. The QoS flows of the MA PDU session over both 3GPP access type and non-3GPP access type are transferred to the EPS bearer contexts of the corresponding PDN connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: MediaTek INC.
    Inventors: Chien-Chun Huang-Fu, Chia-Lin Lai
  • Patent number: 11265839
    Abstract: Embodiments are presented herein of apparatuses, systems, and methods for a user equipment device (UE) and/or cellular network to avoid invalidation of a subscriber identity module (SIM). A UE may initiate a connection with the network. The network may reject the connection attempt. The UE may selectively determine whether to invalidate the SIM, network, or both. The UE may consider various factors such as details of the connection rejection message, identity of the network, its relationship to the network (e.g., whether the network is a preferred network, etc.), a number of connection rejections received, time remaining on one or more timers, availability of other networks, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Rohit R. Matolia, Vijay Venkataraman, Alosious Pradeep Prabhakar, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Srinivasan Vasudevan, Vijay Kumar Jha
  • Patent number: 11259332
    Abstract: A random access method suitable for a base station includes broadcasting paging information, wherein the paging information includes identification information about a target user equipment and a pre-set first preamble; receiving a preamble sent by the target user equipment; and if the received preamble is the pre-set first preamble, establishing a communication connection with the target user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11252557
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application is a capability identifier distribution method, capable of effectively distributing a capability identifier for a terminal device, decreasing signaling overhead caused by capability information reporting and storage. The method comprises: a terminal device, in a non-access stratum (NAS) process, acquiring a capability identifier of a network device for distribution to the terminal device; or, the terminal device, in a radio resource control (RRC) process, acquiring said capability identifier; the capability identifier being used to identify capability information of the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianhua Liu, Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11240782
    Abstract: Disclosed by the present disclosure are a context identification indication method, an acquisition method, a user equipment (UE), a base station and a computer storage medium. The method comprising: carrying, in an MSG3 message, part of UE context identification information and related information of identification information for a second base station; and sending the MSG3 message to a first base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11222133
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing an API for a database system. The API may be provided to enable external application developers to build applications that can support the dynamic security model of the content management system and describe the runtime properties of records in data objects. The API of may provide a record property object and/or a query describe object when returning data set in response to a query by providing information about actions an end user can take on the data records, and to provide metadata required to understand a data response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Veeva Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Gassner, Andrew Han, Igor Tsives, Jon Stone, Marius K. Mortensen, Scott Immel, Piotr Kuchnio, Andrew James Mitchell, Asaf Roll, Zhen Tan
  • Patent number: 11224027
    Abstract: Disclosed are a cell registration method and device. The method may include: when receiving a paging message of a Circuit Switched FallBack (CSFB), System Information (SI3) of a first cell is acquired, the SI3 including a first signal strength threshold of the first cell which a terminal device resides; the first cell is registered when a current signal strength of the first cell is less than the first signal strength threshold and greater than a preset cell resident signal strength threshold of the terminal device. The present disclosure can solve the problem that the Mobile Terminated call may fail in an environment where the network signal is weak, and improve the user communication experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xukang Wang
  • Patent number: 11218932
    Abstract: A method is performed in a wireless communication system (10). The method may comprise ranking a first cell (22A) and a second cell (22B) of the wireless communication system (10) according to one or more defined cell-ranking criteria. The method may also comprise evaluating that the second cell (22B) has met a reselection criterion for a wireless device (16), provided that the second cell (22B) is ranked better than the first cell (22A) by at least a margin. The value of the margin may depend on a coverage level of the wireless device (16) with respect to the first cell (22A) and a coverage level of the wireless device (16) with respect to the second cell (22B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Santhan Thangarasa, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 11218988
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a paging determining method. The method includes: determining, by a network device, a first group to which a first terminal device paged on a first paging occasion belongs, where the first group belongs to the M groups; and sending, by the network device, control information based on the first group, where the control information is used to indicate paging information, and the paging information includes a device identifier of the first terminal device. Therefore, reduction of terminal device power consumption can be effectively supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Da Wang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 11212816
    Abstract: A flying device that flies by being controlled from an external location, the flying device including a determination unit that determines a communication quality on a first wireless communication channel used for transmitting data to a control device that controls the flying device within a prescribed range from a flight position at which the flying device is flying; and a transmission control unit that controls a type of data to be transmitted to the control device on the basis of the communication quality determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: KDDI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoaki Matsuki, Masafumi Hirono
  • Patent number: 11206535
    Abstract: Systems and methods for authenticating User Equipment (UE) are disclosed. The method includes a network obtaining a cross-registration status for the UE based on receiving a registration request from the UE. The network can execute a network registration response according to the cross-registration status that represents a permission given to the UE to register outside of an original network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua Finger
  • Patent number: 11201861
    Abstract: A server for providing a token to a mobile terminal includes a network interface and a processing unit coupled to the network interface. The processing unit is configured to receive from the mobile terminal a request asking for the token, to obtain subscriber identification information of the mobile terminal, to obtain a token which includes a user profile associated with the subscriber identification information and to which an electronic signature is added, and to transmit the token to the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SORACOM, INC
    Inventors: Kenta Yasukawa, Motokatsu Matsui, Yuta Shimizu, Takashi Oguma
  • Patent number: 11201712
    Abstract: A system facilitating incremental downlink control information (DCI) design to support DCI scheduling in a wireless communication system is provided. In one embodiment, the an apparatus comprises: a processor; and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations. The operations comprise: receiving first downlink control information associated with a first search space of a downlink control channel, wherein the first search space is of a first size; and receiving second downlink control information associated with a second search space of the downlink control channel, wherein the second search space is of a second size that is less than the first size, and wherein the second downlink control information comprises incremental downlink control information that is distinct from the first downlink control information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Arunabha Ghosh, Salam Akoum, Ralf Bendlin, Sairamesh Nammi
  • Patent number: 11196630
    Abstract: At least one network device receives a first network address of a first small cell wireless station that has been registered as an authorized wireless station for network access to a target network. The at least one network device adds the first network address of the first small cell wireless station to a small cell wireless station data structure that lists a plurality of network addresses associated with a plurality of authorized small cell wireless stations, and validates, upon power-up of the first small cell wireless station, the first small cell wireless station against the small cell wireless station data structure to selectively establish a first tunnel, between the first small cell wireless station and a gateway connected to the target network, to enable network access to the target network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Amir Saghir, Said Hanbaly, Thomas W. Haynes
  • Patent number: 11190634
    Abstract: A mobile phone configured to operate in a normal notification mode and an emergency notification mode. The mobile phone includes a memory adapted to maintain profiles relating to user contacts, an output device operable to emit audible notifications responsive to incoming communications, at least one input device operable to receive a user selection of a silent notification mode of the device and a user selection of a silent mode disabled setting associated with the profiles and a processor coupled to the memory, the output device and the at least one input device. When the device is in the silent notification mode, audible notifications are not emitted from the output device responsive to incoming communications from the user contacts having profiles without the silent mode disabled and audible notifications are emitted from the output device responsive to incoming communications from the user contacts having profiles with the silent mode disabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Lawrence R. Youst
  • Patent number: 11184164
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cryptographic key management system implemented in access and tamper resistant circuitry. The circuitry includes processing circuitry to perform cryptographic processing based cryptographic keys. Cryptographic key registers include key portions and attribute portions. An interface receives commands from exposed circuitry that controls the processing circuitry to perform cryptographic processing based on the keys and associated attributes. The attributes indicate what operations may be performed on, or using, the associated keys. of the associated keys. The attributes indicate intended uses of the keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kambiz Rahimi, Jay Scott Fuller, Ling Tony Chen, Felix Stefan Domke
  • Patent number: 11178585
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for performing a handover of a user equipment, UE (10), from one or a plurality of source beams of a source access node, AN (14) to one or a plurality of target beams of a target access node, AN (16), wherein the target AN performs the steps of receiving from the source AN (14) a positioning information indicative of a first position estimate of an actual position of the UE (10), determining or initiating determining a resulting position estimate, wherein the resulting position estimate is derived from the first position estimate, and activating the one or the plurality of target beams in dependency of the resulting position estimate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 11178191
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose methods and systems for optimizing resources in an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network, wherein a method includes receiving capabilities of contacts present in the contact book in response to a request sent by an OPTIONS applications server (AS) to the contacts present in the contact book. Further, the method includes aggregating the capabilities of the contacts present in the contact book. Further, the method includes transmitting the aggregated capabilities of the contacts present in the contact book to the UE through a PNT server. Further, the embodiments include fetching updated capabilities of user equipment (UE) by the presence AS through the PNT server. Further, the embodiments include receiving a metadata in response to the received service request using push notifications through the PNT server. Further, the embodiments include registering the UE with the IMS network, if the IMS client is capable of in-call service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Gorur Madhusudan Manjunath, Srinivasa Rao Adusumilli, Vijay Sangameshwara
  • Patent number: 11171924
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for facilitating communication between a client and a proxy server. A message is received from a client at a gateway. The message includes a uniform resource identifier that references an interface associated with a resource. The gateway transforms the uniform resource identifier into a context resource identifier that also references the interface. The gateway performs an initial authorization check for the client and a user of the client with respect to the interface. The gateway inserts the context resource identifier into the message to form a modified message in response to a successful initial authorization check. The gateway sends the modified message to the proxy server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ADP, Inc.
    Inventors: Jigesh Saheba, Roberto A. Masiero, Isabel Espina Carvajal
  • Patent number: 11172348
    Abstract: A method for controlling a signal related to an external device and an electronic device therefor are provided. The electronic device includes a transceiver, a memory, and at least one processor. The at least one processor is configured to control to receive a broadcasted request signal for registering an external device, from the external device via the transceiver, identify whether a nonaudible frequency signal is received from the external device, and provide a message for registering the external device based on the nonaudible frequency signal being received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaeyoung Lee, Jonghyun Ryu, Hyunjin Kim, Seunghwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11172458
    Abstract: This disclosure handles a registration procedure in a UE supporting registration to 5GC via untrusted non-3GPP access network and 3GPP access network. More specifically this disclosure defines a UE behavior when a registration procedure is not successful to 5GC via first access network type (e.g. untrusted non-3GPP network access) after transmitting maximum number of registration request message via the first access network type to the 5GC and the UE is registered to 5GC via other access network type (e.g. 3GPP access network (NG-RAN)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kundan Tiwari, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11166205
    Abstract: A radio access network (RAN) of a neutral host network (NHN) provides communications in a plurality of small cells, and is a shared resource with shared access by a plurality of mobile network operators (MNOs) via a multi-operator core network (MOCN). A base station maintains a neighbor list of small cell frequencies of neighboring small cells of a small cell, and broadcasts, to a user equipment (UE), a system information message which includes the neighbor list. The base station additionally maintains a plurality of operator-specific neighbor lists of one or more macro-cell frequencies of one or more neighboring macro-cells, where each such list is associated with a respective one of a plurality of macro-cellular networks of the MNOs. The base station transmits, to the UE, a message including a selected one of the operator-specific neighbor lists associated with an identified one of the mobile network operators of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Rajesh S. Pazhyannur, Shailender Potharaju, Anal Srivastava
  • Patent number: 11165549
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting an acknowledgement/non-acknowledgment (ACK/NACK) in a wireless communication system is provided. A narrowband internet-of-things (NB-IoT) user equipment (UE) receives an indication of resources for ACK/NACK transmission from a network, and transmits the ACK/NACK to the network by using the resource for ACK/NACK transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 11159973
    Abstract: A mobile communication device supporting wireless communications using a first subscriber identity and a second subscriber identity is provided. The mobile communication device includes a Radio Frequency (RF) device and a controller. The controller is coupled to the RF device such that the controller performs the following actions: performing a first measurement on a cell via the RF device by using the first subscriber identity to obtain a first measurement result; determining whether the first measurement result is valid; and based on a result of the determining, performing a second measurement on the cell via the RF device by using the second subscriber identity to obtain a second measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chih-Cheng Yang, Tsung-Ming Lee, Wei-Chih Liao
  • Patent number: 11153915
    Abstract: A method for controlling information, a base station and a user equipment are disclosed. In an embodiment a method includes receiving, by a base station, first signaling from a first user equipment, wherein the first signaling carries an identifier of the first user equipment and information about a preamble sequence, the identifier to be used for random access between the first user equipment and the base station, and the preamble sequence to be used for random access between the first user equipment and second user equipment; and sending, by the base station, second signaling to the first user equipment and the second user equipment, wherein the second signaling carries information about a user equipment cooperation group and the user equipment cooperation group includes the first user equipment and the second user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhengzheng Xiang, Jiyong Pang, Hongjia Su
  • Patent number: 11146956
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems related to serving gateway extensions for inter-system mobility in integrated small Cell and WiFi networks. An SGW may be extended into a common intermediate gateway for both LTE and WiFi access. A GTP-based “SI a” interface between a TWAN and an SGW is introduced. The STa interface between TWAN and 3 GPP AAA server/proxy is extended to enable selection of an SGW for establishment of the disclosed S1a interface. The extended SGW and protocols may be used to optimize inter-system mobility between LTE small cells and trusted WiFi. SGW and PDN Gateway (PGW) functionality is disclosed to support GTP-based IP flow mobility via multi-access (LTE and WiFi) connectivity to the same packet data network (PDN). Non-access stratum (NAS), EAP, and GTP-C protocols may also be extended to include a “multi-connection” indication in addition to existing “handover” indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: John L. Tomici, Michael F. Starsinic, Qing Li