Registration Patents (Class 455/435.1)
  • Patent number: 10292084
    Abstract: A success rate of handover is improved. A communication system includes a base station and a mobile management device. The mobile management device includes first reception means for receiving speed information on a mobile terminal based on measurement information by MDT (Minimization of Driving Test), and first transmission means for transmitting a message including the speed information to the base station. The base station includes second reception means for receiving a message including the speed information and control means for performing handover control based on the speed information which is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshifumi Yanagisako
  • Patent number: 10285119
    Abstract: A recognizing method includes establishing a communication connection between each electronic device and one or more wireless devices. Connection information when each electronic device communicates with one or more wireless devices is recorded in a server. The server determines a degree of similarity between two electronic devices according to the connection information and pushes user information of one of the two electronic devices to another when the degree of similarity is greater than a preset degree of similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xin Lu, Bai-Yan Guan, Zhi-Lin Mao
  • Patent number: 10285023
    Abstract: A device may receive a message from a third party messaging server device. The message may be destined for one or more user devices. The message may include a parameter that includes information related to the message. The device may determine that the message is an application-to-person (“A2P”) message type based on the message being received from the third party messaging server device. The device may configure a value of the parameter based on determining that the message is the A2P message type. The device may provide the message to a user device, of the one or more user devices, or an inter-carrier server device after configuring the value of the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Sethumadhav Bendi, Trevor A. MacDonald, Lodema M. Steinbach
  • Patent number: 10278038
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and a computer server for searching for a short-distance object and pertains to the field of mobile terminal technologies. The method includes: receiving a short-distance object search request sent by a target terminal; obtaining location information of the target terminal from the short-distance object search request; separately determining, according to the location information of the target terminal, location information of prestored objects for short-distance object search, and multiple preset distance ranges, objects whose distances from the target terminal fall within each distance range, to obtain one or more objects corresponding to each distance range; separately randomly selecting at least one to-be-presented object from the one or more objects corresponding to each distance range; and returning the to-be-presented objects to be presented on the target terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuan Tian, Lin Li
  • Patent number: 10278055
    Abstract: A method for operating a seeker device includes generating a first seeker truncated hash output from a sought service name, and generating a second seeker truncated hash output from the sought service name, wherein the first seeker truncated hash output and the second seeker truncated hash output are uncorrelated. The method also includes transmitting a first request message including the first seeker truncated hash output, and receiving a first response message from an advertiser device, the first response message including a second advertiser truncated hash output generated from an advertised service name, wherein the first seeker truncated hash output matches a first advertiser truncated hash output generated from the advertised service name.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yunsong Yang, Younghoon Kwon, Zhigang Rong
  • Patent number: 10277593
    Abstract: A wireless network includes a base transceiver station configured to transmit signals over a wireless connection to a plurality of communication devices and receive signals over a wireless connection from a plurality of communication devices. A first communication device may receive a connect message from at least one second communication device. The connect message may comprise an identifier. Communication between the first communication device and the at least one second communication device may be prevented until communication is allowed. An indication of the at least one second communication device may be displayed via an integral user interface. The integral user interface may detect entry of a control command. Communication between the first communication device and the at least one second communication device may be allowed based on the detected entry of a control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventor: Paulus Carpelan
  • Patent number: 10278073
    Abstract: A processing method for terminal access to a 3GPP network is provided. A UE sends an access request message to a core network device on the 3GPP network, and the core network device sends an unauthorized access message to the UE after determining that the UE has no permission to access the 3GPP network. The unauthorized access message includes authentication information of the core network device. The UE performs authentication on the core network device according to the authentication information of the core network device, and executes a corresponding network access policy after authentication on the core network device by the UE succeeds, that is, after the UE determines that a source of the unauthorized access message is authorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: He Li, Youyang Yu, Jing Chen
  • Patent number: 10257750
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling monitoring operations performed by various devices, e.g., access points, in a communications network and for using information obtained by the devices which perform the monitoring are described. The methods are well suited for use in a system with a variety of access points, e.g., wireless and/or wired access points, which can be used to obtain access to the Internet or another network. An access point, which has been configured to monitor in accordance with received monitoring configuration information, e.g. on a per access point interface basis, captures packets, stores captured packets, and monitors to detect communications failures corresponding to communications devices using said access point. In response to detecting a communications failure, the access point generates, an event failure notification indicating the type of detected failure and sends the event failure notification to the network monitoring node along with corresponding captured packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MIST SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Sourav Chakraborty, Deanna S. Hong
  • Patent number: 10251050
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for providing, setting, maintaining, and releasing a packet data network (PDN) connection on the basis of a local area in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving the PDN subscription information on the basis of the local area from a business operator server, inspecting whether the current location information for the terminal exists in the PDN subscription information on the basis of the local area, and starting a procedure for setting the PDN on the basis of the local area when the current location information exists therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Cheol Lee, Song-Yean Cho, Sung-Ho Choi
  • Patent number: 10251101
    Abstract: A method (100) performed in a target network node (12) is provided for re-establishing a connection to a communication device (11). The method (100) comprises receiving (101), from the communication device (11), a request for a re-establishment of the connection, the request comprising a first identifier identifying a management node (14) and a second identifier uniquely identifying a source cell of the communication device (11); obtaining (102) a context for the communication device (11) based on at least one of the first identifier and the second identifier; and re-establishing (103) the connection to the communication device (11). Methods in source network node (13), management node (14) and communication devices (11) are also provided, and corresponding nodes, computer programs and computer program products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Varun Joshi, Rahul Krishna, Krishna Mohan Menon
  • Patent number: 10244506
    Abstract: For paging user devices that are link budget limited (LBL), a base station transmits a special ID that is used by said devices to identify a paging frame and/or a paging occasion. When transmitting a paging message for an LBL device, the base station may use: (a) larger aggregation and larger CFI (than conventionally allowed) and (b) a larger number of resource blocks (than conventionally allowed) for paging payload. If paging messages for LBL devices saturate the paging frame capacity, the base station may allocate a plurality of special IDs. If paging messages for LBL devices and/or other data transfers saturate network capacity, at least a subset of the LBL devices may be directed to enter a connected-state discontinuous reception (DRX) mode, wherein those devices will remain in connected mode and periodically check for resource allocations. Paging payload information may be repeatedly transmitted in successive subframes, to support soft combining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Moustafa M. Elsayed
  • Patent number: 10237215
    Abstract: A method for notifying of an activity of a first user to a second user during a first communication session is provided. The method includes receiving an interrupt when the first user engages in a second activity during the first communication session, encoding an information message by a first device of the first user, after receiving the interrupt, and sending the information message to a second device of the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Basavaraj Jayawant Pattan, Venkateswar Jeedigunta, Kyung-Tak Lee, Gyu-Bong Oh
  • Patent number: 10237750
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide example methods and apparatuses for transmitting pattern information. One example method for transmitting pattern information includes obtaining pattern information and sending the pattern information to UE. The first pattern information indicates that the spectrum of the first cell is allocated to the first RAT in a first plurality of sub-frames and that the spectrum of the first cell is allocated to the second RAT in a second plurality of sub-frames. The first pattern information enables at least one of the UE to select any sub-frame in the first plurality of sub-frames to measure a CRS if the UE RAT pattern corresponds to the first RAT or the UE to select any sub-frame in the second plurality of sub-frames to measure the CRS if the UE RAT pattern corresponds to the second RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Guohua Zhou, Tianle Deng, Xiaoqian Jia
  • Patent number: 10230534
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling control signalling between a service layer control node and a Radio Access Network, the signalling being associated with a data flow of a User Equipment, the User Equipment being associated with a Radio Access Network node. The Radio Access Network node receives a data flow comprising a plurality of data packets sent using a bearer towards the User Equipment. It determines whether a data packet in the data flow includes an identifier indicating that the data packet relates to control signalling. A data packet that is found to relate to control signalling is removed from the data flow, to produce a modified data flow, which is sent towards the User Equipment. This allows the Radio Access Network node to become aware of control related signalling such that it can be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Jari Vikberg
  • Patent number: 10229381
    Abstract: A machine or group of machines for monitoring location of at least one of a vehicle or freight carried by the vehicle includes a server comprising a central processing unit, a memory, a clock, and a server communication transceiver that receives location information of a mobile device, the mobile device comprising a GPS receiver, a microprocessor and a wireless communication transceiver coupled to the GPS receiver, the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver programmed to receive data sent by a plurality of GPS satellites, calculate location information of the mobile device comprising the GPS receiver and transmit the location information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MacroPoint, LLC
    Inventor: Bennett H. Adelson
  • Patent number: 10231278
    Abstract: A technique for controlling set up of a terminating call to a UE in a CSFB situation involving a first MSC paging the UE and a second MSC where the UE is performing a Location Update is described. A method implementation of this technique comprises receiving, from an HLR, a PRN message and forwarding information received in the PRN message to the second MSC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ralf Keller, Karl-Peter Ranke
  • Patent number: 10231096
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to apparatus and methods for providing motion-based communication mode selection on a mobile device. In some embodiments, a mobile device can compare a detected motion of the mobile device to a plurality of predetermined motions. Each of the plurality of predetermined motions being can be associated with a different communication mode of the mobile device. A communication mode associated with the detected motion can be identified by the mobile device based at least in part on the comparison, and the identified communication mode can correspond to a communication protocol. The mobile device can generate a data message in accordance with the communication protocol, and can provide this data message to a receiver device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Visa International Service Association
    Inventor: Sanjeev Sharma
  • Patent number: 10225079
    Abstract: A communication apparatus includes a receiving unit that receives, from a first base station via wireless communication, a first communication parameter including an identifier and first security information about a first wireless network configured by the first base station, and a transmitting unit that transmits, via wireless communication, a communication parameter including the identifier to a second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Toshifumi Hamachi
  • Patent number: 10225413
    Abstract: A method and system of detecting a delinquent mobile user device. An international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of a subscriber identity module (SIM) card of the user device is determined by the user device. The IMSI is sent to a Remote Recovery Server (RRS). A message is received from the RRS as to whether the IMSI is authorized for the user device. Upon determining that the IMSI is not authorized for the user device, a notification is displayed on a display of the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Kevin Lau
  • Patent number: 10212261
    Abstract: Wireless sensor nodes for enabling network connectivity in a wireless sensor network system are disclosed herein. An exemplary method includes receiving a Lightweight Machine-to-Machine (LWM2M) network packet from a network node over a network; using a media access control (MAC) layer to route the LWM2M network packet to a sensor node when a destination Internet Protocol (IP) address specified in the LWM2M network packet matches a virtual IP address; and using a network layer to route the LWM2M network packet to the sensor node when the destination IP address does not match a virtual IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL
    Inventors: Prakash Govindaraju, Hans Waldmann, Shankar S. Malladi
  • Patent number: 10212634
    Abstract: A communication method includes: sending, by an MME, a bearer setup request message to an eNodeB, where the bearer setup request message is used to instruct the eNodeB to set up a voice bearer for user equipment; and when the MME receives a bearer setup failure message sent by the eNodeB in response to the bearer setup request message, sending, by the MME, an indication message to the user equipment, where the indication message is used to indicate that a voice over VoIMS of the user equipment is unavailable. When setup of a voice bearer of a VoLTE call fails, the user equipment is notified that a VoLTE is unavailable, so that the user equipment can be prevented from continuing attempting to initiate the VoLTE call and exacerbating cell congestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaobo Wu, Guangwei Wang, Guobao Xi, Chao Sun, Xinyong Wang
  • Patent number: 10194312
    Abstract: The invention relates to a solution for managing subscriber information in a mobile communication network. In the solution information on a subscriber is obtained and inquiries are generated to a plurality of subscriber registers at a plurality of instants of time. The inquiries are performed in order to determine if the subscriber is registered in the subscriber registers at the instants of time. If this is the case a message is generated for canceling the registration of the subscriber in subscriber registers. The solution is based on a method, a network node, a computer program code and a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventor: Pasi Kaara
  • Patent number: 10194416
    Abstract: A paging procedure of a mobile telecommunications system is modified to page a terminal using all the transceiver node cells in the coverage area allocated to the terminal that operate in the frequency bands indicated by frequency band capability data for the terminal, but not using the transceiver node cells in the coverage area allocated to the terminal that operate only in other ones of the frequency bands. In one embodiment a control entity is operable to initiate an initial paging procedure by paging based on the characteristic of the terminal obtained by the control entity, and to initiate a subsequent paging procedure if no paging response is received from the terminal. In another embodiment, coverage area allocation means allocates each of the transceiver node cells to one or more of the coverage areas in dependence upon on which of the frequency bands the cell is capable of communicating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher David Pudney, Eric Bouton, Alexej Kulakov
  • Patent number: 10194343
    Abstract: A method for operating a low-mobility wireless device in a cellular network, wherein the low-mobility wireless device operates with an active base node, and the low-mobility wireless device operates in a first mode, in which measurements of transmissions of base nodes are diminished. When the cellular network is enhanced by a new base node, the active base node transmits a first indication at least to the low-mobility wireless device. The low-mobility wireless device, in response to the reception of the first indication, switches to a second mode of operation, comprising execution of at least one measurement of transmissions of base nodes, and transmits at least one measurement report to the then-active base node. The active base node, upon reception of a measurement report, updates neighbour relation data relating to the base node identified by a base node reference with information obtained from the received measurement report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO M2M GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Thomas Ulrich, Lars Wehmeier
  • Patent number: 10194344
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for dynamically controlling bearer quality-of-service (QoS) configuration. In an example arrangement, a wireless communication device (WCD) may have a first bearer and a second bearer with a base station, where the first bearer has a first set of one or more QoS parameters defining a first priority level for the base station scheduling communications on the first bearer, and the second bearer has a second set of one or more QoS parameters defining a second priority level for the base station scheduling communications on the second bearer, the second priority level being different from the first priority level. In this arrangement, an example method may involve detecting that the base station is threshold highly loaded, and responsive to the detecting, reconfiguring the second bearer to have the same QoS parameters as the first set of one or more QoS parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Krishna Sitaram, Hemanth B. Pawar, Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas
  • Patent number: 10192261
    Abstract: The system and methods of the various embodiments enable a revenue assurance system to detect revenue leakage by analyzing usage records from one or more sources within a telecommunications network. Discrepancies are identified and corrective action taken where possible. Corrective actions may include requesting source systems to retransmit missing or erroneous records that were detected. This may result in reduced revenue loss for the network operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: OPENET TELECOM LTD.
    Inventors: Monika Gupta, Niall Norton, Andrew D'Souza
  • Patent number: 10187786
    Abstract: A method in a cellular communication network comprising the steps of: marking a SIM card as inactive when said SIM card has not been used for at least a quarantine duration, provisioning a recycler node by backing up managing parameters related to said inactive SIM card, in a database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: GEMALTO SA
    Inventors: Michel Anslot, Philippe Bouckaert, Jean-Rene Bouvier
  • Patent number: 10172056
    Abstract: The invention provides a mobile communication system, a network node, and a mobile communication method, which can cause user equipment of a particular type to attach to a dedicated network regardless of whether or not the user equipment supports a low access priority indicator (LAPI). An MME (60) acquires subscriber information on UE (10) from an HSS (70) based on an attachment request from the UE (10) forwarded by an eNB (50), the subscriber information including availability for the UE (10) to use the dedicated network, and sends the eNB (50) a selection instruction to select the dedicated network based on the acquired subscriber information. When the eNB (50) receives the selection instruction from the MME (60), the eNB (50) determines a dedicated MME (60D) constituting the dedicated network, and transmits the attachment request from the UE (10) to the determined dedicated MME (60D).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Itsuma Tanaka, Daisuke Fujishima, Keisuke Suzuki, Zhen Miao
  • Patent number: 10171958
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS). In one configuration, service announcement information for at least one MBMS may be received. At least a subset of the service announcement information may be broadcast in a peer discovery signal. Content of the at least one MBMS may then be relayed to at least one mobile device operating outside a coverage area of a base station. In another configuration, an out-of-coverage status indicator or MBMS query may be broadcast in a first peer discovery signal, and a second peer discovery signal may be received from at least one MBMS relay device. The second peer discovery signal may include at least a subset of service announcement information for at least one MBMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhibin Wu, Vincent Douglas Park, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10165504
    Abstract: An example technique may include determining, by a first base station in a wireless network, a user device has transitioned from an active state to an idle state, determining, by the first base station, a list of base stations and a list of cells corresponding to the list of base stations representing a tracking area for the user device based on a signal received from at least one second base station, the signal received from the at least one second base station including an indication of an amount of activity on at least one boundary between the at least one second base station and a plurality of third base stations, and controlling sending, from the first base station to the user device, a signal including at least one of the list of base stations and the list of cells as a tracking area for the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Ingo Viering, Devaki Chandramouli, Lei Du, Yang Liu
  • Patent number: 10164871
    Abstract: Embodiments pertain to methods and devices for multi-device link aggregation. Embodiments may implement shared packet data network (PDN) connections to enable an application on a host UE to both create a first connection to a PDN gateway and to create a second connection to the PDN via a second UE. In one example embodiment, a UE includes flow routing circuitry configured to communicate data traffic via multiple different communication paths as part of the shared PDN connection to a PDN gateway. A cellular modem of the UE is configured to communicate a first portion of the data traffic with the PDN gateway as part of the shared PDN connection. Connectivity circuitry of the UE separate from the cellular modem is configured to communicate a second portion of the data traffic with the PDN gateway via a second UE, wherein the second portion of the data traffic is different than the first portion of the data traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome Parron, Martin Kolde
  • Patent number: 10159057
    Abstract: A device, system, and method persists network registration rejection causes. The method is performed at a device connected to a network and comprising a temporary memory and a persistent memory, the device using the data stored in the temporary memory when performing network registration operations. When a power cycle is detected, the method includes determining whether there is persistent data in the persistent memory for a first attempt to register with the network prior to the power cycle, the persistent data including a rejection cause for the first attempt. When there is the persistent data in the persistent memory, the method includes determining whether the persistent data is valid for a second attempt to register with the network after the power cycle. When the persistent data is valid, the method includes generating and storing cause data based on the persistent data in the temporary memory prior to the second attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Utkarsh Kumar, Lakshmi N. Kavuri, Samuel J. Miller, Harshit Chuttani, Rohan Malthankar, Francisco Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10158415
    Abstract: A method of operating a macro base station to manage a frequency list. The frequency list includes frequencies for the macro base station and a plurality of wireless relays that serve User Equipment (UEs). The method includes wireless relays monitoring the frequency list broadcasted by the macro base station to determine if their associated frequencies are included in the frequency list. The method further includes, if a wireless relay determines its associated frequency is not included in the frequency list, then the wireless relay transferring a message to the macro base station to add its associated frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Wurtenberger, Sreekar Marupaduga, Bryan Timothy Barbee
  • Patent number: 10158966
    Abstract: Connected cars are coupled to several communication devices (e.g., embedded devices and/or user equipment (UE) of occupants of the car) having independent data links to a communication network (e.g., cellular network). Peer-to-peer (P2P) protocols can be employed to consolidate and aggregate multiple data links within the car to create an aggregated data link that is shared by the devices. During initialization, a local platform device within the connected car sets up a local tracker and communicates with a backend network device to setup a corresponding remote tracker. The trackers generate virtual data nodes corresponding to the communication devices and facilitate communication between the virtual data nodes and the devices via P2P protocols. Moreover, the P2P protocol technology is overlaid on the application layers of the communication devices without modifications to the devices' hardware and software construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Frank Kao
  • Patent number: 10154371
    Abstract: Example techniques described herein can permit network terminals to respond to initialization failures, e.g., failures associated with specific types of access networks. A terminal can receive, from a core network device, an initialization-failure message indicating the core network devices lacks valid information of a particular type, e.g., location information, associated with the terminal. The terminal can enable its information-determining function of the terminal, e.g., a location sensor, and determine information of the type using the information-determining function. The terminal can transmit, to the core network device, an initialization message comprising the first information. In some examples, the initialization message can include a Presence Information Data Format Location Object (PIDF-LO) record indicating the location of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan Rahat, Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang
  • Patent number: 10154151
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a method of ensuring that all AF sessions for an IP-CAN session reach the same PCRF when more than one PCRF is deployed in an operator network. The method involves configuring a PCRF such that, upon receipt of a request relating to the establishment or modification of the IP-CAN session, the PCRF determines one or more Application Detection and Control (ADC) rules for identifying application messages associated with the IP-CAN session and that require that an address of the PCRF must be included in the identified AF session messages. The PCRF is further configured to provision the one or more ADC rules at an ADC node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fabian Castro Castro, Susana Fernandez Alonso
  • Patent number: 10149213
    Abstract: A method and system for group handover is provided. In an embodiment, a method in a network component for group handover in a wireless network includes receiving, at the network component, a mobility command from a target base station. The method also includes processing, with the network component, the mobility command in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer of a context for a remote user equipment (UE) to generate a PDCP Protocol Data Unit (PDU). The method also includes encapsulating the PDCP PDU as a field in a radio resource control (RRC) message to the relay UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 10149338
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for allocating radio resources to a transmitting terminal for performing direct communication transmission over a direct link connection. The transmitting terminal receives a system information broadcast from the base station, which comprises information on a temporary transmission radio resource pool, indicating radio resources for performing a direct communication transmission, and comprises configuration information on the resource pool to limit the amount of time that the temporary radio resource pool is usable by the transmitting terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Joachim Loehr, Lilei Wang, Sujuan Feng
  • Patent number: 10142844
    Abstract: For vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, an eNodeB (eNB) receives authorization information for a pedestrian UE which indicates whether a user equipment (UE) is authorized as the pedestrian UE. Upon receiving the authorization information for the pedestrian UE, the eNB may authorize the UE as the pedestrian UE or not according to the received authorization information, and decide a resource allocation mode for the authorized pedestrian UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Daewook Byun
  • Patent number: 10142423
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to manage communication sessions to handover between a direct connection at a secondary wireless device and a relayed connection to the secondary wireless device via a primary wireless device. A connection manager of a secondary wireless device can trigger transfer of a communication session based on measurements of performance metrics for the communication session. Upon detection of performance degradation in a local connection or a backhaul connection or both, the connection manager of the secondary wireless device can determine proximity of and/or capabilities for connections of the primary wireless device and instigate transfer of the communication session between different connection types, such as between a direct connection and a relayed connection. The transfer of the communication session can occur without user intervention or in response to input from the user without interrupting or reestablishing the communication session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Luciano M. Verger, Ajoy K. Singh, Christopher M. Garrido, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman, Ming Jin, Anil G. Naik, Deepak Chitlur Lakshman, Srinivasan Vasudevan, David L. Biderman, Gurtej Singh Chandok, Patrick Miauton, Eric A. Allamanche
  • Patent number: 10142490
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for selecting a domain for a voice call in a mobile communication network. A terminal, which uses VoLTE, receives, from a network, identification information indicating whether IMS Voice over PS (IMS VoPS) is supported, determines whether the network supports IMS VoPS and determines a domain (PS or CS) to which a voice service will be provided through the network according to the determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sangsoo Jeong, Songyean Cho, Hyejeong Kim
  • Patent number: 10143029
    Abstract: A wireless communication device is described in one example comprising a first communication module circuitry to communicatively couple the wireless communication device with a first network, the first communication module circuitry to receive a reject message from the first network to disable communications with the first network, a processor to store, in memory, information corresponding to the communications with the first network; and a second communication module circuitry to communicatively couple the wireless communication device with a second network, the second communication module circuitry to send the information to a remote service monitor, wherein the first communication module circuitry includes a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) or a first virtual SIM and the second communication module circuitry includes a second SIM or a second virtual SIM. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Manas Behera, Anuj Sethi
  • Patent number: 10142069
    Abstract: The present embodiments relate to a network node (90), a method thereof; a positioning node (100), a method thereof; a UE (110) and a method thereof, for handling transmission of a reference signal and/or a reference signal configuration. The method in the network node (90) comprises: determining a transmission configuration for use in a cell served by the network node; if at least one subframe containing said reference signal is also configured as a flexible subframe, comparing at least one parameter related to the transmission configuration with a threshold, and deciding based on the result of said comparison whether to operate the at least one subframe as a flexible subframe or as a downlink subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ali Behravan, Erik Eriksson, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 10142826
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a network element, and a system for determining a target RAT. The method includes: receiving, by an access network element, access control information of a UE that is sent by a mobility management network element, where the access control information includes an identity of a PLMN and a radio access technology RAT allowed and/or a RAT not allowed by the PLMN; and determining, by the access network element, a target RAT for the UE according to the access control information. The present invention can be applied to a shared network environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanping Zhang, Fenqin Zhu, Shufeng Shi, Yuliang Zhi
  • Patent number: 10142917
    Abstract: A pool of devices is initially associated under a single product type identifier, for example, a single stock keeping unit (SKU) identifier. Each device is associated with a secure element (SE), for example, an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC). A wireless telecommunications carrier purchases a subset of the devices from the owner of the pool of devices. A policy management server receives a shipment record and associates the subset of devices with a product identifier and with a carrier-specific activation policy. The policy management server sends an electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) reservation request to a policy evaluation server, which contacts an eSIM delivery server associated with the purchasing carrier. The eSIM delivery server reserves eSIMs for the purchased devices. When an end user buys one of the devices from the subset, the purchased device is provisioned by the eSIM delivery server with the eSIM reserved for that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Avinash Narasimhan, Devin B. Collier, Clark P. Mueller, David T. Haggerty
  • Patent number: 10136391
    Abstract: A system that enhances life of a battery in cell phone devices that work in conjunction with a cellular telephone network has a Registration-Request Signal transmission management function that operates in the device and periodically detects change in physical location of the device from an immediate prior location, called an LchangeDelta. The function, if the LchangeDelta is below a threshold of change in location, suppresses an Registration-Request Signal transmission from the device to the cellular network, thus enhancing battery life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Tara Chand Singhal
  • Patent number: 10129383
    Abstract: A home management system includes a first network device and a second network device in wireless communication with said first network device. The home management system also includes at least one zone. At least one sensor is disposed in the zone. The sensor is in wireless communication with the first network device to detect the presence of the first network device in the zone. Additionally, the sensor is in wireless communication with the second network device to control the second network device in response to instructions from the first network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kevin R. Imes, James Hollister, John Cottrell
  • Patent number: 10129793
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for selecting a cell in a mobile communication system and, more particularly, to a method and a device for selecting a cell for transmitting data, by a base station, not only in a licensed frequency band but in an unlicensed frequency band. In order to achieve the described task, a method for configuring a cell of a base station in a mobile communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: connecting with a terminal through a first cell of a licensed band; transmitting, to the terminal, a message for configuring multiple second cells in an unlicensed band through the first cell; and monitoring the configured multiple second cells in the unlicensed band, wherein the number of the multiple second cells exceeds the number of cells, a Carrier Aggregation (CA) of which the terminal can support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sunheui Ryoo, Seunghoon Park, Jungsoo Jung, Jungmin Moon
  • Patent number: 10129910
    Abstract: In a first configuration, a UE may determine a PRACH power ramp-up Pramp-up for the PRACH with respect to a previously unsuccessful PRACH transmission (e.g., a previously unsuccessful PRACH transmission with a highest transmission power). In a second configuration, when the UE is in a power-limited scenario, the UE drops/refrains from transmitting the PRACH transmission if Pramp-up?Pscal<Pdrop, and transmits the PRACH otherwise, where Pscal is the power scaling factor, Pramp-up is the configured ramp-up power value, and Pdrop is a threshold. In a third configuration, the UE determines whether to increment a Preamble_Transmission_Counter. In one sub-configuration, the UE increments the Preamble_Transmission_Counter when the PRACH transmission takes place, and does not increment the Preamble_Transmission_Counter otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Jelena Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10123177
    Abstract: [Object] To provide an information processing apparatus, a control method, and a program, which are capable of reducing a psychological barrier by sharing position information in accordance with a gathering of users, and also promoting communication with another user. [Solution] An information processing apparatus, including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire pieces of current position information of a plurality of users; and a controller configured to perform control in a manner that, in a case where it is determined that there is a gathering of the plurality of users on the basis of the pieces of current position information, a set sharer is notified of place information based on the pieces of current position information of the plurality of users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Kamino, Kentaro Nakamura