System Selection Patents (Class 455/435.2)
  • Patent number: 10292039
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for provisioning mobile data services in mobile network systems. By taking advantage of a bifurcated authentication process, the systems and methods described herein provide data services to mobile devices without requiring a secure element such as a SIM card. This allows travelers to benefit from local data networks and services without having to purchase an additional SIM and or change their mobile phone numbers. In addition, these systems and methods allow mobile data users to take advantage of lower local data rates and avoid high roaming costs. Furthermore, these systems and methods provide networks with efficient techniques for servicing visiting/roaming users directly with mobile data without the unnecessary overhead associated with data roaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Celitech Inc.
    Inventor: Ahmad Fares
  • Patent number: 10292094
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a network access method, including logging in to a shared server via a shared account, if a mobile communication terminal detects that a network identification of a PLMN of a visited place does not exist in a local memory; searching the shared network information in the shared server online via a network and acquiring the network identification of the PLMN of the visited place from the shared network information, after the shared server is logged in to; adding the network identification of the PLMN of the visited place to an EPLMN list by the mobile communication terminal; and accessing a network according to the EPLMN list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 10250754
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a network resources brokering system, comprising: a communication network with at least one enforcement function for preferential treatment and charging; and a brokering entity, configured to receive requests from a plurality of network entities for providing preferential treatment during usage of chargeable resources within a predefined charging period, each request comprising an electronic bid value competing with other network entities for preferential treatment during the usage of chargeable resources in the charging period, wherein the brokering entity is configured to rank each network entity from the plurality of network entities into one of a multiplicity of success classes based upon their electronic bid values offered and to interwork with the at least one enforcement function for preferential treatment and charging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Lothar Reith
  • Patent number: 10212741
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to managing heterogeneous M2M devices in a machine to machine (M2M) area network. Particularly, the present disclosure relates to supporting heterogeneous M2M devices (i.e., M2M devices not being supported in an M2M gateway) by employing a variety of network interfaces of other M2M devices in an M2M area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Deok-Moon Chang, Seung-Kwon Lee, Yeong-Hwan Jeong, Woo-Hyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 10154451
    Abstract: As a result of ISR being enabled between a portable terminal device and a network which are capable of communicating by using the communication protocols of a plurality of wireless access technologies, the portable terminal device performs position registration processing between the plurality of wireless access technologies and the portable terminal device each time a fixed period of time elapses, and the portable terminal device is able to move between the plurality of wireless access technologies that have already been registered, without conducting new position registration processing. At this time, if there is a possibility of there being a difference in ISR states (activated or not activated) between the portable terminal device and the network, the portable terminal device ignores any instructions issued by the network for ISR to be enabled in the portable terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouhei Gotou, Masashi Kanauchi
  • Patent number: 10142890
    Abstract: A method and system for minimizing delay in circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) procedure is disclosed. The disclosed method provides two different approaches for optimizing the delay during the CSFB procedure. In the first approach, user equipment (UE) receives a Location Area Identifier (LAI along with the Radio Access Technology (RAT) information from the network (LTE network). The UE uses the received RAT information from the network for switching to the target Radio Access Network (RAN) without informing to the LTE network. In another approach, the UE obtains the RAT information by performing a background scan in idle mode, when the UE receives LAI without RAT information from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ajaykumar Kabadi, Kedar Santosh Kumar Aalla, Pavan Kumar Devarayanigari, Prakash Rao, Ravi Krishna Hari Haran Sripada, Srinivas Chinthalapudi
  • Patent number: 10136268
    Abstract: A Mobility Management Entity (MME) having MSC functionality implemented therein, performs a scheme of MTC device triggering has been conceived. A PS and CS combined location update is sent to the HSS/HLR by means of piggybacking of CS domain information over an interface between the MME and the HSS/HLR as part of a “combined” EPS/IMSI attach procedure or a “combined” TA/LA update procedure. The, SMS signaling is received from an SMS-SC (GMSC/IWMSC) to transfer an SMS message for an LTE-only device or a single-mode E-UTRAN device. Here, the SMS signaling is received from the SMS-SC (GMSC/IWMSC) via an interworking function (IWF) that provides interworking between a MAP interface and a Diameter interface. As a result, M2M or MTC devices can be supported for an LTE network or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10136269
    Abstract: A Mobility Management Entity (MME) comprises at least one entity or layer having Mobile Switching Center (MSC) functionality to support a Short Messaging Service (SMS) between a network and a mobile station by employing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) or Machine Type Communication (MTC) protocols. A first state machine entity or layer that supports relay functions to perform forwarding of SMS messages to the mobile station. A second state machine entity or layer that supports connection functions with at least an HSS/HLR (Home Subscriber Server/Home Location Register), and with an SMS-SC (Short Messaging Service-Service Center) or GMSC/IWMSC (Gateway MSC/Interworking MSC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10129715
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving at least one IP-based registration message from a first UE is disclosed. The at least one IP-based registration message may indicate support for short message reception and may include security association data of the first UE, a MSISDN identifier of the first UE, and an IP address of the first UE. Reception of capability information of the first UE is further disclosed. A database may be configured to store the security association data of the first UE, the MSISDN identifier of the first UE, the IP address of the first UE, and the capability information of the first UE. Transmitting, to a second UE, an indication of whether the second UE is or is not capable of IP based short message communication with the first UE is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Kamel M. Shaheen
  • Patent number: 10123246
    Abstract: Provided is a method for communicating carried out by a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting a multiple access network. The method comprises receiving from a first access network second access network service information, determining whether traffic processing through the second access network is allowed based on the second access network service information, and processing all or a portion of the traffic on the first access network through the second access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10111154
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to a mobile device blacklisting certain wireless cells. The device may refrain from considering blacklisted cells for cell operations such as reselection and handover. The device may blacklist cells that fail selection criteria or system information decoding. In some embodiments, the device is configured to manage inclusion of cells on the blacklist based on whether the cells are part of a home network (e.g., an HPLMN) for the mobile device. The device may delete cells that are part of the home network from the blacklist after an out-of-service event or may refrain from adding cells from the home network to the blacklist after certain failures, for example. In various embodiments the disclosed techniques may avoid blacklisting desirable cells in certain scenarios while still enabling blacklist functionality. This may improve wireless performance and battery life, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sundarraman Balasubramanian, Nordine Kadri, Omar Ali, Vijay Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10085190
    Abstract: Base stations as well as Radio Access Network (RAN) controllers have embedded communication agents that are responsible from control messaging between these entities that enable creation and management of RAN Slices. At a given time, it is possible that multiple active RAN slices co-exist on the same base station, where each RAN slice may run its own scheduler, its own admission control and have its own handoff management parameter values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: NETSIA, INC
    Inventors: Mehmet Oguz Sunay, Ahmet Murat Parlakisik, Jung Shik Choi
  • Patent number: 10080150
    Abstract: A communication device which can reduce amount of control information, limit interference with other traffics, and prevent an increase in current consumption. In this device, a separation unit separates radio resource allocation information, specific section information and transmission parameter information from a received signal. A specific section information control unit selects a sub-carrier designated by the specific section information to allocate data to be transmitted to the own unit. A channel quality measuring unit uses a pilot signal to measure the channel quality of the selected sub-carrier. A channel quality information creating unit creates channel quality information indicating the measurement results input from the channel quality measuring unit. A multiplexing unit multiplexes the transmission signal with the channel quality information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Masayuki Hoshino, Hiroki Haga
  • Patent number: 10080162
    Abstract: Certain networks can operate using circuit switched infrastructure, while other networks may operate using infrastructure for the long term evolution (LTE) of the third generation partnership project (3GPP). Devices can operate across the boundaries of these networks. Thus, such devices as well as the networks may benefit from network sharing in reverse single radio voice call continuity. For example, a method may include requesting handover of a user equipment from a source network to a target network. The method may also include providing a network identification corresponding to the source network while requesting the handover. Alternatively, or in addition, a method may include requesting handover of a user equipment from a source network to a target network. The method may also include determining the target network based on a network identification received previously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Curt Wong, Lauri Kalevi Lahtinen
  • Patent number: 10080159
    Abstract: Systems and methods for dynamic bandwidth management for load-based equipment in unlicensed spectrum are disclosed. In an aspect, the disclosure provides a method for dynamic bandwidth management. The method includes obtaining training data by monitoring a plurality of channels in an unlicensed spectrum during a training period. The method further includes determining that at least a first channel of the plurality of channels is available for a transmission. The method also includes determining, based on the training data, whether to wait for an additional channel of the plurality of channels to become available for the transmission. Determining whether to wait may be based on either training data including probabilities that no additional channel is to become available within a transmission opportunity or a machine learning classification of a current state of the backoff counters based on training data including samples of previous states of backoff counters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nachiappan Valliappan, Kiran Somasundaram, Ahmed Kamel Sadek
  • Patent number: 10075838
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses automated discovery of and seamless connection to wireless receivers for mirroring, extending, and/or projecting images, audio, and/or video from a computing device to the wireless receivers. A smart discovery program discovers a specific wireless receiver that matches a location for a meeting and provides the user with an option to wirelessly connect to the matching receiver during the meeting. The smart discovery program may also use a current location of the computing device to provide a user with a list relevant wireless receivers. Relevant receivers may include those receivers that are both available and located near the computing device. When a computing device connects to a wireless receiver, it may store the receiver ID for the connected receiver in a local receiver log so that the computing device may use this information to connect to the same receiver at a later time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Perez, Mario Barba Garcia, Gianluigi Nusca, Vishal Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10070355
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for signalling and use of information regarding coexisting radios is disclosed. In the method is it determined whether there is a change in information regarding the coexisting radios because of a handover of the device, and selectively signaling information regarding the coexisting radios from the device based on the determination. A target station can selectively provide control on the device such that if the target station receives information regarding the coexisting radios from the device the control is provided based on said received information, and if the target station does not receive information regarding the coexisting radios from the device the control is provided based on information provided earlier by the device to a source station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Benoist Pierre Sebire
  • Patent number: 10039014
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of saving PLMN (public land mobile network) information of a user equipment in a wireless communication system and apparatus therefor. In particular, the present invention includes the step of determining a selected PLMN among at least one PLMN (public land mobile network), detecting a connection problem for the selected PLMN, and if the connection problem is detected, saving an information on the selected PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Seungjune Yi, Sunghoon Jung, Sungjun Park
  • Patent number: 10028190
    Abstract: A technique is disclosed, according to which a mobile node, having a plurality of interfaces and performing communication according to flow information when an operator is performing communication based on the flow information as defined by a policy, can select an interface suitable for the flow and can perform communication. According to this technique, a mobile node (MN 10) having a plurality of interfaces has a list to indicate domain limited flows to be transmitted only within a specific network (a trusted network), and a list to indicate the trusted networks. When a certain interface performs handover, and in case there is a domain limited flow that uses the interface, it is decided whether the network of handover destination is a trusted network or not, and in case the network of the handover destination is not a trusted network, it is decided whether it is possible or not to transmit and receive the domain limited flow via another interface that is connected to the trusted network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Keigo Aso, Jun Hirano, Chan Wah Ng, Pek Yew Tan, Chun Keong Benjamin Lim, Tien Ming Benjamin Koh
  • Patent number: 10021060
    Abstract: A social networking website system with automatic registration based on a current location information. Individuals are automatically enrolled into social network services based on a current location determined from their mobile devices. In particular, farmers in rural places can be enrolled into social networks in their local districts, and they can interact with others using audio and video messages employing their local languages. Such interaction can be adhoc in nature, employing audio messages, or audio and video messages. In general, automatic memberships to social networks, social groups and to discussion lists are provided to users, based on user's current location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Bindu Rama Rao
  • Patent number: 10021628
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a network node of a first Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) receives a request from a user equipment (UE) for a service to be provided to the UE by the first PLMN, and sends a response to the UE indicating whether the request is accepted or rejected, wherein the response indicates to the UE whether the UE is allowed to repeat the request if the UE connects to a second PLMN that is an equivalent PLMN with the first PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Zaus, Chen-Ho Chin
  • Patent number: 10009799
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, including: when user equipment camps on a first network, sending, by the UE to a network device, a single-domain registration request needed when the network device performs mobility management on the UE. The single-domain registration request carries a first IE, and the first IE identifies that the UE has a CS domain voice capability. The UE is a single card dual standby terminal, the UE is currently in a standby state in both the first network and a second network, the first network supports a PS domain service, and the second network supports a CS domain service. If the UE receives a second IE fed back according to the single-domain registration request by the network device, exiting, by the UE, the standby state in the second network, where the second IE identifies that the first network supports CSFB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen Hu
  • Patent number: 9990480
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and storage medium are provided for setting a smart device management account. In the method, the apparatus receives a rights acquisition request at least carrying a login account and first location information of a first smart device. The apparatus acquires a first device group according to the first location information. When determining that the first smart device has management rights on smart devices in the first device group, the apparatus sets the login account of the first smart device as a management account of the first device group. The apparatus sends an authorization message to the first smart device and the smart devices in the first device group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: XIAOMI INC.
    Inventors: Bo Jiang, Lifeng Jiang, Shaoxiong Li
  • Patent number: 9974009
    Abstract: Provided is a network access method and the method includes the follows. Information of a user identification card pre-stored by the mobile terminal is obtained from a specified storage space, and all network types supported by the mobile terminal based on the pre-stored information of the user identification card are determined. Network identifiers (IDs) of public land mobile networks (PLMNs) of all the network types supported by the mobile terminal are determined and added to an equivalent home public land mobile network (EHPLMN) list. If it finds a target PLMN that matches a network ID in the EHPLMN list when the mobile terminal arrives at a place of visit from a designated location and begins to search for networks, a communications connection is established between the mobile terminal and the target PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jun Cao
  • Patent number: 9961526
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide an emergency call support service in which a network device of a visited network obtains user profile data of a wireless device from a home network of the wireless device, and provides the user profile data to a location server of the visited network. The emergency call support service allows an emergency call, when initiated by a roaming subscriber of the wireless device via the visited network, to include the user profile data and be provided to a public safety access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Mingxing S. Li, Priscilla Lau, Xuming Chen, Ce Xu
  • Patent number: 9955363
    Abstract: A communication system is provided that, if a large number of small cells are installed, is capable of configuring an operation suitable for small cells through simple operation and administration. If a small cell installed in Step ST1401 judges in Step ST1403 that a coverage macro cell, which includes the small cell in the coverage of the coverage macro cell, is present as a result of neighbor cell search in Step ST1402, notifies the coverage macro cell and another neighbor cell of its own capability in Steps ST1404 and 1405. The coverage macro cell selects a configuration parameter suitable for the capability of the small cell in Step ST1406 and notifies the small cell in Step ST1407. The small cell recognizes an operation mode configured by the coverage macro cell from the configuration parameter notified from the coverage macro cell, and then, starts operating in the operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga, Noriyuki Fukui
  • Patent number: 9949314
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may be a core network entity. The apparatus sends a request for a device identifier of a UE to the UE. The apparatus receives a response message including the device identifier of the UE from the UE. The apparatus determines to maintain, establish, terminate or prevent a connection with the UE through WLAN access based on the device identifier of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Suli Zhao, Vinay Paradkar, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli
  • Patent number: 9940141
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a technique for selecting a bootstrap electronic Subscriber Identity Module (eSIM) from among multiple bootstrap eSIMs stored in a secure element of a mobile device. Specifically, the technique involves selecting the bootstrap eSIM based on location information associated with the mobile device. When the mobile device is located at a first location (for example, a first country) a first bootstrap eSIM associated with a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) local to the first country is selected. Similarly, when the mobile device is located at a second location (for example, a second country), a second bootstrap eSIM associated with an MNO local to the second country is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Arun G. Mathias, Jean-Marc Padova, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman
  • Patent number: 9939477
    Abstract: A subset of mobile devices is selected from a set of mobile devices located in a local area. From a mobile device in the subset, a magnetic measurement value obtained by performing a magnetic measurement is received. The magnetic measurement value comprises a change in a magnetic property of an immediate surrounding ambient environment of the mobile device. When the magnetic measurement corresponds to a deviation in a network condition in a portion of a network, the portion being located in the local area, a conclusion is output that the deviation is caused by an electromagnetic disturbance (EMD), where an effect of the EMD causes the magnetic measurement value. A notification including an indication of the EMD and an identification of the local area is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chumki Basu, Younghun Kim, Lloyd A. Treinish
  • Patent number: 9936343
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a wireless device that can adapt a rate of related wireless network unit scans for adjacent networks is disclosed. In one embodiment, the wireless device can include a wireless network unit and a co-located geo-location signal receiver, and a processor. The processor can determine the position and speed of the wireless device from data received from the geo-location signal receiver. The processor can configure the wireless network unit to adapt the rate of related wireless network scans based upon determined speed and position. In one embodiment, the wireless network unit scans can be wireless scans for other nearby networks for roaming or location based services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Suresh Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 9930519
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling home devices on a group basis in a home network system are provided. The method includes collecting operation state information about a plurality of home devices, generating control history information about the plurality of home devices based on the collected operation state information, receiving a group control command for a group of home devices from among the plurality of home devices, the group of home devices being set based on the control history information, and controlling operations of the group of home devices according to the received group control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-Jae Kim, Chang-Hyun Kim, Chang-Hyun Lee, Ji-Yeon Han
  • Patent number: 9918298
    Abstract: One embodiment provided herein relates to a method in which a mobile device selects a paging cell whose location area is registered to the network and determines where paging of this mobile device takes place, and selects an access cell to be used by the mobile device when connecting to the network. When the mobile device receives a paging message in the paging cell it sends the paging response through the access cell. Nodes in the mobile network are configured not to reject or filter out paging responses received from mobile devices that this node did not page. Instead, the nodes initiate call setup for such mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Yifan Yu
  • Patent number: 9888433
    Abstract: A method of controlling a mobile terminal, and which includes receiving, via a wireless communication unit, a wireless signal from an external wireless access point (AP); configuring, via a controller, a frequency band for searching a frequency transmitted from a mobile communication network based on information contained in the wireless signal; and searching a frequency transmitted from the mobile communication network on the configured frequency band. Further, the configured frequency band is a partial search frequency band of a full search frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yoonkyum Kim, Jinhoon Kim, Eungjoo Lee, Baekju Lee, Yoonseok Choi, Yongsuk Lee, Yongock Cho
  • Patent number: 9883409
    Abstract: A communication system is provided that, if a large number of small cells are installed, is capable of configuring an operation suitable for small cells through simple operation and administration. If a small cell installed in Step ST1401 judges in Step ST1403 that a coverage macro cell, which includes the small cell in the coverage of the coverage macro cell, is present as a result of neighbor cell search in Step ST1402, notifies the coverage macro cell and another neighbor cell of its own capability in Steps ST1404 and 1405. The coverage macro cell selects a configuration parameter suitable for the capability of the small cell in Step ST1406 and notifies the small cell in Step ST1407. The small cell recognizes an operation mode configured by the coverage macro cell from the configuration parameter notified from the coverage macro cell, and then, starts operating in the operation mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Mitsuru Mochizuki, Miho Maeda, Shinsuke Uga, Noriyuki Fukui
  • Patent number: 9872231
    Abstract: Provided is a communication device that determines whether Long Term Evolution (LTE) is to be included in scanning on a per area basis, enabling LTE to be effectively used, while minimizing unnecessary processing. The communication device is provided with a first communication control unit (31) and a second communication control unit (32). The second communication unit (32) enables a setting so as to include a prescribed communication system in scanning, or disables the setting so as to exclude the prescribed system from scanning. The first communication unit (31) controls the second communication unit in such a manner that the setting is disabled so as to exclude the prescribed communication system from scanning if an overseas public network is being used by the second communication unit (32) to wait for communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Shuuji Ishikawa, Daisuke Mori
  • Patent number: 9860386
    Abstract: A second terminal sends a request to initiate a communication session with a first terminal to a server. The server signals the first terminal to initiate the communication session. The first terminal determines an offset amount based upon the redirection timer information. The offset amount is added to or subtracted from a redirection timer value to determine a modified redirection timer value that takes into account time that elapses between messaging exchanged between the server and the first terminal that affects the first terminal determination of an amount of time remaining in a redirection timer of the server such that the determined modified redirection timer value is equal in value or substantially equal in value to the amount of time remaining in the redirection timer of the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Johannes Ruetschi, Richard Abbotts, Christian Garbin, Gary Mora
  • Patent number: 9854488
    Abstract: The embodiments disclose a method of a wireless communication device adapted to operate in compliance with a first radio access technology in association with a first network and in compliance with a second radio access technology in association with a second network. The method comprises reading a first information comprised in a first signal received from a first network node of the first network using the first radio access technology; and if the first information comprises a first list of neighboring cells for the second radio access technology, using the first list of neighboring cells to provide idle mode mobility management for the second radio access technology in the second network. The embodiments also disclose a wireless communication device performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Marcus Davidsson, Dandan Hao, Ali Nader, Jan Wichert
  • Patent number: 9854515
    Abstract: A network controlling entity in a heterogeneous or local area network (such as a macro eNB) selects a set of network access nodes that share a common wake-up area code WUAC. The network controlling entity selects a transmission entity such as a motile terminal/UE and directs it to wirelessly transmit a signal on a given radio resource. The network controlling entity also informs each network access node within the set of the given radio resource on which they should listen for the signal. In various embodiments the network access nodes within the set can choose whether or not to listen for the signal and thus choose whether they will wakeup, or they can reply to the signal with a request for wakeup confirmation. In this manner WUAC-specific sets of small cells can be awakened only when needed for traffic offloading and thereby saving energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Lili Zhang, Tero Heikki Matti Henttonen, Haiming Wang, Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 9826451
    Abstract: Provided is a method for communicating carried out by a terminal in a wireless communication system supporting a multiple access network. The method comprises receiving from a first access network second access network service information, determining whether traffic processing through the second access network is allowed based on the second access network service information, and processing all or a portion of the traffic on the first access network through the second access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 9820206
    Abstract: Provided according to one embodiment of the present specification is a cell reselection method for reducing ping-pong phenomena. The cell reselection method may comprise the steps of: receiving information on ping-pong detection standards; determining the occurrence of ping-pong caused by the repetition of cell reselection between a first cell and a second cell on the basis of the information on ping-pong detection standards; and adjusting the priority of either cell according to the result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Aby Kanneath Abraham, Sunghoon Jung, Harikrishnan Jayachandran, Naveen Kumar Mandepudi
  • Patent number: 9794897
    Abstract: A first base station is configured to be connected with a second base station via an X2 interface. The first base station includes: a controller containing at least one processor and at least one memory, and configured to execute processes of transmitting a message, which includes a first identifier, coverage state information, and a second identifier, to the second base station before modifying a coverage of the first cell, the first identifier identifying the first cell, the coverage state information indicating that a state of the coverage after modification of the coverage, the second identifier identifying a second cell for compensating at least part of the coverage of the first cell; and modifying the coverage of the first cell after transmitting the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Mitsui, Masato Fujishiro, Kugo Morita, Fangwei Tong, Chiharu Yamazaki, Yushi Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 9794740
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a wireless device that can adapt a rate of related wireless network unit scans for adjacent networks is disclosed. In one embodiment, the wireless device can include a wireless network unit and a co-located geo-location signal receiver, and a processor. The processor can determine the position and speed of the wireless device from data received from the geo-location signal receiver. The processor can configure the wireless network unit to adapt the rate of related wireless network scans based upon determined speed and position. In one embodiment, the wireless network unit scans can be wireless scans for other nearby networks for roaming or location based services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Suresh Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 9788336
    Abstract: A microwave base station estimates a first position of a terminal station that has transmitted millimeter-wave signal quality information and a second position of a terminal station that has transmitted a data bandwidth reservation request and transmits the millimeter-wave signal quality information and the first position or the data bandwidth reservation request and the second position to a control station, and the control station stores the millimeter-wave signal quality information and the first position in a database in association with each other and determines, for the terminal station that has transmitted the data bandwidth reservation request, a millimeter-wave base station with which communication is to be performed, a first directivity, and a second directivity by referring to the database by using the second position, and allocates a radio resource based on the determined millimeter-wave base station, first directivity, and second directivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Sakaguchi, Ehab Mahmoud Mohamed Mahmoud, Shinichi Miyamoto, Seiichi Sampei, Naganori Shirakata
  • Patent number: 9774584
    Abstract: A method, a first device, and a switching center are described. A first device is authenticated by a switching center inside a network taking into account the use of additional (e.g., virtual) network interfaces. A device uses certificates to transfer additional MAC addresses for authentication. As a result, a device having a plurality of MAC addresses gains access to a network from a plurality of MAC addresses in a one-off authentication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Kai Fischer, Steffen Fries, Jürgen Gessner
  • Patent number: 9763080
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to selectively establish communications with one or more of a plurality of mobile terminals in accordance with a predefined criteria, such as a predefined schedule. In the context of a method, a mobile terminal maintains at least a first subscriber identity module (SIM) and a second SIM is mapped to different subscriber identification numbers. In this regard, the second SIM is mapped to the same subscriber identification number as the SIM of at least one other mobile terminal. The method may also activate the second SIM in accordance with a predefined criteria and may then subsequently deactivate the second SIM. For example, the second SIM may be activated and subsequently deactivated in accordance with a predefined schedule, such as a shift schedule, that identifies one or more time periods in which the second SIM is to be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Silke Holtmanns
  • Patent number: 9763281
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a mobile station (UE), a mobility management entity (MME), a serving GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) support node (SGSN), and a serving gateway (S-GW). The MME and the SGSN support an Idlemode Signaling Reduction (ISR) feature. The S-GW maintains all bearers in a case where at least one of the MME and the SGSN performs restart. The at least one of the MME and the SGSN pages the UE, upon reception of a Downlink Data Notification message regarding an international mobile-station subscription identifier (IMSI) from the S-GW. The UE re-attaches based on the paging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junya Okabe, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 9749945
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for selecting an access network in a wireless communications system and an apparatus therefor. In a wireless communications system, a method for a terminal to select an access network according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: receiving the policy information of a first network; receiving the policy information of a second network; determining the load value of a WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) access network; and comparing the load value with a predetermined reference value so as to determine whether the WLAN access network is overloaded. The predetermined value can be determined by comparing first reference information for determination of the WLAN access network overload contained in the policy information of the first network with second reference information for determination of the WLAN access network overload contained in the policy information of the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehyeon Kim, Hyunsook Kim
  • Patent number: 9749926
    Abstract: A method in a primary network node for handling a handover of a wireless device from a primary cell serviced by the primary network node to a neighbor cell serviced by a neighbor network node. The method comprises sending a configuration message to the wireless device, comprising instructions to evaluate in parallel a first handover event and a second handover event. The first event is based on signal quality measurements from both cells. The second event is based on signal strength measurements from both cells. To evaluate comprises determining if an entering condition for each of the events is satisfied. The method further comprises sending a handover command to the wireless device when one of: the entering condition for the first handover event is satisfied over a first time period, and the entering condition for the second handover event is satisfied over a second time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Walter Müller, Zhiyi Xuan
  • Patent number: 9743430
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method, an apparatus, a wireless network node, a user equipment and a computer program product for random access in a wireless network. According to the method, a RoT level may be selected from a plurality of RoT levels according to a predetermined policy, and a time period with the selected RoT level may be determined for initiating a random access request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Zhang Zhang, Edgar Ramos
  • Patent number: RE46575
    Abstract: A wireless network includes a current coordinator, at least one device which is currently associated with the wireless network, and a device selected as a new coordinator among the at least one device by the current coordinator. The current coordinator transmits a handover request message to the new coordinator; receives a handover response message in response to the handover request message from the new coordinator, the handover response message including a reason code field that is set to “success”; and broadcasts one or more beacons, each beacon including identification information which identifies the new coordinator and number information which indicates a number of remaining beacons that the current coordinator will broadcast before a handover occurs. The number information included in a last beacon among the one or more beacons is set to “0,” and the new coordinator broadcasts a beacon after receiving the last beacon from the current coordinator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Beom Jin Jeon, Hyeon Cheol Cho, Taek Soo Kim