System Selection Patents (Class 455/435.2)
  • Patent number: 10694455
    Abstract: A method includes establishing, by a processing device of a first device, a first connection with a second device. The first connection including a first connection type. The method includes detecting a network change event. The network change event including a change in connection status of at least one of the first connection type or a second connection type. The method includes determining an available connection type having a highest rank responsive to detecting the network change event. In response to a determination that the available connection type having the highest rank is the second connection type or a third connection type, the method includes establishing a second connection with the second device. The second connection including the available connection type having the highest rank. The method includes communicating with the second device using the available connection type having the highest rank via the second connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ayla Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Myers, III, Rajalakshmi Ramachandran Pillay, Brian King
  • Patent number: 10686662
    Abstract: A wireless access point is linked to multiple wireless network cores. The wireless access point wirelessly transmits a multi-role wireless network identifier for a multi-role network. The wireless access point wirelessly receives device attachment signaling indicating a device role from the wireless user device responsive to the multi-role wireless network identifier. The wireless access point processes the device role to select the optimal one of the wireless network cores from the multiple wireless network cores. The wireless access point transfers network attachment signaling for the wireless user device to the selected and optimal wireless network core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Rajil Malhotra, Chidambaram Pavanasam, Eric C. English
  • Patent number: 10681626
    Abstract: Embodiments of the inventive concept herein provide a method and User Equipment (UE) for handling PLMN selection involving Proximity Based Services (ProSe) communication. The method includes detecting one of a PLMN selection due to the ProSe communication followed by a manual Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) cell selection, and a manual CSG cell selection followed by the PLMN selection due to the ProSe communication, when the UE has stored a duplicate value of a Registered PLMN (RPLMN) and a duplicate of a PLMN selection mode. Further, the method includes preserving the stored duplicate value of the RPLMN and a stored duplicate of the PLMN selection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vijay Ganesh Surisetty, Prasad Basavaraj Dandra, Seshadri Elluru, Lalith Kumar, Young-Kyo Baek
  • Patent number: 10659314
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods for automating the configuration of communication hosts in a software defined network (SDN) associated with an electric power transmission and distribution system. The systems and methods presented herein may utilize communication host profiles to specify various repeatable attributes and customizable attributes that may be utilized to configure the communication host and the SDN. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a communication host profile subsystem configured to select a communication host profile associated with a communication host. The host communication profile subsystem may configure the communication host based on one or more repeatable attributes and on one or more customizable attributes specified in the host communication profile. A traffic routing system may further configure a plurality of communication flows in the SDN based on the communication host based on the host communication profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Dearien, Rhett Smith, Marc Ryan Berner
  • Patent number: 10645753
    Abstract: A device receives, from a user device, a connection request for connecting to a core network associated with the device, and determines, based on receiving the connection request, that a usage associated with the user device exceeds a usage threshold. The device generates a first network connectivity status indicator based on determining that the usage associated with the user device exceeds the usage threshold, and provides, to the user device, information indicating the first network connectivity status indicator. The information indicating the first network connectivity status indicator is to cause the user device to display the first network connectivity status indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Barry F. Hoffner, Javier A. Ferro, Lixia Yan
  • Patent number: 10637834
    Abstract: In an aspect, a network supporting a number of client devices includes a network device that generates a context for a client device. The client device context may include network state information for the client device that enables the network to communicate with the client device. The client device may obtain, from a network device that serves a first service area of the network, information that includes a first client device context. The client device may enter a second service area of the network served by a second network device. Instead of performing a service area update procedure with the network, the client device may transmit a packet in the different service area with the information that includes the client device context. The client device may receive a service relocation message including information associated with the different network device in response to the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soo Bum Lee, Gavin Bernard Horn, Anand Palanigounder
  • Patent number: 10623239
    Abstract: A plurality of antennas includes a primary antenna assigned as a primary receiver (PRX) and for transmission (TX), and a secondary antenna assigned as a diversity receiver (DRX). A telematics controller is programmed to, responsive to the primary antenna being degraded in received signal strength indication (RSSI) in excess of a predefined threshold amount compared to the RSSI of the secondary antenna, swap assignment of the primary antenna and the secondary antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jing Li, Jun Xu
  • Patent number: 10624057
    Abstract: A paging method in a wireless telecommunications system. A core network element selects a base station from plural base stations including a tracking area to have primary responsibility for paging a terminal device and conveys an indication of the terminal device to the selected base station. Each base station maintains a paging database identifying one or more terminal devices for which it has a responsibility for paging. When a terminal device is to be paged, the core network element transmits a paging request to the plural base stations including the tracking area. The respective base stations then determine whether to onward transmit a paging message for the terminal device based on a comparison between an identifier for the terminal device being paged with entries in their paging database, and if the comparison indicates it has responsibility for paging the terminal device, it will transmit a paging message accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Stephen Truelove, Hideji Wakabayashi, Jussi Kahtava
  • Patent number: 10616945
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may be configured to operate in dual connectivity (DC) and with split radio bearers, such that one or more split radio bearers are associated with a first cell group and one or more split radio bearers are associated with a second cell group. In some cases, a cell group failure may occur. Accordingly, the UE may autonomously update one or more radio bearer configurations of the one or more split radio bearers to determine a processing scheme for the cell group failure. Additionally or alternatively, as a result of the cell group failure, an amount of unacknowledged data in a radio link control (RLC) buffer for the second cell group may get stuck such that the network cannot access it. Accordingly, the UE may perform a PDCP data recovery (e.g., user plane handling) to access the unacknowledged data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Yu-Ting Yu, Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 10616822
    Abstract: A first method includes receiving a first signal at a user equipment (UE), where the UE communicates with a network using first system information, the first signal including an indication of whether system information is to be requested by the UE; determining, based at least in part on the first signal, to request updated system information; and requesting updated system information based at least in part on the determining. A second method includes transmitting a first signal from a base station to a UE, where the UE communicates with a network using first system information, the first signal including an indication of whether system information is to be requested by the UE and information to allow the UE to determine to request updated system information; receiving a request from the UE for updated system information; and transmitting the updated system information based at least in part on the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Keiichi Kubota, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 10609692
    Abstract: A communication device and a method to suspend monitoring of a first radio access network (RAN) on a frequency band shared with a second RAN, comprising receiving a signal from the second RAN on the frequency band; decoding the received signal; identifying a duration during which the second RAN occupies the frequency band based on the decoded signal; and suspending monitoring of the control channel of the first RAN on the frequency band for at least the identified duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Soumen Chakraborty, Phani Boddapati
  • Patent number: 10602430
    Abstract: An access point (AP) device determines a set of basic service set identifiers (BSSIDs). Each BSSID includes a same group of most significant bits (MSBs) and a different group of n least significant bits (LSBs). The AP device assigns respective BSSIDs from the set of BSSIDs to multiple virtual APs, and designates one of the assigned BSSIDs as a reference BSSID that corresponds to a transmitter address (TA) for frames intended for client stations associated with more than one virtual AP. The AP device generates and transmits a management frame that includes i) a header with a TA field set to one of the assigned BSSIDs, and ii) a frame body with a plurality of fields that includes a) a first field set to n, and b) a second field set to the n LSBs of the reference BSSID. The TA field, the first field, and the second field in the management frame indicate the reference BSSID to a client station that receives the management frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Lei Wang, Jinjing Jiang, Hongyuan Zhang, Yakun Sun
  • Patent number: 10575349
    Abstract: A new radio (NR) network for handling mobility for a communication device from the NR radio network to a LTE network comprises a storage device for storing instructions and a processing circuit coupled to the storage device. The processing circuit is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device. The instructions comprise connecting to the communication device; communicating a NR connection identity (ID) identifying a NR connection with the communication device; communicating data of the NR connection with the communication device; receiving a context request message for the communication device from the LTE network; and transmitting a context response message comprising an evolved packet system (EPS) bearer context of the communication device to the LTE network, wherein the EPS bearer context comprises an EPS bearer identity and a first plurality of quality-of-service (QoS) parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10574780
    Abstract: A method for receiving profile information by a terminal in a communication system according to an embodiment of the present disclosure to solve the above-described problem comprises the steps of: transmitting, to a predetermined server, a first request message including an identifier related to the terminal and information related to a standby server; transmitting, to the standby server, a second request message including identifier information related to the terminal; and receiving, from the standby server, a first response message including server information for profile reception. According to the embodiment of the present disclosure, it is possible to effectively carry out an opening of an eUICC terminal and a device change, and flexibly manage a transfer server for profile download. In addition, it is possible to flexibly install and manage a communication provider's remote installation of a profile in the eUICC terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10572203
    Abstract: In a case where a specific wireless connection is established between a terminal device and a communication device under a state where a first wireless connection not via an access point is being established between the terminal device and the communication device, the terminal device may determine whether the first wireless connection is a wireless connection according to a first communication scheme or a wireless connection according to a second communication scheme, and supply a predetermined instruction to an OS (abbreviation of Operating System) program of the terminal device in a case where it is determined that the first wireless connection is the wireless connection according to the first communication scheme. The predetermined instruction may include an instruction for disconnecting the first wireless connection and an instruction for establishing a second wireless connection according to the second communication scheme between the terminal device and the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hirotaka Asakura, Longlong Ruan
  • Patent number: 10568030
    Abstract: A method for connecting to a Registered Public Land Mobile Network (RPLMN) after receiving an accept message with limited service from a user selected CSG cell, which is associated to a different PLMN than the RPLMN during manual CSG selection mode is disclosed. The method includes connecting to the RPLMN based on the availability of the user selected CSG cell in UTRAN. If the user selected CSG cell is not available in UTRAN, then the method includes connecting to the RPLMN by the UE using the stored duplicate value of the RPLMN. If the user selected CSG cell is available in UTRAN, then the method includes sending an ATTACH request to the user selected CSG cell without disabling the EUTRA capabilities. If the ATTACH request is failed, then the method includes connecting to the RPLMN using the stored duplicate value of the RPLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pavan Kumar Devarayanigari, Nitesh Pushpak Shah, Prasad Basavaraj Dandra, Vijay Ganesh Surisetty
  • Patent number: 10560491
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for binding a user with a device. The method includes: a terminal sending a binding request to the device in a present local area network. The binding request carries a registered user ID for the user to log into a client program on the terminal. The method further includes: the device determining whether the binding request is sent from the present local area network. When the binding request is sent from the present local area network, the method includes the device sending the binding request to a server for the server to establish a binding relationship between the registered user ID and the device. After the binding relationship is established, the method includes the device receiving a notification message sent by the server for informing that the binding relationship has been established, and the device forwarding the notification message to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Yuanbo Wang, Enxing Hou, Ziguang Gao
  • Patent number: 10554873
    Abstract: A camera system comprising a camera and a hub connected to the camera, wherein the camera system allows handing over while the hub and a portable terminal device (smart phone) are communicating via a router. This camera system adopts a configuration provided with a DECT camera for transmitting media data that includes audio data and/or video data, and a hub for receiving the media data transmitted from the DECT camera, periodically receiving an IP address notification from a previously correlated smart phone, and transmitting the media data to the transmission source of the latest of the IP address notification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chikashi Ue, Toshiyuki Hamasaki, Noriaki Kido, Yuuji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10548058
    Abstract: Provided are a cell selection/re-selection method for an inter-frequency sidelink operation executed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, and a terminal using the method. The method is characterized by determining whether cell selection/re-selection parameters which can be applied to a non-serving frequency to execute a sidelink operation have been configured and received; and when the cell selection/re-selection parameters have been configured and received, performing an evaluation for the cell selection/reselection or ranking of a cell in the non-serving frequency by using the cell selection/re-selection parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10531337
    Abstract: Communication quality of a terminal device which directly connects to a macro cell base station is guaranteed and communication quality of a terminal device which connects to the macro cell base station via a relay apparatus is guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SOFTBANK CORP.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yoshimura, Masahiko Nanri, Masanori Nomachi, Takanori Takii, Jumpei Takagi
  • Patent number: 10506478
    Abstract: A communications device for communicating via a mobile communications network, includes a transmitter, a receiver, and a controller. The transmitter is configured to transmit signals to one or more infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network when in a connected mode, the receiver is configured to receive signals from the infrastructure equipment, and the controller is configured to control the receiver to acquire mobility information, the mobility information providing an indication of communications parameters relating to a wireless access interface provided by one or more infrastructure equipment for receiving signals at the receiver. When in an idle mode, the controller is configured to measure signals received from at least one of the one or more infrastructure equipment using latest mobility information, and to perform a cell reselection process based on the measured signals to reselect one of the one or more infrastructure equipment, using the latest mobility information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10499237
    Abstract: Particular embodiments described herein provide for an apparatus, such as a wireless electronic device, that includes a memory element configured to store electronic code, a processor operable to execute instructions associated with the electronic code, and at least one module. The at least one module is configured to receive first location information identifying a first location associated with an electronic device. The at least one module is further configured to receive first connection location information indicative of a second location of the electronic device at a time of connection with a first wireless device. The at least one module is further configured to evaluate for a presence of the first wireless device when the first location is within a predetermined distance of the second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Praveen Thota
  • Patent number: 10469506
    Abstract: A method for managing wireless device communications including establishing active, persistent, and repetitive communications with a wireless device operating in a coverage area of a local wireless network established as an overlay to a part of a macro wireless network by placing a call to the wireless device, completing a call connection to the wireless device, sending a message to the wireless device, receiving and processing a response to the message from the wireless device, and persistently repeating a call process of the placing a call, completing a connection, sending a response, and receiving and processing the response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TECORE, INC.
    Inventor: Jay Salkini
  • Patent number: 10469983
    Abstract: A system and a plurality of methods for location detection are disclosed. In some cases, the user's present location is represented by a circle, having a center and a radius, where the radius is indicative of the accuracy of the present location. The desired destination location, or geofence, is also defined as a circle, having a center and a radius. The various methods disclosed are used to determine when a user has entered or exited the geofence. In some embodiments, these methods attempt to minimize power consumption or another parameter. In another embodiment, the methods attempt to achieve the highest degree of accuracy possible or required for the task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: two forty four a.m., LLC
    Inventor: Charles Carter Jernigan
  • Patent number: 10455408
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a processor configured to execute a roaming application, a communication circuit configured to enable a first subscriber identity module (SIM) and to communicate with a network based on the first SIM, and a memory configured to store data associated with the roaming application. The processor is further configured to, when a roaming service product is selected in the roaming application, download a second SIM corresponding to the roaming service product from a server and enable an activation menu of the roaming service product included in the roaming application, based on location information of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joon Sup Kwak, Chunping Gong, Hyun Do Lee, Jin Koo Kang, Jin Uk Kang, Dong Kyu Kim, Jin Wook Kim, Hyun Jung Baek, Ji Ho Shin, Sung Taek Lee
  • Patent number: 10454597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for locating telecommunication cell sites in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for locating cell sites, including obtaining a plurality of observations, where each observation includes a timestamp, a coordinate, an active record, and a set of passive records, uniquely identifying secondary cell sites in the passive records by cross-matching active records from a first observation with passive records from a second observation, annotating the observations with unique identifiers for each secondary cell site, time-smoothing the received signal strength values, estimating the distance from each observation to the primary cell site and secondary cell sites associated with the observation by providing a machine learning model with at least the time-smoothed signal strength values and the plurality of annotated observations, and locating the primary cell sites based on the estimated distances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Virtualitics, Inc.
    Inventors: Aakash Indurkhya, Sarthak Sahu, Michael Amori, Ciro Donalek, Yuankun David Wang
  • Patent number: 10448222
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for receiving an IP-based message, by a first UE over a WLAN, is provided. The method may comprise transmitting at least one IP-based registration message and transmitting capability information including at least a terminal type of the first UE. The first UE may receive from a second UE, the IP-based message formatted according to the capability information. The first UE may be addressed using a first MSISDN. In one embodiment, the capability information indicates a memory size of the first UE. In one embodiment, the capability information indicates support for the first UE to receive an animation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Kamel M. Shaheen
  • Patent number: 10433103
    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: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Suresh Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 10412707
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of device-to-device (D2D) communication comprises obtaining a division of radio resources. The division of radio resources comprises a first plurality of pools of a first periodicity. Each of the first plurality of pools comprises a set of radio resources and a plurality of patterns spanning the set of radio resources. The division of radio resources also comprises a division of the first plurality of pools into a second plurality of pools of a second periodicity greater than the first periodicity. Each of the second plurality of pools comprises a plurality of patterns comprising a union of the plurality of patterns of each pool of the first plurality pools that are included within the pool of the second plurality of pools. The method further comprises determining a pattern from one of the first or second plurality of pools, and using it to transmit the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Sorrentino, Hieu Do, Qianxi Lu
  • Patent number: 10362529
    Abstract: The various embodiments herein provide a method and system for optimizing Closed Subscriber Group (CSG) selection in wireless communication. The method comprising steps of initiating, by a user equipment (UE), a manual CSG selection, verifying if a manual CSG selection request is new, storing a registered public land mobile network (RPLMN) and a corresponding public land mobile network (PLMN) Selection mode if the CSG selection request is new, changing a PLMN selection mode and the CSG selection mode to MANUAL, registering the UE on to a user selected CSG cell, storing one or more parameters associated with the user selected CSG cell if the registration is successful irrespective of CSG cell belonging to RPLMN or different PLMN and selecting the user selected CSG cell using a stored PLMN ID and a CSG ID combination in the current PLMN selection mode during power off and power on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Prakash Rao, Pavan Kumar Devarayanigari, Dandra Prasad Basavaraj, Srinivas Chinthalapudi, Vijay Ganesh Surisetty
  • Patent number: 10356707
    Abstract: The various embodiments described herein include methods, devices, and systems for connecting to a wireless local area network. In one aspect, a method is performed at a mobile terminal. The terminal detects wireless local area networks near a geographic location where the terminal is located, each of the wireless local area networks includes an identifier. The terminal then matches the identifiers of the wireless local area networks and a prestored geographic location of the terminal with an identifier and a geographic location of a wireless local area network, and determines an accessible wireless local area network that includes a corresponding access key. The terminal sets the corresponding access key. The terminal presents a list of the wireless local area networks on a network connection interface, and a connection identifier for the accessible wireless local area network. The terminal detects an operation on the connection identifier, and connects to the accessible wireless local area network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Hanyun Liang, Haifeng Ding
  • Patent number: 10341610
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a method at a gateway device that registers at least one mobile phone number with the gateway device via a femtocell integrated with the gateway device when a mobile device associated with the at least one mobile phone number is within range of the femtocell, registers at least one voice over internet protocol phone number with the gateway device, and selectively receives and makes calls using one of a set top box registered with the gateway device, the mobile device registered with the femtocell, a voice over internet protocol phone corresponding to the at least one voice over internet protocol phone number. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Lakshminarashimhan Naidu, Thomas P. Benzaia, Bernard Ku
  • Patent number: 10341925
    Abstract: A method for providing communication services of a mobile communication network to a plurality of telecommunication devices includes: establishing a connection or initiating an exchange of data between the mobile communication network and the plurality of telecommunication devices; and prior to or upon establishing the connection or initiating the exchange of data, sending service capability information to one or more telecommunication devices of the plurality of telecommunication devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Axel Klatt
  • Patent number: 10327111
    Abstract: The present invention provides a multimedia broadcast/multicast service (MBMS) operation method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of: receiving at least one MBMS cell list from a network; receiving an offset from a network; and applying the offset to a plurality of cells included in the MBMS cell list so as to perform estimation for mobility, wherein the MBMS cell list includes information on MBMS services provided by the plurality of cells included in the MBMS cell list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee, Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10306432
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a method and apparatus for setting a mobile communication terminal. A method for setting a mobile communication terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: transmitting, by the mobile communication terminal, an information provision request message to an information provision entity; and receiving, by the mobile communication terminal, information for access to the mobile communication terminal, which is generated by the information provision entity, from the information provision entity. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a user can directly set a service provider during initial use of a terminal or efficiently change the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Joo Suh, Young Kyo Baek, Sang Soo Jeong
  • Patent number: 10299195
    Abstract: Disclosed are a network access method and a mobile communications terminal, said method comprising the following steps: if a current visited public land mobile network identifier is not present in a network log file of a mobile communications terminal, then obtaining said current visited public land mobile network identifier and storing same in a network log file of said mobile communications terminal; simultaneously adding to an equivalent public land mobile network list the current visited public land mobile network identifier and home public land mobile network identifier in the network log file of said mobile communications terminal; searching for a network according to said equivalent public land mobile network list, and if any network is found in said equivalent public land mobile network list, then executing a network registration operation for said mobile communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 10299193
    Abstract: Disclosed are a network access method and a mobile communications terminal, said method comprising the following steps: if a current visited public land mobile network identifier is not present in a network log file of a mobile communications terminal, then obtaining said current visited public land mobile network identifier and storing same in a network log file of said mobile communications terminal; simultaneously adding to an equivalent public land mobile network list the current visited public land mobile network identifier and home public land mobile network identifier in the network log file of said mobile communications terminal; searching for a network according to said equivalent public land mobile network list, and if any network is found in said equivalent public land mobile network list, then executing a network registration operation for said mobile communications terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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