System Selection Patents (Class 455/435.2)
  • Patent number: 11122508
    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: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Suresh Nagaraj
  • Patent number: 11115875
    Abstract: Disclosed are a communication technique for merging, with IoT technology, a 5G communication system for supporting a data transmission rate higher than that of a 4G system, and a system thereof. The present disclosure can be applied to an intelligent service (for example, smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car or connected car, healthcare, digital education, retail, security and safety-related services, and the like), based on a 5G communication technology and an IoT-related technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soenghun Kim, Jaehyuk Jang, Sangbum Kim, Seungri Jin, Himke Van Der Velde
  • Patent number: 11115841
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein provide the ability to handle situations that may arise when error conditions exist for a networking device. In one example method at a client device, the client device scans for a first identifier associated with the networking device and, upon finding the first identifier, connects to the networking device. As an example, the client device disconnects from the networking device if an error condition exists for the networking device. As an example, if the error condition exists, the client device decreases a priority of the networking device relative to other networking devices for subsequent scans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Isaac Lagnado, Danny Farnyih Meng
  • Patent number: 11096201
    Abstract: A process for scheduling downloads for communication devices connected to a download server through a common access point. In operation, the download server receives a download request from a first communication device. The download request includes a unique access point identifier of a first access point through which the first communication device is connected to the download server. The download server identifies an access point record that is linked to the unique access point identifier of the first access point and updates the identified access point record to include the first communication device in a communication devices list included in the identified access point record. When a count of communication devices included in the communication devices list is greater than the predetermined count threshold, the download server delays an execution of a download service corresponding to the download request received from the first communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Graeme Johnson, Blake C Moselle
  • Patent number: 11089534
    Abstract: Communication systems can enhance customer experience by quickly and efficiently associating and disassociating radio access technologies (RATs) from available networks in a deployment. In one aspect, a user equipment (UE) can optimize usage of a PLMN selector file (e.g., HPLMNwACT) stored within the subscriber identity module (SIM) that comprises a combination of mobile country code/mobile network code (MCC/MNC) data and RAT data (e.g., customized based on mobile network operator (MNO) requirements and/or deployments). Moreover, during PLMN selection, the UE can only search for a RAT that is associated with a MCC/MNC combination, resulting in faster PLMN selection and reduced UE resource consumption. Further, the PLMN selector file can be modified based on MNO preferences via an over-the-air update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jerry Jun, Inderpreet Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 11064344
    Abstract: A physical address-based communication method, the method including: generating a user number of a mobile terminal according to a physical address of a preset module when the mobile terminal is in a first preset communication mode; wherein the user number includes a first user number and a second user number; generating by the mobile terminal an identification code of the mobile terminal according to the user number and a predetermined country code and a domestic destination code; controlling the mobile terminal to switch from the first communication mode to a second communication mode when the mobile terminal satisfies a preset communication condition; and communicating with a communication database using the identification code when the mobile terminal is in the second communication mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jingya Pan, Yu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11064427
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for selecting a mobile communication network service. In the method it is generated a signal associated with data indicating at least one service requirement to a first mobile communication network and a response indicating a service capability of the first mobile communication network is received. In response to a detection that the first mobile communication network is not capable of providing the at least one service requirement a signal is generated to at least one second mobile communication network. A response is received from the at least one second mobile communication network, and the at least one second mobile communication network is selected if the response indicates the service capability with respect to the at least one service requirement. Also disclosed is a terminal device and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: TELIA COMPANY AB
    Inventors: Tero Jalkanen, Tomi Sarajisto
  • Patent number: 11019544
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. This disclosure also relates to a cell reselection operation. A method of a terminal in a wireless communication system may include receiving a first scheduling information for a first frequency band from a base station, switching a bandwidth to the first frequency band according to the first scheduling information, starting a timer for the first frequency band, and switching the bandwidth to a second frequency band when the timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungmin Moon, Himke Van Der Velde, Seunghoon Park, Byounghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 11019633
    Abstract: After a user equipment (UE) selects, out of multiple supported frequency bands, an anchor layer to use to camp on a base station of a telecommunication network, the base station can select a new anchor layer for the UE. The base station can use information about itself, neighboring base stations, and/or the UE to determine which anchor layer would best allow the UE to achieve an experience goal, such as a highest throughput, lowest latency, highest coverage availability, or other goal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Shan Kwok, Jun Liu, Wafik Abdel Shahid
  • Patent number: 11018750
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications, and more particularly, to cell recovery techniques. One example method generally includes receiving, at a user-equipment (UE), at least one pilot signal via a secondary cell, receive, via a primary cell, a first message triggering reporting of at least one preferred beam for communication via the secondary cell, determining the preferred beam based on the at least one pilot signal, transmitting, via the primary cell, a report indicating the at least one preferred beam, and communicating data via the secondary cell and via the preferred beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiran Venugopal, Jung Ho Ryu, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11006355
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for selection of radio access technology (RAT) based on device usage patterns are provided. A User Equipment (UE) obtains information relating to one or more Quality of Service (QoS) metrics for communication of data by the UE. The UE designates a Radio Access Technology (RAT) from a plurality of available RATs as a preferred RAT for the communication, based on the obtained information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashish Shankar Iyer, Vasanth Kumar Ramkumar, Naveen Kumar Pasunooru, Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Parthasarathy Krishnamoorthy, Liangchi Hsu
  • Patent number: 11006268
    Abstract: This disclosure describes techniques for determining technological capability of devices whose technological capability are unknown. The devices can be users of a wireless telecommunication network. A device, such as a cell phone, has a type allocation code (TAC) which can indicate a make and model of the device. Once the make and model of the device are known, the technical capability of the device is known. Certain TAC numbers, however, do not indicate the make and model of the device, and thus a device's technical capability is unknown. To determine the technological capability of the devices, a machine learning model is trained using usage data of the devices with known technological capability. After training, the machine learning model can be deployed to predict the technological capability of devices with unrecognizable TAC numbers by providing usage data associated with the devices with unrecognizable TAC numbers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Huijae Kim, Ajay Meenkumar
  • Patent number: 10992369
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications, and more particularly, to cell recovery techniques. One example method generally includes receiving, at a user-equipment (UE), at least one pilot signal via a secondary cell, receive, via a primary cell, a first message triggering reporting of at least one preferred beam for communication via the secondary cell, determining the preferred beam based on the at least one pilot signal, transmitting, via the primary cell, a report indicating the at least one preferred beam, and communicating data via the secondary cell and via the preferred beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kiran Venugopal, Jung Ho Ryu, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10986565
    Abstract: An electronic device and network scan method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a communication module connected to an antenna capable of transmitting signals to and receiving signals from a network, a memory configured to store a database including a plurality of items of network identification information and country information corresponding to each item of network identification information, and a processor configured to control the communication module to perform a first network scan with respect to a specified frequency band of a specified radio access technology (RAT), determine country information using network identification information obtained by the first network scan and the database, and perform a second network scan with respect to a RAT and a frequency band determined based at least an the determined country information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hye Jeong Kim, Yun Gyu Bae, Sung Jin Park, Dong Suk Jung
  • Patent number: 10986568
    Abstract: A user device may receive information indicating that a universal integrated circuit card has been installed in the user device, where the universal integrated circuit card may store a default table that includes network slice selection assistance information used to route data from the user device to correct slices of a network. The user device may execute an application stored in the user device based on receiving a selection of the application, where execution of the application may cause data to be generated. The user device may identify a slice of the network to which to route the data based on the network slice selection assistance information included in the default table. The user device may cause the data to be routed to the slice of the network identified based on the network slice selection assistance information included in the default table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Deepa Jagannatha, Taussif Khan, Axel Hallo De Wolf, Bharadwaj Vemuri, Andrew E. Youtz
  • Patent number: 10973036
    Abstract: An electronic device and a wireless communication method in a wireless communication system. The electronic device includes circuitry configured to: set configuration information for D2D communication measurement for a first UE served by the electronic device, wherein the configuration information contains reference signal information about a second UE of a candidate object with which the first UE conducts D2D communication; send the configuration information, to trigger communication link quality measurement between the first UE and the second UE; receive a measurement report from the first UE; determine whether to convert the communication between the first UE and a current communication object to a communication with the second UE based on the measurement report; and send conversion information when the conversion determination unit determines to convert the communication, to notify the first UE and the UE to conduct communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xu, Weiyang Lin, Chengcheng Yang, Nannan Chen, Xiaojia Song
  • Patent number: 10959167
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium are described in which a mapping table is transmitted to a user device. The mapping table includes, for each entry, an index, a frequency band, and wireless services available on the frequency band. Index information corresponding to a frequency band and wireless service available in a location associated with the user device is communicated to the user device. An icon associated with the wireless service is displayed on a display of the user device. A network device determines that the user device is using the wireless service to communicate via a wireless network and transmits, to a core network, an indication that the user device is using the wireless service on the frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Vishwanath Ramamurthi, Maria G. Lam
  • Patent number: 10952136
    Abstract: Provided are a cell search method and a terminal device. The method is applied to a terminal device in an inactive state, wherein the inactive state indicates that the terminal device is disconnected from a network device, and the network device and the terminal device both retain contextual information of the terminal device, the contextual information being used for establishing a connection between the terminal device and the network device. The method comprises: when no suitable cell is found for camping, a terminal device entering an arbitrary cell search state to search for an acceptable cell and/or a suitable cell. In the implementations of the present disclosure, when no suitable cell is found for camping, a terminal device in an inactive state searches for an acceptable cell and/or a suitable cell by means of entering an arbitrary cell search state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10952109
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to methods and apparatuses for In-Device Coexistence (IDC) indication. Among other things, the present disclosure presents a method performed by a user equipment (UE). The UE is configured to send 201 an IDC indication message with a same content as in a previously sent IDC indication message if, or when, the UE has performed a handover to another cell (target cell).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Riikka Susitaival, HÃ¥kan Persson, Magnus Stattin
  • Patent number: 10939278
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for performing communication in a wireless communication system. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a method for performing communication in a wireless communication system may include: installing at least one global profile (GP); activating a first GP if a location is supported by the first GP among the at least one installed GP; installing a local profile (LP) for supporting communication at the location by using the first GP; and performing wireless communication by using the first GP or the LP based on whether the LP installation is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Hyewon Lee
  • Patent number: 10924985
    Abstract: Provided is a technology that increases a downlink packet reception success rate and improves the quality of IoT service by implementing an improved downlink base station selection scheme that takes into consideration a difference in designed downlink signal transmission strength between base stations when selecting a downlink base station for a terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jae Seong Jang
  • Patent number: 10917824
    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: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10863569
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a data transmission method, user equipment, and an access network device. UE transmits air interface data to an access network device by using a serving cell set including at least two core serving cells that can independently serve the UE to transmit data, and initiates an RRC connection re-establishment process to the access network device only when detecting that all core serving cells in the serving cell set are unavailable. Data transmission is performed by using an available serving cell to the greatest extent. In other words, data transmission can be performed by using any available core serving cell, to reduce the dependence of data transmission between serving cells and minimize possibility of data transmission interruption, thereby improving data transmission robustness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongping Zhang, Qufang Huang, Le Yan, Mingzeng Dai
  • Patent number: 10848589
    Abstract: A method for receiving profile information by 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: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonghan Park, Duckey Lee, Sangsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10841769
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system and method of transferring user data from a communication module to a data processing center over a telecommunications network. A signalling message is wirelessly received from the communication module in the telecommunications network. The signalling message contains the user data that is subsequently transferred to the data processing center. By inserting the user data in the signalling message (s), it is possible to rapidly transmit data to the telecommunications network, while resources can be saved since it not required to establish a complete circuit-switched or packet switched correction between the communication module and the telecommunications network. The user data may comprise application data of a program run by the communication module, e.g. alarming data, measurement data or derivatives thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Bryan Jerrel Busropan, Johannes Maria Van Loon
  • Patent number: 10834775
    Abstract: This application provides a network access method, an access device, and a terminal device. The access device is connected to at least two different types of core networks. When the terminal device is to connect to a core network, the terminal device sends, to the access device, a first message used to indicate a type of the terminal device. The access device determines the type of the terminal device based on the first message, and determines, based on the type of the terminal device, a target core network to be connected by the terminal device, so that the access device accurately connects the terminal device to the target core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wenjie Peng, Hongzhuo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10834569
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, associating a global-to-local network profile with a user profile of a first communications network and detecting a number of local networks managed separately from the first communications network. The local networks include local user profiles, wherein access to resources of a local network is based on credentials available by way of a local user profile associated with the user. A location of the user is determined and a proximity of the user to a first local network is determined based on the location of the user. Information is transferred between the global-to-local network profile and a local user profile based on the proximity of the user to the first local network, wherein the transferring of the information supports a registration status of the user with the first local network of the plurality of local networks. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sangar Dowlatkhah, Venson Shaw, Richard Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10785268
    Abstract: A system for presenting media data to communication clients in the course of a communication data exchange between the communication clients in a telecommunication network includes: a storage engine, configured to store a plurality of media data files; an application control server, configured to receive media data file selection signals from at least one of the communication clients in the course of the communication data exchange, and to select media data files from the storage engine based on the received media data file section signals; and a communication processing server, configured to exchange media data with the communication clients and to retrieve the selected media data files from the storage engine, for simultaneously presenting the retrieved media data files at the communication clients in the course of said communication data exchange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: NOISY UNIT GMBH, DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Andreas Sommerwerk, Krzysztof Mioduszewski, Piotr Mikolaj Karas, Grzegorz Sikora, Dominik Skrobacz
  • Patent number: 10750514
    Abstract: A technique is provided that makes it possible to diversely control a radio network based on status other than that of the radio network. A network control apparatus according to the present invention includes: a first means for acquiring status related to a second network, which is accessed via a first network which wirelessly transfers data; and a second means for controlling at least one base station of the first network based on the status so as to change a relation of connection between the at least one base station and the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Fujinami
  • Patent number: 10736040
    Abstract: A communication device mitigates power consumption and communication connectivity lapses in a marginal coverage area with unsatisfactory transmit communication quality and satisfactory receive communication quality of respective uplink and downlinks with a radio access network (RAN) using a first radio access technology (RAT). Based on information of past communication success and failure, a controller of the communication device determines whether communication services can be successfully obtained from the RAN using a second RAT. In response to determining that communication services cannot be successfully obtained using the second RAT, the communication device monitors the downlink with the first RAN using the first RAT to receive any mobile terminated calls. In addition, the communication delays, for a preset period of time, any attempt to establish uplink communication using one of the first and second RATs that are expected to be unsuccessful in the marginal coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Si Chen
  • Patent number: 10716049
    Abstract: A communication device may receive a predetermined signal from an external device in a situation where a specific wireless connection not via an access point is being established, determine whether a wireless communication via a first access point is executable with the external device, and supply a first disconnection instruction in a case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is executable with the external device. The communication device may execute the wireless communication with the external device using the first wireless connection in the case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is executable with the external device and execute a wireless communication with the external device using the specific wireless connection in the case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is not executable with the external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Longlong Ruan
  • Patent number: 10708758
    Abstract: An electronic device which displays and updates Mobile Network Operator (MNO) information includes a memory, a display, a communicator, a user inputter, and a processor. The processor is configured to control the display to display a contact list including telephone number information of a plurality of external devices and Mobile Network Operator (MNO) information of the plurality of external devices, and in response to a user command for selecting one of the plurality of external devices included in the contact list being input, establish a communication connection with the selected external device. The processor is further configured to control the communicator to receive information regarding the MNO information of the external device from the selected external device; and update the contact list based on the MNO information of the external device and store the updated contact list in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hong Viet Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10701625
    Abstract: The present application discloses a DCN processing method for a PLMN that is applied to a network sharing scenario. An access feedback message of a network side is received, and selection assistance information of a DCN and an identifier of a PLMN that serves UE are obtained from the access feedback message, so as to know a PLMN that is actually accessed by the UE. A correspondence between the selection assistance information of the DCN and the identifier of the PLMN that serves the UE is stored. When the UE moves to coverage of the PLMN, a requested DCN to be accessed can be directly determined according to the correspondence, and a RAN node is requested to access the determined DCN. Therefore, a redirection process is reduced, and resource overheads are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuan Wang, Fenqin Zhu, Lin Shu
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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