Handoff Patents (Class 455/436)
  • Patent number: 11032766
    Abstract: A power saving wire-free earpiece has a Bluetooth transceiver and a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transceiver. A stream of audio from a remote source is separated into a local audio stream and a stream sent to the BLE transceiver for a remote earpiece. The earpiece is operative in a first and second mode, the first mode enabling the BT transceiver and BLE transceiver, the second mode enabling only the BLE transceiver for receiving remote streams of data. The first and second mode alternate so that the local and remote earpiece have substantially uniform current requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Partha Sarathy Murali, Subba Reddy Kallam
  • Patent number: 11032750
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may detect that a timer has expired prior to completing a handover of the UE from a source base station (BS) to a target BS. In some aspects, the UE may selectively declare, based at least in part on detecting that the timer has expired, a radio link failure. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Prasad Reddy Kadiri, Amer Catovic, Umesh Phuyal, Karthika Paladugu, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Masato Kitazoe
  • Patent number: 11026143
    Abstract: A method performed by a network unit (140) for determining a target radio network node (112). The network unit (140) and the target radio network node (112) are operating in a wireless communications network (100). The network node determines the target radio network node (112) as one radio network node out of a group of radio network nodes (110, 112, 112?) operating in the wireless communications network (100) and which one radio network node has a combination of a quality of a radio channel to a wireless device (120) and an amount of computational resources available for serving the wireless device (120), which combination is better than the other radio network nodes out of the group of radio network nodes (110, 112, 112?). The target radio network node (112) is for association with the wireless device (120) served by a serving radio network node (110).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Abdulrahman Alabbasi, Osama Al-Saadeh, Jonas Fröberg Olsson
  • Patent number: 11026232
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a novel utility of a software defined radio (SDR) based Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that is field reconfigurable and support multi-modulation schemes (modulation-independent), multi-carriers, multi-frequency bands and multi-channels. The present disclosure enables a high degree of flexibility to manage, control, enhance, facilitate the usage and performance of a distributed wireless network such as flexible simulcast, automatic traffic load-balancing, network and radio resource optimization, network calibration, autonomous/assisted commissioning, carrier pooling, automatic frequency selection, frequency carrier placement, traffic monitoring, traffic tagging, pilot beacon, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DALI WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Lemson, Shawn Patrick Stapleton, Sasa Trajkovic, Albert S. Lee
  • Patent number: 11026155
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wireless access telecommunications system comprising at least an SA-cell with which a terminal in an active mode is configured to have a data connection and an LA-cell on which the terminal in an idle mode is configured to camp. A method for the terminal to at least obtain LA-cell system information and SA-cell system information includes, when the terminal is in the active mode and an SA-cell radio interface of the terminal is enabled, the terminal receiving at least a part of the SA-cell system information for the terminal from the SA-cell via the SA-cell radio interface. The method further includes enabling an LA-cell radio interface of the terminal during one or more of a plurality of LA time periods and receiving at least a part of the LA-cell system information for the terminal from the LA-cell via the LA-cell radio interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignees: Koninklijke KPN N.V., Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast-Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Haibin Zhang, Ljupco Jorguseski, Job Cornelis Oostveen, Jacob Cornelis Van der Wal
  • Patent number: 11026138
    Abstract: A mechanism for controlling a measurement threshold used for triggering handover of a user equipment device (UE) when the UE is connected with a first access node, the first access node operating on a first frequency band and a second frequency band, and a second access operating on the second frequency band. A determination is made as to whether the UE supports inter-band dual-connectivity service with the UE being connected with the first access node on the first band and with the second access node on the second band. And responsive to the determination being that the UE does not support the inter-band dual-connectivity service, the measurement threshold is adjusted from a default level to an adjusted level to help facilitate handover of the UE from being connected with the first access node on the first band to being connected with the first access node instead on the second band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Vanil Parihar
  • Patent number: 11026283
    Abstract: A client device can be configured to identify data to be communicated with a network. In some examples, the client device can determine one or more transient properties of the client device and/or receive a connection request from a host device that is connected to the network, where the connection request comprises one or more connection properties of the host device. In some instances, the client device can also be configured to determine whether the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network based at least in part on the one or more transient properties of the client device and the one or more connection properties of the host device and/or establish a connection with the host device in accordance with determining that the host device is capable of transmitting the data to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Dennis Mathews, Paul V. Flynn, Wen Zhao, Yong Liu, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky
  • Patent number: 11026134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for supporting a handover and, more particularly, to a method and an apparatus for changing a mobile management entity while maintaining a connection state of a connection mode terminal. In order to achieve the above-mentioned objective, a method for supporting a handover of a serving mobile management entity (MME) according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: receiving a tracking area update (TAU) request message from a terminal: determining whether the serving MME of the terminal needs to be changed, on the basis of the TAU request message; and transmitting, in the case where it is determined that the serving MME of the terminal needs to be changed, an MME change request message to an eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwajin Cha, Sung Hwan Won, Sunghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 11026137
    Abstract: A method is provided where handover information about one or more target beams of a target cell is provided. The beam quality of those target beams is determined along with beam quality of one or more other beams of the target cell. Dedicated uplink resources associated with the target beams and shared uplink resources are associated with the other beams. It is determined based on the beam quality which of the target and other beams is to be used to initiate a connection to the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Timo Koskela, Samuli Heikki Turtinen, Benoist Pierre Sebire, Juho Mikko Oskari Pirskanen
  • Patent number: 11019557
    Abstract: A user equipment that communicates over a radio interface with a base station apparatus of a radio access network (RAN) comprises processor circuitry and receiver circuitry. The processor circuitry is configured to initiate a first type system information block (SIB) acquisition process to receive a first type SIB. The first type SIB comprises scheduling information of a second type SI message, the second type SI message comprising at least one system information block (SIB); and an indication of broadcast status for the second type SI message, the indication indicating broadcasting. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive the first type SIB. The processor circuitry is further configured to initiate an SI message acquisition process to receive the SI message. In a case that a stored version of one of the at least one second type SIB is not valid, the first type SIB acquisition process is initiated upon a failure of the SI message acquisition process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 11019540
    Abstract: A UE path transfer method, a UE state conversion control method, a UE and a base station are provided. The UE path transfer method includes: acquiring a control instruction for controlling a UE to be switched from a dual-connection state into an inactive state from a first source access base station communicating with the UE via a first RAT, the dual-connection state of the UE being a state where a communication connection is established between the UE and the first source access base station via the first RAT and a further communication connection is established between the UE and a second source access base station via a second RAT; controlling the UE to be switched from the dual-connection state into the inactive state in accordance with the control instruction; and transmitting a link connection request to a target access base station and enabling the UE to access a core network via the target access base station when the UE in the inactive state is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Haiyang Quan, Chandrika Kumudinie Worrall, Li Chen
  • Patent number: 11019523
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a determining module, for managing dual connectivity, DC, in a communications network. The communications network comprises a first and a second Radio Access Network, RAN, node. The first RAN node manages a first user plane bearer for a User Equipment, UE. The DC comprises communicating with the UE over the first RAN node and the second RAN node simultaneously. The determining module obtains information about characteristics of the UE and/or information about characteristics of a transport network between the first RAN node and the second RAN node. The determining module determines, based on the retrieved information, to adapt DC for the first user plane bearer via the second RAN node for communication with the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jari Vikberg, Göran Hall, Mattias Wahlqvist
  • Patent number: 11012901
    Abstract: The method is applied to a communications system including a first network device, a second network device, and a terminal device. The terminal device is communicatively connected to the first network device and the second network device respectively. The method includes: sending, by a network device, a first message to the terminal device, where the first message is used to determine that the terminal device stops communication with the first network device, or the first message is used to determine that the terminal device releases a protocol stack and a data radio bearer that are corresponding to the first network device; and the network device is the first network device or the second network device. Therefore, power consumption of the terminal device or the first network device and waste of air interface resources can be reduced, and flexibility can effectively be improved in a communication process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chuting Yao, Haibo Xu, Jian Wang, Zhenguo Du, Zhiming Ding
  • Patent number: 11012918
    Abstract: A circuit includes a controller to determine whether to prohibit entry of an end unit to a base station in a wireless communication network, the controller configured to process a media access control (MAC) management message that includes a timer value, the timer value designating a time period during which entry is prohibited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Jeong Shim, Won-Il Roh
  • Patent number: 11012907
    Abstract: A method and system for transferring user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system are provided. According to the method, a source core (CN) network determines to transfer a UE that it serves and sends a transfer instruction carrying UE transfer restriction information to the UE; an access network receives a transfer request that is sent by the UE according to the restriction information carried in the transfer instruction; the access network selects a target CN entity that is different from the source CN entity for the UE; and the UE is transferred to the target CN entity. The method and system provided by the disclosure are applicable to user transferring between CN entities in any communication network. The transferring is initiated by a network side entity, and a more preferable CN entity is selected for the UE to provide a better service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qingyu Li, Xiaolong Guo, Ying Sun
  • Patent number: 11012902
    Abstract: Provided are a resource configuration method for switching, a network access point and a mobile station. The method comprises: a first network access point determining switching resource configuration information with a second network access point; the first network access point sending the switching resource configuration information to a mobile station; and the first network access point receiving switching indication information sent by the mobile station, wherein the switching indication information is used for indicating that the mobile station is to switch. In the embodiments of the present invention, by utilizing the feature that the movement of a mobile station has a predictable directionality, and by introducing the concept of a switching resource and coordinating the switching resource between network access points in advance, the switching resource can be used for switching when the mobile station needs switching, thereby reducing the switching interrupt time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Yanan Lin, Hai Tang, Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 11005640
    Abstract: This invention relates to a proposal of an uplink resource assignment format and a downlink resource assignment format. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of the new uplink/downlink resource assignments in methods for (de)activation of downlink component carrier(s) configured for a mobile terminal, a base station and a mobile terminal. To enable efficient and robust (de)activation of component carriers, while minimizing the signaling overhead, the invention proposes a new uplink/downlink resource assignment format that allow the activation/deactivation of individual downlink component carriers configured for a mobile. The new uplink or downlink resource assignment comprises an indication of the activation state of the configured downlink component carriers, i.e., indicate which downlink component carrier(s) is/are to be activated or deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Martin Feuersaenger
  • Patent number: 11006338
    Abstract: A method performed by a first Radio Control Node (RCN) for handling a radio connection to be established in a second beam controlled by a second RCN for the UE served in a first beam controlled by the first RCN. When the radio connection of the UE, served in a first beam controlled by the first RCN, has been established in the second beam controlled by a second RCN, the first RCN obtains feedback from the second RCN. The feedback relates to information about the characteristics of the radio connection in the second beam resulting from measurements performed when the radio connection has been established between the UE and a second radio node providing the second beam. The first RCN then provides for the radio connection to be established in the second beam controlled by the second RCN for any UEs served in the first beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Stefan Engström, Daniel Henriksson
  • Patent number: 11006325
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for cell reselection in a wireless communication system in which various radio access technologies (RATs) coexist with each other. In a wireless communication system in which heterogeneous networks coexist with each other, the method of cell reselection between heterogeneous networks for a user equipment may include: receiving a system information block (SIB) containing cell reselection parameters from a corresponding base station; checking whether cell reselection parameters based on a cell selection quality value (Squal) are configured in the received SIB; and performing, when cell reselection parameter based on Squal are not configured, cell reselection based on a cell selection receive level value (Srxlev). The present disclosure may prevent the user equipment from performing unnecessary cell reselection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyuk Jang, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 11006433
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to bearer establishment methods, user equipment, and base stations. One example method includes configuring, by user equipment (UE), a bearer for the UE by using a pre-stored configuration parameter, where the pre-stored configuration parameter includes an access stratum (AS) configuration parameter, and sending, by the UE, service data to a base station by using the bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoying Xu, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Lingli Pang
  • Patent number: 11006476
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for network connection are provided. The method includes connecting to a detected Wi-Fi network for a target identity module of the terminal, and establishing an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) network connection for the target identity module of the terminal based on the connected Wi-Fi network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Fujun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11006357
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, detecting a transit speed of a device, resulting in a detected transit speed; responsive to the detected transit speed satisfying a first threshold, including information in a message related to a handover request between a first access point of a network and a second access point of the network, the information being indicative of an amount of time that the device has been in a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) mode; and sending, to the first access point with which the device communicates and is transitioning away from, the message including the information that is indicative of the amount of time that the device has been in the DRX mode. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Technical Services Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Vivanco
  • Patent number: 11006339
    Abstract: A method for improved handling of at least one communication exchange between a telecommunications network and at least one user equipment includes: in a first step, the at least one communication exchange is enabled by performing an attachment procedure of the at least one user equipment to the telecommunications network involving a first gateway entity; and in a second step, subsequent to the first step, the at least one user equipment transmits at least one subsequent data packet, the at least one subsequent data packet being received by a second gateway entity instead of the first gateway entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Kolbe, Dieter Busch
  • Patent number: 10999028
    Abstract: A method for configuring a cluster for a terminal device in a wireless network. The method is performed at a network node, such as a base station or a radio network controller. The terminal device can establish at least two concurrent connections to at least one network node in the cluster. The method comprises dynamically adjusting a configuration of the cluster and informing the terminal device of the adjusted configuration so that connectivity of the terminal device in the cluster is adapted to the adjusted configuration. Correspondingly, there is also provided an apparatus embodied at or as at least part of the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qingyu Miao, Qianxi Lu, Rui Fan, Zhang Zhang, Dennis Hui
  • Patent number: 10993169
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for intelligently steering client devices operating in an enterprise network system to an appropriate access point based on types of traffic on each client device and/or types of traffic on access points. In particular, client devices may be moved to a different access point when the wireless channel provided by a current access point fails to meet the signal strength requirements of latency sensitive traffic utilized by the client device. Client devices may be further steered to new access points based on load conditions on access points. For example, client devices with low priority traffic sessions may be steered away from access points with high traffic load levels. Accordingly, the methods and systems described herein ensure improved network access for latency sensitive access categories and/or access categories that are considered important to an enterprise system with minimal disruptions to these sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Ramesh Ardeli, Hari Krishna Kurmala, Vamsi Kodavanty
  • Patent number: 10993152
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to 5th generation (5G) or pre-5G communication systems for supporting higher data transfer rates, following the 4th generation (4G) communication systems, such as long term evolution (LTE). A method for supporting handover with multi-connectivity in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes sending a measurement report message including information of at least one small base station (eNB) to a macro cell eNB, receiving information of a new small eNB in a target cell from the macro cell eNB based on the measurement report message, and performing a random access procedure with the new small eNB in the target cell based on handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jeong Kang, Sang-Wook Kwon, Kyung-Kyu Kim, Young-Joong Mok, Sang-Kyu Baek, Anil Agiwal, Young-Bin Chang, June Hwang
  • Patent number: 10993158
    Abstract: In order to prevent occurrence of the significantly frequent transmission of messages, a user terminal is configured such that, when a reception power of a target cell is equal to or greater than a first threshold value ThLOW, the user terminal starts preparation for a handover to the target cell, and when the reception power is equal to or greater than a second threshold value ThHIGH, the user terminal performs the handover to the target cell, and that, until a waiting time has elapsed after performing the handover, the user terminal, by using a timer, performs a timing control for maintaining an immediate handover state in which the user terminal can immediately perform a handover, and, when the waiting time has elapsed, the user terminal ends the immediate handover state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takumi Higuchi, Noriyuki Shimizu, Maho Takita
  • Patent number: 10993160
    Abstract: There is provided a method, and a network node for implementing the method, in a cellular telecommunications network. The cellular telecommunications network includes a first and second base station, the first base station having a first interface for communicating with a first cellular core networking node and a second interface for wirelessly communicating with the second base station, the second base station being mobile and having a first interface for wirelessly communicating with the first base station and a second interface for communicating with a User Equipment (UE), wherein the UE's user traffic is transmitted between the first cellular core networking node and the UE via the first and second base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Richard Mackenzie, Anvar Tukmanov, Michael Fitch, Keith Briggs
  • Patent number: 10993207
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a paging method, apparatus, and system, so as to implement paging of a UE in an area with relatively poor signal coverage. The UE includes: a receiving unit, configured to receive a broadcast message from a base station; and a determining unit, configured to determine whether the UE is first UE where the determining unit is further configured to: in a case in which it is determined that the UE is the first UE, determine a start PF and a start PO according to the first radio frame parameter; the determining unit is further configured to determine a first subframe set according to the start PF and the start PO; and the receiving unit is further configured to receive, according to the start PF, the start PO, and the first subframe set, a paging message sent by the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zhenxing Hu, Yongqiang Gao, Wei Quan, Bingzhao Li, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10982831
    Abstract: An optically transmissive light directing sheeting and daylight control structures employing the same. The light directing sheeting includes a core light redirecting layer employing TIR surfaces embedded into the sheeting and may further include one or more outer layers having light diffusing surface microstructures. The TIR surfaces intercept and reflect a portion of sunlight propagating through the core layer such that the light directing sheeting partially transmits and partially redirects the sunlight towards a plurality of divergent directions, forming relatively high bend angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: S.V.V. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Sergiy Vasylyev
  • Patent number: 10986547
    Abstract: A cell reselection method and apparatus. When a terminal starts cell reselection, the terminal queries first correspondence information according to current frequency information of the terminal. The first correspondence information is corresponding to current location information of the terminal, and includes a correspondence between search frequency information and camp-on frequency information. The terminal determines to reselect a second cell for the terminal according to the first correspondence information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li Shen
  • Patent number: 10984660
    Abstract: An aircraft detection system supplements the identification of aircraft with information that is obtained from two or more different detection channels. The system may obtain a first set of identifying information about a particular aircraft or flight via a first detection channel at a first time, may determine that the first set of identifying information lacks commonality with previously received sets of identifying information for other detected aircraft of flights, and may track the particular aircraft or flight based on the first set of identifying information. The system may then obtain a second set of identifying information via a different second detection channel at a second time, may determine commonality between the second set of identifying information and the first set of identifying information, and may update the tracking of the particular aircraft or flight by incorporating or adding identifying information from the second set of identifying information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Kittyhawk.io, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hegranes, Andrew Elefant, Michael Curry, Joshua Ziering
  • Patent number: 10986557
    Abstract: A method for sending an end marker, a device, and a system, where the method includes receiving, by a source access node (AN) through a source path between the source AN and a core-network user-plane device, a first end marker sent by the core-network user-plane device. The method further includes generating, by the source AN, N second end marker(s) based on the first end marker, where N is a number of source data radio bearers (DRBs) corresponding to the source path, and sending, by the source AN, the N second end marker(s) to a target AN through a forwarding path corresponding to the source path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qianghua Zhu, Chunshan Xiong
  • Patent number: 10977210
    Abstract: The invention relates to implementing an administration and testing tool. An embodiment of the present invention is directed to implementing and using a server-less batch process architecture that provides a customized web interface for managing batch jobs and file archival within a cloud environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Sandeep Chandan, Nicholas Meiborg, Brianna Russell, Willie Baxter, Jason Kettner, Tina Ehlizevak, Akshay Sadashiv Apte, Harin Patel, Brian J. Tanquary
  • Patent number: 10979946
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing handover coordination between base stations are disclosed. In a first embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: receiving, at a base station, a first serving cell signal measurement and a first neighbor cell signal measurement from a particular user equipment (UE); sending an adjustment message, from the base station to the UE, containing a cell-specific offset of the serving cell and a cell-specific offset of the neighbor cell in a reporting threshold based on at least one handover adjustment factor received from a coordinating node; receiving, at the base station and subsequent to adjusting the cell-specific offsets, a second serving cell signal measurement and a second neighbor cell signal measurement; and deciding whether to trigger a handover event based on the first and the second serving cell signal measurement and the first and the second neighbor cell signal measurement and the cell-specific offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Cao, Zeev Lubenski, Kaitki Agarwal, Prashanth Rao, Rahul Atri
  • Patent number: 10979952
    Abstract: A device and a method for reducing power consumption of an electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display device, a battery, and at least one processor configured to be operatively connected to the display device, wherein the processor may determine whether to perform a handover to a second communication network, based on whether the display device is activated and a data throughput, in a state of connection to a first communication network among a plurality of communication networks supportable by the electronic device, and perform a handover to the second communication network when it is determined to perform the handover to the second communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Heetae Kim, Kyejeong Jeong, Jungtae Kim, Sungyong Bang, Inhwan Hwang
  • Patent number: 10979983
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a power supply device includes one or more processors. The one or more processors control wireless power supply by an electromagnetic wave to a power receiving device. The one or more processors monitor a radio wave state of a wireless signal received by an antenna. The one or more processors output output information based on a monitoring result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventor: Toshiya Mitomo
  • Patent number: 10977273
    Abstract: A method of managing data transfer from a server to an electronic device via a wireless communication, includes initiating a synchronization of a database of the electronic device with the server and determining, by the electronic device, a length of time since the synchronization of the database of the electronic device with the server. The method also includes, in response to determining that the length of time meets the threshold period, determining a quantity of data records for sending from the server to the electronic device to perform a further synchronization and requesting one of complete data records or incomplete data records based on the quantity of data records for transfer to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew John Ewanchuk, Ronesh Puri, David Andrew Brown
  • Patent number: 10979951
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus applies, in a case that a handover command is received, and the handover command includes skip information (rach-Skip) for indicating that a random access procedure for a target primary cell is skipped, a value of NTA indicated by target TA information (targetTA) included in the skip information (rach-Skip) to a target primary Timing Advance Group (TAG) after synchronization with a downlink of the target primary cell is initiated, and starts a Time Alignment (TA) timer associated with the target primary TAG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Shohei Yamada, Wataru Ouchi, Tomoki Yoshimura, Liqing Liu
  • Patent number: 10972950
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and devices for a handover procedure which may include a user equipment (UE), first base station, and a second base station. In one aspect, the UE can receive an indication to handover from the first base station to the second base station. The UE may then establish a connection with the second base station. In another aspect, the UE can maintain a connection with the first base station over a period of time during the handover. The UE can also communicate with the first base station and the second base station during the period of time based on a time division multiplexing (TDM) pattern. The TDM pattern can comprise a pattern of subframes for communicating with the first and second base station. In another aspect, the UE can release the connection with the first base station at the end of the period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Prasad Reddy Kadiri, Karthika Paladugu, Amer Catovic, Umesh Phuyal, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Masato Kitazoe
  • Patent number: 10972981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for performing DRX operation in wireless communication system, the method comprising: generating a MAC PDU including an indicator indicating the MAC PDU is a last MAC PDU to be transmitted to an eNB if the generated MAC PDU is a last MAC PDU to be transmitted to the eNB; transmitting the MAC PDU including the indicator; and starting using a DRX cycle right after the UE considers that the transmission of MAC PDU is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 10972922
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for multi-stage segmentation of downlink control information. Downlink control information can arrive at a user equipment on more than one channel, setting up and configuring data channels for different base stations, or data channels for the same base station but where the data channels are in different frequency domains or time domains. The downlink control information segmentation system disclosed herein can determine when downlink control information for the user equipment is common across a plurality of downlink control channels, and ensure that the downlink control information is sent just one time, to avoid redundant data transmissions and increased overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ralf Bendlin, Xiaoyi Wang, SaiRamesh Nammi
  • Patent number: 10965790
    Abstract: A method provides for a first networking node in a first network access to a second network by a mobile communication device including the steps: by a first gateway in the first network, extracting payload data and header information from a first data packet originating from the first networking node and addressed to a second networking node in the second network, and sending the extracted payload and header information as payload of a second data packet to the mobile communication device; and, by the mobile communication device, receiving the second data packet, retrieving therefrom the extracted payload and header information, and sending the extracted payload and header information as payload of a third data packet to the second gateway; and, by the second gateway, receiving the third data packet, retrieving therefrom the first data packet and forwarding the first data packet further to the second networking node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TESSARES SA
    Inventors: Olivier Bonaventure, Sébastien Barré, Gregory Detal
  • Patent number: 10966129
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing handover support information in a mobile communication system are provided. A method for an Base Station (BS) to provide information necessary for measurement report trigger performance to a Mobile Station (MS) after the MS determines neighboring BSs in a mobile communication system includes, in a case where the MS is an active mode MS, providing a Time To Trigger (TTT) independently by a specific neighboring BS to the active mode MS and, in a case where the MS is an idle mode MS, providing a reselection time period (Treselection) independently by the specific neighboring BS to the idle mode MS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Ho Min, Jung-Soo Jung, Dong-Wook Kim, Kyeong-In Jeong, Jong-Hyung Kwun, Chae-Gwon Lim, Young-Hyun Jeon
  • Patent number: 10966210
    Abstract: A communication method of a base station is provided. The communication method of the base station includes determining, by the base station, an aggregate interference caused by a terminal in a heterogeneous cell, transmitting information about the aggregate interference to a higher layer node entity, receiving information about an almost blank subframe (ABS) pattern from the higher node entity, and configuring an ABS based on the information about the ABS pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Miseong Jin, Sangyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10959145
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a vehicle communication system which distributes information which is necessary in vehicle units. A vehicle communication system according to the present invention includes: a vehicle base station which performs wireless communication with a vehicle terminal installed in a vehicle to receive vehicle related service; and a server apparatus which specifies the vehicle base station of a message distribution destination according to the vehicle related service to be provided, and distributes a message related to the vehicle related service to be provided, to the specified vehicle base station. When receiving the message transmitted from the server apparatus, the vehicle base station transmits the message to the vehicle terminal which subscribes to the vehicle related service related to the message, from a plurality of vehicle terminals and located in a communication area formed by the vehicle base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shingo Shiga, Shinji Onishi, Daisuke Mizukami, Kazuhiro Egashira, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10959131
    Abstract: Techniques for dynamic prioritization of network session are provided. A first packet belonging to a first session is received at a data plane of a network. Upon determining that the first packet is part of a first roam event, a first bloom filter bank is searched to determine a priority associated with the first session, where the priority is based at least in part on a historical latency experienced during the first roam event. A first queue of a plurality of queues is selected based on the determined priority, and the first packet is added to the first queue, where packets in the plurality of queues are transmitted to a control plane of the network based on a respective priority assigned to each of the plurality of queues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Udaya Shankara Pudukoli Subrahmanya, Shiva Prasad Maheshuni, Girish K. Kv, Santosh Ramrao Patil
  • Patent number: 10959118
    Abstract: Provided is a method for a terminal performing a measurement in a wireless communication system, and a device supporting same. The terminal comprises: determining a coverage enhancement (CE) level thereof; receiving a legacy measurement configuration and a measurement activity configuration; and on the basis of the determined CE level, performing a measurement according to any one of the legacy measurement configuration or the measurement activity configuration, wherein the legacy measurement configuration may be a measurement configuration applying to a terminal in a normal coverage region, and the measurement activity configuration may be a measurement configuration applying to a terminal in a CE region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 10952099
    Abstract: A radio station (2) transmits or receives, to or from a radio terminal (1) in a second cell (23, 24), a CP message containing a NAS message or an RRC message or both, when a predetermined condition is satisfied. The second cell (23, 24) uses a RAT different from that of the first cell, and is used in addition and subordinate to the first cell. The predetermined condition relates to at least one of: (a) a content or type of the CP message; (b) a type of a signalling radio bearer used to transmit the CP message; (c) a transmission cause of the CP message; and (d) a type of a core network associated with the NAS message. It is thus, for example, possible to contributing to efficient transmission of control plane (CP) messages in a radio architecture that provides interworking of two different Radio Access Technologies (RATs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10952122
    Abstract: An intelligent bridge acceleration method and system based on a dual-communication device. By monitoring the online interactive application initiates a link at a household client-side, the data link is intercepted and the data packet is forwarded to the dual-communication device in the same LAN. WiFi is used as a primary path to perform data transmit-receive operations and a transmission quality monitoring mechanism is enabled. When an abnormal data transmit-receive through the WiFi is monitored via the transmission quality monitoring mechanism, a packet loss compensation strategy of a mobile data network is started; and the mobile data network is used as a secondary path for the data transmit-receive. When the data transmit-receive becomes normal, the data transmit-receive operations through the secondary path are stopped. Subsequently, the WiFi is continued to be used as the primary path to perform data transmit-receive operations, and the WiFi quality monitoring is continued to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sichuan Subao Network Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kun Pan, Xin Li, Yanjun Qin