Mobile Assisted Or Initiated Patents (Class 455/437)
  • Patent number: 10231203
    Abstract: The present description discloses a service request method. The service request method comprises the steps of: increasing a counter whenever a service request message has been transmitted multiple times to a first network node in a first public land mobile network (PLMN), but an acceptance message has not been received by the time a first timer expires; comparing the counter value with an upper threshold value; and running a second timer if the counter value is equal to or greater than the upper threshold value, wherein the transmission of the service request message can be prevented until the second timer expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Taehyeon Kim, Hyunsook Kim
  • Patent number: 10225733
    Abstract: Access management to femto cell service is provided through access control list(s), e.g., white list(s), or black list(s). White list(s) include a set of subscriber station(s) identifier numbers, codes, or tokens, and also can include additional fields for femto cell access management based on desired complexity. White list(s) can have associated white list profile(s) therewith to establish logic of femto coverage access based on the white list(s). Access lists exchange among subscribers that posses provisioned femto access points and elect to share access lists also is provided. Transference of access list(s) among subscribers is secured and based at least in part on subscriber privacy policy. Subscribers can be prompted to opt in access list sharing, or to update privacy policies to allow reciprocate sharing and update privacy settings. Based at least in part on association criteria, a component identifies femto access points with which a subscriber accesses lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Donald Huber, Judson John Flynn, William Gordon Mansfield
  • Patent number: 10223443
    Abstract: A computer readable medium configured for use in a mobile device for assigning an electronic communications device to a selected member of an organization. The computer readable medium containing instructions that when executed by at least one processor cause the mobile device to capture an identifier associated with an electronic communications device connectable to a communications network associated with an organization. The instructions also cause the mobile device to access a database including information about a plurality of electronic communications devices that are part of the organization's communications network. The instructions further cause the mobile device to present on a display usage information about the electronic communications device for association of the electronic communications device to a selected member of the organization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: RingCentral, Inc.
    Inventors: Wanning Chu, Brian David Wright, Ian Eblovi
  • Patent number: 10219161
    Abstract: A method and apparatus operate a device on a licensed spectrum and an unlicensed spectrum. The device can operate on a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) channel using a WWAN transceiver via a WWAN Radio Access Technology (RAT) base station using a WWAN RAT. The device can communicate with a WWAN RAT Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) base station using the WWAN RAT via a WWAN RAT WLAN receiver on a WWAN RAT WLAN channel operating on a WLAN frequency. Activation of WLAN frequency-based personal access point using a WLAN personal access point transceiver on the device can be detected. A personal access point WLAN channel of the WLAN frequency-based personal access point can be selected that provides the least desense of the WWAN RAT WLAN channel on the WWAN RAT WLAN receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ranjeet Gupta, James Van Bosch
  • Patent number: 10218482
    Abstract: A method performed by a network node for managing transmission of Cell Reference Symbols, CRS, wherein the network node 110 operates one or more cells and the network node 110 is configured to transmit the CRS in a first bandwidthmode. When the network node 110 has identified a cell 130 which is not actively serving any UEs 120, also referred to as an empty cell, the network node 110 applies(302) a reduced CRS bandwidth mode in the first cell 130 in relation to the first bandwidthmode. By applying (302) a reduced CRS bandwidth mode in the empty cell 130, the overall interference of the CRS from the empty cell 130 is reduced, thereby enhancing the performance in cells actively serving UEs 120.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Tomas Lagerqvist, Walter Müller, Christian Skärby
  • Patent number: 10212632
    Abstract: A mobility management apparatus reselection method and a mobility management apparatus are provided. The method includes: receiving an access request message sent from user equipment (UE), where the access request message carries identity information of the UE; determining, according to the identity information of the UE, a type of a mobility management apparatus that the UE needs to access; reselecting a second mobility management apparatus according to the type of the mobility management apparatus that the UE needs to access; and forwarding the access request message to the second mobility management apparatus, so that the second mobility management apparatus executes an access request procedure of the UE. The embodiments of the present invention is applicable to the field of communications technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Shi, Wanqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10200924
    Abstract: A communication networks including a plurality of small cell providing air interface infrastructure functionality is provided. Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the management of inter-small cell communication in accordance multiple air interfaces supported within individual small cells. Additionally, aspects of the present disclosure relate to the management of intra-small cell communication in accordance with communication networks implementing multiple small cells. In other aspects, small cells coordinate handovers through the use of a controller, or by leveraging wireless connections created between the small cells. In further aspects, the small cells enable the utilization of multiple air interface standards within a small cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Sharony, Khurram Parviz Sheikh
  • Patent number: 10198398
    Abstract: Mobile user auditing system and method for monitoring at least one available network accessible by a mobile user within a mobile communications environment. The mobile user auditing system includes an acquisition device to acquire, from the mobile user, data related to at least one of: service coverage for the mobile user in the at least one available network; service quality for the mobile user in the at least one available network; and service usage for the mobile user in the at least one available network, and a plotter to identify on an audit map locations within the at least one available network from which the acquired data was received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NETMOTION WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Christian E. Hofstaedter, Reyes Canales, III, Edward Goziker, James S. Simpkins, Fernando Garcia-Duarte, Julia Renouard, Joseph T. Savarese, Mark V. Kimmerly, Zhenwu Wang, John Dangov, Paul L. Hoover, Michael L. Snyder
  • Patent number: 10187827
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things). Specifically, there is disclosed optimizing methods for handing off or connecting a mobile user to different access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventors: Tiago Condeixa, Diogo Lopes, Ricardo Matos
  • Patent number: 10182402
    Abstract: An apparatus may include an interval timer; a power control; a subscriber identity module (SIM); an SMS packetizer; a geo-locator; an RF communicator; and logic to operate the interval timer cooperatively with the power control to cause a transition of the geo-locator from a sleep state to a wake state after a defined time interval, and to operate the geo-locator to receive signal levels and cell ids from a group of cellular base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: GeoTraq Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10178561
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to enhancing data communication performance in a wireless communication network including a first subscription associated with a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second subscription associated with a second RAT, where the wireless communication device uses a same radio frequency (RF) resource to communicate over both the first RAT and the second RAT. The first RAT is used, in part, for data operations while the second RAT is used, in part, for voice operations. During idle state voice operations, the RF resource is reallocated from performing data operations to performing idle state voice operations, causing interruptions in the data operations. The wireless communication device adjusts at least one or a duration and an occurrence of the idle state voice operations to reduce the impact on the data operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporation
    Inventors: Jun Hu, Qingxin Chen, Reza Shahidi, Yongsheng Shi, Jafar Mohseni, Yongle Wu, Yong Li, Shashank Maiya, Harish Venkatachari, Shriram Swaminathan, Scott Hoover, Sumit Kumar Singh, Kiran Patil, Zhong Fan, Uzma Khan Qazi, Sundaresan Tambaram Kailasam, Sunil Kumar Gurram
  • Patent number: 10159013
    Abstract: A relay device configured to be coupled to a control device, the control device storing first information indicating a position and second information indicating a characteristic of a wireless device which is to be coupled to the control device, the relay device includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to receive, from the wireless device, device information including performance of the wireless device and installment information including a position where the wireless device is located, transmit to the control device the device information and the installment information, receive a response from the control device when the position where the wireless device is located satisfies the first information and the performance of the wireless device satisfies the second information, and establish a communication link between the wireless device and the control device, after receiving the response from the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsuo Tomita, Toshiharu Kawanishi, Teruyoshi Watanabe, Masato Katori
  • Patent number: 10159005
    Abstract: A system and method (40, 50, 70, 80) for meeting a pre-defined requirement for uplink (UL) measurements when low-activity state configuration, and for allowing a node to adapt or adjust the UL signals, is disclosed. Particularly, a measuring node (30a) is configured to adapt its UL measurements responsive to obtaining information about low-activity state configuration of a transmitting node. The transmitting node (30b) is configured to adapt its UL transmission when configuring low-activity states to comply with the pre-defined requirement or rule. A configuring node (30c) initiates configuring the UL radio signal transmissions for the transmitting node, and adaptively configures the low-activity state configuration and/or the UL radio signal configuration for the transmitting node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Iana Siomina
  • Patent number: 10159020
    Abstract: When handing off a multi-mode patient monitoring device (PMD) (28) between radio access technology (RAT) networks, a serving access point (AP) (12, 16, 72) with which a communication link is established by the PMD (28) over a first RAT network (RAT-1) to permit the PMD to communicate with a hospital IP network (18) via the serving AP (12, 16, 72). A scanning interface (14, 54, 74, 104) collects information regarding other available RAT networks (e.g., RAT-2 , RAT-3, etc) and candidate APs therein. If the RAT-1 communication quality of service falls below a predetermined threshold level, the serving AP (12, 16, 72) delivers information regarding the candidate APs (22, 24, 26) and their RAT networks to the PMD (28). Delivery of the candidate network/AP information is performed using a beacon signal continuously or periodically emitted from the serving AP (12, 16, 72), or upon request by the PMD (28). The PMD (28) selects a candidate AP (22, 24, 26) as a target AP, and initiates a handover to the target AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Ruediger Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10154444
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication technique for combining a 5G communication system for supporting a higher data transmission rate after a 4G system with IoT technology, 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, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety-related service, and so on) on the basis of 5G communication technology and IoT related technology. The present disclosure can provide a method for supporting a handover and a base station performing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung Hwan Won, Songyean Cho
  • Patent number: 10145962
    Abstract: A methodology includes receiving from a first mobile device a first estimated location of the first mobile device and a first estimated error associated with the first estimated location, the first estimated location being based on first coarse data from a first wireless access point location determination system fused with inertial measurement unit (IMU) data from the first mobile device, receiving from a second mobile device a second estimated location of the second mobile device and a second estimated error associated with the second estimated location, the second estimated location being based on second coarse data from the first wireless access point location determination system fused with IMU data from the second mobile device, and based on the first estimated error and the second estimated error, determining a recommended change to a deployment of a wireless access point associated with the first wireless access point location determination system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Nikkhah, Rob Liston, Wai-tan Tan, Xiaoqing Zhu, Santosh G. Pandey
  • Patent number: 10128919
    Abstract: An object is to enable proper operation of extended carrier aggregation that can allocate at least six component carriers to each user terminal. Provided is a user terminal that communicates with a radio base station that configures a plurality of cell groups each of which including one or more cells. The user terminal includes: a control unit that controls six or more component carriers configured by the radio base station; and a transmitting/receiving unit that receives information on a plurality of component carriers configured by the radio base station and feedbacks ACK/NACK information to one of the component carriers in each cell group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Hiroki Harada, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10129806
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a demand for real-time services to a first mobile device, by way of a base station of an LTE system. In response, utilization of a first wireless channel of a first radio of the base station is evaluated. The first radio supports a first wireless service that includes the real-time service and a non-real-time service to a second mobile device within the same cellular region. A handover of the second mobile device to a second radio of the base station is facilitated in response to the utilization. The second radio is configured to support a second wireless service that excludes the real-time service within the same cellular region. Responsive to the handover, the second radio supports the non-real-time service over the second wireless channel to the second mobile device within the cellular region. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventor: John McCann
  • Patent number: 10129794
    Abstract: A method for returning to a first network from a second network after premature termination of a CSFB voice call is provided. The method can include a wireless communication device storing cell information for the first network while connected to the first network; participating in a CSFB procedure to transition to the second network in response to initiation of a voice call; and determining that the voice call has prematurely terminated. In response to premature termination of the voice call, the method can further include performing a scan for a first network cell based on stored cell information for up to a maximum scan time period; reselecting to a first network cell in an instance in which a first network cell is identified by the scan; and camping on the second network in an instance in which a first network cell is not identified by the scan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Zhiwei Wang
  • Patent number: 10123265
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for selecting an access point for providing network access to a client device based on a historical network activity characteristic. An attribute associated with a current or future communication session corresponding to the client device is determined. A prior communication session, associated with the same attribute, is identified. A historical network activity characteristic, for the client device, corresponding to the prior communication session is selected. An access point is selected, from a group of access points, based on the historical network activity characteristic. The access point is selected for providing network access to the client device during the current or future communication session. Based on the selection, the client device associates with the selected access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KodaCloud Inc.
    Inventor: Subbu Ponnuswamy
  • Patent number: 10104498
    Abstract: A method includes determining, using a processor, a predicted location of a particular mobile device at a future time based on location information received from the particular mobile device. The method also includes determining, using the processor, a predicted signal strength of the particular mobile device based on a signal catalog and the predicted location of the particular mobile device. The method further includes transmitting, using the processor, the predicted signal strength to the particular mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CA, Inc.
    Inventors: Narendra Dhulipalla, Madhusudhan Ganda, Sumit Gupta, Ramanuja Charyulu, Kiran Kumar B. S., Swapnel Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10091758
    Abstract: A method for reporting a measurement report for determining a position in a wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, is performed by a terminal and may comprise the steps of: receiving positioning reference signal (PRS)-related information comprising a position identifier of each of a plurality of base stations; performing a measurement on the PRSs transmitted by each of the plurality of base stations; if the position identifiers of each of the plurality of base stations are identical to each other, selecting at least one measurement result among the measurement results for the PRSs; and reporting the selected measurement result to a serving base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunho Lee, Kijun Kim, Jonghyun Park
  • Patent number: 10085270
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides for selecting a radio access technology resource based on historical data related to the radio access technology resource. Location information can be employed to determine a radio access technology resource. Historical information related to the radio access technology resource can then be employed to determine the suitability of the radio access technology resource. A set of radio access technology resources can be ordered or ranked to allow selection of a suitable radio access technology resource from the set. Incorporation of historical information can provide for additional metrics in the selection of a radio access technology resource over simple contemporaneous radio access technology resource information. In some embodiments, timed fingerprint location (TFL) information can be employed to determine a location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Sheldon Meredith, Mark Austin, Jeremy Fix
  • Patent number: 10075281
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus that enable a wireless network system to dynamically change between full-duplex FDD operation and half-duplex FDD operation in order to take advantage of operational aspects of both modes. In one embodiment, an alternative duplex mode of operation is disclosed (semi-static half duplex FDD operation) that enables coordination between the client device (e.g., UMTS UE) and the base station in order to centralize control of radio resource control (RRC) to the base station. The disclosed methods and apparatus may also advantageously incorporate hybrid ARQ (HARQ) or comparable timing requirements into their operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Hyung-Nam Choi, Maik Bienas, Martin Hans
  • Patent number: 10070357
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may enable Evolved Packet Core (EPC) devices (e.g., Mobility Management Entities (MMEs), Serving Gateways (SGWs), or Packet Data Network Gateways (PGWs)) to transfer a connection with a User Equipment (UE) from one EPC device to another EPC device without a break in service for the UE. The transfer may occur in response to an EPC device being overloaded, an EPC device being added or removed from a logical group of EPC devices, or in response one EPC device becoming more appropriate for the UE than another EPC device (e.g., due to a change in the geographic location of the UE). EPC devices may be implemented as virtual network functions, and the transfer of the UE may occur while the UE is in an active mode or an idle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Alexandre Stojanovski, Puneet Jain, Muthaiah Venkatachalam
  • Patent number: 10051539
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide an access network offloading method, a device, and a system. The method includes: sending, by UE, a UE identifier and WiFi information of the UE to a base station, where the WiFi information includes a WiFi MAC ID of the UE; and searching, by the UE, for a wireless local area network WLAN signal, when an accessible WLAN network is found, sending an access request including the WiFi MAC ID of the UE to an access point of the WLAN network: WLAN AP, accessing the WLAN network, and enabling the WLAN AP to send the WiFi MAC ID of the UE to the base station, so that the base station performs matching according to the association relationship between the UE identifier of the UE and the WiFi MAC ID of the UE, and starts offloading the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongzhuo Zhang, Tianle Deng, Huan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10038539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting data, acknowledgement information and a channel quality indicator (CQI). The method includes multiplexing the CQI and the data mapping a reference signal on a middle symbol in a slot; multiplexing the acknowledgement information and the multiplexed CQI and data by puncturing the CQI or the data; and transmitting the reference signal, and the multiplexed acknowledgement information, CQI and data, wherein the reference signal is transmitted on the middle symbol in the slot, wherein the acknowledgement information is transmitted on two symbols in the slot, which are directly adjacent to the middle symbol, and wherein the CQI and the data are on symbols in the slot except for the middle symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10015765
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for indicating change of a coverage enhancement (CE) mode in a wireless communication system is provided. A CE mode for coverage enhancement may be defined. A user equipment (UE) determines whether the CE mode changes. If it is determined that the CE mode changes, the UE detaches with a network, and re-attaches with the network based on the changed CE mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10015712
    Abstract: A method and system for notifying information applied to an Evolved Packet System/General Packet Radio Service network implemented by a Software Defined Network is provided, in which, a controller reselects a gateway to obtain a new gateway and sends user plane information of the new gateway to a front-end network element. The user plane information comprises user plane address information of the new gateway. The controller sends a GPRS Tunnel Protocol (GTP) notification message or GTP Update Bearer Request message carrying the user plane information of the new gateway to the front-end network element; or sends a GTP Update Bearer Request message carrying an update indication to the front-end network element, sends a bearer response message carrying the user plane information to the front-end network element through a GTP Modify Bearer Response after receiving a GTP Modify Bearer Request message sent by the front-end network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Yifeng Bi, Jing Wang, Tian Tian
  • Patent number: 10009808
    Abstract: A cell selection method and an apparatus are provided. The method includes: performing, by a terminal, cell measurement; obtaining, by the terminal, cell selection auxiliary information; and performing, by the terminal, cell selection or cell reselection according to a cell measurement result and the cell selection auxiliary information. By using the method, the terminal can select a more suitable cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10004018
    Abstract: A method for performing a cell reselection process in a wireless communications system is provided. The method is used in a communications apparatus camping on a serving cell. The method includes: receiving priority information about a priority order of frequencies of candidate cells from a network operator; performing a cell reselection evaluation process to select a target cell from the serving cell and the candidate cells; and performing a cell reselection process from the serving cell to the target cell directly without passing through any intervening cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Shuang-An Chou, Tsung-Liang Lu
  • Patent number: 9998974
    Abstract: A load of a base station can be effectively distributed without decreasing a communication rate of a wireless communication terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shintaro Eda, Satoshi Oura
  • Patent number: 9998972
    Abstract: Provided are a radio resource management method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving handover messages in a mobile communication system. The radio resource management method for a source base station (source ENB) handling handover in a mobile communication system may include: determining resource information for silencing so that at least one ENB does not perform downlink or uplink transmission when a handover related message is sent or received for handover processing; determining to handover a user equipment (UE); and carrying out handover for the UE according to the determined resource information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungmin Moon, Nigam Anshuman, Jungsoo Jung, Sunheui Ryoo, Sungjin Lee
  • Patent number: 9999065
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enforcing a prioritized bit rate (PBR) in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receiving a PBR and a division reference, for a radio bearer in which uplink (UL) data is transmitted through a plurality of media access control (MAC) entities, and divides the PBR to at least one MAC entity among the plurality of MAC entities according to the division reference. And, the UE generates at least one MAC protocol data unit (PDU) by applying the divided PBR to the at least one MAC entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sungjun Park, Sunghoon Jung, Seungjune Yi, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 9992725
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application relate to a method and apparatus for implementing high-frequency communication. The method includes: receiving, by a high-frequency base station, a scan request message sent by a base station originally connected to user equipment (UE); sending, by the high-frequency base station, a scan acknowledgment message to the base station originally connected to the UE, receiving, by the high-frequency base station, information about the UE sent by the base station originally connected to the UE; and scanning the UE, by the high-frequency base station, according to the information about the UE, so as to re-establish a high-frequency connection between the UE and the high-frequency base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sainan Li, Huang Huang
  • Patent number: 9992815
    Abstract: A method of performing a handover procedure for device-to-device (D2D) communications and a control node thereof are proposed. The method is applicable to a first control node serving a D2D communication between a first user equipment (UE) and a second UE. The method includes: determining that one of the first UE and the second UE needs to be handed over or both of the first UE and the second UE need to be handed over; transmitting a handover request to a second control node if the first control node determines that both of the first UE and the second UE need to be handed over to the second control node; receiving a handover request acknowledgement from the second control node; and transmitting a handover command to indicate the first UE and the second UE to detach from the first control node and synchronize to the second control node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Ho-Yuan Chen, Mei-Ju Shih, Hung-Yu Wei, Hua-Lung Tsai
  • Patent number: 9980159
    Abstract: An enhanced RRC re-establishment procedure on secondary base station (SeNB) is proposed. A UE with dual connectivity is connected to both a master base station (MeNB) and a secondary eNB (SeNB). The UE performs radio link monitoring (RLM) and radio link failure (RLF) procedures over PCELL served by the MeNB. Once RLF is detected, the UE performs RRC connection reestablishment with a selected cell. From SeNB perspective, the SeNB triggers proactive fetching of UE context from the MeNB to ensure a successful reestablishment. From MeNB perspective, the MeNB provides preference information to the UE for selecting a suitable cell for reestablishment. From UE perspective, the UE considers its mobility state during cell selection such that smallcells are skipped for reestablishment when the UE has high mobility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventor: Li-Chuan Tseng
  • Patent number: 9980309
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method by a base station in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving cell measurement information related to the serving and neighboring cells from at least one terminal served by the base station, receiving status information including load information on serving cells of the small cell base station from the small cell base station, determining a secondary cell group (SCG) of the serving cells of the small cell base station that are capable of serving the terminal based on the cell measurement information and the status information and transmitting information on the SCG to the small cell base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sangbum Kim, Soenghun Kim, Himke Van Der Velde, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 9967846
    Abstract: Provided through the present application are a method and an apparatus for use in a radio communication system, which supports carrier aggregation and carries out communication in subframe units. More specifically, user equipment operating in a first type carrier for receiving from a base station, a first piece of control information, which is related to the first type carrier and a second type carrier that support the carrier aggregation, can measure a radio signal to carry out radio resource management with respect to the first type carrier by using a first reference signal, which is included in the first type carrier, and/or a second reference signal, which is included in the second type carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bonghoe Kim, Dongyoun Seo, Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn
  • Patent number: 9966802
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting charging power to a wireless power receiver. The method includes detecting the wireless power receiver by applying different detection powers with different power levels; applying a driving power to drive the detected wireless power receiver; receiving a request signal for communication from the detected wireless power receiver using the driving power; determining whether or not to subscribe the detected wireless power receiver to a wireless power network; transmitting, to the detected wireless power receiver, a response signal to the request signal for communication, the response signal indicating whether or not the detected wireless power receiver is subscribed to the wireless power network; and transmitting charging power to the detected wireless power receiver, when the detected wireless power receiver is subscribed to the wireless power network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kyung-Woo Lee, Kang-Ho Byun, Hee-Won Jung
  • Patent number: 9955514
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of radio communication between a first radio device and a second radio device using a first frequency resource and a first communication protocol by means of a network node, at least one of the radio devices being served by said network node. The method comprises determining a second frequency resource to use for non-network assisted device-to-device (D2D) communication between the first and second radio devices in case of a radio link failure between said at least one radio device and the network node. The method also comprises determining a second communication protocol to use for the non-network assisted D2D communication between the first and second radio devices in the case of a radio link failure between said at least one radio device and the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Qianxi Lu, Qingyu Miao, Leif Wilhelmsson
  • Patent number: 9942900
    Abstract: A system and method is disclosed that includes receiving connectivity information from a plurality of client devices connect to a network associated with a plurality of base stations; storing the connectivity information in one or more memories; determining a first location of a first device that desires to connect to a base station associated with the network; identifying a set of candidate bands and channels for connection to the base station based on the first location and the connectivity information; and transmitting the set of candidate bands and channels to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Junda Liu, Weihua Tan, Shishir Kumar Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9936429
    Abstract: A method for processing, by a gateway, an X2 message in a wireless communication system, the method includes receiving, by the gateway, an X2 setup request message and first target information from a first eNodeB (eNB); transmitting, by the gateway, the received X2 setup request message to a second eNB based on the received first target information; receiving, by the gateway, an X2 setup response message and second target information from the second eNB; and transmitting, by the gateway, the received X2 setup response message to the first eNB based on the received second target information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jian Xu, Daewook Byun, Kyungmin Park
  • Patent number: 9930588
    Abstract: A communication terminal is described comprising a memory storing, for each radio cell of a plurality of radio cells, an information specifying whether the radio cell supports simultaneous operation in a plurality of different and overlapping frequency bands and a controller configured to initiate a cell reselection to one of the plurality of radio cells based on at least a part of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sudeep Manithara Vamanan
  • Patent number: 9930558
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are provided to implement a method for radio environment, measurement (REM) scheduling, information extraction, storage and processing to generate terrain and object mapping/identification using higher frequency radio signals, directional transmission techniques and external database information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Onur Sahin, Ravikumar V. Pragada, Philip J. Pietraski, Douglas R. Castor, Alan G. Carlton, Dirk Trossen
  • Patent number: 9924423
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for different-frequency measurement and evaluation by a cluster answering user are provided, which relate to the technical field of communications. The method includes acquiring a public network signal evaluation threshold value and a signal threshold adjustment value, the signal threshold adjustment value being for adjusting an evaluation threshold; saving a result of different-frequency measurement by performing the different-frequency measurement on cells; and evaluating the saved result of different-frequency measurement using the acquired public network signal evaluation threshold value and the acquired signal threshold adjustment value. The method and apparatus enable a cluster terminal to timely measure a better adjacent cell and to switch to the cell, thereby making the cluster terminal always reside in a better cell to use voice and data services, ensuring the quality of the services and bringing user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhijun Liu
  • Patent number: 9913180
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses, systems, and methods for creating and editing user equipment (UE) mobility information. During a radio resource control idle (RRC_IDLE) state, a plurality of cell reselections are logged into a mobility report, and each logged cell reselection includes a cell identification (Cell ID) and a Time of Stay (ToS) duration. The mobility report is edited to remove one or more logged cell reselections based, at least in part, on identifying logged cell reselections having duplicate Cell IDs and/or identifying logged cell reselections having a ToS duration lower than a threshold value. The edited mobility report is transmitted to an evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN) in response to the UE transitioning from the RRC_IDLE state to a radio resource control connected (RRC_CONNECTED) state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventor: Candy Yiu
  • Patent number: 9900810
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling radio resources upon mobility in a wireless communication system is provided. In one embodiment, a user equipment (UE) receives information on radio resources allowed for a device-to-device (D2D) operation in a target cell during a handover procedure, and perform the D2D operation in the target cell based on received information on radio resources. In another embodiment, a UE performs a handover procedure or a connection re-establishment procedure, suspends using D2D resources, and resumes suspended D2D resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 9900130
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for sending a signal, comprising: a small cell sending a discovery signal (DS) in a corresponding sending mode according to a current state of the small cell. Further disclosed is a device for sending a signal. In the present invention, according to the current state of the small cell, an access state of the small cell is adjusted in real time, thereby significantly reducing the interference of the small cell to a neighbor cell, improving the system performance, and being able to reduce the energy consumption of the small cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Hanqing Xu, Yajun Zhao, Linmei Mo, Yonghong Gao, Aijun Cao
  • Patent number: 9894554
    Abstract: A packet data network gateway and a UE mobility management system are disclosed. In the packet data network gateway, a context management unit is configured to: when the P-GW is selected as the UE's target P-GW, create a context for the UE and store the UE's context information from S-GW and a source P-GW to which the UE is currently attached; an identity management unit is configured to: assign a location identity including the UE's routing information to the UE. The present invention reselects a P-GW for the UE to attach, thereby eliminating the circuitous routing in the process of the UE connecting and using services, saving transmission bearer resources, reducing transmission delay of data packet, and ensuring that the UE is still reachable after changing the attached P-GW, thus neither the UE nor the peer end is aware of the movement of the UE in the IP level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Wen Luo