Mobile Assisted Or Initiated Patents (Class 455/437)
  • Patent number: 10349319
    Abstract: A method for preparing handover of a mobile device from a serving base station in a radio communications system, includes sending an identity indicator of the mobile device, from the serving base station to a plurality of neighboring bases stations; receiving, from at least a subset of said neighboring base stations, detection data representing the respective base station's ability to detect the mobile device; sending cell identity data, from the serving base station to the mobile device, representing at least candidate base stations for the mobile device to monitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 10341910
    Abstract: A method performed by user equipment (UE) includes receiving a request to access a service unavailable through a first network cell associated with the UE and informing a second network cell that the UE is requesting to obtain the service unavailable through the first network cell. The request may be received from a user of the UE or may be a paging message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Richard Charles Burbidge, Takashi Suzuki, David Philip Hole, Johanna Lisa Dwyer, Venkata Ratnakar Rao Rayavarapu, Maiyuran Wijayanathan, Stephen McCann, Mark Earnshaw, Chen Ho Chin
  • Patent number: 10341920
    Abstract: Data distribution between mobile stations and external data paths is assigned to a new set of devices, distribution points. Each distribution point is independently coupled to mobile stations, also assigned to access points. Control elements operate to control the distribution points separately from the access points. Each access point maintains a substantially stateless link with each distribution point for which the two share a mobile station. Access points might exchange data with any one or more distribution points concurrently. Access points thus obtain greater bandwidth connectivity to external data paths. Mobile stations transfer between access points and transfer between distribution points independently. This has the effect that bandwidth connectivity between distribution points and external data paths have no particular requirement for VLAN separation. Mobile stations may roam among multiple Internet protocol subnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, INc
    Inventors: Sung-Wook Han, Martin Ostrowski, Vaduvur Bharghavan
  • Patent number: 10334655
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus in a wireless communications system, and a mobility measurement method. The electronic apparatus includes a communications device and a mobility measurement device. The communication device is configured to separately perform dual-connection communication with two connection nodes by different carriers. The mobility measurement device is configured to perform mobility measurement, for determining a connection switching mode, on the connection nodes in the dual connections in a case in which connection service quality of at least one of the current dual connection nodes is lower than a preset level. The mobility measurement device is further configured to determine a reporting mode of a mobility measurement result according to the measurement condition of at least one of the current dual connection nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10334505
    Abstract: The present invention provides a congestion control method and apparatus. The method includes: sending, by a user equipment, a first network connection request to a network device of a first mobile network; receiving, by the user equipment, a first network connection rejection message from the network device, where the first network connection rejection message includes network switching indication information, where the network switching indication information is used for instructing the user equipment to switch to a second mobile network, and the network switching indication information is from a subscription manager SM; and accessing, by the user equipment, the second mobile network according to the network switching indication information. The present invention ensures normal execution of a service on an eUICC user equipment when network congestion occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yijun Yu
  • Patent number: 10334465
    Abstract: UE-aided channel selection within unlicensed frequency bands. A base station may communicate with UEs using LTE/LTE-A carrier waveforms (e.g., configured as a secondary cell) in the unlicensed frequency band. The base station may configure UEs for wide-band interference feedback for channels in the unlicensed frequency band. The measurements of wide-band signal strength may be performed by the UEs on channels for which the base station is not currently transmitting, or during silent periods of a configured secondary cell. The UEs may feedback an average total received power over a measurement bandwidth for one or more frequency channels of the unlicensed frequency band. The base station may receive the wide-band signal strength feedback from the UEs and identify potential frequency channels for channel selection for the secondary cell based on its own measurements of the candidate channels, and the wide-band signal strength feedback from the UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Peter Gaal, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10327182
    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: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 10327200
    Abstract: A communication manager of a communication network can include a transceiver configured to communicate with communication stations and one or more clients of the communication network, and a controller. The controller can be configured to: generate a management packet and provide, using the transceiver, the management packet to the communication stations to control the communication stations to monitor a communication from the client of the one or more clients and measure the client communication; obtain respective measurements from the communication stations using the transceiver; and control the client of the one or more clients to select a communication station from the communication stations to serve the client based on the respective measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Segev Ravgad, Roni Abiri
  • Patent number: 10327270
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and devices for a network to inform a user equipment which network slice is attached successfully and which network slice is prohibited to attach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Kundan Tiwari
  • Patent number: 10285097
    Abstract: A method for cell reselection control is disclosed, comprising: sending an instruction from a radio network to a user equipment (UE) in an idle mode to adjust an existing cell reselection parameter at a UE to a high value; subsequently instructing the UE to return the cell reselection parameter to its previous value, after a first predetermined interval; and subsequently sending a second instruction to the UE in an idle mode to adjust the cell reselection parameter at the UE to the high value, after a second predetermined periodic interval, causing the UE to reselect to a cell with superior signal even when the UE may be under good coverage attached to an existing macro cell, thereby offloading the macro cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Eric Mrozinski
  • Patent number: 10278101
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a cell discovery method and apparatus, where the method includes: determining, by a second network node, modified timing of the second network node according to acquired timing modification information; receiving, by the second network node, uplink resource information of user equipment sent by a first network node; performing, by the second network node, detection on an uplink signal of the user equipment by using the modified timing and according to the uplink resource information; and when detecting proximity of the user equipment, sending, by the second network node, proximity information to the first network node. The cell discovery method and apparatus provided in the embodiments of the present invention prevent from triggering UE to perform unnecessary cell measurement or handover, thereby reducing network signaling load and lowering power consumption of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Chai, Bo Lin, Yan Wang, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10264502
    Abstract: It is provided a method for adapting a parameter being indicative for a trigger signal for starting measurements, by a first base station of a first radio access network of a first type of radio access technology, of a signal quality of signals being received from a second base station of a second radio access network of a second type of radio access technology. The method includes measuring by a user equipment, which is served by the second base station, the signal quality of signals being received from the first base station, reporting a signal being indicative for the measured signal quality from the user equipment to a network entity, and adapting, by the network entity, a parameter based on the measured signal quality, wherein the parameter is indicative for a trigger signal for starting measuring a further signal quality of signals being received from the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Bernhard Wegmann, Ingo Viering, Andreas Lobinger, Dirk Rose, Cinzia Sartori, Juergen Michel
  • Patent number: 10257234
    Abstract: A method is provided for controlling a handover procedure in a wireless communication system. In a method for operating a base station, whether a session setup request for a voice call of a terminal occurs is determined. If a handover request from the terminal occurs within a time period after the session setup request occurs, triggering of a handover procedure is delayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Song-Hak Lee
  • Patent number: 10251088
    Abstract: Load balancing is facilitated utilizing geographical location and mobility speed. An example method includes receiving, by a first cell device including a processor and associated with a first cell, from a device of devices, information indicative of whether the device has detected cell type information from a second cell device associated with a second cell, wherein at least a portion of the second cell is located within a first boundary of the first cell. The method also includes: determining, by the first cell device, a mobility characteristic of the device, wherein the devices comprise respective mobility characteristics; and selecting, by the first cell device, the device of the devices to associate with the second cell based on the mobility characteristic of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Hongyan Lei, Ye Chen, Zhi Cui, Cheng P. Liu, Slawomir Stawiarski, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10244433
    Abstract: A method for enhanced mobility management within a mobile communication network includes: generating, by the user equipment, information regarding a first radio cell and a second radio cell, and/or receiving, by the user equipment, information regarding the first radio cell and the second radio cell from the first radio cell and/or the second radio cell; and selecting, by the user equipment, either the first radio cell or the second radio cell, and/or requesting, by the user equipment, on-demand mobility support from the mobile communication network. The second step is performable by the user equipment both in case that the user equipment is in an idle state and in case that the user equipment is in a connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Nenner
  • Patent number: 10243611
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to a method for operating a user equipment (10), UE, in a wireless communication network, the method comprising performing a cell identification procedure based on a comparison between a signal quality of a first cell and the signal quality of a second cell. The disclosure also pertains to related devices and methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Muhammad Kazmi, Joakim Axmon, Bengt Lindoff, Santhan Thangarasa
  • Patent number: 10237402
    Abstract: According to one or more aspects of the present disclosure, operations may include conducting, by a host device, first communication with a first device over a first network. The operations may further include conducting, by the host device based on the first communication, second communication with the first device over a second network when the first device is disconnected from the first network. The operations may also include obtaining, by the host device, a request for a communication session from a second device while the host device is conducting the second communication with the first device over the second network. In addition, the operations may include sending, by the host device, a request notification to the first device over the second network based on the host device conducting the second communication with the first device. The request notification may notify the first device of the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sorenson IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Jasper Cheekong Pan
  • Patent number: 10237888
    Abstract: A semi-persistent resource scheduling (SPS) allocation of a user equipment is deactivated in an LTE-based mobile communication system without requiring changes to the Physical layer-to-MAC layer interface and/or changes to PDCCH formats agreed by the 3GPP. A combination of NDI value and MCS index is defined that commands release of SPS resources. An alternative solution proposed defines a special transport block size that when signaled in a PDCCH commands release of SPS resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Optis Wireless Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Joachim Lohr, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart, Martin Feuersanger, Christian Wengerter
  • Patent number: 10237756
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a neighbor access point list is obtained. Statistics are maintained for a current access point that a client is currently associated with, including previous access points previous clients have roamed from prior to associating with the current access point, and next access points the previous clients associated with. The neighbor access point list for the client is optimized, by determining one or more previous clients that associated with a same previous access point as the client and prioritizing access points in the optimized neighbor access point list, based on the next access points the one or more previous clients associated with. The optimized neighbor access point list is sent to the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tak Ming Francis Pang, David S. Stephenson, Santosh G. Pandey, Vishal Satyendra Desai
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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