Based Upon Unit Location Patents (Class 455/440)
  • Patent number: 10286917
    Abstract: A method performed by a vehicle user identification node is described for enabling configuration of vehicle user settings of a vehicle. The method includes receiving first user pattern data, requesting user identification data based on first user pattern data, receiving the user identification data, and transmitting the user identification data to a vehicle settings node for configuration of vehicle user settings of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Kee Olsen
  • Patent number: 10212535
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented for using a mobile multi-radio access technology (multi-RAT) device for locating an individual, for example, in a search-and-rescue application. The multi-RAT device may permit the individual's cell phone to attach to the mobile multi-RAT device, and then may use a directional antenna to locate the individual. Various embodiments of such a device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Steven Paul Papa, Sridhar Donepudi, Kaitki Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10129822
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are described herein for device-based idle mode load balancing. According to one aspect disclosed herein, a mobile device can receive a cell information message that includes load information of a current camping cell on which the mobile device is currently camping and load information of at least one neighbor cell of a plurality of neighbor cells to the current camping cell. The mobile device can also obtain cell-type information of the current camping cell and cell-type information of the at least one neighbor cell. The mobile device can also determine a mobility state of the mobile device, and, based upon the load information of the current camping cell, the load information of the at least one neighbor cell, the cell-type information of the current camping cell, the cell-type information of the at least one neighbor cell, and the mobility state information, select a target camping cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Arthur Richard Brisebois, Ye Chen, Yonghui Tong
  • Patent number: 10123237
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handover in a wireless communication system. A handover indication can be received from a source base station (120) that is connected with a mobile station (110). The handover indication can include a random access channel preamble. The random access channel preamble can include a temporary mobile equipment identifier. The random access channel preamble can be received from the mobile station. A timing advance message can be sent in response to receiving random access channel preamble. The timing advance message can be addressed by the random access channel preamble and a source base station identifier. The connection with the mobile station can be switched from the source base station to a target base station (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Murali Narasimha, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 10098088
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for improving Positioning Reference Signaling (PRS) measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Akash Kumar, Amit Jain, Ankita
  • Patent number: 10084573
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for communication is disclosed. Information is transmitted on a downlink channel in a first time interval. Feedback information regarding the transmitted information is received in a second time interval on an uplink channel. For the second time interval, an explicit allocation of the uplink channel is not transmitted. The second time interval on the uplink channel is a pre-determined time period away from the first time interval on the downlink channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: IPR LICENSING, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin P. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10021618
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing wireless access to a radio access network for a user equipment (UE) obtains, at a server (102), a plurality UE upload cell messages from a plurality UEs (106) served by different cells (402). Each UE upload cell message includes cell specific data and corresponding UE specific data for a specific cell. The method and apparatus aggregate network cell data based at least on the cell specific data and the corresponding UE specific data (404). For example, the method and apparatus may aggregate the cell specific data and the corresponding UE specific data for each serving cell, such that the observances by the UEs are grouped together according to each serving cell. A UE may then receive cell information that is based on the aggregated network cell data (506) to, for example, re-order a scan list or cell roaming list, or bias a cell measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: William Morgan, Daniel Chisu, Dean Thorson
  • Patent number: 10009819
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of performing a network cell transition for a voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) capable mobile device. Initially, the mobile device can detect a call initiation event. Thereafter, the mobile device determines whether a radio signal power associated with its serving LTE network base station is less than a radio access technology (RAT) specific threshold (i.e., an LTE-specific threshold). In a scenario where the radio signal power is less than the RAT-specific threshold the mobile device can effectuate a transition to an available neighbor network base station employing a legacy RAT, prior to establishing a voice call. When the mobile device is in a radio resource control (RRC) connected mode the network cell transition may be associated with an induced network handover procedure. Alternatively, when the mobile device is in an RRC idle mode the network cell transition may be associated with network reselection procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Samy Khay-Ibbat, Tarik Tabet
  • Patent number: 9998861
    Abstract: A method for determining a service area corresponding to a provider communication account includes determining candidate communication accounts that have communicated with the provider communication account within a historical time period of a preset time length, acquiring geographical positions corresponding to the candidate communication accounts, and determining a service area corresponding to the provider communication account according to the geographical positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Zhiyong Bai, Guangjian Wang, Shuo Wang
  • Patent number: 9986483
    Abstract: An LTE base station facilitates handoffs in an LTE communication system. The LTE base station is configured to exchange session communications with a UE and receive session information transmitted from an LTE communication control system, the session information including a media type of the communication session and a vector associated with the UE. The LTE base station is further configured to identify a plurality of candidate base stations within a proximity threshold to a path of the vector associated with the UE, poll the plurality of candidate base stations for capability information, process the capability information to determine a set of the candidate base stations that support the media type of the communication session, select a target base station for a handoff from the set of the candidate base stations that support the media type, and instruct the UE to initiate the handoff to the target base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Marouane Balmakhtar, Aaron Paul Hinkle, G. Murat Karabulut
  • Patent number: 9980186
    Abstract: A method for performing handover decisions for established radio connections in a mobile network is provided where the method comprise: requesting (6:10) a drop prediction report from a communication device, indicating whether or not an established radio connection is predicted to drop; receiving (6:20) a requested drop prediction report associated with the radio connection; determining (6:40), based on the content of the report, whether a first condition has been fulfilled; configuring a first threshold value specifying when a measurement report is to be provided from the communication device using the radio connection for which the drop prediction report has been received, in case the first condition has been fulfilled, and transmitting (6:60) the configured threshold value or an indication of the configured threshold value to the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. Da Silva, Peter Vaderna, Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 9973879
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for managing wireless communications in a machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless Wide Area Network (WAN). A packet is decoded and demodulated by an M2M device that is received during a time slot of a physical layer forward link frame in the M2M wireless WAN. The packet is transmitted by a base station. The M2M device enters a sleep state before a physical layer acknowledgment (ACK) message is transmitted to the base station to indicate receipt of the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alok K. Gupta, Bin Tian
  • Patent number: 9967854
    Abstract: Techniques for locating a mobile device using a time distance of arrival (TDOA) method with disturbance scrutiny are provided. In an aspect, for respective combinations of three base station devices of a number of base station devices greater than or equal to three, intersections in hyperbolic curves, generated using a closed form function with input values based on differences of distances from the device to pairs of base station devices of the respective combinations of three base station devices, are determined. The intersection points are then tested for robustness against measurement errors associated with the input values and a subset of the intersection points that are associated with a degree of resistance to the measurement errors are selected to estimate a location of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sarat Puthenpura, Jie Chen, Sam Houston Parker, Huahui Wang, Wenjie Zhao
  • Patent number: 9949280
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a storage device for storing a spatial-temporal radio frequency profile for indicating signal quality for wireless links available at the location. The information handling system further includes an application processor that selects a predicted future path for a mobile information handling system during a future time interval. The application processor determines predicts radio quality of wireless links over the predicted future path selected for the system based on measured radio quality of service parameters for locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Will A. Egner, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 9949171
    Abstract: An Anchor Mobile Switching Center emulation (MSCe) and a Target MSCe are described herein that take part in an intersystem handoff of a Mobile Station (MS) which is in communication with a B-party. Upon the MS establishing a connection with the Target MSCe, the Anchor MSCe may perform SDP offer/answer exchange between the Target network and the B-Party for the purpose of codec renegotiation to correct a transcoding incompatibility or to enhance the voice bearer path characteristics or to minimize the number of transcodings in the bearer path, between the two parties. The Anchor MSCe and the Target MSCe both support Advanced Legacy Mobile Station Domain (ALMSD) implying that only the SIP transport is used for intersystem handoff communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Marvin Bienn, Gary Stephens
  • Patent number: 9949109
    Abstract: Method and arrangement for supporting connectivity of a wireless device to a network infrastructure. An infrastructure provider associates a set of device identification numbers to a first radio access provider in a subscription database of the infrastructure provider. The infrastructure provider also sets the first radio access provider as a preferred roaming partner in a SIM that comprises a subscriber identifier with a network identifier of the infrastructure provider. The SIM is provided for use in the device, to enable access to the network infrastructure over a radio access network of the first radio access provider based on the subscriber identifier and the preferred roaming partner in the SIM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Robert Skog, Bo Astrom, Tomas Holm, Lars-Orjan Kling
  • Patent number: 9930537
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed for determining dynamic positioning of mobile cells. Dynamic positioning provides for navigating a mobile cell, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle or the like, to a location suitable for offloading current network traffic, such that the suitable location maximizes offloading capabilities. The methodology describes takes into account both the current traffic load on the network and the location of the highest system capacity-intensive mobile terminals in determining an initial position for deploying the mobile cell. Additionally, the location of the deployed mobile cell is optimized, over time, based on tracking the direction of movement of the highest capacity-intensive mobile terminals, and, in some embodiments, service quality indicators provided by the mobile terminals and/or contextual information captured by the mobile cell apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Mobile Communications Inc.
    Inventors: Rickard Ljung, Zhinong Ying, Linh Trang, Peter C. Karlsson, Magnus Persson
  • Patent number: 9918269
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may include, for example, monitoring a speed and an acceleration of a mobile communication device in a serving cell of a wireless network where the mobile communication device has a radio resource control connection with the wireless network, and selecting a first mobility speed group from among a plurality of mobility speed groups based on the speed and the acceleration of the mobile communication device, where handover parameter values are assigned to each speed group of the plurality of mobility speed groups, and where the handover parameters and their associated values are utilized for a handover by the wireless network from the serving cell to a target cell. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II, LLC
    Inventors: Spyridon Kapoulas, Kurt Huber, Thomas W. Henderson
  • Patent number: 9913202
    Abstract: A device in a wireless communication system that includes circuitry that acquires location information of user equipment, calculates, according to at least the location information, stay time required for the user equipment to pass through the small cell, the stay time being a limited time, evaluates a mobility state of the user equipment according to the location information of the user equipment at different time by comparing the calculated stay time with a predetermined stay time threshold value, determines an operation from among a plurality of operations related to small cell detection according to changes in the mobility state and the location information of the user equipment, and execute the determined operation related to small cell detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xiaodong Xu, Yateng Hong, Ya Liu, Chengjin Luo
  • Patent number: 9894597
    Abstract: A communication method, an access network device and a communication device using the same method, and a communication system are proposed. According to an embodiment, the communication method can include following step. An access network device determines whether there is any femto cell within the coverage area thereof. when there is at least one femto cell within the coverage area thereof, the access network device obtains femto cell information of the at least one femto cell; and delivers the femto cell information to at least one terminal device within the coverage area thereof, where the femto cell information includes an indication of the at least one femto cell, at least one femto cell identifier and at least one carrier frequency of the at least one femto cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Guotong Wang, Anthony Lee
  • Patent number: 9888043
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for providing a voice communication service using a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in an electronic device are provided. A method includes providing a first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in a first LTE area, handing over to a second LTE area during the first VoLTE service, when the first VoLTE service ends, determining whether the second LTE area provides a VoLTE service, and when the second VoLTE area does not provide the VoLTE service, limiting the VoLTE service of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Hye-Jeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9877254
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus transmits a first set of capabilities to a first cell. The first set of capabilities is for communication with the first cell. The apparatus transmits information associated with a second set of capabilities to the first cell. The second set of capabilities is for communication with a second cell. The apparatus moves from the first cell to the second cell. The apparatus communicates with the second cell based on the transmitted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aziz Gholmieh, Lorenzo Casaccia, Xipeng Zhu, Masato Kitazoe, Osok Song
  • Patent number: 9842144
    Abstract: A computer implemented method includes: receiving an incomplete input from a user; presenting a plurality of suggestions to the user for completion of the input, wherein the suggestions are presented in a ranked order based on a characteristic associated with the user terminal; receiving a selection by the user of a suggestion from the suggestions; and completing the input with the suggestion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Frank J. Cort, Joshua Robert Russell Jacobson
  • Patent number: 9843986
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) discovery are described. A service discovery process may include a discoverable device (e.g., a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) sending a discovery request, over a wireless connection, for a radio resource for the purpose of performing a transmission for radio frequency (RF) proximity detection for a given service. The WTRU may receive a discovery response including a configuration for RF proximity detection from a network, which configuration may be associated to the service. The configuration for RF proximity may be received by dedicated signaling, (e.g., physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH)), in particular for a discoverable WTRU. The configuration for RF proximity may be received on a broadcast channel, (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Gwenael Poitau, Ghyslain Pelletier, Paul Marinier, Diana Pani, Samian Kaur, Benoit Pelletier
  • Patent number: 9826441
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and a method for performing a handover of a terminal in a wireless communication system. In the method, a ranging code is transmitted to a target base station on which a handover is to be performed. A ranging response message comprising Connection Identification (CID) update information is received from the target base station together with resource assignment information for transmission of a ranging request message. Therefore, fast resumption of downlink data reception of the terminal can be supported through fast CID update during a handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dai-Kwan Kim, Jung-Je Son, Jong-Hyung Kwun, Young-Hyun Jeon, Jae-Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 9825916
    Abstract: A mobile device identifier (such as an MSISDN) that typically accompanies a mobile device request is replaced with an “enriched” identifier that exposes the mobile device user's home operator but obfuscates the mobile device's (and, thus, the device user's) identity. In one embodiment, the identifier comprises a first part, and a second part. The first part comprises a data string that identifies (either directly or through a database lookup) the mobile device user's home operator. The second part, however, is an opaque data string, such as a one-time-use unique identifier (UID) or a value that is otherwise derived as a function of the MSISDN (or the like). The opaque data string encodes the mobile device's identity in a manner that preferably can be recovered only by the user's home operator (or an entity authorized thereby). When the mobile device user roams into a foreign network, that network receives the enriched identifier in lieu of an MSISDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Heather Maria Hinton, Alastair John Angwin, Mark Pozefsky
  • Patent number: 9819548
    Abstract: In one implementation, a protocol for dissemination of information, such as configuration information, in a computer network is provided. The dissemination of the payload or content is separated from the dissemination of the fact that a new revision of that payload or content exists. The availability of a new revision of the payload or content is signaled prior to the transfer. Only nodes receiving the notice of existence of the new revision and requesting the new revision receive the payload or content. While the payload or content revision notifications potentially arrive at a receiving node from many different neighbors, the payload or content is only requested once by the receiving node and transmitted once over links between neighbors. This scheme may result in low end-to-end delays and in resiliency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Donner, Alexander Clemm
  • Patent number: 9813965
    Abstract: Approaches are described which enable a user equipment (UE) device (e.g., mobile phone, tablet computer) to measure signal strength of neighboring cells in a cellular network based at least in part on direction and/or location information of the UE device. The computing device may determine, based on location and/or direction information, that the device is moving away from a neighboring cell and either stop measuring the signal strength or reduce the rate of measuring the signal strength of that neighboring cell. This selective measuring can enable computing devices to conserve battery power and reduce processing overhead when moving between cells of a cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Kumar Edara, Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9807653
    Abstract: A method, station and computer readable storage medium used to perform a roaming procedure. The method performed by the station including determining whether a roam is to be performed, the station being associated with a first access point (AP), receiving network related information for at least one second AP, determining a score value for each of the at least one second AP based upon the network related information, the score value being either a quantitative score calculated as a function of a respective received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value and a respective load value or a qualitative score calculated as a function of a preference value and the RSSI value, selecting one of the at least one second AP based upon the score values and roaming from the first AP to the selected one of the at least one second AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Kapil Chhabra, Veerendra Boodannavar
  • Patent number: 9807552
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for intelligent radio state switching for geographically fixed access points. In use, a location associated with a mobile device is determined, using minimal energy drain on a battery of the mobile device. Additionally, it is determined whether the location is associated with a known desired geographical area for accessing at least one communication network. Further, at least one transceiver of the mobile device is turned on for accessing the at least one communication network when it is determined that the location is associated with the known desired geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Amdocs Development Limited
    Inventors: Love Kumar Singhal, Sanjay Bhatia
  • Patent number: 9806935
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method and an apparatus for managing and optimizing service discovery in a peer-to-peer (P2P) wireless network. Nodes of the P2P network advertise their capabilities to their peers in the form of services. Efficient propagation and management of node's services to other nodes is proposed in the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Oliver Michaelis, J. Rodney Walton, John W. Ketchum
  • Patent number: 9756553
    Abstract: A method and system provide assisted acquisition of a wireless link between user equipment and a femtocell unit. After an initial calibration of timing and/or frequency information, the user equipment enters into a low-power state. The femtocell unit monitors for system updates using a network listen module that sniffs the air interface of one or more neighboring cells. Upon a trigger event, the femtocell unit provides aiding information, for example, timing and/or frequency information corresponding to a change in timing and/or frequency of the air interface, over a second radio, e.g., a wireless personal area network interface. Thus, the user equipment may remain in the low-power state and receive updates with respect to the wireless wide area network interface. Subsequently, upon wake-up, the user equipment may utilize the aiding information, for example, to recalibrate its timing and/or frequency. Thus, acquisition of the wireless link with the femtocell unit may be expedited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Samir S. Soliman, Olufunmilola O. Awoniyi
  • Patent number: 9749806
    Abstract: A device may include one or more processors. The device may obtain call information relating to a call. The call information may comprise a plurality of call segments. The device may perform one or more particle swarm operations to obtain approximate locations of the mobile device during at least some of the plurality of call segments. The device may combine the approximate locations to identify a location of the mobile device during the call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Gareth James Smith, Stefan Ulrich Thiel
  • Patent number: 9699670
    Abstract: A method for configuring an interface with APs of a second radio access technology (RAT) by an entity of a first RAT in a mobile communication system supporting multiple RAT according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: transmitting a first message including a list of entity zones covered by the entity among a plurality of geographical zones; receiving a second message including a list of AP zones covered by the APs of the second RAT among the plurality of geographical zones in response to the first message; and configuring an interface with at least one AP among the APs of the second RAT on the basis of the list of AP zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heejeong Cho, Hyunsoo Ko, Genebeck Hahn, Hyeyoung Choi, Ilmu Byun
  • Patent number: 9699704
    Abstract: A wireless communication system is presented for robust mobility management in a HetNet communication system. A source cell can prepare a macro cell and a target small cell as handover candidates during handover decision making and/or preparation. The mobile device is informed about the prepared macro cell and target small cell using radio resource control (RRC) messaging. After receiving a handover command or detecting radio frequency (RF) loss, the mobile device can try to connect with the target small cell. If the mobile device is unable to connect to the target small cell, the UE can fall back and connect to the macro cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Tarik Tabet, Wen Zhao, S. Aon Mujtaba, Christian W. Mucke
  • Patent number: 9654931
    Abstract: In one or more embodiments, a mobile device can determine its speed and can utilize a wireless network based on its determined speed. In one example, the mobile device can be within a communications range of a wireless access point that implements a wireless local area network and can utilize a mobile telephone network for data communications rather than the wireless local area network when the mobile device is traveling at or above a certain speed. In another example, the mobile device can receive a signal from the wireless access point and, based on the signal and the speed of the mobile device, the mobile device can utilize the wireless access point at or above the certain speed. For instance, the signal can include a beacon indicating that the wireless access point can be utilized for data communications when the mobile device is traveling at or above a certain speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Mostafa Tofighbakhsh, David Wolter
  • Patent number: 9654275
    Abstract: The present invention provides a resource management method and system thereof. The resource management method includes: judging whether the variation degree of work state of a communication system will result in the change of resource management information of the communication system or not, if so, then the resource management information is re-collected, wherein the resource management information includes the state, the interference state among links and service stream information relating to each node in the communication system; and determining the resource allocation strategy of the communication system according to the resource management information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 9560140
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure propose methods for identifying machine to machine (M2M) devices and services. Each device may indicate its M2M functionality either for each of the services performed by the device or for all of its services to a core network. The core network may report the M2M functionality of the device to other nodes in the network that may be involved with the M2M functionality of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gerardo Giaretta, Josef J. Blanz, Lorenzo Casaccia, John Wallace Nasielski, Haipeng Jin, Krishna S. Pandit, Nathan Edward Tenny
  • Patent number: 9521508
    Abstract: A mobile device and a method and circuit for determining a position of the mobile device is disclosed. A positioning signal is received at a communication circuit of the mobile device. The received positioning signal is sent from the communication circuit to a position-determining module for determining the position of the mobile device from the positioning signal. A switch may be configured to selectively couple the position-determining module to the communication circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Mohammad Shafiq Bani Hani, Arnold Sheynman, Bruce A. Bernhardt
  • Patent number: 9521516
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods, circuits, systems and associated computer executable code for detecting the presence of a mobile computing device in a specific area. Included are means for receiving a message from the mobile device including a coarse location indicator, determining that the received coarse location indicator is in proximity with one or more local (e.g. retailer) stations, and causing at least one of the one or more local stations to transmit a mobile device specific poling signal to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: LOYALBLOCKS LTD.
    Inventors: Ido Gaver, Eran Kirshenboim
  • Patent number: 9503906
    Abstract: A method of evaluating a potential location to add a wireless field device to an existing network of a plurality of existing wireless field devices is provided. The method includes placing a handheld field maintenance tool in the potential location and causing the handheld field maintenance tool to identify wireless field devices within communicative range of the potential location. Information related to wireless communication at the potential location is viewed. Methods are also provided for identifying a selected field device in a process installation using a handheld field maintenance tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Fisher-Rosemount System, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan R. Dewey, Joseph Citrano, III, Todd Mitchell Toepke, Alden C. Russell, III, Eric D. Rotvold
  • Patent number: 9485696
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for switching networks in active mode are described herein. In one aspect a method of wireless communication is provided. The method includes communicating with a device over a first network. The method further includes monitoring for a second network during the communication with the device, the second network having a higher throughput than the first network. The method further includes determining an application usage history of the device. The method further includes selectively transitioning the communication from the first network to the second network based on a parameter of the first network, a parameter of the second network, and an application usage history of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alvin Siu-Chung Ng, Troy Russell Curtiss, Tak-Wai Wu, Cheong Tsun Sang, Chun Chung Patrick Chan, Chintan Pravin Turakhia
  • Patent number: 9485749
    Abstract: A method in a mobile station for ranking cells in order to perform reselection from a serving cell to a second cell is disclosed. The method includes detecting a second cell that the mobile station is not allowed to access, determining resources used for transmission of a signal of the second cell, and applying a reselection bias if the resources used for transmission of the signal of the second cell do not substantially overlap resources used for transmission of a signal of the serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Murali Narasimha, Sandeep H. Krishnamurthy, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 9467210
    Abstract: With respect to cooperative signal communication between a mobile terminal (200) and a plurality of access nodes (100-1, 100-2), a combined signal quality value is calculated on the basis of a first individual signal quality value (Q1) of a communication link between a first access node (100-1), e.g. a serving base station, and the terminal (200), and a second individual signal quality value (Q2) of a second communication link between a second access node (100-2), e.g. a supporting base station, and the terminal (200). On the basis of the combined signal quality value, a transmission parameter (50) for future cooperative transmissions is adapted. The transmission parameter (50) may be a modulation scheme, a coding scheme, a transmit power, or a resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Laetitia Falconetti, Christian Hoymann
  • Patent number: 9462529
    Abstract: A method in a network node for performing network tasks based on a user equipment trajectory includes the network node receiving cell change information from a user equipment wherein the cell change information further includes user equipment trajectory data based on cell parameters of visited cells in a user equipment trajectory. The method in a user equipment for collecting cell change information associated with a cell change includes the user equipment storing the cell change information within the user equipment. The cell change information is sent to the network node for performing network tasks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Muhammad Kazmi
  • Patent number: 9451394
    Abstract: Structures and protocols are presented for signaling a status or decision concerning a wireless service or device within a region to a network participant or other communication device (smartphone or motor vehicle, e.g.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Philip Lionel Barnes, Hon Wah Chin, Howard L. Davidson, Kimberly D. A. Hallman, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Brian Lee, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Nicholas F. Pasch, Eric D. Rudder, Clarence T. Tegreene, Marc Tremblay, David B. Tuckerman, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9445239
    Abstract: Operating parameters of a wireless mobile communication device can be adjusted to comply with requirements defined by a local regulatory regime. Location information can be received by the wireless mobile communication device and be used to determine local operating requirements. In one embodiment, location information in the form of MCC-MNC information can be used to query a local database to determine values of local operating limits such as, for example, a local value of a maximum allowable transmission power limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Vusthla Sunil Reddy
  • Patent number: 9374662
    Abstract: Network sharing allows different core network operators to connect to a shared radio access network. The operators may share the radio network elements, and may also share the radio resources themselves. Examples of radio access sharing architectures include GWCN and MOCN. In such multi-PLMN deployment scenarios, operators are also interested in sharing measuring nodes due to their expense. To enable sharing, method(s), apparatus(es), and/or system(s) are proposed in which network nodes may perform joint selection of positioning nodes and PLMNs; in which positioning nodes of different PLMNs may communicate; in which a positioning node may obtain and use assistance data associated with a PLMN different from that of the positioning node; and to coordinate positioning measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Yang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9351105
    Abstract: A server provides location-based applications to an application of a mobile device based on a geographic location of the mobile device. The server receives an application definition and metadata comprising a geographic area associated with the application definition. The server generates a location-based application based on the application definition and metadata. The server identifies a geographic location of the mobile device and one or more location-based applications based on the geographic location of the mobile device. One or more location-based applications are provided within the application in the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Robert Wetzold
  • Patent number: 9351340
    Abstract: In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, a method is disclosed that comprises measuring a first link quality of a first link based at least in part on a first power value; measuring a second link quality of a second link based at least in part on a second power value; and determining a suitable device-to-device (D2D) mode for a D2D connection based at least in part on the first link quality, the second link quality, and one or more D2D user equipment (UE) constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Cassio Barboza Ribeiro, Klaus Franz Doppler, Timo Kalevi Koskela, Tao Chen, Sami-Jukka Hakola