Based Upon Unit Location Patents (Class 455/440)
  • Patent number: 10632378
    Abstract: A determination is made, using a computer, of an amount of game code data to be included in a data packet containing streaming game video data. A data packet is generated to contain the streaming game video data and to include the amount of game code data. The generated data packet is transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Interactive Entertainment America LLC
    Inventors: Rui Filipe Andrade Pereira, David Perry, Andrew Buchanan Gault
  • Patent number: 10616918
    Abstract: A method for performing a network entry procedure by a Mobile Station (MS) in a cloud cell communication system is provided. The method includes determining whether there is an arbitrary cloud cell member candidate Base Station (BS) as a cloud cell member candidate BS which has transmitted a downlink synchronization signal with a signal strength, if there is the arbitrary cloud cell member candidate BS, determining the arbitrary cloud cell member candidate BS as a final cloud cell member candidate BS which will perform a cooperative communication with the master BS, transmitting an access request message including information on the final cloud cell member candidate BS to the master BS, and receiving an access response message including information on a cloud cell member BS from the master BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-Jeong Kang, Rakesh Taori, Jung-Shin Park, Yeong-Moon Son, Jae-Weon Cho, Hyun-kyu Yu
  • Patent number: 10616814
    Abstract: A method may be provided for load balancing in femtocells. Determination may be made as to whether a cell load status of the femtocell base station exceeds a certain load level. When the cell load status of the femtocell base station reaches and/or exceeds the certain load level, handover of at least one user equipment coupled to the femtocell base station to a target base station may be initiated by shrinking cell coverage of the femtocell base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kwang-Jun Ha
  • Patent number: 10609615
    Abstract: In at least some embodiments, a method, apparatus, and system for performing communication using a plurality of radio access technologies (RATs) including a cellular RAT and a short-range RAT. A mobile device may be configured to receive information regarding traffic steering, i.e., cellular/short-range RAT handover, from nearby short-range access points and/or from a cellular base station. The mobile device may generate or determine mobility information of the mobile device, which indicates an amount of movement of the mobile device. The mobile device may determine whether the mobile device should transition between the cellular RAT and the short-range RAT based at least in part on the traffic-steering information and the mobility information. The mobile device may selectively transition between the cellular RAT and the short-range RAT based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Farouk Belghoul, Tarik Tabet, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10609544
    Abstract: A terminal device is configured to perform a method for identifying a target device in a local area network (LAN) comprising a plurality of potential target devices. The method includes communicating in an omni-directional format to obtain discovered devices within the area, communicating in a narrow beam format in a direction of the target device; identifying a first list of a first plurality of devices including the target device; eliminating a device from the first list of devices to create a second list of devices; calculating a distance between the terminal device and each device in the second list of devices; determining a precise distance between the terminal device and the target device using a precise distance measurement method; determine which device of the second list of devices has a distance that compares favorably to the precisely determined distance; and identifying the device ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Van So Chau, Jiri Medlen, Ping Shi
  • Patent number: 10575359
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a service communication method. The method uses multiple Radio Access Technologies (RATs), and includes that: a terminal receives network capabilities of the multiple RATs; the terminal selects at least two RATs for a service of the terminal from the multiple RATs according to the network capabilities; and the terminal performs communication of the service by using the at least two RATs. In the embodiments, the terminal selects the at least two RATs for the service, so that manual setting of a user can be avoided, and thereby performance and convenience of the multiple RATs can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Hai Tang, Yuanqing Zeng
  • Patent number: 10575237
    Abstract: There is provided a method for transmitting an uplink message, the method performed by a user equipment (UE). The method may comprise: receiving, by the UE, a request about a visited cell history; transmitting, by the UE, in response to the request, the visited cell history. Here, the cell visited history may include an identifier of a visited cell, and time information corresponding to the visited cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10525333
    Abstract: Various embodiments are directed to techniques for reducing electric power employed by devices of a game play monitoring system that collects data during game play in a sport. An apparatus may include an interaction detection component to monitor an interaction sensor of a playing piece to detect an interaction with a body, generate playing piece data recording an aspect of the interaction and determine whether the interaction maintains the playing piece within a close proximity to the body; and a communications component to use electric power from a power source to wirelessly transmit the playing piece data to a player device carried by the body via shorter range wireless communications or to an access point device via longer range wireless communications based on the determination, the shorter range wireless communications to consume electric power of the power source at a lesser rate. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Glen J. Anderson, Jose K. Sia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10524091
    Abstract: Communicating location information for a first user of a first communication client from a first user terminal over a communications system to a second user terminal is described. A second communication client executed by the second user terminal displays a list of contacts associated with a second user of the second communication client that comprises a first contact representing the first user. The first user terminal determines a location of the first user and stores the determined location in a store of the first user terminal. The first communication client reads the stored location from the store. The first communication client further generates a message comprising a visual indication of the location read from the store and transmits the message to the second user terminal. The visual indication of the location is displayed on the second user terminal in the contact list in association with the first contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SKYPE
    Inventors: Aram Nicholas Babaian, Veiko Raime, Mark McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 10524229
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to transmission of TA information in a non-paging procedure. A network device receives, from a source node, a first message that is a non-paging message. The source node is one of a terminal device and a control device in a core network. Then, the network device obtains TA information about the terminal device from the first message and transmits, to a destination node, a second message generated based on the first message. The destination node is the other of the terminal device and the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10506542
    Abstract: Mobile devices are used as temporary location anchor points, e.g., to supplement fixed location permanent location anchor points, in a wireless communications system in which mobile device locations are determined. A mobile device receives a command or request to operate as a location anchor point. In some embodiments, the command includes time information indicating the amount of time the mobile device is to operate as a location anchor point. In some embodiments, a mobile device operating as a location anchor point reports a received signal strength measurement along with information identifying the device from which the signal was received to a network element, e.g., a location server node. In some embodiments, a mobile device operating as a location anchor point broadcasts a signal providing location information. The mobile device receives compensation for operating as a location anchor point. Compensation may be monetary, services, or benefits provided by the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Jovicic, Thomas Richardson, Cyril Measson
  • Patent number: 10470119
    Abstract: For selection of a wireless access point, a terminal apparatus is configured to include a transmitter transmitting terminal information to a communication control apparatus, a receiver receiving access point candidate information from the communication control apparatus, a bandwidth estimator estimating current bandwidth associated with each of the candidate wireless access points included in the access point candidate information, and an access point selector selecting at least one wireless access point for communication from the candidate wireless access points included in the access point candidate information. Terminal information includes information on a communication location where the terminal apparatus communicates with the communication control apparatus and the access point candidate information includes information on candidate wireless access points for the communication location and past bandwidth information acquired associated with each of the candidate wireless access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaaki Yoshino, Hiroaki Asano, Yasuharu Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10448269
    Abstract: A measurement method, a cell measurement method, an apparatus, and a communications node are disclosed. A first communications node sends measurement information to a second communications node, where the measurement information includes measurement signal configuration information and/or configuration information of a measurement signal combination, the two pieces of configuration information are respectively used by the second communications node to determine a resource of a measurement signal corresponding to the measurement signal configuration information and a resource of a measurement signal corresponding to the configuration information of the measurement signal combination; and the first communications node receives a measurement report sent by the second communications node, where the measurement report carries a measurement result of measurement performed by the second communications node according to the measurement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Chai, Jie Shi, Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 10432373
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses and computer program for facilitating reference signal transmission. An example method can be implemented at a base station in a wireless communication system for communicating with a terminal device. The terminal device is configured with a primary carrier and a secondary carrier for carrier aggregation. The method comprises determining a measurement gap. The measurement gap indicates a time interval for a terminal device to switch from the primary carrier to the secondary carrier for transmitting a reference signal to the base station over the secondary carrier and switch back to the primary carrier. The method also comprises triggering the terminal device to transmit the reference signal over the secondary carrier according to the measurement gap and obtaining a channel estimation based on the reference signal received from the terminal device during the measurement gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qingyu Miao, Huaisong Zhu, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 10419974
    Abstract: A network node is connected to a plurality of antenna nodes that are located along a constrained path where a plurality of wireless communication devices are located. The antenna nodes are controlled to maintain reception radio lobes substantially along the path such that the wireless communication devices can perform uplink radio communication with the network node via the reception radio lobes. At least one RF signal is detected in a PRACH, with a first PRACH configuration. A determination is made of a radio frequency offset of the detected RF signal. A determination is then made that the at least one RF signal originates from a wireless communication device of a specific subset among the plurality of wireless communication devices. Each wireless communication devices in the specific subset is associated with the radio frequency offset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Magnus Larsson, Oskar Mauritz
  • Patent number: 10356601
    Abstract: A system for communicating to an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network mobility events occurring in a telecommunications access network. A mobile device connects to a first base station and registers on an IMS network. A component in the IMS network, such as a telephone application server (TAS), stores the first identifier. In addition, the TAS creates or modifies a call detail record (CDR) to indicate that the mobile phone is connected to the base station. After a handover occurs from the first base station to a second base station, the mobile device transmits to the IMS network a second identifier that identifies the second base station. The mobile device transmits the identifier of the second base station to the TAS within the IMS network via an XCAP PUT or POST request. After receiving the second identifier, the TAS stores the identifier and modifies a CDR to reflect the identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Muhammad Tawhidur Rahman
  • Patent number: 10334643
    Abstract: A system is disclosed in which a UE-Relay receives, from a user communication device, a message requesting the provision of a communication link (e.g. a Layer 2 link) between the user communication device and a network serving the user communication device. The UE-Relay communicates with its core network, responsive to the received message, to establish the communication link from the user communication device to a base station remote from the UE-Relay; and relays data, between the user communication device and the base station using the communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Benoit Lecroart, Christophe Le Thierry D'Ennequin, Dorin Panaitopol
  • Patent number: 10332006
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to the optimization of over-the-air (“OTA”) file distribution for connected cars based upon a heuristic scheduling algorithm. A schedule provided by the heuristic scheduling algorithm is designed to distribute OTA data flow to connected cars over the network (geographically) and over a scheduling time horizon (timely), and is capable of reducing the negative impact of OTA file updates on overall wireless network performance. This schedule is created based upon historical statistics associated with connected car driving patterns and simulations of connected car-specific OTA traffic over the network. By leveraging connected cars that connect to different cells at different times based upon driving patterns, the heuristic scheduling algorithm is effective in reducing OTA impact on the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jie Chen, Sichong Guan, Wenjie Zhao, Laurie Bigler
  • Patent number: 10327190
    Abstract: Providing for mobile communications incorporating Internet Protocol (IP) persistence is described herein. By way of example, IP persistence can be implemented for a mobile device receiving IP data content over a mobile network. Particularly, if the mobile device encounters a region of poor wireless coverage, the IP data content can be transmitted to the mobile device over a plurality of base stations concurrently. Thus, the IP persistence can comprise duplicating the IP data content and transmitting separate independent wireless transmissions of the content to the mobile device from separate cells or separate transmitters. The duplicate transmitting can be continued while the mobile device is within the region of poor wireless coverage, until a suitable quality of service or quality of experience parameter is met for a serving network, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sanjay Macwan, Azfar Inayatullah
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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