Based Upon Unit Location Patents (Class 455/440)
  • Patent number: 11134405
    Abstract: A measurement method and User Equipment UE are provided. The method includes: determining a measurement-related parameter of the UE according to a state parameter of the UE; and performing a measurement on a neighboring cell of the UE and/or a serving cell of the UE according to the measurement-related parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Li Chen
  • Patent number: 11122482
    Abstract: A node handover method, apparatus, and system are provided. The method includes: receiving a protocol configuration request message sent by a target access node, where the protocol configuration request message includes a quality of service parameter of UE; determining, according to the quality of service parameter, a function module corresponding to a service of the UE; configuring, according to the function module corresponding to a service of the UE and a network topology, a function module for a target node; determining, according to the function module configured for the target node and the network topology, a first forwarding entry group required for data stream transmission between a source node and any node of the target node; and determining a second forwarding entry group required for data stream transmission between a gateway and any node of the target node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinfang Zhang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11115989
    Abstract: A wireless access node serves a wireless User Equipment (UE) over a Primary Component Carrier (PCC) and Secondary Component Carriers (SCCs). The wireless access node receives a report from the wireless UE indicating radio frequency bands and their received signal strengths. The wireless access node identifies the radio frequency bands that have adequate received signal strength. The wireless access node determines electrical down-tilt angles for the identified radio frequency bands. The wireless access node selects one of the identified radio frequency bands that has a smaller electrical down-tilt angle. The wireless access node exchanges user data and network signaling with the wireless UE over the selected frequency band to serve the PCC to the UE. The wireless access node transfers additional user data to the UE to serve the SCCs to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11082565
    Abstract: A subscriber communicates over an IP-based wireless telecommunications network through an access point. Identifiers associated with the access point (e.g., MAC address IP address, FQDN . . . ) are stored in a database. Each access point is mapped into one or more service zones, where service zones are mapped to service types. The subscriber has a rate plan that is based on a selection of one or more service types. When a wireless connection between the subscriber and the IP-based wireless telecommunications network is established, the access point identifiers are used to retrieve a service zone ID from the database. Upon completion of the communication, a call detail record can be generated that includes the service zone ID for the communication. The billing system can then retrieve billing plan information to determine an appropriate rate for the subscriber based on the service zone ID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher E. Caldwell, Janne P. Linkola
  • Patent number: 11076354
    Abstract: A terminal device may determine that no data service has been received within a preset-duration. The terminal device further determines that a radio resource control (RRC) connection is not released when no data service is received within the preset duration. The terminal device performs a handover from the first cell to the second cell upon determining that the RRC connection is not released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shiying Xia, Hongbo Lan, Changfeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 11076328
    Abstract: Disclosed are an apparatus and a method in a wireless communication system and a computer readable storage medium, the apparatus comprising a processing circuit, and the processing circuit being configured to: configure a measurement cell range of a user device to include adjacent cells of the current serving cell of the user device and cells other than the adjacent cells; and notify the user device of the measurement cell range, such that the user device implements measurement for the measurement cell range. According to at least one aspect of the embodiments of the present disclosure, expanding the measurement cell range for an unmanned aerial vehicle to include cells other than adjacent cells can prevent the occurrence of frequent handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Penshun Lu, Wenbo Zhang, Tao Cui
  • Patent number: 11025602
    Abstract: There are disclosed techniques for use in authentication. The techniques including setting a proximity threshold that represents a distance by which a first device and a second device can be separated without impacting authentication such that the selection is dependent on one or more environmental factors associated with the first device. The techniques also perform a comparison between the proximity threshold and a distance between the first and the second devices to produce a comparison result indicating whether the first device is proximate to the second device. Finally, based on the comparison result, the techniques determine whether to grant authentication such that at least one factor in the determination is the proximity of the first and the second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Salah Machani, Naveen Naga Sunkavally
  • Patent number: 10993243
    Abstract: A method for communicating in a wireless local area network is disclosed herein. The AP sets an uplink target received signal strength information (RSSI) for all participating stations (STAs) and transmits the information to the STAs in a trigger frame. Specifically, the AP sets the uplink target RSSIs for each STA to be within a predetermined range of each other so that when the STAs transmit respective uplink frames, those frames are received at the AP at the set uplink target RSSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Zhang, Xiayu Zheng, Bo Yu, Jinjing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10979479
    Abstract: A system is provided comprising: a host computing device including: a wireless transceiver; and a processor configured to generate multimedia data for transmission via the wireless transceiver; and a movably-mounted client device including: a first set of wireless transceivers; a controller connected to the output assembly and each of the wireless transceivers; the controller configured to: assess respective performance attributes for each of the first set of transceivers; and based on the performance attributes, select a transceiver from the first set to receive the multimedia data from the host computing device; and an output assembly for presenting the multimedia data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: PERASO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Derek Yuen, Bradley Robert Lynch
  • Patent number: 10930100
    Abstract: A method for monitoring a physical area for unauthorized access by a user of a wireless device, includes scanning for signals from a wireless device, detecting a wireless signal from a wireless device, determining a wireless device ID associated with the wireless signal, determining whether the wireless device ID matches a wireless ID in an authorized or unauthorized ID list and in response to determining that the wireless device ID matches a wireless ID in the unauthorized wireless ID list, activate a security alert. The method may further include in response to determining, that the wireless device ID does not match a wireless ID in the authorized wireless ID list nor the unauthorized wireless ID list, receiving, signal strength information associated with the detected wireless signal for a predetermined time interval and determining a pattern as a function of time of the received signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William Lucy, Hank Ibell, John Anthony Feller, Christopher Meyer
  • Patent number: 10915420
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a method that includes detecting events relating to user equipment on a communication network, collecting first event data including event times and locations, and collecting second event data regarding second event dimensions determined at least in part by the event type. The method also includes generating, for each of the event types, an event data structure associated with the user, based on the first event data and second event data. The event data structures are concatenated to generate an event history flow associated with the user; the event history flow is analyzed to identify causal events for a detected event. The method also includes generating a model for performance of the user equipment based on the causal events to predict a future event, and identifying potential adjustments to the communication network to prevent that event. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: James Patrick Kercheville, Sheldon Kent Meredith, Bachir Aoun
  • Patent number: 10863361
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an electronic device for wireless communication, a wireless communication method and a computer readable medium. According to an embodiment, an electronic device for wireless communication includes a processing circuitry. The processing circuitry is configured to acquire a parameter related to a behavior characteristic of a mobile access point. The processing circuitry is further configure to determine a spectrum allocation manner for the mobile access point based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youping Zhao, Kangyi Liu, Chen Sun, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 10863409
    Abstract: A mobile communication device includes: a monitoring unit that monitors conditions of communication media; a control unit that controls switching communication media based on information indicating a communication medium having a good condition in each of a plurality of travel sections; and a switching unit that switches the communication medium to be used, wherein when a mobile object moves from a first section to a second section, the control unit causes the monitoring unit to monitor, in an area including a boundary between the first and second sections, radio wave conditions of a first communication medium having a good radio wave condition in the first section and a second communication medium having a good radio wave condition in the second section, and instructs the switching unit to perform switchover from the first communication medium to the second communication medium, based on results from the monitoring unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuji Ogawa, Yuji Goto
  • Patent number: 10863451
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for controlling a transmission power for a radio connection from at least one interior antenna of a motor vehicle to at least one radio device outside of the vehicle. At least one seat occupancy sensor of the motor vehicle signals seat occupancy of an associated vehicle seat by means of an associated occupancy signal. The transmission power at the at least one interior antenna is controlled in accordance with the occupancy signal. The disclosure further relates to a control device and to a motor vehicle having such a control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Amir Cenanovic, Lars Reichardt
  • Patent number: 10805848
    Abstract: Provided are information transmission methods, network devices and terminal devices, which may reduce an access delay. The method includes that: a target cell acquires configuration information of a measured signal, the configuration information of the measured signal being used for a terminal device to send the measured signal according to the configuration information of the measured signal; the target cell determines a beam corresponding to at least one uplink transmission channel of the target cell according to the measured signal sent by the terminal device; and the target cell transmits the at least one uplink transmission channel through the beam corresponding to the at least one uplink transmission channel of the target cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 10783647
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides improved determinism in systems and methods for wireless communications via real-time visual object tracking using radio, video, and range finding. In one example, a first and a second Access Point (AP) in a constellation in which the APs are positioned at knowns position in the environment, and the APs perform image processing to identify an entity the environment based on captured images and an entity definition. The APs receive, via range finders, ranges between the entity and the first and second APs to determine a location of the entity in the environment. The APs may then create a profile for the entity that includes an entity identifier, the location of the entity, and indicates whether one of the first AP and the second AP is in wireless communication with the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Swaminathan A. Anantha, Mickael J. Graham
  • Patent number: 10779269
    Abstract: In a control information transmission method according to present disclosure, a user equipment acquires configuration information of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) set. The user equipment determines, according to the configuration information and from the EPDCCH set, at least one EPDCCH set in which an EPDCCH needs to be monitored. The user equipment monitors an EPDCCH on a resource corresponding to the at least one EPDCCH set, to acquire control information sent by a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yan Cheng, Lixia Xue, Brian Classon
  • Patent number: 10747303
    Abstract: Disclosed is a controller that modulates the phase, amplitude or phase and amplitude of the signal. The modulated signals are transmitted and interact with an object. Backscattered signals are received by the controller. The received backscattered signals are analyzed to determine the position, movement and/or touch event of a hand or other object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Tactual Labs Co.
    Inventor: Braon Moseley
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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