Call Routing (e.g., To Prevent Backhaul, Routing Efficiency, Least Cost, Or Alternate Routing) Patents (Class 455/445)
  • Patent number: 11096148
    Abstract: A communication system is described in which an MBMS service is provided by unicast or broadcast/multicast communication in dependence on whether the number of mobile communication devices indicating an interest in receiving the service is below or above a broadcast threshold. An improved procedure for counting the number of mobile communication devices interested in receiving the MBMS service is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Caroline Jactat, Sadafuku Hayashi, Jonathan Lewis
  • Patent number: 11095488
    Abstract: Optimized performance with a first media access protocol and a second media access protocol may be provided. First, media access for client devices associated with the first media access protocol may be scheduled for an Access Point (AP) for a first time period. The first time period may comprise a first predetermined amount of time. Next, media access for client devices associated with the first media access protocol may be paused for a second time period at the end of the first time period to allow client devices associated with the second media access protocol to access the media. The second time period may comprise a second predetermined amount of time. Then media access for client devices associated with the first media access protocol may be scheduled at the end of the second time period for a third time period. The third time period may comprise a third predetermined amount of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Barton, Vishal S. Desai, Jerome Henry
  • Patent number: 11064390
    Abstract: Disclosed is a traffic control method applied to a satellite network, comprising: after accessing a wireless local area network, a terminal determines the type of the accessed wireless local area network; send a networking data packet of an application to a network element when it is determined that the wireless local area network is a wireless local area network of a satellite network; the network element determines whether to control traffic of the application according to the networking data packet and preset rules. Also disclosed are a system, a terminal, a traffic control device applied to a satellite network, and a storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei Chang, Wenbin Yan, Xiong Tang, Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11064462
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for improved battery performance of user equipment in a wireless network having multiple radio resource control (RRC) states, the method comprising the steps of: monitoring, at the user equipment, application data exchange; determining when no application on the user equipment is expected to exchange data; and initiating, from the user equipment, a transition to a less battery demanding radio resource control state or mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Muhammad Khaledul Islam, Jeffrey William Wirtanen
  • Patent number: 11052940
    Abstract: Described herein are steer-by-wire systems and methods of operating these systems in vehicles. A steer-by-wire system comprises a steering wheel assembly, comprising a steering wheel, sensors, and a torque generator. The system comprises a rack assembly, comprising a steering rack, sensors, and a rack actuator. The steering wheel assembly and the rack assembly are communicatively coupled by a steer-by-wire system controller, without having any direct mechanical links between the assemblies. In some examples, the controller instructs the rack assembly to control the steering rack position based on the steering input, such as changes in the steering wheel position. A steering map is used to determine the desired steering rack position based on the current steering wheel position. In some examples, a steering map is selected from a steering map set based on, e.g., the vehicle speed, vehicle direction, driver preference, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Canoo Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Narasimhan, Paolo E. Pucci
  • Patent number: 11039489
    Abstract: A method and system are proposed for establishing a requested connection between a source node and a destination node in a telecommunications network. The system and method are described in relation to a 3GPP network, but are applicable to other types of networks. The method includes generating a source application identifier for the connection within the source node, retrieving a source node identifier for the source node and transmitting the source application identifier and the source node identifier to the destination to provide a source connection identifier for the requested connection between the source node and the destination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francesca Serravalle
  • Patent number: 11032827
    Abstract: A route selection method and apparatus includes a first mesh node for selecting a route obtains energy consumption information of at least two second mesh nodes, where the second mesh node provides a route for the first mesh node; and the first mesh node selects a route according to the energy consumption information of the at least two second mesh nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiulin Chen, Lei Tong, Guohuai Li
  • Patent number: 11030590
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for facilitating an electronic transaction between a merchant device and a first device having limited network connectivity. The method includes the first device detecting a transaction trigger that indicates an electronic transaction, that is remotely processed by a transaction service is to occur. The method further includes, identifying a second device within a predetermined proximity of the first device which has a secondary connection to the transaction service that meets a connection service criteria. The method includes establishing a data pipe that directly connects the first device and the second device. In response to the data pipe being established, the first device configures the second device to reroute all transaction data received via the data pipe to the transaction service and transmits the transaction data to the second device to complete the electronic transaction between the first device and the merchant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Amit Kumar Agrawal, Mayank Gupta
  • Patent number: 11032277
    Abstract: A network access control method includes obtaining network information of an electronic device, determining, using the network information, whether the electronic device needs to use a first access point name (APN) network channel, and generating a network channel switching instruction in response to determining that the electronic device needs to use the first APN network channel. The network channel switching instruction instructs to switch the electronic device from a second APN network channel to the first APN network channel. The second APN network channel has access to more network resource addresses than the first APN network channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hongyue Wang
  • Patent number: 11025541
    Abstract: Examples provided herein transmits a General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP) message between first and second termination devices. One or more Ethernet frames carrying a GTP message are received by a controller by the first termination device in response to the destination Media Access Control (MAC) address of the Ethernet frames matching a MAC address assigned to the controller. An IP address of a second termination device is selected as the destination for transporting the GTP message based on an element included in the received GTP message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprises Development LP
    Inventors: Shinji Yoshikawa, Younggil Yun
  • Patent number: 11019477
    Abstract: A technique for a communication apparatus to automatically connect to a device that has a function for wireless communication by an infrastructure connection and by a direct connection, in conformity with a connection setting of the device is provided. A mobile terminal (communication apparatus) searches for surrounding MFPs (devices) and accepts a selection by a user of an MFP by displaying, on the operation panel, a screen of a list of MFPs discovered by the search. The mobile terminal first performs an infrastructure connection to an MFP selected by the user in the list screen displayed on the operation panel. When the infrastructure connection to the selected MFP fails, the mobile terminal performs a direct connection to that MFP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shukei Kurihara
  • Patent number: 11017597
    Abstract: Systems and methods for modifying and generating quadrilateral meshes for computer graphic structures include obtaining a polygon mesh representing a computer graphic structure, the polygon mesh comprising a plurality of polygonal faces and a plurality of singularities, determining, based on a first singularity of the plurality of vertices, selecting, based on one or more characteristics of the patch, a first minimum singularity template (MST) of a plurality of MSTs each representing a corresponding quadmesh that has three or fewer singularities, and replacing, within the polygon mesh, the patch with the first MST.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: WISCONSIN ALUMNI RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Krishnan Suresh, Chaman S. Verma
  • Patent number: 11006307
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method includes receiving, from a mobile device, signal strength information indicative of a signal strength of a signal between the mobile device and a network transceiver in a mobile device telecommunications network. The processor determines, based at least in part on the signal strength information, a coverage area associated with the network transceiver, determines, based at least in part on the signal strength information, an aggregated signal strength associated with a location within the coverage area, and determines a predicted signal strength associated with the location. The predicted signal strength is based at least in part on a signal strength estimation model. The processor determines a difference between the aggregated signal strength and the predicted signal strength, determines whether the difference meets or exceeds a signal strength threshold, and generates a message to update hardware component associated with the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jong Sung Yoon
  • Patent number: 10999363
    Abstract: An indication to determine a device to host at least one shared content found on a first device is received. The first device is connected to a network. The network includes two or more devices. To each device of the two or more devices connected to the network, a request to host the at least one shared content found on the first device is transmitted. Responsive to transmitting the request, a response to host from at least one device of the two or more devices connected to the network is received. An optimal device of the at least one device to host the at least one shared content is determined. The at least one shared content is transmitted to the optimal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Graham C. Charters, Bret W. Dixon, Benjamin T. Horwood, Alexander H. Poga, Mark A. Shewell
  • Patent number: 10992674
    Abstract: A method for providing network access to a plurality of user entities through an access point, said access point comprising a LAN interface and a broadband network interface, the method comprising the following steps at a gateway device: establishing a second secure communication link with said access point; receiving an IP address allocation request from one of said plurality of user entities via said second secure communication link; accessing a AAA server to verify whether a successful authentication of said one of said plurality of user entities on the basis of data related to a mobile subscription associated with said one of said plurality of user entities has already taken place; and upon successful verification, completing an IP address allocation scheme with said one of said plurality of user entities and enabling relaying of data between said one of said plurality of user entities and a PDN; wherein said gateway device is adapted to aggregate a plurality of instances of second secure communication li
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Thierry Van De Velde, Wim Henderickx, Telemaco Melia
  • Patent number: 10993137
    Abstract: A system can facilitate assigning guaranteed bitrate (GBR) admission control thresholds in a network with multiple network slices serving multiple GBR services. Thus, each network slice can optionally have its own dedicated GBR admission. For example, based on a requested service, the system can compare a received quality indicator to a threshold value to determine if a bearer shall be admitted in accordance with dedicated GBR admission control region within its slice. If the slice does not have its own GBR admission control region or if its threshold is reached the system can compare the received quality indicator to another threshold value to determine if the bearer shall be admitted in accordance with a common GBR admission control region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Milap Majmundar, Feza Buyukdura
  • Patent number: 10992385
    Abstract: Software Defined Networking concepts apply to access, fronthaul, backhaul and core networks of 5G mobile networks and beyond. Such network components currently have individual/segmented control planes and associated controllers to provide configurability, provisioning, and network slicing. This is because of technology disparity between these network components: access is wireless/cellular, backhaul and fronthaul are optical/fiber, and core is electrical/wire-line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Netsia, Inc.
    Inventors: Beytullah Yigit, Gamze Abaka, Seyhan Civanlar, Burak Gorkemli, Arda Akman, Burcu Yargicoglu
  • Patent number: 10979574
    Abstract: A method and a call routing system (CRS) are provided for routing an incoming call made to one of multiple numbers of a user to a call receiving client application (CRCA) deployed on one or more user devices when the called number is not reachable. The CRS, in communication with the CRCA deployed on one or more user devices, sets up a user account using one or more of the user's multiple numbers. The CRS detects availability of the CRCA on one or more user devices over a data network to accept an incoming call. The CRS receives the incoming call made to one of the numbers, when the called number is not reachable. The CRS routes the incoming call to the CRCA on one or more user devices over the data network on detecting the availability of the CRCA on one or more user devices over the data network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AAWAAZ INC.
    Inventors: Inderpal Singh Mumick, Surinder Singh Anand
  • Patent number: 10959012
    Abstract: Apparatus comprises adapter and speaker system. Adapter is configured to plug into port of personal digital audio player. Speaker system is in communication with adapter, and comprises multiple acoustic transducers, programmable processor circuit, and wireless communication circuit. In first operational mode, processor circuit receives, via adapter, and processes digital audio content from personal digital audio player into which adapter is plugged, and the multiple acoustic transducers output the received audio content from the personal digital audio player. In second operational mode, wireless communication circuit receives digital audio content from a remote digital audio source over a wireless network, processor circuit processes the digital audio content received from remote digital audio source, and the multiple acoustic transducers output the audio content received from the remote digital audio source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Koss Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Koss, Michael J. Pelland, Michael Sagan, Steven R. Reckamp, Gregory J. Hallingstad, Jeffrey K. Bovee, Morgan J. Lowery
  • Patent number: 10956374
    Abstract: This application is related to a data recovery system. The data recovery system includes processing circuitry which receives a restore request. The restore request includes a restore target time. When backup data corresponding to the restore target time is determined to be available, the processing circuitry creates a temporary database service instance and determines information of the temporary database service instance. The processing circuitry further obtains the backup data corresponding to the restore target time and writes the backup data into the temporary database service instance according to the information of the temporary database service instance. The processing circuitry executes a formal restoration operation on the temporary database service instance, in which the backup data is written, according to a received processing request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Guolong Shui, Yunfei Lei, Jiaxi Li, Si Chen, Jinyang Guo, Ji He, Lei Su
  • Patent number: 10949379
    Abstract: Distributed computing systems, devices, and associated methods of packet routing are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a computing network, a packet at a packet processor of a server. The method also includes matching the received packet with a flow in a flow table contained in the packet processor and determining whether the action indicates that the received packet is to be forwarded to a NIC buffer in the outbound processing path of the packet processor instead of the NIC. The method further includes in response to determining that the action indicates that the received packet is to be forwarded to the NIC buffer, forwarding the received packet to the NIC buffer and processing the packet in the NIC buffer to forward the packet to the computer network without exposing the packet to the main processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sambhrama Mundkur, Fengfen Liu, Norman Lam, Andrew Putnam, Somesh Chaturmohta, Daniel Firestone, Alec Kochevar-Cureton
  • Patent number: 10952124
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and processing nodes for limiting connection requests from wireless devices instruct certain wireless devices to stop sending connection requests or to turn off a radio of the wireless devices, based on a determination that the wireless device is not authorized to access the wireless network. Thus, resource consumption associated with signaling overhead is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Christopher Bailey, Sean Leary, Steve Walsh, Ryan Patrick Dreiling
  • Patent number: 10952273
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter provides techniques for detecting and correcting radio link failures based on the different usage scenarios. In one embodiment, a device is provided that comprises a processor, and a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of various operations. These operations can comprise monitoring a quality of a radio link established between the device and a network device of a wireless communication network based on downlink transmissions received from the network device. These operations can further comprise determining whether the quality indicates the device and the network device are out-of-sync based on the quality being below a defined quality level, wherein the defined quality level varies based on a usage scenario associated with usage of the radio link by the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Salam Akoum, Ralf Bendlin, Xiaoyi Wang, Thomas Novlan, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10944512
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a transmitter device may transmit, using a plurality of codewords, a plurality of code block groups, wherein the plurality of codewords includes a first codeword associated with a first set of code block groups, of the plurality of code block groups, and a second codeword associated with a second set of code block groups of the plurality of code block groups. The transmitter device may retransmit, after a failure associated with at least one code block group of the first set of code block groups, the at least one code block group using the second codeword. In some aspects, the transmitter may retransmit the at least one code block group using the first codeword and transmit a new transport block using the second codeword. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Piyush Gupta, Jing Sun, Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10931773
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems, apparatus, and methods of using connection models to optimize web page transactions. In certain embodiments, latency and download speed data may be associated with a unique identifier for a connection to create a model, and this information may be used to assign certain objects that are part of a web page transaction to certain connections based on the connection model for each connection. In further potential embodiments, dependency structures in a web transaction may further be identified and used with connection models to optimize web page transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Lepeska
  • Patent number: 10917789
    Abstract: In response to a radio link failure between given user equipment and a source access node of a communication system during a data transfer operation over a control plane, a method is provided for recovering the radio link for the given user equipment through a target access node of the communication system. The radio link recovery is enabled via a mobility management node of the communication system using a non-access stratum security context previously established between the given user equipment and the mobility management node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Suresh P. Nair
  • Patent number: 10911992
    Abstract: A device implementing the subject technology may include at least one processor configured to receive a plurality of buffer reports from a plurality of other devices, each of the plurality of buffer reports indicating a current target buffer level for a respective one of the plurality of other devices. The at least one processor may be further configured to determine a group target buffer level based at least in part on the current target buffer levels of the plurality of other devices and a current target buffer level of the at least one buffer. The at least one processor may be further configured to transmit the group target buffer level to the plurality of other devices. The at least one processor may be further configured to manage an occupancy of the at least one buffer based at least in part on the group target buffer level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joe S. Abuan, Ian J. Baird, Xiaosong Zhou, Christopher M. Garrido, Dazhong Zhang, Keith W. Rauenbuehler, Yan Yang, Patrick Miauton, Eric L. Chien, Berkat S. Tung, Karthick Santhanam
  • Patent number: 10912149
    Abstract: A communication device that is used for ad-hoc network communication or wireless mesh network communication includes a setting interface unit configured to set an IP address of a communication device corresponding to low-delay communication, and an ad-hoc routing control unit. When a request for low-delay communication is provided from the setting interface unit, the ad-hoc routing control unit determines a route matching the IP address of the communication device and determines whether the low-delay communication is possible. The ad-hoc routing control unit sets a control message transmission interval to the maximum interval when the low-delay communication is possible, and sets the control message transmission interval to the minimum interval when the low-delay communication is not possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC INC.
    Inventors: Tomoya Shoji, Tomoya Miura, Nobuyuki Uchikawa
  • Patent number: 10911914
    Abstract: A method for estimating transmitted signals transmitted from a plurality of transmitters, the method comprising: simultaneously receiving at each of a plurality of receivers a respective received signal resulting from the transmitted signals; determining for each receiver a set of equation coefficients; forming for each received signal a characterisation of that received signal composed of elements weighted in accordance with the equation coefficients determined for the receiver at which that received signal was received; and processing the characterisations to estimate the transmitted signals; wherein the equation coefficients are determined such that the characterisations are substantially linearly independent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.
    Inventors: Chan Zhou, Alexandros Kaloxylos, Jan Schreck, Slawomir Stanczak, Peter Jung, Miruna Raceala-Motoc
  • Patent number: 10880745
    Abstract: In response to a radio link failure between given user equipment and a source access node of a communication system during a data transfer operation over a control plane, a method is provided for recovering the radio link for the given user equipment through a target access node of the communication system. The radio link recovery is enabled via a mobility management node of the communication system using a non-access stratum security context previously established between the given user equipment and the mobility management node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Suresh P. Nair
  • Patent number: 10873381
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for assigning resources to user equipment for a beam failure recovery by a base station. The base station identifies a beam failure random access channel (BRACH) resource holding beam correspondence with a synchronization signal (SS) block resource covering the user equipment, and assigns the user equipment one or more BRACH preambles for each BRACH resource assigned to the user equipment, excluding the BRACH resource holding beam correspondence with the SS block resource covering the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia
  • Patent number: 10863566
    Abstract: A method for establishing a connection between a circuit-switched mobile station (MS) and a packet-switched switching element (MSC). A radio network controller (RNC) receives a first initiation signal (an attach request) from the mobile station (MS) via a circuit-switched connection. The RNC opens a signaling connection for the mobile station. While the signaling connection is active, the RNC receives a second initiation signal (call setup) and opens a real-time connection for the mobile station. Thus the packet-switched switching element (MSC) is able to switch a real-time connection to/from the circuit-switched mobile station (MS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jonne Soininen, Sami Uskela
  • Patent number: 10856136
    Abstract: A wireless device identification system including one or more sensors each having at least one software defined radio to receive signals transmitted between one or more wireless devices and a mobile wireless device, one or more processors, and one or more memory devices. The one or more memory devices having stored thereon instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to capture cellular information, Wi-Fi information, Bluetooth information, and local network information from the received signals. The instructions can include correlating the captured information to the mobile wireless device by creating a weighted edge relationship graph having a plurality of nodes, including a node corresponding to each of the cellular information, the Wi-Fi information, the Bluetooth information, and the local network information, and determining an association strength between each node of the relationship graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ensnare, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Richard Espy, Keith Puckett, Brian Sykes, Mark Hoffmann, Michael Cox
  • Patent number: 10848230
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to wireless communication, more particularly, relates to recovery from beam failure in a wireless access network where beamforming technique is used in communication between network elements. According to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method for recovery from beam failure in a wireless access network accessed by a user equipment (UE). The method comprises: at the wireless access network, determining whether the beam failure occurs on the basis of presence of a response from the UE during communicating between the wireless access network and the UE via a first beam; and if it is determined that the beam failure occurs, communicating with the UE via an available beam selected from the first beam and one or more second beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Rui Fan, Qingyu Miao, Zhang Zhang, Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 10849037
    Abstract: The embodiments of the invention disclose a data transmission method comprising: a base station receives terminal information transmitted by terminal equipment; the base station determines, according to the terminal information, that the terminal equipment is able to communicate with the base station via a first relay node; and the base station transmits to the terminal equipment a first notification message to, instruct the terminal equipment to communicate with the base station via the first relay node. In the embodiment of the invention, the base station can instruct the terminal equipment to switch from a cellular link to a sidelink passing through the first relay node, thereby ensuring communication quality between the terminal equipment and the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 10848955
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing wireless network connectivity using a distributed mobility management functionality. In one example, each of a plurality of on-premise access points co-locate a mobility management functionality and a packet routing and forwarding functionality. Each of the plurality of on-premise access points obtain, from user equipment, a request to wirelessly connect to the on-premise access point. Each of the plurality of on-premise access points provide the user equipment with wireless network connectivity using the co-located mobility management functionality and the packet routing and forwarding functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Rajesh S. Pazhyannur, Irfan Ali, Mark Grayson
  • Patent number: 10831256
    Abstract: Power conservation for devices is facilitated based on likelihood of power usage level. An example method can comprise determining, by a first device comprising a processor, that a second device is within a defined proximity of a third device, wherein the third device is determined to be operating in a mode according to a first power consumption operation that satisfies a defined condition, and wherein the operating in the mode according to the first power consumption operation is based on the third device being located at a defined location. The method can also comprise facilitating, by the first device, modification of the mode of the third device based on a determination of a likelihood of usage of a second power consumption operation by the third device. In various embodiments, the third device is configured to operate according to the power save mode or the extended discontinuous reception mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Thomas Hardin, Erie Lai Har Lau, Brian Greaves, Robert Osterwise
  • Patent number: 10826851
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for routing delay-tolerant communication messages to a destination device. The method and system creates an ad-hoc communication network for transmitting and/or receiving a delay-tolerant communication message by clustering a plurality of devices to form a social community. The delay-tolerant communication message received from a device connected to an ad-hoc hotspot is transmitted to the destination device using one or more moving subscribers/nodes. The method and system selects the one or more moving subscribers/nodes using a deep learning algorithm based on an MRC feature of the one or more moving subscribers/nodes, and transmits the delay-tolerant communication message from a device in the social community to the selected one or more moving subscribers/nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ambeent Inc.
    Inventor: Mustafa Ergen
  • Patent number: 10812238
    Abstract: It is recognized herein that current LTE reference signals may be inadequate for future cellular (e.g., New Radio) systems. Configurable reference signals are described herein. The configurable reference signals can support mixed numerologies and different reference signal (RS) functions. Further, reference signals can be configured so as to support beam sweeping and beamforming training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Qian Zhang, Qing Li, Allan Y. Tsai, Guodong Zhang, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Tianyi Xu, Pascal M. Adjakple, Ahmed Elsamadouny, Salman Khan, Yifan Li
  • Patent number: 10805786
    Abstract: Described herein are systems, devices, methods, and media providing emergency data to public safety answering points (PSAPs). Also provided are systems, methods, and media for utilizing location data and geofences to provide emergency data to PSAPs and interactive graphical displays to efficiently display relevant emergency data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: RAPIDSOS, INC.
    Inventors: William Pellegrini, Gabriel Mahoney, Lucas Richard Eager Leavitt, Andrew Hwang, BingJun Sy, Zvika Ferentz, Henry Katz, Riccardo Pellegrini
  • Patent number: 10805788
    Abstract: A system and method that enables the setting up of an incoming call from an originating endpoint of a calling party to a mobile station of a called party who is registered as a roamer in a visited cellular network. In response to receiving a dialed number, or other call information, the system determines whether to set up the call to the mobile station of the called party through a pre determined, over-the-top (OTT) call service that bypasses the visited network. The OTT call service is offerable as a feature to the called party by the party's home mobile network operator (MNO). Call handling for the OTT call service is provided through i) an OTT feature server that is coordinating the incoming call, an application server that is affiliated with the OTT feature server, and iii) a OTT software application that is executing on the called party's mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Tata Communications (America) Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Burgert, Alan Tai
  • Patent number: 10789199
    Abstract: Distributed computing systems, devices, and associated methods of packet routing are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a computing device includes a field programmable gate array (“FPGA”) that includes an inbound processing path and outbound processing path in opposite processing directions. The inbound processing path can forward a packet received from the computer network to a buffer on the FPGA instead of the NIC. The outbound processing path includes an outbound multiplexer having a rate limiter circuit that only forwards the received packet from the buffer back to the computer network when a virtual port corresponding to the packet has sufficient transmission allowance. The outbound multiplexer can also periodically increment the transmission allowance based on a target bandwidth for the virtual port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sambhrama Mundkur, Fengfen Liu, Norman Lam, Andrew Putnam, Somesh Chaturmohta, Daniel Firestone
  • Patent number: 10771182
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a first optical network device includes a controller, and a first network interface, wherein the first network interface is configured to exchange data with a first layer 3 network device, and the controller is configured to obtain at least one optical circuit attribute including an optical circuit distance and/or an optical circuit latency of a first optical circuit in an optical network, and provide the at least one optical circuit attribute to the first layer 3 network device. Related apparatus and methods are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Randy Zhang, Rajiv Asati, Gabriele Maria Galimberti
  • Patent number: 10762241
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for securing data. One of the methods includes receiving, by a computer system, a network packet for analysis. The method includes determining, by the computer system, to examine the network packet for private data. The method includes identifying, by the computer system, private data in payload of the packet. The method includes encrypting the private data. The method includes storing the encrypted private data in a location separate from the payload. The method also includes obfuscating the private data by adding a reference to the location of the encrypted private data in the payload.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Associatio (USAA)
    Inventors: Thomas Bret Buckingham, Donald Nathaniel Holloway, III, Robert Aaron Ghavidel, Jennifer Nannery, Cory Landon Newsom, Robert Lawrence, Huihui Wu, Alejandra Valles
  • Patent number: 10763992
    Abstract: A wireless mesh network includes a plurality of nodes coupled together in parent-child relationships. A child node is configured to cascade listening rate changes upstream to a parent node to perform low-latency communications. The child node transmits an authentication message to the parent node indicating the listening rate change. The child node sets a timer and waits for an acknowledgement from the parent node. If the child node receives the acknowledgement, then the child node and the parent node change listening rate to permit low-latency communications. In addition, if the parent node loses network access, the parent node sets a timer and then waits to abandon the child node until after the timer elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Uhling, Imad Jamil, Fabrice Monier, Keith Wayne Barnes
  • Patent number: 10757589
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for a first network entity of handling control plane context information relating to wireless devices. The first network entity is configured with a first context replication domain. The method comprises handling control plane context information relating to one or more wireless devices, and communicating, with each additional network entity also configured with the first context replication domain, changes of control plane context information for the one or more wireless devices. The disclosure also relates to corresponding computer program, computer program product and first network entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: György Miklós, János Harmatos
  • Patent number: 10750570
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of communications technologies, and disclose a call termination method, an application processor, and a modem. In this solution, the application processor receives a hang-up instruction and sends a first message to the modem according to the hang-up instruction, where the first message is used to trigger the modem to directly terminate a call. The modem may terminate the call in a timely manner according to the first message. Therefore, a time consumed in call termination is reduced and efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Jin, Feng Zhang, Songping Yao
  • Patent number: 10735920
    Abstract: A mobile device has a display, a memory, at least one processor, and executable instructions stored in the memory. The executable instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, (i) cause the mobile device to display on the display a user interface presenting a plurality of mobile network carrier options and presenting, for each of the mobile network carrier options, one or more service plan options and (ii) in response to a selection, by a user of the mobile device from the user interface, of one of the plurality of mobile network carriers and a selection of a service plan option for the selected one of the plurality of mobile network carriers, cause the mobile device to be activated for use with the selected one of a plurality of mobile network carriers and enable access by the mobile device of wireless communication services provided by the selected one of the plurality of mobile network carriers for the selected service plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SITO Mobile R&D IP, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony G. Macaluso
  • Patent number: 10721349
    Abstract: A phone and system is disclosed which includes a programmed button(s) that initiates a telephone call from the phone to a second phone. In some embodiments, the phone may be a toy or instructional equipment configured to provide for example, children a device to learn how to converse over a telephone call with trusted parties. The phone may initiate a phone call request when a programmed button is pressed by connecting with a computing device that has a wireless local area network (LAN) transceiver and a connection to the telephone network (for example, a smartphone, a tablet, or a wearable device). The phone call request may then be re-routed through the telephone network to the second phone being called and communication may occur between the two phones through the intermediary device. Trusted and restricted communication may thus occur between parents/grandparents and children.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Clark
  • Patent number: 10716098
    Abstract: A mechanism is described herein for enhancing the radio coverage for a wireless device based on an exchange of uplink and downlink radio condition information, referred to as uplink and downlink Radio Coverage Category (RCC) values, between the wireless device and a network (e.g., a Radio Access Network (RAN) node, Core Network (CN) node) for use in data transmission (e.g., control plane related signaling or user plane related payload transmission).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Mårten Sundberg, John Walter Diachina, Nicklas Johansson