Call Routing (e.g., To Prevent Backhaul, Routing Efficiency, Least Cost, Or Alternate Routing) Patents (Class 455/445)
  • Patent number: 11457398
    Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment, UE, is disclosed. The method comprises determining (402) in response to an event (401) that triggers the UE to perform an access request to a radio access network, RAN, an access category to apply. The UE performs a barring check (403), applying the access category. Upon determining that access is not barred based on the access category, the UE sends (405) the access request to a network node in the RAN, the access request including the access category. The network node decides whether to accept or reject the access request based on the access category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Christofer Lindheimer, Pontus Wallentin
  • Patent number: 11455855
    Abstract: A document is received by a first computer system from a second computer system. The document is received through a network. A document level security code is received by the first computer system through a second network. A content level security code is received by the first computer system and through the second network. A first validation operation is performed by the first computer system. The performance is based on the document level security code. The first computer system determines the document is an altered document. The determination is based on the performance of the first validation operation. A second validation operation is executed on the altered document. The second validation operation is executed by the first computer system and in response to the determination. An alteration status of the document is detected by the first computer and based on the second validation operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Samuel Mathew Jawaharlal, Sathya Santhar, Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Balamurugaramanathan Sivaramalingam
  • Patent number: 11451999
    Abstract: Techniques are described for a network providing application workload routing and application workload interworking. For example, a controller may move or replicate an application workload hosted on an original edge compute to a different edge compute in a different edge data center that is locally accessible by the device and route the network traffic to the new edge compute using paths mapped to respective traffic classes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Berzin, Robert J. Huey
  • Patent number: 11445357
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and method to route a call from a roaming UE on a 5G network. The system receives from a UE belonging to a home network an indication of a call to a dialed number. The call requires information associated with the UE that is not available to the first wireless telecommunication network, because the UE is roaming on a visitor network. The indication of the call includes a unique identifier of the visitor network. The system can determine based on the unique identifier that the UE is roaming and send a request to the visitor network to provide instructions on how to route the received call. Upon obtaining the instructions on how to route the received call, the system routes the received call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Arends, Nassereddine Sabeur, Raymond Ball
  • Patent number: 11445466
    Abstract: A base station may be configured to support distance filtering. When the distance filtering is on, a base station may, when it receives a service request from a device, determine from timing information in the service request at least a distance to the device, then determine a filtering sub-area for the device based on the distance; and to apply one or more filtering rules defined for the filtering sub-area to determine how to process the service request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventor: Fabian Wiacek
  • Patent number: 11424809
    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: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Pengfei Xia, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 11412434
    Abstract: A cell selection method includes: when a terminal camps on a first network that does not support a voice service, and voice service needs to be initiated or received, falling back, by the terminal in a circuit switched fallback (CSFB) manner, to a second network that supports the voice service when the terminal fails to establish the voice service with the second network, saving, by the terminal, a location identifier of the first network and a location identifier of the second network to a blacklist. The blacklist is used by the terminal to choose to camp on a cell of the second network when performing CSFB subsequently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLGOIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhongjin Li, Wenjie Duan, Shuiping Long, Qiang Yi, Guochao Xiong, Liang Hua, Fudong Pang, Sicong Yang
  • Patent number: 11399012
    Abstract: A method for server picking in a virtual private network (VPN), the method comprising determining a parameter associated with a requesting user device requesting a connection to the VPN, comparing the determined parameter to a current parameter associated with a current user device connected to a VPN server associated with the VPN, and transmitting, to the requesting user device, information associated with the VPN server to enable the requesting user device to connect to the VPN server based at least in part on a result of comparing the determined parameter to the current parameter. Various other aspects are contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Oversec, UAB
    Inventor: Kazimieras Celiesius
  • Patent number: 11393006
    Abstract: A method and system capable of authenticating transactions involving at least one service provider and one or more users who are each in electronic communication. This electronic communication can be, for example, SMS, MMS, e-mail, or online account messaging. It is an aspect of certain embodiments where the transaction is an authentication and/or verification of an entity. Examples of such entities are products, actions, and users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Jukka Kalevi Salonen
  • Patent number: 11394834
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods and systems for sharing data usage by a plurality of SIM cards at a plurality of network devices. Each of the plurality of network devices is capable of housing at least one SIM card from the plurality of SIM cards. The method comprises the steps of determining the total data usage allowance. A remaining total data usage allowance is determined by either retrieving it from a carrier server or by subtracting aggregated data usage information from the total data usage allowance. The method further comprises restricting use of one or more of the plurality of SIM cards when the remaining total data usage allowance is below a first threshold until the remaining total data usage allowance is above the first threshold. The total data usage allowance is changed to a first value periodically or according to an administrator's instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Ho Ming Chan, Kit Wai Chau, Man Kit Kwan
  • Patent number: 11374998
    Abstract: A processing system may determine, during a downloading of a first video chunk associated with a first time block of a video, a risk of stall condition, the first video chunk encoded at a first bitrate of a plurality of available bitrates, determine that a number of a received first plurality of frames of the first video chunk exceeds a threshold, transmit a request for a next video chunk associated with a next time block of the video and an indication to a source device to stop transmitting additional frames of the first video chunk, receive a second plurality of frames of the first video chunk from the source device that were transmitted prior to the source device receiving the indication, receive frames of the next video chunk, and play the first and second plurality of frames of the first video chunk, and the frames of the next video chunk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., The Governors of the University of Calgary
    Inventors: Emir Halepovic, Yang Liu, Mea Wang
  • Patent number: 11349850
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method is disclosed. The method includes: obtaining a plurality of location data points associated with the user device, each location data point including geographic coordinates; storing, in a database, the plurality of location data points; obtaining a first set of geohashes corresponding to the plurality of location data points, each location data point mapping to one of the geohashes of the first set; determining, for each geohash in the first set, a representative geographic location based on stored geographic coordinates of location data points which map to the geohash; identifying a plurality of location clusters based on performing clustering using the geohashes of the first set; and determining normalized cluster locations associated with the plurality of location clusters based on the representative geographic locations associated with the geohashes of the first set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: John Raymond Herrema, III
  • Patent number: 11343668
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a terminal trace in a wireless communication system is disclosed. A control method for a femto base station according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: after a terminal is handed over to the femto base station, receiving terminal trace activation information from a serving base station; and transmitting a message including the received terminal trace activation information to a femto gateway (HeNB gateway) so as to allow the femto gateway to trace the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chungkeun Lee, Hwajin Cha
  • Patent number: 11330643
    Abstract: A method for implementing a wireless backhaul is applied to a second base station with a wired backhaul capability and includes: receiving an access request message, the access request message carrying identity information; in a case that it is determined based on the identity information that a device requesting access is a first base station with only a wireless backhaul capability, determining, based on an available wired bandwidth of a wired backhaul link between the second base station and a core network, whether to allow the access of the first base station; and returning a response message to the first base station, the response message being configured to indicate whether the access of the first base station is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 11323491
    Abstract: A method is described for processing a request by server of a multimedia IP network core, the request issued by a first device registered with a first multimedia IP network core and destined for a public identity allocated to at least one second device. The method includes replication of the request as a first request and at least one second request; triggering a routing of the first request within the first multimedia IP network core; and triggering a routing of the at least one second request according to at least one predetermined route destined for at least one entity for interconnection of the first multimedia IP network core with a second network core distinct from the first multimedia IP network core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Bertrand Bouvet
  • Patent number: 11310691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for communicating in a network from a first station to a second station, wherein the first station comprises at least one buffer memory for storing data packets to be transmitted, the method comprising the steps of (a) the first station estimating the status of the at least one buffer memory, (b) the first station transmitting at least one buffer status packet representative of the buffer memory status, wherein the method further comprises (c) adapting the value of a first parameter of the buffer status packets on the basis of a data traffic characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Milos Tesanovic, Matthew Peter John Baker
  • Patent number: 11310274
    Abstract: Method of creating data stores by either processing data throughput or a method for processing data throughput or data mining in a distributed computing system works. The system and method operates on sensitive content (e.g., trade secrets) or select content (e.g., critical content) and applies configurable filters (expanding, contracting, hierarchical/orthogonal classifier filters) to separate and store sensitive/select data in designated, distributed data stores or to supplement data collections. Sensitive/select data stores may have security clearance requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ron M. Redlich, Martin A. Nemzow
  • Patent number: 11309930
    Abstract: To control antenna characteristics in an electronic device, a method for operating the electronic device may include identifying communication states related to a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, determining a mode of a tuner which controls characteristics of an antenna for the second RAT, based on the communication states, and controlling the tuner according to the mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaemoon Cha, Wonseob Kim
  • Patent number: 11304115
    Abstract: Techniques are described for a network providing network defined edge routing for an application workload. For example, a controller receives element registration information for each module hosted on a set of interconnected edge data centers and for one or more network devices that interconnect the modules in the network; obtain one or more routing metrics of the network; compute, based on the element registration information and the one or more routing metrics, one or more paths mapped to respective traffic classes to route traffic via the set of interconnected edge data centers; receive a request to route traffic according to a traffic class; and in response, send, to the set of interconnected edge data centers, a response specifying a path of the one or more paths that is mapped to the traffic class to cause the set of interconnected edge data centers to route traffic according to the traffic class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Equinix, Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Berzin, Robert J. Huey
  • Patent number: 11297544
    Abstract: A system and method for determining registration to a packet-switching (PS) domain or a circuit-switching (CS) domain via a single request is discussed herein. A single request includes a query hierarchy to query a node of a first domain and then, if the UE is not registered with the first domain, to query a node of a second domain. The request includes an attribute value pair (AVP) to determine which domain to query first and which node of the first domain to query. The domains of the AVP are acquired from a list to permit multiple domains to be queried with the single request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventor: Asit Kumar Rath
  • Patent number: 11290948
    Abstract: A wireless communication system, including: a device configured to: store a access parameter; transit a Radio Resource Control (RRC) CONNECTED mode to an RRC IDLE mode; and transmit a first message for the access request when in the IDLE mode and storing the access parameter; and a base station configured to: receive the first message; and after receiving the first message, transmit to the terminal a second message indicating that the access parameter is valid or third message indicating the access request is rejected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Paul Bucknell, Yiwei Fang, Dorin Viorel, Timothy Moulsley
  • Patent number: 11265695
    Abstract: A mobile device, via a roaming platform, can switch IMSIs (e.g., Home IMSI-1, Roamer IMSI-2, etc.) depending on a location of the mobile device. Upon switching IMSIs, the roaming platform can forward the update location to an HLR of the home network and roaming network. If the MMSC on the home network receives an MMS message, the MMSC on the home network may query the HLR for a current location. From the query, if the message recipient is roaming, the MMSC on the home network may communicate with the MMSC on the roaming network to deliver the message. As a result, the roaming network can handle the routing of the message without a data session routed back through the home network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Mehul Shah, Chingming Chao
  • Patent number: 11228937
    Abstract: Embodiments concern managing traffic in a radio device. While classifying user-plane packets from multiple applications according to quality of service requirements, a specific user-plane packet is classified as/determined to be a predetermined special-type packet (e.g., the special-type packets establish a new TCP/IP connection for a newly activated application). Based on that, that specific user-plane packet is mapped to a pre-defined radio bearer associated with a preconfigured priority, for example a highest priority among all bearers to which any of these user-plane packets from the multiple applications are mapped. Then all the mapped user-plane packets are scheduled for transmission according to their respective priorities. For example, the specific user-plane packet could be a SDU having a SYN, SYN-ACK or ACK, and the network convergence sub-layer (NCS) constructs a L2 NCS PDU using a designated format with the SDU in the payload and context information in the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Samuli Turtinen, Anand Bedekar, Amaanat Ali
  • Patent number: 11218482
    Abstract: A two-way information exchange system, which allows a requesting client employing an intelligent communication device to conduct information exchange with a target client, includes a communication module, a memory module, an authentication module, a selection module, a central processing module, an evaluation module, and an authorization module. The central processing module can search for one online client meeting the exchange condition provided from the requesting client to be served as a primary target client, and search the memory module for one or more clients meeting the exchange condition to be served as false target clients. The central processing module can send the identity data of the target clients to the intelligent communication device, and receive/send exchange information between the clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Among Net Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching-Yun Chen
  • Patent number: 11212721
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for performing registration with a network in a wireless communication system and a device therefor. Specifically, a method for performing registration with a core network by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system may comprise the steps of: transmitting a registration request message to a first core network in a first cell; receiving a registration rejection message from the first core network in the first cell; discovering a second core network which is of a different type from the first core network and is supported in the first cell; when the second core network supported in the first cell is discovered, determining whether the UE supports the second core network; and when the UE supports the second core network, performing a registration procedure with the second network in the first cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Sungduck Chun
  • Patent number: 11212876
    Abstract: Methods and devices for a home power networking system including a first wireless access point (AP) configured to perform wired communications over a first circuit connected to the first wireless AP. The first wireless AP further performs wireless communications with a second wireless AP, wherein the second wireless access point is connected to a second circuit and is not connected to the first circuit. The first wireless AP provides wireless transport through the second wireless AP to bridge communications between the first circuit and the second circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Coherent Logix, Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin A. Shelby, Michael B. Doerr, Michael B. Solka, Yama Yasha
  • Patent number: 11212851
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a method and a device for wireless communication. The method includes: obtaining access stratum context identifier information of a first terminal device, where the access stratum context identifier information of the first terminal device is used to identify access stratum context information of the first terminal device that is related to the first terminal device on a first access network device; and determining the first access network device according to the access stratum context identifier information of the first terminal device, so that a second access network device providing a network service to the first terminal device obtains the access stratum context information of the first terminal device from the first access network device. The method and the device in the embodiments of this application help reduce network overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ning Yang, Jianhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11201944
    Abstract: Systems and methods for connecting users in a social environment are disclosed herein. An example system comprises a database storing user profiles each including identity information related to a respective user; public profiles including information viewable by other users of each user, and unique identifiers for social environments. The system also comprises a server configured to receive a message from a first user device, the message including a unique identifier of the social environment obtained from within the social environment; determine the first user device is located within the social environment based on the unique identifier; identify public profiles associated others users located within the social environment; and match a second user of the one or more users with the first user and transmitting information related to the public profile of the second user to the first user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Inventors: Ralph Bedoe, Seth Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11197307
    Abstract: A method for transmitting channel state information (CSI) by a user equipment in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method includes receiving a transmission burst; measuring the CSI based on the transmission burst; and transmitting the measured CSI, wherein the transmission burst is received in at least a first time resource and a second time resource, wherein the first time resource is configured as a first number of orthogonal frequency divisional multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, wherein the second time resource is configured as a second number of OFDM symbols, wherein the first number is smaller than the second number, and wherein the first time resource is considered to be an invalid time resource for the CSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonwook Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Seungmin Lee, Kijun Kim, Suckchel Yang, Hanbyul Seo, Jonghyun Park, Hyangsun You
  • Patent number: 11184834
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling access of a remote UE to a base station, using a relay UE. Particularly, the method comprises receiving access control information through a second terminal, and determining, on the basis of the access control information, whether to perform an access control check for user data according to whether the user data is data to which an access control scheme allowed in an indirect connection mode is applied, wherein the access control information includes information on an access control scheme which is allowed or not allowed in an indirect connection mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungduck Chun, Jaehyun Kim, Ki-Dong Lee
  • Patent number: 11178706
    Abstract: Connection settings used by a mobile device to connect to a packet data network, e.g. the internet, are stored in a subscriber identity module (SIM) card. This enables connection settings to be pre-loaded on a SIM card, allowing a mobile device to immediately connect to the internet without manual configuration. The mobile device's connection settings may also be updated by a mobile network operator via an over the air profile update. For example, the operator may supply a device with connection settings the first time it connects to the network. Connection settings may be stored in one or more files within the SIM profile, and may be updated via a remote file management operation. Embedded-SIM (eSIM) profiles may also store connection settings in profile metadata, which may be updated via a metadata update operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Anand Muthurajan, Wael Jendli, Sohail A. Hirani, John David Bruner, Jean Khawand
  • Patent number: 11178100
    Abstract: Systems and methods for facilitating communication between multiple private networks with conflicting IP addresses are provided. The system comprises a virtual computing device configured to allocate blocks of shadow IP addresses to first and second private networks. A first bridge device is connected to the first private network and configured to receive a packet from a first host in the first private network. The packet comprises a destination address corresponding to a second host in the second private network. The first bridge device is configured to route the packet to the virtual computing device if the destination address is in a block of shadow IP addresses. A second bridge device is connected to the second private network and configured to receive the packet from the virtual computing device and translate the destination address to a corresponding native IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Berryville Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Edward Delaney, Chava Louis Jurado, Carl Bailey Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11171997
    Abstract: A user equipment is connected to a telecommunications network comprising or associated to an IMS network. The user equipment comprises a memory for storing request timer information related to a request timeout time interval. A method for handling an Internet Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) conversational service of the user equipment includes: storing, by the user equipment, the request timer information in the memory of the user equipment; and attempting, by the user equipment, to register to the IMS network and/or to initiate the IMS conversational service while the request timeout time interval has not expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Vasil Aleksiev, Reinhard Lauster
  • Patent number: 11172489
    Abstract: A method and apparatus in a user equipment and a base station for narrowband communication based on a cellular network are provided. The user equipment receives first information, and then detects the first wireless signal including at least one of {a first characteristic sequence, a first reference signal, and a second information} in a first time window. The transmitter of the first wireless signal is a second node, and the transmitter of the first information and the second node are non-co-located. The first information determines at least one of {the first time window, a parameter of the first characteristic sequence, a parameter of the first reference signal}. The embodiments save power consumption of the relayed user equipment and ensure that the channel quality of the sidelink is better than the channel quality of the uplink. In addition, the embodiments utilize the first flag bit to reduce the air interface overhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaobo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11153436
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments disclose a system and method, a computer program product, and a computer system for managing nuisance calls. The exemplary embodiments may include collecting data from a call, extracting one or more features from the collected data, and identifying the call as a nuisance call based on applying one or more models to the extracted one or more features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carla Aravena, Sandra Louise Kogan, Jeffrey Amari, Kyle Slachta
  • Patent number: 11140603
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are presented for balancing non-uniformly distributed network traffic in a wireless communications system having a plurality of digital remote units (DRUs). In some embodiments, a method comprises partitioning the plurality of DRUs into a plurality of DRU sectors, and dynamically repartitioning the plurality of DRU sectors depending on traffic conditions in at least one of the DRU sectors, such that the repartitioning satisfies at least one of a soft capacity constraint or a hard capacity constraint. The dynamic repartitioning may be based on at least one optimization algorithm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: DALI WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Seyed Amin Hejazi, Shawn Patrick Stapleton
  • Patent number: 11134023
    Abstract: A method for directing network traffic includes, at a network device, receiving network traffic provided by one or more client computing devices. The network device directs the network traffic to a service entity over a first network path. A path quality indicator is received that indicates whether the network traffic directed over the first network path satisfies one or more experience criteria. Based at least on the path quality indicator indicating that the network traffic directed over the first network path does not satisfy the one or more experience criteria, the network device redirects some or all of the network traffic to the service entity over a second network path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Irving Thiel, Konstantin E. Ryvkin, Timothy Mark Moore, Todd Carlyle Luttinen
  • Patent number: 11134505
    Abstract: A method for transmitting channel state information (CSI) by a user equipment in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method includes receiving a transmission burst; measuring the CSI based on the transmission burst; and transmitting the measured CSI, wherein the transmission burst is received in at least a first time resource and a second time resource, wherein the first time resource is configured as a first number of orthogonal frequency divisional multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, wherein the second time resource is configured as a second number of OFDM symbols, wherein the first number is smaller than the second number, and wherein the first time resource is considered to be an invalid time resource for the CSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seonwook Kim, Joonkui Ahn, Seungmin Lee, Kijun Kim, Suckchel Yang, Hanbyul Seo, Jonghyun Park, Hyangsun You
  • Patent number: 11134143
    Abstract: A call processing method and a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes: if a dial control instruction specific to a destination number currently obtained by a mobile terminal is detected and the mobile terminal is in an international roaming state, querying whether a prestored contact database includes contact information associated with the destination number; if the contact database includes the contact information associated with the destination number, determining, according to the contact information, an international roaming number used to call a target user corresponding to the destination number; and calling the target user according to the international roaming number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinlong Zhao, Zhanmin Ren
  • Patent number: 11129142
    Abstract: Technologies directed to allow a wireless network device with a single wireless local area network (WLAN) radio to act as a mesh station (Mesh STA) and also an access point (AP) are described. A processor sends data in a specified mode, via a radio, to identify itself as a mesh station in the mesh network and an AP in an access network. The processor receives a first frame via the radio and determines that the first frame is directed to the mesh station and receives a second frame via the radio and determines that the second frame is directed to the AP. The processor processes the first frame as a mesh frame using first processing logic and processes the second frame as an AP frame using second processing logic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashish Kumar Shukla
  • 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: 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: 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: 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