Call Routing (e.g., To Prevent Backhaul, Routing Efficiency, Least Cost, Or Alternate Routing) Patents (Class 455/445)
  • Patent number: 10674431
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing improved network service allocation. Rather than providing all-or-nothing network service allocation to users, the system can use the mobile country code (MCC) and mobile network code (MNC) to provide access to different services to different users. The services provided to each roaming user, for example, can be negotiated in a roaming agreement with the user's provider. The roaming user can then be provided access to only those services agreed to in the roaming agreement. A home provider can also use multiple MNCs to provide similar service allocation to home users, with each MNC providing a different combination of services. The home provider can also use mobile subscriber identification numbers (MSINs), or ranges of MSINs, to provide service allocation for home users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Nassereddine Sabeur, Raymond Thomas Ball, Mehul Shah
  • Patent number: 10652383
    Abstract: A multi-display device can interface with two or more different types of docking stations. The device can determine the type of dock and change the pin outs for a connector to interface with that dock. Once docked, the device can determine a charge status for the device and the dock to present the status to the user. Further, the dock can enter one of several modes, including a call receipt mode and an entertainment mode. The modes allow for expanded functionality for the device while docked. Two particular docks, the laptop dock and the smart dock, provide special functionality with the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Z124
    Inventor: Mohammed Selim
  • Patent number: 10652953
    Abstract: A data communication network includes two logically distinct class-based networks conjoined by at least one common node that has membership in each of the respective classes of the two logically distinct class-based networks. Optionally, three or more class-based networks may be conjoined to form a data communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: LaMonte Peter Koop, David S. Robins
  • Patent number: 10652783
    Abstract: An authentication system and method thereof for integrating heterogeneous network is provided. The authentication system triggers the heterogeneous network router when an external terminal device is located in a service covering range of the heterogeneous network router and the wireless router, and the authentication server is triggered to authenticate the terminal device when the terminal device has a heterogeneous network integration access condition, and after the authentication server finishes the authentication of the terminal device, the terminal device is ordered by the heterogeneous network router to communicate with the heterogeneous network router and the wireless router in the same time so as to perform the splitting operation of the telecommunication traffic. By the aforementioned operations, the system can provide the terminal device to access the mobile network and the wireless network in the same time, and promote the communication quality significantly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yao-Chun Tsou, Po-Hsueh Wang, Sz-Hsien Wu, Chung-Ho Wang, Chia-Horng Liu
  • Patent number: 10631356
    Abstract: A system is described in which a default MME (9A) receives a NAS message (S501, S505) from a mobile device (3D); sends a rerouting request (S509) to a base station (5) serving the mobile device (3D) and includes information identifying a group of dedicated MMEs (9D) to which the NAS message should be rerouted. If none of the dedicated MMEs (9D) is available, then the default MME (9A) receives a message from the base station (5), the message rerouting the NAS message to the default MME (9A), instead of a dedicated MME (9D). The default MME (9A) either proceeds (S515a) to serving the mobile device (3D) or the default MME (9A) rejects (S515b) the NAS message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Iskren Ianev, Toshiyuki Tamura, Genadi Velev, Andreas Kunz, Andreas Maeder
  • Patent number: 10623994
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing device determines a plurality of probability-based trajectories a mobile device could traverse through a plurality of access point (AP) cells within a given area depending on an entry point of the mobile device into the given area. A predictive dwell time may also be associated to each AP cell based on how long a mobile device is expected to remain within the respective AP cell. Based on i) current locations of mobile devices, ii) the plurality of probability-based trajectories a mobile device could traverse through the plurality of AP cells, and iii) the predictive dwell time of each AP cell, the computing device can compute a probability of mobile device density surpassing a potential flash crowd threshold within each AP cell at any given future time. In response, the computing device may then perform one or more mitigation actions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerome Henry, Rajesh S. Pazhyannur, Waseem A. Siddiqi, Ramanujam Jagannath
  • Patent number: 10614028
    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: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sambhrama Mundkur, Fengfen Liu, Norman Lam, Andrew Putnam, Somesh Chaturmohta, Daniel Firestone
  • Patent number: 10616946
    Abstract: Methods and systems enabling the end users of cellular devices to set up infrastructure-based D2D connections with other devices from within the over-the-top (OTT) applications running on their devices are disclosed. The methods are based on dynamically reconfiguring respective network-level firewalls protecting different end user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., NEDERLANDSE ORANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
    Inventors: Sander De Kievit, Jose Almodovar Chico, Antonius Norp, Bernardus Hillen
  • Patent number: 10609153
    Abstract: Systems and methods can be implemented for IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) resource reservation. A first electronic device can transmit, through an IP network, a non-Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message to an application server in an IMS network, where the non-IMS SIP message includes a request to initiate an IMS communication session through the IMS network with a second electronic device. A SIP message can also be transmitted through the IMS network to the application server that initiates a SIP INVITE session between the first electronic device and the application server, where the SIP INVITE session is routed through the IMS network. The first electronic device can then, receive a SIP response message that identifies a resource reservation for the IMS communication session from the application server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Shatsky
  • Patent number: 10609594
    Abstract: A wireless communication method and device are provided. The wireless communication method includes the steps of determining, by a user equipment (UE), that a length of an radio link control (RLC) service data unit (SDU) or RLC SDU segment is greater than a threshold, determining, by the UE, a type of length indicator which is allocated by a network, and determining, by the UE, to force to map the RLC SDU or RLC SDU segment to the end of an RLC protocol data unit (PDU) if the type of the length indicator is a first type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Ping Yu, Chia-Chun Hsu
  • Patent number: 10608874
    Abstract: A first Universal Plug and Play (UPNP) system, associated with a first wireless access point, can identify a second UPNP system. The second UPNP system can be associated with a second wireless access point. The first UPNP system can identify one or more parameters to be monitored with regard to the second UPNP system. The first UPNP system can provide, to the second UPNP system and using a UPNP protocol, information identifying the one or more parameters to be monitored. The first UPNP system can receive, from the second UPNP system and based on the UPNP protocol, data regarding the one or more parameters. The first UPNP system can identify an action to be performed based on the data regarding the one or more parameters. The first UPNP system can perform the action, or cause the second UPNP system to perform the action, using the UPNP protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Dayalan Cooppan, Kabir Seth
  • Patent number: 10601758
    Abstract: A method for a computer system includes receiving a first user communication, determining a first group of users, determining a target number of users, determining whether the first group of users includes the target number of users, and if not, providing the communication to the first group of users, determining a hierarchal mapping of groups of users in response to user memberships, determining a second group of users from the hierarchal mapping, determining a plurality of social network relationship factors for the second group of users with respect to the first user, and providing the communication to at least a subset of users in the second group of users in response to the first plurality of social network relationship factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lawler, Elliot Loh, Paul J. Martino, Mark Pincus
  • Patent number: 10601997
    Abstract: A method of semiautonomous processing of a conversation on a digital data device includes the steps of receiving, with the digital data device, a communication from a requesting agent, analyzing the communication to discern an intent, determining whether an intent-purposed bot is available for execution on or in connection with the first digital data device to process a said communication of said intent and, if so, upon approval of a responding agent, processing with the bot any of the communication, an interaction of which the communication forms a part, and session of which the interaction forms a part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Youngjun Kwak, Alan Dawkuan Hwang, Cody Henshaw
  • Patent number: 10602552
    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: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francesca Serravalle
  • Patent number: 10595252
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for performing seamless voice call handover and data handoff between a cellular network and a non-cellular (e.g., Wi-Fi) network, by a link budget limited user equipment device (UE) in standalone mode. The cellular radio may be maintained in a non-communication mode when not in use, to prevent power and peak power issues that may be unique to link budget limited devices. In response to poor non-cellular performance in support of a voice call, the UE may transition the cellular radio from the non-communication state to an online state. If the cellular network indicates that packet-switched calls are supported, then the UE may initiate handover of the voice call to the cellular network. Various methods for seamless handoff of data communications are also disclosed, in both the presence and the absence of a voice call. Various metrics are disclosed to enhance handoff determinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ajoy K. Singh, Najeeb M. Abdulrahiman, Sergey Sitnikov
  • Patent number: 10588163
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a wireless backhaul connection establishment method and apparatus. According to the embodiments of the present invention, a first base station obtains a valid backhaul capability of a neighboring base station, where the neighboring base station is a base station that can perform wireless communication with the first base station, and the valid backhaul capability reflects a maximum capability of a base station to serve a newly-added backhaul service; the first base station selects an upstream base station from the neighboring base station according to the valid backhaul capability of the neighboring base station and a backhaul service requirement for the first base station, where the upstream base station is configured to provide a wireless backhaul relay service for the first base station; and the first base station establishes a wireless backhaul connection with the upstream base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zezhou Luo, Hongcheng Zhuang
  • Patent number: 10581926
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for utilizing cellular technology to communicate from locations that are separate or physically distant from the location of a subscriber identity module (SIM) and/or physically separate from a mobile or cellular device are provided. One method may include receiving a request from a user to remotely access at least one physical SIM that is assigned to a global network of radio communications gateways, and assigning at least one of the SIMs to one of the radio communications gateways, so that the assigned SIM is able to route communication to or from the user via its assigned radio communications gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: NTREPID, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Joseph Adams, Chad Alan Prey, Ketal Kautilya Patel, Evan Michael Mayo, Gerard Edward Hamel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10582439
    Abstract: A cellular communication system comprising a population of cellular communication network nodes comprising a stationary core, a plurality of base stations, and at least one node having mobile station functionality; and a client tunneling functionality co-located with the node having mobile station functionality which is operative to use network topology information obtained via the mobile station functionality to initiate generation of a tunnel having a first end at the node and a second far end at the stationary core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Adi Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10568068
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus enabling a wireless network to optimize paging channel operation, based on mobile device context information. In one embodiment, the wireless network is a cellular network (e.g., LTE-Advanced), and both base stations and cellular user devices dynamically exchange and maintain a paging agreement. The paging agreement limits the paging channel operation, thereby minimizing unnecessary scanning and usage of irrelevant radio resources. Such paging mechanisms ate limited to the air interface between the base station and the mobile device, and are compatible with existing legacy devices and network entities. Networks with appropriately enabled user devices may improve their resource utilization. Base stations may advantageously reclaim freed-up cellular resources to support other services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Maik Bienas, Hyung-Nam Choi
  • Patent number: 10560864
    Abstract: Network demand data can be determined by employing low cost sensing devices. In one aspect, the sensing devices can monitor user equipment activity and/or environmental conditions associated with a specific area. Sudden changes in the network demand at the area, for example, due to a planned or unplanned event, can be detected based on an analysis of the monitored information. Based on the changes, configuration parameters associated with antennas of one or more access points can be updated to improve network coverage and/or capacity at the area. In one example, a transmission power of an access point can be adjusted to increase network capacity. In another example, an antenna beam of the access point can be focused and/or steered towards the area to improve network coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Jin He
  • Patent number: 10547745
    Abstract: A system and method for allowing a telemarketer to place a series of telephone calls to called parties utilizes a distributed processing architecture. This allows the telemarketer to utilize data stored at remote locations to help interact with called parties. In addition, the telemarketer can utilize telephone assets to quickly and easily place multiple simultaneous calls to different called parties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Xtone, Inc.
    Inventors: Vishal Dhawan, Timothy M. Price, Manoj Sindhwani
  • Patent number: 10542477
    Abstract: The present invention provides an EHSN communication protocol that uses a beaconing scheme to facilitate communication between multiple low power sensor nodes. In the illustrative embodiment, the desired sensor data flows through a series of sensor nodes from the origin sensor to a destination node through a set of intermediate relay nodes. Transmissions from one node to another occur using a receiver-initiated beaconing scheme, in which beacons are sent by each node when they have harvested sufficient energy to relay data. The specific set of relay nodes is chosen opportunistically from the total set of nodes in the network, based on which nodes have harvested sufficient energy (and broadcasted the appropriate beacon), and which nodes are optimally positioned to forward data to the destination node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Matthew R. Johnston
  • Patent number: 10541944
    Abstract: An improved AFDX switch, as described herein, can include an embedded integrity monitoring module that is functionally fault-independent of the switching module or other components of the AFDX switch. The integrity monitoring module can include a delay monitoring module for monitoring delays of data packets within the AFDX switch and/or a routing module for monitoring or detecting data packets routing errors or failures. The delay monitoring module can assign a timestamp to a data frame at arrival to the AFDX switch, determine a time delay of the data frame within the AFDX switch based on the timestamp, and compare the time delay to a threshold value to detect erroneous time delays. The routing monitoring module can compare the input port and/or the output port at which the data frame arrives while in the AFDX switch to the corresponding preassigned input port or output port to detect routing failures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC.
    Inventors: Brent J. Nelson, Matthew P. Corbett, Jason R. Owen
  • Patent number: 10531335
    Abstract: A method for assisting in cell combination management in a cellular communication system is presented. The method comprises obtaining of network statistics, comprising statistics associated with pairs of cells as well as cell loads. At least one candidate cell combinations selected. The candidate cell combination is a combination of cells for which a mobility measure deduced from the mobility statistics for pairs of cells participating in the combination of cells exceeds a first predetermined threshold. A total load capacity is determined for each of the candidate cell combinations. A cell combination procedure is recommended for a first cell combination. A cell combination, for which a load margin exceeds zero, is allowed to be chosen as the first cell combination. The load margin is a difference between the determined total load capacity and a sum of the cell loads. A network node performing such method is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Peter Ökvist, Arne Simonsson
  • Patent number: 10531281
    Abstract: An apparatus and method in a wireless communication system. The apparatus includes circuitry configured to: generate configuration information about a user equipment including retransmission time related information and used for performing device-to-device communication, wherein the re-transmission time related information represents information related to retransmission times of signal transmission with a user equipment performing device-to-device communication; and to transmit the generated configuration information to the user equipment performing device-to-device communication. A signal in device-to-device communication can be ensured to be accurately and completely transmitted between various communication devices participating in the communication, and thus the transmission performance of information is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 10506531
    Abstract: The power level at which signals are transmitted from an external communication interface to an implanted communication interface through a communications link is periodically adjusted. A range of power levels bounded by a minimum transmit power level and a maximum transmit power level is determined. A preferred transmit power level is selected from within the range of power levels, and is used by the external communication interface to transmit signals to the implanted communication interface. Each of the minimum transmit power level and the maximum transmit power level is determined by intentionally causing a reception error to occur at the implanted communication interface, and then making further power level adjustments until a final minimum transmit power level and final maximum transmit power level are obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Gerard Mulligan, IV
  • Patent number: 10498442
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improved content streaming and downloading. The system enables content to be transmitted to wireless base stations (WBSs) using unicast on the core network side of a cellular network to avoid incompatibilities associated with network broadcast technologies such as Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (eMBMS) and Long-Term Evolution Broadcast (LTE-B). At the same time, the system enable content to be broadcast, or transmitted to multiple user equipment (UE) in a single transmission to reduce wireless bandwidth consumption. The system can include a commodity server to receive requests from WBSs, place them in a chronological list based on network latency, and then transmit content to each WBS in a synchronized unicast manner. Each WBS can then transmit the content to a plurality of UEs with minimal buffer required due to the “pre-synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Bongaarts, Cameron Byrne
  • Patent number: 10498902
    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: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Inderpal Singh Mumick, Surinder Singh Anand
  • Patent number: 10484143
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method and a device for reducing latency in radio communications. A User Equipment (UE) first receives K radio signal groups and then transmits an uplink signaling, K being a positive integer greater than 1 and the uplink signaling including HARQ-ACK information, wherein lengths of Enhanced Transmission Time Intervals (eTTIs) corresponding to the K radio signal groups correspond to K time lengths respectively, and any two time lengths of the K time lengths are not equal. The HARQ-ACK information indicates whether a coding block in the K radio signal groups is correctly decoded. The numbers of radio signals in the K radio signal groups are Q1, . . . , QK respectively, the Q1, . . . , QK being positive integers respectively. The disclosure avoids the occurrence that the UE transmits multiple uplink signalings simultaneously, and improves the robustness of HARQ-ACK under power limited conditions. In addition, the disclosure reduces radio overhead and increases transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaobo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10477349
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for provision of location-based services to wireless device users. In one embodiment, the apparatus and methods support location-based services requiring indoors or underground positioning (or other applications which cannot be served by GPS/A-GPS or GLONASS), such as via Wi-Fi Location devices with fine timing measurement (FTM) capability. A cable, terrestrial or satellite network operator can obtain location data on e.g., an LTE-enabled UE with SIM capability located within a served premises or venue, via an HTTP/S GET protocol, and forward the location data. In one variant, a managed 3GPP IP Multimedia System (IMS) infrastructure is used in conjunction with UE-specific identifiers under control of a controller entity (e.g., ePDG) in communication with the IMS infrastructure and one or more FTM-enabled Wi-Fi APs within the premises or venue for supporting VoWi-Fi 911 or 411 packet calls made via the IMS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Ashutosh Kumar Sinha, Benjamin Stankevitz, Manoj Das
  • Patent number: 10477443
    Abstract: A method of mobility management in a cellular system includes determining from a first received indication that at least one communication device intends to receive a multimedia broadcast multicast service or is receiving a multimedia broadcast multicast service. The information is sent to the at least one communication device relating to at least one multimedia broadcast multicast service capable cell. The method further includes receiving from the at least one communication device a report including measurement information of the at least one multimedia broadcast multicast service capable cell. The method finally includes initiating selecting at least one cell on at least one carrier for the at least one communication device, the at least one carrier including one or more cells capable of providing a multimedia broadcast multicast service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: HMD Global Oy
    Inventors: Karri Markus Ranta-Aho, Jarkko T. Koskela, Henri Markus Koskinen, Johanna Katariina Pekonen, Woonhee Hwang
  • Patent number: 10470195
    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: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Qiulin Chen, Lei Tong, Guohuai Li
  • Patent number: 10455385
    Abstract: Provisioning a subscriber in a network is provided by: receiving an initialisation request for access to a network on behalf of a subscriber, at an admission platform of a network operator associated with the subscriber, and assigning the subscriber limited access rights to the network, the limited access rights being configured for communication between the subscriber and a subscription manager, for reconfiguration of identity information associated with the subscriber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIMITED
    Inventors: Stephen Babbage, Nicholas Bone, Christopher Pudney, Aguibou Mountaga Barry
  • Patent number: 10439989
    Abstract: A communication device of handling a CWIP comprises instructions of having a cellular connection with a base station (BS) of a cellular network; receiving a first Internet Protocol (IP) address from the BS via the cellular connection; receiving a CWIP configuration configuring a second IP address for establishing a first IPsec tunnel for the CWIP from the BS; having a WLAN connection with a WLAN, and receiving a third IP address for transmitting at least one IP packet via the WLAN, from the WLAN via the WLAN connection; establishing the first IPsec tunnel via the WLAN connection to the second IP address by using the third IP address; generating a first IP packet of the at least one IP packet and setting a source IP address of the first IP packet to the first IP address; and transmitting the first IP packet to the BS via the first IPsec tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10432300
    Abstract: A vehicle having an apparatus for a mobile base station transceiver of a mobile communication system, wherein the mobile communication system further has at least one fixed base station transceiver and at least one further mobile base station transceiver and includes a transceiver module for communication with at least one fixed base station transceiver in the coverage area of the at least one fixed base station transceiver, wherein the transceiver module provides a mobile coverage area for the at least one further mobile base station transceiver, the mobile coverage area projecting beyond the coverage area of the at least one fixed base station transceiver at least to some extent by an extended coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Andreas Kwoczek, Moritz Schack, Björn Mennenga
  • Patent number: 10433153
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a system, a method, and a terminal device capable of performing mobility management of a terminal in a distributed manner. [Solution] A system including a plurality of management devices configured to manage information of one or more terminal devices positioned in management areas. The plurality of management devices have a layered structure in which the management area of the management device in an upper layer includes the management area of the management device in a lower layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiromasa Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10425805
    Abstract: A method for re-indexing in a base station a first mobile terminal to be associated with a new predefined routing configuration, the base station listing a first set of identifiers of mobile terminals and a set of context identifiers, each context identifier associated with an allocation of lines corresponding to a routing configuration for routing incoming and outgoing communications, the method including detecting a request to change a terminal's identifier, sent by the first terminal, the request including information corresponding to a context identifier listed in the base station; checking that a new terminal identifier associated with the context identifier is available, the context identifier being determined by analyzing the context information of the request; allocating a new terminal identifier to the first terminal by sending the new terminal identifier to the first terminal and changing the indexing of the new identifier of the terminal stored in the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS
    Inventors: Gaëtan Nouchet, Jean-Philippe Jaulin
  • Patent number: 10411789
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for scheduling radio resources for a relay user equipment (UE) serving as a relay for remote UEs. Remote data is relayed by the relay UE between the remote UEs and a radio base station (BS). A remote scheduling identification is configured for addressing remote logical channels carrying the remote data. A relay scheduling identification is configured for addressing one or more relay logical channels carrying relay data. The relay UE receives, from the BS, a remote resource assignment, assigning radio resources to the relay UE for exchanging the remote data with the BS, the remote resource assignment being addressed to the remote scheduling identification. The relay UE further receives, from the BS, a relay resource assignment, assigning radio resources to the relay UE for exchanging the relay data with the BS, the relay resource assignment being addressed to the relay scheduling identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Takako Hori
  • Patent number: 10412596
    Abstract: A base station (13) is configured to receive, from a Machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal (11) or a core network (14), history information indicating whether or not specific coverage enhancement processing was executed in previous communication with the M2M terminal (11). Further, the base station (13) is configured to control communication using the specific coverage enhancement processing between the M2M terminal (11) and the base station (13) based on the history information received from the M2M terminal (11) or the core network (14). It is thus possible to contribute to improving efficiency of determination regarding whether to apply a special coverage enhancement processing to the M2M terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10405244
    Abstract: A communication method is a communication method for communicating between first device and second device over one of first network and second network, and includes transmitting a common identifier from the first device to the second device over one of the first network and the second network, the common identifier being for uniquely specifying the first device in both the first network and the second network, receiving the common identifier at the second device, and communicating between the first device and the second device over one of the first network and the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shigeki Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10395225
    Abstract: An operating method of a distributed server includes downloading operating information from a central server, the operating information including information related to card transactions and terminal information on one or more card terminals, receiving a payment request for a card tagged on a card terminal from the card terminal, and performing an operation related to a payment requested by the card terminal based on the operating information. The operating method may further include receiving status information from the central server, the status information indicating whether or not the central server is overloaded, processing the payment requested by the card terminal if the status information indicates that the central server is overloaded, and transmitting a result of processing the payment to the card terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: LG CNS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yongkyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10389547
    Abstract: Mobile communication services that include voice calls, text messages, and internet are transitioning from circuit switched to packet switched networks such as internet. Although internet usage by mobile devices is on the rise, voice calls and text messages continue to be routinely and widely used. Most users at home or office may typically have phones that may be primarily based on wired connections. Although the eventual connection to the network may be wired, cordless phones may be used within the premises to connect with the base of the cordless phone which may connect to the wired network. A method and apparatus are disclosed that enable multi-user service with single broadband internet service in a base device and distribute the voice and text message service to the other users in the local premises. This may enable reduced cost and power consumption along with improved performance and user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Sivakumar Govindassamy
  • Patent number: 10374887
    Abstract: In accordance with embodiments disclosed herein, an exemplary system or computer implemented method for implementing the virtualization of access node functions may include, for example: a memory to store instructions for execution; one or more processors to execute the instructions; a control plane interface to communicably interface the system with an access node over a network, in which the access node is physically coupled with a plurality of broadband lines; a virtualized module to provide a virtualized implementation of a plurality of functions of the access node at the system, in which the virtualized module executes on a virtualized computing infrastructure; the control plane interface of the system to receive current operational data and current operating conditions for the plurality of broadband lines from the access node; the virtualized module to update the virtualized implementation of the plurality of functions of the access node at the system according to the current operational data and the cu
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ASSIA SPE, LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Kerpez, John M. Cioffi
  • Patent number: 10375570
    Abstract: An apparatus and method in a wireless communication system. The apparatus includes circuitry configured to: generate configuration information about a user equipment including retransmission time related information and used for performing device-to-device communication, wherein the re-transmission time related information represents information related to retransmission times of signal transmission with a user equipment performing device-to-device communication; and to transmit the generated configuration information to the user equipment performing device-to-device communication. A signal in device-to-device communication can be ensured to be accurately and completely transmitted between various communication devices participating in the communication, and thus the transmission performance of information is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 10375192
    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: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: VIASAT, INC.
    Inventor: Peter Lepeska
  • Patent number: 10374683
    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: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Young Hoon Kwon, Bin Liu, Pengfei Xia
  • Patent number: 10375616
    Abstract: A method of establishing a communication link between a mobile terminal of a wireless network and a subscriber of a network, such as an enterprise network, and/or a residential network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: TANGO NETWORKS, INC
    Inventors: Andrew Silver, Lathan Lewis, Patricia Landgren
  • Patent number: 10368297
    Abstract: There is provided a method of operating a wireless communication device to facilitate selection among a set of two or more radio access networks, RANs, the wireless communication device being served by one of the RANs in the set, the method comprising receiving (1010) a network selection policy from a server; evaluating (1020) the network selection policy; and transmitting (1030) information indicating a result of the evaluation of the network selection policy to the RAN serving the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Christofer Lindheimer, Gunnar Mildh, Håkan Persson, Stefan Rommer, Ivo Sedlacek, Oumer Teyeb
  • Patent number: 10356572
    Abstract: A method and system for the leveraging a reserved relationship number by an SLS platform and/or SLS phone module for the purpose of performing special operations other than making an SLS call available for termination at a subscriber TD and/or a third party TD involve associating the SLS phone number of the subscriber, the primary number of the subscriber and a next set of instructions via a common reserved relationship number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MOVIUS INTERACTIVE CORPORATION
    Inventors: George Backhaus, Jignesh Gandhi, Julio Gonzalez, John Green, Philip Lowman, Paul Rubenstein, Mike Speanburg
  • Patent number: 10356483
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a media stream at a media device and converting, at the media device, the media stream into data packets. The method includes initiating, with the media device, end-to-end connections between the media device and a receiving device via a plurality of cellular network and determining, at the media device, a quality of service factor for each cellular network of the plurality of cellular networks. The method includes selecting, at the media device, a single cellular network of the plurality of cellular networks based on the quality of service factor for each cellular network of the plurality of cellular networks. The method also includes transmitting the data packets from the media device via the single cellular network to the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Nicholas Angelo Nicas, Frank Robert Coppa, Larry Kennedy