Call Routing (e.g., To Prevent Backhaul, Routing Efficiency, Least Cost, Or Alternate Routing) Patents (Class 455/445)
  • Patent number: 10298365
    Abstract: An orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) frame includes a 256 tone payload. The 256 tone payload may consist of either 234 data tones when the payload is carried in a downlink transmission. The 256 tone payload may consist of 216 data tones when the payload is carried in an uplink transmission. In addition, the OFDMA frame may include one or more resource units (RUs). Each of the one or more RUs may consist of either an integer multiple of 26 data tones or an integer multiple of 24 data tones and 2 pilot tones. Another embodiment OFDMA frame comprises a symbol-based RU (SRU) that may include an integer multiple of 2 pilots tones and either an integer multiple of 24 data tones or an integer multiple of 26 data tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Suh, Phillip Barber, Osama Aboul-Magd
  • Patent number: 10291613
    Abstract: Authentication of a mobile device by its subscription is automatically performed by extracting the IMSI value from the mobile device's operating system via a locally installed mobile app. The IMSI value is passed onto an authentication system that has the necessary authentication and authorization infrastructure to query a mobile operator's database for a MSISDN associated with the IMSI value. If a valid MSISDN is found, the MSISDN is returned from the mobile operator to the authentication system and finally to the mobile app on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Syniverse Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Denison Risso, Sreenivasa Ganji, Paul Peregolise, Rakesh Mehta
  • Patent number: 10284518
    Abstract: A network system based on a SDN with a seamless handover mechanism, an operation method and a control apparatus thereof are provided. The network system includes network devices, host devices and a control apparatus. The network devices are connected together. A part of the network devices are equipped with wireless access networks of the same SSID, and each of the host devices is connected to one of the network devices. The control apparatus is connected to the network devices. When a first host device of the host devices is changed to connect with a second network device from a first network device, the control apparatus controls the network devices to return an address resolution response packet to the first host device in response to an address resolution request packet transmitted from the first host device, so as to maintain an IP address of the first host device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chien-Chao Tseng, Chia-Lin Chuo, Ting-Hsuan Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10278026
    Abstract: The provision of dual mode services is facilitated. Access to the dual mode services is controlled by associating a mobile device to an access point. Subscribers are required to provide valid geographical addresses for access points associated with the mobile devices prior to provision of service. Consequently, physical addresses are necessarily available for emergency services (e.g., E911). Mobile devices are restricted to specific access points based upon the access point identifiers automatically provided during initialization of service and maintained for authorization purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: David Glass, Adnan Abu-Dayya
  • Patent number: 10278060
    Abstract: A method of managing identities for use in a mobile telecommunications device in a telecommunications network has the following features. The identity management process is triggered and one or more parameters of a currently available mobile telecommunications network detected. An identity database is searched—each record in the identity database comprises an identity and additional identity information for each identity. The additional identity information includes the one or more parameters. The identity management process involves selecting an identity when a first record comprising the one or more parameters detected is found in said searching and modifying an active identity of the mobile telecommunications device to be the selected identity when the active identity is not already the selected identity. This process can be carried out by a subscriber information module of a mobile telecommunications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Truphone Limited
    Inventors: James Tagg, Alistair James Campbell
  • Patent number: 10268467
    Abstract: Policy-driven management of application traffic is provided for services to cloud-based applications. A steering policy refers to a set of rules is generated for a deployment from a current code environment to one or more replicated code environment differing in some key respect. The steering policy can guide steering decisions between the current and updated code environments. A steering server uses the steering policy to make decisions about whether to send service requests to the current code environment or the updated code environment. Feedback concerning actual steering decisions made by the steering server is received (e.g., performance metrics). The steering policy is automatically adjusted in response to the feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: A10 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ragavan Ramanathan, Alak Deb, Sudarshan Raghavan, Anirudha Kamatgi, Sridhar Srinivasan, Girish Karthik Ramasamy, Srinath Chandrashekhar, Akshay Mathur
  • Patent number: 10271230
    Abstract: A base station is provided. The base station includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits, to a node including mobility management function, a setup message, the message including both first information about a tracking area supported in the base station and second information indicating a type of the cell of the base station. The receiver receives a response message of the setup message from the node including mobility management function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10237762
    Abstract: A base station is provided. The base station includes a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter transmits, to a node including mobility management function, a setup message, the message including both first information about a tracking area supported in the base station and second information indicating a type of the cell of the base station. The receiver receives a response message of the setup message from the node including mobility management function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10237780
    Abstract: A method for allowing a user equipment (UE) to detach from a network entity is provided. The method includes detecting that the UE is not registered with the network entity while the UE is in an area previously registered with the network entity. Further, the method includes sending a detach indication to the network entity to detach a service to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lalith Kumar, Jayashankara Dalagowdanahalli Malleshappa
  • Patent number: 10231112
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for emitting pilot beacons. The method includes a base station system emitting a pilot beacon on a first air interface protocol. The base station system wirelessly receives a registration message for a mobile station that detected the pilot beacon on the first air interface protocol. The registration message includes a registration request seeking registration of the mobile station under the first air interface protocol with the base station system. In response to the received registration message, the base station system makes a determination that the mobile station is capable of operating on a second air interface protocol different from the first air interface protocol. In response to the determination, the base station system emits at least one pilot beacon on the second air interface protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Dae-Sik Oh, Michael C. DeLaet, Robert C. Pippert
  • Patent number: 10219307
    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: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francesca Serravalle
  • Patent number: 10219229
    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: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NeuroPace, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Gerard Mulligan, IV
  • Patent number: 10212583
    Abstract: A system and method for fast roaming in one or more enterprise fabric network. The fast roaming involves correlation operations performed in one or more databases managed by control plane of the fabric network to update routing locator entries associated with L2-VNID and L3-VNID in one or more databases when a client moves from behind a first switch to behind a second switch. In some embodiments, the control plane finds the L3-VNID from the L2-VNID. The L3-VNID is used to search for all IP addresses corresponding to a client-MAC. At least new routing locator value that is used in the routing locator entries is provided to the first switch, the second switch, and border nodes associated with the fabric network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Hooda, Vrushali Ashtaputre, Sudhir Jain, Johnson Leong, Shree Murthy
  • Patent number: 10194290
    Abstract: Techniques for energy efficient notification services are described. A telecommunications device may acquire multimedia/notification service data from various upstream units, e.g., one or more multimedia/notification service servers, at least one push notification service server and/or a storage system. The telecommunications device may select a communication channel between the telecommunications device and the various upstream units for acquiring multimedia/notification service data. The telecommunications device may select the communications channel based at least in part on efficiencies, e.g., it may select the most energy efficient communications channel. The telecommunications device may, in some instances, acquire the multimedia/notification service data as pushes from one or more upstream units (e.g., a push notification service server), and may, in some instances, acquire the multimedia/notification service data as pulls from one or more upstream units (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Chunming Liu
  • Patent number: 10187828
    Abstract: A radio communication device includes a memory, and a control circuit coupled to the memory and configured to perform a communication with a first base station based on a first communication protocol for a call, when the call is disconnected, store, in the memory, state information indicating a state of the call before the disconnection, after the disconnection, perform a first search for a second base station which is configured to communicate based on the first communication protocol, when the first search failed, perform a second search for and identify a third base station which is configured to communicate based on a second communication protocol different from the first communication protocol, perform waiting at the third base station, and when the waiting is started, restore the state of the call before the disconnection based on the state information stored in the memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaki Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10187430
    Abstract: In some implementations, a network daemon can manage access to a mobile device's network interface. The network daemon (e.g., network connection managing process) can monitor the condition of the mobile device's network connection on one or more interfaces. The network daemon can monitor many conditions on the mobile device. The network daemon can receive background networking requests from network clients (e.g., processes, applications) that specify criteria for initiating a network connection. The network daemon can then smartly manage network connections taking into account network conditions, mobile device conditions and/or client criteria received in the client request. This can help reduce battery life impact, memory usage, likelihood of call drops, data usage cost, and load on network operators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Amit K. Vyas, Joshua V. Graessley, John Iarocci, Darren Litzinger, Andrew C. Lam, Ray Ling Chang, Steven Douglas Parker, Justin Wood, Matthew Scott Klahn, Daniel B. Pollack
  • Patent number: 10178560
    Abstract: Holographic beamforming antennas may be utilized for adaptive routing within communications networks, such as wireless backhaul networks. Holographic beamforming antennas may be further utilized for discovering and/or addressing nodes in a communication network with steerable, high-directivity beams. Holographic beamforming antennas may be further utilized for extending the range of communications nodes and providing bandwidth assistance to adjacent nodes via dynamic adjacent cell assist. In some approaches, MIMO is used in concert with holographic beamforming for additional channel capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Eric J. Black, Brian Mark Deutsch, Russell J. Hannigan, Alexander Remley Katko, Melroy Machado, Jay Howard McCandless, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov
  • Patent number: 10164854
    Abstract: Providing dynamic latency in an integration flow. An integration flow connecting multiple integration nodes and including at least one repeat node is managed, wherein a repeat node repeats by sending a message, a variation of a message, or an element of a message to multiple paths or to a single path multiple times. A repeat node is registered with a workload manager component for monitoring. Data relating to the effect on performance by the integration flow including the monitored repeat node is collected. Required latencies or variations of latencies between firing of repeats of the repeat node based on the collected data are determined. The latencies or variations of latencies between firing of the repeats of the repeat node are instructed to influence dynamically a flow of elements through the repeat node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: John Hosie, Martin A. Ross, Craig H. Stirling, Dominic J. Storey
  • Patent number: 10142991
    Abstract: Resource allocation for direct terminal-to-terminal communication in a cellular system. There are provided measures for resource allocation for direct terminal-to-terminal communication in a cellular system, said measures exemplarily comprising configuration of common resources for supporting direct communication between terminals across a predefined registration area comprising one or more cells of a cellular system, and control of an allocation of common resources for enabling direct communication between terminals across the predefined registration area. Said measures may exemplarily be applied for establishing terminal-to-terminal communication in LTE or LTE-Advanced cellular networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Kari Horneman
  • Patent number: 10135774
    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: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Lawler, Elliot Loh, Paul J. Martino, Mark Pincus
  • Patent number: 10122581
    Abstract: Personalization data such as settings and/or state is migrated across devices including mobile phones. Device personalizations are pushed to a cloud service or other mechanism for backup and subsequent transmission to other devices. The personalization data can later be employed to configure one or more other devices in the same manner as a first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Baribault, Larry A. Morris, John Mark Miller
  • Patent number: 10111241
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and arrangements of optimizing radio resource utilization at a group communication for members of a specific group in a communication network system, comprising communication network nodes (15) communicating over a radio interface on downlink (12) and uplink (13) radio bearers with a plurality of user equipments (18) each of which is associated with one of said members. A shared downlink radio bearer for low priority listening members of said specific group is established. The low priority listening members are assigned to the shared downlink radio bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kenneth Balck, Micael Martell, Joakim Åkesson
  • Patent number: 10110748
    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: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kirusa, Inc.
    Inventors: Inderpal Singh Mumick, Surinder Singh Anand
  • Patent number: 10104512
    Abstract: An indication is used to control how message service information is routed over different domains. For example, an access terminal may be configured with an indication that indicates that a message service is preferred to be invoked over an IP domain or that the message service is not be invoked over the IP domain. The access terminal then delivers message service information based on the value of the indication. In some cases, a network entity generates the indication and sends the indication to the access terminal. In some cases, a domain for delivery of message service information is selected based on a domain that was selected for particular type of traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Miguel Griot, Osok Song
  • Patent number: 10104609
    Abstract: A switch, a system for power management and a method for power management are provided. Multiple modules are included in the switch. A determination module determines whether a system time of the switch is in a preset time interval. If yes, a switch module switches the switch to a first mode and sends a first switch signal indicating the first mode to multiple access points (APs). A collecting module collects coverage over clients of each of the APs. A searching module searches for at least one first AP among the APs based on the coverage of each of the APs. An adjustment module disables at least one second AP among the APs other than the at least one first AP after a preset time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Wistron NeWeb Corp.
    Inventor: Sheng-Kun Shen
  • Patent number: 10070281
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for routing a short message and a computer storage medium. The method comprises: a short message service gateway acquires, from a short message service center, a short message and identifier information of a called UE used for receiving the short message; after the short message service gateway acquires the short message and the identifier information of the called UE, the short message service gateway acquires a short message delivery domain of the called UE corresponding to the identifier information of the called UE by communicating with a short message delivery domain decision device; and the short message service gateway delivers the short message to the called UE according to the short message delivery domain of the called UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Hua Guo, Zhongke Li
  • Patent number: 10070386
    Abstract: An upper node and a lower node which communicate with each other in a wireless network, and a computer readable recording medium including a program for executing a communication method thereof, are provided. The upper node determines priorities of the plurality of lower nodes and transmits a beacon message including information on the priorities determined by the upper node to the plurality of lower nodes, and the plurality of lower nodes determine priorities based on the beacon message received from the upper node. The upper node transmits first data to the plurality of lower nodes in a first period of an active period in an indirect data transmission method, and the plurality of lower nodes transmit second data to the upper node based on the determined priorities in a second period of the active period, in which the lower nodes communicate with the upper node, in a direct data transmission method. Accordingly, waste of battery power in the lower node can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nga Thi Thuy Dinh, Sangsoon Lim
  • Patent number: 10064049
    Abstract: A messaging hub provides communication services for user devices associated with an enterprise office telephone number. The messaging hub establishes a secure connection between the messaging hub local SMSC/MMSC and a data adapter of a unified communications service, provision the enterprise office telephone number for use in a global SMS/MMS network and delivers messages addressed to the enterprise office telephone number to selected user devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SALESFORCE.COM, INC.
    Inventors: Eugene Lee Lew, Vasileios John Gianoukos
  • Patent number: 10064117
    Abstract: A system and method for managing offer and user equipment movement driven cell system load balancing that overcomes the disadvantages of the prior art. Network elements determine whether a user or user equipment in a first location is within a threshold distance of a second location of better coverage, which is separated from the first location by an intervening region of worse coverage. Upon such a determination, the network can provide a higher level of service as the user moves incrementally between the first and second locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventor: John M. Harris
  • Patent number: 10064212
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a scheduling request includes receiving, at a relay UE and from a remote UE, a sidelink control information. The relay UE is within a coverage area of a base station. The remote UE is outside of the coverage area. The relay UE is configured to relay transmissions from the remote UE to the base station, and the sidelink control information indicates a future transmission of a data packet over a sidelink channel. A scheduling request is transmitted to a base station. A scheduling grant that indicates an uplink resource is received from the base station. A data packet over the sidelink channel is received from the remote UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Rene Faurie, Eswar Vutukuri, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10009788
    Abstract: A method, by a policy control unit of a mobile communications network, to control a signalling of congestion information of mobile entities at a plurality of congestion monitoring units that monitor which mobile entities are affected by a congestion state in a radio access network of the mobile communications network. The method comprises receiving, from one of the congestion monitoring units, an indication that one of the mobile entities is affected by a congestion, storing said one congestion monitoring unit from which the indication is received as the current congestion monitoring unit for said one mobile entity, receiving, from another congestion monitoring unit, the indication that said one mobile entity is affected by a congestion, and indicating, in response to the indication received from the other monitoring unit, to the current congestion monitoring unit a release of congestion information relating to said one mobile entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: György Miklós, Maria Belen Pancorbo Marcos, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10003529
    Abstract: Methods for memory allocation in a software-defined networking (SDN) system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a first message in a network device from a SDN controller, where the first message includes a request to generate an entity in the network device to route traffic, and where the entity is one of a flow table entry, a group table entry, and a flow table. The method further includes identifying an indication in the first message that indicates at least one memory usage characteristic of the entity, where the at least one memory usage characteristic includes at least one of a target access speed and a target storage scalability of the entity; and generating, at least partially based on the indication, the entity using one memory type of a plurality of memory types of the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jiangtao Zhang, Mark Hlady
  • Patent number: 10004087
    Abstract: An apparatus may communicate with at least two networks. The apparatus may be configured to opportunistically decode a channel from a first network and a channel from a second network in order to receive data from both networks. The apparatus may determine whether first data carried on a paging channel (PCH) is decodable from a subset of slots that carry the PCH. The subset of slots may be included in a set of slots that carry the PCH. When the PCH collides with a physical multicast channel (PMCH), the apparatus may decode second data carried on the PMCH instead of the first data when the first data is determined to be decodable from the subset of slots that carry the PCH, and decode the first data instead of the second data when the first data is not determined to be decodable from the subset of slots that carry the PCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Karthikeyan Sabapathi, Mahender Reddy Akkapally, Praveen Peruru, Harinath Reddy Patel, Anand Chowdhary Kolluri, Krishna Murthy Sastry Bhamidipati, Pankaj Gupta
  • Patent number: 9980202
    Abstract: An access admission control method and system for and SAE/LTE system is provided for determining whether to accept or reject an access of a User Equipment (UE) to a Home evolved Node B (HeNB) based on the subscriber information of the UE. In an access admission control method according to the present invention, a HeNB or HeNB Gateway (HGW) transmits, when an access request message is received from a UE, the access request message to a Mobility Management Entity (MME) together with a CSG ID of the HeNB, and the MME determines, whether to accept or reject the access of the UE to the HeNB based on whether the CSG ID is contained in a white list associated with the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chae Gwon Lim, Han Na Lim, Sung Ho Choi, Tae Sun Yeoum, Eun Hui Bae
  • Patent number: 9980167
    Abstract: A radio network node (110) and a method therein for managing transmission of at least one channel quality report and a user equipment (120) a method therein for handling transmission of at least one channel quality report are disclosed. The radio network node (110) sends, to the user equipment (120), a first message comprising information about at least one resource for use by the user equipment (120) when transmitting the at least one channel quality report. The radio network node (110) sends, to the user equipment (120), a second message for activating, in the user equipment (120), the transmission of the at least one channel quality report. The radio network node (110) receives, from the user equipment (120), a first channel quality report of the at least one channel quality report. The first channel quality report is received on the at least one resource on an uplink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Rui Fan
  • Patent number: 9973965
    Abstract: Systems and methods for optimizing signaling in a mobile network and conserving battery resources based on transport protocol layer such as Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) layer optimization techniques are disclosed. A distributed proxy system, in various embodiments, can implement one or more optimization techniques including deferring TCP socket closures or closing network sockets with TCP RST instead of TCP FIN to save on signaling in the wireless (e.g., mobile network) and conserve battery resources. In some embodiments, the disclosed system can implement various methods to prevent or reduce number of TCP and/or application level retries, and thereby reduce signaling in the wireless network and conserve battery resources. In other embodiments, the distributed proxy system can multiplex all TCP sockets in a mobile device through a single socket to reduce TCP/IP overhead and thus conserve device and network resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Ari Backholm, Michael Luna
  • Patent number: 9973923
    Abstract: A method of wireless communication includes receiving activation parameters at a low power node and detecting a proximity of an active user equipment (UE) based at least in part on the activation parameters. The activation parameters are triggered from a node different from the low power node, such as an eNodeB. The low power node initiates an activation sequence after detecting the active UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Durga Prasad Malladi, Siddhartha Mallik, Naga Bhushan, Yongbin Wei, Gavin Bernard Horn
  • Patent number: 9961035
    Abstract: A social messaging hub provides communication services for a data enabled device having Internet network access capabilities such as a portable media player, personal digital assistant, a Wi-Fi mobile platform, a tablet computer, portable e-Reader, a personal computer, a laptop and a netbook computer. The social messaging hub communicates with the data enabled device over the Internet or cellular data networks, and interfaces with a message infrastructure including mobile carriers, message aggregators, message exchanges and various specialized social messaging services, such as Microsoft Windows Live Messenger, AIM, Yahoo, GoogleTalk, Facebook and Twitter to enable bi-directional messaging communication. The user is given a registered phone number and unique IP addressable identification which serve as a source and destination identifier of the associated data enabled device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Heywire, Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Lee Lew, Vasileios John Gianoukos
  • Patent number: 9942875
    Abstract: A network node determines a paging occasion of a user equipment (UE). In response to a received paging message, the network node transmits on a control channel in the determined paging occasion a signal including an indication of shared channel resources. The signal may be derived from a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures II LLC
    Inventor: Chandrika K. Worrall
  • Patent number: 9936435
    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: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Tango Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Silver, Lathan Lewis, Patricia Landgren
  • Patent number: 9931036
    Abstract: Systems and methods for processing, transmitting and displaying data received from an analyte sensor, such as a glucose sensor, are disclosed. In an embodiment, a method for transmitting data between a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor and a second communication device configured to provide user access to sensor-related information comprises: activating a transceiver of a first communication device associated with an analyte sensor at a first time; and establishing a two-way communication channel with the second communication device; wherein the activating comprises waking the transceiver from a low power sleep mode using a forced wakeup from the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: DexCom, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Miller, Mark Dervaes, Phong Lieu, Peter C. Simpson, Shawn Larvenz, Jacob S. Leach, Sebastian Bohm
  • Patent number: 9936474
    Abstract: Mobile devices may be paged via non-cellular or cellular radio access technologies (RATs). Mobile devices may determine that they are capable of receiving a paging message via a non-cellular RAT, and they indicate to a network that they are capable of such paging. Accordingly, in addition to cellular paging, mobile devices may be paged for cellular or non-cellular data via a non-cellular RAT. Non-cellular paging may be facilitated by a non-cellular paging server, which may be an independent network-side entity or may be an aspect of another network entity, such as an mobility management entity (MME).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Stefano Faccin, Osok Song, Luis Fernando Brisson Lopes
  • Patent number: 9913148
    Abstract: A communication apparatus capable of participating in a network formed by a relay apparatus establishes communication with a data processing apparatus via a first network, receives a notification indicating whether the data processing apparatus forms the first network as the relay apparatus from the data processing apparatus, and controls whether to transmit or receive data via the Internet according to contents of the notification received from the data processing apparatus via the relay apparatus forming the first network in which the communication apparatus participates at present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Jun Matsuda
  • Patent number: 9900780
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provide an interference processing method and device. The method includes: a first access point (AP) receiving a frame sent by a second AP, the frame carrying downlink data load of the second AP, and intra-frequency interference existing between the first AP and the second AP; and the first AP adjusting, according to downlink data load of the first AP and the downlink data load of the second AP, a channel bandwidth used for performing data communication with a station (STA), so as to reduce the probability that the first AP and the second AP transmits data by using same channel. By using the method and the device for dynamically adjusting a bandwidth, intra-frequency interference of devices in OBSS can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanping Jiang, Xun Yang, Mu Zhao
  • Patent number: 9900426
    Abstract: At least one processor executes (i) a first function of terminating communication via a first network, in response to a first input to an input unit, (ii) a second function of terminating communication via a second network, in response to a second input to the input unit, and (iii) a third function of terminating communication via the first and second networks, in response to a third input to the input unit. The at least one processor limits, when the at least one processor processes a first call via the first network, at least one of the first input and the first function and at least one of the third input and the third function, and limits, when the at least one processor processes a second call via the second network, at least one of the second input and the second function and at least one of the third input and the third function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Shunsuke Nagata, Tomoki Iwaizumi
  • Patent number: 9894607
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more specifically, disclosed are a method and an apparatus for accessing a channel in a WLAN system. A method for accessing the channel from a station (STA) in the wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises a step of transmitting a power save-poll (PS-poll) for channel accessing from a listening interval to an access point, wherein the station operates in a non-traffic indication map (TIM) mode which is not limited by a TIM element that is transmitted from the access point, and wherein the time of transmission of the PS-poll is not limited by the TIM element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Choi, Seunghee Han, Jinsam Kwak, Yongho Seok, Jeongki Kim
  • Patent number: 9887811
    Abstract: A data communication framing scheme of a bit stream that is divided among a plurality of discrete physical frames, each physical frame is of a definite number of symbols in duration, each symbol is associated with at least one sub-carrier in a plurality of sub-carriers, the physical frame is partitioned in time into at least an uplink zone and a downlink zone, the data framing scheme comprising a logical frame having a logical frame start position that is offset by a rational number of said symbols from a reference symbol, said reference symbol is selected from said definite number of symbols, wherein said logical frame extends in time to coincide with at least part of the duration of said physical frame and at least part of the duration of another physical frame in said plurality of discrete physical frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Sckipio Technologies S.I LTD
    Inventors: Guy Reina, Rami Verbin, Ron Sterenson
  • Patent number: 9883044
    Abstract: Techniques for a mixed audio conference are described. An apparatus may comprise an audio video multipoint control unit to mix call information from multiple call connections established over a packet-switched network for a conference call. The apparatus may comprise a telephony gateway communicatively coupled to the audio video multipoint control unit. The telephony gateway may establish a bridge connection with a conference bridge servicing a call connection over a circuit-switched network, the telephony gateway to translate call information from the call connection for use by the audio video multipoint control unit. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Pulin Thakkar, Bimal Mehta, Dhigha Sekaran
  • Patent number: 9871713
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for performing a trace session between a first user equipment (UE), and a second UE in a telecommunications network including an IMS network. A trace session initiator activates the trace session with an activation request message, or a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message, including trace settings comprising informational elements describing the trace session. The activation message may be converted into the SIP I NVITE message and sent towards the first and/or the second UE. The SIP INVITE message may include trace settings as extensible mark-up language (XML) informational elements within the body of the SIP INVITE request message and/or as request Uniform Resource Identifier informational elements within the SIP INVITE request message. Network elements in the communications path between the UEs are configured to detect the trace session by detecting the trace settings in the SIP INVITE request message and act accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Mikael Forsberg
  • Patent number: RE47191
    Abstract: An apparatus for adapting hyper cells in response to changing conditions of a cellular network is disclosed. During operation, the apparatus collects data regarding network conditions of the cellular network. In accordance with the collected network condition data, the apparatus changes an association of a transmit point from a second cell ID of a second hyper cell to a first cell ID of a first hyper cell. Virtual data channels, broadcast common control channel and virtual dedicated control channel, transmit point optimization, UE-centric channel sounding and measurement, and single frequency network synchronization are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong