Call Routing (e.g., To Prevent Backhaul, Routing Efficiency, Least Cost, Or Alternate Routing) Patents (Class 455/445)
  • 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: 9867081
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to optimizing radio frequency (RF) coverage in remote unit coverage areas in a wireless distribution system (WDS). A control circuit is configured to selectively determine at least one selected remote unit group comprising two or more remote units selected from a plurality of remote units in the WDS. A first remote unit in the selected remote unit group is configured to transmit an RF signal. The control circuit is configured to determine a first prediction deviation and a second prediction deviation, respectively. The control circuit determines correction factor(s) for selected correction point(s) based on the first prediction deviation and the second prediction deviation. The control circuit optimizes RF coverage in coverage area(s) based on the determined correction factor(s), thus improving RF performance and capacity of the WDS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd
    Inventor: Dror Harel
  • Patent number: 9854557
    Abstract: A communication system includes a receive antenna for receiving communication signals, processing circuitry for processing the received communication signals and repeating the signals for further transmission and at least one transmit antenna for transmitting the repeated signals. The processing circuitry utilizes configurable settings for controlling the operation of the communication system and the configurable settings are variable for varying the operation of the system. The processing circuitry is further operable for receiving inputs regarding current operating conditions of the communication system and for selectively adapting the configurable settings of the system based upon the operating condition inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Kummetz, Van E. Hanson, Alfons Dussmann
  • Patent number: 9854611
    Abstract: For group network acquisition, systems, apparatus, methods, and program products are disclosed. The apparatus may include a radio transceiver for communicating on a mobile communication network, a processor, and a memory that stores code executable by the processor. In one embodiment, the processor detects a connection status of the radio transceiver and forms a group with a communication device based on the network status. In a further embodiment, the processor attempts network acquisition for the group during an assigned connection period and ceases network acquisition attempts during an unassigned connection period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Russell Speight VanBlon, John Carl Mese, Nathan J. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9848055
    Abstract: Systems and techniques are disclosed for predictively selecting media content items and providing the predicted media content items to a cache. A media client may be in communication with a cache and detect the media content items stored on the cache. Based on the detection, a media content user interface may be modified and may contain the cached media content items or links to the cached media content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lee, Vincent Wei-Kang Chen, Andrew David Berkheimer, Michael Youssefmir, Ankur Jain, Eric Chu, Erdi Chen
  • Patent number: 9844081
    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: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Francesca Serravalle
  • Patent number: 9838221
    Abstract: The present invention provides a base station deployment configuration method. The method includes: receiving, by a base station after being powered on for a first time, a virtual local area network identity and composite information, receiving, by the base station, a plurality of ping packets, and learning, by the base station, the received virtual local area network identity in the service packet and virtual local area network identities in all the received ping packets; traversing, by the base station, the learned virtual local area network identities, and sending a DHCP request to a DHCP server; receiving, by the base station, a DHCP response message returned by the DHCP server; and establishing, by the base station, an OM IP address connection to a management channel of the wireless network manager according to the OM IP address, and receiving a complete configuration delivered through the management channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haitao Zhang, Kangyong Huang, Zhiyong Yan, Yun Xiong
  • Patent number: 9814094
    Abstract: A method for providing an ad-hoc network provided, wherein at least one group of mobile devices operate as a device-to-device cluster having a currently elected cluster head device. The method comprises configuring, in a network apparatus for the device-to-device cluster, a cluster-specific cell-level radio network temporary identifier C-RNTI on the basis of a content-sharing service requested within the device-to-device cluster. C-RNTI is used to act as a cluster-specific virtual radio access user responsible for transmission between a serving base station and the currently elected cluster head device on behalf of the device-to-device cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks OY
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu, Kari Veikko Horneman
  • Patent number: 9806867
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for acknowledge mode data (AMD) re-segmentation are disclosed. An AMD protocol data unit (PDU) is generated from at least one RLC SDU. The AMD PDU size is within a flexible maximum AMD PDU size. The original AMD PDU is stored in a retransmission buffer, and transmitted. If transmission of the original AMD PDU fails and the original AMD PDU size is larger than an updated maximum AMD PDU size, the original AMD PDU is segmented to segmented AMD PDUs. If transmission of one of the segmented AMD PDUs fails, the original AMD PDU may be re-segmented to smaller size AMD PDUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Diana Pani, Christopher R. Cave, Stephen E. Terry, Paul Marinier
  • Patent number: 9800543
    Abstract: Provided is a method for forwarding a packet, which includes that: when a matched network address port group translation entry is found according to a source Internet Protocol (IP) address and a source port number of a received packet, or according to a target IP address and a target port number of the received packet, the packet is translated according to the network address port group translation entry and then sent out. Also provided is a device for forwarding a packet. By adopting the solution, memory resources occupied by static configuration Network Address Port Translation (NAPT) rules and entries can be reduced, maintenance can be facilitated, and configurations can be reduced effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD
    Inventor: Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 9801233
    Abstract: Techniques for supporting utilization of femtocell service capabilities for services are disclosed. A network device may be configured to implement a femto services gateway. The femto services gateway may reside in a femtocell and provide application programming interfaces (APIs) to services to enable applications implementing the services to make use of functionalities of femtocell service capabilities. The APIs may be a subset of or an extended set of Open Service Access Parlay or Parlay-X APIs. The services may be either femtocell-hosted, mobile APIs network operator core network-hosted, or Internet-hosted. The femtocell service capabilities may include a framework service capability feature (SCF), a call control SCF, a user interaction SCF, a mobility SCF, a terminal capability SCF, a data session control SCF, a connectivity manager SCF, an account management SCF, a charging management SCF, a policy management SCF, a presence and availability management SCF, or a multimedia messaging SCF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kushanava Laha, John L. Tomici, Prabhakar R. Chitrapu
  • Patent number: 9801215
    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: October 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: ELTA SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Adi Schwartz
  • Patent number: 9794980
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method that includes receiving, when in a radio resource control (RRC) Connected state, a RRC connection release message from a network access node; setting a wait timer in accordance with a wait timer indication that comprises part of the RRC connection release message; and upon an expiration of the wait timer, enabling the initiating of sending an RRC connection request message to the network access node. Also disclosed is a method that includes operating a network access node with mobile node and sending a RRC connection release message to the mobile node. The RRC connection release message comprises a wait timer indication for specifying an amount of time that the mobile node should wait before initiating the sending of a RRC connection request message. Various apparatus and computer programs stored on non-transitory computer-readable medium are disclosed that are configured to execute the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Woonhee Hwang, Andreas Bufe
  • Patent number: 9788256
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for reducing wireless telecommunication costs for enterprises having a plurality of PBX-equipped sites, connected by either a public network (e.g., the PSTN, the Internet, etc.), a private network (e.g., leased lines, a virtual private network [VPN] over the Internet, etc.), or some combination of public and private networks. In particular, the illustrative embodiments of the present invention attempt to reduce telecommunication costs by advantageously routing calls from an off-premises wireless terminal belonging to the enterprise via one or more of the enterprise's private branch exchanges. The present invention is especially advantageous in that it can reduce telecommunication costs for calls from an off-premises wireless terminal to any type of destination: another cell phone, a wireline terminal, a private branch exchange, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: John Buford, Venkatesh Krishnaswamy, Stephen M. Milton
  • Patent number: 9781156
    Abstract: A method that incorporates teachings of the subject disclosure may include, for example, obtaining data relating to a set of collision events on a shared channel on a wireless network according to a contention-based access protocol in which a plurality of terminals attempt to access the channel contemporaneously. A probability of collision in the channel is estimated and a probability distribution of time intervals between access attempts is generated based on the estimated probability of collision. Empirical and theoretical cumulative distribution functions for the time intervals are calculated, and compared to identify a malfunctioning terminal not operating in accordance with the protocol. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Roger Piqueras Jover, Ilona Murynets
  • Patent number: 9780927
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method and system for transferring wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)-specific information to support enhanced uplink (EU) operation in a wireless communication system. A radio network controller (RNC) obtains WTRU-specific information, and transfers the WTRU-specific information to the Node-Bs. Each Node-B is configured to schedule uplink transmissions from a WTRU and utilizes the WTRU-specific information in operation of EU transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SIGNAL TRUST FOR WIRELESS INNOVATION
    Inventors: Marian Rudolf, Stephen E. Terry, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 9775192
    Abstract: A method of sharing a wireless data service, including receiving, by a first terminal, a wireless data service share request from a second terminal, checking, by the first terminal, available wireless data service remaining amount information, and transmitting, by the first terminal, a response to the wireless data service share request to the second terminal based on the checked wireless data service remaining amount information. Another such sharing method includes requesting, by a second terminal, wireless data service remaining amount information available by a first terminal from the first terminal, transmitting, by the second terminal, a wireless data service share request to the first terminal based on the wireless data service remaining amount information received from the first terminal, and receiving, by the second terminal, a response to the wireless data service share request from the first terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Cheol-hoi Kim, Hun Lee, Ji-hoon Choi, Joo-yoon Bae
  • Patent number: 9775032
    Abstract: A method for controlling an access point in a wireless local area network (WLAN) and a communication system, the method includes: authenticating an access point; after the authentication succeeds, delivering an access controller list to the access point; the access point selecting an access controller from the access controller list according to a preset rule, and communicating with the selected access controller. Only in the case that the access point is successfully authenticated is the access controller list sent to the successfully-authenticated access point, thus solving the problem that the information of the access controller is leaked out because of delivering the access controller list to an illegitimately-set access point, and ensuring the security of network device information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qiandeng Liang, Liang Fan, Yong Chen
  • Patent number: 9773353
    Abstract: A method of automatically establishing a data connection between a wireless automotive interface component and a mobile communication device, comprising: providing a wireless automotive interface component connected to a vehicle's On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port, the interface component comprising: a short range communication module; and a vehicle network protocol interface; providing a mobile communication device running a gateway module; representing an automatically recognizable Bluetooth profile and a Serial Port Profile (SPP) by the wireless interface component; detecting the automatically recognizable profile by the mobile communication device; searching for the SPP profile by the mobile communication device; and automatically establishing a data connection between the wireless interface component and the mobile communication device via the SPP profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FusePoint LTD.
    Inventors: Ehud Naamani, Issac Zloter, Dan Shneider
  • Patent number: 9769631
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for implementing resending of a short message, including: when an Internet Protocol short message gateway (IP-SM-GW) learns that in an Internet Protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS) domain, a short message fails to be sent to a receiver, sending, by the IP-SM-GW, the short message to a service center, so that the service center stores the short message; and when the receiver corresponding to the short message changes to available status, receiving, by the IP-SM-GW, the stored short message sent by the service center, and resending the short message to the receiver through the IMS domain, thereby implementing resending of a short message request failing to be sent, improving availability of sending the short message request in the IMS, and improving user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang Yi
  • Patent number: 9756009
    Abstract: A method and system for forwarding information to a device in a communication network are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes selecting a serving node to which to send a request. The selected serving node is one of plurality of serving nodes, each of the plurality of serving nodes supporting a different access technology. The request is to transmit one of a short messaging service, SMS, message and trigger information. The request includes a list of the plurality of nodes. The method further includes sending the request to the selected serving node via a translation interface associated with the selected serving node. The translation interface is adapted to use a protocol that corresponds to the access technology of the selected serving node. If the selected serving node cannot reach the device, the request is forwarded to another serving node in the list of serving nodes in the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Hans Bertil Rönneke, Magnus Olsson, Peter Hedman
  • Patent number: 9749980
    Abstract: Each terminal wishing to access a communication service implemented in a communications network transmits an identifier of subscription to this service during a phase of registration (3.1; 3.2) with the network. With each service subscription identifier is associated a call identifier to enable calling the terminal registered via the network. A system (1.2, 1.3) intended to register at least one terminal (1.4) from amongst a plurality of terminals (1.3; 1.4) in a telephony network includes means for dynamically changing the service subscription identifier (3.11, 3.12, 3.13) and the associated call identifier (3.4, 3.5, 3.6), for at least one of said terminals, and means for re-registering (3.15) with said network each terminal for which the service subscription identifier and the associated call identifier have been dynamically changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
    Inventors: Laurent Girardeau, Marc Cartigny
  • Patent number: 9749337
    Abstract: A method and a system track network access information for authorized network devices. The access information facilitates tracking movement of the device throughout the network. In addition the access information can be used to detect when an unauthorized device attempts to access the network, posing as an authorized device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Choon B. Shim, Joonbum Byun
  • Patent number: 9729180
    Abstract: A system, a computer program product and a method associate service licenses with a wireless device. A device identifier (device ID) which identifies the wireless device and a Subscriber Identity Module identifier (SIM ID) identifying a SIM card currently inserted in the wireless device are received. If the SIM ID is not currently associated with the device ID, a listing of service licenses associated with the SIM ID is aggregated with a listing of service licenses associated with the device ID. The wireless device is authorized to use service licenses listed in the aggregate listing of service licenses. If the SIM ID was currently associated with a second device ID, the service licenses associated with the SIM ID are removed from a listing of service licenses associated with the second device ID and the second wireless device is deauthorized from using these service licenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Christopher Smith, Richard Eric Nicolaisen, Piotr Madej, Jia-Lin Chin
  • Patent number: 9729689
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a desktop telephone system (1, 51, 61) and to a method for operating a desktop telephone system (1, 51, 61) and may advantageously be utilized in voice communication systems connected to telephone networks (7, 11, 67). The present invention provides a desktop telephone system (1, 51, 61) that can handle a number of ambiguous or complex situations that can occur in daily use of known headset systems. The desktop telephone system (1, 51, 61) comprises two or more sound interface devices (2, 3, 4, 8, 62, 63, 64) each providing a sound interface to a user during telephone conversations and two or more gateway devices (2, 3, 62, 63) each serving as a telephone gateway between a telephone network (7, 11, 67) and each sound interface device (2, 3, 4, 8, 62, 63, 64) during telephone conversations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: GN Netcom A/S
    Inventors: Kim Ziersen Jakobsen, Per Koch Jensen, Ulrik Allum Rasmussen, Stefan Heise
  • Patent number: 9712994
    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: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Truphone Limited
    Inventors: James Tagg, Alistar James Campbell
  • Patent number: 9713054
    Abstract: A communication terminal is described having a first transceiver configured to provide a first communication channel via a first radio access network, a second transceiver configured to provide a second communication channel via a second radio access network, a size threshold determiner configured to determine a size threshold based on a limit for an average delay of data communications, a size determiner configured to determine a size of data to be communicated, a selector configured to select the first transceiver and the first communication channel or the second transceiver and the second communication channel for communicating the data based on a comparison of the size of the data with the size threshold and a controller configured to control the selected transceiver to communicate the data via the selected communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Delia Ciullo, Thrasyvoulos Spyropoulos, Bruno Jechoux
  • Patent number: 9693254
    Abstract: Provided is a method for reporting a denied connection in a wireless communication system. The method comprises generating denied connection information, which is information on a connection establishment attempt that is denied, when an attempt to establish the connection to a network is denied, and then reporting the denied connection information to the network. The denied connection information becomes an operation base for the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee, Sungjun Park, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 9693358
    Abstract: A communication control method in a mobile communication system having a first base station and a second base station having a smaller coverage area than the first base station, comprises: a step A of transmitting information indicating interference in uplink detected by the second base station, from the second base station to the first base station; a step B of performing processing by the first base station and/or the second base station to change a radio environment around the boundary of a coverage area of the second base station; and a step C of identifying an interfering user terminal in the uplink by the first base station, from first user terminals being connected with the first base station, based on radio environment information reported by the first user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Kugo Morita, Chiharu Yamazaki, Noriyoshi Fukuta
  • Patent number: 9686710
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for obtaining policy information for traffic offload. The method may be performed by user equipment and comprise: receiving, through an Access Point (AP), HotSpot 2.0-related policy information including policy information related to a roaming consortium concluded between Access Point (AP) service providers; checking whether previously received 3GPP-based policy information or configuration information is present; and if there is a conflict, transmitting a policy information request message including the received HotSpot 2.0-related policy information, to a 3GPP-based network node in order to obtain 3GPP-based policy information into which the received HotSpot 2.0-related policy information has been reflected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsook Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Taehyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 9667798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of registering a communication client at a communication server, wherein the communication client is associated to a mobile terminal and wherein the communication server is associated to a mobile switching node of a circuit switched network, the method comprises the steps of: initiation a connection between the communication server and the communication client, sending identification information to the communication server by the communication client via the connection, interrogating an authentication module of the mobile switching node to perform a user authentication by the communication server, fetching subscriber information from a database by the communication server, and sending subscriber information to the communication client via the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Andreas Witzel
  • Patent number: 9668187
    Abstract: Network node (120) and method (300) in a network node (120), which is serving a user equipment (110), for instructing the user equipment (110) to send a measurement report in a wireless communication network (100) comprising the network node (120) and an underlay network node (130). The method (300) comprises estimating (302) an amount of data the user equipment (110) is expected to communicate. Further, the method (300) also comprises determining (303) the user equipment (110) to be a candidate for hand over to the underlay network node (130), based on the estimated (302) amount of data. Additionally, the method (300) comprises instructing (305) the user equipment (110) to send a measurement report.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Mats Folke, Walter Müller
  • Patent number: 9661554
    Abstract: A method of detecting a proximity to a target device. The method comprises scanning a wireless network frequency band in a personal mobile device to discover at least one wireless network signal, triggering, in response to a discovery of the at least one wireless network signal, a magnetic field scan of a magnetometer operated by the personal mobile device, detecting, in the personal mobile device, according to the magnetic field scan, a presence or an absence of a magnetic field signature associated with a predefined proximity to a target device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Wise-Sec Ltd.
    Inventor: Vadim Maor
  • Patent number: 9647901
    Abstract: In a content delivery network (CDN a method includes: receiving a request for a CDN service of a particular type, wherein a CDN service of said particular type defines a fixed number of configurable layers of request processing, sequentially from a first layer to a last layer; and processing said request, starting at said first layer, said processing being based on a modifiable runtime environment, said processing continuing conditionally through each of said layers in turn until either said request is terminated by one of said layers or said last layer processes said request. A layer may cause some of the processing of a request to be handled by another service. The CDN service may be selected from: delivery services, collector services, reducer services, rendezvous services, configuration services, and control services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Newton, Lewis Robert Varney, Laurence R. Lipstone, William Crowder, Andrew Swart
  • Patent number: 9648498
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for controlling network access of a User Equipment (UE) based on the network's load and time tolerance (delay tolerance) are provided. A network access method for a terminal in a wireless communication system includes sending an access request message containing a time-tolerant indicator at a predefined time, determining, when a reject message is received, a cause value and a hold time contained in the reject message, and re-sending the access request message after the hold time elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Song Yean Cho, Chae Gwon Lim, Han Na Lim, Sung Ho Choi, Beom Sik Bae
  • Patent number: 9641694
    Abstract: A method for initiating a call in a communications system comprising a mobile communications device connected in a mobile communications network. The mobile communications device is allocated a mobile identifier for a first, mobile communications service provided by a mobile communications service provider and is allocated a second identifier for a second communications service provided by a second communications service provider that is different from the first, mobile communications service. The method comprises receiving over a data connection, at a switch, a request from the mobile communications device, comprising the second identifier, to initiate a call using the second communications service and adding, at the switch, the mobile identifier to the request and forwarding via a further network, the request comprising both the second identifier and the mobile identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Mohit Punwani, Martin Gibson Kell, Colin John Canavan
  • Patent number: 9642068
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, a network device, and a user equipment for controlling access to a core network. The method includes: determining that a change occurs in access control information for controlling a user equipment to access a core network; and sending radio resource control signaling to the user equipment through a dedicated control channel, where the radio resource control signaling is used to notify the user equipment that a change occurs in the access control information, so that the user equipment updates the access control information. Therefore, a load of a core network node can be effectively controlled, and system performance is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yanyan Chen, Bingzhao Li
  • Patent number: 9634949
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for supporting a large Service Data Unit (SDU) in a receiver of a mobile communication system. The method includes receiving a Radio Link Control (RLC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) from an upper layer; checking a Length Indicator (LI) included in an RLC header of the RLC PDU; if the LI is configured as “0”, determining that the received RLC PDU includes an RLC SDU of 2047 bytes, and if the LI is configured as a value other than “0”, determining that the received RLC PDU includes an RLC SDU of a size corresponding to the value of the LI; and reforming the RLC SDU, based on the LI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jun-Sung Lee, Hyeong-Seok Jeong
  • Patent number: 9628949
    Abstract: An aspect includes providing distributed data in a close proximity notification system using a transceiver that includes an antenna and a processing device. The processing device includes a memory for storing instructions that when executed by the processing device result in the transceiver: discovering wireless mobile devices within a proximity range of the transceiver; initiating communication between the transceiver and one or more of the wireless mobile devices; exchanging data with the one or more of the wireless mobile devices, the exchanging including receiving a request for information from one of the one or more of the wireless mobile devices; based on receiving the request for information, identifying a retrieval location of at least a subset of the requested information; and transmitting the at least subset of the information or an identifier of the retrieval location to the wireless mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: CONNECTQUEST LLC
    Inventors: David Moldavsky, Joseph A. Tocco
  • Patent number: 9615286
    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: April 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Choi, Seunghee Han, Jinsam Kwak, Yongho Seok, Jeongki Kim
  • Patent number: 9609526
    Abstract: For controlling aggregation of cells (101, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 201, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) of a mobile network, a network management device (300) determines a traffic load of a cell (101, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 201, 211, 212, 213 214, 215, 216) of the mobile network. Further, the network management device (300) determines a rate of handovers between the cell (101, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 201, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) and at least one further cell (101, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 201, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) of the mobile network. On the basis of the traffic load and the rate of handovers, the network management device (300) controls aggregation of the cell (101, 111, 112, 113.114, 115, 116, 201, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) and the at least one further cell (101, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 201, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216) to an aggregated cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Attila Báder
  • Patent number: 9602186
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention may relate to extending a network's presence. A first device may compile an accepted device list including a second device. The first device may determine a network connection status, such as, for example, connected, weak connection, and disconnected. In response to determining the network connection status is disconnected, the first device may search for the second device. In response to determining the network connection status is connected, the first device may discontinue searching for the second device. In response to determining the network connection status is weak connection, the first device may search for the second device. The first device may evaluate connectivity information of the second device. The first device may communicate with at least one network via the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kapil Gambhir, Jaspreet Singh
  • Patent number: 9590935
    Abstract: A first server device, associated with a first carrier network, may provide a first identifier of a first application device to a second server device to cause the second server device to store the first identifier. The second server device may be accessible from the first carrier network and from a different second carrier network. The first server device may receive a first message from the first application device; transmit the first message and the first identifier of the first application device towards a client device via the first carrier network and the second carrier network; receive, from a second application device associated with the second carrier network, a second message; identify the second application device based on information, maintained by the second server, associating the second application device with the second identifier; identify a set of policies based on the second identifier; and apply the set of policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Wing-Cheong V. Yeung, Priscilla Lau
  • Patent number: 9590661
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclose systems and methods for employing a Sub1G signal (e.g. a signal in the range of approximately 500 Mhz or 800 mHz) for use with internal and/or external components of various user devices. The Sub1G region may provide a path loss advantage over traditional 2.4 and 5 Ghz systems because of the lower frequency in free-space path loss model. Sub 1G may also present less interference compared to 2.4 GHz (e.g., better QoS for applications such as VOIP, Gaming, etc.). In some of the disclosed embodiments, Sub1G may be employed using current 2.4G or 5G Wireless LAN chipset with RF Up/Down Converters. In some embodiments, the Sub1G approach may be used to create a Long Range Bridge, Long Range Extender, Long Range Client, Long Range Hotspot, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Netgear, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Peiman Amini, Paul Nysen, Shun-Liang Yu, Chia-Wei Liu, Shahrokh Zardoshti, Gin Wang, Henry Chen
  • Patent number: 9575478
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses for configuring a set of devices of a structure are disclosed. One method includes loading a structure plan to a mobile computing device, wherein the structure plan is associated with the structure, communicating, by the mobile computing device, with one or more of the set of devices, communicating, by each of the one or more of the set of devices, a device identifier and proximity dependent information of the device back to the mobile computing device, wherein the proximity dependent information allows the mobile computing device to estimate a proximate location of the device, and placing, by the mobile computing device, each of the one or more of the set of devices on the structure floor plan based at least in part on the proximity dependent information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: enLighted, Inc.
    Inventors: Bo E. Ericsson, Tanuj Mohan, Saurabh Gupta
  • Patent number: 9578570
    Abstract: Systems and methods for switching a voice call from an Instant Messaging (IM) based voice network to a second voice network. A telephone adapted to switch a voice call from an Instant Messaging (IM) based voice network to a second voice network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: TP Lab Inc.
    Inventors: Chi Fai Ho, Shin Cheung Simon Chiu
  • Patent number: 9571482
    Abstract: Embodiments of a mobile device and method for secure on-line sign-up and provisioning of credentials for Wi-Fi hotspots are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the mobile device may be configured to establish a transport-layer security (TLS) session with a sign-up server through a Wi-Fi Hotspot to receive a certificate of the sign-up server. When the certificate is validated, the mobile device may be configured to exchange device management messages with the sign-up server to sign-up for a Wi-Fi subscription and provisioning of credentials, and retrieve a subscription management object (MO) that includes a reference to the provisioned credentials for storage in a device management tree. The credentials are transferred/provisioned securely to the mobile device. In some embodiments, an OMA-DM protocol may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vivek Gupta, Necatl Canpolat
  • Patent number: 9559766
    Abstract: A computationally implemented system and method that is designed to, but is not limited to: electronically receiving one or more communication network relay related transmissions at least in part associated with one or more first portions of mobile operating system operated intermediate electronic communication device functionality related at least in part to communication network relay functionality of a mobile operating system operated intermediate electronic communication device as one or more standby communication network relays upon activation thereof for use by one or more origination electronic communication devices to communicate at least in part with one or more destination electronic communication devices, the mobile operating system operated intermediate electronic communication device functionality including second portions related at least in part to mobile electronic communication device functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Edward K. Y. Jung, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Clarence T. Tegreene