Call Routing (e.g., To Prevent Backhaul, Routing Efficiency, Least Cost, Or Alternate Routing) Patents (Class 455/445)
  • Patent number: 9161212
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for re-synchronizing Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifiers (C-RNTIs) in a wireless communication system are disclosed. In an aspect, a random access preamble is sent for random access by a user equipment (UE) and a random access response (RAR) is received that includes a temporary C-RNTI. If the UE already has a valid C-RNTI, a message is sent that includes the valid C-RNTI instead of the temporary C-RNTI as a C-RNTI for the UE. In another aspect, a random access preamble for random access is received and a RAR is sent that includes a temporary C-RNTI. A message is received that includes a valid C-RNTI instead of the temporary C-RNTI as a C-RNTI for a UE if the UE already has the valid C-RNTI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Masato Kitazoe
  • Patent number: 9160862
    Abstract: A telephone conference system and method are disclosed. The system includes: a terminal state scanning module (2) configured to acquire one or more terminal numbers corresponding to a user who is supposed to participate in a conference, and acquire a terminal state corresponding to each of the one or more terminal numbers; and a service processing module (5) configured to select at beginning of conference establishment, according to a preset routing principle and the terminal state corresponding to the each of the one or more terminal numbers, a terminal number which meets a requirement from the one or more terminal numbers, and make a call to the selected terminal number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Guorong Zheng
  • Patent number: 9161206
    Abstract: A system that includes at least one first mobile communications device operative to connect to a global communications network via a local wireless communications network, at least one second mobile communications device operative to connect to a mobile communications network, and at least one home base station, operative to connect to the global communications network, and to connect to the at least one second mobile communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Isaac S. Daniel
  • Patent number: 9148259
    Abstract: Various methods and devices are provided to address the need for improved multicast operation. In one method, a feedback mobile device receives (301), from a multicast sender, a multicast transmission for a plurality of mobile devices, the plurality of mobile devices further including a group of non-feedback mobile devices. The feedback mobile device transmits (302) an indication of feedback mobile channel quality observed by the feedback mobile device to the multicast sender and to the group of non-feedback mobile devices. The feedback mobile device receives (303) from at least one non-feedback mobile device, an indication of non-feedback mobile channel quality at the at least one non-feedback mobile device and transmits (304) an indication of the non-feedback mobile channel quality to the multicast sender and to the group of non-feedback mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigal Bejerano, Katherine H Guo, Suresh Goyal
  • Patent number: 9148868
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a system for a location update are provided. When detecting that a location update needs to be performed in a first mobile communication network, a request message including instruction information is sent to a mobile management device in the first mobile communication network, so that the mobile management device in the first mobile communication network sends a request message to a mobile management device in a second mobile communication network when executing the location update, so as to trigger the mobile management device in the second mobile communication network to reset a periodic update timer, which implements that a location update of a single-card dual-standby user equipment is synchronously performed in the first mobile communication network and in the second mobile communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Devoce Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Jin, Rui Wang
  • Patent number: 9143980
    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: January 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kenneth Balck, Micael Martell, Joakim â„«kesson
  • Patent number: 9143552
    Abstract: Systems and methods are presented that enable the transmission of data and applications to a communications device using a most efficient communication pathway. This enables large sized information to be sent to cellular telephones and other devices without using conventional cellular signaling pathways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Thomas W. Bonner, Judson John Flynn, Scott Allen Swanburg
  • Patent number: 9143896
    Abstract: A method and system for distributing a service center call. The method and system include hosting an electronic database of information regarding service agent availability, providing a user interface for allowing a service agent to update the database regarding the availability of the service agent to receive service calls, and receiving a customer service call request. To route the customer service call request, the method and system determines the location of a customer originating the customer service call request, determines availability of at least one service agent within a predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer, and routing the customer service call request to the local service agent or to a service agent outside of the predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer if there are no available service agents within the predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Sears Brands, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Vijan Bhaumik, Marisa Lynne Brillhart, Richard Kevin Lyons
  • Patent number: 9137657
    Abstract: A method of improving a session in which a remote terminal is linked to a mobile device, the method comprising determining a performance profile for each of said remote terminal and said mobile device, said performance profiles including a set of parameters which determine performance of a session when said remote terminal is linked to a mobile device to receive and display an image of data currently displayed on said mobile device; estimating performance of a session between the remote terminal and the mobile device whilst there is no live connection; identifying a change to a parameter from said set of parameters; changing said identified parameter; re-evaluating said estimate based on the changed parameter; including said identified parameter change in said appropriate performance profile if performance is improved; reiterating, if necessary, said estimating, identifying, changing, re-evaluating and adopting steps until termination; and storing said changed performance profiles for said mobile device and s
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: RealVNC Ltd
    Inventors: Simon James Haggett, Adrian Alastair Taylor
  • Patent number: 9131446
    Abstract: Collaborative coexistence of co-located mobile WiMAX, wireless LAN, and/or Bluetooth radios. Within a communication device that includes multi-protocol communication capability, the various radio modules included within such a communication device operate cooperatively such that collisions are avoided between those various radios. When a first of the radio modules operates as governed by a relatively rigid frame structure, a second of the radio modules capitalizes upon that predetermined nature (of the relatively rigid frame structure) to support communication during times in which that first radio module has a lower level of activity (e.g., turned off completely, within a power savings mode, in a sleep mode, etc.). The radio module operation is performed within a time-orthogonal manner, such that multiple radio modules are not attempting to transmit or receive simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Broadcom Corporation
    Inventor: Prasanna Desai
  • Patent number: 9125171
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal is described comprising a first identity module; a second identity module; a detector configured to detect whether the mobile communication terminal is in a coverage area of a reference mobile communication network of the first identity module; and a controller, configured to, if it has been detected that the mobile communication terminal is not within the coverage area of the reference mobile communication network of the first identity module, determine a reference mobile communication network of the second identity module, and to start a registering process for registering the first identity module with the reference mobile communication network of the second identity module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: INTEL MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Bent Henneberg Rysgaard
  • Patent number: 9124687
    Abstract: A voicemail receptionist system includes a memory and a processor. The memory can store data relating to one or more users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail receptionist system and provided with functionality based upon a user's preferences, for example. The data stored by the voicemail receptionist system can be updated at any time, or automatically updated upon updating of the data, or upon occurrence of a trigger event. Voicemail receptionist functionality can include standard voicemail system functionality as well as functionality relating to email, text messaging, MMS messaging, calendar features, schedule announcements, location data, as well as other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Scott Swanburg, Andre Okada, Paul Hanson, Chris Young
  • Patent number: 9124439
    Abstract: Data communications are selectively routed via an appropriate wireless access network including wireless cellular networks and wireless LAN, according to presence status of a mobile station. A network system tracks the presence status of the mobile station, which may relate to its availability and willingness to communicate via a particular type of wireless access network such as wireless LAN. With this kind of presence status information for a mobile station as guidance for traffic routing, inbound data communication can be routed to, and outbound data communication can be sent from, the mobile station, all via the desired access network. When applied to wireless LAN such as Wi-Fi network, this presence based routing mechanism can effectively reduce traffic burden over the wireless cellular network for the wireless carriers while lowering the cost of communication for the end users under usage based data plans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Cellco Partnership
    Inventor: Shunge Li
  • Patent number: 9125134
    Abstract: Out of band (OOB) communication facilitates femtocell operation. One or more proximity agent provides out of band communication with nodes (e.g., mobile client devices) to provide assistance in or otherwise facilitate femtocell discovery, reselection, and/or interference mitigation. Out of band communication techniques provide for low power discovery, association, and communication as compared to corresponding femtocell or cellular network communication techniques. An OOB proximity agent is provided in association with a femtocell to provide transmit power level control with respect to the femtocell. In operation, if a client device searches for and finds an OOB proximity agent, it will find a femtocell, thereby avoiding a need to aggressively search for femtocells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soumya Das, Nishith Chaubey, Samir S. Soliman
  • Patent number: 9119077
    Abstract: A method includes identifying a suspect node of a network. The method also includes initiating formation of a sub-network of the network by identifying neighbor nodes of the suspect node and sending an invitation message to a first neighbor node to invite the first neighbor node to the sub-network. The invitation message is encrypted using a first encryption key associated with the first neighbor node. The invitation message is not sent to a second node that is identified as a neighbor node only by the suspect node. The sub-network is configured to enable first communications between members of the sub-network. The first communications are communicated in a manner that is secured against access by the suspect node. Subsequent to formation of the sub-network, second communications between the suspect node and a device of the network are routed to or through at least one of the members of the sub-network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gavin D. Holland, Karim M. El Defrawy
  • Patent number: 9112962
    Abstract: A method comprises the steps of establishing a call between a first user equipment and a second user equipment, acquiring the identity of the second user equipment, and providing the identity of the second user equipment to the first user equipment. The invention has the advantage that it enables a law enforcement agent (for example a police officer or investigator) to track the equipment that is used by a person for a particular call. When a suspect call is received, a law enforcement agent can easily return a call to that phone, even when the SIM card of that phone is swapped. When placing a call to a suspect number, the law enforcement officer can easily determine on which device the call is answered and then determine which other persons (MSISDNs) have been using that device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Rogier August Caspar Joseph Noldus
  • Patent number: 9100982
    Abstract: A method, system and medium are provided for automatically routing an incoming call to one active wireless-telecommunications device of a set of devices associated with a single wireless-telecommunications-network subscriber. A proximity-based relationship is created between a primary device and a nonprimary device. Upon receiving an indication that the primary device is within a threshold proximity of the nonprimary device, a request is communicated to the network to associate a set of user credentials of the primary device and a set of hardware credentials of the primary device with the nonprimary device. The nonprimary device is thereby activated so that it can receive an incoming call. The primary device is deactivated so that the subscriber can only receive an incoming call on one device at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Trevor Daniel Shipley, Louis Eric Wingo, Cesar Perez, Robert E. Urbanek
  • Patent number: 9094866
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and a RBS to reduce the RNC load. This is achieved by letting the radio base station identify RRC connection requests and performing RRC connection rejects. In this way, excessive load of RRC requests done by typically Smart Phones can be rejected in a good way by the radio base station and therefore free up capacity in RNC, making it possible for RNC to execute useful traffic to a higher degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Peter Lundh
  • Patent number: 9087222
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described relating to accepting an indication of an inertial impact associated with at least one mobile device; and presenting an indication of location of the at least one mobile device at least partially based on accepting the indication of the inertial impact associated with the at least one mobile device. Additionally, systems and methods are described relating to means for accepting an indication of an inertial impact associated with at least one mobile device; and means for presenting an indication of location of the at least one mobile device at least partially based on accepting the indication of the inertial impact associated with the at least one mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: ELWHA LLC
    Inventors: Paramvir Bahl, Douglas C. Burger, Ranveer Chandra, Matthew G. Dyor, William Gates, Roderick A. Hyde, Pablos Holman, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Royce A. Levien, Richard T. Lord, Robert W. Lord, Mark A. Malamud, Craig J. Mundie, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tim Paek, John D. Rinaldo, Jr., Desney S. Tan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood, Lin Zhong
  • Patent number: 9088884
    Abstract: A method for assigning a Voice Control Continuity (VCC) server to a User Equipment (UE) in a telecommunications network includes receiving an indication that the UE is registering with the network or attempting to make or receive an IMS communication session. A telephony network routing identifier and a VCC point code are assigned to the UE. The telephony network routing identifier is sent to the UE through the network and the VCC point code for the UE is sent through the network to the HLR to update the UE's profile data in the HLR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Pierre Boulos
  • Patent number: 9084284
    Abstract: A method, system and medium are provided for receiving an incoming call on a target wireless-telecommunications device. A secure communication path is established between a primary device and a nonprimary device, and a proximity-based relationship is created between the primary device and the nonprimary device. The primary device has associated with it a set of user credentials and a set of hardware credentials. When the nonprimary device comes within a threshold proximity of the primary device, the primary device automatically communicates the set of user credentials and the set of hardware credentials to the nonprimary device thereby activating it so that it can receive an incoming call. The primary device is deactivated so that a wireless-telecommunications-network subscriber can only receive an incoming call on one device at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Trevor Daniel Shipley, Louis Eric Wingo, Cesar Perez, Robert E. Urbanek
  • Patent number: 9078201
    Abstract: An idle mode UE can RACH to a cell different from the cell paging the UE. The UE can be allocated additional time to respond to all cells in the neighborhood to identify the cell in which to RACH. Interference cancellation can occur at different rates based on whether the UE is in connected mode or idle mode. The time to respond to the page can be a function of a paging cycle. Additionally, a variable bias may promote early handoff to lower power cells and late handoff to high power cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kapil Bhattad, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Tingfang Ji, Ke Liu, Tao Luo, Xiliang Luo
  • Patent number: 9077766
    Abstract: A personal network may be established by interconnecting a plurality of satellites as part of the personal network. Each satellite may be configured to communicate with one or more other satellites. On any given one of the plurality of satellites, data indicating a connectivity status for the one or more other satellites is automatically received, and information indicating a capability of the one or more other satellites is automatically received. The given satellite may be configured to enable at least one other corresponding satellite in the plurality of satellites to be made available for use, so that a capability of the at least one other corresponding satellite is made available for the given satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Luc Julia, Maklouf Serghine, Yohan Le Nerriec, Jehan Bing, Jerome Dubreuil
  • Patent number: 9078084
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using end nodes, e.g., wireless terminals, to discover base stations and communicate information about discovered access nodes, e.g., base stations, to other access nodes in a system are described. As the wireless terminal roams in the system and new access nodes are encountered, one or more physically adjacent access nodes will be informed of the presence of the new access node as a result of communications with the wireless terminal. A message indicating an access node's inability to route a message to another access node which is known to a wireless terminal may trigger the wireless terminal to begin the process of updating access node routing and neighbor information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Pablo Anigstein, David R. Mazik, Vladimir Parizhsky, Vincent Park, Murari Srinivasan, George Tsirtsis
  • Patent number: 9075753
    Abstract: Interfaces may be created for applications on a network element without requiring the applications to include code specific for that type of interface. An Interface Management System (IMS) may be included to provide a media abstraction layer between applications and physical media to enable interfaces to be bound to applications without modifying the application to accommodate the interface and without modifying the interface to accommodate the application. The IMS also provides an environment to support distributed interface creation to enable interfaces to be created in a distributed fashion to avoid congestion in the IMS and to facilitate sparing of the IMS and interfaces. The interfaces communicate with applications and with each other through an IFID manager to streamline communications, and to enable the IMS to keep track of the interfaces that have been created on the network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: RPX Clearinghouse LLC
    Inventors: Ameel Kamboh, Bernard St-Denis
  • Patent number: 9078123
    Abstract: Methods and systems for adjusting at least one mode of operation of a mobile terminal based on predicted network performance parameters are provided. The methods and systems include determining, by a mobile terminal, the predicted network performance parameters based on at least one of (i) a mobile terminal parameter and (ii) environmental information. The at least one the mobile terminal parameter and the environmental information may be measured by the mobile terminal or obtained by the mobile terminal. The methods and systems include adjusting, by the mobile terminal, the at least one mode of operation based on the predicted network performance parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: David Benco, Boris Wirstiuk
  • Patent number: 9072047
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide improved mesh networks with properties that address various shortcomings of current mesh network implementations. At least some embodiments are directed to improving operations of mesh networks in connection with battery powered devices and address concerns associated with latency issues due to power save nodes as well as load balancing. Yet other embodiments address route cache timeouts, reduce route discovery overhead, perform proactive route maintenance based on a node's battery, and provide a straightforward battery-aware process based sleep protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Sandesh Goel, Ashish Kumar Shukla
  • Patent number: 9063935
    Abstract: A computer-implemented system and method for generating an index to a captured media stream. The system includes an output device configured to play a media stream. The system further includes an automatic tagging system for generating at least one auto tag based on the content of the received media stream, the auto tag associated with a portion of the received media stream and a user driven tagging system for generating at least one user tag based on a command received from a user, the user tag associated with a portion of the received media stream being provided at the time the command is received. The system yet further includes a non-transitory storage medium for capturing the received media stream in a media data file associated with a media index file, the media index file including the at least one auto tag and the at least one user tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: HarQen, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Fitzsimmons, Matthew Stockton, Marc Della Torre
  • Patent number: 9060371
    Abstract: A communication network component is described including a determiner configured to determine whether a communication device operates a plurality of subscriber identity modules; and a controller configured to control data transmission to the communication device depending on whether the communication device operates a plurality of subscriber identity modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: INTEL MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Bent Henneberg Rysgaard, Henrik Dalsgaard
  • Patent number: 9059986
    Abstract: While facilitating (101) a call session for a participating entity having at least one federation-based benefit, one then uses (102) that at least one federation-based benefit to facilitate communications mobility for the participating entity during the call session. Such a call session can comprise, for example and at least in part, a wireless call session. The federation-based benefit itself can be one provided by a content provider, a services provider, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Motorola Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Dilipkumar Saklikar, Subir Saha, John C. Strassner
  • Patent number: 9055589
    Abstract: A mobile device establishes with a wireless network a packet data session associated with a first application for accessing a first communication service, as well as a packet data session associated with a second application for accessing a second communication service. In response to identifying an indication of a request for information via a third application, the mobile device causes the packet data session associated with the second application to be terminated, and establishes with the wireless network a packet data session associated with the third application for accessing a third communication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Joseph Tu-Long Deu-Ngoc, Jeffery William Wirtanen, Simon Cheuk Kong Ho
  • Patent number: 9049634
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is provided with a wireless module and a controller module. The wireless module performs wireless transmissions and receptions to and from a Long Term Evolution (LTE)-based network and a non-LTE network. The controller module blocks any outgoing Circuit-Switched (CS) service in response to finishing a CS Fallback (CSFB) call and having an ongoing Packet-Switched (PS) session with the non-LTE network, and performs an idle mode cell reselection procedure via the wireless module to camp back to the LTE-based network in response to the outgoing CS service having been blocked. Also, the controller module unblocks the outgoing CS service in response to camping back to the LTE-based network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Chu-Hsiang Hsu
  • Patent number: 9049654
    Abstract: An OFDM-based multiple access method and a communication device controlling the same are provided. The OFDM-based multiple access method includes transmitting a predetermined synchronization control signal to many and unspecified terminals, and receiving a test message from the terminals in response to the synchronization control signal; classifying the terminals that receive the test message in a first unit time from a predetermined reference time after the transmission of the synchronization control signal into a first group, and classifying the terminals that receive the test message in a certain n-th unit time from the reference time into an n-th group; allocating use permission time of sub-channels to the groups; and the terminals transmitting/receiving data through partial occupation of the sub-channels and symbols at a time allocated to the corresponding groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jun woo Jung, Jae sung Lim
  • Publication number: 20150148048
    Abstract: A method and system for handling both voice and non-voice calls in a CSFB scenario is disclosed. An indication is provided to user equipment (UE) to indicate whether the CSFB call is a voice call or a non-voice call (CS data call). The indication can be provided to the UE by a wireless network in a RRC connection release message or a CS service notification message. Further, the UE upon receiving the indication from the network can indicate whether the CSFB call is a voice call or a data call to a target radio access network (RAN) by providing a priority bit indication to all the voice calls for differentiating the voice calls from non-voice calls. The RAN prioritizes all the voice calls ahead of non-voice calls for the UE in the CSFB scenario.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Satish Nanjunda Swamy Jamadagni, Gert Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 9042902
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed that provide for the control, by a third party, of call-related services that are provided to a wireless subscriber. For each mobile station whose calls and other communications are to be controlled, the server interposes itself between the serving Visitor Location Register (VLR) of the mobile station and the subscriber's Home Location Register (HLR). Through a sequence of standardized messages, the server represents itself to the unsuspecting HLR as the mobile station's new serving VLR. The server receives from the subscriber's HLR a first set of subscriber data that comprises data related to call-service permissions. The server then modifies a parameter from the first set, restricting an end-user service to the mobile station. The server then transmits the modified parameter to the serving VLR, which is used to block one or more types of calls that involve the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Polaris Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Mahesh B. Patel
  • Patent number: 9042874
    Abstract: A method of dynamically invoking a simultaneous ring feature in a telecommunications network includes: identifying a call directed to an address of an end user device (30); notifying user equipment (20) other than the end user device (30) of the identified call; and, receiving an indication from the user equipment (20) whether or not the simultaneous ring feature should be invoked so as to establish a call leg to the user equipment (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Alan E. Frey
  • Patent number: 9042870
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a method and/or network element capable of mitigating one or more effects of operating at full capacity. According to an example embodiment, a network element may address load capacity by identifying that a first network element (e.g., a femto) is operating at a threshold capacity. If a communication from a second network element intended for the first network element is received, an operation is performed that informs the second network element of at least one of (i) that the first network element is operating at a threshold capacity and (ii) that the communication cannot be delivered to the first network element while the first network element is operating at a threshold capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: John K. Burgess, Donna M. Sand, Robin J. Thompson, Ruth Schaefer Gayde
  • Publication number: 20150141022
    Abstract: A method, control node, and system for routing communication calls from a first telecommunication system of a first network operator to a second telecommunication system of a second network operator, the first telecommunication system and the second telecommunication system being interconnected via at least two points of interconnect, and the points of interconnect being physically distant to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Philippe Duroux, Rogerio Oliveira Ferraz
  • Publication number: 20150141023
    Abstract: A system and method for homogeneously merging locations in a telecommunications network including: calculating a first characteristic of a carrier at a first location and a second location; determining a penalty for excluding the carrier based in part on the first characteristic; comparing the a penalty determined to a preselected value; and, if the penalty is less than the preselected value, merging the first location and the second location, thereby forming a merged location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: IDT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jerome Relis, Moshe Gutman
  • Publication number: 20150141009
    Abstract: An object is to provide a communication system and a method for path control that can realize flexible routing in a mobile communication network. The communication system according to the present invention includes a data transfer apparatus (11), a gateway (12) for performing predetermined data processing on data transferred from the data transfer apparatus (11), and a path control apparatus (13) for controlling, when data addressed to a virtual relay apparatus is transmitted to the data transfer apparatus (11), the data transfer apparatus (11) to set a destination of the data to the gateway (12) and to transfer the data to the gateway (12) without transferring the data to the virtual relay apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Tamura, Stefan Schmid
  • Patent number: 9037141
    Abstract: A method of handling queries caused overload in a core network of a wireless communication is disclosed. The core network comprises a data base and a network control node which stores a mobility management (MM) context of a mobile device. The method comprises the network node sending information in a notification message to the data base, wherein the information comprises at least one of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), UE Reachability Request Parameter for the MME/SGSN (URRP-MME/URRP-SGSN), and a session management (SM) and/or mobility management (MM) back-off timer or a back-off indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Ching-Yu Liao
  • Patent number: 9037152
    Abstract: The present invention is a real-time operating system for use on embedded controllers having minimal resources controlling reactive systems or applications. One application of the present invention is in wireless sensors in a wireless sensor network. By requiring all tasks to have clearly defined start and end points, the present invention eliminates the Waiting state for a task. This allows the RTOS to have a very small memory footprint and for the RTOS to use a single call/return stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Alberto Herrera, Luis Fernando Reyes
  • Patent number: 9031555
    Abstract: A Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) selection method in a roaming portable terminal and an apparatus thereof are provided. The PLMN selection method includes, determining whether a registered PLMN being a finally registered PLMN is valid when a PLMN selection event occurs, determining whether there is a stored Active PLMN list when the registered PLMN is invalid, selecting a PLMN using the active PLMN list when there is the stored Active PLMN list, and camping on a specific cell of the selected PLMN. Since the portable terminal does not attempt to register in an HPLMN when a PLMN selection event occurs, the portable terminal can be rapidly and efficiently registered in a suitable PLMN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hyun Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9031498
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method is provided. The method comprises a communications control device installed in a motor vehicle receiving a wireless communication from a short range wireless device. The method also comprises the communications control device selecting a first radio from a plurality of radios available to transmit the wireless communication to the destination specified in the wireless communication, wherein the radios are components of the communications control device. The method also comprises the communications control device determining that a second radio is connected to a physical expansion slot, wherein the physical expansion slot is a component of the communications control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Jason R. Delker, Matthew Oommen, Trevor D. Shipley
  • Patent number: 9028577
    Abstract: A mobile network is adapted to provide a first mobile telephony service to a first group of subscribers and a second mobile telephony service to a second group of subscribers. The mobile network includes a home location register; at least one switching equipment cooperating with the home location register for providing the first mobile telephony service to the first group of subscribers; at least one adapter node cooperating with the home location register and with the switching equipment for providing the second mobile telephony service to the second group of subscribers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
    Inventors: Guiliano Muratore, Pier Camillo Pelliccia
  • Patent number: 9031593
    Abstract: A method for determining data enabling a plurality of secondary base stations to time their transmissions to a mobile station within a timing range. The mobile station obtains time delays of transmissions from each of the secondary base stations in reaching the mobile station, and determines time delay differences between the time delays and a reference time delay associated with a primary base station. The mobile station transmits the time delay differences to the plurality of secondary base stations. Each secondary base station receives the difference between its own transmission time delay and the reference time delay, compares the difference with a time range, and corrects the timing of its transmissions if the difference is outside of the time range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Jingyi Liao
  • Publication number: 20150126202
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a plurality of call processing servers and a call processing management database that holds data necessary for call processing. The call processing server includes a call processing request accepting unit that accepts a request for call processing, a registration unit that registers the own node as the call processing server that is executing the call processing, an acquisition unit that acquires information of the mobile communication terminal related to the call processing request from the call processing management database or from the call processing server registered as the call processing server that is executing the call processing, a call processing unit that perform call processing, and a call processing result storage unit that stores information of a result of the call processing in the call processing management database.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shigeru Iwashina, Tetsuya Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150126203
    Abstract: A method of operating a network server, such as a mobile application gateway, connect devices on a cellular or carrier network with individual networks, such as enterprise voice and data networks or residential networks. The effects of the present invention are far reaching in terms of transferring effective call control from the cellular network into the control of the individual network, such as the enterprise, and enabling new business models for the purchase of cellular service from a public cellular carrier by an enterprise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Silver, Lathan Lewis, Patricia Landgren
  • Patent number: 9026167
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for a communication network that includes a picocell range expansion configuration on authorized shared access. A method may include determining, in a controller, at least one allowable maximal range expansion bias value for at least one picocell within a coverage area of a macrocell. The method may also include sending the determined allowable maximal range expansion bias value for the at least one picocell from the controller to the macrocell. A further method may include receiving at least one allowable maximal range expansion bias value for at least one picocell from a controller. The method may also include updating, by a macrocell, a range expansion bias value for each picocell within a macrocell based on the received allowable maximal range expansion bias value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Kodo Shu, Huiyue Yi, Rui Wang, Honglin Hu
  • Patent number: 9025956
    Abstract: A system for routing signals in a Distributed Antenna System includes a plurality of local Digital Access Units (DAUs) located at a Local location. Each of the plurality of local DAUs is coupled to each other and operable to route signals between the plurality of local DAUs. Each of the plurality of local DAUs includes one or more Base Transceiver Station (BTS) RF connections. Each of the plurality of BTS RF connections is operable to be coupled to one of one or more sectors of a BTS. The system also includes a plurality of remote DAUs located at a Remote location. The plurality of remote DAUs are coupled to each other and operable to transport signals between the plurality of remote DAUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Dali Systems Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shawn Patrick Stapleton, Sasa Trajkovic