Including Cell Planning Or Layout Patents (Class 455/446)
  • Patent number: 9949143
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to radio communication and, more particularly, utilization of probing pilots (e.g. F-CPICHs) in a combined radio cell deployment. In one of its aspects, the disclosure presents an adaptive utilization of probing pilots in a combined radio cell deployment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sairamesh Nammi, Namir Lidian, Mark Curran
  • Patent number: 9936393
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a method of radio resource scheduling in an unlicensed spectrum and related apparatuses using the same method. In one of the exemplary embodiments, the method would include not limited to transmitting a node control information which may include an occupancy pattern of a radio resource of the unlicensed spectrum before receiving an occupancy notification; transmitting an equipment control information which comprises the occupancy pattern of the radio resource of the unlicensed spectrum before receiving the occupancy notification; transmitting a packet data by using the radio resource of the unlicensed spectrum before receiving the occupancy notification; and receiving the occupancy notification which informs an availability of the radio resource of the unlicensed spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Wei-Chen Pao, Ching-Wen Cheng, Tzu-Jane Tsai, Yung-Lan Tseng
  • Patent number: 9924395
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for transmission of measurement reports from a UE to a base station. A method may include receiving a measurement configuration message from a serving cell. The method may include determining a report value from the measurement configuration message, the report value indicating a number of measurement reports to be transmitted to the serving cell. The method may include, based on the number of measurement reports indicated by the report value, determining whether to wait for a signal measurement result of at least one neighboring cell to become available prior to sending a measurement report to the serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Masato Kitazoe, Kurt William Otte, Arvind Swaminathan
  • Patent number: 9917749
    Abstract: A device may determine log information, collected by a user device, that may include information associated with communications between the user device and a base station. The user device and the base station may be associated with a wireless network. The device may analyze the log information to determine event information associated with the user device. The event information may include information associated with an event experienced by the user device during the communications between the user device and the base station. The device may generate action information based on the event information. The action information may include information associated with organizing, categorizing, classifying, or diagnosing the event experienced by the user device. The device may provide the action information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Christopher M. Schmidt, Sunny Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 9913144
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for indicating a cell splitting pattern to a neighboring base station. A base station may perform cell splitting, and transmit, to the neighboring base station, coverage information representing the current shape of the split cells of the base station, determined by the cell splitting. In addition, the base station may further transmit, to the neighboring base station, index information indicating the current cell splitting pattern preconfigured between the base station and the neighboring base station. The neighboring base station may apply a set of mobility robustness optimization (MRO) parameters on the basis of the received coverage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daewook Byun, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 9900859
    Abstract: Techniques for determining a Round Trip Time (RTT) calibration value are disclosed. An example of a method according to the disclosure includes receiving a fine timing measurement (FTM) exchange between an initiating station and a responding station, calculating a plurality of differential round trip time (RTT) measurements based on the FTM exchange, calculating a responding station calibration value based on the plurality of differential RTT measurements, and transmitting the responding station calibration value to the responding station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Carlos Horacio Aldana
  • Patent number: 9900821
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9893744
    Abstract: Techniques for harmonizing wireless communications performed by a computing device which communicates using varying wireless communication standards are described herein. For instance, a computing device may include multiple chipsets with associated antennas that are configured to perform wireless communications using separate wireless standards which operate at overlapping frequencies. To avoid performance degradation experienced in simultaneous use cases with communications operating at overlapping frequencies, the multiple chipsets may be configured with logic to determine which communications are prioritized when multiple chipsets attempt to communicate simultaneously. The multiple chipsets may be communicatively coupled to coordinate their communications by prioritizing certain types of communications over other types of communications to avoid simultaneous communications in overlapping frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pratik Kalpesh Patel, Jay Praful Desai, Qinghai Gao, Morris Yuanhsiang Hsu, Ateet Kapur, Milos Jorgovanovic
  • Patent number: 9892263
    Abstract: A method extracts views from an application program, where at least some extracted views include at least one view component, and presenting the extracted views to a user. In response to the user selecting a view component in a presented extracted view, the method presents a form to the user having a plurality of vulnerability types indicated for the selected view component and, for each vulnerability type, provides an ability for the user to set an indicator in the form as to indicate whether the view component is at least one of a source or a sink. The method further includes saving the form containing the user's input in conjunction with a user-provided label for the selected view component and a unique identification of the selected view component, and deriving an analysis policy configuration from the saved form that is formatted for use by a program security analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Ligman, Marco Pistoia, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 9876539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for load balancing in a wireless network is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Haralabos Papadopoulos, Ozgun Bursalioglu Yilmaz
  • Patent number: 9872139
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies are disclosed herein for geofence profile management. A processor can execute a geofence profile management service. The processor can receive geofence profile data from an administrator device. The processor can create, based upon the geofence profile data, a geofence profile. The geofence profile can include a geofence profile title, a geofence profile description, and a geofence profile option. The processor can provide the geofence profile to a user device. The processor can determine that the user device accepts the geofence profile, and the processor can activate the geofence profile in response to the user device accepting the geofence profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P
    Inventors: Taner Baran, Catherine A. Wood, Jonathan Christiansen
  • Patent number: 9860757
    Abstract: An analyzer resource receives usage information collected by an application executing in a roaming mobile device; the usage information indicates geographical regions (and potentially specific locations) in which the roaming mobile communication device wirelessly accesses a remote network (such as the Internet) using any of one or more different wireless access services. The analyzer resource is further operable to receive resource information indicating locations of physical network resources available to support installation of wireless access points in the geographical regions and the location of any existing wireless access points already installed. The analyzer resource then uses at least the application-collected usage information and the resource information to identify where to install at least one new wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Dharmen K. Udeshi, Ashish A. Patel
  • Patent number: 9860194
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing resource utilization in a distributed system are described. Devices, e.g., servers, which use resources, e.g., processing cores, act as individual policy enforcement points. Individual servers retrieve and maintain local copies of resource lease records which are stored in a centralized data storage system. The individual server compares locally stored lease records to the retrieved lease records to check for any tampering in the centralized data storage and multiple states are supported to take into consideration transitory conditions and/or communications delays. Verification states include, e.g., a Pending Active state and a Pending Inactive State, in addition to an Active state and Inactive state, to delay licensing enforcement to account for centralized storage system eventual consistency delays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Accusoft Corporation
    Inventors: Adam J. Cooper, Garland S. Taylor, Stephen C. Brooks
  • Patent number: 9854452
    Abstract: A device and method for clustering small cells in a time division duplex network, and a base station including the device. The device includes: a request receiving unit, configured to receive from a small cell base station a clustering request for implementing dynamic clustering; and a clustering determining unit, configured to determine whether to implement clustering at least based on the clustering request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qimei Cui, Mingliang Tao, Hui Liang
  • Patent number: 9826422
    Abstract: The controlling of an operation of an application is implemented in a communication network by obtaining network identification and cell load information for a bearer in order to compute an actual transport block size per physical resource block (ATpP) slope for the bearer. A user equipment (UE) location corresponding to the bearer is associated with geographic pixel information in order to calculate an interference vector. The interference vector is used to compute a coverage map tuple that is used to control the operation of the application. Throughput can also be predicted using the coverage map tuple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Grinshpun, David Faucher, Zulfiquar Sayeed, Marty Reiman
  • Patent number: 9820169
    Abstract: An interference management method for a wireless communication system, an anchor apparatus, a base station and a wireless communication system thereof are provided. The method includes the following steps. Receiving at least one base station information from the plurality of base stations. Finding at least one interference relationship of the base stations according to the base station information, and grouping the base stations into the at least one cluster according to the interference relationship. Each of the at least one cluster includes at least one base station. Deciding a selected group of uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configurations related to one or more clusters of the at least one cluster, wherein the selected group includes at least one of the UL-DL configurations. And, informing the base stations in at least one cluster to adjust the UL-DL configurations of the base stations according to the selected group of UL-DL configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventor: Kuan-Hung Chou
  • Patent number: 9814011
    Abstract: A method of a wireless communication device comprised in a cluster of devices is disclosed. The devices of the cluster are associable with a cluster subscription identifier of a subscription providing communication between a network node and the cluster (based on a single identifier associated with the cluster) when one or more of the devices are in a cluster communication mode. The wireless communication device may have one of a cluster communication gateway role and a cluster internal communication role. The cluster communication gateway role comprises transmitting a cluster communication beacon signal, maintaining a communication link to the network node, and maintaining peer-to-peer communication links to the other devices of the cluster. The cluster internal communication role comprises maintaining at least a peer-to-peer communication link to a specific device having the cluster communication gateway role.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Marco Belleschi, Hongwei Wang, Leif Wilhelmsson
  • Patent number: 9806792
    Abstract: A data expansion system that provides continuum of discrete wireless small cell coverage areas for mobile terminals includes a set of roadway reflectors configured to provide wireless broadband data services to a mobile terminal. Each reflector includes processing circuitry configured to establish communications between the mobile terminal and a backhaul network. Each reflector includes a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and receive data. Each reflector includes a power source that converts solar energy into electricity. Each reflector includes a housing configured to contain the processing circuitry, the transceiver, and the power source. The housing has a raised reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Neutronic Perpetual Innovations Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Terrance Berry
  • Patent number: 9794911
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method implemented by a radio network node for determining a Route Update Radius (RUR) for a Radio Base Station (RBS) and the radio network node. The method comprises determining a first radius (RUR_CCH) which defines a largest circular area centered at the RBS and excluding a first number of RBSs among the RBS's neighboring RBSs, wherein CCH occupancies for the first number of RBSs are higher than a CCH occupancy threshold. The method further comprises determining a second radius (RUR_ACH) which defines a smallest circular area centered at the RBS and covering a second number of RBSs among the RBS's neighboring RBSs, wherein ACH occupancies for the second number of RBSs are higher than an ACH occupancy threshold. The RUR is determined based on a comparison between the first radius (RUR_CCH) and the second radius (RUR_ACH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Qian Sun
  • Patent number: 9794956
    Abstract: An apparatus and method providing feedback on channel conditions in a wireless telecommunications system including a base station to communicate with plural terminals device using frequencies spanning a system frequency bandwidth. At least one terminal device is a reduced capability terminal device including a tuneable transceiver configured to receive downlink transmissions from the base station using only a restricted frequency bandwidth smaller than and within the system frequency bandwidth. The reduced capability terminal device is configured to communicate information derived from measurements of channel conditions to the base station. The information may include an indication of measured channel conditions for different frequency locations, or an indication of one or more frequency locations for which corresponding measurement of channel conditions meet a pre-defined selection criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Matthew William Webb, Yuichi Morioka, Stephen Truelove
  • Patent number: 9794795
    Abstract: Implementing a live distributed antenna system (DAS) configuration from a virtual DAS design using an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) specific software system in a real DAS is disclosed herein. In exemplary aspects disclosed herein, the OEM specific software system enables a designer to create, save, import, modify and/or preconfigure a virtual DAS in a virtual DAS configuration file(s) using OEM specific software tools resident in the real DAS. The OEM specific software tools could include functionality such as the ability to incorporate and enforce OEM design constraints of the real DAS. The configuration file(s) can then be subsequently implemented to modify and/or configure live equipment of a real DAS. The OEM specific software tools and local execution of the virtual DAS facilitates, improves, and optimizes DAS design and execution, and ensures that the real DAS substantially matches the DAS design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications Wireless Ltd
    Inventors: Lior Michael Kruh, Bryan Ray Roark
  • Patent number: 9788268
    Abstract: In a communication system including a specified subscriber cell which allows a specific mobile terminal to use the specified subscriber cell, and an unspecified user cell which an unspecified mobile terminal can use, in which each mobile terminal receives cell identification information assigned to each communication cell and makes a cell selection, identification information for identifying the CSG cell operating in an open access mode is included in the cell identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: TCL COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LIMITED
    Inventors: Miho Maeda, Mitsuru Mochizuki, Taiga Saegusa, Yasushi Iwane
  • Patent number: 9788213
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a computer-implemented system for establishing a wireless mesh network resistant to degradation induced by deliberate jamming or other electromagnetic interference emanating from point sources within an operating area. The computer-implemented system provides WMN AP locations that minimize disruptions to client coverage caused by jammers, subject to constraints on network service. The computer-implemented system considers jammers placed by an intelligent adversary and identifies the AP locations ? through quantification of an objective function of the general form Z(?,?)=Zcoverage(?,?)?w Zflow(?,?), where Zcoverage(?,?) reflects resulting coverage shortfall, Zflow(?,?) reflects traffic flow within the WMN, and w is a scalar reflecting the relative weight of the two terms. The final set of AP locations ? identifies the locations of APs to create a WMN that is the most robust to the worst possible jamming attack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Paul J. Nicholas, David L. Alderson
  • Patent number: 9781608
    Abstract: The invention relates to method for configuring a first wireless network that includes at least one access point. In order to optimize the configuration of the first wireless network, the method comprises a step of configuring at least one parameter of the at least one access point of the first wireless network on the basis of at least a portion of the linking balance of a second wireless network including at least two nodes, the nodes being positioned in a predetermined physical space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Renaud Dore, Gilles Straub, Francois Baron, Patrick Fontaine
  • Patent number: 9781658
    Abstract: A wireless detection device receives a user input indicating at least one wireless communication network service. The detection device processes the user input to select a pseudo-pilot signal configuration. The detection device wirelessly transmits a pseudo-pilot signal having the selected pseudo-pilot signal configuration. The detection device wirelessly receives a device identifier from a wireless communication device responsive to the pseudo-pilot signal. The detection device stores data indicating the device identifier and a time when the device identifier was received from the wireless communication device. The detection device may transfer the data to a control system or display the data to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Mohammed Ghouse Mohiuddin, Stephen R. Bales
  • Patent number: 9769018
    Abstract: A technique for configuring the reporting of network elements to a management node in a telecommunications network is described. As to a method aspect of the technique, at least one of the network elements receives a configuration message. The configuration message is indicative of a reporting mode that is based on a probability function. The management data is reported to the management node depending on a condition that includes the probability function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ulf Hubinette, Robert Petersen, Anna Pucar Rimhagen
  • Patent number: 9763076
    Abstract: A method of managing mobility of a mobile terminal in a communication network comprising a plurality of access points and an access points discovery server adapted for providing the mobile terminal with a list of network access points to which the mobile terminal can connect is disclosed. In some embodiments, the method comprises the following processes implemented by the access points discovery server: recovery, from a credits management server, of a credits usage profile associated with the mobile terminal and generation of the list of access points as a function of said credits usage profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Orange
    Inventors: Sanaa El Moumouhi, Benoît Radier
  • Patent number: 9763107
    Abstract: In a system of surface markers, each surface marker includes a housing having an upper surface with a clear top that, when the surface marker is on a vehicle travel surface, is raised with respect to the vehicle travel surface. The housing includes a battery and photoelectric converter, as well as a sensor detecting vehicles, a wireless transceiver at least transmitting data, and processing circuitry all powered by the battery or converter. The surface marker communicates location information for the surface marker to a mobile terminal, directly or indirectly via a network, and communicates information relating to the vehicle to a remote server within the network. Surface markers may communicate only with each other and mobile terminals, or also communicate with network access points to forward information from other surface markers. Each surface marker optionally includes a reflector around at least a portion of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Neutronic Perpetual Innovations Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Terrance Berry
  • Patent number: 9763103
    Abstract: A small cell base station, a method, a computer program product and a wireless telecommunications network are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Holger Claussen, Lester Ho
  • Patent number: 9756507
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide a system and methods for determining a minimum number of communication nodes to substantially cover a particular geographical area and for optimizing an extension of an optical network to provide service to the communication nodes. In one implementation, at least one parameter for one or more forces configured to control interactions of a plurality of nodes is received. Each of the nodes has a node range corresponding to an effective operational limit of the node. Boundary information defining a geographical area to which coverage by a network may be provided is received. The one or more forces are simulated to distribute the plurality of nodes. The simulation of the one or more forces causes the plurality of nodes to become positioned in an overall layout such that the defined geographical area is substantially covered by the node ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin K. Peterson, Samid Ameer Hoda
  • Patent number: 9749965
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a user equipment (10), a radio base station (12) and methods therein for handling transmission power control of the user equipment (10). The user equipment (10) is served by the radio base station (12) in a serving cell (i) controlled by the radio base station (12). The radio base station (12) or user equipment obtains a first pathloss from the user equipment (10) towards the serving cell (i) and a second pathloss from the user equipment (10) towards an interfered cell (j). The radio base station (12) or the user equipment (10) then selects a value of one or more parameters, respectively, which one or more parameters are to be used to control a transmission power of the user equipment (10) and which value is selected based on the first pathloss and the second pathloss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON
    Inventor: Jawad Manssour
  • Patent number: 9736749
    Abstract: When a handover request for performing a handover of a terminal (70) from a macro cell C1 to a CSG cell C2 is received from an SeNB 10 (S8), a base station (TeNB) (40) of the CSG cell C2 transmits a handover response in accordance with a handover enabled/disabled state (S12). The handover response includes an identifier of the terminal (70) in the CSG cell C2. Upon receiving the response, the SeNB (10) notifies the identifier to the terminal (70) (S14). The TeNB (40) repeatedly transmits a dedicated signal containing a handover command via a dedicated channel set using the identifier at an interval shorter than a gap period (S18). Accordingly, whether or not access is permitted can be judged promptly and a smooth handover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Hidenori Matsuo, Takahisa Aoyama, Hong Tat Toh, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9731737
    Abstract: With first and second wagons (1, 3), including an emitter similar to the one of an access point and a receiving wagon (2), including a receiver similar to the one of a device onboard a train and measuring a quantity relating to a received signal, this method consists of: placing the first wagon at a previous implantation point while the emitter of the first wagon emits a first signal, moving the receiving wagon away from the first wagon; when the quantity relating to the first signal is under a threshold, immobilizing the receiving wagon; while the emitter of the second wagon emits a second signal, moving the second wagon away from the receiving wagon; when the quantity relating to the second signal is under the threshold, immobilizing the second wagon; and storing its position as the implantation point of an access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: ALSTOM TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Vincent Marchou
  • Patent number: 9723477
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a connectivity service platform in a communication network. The method comprises storing a fall-back policy comprising information about a fall-back timer. The method also comprises sending a policy message comprising information about the fall-back policy to a radio device comprising an eUICC. The method also comprises determining that the radio device experiences a problem with a wireless network connection from a first subscription of the radio device with a first network operator. The method also comprises starting the fall-back timer in accordance with the stored fall-back policy in response to said determining The method also comprises falling back in accordance with the stored fall-back policy in response to the started fall-back timer having expired, thereby enabling the connectivity service platform to communicate with the radio device via a network connection from a second subscription of the radio device instead of from the first subscription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qiang Li, Justus Petersson
  • Patent number: 9705649
    Abstract: Systems and methods for Mobile Relay Node (MRN) based Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) operation in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In one embodiment, MRN based CoMP operation is utilized to provide interference mitigation for wireless devices, and preferably provide interference mitigation for cell edge wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gary David Boudreau, Konstantinos Dimou
  • Patent number: 9698897
    Abstract: A method for adjusting a base station antenna may include receiving measured data including signal strength data for a signal received from the base station and location data from one or more user equipment, receiving planned radio coverage data, comparing the measured data with the planned radio coverage data, generating adjustment parameters based on a result of the comparison, and adjusting the antenna based on the adjustment parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Jeffrey Paul Harrang, David James Ryan
  • Patent number: 9699618
    Abstract: A system and method is described that computes an estimated current location for a client device based on both the detected current location and the predicted current location of the client device. By utilizing the predicted current location, the system and method may account for and compensate for anomalies and inaccuracies in the detected current location. Accordingly, the system and method provides a more accurate estimation for the current location of the client device based on examination of heuristics and a priori environmental data. In particular, the system and method compensates for detected locations that are impossible or improbable based on previous locations of the client device, the layout of the environment in which the client device is traversing, data describing the user of the client device, and/or data describing the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Aruba Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Abhishek R. Singh, Anant Kumar, Varun A. Shah
  • Patent number: 9699665
    Abstract: In a radio network having a plurality of first users on channel (FUOCs) and one or more second users on channel (SUOCs), a method and apparatus for a SUOC to select a channel to co-occupy based in part upon the expected impact on the FUOC. The FUOC collects signal parameters associated with the FUOC, such as actual rate, bandwidth, received signal power, and noise power, and uses the signal parameters to calculate the expected impact. In some embodiments, the expected impact is proportional to the ratio of the FUOC's actual rate and the FUOC's possible code rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventor: Rachel E. Learned
  • Patent number: 9693321
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically optimizing the performance of indoor distributed antenna systems communicate to user equipment is disclosed. The user equipment measures information describing the downlink signals such as the downlink data rates, the quality of the received signal, and the location of the user equipment. A service module collects this information and determines an optimized power level for each of the antenna units. The service module may optimize only one antenna unit power level or a subset of the antenna units within the distributed antenna system in a preferred embodiment. One or more of the antenna units then transmits downlink signals with the optimized power levels. The optimized power level may be less than the initial power level in a preferred embodiment. As a result, the performance of the indoor distributed antenna systems is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shankar Venkatraman, Khurram Parviz Sheikh
  • Patent number: 9680859
    Abstract: A method extracts views from an application program, where at least some extracted views include at least one view component, and presenting the extracted views to a user. In response to the user selecting a view component in a presented extracted view, the method presents a form to the user having a plurality of vulnerability types indicated for the selected view component and, for each vulnerability type, provides an ability for the user to set an indicator in the form as to indicate whether the view component is at least one of a source or a sink. The method further includes saving the form containing the user's input in conjunction with a user-provided label for the selected view component and a unique identification of the selected view component, and deriving an analysis policy configuration from the saved form that is formatted for use by a program security analyzer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Ligman, Marco Pistoia, Omer Tripp
  • Patent number: 9681324
    Abstract: An embodiment method includes identifying a plurality of VTP configurations representing allocations of TPs among a plurality of VTPs each having at least one TP. Potential serving VTPs are then identified for a selected UE in a plurality of UEs according to at least one UE centric criterion. The potential serving VTPs are selected for each of the plurality of VTP configurations. A UE measurement set is then scheduled for the potential serving VTPs for a scheduled channel resource according to measurement parameters. The method further includes selecting a serving VTP configuration from the plurality of VTP configurations according to UE measurement feedback from the selected UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Baligh, Keyvan Zarifi, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 9681374
    Abstract: The present application discloses an apparatus and a method for controlling a change of operation state of a cell and a base station including the apparatus. The apparatus includes: a state change determining unit, configured to determine the change of operation state to be performed by the cell to be controlled, the change of operation state comprising change from active state to sleep state; and a sleep mode determining unit, configured to determine a sleep mode for the cell to be controlled so that the cell to be controlled has a different sleep mode from its adjacent cells, when the state change determining unit determines to perform the change of operation state of the cell to be controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qimei Cui, Jin Xu, Ningyu Chen, Jiahui Liu, Yu Sun, Rui Gao
  • Patent number: 9660881
    Abstract: A method and system for determining signal penetration of one or more neighbor base stations is disclosed. The method comprises: receiving one or more measurement reports from one or more UEs associated with a serving base station, wherein the one or more measurement reports comprise signal strength values of the one or more neighbor base stations; identifying a location of each of the one or more UEs based on the one or more measurement reports; determining a distance between one or more pairs of UEs based on the location of the each UE; defining one or more penetration areas based on the one or more distances between the one or more pairs of UEs; and determining signal penetration in the one or more penetration areas based on the one or more pairs of UEs associated with each of the penetration areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Saptarshi Chaudhuri, Avijit Manna, Shyam Sundar Pal
  • Patent number: 9654201
    Abstract: A method of providing multi-beam coverage of a Region of Interest (ROI) in a multi-beam satellite communication system in which a non-uniform traffic demand density is defined over said Region of Interest, the method including partitioning the Region of Interest into N>1 non-overlapping cells (V1-V10, Vi); and generating N satellite beams, each of the satellite beams providing coverage of a respective cell. The step of partitioning the Region of Interest into N>1 non-overlapping cells is performed in such a way that the traffic demand associated to the cells is substantially uniform. Advantageously, the cells form a Voronoi diagram defined over the Region of Interest, the satellite beams being pointed towards the cells of the Voronoi diagram. A satellite communication system implementing the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Agence Spatiale Europeenne
    Inventors: Piero Angeletti, Juan Camilo Lizarraga Cubillos
  • Patent number: 9642022
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for commissioning and programming a network of wireless devices are disclosed herein. These can include utilizing a commissioning tool having a directional radio frequency antenna, a microprocessor, and memory. The commissioning tool can function with a Smartphone, or be a stand-alone device. The commissioning tool can program wireless devices without direct physical access or direct line-of-sight from the commissioning tool to the device. The commissioning tool can establish network connections with a “query,” “wink,” “ping” protocol, connecting devices that control HVAC, water heating, and lighting systems wirelessly with a border router that can be for upload data collected by devices to the Internet. The method can also include collection, analysis, and illustrations of building system performance data on web-based software.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: AMATIS CONTROLS, LLC
    Inventors: Alex Hill, Miles Hill, Melvin Aguirre, Sebastien Gouin-Davis
  • Patent number: 9615354
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a controller to control not only cellular radio connections in a cell of a cellular communication system but also direct device-to-device communication links established between terminal devices within the cell. Particularly, the controller selects portion of the terminal devices to function as relay terminals for the other terminals to enable relayed communication links between the terminal devices and the base station through the relay terminals. The relay terminals link device-to-device connections to the cellular radio connections between the relay terminals and the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Kari Juhani Hooli, Kari Veikko Horneman, Vinh Van Phan
  • Patent number: 9596593
    Abstract: A connectivity service platform in a communication network manages changes to subscriptions for radio devices. When the connectivity service platform receives a subscription change message, it sends instructions to a radio device to change from the currently enabled subscription to a second subscription for its network connection. The connectivity service platform tests the second subscription network connection using a pre-defined testing procedure. More particularly, the test is performed uses a network connection from the second subscription to send and receive test messages to verify that the second subscription network connection has passed the testing. The first subscription is then disabled and the second subscription is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qiang Li, Justus Petersson
  • Patent number: 9578535
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method and a node for estimating other cell interference in a radio network node (300) providing an own cell serving at least one radio device in a radio network. The method comprises measuring a load utilization, relating to the load utilized by said at least one radio device. The method also comprises estimating a load utilization probability based at least on the measured load utilization, a previously estimated load utilization probability and a previously estimated interference-and-noise sum. The method also comprises estimating an interference-and-noise sum based at least on the measured load utilization, a measured received total wideband power (RTWP) the estimated load utilization probability and the previously estimated interference-and-noise sum. The method also comprises checking whether the estimated load utilization probability and/or estimated interference-and-noise sum and/or any algorithm value derived from any of the estimates, is within a predefined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON
    Inventor: Torbjörn Wigren
  • Patent number: 9572053
    Abstract: A method in a network node, a network node, a method in a user equipment and a user equipment handle base sequences in a communications network. The network node is configured to communicate with a user equipment. The network node, which has information about a default base sequence and an alternative base sequence, determines that the alternative base sequence should replace the default base sequence for the user equipment. The network node then sends information about the alternative base sequence to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 9572065
    Abstract: A method for equalizing an average throughput of a plurality of wireless communication network access points is provided. Each access point having a respective average throughput value and at least one control parameter, the at least one control parameter controlling wireless connectivity at the access point. An average throughput value received from each of the plurality of access points is determined. A first wireless communication network access point for configuration is determined based on the average throughput values received from each of the plurality of access points. The at least one control parameter of the determined first wireless communication network access point is set to at least one threshold value to effect equalization of the average throughput values among the wireless communication network access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gary Tam, Ajay Kumar Gupta