Including Cell Planning Or Layout Patents (Class 455/446)
  • Patent number: 10736021
    Abstract: A communication apparatus which communicates with a base station, the communication apparatus includes a receiving circuit configured to receive a message from the base station, wherein the message includes at least information identifying if the base station is a hybrid access mode base station; and a transmission circuit configured to transmit a parameter which identifies a user equipment to the base station when the base station is the hybrid access mode base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vivek Jha, Robert Arnott, Suresh Ganapathy
  • Patent number: 10735969
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing secondary frequency spectrums for increased throughput. When faced with a shortage of primary cellular frequencies, a base station in a cellular network can determine whether secondary frequency spectrum, such as 600 MHz spectrum, frequencies are available. The 600 MHz frequencies can include frequencies licensed to the provider and frequencies licensed to other providers that can nonetheless be used under FCC “Whitespace” rules. Thus, the system can determine whether licensed (“Tier(2)”) or unlicensed (“Tier(3”) 600 MHz frequencies are available. Tier(2) frequencies can essentially be used in the normal manner—e.g., at normal power levels and emissions patterns. Tier(3) frequencies can be used under the Whitespace rules. The system can then provide these 600 MHz frequencies to capable user equipment (UE). The system can also prioritize frequencies based on UE capabilities, location, and other factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Alex Wieczorek
  • Patent number: 10728720
    Abstract: Example embodiments presented herein are directed towards an indoor base station and an indoor service node, as well as corresponding methods therein, for providing Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) based communications for at least one wireless device in an indoor environment. The example embodiments presented herein provide a merged system with centralized control featuring wired and wireless access for 3GPP based communications in an indoor environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kim Laraqui, Sándor Albrecht, Henrik Almeida
  • Patent number: 10721631
    Abstract: Systems and methods may use a math programming model for designing an edge cloud network. The edge cloud network design may depend on various factors, including the number of edge cloud nodes, edge cloud node location, or traffic coverage, among other things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Sichong Guan, Wei Yuan, Arun Jotshi, Abraham George, Carolyn Roche Johnson, Kenichi Futamura, Mohan Gawande
  • Patent number: 10720978
    Abstract: Methods and systems include reducing or mitigating interference by sweeping multiple beams used to communicate between a wireless network base station and an electronic device. The multiple beams include beams having different sidelobe directions. The electronic device selects, using a processor of the electronic device, a beam from the multiple beams. Furthermore, selecting the beam includes selecting the beam having a lowest level of interference of the multiple beams due to a sidelobe direction of the beam. The electronic device then communicates with the wireless network base station using the selected beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yakun Sun, Rohit U. Nabar, Jennifer M. Edwards, Simone Paulotto, Mithat C. Dogan, Harish Rajagopalan
  • Patent number: 10721003
    Abstract: A mobile communication device is described that comprises a testing module for testing purposes and a communication module for wireless communication. The testing module is configured to simulate a communication partner for a device under test. The testing module is configured to send and/or receive test signals. The testing module is configured to test at least a physical layer. Further, a testing system and a method for testing a device under test are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Raaja Guru Mylsamy, Woo Seok Kang
  • Patent number: 10716120
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. Some wireless communications systems may support multi-band operation. Different frequency bands may experience different communication characteristics (e.g., frequency-dependent fading), which may result in undesirable interference patterns and/or coverage gaps. The described techniques provide for channel access methods for multi-band operation. The channel access methods may allow for improved throughput for a wireless communications system. Additionally or alternatively, the described techniques may improve energy efficiency for communicating devices, reduce signaling overhead, or otherwise benefit a wireless communications system. Generally, the described techniques provide for efficient anchoring of high-band communications to low-band transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Rahul Malik
  • Patent number: 10701590
    Abstract: A system and method for improving a network topology to minimize load imbalance and latency between network nodes is provided. A network performance and configuration tool receives performance data from payload handling nodes, including radio stations, transport nodes and payload gateways to calculate a current network condition related to the current network topology. A revised network topology is determined by selecting a radio station to re-home from its parent transport node and payload gateway to a newly selected transport node and payload gateway. The revised network condition is calculated and compared to current network condition to determine if the re-homing should be accepted. The process can be repeated for a number of iterations until an optimized network topology is found. Configuration instructions are then transmitted to any radio stations that have been re-homed in the final network topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jad El-Najjar, Suliman Albasheir
  • Patent number: 10693739
    Abstract: A device may obtain incomplete geospatial coordinate data associated with a telecommunications network. The device may generate a network graph representation of the telecommunications network based on the incomplete geospatial coordinate data. The device may determine, for candidate sites, a candidate site score based on a quantity of candidate segments to connect the candidate site to a candidate hub. The device may determine, for candidate segments, a candidate segment score based on a quantity of candidate sites that connect to a candidate hub via the candidate segment. The device may determine a prioritization of the candidate segments based on the candidate site scores and the candidate segment scores. The device may generate a recommendation for selecting or ordering the candidate segments. The device may provide the recommendation for display via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Hassan Naseri, Joshua Intriligator, Jason P. Webb, Ben Agai, Sachin Kumar Chauhan
  • Patent number: 10686782
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media operate to facilitate the initiation of an initial fingerprint setup between an access point (AP) and two or more stations (STAs). An initial fingerprint setup process initiates a signal between the AP and each of the STAs and logs at least one signal function associated with each of the STAs for determining an initial location of the STAs relative to the AP. An initial fingerprint is generated from the initial fingerprint setup process. In one aspect the signal function associated with each of the STAs determines an initial location of the STAs relative to the AP based on signal strength. In another aspect, it comprises pulse time of the signal determined by a pulse timing operation. Methods, systems, and computer readable media described herein allow a provider to determine and monitor the relative location of wireless STAs in order to avoid resale theft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC
    Inventor: Charles Hardt
  • Patent number: 10687274
    Abstract: There is provided a selecting of a radio access for a mobile terminal, comprising the steps of obtaining coverage information from a coverage information database for two or more nodes of the mobile communication network, obtaining configuration and/or state information from an inventory database for two or more nodes of the mobile communication network, and generating correlation information for two or more nodes correlating the coverage information obtained from the coverage database and the configuration and/or state information of nodes obtained from the inventory database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: László Hévizi, Peter Vaderna
  • Patent number: 10687344
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a network node having a processor and a transceiver. The processor is configured to select at least one user device if a Channel Estimation Timer (CET) for a radio channel between the network node and the at least one user device is valid, and to schedule data transmission to the at least one selected user device. The transceiver is configured to perform the scheduled data transmission to the at least one selected user device. The present disclosure also describes a corresponding method, a wireless communication system including such a network node, a computer program, and a computer program product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Petteri Kela, Henrik Lundqvist, Johan Christer Qvarfordt
  • Patent number: 10666464
    Abstract: Allocation of CSI-RS or CSI pilot sequences among cells in a cooperative manner to reduce pilot inter-cell interference. Sequences in each cell occupy the same time slot, multiple subcarrier frequencies, and are orthogonal in time via properly chosen cyclic shifts. Sequences in multiple cells are chosen from a pool of non-orthogonal yet distinguishable sequences through their root indices. Exchanging root indices among cells allows a given cell to reconstruct sequences used in neighboring cells and to estimate interfering channels as the number of channel taps is usually limited, thus mitigating pilot contamination. Furthermore, a greedy selection algorithm to find combinations of sequences that further reduce the channel estimation mean-square-error is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Samer Bazzi, Wen Xu
  • Patent number: 10644762
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system for supporting a data rate higher than that of 4G communication systems such as LTE systems. A method for controlling a device having a plurality of radio frequency (RF) chains coupled to a plurality of antennas in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention includes comparing a measured temperature of the device with a temperature threshold, controlling status of at least one of the RF chains according to a comparison result between the measured temperature and the temperature threshold, and transmitting a radio signal using at least one of the antennas that is connected to the at least one RF chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Daeyoung Seol, Sukkyun Hur, Jaeeun Na
  • Patent number: 10645594
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for data-driven roll-out planning optimization. A network roll-out plan, for a network that includes a plurality of cells, may be generated by assessing at least one carrier aggregation (CA) scenario for a particular sector in the network, between two or more cells of the plurality of cells; detecting for the carrier aggregation (CA) scenario, a congestion situation based on probabilities of one or more possible cell connection configurations in the sector, and a predefined minimal throughput level; and assessing achievable data throughput for users in the sector. Cells within a sector where congestion primarily may occur may be identified, based on obtained data associated with the network. The identifying may include comparing at least one ratio of contribution between cells with a balancing ratio. It may be determined whether an identified cell is primarily affected by a coverage or a capacity issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventors: Damiano Scanferla, Pavle Belanovic
  • Patent number: 10645595
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide for receive line-of-site (LoS) information obtained by a camera, wherein the LoS information identifies an LoS from a radio site to a potential radio signal receiver location; estimate a signal strength value, for a signal from the radio site, at the potential radio signal receiver location; identify a first type of obstruction in the LoS, wherein a signal loss associated with the first type of obstruction varies by a time of year; modify the estimated signal strength value using a nominal signal loss value for the first type of obstruction, wherein the nominal signal loss value is associated with a different time of year than the time of year in which the LoS information is obtained; and determine whether to qualify the potential radio signal receiver location for an equipment installation for the wireless service based on a threshold signal value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing I nc.
    Inventors: Deepak Chadaga, Alex Pacamarra
  • Patent number: 10631253
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for adjusting Radio Link Monitoring (RLM), Radio Link Failure (RLF) detection, RLF recovery, and/or connection establishment failure detection for wireless devices (16) in a cellular communications network (10) depending on mode of operation. In one embodiment, a node (14, 16) in the cellular communications network (10) determines whether a wireless device (16) (e.g., a Machine Type Communication (MTC) device) is to operate in a long range extension mode of operation or a normal mode of operation. The node (14, 16) then applies different values for at least one parameter depending on whether the wireless device (16) is to operate in the long range extension mode or the normal mode. The at least one parameter includes one or more RLM parameters, one or more RLF detection parameters, and/or one or more RLF recovery parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kumar Balachandran, Johan Bergman, Konstantinos Dimou, Erik Eriksson, Anders Wallén
  • Patent number: 10630518
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. Pilot ratios (e.g., a ratio of pilot (or reference signal) resources to a total number of resources) may be adapted based on various properties associated with transmissions between wireless devices. For example, a wireless device (e.g., a user equipment (UE) or a base station) may use different transmission configurations for transmitting messages that include reference signals and data. Based on the transmission configuration, the wireless device may determine an adjustable pilot ratio based on the transmission configuration. In some cases, the adjustable pilot ratio may be explicitly signaled, or may be implicitly determined based on the transmission configuration. For example, a wireless device may transmit (or receive) an indication of the pilot ratio, or the wireless device may determine the pilot ratio based on a transmission configuration used for communicating with the other wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyong Park, Renqiu Wang, Yi Huang, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10616783
    Abstract: A transceiver includes a communicator connected to a plurality of electronic apparatuses which receives channel information on a channel between a first electronic apparatus and the transceiver from the first electronic apparatus selected among the plurality of electronic apparatuses, and a controller configured to select a second electronic apparatus among the plurality of electronic apparatuses based on information received from each of the plurality of electronic apparatuses when information indicating communication performance in the case in which each of the one or more electronic apparatuses is in the same group as the first electronic apparatus, is received from each of the plurality of electronic apparatuses through the communicator, group the first and second electronic apparatuses into the same group when the channel information on a channel between the second electronic apparatus and the transceiver is received from the second electronic apparatus, and control the communicator to transmit data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Kyu-haeng Lee
  • Patent number: 10605890
    Abstract: A method for localizing interference uses data available to wireless communication networks to determine probabilities of a source of external interference being located at a plurality of predetermined locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SPECTRUM EFFECT INC.
    Inventors: Jungnam Yun, Eamonn Gormley
  • Patent number: 10602516
    Abstract: A communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT) are provided. The communication method and system may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method of a user equipment (UE) for receiving data is provided. The method includes receiving, from a base station, information on radio resources allocated to the UE, and receiving, from the base station, data based on the information on the radio resources. The radio resources are associated with a plurality of symbols in a time domain and a plurality of resource block groups in a frequency domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Peng Xue, Hyunseok Ryu, Anil Agiwal, Namjeong Lee, Cheol Jeong
  • Patent number: 10602370
    Abstract: An example method may include a processing system of a device having a processor capturing, at a first position comprising a first location and a first spatial orientation of the device, a first measurement of a performance indicator based upon at least a first wireless signal from a base station of a beamformed wireless communication network and capturing, at a second position comprising a second location and a second spatial orientation of the device, a second measurement of the performance indicator based upon at least a second wireless signal from the base station of the beamformed wireless communication network. The method may include the processing system selecting a position for a deployment of the device based upon the first measurement of the performance indicator and the second measurement of the performance indicator and providing at least one instruction for the deployment of the device at the position that is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ralf Bendlin, Saeed Ghassemzadeh, Aditya Chopra, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10595221
    Abstract: A method of MDT information logging and problem event reporting is provided. The method supports provisioning of reference events to enable correlation of system time and the problem occurrence. In one embodiment, a problem event report includes time information directly or indirectly related to a reference event. A method of handling battery condition is also provided. The method supports autonomously suspending or resuming OAM activities in MDT based on predefined battery condition. In one embodiment, a testable battery condition handling is designed for MDT logging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION, INC.
    Inventors: Per Johan Mikael Johansson, Yih-Shen Chen, Chia-Chun Hsu, Michael Roberts
  • Patent number: 10586385
    Abstract: A system for generating a three-dimensional geometric model of a structure, the system including a portable sensing device that can be transported through the structure, wherein the sensing device includes one or more sensors that generate sensor data at least partially indicative of a position of the sensing device relative to at least part of the structure and at least one electronic processing device that determines a captured map of at least part of the structure using the sensor data, determines at least part of a path traversed by the sensing device using the sensor data, identifies one or more model features using the part of the path and the captured map and generates a three-dimensional geometric model of the structure using the model features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Peyman Moghadam, Thomas Lowe
  • Patent number: 10588079
    Abstract: A method for managing hot cell devices includes receiving at least one of location information of at least one hot cell device, type information of at least one hot cell, location information of at least one terminal and uplink signal energy of at least one terminal measured by a hot cell device. The method also includes determining a hot cell device to be opened using the at least one of the location information of at least one hot cell device, the type information of at least one hot cell, the location information of at least one terminal and the uplink signal energy of at least one terminal. In addition, the method includes transmitting a message instructing the hot cell device to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Wang, Huarui Liang
  • Patent number: 10567974
    Abstract: Monitoring non-supported wireless spectrum within a coverage area of a distributed antenna system (DAS) in which a listening module connected to a remote unit of the DAS monitors non-supported wireless frequencies (i.e., frequencies that are outside the frequency ranges supported by the downlink and uplink signals of the DAS), via one or more antennas. The listening module also transmits the wireless frequencies to a monitoring module connected to head-end equipment (HEE) of the DAS. In that manner, a monitoring module can use an existing DAS infrastructure to monitor non-supported portions of the wireless spectrum at remote locations. In addition to avoiding the need to run a parallel DAS infrastructure, the disclosed arrangements are also useful in shared spectrum environments and other environments where efficient spectrum utilization is desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Igor Berlin, Moshe Daniel, Yoni Henia, Rami Reuven, Motti Yakobi
  • Patent number: 10560685
    Abstract: An advanced communication system is provided. The advanced communication system comprises generating a first signal with a polyphase coding based on a DFT spread OFDM with at least one CAZAC sequence in accordance with a configuration condition, applying a digital transmit beamforming to the generated first signal, converting the first signal to analog from digital, modulating the converted first signal with an energy source, emitting, using at least one energy emit element, the modulated first signal, detecting a second signal comprising at least a portion of the emitted first signal that is reflected from at least one object in a scene in a field-of-view, demodulating the detected second signal, converting the second signal to digital from analog, converting the converted second signal to a computational image, and generating a 3D image by applying coherent detection to the computational image. The first signal comprises a polyphase sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Aura Intelligent Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jungah Lee
  • Patent number: 10548036
    Abstract: A monitoring tool receiving a plurality of queries about the performance of a network, each query being a query about the performance of the network in a respective location. The tool groups queries that exhibit a predetermined spatial relationship with respect to one another. The locations of the queries in the group define a zone. If the number exceeds a threshold, then the zone warrants inspection and/or queries about network performance in the zone can be met with an indication that there appears to be a fault affecting the zone. Alternatively, the tool compares a plurality of stored areas, each area corresponding to a different time period and delimited by a boundary formed around the locations to which a plurality of network performance queries, in the respective time period, relate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Spatialbuzz Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Robert Blake, Michael Robert John Shannon
  • Patent number: 10541741
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable mediums associated with a user equipment (UE) and a base station are provided for herein. In aspects, a UE may receive, from a base station, a beam modification command indicating at least one beam index for communicating through at least one beam on at least one channel. In an aspect, each beam index of the at least one beam index may indicate at least a direction for communicating through a corresponding beam of the at least one beam. The UE may communicate, with the base station, through the at least one beam corresponding to the at least one beam index on the at least one channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Bilal Sadiq, Tao Luo, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10534521
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a system and a method of managing an online social network having a plurality of neighborhoods. The system may receive a location from a user, and select, based on the location, a neighborhood from the plurality of neighborhoods. The system may further assign the user to the selected neighborhood and grant the user access to communications by users assigned to the selected neighborhood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Nextdoor.com, Inc.
    Inventors: Nirav N. Tolia, Ryan Patrick Sims, David Michael Wiesen, Sean Christopher Bromage, Rishi Mukhopadhyay, Timothy Garleung Wong, Michael Philip Balaban, Madison Nixon Bell
  • Patent number: 10531264
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for efficiently controlling access for system load adjustment in mobile communication systems. In a wireless communication system according to one embodiment, the method for transmitting and receiving data by a terminal including a user equipment (UE) non access stratum (NAS) and a UE access stratum (AS) includes the steps of: receiving by the UE AE, information including emergency call-related information which includes barring information by type for the emergency call, from a base station; transmitting, by the UE NAS, a service request for the emergency call to the UE AS; and determining, by the UE AS, whether to bar the service request on the basis of emergency call-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Bum Kim, Kyeong In Jeong, Soeng Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 10531352
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a cell re-selection method used by a user equipment and a user equipment using the same method. In an aspect, the disclosure is direct to a cell re-selection method which is used by a user equipment and includes obtaining a recommended cell list; storing one or more first cells after a signal quality measurement; determining a second cell from the first cells based on the signal quality measurement; determining whether the second cell belongs to the recommended cell list; and performing cell reselection to the second cell in response to having determined that the second cell belongs to the recommended cell list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventors: Jung-Mao Lin, Wei-Chen Pao
  • Patent number: 10524254
    Abstract: A system for managing a base station in a next generation mobile communication service includes a plurality of remote base stations configured to provide data transmission to a plurality of user terminals in a next generation mobile communication system; a centralized base station configured to perform interlocking among the plurality of remote base stations and perform resource allocation and scheduling for each user terminal; and a remote interlocking element configured to transmit corresponding control and data information to the plurality of remote base stations according to beamforming information and resource allocation information allocated by the centralized base station, and transmit channel information of a user terminal, which is received from the plurality of remote base stations, to the centralized base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KT Corporation
    Inventors: Hyung-Joon Song, Won-Yeol Lee
  • Patent number: 10515318
    Abstract: Wi-Fi connectivity issues are automatically resolved over SMS. An SMS message including a MAC address is received for a station having a wireless connectivity issue involving a Wi-Fi portion of the data communication network. The SMS message is converted according to an API (application programming interface) of the network manager. Error logs are retrieved according to the MAC address. Based on the error logs, a connectivity solution (or other type of solution) to the connectivity issue is determined. The connectivity solution from the network manager API to an SMS message. The SMS message with the connectivity solution is sent to the station. Subsequent SMS messages are sent to the station to determine whether the connectivity solution was effective in improving a client experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Stephen Talari, Lakshmi Narayana Dronadula
  • Patent number: 10517050
    Abstract: Additional requirements for spectrum emissions may be matched with regional requirements, and an additional maximum power reduction (A-MPR) for a user equipment (UE) may be based on an actual antenna gain of the UE. For example, a UE may be located in a particular region and be required to meet regional requirements for wireless communications. In such cases, the UE may receive network signaling from a base station, and identify an antenna gain for its antenna. The UE may then identify a set of emission requirements based on the identified antenna gain and the network signaling. Additionally, the UE may identify an A-MPR based on the set of emission requirements and the antenna gain and may adjust a maximum output power in accordance with the identified A-MPR. In some examples, an output power threshold may be derived using a difference between a regional requirement and the UE's antenna gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Tien Viet Nguyen, Shailesh Patil, Kapil Gulati, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Gene Fong, John Forrester
  • Patent number: 10515392
    Abstract: A system for geographic, temporal, and location-based detection and analysis of mobile communication devices in a communication network is disclosed. The system comprises a database and a server communicatively coupled to the database that receives location data from a vendor server, sets a boundary around each location included in the location data, receives messages from mobile communication devices responsive to display of content on the mobile communication devices, analyzes mobile communication device data corresponding to determined mobile communication identifiers from cell sites, and applies a plurality of exclusions to the mobile communication devices based on the analysis to exclude mobile communication devices based on dwell times within the boundary, historical device patterns within the boundary, and/or dwell times patterns in relation to one or more geographic features in the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Michael A. Gailloux, Samuel Golomeke, Lauren King, Adam Pickett
  • Patent number: 10509098
    Abstract: Results of measurements by a mobile device on radio signals transmitted by at least one transmitter are obtained. The results of measurements comprise characteristics of the radio signals at each of a plurality of locations of measurements at a particular site, and indications of the locations of measurement. The results of measurement and the indications of the locations are provided and used as a basis for a generation of a radio map for use in supporting a positioning of mobile devices at the site. In addition, a user input to the mobile device is detected, the user input defining a localization area at the site that is to be covered by the radio map. A representation of the defined localization area is provided in addition for use in connection with the radio map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Pavel Ivanov, Jari Syrjärinne, Muhammad Irshan Khan, Lauri Wirola
  • Patent number: 10506441
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to suppress deterioration of communication quality of a terminal device while reducing interference from a small cell. [Solution] There is provided a device including: an acquiring unit configured to acquire information about a plurality of small cells; and a control unit configured to assign blank subframes in which no signal is transmitted and received to each of the plurality of small cells. The control unit assigns the same subframes to one or more small cells that are a part of the plurality of small cells as the blank subframes and does not assign the same subframes to the remaining small cells among the plurality of small cells as the blank subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Uchiyama, Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10506418
    Abstract: Provisioning and communicating physical signals and channels in NR networks having a first subset of transmit and receive points that use a first cell ID and a second subset of transmit and receive points that use a second cell ID. Operations include transmitting from, and receiving from, a first transmit and receive point a first signal or channel wherein the first signal or channel is based on a first user equipment (UE) specific parameter assigned via the first subset of transmit and receive points and transmitting from, and receiving from, the first transmit and receive point the plurality of transmit and receive points a second signal or channel wherein the second signal or channel is based on a second UE specific parameter assigned via the second subset of transmit and receive points. A transmit and receive point and a UE for implementing the operations are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amine Maaref, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10498630
    Abstract: A device including a processor and memory is disclosed. The memory includes executable instructions that cause the processor to control the device to perform functions of identifying a pool of assets to be covered by a pilot test; receiving attributes associated with the identified assets in the pool; identifying a set of pilot test parameters associated with the pilot test; comparing the attributes of the assets with the identified set of pilot test parameters associated with the pilot test; based on a result of the comparison, providing a unique ranked order of the identified assets in the pool and selecting an asset from the unique ranked order to be placed in a pilot test group. When a stop condition is not satisfied, a footprint of the asset placed in the pilot test group is removed from the pool and the set of pilot test parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Shashidhar Rajashekara, Muskan Kukreja, Vijay Krishnan, Sandi Ganguly
  • Patent number: 10499395
    Abstract: A communication system having a plurality of base stations for carrying out radio communication by arranging a plurality of carriers each taking a first frequency bandwidth in a second frequency band that is predetermined and to be exceeded by the carriers arranged in succession, wherein the communication system arranges the carriers in the second frequency band in such a manner that each of the carriers has an overlapping portion overlapping with each other, and a first base station for using a carrier A, one of the carriers having the overlapping portion, preferentially uses, over a second base station for using a carrier B, a radio resource of a part of the overlapping portion in assigning user data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Sahara, Toshinori Iinuma
  • Patent number: 10484207
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The present disclosure provides a channel estimation method and apparatus by a reception end. The reception device includes a receiver and a controller. The receiver receives a reference signal. The controller identifies a first set of channel values for resources allocated for reference signals. The controller performs interpolation on the first set of channel values so as to identify second set of channel values for remaining resources. The interpolation method is determined based on at least one of Doppler frequency of a channel and channel quality. The controller processes received signals using the first set of channel values and the second set of channel values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dongjae Lee
  • Patent number: 10484993
    Abstract: A distributed antenna system is provided that frequency shifts the output of one or more microcells to a 60 GHz or higher frequency range for transmission to a set of distributed antennas. The cellular band outputs of these microcell base station devices are used to modulate a 60 GHz (or higher) carrier wave, yielding a group of subcarriers on the 60 GHz carrier wave. This group will then be transmitted in the air via analog microwave RF unit, after which it can be repeated or radiated to the surrounding area. The repeaters amplify the signal and resend it on the air again toward the next repeater. In places where a microcell is required, the 60 GHz signal is shifted in frequency back to its original frequency (e.g., the 1.9 GHz cellular band) and radiated locally to nearby mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Farhad Barzegar, Donald J. Barnickel, Jr., George Blandino, Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10478721
    Abstract: A collection of data corresponding to a player is assembled at a server from a data provider. A base value of the player based on at least the primary data is added as an attribute to an internal object stored at the server. A modifier is mapped to a second attribute of the internal object. The modifier is based on at least a portion of the secondary data and the tertiary data. A projected value is generated from the base value by applying a modifier and a rule converting the modified second attribute to a projected value. Internal objects are generated according to constraints including having a sum of limiting factors of the internal objects that does not exceed a maximum factor and a sum of projected values a maximum, subject to the first constraint. The server transmits application data including a list representing the internal objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Fantasy Sports Company
    Inventors: Peter Groset, Erik Groset, William Switzer
  • Patent number: 10477416
    Abstract: An example method includes estimating a number of people expected to attend a non-ticketed event, based on electronic data including social media postings, estimating a per-person amount of network traffic expected to be generated on a communications network during the non-ticketed event, based at least in part on historical per-person network traffic statistics for a historical event of a similar type to the non-ticketed event, calculating an amount of total network traffic expected to be generated during the non-ticketed event, based at least on the number of people expected to attend the non-ticketed event and the per-person amount of network traffic, and implementing a modification to an infrastructure of the communications network in a geographic location of the non-ticketed event, based at least in part on the amount of total network traffic expected to be generated during the non-ticketed event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Abhijeet Bhorkar, Shraboni Jana
  • Patent number: 10462751
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method (400) for use in a terminal device for coordinating resources between two different types of communications. The method comprises receiving (410) resource allocation information indicating the allocation of resource units for the two different types of communications and determining (420), based on the resource allocation information, whether there will be a collision between the two different types of communications on a specific resource unit. The method also comprises in response to determining that there will be a collision between the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit, adjusting (430) one of the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit such that the collision may be avoided. The method further comprises resuming (440) the adjusted one of the two different types of communications on a next non-colliding resource unit allocated for the adjusted type of communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Zhenshan Zhao, Qianxi Lu
  • Patent number: 10455593
    Abstract: A method for allocating access and backhaul resources is provided, including: obtaining multiple coordinating sets in a network and a transmission mode corresponding to each coordinating set; determining, according to the multiple coordinating sets and the transmission mode corresponding to each coordinating set, an access and backhaul resource allocation manner corresponding to an optimal network access and backhaul joint utility; and instructing wireless access points in the network to use the access and backhaul resource allocation manner to transmit data to user terminals in the network. This ensures proper and flexible allocation of access and backhaul resources and improves system resource utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongcheng Zhuang, Zezhou Luo, Jun Chen
  • Patent number: 10448259
    Abstract: A wireless access point includes an antenna, a connection port providing wired communications with a network, one or more processors, and a storage device having software stored therein. When executed by the one or more processors the software causes the wireless access point to respond to a probe from a client device requesting a specific service set identifier according to a wildcard service set identifier response in order to facilitate wireless association of the client device with the wireless access point regardless of the specific service set identifier requested by the client device, and to provide the client device with wireless access to the network. In this way, the client device is enabled to associate with the wireless access point and receive access to the network without a specific service set identifier requested by the client device being preprogrammed into the wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.
    Inventors: John Thomas Welch, Gary L. Smith, Michael David Drews, Wael R. Midani
  • Patent number: 10448401
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for improving coverage contour and interference thresholds for general authorized access (GAA) channel assignment in a wireless communications environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Farhad Meshkati, Satashu Goel
  • Patent number: 10411781
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for dynamically adjusting vertical beamforming weights to influence a width of a vertical beam emitted from an antenna. A quantity of users present in a particular geographic area is determined, where the user devices have a line of sight with the antenna and are vertically distributed from other user devices. CQIs are received from the user devices. It is determined that the quantity of user devices is above a maximum threshold of user devices, and the CQIs indicated that channel quality is below a minimum threshold. The amplitude and phase components of the vertical beamforming weight are adjusted to modify the width of the vertical beam emitted from the antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Andrew M. Wurtenberger