Including Cell Planning Or Layout Patents (Class 455/446)
  • Patent number: 10070271
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for configuring a Physical Multicast Channel (PMCH), a method and system for acquiring a PMCH configuration and a method and system for sending and receiving subframes based on the PMCH configuration. The configuration method includes the following step: a base station configuring information for the PMCH or a Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service (MBMS) through a high-layer signalling and/or a predefinition and/or a Multicast Control Channel (MCCH). The configured information is at least one of a transmission band, a frequency-domain location, an initial location of an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol of the PMCH, a transmission subframe cluster of the PMCH, a number of transmission layers or used port indexes and a number of ports of the PMCH and MBMS reference signal pattern information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Senbao Guo, Yunfeng Sun, Bo Dai, Junfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10064084
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program product are provided for performing mobile network related tasks based on performance data acquired by an unmanned vehicle. In use, mobile device performance data associated with a geographical area is received, the mobile device performance data being acquired by one or more unmanned vehicles accessing the geographical area. Additionally, the received mobile device performance data associated with the geographical area is analyzed. Further, one or more mobile network related tasks corresponding to the geographical area are performed based on the analysis of the received mobile device performance data associated with the geographical area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: AMDOCS SOFTWARE SYSTEMS LIMITED, AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITED
    Inventors: Meir Levy, Yaron Kadmon, Dori Ben-Moshe, Nadav Kremer, Baruch Pinto
  • Patent number: 10064190
    Abstract: In a communication environment using a millimeter wave band, a method and apparatus that enable a base station to process data are provided. A protocol stack is generated based on a characteristic of traffic that is provided to a terminal, and the generated protocol stack is allocated to the terminal. Data to be provided to the terminal is processed according to the generated protocol stack, and data that is processed through a beam that is allocated based on a position vector of the terminal is transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jun Sik Kim, Yong Seouk Choi
  • Patent number: 10056926
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for transmitting and receiving inter-cell information for cancelling inter-cell interference in a wireless communication system. The method for transmitting and receiving inter-cell information may comprise the steps of: taking a PMI set which is a set of PMIs of a signal generating interference to an area partitioned in a predetermined direction and transmitting same to the base station of an adjacent cell transmitting the signal generating interference; and receiving, from the base station of the adjacent cell, PMI information on at least one of the PMIs included in the PMI set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilmu Byun, Heejeong Cho, Hyunsoo Ko, Hyeyoung Choi, Kungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10044817
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a system and method for provisioning wireless application services in sparsely connected wireless environments. The system includes a processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the system to: estimate journey requirements; generate a current connectivity map based on driving-related data; generate a current connectivity map based on driving-related data; estimate services for a current journey; and generate a prioritized list of services and at least one expiration time for one of the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Rama Vuyyuru, John Mark Agosta, Rahul Parundekar, Daisuke Hiroki
  • Patent number: 10028123
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program in which an apparatus exchanges wirelessly information with a public land mobile network. The apparatus detects a wireless device to device discovery initiation instruction from the public land mobile network and responsively: sends one or more wireless discovery signal transmissions for a peer device or to monitor wireless discovery signal transmissions sent by a peer device; and directly communicates wirelessly with a peer device that indicates having received the wireless discovery signal transmission or from which the apparatus has detected a wireless discovery signal transmission in result of the monitoring of wireless discovery signal transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Zexian Li, Mikko Uusitalo
  • Patent number: 10021520
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a mobile device that is suitable for detect geofence crossing events. In some instances, the mobile device can detect geofence crossing events using a lower power algorithm or a higher power algorithm. The mobile device may allow a user of the mobile device to specify whether a lower power algorithm or a higher power algorithm is to be used when detecting geofence crossing events. In some instances, the mobile device may automatically change from a lower power algorithm to a higher power algorithm if a predetermined abnormality is found to be present in the detected geofence crossing events. In some instances, the user may be prompted to confirm automatically changing from a lower power algorithm to a higher power algorithm if a predetermined abnormality is found to be present in the detected geofence crossing events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Frenz
  • Patent number: 10021656
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes performing a channel sounding operation to estimate dynamic channel characteristics between an Access Point (AP) and a wireless device; determining, based on the estimated dynamic channel characteristics, whether a first transmit configuration without polarization diversity at a maximum allowable transmit power level for non-orthogonal polarity will provide a better Quality of Experience (QoE) than a second transmit configuration with polarization diversity above the maximum allowable transmit power level for non-orthogonal polarity; and transmitting a transmit stream with the second transmit configuration when it is determined that it will provide a better QoE than the first transmit configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Deven Patel, Phillip Carranco
  • Patent number: 9998982
    Abstract: Features pertain to determining, at a client device, to send a query to a network access node. The query may be associated with a plurality of serving networks, each serving network identified with a serving network identifier. A first serving network identifier may be selected to associate with the query. The query may be sent to the network access node. The query may include the first serving network identifier, and in some aspects, a second serving network identifier. Additional features pertain to receiving, at a network node, a query including a first serving network identifier. The network node may be associated with a plurality of serving networks. A first server to which to forward the query may be determined at the network node. The first serving network identifier identifies the first server. The query may be sent to the first server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin Bernard Horn, Stefano Faccin, Soo Bum Lee
  • Patent number: 9998937
    Abstract: A method and a device for estimating a communication load, as well as a radio station and an upper-level apparatus in a radio communication system, are provided that can estimate a communication load in a target network with high accuracy by using received quality information. A communication load estimation function (1) for estimating a communication load in a network (NW) estimates the communication load in the network by using at least a first quality indicator (Q1), which is a quality measurement value including entire received power, and a second quality indicator (Q2), which is a quality measurement value including the signal-to-noise-and-interference ratio of a reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroto Sugahara, Jun Shikida, Hiroaki Aminaka, Toshifumi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9992777
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for advising wireless computer networks on inter-network interferences during their life time. The method of the present invention initially observes initial channel utilization profiles along with corresponding time-slots of dynamic network elements and network characteristics of a first network and stores as historical channel utilization profiles. The initial transmission profiles an interfering second network are also recorded. The threshold transmission profiles are then recorded as historical transmission profiles. The aggregator determines interference patterns, by comparing historical channel utilization profiles with runtime threshold transmission profiles and advises and pre-warns appropriate network actions to a network manager of the first network on the interference prone zones. The system of the present invention includes a first network with a common multi-network interference observer, to advise on inter-network interferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Anitha Varghese, Deepaknath Tandur, Mallikarjun Kande, Ravish Kumar, Tuncay Gülfirat
  • Patent number: 9992720
    Abstract: A method in a base station (110) for enabling the base station (110) to identify a neighboring base station (120) is provided. A request is being sent (303) to a user equipment (130), commanding it to send an identification requesting message to the neighboring base station (120). In response to reception of the sent identification requesting message, a neighboring base station identifier that is associated with and identifies the neighboring base station (120), is received (303). Thereby the base station (110) is enabled to identify the neighboring base station (120). By receipt of the neighboring base station identifier, the base station becomes aware of and is enabled to contact, or connect with, the neighboring base station more directly, without the need of doing it through the user equipment. This can be done at some later point in time, for example in order to request the neighboring base station to perform handover measurements with regard to the same or another user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Mehdi Amirijoo, Pål Frenger, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Johan Moe
  • Patent number: 9986574
    Abstract: Techniques for channel selection and related operations in a shared spectrum environment are disclosed. In one example, a channel selector or the like may be used to select one of a number of available channels as an operating channel based on a comparison of cost functions for each of the available channels, with the cost functions being based on separate utility and penalty metrics. In another example, a channel scanner or the like may be used to trigger a channel scan in response to a channel quality metric indicating poor service for a threshold number or proportion of access terminals. In another example, an operating mode controller may be used to trigger a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) mode on an operating channel in response to a utilization metric being above a threshold. The TDM mode may cycle operation between activated and deactivated periods in accordance with a TDM communication pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ping Xia, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Nachiappan Valliappan
  • Patent number: 9980155
    Abstract: A method, system, and logic for upgrading mesh points of a wireless mesh network. One method includes maintaining a mesh topology data structure containing information on the tree topology of a wireless mesh network. The method further includes using a tree-walking method to send an upgrade message to the root access point and to each other mesh point in the wireless mesh network until each mesh point has received the upgrade message. Receiving the upgrade message enables the receiving mesh point to upgrade according to the contents of the upgrade message without necessarily disrupting the mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Shahriar I. Rahman
  • Patent number: 9974044
    Abstract: A digitally stored map can indicate the signal quality for each of the map's regions. A device can determine its location, speed, and direction using global positioning system (GPS) and other sensors. Based on this information, the mobile device can predict a field of locations within which the device will probably be located within a specified future time frame. Based on both the information indicating signal quality and the probable future field of locations, the device can estimate a moment at which the device will probably begin to suffer from low-quality or absent signal. Using this prediction, the device can proactively perform a variety of anticipatory remedial actions. For example, the device can begin allocating a greater portion of currently available wireless network communication bandwidth to the reception of data packets that represent content that is being streamed to the device, so that the device can proactively buffer those packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bharath Narasimha Rao, Cherif Jazra, Leonardo A. Soto Matamala
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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