Including Cell Planning Or Layout Patents (Class 455/446)
  • Patent number: 10327254
    Abstract: A system and method for operating a first vehicle hotspot at a vehicle. The first vehicle hotspot operates to provide wireless connectivity for one or more wireless devices located in the vehicle or within a proximity of the vehicle. The method is carried out by the vehicle and includes the steps of: detecting one or more channels of operation occupied by one or more other hotspots; selecting a channel of operation for the first vehicle hotspot according to a hotspot coordination policy; and configuring the first vehicle hotspot to use the selected channel of operation thereby allowing the one or more wireless devices to connect to the first vehicle hotspot through wireless communication over the selected channel of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Lakshmi V. Thanayankizil, David P. Pop, Fan Bai
  • Patent number: 10327159
    Abstract: Convergence times associated with simulated annealing based (SA-based) optimization in wireless networks can be reduced by introducing an additional local or cell-level evaluation step into the evaluation of global solutions. In particular, new local solutions may be evaluated based on local performance criteria when the new solutions are in a global solution deemed to have satisfied a global performance criteria. New local solutions that satisfy their corresponding local performance criteria remain in the new global solution. New local solutions that do not satisfy their corresponding local performance criteria are replaced with a corresponding current local solution from a current global solution, thereby modifying the new global solution. The resulting modified global solution includes both new local solutions and current local solutions prior to being accepted as the current global solution for the next iteration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Yongxi Tan, Jin Yang, Nandu Gopalakrishnan, Yan Xin, James Mathew, Kamalaharan Dushyanthan, Iyad Alfalujah, Yanjie Fu
  • Patent number: 10320650
    Abstract: A network testing system includes a test station and a communication device running an application. A VNC client and a VNC server are provided on the communication device to control the application for network testing purposes. In operation, the test station communicates with the remote VNC client, providing information and context data for the network test. More than one communication device may be used in the test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Lee, Jonathan Dunbar, Stuart Macfarlane
  • Patent number: 10313032
    Abstract: A test system for testing a device under test is described, which comprises an antenna array having a plurality of antenna elements and an adjustment unit having a Fresnel structure. The adjustment unit is placed between the antenna array and the device under test. Further, a method for testing a device under test is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Corbett Rowell, Hendrik Bartko, Adam Tankielun
  • Patent number: 10299141
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for data-driven roll-out planning optimization. An optimized network roll-out plan may be determined for a mobile network comprising sectors fitted with multiple cells operating over respective carrier frequencies by gathering data from several network counters, and analyzing the data to derive the network roll-out plan. Analyzing the data comprises applying congestion detection based on a probability mass function (PMF) and cumulative distribution function (CDF) modelling; and assessing based on the congestion detection achievable data throughput for users in a particular sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventors: Damiano Scanferla, Pavle Belanovic
  • Patent number: 10285078
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method in a network node (103), a network node (103), a method in a user equipment (105) and a user equipment for handling base sequences in a communications network (100). The network node (103) is configured to communicate with a first user equipment (105). The network node (103) comprises information about a default base sequence and an alternative base sequence. The network node (103) determines (405, 505, 901), for the first user equipment (105), that the alternative base sequence should replace the default base sequence. The network node (103) sends (406, 506, 902) information about the determined alternative base sequence to the first user equipment (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10278177
    Abstract: Described herein are techniques for reducing efficient LTE operation in the unlicensed band. For example, the technique may involve establishing a connection with a primary component carrier on the licensed communication band or the unlicensed communication band. The technique may also involve determining at least one metric associated with a constraint on a transmissions channel of the unlicensed communication band. The technique may also involve sending the at least one metric to the primary component carrier. The technique may also involve receiving a message for one of switching on or switching off a secondary component carrier (SCC) for transmissions on the unlicensed communication band in response to sending the at least one metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Tamer Adel Kadous
  • Patent number: 10271219
    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: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin K. Peterson, Samid Ameer Hoda
  • Patent number: 10250476
    Abstract: Probes are coupled to a network via one or more communication channels. The probes capture a set of technical characteristics of the communication channel (e.g., signal intensity, signal quality, signal to noise ratio, etc.), which may include characteristics of data exchanges between third party systems and the probes. Captured characteristics are provided to an online system, which obtains information from users who are communicating content via the communication channel regarding user perception of content transmission or receipt. Based on the received characteristics and information describing user perception, the online system generates a value of a performance metric for the communication channel associated with a set of users having one or more common characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CASE ON IT, S.L.
    Inventor: Agustin Batiz
  • Patent number: 10242563
    Abstract: A method, device, and system for detecting/recognizing in a radio range repetitive motions with at least one motional speed and each at least one repetition, is provided. The method includes the steps of collecting as input data for the repetitive motion detection/recognition based on the reception of quantifiable radio signals of an intended or unintended communication between a transmitting radio terminal being mobile or fixed and a receiving local fixed radio device in the radio range “Received Signal Strength”-values related quantities or “Channel State Information”-quantities, and determining a pattern in the received radio signals, and accessing the peak value until the peak value in accordance with a threshold check provides a reliable statement, particularly being used for controlling purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Kyle MacKenzie, Alejandro Ramirez, Corina Kim Schindhelm
  • Patent number: 10237709
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a first session is established between an online charging system (OCS) and a user plane of a gateway device by using a service identifier, so that direct interaction between the user plane of the gateway device and the OCS is implemented, and a technical problem that a gateway device in a decoupled architecture has an extremely long charging path and a large charging delay is resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Cai, Weiqi Hu
  • Patent number: 10229434
    Abstract: Provided is a process, including: receiving, with one or more processors, from a remote user computing device, a geographic location of the user computing device; determining that the user computing device is in a cache geographic area in which information about potentially relevant geographically-targeted offers is to be predictively loaded into memory of the user computing device before the user requests the information about geographically-targeted offers; selecting, with one or more processors, an offer from a repository of offers based on the selected offer being associated with the cache geographic area or a location in the cache geographic area; and in response to the determination, sending, with one or more processors, the selected offer to the user computing device for storage in cache memory of the user computing device before the user requests the selected offer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: RetailMeNot, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Cheng, Jeffrey R. Rego, J. Seth Randle
  • Patent number: 10212254
    Abstract: A mechanism that enables multiple Mobile Devices to operate in clusters is provided. Using the mobile cluster mechanism framework provided in this invention, Mobile Devices can execute compute intensive tasks in the field by sharing the task between various devices. The invention also contemplates various options of implementing the cluster mechanism on Mobile Devices. The invention further contemplates solutions for the roaming of Mobile Devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Rupaka Mahalingaiah
  • Patent number: 10203882
    Abstract: Embodiments herein provide a method for managing multiple bandwidth boost solutions co-existing in an electronic device. The method includes identifying an ongoing data session associated with at least one of a first bandwidth boost solution and a second bandwidth boost solution. The method includes dynamically selecting at least one bandwidth boost solution based on at least one parameter. The method includes managing multiple bandwidth boost solutions, wherein the bandwidth boost solution can be either network dependent or independent bandwidth boost solution. The method includes determining that the identified event corresponds to a particular bandwidth boost solution or a combination of bandwidth boost solutions. The method includes dynamically selecting another bandwidth boost solution or a combination of bandwidth boost solutions upon determining that the identified event corresponds to a particular bandwidth boost solution or a combination of bandwidth boost solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Venkata Ratnakar Rao Rayavarapu, Bhagwan Dass Swami, Debjit Roy, Giri Venkata Prasad Reddy Chintakuntla, Jae-Won Jang, Kyoung-Jin Moon, Madhan Raj Kanagarathinam, Ranjith Kumar, Siva Sabareesh Dronamraju, Sunil Kumar Venkata, Vijay Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 10206212
    Abstract: In some implementations, a radio access provider, e.g., of a wireless telecommunications network, can receive, in a first frequency sub-band, control information of a first network. The provider can transmit, in a second sub-band, control information of a second network. The provider can transmit media information of the first network via first and second first-network channels in a third sub-band and transmit media information of the second network via a second-network channel arranged in frequency between the first and second first-network channels. In some implementations, the provider can select a first channel of the first network for first media; select a second channel of the second network for second media; select additional channels of the first network different in frequency from the second channel; and operate a first transceiver to wirelessly transmit the first media via the first channel and the additional channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kosmas Ellinikos, Spencer Shungu Gawe, Monserrat Dominguez Martinez
  • Patent number: 10194402
    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 in a cellular communications network depending on mode of operation. In one embodiment, a node in the cellular communications network determines whether a wireless device (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 then applies different values for at least one parameter depending on whether the wireless device 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. In doing do, signaling overhead and energy consumption when operating in the long range extension mode is substantially reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Kumar Balachandran, Johan Bergman, Konstantinos Dimou, Erik Eriksson, Anders Wallén
  • Patent number: 10187190
    Abstract: A system that incorporates the subject disclosure may perform, for example, a method for receiving interference information from each of the plurality of communication devices detecting interference information in a plurality of segments of a radio frequency spectrum, correlating the interference information of the plurality of communication devices to generate correlated information, and identifying a plurality of interferers according to the correlated information. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ISCO INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Amr Abdelmonem, Sean S. Cordone, Dariusz Seskiewicz, Bill Myers, Krishna Komoravolu
  • Patent number: 10171271
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for transmitting interference cancellation information for cancelling interference between cells in a wireless communication system. The method for transmitting interference cancellation information may comprise the steps of: on the basis of feedback information received from a terminal belonging to a cell controlled by a predetermined base station, estimating a symbol error rate or a packet error rate on a cell boundary region; by comparing the symbol error rate or the packet error rate with a predetermined critical value, determining a probability indicator indicating the probability of cancelling interference between cells at the cell boundary region; and transmitting information on the probability indicator to an adjacent cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Ilmu Byun, Heejeong Cho, Hyunsoo Ko, Hyeyoung Choi, Kungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10165624
    Abstract: A method and apparatus can be configured to operate a node in a first mode to support one or more user equipment. The method can also include operating the node in a second mode to support one or more user equipment. The coverage of the second mode is enhanced compared to the coverage of the first mode. The method can also include broadcasting information about when the second mode is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Jun Tan, Weidong Yang
  • Patent number: 10159002
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to network management of a wireless network in which inactive cells are selectively activated thereby changing the radio environment of a user equipment. The changed radio environment is assessed to determine a preferred distribution of active cells for that user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vadim Sergeyev, Alexander Maltsev, Alexei Davydov, Jong-Kae Fwu
  • Patent number: 10149262
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus communicates with a plurality of terminals having same user identification information and communicates with a server for performing a data synchronization among the plurality of terminals on the basis of the user identification information. The information processing apparatus comprises: a unit for managing the user identification information and terminal identification information of the plurality of terminals in association with each other; a unit for forming new user identification information different from the user identification information for a designated terminal among the plurality of terminals; a unit for registering the formed new user identification information into the server; and a unit for transmitting the formed new user identification information to the designated terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Susumu Hamauzu
  • Patent number: 10142961
    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: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bharath Narasimha Rao, Cherif Jazra, Leonardo A. Soto Matamala
  • Patent number: 10135962
    Abstract: A system for intercepting accidental emergency calls in a facility, the system including at least one dead air network element configured within the facility, the at least one dead air network element providing a cellular signal stronger than live cellular signals as seen by electronic devices within the facility, wherein electronic devices connecting to the at least one dead air network element cannot reach emergency services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael Ryan Aubut
  • Patent number: 10123215
    Abstract: Disclosed is a layout method for a base station, including that a Base Transceiver Station/Base Station (BTS/BS) locates coordinates of a hotspot area range of a User Equipment (UE) and current coordinates of a micro cell, the BTS/BS dynamically schedules the micro cell according to the coordinates of the hotspot area range of the UE and the current coordinates of the micro cell and the BTS/BS dynamically coordinates the micro cell. Also disclosed are a layout system for a base station and a computer storage medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SANECHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Linsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10116379
    Abstract: In one implementation, a method for scheduling beams of an antenna on a satellite during a defined time period includes calculating a beam score for each beam based on the expected gain of the beam and determining that the number of beams having non-zero beam scores during the defined time period is less than a threshold value. In addition, the method also includes accessing a set of beam weights for each of multiple different candidate beam patterns, and, for each set of weights, multiplying individual beam weights by corresponding beam scores, and generating a candidate beam pattern score by calculating a sum of the products of the beam weights and corresponding beam scores. The method further includes comparing the candidate beam pattern scores, selecting a particular one of the candidate beam patterns, and scheduling the selected beam pattern for the defined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Aireon LLC
    Inventors: Michael A. Garcia, Boris Veytsman
  • Patent number: 10098087
    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: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Bharath Narasimha Rao, Cherif Jazra, Leonardo A. Soto Matamala
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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