Including Cell Planning Or Layout Patents (Class 455/446)
  • Patent number: 11941792
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing device configured to receive a service request for a given computing device, the service request comprising a given image of a given computing device, to generate a given image embedding for the given image utilizing a machine learning model, and to determine similarity measures between the given image embedding and other image embeddings for other images of computing devices utilizing an angular similarity metric. The processing device is configured to identify whether the given image exhibits at least a threshold level of similarity to at least one other image based at least in part on the determined similarity measures, to classify the given image as potentially fraudulent responsive to identifying the given image as exhibiting at least the threshold level of similarity to at least one other image, and to modify processing of the service request responsive to classifying the given image as potentially fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Benjamin Fauber, Lee Saeugling
  • Patent number: 11936463
    Abstract: Measures for managing satellite bearer resources of a satellite telecommunications network. A corpus of data based on historical satellite bearer resource allocations is maintained. A machine learning agent is trained with the corpus to determine a plurality of weights for use in directing satellite bearer resource management in the satellite telecommunications network. A satellite bearer resource allocation request is received. A set of features is extracted from a current environment of the satellite telecommunications network. The set of features defines currently allocated satellite bearer resources. On the basis of the determined plurality of weights and the set of features, satellite bearer resources of the satellite telecommunications network are managed to satisfy the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space Limited
    Inventors: Ashley Baker, Paul Adams, Sam Wooler, Brian Van Luipen, Stuart Taylor
  • Patent number: 11923957
    Abstract: Maintaining network connectivity of aerial devices during unmanned flight is facilitated. An example method may include providing, to an access point of a radio access network (RAN) during flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on a flight route, channel allocation instructions for connecting the UAV to the radio access network via communication channels. The method may further include detecting an interference event associated with a portion of the flight route of the UAV during the flight. The method may further include adjusting, during the flight, the channel allocation instructions in response to detecting the interference event. The method may further include providing the adjusted channel allocation instructions to an access point of the radio access network during the flight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Giuseppe De Rosa, Mario Kosseifi, Ronald Kiefer
  • Patent number: 11916630
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to accelerate the estimation of a radio model of a beamforming access point within a radio environment, such as a beamforming access point that has been newly added to or relocated. In a method, the presence of a first beamforming access point in a radio environment is determined and information is obtained regarding one or more of a plurality of beams that are transmitted by the first access point. The method then estimates the radio model of the first access point based at least upon: (i) at least some of the information regarding the one or more of the beams transmitted by the first access point and (ii) signal propagation characteristics of one or more existing access points in the radio environment as represented by respective radio models of the one or more existing access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: HERE GLOBAL B.V.
    Inventors: Marko Luomi, Petri Rauhala, Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola
  • Patent number: 11910250
    Abstract: A system, a method, and a computer program product for coordinating communication of data packets between a user device and a core network are disclosed. The system includes a first device communicatively coupled to the core network, a second device communicatively coupled to the first device. The second device receives signals from the user device. The first device and the second device share at least one functionality associated with layer 2 of a long term evolution radio access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Altiostar Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashraf M. Dahod, Parvez Munir Khan, Si Nguyen, Kuntal Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 11902798
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, network deployment or radio-propagation computation based on a combination of photon mapping and machine learning including supporting near-real-time computation of the radio transmissions for different layouts of antennas and allowing examination of a large variety of antenna locations and layouts, changing configuration details, e.g., tilting antennas or optimally selecting the sector that each antenna covers, and so on. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yaron Kanza, Arun Jotshi, Velin Kounev, Krystian Czapiga
  • Patent number: 11855706
    Abstract: A method and arrangement for testing wireless connections is provided. The method comprises obtaining (500) a three-dimensional model of a given environment; obtaining (502) ray tracing calculations describing propagation of radio frequency signals in the given environment; locating (504) one or more devices in the given environment; determining (506) utilising ray tracing calculations the radio frequency signal properties of one or more devices communicating with the device under test; transmitting (508) control information to the radio frequency controller unit for updating the connections between one or more devices and a set) of antenna elements to match with the determined properties; obtaining (510) information on the location and propagation environment of the one or more devices and updating (512) the radio frequency signal properties of the one or more devices if the location or propagation environment changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Juha Hannula, Marko Koskinen, Petri Koivukangas, Iikka Finning
  • Patent number: 11849475
    Abstract: A method for locating a source of interference external to a wireless telecommunications network includes assigning first and second elevation values to each pixel in a grid of pixels that represents an area associated with a plurality of cellular antennas, and calculating at least one probability value that the source of interference external to the wireless telecommunications network is located at an associated pixel by calculating respective probability values for pixels in the grid using the first elevation value and the second elevation value of the associated pixel and vertical gain values for each of the plurality of cellular antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: SPECTRUM EFFECT INC.
    Inventors: Jungnam Yun, Eamonn Gormley
  • Patent number: 11832112
    Abstract: A wireless base station setting position calculation method includes a step S1 for assuming the setting area to be a rectangle, receiving an input of longitudinal and lateral lengths of a setting area and the number of wireless base stations to be set “s”, and determining one or more candidates of a number of divisions “d” of the setting area according to the number of wireless base stations “s”, a step S2 for representing the number of divisions “d” in a division ratio x:y and selecting, for each number of divisions “d”, according to the longitudinal and lateral lengths of the setting area, a division ratio at which diagonal line lengths of divided areas are minimized, a step S3 for performing, for each number of divisions “d”, adjustment of a division pattern until a difference m between the number of divisions “d” and the number of wireless base stations “s” decreases to 0, a step S4 for calculating, for each number of divisions “d”, a sum of the diagonal line lengths of the divided areas and selecting the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Riku Omiya, Toshiro Nakahira, Hirantha Abeysekera, Shoko Shinohara, Takafumi Hayashi, Yasushi Takatori
  • Patent number: 11818588
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, identifying geographic clusters that are similar based on metrics and geo-spatial association. Embodiments of the disclosure are directed to operations that include obtaining data corresponding to a communication network, applying a first algorithm to the data to generate a plurality of bins, generating a respective score for each bin of the plurality of bins, applying a second algorithm, based on the respective scores, to generate a plurality of clusters, and generating a graph for each cluster of the plurality of clusters, wherein vertices of each graph are represented by the bins of the cluster, and wherein edges of each graph connect the bins of the cluster to adjacent bins of the cluster. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: William Turczyn, Arun Jotshi, Todd Fleming
  • Patent number: 11785490
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may receive, from a base station, a configuration of at least one measurement gap based at least in part on a gap request associated with a network-assisted antenna calibration procedure; and perform, during the at least one measurement gap, a calibration measurement corresponding to the network-assisted antenna calibration procedure. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanthan Raghavan, Tao Luo, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11728958
    Abstract: Various embodiments comprise systems, methods, architectures, mechanisms and apparatus for automatically coordinating time domain duplex (TDD) configurations and transmission parameters among wireless network providers operating on adjacent TDD channels and/or bands in proximity of each other to avoid cross link interference (CLI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS OPERATING, LLC
    Inventors: Abdulrauf Hafeez, Maulik Vaidya
  • Patent number: 11722232
    Abstract: A method for encapsulating electromagnetic propagation model features to create composable prediction models includes obtaining electromagnetic (EM) impediment data for a geographical area. The method also includes dividing the geographical area into a plurality of tiles. Each tile of the plurality of tiles includes a geometric shape that encompasses a distinct non-overlapping portion of the geographical area. For each tile of the plurality of tiles, the method also includes determining one or more composable EM attenuation values for EM signals propagating through the distinct non-overlapping portion of the geographical area encompassed by the tile using the EM impediment data and caching the one or more composable EM attenuation values determined for the corresponding tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventor: Preston Fairfax Marshall
  • Patent number: 11722388
    Abstract: The disclosed system remotely tests performance of a wireless telecommunication network. The system sends an instruction to a device to interact with the wireless telecommunication network. The system can obtain a log generated by a wireless communication chip of the mobile device, where the log indicates attributes of the communication using the wireless telecommunication network, such as a frequency and a signal strength associated with the frequency. Based on the log generated by the wireless communication chip of the mobile device, the system can determine the performance of the wireless telecommunication network without obtaining a second log generated by a second device, such as an eNodeB, involved in enabling the communication through the wireless telecommunication network. Upon determining that the performance of the wireless telecommunication network is below a predetermined threshold, the system can send a notification indicating the problematic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Phaneendra Maseedu
  • Patent number: 11716267
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for classifying V2X messages and to a vehicle arranged to receive V2X messages and using the method to classify the received V2X messages. A method according to the invention for processing a message in a vehicle (100) comprises the steps of: receiving a signal (920) containing the message by means of a first antenna (111) and a second antenna (112); determining a relevance of the message (930) on the basis of signal characteristics and on the basis of navigation information of the vehicle (100); and processing the message with a ranking (940) corresponding to the determined relevance, wherein an attenuation map (300) assigns attenuation values to the vehicle environment on the basis of static objects (210) and dynamic objects (220) section by section. A vehicle according to the invention is arranged to use the relevance-based method for processing a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: Joynext GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Franke, Mathias Haberjahn
  • Patent number: 11700553
    Abstract: A method includes monitoring for a radio link failure associated with a secondary cell of a secondary base station. This may be a PScell. A user device may select a second secondary cell as a target secondary cell. The user device initiates a relocation procedure with the target secondary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Haitao Li, Lei Du
  • Patent number: 11665557
    Abstract: A method of performing economic analyses on cellular network including receiving a user selection of network criterion and receiving a user selection of a threshold service level corresponding to the network criterion. The method includes determining a network service projection based on a growth projection and determining an updated network architecture that satisfies the threshold service level. The method includes generating an updated network architecture report indicating changes to an infrastructure of the cellular network to satisfy the threshold service level including a network architecture map of the geographical region with visual representations of the updated network architecture. The updated network architecture includes a base station and a fixed wireless device, and the fixed wireless device is configured to provide network connection to subscriber devices associated with the cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Jatin S. Pikle, Paul Bongaarts
  • Patent number: 11658739
    Abstract: Architectures and techniques are presented that improve or enhance a network planning procedure such as by selecting a more efficient test buffer that is used to identify objects that might intersect a Fresnel zone between two transceivers. An improved test buffer (e.g., buffer region) can be one that is constructed from a plurality of rectangles situated along a line of sight of the two transceivers and that are oriented according to cardinal directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Velin Kounev, Arun Jotshi, Krystian Czapiga, Yaron Kanza
  • Patent number: 11567158
    Abstract: Disclosed is a beacon-based positioning system. A beacon position in which a beacon is installable is defined in a target space, and a path loss model of radio frequency (RF) signals between all beacon positions and all observation positions of a scanner is determined. Among all possible installation plans for the beacon positions, an installation plan in which different beacon signals, whose RSSIs calculated using the path loss model have significant values, are received in a number greater than or equal to a minimum reference number and a total number of the beacons installed is minimum is determined as an optimal installation plan. The optimization problem of determining the optimal installation plan may be expressed by binary linear programming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: SOLiD, Inc.
    Inventors: Young Man Cho, Yvonne Hee Jun Cho
  • Patent number: 11570628
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is configured to perform a method for adjusting a reception beam. The UE performs receiving first communication signals from a base station using the reception beam having the first reception beam direction, wherein the first communication signals comprise beam direction change information; adjusting the reception beam from the first reception beam direction to a second reception beam direction in accordance with the beam direction change information; and receiving second communication signals from the base station based on the reception beam having the second reception beam direction. Through the method, the UE may actively adjust the reception beam direction based on relative movement between base station beam and itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping Shi, Xiaoyin He
  • Patent number: 11558754
    Abstract: Techniques for planning locations of receiver systems for an environmental sensing capabilities (ESC) system are provided. An ESC system is used to detect activity of primary users in shared spectra. The techniques can be used to reduce dead zone area(s), created by the receiver systems, for radios of secondary systems using the shared frequency spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Khalid W. Al-Mufti, Ariful Hannan, Olivani Subbukutty, Navin Srinivasan, Mayowa Aregbesola, Suryanarayana A. Kalenahalli, Raina Rahman
  • Patent number: 11546779
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to accelerate the estimation of a radio model of an access point within a radio environment, such as an access point that has been newly added to or relocated within the radio environment. In the context of a method, the presence of a first access point in a radio environment is determined and the signal propagation characteristics of one or more existing access points in the radio environment are also determined. The signal propagation characteristics are represented by respective radio models of the one or more existing access points. The method also includes estimating the radio model of the first access point based at least upon the signal propagation characteristics of the one or more existing access points in the radio environment as represented by the respective radio models of the one or more existing access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: HERE Global B.V.
    Inventors: Marko Luomi, Lauri Aarne Johannes Wirola, Petri Rauhala
  • Patent number: 11546068
    Abstract: The computer-implemented method includes simulating, by a processor, using an electromagnetic solver including ray launching or ray tracing, multiple rays that reach a vicinity of a receiver of a wireless channel, determining locations of interactions of the rays with an environment of the wireless channel, post-processing, using one or more of the multiple rays, information about received signal at the receiver to obtain temporal variations therein, and determining a characteristic of the wireless channel using results of the post-processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Cohere Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Molisch, Robert Fanfelle
  • Patent number: 11540295
    Abstract: A method for locating a source of interference external to a wireless telecommunications network includes establishing a grid of pixels that represents an area associated with a plurality of cellular antennas, assigning an elevation value to each pixel in the grid, determining a vertical gain for each of the plurality of cellular antennas, and determining respective probability values for pixels in the grid using the elevation values and the vertical gain, each of the respective probability values representing a probability that the source of interference external to the wireless telecommunications network is located at an associated pixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Spectrum Effect Inc.
    Inventors: Jungnam Yun, Eamonn Gormley
  • Patent number: 11533776
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an information transmission method, a base station, user equipment, and a system, which relate to the field of information transmission. The method includes: determining, by a network device, according to a correspondence between a characteristic parameter and a resource configuration, a first resource configuration corresponding to a characteristic parameter of the user equipment, wherein the characteristic parameter of the user equipment comprises a reference signal received power range, and the first resource configuration comprises one or more types of the following sub-configurations: a random access preamble format configuration, and a narrowband resource configuration; and determining, by the network device, a resource according to the first resource configuration, and performing, information sending or receiving with the user equipment by using the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zheng Yu
  • Patent number: 11533143
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to wireless communications implemented by a user equipment (UE). The UE may receive a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) sequence grouping from a base station, select a DMRS sequence for transmission of DMRS based on the DMRS sequence grouping, and transmit uplink (UL) data along with the DMRS for UL transmission using contention-based protocol, wherein the DMRS is transmitted based on the selected DMRS sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chao Wei, Qiaoyu Li, Peng Cheng
  • Patent number: 11526778
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for future user device preference prediction based on telecom data. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method includes collecting the telecom data from at least one node of a wireless communication network, where the telecom data includes records for a plurality of occurrences of user interaction with the wireless communication network via a respective current user device. The telecom data is then applied to a predictive model to obtain a prediction of future user device preferences. The prediction of the future user device preferences may include an indication that a user will switch from the respective current user device to another user device for future use with the wireless communication network. The method further includes performing an action with respect to the wireless communication network in response to the prediction of future user device preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Tatiana Dashevskiy, Rami Al-kabra, Zunyan Xiong
  • Patent number: 11503428
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable medium can receive a plurality of localization requests from a plurality of devices, each of the plurality of localization requests comprising sensor data captured by one or more sensors of the plurality of devices. Localization data can be sent to each device of the plurality of devices in response to receiving the plurality of localization requests. A plurality of pose data can be received from a first device and a second device of the plurality of devices. The plurality of pose data can include a position and orientation for each of the first and second devices based on the sensor data and the received localization data. At least one received pose data of the plurality of received pose data can be sent to at least the first device of the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Blue Vision Labs UK Limited
    Inventors: Peter Ondruska, Lukas Platinsky
  • Patent number: 11497029
    Abstract: Solutions for interference aware uplink cell selection for a user equipment (UE) include: determining a path loss (PL) between the UE and a considered cell; determining a PL between the UE and a neighbor cell; based on at least the PL between the UE and the considered cell and the PL between the UE and the neighbor cell, determining a cell with an uplink frequency band having a minimum relative PL for the UE; and assigning, to the UE, the cell with the uplink frequency band having the minimum relative PL. In some examples, the network includes both 5G and 4G cells. Some examples include determining whether the PL for the cell having the minimum relative PL for the UE meets a PL threshold and if so, assigning, to the UE, the cell with the uplink frequency band having the minimum absolute PL for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Balamurali Natarajan
  • Patent number: 11493939
    Abstract: A security monitoring system may implement a building space mapping process using a drone. The process involves generating a floor plan of the building space by performing pre-mapping and detailed mapping protocols, and allowing the user to specify particular areas of interest that may restrict or enhance the drone's ability to move through the building space. The drone may generate and travel along a trajectory path based on the floor plan and information collected during the mapping protocols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventors: Ilja Nevdahs, Agris Kipurs
  • Patent number: 11489742
    Abstract: The disclosed system remotely tests performance of a wireless telecommunication network. The system sends an instruction to a device to interact with the wireless telecommunication network. The system can obtain a log generated by a wireless communication chip of the mobile device, where the log indicates attributes of the communication using the wireless telecommunication network, such as a frequency and a signal strength associated with the frequency. Based on the log generated by the wireless communication chip of the mobile device, the system can determine the performance of the wireless telecommunication network without obtaining a second log generated by a second device, such as an eNodeB, involved in enabling the communication through the wireless telecommunication network. Upon determining that the performance of the wireless telecommunication network is below a predetermined threshold, the system can send a notification indicating the problematic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Phaneendra Maseedu
  • Patent number: 11490289
    Abstract: Provided is a control apparatus that controls any one or all of a plurality of slave station apparatuses communicating with a terminal apparatus, a plurality of master station apparatuses that control the slave station apparatuses, and a transfer apparatus that transfers data transmitted and received between the master station apparatuses and the slave station apparatuses, the control apparatus including an information acquisition unit that acquires information regarding traffic of the data transmitted and received between the master station apparatuses and the slave station apparatuses, and a switching control unit that performs, on the basis of the information regarding the traffic acquired by the information acquisition unit, switching-control of an assignment relationship between the master station apparatus and the slave station apparatus and switching-control of a transfer path of data between the master station apparatus and the slave station apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Miyamoto, Keita Takahashi, Hirofumi Yamamoto, Noriyuki Ota, Jun Terada
  • Patent number: 11483267
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system and a method for performing operations comprising: storing, on a distributed storage system, a plurality of real-time graph (RTG) instances that include a plurality of device objects; receiving, by a first device object of the plurality of device objects, a status update from a client device associated with a first user; transmitting, by the first device object, a first message comprising the status update to a second device object associated with a second user over a real-time link; and transmitting, by the first device object, a second message comprising the status update to a third device object associated with a third user over a first rate-limited link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Gorkin, Mengyao Li, Arif O{hacek over (g)}uz Yildiz, Jeremie Gabor, Robert Marianski, Xiaohan Zhao, Benjamin Feder
  • Patent number: 11461815
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system, method, and apparatus for managing orders and invoices among customers of a retail merchant. The system allows a first customer to establish trusted links with one or more associated fellow customers, thereby authorizing the fellow customers to add purchases to the first customer's invoice. This allows a primary customer to purchase items for a secondary customer under tightly controlled and well communicated conditions, without extra work from the merchant. The system also uses location aware services on customer's smartphones to provide data that enhances the customers' experiences, by triggering prompts to open and close and invoice. The system also uses location aware services to determine which other customers may be in a related party together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ravi Durairaj, Ryan Thomas Russell, Ashley Raine Philbrick, Carlos J P Chavez, Stacy Callaway Huggar, Quian Antony Jones, Janelle Denice Dziuk, Yevgeniy Viatcheslavovich Khmelev, Sumita T. Jonak
  • Patent number: 11463887
    Abstract: A system identifies first areas of a plurality of areas of a wireless network for wireless site installation. The system performs machine learning to associate measured network performance parameters within the wireless network with empirical data related to at least one of population, residential buildings, or business buildings within the identified first areas of the wireless network. The system optimizes, based on the machine learning, geographic placement of prospective wireless sites within each of the identified first areas of the wireless network to maximize improvements in network performance parameters associated with installing the prospective wireless sites. The system provides optimized wireless site placement recommendations for wireless site installation in each of the identified first areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua H. Wainer, Paul Kerl, Michael Antony Raj
  • Patent number: 11443539
    Abstract: A system and a method for identifying and tagging individuals present in an image are disclosed. The method comprises detecting a second device present in proximity of a first device, for establishing a connection. The connection may be established while the first device enters in a camera mode. Immediately after the first device captured an image, the first device may receive identity information of individuals from the second device. The identity information of individuals may comprise at least one of images and personal details of the individuals. Based on the received identity information, the first device may identify the individuals present in the image. The identified individuals present in the image may be tagged using their corresponding identities. Such tagging information may be stored in metadata of the image for a later usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Leigh M. Rothschild
  • Patent number: 11444848
    Abstract: A graphical user interface (GUI) provides data characterizing a location and expected operations of a facility for a computer network to a network bill of materials (BOM) server. The GUI can also receive map data characterizing a geographic location of the data from the network BOM server and generate, in response to the map data, a boundary selector that enables selection of a boundary for the facility in response to user input and provides facility boundary data to the network BOM server characterizing the boundary. The GUI can further receive, from the network BOM server, a network BOM that lists wireless access points (WAPs) and network switches needed for installation of the computer network and output data characterizing the network BOM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SECUREDGE NETWORKS, LLC.
    Inventors: John P. Gilbert, Philip R. Wegner, Michael S. McNamee, Justin A. Cook, Vlad Pop
  • Patent number: 11432106
    Abstract: An apparatus receives an indication of a set of geographic zones and a set of control transmission wireless resource units. For each one of the geographic zones, corresponding control transmission wireless resource unit are specified for use while in that the geographic zone. While in a first zone of the geographic zones, a control transmission is transmitted, reserving a first data transmission wireless resource unit for use by the apparatus for sidelink (SL) data communication. The control transmission is performed using control transmission wireless resource units corresponding to the first zone. The data transmission wireless resource unit is selected from a pool of data transmission wireless resource units and each member of the pool of data transmission wireless resource units is available for use across a set of geographic zones. Different members of the pool of data transmission wireless resource units are concurrently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Jaya Rao
  • Patent number: 11419005
    Abstract: There is provided a method performed by a wireless device for handling user data, wherein the user data are converted into codewords, each codeword having a first group of layers and a second group of layers. The method comprises: receiving an index from a network node, the index indicating a Transport Block Size (TBS) index, a Redundant Version (RV) and a differential modulation; determining a TBS based on the received index; determining a redundant version value based on the received index; determining a first modulation order for the first group and a second modulation order for the second group of a codeword, based on the differential modulation; and performing one of decoding and encoding the codeword based at least on the determined first and second modulation orders, the determined TBS and the determined redundant version value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Xixian Chen, Jun Wang, James Jianfeng Weng
  • Patent number: 11412512
    Abstract: Provided are a frequency configuration method, a network device, a terminal device and a computer storage medium. The method includes that: when information of a target frequency is added to configuration information, the information of the target frequency is represented by a segment number of the target frequency and a radio frequency channel number (RFCN) corresponding to a segment within which the target frequency is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 11412390
    Abstract: A system and method for automatic deployment of at least one outdoor small cell. The method comprises dynamically collecting traffic data corresponding to a geographic location associated with a cellular network by a data collection module [202]. Next, a data collection module [204] automatically identifies a group of spatial grids from the one or more cells within the geographic location based on the traffic data and automatically determines one or more locations within the geographic locations for deploying the at least one outdoor small cell based on the identified group of spatial grids. A backhaul link clearance module [206] automatically determines a backhaul connection between the one or more determined locations with the cellular network. An azimuth planning module [208] automatically determines an azimuth for the at least one outdoor small cell based on the determined connection. A deployment unit [210] deploy the at least one outdoor small cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Jio Platforms Limited
    Inventors: Deepak Gupta, Vijay Mohan Verma, Brijesh I Shah, Arun Karunakaran Nair, Kunala Vidyasagar, Aditya Ganesh
  • Patent number: 11405154
    Abstract: This application relates to the communications field and discloses a reference signal configuration method and apparatus, to improve accuracy of a channel estimation result in a complex and changeable scenario. The method may include: determining configuration information of a first reference signal, where the first reference signal is a reference signal corresponding to a first port that is used in one transmission process, a second port can also be used in the transmission process, and configuration information of a reference signal corresponding to the second port is different from the configuration information of the first reference signal; and configuring the first reference signal based on the configuration information of the first reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Lu Wu, Xiaoyan Bi
  • Patent number: 11399278
    Abstract: According to an aspect, a wireless device sends, while in an RRC inactive state, a message requesting resumption of an RRC connected state. Upon sending the message, the wireless device starts a timer according to a predetermined value. While the timer is running, the wireless device attempts decryption and integrity check handling for packets subsequently received from the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Gunnar Mildh, Icaro L. J. da Silva
  • Patent number: 11395115
    Abstract: Various examples and schemes pertaining to resource allocation in presence of in-band emission (IBE) for New Radio (NR) vehicle-to-everything (V2X) mobile communications are described. An apparatus implemented in a user equipment (UE) identifies a first resource of a plurality of resources used by another UE in a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication environment. The apparatus selects a second resource of the plurality of resources adjacent to the first resource. Then, the apparatus performs transmission in the second resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ju-Ya Chen, Ahmet Umut Ugurlu
  • Patent number: 11395151
    Abstract: A device may receive site data identifying a site associated with a telecommunications network. The device may receive RF drive test data identifying signal strengths of the site at different location points. The device may receive network KPI data and throughput data associated with the site. The device may assign unique identifiers to the different location points. The device may determine, based on the site data, the RF drive test data, the network KPI data, and the unique identifiers, at least one of reference signal strength data for each of the different location points or downlink channel data for each of the different location points. The device may determine degraded signal strength data identifying a degraded signal strength of each of the different location points, if the site is decommissioned and based on the at least one of the reference signal strength data or the downlink channel data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Sanjay Tiwari, Mayur Kolhe, Chetan Thukral, Mohit Mahajan, Anshul Kapoor, Juhi Mandot, Shantha Maheswari, Mathangi Sandilya
  • Patent number: 11374636
    Abstract: An antenna system may include an antenna array configured to receive one or more signals. In embodiments, the antenna system further includes one or more signal processors configured to: determine a beamforming weight vector (Wbf) for the antenna array; determine a first seeding weight vector (Wseed1) for the antenna array, wherein the first seeding weight vector (Wseed1) comprises a first nulling weight vector (Wnul1) or a second beamforming weight vector (Wbf); determine a first nullforming adjustment factor (?1) for the antenna array; calculate a first nullforming weight vector (Wnf1) based on at least the beamforming weight vector (Wbf), the first seeding weight vector (Wseed1) and the first nullforming adjustment factor (?1); and form a first antenna pattern based on the first nullforming weight vector (Wnf1) to generate a first antenna electronics (AE) output signal, wherein the first antenna pattern generates a first set of one or more nulls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Ying Cho Lai, Jeffrey B. Bishop, Brian J. Herting, Michael H. Stockmaster
  • Patent number: 11363673
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for cloud-based data-driven Wi-Fi connectivity management in a network of moving things.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Cardoso de Moura, Nuno Alexandre Tavares Coutinho
  • Patent number: 11342886
    Abstract: An RF power detector adapted to detect an RF power of an RF signal, includes, in part, an antenna adapted to receive the RF signal, a narrow-band RF power converter adapted to convert the RF signal to a DC signal, an accelerometer, and a magnetometer. The accelerometer and magnetometer are adapted to determine the orientation and location of the power detector. The power detector optionally includes a gyroscope. The narrow-band RF power converter may be a rectifier tuned to the frequency of the RF signal. The power detector optionally includes an indicator adapted to provide information representative of the amount of the DC power of the DC signal, as well as position and orientation of the power detector. The power detector may be adapted to be inserted into a mobile device so as to provide the information about the amount of DC power, orientation and position to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: GuRu Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Seyed Ali Hajimiri, Behrooz Abiri, Florian Bohn
  • Patent number: 11343748
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for maintaining network information. A method for operating a base station (BS) in a wireless communication network includes receiving a neighbor discovery signal block (NDSB) from a neighbor BS in the wireless communication network, generating measurement information based on the NDSB, and generating a path metric for the neighbor BS based on the generated measurement information. The method further includes determining whether the neighbor BS as an interferer neighbor BS based on comparison of the path metric to a threshold and updating network information maintained at the BS based on the determination of whether the neighbor BS is the interferer neighbor BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Vishnu Vardhan Ratnam, Jeongho Jeon, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: RE49804
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for enabling interference coordination in a communication network. A base station includes a plurality of antenna ports. Each antenna port is configured to transmit a reference signal, and each antenna port is associated with a respective cell. The base station determines a set of cells where transmissions of reference signals is to be performed from a reduced set of the plurality of antenna ports. The base station determines a subset of antenna ports in at least one cell of the determined set of cells to enable interference coordination in the network, and transmits the reference signal from the subset of antenna ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Iana Siomina, Lars Lindbom