Including Cell Planning Or Layout Patents (Class 455/446)
  • Patent number: 11190226
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided. an indication of a first uplink resource allocation of resource blocks for a transmission on a first carrier, and an indication of a second uplink resource allocation of resource blocks for a transmission on a second carrier are received. An indication of a downlink allocation for receiving a downlink signal is further received. A higher order intermodulation product, which is co-located with a lower order intermodulation product for the first and second allocations resulting from any respective higher order and lower order transceiver nonlinearities is identified. A determination is then made as to whether the co-located higher order intermodulation products have a region of overlap with the downlink allocation. When the co-located higher order intermodulation products have a region of overlap with the downlink allocation, adjustments in the operation are made to account for the overlap of the higher order intermodulation product and the downlink allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Colin Frank
  • Patent number: 11191039
    Abstract: A wireless system can use a shared frequency mainly used by an existing first wireless system under predetermined sharing conditions, and includes a communication unit performing wireless communication with a terminal accommodated in a communication area, at least one sensor disposed around the communication area and measuring reception power of a signal sent from the inside of the communication area via the communication unit, a memory storing beam data indicating a correspondence relationship between a beam direction of the signal and a measurement result in the sensor, a determination unit determining allowable maximum transmission power of the signal in each beam direction on the basis of the sharing conditions and the beam data, and an allocation unit allocating a radio resource to the terminal on the basis of the allowable maximum transmission power in each beam direction and channel state information reported from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Hideki Kanemoto, Hiroaki Asano
  • Patent number: 11190409
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for resource optimization in Internet-of-Things (IoT) networks are presented. For instance, the disclosure presents an example method executed by a network node (106) in an IoT system (100). In some embodiments, the example method includes predicting (202) a likelihood that a future event will be detected by one or more IoT devices (102) in the IoT system (100) under different potential resource allocation and IoT device settings. The predicting (202) is conducted subject to resource availability constraints in some examples. In addition, the example method includes, based on the predicting (202), adapting (204) at least one of resource allocation and IoT device settings in the IoT system (100) for the future time. This adapting (204) is conducted such that the likelihood that the future event will be detected is maximized under the resource availability constraints according to a target optimization function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (pub!)
    Inventors: István Gódor, Gabor Feher, Andras Balazs Lajtha, László Toka, Attila Vidacs
  • Patent number: 11178580
    Abstract: User Equipment (UE) mobility in Ultra Dense Networks (UDNs) is based on communication signal layers, which could include respective data streams in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) domain, a code domain using respective codebooks, and/or a spatial domain, for example. A UE uses candidate layer decoding parameters in applying layer-based decoding to communication signals that it received from network nodes. Layers could be allocated to UEs and transition between network nodes as UEs move between different network service areas. Layers could instead be allocated to network nodes. Layer-based decoding provides for UE mobility without requiring explicit handover processing every time a UE moves between different service areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mohammadhadi Baligh, Jianglei Ma, Alireza Bayesteh, Usa Vilaipornsawai, Yicheng Lin, Keyvan Zarifi
  • Patent number: 11172375
    Abstract: A method and system for determining deployment parameters of a set of customer premises equipment (CPE) in a housing environment. A housing database (2) and a simulation database (3) connected to a processor (4) are present, the housing database (2) storing housing information, and the simulation database (3) storing simulation data with Wi-Fi performance parameters for a subset of housing types. The processor (4) clusters the stored housing information based on the Wi-Fi performance parameters, associates each of the clustered housing parameter sets with one of the subset of housing types, and for a specific one of the housing types determines deployment parameters based on data obtained from the simulation database (3). The matching of a specific housing environment with one of the subset of housing types allows to quickly and efficiently optimize deployment parameters, such as number, type and placement of CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Liberty Global Europe Holding B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Howard Joyce, Sarah Louise Haggarty, Richard Mark Dobson, Adrian John Jolyon Drury
  • Patent number: 11165673
    Abstract: Methods and systems for visualization of mobile terminal communication link status are disclosed. In some aspects, one or more mobile terminal icons are provided for display on a map of a geographic area at map locations representing geographic locations of the mobile terminals. Coverage area icons of one or more network services are also displayed on the map. Features of the mobile terminal and coverage area icons indicate a network status of the respective terminals and coverage areas. In some aspects, prior location icons representing prior locations of the mobile terminal(s) are displayed on the map. In some of these aspects, clicking or hovering on the prior location icons provides for display, link performance data when the corresponding mobile terminal was at the geographic location represented by the prior location icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventors: Shaheem Hashmi, Sanjay V. Lala, Melanie Vrettas
  • Patent number: 11160012
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for notifying system information modification in the field of communication technology. The method includes: generating a modification indication sequence when first system information needs to be modified, wherein the modification indication sequence is configured to indicate the first system information to be modified, and the first system information is a piece of system information of multiple pieces of system information; generating modification notification information based on the modification indication sequence; sending the modification notification information to a terminal such that the terminal determines the first system information to be modified based on the modification notification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yajun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11159955
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide a fitted sector analytics service. The service may generate sector-fitted Voronoi diagram information based on cell site Voronoi diagram information. The service may calculate geographic coordinates for each sector of a cell site based on cell site coordinates, a maximum radius value, and a direction of an antenna associated with a sector of a radio access network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventor: Dean P. Jarski
  • Patent number: 11128378
    Abstract: The network simulation platform may determine a plurality of potential links to connect a plurality of target nodes to an existing fiberoptic infrastructure. The network simulation platform may determine a set of potential links, of the plurality of potential links, based on one or more criteria. The network simulation platform may determine, based on the set of potential links, an initial fiberoptic network simulation that includes one or more links. The network simulation platform may determine, for each link of the one or more links, a respective weighted highway score associated with the link and may determine, based on the initial fiberoptic network simulation and the respective weighted highway scores associated with the one or more links of the initial fiberoptic network simulation, a final fiberoptic network simulation. The network simulation platform may cause, based on the final fiberoptic network simulation, one or more actions to be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Emanuele Procaccioli, Concetta Balestra, Michele Francesco Puccio, Federica Di Castro
  • Patent number: 11115283
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for managing resources to deliver a network service in a distributed configuration. A method includes an operation for identifying resources for delivering a network service, the resources being classified by geographic area. Further, the method includes operations for selecting service agents to configure the identified resources, each service agent to manage service pools for delivering the network service across at least one geographic area, the service agents being selected to provide configurability for the service pools. The method further includes operations for sending configuration rules, to the service agents, configured to establish service pools for delivering the network service across the geographic areas. Service traffic information is collected from the service agents, and the resources are adjusted based on the collected service traffic information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Damien Power, Alan Carey, Chris MacNamara
  • Patent number: 11115111
    Abstract: A wireless communication network and wireless communication method are disclosed. The network has a plurality of transceivers forming a wireless communication network in which the plurality of transceivers include one or more central nodes and each end node capable of connecting to the one or more central nodes and forming a link. At least some of the transceivers of the network having a plurality of antennas and an array processing element coupled to the plurality of antennas and at least some of the transceivers are housed in an aerial communication node that may be a mini-satellite, a balloon or a drone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Tarana Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Bakr, Dale Branlund
  • Patent number: 11102610
    Abstract: A user device includes and maintains a geolocation list (GLL) including sets of information corresponding to Citizens Broadband radio Services Devices (CBSDs). The GLL stored in the user device contains entries corresponding to the areas most recently visited by the UE, each entry including location information of a CBSD. User devices typically frequent a limited set of the same areas repetitively. Thus this maintained relatively small list provides the UE with a highly relevant set of information which can be quickly accessed without additional wireless signaling and the additional power loss associated with a typical search. When the UE desires to find and connect to a CBSD, the UE first searches its GLL for a CBSD providing coverage in its currently located area. However, if GLL search does not identify a CBSD, then the UE sends a request to a geolocation server for active CBSDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Loay Kreishan, Akram Hassanien, Hossam Hmimy, William K. Logan
  • Patent number: 11095358
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer-readable mediums associated with a user equipment (UE) and a base station are provided for herein. In aspects, a UE may receive, from a base station, a beam modification command indicating at least one beam index for communicating through at least one beam on a channel and indicating the channel corresponding to the at least one beam. In an aspect, each beam index of the at least one beam index indicating at least a direction for communicating through a corresponding beam of the at least one beam, where the beam modification command may be received in a MAC CE. The UE may communicate, with the base station, through the at least one beam corresponding to the at least one beam index on the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Bilal Sadiq, Tao Luo, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11095354
    Abstract: The present application provide a reference signal transmitting method, including: notifying a User Equipment (UE) of a grid index and a reference signal port index of the UE, wherein a coverage area of a base station is divided into grids, the grid index of the UE is an index of a grid where the UE is located; generating a reference signal based on the grid index; and transmitting the reference signal on corresponding time-frequency resources based on the grid index and the reference signal port index. The present application further provides a corresponding reference signal transmitting apparatus, and a scheduling method and apparatus. According to the technical solution provided by the present application, it is possible to increase the number of ports that the system can support at the same time with low reference resource overhead, and to ensure that the interference of the reference signal is controllable and eliminable, thereby ensuring transmission reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ranran Zhang, Xiaohui Yang, Zhichun Shen, Meifang Jing
  • Patent number: 11089470
    Abstract: A home base station via which a plurality of mobile communication devices are connectable in a communication network, the home base station having an associated closed subscriber group (CSG) and including a unit for receiving a connection request from a mobile communication device wherein the connection request includes an indication of whether the mobile communication device is a member of the CSG associated with the home base station, a unit for monitoring congestion levels for the home base station and for indicating when the home base station is in a congested situation, a unit for determining if the mobile communication device requesting connection is the member of the CSG associated with the home base station from the indication of whether the mobile communication device is the member of the CSG associated with the home base station, and a unit for controlling access to the home base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Milena Filipovic, Francesca Serravalle, Hiroaki Kuwano, Vivek Sharma
  • Patent number: 11089485
    Abstract: A system identifies first areas of a multiple areas of a wireless network for wireless site installation and determines geographic locations within each of the identified first areas for prospective wireless site installations. The system performs machine learning to associate measured network performance parameters within the wireless network with empirical data related to population, population densities, housing growth rates, housing densities, and building growth rates. The system determines, based on the machine learning, geographic locations within each of the identified first areas for installations of prospective wireless sites, and forecasts improvements in network performance parameters associated with building each of the prospective wireless site installations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua H. Wainer, Paul Kerl, Michael Antony Raj
  • Patent number: 11089486
    Abstract: A Service Coverage Manager (SCM) may receive or retrieve a report of a service node's coverage and generate a global picture of the service coverage for a service. The SCM may dynamically adjust the service node coverage to accommodate client service requests and provide new service coverage to appropriate clients. The SCM may reduce a service node's service coverage to reduce overlap with another node or reduce wasted resources, or may expand a service node's coverage to cover additional clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Convida Wireless
    Inventors: Lijun Dong, Michael F. Starsinic
  • Patent number: 11070990
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method including receiving network architecture data of a network in a geographical region, receiving an input network criteria associated with the network, receiving a threshold service level corresponding to the network criteria, and receiving housing data for the geographical region. The method includes determining a network service projection for the geographical region based on the housing data. Based on the threshold service level and the network service projection, the method includes determining an updated network architecture that satisfies the threshold service level. The method includes generating an updated network architecture report indicating changes to the infrastructure of the network to satisfy the threshold service level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: T-MOBILE USA, INC.
    Inventors: Jatin S. Pikle, Paul Bongaarts
  • Patent number: 11064568
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for automated detection of relative position among a plurality of wireless access points (WAPs) deployed in service area. An exemplary service area is the passenger cabin of a commercial airplane. The method can include transmitting a signal on a wireless channel at a fixed power level across the service area. Each WAP can measure a signal strength of the signal received from all other WAPs of the plurality of WAPs. The plurality of WAPs can share reports including signal strengths of the signal transmitted from all of the other WAPs. Each WAP can then form a matrix of measured signal strengths and measuring WAPs including the signal strength of signals transmitted by each WAP as received by all other WAPs as the measuring WAPs. The matrix can be used to determine a relative position of the plurality of WAPs based on the first matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Samuel Jester, Philip Watson, Steven Bates
  • Patent number: 11064340
    Abstract: Provisioning and communicating physical signals and channels in NR networks having a first subset of transmit and receive points that use a first cell ID and a second subset of transmit and receive points that use a second cell ID. Operations include transmitting from, and receiving from, a first transmit and receive point a first signal or channel wherein the first signal or channel is based on a first user equipment (UE) specific parameter assigned via the first subset of transmit and receive points and transmitting from, and receiving from, the first transmit and receive point the plurality of transmit and receive points a second signal or channel wherein the second signal or channel is based on a second UE specific parameter assigned via the second subset of transmit and receive points. A transmit and receive point and a UE for implementing the operations are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amine Maaref, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 11057807
    Abstract: In order to make it possible to appropriately select a secondary base station in a case of establishing dual connectivity after a handover, a base station 100 includes: a memory storing instructions; and one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to: communicate with a terminal apparatus 300 in accordance with a first radio access technology; obtain handover result information related to results of handovers from the base station 100 to other base stations 10, 20, 30, and 40; and transmit, when the terminal apparatus 300 performs a handover from the base station 100 to a base station 200 communicating in accordance with a second radio access technology, the handover result information to the base station 200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomu Tamura, Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 11049195
    Abstract: The present application relates to a modeling analysis method based on geographic targets. According to the method, data acquisition is carried out on the basis of a mobile client, and rapid modeling is carried out on the basis of a predetermined rule, so that the workload of maintenance and analysis of data in an existing network management system is reduced, and the network management efficiency is improved. The technical proposal employed in the present application is: a modeling analysis method based on geographic targets, which includes: using predetermined targets at related geographic positions as nodes of a network model; acquiring position information of the nodes by means of the mobile client and carrying out classification; and establishing a connection relationship between the nodes representing the geographic positions and the network model according to an established rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Longyu Chen
  • Patent number: 11044142
    Abstract: Performance monitoring techniques for virtualized resources are described. In one embodiment, for example, an apparatus may comprise processing circuitry and computer-readable storage media having stored thereon instructions for execution by the processing circuitry to identify a virtualized network function (VNF)-related virtualized resource (VR) performance threshold for one or more VRs supporting a VNF used to implement a virtualized network element in a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) network, determine whether the VNF-related VR performance threshold has been crossed based on received VNF-related VR performance data, and in response to a determination that the VNF-related VR performance threshold has been crossed, send a VNF-related VR performance alarm notification to an element manager (EM). Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Joey Chou
  • Patent number: 11036897
    Abstract: A method for planning a building system includes incorporating user requirements into a floor plan accessed through a mobile device. An installation map is generated of locations for components corresponding to the user requirements. The placement of components is displayed on the floor plan based on specifications of the components and the user requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Ankit Tiwari, Kushal Mukherjee, Berta Carballido Villaverde, Rodolfo De Paz Alberola, George A. Mathew, Tuhin Sahai, Pedro Orellana Fernandez, Philip J. Harris, Vijaya Ramaraju Lakamraju, Brian Leland, Michael Ramoutar
  • Patent number: 11032726
    Abstract: A mobile testing system for optimizing wireless coverage in a distributed antenna system is disclosed. In some aspects, the mobile testing system includes a measurement receiver that can determine signal levels for a respective signals communicated via the distributed antenna system. A processing device of the mobile testing system can identify a subset of the signals by decoding a respective identifier encoded in each of the subset of signals. The identifiers specify that the subset of signals is targeted to at least one coverage zone in which the mobile testing system is located. A subset of signal levels is obtained by the measurement receiver that corresponds to each of the subset of signals. The processing device can generate coverage contour data based on the subset of signal levels that describes signal coverage for at least one coverage zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Kummetz, Matthew Thomas Melester, Stefan Eisenwinter, Alfons Dussmann, Markus Gerhard Kalt, Marianna Fabbri
  • Patent number: 11019578
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal with which it is possible, in a heterogeneous cell network, to transmit a Periodic-Sounding Reference Signal (P-SRS) at a transmission bandwidth and power density necessary for carrying out both a process of selection of a transceiving participating base station and a process of frequency scheduling of a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH). A terminal (300) comprises a receiving unit (301) which receives control information which includes information which denotes a P-SRS transmission parameter, and a transmission unit (303) which, using a transmission parameter which is included in the received control information, transmits a first P-SRS provided with a first bandwidth and a first power density at a first period, and transmits a second P-SRS provided with a second bandwidth which is narrower than the first bandwidth and second power density which is higher than the first power density at a second period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Akihiko Nishio, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 11018793
    Abstract: A method of optimising a network includes selecting an operating characteristic of a network to optimise; determining at least one operating parameter of network nodes within the network which affects the operating characteristic; selecting an optimisable network node from within the network; identifying a cluster of the network nodes whose operating characteristic is affected by a change in the at least one operating parameter of the optimisable network node; iteratively adjusting the at least one operating parameter of the optimisable network node; determining the operating characteristic of the cluster of the network nodes in response to that adjusted at least one operating parameter of the optimisable network node; and selecting that adjusted at least one operating parameter of the optimisable network node which improves the operating characteristic of the cluster of the network nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Chung Shue Chen
  • Patent number: 11006259
    Abstract: Briefly, in accordance with one or more embodiments, a fixed device synchronizes with a downlink channel of a network, acquires a master information block including a last system update time; and executes cell selection without acquiring other system information if the last system update time is before the last system access time. Furthermore, the fixed device may listen only for system information block messages that it needs, and ignore other system information blocks. A bitmap may indicate which system information block messages should be listed to for fixed devices, and which may be ignored. In some embodiments, one or more system information blocks may be designated for fixed devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jing Zhu, Rath Vannithamby, Ali T. Koc, Maruti Gupta
  • Patent number: 10999785
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a memory, circuitry coupled to the memory, the circuitry configured to determine whether or not a binary search method is used by using a predetermined reference to determine the number of wireless access points, and search for a minimum number of access points satisfying communication requirements in a binary search loop in a case where it is determined that the binary search method is used and search for the minimum number of access points satisfying the communication requirements by decreasing the number of access points by a predetermined number of units at a time in a case where it is not determined that the binary search method is used to search for an arrangement of the wireless access points with respect to the searched minimum number of access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tatsuya Kikuzuki
  • Patent number: 10999783
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a Radio-resource management (RRM) configuration device, and corresponding method, for a network comprising a plurality of access nodes. The device is configured to divide the plurality of access nodes of the network into clusters, and to select at least one access node of each cluster as RRM controller. Further, the device is configured to determine the non-selected access nodes of each cluster as slave nodes, and to select, for each cluster, an RRM split between each slave node and the at least one RRM controller of the respective cluster. The device is also configured to transmit, to each access node, information about its cluster, the at least one RRM controller of the cluster, and the selected RRM split.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DUESSELDORF GMBH
    Inventors: Emmanouil Pateromichelakis, Alexandras Kaloxylos, Chenghui Peng
  • Patent number: 10993120
    Abstract: A first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test cell may be positioned at a first position and a second UAV test cell may be positioned at a second position. The first position and the second position may be designated as a pair of unbroken link positions in response to a line-of-sight (LOS) wireless communication link being unblocked between the first UAV test cell and the second UAV test cell. Otherwise, the first position and the second position may be designated as a pair of broken link positions in response to the LOS wireless communication link being blocked between the first UAV test cell and the second UAV test cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gaviphat Lekutai
  • Patent number: 10984451
    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: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: RETAILMENOT, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander M. Cheng, Jeffrey R. Rego, J. Seth Randle
  • Patent number: 10979968
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for processing system information for Machine-Type Communication system, the method comprising: receiving repetitions of system information for scheduling other SIBs in a first period; receiving an indicator indicating the system information for scheduling other SIBs is not changed in a second period followed by the first period in a specific time of the first period; and processing the system information for scheduling other SIBs based on the repetitions of the system information accumulated from the specific time of the first period if the system information for scheduling other SIBs is not successfully decoded at the time of end of the first period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10979854
    Abstract: A method comprising: receiving a radio map of an indoor venue using survey data collected by a survey device positioned throughout the venue, the radio map including a boundary; obtaining harvest data that correspond to locations that are outside of the boundary; filtering the harvest data; and extending the radio map using the survey data and the filtered harvest data, wherein the extended radio map is defined at least in part by an extension of the boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Kong, Robert Mayor, Chun-Yuan Yang, Darin Tay
  • Patent number: 10980023
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for control of a device with coexisting radios and capable of carrier aggregation are disclosed. A change in the activation status of a secondary cell can be determined where after interference information to be reported is determined in response to the determined change. The determined interference information is compared to interference information reported previously for a similar change, and a decision is made based thereon whether to send the determined interference information. In a network entity interference information received from at least one device is stored. The stored interference information is used in the control when it is determined that no interference information is received subsequent to a new change in the activation status of the secondary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Benoist P Sebire
  • Patent number: 10970667
    Abstract: Systems and methods for handling a plurality items by using a sorter to receive items and obtain item information and delivery destinations from the items. A run manifest is generated having an item identifier and a destination for each of the plurality of items. The run manifest data is used in a routing module to generate dynamic routes for delivering the plurality of items, and generating a sequence identifier for each of the plurality of items according to the dynamically generated routes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Inventors: Stephen M. Dearing, C. Scot Atkins, James DeForrest Wilson, Scott R. Bombaugh, Carla F. Sherry
  • Patent number: 10959158
    Abstract: A data expansion system that provides continuum of discrete wireless small cell coverage areas for mobile terminals includes a set of roadway reflectors configured to provide wireless broadband data services to a mobile terminal. Each reflector includes processing circuitry configured to establish communications between the mobile terminal and a backhaul network. Each reflector includes a wireless transceiver configured to transmit and receive data. Each reflector includes a power source that converts solar energy into electricity. Each reflector includes a housing configured to contain the processing circuitry, the transceiver, and the power source. The housing has a raised reflective surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Neutronic Perpetual Innovations Operating, LLC
    Inventor: Terrance Berry
  • Patent number: 10959171
    Abstract: Cell selection by a service group is disclosed. A user equipment (UE) determines that a first cellular service of a plurality of cellular services is desired. The UE accesses service group information that correlates a plurality of service groups to a plurality of cells, wherein each service group is associated with one or more cellular services. The UE initiates a first connection with a first cell of the plurality of cells that can provide the first cellular service based at least in part on the service group information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Ricardo Paredes Cabrera, Jianning Liu, Vijayashree Sundaram
  • Patent number: 10952277
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present application provides signal transmission method and apparatus for discontinuous reception, the signal transmission method includes: measuring, by a terminal device, a signal received by each of at least one downlink receiving beam and transmitted by a network device, where the number of the at least one downlink receiving beam is less than the number of downlink receiving beams formed by the terminal device and the network device by means of beamforming; determining, by the terminal device, a target downlink receiving beam from the at least one downlink receiving beam according to a result of the measurement; reporting, by the terminal device, the target downlink receiving beam to the network device, and receiving, by the terminal device, through the target downlink receiving beam, a physical downlink control channel PDCCH transmitted by the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Ning Yang
  • Patent number: 10939303
    Abstract: Methods and devices for placing an Access Point (AP) are provided. In one aspect, a method includes obtaining a sampling point matrix by performing sampling in a locating area based on a preset sampling spacing, wherein the locating area comprises: a valid area to be covered by a WLAN and an invalid area outside the valid area, calculating a maximum valid signal strength, sequentially selecting a sampling point without placing AP is placed from the sampling point matrix to be a first sampling point at which an AP is to be placed, calculating a newly-added valid signal strength and a newly-added invalid signal strength in a case that the AP to be placed is placed at the first sampling point, and placing the AP to be placed at the first sampling point when preset conditions are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEW H3C TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yang Bai
  • Patent number: 10924195
    Abstract: A system and method for ray launching in electromagnetic wave propagation modeling. A data-processing system receives a dataset that is representative of a plurality of structures within an environment. The plurality of structures is defined in the dataset as having a plurality of surfaces. The system then partitions each surface in the plurality of surfaces into a plurality of tiles. The system pre-computes whether i) the reference point of each corresponding tile in each plurality of tiles of each surface is visible or not from ii) the reference point of each possible spawning tile in each other plurality of tiles. The system then projects a first set of ray tubes based on the pre-computed visibility. The system evaluates the incidence of bounced ray tubes at a predetermined receive point within the environment and then presents a propagation result that is based on the evaluated incidence of the bounced ray tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignees: Polaris Wireless, Inc., Alma Mater Studiorum—Università di Bologna
    Inventors: Jonathan Shiao-En Lu, Vittorio Degli-Esposti, Enrico Maria Vitucci
  • Patent number: 10924947
    Abstract: Implementations described and claimed herein provide systems and methods for intelligent node type selection in a telecommunications network. In one implementation, a customer set is obtained for a communications node in the telecommunications network. The customer set includes an existing customer set and a new customer set. A set of customer events is generated for a node type of the communications node using a simulator. The set of customer events is generated by simulating the customer set over time through a discrete event simulation. An impact of the customer events is modeled for the node type of the communications node. The node type is identified from a plurality of node types for a telecommunications build based on the impact of the customer events for the node type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: William Gray, James Sayre, Stephen Limburg
  • Patent number: 10917158
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may be configured to perform a random access channel (RACH) procedure with a base station. As part of the RACH procedure, the base station may transmit a contention resolution message to the UE. The UE may receive, from the base station, the contention resolution message. The contention resolution message may indicate at least a beam index corresponding to a beam, such as a transmit beam of the base station. The UE may determine whether the beam index is applicable to the UE. The UE may communicate with the base station through the beam corresponding to the beam index when the beam index is applicable to the UE. For example, the UE may send an acknowledgement message to the base station, and the base station and UE may switch to a beam corresponding to the beam index after communication of the acknowledgement message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Bilal Sadiq, Tao Luo, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 10908593
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for instructing users on the fabrication of a volumetric module. Aspects thereof comprise receiving project documents related to fabrication of a volumetric module, generating fabrication information for instructing users on fabrication of the volumetric module, storing the fabrication information, creating a mesh network of actionable links based on parametric relationships comprising an intuitive, navigable mapping for accessing the stored fabrication information, providing a user interface to interact with the intuitive, navigable mapping to perform any one or more of (i) accessing the fabrication information to perform one or more steps in the fabrication of the volumetric module, and (ii) providing feedback regarding the fabrication information to facilitate review and updating to the fabrication information, and continuously updating the stored fabrication information and mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: FACTORY OS, INC.
    Inventors: Edison Rizon, Jordan Easterling
  • Patent number: 10893464
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for deleting and/or not utilizing a PCI/PSC split in instances in which the PCI/PSC split may no longer be valid in a current location. An example method may include determining whether a current physical cell id (PCI) split is configured to camp on a selected cell. The method 5 may further include causing the current PCI split to not be utilized in an instance in which the PCI split is not configured to camp on the selected cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi Pekka Koskinen, Jarkko T. Koskela
  • Patent number: 10856156
    Abstract: The embodiments herein related to a method in a network node, a network node, a method in a user equipment and a user equipment for handling base sequences in a communications network. The network node is configured to communicate with a first user equipment. The network node comprises information about a default base sequence and an alternative base sequence. The network node determines, for the first user equipment, that the alternative base sequence should replace the default base sequence. The network node sends information about the determined alternative base sequence to the first user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10833782
    Abstract: Methods and systems for facilitating placement of a small cell in a network are provided. A small cell may be positioned such that it is communicatively coupled to a macro cell to provide a relay backhaul to a wireless network. The small cell may be configured to provide feedback of some form when the small cell is moved from a suitable location, to facilitate desired placement and use of the small cell. The feedback may be in the form of a change in functionality of the one or more feedback components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Kyle C. Allen, Jay Dean Bluhm, Bernard Robert Kingsley, Lance Paul Lukens
  • Patent number: 10812205
    Abstract: An antenna performance evaluation method is disclosed. The method includes the following steps: measuring plurality of throughput values of the to-be-tested antenna at the first angle under different average radiation signal-to-interference ratio (SIR). The average radiation SIR and throughput values are fitted to output the first fitted curve. The second throughput value is measured at a certain average radiation SIR of the second angle of the to-be-tested antenna. Calculating a difference value between the first throughput value and the second throughput value corresponding to the same average radiation SIR, and the difference value and the first fitting curve constitute the transition second fitting curve. Selecting different average radiation SIR is repeatedly, and measure the corresponding second throughput value, and the corresponding difference value is calculated to update the transition second fitting curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ta-Sung Lee, Chia-Hung Lin, Yu-Chien Lin, Yi-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10802104
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods for determining locations of wireless nodes in a network architecture are disclosed herein. In one example, a system for localization of nodes in a wireless network architecture comprises a plurality of wireless anchor nodes each having a known location and a wireless device with one or more processing units and RF circuitry for transmitting and receiving communications in the wireless network architecture and a wireless node having a wireless device with a transmitter and a receiver to enable bi-directional communications with the plurality of wireless anchor nodes in the wireless network architecture. One or more processing units of at least one of the plurality of wireless anchor nodes are configured to execute instructions to determine a set of possible ranges between each anchor node and the wireless node having an unknown location and to perform a triangulation algorithm that utilizes a maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) of ranging measurements from anchor nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Locix, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommi Ylamurto, Manu Seth, Lingkai Kong, Sourav Raj Dey
  • Patent number: 10805870
    Abstract: An apparatus for managing wireless electronic communication signals, comprises a signal monitor configured to detect a wireless electronic communication signal with an original phase and a frequency within a range of frequencies; a signal analyzer configured to identify a communication protocol associated with the wireless electronic communication signal; a cancellation module configured to generate a cancellation signal; and a transmitter configured to transmit the cancellation signal throughout a cancellation area. The cancellation signal is formatted to oppose at least some information that was both carried by the wireless electronic communication signal and formatted in accordance with the communication protocol. Methods of using this apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Star Solutions International Inc.
    Inventor: Yichuang Eddie Jin