Channel Allocation Patents (Class 455/450)
  • Patent number: 10999820
    Abstract: A method of controlling switching between dedicated radio resources of a mobile radio communications network includes providing, using a first radio bearer (RB), a first service to a mobile radio communications device within the network, receiving, from the mobile radio communications device, a message indicating a desired change of service and sending a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message to the mobile radio communications device, the RRC message serving to initiate both release of the first radio bearer, and set-up of a second radio bearer to provide a second service to the mobile radio communications device, the second service being different from the first service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Caroline Jactat
  • Patent number: 10999796
    Abstract: A system information sending method is provided, to resolve a technical problem that UE may not receive a paging message when a DRX cycle is greater than an MP. A network device may separately set a modification period (namely, a first period) for first-type system information (which, for example, may include paging configuration information), to ensure that the first-type system information is not to be modified in the first period. For example, the first period may be greater than a DRX cycle. In this way, when a terminal device wakes up based on the DRX cycle, a time when the terminal device wakes up is still in the first period. The terminal device may normally receive a paging message indicating that the paging configuration information is to be modified, thereby obtaining new paging configuration information in time and avoiding missing a subsequent paging message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baokun Shan, Yinghui Yu
  • Patent number: 10986494
    Abstract: A method is disclosed, comprising dividing an outgoing message into a plurality of shards, and generating an error correction code corresponding to the outgoing message. The method may also include transmitting a first shard and a second shard of the plurality of shards to a core network via a radio access network (RAN). The first shard and the second shard are encrypted and the second shard is transmitted after a configurable time interval after transmitting the first shard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Reza Farivar, Anh Truong, Jeremy Goodsitt, Austin Walters, Vincent Pham, Galen Rafferty, Mark Watson
  • Patent number: 10986222
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a display, at least one communication circuit, and at least one processor configured to control the display and the at least one communication circuit. The at least one processor is configured to obtain a communication state using the at least one communication circuit during a packet based voice call, and to stop transmitting data associated with at least one of a plurality of background applications which operate in a background of an operating system (OS) of the electronic device when the communication state meets a specified first condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Songkyu Kim, Yongwoon Moon, Insoo Lee, Junehee Lee, Sungho Seo, Kwangjae Woo, Youngil Chang, Bonggoo Jun
  • Patent number: 10986592
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method performed at UE, including: receiving system information from a base station, the system information including indication information for indicating that or whether the base station supports an extended DPR; and determining, according to capability information for indicating that the UE supports an extended DPR and the received indication information for indicating that the base station supports an extended DPR, to transmit an extended DPR to the base station in Message 3. The present disclosure further provides a method performed at UE for reporting a capability as to that or whether an extended DPR is supported, a method performed at a base station for receiving an extended DPR, a method performed at a base station for requesting UE to report a capability as to that or whether an extended DPR is supported, corresponding UE and base stations, and a computer-readable medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Ningjuan Chang, Renmao Liu
  • Patent number: 10986582
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method for use in a user equipment (UE) operable to transmit a sounding reference signal (SRS) on a plurality of carriers comprises: obtaining an indication to perform SRS carrier-based switching for a carrier; adapting a parameter for uplink 5 transmit power control in response to the obtained indication; and transmitting an uplink signal using the adapted parameter while meeting at least one predetermined uplink power control requirement. According to some embodiments, a method for use in a network node operable to receive a SRS on a plurality of carriers comprises: sending, to a UE, an indication to perform SRS carrier-based switching for a carrier; and receiving, from the UE, an uplink signal based 0 on the parameter for uplink transmit power control adapted in response to the sent indication, wherein the uplink signal meets at least one uplink power control requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Imadur Rahman, Iana Siomina, Muhammad Ali Kazmi, Christian Bergljung
  • Patent number: 10986466
    Abstract: A vehicle system may include a wireless transmitters carried by a vehicle at spaced apart locations and configured to transmit wireless signals, and a portable device moveable relative to the vehicle and configured to receive the wireless signals from the wireless transmitters. A controller may be carried by the vehicle and configured to wirelessly communicate with the portable device, determine a predicted zone the portable device is located in from among a plurality of zones relative to the vehicle based upon the received wireless signals and training data, with the zones having respective vehicle functions associated therewith, and enable the respective vehicle function associated with the predicted zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Robert A. Dekovich, Joseph Santavicca, Tristen Kyle Pierson, Benson James Brady
  • Patent number: 10980047
    Abstract: Even in the case of transmitting the uplink data and the demodulation reference signal using the short TTI, in order to appropriately control the UL transmission, according to one aspect of the present invention, a user terminal transmits a UL signal and a reference signal by using a predetermined sTTI among multiple sTTIs included in a slot, and controls the allocation of the UL signal and the reference signal based on a predetermined allocation pattern among multiple allocation patterns showing allocations of UL signals and reference signals. In these multiple allocation patterns, a UL signal and a reference signal are included in the same slot, and the reference signal is allocated to the same sTTI where the UL signal is allocated, or to an sTTI preceding the sTTI the UL signal is allocated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Lihui Wang, Xiaolin Hou, Huiling Jiang
  • Patent number: 10979203
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for selecting an operating channel for a cellular network to reduce interference to a wireless local area network (WLAN) operated by a small cell comprising a WLAN access point and a cellular network modem. The small cell performs a channel scan of available channels, determines whether or not there is a clean channel to be the operating channel for the cellular network based on the channel scan, wherein a clean channel comprises a channel that interferes with the WLAN less than a WLAN interference threshold, and selects the clean channel as the operating channel for the cellular network based on the clean channel being available or turns off the cellular network based on no clean channel being available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Yeliz Tokgoz, Mehmet Yavuz, Tamer Adel Kadous, Mingxi Fan, Nachiappan Valliappan
  • Patent number: 10980067
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described for a two-step random access channel (RACH) procedure in which uplink random access preamble and message transmission occasions may span multiple transmission slots. Reference signal resources for transmitting a reference signal with a first random access message of the two-step RACH procedure may include at least one symbol in each of the multiple transmission slots. The reference signal resources, reference signal sequence, or both, may be identified based on a particular uplink random access message transmission occasion, random access preamble transmission occasion, random access preamble sequence configuration, or any combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Lei, Wanshi Chen, Seyong Park
  • Patent number: 10979927
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a base station (BS) may configure a UE to transmit a cross link interference reference signal (CLI-RS) using a bandwidth and frequency similar to those used for a synchronization signal. In another aspect, a BS may may configure a UE to measure a cross link interference reference signal (CLI-RS) transmitted using a bandwidth and frequency similar to those used for a synchronization signal. In other aspects, a base station may transmit, to a UE, an instruction to transmit or measure a CLI-RS. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Huilin Xu, Peter Gaal, Aamod Khandekar, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Peter Pui Lok Ang
  • Patent number: 10980046
    Abstract: A determination can be made that a power headroom report has been triggered. An allocated slot on a first serving cell can overlap with multiple slots on a second serving cell. A first power headroom report can be generated for the allocated slot on the first serving cell. A second power headroom report can be generated for the second serving cell. The second power headroom report can be generated for a first slot of the multiple overlapping slots on the second serving cell that fully overlaps with the allocated slot on the first serving cell. The first power headroom report and the second power headroom report can be transmitted in the uplink transmission in the allocated slot on the first serving cell. The first power headroom report and the second power headroom report can be Type 1 power headroom reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Joachim Lohr, Prateek Basu Mallick, Ravi Kuchibhotla
  • Patent number: 10980009
    Abstract: To suppress decreases in spectral usage efficiency, even in the case of not using a reference signal in demodulation of uplink control information, a user terminal according to one aspect of the present invention is characterized by having a control section that determines whether or not to use a predetermined resource in transmission based on uplink control information to notify, and a transmitting section that transmits a signal in the predetermined resource when it is determined that the predetermined resource is used in transmission, where the predetermined resource is one of a first resource that is not allocated to another user terminal and a second resource that is allocated also to another user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Matsumura, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10972989
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides several methods, user equipment (UEs) and base stations for transmitting uplink signals. After receiving uplink synchronization command information, the UE may transmit an uplink signal on at least one idle unlicensed cell. Besides, the UE may try to transmit the uplink signal on multiple uplink signal resources within an uplink signal transmission window. By using the present disclosure, transmission probability of uplink signals may be improved, and time delay of uplink synchronization may be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Shichang Zhang, Yingyang Li, Chengjun Sun, Jingxing Fu
  • Patent number: 10972191
    Abstract: A geolocation method and system for locating the source of interference to a high throughput satellite. The method involves determining relative power level differences between interference signals received by the victim spot beam and co-colored nearby spot beams on the same satellite. Using beam pattern data, the relative power levels for a pair of beams determines contour lines of possible location the correspond to the relative power difference in the signals received by the two beams in the pair. A point of intersection of contour lines from multiple pairs of spot beams indicates the location of the source of interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited
    Inventors: Roger Shun Hong Tong, Fred Chun Yin Vong, Harry Yin Chung Leung, Hai Hu, Man Hei Chan, Kat Fan Yip
  • Patent number: 10972910
    Abstract: Systems and methods of operating a wireless communication system are provided. A network node can receive a request from the wireless device to establish communication with the first access node. A network node can receive an indication from an authorization node that a wireless device is not authorized to communicate with a first access node. The network node can transmit a message denying the request to establish communication with the first access node to the wireless device based on the indication from the authorization node. The network node can receive a request from the wireless device to establish communication with a second access node. The network node can determine that the wireless device is authorized to establish communication with the second access node. The network node can transmit a message granting the request to establish communication with the second access node to the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Hung Bui, Kenneth Lockie, Jonathan Weintraub, Mukesh Agarwal
  • Patent number: 10966058
    Abstract: A process for operating a communication device to provide location information within status notification messages. The communication device detects a status notification event and responsively retrieves, from a memory, a last known location of the communication device and a timestamp of the last known location. The communication device generates a status notification message including a status code corresponding to a detected status of a user of the communication device, the last known location of the communication device, the timestamp of the last known location, and a unique identifier identifying the status notification message. The status notification message is then transmitted from the communication device to at least one other communication device or a status notification server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Madhusudan Pai, Sayyad Gaffar, Prakashkumar Raval, Jay Nagarjuna Manekonda
  • Patent number: 10966262
    Abstract: A method for configuring a resource for transmitting a D2D (device-to-device) signal in a wireless communication system, the method including selecting a resource from a resource pool comprising a set of resources for transmitting the D2D signal, when the selected resource is scheduled for WAN (wide area network) signal, dropping only one of the WAN signal and the D2D signal based on whether the selected resource is a resource related to a UE (user equipment) or not, wherein if the selected resource is related to the UE, dropping the WAN signal, and transmitting the D2D signal in the selected resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Jihyun Lee, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10958830
    Abstract: A vehicular vision system includes a camera disposed at a vehicle and having a field of view exterior of the vehicle, an infrared light emitting diode disposed at the vehicle and operable to illuminate a region at least partially within the field of view of the camera, and a control having an image processor that processes image data captured by the camera. The camera captures frames of image data at a first rate, and the infrared light emitting diode is pulsed at a second rate, with the first rate being faster than and a multiple of the second rate. The control processes captured frames of image data when the region is illuminated for a first driving assist function of the vehicle and processes captured frames of image data when the region is not illuminated for a second driving assist function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Krishna Koravadi
  • Patent number: 10959191
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for receiving a transmit power control command for transmission power adjustment. One method includes monitoring a feedback channel. The feedback channel includes: feedback information corresponding to a data transmission from a remote unit to a network unit; and a transmit power control command including information for the remote unit to adjust a transmission power for subsequent data transmissions to the network unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Alexander Johann Maria Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick
  • Patent number: 10958397
    Abstract: The prevent invention relates to a method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data. The method for receiving control data by a terminal can include the steps of: a terminal receiving redundant information on a first control channel from a base station; the terminal receiving a first subframe from the base station and first blind decoding being performed on the first subframe in order to monitor the first control channel; the terminal receiving a second subframe from the base station and second blind decoding being performed on the second subframe on the basis of the redundant information and the first blind decoding information in order to monitor a second control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yunjung Yi, Dongyoun Seo, Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn, Inkwon Seo
  • Patent number: 10959147
    Abstract: An LTE base station may receive a release command for a voice bearer carrying an IMS voice communication of a user device. The release command may be provided by a core network following a termination of the IMS voice communication. The LTE base station may initiate timer for a predetermined time period following in response to the voice bearer release command. When the LTE base station is carrying an active data bearer for data traffic of the user device at an end of the predetermined time period, the LTE base station may direct the user device to switch from the LTE base station to a 5G base station of the wireless carrier network. When the LTE base station is not carrying any active data bearer for the data traffic at the end of the predetermined time period, the LTE base station may place the user device into an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10959188
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may transmit a control channel and a data channel using contiguous resource allocations of a portion of a slot. The control channel may be associated with control channel power spectral density (PSD) and the data channel may be associated with a data channel PSD. When a difference between the control channel PSD and the data channel PSD exceeds a maximum delta value, the UE may experience degraded performance as a result of tonal interference and/or the like. In some aspects, the UE may determine a control channel transmit power for the control channel and a data channel transmit power for the data channel. The control channel transmit power and the data channel transmit power may be determined such that the maximum delta value is not exceeded and that a threshold relating to a link budget is satisfied, thereby ensuring that performance is not degraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Wei Zeng, Tingfang Ji, Amir Aminzadeh Gohari
  • Patent number: 10951380
    Abstract: Based on measurement reports reported to a base station by a plurality of UEs, the base station or a data system may dynamically configure a location of a physical random access control channel (PRACH) defined by the base station such that the PRACH is located in an optimal location. In one example, a data system may receive a plurality of subband CQI reports that includes one or more subband CQI values reported to the base station by each of a plurality of UEs served by the base station. The data system may determine, based on the plurality of subband CQI reports, that a particular range of resource blocks has a highest reported downlink air interface quality. And the data system may cause the base station define a PRACH instance in the particular range of resource blocks for carrying random access requests from the plurality of UEs to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Julio Costa, Muralidhar Malreddy, Paul Tracy, Ryan S. Talley
  • Patent number: 10951331
    Abstract: Techniques for process based antenna configuration are described, and may be implemented via a wireless device to identify different usage scenarios and to adapt antenna configurations to optimize wireless performance based on the scenarios. For instance, the described techniques enable a wireless device to be calibrated for wireless communication by identifying different obstruction states of a wireless device that correspond to ways that the wireless device is held (e.g., grasped) by a user in different scenarios. The obstruction states are then correlated to antenna positions in the wireless device to prioritize (e.g., activate) antennas that are relatively unobstructed, such as by activating unobstructed antennas and/or deactivating obstructed antennas. Further, calibration can take into specific processes (e.g., applications) and specific users to calibrate an optimize wireless performance based on ways in which a user typically interacts with a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Daniel C. Chisu, Si Chen
  • Patent number: 10952248
    Abstract: Provided are a method for receiving, by a terminal, a scheduling signaling transmitted by a transmitting node; then, deciding, by the terminal, whether a gap is to be reserved between an uplink signal symbol and an uplink physical channel symbol, and determining a time-frequency resource mapping of an uplink signal and/or an uplink physical channel; or, deciding, by the terminal, whether a predefined signal is to be transmitted on a predefined time-frequency resource within an uplink signal symbol, and determining a time-frequency resource mapping of an uplink signal and/or an uplink physical channel; transmitting, by the terminal, the uplink physical channel and/or the uplink signal, or quitting scheduling and transmitting the uplink physical channel and/or the uplink signal. Thus, when an uplink signal is transmitted on the basis of an LBT, mutual hindrance between an uplink physical channel and an uplink detection signal is effectively reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Yi Wang, Shichang Zhang, Yingyang Li
  • Patent number: 10952127
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. Some wireless communications systems support beamforming to improve the reliability of transmissions from a transmitting device to a receiving device. In some cases, a wireless device broadcasts information using beamforming. In such cases, in order to limit the overhead and power consumption associated with the broadcast, the wireless device utilizes the techniques described herein for broadcasting information using beamforming. In particular, rather than broadcasting large amounts of data in a beam-sweep, a wireless device broadcasts a relatively lightweight signal in a beam-sweep to first identify a receiving device and/or a suitable beam for communicating with a receiving device. Once the transmitting device identifies the receiving device and/or the suitable beam, the transmitting device broadcasts the data to be received by the receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Navid Abedini, Zhibin Wu, Junyi Li, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Kapil Gulati, Libin Jiang
  • Patent number: 10952271
    Abstract: A radio terminal (3) has a function of establishing a second radio connection on a second cell (20) operated by a second radio station (2) while a first radio connection on a first cell (10) operated by a first radio station (1) is established. The first radio station (1) sets up a control bearer for transferring at least a control signal regarding the radio terminal (3) between an upper network (4) and the first radio station (1). Further, the first radio station (1) is configured to trigger setup of a second bearer for transferring user data of the radio terminal (3) between the upper network (4) and the second radio station (2). It is thus for example possible to enable a single radio terminal to simultaneously set up bearers on cells of a plurality of radio stations, in order to achieve carrier aggregation of cells operated by different radio stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroaki Aminaka
  • Patent number: 10952098
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for managing capacity in a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) network. An exemplary method embodiment includes operating a Citizens Broadband Radio Service Device (CBSD) of a cell to perform the steps of: receiving a power down message; decreasing, in response to the power down message, UE inactivity timer length for one or more UEs from a first length to a second length; and continuing to transmit packets to UEs at an edge of the cell. An exemplary system embodiment includes: a CBSD of a cell that comprises: a network receiver that receives a power down message; a first processor that controls the first CBSD to decrease, in response to the power down message, UE inactivity timer length for one or more UEs from a first length to a second length; and a wireless transmitter that continues to transmit packets to UEs at an edge of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Haider Syed, Volkan Sevindik
  • Patent number: 10945239
    Abstract: A mobile station device includes an information acquisition unit that is configured to and/or programmed to acquire information, which specifies a system bandwidth and a carrier frequency of a second downlink carrier component different from a first downlink carrier component, transmitted using RRC signaling via a physical downlink shared channel within the first downlink carrier component and a communication unit that is configured to communicate with the base station device by aggregate use of both the first downlink carrier component and the second downlink carrier component, where the first downlink carrier component and the second downlink carrier component have different carrier frequencies and each of the first downlink carrier component and the second downlink carrier component has its own downlink system bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 10945161
    Abstract: According to one configuration, a communication management resource in a wireless network environment records a location of a wireless base station. The communication management resource then defines a region of wireless coverage provided by the wireless base station based on feedback received from the wireless base station. For example, in one arrangement, the user equipment provides performance metrics to the wireless base station. The wireless base station uses the performance metrics to determine boundaries associated with a region of wireless coverage provided by the wireless base station. The wireless base station communicates the boundary information to the communication management resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Charter Communications Operating, LLC
    Inventors: Haider H. Syed, Volkan Sevindik, Perwaiz Akhtar
  • Patent number: 10939311
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described for dynamically configuring a schedule and a set of transmission resources for delivering additional system information. A first type of system information, such as remaining minimum system information (RMSI), may include configuration information indicative of the dynamically-configured schedule and set of transmission resources for delivering the additional system information, such as other system information (OSI). The dynamically-configured set of transmission resources for delivering the additional system information may be a control resource set (CORESET), and control information within the CORESET may be encoded with a radio network temporary identifier that is the same as or different than the first set of system information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wooseok Nam, Tao Luo, Hung Dinh Ly, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Heechoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10939439
    Abstract: A base station holds information on uplink radio resources which has been allocated to at least one already connected communication terminal for performing radio communication using a high frequency with the base station, receives a notification of participation in a radio communication system from a new communication terminal, and allocates unallocated uplink radio resources using high frequencies to the new communication terminal based on the information on the uplink radio resources when received the notification of participation. The new communication terminal transmits data to the base station by using the allocated uplink radio resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Kato, Hiroaki Asano, Hideki Kanemoto
  • Patent number: 10939438
    Abstract: A method performed by a wireless device in a wireless communication system is discussed. The method includes receiving, by the wireless device, broadcast signaling from a network, wherein the broadcast signaling informs that the network supports a device-to-device (D2D) related information; after receiving the broadcast signaling, transmitting, by the wireless device, a message including the D2D related information based on a change of the D2D related information to the network; receiving, by the wireless device, D2D radio resources from the network via a dedicated signaling; and performing, by the wireless device, a D2D operation based on the D2D radio resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10938534
    Abstract: Provided is a data transmission system using a carrier aggregation. The data transmission system may assign a radio resource based on a correspondence relationship between a downlink and an uplink, and may transmit data using the assigned radio resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Young Jo Ko, Tae Gyun Noh, Kyoung Seok Lee, Bang Won Seo, Byung Jang Jeong, Heesoo Lee
  • Patent number: 10939324
    Abstract: A mobility management node (e.g., MME) for selecting a network access gateway node (e.g., PGW) when establishing a PDN connection for a radio terminal to a PDN identified by an APN, which mobility management node is configured to operatively manage the mobility for the radio terminal and which access gateway node is configured to operatively act as a network access gateway to the PDN so as to provide connectivity for the radio terminal to the PDN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Yong Yang, Anders Fredén, Tony Olsson
  • Patent number: 10932264
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a method and a system for adjusting a communication channel based on a signal scan result. The system includes wireless gateway modules, a wireless transceiver module and a control circuit. The control circuit determines whether or not the wireless transceiver module conducts any transmission task. The wireless transceiver module is activated to scan signals over a selected frequency when it is available. Multiple scan results can be obtained when the scanning process is repeatedly conducted in different frequencies. Signal information is recorded in a signal scan table. Thus, if the system determines the frequency needs to be adjusted based on a transmission status, one of the frequencies recorded in the table can be chosen and set for the wireless gateway module and a transmission frequency for a terminal node is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KIWI TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Jian-Hong Liu, Kuo-Chung Gan
  • Patent number: 10932268
    Abstract: An apparatus for establishing communication between a base station and different generation terminals includes a multi-protocol stack capable of processing user traffic received from different generation terminals. The apparatus also includes a common physical layer that receives user traffic from different generation terminals and identifies the generation of the terminal sending the user traffic. The user traffic is then processed and routed based on the terminal generation. Traffic can be prioritized across current and legacy terminal types based on a variety of factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Channasandra S. Ravishankar, John Corrigan, Gaguk Zakaria
  • Patent number: 10931411
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for enabling an UE to selecting acknowledgement/non-acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) resources from a subset of a gNB resource pool. The example method may receive, from an gNB, a radio resource control (RRC) configuration indicating a UE-specific resource set that is a subset of a gNB resource pool. The UE may determine one or more ACK/NACK resources from the UE-specific resource set for an upcoming physical uplink control channel (PUCCH). In some aspects, the UE may determine the one or more ACK/NACK resources based on receiving, from the gNB, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) including a corresponding ACK/NACK resource configuration. In other aspects, the RRC may contain multiple resource subsets and the UE may determine the one or more ACK/NACK resources based on determining a size of a payload for a UCI to be transmitted on the PUCCH. The aspects may thus enable dynamic ACK/NACK resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Renqiu Wang, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal, Tao Luo, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 10932177
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from improved handover techniques. For example, a communication system may allow for an autonomous user equipment handover operation in a licensed or unlicensed spectrum. A method may include receiving a measurement condition at a user equipment. The measurement condition may include a maximum duration of time for sending a message to a base station of a source cell. The message may inform the base station of the source cell that an autonomous handover is initiated. The method may also include initiating the sending of the message to the base station of the source cell during the duration of time Tamer to indicate of the measurement condition. In addition, the method may include commencing the autonomous handover after the duration of time of the measurement condition has expired or upon successful transmission of the message to the base station of the source cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Jari Petteri Lunden, Elena Virtej, Claudio Rosa, Frank Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 10925057
    Abstract: A channel selection method and a transmit end are provided. The method includes: ranking multiple channels, and generating a backoff count value; sequentially decrementing, from an initial timeslot, the backoff count value in each timeslot according to a ranking sequence of the channels and busy/idle states of all the channels until the backoff count value is 0; and selecting, from the multiple channels according to a result of the decrement performed on the backoff count value and a busy/idle state of at least one of the multiple channels, a channel that is used by the transmit end for sending data. The method and the transmit end can improve channel utilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yanchun Li, Bo Li, Qiao Qu
  • Patent number: 10915742
    Abstract: An entertainment device safety system includes a video camera configured to capture video of an entertainment device and a user of the entertainment device and a video analytic module to perform real-time video processing of the captured video to generate non-video data from video. A computer receives the video and the non-video data from the video camera analyzes the video or the non-video data to determine a user position in relation to the entertainment device. The user position is compared to a user position rule to determine whether the user position violates the user position rule. A notification is transmitted in response to a determination that the user position violates the user position rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: James Carey
  • Patent number: 10917182
    Abstract: A method for a terminal mitigating interference in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps of: receiving a first message having a previously configured pattern from a serving base station communicating cooperatively to control interference with at least one adjacent base station; triggering a common reference signal (CRS) interference mitigation function of the terminal in response to the first message in order to mitigate interference due to a CRS transmitted from the at least one adjacent base station; and cancelling interference due to the CRS on the basis of the CRS interference mitigation function, and receiving data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joseph Jeon, Eunyong Kim, Jaewon Kang
  • Patent number: 10917907
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may determine information that identifies a resource for transmitting an acknowledgment of a message associated with a random access procedure. The information that identifies the resource may be determined based at least in part on at least one of: a frequency band associated with the random access procedure, a resource associated with at least one message in a sequence of messages associated with the random access procedure, a payload of at least one message in the sequence of messages associated with the random access procedure, or a grant associated with another message in the sequence of messages associated with the random access procedure. In some aspects, the user equipment may transmit the acknowledgment based at least in part on the information that identifies the resource. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Peter Gaal, Tao Luo, Yi Huang, Renqiu Wang, Seyong Park
  • Patent number: 10917464
    Abstract: A method is provided for managing over-the-top delivery of content through a plurality of content delivery networks (CDN). The method provided works transparently with standard HTTP servers supporting an initial request for content from a client to a first preferred CDN. If the first CDN does not have the content, the method includes provisions for the first CDN to acquire the content from a second CDN, or for the client to request the content from a second CDN directly. A system is also specified for implementing a client and server infrastructure in accordance with the provisions of the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Kevin J. Ma, Raj Nair, Rob Hickey, Daniel Biagini, Chin-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10917298
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for global device management architecture with regional autonomy for devices on a cellular network are disclosed. The computer implemented method for optimizing device management architecture for IoT devices includes providing device information to a server in a master node for registering a device with the master node; providing rules to assign the device to at least one node based on the device information; assigning the device to the at least one node in response to the rules; and automatically configuring the device to connect the device to the assigned node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Netanel, Narendra Sharma, Yixiang Chen, Manish Mishra
  • Patent number: 10917347
    Abstract: There is provided a method including acquiring, by a controller of a control interface part, a control plane message requesting an update of a processing thread-specific hash table of a user plane processing thread; providing, by the controller, the message to a queue of the user plane processing thread; obtaining, by the user plane processing thread, the control plane message from the queue; updating, by the user plane processing thread based on the obtained control plane message, the processing thread-specific hash table; indicating, by the user plane processing thread, to the controller that the requested update is processed in response to the updating; obtaining, by the user plane processing thread, at least one user plane message from the queue; and processing, by the user plane processing thread, the at least one user plane message based at least partly on the processing thread-specific hash table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventor: Juha-Matti Tilli
  • Patent number: 10917868
    Abstract: In one aspect of the present invention, there is provided an event notification method of an AMF in a wireless communication system. The event notification method includes receiving, from a requester, a subscribe message for a notification subscribe to a mobility event of a UE, wherein the subscribe message includes an identifier (ID) of the UE and an event filter for filtering the mobility event; performing a registration procedure for the UE; and when the mobility event filtered by the event filter happens in the registration procedure, completing the registration procedure of a notification message for the mobility event and then sending the notification message to a SMF, wherein if the subscribe message includes an indicator indicating a maintenance of a connected mode of the UE, the connected mode of the UE is maintained for a predetermined time after the registration procedure is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myungjune Youn, Jinsook Ryu
  • Patent number: 10917750
    Abstract: A vehicle system may include wireless transmitters carried by a vehicle and spaced apart from one another and configured to transmit wireless signals, a portable device configured to receive the wireless signals from the wireless transmitters, and a controller carried by the vehicle. The controller may be configured to wirelessly communicate with the portable device, cooperate with the portable device to determine when the portable device enters into one of a plurality of different zones relative to the vehicle based upon the received wireless location signals, with the zones having different respective vehicle control functions associated therewith. The controller may also be configured to enable the respective vehicle control function associated with the zone entered into by the portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Santavicca, Tristen Kyle Pierson, Benson James Brady
  • Patent number: RE48463
    Abstract: A service control method for a machine type communications (MTC) device and a related apparatus, where the method includes receiving, by an access-network network element, a paging request message from a core-network network element, wherein the paging request message carries device type indication information of a paged user equipment (UE), determining a device type of the UE according to the device type indication information of the UE, and paging the UE using a dedicated paging resource allocated to an MTC device when the UE is the MTC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wanqiang Zhang, Xiaolong Guo, Qi Yu, Huadong Hu