Load Balancing Patents (Class 455/453)
  • Patent number: 11019621
    Abstract: A wireless network having one or more access points and one or more stations may improve spectrum efficiency for uplink transmissions by assigning a plurality of stations to a channel (or subchannel), each with a different priority. A channel may be assigned to a first station with the first priority, a second station with a second priority, and so on (e.g., instead of assigning the channel to just one station). An access point may transmit information indicative of the channel assignments, priorities, and other information used by stations to perform uplink transmissions. If a station with the highest priority receives the data from the access point, it may start transmission. A station with a lower priority may listen, during a listening period, to the same channel and determine whether the higher priority station started transmission during the listening period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Wessam Afifi Ahmed, Enrico-Henrik Rantala, Eric Torkildson, Sayantan Choudhury, Esa Juhani Tuomaala
  • Patent number: 10979948
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing handover coordination between base stations are disclosed. In a first embodiment, a method is disclosed, comprising: receiving, at a base station, a first serving cell signal measurement and a first neighbor cell signal measurement from a particular user equipment (UE); sending an adjustment message, from the base station to the UE, containing a cell-specific offset of the serving cell and a cell-specific offset of the neighbor cell in a reporting threshold based on at least one handover adjustment factor received from a coordinating node; receiving, at the base station and subsequent to adjusting the cell-specific offsets, a second serving cell signal measurement and a second neighbor cell signal measurement; and deciding whether to trigger a handover event based on the first and the second serving cell signal measurement and the first and the second neighbor cell signal measurement and the cell-specific offsets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Yang Cao, Zeev Lubenski, Kaitki Agarwal, Prashanth Rao, Rahul Atri
  • Patent number: 10980012
    Abstract: A signal transmission method for a transmission apparatus having at least two transmission paths and an apparatus for performing the same are provided. The method includes identifying a starting point of a frame, identifying, on the basis of the starting point of the frame, whether a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) has been allocated, determining an on/off-state of each transmission path on the basis of whether the PDSCH has been allocated, and transmitting a signal by using a transmission path in an on-state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yonghae Choi, Kiho Cho
  • Patent number: 10972949
    Abstract: The invention relates to the initiation of a service to a mobile terminal capable of communicating via at least a first and second access network. Further, the invention relates to a reduction of power consumption of mobile terminals supporting connectivity to at least two access networks. The invention also relates to mobile communication systems and in particular to mobile communications through heterogeneous access networks. In order to prove improved method for initiating services to mobile terminals and/or to reduce power consumption of mobile terminals, the invention introduces of a sleep state that can be entered by the terminal for an access system if same is not used. Upon requesting a service from/to the mobile terminal, the mobile terminal starts service initiation through a second access system and transits back to active state for the first access system for service provision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Jens Bachmann, Kilian Weniger, Rolf Hakenberg
  • Patent number: 10965431
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for feeding back channel quality information and performing scheduling using the fed-back channel quality information in a wireless communication system based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA). In the OFDMA wireless communication system, forward performance degradation due to a decrease in an amount of reverse channel quality information is reduced, and also an increase in the reverse load due to channel quality information feedback is suppressed. A base station controls power of a physical channel using information fed back from a mobile station. In a method for feeding back channel quality information from the mobile station, sub-band-by-sub-band channel quality information is measured and channel-by-channel quality information of a number of channels is transmitted in order of sub-bands of better channel quality information. Average channel quality information for a total band is measured and transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hwan-Joon Kwon, Kyeong-In Jeong, Jin-Kyu Han, Dong-Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10952133
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a method for managing SOR information by UE in an automatic network selection mode in a wireless communication network. The method includes receiving the SOR information from one of a first VPLMN and a HPLMN and determining whether a SOR information security check is successful and the UE is camped on one of the first VPLMN and the HPLMN and performing one of: continuing to receive services from the HPLMN on determining that the UE is camped on the HPLMN irrespective of the SOR information security check, continuing to receive services from the first VPLMN on determining that the UE is camped on the first VPLMN and that the SOR information security check is successful, and automatically triggering a registration to a second VPLMN available on determining that the UE is camped on the first VPLMN and that the SOR information security check is unsuccessful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lalith Kumar, Shweta Madhurapantula, Nitesh Pushpak Shah
  • Patent number: 10952119
    Abstract: A base station of the cellular network receives a history of wireless access of a user device. When the history indicates that the user device is a mobile device, the base station commands the user device to perform a mobility measurement. When the history indicates that the user device is a stationary device, the base station commands the user device to bypass the mobility measurement. The user device is determined to be a mobile device when the history indicates that the user device is wirelessly connected with at least two different base stations within a threshold period of time. The user device is determined to be a stationary device when the history indicates that the user device is connected with the base station and no other base station within a threshold period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Wang
  • Patent number: 10945124
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for establishing an interface and communication between a relay node (RN) and a core network. The method may include: a base station sends an IP address of a control plane node of the core network to an RN; the RN initiates a process for establishing an interface with the control plane node corresponding to the IP address. Alternatively, the method may include: a base station sends an IP address and an identification of a control plane node of the core network to an RN; the base station sends an IP address and an identification of the RN to the control plane node of the core network; the RN and the node communicate with each other by using information of each other received from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lixiang Xu, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 10944838
    Abstract: A control device configured to receive a service request that comprises a request for a resource associated with a network function or a network service in the communication system, obtain a descriptor based on the service request, derive a metadata of a service availability level from the descriptor, obtain a commissioning value, wherein the commissioning value is associated with requirements for a service, map the commissioning value with the metadata of the service availability level, derive the service availability level for the resource associated with the network function or the network service based on the mapped commissioning value with the metadata of the service availability level. A corresponding resource manager derives an assigned resource corresponding to the resource associated with the network function or the network service and the assigned resource fulfills the derived service availability and reliability requirement for the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shaoji Ni
  • Patent number: 10945193
    Abstract: The present invention provides a congestion control method and apparatus. The method includes: sending, by a user equipment, a first network connection request to a network device of a first mobile network; receiving, by the user equipment, a first network connection rejection message from the network device, where the first network connection rejection message includes network switching indication information, where the network switching indication information is used for instructing the user equipment to switch to a second mobile network, and the network switching indication information is from a subscription manager SM; and accessing, by the user equipment, the second mobile network according to the network switching indication information. The present invention ensures normal execution of a service on an eUICC user equipment when network congestion occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yijun Yu
  • Patent number: 10939468
    Abstract: A radio receiver is arranged to receive radio signals. The radio receiver includes a tuner, which outputs an electronic signal representing radio waves received by the radio receiver; a correlator, which cross-correlates a predetermined signal pattern with the electronic signal, and outputs a correlation signal; and a clear channel assessment module. The clear channel assessment module determines when the number of peaks in the correlation signal, over a fixed time window, exceeds a threshold count value, and outputs a busy signal in response to determining that the number of peaks exceeds the threshold count value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Nordic Semiconductor ASA
    Inventors: Vemund Bakken, Meng Cai
  • Patent number: 10936078
    Abstract: A configurable load balancer can be utilized in a multi-tenant environment, where the load balancer can incorporate, or utilize, an account management service operable to perform security tasks such as authentication, authorization, and session management. Customers can utilize the load balancer to control access that users have to resources associated with those customers, without having to build and maintain a dedicated user management system. By implementing security functionality at the load balancer level, traffic can be managed before reaching the resources, which can help to reduce traffic and load on the resources, and can also help to prevent attacks and secure sensitive information. Visibility into the traffic through the load balancer also allows for behavior and usage monitoring, which is helpful for tasks such as billing and usage limit enforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Branchek Roth, Quynh Khac Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10932275
    Abstract: A client device may obtain a first measurement corresponding to a serving WLAN access point that uses a first channel. The client device may also obtain a second measurement corresponding to a target WLAN access point that uses a second channel. To facilitate intelligent wireless channel selection, the client device may weight at least one of the first measurement and the second measurement based on channel selection settings to obtain at least one weighted measurement. The client device may determine whether to roam from the serving WLAN access point to the target WLAN access point based on the at least one weighted measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Prateek Agrawal, Uday Sooryakant Hegde
  • Patent number: 10932315
    Abstract: A method performed by a user equipment (UE) for establishing a call in a wireless communication network, the method includes determining a first call control (CC) state of the UE after a recovery procedure for a call establishment is performed, sending a CC status enquiry message to a first base station connected to a first network, determining a second CC state of the first base station from a CC status message received from the first base station in response to the CC status enquiry message, and establishing the call by updating the first CC state based on the determined second CC state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Goutham Ponnamreddy, Umasankar Ceendhralu Baskar, Naga Sreenivas Pydimarri, Pavan Kumar Devarayanigari, Diwakar Sharma
  • Patent number: 10912093
    Abstract: A wireless communication apparatus/system/method utilizing directional data transmission over a communication (e.g., mmW) band, which announces statistics about channel use in specific directions and across all directions to other stations. These announcements can be broadcast with network discovery signals, such as DMG beacons or announce frames. The announcements can be broadcasted as channel statistics for each scheduled allocation, and/or as spatial direction statistics in the direction where the carrying frame is sent. These announcements can be added to the extended schedule element allocation field or any other element. The spatial loading element contains the statistics of the spatial loading in all directions and the channel loading statistics across all directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mohamed Abouelseoud
  • Patent number: 10912042
    Abstract: A method for adjusting power of a terminal includes monitoring, by the terminal, usage of an uplink carrier, where the carrier usage includes at least one of a quantity of carriers, duration of continuous use of one or more carriers, and a temperature of the terminal. The method further includes adding, by the terminal, a power back-off value during calculation of power headroom when the terminal detects that the carrier usage satisfies a preset condition, to reduce a value of power headroom of the one or more carriers. The method further includes reporting, by the terminal, the value of the power headroom to a network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yongbo Zeng, Jian Wang, Haibo Xu, Liping Chen, Hongyue Wang
  • Patent number: 10912119
    Abstract: A method of performing channel access on an unlicensed band by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, includes sensing a carrier of an unlicensed band for receiving a downlink signal; and receiving the downlink signal when power detected by sensing the carrier is less than an energy detection threshold that is configured by a base station, wherein the energy detection threshold is configured to be equal to or less than a maximum energy detection threshold determined by the base station, and wherein when a different radio access technology (RAT) sharing the carrier is able to exist, the maximum energy detection threshold is determined adaptively to a bandwidth of the carrier using a decibel value of a ratio between a reference bandwidth and the bandwidth of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10887200
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate client device band steering based upon deep packet inspection information. An access point may be configured to steer one or more client devices from a low frequency band to a high frequency band, and vice versa, based on the status of the low frequency band and/or high frequency band and the client devices associated with the bands. The access point may perform a deep packet inspection of data packet traffic associated with each associated client device, and may classify each client device as either a device associated with a media session or a device that is not associated with a media session based upon information retrieved from the deep packet inspection. The access point may choose one or more client devices to disassociate from a frequency band based upon the media session classification of the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Subha Rajasekar
  • Patent number: 10856172
    Abstract: A mechanism for attributing users to a plurality of sub bands in a time slot t in a multiple access communications system, said method comprising assigning a combination of users to a sub band on a Proportional Fairness basis, that is to say whichever combination of users maximizes a Proportional Fairness performance metric for that channel, where the performance metric is weighted by a weighting factor reflecting the difference for that user between a target throughput and a projected throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignees: INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM / TELECOM BRETAGNE, UNIVERSITÉ LIBANAISE, UNIVERSITÉ SAINT-ESPRIT DE KASLIK
    Inventors: Marie-Rita Hojeij, Joumana Farah, Charbel Abdel Nour, Catherine Douillard
  • Patent number: 10833808
    Abstract: Multicast error detection and recovery may be provided. A join request for a multicast stream may be sent from a first network node to a second network node. The join request may be sent over a first link of a plurality of links between the first network node and the second network node. A redirect message indicating that the second network node cannot accommodate the join request may be received by the first network node from the second network node. In response to receiving the redirect message, the join request for the multicast stream may not be sent on a second link of the plurality of links by the first network node to the second network node. And in response to receiving the redirect message, an alternate upstream network node may be determined by the first network node to send the join request for the multicast stream to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Roshan Lal, Rishi Chhibber, Mankamana Prasad Mishra, Peter Psenak, Padmanab Pathikonda, Francesco Meo, Anand Kumar Singh
  • Patent number: 10827465
    Abstract: A communication network for an industrial application of allocating radio resources for one or more radio devices is provided. A global resource coordinator in the communication network allocates first radio resources to a first local resource coordinator in a first cell of the communication network. The first radio resources are used by at least one non-stationary radio device in the first cell, making some of the first radio resources allocated to a non-stationary radio device in the first cell exclusively available for the non-stationary radio device in one or more second cells next to the first cell. The global resource coordinator divides radio resources allocated to the non-stationary radio device in time slots in the time domain in a disjunctive manner into a first portion for the non-stationary radio device and a second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ismet Aktas, Junaid Ansari
  • Patent number: 10820244
    Abstract: Traffic associated with user equipment that are coupled to a first radio access network is steered to a second radio access network based on an adaptable signal strength criterion. The signal strength criterion is related to real-time network load conditions of the first radio access network and can be broadcasted from a serving access point to the user equipment. Moreover, the signal strength criterion facilitates steering, to the second radio network, traffic associated with user equipment that are located closer to a cell edge of the first radio access network before steering traffic associated with user equipment are located further away from the cell edge. In addition, based on the network congestion within the first radio access network, the signal strength criterion is modified to adjust the number of user equipment that are steered to the second radio network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T MOBILITY II LLC, AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Zhi Cui, Arthur Richard Brisebois, Ye Chen, Thomas W. Henderson, Vince Spatafora, Yonghui Tong, Donald E. Zelmer
  • Patent number: 10813100
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for assigning resources for low cost user equipments (UEs). A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method generally includes determining a first bandwidth, within a second bandwidth, for resources available for downlink data transmissions, wherein the first bandwidth is greater than the second bandwidth, determining a third bandwidth for resources available for uplink transmissions, wherein a bandwidth for resources available for uplink transmissions is different than the bandwidth for resources available for downlink transmissions, wherein the third bandwidth is greater than the first bandwidth, and communicating with a network using the determined downlink and uplink resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10812989
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method and an apparatus for forecasting capacity saturations of cells in a wireless communication system based on per-cell resource utilizations and determining whether to deploy a new cell based on a forecast result are provided. The method includes acquiring first data related to a resource utilization of a cell from the cell, deducing a certain pattern corresponding to a predetermined time period from the first data, acquiring second data by converting the first data based on a shape of an abnormal pattern corresponding to the certain pattern among multiple preconfigured abnormal patterns, and forecasting whether the cell capacity is saturated based on the second data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seoungho Jeong, Wontai Kim, Jingoo Seo, Jaeyoung Seol
  • Patent number: 10813110
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for scheduling radio resources for a terminal are disclosed. The present disclosure in some embodiments provides a method and apparatus which predict fluctuations in the latency that may occur at the time of packet transfer between the terminal and a server in the mobile communication network, select the radio resource to be allocated for the terminal, and transmit information thereon to the server and the terminal, whereby maximizing the efficiency of packet transfer between the terminal and the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dongjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10791442
    Abstract: A system for autonomously monitoring and managing consumer device assets includes a plurality of consumer device assets registered with a remote computer server platform. The remote computer server platform is configured to execute software applications for monitoring and managing the consumer device assets. The consumer device assets communicate operational status information and consumer usage information to the remote computer server platform automatically as a result of pre-programmed conditions and/or instructions received from the remote computer server platform. The remote computer server platform monitors the consumer device assets by processing the operational status information and consumer usage information automatically according to preprogrammed conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: M2M Solutions LLC
    Inventor: Philip Bernard Wesby
  • Patent number: 10769947
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing mobile access points as fixed access points in a network of moving things, for example including autonomous vehicles. As non-limiting examples, various aspects of this disclosure provide systems and methods for strategically positioning mobile access points at fixed locations, for example to flexibly augment the capabilities of the vehicle communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Veniam, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Cardoso de Moura
  • Patent number: 10757692
    Abstract: The method includes: receiving, by an access point device, at least one network standard configuration request message sent by at least one terminal device, where the at least one network standard configuration request message indicates a network standard that needs to be used by the at least one terminal device; determining, by the access point device according to the network standard configuration request message sent by the at least one terminal device, a same network standard that needs to be used by all or some of the at least one terminal device, as a target network standard; and sending, by the access point device, a network standard trigger message to the all or some of the at least one terminal device, where the network standard trigger message indicates the target network standard configured by the access point device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingjie Dong
  • Patent number: 10755108
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a motion condition estimation device, a motion condition estimation method and a motion condition estimation program capable of accurately estimating the motion condition of monitored subjects even in a crowded environment. [Solution] A motion condition estimation device according to the present invention is provided with a quantity estimating means 81 and a motion condition estimating means 82. The quantity estimating means 81 uses a plurality of chronologically consecutive images to estimate a quantity of monitored subjects for each local region in each image. The motion condition estimating means 82 estimates the motion condition of the monitored subjects from chronological changes in the quantities estimated in each local region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Miyano
  • Patent number: 10742342
    Abstract: A method of managing uplink interference at a base station includes: detecting uplink interference caused by one or more inter-cell user equipments to an uplink channel of a base station, the one or more inter-cell user equipments associated with a neighboring base station; receiving, at the base station, assistance information from the neighboring base station, the assistance information comprising a parameter list of ongoing transmissions by the one or more user equipments associated with the neighboring base station; and performing uplink interference cancellation, at the base station, on at least a portion of a received signal based on the assistance information to generate a resulting signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soumya Das, Bongyong Song, Samir Salib Soliman, Kaushik Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 10721746
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for assigning wireless resources to a high power wireless device. In some embodiments, a quality of service metric used for communication between a wireless device and an access node is identified, wherein the wireless device is configured to transmit an uplink signal at a first signal level that meets a power criteria. Default uplink resource are assigned to the wireless device based on the identified quality of service criteria, wherein the default uplink resources are associated with a default wireless device configured to transmit an uplink signal at a second signal level that does not meet the power criteria. And uplink communication is received at the access node from the wireless device using the assigned default uplink resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth Oroskar, Jasinder Singh
  • Patent number: 10716033
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transferring a session from a packet switched access network to a circuit switched access network. A Mobility Management Entity receives a service type indicator from a gateway node. The service type indicator indicates a type of service for the session, and is associated with bearers used for the session. The Mobility Management Entity subsequently receives, from an eNodeB, an indication that the session is to be transferred from the packet switched network to the circuit switched access network. The Mobility Management Entity determines the bearers associated with the session using the service type indicator, and initiates transfer of the session using those bearers. This ensures that the correct bearers are transferred regardless of whether or not identifiers such as QCI values have been ascribed to other types of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TELEGONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Lindholm, Ralf Keller
  • Patent number: 10699231
    Abstract: A graphical workflow definition and management tool enables administrators and other authorized users to implement a workflow process that can be used to evaluate project submissions or other applications that require step-by-step process completion. The steps required to navigate through the workflow are first defined. Inputs, outputs, and actions, including conditional criteria, can be specified for the steps. The flow of control between the individual steps in the workflow is mapped out; changes to the status of a project submission can cause a submission to migrate to a succeeding step in the workflow. A “sandbox” testing environment allows changes to any aspect of the workflow to be safely evaluated without affecting live data. Conflicts between production and test workflows are identified and intelligently resolved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CLEAN POWER RESEARCH, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Ressler, Scott Tewel, Robert Orleth, Jeremy Stone
  • Patent number: 10687226
    Abstract: A coordinated multiple-AP system and method for alleviating AP overloading, sticky clients, and RF interference for use in a non-WLAN Controller (WLC) communication environment, such as a home network. In the present system and method AP periodically measure the communication environment and share the measured data with other APs in the same communication environment. The shared communication environment data is utilized to collaboratively determine best data transmission scenarios for supported clients. Best data transmission scenarios include but are not limited to optimized Client Link Management and Radio Resource Management.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc
    Inventor: John Charles Bahr
  • Patent number: 10681630
    Abstract: Systems and methods herein provide for the aggregation of a plurality of wireless base stations for access by a Mobile Central Office (MCO) communicating with user equipment (UEs) through a network. In one embodiment, a communication system includes a first plurality of wireless base stations, each being operable to communicate with UEs. The system also includes a base station aggregator operable to aggregate the wireless base stations into a virtual base station, and to interface with the MCO. The base station aggregator is further operable to process a request from the MCO for access to communications provided by the virtual base station, to grant the request, to intermediate on behalf of the MCO, and to exchange communications between the MCO and a UE subscribing to the MCO and operating within the coverage of the virtual base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard McKibben, Mark J. Poletti, Kyung Mun, Daniel Rice
  • Patent number: 10667571
    Abstract: A wearable communications assembly is worn by a user and includes a wearable device adapted to be worn by an individual in a defined area. A contextual sensor such as an environmental sensor is affixed to the wearable device in a manner such that the contextual sensor senses a condition of the defined area. The contextual sensor creates a contextual signal. The wearable communications assembly also includes a storage device electrically connected to the contextual sensor for receiving and storing the contextual signal such for download when the wearable communications assembly is in communication with system apart from the wearable communications assembly. The communication between the wearable communications assembly and the system apart therefrom may be wireless and/or wired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventors: Anupam Sengupta, Senni Perumal, Mikhail Zhavoronkov
  • Patent number: 10652863
    Abstract: Provided is a base station capable of suppressing increase of overhead of allocation result report in frequency scheduling in multi-carrier communication and obtaining a sufficient frequency diversity effect. In the base station, encoding units (101-1 to 101-n) encode data (#1 to #n) to mobile stations (#1 to #n), modulation units (102-1 to 102-n) modulate the encoded data so as to generate a data symbol, a scheduler (103) performs frequency scheduling according to a CQI from each mobile station so as to uniformly allocate data to the respective mobile stations for a part of RB extracted from a plurality of RB, and an SCCH generation unit (105) generates control information (SCCH information) to report the allocation result in the scheduler (103) to the respective mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Kuri, Akihiko Nishio, Masaru Fukuoka, Kenichi Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 10645718
    Abstract: A method for scheduling by a base station is provided. The method includes updating a first time that is required to complete ongoing data transmission with respect to terminals to which the base station is transmitting the data for a predetermined period, updating a second time that is delayed from a scheduled data transmission completion time with respect to the terminals whenever the data transmission is completed, determining priority values on the basis of the updated first time and the updated second time with respect to the terminals for the predetermined period, and performing the scheduling of the resources with respect to one or more of the terminals on the basis of the determined priority values for the predetermined period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohan Kim, Song Chong, Eunyong Kim, Joseph Jeon, Okyoung Choi, Changsik Lee
  • Patent number: 10616794
    Abstract: A degree of congestion of a wireless communication service is accurately calculated. A wireless communication device includes a particular signal strength acquiring unit, a received signal strength acquiring unit, and a congestion calculating unit. The particular signal strength acquiring unit acquires a strength of a particular signal that is transmitted from a base station, and is to be referred to at a time of base station selection. The received signal strength acquiring unit acquires a strength of a received signal transmitted in the carrier frequency band from the base station. The congestion calculating unit calculates a degree of congestion of the base station by using the strength of the particular signal and the strength of the received signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Tsuda, Takashi Usui
  • Patent number: 10616914
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may schedule a mini-slot for transmission of unicast data to a particular user equipment. The mini-slot may be scheduled in a portion of a downlink common burst portion of a slot. The apparatus may transmit a signal, including the unicast data, within the mini-slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Jing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10560964
    Abstract: A method for performing channel access in an unlicensed band by a base station in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: sensing, in an unlicensed band, a carrier for transmitting a downlink signal; and transmitting the downlink signal when power detected by sensing the carrier is less than an energy detection threshold set by the base station, wherein the energy detection threshold is set to be equal to or less than a maximum energy detection threshold determined by the base station, and when another radio access technology (RAT) sharing the carrier exists, the maximum energy detection threshold is adaptively determined depending on the bandwidth size of the carrier, using the value, in decibels, of the ration between a reference bandwidth and the bandwidth of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10548140
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a method of assigning resources to eNodeBs in a mobility management entity (MME) pool, including determining a first relative capacity for a first eNodeB based on at least one of latency between the first eNodeB and a first MME and the location of the first eNodeB. A second relative capacity may be determined for a second eNodeB based on at least one of latency between the second eNodeB and the first MME and the location of the second eNodeB. The first and second relative capacities may be indicative of relative capacity values greater than zero. The relative capacities may be provided to the first and second eNodeBs, and a portion of traffic sent from the first and second eNodeBs to the first MME may be based on the first and second relative capacities, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: AFFIRMED NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Haibo Qian, Fred Rink, Bret Bieghler
  • Patent number: 10548076
    Abstract: A wireless resource is utilized efficiently. An information processing apparatus is an information processing apparatus that includes a control unit. The control unit provided in the information processing apparatus performs control for aborting, when a packet decided to be transmitted from a second network different from a first network to which the own apparatus belongs is detected, reception of the packet. Further, the control unit provided in the information processing apparatus performs control for dealing with carrier sense as an idle state based on a reception strength of the packet decided to be transmitted from the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Itagaki, Tomoya Yamaura, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10542581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a technology for managing discontinuous reception (DRX). DRX cycles of different cycle lengths are configured according to service types of UE. If it is identified that the user equipment (UE) initiates a voice service, a relatively short first long DRX cycle is configured for the UE or the UE is instructed to deactivate DRX; and if it is identified that the UE does not perform a voice service, a relatively long second long DRX cycle is configured for the UE. The UE performs corresponding receiver on/off control according to the configured long DRX cycle, so as to receive downlink data or hibernate. According to the solution provided in the present invention, a DRX cycle of UE can be flexibly configured, so that a better balance between power consumption reduction of the UE and user experience improvement can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zishuai Li, Zhulin Cheng, Nan Zhao
  • Patent number: 10542452
    Abstract: Quality of service may be enhanced for high priority traffic. A UE may communicate within a packet switched system, e.g., an LTE network. The UE may use a first or default bearer for signaling messages of high priority services and a second bearer for messages of low priority services. For example, the first bearer may have a quality of service class identifier (QCI) value of 5 while the second bearer may have a QCI value other than 5, (e.g., 6-9). The first bearer may be used for signaling messages associated with voice over IP, video over IP, and/or SMS over IP, as desired. The second bearer may be used for messages (e.g., signaling messages) associated with other, lower priority services. For example, the second bearer may be used for presence messages or instant messages or other lower priority messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Krisztian Kiss
  • Patent number: 10541855
    Abstract: An individual session border controller in a cluster of SBCs, e.g., in a Cloud, sends a resource utilization reporting message to the current master resource manager for the cluster. In response to the received utilization reporting message from the individual SBC, the master resource manager determines a mode of operation, e.g. one of: normal, critical or overshoot, for the cluster and a resource allocation for the SBC, the resource allocation method used being different for at least two different modes. The master resource manager communicates the determined cluster mode and the determined resource allocation to the individual SBC, e.g., in a response message. The SBC controls its resource utilization reporting rate as a function of the mode. In at least one mode, e.g., normal mode, the SBC is allowed to use more resources, e.g., X % more, than the amount of resources allocated to the SBC by the master resource manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ribbon Communications Operating Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Prince Arimpur Cheerotha Philip, Pendyala Satya Ravi Kiran, Kumar Saurabh, Yasaswy Ramachandra Avasarala
  • Patent number: 10531369
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method in a radio network node (1) for enabling a user equipment (10) to access a radio communications network. The user equipment (10) is located in an area of the radio communications network. The radio network node (1) retrieves a system signature. The system signature is indicating a set of system information to be used by the user equipment (10) to access the radio network node (1). The radio network node (1) then transmits the system signature within the area. This enables the user equipment (10) to access the radio communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: P{dot over (a)}l Frenger, Niclas Wiberg
  • Patent number: 10499397
    Abstract: A communication control device including: an acquisition unit configured to acquire band use information indicating which cell of a macro cell and a small cell partially or entirely overlapping with the macro cell uses each of a plurality of frequency bands used by one of the macro cell and the small cell; and a communication control unit configured to notify a terminal device of the band use information. The communication control device improves radio communication of a terminal device when a small cell is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroaki Takano
  • Patent number: 10484929
    Abstract: Examples provide an access node controller, an apparatus for an access node, an access node for a mobile communication system, a mobile communication system, method and computer program for an access node. The access node controller is configured to determine one or more transmission parameters for a first access node of a mobile communication system. The mobile communication system further comprises a second access node. The access node controller comprises one or more interfaces configured to obtain priority area information of the second access node. The second access node has priority access in the priority area compared to the first access node. The access node controller comprises a control module configured to control the one or more interfaces and configured to determine the one or more transmission parameters for the first access node based on the priority area information of the second access node and based on an access condition at a priority area boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Beeshanga Jayawickrama, Ying He, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Markus Dominik Mueck, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Christian Drewes
  • Patent number: RE48005
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for avoiding interference resulting from data transmission between an adjacent second base station and a second relay station placed within the coverage of the adjacent second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Han-Byul Seo, Byoung-Hoon Kim