Specific Paging Technique Patents (Class 455/458)
  • Patent number: 10728911
    Abstract: A method includes receiving at a device a request to send data to a destination device. The device includes first subscriber identity module (SIM) card information that enables first delivery according to a best-efforts delivery priority via a wireless network and includes second SIM card information that enables second delivery according to a quality of service delivery priority at or above a first delivery rate via the wireless network. The method includes determining, at the device, a first portion of the data to send using the first delivery based on a throughput value for data transmission to the destination device via the first delivery. The method also includes determining, at the device, a second portion of the data to send using the second delivery based on the throughput value. The second portion includes none of the data responsive to the throughput value being greater than a first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Myranda Johnson, Victor Mancheno
  • Patent number: 10728811
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for machine type communication in a wireless communication system, and according to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for receiving a paging message in a wireless communication system for supporting MTC comprises the steps of: determining whether there is a terminal within a normal coverage (NC) or an extended coverage (EC), transmitting, to a network, state information including EC function support information and/or area display information of the NC or the EC according to the determination result; determining a paging receiving time according to an operation mode related to the state information, and receiving the paging message according to the determined paging receiving time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang-Bum Kim, Jae-Hyuk Jang, Kyeong-In Jeong, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Soeng-Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 10721763
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for optimizing delivery of a small amount of mobile originated (MO) or mobile terminated (MT) data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alberto Rico Alvarino, Mungal Singh Dhanda
  • Patent number: 10701668
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for improved tracking area planning and handling, comprising: assigning a single tracking area code to a plurality of eNodeBs at a messaging concentrator gateway, the messaging concentrator gateway situated in a network between the plurality of eNodeBs and the core network; storing, at the messaging concentrator gateway, at least one indicator of a last known location of a user equipment (UE) other than the single tracking area code; receiving a paging message from the core network at the messaging concentrator gateway for a UE; and performing a paging sequence using the at least one indicator to identify a set of eNodeBs to page the UE, thereby allowing larger tracking area list sizes to be used without increasing signaling traffic between the radio access network and the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitki Agarwal, Kartik Shashikant Raval
  • Patent number: 10701665
    Abstract: An embodiment method includes: obtaining, by a communications device, a DRX period of a first device and an identifier of the first device; determining, according to the DRX period of the first device and the identifier of the first device, a paging occasion on which the first device pages a second device; and transmitting, by the communications device, a first paging message on the paging occasion on which the first device pages the second device, where the first paging message is used by the first device to page the second device, and the communications device is the first device or the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu Cai, Da Wang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10701658
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a system that registers a communication device with a temporary IMSI shared among multiple communication devices with a virtual registration function. Further, the system provisions an active IMSI using a virtual Over-the-Air (OTA) function onto the communication device and indicates to the communication device to register with a registration function using the active IMSI. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Walter Cooper Chastain, Stephen Emille Chin
  • Patent number: 10694492
    Abstract: A base station used in a mobile communication system, includes: a controller configured to cause a user equipment to transition to a specific state in which a paging area is configured in the user equipment from the base station, perform a paging for the user equipment by the base station with another base station that are correspond to the paging area, when the base station receives a non-access stratum signaling from a core network to the user equipment, and transmit a failure notification from the base station to the core network in response to failing to the paging. The failure notification comprises an identifier for identifying the user equipment, and information indicating a cause of failure of the paging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 10687383
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed herein provide for sending queries and commands related to an extended idle mode discontinuous reception operation (eIDRX). There are vendor and manufacturer specific mechanisms for determining the eIDRX parameters of different, but there is currently not a network wide, standardized protocol for sending AT commands relating to eIDRX for device. In an embodiment, standardized eIDRX protocol can enable a mobile network to query a device to determine the current eIDRX mode and parameters, to query the device about the list/range of supported parameters, and to program the device to start using a new eIDRX parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Yupeng Jia, Inderpreet Ahluwalia
  • Patent number: 10687291
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some wireless communications systems, a base station may communicate with multiple user equipment (UEs) using multiple radio access technologies (RATs) on a single carrier. As described herein, a base station may transmit an indication that a carrier associated with a first RAT (e.g., Long Term Evolution (LTE)) may support communications using a second RAT (e.g., New Radio (NR)). The base station may transmit the indication in a control channel (e.g., physical broadcast control channel (PBCH)) on the carrier sent along with synchronization signals associated with the first RAT. A UE configured to communicate using the second RAT (e.g., NR) may receive the indication in the control channel and utilize the synchronization signals (e.g., LTE synchronization signals) to synchronize with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Juan Montojo, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Valentin Alexandru Gheorghiu, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10667190
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems using Enhanced Dedicated Core Network (DCN) selection are disclosed. One representative method includes receiving, by the core network entity from another core network entity, information indicating that a DCN type is new or has change for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU); and sending a message, by the core network entity to the WTRU, including a new or a changed DCN type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmoud Watfa, Behrouz Aghili
  • Patent number: 10660064
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a communication system, a base station, a host node, and a communication method in order to address one or more of the above-described problems. A communication system according to the present invention is a communication system including: a base station (10) and a host node (40) that communicates with the base station (10). The base station (10) included in the communication system transmits to the host node (40) setting information indicating whether or not a paging message transmitted from the host node (40) can be transmitted to other base stations, and the host node (40) receives the setting information from the base station (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10659993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for effectively transmitting or receiving paging in a wireless communication system supporting a plurality of services. A method for transmitting paging by a base station in a wireless communication system supporting a plurality of services according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises the steps of: transmitting information on a paging slice corresponding to a service in which paging is transmitted to a terminal; and transmitting the paging to the terminal through the paging slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Heui Ryoo, Jung-Soo Jung, Ra-Yeon Ahn, Ji-Won Hwang
  • Patent number: 10645671
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present application provides a method for light connection control for a User Equipment (UE), comprising the following steps of: acquiring, by a first radio access network node, light connection information for a UE; storing, by the first radio access network node, the acquired light connection Information; and, performing, by the first radio access network node, light connection control of the UE based on the acquired light connection information for the UE. By adopting the technical scheme disclosed in the present application, the signaling overhead can be saved, and the delay of the UE access network can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu
  • Patent number: 10645541
    Abstract: A method for extending the connection time of talkgroup radios in a talkgroup conversation based on historical talkgroup statistics is provided. A talkgroup conversation request intended for a talkgroup is received from a first mobile unit. A group call grant message is sent to radios that are members of the talkgroup. The group call grant message initiates the talkgroup conversation with a first talkgroup call and includes an extended connection time value. Once it is determined that the first talkgroup call has ended, all radios that are members of the talkgroup are kept in a connected state. An extended connection timer utilizing the extended connection time value is started. Upon expiration of the extended connection timer, all radios that are members of the talkgroup are set to an idle state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Yunhai Yang, Daniel J. McDonald
  • Patent number: 10631268
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for paging performed at user equipment (UE). The method comprises: receiving, from a base station via a system information block (SIB), paging control channel (PCCH) configuration information for one or a plurality of non-anchor carriers available for receiving a paging message (S101); applying the received PCCH configuration information to the one or plurality of the non-anchor carriers (S102); and receiving a paging message on at least one non-anchor carrier according to PCCH configuration information for the at least one of the one or plurality of the non-anchor carriers (S103). The present invention also discloses a corresponding method for paging performed at a base station, as well as corresponding UE and base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Ningjuan Chang, Renmao Liu
  • Patent number: 10623993
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for effectively transmitting or receiving paging in a wireless communication system supporting a plurality of services. A method for transmitting paging by a base station in a wireless communication system supporting a plurality of services according to an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises the steps of: transmitting information on a paging slice corresponding to a service in which paging is transmitted to a terminal; and transmitting the paging to the terminal through the paging slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sun-Heui Ryoo, Jung-Soo Jung, Ra-Yeon Ahn, Ji-Won Hwang
  • Patent number: 10611322
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for transmitting signals in a vehicle to vehicle (V2V)/vehicle to everything (V2X) communication system. The method includes receiving a handover command message from a base station, the handover command message comprising information on a first resource pool, selecting a resource for transmitting data from a second resource pool without sensing the second resource pool, if the handover command message further comprises information on the second resource pool, and transmitting the data based on the resource for transmitting data from the second resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Anil Agiwal
  • Patent number: 10616850
    Abstract: A method performed by an AMF is provided. The method includes determining an elapsed time value (?RAN). The method further includes determining whether the elapsed time value is less than a negotiated NAS periodic timer (?NAS-per). The AMF is configured such that, as a result of the AMF determining that ?RAN<?NAS-per, the AMF transitions the UE to CM-IDLE state and starts a NAS periodic timer with a value equal to ?NAS-per??RAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Qian Chen, Josefin Karlsson, Peter Ramle, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10616862
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. The described techniques provide for transmitting, at a base station, a contention exempt broadcast paging message that includes partial paging information for a user equipment (UE), receiving a random access request message transmitted by a UE in response to the broadcast paging message, and transmitting a unicast paging message which includes complete paging information. The described techniques further provide for determining, at a base station, a first paging opportunity window (POW) and a second POW for a UE, performing a LBT procedure during the first POW, transmitting a broadcast paging message including partial paging information for the UE during the first POW, performing a second LBT procedure during the second POW, transmitting a unicast paging message to the UE during the second POW, the unicast paging message including complete paging information for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chirag Patel, Tao Luo, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan
  • Patent number: 10616890
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for controlling at least one device configured to receive scheduled frequency resources of a scheduled system are disclosed. At least one device in inactive mode is allocated a secondary frequency resource independently from scheduling of the scheduled system. A signal is transmitted to the at least one device in inactive mode a signal on the secondary frequency resource to control reception of the scheduled frequency resources. A device in inactive mode receiving the signal on the secondary frequency resource can control reception of the scheduled frequency resources based on the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Frank Frederiksen, Mads Lauridsen, Fernando Tavares, Gilberto Berardinelli
  • Patent number: 10609675
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides example paging methods, synchronization methods, and user equipment. In one example paging method, a first device determines second paging signals used to page second devices and sends the second paging signals to the second devices connected to the first device. The second devices determine, according to the second paging signals, whether the second devices are paged second devices, so that the first device or a network side device pages the second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Da Wang, Jian Wang, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 10603789
    Abstract: A manually taught robot which may include a main controller, at least one joint comprising two arms and a drive mechanism with a servo motor, a driver, and an encoder. The main controller is electrically connected to the drivers and an output of each encoders. Additionally, a method for manually teaching a robot may include the steps of the robot entering into a torque mode and moving according to a desired track, the main controller storing output values from the encoders, the servo motor resetting into a positional or speed mode controlled by the driver controls and the operational output values of each encoder changing at the end of each operation period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SUZHOU AMTF ROBOTS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Zhongwei Lin
  • Patent number: 10609678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present application provides a method for light connection control for a User Equipment (UE), comprising the following steps of: acquiring, by a first radio access network node, light connection information for a UE; storing, by the first radio access network node, the acquired light connection Information; and, performing, by the first radio access network node, light connection control of the UE based on the acquired light connection information for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang, Lixiang Xu
  • Patent number: 10602481
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for paging enhancement for the UE in the LC-MTC mode. In one novel aspect, the UE determines if the UE is in CE mode, obtains a set of narrow-band resource blocks reserved for LC-MTC paging messages and decodes a paging message based on the obtained narrow-band resource blocks. In one embodiment, the paging message occupies a predefined narrow band resource blocks without control information. In another embodiment, MPDCCH is used as control message to schedule narrow-band paging messages. In one embodiment, the MPDCCH searching space comprises a paging narrow-band selected from the set of narrow bands based on a UE ID. In another novel aspect, methods for PO detection are provided. The UE obtains a set of common paging narrow-bands from a higher layer configuration, determines a paging occasion to monitor paging message, decodes paging messages within the obtained common paging narrow-band, and performs combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Hua-Min Chen, Min Wu, Feifei Sun, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10581628
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a transmission method for a common message and a device, which relates to a field of communication technologies and is invented for effectively ensuring that both a low cost MTC terminal and a normal LTE terminal may reliably receive the common message. The transmission method for the common message includes: determining common message transmission time instances X corresponding to a first terminal, wherein the common message transmission time instances X corresponding to the first terminal are a part of time instances of cell common message transmission time instances; sending a common message at the determined common message transmission time instances X corresponding to the first terminal, a bandwidth of frequency resources used for sending the common message being no larger than a data processing bandwidth that the first terminal is capable of supporting. The present disclosure may be used in an M2M application based on an LTE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zheng Yu, Xingqing Cheng
  • Patent number: 10582474
    Abstract: It is provided a wireless communication device adapted to employing a paging and/or tracking mode determined based on a motion state of the wireless communication device, a network entity adapted to determining a paging and/or tracking mode for the wireless communication device, and a method for paging and/or tracking a wireless communication device the wireless communication device being adapted to communicate with the network entity of a wireless communication network, and further adapted to evaluate, in the wireless communication device, a condition that indicates an in-motion or stationary state of the wireless communication device and transmit information for adapting a paging and/or tracking mode in the network, information indicating the in-motion or stationary state of the of the wireless communication device towards the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sibel Tombaz, Pål Frenger, Magnus Olsson
  • Patent number: 10575267
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided. The method includes receiving a signal from a transceiver, demapping a bit pattern encoded within the signal, detecting a preamble based on the demapped bit pattern, and synchronizing the transceiver to a receiver using the preamble, wherein demapping the bit pattern is based on weighting coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hyukjoon Kwon, Linbo Li
  • Patent number: 10575278
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method and apparatus for controlling Idle-mode Signaling Reduction of a user equipment in a wireless communication system. Particularly, a method for controlling paging of a user equipment (UE) in which Idle-mode Signaling Reduction (ISR) is activated performed by a Serving Gateway (S-GW) in a wireless communication system may include transmitting a Downlink Data Notification (DDN) message to both of a first network node and a second network node, when receiving downlink data from a Packet Data Network Gateway (P-GW); and, when receiving a DDN Reject message from either one network node of the first network node and the second network node in response to the DDN message, transmitting a Stop Paging Indication message to a remaining network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim, Sangmin Park, Jinsook Ryu
  • Patent number: 10568066
    Abstract: Various mechanisms for paging link-budget-limited (LBL) devices are disclosed, including: (1) transmitting paging message with non-conventional paging identifier; (2) transmitting paging message(s) with increased power; (3) repeating transmission of paging message to support combining at receiver. Various mechanisms for UE device to signal LBL status are disclosed, including, transmitting status flag or special value of DRX cycle to network node as part of tracking area update and/or attach request. The network node informs a base station of the device's LBL status as part of a paging message. (The network node may, e.g., assign an S-RNTI to the LBL device from a reserved subset of S-RNTI space.) The base station invokes a paging enhancement mechanism when paging an LBL device. Alternatively, the base station may page UE devices without knowledge of LBL status, e.g., by counting paging attempts for a given UE, and boosting power after the Nth paging attempt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Su, Sami M. Almalfouh, Venkateswara Rao Manepalli, Srinivas Burugupalli, Srinivasan Nimmala, Vijay Kumar Ramamurthi, Stephan V. Schell
  • Patent number: 10542491
    Abstract: Techniques described herein use a wakeup signal to indicate to a user equipment (UE) whether an upcoming control channel signal resource includes information relevant to the UE. In this way, the UE can wake up to perform complex control channel signal processing only when the control channel includes signals relevant to the UE, thereby conserving battery power and resources of the UE. Such techniques are particularly suited to MTC UEs, NB-IoT UEs, and/or the like, which may communicate with a network only occasionally, and which may be located in remote locations where changing or recharging a battery is difficult.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Kapil Bhattad, Mungal Singh Dhanda, Alberto Rico Alvarino, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Xiao feng Wang
  • Patent number: 10531376
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide the mobile communication system which enables power consumption reduction for the mobile station with dual mode capability by unifying the location registration and paging processing for every mobile communication system. The mobile communication system is so arranged to perform location registration processing and paging processing for the mobile station by only one of radio communication systems. And the mobile station can access to any other radio communication systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidenori Kato
  • Patent number: 10523265
    Abstract: A wireless communication may receive a composite signal that includes data symbols, a code division multiplexing (CDM) pilot sequence that is spread with a first channelization code, and a time division multiplexing (TDM) pilot sequence including a cyclic prefix where the TDM pilot sequence is spread with a second channelization code. The composite signal may be received within a designated time region such that the CDM pilot sequence has non-cyclic properties over the designated time region. The composite signal may be descrambled with a non-cyclic scrambling code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas William Anderson
  • Patent number: 10517067
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive a paging grant that includes a short paging message and a notification of a reason that the short paging message was triggered; determine that the paging grant includes the short paging message; and obtain the notification of the reason that the short paging message was triggered based at least in part on determining that the paging grant includes the short paging message. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Ozcan Ozturk
  • Patent number: 10506551
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for paging at least one client node in a group communications system. A method is performed by a control node of the group communications system. The method comprises obtaining a need for paging the at least one client node in the group communications system. The method comprises transmitting a paging message for the at least one client node on a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) bearer to the at least one client node. There is also provided a control node configured to perform such a method. There is also provided mechanisms for receiving paging in a group communications system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Joakim Åkesson, Magnus Tränk
  • Patent number: 10506552
    Abstract: A method performed by a core network node for handling communication for a wireless device in a communication network, wherein the communication network comprises partitioned sets of functionalities. A first set of functionalities belongs to a first network slice supporting the wireless device, and a second set of functionalities belongs to a second network slice supporting the wireless device, and which first and second sets of functionalities are separated from one another and other sets of functionalities. The core network node obtains a common identity for defining paging occasion for the wireless device for paging from the first network slice and the second network slice. The core network node receives a paging request for the wireless device from the first network slice when the wireless device is in idle mode, and the core network node initiates a paging procedure of the wireless device by using the obtained common identity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Alexander Pantus, Angelo Centonza, Gunnar Mildh, Jari Vikberg, Oscar Zee, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10506550
    Abstract: Provided are a method of delivering downlink signaling and a device supporting the method. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method in which a first base station (BS) delivers downlink signaling to a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system includes: receiving the downlink signaling from an upper layer entity; requesting a second BS for paging on the UE; and delivering the downlink signaling to the UE via the second BS if a paging response of the UE is received from the second BS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seokjung Kim, Jian Xu, Daewook Byun
  • Patent number: 10499368
    Abstract: Various communication systems may benefit from the proper use of control channel resources. For example, certain communication systems associated with the long term evolution of the third generation partnership project may benefit from physical downlink control channel transmission improvement for paging message coverage enhancement. A method can include obtaining a coverage enhancement paging parameter at a user equipment. The method can also include calculating, by the user equipment, a paging frame or paging occasion according to the paging parameter. In another example, a method can include receiving, at a user equipment, a coverage enhancement paging radio network temporary identifier for use in coverage enhancement mode. The method can also include decoding a physical downlink control channel based on the coverage enhancement paging radio network temporary identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Lei Du, Rapeepat Ratasuk, Yan Ji Zhang
  • Patent number: 10499326
    Abstract: A user equipment paging method and a mobility management entity (MME) in order to improve user equipment paging efficiency, where the method includes determining, by the MME before paging user equipment in an idle state, a base station last accessed by the user equipment, determining, by the MME, that the base station last accessed by the user equipment is in a non-overload state, and sending, by the MME, a paging message including an identifier of the user equipment to the base station last accessed by the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Caixia Qi, Shoucai Zhu, Yanping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10492083
    Abstract: A method is provided for determining delay between random access channel and downlink control channel in random access procedures. The method comprises receiving from a base station, by a user equipment, information related to one or more delay(s) between a random access channel and one or more repetition period(s) of a downlink control channel for the user equipment; sending to the base station, by the user equipment, the random access channel transmitted in a repetitive form; receiving, by the user equipment, the one or more repetition period(s) of the downlink control channel, wherein each of the one or more repetition period(s) of the downlink control channel is transmitted according to a corresponding one of the delay(s); and determining, by the user equipment, the one or more delay(s) based at least on the information related to the delay(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Shin Horng Wong, Sigen Ye, Yu Chen, Matthew Baker
  • Patent number: 10492170
    Abstract: In one example, the present disclosure describes a device, computer-readable medium, and method for paging a user endpoint device based on the mobility patterns of the individual user associated with the user endpoint device. For instance, in one example, a method includes determining a paging zone for a user endpoint device. The paging zone includes a first base station to page the user endpoint device, where the first base station is included in the paging zone based at least in part on a historical mobility pattern of the user endpoint device and on present network conditions around the user endpoint device. An instruction is sent to the first base station. The instruction instructs the first base station to send a paging request message to the user endpoint device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Guangtian Liu, Wei Yuan
  • Patent number: 10492132
    Abstract: A wireless communication device and method therein for selecting cell and Radio Access Technology, RAT, in a wireless communication system are disclosed. The wireless communication device comprises multiple receiving modules and at least two Subscriber Identity Modules, SIMs. The wireless communication device determines a first cell and a first RAT to camp on using a first receiving module for a first SIM based on estimating a performance of a number of RATs and cells in the wireless communication system. The wireless communication device determines a second cell and a second RAT to camp on using a second receiving module for a second SIM based on estimating a performance of the number of RATs and cells in the wireless communication system. The wireless communication device determines whether idle mode tasks of the first and second SIMs with the determined cells and RATs overlap in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Magnus Astrom, Joakim Axmon
  • Patent number: 10484844
    Abstract: A service capability exposure function (SCEF) receives a short message service (SMS) message associated with a user equipment. The SCEF identifies a destination for the SMS message on the basis of a mapping between a unique identifier of the user equipment and an external identifier of the user equipment. The SCEF transmits the SMS message towards the destination. Receiving the SMS message and transmitting the SMS message are performed without establishing a packet data network (PDN) session for conveying the SMS message. A mobility management entity (MME) receives the SMS message and identifies the destination for the SMS message on the basis of a unique identifier of the user equipment included in the SMS message. The MME transmits the SMS message towards the destination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Padmavathi Sudarsan, Fernando Cuervo, Subhasis Laha, Ranga Tota
  • Patent number: 10484941
    Abstract: A dual-radio AP including both a high-power (e.g., Wi-Fi) radio and a low-power (e.g., BLE) radio may support an assisted wakeup service for a power-limited dual-radio mobile device (STA). The power-limited STA may register with the AP for the assisted wakeup service, and may then disable its Wi-Fi radio (or otherwise initiate a lower-power mode). The power-limited STA may receive a BLE communication indicating the AP has pending Wi-Fi transmissions or updates applicable to the power-limited STA. In response, the power-limited STA may turn on its Wi-Fi radio and receive the pending transmissions or updates from the AP. If an AP does not include a low-power radio, then a high-power/low-power dual-radio STA that is not power-limited may serve as an assisted wakeup service proxy. The proxy may scan and trace the Wi-Fi beacons from the AP, and generate the BLE communication to the power-limited STA on behalf of the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Yong Liu, Christiaan A. Hartman, Siegfried Lehmann, Su Khiong Yong, Guoqing Li
  • Patent number: 10462648
    Abstract: A method by a User Equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving, from a radio access network, one or more radio resource control (RRC) messages. The one or more RRC messages are used to configure a dual connectivity in which the UE communicates with the radio access network using a first set of cell(s) and a second set of cell(s) and to configure a signaling radio bearer (SRB) for the second set of cell(s). The one or more RRC messages are sent via a signaling radio bearer of the first set of cell(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Ahmad Khoshnevis, Zhanping Yin
  • Patent number: 10455544
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications, and more specifically to enhanced paging procedures for devices with limited communications resources, such as machine type communication (MTC) devices and enhanced or evolved MTC (eMTC) devices. An example method generally includes determining a set of subframes corresponding to a paging occasion for the UE to receive a paging message from a base station (BS), determining, within the set of subframes, at least one narrowband region for receiving the paging message, and monitoring for the paging message in the at least one narrowband region within the set of subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Masato Kitazoe, Miguel Griot
  • Patent number: 10455608
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include methods for control channel design in many-antenna multi-user (MU) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) wireless systems. A beacon comprising an identifier of a many-antenna base station is encoded into a base sequence. A plurality of synchronization sequences is generated based on the encoded base sequence and a set of orthogonal beam sequences. The many-antenna base-station transmits, using a plurality of antennas, the plurality of synchronization sequences in a plurality of beam directions associated with the set of orthogonal beam sequences for synchronization and associated with users without knowledge of channel state information (CSI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Clayton Wells Shepard, Lin Zhong, Abeer Javed, Hang Yu
  • Patent number: 10455547
    Abstract: A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, from a base station, an indication of uplink transmission resources allocated for a paging response to a paging indication, receiving the paging indication from the base station, and transmitting, to the base station, the paging response to the received paging indication. The paging response is transmitted on at least one of the uplink transmission resources allocated for the paging response. A method for wireless communication at a base station includes identifying uplink transmission resources for paging responses, transmitting an indication of the uplink transmission resources allocated for paging responses, transmitting a paging indication to at least one UE, and receiving a paging response from one or more UEs using a receive beam sweep. The paging response is received on an associated beam on at least one of the uplink transmission resources allocated for paging responses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Tao Luo, Karl Georg Hampel
  • Patent number: 10455508
    Abstract: A method and device for monitoring paging signals are provided. A method of DRX cycle extension for a mobile terminal in an IDLE mode is provided. The method is used to extend the current DRX cycle. A longer paging cycle is designed by extending a UE-specific paging cycle or introducing a new coefficient in system information. A method for extending the SFN is proposed in the invention. A boundary and a serial number of the SFN in the longer wrap around are indicated by the SI. To avoid a situation in which the high paging load occurs in certain paging frames or subframes, the UE_ID is extended in the invention. The proposed mechanism can flexibly adjust the paging cycle and the SFN extension to meet the actual requirements. The long DRX cycle can save a lot of power consumption of the mobile terminals in the IDLE mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: HFI INNOVATION INC.
    Inventors: Li Chen, Chia-Chun Hsu, Yuanyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10448319
    Abstract: A user equipment paging method and a mobility management entity (MME) in order to improve user equipment paging efficiency, where the method includes determining, by the MME before paging user equipment in an idle state, a base station last accessed by the user equipment, determining, by the MME, that the base station last accessed by the user equipment is in a non-overload state, and sending, by the MME, a paging message including an identifier of the user equipment to the base station last accessed by the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Caixia Qi, Shoucai Zhu, Yanping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10448362
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a mobility management entity (MME) receives a downlink data notification (DDN) message sent by a serving gateway (SGW), where the DDN message carries an identity of user equipment, and the DDN message is used to instruct the MME to send a paging message to a base station in a tracking area list (TA list) of the user equipment. After enabling an aggregate paging function, the MME determines, according to the DDN message, whether a priority of the user equipment is higher than a preset level. If the priority of the user equipment is higher than the preset level, the MME directly sends the paging message to the base station. The present disclosure is applicable to a paging message sending process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiachen Li, Wei Zhou