Specific Paging Technique Patents (Class 455/458)
  • Patent number: 10299259
    Abstract: A method of operating a base station in a wireless telecommunications system. Downlink communications from the base station to terminal devices are made using a plurality of OFDM sub-carriers spanning a system frequency bandwidth. The base station supports communications with a first type of terminal device on a host carrier using OFDM sub-carriers distributed across the system frequency bandwidth and supports communications with a second type of terminal device on a restricted bandwidth carrier using OFDM sub-carriers distributed across a restricted frequency bandwidth which is smaller than and within the system frequency bandwidth. Respective base stations can exchange information regarding their restricted bandwidth carrier transmissions to help them coordinate their respective transmissions with a view to reducing intercell interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10292133
    Abstract: A person may utilize multiple connected devices, such as smart watches, user equipments (UEs), smartphones, tablet computers, and/or the like, which may each be assigned unique phone numbers. Operators may assign a common phone number to the multiple connected devices; however, the phone number is not used in the access stratum path of a radio access technology resulting in multiple paging procedures being performed for the multiple connected devices. In implementations, described herein, a first UE, such as a smartphone, may obtain paging information associated with decoding paging messages for a second UE, such as a smart watch. The first UE may use the paging information to decode a paging message of a combined paging cycle established for the first UE and the second UE, thereby obviating a need for multiple paging cycles for the first UE and the second UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanth Kumar Ramkumar, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Arvind Santhanam, Ramachandran Subramanian, Muhammad Imran
  • Patent number: 10292132
    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: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: HFI Innovation INC.
    Inventors: Hua-Min Chen, Min Wu, Feifei Sun, Tao Chen
  • Patent number: 10285158
    Abstract: A paging profiling method for determining a number of page repetition and a time interval between the page repetitions is disclosed. The method comprises triggering the paging profiling by causing a page relating to one or more wireless communication devices. In some embodiments the method may further comprise updating an entry of a paging pattern database based on the paging profiling, wherein the entry is associated with a geographical area in which the one or more wireless communication devices reside. The paging pattern database may, for example, be comprised in a server. In some embodiments, the method may also comprise detecting that the paging profiling is needed by detecting that the entry of the paging pattern database is not valid, and triggering the paging profiling may be enabled responsive to detecting that the paging profiling is needed. Corresponding paging profiling arrangement, computer program product, wireless communication device and server are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Ali Nader
  • Patent number: 10278234
    Abstract: Provided are a method, terminal and system for reducing power consumption of a cluster terminal in a broadband cluster system. The method includes: receiving, by the cluster terminal, a group call configuration instruction transmitted by a base station; configuring a group call context, a discontinuous reception instruction and group call resources by the cluster terminal based on the group call configuration instruction; and executing the discontinuous reception instruction by the cluster terminal; sensing a physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that an active phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered; and stopping sensing the physical channel by the cluster terminal when it is determined that a dormant phase of the discontinuous reception instruction is entered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hytera Communications Corporation Limited
    Inventors: Qingxiang Yu, Jiasheng Zeng
  • Patent number: 10271303
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a request to transfer data to a group of wireless communication devices within an area. Wireless base stations of a wireless mobility network are identified, responsive to the request, wherein the wireless base stations provide wireless communication services within the area, including a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) service. A wireless transmission is facilitated of a first broadcast message by the wireless base stations, wherein the first broadcast message identifies the group of wireless communication devices. The broadcast message is transmitted by way of the MBMS service of the wireless communication services. The first broadcast message initiates a state transition to an active state for a plurality of wireless communication devices of the group of wireless communication devices configured in an idle state. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 10264549
    Abstract: A transmitter, configured to send system information to a terminal, where the system information is used for indicating to the terminal whether a cell covered by the base station supports coverage enhancement, and the system information includes a master information block MIB and/or a system information block SIB. According to the base station provided in an embodiment of the present invention, a transmitter sends, to a terminal, system information used for indicating whether a cell covered by the base station supports coverage enhancement, so that the terminal can accurately learn whether the cell supports communication in a coverage enhancement mode, and the terminal is notified in a timely manner when the cell does not support communication in the coverage enhancement mode, which avoids blind access of the terminal and reduces power consumption of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhuan Xia
  • Patent number: 10264521
    Abstract: A method for paging a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a generic page indication for the UE, the generic page indication including a list of radio access networks (RANs), selecting a subset of the list of RANs, sending a RAN-specific page indication for each RAN in the subset of the list of RANs, receiving a first RAN-specific page response associated with the UE, and sending a generic page response corresponding to the first RAN-specific page response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Xiaoyan Duan, Hui Jin, Guorong Li, Guowei Ouyang, Yunsong Yang
  • Patent number: 10257883
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is a method for for configuring a cellular mobile communication network with Tracking Areas, comprising: a step of configuring a Radio Access Network entity, with at least one Tracking Area it is to be associated with, a step of registering a thus configured Radio Access Network entity onto a Mobility Management function and/or Paging Coordination function, for said at least one Tracking Area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventors: Nicolas Drevon, Alain Bultinck, Laurent Thiebaut
  • Patent number: 10237821
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for dormant mode operation in a user equipment. During dormant mode, data transmission between the user equipment and network is suspended. For dormant mode operation, the user equipment determines whether to enter dormant mode, and sends, upon determining to enter dormant mode, a dormant mode entry message containing dormant mode time information to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Soo Jeong, Song Yean Cho, Han Na Lim, Sang Bum Kim, Soeng Hun Kim, Jae Hyuk Jang, Kyeong In Jeong
  • Patent number: 10225796
    Abstract: A method for paging a user equipment (UE) includes receiving a generic page indication for the UE, the generic page indication including a list of radio access networks (RANs), selecting a subset of the list of RANs, sending a RAN-specific page indication for each RAN in the subset of the list of RANs, receiving a first RAN-specific page response associated with the UE, and sending a generic page response corresponding to the first RAN-specific page response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Xiaoyan Duan, Hui Jin, Guorong Li, Guowei Ouyang, Yunsong Yang
  • Patent number: 10225878
    Abstract: A method and system for displaying wearable device display information may include: a master wearable device detecting whether a user has put on a slave wearable device via a body transmission channel; if yes, the master wearable device transmits the device display information of the slave wearable device to a handheld terminal; the handheld terminal establishes a wireless communication link with the slave wearable device; when determining that a priority of the slave wearable device is higher than a priority of the master wearable device, the handheld terminal transmits the display information to the slave wearable device for display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jie Zhang
  • Patent number: 10212615
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system instantiated in memory is executed by a processor to: select cells to optimize in a mobile network where the cells are associated with at least one control signal load exceeding a threshold, where the threshold is for at least one of tracking area update (TAU) load or paging load, reconfigure the cell's tracking area (TA) by either adding at least one additional cell from another TA to the cell's TA and/or removing at least one other cell from the TA, temporarily implement the reconfigured TA in the mobile network, receive updated control signal data for cells affected by said reconfigured TA, and save the reconfigured TA in the mobile network if the at least one control signal load is under the threshold and the second control signal load is under an associated second control signal load threshold for the cells affected by the reconfigured TA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Atul Kumar Jha, Shashank Misra
  • Patent number: 10187871
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention provide a paging method and device for a network and a terminal, for avoiding the paging period limit of the system frame number (SFN), configuring a longer paging period for the terminal, and conserving terminal power consumption. The method comprises: determining that the current time is a time for transmitting a paging message, the time for transmitting a paging message being predetermined with the coordination of the standard time used by the terminal; transmitting the paging message to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Haiyang Quan, Huiying Zhang
  • Patent number: 10178618
    Abstract: A method includes: selecting a paging channel for a paged user equipment according to rule information, where the paging channel includes a page indicator channel PICH channel or includes a PICH channel and a paging-message-bearer channel, and the rule information includes a quantity of page indicator channels and further includes a preset threshold and/or a correspondence between a user equipment type and a paging channel; calculating a paging occasion for the paged user equipment; and on the paging occasion, sending a page indicator to the paged user equipment through the selected PICH channel and sending a paging message to the paged user equipment through the paging-message-bearer channel, where the paging message carries paging data. The quantity of times that user equipment receives an unnecessary paging message is reduced, and the amount of electricity consumed by the user equipment is further reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lingli Pang, Xiaoxiao Zheng
  • Patent number: 10177837
    Abstract: A satellite system comprises LEO satellites and MEO satellites, and a control plane protocol architecture. The PHY, MAC, MAC/RLC and RRC layers are optimized for satellite environment. When the satellites are not processing satellites, eNB functions are implemented in a satellite gateway, and, when the satellites are processing satellites, protocol architecture in the control plane differ from LTE, as follows: PHY layer is moved to the communicating LEO/MEO satellite on the user link, MAC/RLC, RRC and PDCP are be located in satellite or gateway depending on satellite complexity, and the need to have mesh connectivity between UTs. When the RRC is implemented in the satellite, the RRC is divided into RRC-Lower and RRC-Upper layers. The RRC-L is satellite-based, and handles UT handover. The RRC-U is eNB-based, and handles resource management functions. The RRC-U communicates with the PDCP layer in the eNB to configure security, header and data compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Hughes Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Channasandra Ravishankar, John Corrigan, Rajeev Gopal, Yash Vasavada, James Jehong Jong, Nassir Benammar, Gaguk Zakaria, Anthony Noerpel, Harish Ramchandran, Xiaoling Huang, Deepak Arur
  • Patent number: 10178650
    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: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiachen Li, Wei Zhou
  • Patent number: 10165581
    Abstract: A machine type communication (MTC) scheduling method, a base station, and a user equipment (UE). An embodiment of a method in the embodiments of the present disclosure includes sending, by a base station, first downlink control information (DCI) to the UE in an air-interface idle mode in a cell, where the first DCI includes a first resource indicator corresponding to a first identifier of target UE, and the first identifier identifies, during resource scheduling, the target UE in the air-interface idle mode that is scheduled by the base station, and sending, by the base station, a first data packet to the target UE according to the first resource indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolei Tie, Yinghui Yu, Lei Liu
  • Patent number: 10165546
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for protecting the privacy of user equipment during paging operations in a communication system. In one example, a method includes determining at a mobility management element of a communication system that a paging operation is to be initiated for given user equipment. The method further includes restricting the paging operation between the mobility management element and the given user equipment to use of a temporary identifier for the given user equipment. By not using a permanent identifier of the given user equipment during paging operations, the given user equipment is effectively non-trackable by malicious base stations and active/passive listeners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignees: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, NOKIA OF AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Suresh P. Nair, Anja Jerichow
  • Patent number: 10158970
    Abstract: Techniques for performing location logging and location and time based filtering are described. In one design of location logging, a terminal periodically determines its location, e.g., during its paging slots. The terminal determines whether there is a change in its location and stores its location if a change in location is detected. In one design of location and time based filtering, the terminal obtains a location and time criterion with a target area and a time period. The terminal determines its location during the time period, e.g., based on the location log. The terminal evaluates the location and time criterion based on the target area and its location during the time period, e.g., based on at least one sector ID for the target area and one or more sector IDs for its location. The terminal determines whether to download and/or present broadcast information based on the result of the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Donald William Gillies, Charles Lo, Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 10153971
    Abstract: A data transmission method and a data transmission entity are disclosed. Embodiments include receiving, by a first MTC-IWF entity, first control plane signaling from a first mobility management entity, where the first control plane signaling carries a data packet that is from first UE, and wherein a target UE of the data packet is a second UE, determining, first route information, where the first route information is used for indicating a second network side device that serves second UE and sending, by the first MTC-IWF entity to the second network side device according to the first route information, second control plane signaling carrying the data packet so that the second network side device sends the data packet to the second UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Yali Guo
  • Patent number: 10128936
    Abstract: Provided are methods for, in a wireless access system supporting device-to-device (D2D) communication, configuring a relay terminal and selecting a link through which the relay terminal can efficiently transmit a D2D signal, and devices for supporting same. A method for effectively transmitting a D2D signal by a relay terminal in a wireless access system supporting D2D communication, according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: receiving relay mode configuration information from a base station; receiving scheduling information about a first resource pool and a second resource pool from the base station; relaying a D2D signal through an access link in the first resource pool; and transmitting the D2D signal through a one-hop D2D link in the second resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seonwook Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10129850
    Abstract: A paging control method in a mobile communication system including a base station and a communication control apparatus, including: an instruction step in which, in a state where a connection between the base station and the communication control apparatus is established, the base station transmits a connection maintaining instruction signal to the communication control apparatus; and a paging step in which, when the communication control apparatus that receives the connection maintaining instruction signal receives downlink data for the user apparatus, the communication control apparatus holds the downlink data in a buffer and transmits a paging signal for the user apparatus while maintaining the connection between the base station and the communication control apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hideaki Takahashi, Tooru Uchino, Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari
  • Patent number: 10123247
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for controlling inter-PLMN handover based on CSG lists of equivalent PLMNs is provided. A method for receiving subscriber information of a terminal at a Mobility Management Entity (MME) includes transmitting an update location request message for the terminal to a Home Subscriber Server (HSS), and receiving an update location acknowledgement message with the subscriber information of the terminal from the HSS, wherein the update location request message comprises a list of equivalent Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMNs) among which the MME supports inter-PLMN handover of the terminal. The method and apparatus for controlling inter-plan handover to a CSG cell according to the present invention is characterized in that a control apparatus of a core network acquires the allowed CSG lists for determining a User Equipments (UEs) capability of access to a CSG cell and determines whether to permit inter-PLMN handover based on the allowed CSG lists.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Songyean Cho, Chaegwon Lim, Sangsoo Jeong, Sungho Choi
  • Patent number: 10117223
    Abstract: A method and system for paging of a wireless client device (WCD). When a wireless communication system encounters a trigger to page a WCD, the system will identify the WCD's most recent serving base station (e.g., the WCD's currently registered base station, or the base station providing the WCD's currently registered coverage area) and will determine whether that base station is a relay base station or rather a non-relay base station. If the base station is a non-relay base station, then the system will provide the initial page of the WCD via just that base station (e.g., as in the zone based paging process discussed above). Whereas, if the base station is a relay base station, then the system will provide the initial (ordinal first) page of the WCD via both that base station and the donor base station that provides the relay base station's wireless backhaul connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth S. Oroskar, Jasinder P. Singh, Anoop K. Goyal
  • Patent number: 10117282
    Abstract: A communication network for Device-to-Device (D2D) communications via at least one intermediate D2D communication device of the D2D communication network is described. A method is performed by the D2D communication device that includes receiving, from the at least one intermediate D2D communication device, a broadcast type message comprising an identifier of the another D2D communication device. A determination is made, based on the received identifier, whether to connect to the another D2D communication device. A unicast type message comprising the received identifier is sent to the at least one intermediate D2D communication device for connecting the D2D communication device and the D2D communication device to one another. These operations may allow the connection establishment to be performed in a robust, easy, efficient and energy-efficient way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Qianxi Lu, Nadia Brahmi, Qingyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10085212
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of communications, and provide a communications method and apparatus, which can solve a problem in the prior art that, in order to save power, when a mobility management entity (MME) delays delivering a paging message or a UE uses a long discontinuous reception (DRX) period, an exception may occur in a serving gateway (SGW). The method includes: acquiring, by an MME, infatuation of a UE (S101); determining, by the MME according to the information, whether the UE satisfies a first preset condition (S102); if the UE satisfies the first preset condition, generating, by the MME, a first indication, where the first indication is used for instructing an SGW to retain first data or discard first data, and the first data is downlink data of the UE (S103); and sending, by the MME, the first indication to the SGW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui Ma, Zhuo Chen, Yongqiang Gao
  • Patent number: 10064135
    Abstract: A mobile station, a core network node, a base station subsystem, and various methods are described herein for implementing longer paging cycles (longer Discontinuous Reception (DRX) mode) in a cellular network which has a benefit of reducing the energy consumption of the mobile station's battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Paul Schliwa-Bertling, MÃ¥rten Sundberg, Sajal Kumar Das, Ravitej Ballakur, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10051566
    Abstract: A method for operating a first station configured for transmitting data includes generating a first frame including an identifier associated with a second station and a first timing information associated with a first time period for transmitting the data to the second station, the first time period occurring after a paging window. The method includes while within the paging window, attempting to obtain access to a channel, when the first station has not obtained access to the channel, modifying the first time period and the first timing information if the first station has received a second frame including a second timing information associated with a second time period, when the first station has obtained access to the channel, transmitting the first frame; and after the paging window, transmitting the data during the first time period if the first station was able to transmit the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yunsong Yang, Ji Chen, Xiaoxian Li
  • Patent number: 10051601
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to techniques for on-demand paging. In one aspect, a method is provided for receiving a paging message by a mobile device. The method generally includes acquiring network time, determining, based on the network time or an internal timer, that the mobile device is within a paging window wherein the mobile device can receive a paging message, and sending an indication message, in response to the determination. The mobile device may receive a response to the indication message, the response indicating whether or not there is a paging message for the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Pui Lok Ang, Wei Zeng, Tingfang Ji, Gavin Bernard Horn, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Naga Bhushan, John Edward Smee
  • Patent number: 10045194
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing device-to-device (D2D) discovery in a wireless communication system is provided. A first user equipment (UE), which supports proximity services (ProSe), transmits a request of D2D discovery to a network, and receives information on a second UE, which supports the ProSe and is located in proximity of the first UE, and information on D2D discovery signaling. The first UE performs D2D discovery based on the received information on the second UE and information on D2D discovery signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10045394
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques that may be used wireless network communication devices to support devices operating with extended discontinuous reception (eDRX). An exemplary method, performed by a BS, generally includes determining at least one paging hyper-frame for paging a user equipment (UE) based on an identification (ID) of the UE, the paging hyper-frame determined from a set of periodically occurring hyper-frames that each span a number of radio frames, receiving a request to page the UE, and transmitting a paging signal to the UE in at least one subframe within a radio frame of the paging hyper-frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Miguel Griot, Masato Kitazoe
  • Patent number: 10038993
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for supporting device-to-device (D2D) communication in a cellular network, and an apparatus for same. The method for supporting device-to-device communication by a terminal in a cellular network comprises the steps of: the terminal receiving, from a base station, information on a D2D zone which has been set up for the D2D communication; and monitoring the D2D zone, using the information on the D2D zone, to detect a search signal transmitted by at least one D2D terminal, wherein the D2D zone may comprise: a search section for the transmission of the search signal by the at least one D2D terminal; and a connection section for transmission of a signal for requesting D2D transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongguk Lim, Jiwoong Jang, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10038529
    Abstract: Disclosed is a base station apparatus which allows an idle mode UE, in a small cell using S-NCT, to recognize the small cell and to receive a DCI. The base station apparatus is configured to use a carrier configuration which has no region for mapping a PDCCH and in which an EPDCCH is mapped in a data region. The base station apparatus includes: master information generating section 101 configured to generate allocation information indicating a resource which forms a search space in the EPDCCH and being scrambled with a cell ID of the base station apparatus; and transmitting section 107 configured to transmit the allocation information, a detection signal indicating the cell ID, and a control signal assigned in the search space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Ayako Horiuchi, Hidetoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10034269
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may transmit a configuration for enhanced paging to a UE being served by a cell over a shared frequency band. The enhanced paging may include multiple paging intervals for each paging cycle. The UE may enable reception for a paging interval and determine whether the UE receives a downlink transmission. The UE may lengthen a paging interval or enable reception during a second paging interval based in part on determining whether the UE receives a downlink transmission. In some examples, the UE may receive a paging queue status indication indicating that paging information will be transmitted during a paging interval or a later interval, or indicating that no paging information is present at a serving cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Juan Montojo, Taesang Yoo, Siddhartha Mallik, Andrei Radulescu, Chirag Patel, Chengjin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9967821
    Abstract: A mobile communications system transmitting data to and/or receiving data from communications devices includes one or more base stations, each including a transmitter and a receiver configured to provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to/from the communications devices. The wireless access interface provides plural communications resource elements across a first frequency range and within a second frequency range within and smaller than the first frequency range. The wireless access interface includes plural time divided sub-frames, at least one of the sub-frames including a first wideband control channel in a part of each sub-frame for communicating first signalling information to one or more of the communications devices, and a second narrow band control channel in a second part of each sub-frame. The base stations are configured to transmit a sleep indication signal to one or more of the communication devices, to realize a power saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Webb, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 9955399
    Abstract: Provided are a method performed by a user equipment in a wireless communication system and a user equipment performing the method. The method determines whether system information for a multicast broadcast multimedia service (MBMS) is a broadcast from a neighboring cell and reselects a cell by applying a highest priority to the frequency of a neighboring cell when the system information for the MBMS is the broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee, Sungjun Park, Seungjune Yi, Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 9955283
    Abstract: A communication system for supporting machine type communication within a cellular communication network is described in which a communication device is allocated a permanent offline area in which the communication device is expected to be located whilst not attached for communication within the network. The communication device identifies a cell in which the communication device is currently located and determines whether or not the cell forms part of the permanent offline area or a temporary offline area that comprises a previously visited cell that is not part of the permanent offline area. If these areas do not comprise the cell in which the communication device is currently located, the communication device attaches to the network and communicates information identifying the cell in which the communication device is currently located to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Iskren Ianev, Yannick Lair
  • Patent number: 9955455
    Abstract: A communication device of handling a paging procedure comprises instructions of transmitting a first Non Access Stratum (NAS) message comprising a first time interval for monitoring a paging occasion and a second time interval for monitoring the paging occasion to a network, wherein the second time interval is larger than the first time interval; receiving a second NAS message comprising a third time interval for monitoring the paging occasion from the network after transmitting the first NAS message, wherein the third time interval is larger than the first time interval; receiving a paging message from the network by using the third time interval, when a packet data network (PDN) connection for an emergency bearer service is not established or not establishing; and receiving the paging message from the network by using the first time interval, when the PDN connection for the emergency bearer service is established or establishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Kundan Tiwari
  • Patent number: 9955452
    Abstract: In an embodiment, if service on both first and second networks is available, an access terminal negotiates with an access network to establish a paging cycle for the first network (e.g., 1x EV-DO) and a first dynamic paging cycle for the second network (e.g., CDMA2000 1x). If service on the second network is maintained but service on the first network becomes unavailable, the access network negotiates a second dynamic paging cycle (e.g., more aggressive or shorter than the first dynamic paging cycle) for the second network. If the access terminal determines that service on the second network is maintained and service is again available on the first network, the access terminal re-negotiates the first dynamic paging cycle for the second network. Accordingly, paging cycles on the second network are dynamically adjusted based on a service availability status of the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Ashu Razdan
  • Patent number: 9949234
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of a wireless communication device adapted to communicate using a radio access transceiver alternatingly in accordance with a first radio access technology and in accordance with a second radio access technology. The method comprises allocating a number of time periods during communication in accordance with the first radio access technology to reception of a paging signal of the second radio access technology, wherein the number is dynamically variable based on a result of a (block) decoding of at least one previous paging signal of the second radio access technology. The number may be set based on at least one respective previous number of time periods required for successful (block) decoding of the at least one previous paging signal. Furthermore, the number may be set to a maximum value if an immediately previous paging signal was not successfully decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Balasubramanian Krishnamurthi, Karthik Ananthanarayanan, Joakim Axmon, Sajal Kumar Das, Pankaj Jaiswal
  • Patent number: 9949233
    Abstract: A mobile station for notification of a circuit switched event. The mobile station includes a circuit switched modem, a packetized data modem, a radio, and a tune away controller. The circuit switched communicates circuit switched data over a circuit switched network. The packetized data modem communicates packetized data over a packetized data network. The radio couples the packetized data modem to the packetized data network via a packetized data radio link, and couples the circuit switched modem to the circuit switched network via a circuit switched radio link. The tune away controller is coupled to the circuit switched modem and to the packetized data modem, and indicates tune away events over the packetized data network and notice the mobile station to process the circuit switched event, where the tune away controller directs switching of the radio between the packetized data radio link and the circuit switched radio link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: C.W. INVESTMENT SERVICES LTD.
    Inventors: Mark E. Davis, Anthony S. Lee
  • Patent number: 9949293
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for contention resolution techniques for medium access using a spatial dimension, a frequency dimension, or a combination of the both. A wireless station may determine that an access timer associated with backoff operations has expired. The wireless station may identify a domain index associated with the frequency domain, the spatial domain, or a combination. The wireless station may access the wireless medium according to the identified domain index. The wireless station may, prior to sending other transmissions, transmit a trigger frame including information associated with the resources of the wireless medium that are reserved for communications. Other wireless stations may share the medium and use the free resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, George Cherian, Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Gang Ding
  • Patent number: 9930636
    Abstract: Communication transmission system and method are provided. The communication transmission system includes a base station and user equipment. The base station is configured to control a page response for terminated services. The user equipment is configured to receive the page response from the base station. In addition, the user equipment obtains priorities of the different terminated services according to the page response from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Lee, Guotong Wang
  • Patent number: 9913249
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, determining a request to transfer data to a group of wireless communication devices within an area. Wireless base stations of a wireless mobility network are identified, responsive to the request, wherein the wireless base stations provide wireless communication services within the area, including a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) service. A wireless transmission is facilitated of a first broadcast message by the wireless base stations, wherein the first broadcast message identifies the group of wireless communication devices. The broadcast message is transmitted by way of the MBMS service of the wireless communication services. The first broadcast message initiates a state transition to an active state for a plurality of wireless communication devices of the group of wireless communication devices configured in an idle state. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Gaurav Gupta, Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Vivek Mhatre
  • Patent number: 9900862
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an access network device and a communication method. The access network device includes: a receiver, configured to receive a call request sent by a calling user equipment, where the call request carries a user communication identity of a called user equipment. The access network device also includes a processor, configured to generate a paging request based on the user communication identity before the receiver receives a paging message sent by a core network device, where the processor is further configured to set up a signaling connection to the called user equipment based on the paging request. The access network device also includes a sender, configured to send the paging request generated by the processor to the called user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Qinghua Xi, Ming Li, Weiwei Dong
  • Patent number: 9883515
    Abstract: A communication device is described including a transceiver configured to establish a communication channel via a first radio cell and receive idle mode information of a second radio cell via the communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Bent Henneberg Rysgaard
  • Patent number: 9860712
    Abstract: A method is implemented in a communication device operating in a carrier aggregation mode utilizing a plurality of component carriers, where the plurality of component carriers includes at least (i) a primary component carrier associated with a primary cell and a primary cell broadcast message channel, and (ii) a secondary component carrier associated with a secondary cell and a secondary cell broadcast message channel. The method includes receiving, at the communication device, a broadcast message associated with the primary cell via (i) the primary cell broadcast message channel or (ii) the secondary cell broadcast message channel, decoding, at the communication device, the received broadcast message associated with the primary cell, receiving, at the communication device, a broadcast message associated with the secondary cell via the secondary cell broadcast message channel, and decoding, at the communication device, the received broadcast message associated with the secondary cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Jihwan P. Choi, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 9859935
    Abstract: Examples described herein relate to managing communications on a first subscription and a second subscription of a multi-Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) wireless communication device via a Radio Frequency (RF) resource, including, but not limited to, tuning the RF resource away from the second subscription to the first subscription, detecting a network-set activation state of a secondary cell associated with the first subscription, and adjusting the activation state of the secondary cell based on the network-set activation state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arun Agarwal, Ravi Kishore Paruchuru, Suresh Sanka, Mukesh Kumar, Kamalpreet Singh Padam
  • Patent number: 9854382
    Abstract: Provided is a method for processing triggering information of Machine Type Communication (MTC) devices. The method includes: an MTC-IWF receiving indication information sent by an MTC server, wherein the indication information is used for triggering multiple MTC devices at a same time; the MTC-IWF determining that at least two of the multiple MTC devices belong to different MTC groups; and the MTC-IWF forwarding triggering information to the multiple MTC devices. Through the technical solution, multiple MTC devices not belonging to the same MTC group can be triggered, thereby improving the efficiency of triggering the MTC devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Hui Xu