Central Station (e.g., Master, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/507)
  • Patent number: 11064473
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) or network device gNB can process or generate downlink control information transmissions for new radio (NR) systems or networks based on a compact DCI format. The DCI can include a grouped broadcast message for reduced signaling overhead that comprises random access response (RAR) message, a paging message, a system information block (SIB) message, another message information type, or any combination thereof. The DCI transmission can be determined as comprising paging information based on a direct indication in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) only or both in the PDCCH and a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) based on a flag field of the DCI transmission. Other configurations can also further reduce signaling overhead additionally or alternatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hong He, Debdeep Chatterjee, Ajit Nimbalker, Dae Won Lee, Gang Xiong
  • Patent number: 11063652
    Abstract: Techniques discussed herein can facilitate maintenance and/or recovery of BPL(s) (Beam Pair Link(s)). Various embodiments can employ aspects discussed herein can one or more of enable interference randomization for beam/link recovery signal(s) or reduce the overhead of UL (Uplink) beam management RS (Reference Signal(s)). Various embodiments can comprise UE(s) (User Equipment(s)) that can receive configuration signaling configuring the UE(s) to one or more of apply interference randomization to a beam/link recovery signal and/or generate a SR (Scheduling Request) channel for beam maintenance having reduced overhead and can transmit the beam/link recovery signal and/or SR channel. Additional embodiments can comprise gNB(s) (next Generation NodeB(s)) that can configure UE(s) for beam maintenance and/or recovery techniques discussed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gang Xiong, Yushu Zhang, Alexei Davydov, Wook Bong Lee, Dae Won Lee, Guotong Wang
  • Patent number: 11051271
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for providing location information in a communications network. A method is performed by a first device. The first device supports positioning of other devices in the communications network. The method comprises acquiring positioning reference signal configuration from a radio network node in the communications network. The method comprises acquiring location information from a local positioning entity. The method comprises providing the location information to at least one of a radio network node and a second device in the communications network. The method comprises transmitting a positioning reference signal according to the positioning reference signal configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Fredrik Gunnarsson, Erik Eriksson, Pål Frenger, Martin Hessler, Pradeepa Ramachandra
  • Patent number: 11050157
    Abstract: A radio frequency antenna array uses lenses and RF elements, to provide ground-based and sky-based coverage for multiple object communication and tracking. The antenna array can include two spherical lenses, where each spherical lens has at least two associated RF elements. Each of the RF elements associated with a given lens produces an output beam with an output area. Each lens also includes a sub-controller configured to combine the output beams produced by the RF elements. The antenna includes a control mechanism configured to enable a user to move the RF elements along their respective tracks, and automatically combine, or modify the phase of, the output beams from the RF elements based on the relative positions between the RF elements. The combined beams track independent targets, such as satellites, across an area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Matsing, Inc.
    Inventors: Serguei Matitsine, Igor Timofeev, Leonid Matytsine
  • Patent number: 11032730
    Abstract: Provided are a method for a terminal performing wireless local area network (WLAN) measurement in a wireless communication system, and a device supporting same. A terminal receives a WLAN measurement configuration comprising an indicator and a subject to be measured, and on the basis of the indicator, determines a subject for performing a WLAN measurement on, and performs a WLAN measurement on the determined subject for performing a WLAN measurement on, wherein the indicator may indicate whether a measurement of a WLAN AP detected by the terminal is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sangwon Kim
  • Patent number: 11019461
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method by which a network node performs an operation related to a vehicle to everything (V2X) message transmission to a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of: allowing the network node to receive a notify broadcast area message; allowing the network node to receive a V2X message after receiving the notify broadcast area message; and allowing the network node to determine a first eNB which will transmit the V2X message to the UE, on the basis of the notify broadcast area message, without performing session update request procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Laeyoung Kim, Jian Xu, Daewook Byun, Dongsoo Kim, Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 11005582
    Abstract: Developing intelligent systems which take into consideration the economical, environmental, and safety factors of the modern society, is one of the main challenges of this century. Progress in the fields of mobile robots, control architectures, artificial intelligence, advanced technologies, and computer vision allows us to now envisage a smart environment future. The rise of the connected objects known as the “Internet of Things” (IoT) will rival past technological marvels. This disclosure introduces a time synchronous communication IoT network and use of time of day by various objects to navigate freely, without interference and collision in a smart environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Kiomars Anvari
  • Patent number: 10904784
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may partition a plurality of carriers into one or more groups. Each carrier within a group may share one or more antenna panels so as to each be directed by a transmit beam in a same direction. The base station may transmit to a user equipment a carrier group indication that identifies the partitioning of the plurality of carriers into the one or more groups and maps a group identifier for at least one of the one or more groups to a beam identifier that identifies the corresponding transmit beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Sumeeth Nagaraja
  • Patent number: 10873918
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal in each node intercepts wireless communication among other nodes. When detecting failure in communication, the wireless communication terminal stores corresponding communication data on the node the wireless communication terminal belongs to, and relays the stored data by wireless communication. Transmission timing in each node is determined uniquely to the node, and data are transmitted periodically. In accordance with circumstances, the transmission timing in each node is changed to make the transmission timing in each data generation node earlier and to make the transmission timing in each data relay node later. Thus, a plurality of communication data are collected in data relay nodes. Each data relay node synthesizes a plurality of communication data, and performs relay transmission thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Tadahide Kunitachi
  • Patent number: 10869358
    Abstract: The preset disclosure provides a configuration method of DRX parameter, a mobile terminal, and a base station. The configuration method includes: transmitting, upon detecting that the mobile terminal satisfies a preset DRX parameter modification condition, a DRX parameter modification request message to a base station; receiving a response message corresponding to the DRX parameter modification request message and the response message is transmitted from the base station; and updating a DRX parameter configuration by the mobile terminal according to the response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Yue, Yu Ding, Fei Qin
  • Patent number: 10862580
    Abstract: A communications device is configured to communicate with an infrastructure equipment forming part of a mobile communications network, and to communicate with one or more relay nodes of the mobile communications network. The communications device comprises a receiver configured to receive signals on the downlink from the one or more relay nodes via a first wireless interface, and to receive signals on the downlink from the infrastructure equipment via a second wireless access interface, a transmitter configured to transmit signals on the uplink to the one or more relay nodes via the first wireless access interface, and to transmit signals on the uplink to the infrastructure equipment via the second wireless access interface, and a controller configured to control the receiver to receive the signals and to control the transmitter to transmit the signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda, Chrysovalantis Kosta
  • Patent number: 10863481
    Abstract: A communication system includes a transmitting communication device and a receiving communication device. The transmitting communication device determines a control element, e.g., a control element of a Media Access Control protocol, associated with one of the carriers and provides the control element with an identifier specifying the carrier the control element is associated with. The transmitting communication device sends the control element with the identifier on one of the carriers to the receiving communication device. The receiving communication device receives the control element and determines, from the identifier received with the control element, the carrier the control element is associated with. Further, the receiving communication device determines, on the basis of parameters indicated by the control element, a data transmission property of the carrier the control element is associated with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, Dirk Gerstenberger, Daniel Larsson, Henning Wiemann
  • Patent number: 10827545
    Abstract: A communications device and method of communicating using a communications device is disclosed for performing device-to-device communications. The communications device is configured to determine in accordance with predetermined conditions whether the communications device is within a coverage area of a mobile communications network, and if the communications device is determined to be within the coverage area of the mobile communications network, to transmit or to receive signals via the wireless access interface to one or more other communications devices in accordance with device to device communications using communications resources of the wireless access interface allocated according to a first mode in which the mobile communications network performs resource allocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10812246
    Abstract: A method, base station, and user equipment (UE) for radio communication in a radio communication system including a base station and a UE, the UE communicating with the base station in carrier aggregation mode over plural component carriers. The method includes: the base station assigns a priority to each component carrier according to at least one of the following rules to enable the UE to select, on overlapped uplink subframes, the component carrier having highest priority for uplink signal transmission, the rules including: desired power loss of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, burden of uplink signal transmission over the component carrier, number of uplink subframes of the component carrier, and primary/secondary attributes of the component carrier for transmission of a downlink signal corresponding to the uplink signal transmitted over the component carrier. The method, base station, and UE can flexibly adjust the transmission carrier of a PUCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10798709
    Abstract: Provided in the embodiments of the present invention are a communications method, a terminal device, and a network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 10798198
    Abstract: Mechanisms for subscription and notification may include dynamically changing notification behavior based on notification target status or support access to notification history information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Chonggang Wang, Gregory S. Sternberg, Shamim Akbar Rahman, Xu Li, Quang Ly, Catalina Mihaela Mladin
  • Patent number: 10790951
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatuses for reference signal transmission and receiving in a wireless communication system A common reference signal sequence is generated based on a frequency range configuration at network side, the common reference signal sequence being shared by at least some of terminal devices respectively allocated with their own reference signal transmission configurations. The common reference signal sequence and sequence configuration information is transmitted to a terminal device, the sequence configuration information indicating a parameter by which a reference signal sequence transmitted for the terminal device can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukai Gao, Gang Wang
  • Patent number: 10783768
    Abstract: Methods and systems, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for providing internet access through a control panel of an alarm system, the method including establishing, by a control panel of an alarm system in a property, a first connection to an alarm system monitoring server across a cellular network, determining that a known source of internet within the property is not available, in response to determining that the known source of internet within the property is not available, establishing, by the control panel, a second connection to the internet across the cellular network, providing internet access to one or more devices in the property through the second connection, determining that the known source of internet within the property is available, and in response to determining that the known source of internet within the property is available, terminating, by the control panel, the second connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Alarm.com Incorporated
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 10757588
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a device in a base station used for wireless communication. The base station transmits M1 first-type reference signals; receives M2 second-type radio signals in first time-domain resources, with any of the M2 second-type radio signals being associated with one of the M1 first-type reference signals; and transmits a first radio signal in the first time-domain resources. If an antenna port transmitting the first radio signal is associated with at least one of the M2 second-type radio signals, first-type channel monitoring is adopted targeting transmission of the first radio signal; otherwise, second-type channel monitoring is adopted targeting transmission of the first radio signal. The above method allows the base station to share a COT acquired by a UE in unlicensed spectrums so as to increase channel access efficiency, and at the same time avoids interference with other potential ongoing communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNCATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: KeYing Wu, XiaoBo Zhang, Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 10749551
    Abstract: In various embodiments, the disclosed systems, methods, and apparatuses describe extended spectrum amplifiers. In particular, a method is described including: receiving, at an input port, a radio frequency (RF) signal on a frequency band; separating, using a demultiplexer coupled to the input port, the RF signal into four signal on four respective lines, the four signals having different frequency bands; combining, using a multiplexer coupled to the demultiplexer by the four lines, the four signals into an amplified RF signal; and amplifying, using an amplifier on each of the four lines, the respective four signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Finkelstein
  • Patent number: 10736112
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some wireless networks (e.g., MulteFire networks), a base station may transmit control information to a user equipment (UE) to enable the UE to access the network and establish a connection with the network. The base station may transmit the control information to the UE in search spaces of an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH). In some cases, resources used to transmit control information in a first common search space of the ePDCCH may overlap with resources used to transmit control information in a second common search space of the ePDCCH. In such cases, using the techniques described herein, a base station may encode control information transmitted in the different types of search spaces using different scrambling sequences. As such, a UE may be able to differentiate between the control information transmitted in the different types of common search spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chih-Hao Liu, Srinivas Yerramalli, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10721788
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a wireless communication unit which performs wireless communication, and a processing unit which controls the communication of the wireless communication unit. In a state in which the wireless communication unit performs wireless connections with a plurality of terminal apparatuses (existing connection terminals) and the wireless communication unit starts a wireless connection with a new connection terminal, which is different from the plurality of terminal apparatuses, the processing unit cuts the wireless connections with the plurality of terminal apparatuses, and establishes the wireless connections with the plurality of terminal apparatuses after waiting for establishment of the wireless connection with the new connection terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yohei Ogawa, Kenji Sakuda
  • Patent number: 10721770
    Abstract: The disclosure provides for control plane measurements in a wireless device. The wireless device may measure, across multiple sub-frames received over an unlicensed spectrum, received cell-specific reference signals (CRS) from a cell to obtain CRS measurements. The wireless device may identify one or both of a first subset of the CRS measurements associated with a first subset of the sub-frames including opportunistic transmissions and a second subset of the CRS measurements associated with a second subset of the sub-frames including guaranteed transmissions. The wireless device may compute one or both of a first signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) value for the first subset of the CRS measurements and a second SINR value for the second subset of the CRS measurements. The wireless device may monitor a radio link condition of the wireless device based at least in part on the first SINR value or the second SINR value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 10701677
    Abstract: A communication technique of fusing a 5th-generation (5G) communication for supporting higher data transmission rate beyond a 4th-generation (4G) system with an Internet of things (IoT) technology and a system thereof are provided. The present disclosure may be used for an intelligent service (for example, a smart home, a smart building, a smart city, a smart car or a connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, security and safety related service, or the like) based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT related technology. A communication method of a base station includes generating resource assignment information of an uplink burst including at least two consecutive uplink subframes of an unlicensed band; transmitting the resource assignment information to a terminal; and receiving uplink data from the terminal during the at least two consecutive uplink subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seunghoon Park, Jungmin Moon, Byounghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10701696
    Abstract: A method for configuring transmission and related products are provided. The method includes: a network device indicates a Transmission Configuration Indicator (TCI) state set to a terminal, wherein the TCI state set is configured for a Bandwidth Part (BWP) of the terminal, and the TCI state set is used for indicating a Quasi co-location (QCL) assumption set when the terminal performs transmission on the BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Shi, Wenhong Chen, Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10681501
    Abstract: Provided are a method for transmitting, by a base station in a wireless communication system, a vehicle to everything (V2X) message, and an apparatus for supporting the same. The base station may receive broadcast area information indicative of areas to which the V2X message will be broadcast, from a multi-cell coordination entity (MCE), receive the V2X message from a terminal, and transmit the received V2X message to a neighboring base station. Provided are a method for transmitting, by a V2X server in a wireless communication system, a vehicle to everything (V2X) message, and an apparatus for supporting the same. The V2X server may receive the V2X message transmitted by a base station from a serving/packet-gateway (S/P-GW), determine a broadcast of the received V2X message, and transmit the V2X message to a base station that belongs to the same multimedia broadcast single frequency network (MBSFN) area as the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Daewook Byun, Youngdae Lee, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 10667178
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a wireless broadband communication method, device, and system. The method provided in an embodiment of the present invention includes: establishing, by a macro base station, a Radio Resource Control RRC connection with a user equipment UE; receiving, by a small cell, a configuration message sent, through a wired or wireless interface, by the macro base station; and establishing, by the small cell, a user plane connection between the small cell and the UE based on the RRC connection and the configuration message, and establishing a data bearer with the UE on the user plane connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin Xiong, Yan Wang, Song Zhu
  • Patent number: 10659093
    Abstract: A system that incorporates aspects of the subject disclosure may perform operations including, for example, obtaining uplink information that describes a configuration for uplink wireless communications by a communication device, wherein the uplink information comprises a first assignment of a first resource block to the communication device for transport of control information as a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); performing a first Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) measurement of the PUCCH; initiating a first corrective action responsive to detecting the first SINR measurement being below a first SINR threshold; and initiating a second SINR measurement of the PUCCH to confirm the second SINR measurement is above the first SINR measurement. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ISCO International, LLC
    Inventor: Amr Abdelmonem
  • Patent number: 10651961
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes receiving downlink control information for a first UE based at least in part on a group identifier associated with a NOMA group including the first UE and at least a second UE; and receiving a set of NOMA downlink transmissions at the first UE based at least in part on the downlink control information for the first UE. A second method includes receiving downlink control information for a first UE, the downlink control information for the first UE including an indication of at least a second UE; receiving downlink control information for the second UE based at least in part on the indication of at least the second UE; and receiving a set of NOMA downlink transmissions at the first UE based at least in part on the downlink control information for the first UE and the downlink control information for the second UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Sun, Tao Luo, Yongbin Wei, Durga Prasad Malladi, Siddhartha Mallik, Xiaoxia Zhang, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 10637621
    Abstract: A method for receiving an uplink signal by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system includes transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), a physical uplink shared channel demodulation reference signal (PUSCH DMRS) parameters including a first virtual cell identifier (VCI), transmitting, to the UE, a physical uplink control channel demodulation reference signal (PUCCH DMRS) parameters including a second VCI, and receiving, from the UE, the PUSCH DMRS or the PUCCH DMRS, wherein the first VCI for the PUSCH DMRS is determined from a first VCI range, the second VCI for the PUCCH DMRS is determined from a second VCI range, and wherein the first VCI range is wider than the second VCI range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Kijun Kim, Hakseong Kim, Byounghoon Kim, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10623920
    Abstract: A base station apparatus (130, 220) in a network (410) transmits V2X support information indicating that a V2X service is supported by the network (410). In response to receiving V2X support information, a radio terminal (100, 120) transmits, to the network (410), V2X terminal information indicating that the radio terminal (100, 120) is interested in the V2X service. The network (410) transmits V2X configuration to the radio terminal (100, 120) in response to receiving the V2X terminal information transmitted from the radio terminal (100, 120). The radio terminal (100, 120) receives the V2X configuration and performs V2X communication in accordance with the V2X configuration. It is thus, for example, possible to contribute to achievement of a procedure for performing provisioning for the V2X service on the radio terminal that intends to use the V2X service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10616898
    Abstract: A chipset is provided. The chipset is configured to detect an interference characteristic of a neighbor cell corresponding to groups and perform an interference whitening operation based on the interference characteristic. The groups are generated by dividing a time interval occupied by a first reference signal region by dividing a frequency band occupied by the first reference signal region, or by dividing a time interval occupied by a second reference signal region. A frequency band occupied by the second reference signal region is wider than the frequency band occupied by the first reference signal region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hui-Won Je, Dong-Sik Kim, Joon-Sung Kim, Young-Seok Jung
  • Patent number: 10582553
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a first D2D user equipment (UE) supporting D2D communication. A first D2D UE requests a second D2D UE to repeatedly broadcast or multicast the D2D data together with the first D2D UE on a same time-frequency resource based on a single frequency network (SFN) scheme. In addition, scheduling assignment information includes information for restricting the second D2D UE from broadcasting or multicasting the D2D data received from the first D2D UE according to the request of the first D2D UE based on the SFN scheme when a distance from the first D2D UE is equal to or greater than a preset distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Inkwon Seo, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10581544
    Abstract: A device operates in a communications network by obtaining an adjustment term based on communications from the communications network and setting a time reference for the device based on the obtained adjustment term. The adjustment term is such that the set time reference for the device is common to at least one other device in communication with the device. The device further operates by communicating with the at least one other device in device-to-device communication, based on the common set time reference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Ricardo Blasco Serrano, Hieu Do, Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 10575215
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) device may include a memory, a communication interface, and one or more processors. The one or more processors operate to identify a plurality of base stations available for connection via the communication interface and the plurality of antenna components. Virtual user equipment (UE) are connected to the two or more base stations. Data flows for the device are identified. The identified data flows are assigned to the virtual UEs based on the identified network characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Corey J. Christopherson, Donna L. Polehn, Fred Weisbrod
  • Patent number: 10555213
    Abstract: An operation method of a first communication node in a communication network, which supports a radio link control (RLC) function among functions of a base station, may comprise receiving a first message from a second communication node supporting a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) function among the functions of the base station; processing the received first message by performing the RLC function; and transmitting the processed first message to a third communication node supporting a medium access control (MAC) function and physical (PHY) functions among the functions of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Seung Kwon Cho, Won Ik Kim, Seung Kwon Baek, Jae Su Song
  • Patent number: 10554342
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling sending of a general data transfer platform (GTP) message, and a data sending method and device are provided. A GTP message sending device receives a no-response time indication of user equipment sent from a GTP message response device, where the no-response time indication indicates a no-response time of the user equipment in an implicit or explicit manner, the GTP message sending device adjusts, according to the no-response time of the user equipment indicated by the received no-response time indication of the user equipment, a time of sending a GTP message, where adjusting the time of sending the GTP message is specifically postponing the time of sending the GTP message as the no-response time of the user equipment increases, or bringing forward the time of sending the GTP message as the no-response time of the user equipment decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Shi, Wanqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10555315
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods to reduce interference in heterogeneous networks having a plurality of access nodes, such as combinations of macro cells, micro cells, pico cells, femto cells, etc. are disclosed. Interference caused in sectors of two or more access nodes that face each other is minimized by dividing a total number of resource blocks into resource block sets that are uniquely numbered and allocated across each sector of each access node. The allocation is rotated based on a different time stamp or a different starting number, or may be a random sequence of sets per access node. These independent allocations for each access node generally distribute the interference across the system, and provide better interference reduction, resulting in an increase in system capacity per sector of each cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Nagi Mansour, Senthil Veeraragavan
  • Patent number: 10523289
    Abstract: The present invention provides a base station device, a terminal device, and a communication method, where the terminal efficiently learns information of an interference signal and reduces interference in a reception process to make it possible to enhance throughput, enhance communication opportunity of each terminal device by feedback from the terminal, and the like. The base station device includes a transmission unit configured to transmit, to the terminal device, Multiuser Superposition Transmission (MUST) information used for canceling interference due to MUST. The MUST information includes multiple combinations of modulation schemes for the MUST, and a list of power ratios used for the MUST in each of the combinations of the modulation schemes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ryota Yamada, Jungo Goto, Osamu Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10511392
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments that enable the identification of the location of a computing device based on radio data. A radio map can be identified for an area. The computing device can measure signal strengths to reference points. The signal strengths can be compared to the radio map. The computing device can determine its location based on the comparison of the signal strengths to the radio map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
    Inventors: Ali Khalajmehrabadi, Nikolaos Gatsis, David Akopian
  • Patent number: 10490890
    Abstract: A method of determining the optimum radio planning parameter of an antenna azimuth heading, comprising receiving, by a control system, a first set of data indicative of network performance for mobile devices of users within a specified geographical area covered by an antenna sector having a first azimuth heading; determining, by the control system, a first set of average values of parameters indicative of network performance based on the first set of data; receiving, by the control system, a second set of data indicative of network performance for mobile users within the specified geographical covered by an antenna having a second azimuth heading, wherein the second azimuth heading is different from the first azimuth heading, determining, by the control system, a second set of average values of parameters indicative of network performance for the antenna sector having the second azimuth value based on the second set of data; comparing the first and second sets of average values of parameters indicative of net
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fasmetrics S.A.
    Inventor: Dimitris Kolokotronis
  • Patent number: 10484126
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, a method of reporting a channel quality indicator (CQI) comprises receiving, in a wireless network comprising a carrier bandwidth of a first number of physical resource blocks (PRBs), a physical channel comprising a first PRB set with a bandwidth of a second number of PRBs. The second number of PRBs is less than the first number of PRBs. The method further comprises determining a CQI that indicates a modulation and code rate of the physical channel that may be used to transmit the physical channel with a transport block error probability not exceeding 0.1 when the physical channel is transmitted in the second number of PRBs of the first PRB set in a subframe and at least part of the transport block is transmitted in the subframe. The method further comprises transmitting a report to a network node. The report comprises the determined CQI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Robert Mark Harrison, Yufei Blankenship
  • Patent number: 10470079
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) device may include a memory, a communication interface, a plurality of antenna components, and one or more processors. The one or more processors operate to identify a plurality of base stations available for connection via the communication interface and the plurality of antenna components. Virtual user equipment (UE) for two or more of the identified plurality of base stations are allocated and the UE device connects to the two or more base stations using the respective virtual UEs. Network characteristics are identified for the connections with the plurality of base stations. Data flows for the device are identified. The identified data flows are assigned to the virtual UEs based on the identified network characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Corey J. Christopherson, Donna L. Polehn, Fred Weisbrod
  • Patent number: 10462801
    Abstract: In response to a metric (e.g., Doppler metric) exceeding a threshold, a network node device can facilitate transmitting a message instructing a user equipment to enable reception of transmission signals having a precoding rank value of one. The network node device can send a reference signal having the precoding rank value of one, and receive feedback from the user equipment comprising an indicator of channel quality. Optionally, in response to the metric exceeding a threshold, the network node device can facilitate transmitting a message instructing the user equipment to respond to a reference signal by providing feedback comprising a first indicator of rank having a value of one, and a second indicator of channel quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 10462285
    Abstract: A method and system are described for enhancing the security of calls made by a member of a controlled environment to an outside party, particularly when the outside party communicates via a cellular phone. An application is provided for the cellular device, which must communicate and register with a calling platform of the controlled environment. Certain elements of personal verification data are obtained by the user of the cellular device and stored at the calling platform for later reference. Calls from the inmate to the cellular device cause the calling platform to issue a notification to the user via the application. The user verifies his/her identity using the application, after which the call can be connected. As a further security measure, certain conditions can be required and periodically checked during the call to ensure the user remains verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Global Tel*Link Corp.
    Inventor: Stephen Hodge
  • Patent number: 10454554
    Abstract: A base station and a method thereof for acquiring channel status information in a mobile communication system operating in a multiuser multiple-input multiple-output transmission mode are provided. The method includes generating and transmitting, to a terminal, interference measurement configuration information for measuring interference caused by signals transmitted from a serving base station of the terminal to at least one other terminal in the transmission mode; and receiving channel status information generated using the transmitted information from the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Youngwoo Kwak, Younsun Kim, Hyojin Lee, Hyoungju Ji
  • Patent number: 10454541
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein relate to dynamic uplink antenna port management. A user equipment (UE) may receive reference signal configuration information from a base station. The UE may configure one or more uplink antenna ports based on the received reference signal configuration information and transmit one or more reference signals to the base station on the one or more uplink antenna port. The UE may receive uplink configuration information for one or more data channels and/or one or more control channels. The UE may configure one or more uplinks antenna ports based on the uplink configuration information and may transmit one or more uplink signals on the one or more data channels and/or one or more control channels. The uplink configuration information may be based at least one the one or more reference signals transmitted to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jay Kumar Sundararajan, Wanshi Chen, Haitong Sun, Jing Jiang, Hao Xu, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10448218
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for stopping and restarting an MBMS service in a wireless communication system. A terminal receives multicast channel (MCH) scheduling information (MSI) and checks whether a special value is included in the received MSI. If the special value is included in the MSI, then whether to stop or suspend the MBMS service can be determined. That is, MSI can be considered in stopping the MBMS service. Furthermore, stopping is terminating an MBMS service without a consideration for restarting same, and suspending is terminating an MBMS service with a consideration for restarting same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangwon Kim, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10433109
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of performing a range measurement. For example, a first wireless communication device may include a radio to communicate a discovery frame with a second wireless communication device, the discovery frame including at least one movement indication field to indicate a time of movement of a sender of said discovery frame; and a controller to perform a range measurement procedure with said second wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Segev, Carlos Cordeiro, Shuki Perlman, Emily H. Qi, Ofer Hareuveni
  • Patent number: 10405251
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling a L2 entity in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives data via a first logical channel, changes a type of a logical channel from the first logical channel to a second logical channel, determines whether to re-establish a L2 entity for the first logical channel, and receives the data via the second logical channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung