Based On Priority Patents (Class 455/512)
  • Patent number: 10681572
    Abstract: A computer program product includes: a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10673798
    Abstract: A server receives a group message from a first user account in a social networking platform, the group message to be sent to a plurality of user accounts, and determines whether the group message refers to one or more user accounts of the plurality of user accounts. For a respective user account referred to by the group message, the server sends a notification to a terminal associated with the respective user account, wherein the notification is rendered at the terminal in a first manner configured by the respective user account. For a respective user account not referred to by the group message, the server sends a notification to a terminal associated with the respective user account, wherein the notification is rendered at the terminal in a second manner configured by the social networking platform, wherein the second manner is different from the first manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Yi Shan, Baihan Cai
  • Patent number: 10666095
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus including a near-field wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with a plurality of communication terminals, a power transmission unit that sets a plurality of resonance frequencies to transfer power in a non-contact manner to each of the plurality of communication terminals, and a control unit that determines a priority level of each of the communication terminals based on identification information received from the communication terminals and determines an amount of power transmitted at each of the resonance frequencies based on the determined priority levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuya Suzuki, Kuniharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10616744
    Abstract: In one embodiment a method for providing presence information in a smart environment is implemented on a personal computing device associated with a user and includes; broadcasting a presence indicator signal in the smart environment, where the presence indicator signal indicates presence of the user in the smart environment, and the personal computing device is not provided by an operator of the smart environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. White, Jr., Magnus Mortensen, Jay Kemper Johnston, Rama Darbha
  • Patent number: 10602338
    Abstract: Devices and methods for accessing data on at least one proximate computing device in an emergency situation are disclosed. A method includes: determining that the emergency situation is occurring; in response to determining that the emergency situation is occurring: determining a location where the emergency situation is occurring and a location of the computing device; and determining the location where the emergency situation is occurring is within a first predetermined distance of the location of the computing device; and in response to determining that the location where the emergency situation is occurring is within the first predetermined distance of the location of the computing device: determining the at least one proximate computing device located within a second predetermined distance of the location of the computing device; and receiving access to at least part of the data on the at least one proximate computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Charles E. Beller, Gregory J. Boss, Rick A. Hamilton, II, Jayashree Vaidyanathan
  • Patent number: 10521334
    Abstract: A machine may be configured to perform A/B testing on mobile applications. For example, the machine receives an identifier. The machine identifies a particular experiment variant for a mobile application based on the identifier. The machine generates an instruction executable by the mobile application to cause a display of a user interface on a mobile device according to a user interface layout based on the particular experiment variant. The machine, in response to the receiving of the identifier of the mobile device, transmits the instruction to the mobile device. An execution of the instruction on the mobile device results in the display of the user interface on the mobile device according to the user interface layout based on the particular experiment variant. The machine generates metric data associated with the particular experiment data based on tracking one or more interactions with the user interface on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventor: Dawnray Young
  • Patent number: 10455373
    Abstract: In one implementation, a communication device comprising one or more processors is configured to participate in a plurality of talkgroups. The one or more processors are configured to receive a communication transmitted from a satellite constellation indicating that a first priority talkgroup has been assigned for the communication device and to receive one or more signal transmitted from the satellite constellation via a control channel indicating that the first priority talkgroup is active, in response to which the one or more processors may determine that the first priority talkgroup has been assigned for the communication device and that the first priority talkgroup is active. Consequently, the one or more processors may set the communication device to the first priority talkgroup such that the communication device starts receiving communications via the first priority talkgroup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Iridium Satellite LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tillet, Garrett Chandler
  • Patent number: 10419944
    Abstract: A spectrum management device (110) determines spectrum assignments (205, 215) for a radio access node (120). The spectrum assignments (205, 215) comprise an access spectrum assignment (205) and a failover spectrum assignment (215) for replacing at least part of the access spectrum assignment (205) responsive to a conflict between the radio access node (120) and an incumbent user (130) with respect to the access spectrum assignment (205). The radio access node (120) is notified of the spectrum assignments (205, 215), and in response, the radio access node (120) commences radio communications according to the access spectrum assignment (205). In response to receiving notification to discontinue use of the at least part of the access spectrum assignment (205), the radio access node (120) replaces the at least part of the access spectrum assignment (205) with at least part of the failover spectrum assignment (215).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Buchmayer, Kumar Balachandran
  • Patent number: 10397901
    Abstract: The present application provide a resource allocation method, an access point, and a station. The method includes: determining a resource allocation sequence of N stations in a wireless local area network and a position of a resource allocated to each station in the N stations; determining resource allocation information according to the resource allocation sequence of the N stations and the position of the resource allocated to each station in the N stations, where the resource allocation information is used to reflect a relative position of the resource allocated to each station in the N stations; and sending resource indication information, so that each station in the N stations obtains, according to the resource indication information, the position of the resource allocated to each station. The method utilizes redundancy between indication information of different stations, so signaling overheads of resource indication information can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weimin Wu, Jun Lou, Shanshan Gong, Xun Yang, Sheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10212604
    Abstract: A spectrum management apparatus and method, and an apparatus and method for wireless communication. The spectrum management apparatus includes: a determining unit, configured to determine an exclusive indicator of a high priority communications system that exists in a management range of the spectrum management apparatus, the exclusive indicator represents a range of the high priority communications system in space and/or frequency domains that is isolated from other communications systems; and an adjustment unit, configured to adjust the exclusive indicator when there are multiple exclusive indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Xin Guo
  • Patent number: 10021539
    Abstract: In one implementation, a communication device comprising one or more processors is configured to participate in a plurality of talkgroups. The one or more processors are configured to receive a communication transmitted from a satellite constellation indicating that a first priority talkgroup has been assigned for the communication device and to receive one or more signal transmitted from the satellite constellation via a control channel indicating that the first priority talkgroup is active, in response to which the one or more processors may determine that the first priority talkgroup has been assigned for the communication device and that the first priority talkgroup is active. Consequently, the one or more processors may set the communication device to the first priority talkgroup such that the communication device starts receiving communications via the first priority talkgroup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Iridium Satellite LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tillet, Garrett Chandler
  • Patent number: 10021058
    Abstract: A method and system for providing notifications to users for group messages transmitted over a social networking platform are disclosed. A server with one or more processors and memory obtains a group message from a first user account in the social networking platform, where the group message is to be sent to a group of user accounts in the social networking platform. For a respective user account in the group of user accounts, the server: determines a status of a group message notification function of the social networking platform for the respective user account; in accordance with a determination that the group message notification function is disabled, determines whether the respective user account is referred to in the group message; and, in accordance with a determination that the user account is referred to in the group message, sends a notification to the respective user account regarding the group message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Shan, Baihan Cai
  • Patent number: 9973932
    Abstract: An interference coordination method for a radio communication system includes a plurality of user equipment configured to communicate on radio resources with transceiver stations exchanging between transceiver stations one or more coordination messages concerning interference on an interfered radio resource, and determining a score of a potential allocation of the interfered radio resource to potentially-interfered user equipment based on said coordination message or messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sergio Barberis, Andrea Buldorini, Paolo Priotti
  • Patent number: 9888087
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically adjusting attributes for a network service is described. A computing system can determine a change that is to be implemented to an attribute of the network service. For each of a plurality of computing devices, the computing system can receive information associated with that computing device from a designated application operating on that computing device. The designated application is associated with the network service. The computing system automatically implements the change to at least one but not all of the plurality of computing devices based on the information received from each of the plurality of computing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Amos Barreto
  • Patent number: 9860778
    Abstract: A controller of a layered radio environment map of a wireless communication system. The controller configures a mobile terminal to make a measurement associated with a wireless signal from the mobile terminal to a base station. The mobile terminal constructs a minimization of drive test (MDT) measurement report from the measurement, and uses a network connection to transmit the MDT measurement report. The network connection is selected based at least in part on information related to the mobile terminal. As such, the power consumption in the mobile terminal is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Sweden AB
    Inventors: Tao Cai, Jaap Van De Beek
  • Patent number: 9854413
    Abstract: A mobile communication terminal used in a communication system in which audio based on an audio signal transmitted from a given mobile communication terminal having speaking rights is output from another mobile communication terminal, the given mobile communication terminal being selected by a server storing priority rank information indicating a priority rank pertaining to acquisition of the speaking rights for each of a plurality of mobile communication terminals, the mobile communication terminal including a rank signal receiver receiving, from the server, a priority rank signal based on the priority rank information stored by the server and indicating the priority rank for at least a subset of the mobile communication terminals and a display displaying a terminal priority rank based on the priority rank signal when the rank signal receiver receives the priority rank signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Ryohei Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9843566
    Abstract: A method of securing communications between a security device and a security server include receiving, at the security server, a registration request from the security device, the registration request being encrypted using an initial registration key. A device identifier and rotation key unique to the security device are transmitted to the security device. A first session key request is received at the security server from the security device, the request being encrypted using the rotation key. A first session key is transmitted to the security device in response. One or more communications, encrypted using the first session key, is received at the security server from the security device. A second session key request is received at the security server from the security device after the first session key has expired, the request encrypted using the rotation key. A second session key is transmitted to the security device in response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: Master Lock Company LLC, Vardr Pty. Ltd.
    Inventors: Geoff Smith, Tom Celinski, Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Patent number: 9813370
    Abstract: The invention provides a system and method for analyzing a collection of communication messages. The communication messages may be any one of a collection of electronic mail messages, voicemail messages, instant messaging dialogs and other forms of communications. The collections of communications, such as electronic mail messages, may be selected by a user and then subsequently processed to determine the identity of any of the user's contacts within the communications. The contacts may then be arranged in a relative priority arrangement whereby contacts which have been identified as engaging in prior reciprocal communications with the user are given higher priority. Higher priority may also be given to contacts which engage in more recent communications with the user. Specific contact relationships may be inferred from the communications depending on whether specific contacts are repeatedly mentioned within the communication messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: FACEBOOK, INC.
    Inventors: Ellen Isaacs, Bonnie A. Nardi, Stephen Whittaker
  • Patent number: 9749870
    Abstract: A method for optimizing network spectrum utilization of a wireless communications network utilizing a radiofrequency spectrum includes determining, by a processor, spectrum resources at a location by determining the properties of the communication nodes and the utilization of bandwidth by all priority classes of user terminals in a defined area. Future geo-located contextual network needs for users terminals of a plurality of priority classes in the defined area is predicted by the processor based on historical profiles. The use of the radiofrequency spectrum is optimized by the processor based on the priority classes of the user terminals and the future geo-located contextual network needs of the user terminals in the defined area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: DEUSTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventors: Gerhard Kadel, Julian Charles Nolan
  • Patent number: 9665410
    Abstract: A method and system for processing application programming interface (API) traffic includes determining corresponding API traffic at a time interval, assigning a corresponding priority value and allocating a cache memory to store a data set that corresponds to a high priority value. The method also includes receiving a plurality of sets of API requests, comparing corresponding precedence value associated with the sets of API requests, determining a set of API requests and allocating bandwidth to the set of API requests. The method further includes receiving a first set of API requests, determining a total number of processed API requests and predicting a second constant number API requests that is included in a second set of API requests. The system includes an electronic device, a communication interface, a memory and a processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Naveenkumar Muguda
  • Patent number: 9661144
    Abstract: A first group auditory data stream, from a transmitting subscriber device of a first group of subscriber devices or from a dispatch console and intended for the first group of subscriber devices, is received at a conference server. A second group auditory data stream from a transmitting subscriber device of a second group of subscriber devices is similarly received. The conference server determines a relative priority level of one of (i) the first group of subscriber devices relative to the second group of subscriber devices and (ii) the first group auditory data stream relative to the second group auditory data stream, and sets different relative signal gains of the first group auditory data stream and the second group auditory data stream as a function of the determined relative priority level. The two auditory data streams are then summed and forwarded towards the second group of subscriber devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Shahaf, Arthur L Fumarolo, Daniel J McDonald
  • Patent number: 9654643
    Abstract: A first group auditory data stream, from a transmitting subscriber device of a first group of subscriber devices or from a dispatch console and intended for the first group of subscriber devices, is received at a conference server. The conference server determines whether the first group auditory data stream generated for the first group of subscriber devices is of interest to a second group of subscriber devices, and if so, sums the first group auditory data stream with a second group auditory data stream intended for the second group of subscriber devices to form a summed group auditory data stream. The conference server then forwards the summed group auditory data stream towards the second group of subscriber devices and forwards the first group auditory data stream towards the first group of subscriber devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel J McDonald, Arthur L Fumarolo, Mark Shahaf
  • Patent number: 9648545
    Abstract: A dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) system includes a dynamic spectrum policy controller (DPC) and a dynamic spectrum controller (DSC) that together dynamically manage the allocation and use of resources (e.g., spectrum resources) across different networks. The DSC component may include wired or wireless connections to eNodeBs, a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) component/server, and various other network components. The PCRF may be configured to receive eNodeB congestion state information from the eNodeB, information identifying wireless devices attached to the eNodeB, categorize each of the identified wireless devices into a category selected from a plurality of categories, select a subset of the identified wireless devices based on the category into which they are categorized, and perform congestion response operations on the selected wireless devices so as to reduce the congestion of the eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Rivada Networks, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Purnima Surampudi, Vimal Kumar Mishra, Samuel Smith
  • Patent number: 9578455
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive a geo-fence definition defining a geographic perimeter or point. The processor is also configured to receive a vehicle location. Further, the processor is configured to determine a distance from the vehicle location to a most proximate geo-fence point and determine a reporting-rate that varies based on proximity to the geo-fence. The processor is also configured to report a vehicle location at intervals defined by the reporting-rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Paul Rork, Kevin Michael Bullister, Kelly Lee Zechel
  • Patent number: 9578470
    Abstract: In one implementation, a communication device comprising one or more processors is configured to participate in a plurality of talkgroups. The one or more processors are configured to receive a communication transmitted from a satellite constellation indicating that a first priority talkgroup has been assigned for the communication device and to receive one or more signal transmitted from the satellite constellation via a control channel indicating that the first priority talkgroup is active, in response to which the one or more processors may determine that the first priority talkgroup has been assigned for the communication device and that the first priority talkgroup is active. Consequently, the one or more processors may set the communication device to the first priority talkgroup such that the communication device starts receiving communications via the first priority talkgroup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tillet, Garrett Chandler
  • Patent number: 9565715
    Abstract: A wireless communications device is provided with a Baseband chip capable of coordinating operations between circuit switched (CS) and packet switched (PS) services with different subscriber identity cards. The Baseband chip is configured to receive a request for making a mobile originated (MO) call with a first subscriber identity card when performing a background PS data service with a second subscriber identity card. The Baseband chip suspends or terminates the background PS data service in response to the request, and further makes the MO call with the first subscriber identity card when the background PS data service is suspended or terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Tsun Nien, Chin-Han Wang, Chen-Hsuan Lee, Sian-Jheng Wong, Chang-Ching Yan
  • Patent number: 9525535
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for scheduling transmission from an access node. Network conditions in a communication network comprising an access node may be monitored. A scheduling algorithm may be selected for the access node based on the monitored network conditions. Data transmissions may be scheduled from the access node based on the selected scheduling algorithm. And data may be transmitted from the access node to wireless devices based on the transmission schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventor: Volkan Sevindik
  • Patent number: 9525499
    Abstract: Described herein are technologies related to an implementation of improving de-sensitivity in a receiver of a portable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Assi Jakoby, Michael Kerner, Shay Shahaf, Bruno Jechoux
  • Patent number: 9515724
    Abstract: In one implementation, information indicating that a communication device is requesting to enter a dedicated transmission mode in a talkgroup may be received. In addition, information indicating a first position of the communication device may be received. A satellite constellation may be controlled to establish a first channel for communications for the talkgroup within a first beam that has a coverage area including the first position of the communication device. Further, a potential second position of the communication device may be determined. The satellite constellation may be controlled to establish a second channel for communications for the talkgroup within a second beam that has a coverage area including the potential second position of the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: IRIDIUM SATELLITE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tillet, Joel Thompson, Garrett Chandler
  • Patent number: 9515790
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for reducing inter-cell interference in a wireless communication system and to an apparatus for same. More specifically, a method for reducing the inter-cell interference between serving cells in the cooperative multi-cell wireless communication system comprises the steps of: receiving from an adjacent cell interference information on a specific wireless resource region; and reducing interference with respect to the specific wireless resource region based on the interference information, wherein the specific wireless resource region is a wireless resource region that the serving cell uses by changing the purpose of a wireless resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 9485739
    Abstract: An interference control method including: receiving actual reception qualities of wireless signals that are measured by a wireless terminal, each of the wireless signals being sent from each of base stations, estimating future reception qualities after a specified period based on the actual reception qualities, estimating, for each of combinations of transmission powers of the base stations, corresponding interference based on the future reception qualities, and setting each of transmission powers of the base stations based on one of the combinations of transmission powers that is selected based on the corresponding interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Takao Shikama
  • Patent number: 9467392
    Abstract: A method for initiating a projection session between one of a plurality devices and an infotainment system of a motor vehicle includes establishing communications with each of the plurality of mobile devices. Each of the plurality of devices is identified against a predetermined priority, such that each of the plurality of devices identified with a predetermined priority is assigned the predetermined priority. Each of the plurality of devices is prioritized from the highest to lowest based on the predetermined priority. A user configuration of the one of the plurality of devices with the highest priority is red. A connection between the one of the plurality of devices with the highest priority and the infotainment system of the motor vehicle is attempted. A communication session between the one of the plurality of devices with the highest priority and the infotainment system of the motor vehicle is then established.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Hrabak, Wen Gu, Lakshmi V. Thanayankizil, David P. Pop
  • Patent number: 9445439
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses (including, but not limited to, User Equipment (UE) and servers) that provide Push to Talk (PTT) over Cellular (PoC) service are described. Whether a PoC group call is established and/or released depends on the priority of any currently connected PoC groups and the number of current PoC connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Deugku Chang
  • Patent number: 9439096
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for sending and receiving mobile station (MS) specific channel state indication reference symbols (CSI-RS) is provided. A common CSI-RS is sent from a base station (BS) and is received by an MS. First feedback is sent to the BS from the MS based on the common CSI-RS. A configuration of an MS-specific CSI-RS is sent from the BS and received by the MS. An MS specific CSI-RS is sent from the BS and is received by the MS. Second feedback is sent to the BS from the MS based on the MS specific CSI-RS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaushik Morapakkam Josiam, Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Zhouyue Pi
  • Patent number: 9426759
    Abstract: Methods, systems, apparatuses, and devices are described for aligning wireless local area network (WLAN) operations with reporting of transmit power information via a cellular network. A mobile device may identify information to be communicated for a WLAN operations. The mobile device may determine a reporting schedule for transmit power information to a serving base station of the cellular network. The information may be communicated on a schedule determined based on the reporting schedule for transmit power information. The information communicated for the WLAN operation may be communicated between subsequent reporting instances for the transmit power information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jibing Wang, Alireza Raissinia
  • Patent number: 9420602
    Abstract: A radio resources management algorithm, through a process of function evaluation and optimization, determines and assigns resource priority values to wireless resource requests. Resource requests may be arranged within a priority queue in accordance with the priority values. The priority queue may control access to wireless resources that are typically reserved for handing off ongoing calls between cells. The algorithm may supplement or replace an existing CAC algorithm. The algorithm may also determine whether sufficient spare handoff resources are available to fulfill a resource request. If sufficient resources are not available, the disclosed algorithm may implement one or more congestion control mechanism designed to free up handoff resources. If sufficient resources are not available to fulfill a resource request, the resource request may be accepted and arranged in the priority queue if it is of sufficiently high priority, or may be rejected if the request is of low priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Cagatay Buyukkoc, Sreevalsan Vallath
  • Patent number: 9392533
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining how much time a user equipment (UE) device should spend scanning for base station signals and how often the UE device should provide reports to a position determining equipment (PDE) device regarding the scanned base station signals so as to determine an accurate position of the UE device, especially while the UE device is in motion or within areas of low base station density, are described. Selecting the rate to scan base station signals for a given frequency band can be based, at least in part, on the availability of the given frequency band in proximity to the UE device and to a throughput value associated with an application executing on the UE device. Selecting the rate to provide scanning reports can be based, at least in part, on a speed of the UE device and a network topology, such as base station density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Daniel Vivanco, Krishna D. Sitaram, Chunmei Liu
  • Patent number: 9313793
    Abstract: A method and system to dynamically allocate a frequency based on a priority of quality of experience (QoE) is disclosed. A method to dynamically allocate a frequency may include: securing a predetermined frequency band and a bonus frequency band for a macrocell; allocating the predetermined frequency band and the bonus frequency band to a macro terminal located in the macrocell; allocating the bonus frequency band based on the priority of service in a subsequent time slot when a frequency band comprising the predetermined frequency band and the bonus frequency band is not allocated to the macro terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Hi Chang, Zeeshan Kaleem, Bing Hui
  • Patent number: 9300146
    Abstract: A power supply apparatus including a near-field wireless communication unit that wirelessly communicates with a plurality of communication terminals, a power transmission unit that sets a plurality of resonance frequencies to transfer power in a non-contact manner to each of the plurality of communication terminals, and a control unit that determines a priority level of each of the communication terminals based on identification information received from the communication terminals and determines an amount of power transmitted at each of the resonance frequencies based on the determined priority levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignees: SONY CORPORATION, SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS INC.
    Inventors: Katsuya Suzuki, Kuniharu Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9288587
    Abstract: A binaural hearing aid system includes a first hearing aid and a second hearing aid, each of which comprising a processor that is configured to process the digital input signal in accordance with a signal processing algorithm into a processed digital output signal, the processor including a compressor for compensation of dynamic range hearing loss based on the signal level, wherein wireless data communication of signal parameter from one of the first and the second hearing aids is performed at a data transmission rate with a time period between consecutive transmissions of the signal parameter from the one of the first and second hearing aids that is longer than an attack and release time of at least one of the compressors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: GN RESOUND A/S
    Inventor: Guilin Ma
  • Patent number: 9288814
    Abstract: Interference that occurs during wireless communication may be managed by hybrid time reuse. A method, apparatus amend medium of communication determines one or more time reuse patterns of respective one or more unplanned access points. A second time reuse pattern that is less interfering with the one or more time reuse patterns is selected. Signals are transmitted according to the second time reuse pattern from a second unplanned access point to an associated access terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mehmet Yavuz, Peter Black, Sanjiv Nanda
  • Patent number: 9232415
    Abstract: Provided is a method of analyzing performance according to inter-cell interference control based on coordinated multipoint (CoMP) communication in a heterogeneous network (HetNet) to check that performance is enhanced by applying a variety of scheduling and pre-coding based on the CoMP communication in a HetNet environment of a Long Term Evolution-Advanced system to analyze the performance. The method applies a variety of scheduling and pre-coding based on coordinated beamforming scheme of CoMP communication technology, where the scheduling includes coordinated scheduling technique and the precoding includes QR decomposition, Tomlinson-Harashima precoding, polar decomposition, and singular value decomposition techniques, and compares and analyzes performances when there are only macrocells or when there are picocells at the boundaries of the macrocells, thereby checking that the gain is enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF CHONNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Intae Hwang, Bora Kim, Sangmi Moon, Saransh Malik, Chilwoo Lee
  • Patent number: 9204447
    Abstract: There are provided a wireless communicator that performs channel scanning, in a period during which wireless communication is not performed, to detect a frequency channel currently used by a surrounding wireless communication device; a frequency channel information storage that stores frequency channel information indicating the frequency channel detected by the wireless communicator; and a travel information acquisition unit that acquires travel information indicating motion of a vehicle. A switch controller performs switching control of a frequency channel used by the wireless communicator in accordance with the frequency channel information and the travel information acquired by the travel information acquisition unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kumiko Isu, Shu Murayama
  • Patent number: 9197501
    Abstract: In an embodiment, mobile application downloaded and installed in a mobile device is launched for the first time. The mobile application automatically locates a configuration server and connects automatically to the located configuration server. After connection is established with the configuration server, appropriate configuration parameters set is identified and automatically fetched to the mobile device. The fetched configuration parameters set is automatically applied to the mobile application. After applying the configuration parameters set, automatically authenticate the mobile application to an enterprise server. Thus, when the user of the mobile device launches the installed mobile application for the first time, the zero-step auto-customization noted above takes place without manual intervention. The user is thus able to use the mobile application in a normal manner subject to the configurations applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Anand Sinha, Vinay Sheel, Gowda Timma Ramu
  • Patent number: 9154218
    Abstract: A method and apparatus establish a connection in a mobile terminal with a device compatible with BLUETOOTH, a short range wireless communications technology at the 2.4 GHz band. If connectable BLUETOOTH devices are detected in the vicinity of the mobile terminal and there is at least one priority-registered BLUETOOTH device among the detected BLUETOOTH devices, the mobile terminal connects with a highest-priority BLUETOOTH device among the detected BLUETOOTH devices. If other connectable BLUETOOTH devices are detected in the vicinity of the mobile terminal while the mobile terminal is connected to a BLUETOOTH device, and there is at least one priority-registered BLUETOOTH device higher in priority than the currently connected BLUETOOTH device, among the detected BLUETOOTH devices, the mobile terminal switches the connection to a highest-priority BLUETOOTH device among the detected BLUETOOTH devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ji-Young Cha
  • Patent number: 9154905
    Abstract: A short-range wireless communication apparatus is disclosed. The short-range wireless communication apparatus comprises: multiple connection devices and a control device. The connection devices are capable of simultaneously connecting multiple communication interfaces to a communication counterparty apparatus to enable sound data transfer. When the control device determines that, in cases where the communication interfaces are communicably connected, there arises a request to start outputting the sound data transferred by one of the communication interfaces, the control device disconnects another one of the communication interfaces while keeping the one of the communication interfaces connected and causes a sound data output device to output the sound data transferred from the communication counterparty apparatus by the one of the communication interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuuji Sakata
  • Patent number: 9137769
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for M2M devices in an idle mode to perform a network reentry procedure in a wireless access network supporting machine-to-machine communication (M2M), and the method may include receiving information related to selection of a group delegate (GD) from a base station; receiving a response to a ranging request from the base station, wherein the ranging request is transmitted by an M2M device which is selected as the GD among a plurality of M2M devices in an M2M device group based on the information related to selection of the GD; and performing a network reentry procedure on the basis of the received response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: In Uk Jung, Wook Bong Lee, Jin Sam Kwak
  • Patent number: 9125229
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a communication system, said communication system comprising a primary and at least one secondary station, wherein the primary station selects a transmission mode from a set of at least two transmission modes for communicating with the secondary station, and wherein the secondary station infers the selected transmission mode based on at least one control channel characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignees: Koninklijke Philips N.V., Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Milos Tesanovic, Timothy James Moulsley, Choo Chiap Chiau
  • Patent number: 9119194
    Abstract: A base station (12) performs communication to and from a mobile station via at least a part of a plurality of radio channels. The base station (12) includes: a channel allocation section (30) for allocating a radio channel having an allocation effective period of two or more frames to the mobile station; and a channel notification section (34) for notifying the mobile station of a radio channel newly allocated by the channel allocation section (30) in response to an expiration of the allocation effective period of the radio channel which has been allocated by the channel allocation section (30). The mobile station uses the radio channel notified from the base station (12) for communicating to and from the base station (12) until an allocation effective period of the new radio channel expires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuaki Takamatsu, Masahiro Yagi
  • Patent number: 9088989
    Abstract: Methods and system are provided for managing and monitoring allocation of RF spectrum resources based on time, space and frequency. A network may be enabled to allocate excess spectrum resources for use by other network providers on a real-time basis. Allocated resources may be transferred from one provider with excess resources to another in need of additional resources based on contractual terms or on a real-time purchase negotiations and settlements. A network may be enabled to monitor the use of allocated resources on real-time basis and off-load or allow additional users depending on the spectrum resources availability. Public safety networks may be enabled to make spectrum resources available to general public by allocating spectrum resources and monitoring the use of those resources. During an emergency, when traffic increases on a public safety network, the public safety networks may off-load bandwidth traffic to make available necessary resources for public safety users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: RIVADA NETWORKS, LLC
    Inventors: Clint Smith, Declan Ganley, Rishi Raj Maulick, Purnima Surampudi, Nithin Nellikunnu, Sony Mohanty, Geetha C Vastrad, Vimal Kumar Mishra, Kalpana Kempanna, Dipanjan Dutta