Control Channel Monitoring (i.e., Paging Or Access Channel Signaling) For System Access Patents (Class 455/515)
  • Patent number: 10291344
    Abstract: Provided are a wireless communication apparatus and a reference signal generating method, wherein inter-cell interference is reduced inside and outside a CoMP set. A CoMP mode setting unit (101) sets whether the terminal (100) thereof is a CoMP terminal or a Non-CoMP terminal. When the terminal (100) is set as a Non-CoMP terminal, the hopping pattern calculating unit (104) calculates a ZC sequence number to be used as the transmission timing, from among all the ZC sequence numbers that can be used within the system. When the terminal (100) is set as a CoMP terminal, the hopping pattern calculating unit (104) calculates a ZC sequence number to be used as the transmission timing, by hopping the ZC sequence numbers to be used within the CoMP set. A ZC sequence generating unit (105) generates a ZC sequence to be used as an SRS, using the calculated ZC sequence number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Takashi Iwai, Daichi Imamura, Akihiko Nishio, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Masaru Fukuoka
  • Patent number: 10271295
    Abstract: The present application is at least directed to an apparatus on a 5G network. The apparatus includes a non-transitory memory including instructions stored thereon for performing configuration of an initial access signal in the 5G network. The apparatus also includes a processor, operably coupled to the non-transitory memory, capable of executing an instruction of monitoring transmission of a downlink sweeping subframe including a beam sweeping block carrying a downlink initial access signal. The processor is capable of also executing the instruction of detecting the downlink initial access signal carrying a synchronization channel. The processor is capable of also executing the instruction of determining, based on the synchronization channel, an identity of the beam sweeping block associated with the downlink initial access signal. The present application is also directed to an apparatus configured to perform downlink synchronization of a cell in the 5G network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Allan Y. Tsai, Lakshmi R. Iyer, Guodong Zhang, Joseph M. Murray, Qing Li, Wei Chen, Pascal M. Adjakple, Tianyi Xu
  • Patent number: 10264611
    Abstract: A method of handling a RRC connection resume procedure between a first layer and a second layer of a communication device, the method comprises the first layer in a first idle mode with suspend indication transmit a first request message for resuming a RRC connection and at least one first identity parameter to the second layer, after receiving a suspend indication from the second layer; the second layer transmit the RRC connection resume request message to the network, after receiving the first request message from the first layer; the second layer receive a first RRC connection setup message from the network, after transmitting the RRC connection resume request message to the network; and the second layer transmit a first RRC connection setup complete message comprising the at least one first identify parameter to the network, after receiving the first RRC connection setup message from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Te-Ming Chen, Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10212555
    Abstract: Environmental signals are used to determine when to prompt a user to enable location sharing on their computer devices. These environmental signals may include the current location of the user being an unusual location for the user or a location that is tagged as a known social location such as a concert venue, stadium, or park. The environmental signals may also include one or more friends of the user being near the user. If the user chooses to enable location sharing in response to the prompt, the location of the user may be shared with some or all of their friends, or just the friends that have been determined to be near the user. After some amount of time has passed, or the environmental signals have changed, the location sharing may be automatically disabled for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Andi F. Rusu, Felix G. T. I. Andrew, Patrick Michael Halvorsen
  • Patent number: 10178167
    Abstract: An apparatus and methods are provided for conducting wireless data communications, particularly real-time data communications, in a communication environment that includes a restricted channel (e.g., a channel subject to Dynamic Frequency Selection or DFS). Two or more mobile communication/computing devices (e.g., smart phones, tablet computers) participate in a peer-to-peer network and engage in data communications while one or more of them operate on the restricted channel (e.g., to maintain an infrastructure communication connection). Their channel sequences are configured to maximize the efficiency of the data communication while satisfying restrictions of the restricted channel or avoiding that channel, and only require them to monitor one beacon interval. One or more of the devices may strategically roam to the restricted channel or away from the restricted channel, depending on which action will provide greater communication throughput or efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Wolf, Tashbeeb Haque, Saravanan Balasubramaniyan, Veerendra M. Boodannavar
  • Patent number: 10165506
    Abstract: A method for searching for a network includes adding a mode in which a terminal searches for a WCDMA network to a list of modes in which the terminal searches for communication networks, when a SIM card inserted in the terminal belongs to a first operator not supporting a WCDMA standard; searching for a first WCDMA network operated in a visited place when the terminal roams to the visited place, and residing in the first WCDMA network to acquire location information of the visited place; and registering in a second WCDMA network operated in the visited place, according to the location information of the visited place. A terminal is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai Liu
  • Patent number: 10149092
    Abstract: A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 10142784
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing location-based information and functionality to people and computing devices in various ways. In at least some situations, the techniques include enabling multiple people in a common geographic area to interact in various ways, such as via devices capable of communications (e.g., cellular telephones, computing devices with wired and/or wireless communications capabilities, etc.), while in other situations at least some users who are remote from a particular geographic area may be allowed to intercommunicate with one or more other users or other entities in or related to that geographic area. In addition, the techniques include enabling the creation and maintenance of location-based virtual groups of users (also referred to as “clouds”), such as for users of mobile and/or fixed-location devices. Such clouds may enable various types of interactions between group members, and may be temporary and/or mobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GROUPON, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Holden, Jeffrey M. Ayars, Gregory J. Conklin, Shafiq Shariff, Nathaniel Blake Scholl, John Kim
  • Patent number: 10136353
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided herein for improving carrier aggregation for wireless networks. A plurality of bandwidth channels are assigned to a basic service set (BSS) for transmissions. Specifically, the bandwidth channels are divided into multiple channel segments corresponding to multiple primary or alternate primary channels. A channel segment possibly further includes one or more additional secondary channels. The locations of the primary or alternate primary channels that correspond to the channel segments of the BSS are then broadcasted in the network. When a station or AP receives this BSS information, it searches for an available primary or alternate primary channel of the BSS to begin transmission. Upon detecting an available primary channel or alternate primary channel that is not used for another transmission, the station or AP transmits data on the channel segment corresponding to the detected primary or alternate primary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osama Aboul-Magd, Kwok Shum Au, Jung Hoon Suh
  • Patent number: 10136278
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing offline charging for group communications. One embodiment is an application server that identifies data for a group communication, identifies an encryption code assigned to the group, encrypts the data for the group communication using the encryption code, and initiates delivery of the encrypted data for the group communication to the group of mobile devices over an MBMS bearer. The application server collects charging information related to the group communication using MBMS delivery, formats the charging information into an offline charging communication, and transmits the offline charging communication to an offline charging system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Ranjan Sharma, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10091797
    Abstract: An access node (100) of a wireless communication network assigns a selection probability to each of a plurality of frequency channels. On the basis of the selection probabilities, the access node (100) randomly selects one of the frequency channels as current operating frequency channel of the access node (100). Further, the access node (100) determines a channel quality of the current operating frequency channel. In response to the channel quality of the current operating frequency channel complying with a configured selection criterion, the access node (100) maintains the current operating frequency channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Tim Irnich, Reem Karaki
  • Patent number: 10091724
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an information transmission method and an information transmission device. The information transmission method includes a step of transmitting, by a network-side device, at least one of information about a power back-off value, information about a resource allocation mode and DRX configuration information to a UE in accordance with information about a type or a capability level of a PA reported by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Nan Li, Qun Pan
  • Patent number: 10080240
    Abstract: A device and method for transmitting a frame in a wireless LAN, with the method including the steps of: transmitting, by an AP, an RTS frame for medium protection to a first STA set; receiving, by the AP, CTS frames, in sequence, from each of a plurality of STAs included in a second STA set in response to the RTS frame, the second STA set being included in the first STA set; and transmitting, by the AP, each of a plurality of PPDUs to each of the plurality of STAs via each of a plurality of subbands for each of the plurality of STAs on an overlapping time resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinsoo Choi, Kiseon Ryu, Wookbong Lee, Jinyoung Chun, Dongguk Lim, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10070359
    Abstract: Per-station realm lists are dynamically generating per-station for hot spot connections to access points by roaming stations. A query for a list of realms is received from a roaming station when connecting to a hot spot. Using an MAC address or other station identity, a list of available realms narrowed to a subset of per-station realms sent to the station. Narrowing is performed on-the-fly with respect to at least one aspects. A last N realms are retrieved from a database record searched by MAC address. The list is further narrowed by removing realms that are inaccessible or otherwise recently shown to have bad link quality. Additional ranking factors can narrow or rearrange the realm list based on financial agreements, popularity, trends, and the like. A selection from the list of realms is received from the station. The access point then authenticates the station with the selected realm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventor: Anil Kaushik
  • Patent number: 10045300
    Abstract: A mobile phone according to an embodiment includes an acceleration sensor, a communication unit, and a controller. The acceleration sensor detects acceleration value. The communication unit performs communication. When determining that a moving state changes to a stopped state based on the acceleration value detected by the acceleration sensor, the controller is configured to cause power of the communication unit to turn on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10004064
    Abstract: The present document discloses a method for transmitting/receiving signals using direct device-to-device (D2D) communication by using similar random access procedures in a wireless communication system, and a device therefor. To this end, one aspect of the present invention provides a method whereby a base station supports the device-to-device (D2D) communication of a terminal in idle mode in a wireless communication system, the base station according to the method: receiving a first message, which corresponds to one among a predetermined number of signatures for D2D communication, from a D2D transmission terminal; and transmitting a second message, which comprises control information for D2D signal reception, to one or more D2D reception terminals including a terminal in idle mode, wherein the second message allows the terminal in idle mode to receive a third message comprising a D2D broadcast or groupcast signal transmitted by the D2D transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hakseong Kim, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 9980106
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an MTC device communication method, device, and system. A second network element receives, a query message sent by a first network element after the first network element identifies that a type of a received short message is a preset-type short message. The query message comprises an identifier of a receiver of the short message and an identifier of a sender of the short message. The second network element checks whether the sender is authorized to send the preset-type short message to the receiver. The second network element sends a message to the first network element indicating whether or not to send the short message to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Lijia Zhang, Jing Chen, Yixian Xu, Yali Guo
  • Patent number: 9942705
    Abstract: A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 9918324
    Abstract: A method and system to deliver updated system information to one or more victim User Equipments (UEs) in connected mode within the dominant co-channel interference region in Heterogeneous Network (HetNet) environment is disclosed. The method enables the base station of a victim cell to trigger one or more victim UEs in the region of co-channel interference to apply a new signaling procedure for acquiring a new message block to be delivered by the victim cell. The method provides an error handling procedure for system information acquisition failure by the victim UE in the dominant co-channel interference region of the victim cell in HetNet. The method improves reliability of updated system information delivery and improves probability of system information acquisition in region of dominant co-channel interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Mangesh Abhimanyu Ingale
  • Patent number: 9907007
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selective scanning and connecting to a wireless network are described. In an example, a mobile device may be configured to scan for availability of a wireless network and measure, at the mobile device, signal strengths of a wireless signal from the wireless network. Also, the mobile device may be configured to determine a rate of signal strength change for the wireless signal from the wireless network based on the measured signal strengths; and compare the rate of signal strength change to a threshold value. If the rate of signal strength change is less than the threshold value, the mobile device may be configured to establish a connection with the wireless network; if not, the mobile device may be configured to stop scanning for the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Wen Xue, Jay Cole
  • Patent number: 9883360
    Abstract: A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 9853852
    Abstract: Various systems and methods are provided for channel estimation. These systems and methods (a) determine a coherence bandwidth for the channel, (b) adapt the channel estimation based on the coherence bandwidth, and (c) perform channel estimation by transmitting a channel estimation symbol over a channel. In some embodiments, the channel estimation is adapted based on the coherence bandwidth. This may include selecting a number of channel estimation symbols to transmit in a packet. Additionally, the number of channel estimation symbols transmitted in a packet can be selected by increasing the number of channel estimation symbols when the coherence bandwidth of the channel is high or decreasing the number of channel estimation symbols when the coherence bandwidth of the channel is low.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Entropic Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Arndt J. Mueller
  • Patent number: 9820117
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes methods and apparatus for advertising a service in a wireless network via surrogacy. A principal (e.g., first) wireless communication device may request via a first wireless channel that an agent (e.g., second) wireless communication device (i) act as a surrogate and (ii) function in accordance with a social announcement scheme, which is associated with a second wireless channel, and with regard to a service that is available. The principal wireless communication device may have offered services or wanted services. The agent wireless communication device may perform an announcement operation with other wireless communication device(s) on behalf of the principal wireless communication device via the second wireless channel to discover or advertise a service that is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Binh Quoc Tran, Chor-Teck Law
  • Patent number: 9794861
    Abstract: The invention provides for method, system and node for ‘System Information’ (SI) message communication in an LTE deployed wireless communication system comprising of mapping at least a System Information Block (SIB) message into a System Information (SI) message in which SIB messages of same periodicity are mapped to a single SI message. The method further comprising segmenting dynamically the SI message exceeding predefined threshold value of SI bits known a priori that can be transmitted in any one subframe and transmitting the segmented SI messages in the corresponding SI-window wherein, the transmitted segment is indicated as part of previously transmitted segment via one bit indication taken out from the maximum number of bits that can be transmitted in a subframe and wherein if the indication bit is set to ‘1’ then the segment is part of previous frame that had non-zero indication bit and if indication bit is ‘0’ then the segment is the last segment of the System Information message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: TEJAS NETWORKS LIMITED
    Inventors: Vinod M. Kumar, Rohith V. Hegde
  • Patent number: 9749790
    Abstract: A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 9736618
    Abstract: A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 9735939
    Abstract: A method in a network node for transmitting control information to a user equipment in a telecommunications system is provided. The control information is scheduled in time intervals of a downlink shared data channel, wherein the control information is allocated resource elements in resource blocks of a time-frequency Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing, OFDM, grid in the time intervals in which the control information is scheduled. The network node determines for a time interval, a set of user equipments for which control information is scheduled in the time interval. Also, it selects for a user equipment comprised in the determined set of user equipments, at least one group of user equipments amongst one or more groups of user equipments to which the user equipment is assigned. It also prepares a group signal corresponding to the selected one group of user equipments by allocating resource elements in the resource blocks of the time interval to the group signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Havish Koorapaty, Jung-Fu Cheng, Mattias Frenne, Johan Furuskog, Daniel Larsson, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 9723611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and more specifically, to a method for supporting a basic service set (BSS) in a wireless LAN system and an apparatus therefor. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for supporting a BSS by an access point (AP) in a wireless LAN system can comprise the steps of: scanning an overlapping BSS (OBSS); and selecting a primary channel for a new BSS of the AP from channels for which a beacon is not detected during the OBSS scanning. The primary channel can be selected from all channels except the secondary channel of the OBSS. In addition, if the new BSS supports an operating channel having a 4 MHz, 8 MHz or 16 MHz channel bandwidth, a primary channel having a 2 MHz channel bandwidth can be chosen for the new BSS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Yongho Seok
  • Patent number: 9712636
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a memory system includes a non-volatile semiconductor memory device, a control unit, a memory as a work area, a wireless communication module, and an extension register. The control unit controls the non-volatile semiconductor memory device. The extension register is provided in the memory and has a data length by which a wireless communication function of the wireless communication module can be defined. The control unit causes the non-volatile semiconductor memory device to store, as a file, an HTTP request supplied from a host, causes the extension register, based on a first command supplied from the host, to register an HTTP transmission command transmitted together with the first command, and causes the wireless communication module to transmit the HTTP request stored in the non-volatile semiconductor memory device based on the transmission command registered in the extension register.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kuniaki Ito, Yasufumi Tsumagari, Takashi Wakutsu, Shuichi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 9651391
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, software, and apparatuses provide a system that may facilitate communications between drivers who share a route. The system may allow communications to be sent from one driver to another driver and allow drivers to post queries to other drivers sharing a route. Computing devices in the vehicle may collect route data for the system to evaluate and to use in identifying drivers sharing a route.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Allstate Insurance Company
    Inventors: Howard Hayes, Moises Norena, Robert H. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9641607
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of setting up an Application Service Platform (ASP) Peer-to-Peer (P2P) persistent group. For example, an apparatus may include a first ASP to communicate with a second ASP to setup one or more ASP-P2P groups over a wireless communication link, the first ASP is to form each ASP-P2P group only as an ASP-P2P persistent group extendable over a plurality of distinct sessions, the first ASP is to store credentials of the ASP-P2P persistent group for use during the sessions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emily H. Qi, Carlos Cordeiro, Ganesh Venkatesan, Bahareh Sadeghi
  • Patent number: 9615364
    Abstract: The present document discloses a method for transmitting/receiving signals using direct device-to-device (D2D) communication by using similar random access procedures in a wireless communication system, and a device therefor. To this end, one aspect of the present invention provides a method whereby a base station supports the device-to-device (D2D) communication of a terminal in idle mode in a wireless communication system, the base station according to the method: receiving a first message, which corresponds to one among a predetermined number of signatures for D2D communication, from a D2D transmission terminal; and transmitting a second message, which comprises control information for D2D signal reception, to one or more D2D reception terminals including a terminal in idle mode, wherein the second message allows the terminal in idle mode to receive a third message comprising a D2D broadcast or groupcast signal transmitted by the D2D transmission terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hakseong Kim, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 9603062
    Abstract: Systems and methodologies are described that facilitate grouping pilot identifies to indicate type and/or classification information regarding one or more access points. The access points can select or be assigned pilot identifiers from the group indicating a type or classification related to the access points. Thus, identifiers can be grouped into macrocell and/or femtocell groups or ranges such that an access point can indicate, and mobile devices can efficiently determine, whether the access point provides macrocell or femtocell coverage based on a range from which its pilot identifier is selected or assigned. In addition, the pilot identifiers can be utilized to indicate restricted association information regarding the access points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gavin B. Horn, Fatih Ulupinar, Parag A. Agashe, Rajat Prakash, Aamod Khandekar, Alexei Gorokhov, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 9591582
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a low-power co-processor subsystem that can optimize power consumption in a wireless service platform having a main wireless application datapath, wherein the low-power co-processor subsystem may offload certain service discovery tasks from the main wireless application datapath (e.g., such that components residing therein can transition to a low-power state). For example, the service discovery tasks offloaded to the low-power co-processor subsystem may be determined according to protocol-specific service descriptions associated with one or more services to be provided and/or consumed at a wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Khosro Mohammad Rabii, Vijay Naicker Subramaniam, Marcello Vincenzo Lioy, Fawad Shaukat, Craig Dowell, Shivakumar Balasubramanyam
  • Patent number: 9590705
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. A method by which a user equipment reports a channel state information (CSI) in a wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, can comprise the steps of: setting up a first CSI process in which a subframe pattern for a first subframe set, which uses an almost blank subframe (ABS), and a second subframe set, which does not use the ABS, is set; setting up a second CSI process in which the subframe pattern is not set; setting a second rank indicator (RI) of the second CSI process to be the same as a first RI corresponding to the second subframe set when the second CSI process is established so as to have the same RI as the first CSI process; and transmitting the CSI on the basis of the first CSI process and/or the second CSI process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyungtae Kim, Eunsun Kim, Hanjun Park, Byounghoon Kim, Jonghyun Park, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 9585087
    Abstract: An ad-hoc network approach for addressing ad-hoc network address assignment, name resolution, and service discovery in ad-hoc networks. The size of the ad-hoc network may be limited to a selected number of ad-hoc network stations. A first portion of the ad-hoc network address assigned to stations joining the ad-hoc network may be fixed and a second portion of the ad-hoc network address may be selected dynamically, as each new station joins the ad-hoc network. A station may generate an information element that may be included in ad-hoc network messages. An exemplary information element may include a last byte of the ad-hoc network address associated with the transmitting station, a 4-byte timestamp field which indicates a number of milliseconds since the station claimed the network address, a user-friendly name to identify the station, a universally unique identifier (UUID) for each service offered by the transmitting station, and a network-address-in-use bitmap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventor: Kapil Chhabra
  • Patent number: 9584960
    Abstract: A system for exchanging GPS or other position data between wireless devices for purposes of group activities, child location monitoring, work group coordination, dispatching of employees etc. Cell phones and other wireless devices with GPS receivers have loaded therein a Buddy Watch application and a TalkControl application. The Buddy Watch application communicates with the GPS receiver and other wireless devices operated by buddies registered in the users phone as part of buddy groups or individually. GPS position data and historical GPS position data can be exchanged between cell phones of buddies and instant buddies such as tow truck drivers via a buddy watch server. Emergency monitoring services can be set up with notifications to programmable individuals in case an individual does not respond. Positions and tracks can be displayed. TalkControl simplifies and automates the process of joining talk groups for walkie talkie services such as that provided by Nextel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 9560661
    Abstract: Technology for allocating network adapter resources such as air interface time and queue space amongst multiple virtual network stations or other virtual adapters is disclosed. As one example, the resource allocation may be based on analysis of the relative latency, jitter, or bandwidth considerations for applications communicating via each of the multiple virtual adapters. The resource allocation may also be based on how efficiently each of the virtual adapters utilized previously allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Mahmoud Elhaddad, Mitesh Desai, Yatharth Gupta, Henrique Filgueiras, Mukund Sankaranarayan
  • Patent number: 9553818
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for implementing biased bonding. In one aspect, a method includes estimating an offered load. Data are transmitted over a first communications link of two or more different types of communications links while the estimated offered load is less than or equal to a specified amount. A determination is made that the estimated offered load has exceeded the specified amount. In response to the determination data are transmitted over both of the first communications link and a second communications link of the two or more different types of communications links in response to determining that the estimated offered load has exceeded the specified amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Lee Goodson, Kenneth David Ko
  • Patent number: 9544933
    Abstract: A Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) Direct connection method for a User Equipment (UE) is provided. The method includes receiving a probe signal from at least one device; comparing location information in the probe signal with location information of the UE; and performing the Wi-Fi Direct connection for the at least one device transmitting the probe signal including location information that is the same as that of the UE. In addition, a method of supporting a Wi-Fi Direct connection for a wireless Access Point (AP) is provided. The method includes receiving common location information from at least one gateway; and transmitting unique identification information of the wireless AP and the common location information to at least one Wi-Fi Direct support device, wherein the unique identification information and the common location information are used to create location information, which is included in a probe signal, in the Wi-Fi Direct support device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Chihong Cho, Junhyung Kim, Sangho Lee
  • Patent number: 9521661
    Abstract: A system and method of scheduling communication in a wireless communication network are provided. A first access node can determine a scheduling scheme based on data addressed to wireless devices in communication with the first, second, and third access nodes. The data addressed to the wireless devices in communication with the first access node can be transmitted during a first subframe of the scheduling scheme where the first access node does not transmit data addressed to the wireless devices in communication with the first access node during a second subframe of the scheduling scheme. The second and third access nodes can be instructed to assign data addressed to wireless devices that do not meet a signal condition threshold to be transmitted during the first subframe and to assign data addressed to wireless devices that meet the signal condition threshold to be transmitted during the second subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Yu Zhou, Chunmei Liu, Muhammad Naim
  • Patent number: 9468020
    Abstract: Management of throughput, link rate, airtime, access, collision probability and other factors influencing performance of a wireless access point configured to wirelessly support two or more networks over the same radio channel and/or antenna is contemplated. The management may be suitable for use with access points operating according to a Distributed Coordination Function (DCF) based on Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) whereby each device desiring airtime executes a random binary backoff procedure or other suitable contention based process before attempting to access the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Padden
  • Patent number: 9456408
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a station (STA) from an access point (AP), a frame including a device type indicator and comparing the device type indicator with a device type accepted by a basic service set (BSS) of the AP to produce a comparison. The method also includes determining whether to associate the STA with the AP in accordance with the comparison, associating the STA with the AP upon determining to associate the STA with the AP, and not associating the STA with the AP upon determining not to associate the STA with the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: George Calcev, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 9445217
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an MTC device communication method, device, and system. A second network element receives, a query message sent by a first network element after the first network element identifies that a type of a received short message is a preset-type short message. The query message comprises an identifier of a receiver of the short message and an identifier of a sender of the short message. The second network element checks whether the sender is authorized to send the preset-type short message to the receiver. The second network element sends a message to the first network element indicating whether or not to send the short message to the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Lijia Zhang, Jing Chen, Yixian Xu, Yali Guo
  • Patent number: 9445345
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate generally to wireless communications, and more specifically to systems, methods, and devices for staggered primary channel selection for WiFi. According to certain aspects, a method for wireless communications is provided. The method may be performed, for example, by an access point (AP). The method generally includes obtaining information regarding neighbor basic service sets (BSSs), selecting a primary channel based on the obtained information, and output for transmission a message signaling an intention to communicate using the selected primary channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gwendolyn Denise Barriac, Simone Merlin, Yan Zhou, Hemanth Sampath
  • Patent number: 9438436
    Abstract: A multicast status availability indication from an anchor (24) is provided to a plurality of base nodes (22) that are part of a multicast group serviced by the anchor (24). The availability status indication in one example is sent autonomously by the anchor (24) independent of any inquiry or attempted setup of a new session with that anchor by a base mode (22). The base modes (22) maintain a candidate anchor set that includes information regarding currently available anchors for establishing new sessions, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Alessio Casati, Sudeep Palat, Said Tatesh
  • Patent number: 9413883
    Abstract: In general, techniques are described for sharing information about a client device phone call to enhance other services. In one example, a method includes receiving, at a server device, voice call parameters that describe at least one characteristic of a voice call in which a user of a first device is participating wherein the first device is physically separate from the server device, and responsive to receiving the voice call parameters, determining, by the server device, a status of the user based on the received voice call parameters. The method further includes storing an account for the user on the server device, wherein the account includes a user profile for the user and identifies contacts of the user, and modifying, by the server device, the user profile to reflect the status of the user, and sending the modified user profile to a device associated with a contact of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus Foster
  • Patent number: 9357357
    Abstract: A computing device of a peer-to-peer group for a wireless communication protocol may determine that a peer-to-peer connection for the group transports an application flow sourced by a Group Owner to a client of the Group Owner. The computing devices of the group select the client that receives the application flow sourced by the Group Owner to be a new Group Owner for the group. As a consequence, the computing device of the group that receives the application flow is the new Group Owner and, as a result, the Group Owner for the group receives the application flow whereas prior to the selection of the new Group Owner the Group Owner transmitted the application flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Gang Ding, Xiaolong Huang, Vijayalakshmi Rajasundaram Raveendran
  • Patent number: 9338767
    Abstract: Wireless terminals and base stations support multiple modes of control channel operation wherein wireless terminals are allocated different amounts of uplink resources for reporting control information. A set of control channel segments is utilized by a wireless terminal to communicate uplink control information reports to its serving base station attachment point. Full tone and split-tone modes of control channel operation are supported. In full tone mode, a single wireless terminal is allocated each of the control channel segments associated with a single logical tone. In split tone mode, control channel segments associated with a single logical tone are allocated between different wireless terminals, with each of the multiple wireless terminals receiving a different non-overlapping subset of the control channel segments. Logical control channel tones can be dynamically reallocated for full-tone mode use or split tone mode use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vladimir Parizhsky, Rajiv Laroia, Junyi Li, Sathyadev Venkata Uppala, Arnab Das
  • Patent number: 9326269
    Abstract: Scanning cycle synchronization of a multicast service in a broadband wireless access system is provided. Multicast group information of a multicast group to which a Mobile Station (MS) belongs is received at the MS from an application server. A scanning cycle pattern and a scan offset of a multicast service corresponding to the multicast group are determined. A scanning cycle of the multicast is set according to the scanning cycle pattern and the scan offset. Scanning and reception of multicast data are performed according to the scanning cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyou-Hwan Kim, Han-Seok Kim, Mi-Ae Wi, Jun-Hwan Oh, Sung-Kwan Kim