Control Channel Monitoring (i.e., Paging Or Access Channel Signaling) For System Access Patents (Class 455/515)
  • Patent number: 11363678
    Abstract: A telecommunications system includes a distributed antenna system (DAS) having a master unit communicatively coupled to remote antenna units (RAUs) located remotely from the master unit, the master unit communicatively coupled to base stations; and a controller communicatively coupled to the base stations and the DAS. The controller is configured to obtain current base station performance parameter(s) including base station load data or overhead communications data from the base stations; determine an updated configuration for the DAS based on the current base station performance parameter(s), the configuration of the DAS comprising an assignment of the RAUs to one or more coverage zones and an assignment of a zone profile to each of the one or more coverage zones; and adjust the assignment of RAUs to the one or more coverage zones and/or the zone profile of each coverage zone to correspond to the determined updated configuration for the DAS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Klaus Uwe Rosenschild, Arndt Paul Pischke
  • Patent number: 11356799
    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 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 11350460
    Abstract: A communication control method according to one embodiment is used in a mobile communication system. The communication control method comprises a step A of predicting, by a UE, a radio condition within a second period after connection between the UE and a eNB is established, in a first period for which the connection is not established, and a step B of performing, by the UE, a random access procedure for establishing the connection. The step B includes a step of performing notification of information on the predicted radio condition from the UE to the eNB in the random access procedure. The information is used, by the eNB, for controlling communication with the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Hiroyuki Urabayashi, Hiroyuki Adachi
  • Patent number: 11323189
    Abstract: Systems and methods may use proximate communication to retrieve information pertaining to a target device. In one example, the method may include detecting the target device within a vicinity of a user device, receiving an information request response communication including information pertaining to the target device, and receiving an operation request response communication including information pertaining to a performed operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Gyan Prakash, Nagasubramanian Gurumoorthy
  • Patent number: 11304076
    Abstract: Disclosed are an electronic apparatus and a controlling method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seongho Byeon, Seongil Hahm, Jeongin Kim, Jaesick Shin, Sangwon Ahn
  • Patent number: 11297595
    Abstract: The present patent application relates to wireless communication networks which may include a radio access network segment functionally associated with an edge computing cloud. Server application may provide digital service to one or more mobile communication devices communicatively coupled to the radio access network segment. A network core including network management appliances and a mobile communication device paging message generator may be a part of the communication network. A networked paging trigger appliance may generate a mobile communication device specific paging trigger, configured to cause the paging message generator to page the specific mobile communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Saguna Networks Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Nathan Frydman, Lior Fite
  • Patent number: 11191040
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A user equipment (UE) may determine separate uplink (UL) power limitations for multiple transmission time interval (TTI) durations based on distinct power control parameters. In some cases, an adjustment factor or a power backoff may be applied to communications using one TTI duration to ensure that total transmit power does not exceed a threshold. The UE and the serving base station may also identify one or more demodulation reference signal (DMRS) windows. UL data transmissions may be demodulated based on a DMRS sent during the same window. Transmit power control (TPC) commands may be applied at the beginning of each window. However, if an UL transmission is scheduled at the beginning of the window, the UE may wait until a DMRS transmission or until no more transmissions are scheduled for the window before applying the TPC adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shimman Arvind Patel, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Hao Xu, Michael Mao Wang
  • Patent number: 11129103
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques and apparatus for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method is provided which may be performed by a wireless device such as a user equipment (UE). The method generally includes: identifying at least one indicator to conserve power; and in response to the identification, determining to skip one or more periodic or semi-persistent measurements of a signal from a cell based on at least one criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chhavi Jain, Baris Efe, Yong Li, Raghu Challa, Chun-Hao Hsu
  • Patent number: 11082960
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for transmitting or receiving channel state information (CSI), where the method for transmitting CSI includes: transmitting, by a terminal device, a resource request message to a network device according to the CSI meeting a CSI trigger condition; receiving, by the terminal device, a resource configuration message from the network device; transmitting, by the terminal device, the CSI to the network device according to the transmission resource. In the method for transmitting CSI according to the embodiments of the present disclosure, the terminal device determines whether to transmit the CSI according to whether the CSI meets the trigger condition for CSI transmission, and requests the transmission resource for transmitting the CSI from the network device, thereby reducing the transmission resource occupied by the CSI transmission and increasing the flexibility in transmitting the CSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Hai Tang, Ya'nan Lin, Hua Xu
  • Patent number: 11082851
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for processing A first device for processing a voice command received from at least one device using a Bluetooth low energy technology, comprising: Specifically, a method performed by a first device includes transmitting a first advertising message to a peripheral device; receiving a first request message requesting establishment of an audio channel for transmitting and receiving the voice command from a second device; establishing the audio channel with the second device; and receiving a voice command instructing performance of a particular service from the second device through the audio channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jingu Choi, Jonghyun Baik, Taeyoung Song, Minsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11039035
    Abstract: Provided is a signal processing circuit including: a first terminal to which a control signal including identifier information indicating a control target is input; a determination circuit configured to determine the control target based on the identifier information; and a second terminal that is different from the first terminal. When the determination circuit determines that the control target is the signal processing circuit, the signal processing circuit performs a process in accordance with the control signal. When the determination circuit does not determine that the control target is the signal processing circuit, the signal processing circuit outputs the control signal from the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masanori Shibata
  • Patent number: 11032143
    Abstract: A technique is configured to utilize frames generated by a first layer of a protocol stack for a first network to configure network parameters associated with a second layer of the protocol stack for a second network. The frames are illustratively beacon frames generated by a data link layer of a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) stack for a wireless network, and the network parameters are illustratively IP addresses associated with a network layer of the TCP/IP stack for a wired network. Notably, the beacon frames of the wireless network may be utilized for two-way communication exchange on a per node basis for each node in the wired network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: NetApp, Inc.
    Inventors: John Allen Patterson, Derek J. Leslie, Adam Carter, Marc Wayne Brotherson
  • Patent number: 11005740
    Abstract: A method includes: obtaining, by a control plane device, quality of service (QoS) required by a data transmission service and information about data transmission capabilities of at least two user plane devices controlled by the control plane device; after determining that a data transmission service needs to be established between a terminal and a user plane device, selecting, from the at least two user plane devices, a user plane device whose data transmission capability satisfies the QoS required by the data transmission service; and establishing a bearer of the data transmission service on the selected user plane device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Daliang Zhang, Zhiyuan Chu
  • Patent number: 10951353
    Abstract: A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications system includes: a transceiver operable to perform wireless communication with one or more other terminal devices according to the wireless communications system and to receive speed information from the one or more other terminal devices indicative of a physical speed of the one or more other terminal devices; and a controller configured to select a transmission format, for use in wireless communication by the transceiver, in dependence upon the speed information received from the one or more other terminal devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Martin Warwick Beale, Shin Horng Wong, Yuxin Wei
  • Patent number: 10924933
    Abstract: A virtual assistant (VA) integrity monitor is provided to interface with a computer aided dispatch (CAD) center to ensure reliability of a VA server operating with a communication system. The VA integrity monitor generates a test query which is perceived by the VA server as being a real, user-generated query to which the VA server responds. The VA integrity monitor verifies that a response provided by the VA server meets predetermined criteria and communicates a result to the CAD center. The CAD center advantageously recognizes that the request and the response are based on a simulated test and therefore does not take action on either the query or the response. When the VA integrity monitor verifies that a response provided by the VA server does not meet the predetermined criteria, the CAD system can send out an alert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Ellis A. Pinder, Matthew E. Simms
  • Patent number: 10904933
    Abstract: Technology for a relay user equipment (UE) operable to act as a relay between a remote UE and an eNodeB is disclosed. The relay UE can receive, from the eNodeB, a relay configuration message that includes one or more relay configuration parameters. The relay UE can identify relay UE information associated with one or more relay parameters of the relay UE. The relay UE can determine to act as the relay for the remote UE based on the one or more relay configuration parameters and the relay UE information. The relay UE can transmit a discovery message to the remote UE in order to establish a direct connection between the relay UE and the remote UE, wherein the relay UE is configured to relay data from the eNodeB to the remote UE via the direct convection between the relay UE and the remote UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sangeetha Bangolae, Youn Hyoung Heo, Richard Burbidge
  • Patent number: 10863341
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed to provide proximity service discovery in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving, from a first user equipment, a discovery signal by a second user equipment for discovering or being discovered. The method further includes transmitting, from the second user equipment, a discovery check signal to a network in response to the discovery signal to check a discovery result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Guo
  • Patent number: 10849054
    Abstract: A system described herein may provide a technique for automatically mitigating excessive pings transmitted by a User Equipment (“UE”) through a wireless telecommunications network by instructing the UE to take remedial action and/or by modifying the UE's access to the network. A given UE transmitting excessive pings may be automatically identified based on dynamic thresholds which may vary based on factors such as network congestion, and the instructions may include instructions to shut down, restart, or send fewer pings. The access may be modified by modifying subscription information for the UE at a subscriber information repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Shelly E. Asher, Jude M. Munn
  • Patent number: 10841810
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for placement and scheduling of radio signal processing dataflow operations. An example method provides a primitive radio signal processing computational dataflow graph that comprises nodes representing operations and directed edges representing data flow. The nodes and directed edges of the primitive radio signal processing computational dataflow graph are partitioned to produce a set of software kernels that, when executed on processing units of a target hardware platform, achieve a specific optimization objective. Runtime resource scheduling, including data placement for individual software kernels in the set of software kernels are performed to efficiently execute operations on the processing units of the target hardware platform. The resources of the processing units in the target hardware platform are then allocated according to the defined runtime resource scheduling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: DeepSig Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy James O'Shea
  • Patent number: 10834779
    Abstract: The various embodiments of the present invention disclose a system and method for multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) operation, the method comprises of receiving, by a User Equipment (UE), a common notification configuration message for a Multi-Cast Control Channel (MCCH) and System Information (SI) change from a network, identifying one or more occasions where MCCH or SI change notification is to be scheduled, configuring, by the UE, a DRX sleep and wake up occasions for the UE based on the scheduling of the MCCH and the SI change notification period, monitoring for MCCH change or SI change notification on Physical Downlink Control Channel PDCCH Format 1C scrambled with M-RNTI on wakeup occasion, determining the change notification based on DCI bits pertaining to SI and/or MCCH of one or more MBMS area, and decoding indicated SI and/or MCCH on PDSCH on CAS sub-frames and/or PMCH channel of respective areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Vinay Kumar Shrivastava, Rohan Raj, Shrinath Ramamoorthy Madhurantakam, Swapnil Vinod Khachane, Seung-Ri Jin, Piyush Makhija
  • Patent number: 10813007
    Abstract: The invention discloses a wireless device and a channel selection method thereof, comprising: Step S1, a channel selection device launches into an operating state; Step S2, the channel selection device scans adjacent access devices and sends a state query request; Step S3, the channel selection device judges whether any adjacent access device is in the operating state by feedback information for the state query request; if the result shows “No”, turning to Step S5; Step S4, the channel selection device switches into a waiting state, and returning to Step S2 after a predefined first delay; and Step S5, the channel selection device maintains in the operating state, and executes an automatic channel selection, then exits. The problem of channel selection by a plurality of neighboring wireless devices is solved; a channel congestion problem is relieved; the connection quality of the wireless network is improved; and the user experience is upgraded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: HAN NETWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingzhe Duan, Zhimin Chang
  • Patent number: 10798524
    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: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Groupon, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Alan Holden, Jeffrey M. Ayars, Gregory J. Conklin, Shafiq Shariff, Nathaniel Blake Scholl, John Kim
  • Patent number: 10791502
    Abstract: A method of wireless communications performed by a user equipment (UE) is provided. The method includes performing an on-demand system information (SI) request procedure in a cell; and performing an error handling procedure if the on-demand SI request procedure in the cell is unsuccessful. The error handling procedure includes storing SI request failure information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Hung-Chen Chen, Chie-Ming Chou, Yung-Lan Tseng
  • Patent number: 10750310
    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: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 10750311
    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 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 10743265
    Abstract: Provided are a method for reporting a power headroom and an apparatus using the same. The apparatus computes and reports a power headroom for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) that is transmitted in a first transmission period of a first band having a first subcarrier interval. The power headroom is computed on the basis of at least one second transmission interval of a second band having a second subcarrier interval which overlaps with the first transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joonkui Ahn, Sukhyon Yoon, Suhwan Lim, Suckchel Yang, Jonghyun Park, Changhwan Park, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10728714
    Abstract: A base station for a mobile communications network is disclosed, in which the base station includes a plurality of transmitters, in which each transmitter is configured to provide transmit radio signals to a plurality of mobile terminals; and a plurality of receivers, in which each receiver is configured to detect receive radio signals from the plurality of mobile terminals. The base station also includes a processor configured to interrogate each of the plurality of the mobile terminals for an indication of signal quality of a signal received by the mobile terminal; and to assign each of the plurality of the mobile terminals to one of two groups based on the received indications of signal quality. The mobile terminals assigned to the first group are those that indicate relatively low signal quality and the mobile terminals assigned to the second group are those that indicate relatively high signal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: British Telecommunications Public Limited Company
    Inventors: Zaid Al-Daher, Richard Mackenzie, Michael Fitch
  • Patent number: 10667093
    Abstract: A Multicast-Broadcast over a Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) message may be multicasted to a cluster of network elements. Using multicasting or unicasting based on a number of unacknowledged network elements of the cluster of network elements, the MBSFN message may be retransmitted to unacknowledged network elements in the cluster of network elements, subsequent to a time period to receive an acknowledgement message from a first and a second network element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures Holding 81 LLC
    Inventor: Bent H. Rysgaard
  • Patent number: 10660050
    Abstract: Provided are a method for reporting a power headroom and an apparatus using the same. The apparatus computes and reports a power headroom for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) that is transmitted in a first transmission period of a first band having a first subcarrier interval. The power headroom is computed on the basis of at least one second transmission interval of a second band having a second subcarrier interval which overlaps with the first transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Joonkui Ahn, Sukhyon Yoon, Suhwan Lim, Suckchel Yang, Jonghyun Park, Changhwan Park, Seonwook Kim
  • Patent number: 10638304
    Abstract: A technique for facilitating the management of a wireless database related to station records and radio-frequency (RF) information by reducing unnecessary sharing of the data among wireless switches, thus enhancing efficiency in a wireless network. A system constructed according to the technique includes a collection of wireless switches with each switch having associated access points (AP), an AP database distributed throughout the collection of wireless switches, and at least one station radio frequency (RF) database. The AP database includes data associated with ownership of the AP's by the switches, and the station RF database includes wireless station information and RF information. AP radio adjacency is determined by whether an AP owned by a specific switch can detect the other AP owned by another switch. The station and RF information database is shared only within the subset of switches that have AP radio adjacency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Trapeze Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: James Murphy
  • Patent number: 10616949
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a method of operating in an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) mode in an idle mode, including transmitting, to a network entity, a first message containing eDRX information for requesting operation in the eDRX mode, receiving, from the network entity, a second message corresponding to a response to rejection of the first message, the second message containing information indicating that the network entity is in a congested state as a cause of rejection of the first message, a time value for retransmitting the first message, and an eDRX parameter for operation in the eDRX mode, and initiating operation in the eDRX mode based on the eDRX parameter, and an terminal for the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangmin Park, Taehun Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Jinsook Ryu
  • Patent number: 10595351
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for performing initial setup with a connection acceptance device by a connection request device, the method comprising the operations of: performing an association procedure with a configurator; transmitting a first probe request message to the configurator; receiving a first probe response message including information required for a connection to the connection acceptance device from the configurator; driving a timer and transmitting a second probe request message to the connection acceptance device; receiving a second probe response message from the connection acceptance device; and starting a secure connection to the connection acceptance device when the second probe request message is received before the timer has expired, and information included in the second probe response message coincides with the information required for the connection, which is included in the first probe response message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Soo-Yong Lee, Byung-Moo Lee, Joo-Yeol Lee, Dong He
  • Patent number: 10584968
    Abstract: In aspects of visual mapping of geo-located tagged objects, a mobile device includes a mapping module that receives map data of a geo-fenced area from a controller device of the geo-fenced area. The mobile device can scan for wireless-enabled devices within a geo-fenced area, and receive a designation input of a tagged object that corresponds to one of the wireless-enabled devices. The mapping module is implemented to generate a visual mapping that displays a route from the mobile device to the tagged object based on the map data. The mapping module can receive object metadata about the tagged object as the mobile device approaches the tagged object along the route of the visual mapping, and a 3D visual representation of the tagged object is displayed based on a received 3D object model of the tagged object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Yunming Wang, Miao Song
  • Patent number: 10555223
    Abstract: A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided to facilitate the transition of user equipment between basic service sets within a WLAN or from a basic service set within a WLAN to a cellular data link of a cellular network. In the context of a method from the perspective of the user equipment, a message is received that identifies one or more basic service sets or cellular data links to which user equipment is potentially capable of transferring. For each basic set or cellular data link, the method includes determining from the message whether the respective basic service set or cellular data link is a candidate to permit an internet protocol (IP) address of the user equipment to be preserved following the transfer. The method includes an indication associated with each respective basic service set or cellular data link to identify whether the IP address of the user equipment is able to be preserved following the transfer thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Mustajärvi, Janne Tervonen, Janne Marin, Mika Kasslin
  • Patent number: 10542412
    Abstract: Wireless mesh networking protocols for directional transmissions in the PHY layer over multiple hops between a mix of mesh and non-mesh stations (STAs). Joint beamforming (BF) training and mesh network discovery is described including adaptive signaling with the mesh network. The mesh networking protocol can be utilized in a mix of wireless nodes including portals, access points (APs), personal control points (PCPs), and mesh stations (STAs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ramy Medhat Abdallah, Mohamed Abouelseoud
  • Patent number: 10516985
    Abstract: The present specification may provide a method for performing discovery by a seeker terminal in a wireless communication system. In this instance, the method by which a seeker terminal performs discovery may comprise the steps of: transmitting a first frame associated with discovery, by the seeker terminal, to an advertiser terminal; receiving, from the advertiser terminal, a second frame in response to the first frame; and discovering a matching P2P terminal on the basis of the received second frame. The seeker terminal may transmit the first fame by operating in only a search mode, without a listen mode and a scan mode; the advertiser terminal may transmit the second frame by operating in only a listen mode: and the seeker terminal and the advertiser terminal may perform discovery in only a first channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byungjoo Lee, Giwon Park, Dongcheol Kim, Youngjun Jo, Hyunhee Park, Taesung Lim
  • Patent number: 10462816
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatuses for operating a wireless station in a multiple basic service set identifier (BSSID) set including a transmitted BSSID (Tx BSSID) and a number of non-transmitted BSSIDs (non-Tx BSSIDs). In some implementations, the wireless station may receive a trigger frame containing a number of association identifier (AID) values based on a group AID mapping contained in a partial virtual bitmap of a traffic indication map (TIM) element, and may determine whether the trigger frame allocates one or more random resource units (RUs) for use by the station based on one or more of the AID values contained in the trigger frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Abhishek Pramod Patil, Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10397974
    Abstract: Disclosed is a communication method that prevents excess message transmission and improves the efficiency of a communication system. The method includes transmitting a first connection request message for a service connection to a network by an electronic device, receiving a first connection reject message for the first connection request from the network, abstaining from retransmission of the connection request to the network based on the first connection reject message, determining whether an operation configured in the electronic device belongs to a condition set by the electronic device based on at least a portion of the abstinence operation, and when determining that the operation belongs to the condition, transmitting a second connection request message to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jong-Phil Lee, Jung-Hwan Kim, Kang-Je Noh, Jong-Jin Bae, Yong-Gil Han
  • Patent number: 10383149
    Abstract: Techniques for allowing a base station indicating reconfiguration for user equipment to detect whether an RA procedure performed in response to the reconfiguration indication is successful or unsuccessful. A user equipment with dual connectivity functionality communicates with a master base station and a secondary base station simultaneously, and includes a transmission and reception unit that transmits and receives radio signals to/from the master and secondary base stations; an RA processing unit that performs a random access (RA) procedure; and a timer management unit that activates a timer upon detecting an RA procedure activation event for triggering activation of the RA procedure for the secondary base station. If the RA procedure performed in response to detection of the RA procedure activation event has not been completed before expiration of the timer, the timer management unit indicates that the triggering base station that the RA procedure has not been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Hideaki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10341808
    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: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: X One, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard D. Haney
  • Patent number: 10332045
    Abstract: A content distribution platform may include processing circuitry having a processor and memory. The memory may store a plurality of content items associated with at least one content library. The processor may be configured to enable assignment of tags to the food preparation assets. Each tag may define an association between a respective one of the assets and a characteristic of the respective one of the assets to enable the content distribution platform to distribute the content items on the basis of the tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Richard W. Cartwright, Jennifer L. Smith, Joshua B. Murphy
  • Patent number: 10333675
    Abstract: Techniques for aggregating heterogeneous carriers in a wireless communication system are disclosed. A mobile device may receive a configuration for aggregating a plurality of component carriers including one or more cellular carriers and a wireless local area network (WLAN) carrier. The one or more cellular carriers may include LTE carriers, and aggregation may be performed at a sub-IP protocol layer of operation. In one aspect, protocol entities may be modified to perform quality of service determinations, carrier selection, traffic mapping, or the like, in view of the different capabilities and characteristics of the heterogeneous carriers in the carrier aggregation configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Arnaud Meylan, Miguel Griot, Gerardo Giaretta
  • 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