To Or From Mobile Station Patents (Class 455/517)
  • Patent number: 10264527
    Abstract: A system, device and method are described for operating a communication device communicating with a wireless network. The method comprises in a power save mode wherein a communication subsystem of the communication device has been deactivated: for a first period beginning at a first instance, re-activating the subsystem, executing an action relating to a link layer connection condition, and then de-activating the subsystem; and for a second period beginning at a second instance, re-activating the subsystem, executing an action relating to a network layer connection condition, and then de-activating the subsystem. For the method, the first period is repeated on a cycle based on a first frequency timed to allow the communication device to process a beacon signal from the wireless network; and the second period is repeated on a cycle based on a second frequency of occurrence of an Address Resolution Protocol request in the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Leonardo Jose Silva Salomone, Michael Peter Montemurro
  • Patent number: 10257782
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for automatically shutting off or reducing power to certain radios in a client device based on collected wireless network quality parameters. The wireless network quality parameters are collected from wireless networks by various client devices in communication with the wireless networks. The client devices report the wireless network quality parameters to a server. The server collects wireless network quality parameters from a plurality of client devices and analyzes the wireless network quality parameters from the plurality of client devices to determine a network quality for the particular wireless networks. The network quality is stored in a network quality database maintained by the server. When it is determined that a device is in an area of weak signal coverage, power to its radio is automatically reduced or shut off until the device leaves the area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence Jonathan Brunsman, Christian Sonntag, Rajas Moonka
  • Patent number: 10255648
    Abstract: Self-driving vehicles have unlimited potential to learn and predict human behavior and perform actions accordingly. Several embodiments described herein include a method of using a vehicle management system to operate a self-driving vehicle. Methods include coupling communicatively, by the vehicle management system, a remote computing device to the self-driving vehicle, and then determining, by the vehicle management system, that the remote computing device is no longer communicatively coupled to the vehicle management system. Methods also include identifying, by the vehicle management system, a pick-up location of the user and sending, by the vehicle management system, the self-driving vehicle to the pick-up location in response to determining that the remote computing device is no longer communicatively coupled to the vehicle management system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Eric John Wengreen, Wesley Edward Schwie
  • Patent number: 10237814
    Abstract: Provided are a method for transmitting a device-to device (D2D) discovery message performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, and a terminal using said method. The method determines individual range classes for a plurality of D2D discovery resource pools; selects a D2D discovery resource pool having a higher ranger class when it is not possible to find a D2D resource pool having the same range class as the range class of the D2D discovery message from the plurality of D2D discovery resource pools; and transmits the D2D discovery message using the selected D2D discovery resource pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10230630
    Abstract: The determination and advertisement of a node's rank in an RF mesh network reflects sustained network changes. A node's advertised rank may be based on the node's induced rank and a previous rank candidate. Induced rank is the rank of the node at a particular point in time. Rank candidate is based on a running average of the node's past rank. The advertised rank may be based on a weighted sum of the induced rank and a previous rank candidate. Induced rank may consider a Link Quality Indicator (LQI), which may be based on a running average LQI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Sean Holcombe, Christopher Sean Calvert
  • Patent number: 10219261
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a control signal to a self organizing network controller, are disclosed. For example, the method implemented via a processor receives a change, determines whether the change to at least one network element maintains an acceptable level for one or more service quality metrics based on a predicted service quality metric calculated using a modeling function, generates a control signal based on the determining, and transmits the control signal to the self organizing network controller to cause the self organizing network controller to configure the at least one network element in a communication network in accordance with the control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Mobility II LLC, AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Ajay Mahimkar, Shomik Pathak, David Lee Applegate, Sarat Puthenpura, Zihui Ge, Kurt Huber, Swati Roy
  • Patent number: 10206076
    Abstract: Disclosed are a communication method and user equipment (UE), wherein the method: receives settings information including parameters for instructing message transmission; checks the number of messages that have been transmitted during a predetermined time period according to the parameters when new messages are generated; transmits the new messages when the number of messages is less than a number instructed by the parameters; and deletes the new message when the number of messages is the number instructed by the parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungduck Chun, Laeyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10200850
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method, in an interworking function device, of distributing a group message of machine type communication, the method including the steps of: receiving the group message from a service capability server, wherein the group message includes location/area information, radio access technology information, external group identifier information and/or application layer data; selecting a transmission mode under a predetermined policy according to the group message or obtaining the transmission mode by querying a home location register or a home subscriber server according to the group message; translating the location/area information into a geographical area in which the group message is transmitted and updating the group message with the geographical area; mapping the external group identifier information to internal group identifier information according to information in the home location register or the home subscriber server and updating the group message with the internal group iden
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ALCATEL LUCENT
    Inventor: Hua Chao
  • Patent number: 10196071
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically monitoring driving behavior of a driver of a vehicle, are described. Information pertaining to one or more loads to be transported by vehicles is received. One or more first driving behavior parameter thresholds are determined based at least in part on a first fragility indicator of a load to be transported by the vehicle during a first portion of a route. The first fragility indicator is determined at least in part based on the information pertaining to the one or more loads. The driving behavior of the driver of the vehicle is caused to be monitored during the first portion of the route based on the one or more first driving behavior parameter thresholds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSARA NETWORKS INC.
    Inventors: James Michael Rowson, John Bicket, Bodecker John Dellamaria
  • Patent number: 10200478
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pre-login of user(s) to sessions or resources in an information handling system are disclosed. A method for pre-login may include the steps of determining if any users are to be pre-logged on to a session or resource within a select period of time from a current time, and counting the number of users to be pre-logged on. A pre-login time for the users may be calculated and scheduled, and the users may be pre-logged on to the session or resource at the pre-login time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dell Software Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Franke, Michael McDonald, Marc Edward Zapf
  • Patent number: 10200845
    Abstract: Disclosed are a D2D signal detecting method and device, comprising: a user equipment determines a physical resource for discovery signal detection; the user equipment determines the number of discovery resources used by the discovery signals according to the physical resource area for discovery signal detection, or according to a discovery resource set of the discovery sequence contained in the discovery signal detected in the physical resource area, the number of discovery resources being the number of discovery resources used in one discovery period or in the physical resource area for sending the same discovery signal; the user equipment detects the discovery signals according to the determined number of discovery resources. The present invention can improve performance loss caused by D2D signal detection and can reduce the complexity of D2D signal detection by user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wenhong Chen, Quibin Gao, Ying Peng, Rui Zhao
  • Patent number: 10153819
    Abstract: A method for transmitting by a reference signal transmitting apparatus a reference signal in a wireless communication system supporting a beam forming scheme is provided. The method includes transmitting beam pattern measurement window indication information including information related to at least two beam pattern measurement windows which each of reference signal receiving apparatuses will use to the reference signal receiving apparatuses; and transmitting reference signals based on beam patterns which the reference signal transmitting apparatus supports during a preset number of time units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Young Kim, Jeong-Ho Park, Ji-Yun Seol, Hyun-Kyu Yu
  • Patent number: 10133877
    Abstract: A social media computer system includes a database that is in network communication with a first mobile phone and a second mobile phone. The database receives a first set of data from the first mobile phone and a second set of data from the second mobile phone. The database allows the second mobile phone to access the first set of data only after the second mobile phone authorizes the first mobile phone via the database to access the second set of data. A portion of the first set of data accessed by the second mobile phone can be automatically or manually synchronized to the memory of the second mobile phone. A user of the second mobile phone can control the portion of the first set of data synchronized to the second mobile phone. The first set of data can include video, audio, geographic location, visual and textual data. The first mobile phone has a memory, and a portion of the second set of data can be synchronized to the memory of the first mobile phone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Knapp Investment Company Limited
    Inventors: Daniel D. Shoemaker, Lee Thomas O'Donnell, James P. Broder, Scott D. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 10136368
    Abstract: Embodiments of Evolved Node-B (eNBs), user equipment (UE) and methods for licensed shared access (LSA) handover are generally described herein. An eNB includes hardware processing circuitry to receive a command to release spectrum resources in a LSA band over which the eNB serves an LSA cell; to determine whether user equipment (UEs) served by the eNB are permitted to skip a random access process (RAP) to be handed over to a target cell operating on a band separate from the LSA band; and to transmit a message to a UE served by the eNB instructing the UE that the UE is to be handed over to the target cell, the message including one or more indicators based on the determination. Other apparatuses, systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammad Mamunur Rashid, Satish Chandra Jha, Rath Vannithamby
  • Patent number: 10135719
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems for transmitting and receiving data based on multipath for transmitting data based on multipath include: establishing WiMAX connection-based multiple paths between a first device and a second device; transmitting data frames in a data queue in the multiple paths; obtaining the quality condition of the multiple paths; and based on the quality condition, adjusting the transmission of the data frames in the data queue in the multiple paths. According to one aspect, there is provided a method for receiving data based on multipath, which includes: establishing WiMAX connection-based multiple paths between a first device and a second device; receiving a plurality of data frames in the multiple paths; processing the received plurality of data frames based on quality condition of the multiple paths. There are further provided corresponding apparatuses and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chang Jie Guo, Hongbin Lin, Qian Ma, Qing Wang, Su Su Xie, Lin Yang, Ji Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10129138
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses and systems for transmitting and receiving data based on multipath for transmitting data based on multipath include: establishing WiMAX connection-based multiple paths between a first device and a second device; transmitting data frames in a data queue in the multiple paths; obtaining the quality condition of the multiple paths; and based on the quality condition, adjusting the transmission of the data frames in the data queue in the multiple paths. According to one aspect, there is provided a method for receiving data based on multipath, which includes: establishing WiMAX connection-based multiple paths between a first device and a second device; receiving a plurality of data frames in the multiple paths; processing the received plurality of data frames based on quality condition of the multiple paths. There are further provided corresponding apparatuses and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chang Jie Guo, Hongbin Lin, Qian Ma, Qing Wang, Su Su Xie, Lin Yang, Ji Zheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10098078
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method includes receiving, by a terminal, N configuration parameters sent by a base station. The method also includes, when feature information indicated by the N configuration parameters comprises feature information of the terminal, determining, by the terminal, a maximum transmit power of the terminal according to at least a nominal transmit power corresponding to the feature information of the terminal and a limiting power indicated by a configuration parameter corresponding to the feature information of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10075530
    Abstract: A method and electronic device for establishing a connection with an external electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device may include: at least one communication interface configured to acquire information on at least one external device and a processor. The processor is configured to acquire, from a first external electronic device, a signal associated with identification information on the first external electronic device through the at least one communication interface. The processor is further configured to generate connection information for establishing a connection with a second external electronic device at least partially based on the identification information. The processor is further configured to establish the connection with the second external electronic device through the at least one communication interface at least partially based on the generated connection information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Ho Park, Jun-Sik Kwon, Gi-Beom Kim, Jun-Hak Lim, Hyuk Kang, In-Ji Jin
  • Patent number: 10075881
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for performing a cell change procedure in the wireless communication system, the method comprising: receiving configuration information indicating an identifier of a radio bearer to which a cell change procedure be performed; and performing the cell change procedure in RLC (Radio Link Control) and PDCP (Packet Data Convergence Protocol) entities of the radio bearer indicated in the configuration information, wherein the cell change procedure comprises a re-establishment of the RLC and PDCP entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungjune Yi, Sunyoung Lee, Youngdae Lee, Sungjun Park
  • Patent number: 10070376
    Abstract: There is provided mechanisms for carrier frequency handling in a cluster based communications network. According to one aspect there is provided a method performed by a wireless device camping on or served by a cluster head device associated with a cluster head carrier frequency. According to one aspect there is provided a method performed by a cluster head device associated with a cluster head carrier frequency. A corresponding wireless device, a corresponding cluster head device, and corresponding computer programs and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Johan Nilsson
  • Patent number: 10064046
    Abstract: A communication terminal is described comprising a two SIMs, first components assigned to the first SIM and second components assigned to the second SIM and a shared component. A priority determiner determines, for each first component a priority of a function to be carried by the component using the shared component and determines an accumulated priority for the first SIM and determines for each second component a priority of a function to be carried by the component using the shared component and determines an accumulated priority for the second SIM and further comprises a controller configured to give access to the shared radio communication component based on the accumulated priorities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dietmar Lipka, Stefan Strobl, Wolfgang Wippich
  • Patent number: 10057898
    Abstract: Methods and systems for multiplexing downlink and uplink data on widely spaced frequencies are disclosed. The method of multiplexing downlink and uplink data packets for providing wireless broadband link between a base station and a plurality of client devices includes transmitting a first data packet by the base station to a first client device at a downlink frequency during a first time interval. The method includes receiving a second data packet by the base station from a second client device at an uplink frequency during a second time interval, wherein the base station concurrently transmits at least a portion of the first data packet to the first client device and receives at least a portion of the second data packet from the second client device, and wherein there is a wide separation between the downlink frequency and the uplink frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Phazr, Inc.
    Inventors: Farooq Khan, Robert Clark Daniels
  • Patent number: 10057794
    Abstract: Apparatus and method providing feedback on channel conditions in a wireless telecommunications system including a base station arranged to communicate with plural terminals device using frequencies spanning a system frequency bandwidth. At least one terminal device is a reduced capability terminal device including a tuneable transceiver configured to receive downlink transmissions from the base station using only a restricted frequency bandwidth which is smaller than and within the system frequency bandwidth. The reduced capability terminal device is configured to communicate information derived from measurements of channel conditions to the base station. The information may include an indication of measured channel conditions for the different frequency locations, or an indication of one or more frequency locations for which the corresponding measurement of channel conditions meet a pre-defined selection criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideji Wakabayashi, Matthew William Webb, Yuichi Morioka, Stephen Truelove
  • Patent number: 10051579
    Abstract: Provided is a control method for a channel simulator, capable of expanding a processable dynamic range of an uplink signal receiving unit while adopting an A/D converter (ADC) having low resolution by adjusting an attenuation amount of the uplink signal receiving unit in a large-capacity channel simulator having P base stations and Q terminal interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: INNOWIRELESS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Soup Joung, Joo Hyeong Lee, Yong Hoon Lim, Kyoung Hwan Ju
  • Patent number: 10051416
    Abstract: A method for selective geo-darkening of mobile electronic devices, including at least some of identifying at least one discrete geographic location; establishing a geo-fence perimeter around at least a portion of the at least one discrete geographic location; controlling each identifiable mobile electronic device within the established geo-fence perimeter to restrict at least some image and/or data exchange capabilities of the identifiable mobile electronic device located within the geo-fence perimeter; selectively controlling each identifiable mobile electronic device to upload images and/or data captured or generated by each of the identifiable mobile electronic devices for storage remote from each of the identifiable mobile electronic devices; and allowing the uploaded images and/or data captured or generated by each of the identifiable mobile electronic devices to be accessed by at least one authorized user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Worldwide Live Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Tudor, Dani R. Sleiman, Dennis R. Jones
  • Patent number: 10045226
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include methods and systems for distributing a broadband wireless signal in a building. The disclosed methods and systems feature a wireless broadband transmitter associated with multiple base antennas, where the base antennas are inserted into one or more ducts of the ventilation system of the building. Communication between the transmitter and receivers within the building may be optimized by selecting, modifying or controlling a configuration parameter of at least one of the multiple base antennas to enhance distribution of the wireless broadband signal within the ducts of the ventilation system and between the transmitter and device receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventor: Thomas Schwengler
  • Patent number: 10027565
    Abstract: Provided are an inter-eNodeB communication method and device, wherein the method includes that: an inter-eNodeB interface transmission condition is detected, a cooperation mode of inter-eNodeB communication is determined according to the inter-eNodeB interface transmission condition, and the inter-eNodeB communication is performed according to the cooperation mode. The present disclosure solves the problem of inter-eNodeB cooperation in different inter-eNodeB interface conditions in the related art, thus improving the effect of the inter-eNodeB cooperation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jiying Xiang, Peng Geng, Gang Qiu, Zhen Ren, Chen Huang, Nan Li, Donglei Chen
  • Patent number: 10007410
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for incorporating user content within a communication session interface. In one implementation, a processing device receives, in relation to a communication session between a first user and a second user, a communication input associated with a first user. The processing device processes the communication input to identify one or more content items stored on a content sharing platform that are associated with the first user and that pertain to one or more aspects of the communication input. The processing device modifies one or more aspects of an interface of the communication session based on the one or more content items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Maks Osowski, Sanjay Gajanan Mavinkurve, Greg Scott
  • Patent number: 10003987
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relates to a method in a communications network. A first probing pilot signal is transmitted from a first network node to a wireless device. The first probing pilot signal is unique for the first network node. A second signal is transmitted from the first network node to the wireless device. The second signal is unique for the first network node. The first probing pilot signal together the second signal enables identification of that the first network node is suitable to transmit data to the wireless device. A first and second set of channel state parameters is transmitted from the wireless device to the central network node which identifies that the first network node is suitable to transmit data to the wireless device since it is substantially close to the first network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sairamesh Nammi, Per Skillermark
  • Patent number: 9972207
    Abstract: An information collection system includes a first communication device provided at a first vehicle including a processor configured to execute a process. The process includes receiving operations by a first input section, and wirelessly transmitting, by a first transmission section, specific information according to the operation received by the first input section. The information collection system further includes a second communication device provided at a second vehicle including a processor configured to execute a process. The process includes receiving, by a first reception section, the specific information transmitted by the first transmission section, and wirelessly transmitting, to a device that is different from the first communication device by a second transmission section, position information enabling identification of a position at which the specific information was received by the first reception section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU ADVANCED ENGINEERING LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshitoshi Kurose, Kazuki Ota, Ryutaro Motora, Shota Irie, Tomomi Nishida
  • Patent number: 9967383
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to detect a selection of an image from a graphical user interface, identify an entry in a contact book responsive to the detected selection of the image, and retrieve one or more communication identifiers associated with the party from the entry of the contact book for initiating a communication session. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Uber Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anup D Karnalkar, R. Tyler Wallis, William Stanley Robbins, Susan Steele, Larry B. Pearson
  • Patent number: 9929914
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and system for reconstructing UAV formation communication topology based on minimum cost arborescence, the method comprising: monitoring broadcast communication channel, and judging whether communication failure occurs in UAV in formation; modifying formation communication diagram according to the type of communication failure when communication failure occurs in the UAV; calculating minimum cost arborescence of modified formation communication diagram, and reconstructing UAV formation communication topology according to calculation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: He Luo, Guoqiang Wang, Xiaoxuan Hu, Huawei Ma, Peng Jin, Wei Xia
  • Patent number: 9930722
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for conditionally disabling discontinuous reception (DRX). For example, DRX may be disabled if there is a loss of DRX synchronization, a loss of signal radio bearer traffic, a poor radio frequency condition, a low signal-to-interference ratio estimate, a low transmit power condition, or a drop in transmit power. Various aspects of the present disclosure provide for determining that an access terminal and the network are not in synchronization (e.g., DRX synchronization), and attempting to re-synchronize the access terminal and the network. In cases where a loss of DRX synchronization involves one entity having DRX enabled while another entity has DRX disabled, DRX may be temporarily disabled until synchronization is restored. In cases where a loss of DRX synchronization involves different entities using different subframe indices, the subframe index used by one of the entities may be changed to restore synchronization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shashank Vishwanatha Maiya, Jimmy Chi-Wai Chui, Wei Zhang, Sharif Ahsanul Matin, Nate Chizgi
  • Patent number: 9929934
    Abstract: At a first virtual device executing in a data processing system, a determination is made whether a partner list associated with the first virtual device includes a threshold number of partner virtual devices, the first virtual device participating in the control cluster. A first Live packet is unicast over the VLAN to each partner virtual device identified in the partner list. A unicast of a second Live packet from a second virtual device to the first virtual device is received over the VLAN, the second virtual device being identified in the partner list. A Hello packet is broadcast over the VLAN to cause the Hello packet to reach a third virtual device, wherein the Hello packet is configured to discover a new partner virtual device to add to the partner list, discovering the new partner enlarging the control cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shaival J. Chokshi, Xiaohan Qin, Patrick T. Vo
  • Patent number: 9924460
    Abstract: A method performed by a first network node for handling a connection between a wireless device and a wireless communications network. The wireless communications network comprises the first network node. The first network node stores (705) data related to the connection, and further stores an identifier of the wireless device for locating the stored data related to the connection later. The first network node further provides (706) the wireless device with a command to transition from a connected mode into a suspended mode, in which suspended mode the connection is suspended and the wireless device stores the data related to the connection, and further stores the identifier of the wireless device for locating the stored data later in order to resume the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericcson (publ)
    Inventors: Thomas Walldeen, Håkan Axelsson, Stefan Johansson, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 9923777
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer program products for transmitting and receiving discovery and paging messages in a wireless communication device are described herein. In one aspect, a wireless apparatus operable in a wireless communication system includes a discovery engine configured to communicate with a wireless network based on a profile, the profile having defined use parameters, the discovery engine being configured to receive an input from an application indicating a selection of a profile, the discovery engine further configured to receive one or more attributes from the application and configure the profile using the one or more attributes, the attributes containing information to configure the profile to perform certain functions as defined by the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporation
    Inventors: Santosh Paul Abraham, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 9900779
    Abstract: Techniques for centralized control of peer-to-peer (P2P) communication and centralized control of femto cell operation are described. For centralized control of P2P communication, a designated network entity (e.g., a base station) may control P2P communication of stations (e.g., UEs) located within its coverage area. The designated network entity may receive an indication of a first station (e.g., a UE) desiring to communicate with a second station (e.g., another UE). The designated network entity may determine whether or not to select peer-to-peer communication for the first and second stations, e.g., based on the quality of their communication link. The designated network entity may assign resources to the stations if peer-to-peer communication is selected. For centralized control of femto cell operation, the designated network entity may control the operation of femto cells (e.g., may activate or deactivate femto cells) within its coverage area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Palanki, Avneesh Agrawal, Naga Bhushan
  • Patent number: 9900797
    Abstract: A method and a device for measuring a signal in a beam forming system. A method of measuring a signal by using beam forming by a wireless communication mobile station includes: acquiring a group setting rule that is a criterion for group classification; measuring a signal for each of transmission/reception beam pairs for a preset period of time; classifying the transmission/reception beam pairs into two or more transmission/reception beam groups according to the measured signal and the group setting rule; and performing signal measurement and report for the transmission/reception beam pairs belonging to the respective transmission/reception beam groups according to a measurement rule corresponding to the corresponding transmission/reception beam group. The device and the method efficiently measure the signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jungsoo Jung, Hyunkyu Yu, Youngbin Chang
  • Patent number: 9892202
    Abstract: Loading of web application pages and dependent files are optimized both in terms of load order and selective authentication. A baseline file (also referred to as the wire frame page) may include main page framework and most dependent files. Files referenced in the baseline file may be organized such that they load in an optimized fashion. The baseline file and the dependent files referenced therein may be loaded anonymously without waiting for the completion of the authentication process. The secure content may be the only authenticated request made, thus allowing most of the files to load in parallel to the longer authenticated request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Sterling Crockett, Arye Gittelman, Dillon Nugent, Kfir Ami-ad
  • Patent number: 9894699
    Abstract: Methods, corresponding apparatuses, and non-transitory computer readable mediums for a Proximity-based Service are provided. A method comprises receiving, from at least one user equipment, a resource utilization indication that indicates resources used by at least one user equipment for a ProSe device-to-device discovery procedure. The method also comprises determining, based on the received resource utilization indication, resources for the at least one user equipment to perform a subsequent ProSe device-to-device discovery procedure. The method additionally comprises signaling the determined resource to the at least one user equipment. With the claimed inventions, utilization efficiency of the radio resources may be improved and the complexity and overhead in allocating the resource for ProSe D2D discovery procedure may be lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Yixue Lei, Vinh Van Phan, Ling Yu
  • Patent number: 9886679
    Abstract: A connection line protection system employs unique identifiers on outlets and inlets. A connector connects a selected outlet with a selected inlet. The connector mounts at opposing ends an identifier that identifies the connector. A scanner is employed to scan in tandem a first identifier of the outlet and a connector identifier and a second identifier of the inlets and the identifier of the connector. The readings are compared with a schedule to determine whether the connector is properly mounted and connected between a selected outlet and a selected inlet. The identifiers include RFIDs and barcodes. The identifiers are preferably angularly spaced around the outlets, inlets and the couplers of the connector. The identifier may be affixed by snap rings mounting barcode labels or RFID buttons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Control Module, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Bianco, John Fahy
  • Patent number: 9883514
    Abstract: A method for operating a base station in a wireless communication system in order to support a plurality of propagation characteristics is provided. The method includes allocating resource periods for respective propagation characteristics, transmitting system information including information on the propagation characteristics, transmitting a reference signal with the propagation characteristic corresponding to the relevant resource period through at least one of the resource periods, and receiving feedback information determining channel qualities for all of the propagation characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jeong-Ho Park, Su-Ryong Jeong, Ji-Yun Seol, Hyun-Kyu Yu
  • Patent number: 9872298
    Abstract: In one example, a system and method includes transmitting a first type of information from a transmitter at a first set of transmission parameters, wherein the first set of transmission parameters includes a first PHY data rate and a first transmission power, transmitting a second type of information at a second set of transmission parameters, wherein the second set of transmission parameters includes a second PHY data rate and a second transmission power, and switching between the first set of transmission parameters and the second set of transmission parameters as a function of the type of information to be transmitted. One or more of the first PHY data rate and the first transmission power are different than the second PHY data rate and the second transmission power, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lochan Verma, Olufunmilola Omolade Awoniyi-Oteri, Vijayalakshmi Rajasundaram Raveendran
  • Patent number: 9843989
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for providing uniform user equipment initialization procedure for both in-coverage and out-of-coverage device-to device communications are disclosed herein, incorporating a novel tri-timer design: an initial timer, a search timer, and an active timer. In a method a determination is made regarding a user equipment as being a clusterhead candidate which can act as a clusterhead of a cluster. The user equipment searches for a suitable cell or cluster to join. If a suitable cell or a cluster is not found, the user equipment is selected to be a clusterhead which will act as the clusterhead of its own cluster. After selecting the user equipment to be a clusterhead and establishing its cluster, the user equipment transmits a discovery signal which alerting other user equipment to the clusterhead, to which the other user equipment can join. The user equipment as clusterhead then maintains the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Xingqin Lin, Rapeepat Ratasuk, Amitabha Ghosh
  • Patent number: 9843969
    Abstract: A node device of a cellular communication network comprises physical layer circuitry and processing circuitry. The physical layer circuitry is operable to receive signal power information from a user equipment device (UE). The processing circuitry is operable to determine a speed of travel classification for the UE using the signal power information, and configure one or more operating parameters of the cellular communication network using the determined speed of travel classification for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Juan Roa, Baoling S. Sheen
  • Patent number: 9821233
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for updating game participants. In some embodiments, the participants receive game control information via a one-way broadcast. The method selects a set of sampling participants from the set of all participants of a game. In some embodiments, the selection occurs prior to the start of the game. The method of some embodiments establishes a two-way connection between a server and each of the sampling participants. For some embodiments, the two-way connection is realtime. The method continuously maintains the two-way connection throughout the game. During each discrete game period, the method receives from a sampling participant, data for the sampling participant's game period performance. Based on the received data, the method determines the performance for the game period and broadcasts this information to a non-sampling participant. A non-sampling participant is a participant who was not selected for the set of sampling participants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Winview, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lockton, Mark K. Berner, Mark J. Micheli
  • Patent number: 9816824
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention provides a computer-implemented transportation system which can include at least the following components: a specialized computer machine, including: a non-transient memory, electronically storing particular computer executable program code; a specifically programmed computer processor of the specialized computer machine of the computer-implemented transportation system that is configured to perform at least the following operations: electronically receiving, in real-time, via a computer network, a plurality of electronic riding requests from a plurality of electronic computing devices operated by a plurality of ride-sharing requesting passengers; where each electronic riding request from each ride-sharing requesting passenger includes: a passenger-requested origin point, and a passenger-requested destination point; for a particular electronic riding request, dynamically determining, in real-time, from a plurality of candidate vehicles an assigned vehicle for picking
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Via Transportation, Inc.
    Inventors: Yaron Racah, Avishay Sheba, Oren Shoval, Daniel Ramot, Shmulik Marcovitch
  • Patent number: 9813998
    Abstract: Techniques to cause a point-to-point link between system components to engage in a negotiation process that may lead to the link transitioning from an active state in which data may be transmitted between system components to a low power state where data may not be transmitted. The negotiation process may occur between each pair of nodes within an electronic system that are interconnected via point-to-point link. The negotiation may ensure that there are no pending transactions or transactions that may occur within an upcoming period of time. Through this negotiation each component acknowledges and agrees to transition the link to the low power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shaun M. Conrad, Robert J. Safranek, Selim Bilgin
  • Patent number: 9800353
    Abstract: A method for controlling an aggregated interference generated by at least two white space units in at least one point in space for at least one frequency channel is provided. A model of propagation channels from each of the white space units to each of the at least one point includes a variable with a lognormal distribution. The method comprises receiving requests for usage of white space frequency channels from the white space units. The requests include positions of the white space units. Output power limits are determined for the white space units by maximizing a utility function while fulfilling a probabilistic constraint on the amount of aggregated interference generated in each of the at least one point. A sum of lognormal variables in the probabilistic constraint is approximated by a single lognormal variable. The determined output power limits are then transmitted to the respective white space units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Yngve Selén, Jonas Kronander
  • Patent number: RE46727
    Abstract: A taxi trip meter system includes a taximeter and a location sensor connected to a computer loaded with street information and driver evaluation software. In a first embodiment, the estimated shortest route and distance between the starting and ending points of a trip are determined. If the estimated shortest trip distance is exceeded by an actual trip distance by a permissible margin, a distance violation is indicated. An actual average speed is calculated based on an actual trip duration and the actually traveled distance. If an estimated average speed limit for the actual route is exceeded by the actual average speed, a speed violation is indicated. In a second embodiment, an estimated taxi fare is calculated based on the estimated shortest route. If the estimated taxi fare is exceeded by an actual taxi fare calculated by the taximeter by a permissible margin, a fare violation is indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Fare Technologies LLC
    Inventor: David Pomerantz